Current Residence: Baltimore, Maryland
Favourite genre of music: Country, 90s Rock
Favourite style of art: Vector
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Favourite cartoon character: Dirk Daring
Personal Quote: Words are magic -- Frank Herbert
The Prophecy of The ForbiddenPrologue
A scream pierced the night air. A young man growled and turned, looking around. "Carol!" His voice was deep and held only a slight hint of worry. "Where are you?" He heard a muffled cry as Carol tried to say something, but her voice was cut off. It made it harder for him to locate her.
"Damn it." He strode off in the direction he believed the scream to have come from.
His worry wasn't for Carol, not at all. The minor amount of concern he felt was for his child; Carol was merely a tool. She was almost due, the reason for his uneasiness and focus on finding her. If anything were to happen, it would not be good.
Another scream pierced the silence, followed by a cry for help. His eyes narrowed and he looked around, more urgently than before. It was Carol; he could easily recognize her voice. He had learned to do so after spending much time with her, to earn her trust. However, the fool hadn't known what she was getting into.
"Damien," she cried from a distance. "P-Please help!"
Fitting Right In
A male. I still can't believe it.
Ironic, really. Personally I think I've adapted fairly well to this new world where humans rule, the Underdark does not exist, strange gods lurk quietly in the background, and magic has been superseded by incredible science and technology. Hells above, I'm even using a PC to type these musings up.
And yet I simply cannot believe that the most powerful person in this world and the bearer of my goddess' mark is... a man. Who thought one could be so capable?
Poor old Priestess Allythus. She simply wouldn't be able to comprehend this place. Just the thought of a world where Lolth held no sway would make her tie someone down and whip them until she was damp in the leggings before she calmed down.
I almost miss the sadistic old bitch. Almost.
The hag always thought I was her pet, her trained attack lizard to be kept chained up until it was time to unleash it on the bitch's enemies. A loyal slave...
She forgot something: I am drow. We do not submit. We
Attention, Writers - This is important.It's important, because the Scripts and Screenplays gallery is 99.9% full of crap.Attention, Writers - This is important. by salshep
This is a terrible state of affairs, and one which we, TheCabalists, aim to amend by offering you all a chance to win $US20 worth of points. How?
We are holding a competition.
This competition entails writing a three-act play.
One which, hopefully, will brighten the ghastly gloom of Scripts and Screenplays a little, as well as bringing you vast acclaim and much applause for making that gallery suck a little less. Oh, and $20 worth of points.
Never written a play? Never fear. It's not that hard. This series of articles should get you started.
Of course, there are rules to this competition, the non-observance of which will lead to the disqualification of your play, so read carefully:
The Hows & Whens
The play will consist of three acts. More, if you like, but NO LESS.
Entries MUST have been written specificall
"Sweet Dreams?" Contest - ends Aug.14"Sweet Dreams?" Contest - ends Aug.14 by Helewidis
OPEN TO ALL MEDIA!!!
Start date: 7, May 2010 (from now on)
End date: 14, August 2010 (until 23:59, GMT Lisbon)
Sweet Dreams?... or are they Nightmares?
The concept is simple, I think: All I want is for you to go to bed, fall asleep and dream. Then take note of that weird "dream-almost-nightmare" you had (or recur to old notes in case you have them and/or in case you don't dream so often) and depict it in a piece of work.
It can be Literary or Visual. Your choice. You can even do both and enter twice in this contest (only one entry PER category, please read for details).
The idea came up partly when I was reading about dreams, nightmares & lucid dreaming and partly because I always have weird dreams. It is a contest where the contestants will be challenged to represent the
Literature Community FundraiserMOST RECENT UPDATE: So far, the points are coming in at a slow trickle. Even so, I appreciate all the donations, big and small, and to show you just how much I have a proposition to make. For every 10 points collected I will personally donate 1 point. Is that enough incentive?Literature Community Fundraiser by ATrue
About the Literature Community Fundraiser
Since the release of the Groups System, and the subsequent expiration of the majority of groups' Super Group status, I've read countless journals from literature groups saying, "Since I can't do this anymore..." or "Can anyone help us pay the exorbedent cost to renew our group subscription?" The cost of renewing Super Group status is VERY expensive: $60 when discounted and $120 at regular price (approx). That's a tough price to pay for a lot of founders!
So, I've decided to run a Literature Community Fundraiser. I've actually been wanting to do this for a long time, but since deviantdollars couldn't be collected any other than by selling something,
"Yarn Raising" Critique Event - Sterner One of the best examples of dA Literature community spirit is when we dig deep into a writer's work and offer up honest and helpful critique, even more so when the writer values the effort. In the spirit of that collective awesomeness, I'd like to re-launch a series of critique events I like to call..."Yarn Raising" Critique Event - Sterner by Memnalar
First, a trip to the dictionary:
Yarn - noun - A narrative of adventures; a tall tale - "A roaring good yarn."
Barn Raising - noun - A gathering for the purpose of erecting a barn.
Harkening back to Ye Olden Times when folks would gather for miles around to help a neighbor build a barn, a Yarnraising works on the same principle. Instead of barns, we're raising pieces of writing. Instead of boards and nails, we're using as much critique and feedback as we can muster.
Here's how it works: I'll highlight a piece of writing that has "good bones" but wants improvement, and ask you to read it c