I thought you held lightning in your mind.
Your thoughts, that could dance across a shattered glass sky,
were, in the end, locked down in a clear jar.
Inside, you struggled to free yourself from your own thoughts.
You no longer spoke in one sixty mile per hour winds, instead
you ran from the growing storm inside of you.
Through the darkness, your light would still flash when you saw me.
Your heart still hummed in flight, even though you couldn't reach me.
I only realized, too late, that I was the storm and you
were the storm chaser
and I had left you destroyed in my wake.
After that, I realized only your lightning filled my dreams.
The Great Lit Crit Event: Results! What is the Great Lit Crit Event?The Great Lit Crit Event: Results! by LiliWrites
It's a literature community critiquing event with a buttload of prizes to be won! And it is about time we started handing out some of those prizes.
Get all the information here:
How The Prize Drawing Winners Were Chosen
Everyone who participated had their username put into a random list generator at Random.org. The more comments left, the more times your name was put into the generator. All of the prizes were put into another list generator. Then the first username and first prize were matched up, the second username and second prize were matched up and so on and so forth.
ALL participants win a llama badge and a journal feature from the always wonderful MagicalJoey!
smileykaya wins 100 points from points donations
Medoriko wins 3-month premium membership from points donations
Gay LoveAnthology Theme: I recently had a long, painful conversation with a new friend from work. We'll call him Paul. Paul is 24 and married less than a year ago. His husband, we'll call him Pat, recently admitted that he's been cheating on Paul. I hugged Paul while he cried and cheered him on when he raged, and offered my couch if he wanted somewhere to crash - and was incredibly proud when he said, "hell no. The cheating bastard can find a street corner for all I care."Gay Love by LiliWrites
Love is heartbreak, sometimes. And it's pain. And it's kicking a sorry excuse for a partner to the curb. And that's true no matter who you are or who you love.
So, inspired by Paul and his amazing confidence in who he is and what he deserves, this mini-anthology is focused on gay love. I tried to find a bit of it from every angle. I hope you'll enjoy these personal, powerful pieces of literature. I sure did.
You know you’re in love when you sound li
Site Navigation, Activity Feed, and Status UpdatesPLEASE NOTE: This is a limited Beta release and not all Beta Testers have access to these features at this time.Site Navigation, Activity Feed, and Status Updates by wreckling
Three major changes to the way the deviantART works have just been launched to Beta Testers! We’re pleased to announce the beta release of a redesigned site navigation and two entirely new features — Activity Feeds and Status Updates — bringing exciting new options to deviantART’s browsing and sharing experience.
These enhancements are the first step in what’s to come, and we can’t wait to show you the full picture. Until then, we need your help to use and abuse these features! Tell us what you like, what you don’t, and be sure to report any and all bugs or inconsistencies you encounter. Your use of these Beta features provides invaluable data and insight so that we can better shape the features for actual launch to the entire site.
DeviantART's New Site Navigation
The site's navigation menu
World Suicide Prevention DayWorld Suicide Prevention Day by BloodshotInk
World Suicide Prevention Day 2014
Hey guys, Kate here. I’m this year’s Disability and Mental Health Rep at my University so I wrote this article for our Students' Union blog and I just wanted to take a little time to share it here too and to tell you that today is World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organisation considers suicide a global issue and suggests that part of its international plans to combat it include more awareness and understanding of the problem.1 A little bit of this article is specific to my University but most of it is sound advice that everyone should read and consider.
All very interesting, I hear you say, possibly sarcastically. So let’s get serious for a second. When you come to University, a lot of us get told to stay away from drink, drugs, promiscuous sex, darkly lit parts of the city, strangers… the list of perceived dangers is seemingly endless and people love to warn you about them… but s
S.M.I.L.E: Build-an-Article EventThis contest event is affiliated with DeviantART-Smiles and the S.M.I.L.E project.S.M.I.L.E: Build-an-Article Event by Naktarra
Welcome to the seventh edition to Deviantart's own Literary Almanac Monthly! This month DA's own authors will be featured for their writing, involvement in the community, and for their dedication to what they love to do. As literature comes in many forms, LAM is not limited any type of artist--everybody matters!
(October) Literary Almanac Monthly: Volume Seven
1. an annual calendar containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables.
You know, it's all fun to collect stuff and awesome things to put together to make the Literary Almanac Article by myself for the release on the thirteenth of every month, but I think it would be even more fun to have LAM's very own Fra
Newsworthy .02Hi loves,Newsworthy .02 by diphylla
I wanted to inform everyone of some fantastic upcoming news from the community and my fellow CVs! Please take a moment to check out these amazing articles:
Features, Events, & Contests
GDD Contest: To tell a story by Mrs-DurdenNEW CONTEST!!!!! by ArtFavorite
Penny Dreadful Competition by RockStocks
September 19, 2014 - Talk Like a Pirate Day, Arr!
Talk Like a Pirate Day - Treasure Hunt!! by Mrs-Durden Talk Like a Pirate Day - Forum events! by Mrs-DurdenTalk Like a Pirate Day - Chat events! by Mrs-Durden
Pimps and Whoas - Sept. 11, 2014 by Moonbeam13Thank You! by Moonbeam13Thank You! by Moonbeam13Thank You! by Moonbeam13
Thank You! by Moonbeam13Thank you, Danielle! (Emerald-Depths) by AeirmidThank You Thiefoworld by diphyllaDaily Deviation Guidelines - Fashion by Mrs-Durden
Pixel CV by LyricannaAeirmid's DD Guidelines v.3 - Sept 2014 by Aeirmid