Time for Some ChangeThe journal entry was old, very old -- and I have more to say about some things than I thought I did before. Stay tuned.
Goal for Next New Year'sEDIT 2 YEARS LATER:Not where I'd like to be, but this year had its share of surprises. And the story is getting sharper, the characters more lively, everything better. The pace of progress is slower than I'd like, I aim to bump up the pace in 2015, but the changes that have been wrought are definitely for the better.EDIT 1 YEAR LATER:Well, not nearly as far as all this. But actually the story itself is in a much better place -- much more interesting, many more layers, and a tighter plot to boot. (No functional full draft, however...not even one in which characters have the same name the whole way through. You know that awkward moment when you meet someone who has your character's first name and it's an uncommon enough first name that you're like, "Well...I had the name picked out long before I met you but let's avoid awkwardness" so you change the character name? That happened. Twice for the same character. Ugghh.)And I think honestly the main reason a lot of this didn't happen is
NANOWRIMO 2012: DONE!This time, the last 45,000 words happened in 8 days. Yikes! But it happened
Read This!Featuring the winners of the DLD Summer Contest! Check it out Prompt: "Use an object to connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated characters"FIRST PLACE http://fav.me/d58yttw"Forgiveness Economics" by brassteethA banknote with a purple stain connects the lives of three characters.SECOND PLACE http://fav.me/d59hfwz"we are all waiting to be found." by momo-madnessA cemetery bench brings two characters together.RUNNER UP http://fav.me/d53zsiq"Star Dust." by lauroticaA bullet connects the lives of two humans living on the moon.Since I'm so late in putting this up, it'll stay up through October 29th.
We are Women. We are Human.What's going on?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/womens-reproductive-rights_b_1345214.htmlWhile the US is not the country that forces a rape victim to marry her rapist, we are still a country where a woman's fundamental right to bodily integrity is denied by current and pending legislation, written and passed primarily by men.And now, an art feature:Please note that the views expressed above are not necessarily endorsed by any of the following artists whose work is featured here. If your art is featured here, and you would prefer it to be removed, please let me know. Think about future? by eXeArtmorpankhi by kokaliyaStarlight by orsnaiSam II by Adam-Nowak
Shadows of Our LivesJourney through an art feature...discover something new. Give these artists some s & comments! modern day red riding hood by junon The Old Bicycle Seller by pelacurseni Last Goodbye by Val-Faustino What do you have there? by DrOfPhotography No Horizon by OhTheNorwegian The Limits of Reason by MahmoudYakut goodbye blue sky by navidoutlaw born unequal... by VaggelisFragiadakis Light Up by SonjaPhotography Christmas Card by beprotybe Portrait of Lady Wisdom by melanierogers Watching by karikaiyuk Waiting by David681 Lovely by TonyEP :thumb200251790: Anyel II by DanielTorresStorni Are you feeling lucky, punk? by duhcoolies Murderer by Gironimo Fastball by mathematix Oi'LL Give 'Em Foive... by EarthHart tattoo by ARIANA1985 I am Nomad by f-i-g-m-e-n-t dikmen vadisi - 52 by kadircelep While raining 2 by jericho1405 Ghost rider 1 by jericho1405 :thumb159484158: Father, yes son... by SHA-1 nics7 by l-snow-f Thinking by SilvaKinzelmann World is mine by SHA-1 8615 by pietervanbalen :thumb192260997: Young street footballers by mario19 Kukushka. 068659 SPT by AlexGontar mardi gras indian by sethlamden Cordoba by yelou how can i go??? by rozeki Business by almcdermid Soul by LeeLooAnja Derriere la porte by SHA-1 Sarah by stijn Efrat Gosh by guyprives :thumb19459
Boys & Girls of Summer Look To The Future by DragonTreasureArt Olives by yelou In Satsang by Sarasai Running through the Beach by VitaminCakes oh very young by spacedementchen :thumb192662475:Hope you're having a great summer! (And if you're in the southern hemisphere...have a nice winter!)
The Little Guys ~ a creature featureTake a closer look at the little guys--you never know what you may find! Enjoy... Goldfish Bowl by dearlyphilosophic MOOP. by Cuttlefish-Sama Flight of the Dragon by erezmarom :thumb195195842: Cute Curiosity by Alannah-Hawker stag beetle on endpaper by sskoczek Top View by erezmarom .: Fragile :. by zZToraZz Red eyed tree frog by Alannah-Hawker Ladybug by fruitpunch1 Seahorse 2 by LDFranklin :thumb186382593: Day 4 by kgulheim Fly No.764532 by jsz leptircich....... by IgorGlavas :thumb180987670: hanging on by PeterJCoskun study in red and green by GREYFading miracycle by Attila-G la petite tortue by jvrichardson Medveditza by Besedina even in the dark by KalbiCamdan There's Something About Snail by WednesdayM0rning auf der Lauer by deoroller M2112 - Pink City. by Lothringen Jumping Spider 6 by RichardConstantinoff Day 6 by kgulheim Junior.The.Cicada by OctoberRainne Psychedelic smile by x-crossroad king o' the plank by LifeWithARedhead Monarchs Three by jbrum Stronger than Life .:1:. by Manon-Blutsanguen .: e x p l o r e r :. by jsz :thumb187657387: My Home by saka50ft Dragonfly by EmilyCantera Kraken by DaughterOfTheRain Natural Curiosity by Alexlky :thumb167415732: Bathing Wasp by Japers Green by Cheshirsky a butterfly so close by Aparazita-R 1mm Gazelle by AimishBoy :t
National Novel Writing MonthNaNoWriMo! It's coming http://fav.me/n132572
Aquarius: Children Of The Celestial SeaArchiveAQUARIUS: Children of the Celestial Sea:iconspotted: spotted:iconyuhon: YuhonZodiac Sign AquariusTwitterFacebookGoogle+The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.For some the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
How to get noticed on deviantARTHi there! People asked me several times when I've became 'popular' on this site and in which way. I must admit I smelled a bit of envy in their tones, but the thing that troubled me more was that they didn't think that my work was worth all the pageviews I got over the years. Well, I wanted to explain this little thing right now... dA costed me a lot of work! It wasn't a 'BOOM! POPULAR!' thing at all for me.I had to study other people's methods too and to work hard on improving my art, and it wasn't easy. At all!So tonight I'm sharing with you some methods to get attention by dA community.Don't take them as unquestionable laws, just take them for what they are... Hints. They worked for me but they may not work for you.And now that you have a dA account... What should you do?► POST FINISHED ARTWORKS ONLYYour first post should be a fi
Lewis Carroll: Alice In WonderlandShare|ArchiveLewis Carroll: Through A Glass, DarklyBy DeevElliottAlice Meets the Cheshire Cat by feliciacanoRead MoreThe more one is denied something, the more one desires it.The more oppressive the strictures circumscribing one’s life, the more delirious become that person’s dreams. The more prohibitions and sacrifices one accepts as a life’s duty, the more ingenious must become the approved “escapes.
Collection: Rise from the DeadShare|ArchiveRise From the Dead“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Agent Carter: The Hero We've Been Waiting ForShare|ArchiveAgent Carter: The Female Comic Book Hero We’ve All Been Waiting ForBy spotted, damphyrAgent Carter by KnightreaverRead More“Agent Carter” is the latest Marvel Comics based show to hit the airwaves.Picking up where the Captain America: The First Avenger movie left off, we find ourselves back in the 1940’s following the life of Peggy Carter after losing Steve Rogers (a.k.a. “Captain
Project Porkchop: Vol. 390Share|Archivesvol. 390About Project PorkchopThe DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
Collection: Message in a BottleShare|ArchiveMessage in a Bottle: The Eternal Act of FaithWhether it’s the sole survivor of a plane crash, stranded on a fly–speck Pacific island or the forlorn deserted lover standing alone in the early morning fog at mid–span of Waterloo Bridge, there is nothing sadder, and nothing more defining of the human spirit, than the tossing into the sea of the “message in a bottle.” The idea, more than the actual execution, of this desperate measure, has come to symbolize an eternal act of human faith — that somehow Divine Providence will guide this message through the shifting seven seas to be found on a beach by the one who needs
Fan Art Friday: Indiana JonesArchiveFAN ART FRIDAY: Fortune &Glory, Kid:iconspotted: spotted:iconjasonpal: jasonpalTemple of Doom blu ray artTwitterFacebookGoogle+Indiana Jones. Professor. Adventurer. Archaeologist… or Raider?With his iconic fedora, brown leather jacket and bullwhip, this rugged explorer has been sparking increases in enrollment for Archeology departments across the country since his cinematic debut in 1981. Created from the first collaboration between George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Indiana Jones has not only become on
Cosplay Friday: Alice In WonderlandArchiveCOSPLAY FRIDAY: Down The Rabbit Hole:iconspotted: spotted:icontimfowl: TimFowlAlice in WonderlandTwitterFacebookGoogle+Published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year.Alice has been quite busy during that time. She’s had her story adapted into several movies, TV shows, ballets, plays, operas, and theme park attractions. Her trip to Wonderland is quite well known around the world. What is less well known is Lewis Carroll’s (whose real name was Char
Human HabitatsPlaces made, places found, places imagined... so others can enjoy these too! The Sun Is Setting by Zaiye Vysoke Myto by Wintertale-eu :thumb95451535: La Mezquita de Cordoba by akemilu 24 AFREMOV HIGH RESOLUTION by Leonidafremov Victoria by Dhaundre :thumb168629358: Home Sweet Home by grr9 Burj Khalifa HDR 10 by lemonsatethelimes Black symphony by blue-a Newtonian Dawn by nelson808 Crown HDR by DanielleMiner :thumb183006241: OL1310-Silo by mikper Moonlight by Mobicca Steep street by PENANDINKDRAWINGS Museum Security Scene by nelson808 Quang Minh Buddhist Temple by DanielleMiner Flats by under-the-ivy nab colours by abhenna Reflet bruxellois by flop404 Waiting by DonatasLT St.Petersburg.9 by CrLT :thumb130736893: Lichtbild 15 by creativvv :thumb155474226: Steel by IraMustyPhotography 2012 - The End by gold-desire Never End by Fright-Night :thumb176762465: Minoan Palace Knossos by heartMelinda Rustic Italian Garden Home by MohaniRose :thumb173387211: Creep House by ascenciok :thumb162658890: The Door by Bas-Celik Entrapped by LauraTringaliHolmes Bespoke by GeorginaRagazza rome 84 by AlexGrifo Graffiti 521 by cmdpirxII St John Orphanage3 by RichardjJones Bedroom by VovichZ fable factory by magirus-deutz :thumb15