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Okay, here goes...

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 13, 2014, 1:41 PM


Many comments have been made, many people have hauled off and jumped and are now wondering what is really going on, many tears have been cried (at least by me cuz y'all--y'all are mean. Enough said about that, it doesn't matter. I wish everyone all of the best and more.

I would like to take a few minutes to say two things:
1) Many have come through DLD and been better in this literature community for it. Dedication and hard work helped forward their already progressing talent. Not me, not Will, not Lili or any other running administrator--just dedication and hard work. We have present and former hats, badges and most of all the owners of coveted Daily Deviations; all have come through here and I am damn proud to have been a part of the sacred space they passed through. I'm sure the sentiment is shared by many, many others.
2) I've been checking on this account for the last two years and have not seen any real growth that directly effects the literature community in a positive way. DLD has been doing the same things--rote, yes contributing to the success and exposure of unknown literature (though many of the same people seem to get recurring DLDs including staff members which has ALWAYS been a big no-no in my book) but not furthering its place in the community. No regular and new/exciting contests, no excellent forum management, no group oriented projects to contribute any number of things to the community, no outpouring of support for ongoing projects like FFM, Not-For-Sale, NaPo/NaNo, etc and so on, hell--no daily answering of fricking messages... there were one thousand nine hundred and sixty-two messages in the inbox when I came in to take down an article the other night. Basically admin has been enjoying the benefits of DLD rank and not running the account in the way I and others (especially Lili) worked so hard to lay out. Admin isn't just the fun of suggestions and the hardest of work when you get none and the recognition for being a part of something special--admin is every nook and cranny plus room to grow and give more to the lit community on dA.

That was my plan, that's what I spent near 24/7 doing for more than two years until we finally had a team that could function as a unit. This is all my fault though. MINE. I, in 2 years, have not had the wherewithal to step in and correct the errors, support the running admins as a team player and set it all to rights. My life interfered. My plan to close began to itch at the edges of my mind. DLD became stale and I did nothing but make an executive decision that pissed my most trusted admin off and got bent. Then I hastily--should have stuck with my gut instinct and just took that down and left it alone--posted the history. But no--I told the story as it had been told to me and announced the closing all in one breath. I apologize. There was a better path and I missed it. I only hope to be forgiven by those that seem to be hurt.

More later on how to leave the account sitting so the exposure for all in the past is still there and then there's the issue of points...

“We have art lest we perish of the truth.” –Nietzsche

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TheKrimzonDemon 5 days ago  Professional Writer
Also, I find it disturbing that someone whose sole contribution, to what I helped create, for so long was "owning" this account all of a sudden just takes it upon themselves to utterly destroy what I helped create. Even if my recollections are totally wrong, ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS SIMPLY EDIT THE ARTICLE. THAT'S IT. Instead you completely went off the deep end, and now, you've plunged into the abyss. Incidentally, my recollections are NOT wrong.

How about this kersee9, since you're soooo offended, how about you just give the group back to me, so you don't need to EVER worry about it again? DLD matters so much to so many, and you have NO RIGHT AT ALL TO JUST TAKE IT AWAY FROM THEM. Period. You, in this moment, just became one of the biggest failures the Literature community has EVER had.
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TheKrimzonDemon 5 days ago  Professional Writer
That journal entry is very, very false, and the conduct of the one who wrote it is reprehensible. I agree with SilverInkblot, what the actual fuck. 
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SilverInkblot 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
What the actual fuck.
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TheChesherCat 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I was heartbroken to hear this key part of the literature community is closing down. At least don't delete the account, because the treasure troves of literature contained here are still incredible and valuable.

This a sad day in the literature community. :tears:
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Wait a minute, DLD is closing?

But, this place is the goal for writers. The pinnacle of perfection. Literature doesn't get near as much credit on deviantART as other arts, and that's just a fact.
Sure everyone reads their fanfiction and comes across the occasional story or poem they read, but it's just not given the love like the other arts.

I was so proud to be featured by this outstanding group over the years not once, but a few times. This place has always been so thorough run by some of the most dedicated staff members I've ever seen.
Does it really have to close?
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