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Theme of the Week: HospitalPeople break their bones, people fall ill, people scrape and get cuts and bruises... and some people go to the mental hospital. Surgery, lobotomy, coma, test tube, blood. Blood everywhere. Fix it! Mend the wounds. Bring out the Oxycontin for the patient.
Was a loved one in the hospital? Were you? One of your dear characters? What is it like to be broken? Went somewhere where you are labeled as broken?
They try to fix you, but sometimes they fail. The doctor is sorry the boy didn't get better in the chemotherapy. The family cries and prays for the suffering soul.
But sometimes you come out good as new! Like nothing happened! You thank the doctor and the doctor is proud to do their job!
And birth. The mother loves the new soul brought to the world, born under the watchful eyes... in the hospital.
Hospitals are made to help people. They work hard, and we work hard to write our poems and prose. Let the doctors, the nurses and the hospitals inspire us this week!
Stay healthy, or get better,
Theme of the Week: ScholarPut on your reading glasses and open that big, dusty textbook. Class is starting. Go back to the dorm and work hard... or procrastinate and party! Graduation, diplomas, and funny hats!
Or maybe you're thinking about the classic scholars. Monks, poets, and priests. Reading out of holy scriptures, writing dramatic plays. Quill and ink, dusty parchment, and an open mind.
So lets go to the library and write up something that has anything to do with education or scholarly topics. Have fun!
Typing, typing, typing,
Theme of the Week: EraserIf you could erase one thing in the world, what would it be? Would you erase a mistake that you made? Would you erase war? Would you erase the entire planet? Would you erase the typo you just made when writing?
Pink erasers, white erasers, kneaded erasers, wiping off the charcoal from the canvas. Well, what's on that canvas? What needs to be gone, and what is going to replace it?
Wipe off the smudges and make something beautiful.
Hope and love,
Theme of the Week: DeathWe're not dead. I realize that we haven't had a Theme in a over a month, we're sorry.
Well, we may not be dead, but this week's Theme is.
Death of a life? Death of a fad? Death of an era? The Grim Reaper? War? Apocalypse? Possibilities are endless. Death comes for everyone and everything eventually, but inspiration never dies. This time, death will be part of our writing.
Not dead but will be eventually,
Monthly Challenge JanuaryThere is a world where magic powers can be purchases, for a price. If you happen to be rich you can buy these powers with money. Some rich people by magic for their baby when it is born. If you do not have money sometimes you can trade something of great value for a magic power. Sometimes this is value and money and sometimes it is not. Others choose to go into debt for magic power, they will work or make payments for a certain number of years.
Not everyone wants magic, the law forbids people with magic from doing certain types of jobs and in some cultures magic makes you an outcast.
Here is your challenge:
Choose one character and a one situation to write your story on.
The best pieces will be featured but for the monthly challenge just see what you can do. How inventive can you get?
How far can you take the story?
Each story needs to contain some element of magic or the effects of magic.
Characters: (gender can be switched)
1. A young man in his mid twenties who is bored by what the
New Folder! Song LyricsWe have added another gallery folder, "Song Lyrics." Any written song lyrics should be submitted to this folder from here on out. Enjoy! Music is love.
Theme of the Week: DesireAll of us have desires. Some of them are sinful: gluttony, envy, greed, and vanity are all parts of desire, as well as part of the Seven Deadly Sins.
But desire is not always a sin. We want to live by each others' happiness, not by misery. Human beings are like that. We want to help, or we want to take. Wants are always something that are used for selflessness or selfishness..
To want want something for your birthday, to give something for Christmas. Te be hungry or thirsty. To make a difference in the world. Seemingly futile, or seemingly significant, all desires revolve around only one thing. You.
And we desire inspiration, right? Well, "desire" itself is this week's inspiration.
Theme of the Week: SuperheroesDon't we all wish we had superpowers? Who doesn't enjoy the occasional superhero film or comic? Batman, Superman, Ironman, Wonder Woman, The Avengers, maybe even your original character superheros... or those super villains! The Joker, Loki, Doc Oc, all those cultural icons. Your favorite superhero/villain, or your OCs? Maybe both.
Well, let's enjoy those kind of stories. Crossovers, tributes, parodies. How many ideas can you fit into one Theme?
Have a super inspired week!
Theme of the Week: Loss and DenialDenial is the first of the five steps of loss. The sane deny things they don't want to hear, the insane deny everything.
If you don't want to hear it, you pretend it never happened. Denial leads to anger or bargaining. It never happened, it won't happen, it can't happen. Loss does that to you.
FearThe place that scares me most is within my own mind. While some brilliant and amazing ideas do feel the need to spawn there, some dark thoughts burrow themselves deep within the cavity of my brain. The things that I have done, the guilt, the regret, the pain and lies like to surface when I allow myself to think. So I try my best to drown myself into books and movies and stories, anything to distract me from the horrid things that I have done.
National Novel Writing Month is here!Throughout the month of November you have one goal as a writer: Write a novel of at least 50,000 words, before December hits.
Every year, thousands of writers of all ages spend the month of November in the company of crumpled papers and the clacking of keyboards in the hopes of finishing their novels (or at least reaching the word limit). While it's challenging and time consuming, it encourages you to set real goals and get serious about your stories. I would encourage anyone interested to check out the National Novel Writing Month website ( http://www.nanowrimo.org/ ) and at least register. It allows you to have more support than some other places could, because it is specially made for this event.
Now, if enough of you say you will try it, I will post tips and motivational journals here on #Live-Write-Now to help you reach 50,000 words by the end of November. (Also, if you say you'll give it a shot, no registration or anything needed other than taking on a serious commitment, I'll gi
Unlimited Deviation Day! - MayBack by popular demand!
And so the madness begins...
Are you ready for this? ...it is that time again, UNLIMITED DEVIATION DAY!!! May 1st and then only, for 24hrs the gallery will be opened up for you to dump all your deviations into the group! Just as there is no submission limit, there is no specific category or quality your deviation has to fall under, just submit your deviations until your hearts content! And mind yourself that unlimited means unlimited which means you can submit 1 or 1000 deviations, thats up to you
Some of you are thinking/asking... "Why do this? Why flood my inbox? This is stupid!". Well the answer to that is yes, it is stupid, however in order to run a successful group, it is required to happen for only one day a month. By having Unlimited Deviation Day both the group and the photographer benefits. Many Photographers out there who have quite a handful of deviations want to
Bad newsOr the worst. There is nothing they can do at the ticket office. Unless *reeeky2001 becomes deactivated, banned, or hands over Founder status, there is nothing that can be done.
I'm sorry to say it guys, really I wanted it to work and I tried, but this is now a dead group.
I am going to disable all folders and deny new members.
There is absolutely no way for me to handle this much work on my own, and there is no way for you guys to help.
All of the best wishes,
Moderators!I need some.
It is probably the holiday season, but with just three of us we are way behind, there are 150 of your submissions waiting for approval. I know I haven't been checking for a couple days. My family does Christmas, and we had ours early, yesterday. Then I still have to go to my aunts for dinner tomorrow, and my in-laws on the thirtieth.
So what you, as a moderator, would be doing would be pretty simple. You would pick a folder or two, depending on how much traffic it gets, (RiseandBe & FerelWing would have first pick, of course) and simply make sure that the deviations are, in fact, poetry, and that they belong in that folder. If not, you simply comment and tell the deviant the deviation is in the wrong folder, and Reject. If it is really slow in your section, you can screen other poems in waiting.
You can also suggest your favourites from yours, or others
Holiday Card Project: Longmont United HospitalIf you guys didn't know, deviantart had an amazing Holiday Card Project this year. Deviants from around the world sent in their beautiful holiday cards, and they were distributed to hospitals. I was lucky enough to be one of the volunteers that distributed cards to spread the holiday cheer. I chose the Longmont United Hospital to hand out cards, as it holds a special place in my heart.
I received the cards in the mail earlier this week. The amount of artistic detail and creativity I saw with these cards was astonishing. You all have some real talent!
A few of the cards:
Bumblebee protected the cards from any intruders. She was giving everyone a stare down that came close to the cards.
Eventually, Bumble let me near the cards, so I went on my way to the hospital.
I arrived and went in to hand off the cards.
Holiday Card Project!Today was an amazing day, probably one of the best of my life. The card project went great, the caroling went awesome and the rest of the day was super fun too. I'd just like to tell you all how it went if that's alright
First we started out with getting up and eating food. Exciting right? Then was a 4 hour drive there, in which time we slept and got rested up to get to the hospital. We practiced our carols for 20 minutes before getting there and we headed in quickly because it was really cold out. We headed up to the transplant floor and talked to the nurse.
Our first roadblock came in the form of that they have 32 beds that can be filled... and they only had 15 patients there at the moment, 8 of which who were sleeping and didn't want to be bothered. Deviant art... sent me 50 cards even though I only requested 32. We just shrugged and went with it, going room to room to spread holiday cheer.
The first people we went to were two patients visiting in the hallway with too ladies. W
Holiday Card DeliveryI had the pleasure to deliver some holiday cards you wonderful deviants made this year. I called the University of Missouri Hospital Volunteer division. They were more than happy to accept the holiday cards from you deviants. The hospital is made up of many buildings as it is a training center used by the University students as well. I took a panoramic photo of most of the buildings which you can view below. I had to stand on the top of my car to get a decent image. I bet I looked like a fool with a camera in my hand as I turned slowly taking photos trying not to fall off the top of my car and keep my balance and position to get a decent picture. Lets just say I lost count after taking 15 panoramas, but I think I finally got one decent enough to show you.
NaNoWriMo!NaNoWriMo is just upon us! The month of November, or just two days away, is the National Novel Writing Month.
The point of NaNoWriMo is to create a 50,000 word novel in a month. Every night, as a schedule, you write about 1,700 words to 2,000, on a regular schedule and by the end of the month you have your 50,000 word novel. It takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but NaNoWriMo is something that can let you grow as an author and write into new ways that you never would have guessed.
Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It's all about quantity, not quality. The deadline approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.
On the website they have a lot of resources, such as pep talks, cartoons, published NaNoWriMo novels, and forums to talk to other people. The entire website is about getting you as a write all the help you need or want to make it through the month and write your novel.
Theme of the Week: HomeHome is where the heart is. Live in the city, live in the country, live in the jungles. Home is where you make it, like the bird makes a nest, like the wolves make a pack, like the leprechaun would dig an underground home.
You can do anything relating to what "home" means to you. So get comfortable and let inspiration find its way into your head... and makes its home there.
Happy upcoming Thanksgiving!
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