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Daily Lit Deviations for April 7th, 2010

We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!

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featured by: dreamsinstatic
"Butterfly" by RedLam

This poem managed through brilliant
imagery and haunting emotion to capture
the essence of the moment so poignantly.  
Often love is freeing, but sometimes it
refused to release.

Featured by hell-on-a-stick
in all its fluffy glory.1.
i believe that all the butterflies in my stomach have since
died, my dear. the funny thing is, when i roll over on your
carpeted floor i feel their brittle, unmoving wings graze
along the delicate tissue within me. so this feeling has
not died yet, it hasn't.
there's a simple equation for the loveliness of the sore
muscles, the pain is countered by the feeling of waking
up to your face.
"i've decided to let go."
"oh, have you?"
"yes. i have a feeling your eyes are worth it."
this is not something of love. this is something of possible
love, of definite fondness, of unbridled infatuation. yes,
the butterflies are dead, but how long did you expect them
to live in there, in the dark, with a limited amount of air?
everything dies, really, it's just a matter of who you die
loving, who you die with, who is inside your head when
you die, who you send strong telepathic messages to when
you die.
"today, i made someone smile completely by accident."
"what an accomplishment! how se

"in all its fluffy glory" by injuredjaw

injuredjaw pulls us along on a journey
through weeks or months observing sometimes
very everyday things through very different eyes.
It will all rectify itself by the end of the journey.


featured by: Kitri-du-Lac
CornwallI sat beside the bus window, gazing at the non-descript scenery and trying to form a sequence from what I saw, sheep, field, tree, sheep, field, tree, sheep...well you get the idea. To the left of me sat my travelling companion, Adele. She had a look of utter boredom written all to clearly across her face. Sitting a few seats behind us was an elderly man dressed in a tweed flat cap and a navy blue fleece, he hummed quietly to himself and I nicknamed him Uncle Grandad simply because he looked like he would offer me a Murray Mint.
We had gotten on the bus half an hour earlier before in Newcastle, expecting to go to Durham but not anticipating that the bus ride was an hour long. So far the journey had passed quietly and uneventfully as the bus winded through secluded roads. There were no other passengers except for Adele, Uncle Grandad and I. Both me and Adele were listening to music and conversing occasionally.
Sleepily, Adele removed her earphones and asked "Where are we?"
I looked thro

"Cornwall" by RoadKillZebra

The child-like narrative voice of this
piece gives it a wonderfully friendly tone.
Using little phrases, it sets the scene of the
bus journey well and captures the reader in
the hope of the characters, building us to
feel their disappointment at the end. A sweet
and clever piece of non-fiction.

featured by Exillior

"Mikey" by LittleLottexo

With well-chosen words, LittleLottexo
tells us the story of a boy, in a voice full of
tenderness and vehemence, that is bound
to leave the reader deeply moved.

Foreign Language

Featured by: Magic-fan
Je ruikt lekker.Je ruikt lekker.
Zacht gemompelde woorden
vanaf lippen in mijn nek
nooit meer kan ik ze horen
zonder te denken aan de plek
waar we lagen op mijn kamer
met onder ons de harde grond
en hoe onze lippen bleven spelen
tot één van ons genoegen vond.
Je ruikt lekker.
Het zijn woorden die weerkaatsen
door de leegte van mijn ziel
waardoor ik steeds maar weer moet denken
aan hoe je bijna voor me viel.

"Je ruikt lekker." by the-poets-of-blah

Emotional, sweet and filled with love.
This is an extremely well-written Dutch
poem that is sure to tug the heart strings
of readers.

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prepared by: Exillior
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PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Whoever is the head honcho here in the Literature Community, please say so. If not, please send me a link I can go to so I can talk to him or her about a thing or two, good things, that is.

I firmly believe that this Community, although generous in putting effort, is NOT pushing hard enough to get the audience to greet and welcome the forms of Literature back to the norm.

It sickens me that every time I go to browse the Daily Deviations; there is only one, if at all any, Literature pieces in there, and NOTHING is being done to get Literature off the back burner merely sitting in the corner of the ‘Community News Section.’

News, really, does it really fit under that category? No. Literature is just as much an illustrator to a picture, as a picture is an illustrator for words, and many fall too short to see this.

To put it in short, they are equally artistic and of equal beauty.

This is no outrage from me, this is a truth and fact.

To inspire this Community further, please, have ALL the people you know who put their dedication and love to Literature, read these:

Poetry’s Renaissance here: [link] and The Soliloquy to Literature, here: [link]

These are very impacting pieces of writing I have written, in a struggle to refuse to live in a time where Poetry and Literature is at its brink, and I think if suggest as a DD, would open some people’s eyes!

I am tired of this matter being pushed away – let us push further – and to everyone in the Lit Community, push harder!

The same way Visual Daily Deviations are glorified, instead of being in a mere link in the ‘Community News,’ needs to be applied to Literature, by putting it in its own line directly UNDER the visual DD’s.

Please, if someone from this Community can please respond, tell me your thoughts on this matter!

Thank you!
Exillior Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Apologies for a late reply to your comment.

First of all, I would like to say that I am not very sure what you mean by a number of things in your comment, so correct me if I am wrong in my reply. I would like to say that I am responding simply as a fellow deviant who came across your comment. ^^

Daily Deviations (DDs) are daily features by the Gallery Moderators - they are pieces that have been suggested to them or that they have found, that they wanted to show to the community. DDs of every gallery are given the same exposure and appear in the same channel.

Daily Literature Deviations (DLDs) on which you have commented, are features by an independent club formed by regular deviants, who simply wish to feature five pieces of Lit a day in the News. These features and these deviants have nothing to do with the Gallery Moderators.

In both cases, however, the features are driven by the community. What you see featured is what the community has been suggesting. If you believe that this is not to your standards, then you should send in suggestions to help improve the standard. The GMs and clubs feature what is shown to them. Another issue you bring up is (if I understand rightly) how Lit features are pushed to the background. As far as I am aware, Lit and other DDs all appear on the same page and in the same channel; and the News features that you have commented on also appear alongside other art News features. In fact, if you look at the links to the right of this article, you will probably find that Literature fills most spots.

I hope that addresses your questions, and please send your suggestions of good Literature to the GMs: ^LadyLincoln, ^fllnthblnk and ^SparrowSong. As with every community, the Lit community is driven by the members of the community - not a head honcho. :)
PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I know how the system works with DD's and how they are chosen accordingly, and that the DailyLitDeviations is a Club or community in itself that features Literature.

To put it in short, as you might not have understood in my previous comment, my problem is with exposure. There is not enough of it here, I feel.

All I was saying is that, yes, even though you DO mention in your comment that the DailyLitDeviations is on the SAME page as the DD's are on, just by the number of people who fave the article, which is extremely low, tells me the DailyLitDeviations link is NOT getting the exposure it needs!

P.S. No matter how many GM's I contact, no one is willing to get IN with the idea I have in mind. One voice is NOT enough on here. There needs to be other people who want in on this for something to get done.
Exillior Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I am rather baffled by your sentence that DailyLitDeviations are on the same page as DD's - I presume that is a typing mistake. DLD News articles get 100 favourites a day and are always on the most popular News of the day. That seems to me to be considerable exposure - although any work can always do with more.

I am also not certain that I understand what your idea is. If contacting GMs is not what you had in mind, who was "head honcho" referring to? And if you wanted to share your idea with us, why do you not mention it?

I apologise for sounding confused, but I really don't understand what you mean.
PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Nevermind. You obviously do not understand my lingo, and no, there were no typos. I type just fine.

What I meant by on the same page as the DD's, I meant it is within the same AREA, where it says 'Community News.' In that area, NOT actually ON the same page as the DD's.

I say will be saying no more because I don't know how much more you're not going to understand.
Exillior Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, "on the page as the DDs" - there is no such section: [link] . Forgive me for taking your words at face value. As for that part of the page that you refer to, in the default settings, they do indeed appear in the same "area" - however, those are customisable and in fact many people have them turned off.

I offered to help and quite frankly I don't understand why, with the dedication you have to getting Literature more exposure, you don't wish to share your ideas. I am in contact with many members of the Lit community and also the community relations team and could bring it up with them. :shrug: You mention that no matter how many GMs you contact, your ideas will not be put in practice. Maybe you should share those ideas for any one to be able to help? I'm very sorry to have let you down, but there are many more intelligent and qualified deviants than myself, I do hope you will share your thoughts with them, even if I have failed the test.
PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
I already shared my idea(s), and it was posted. You clearly said and admitted that you did not understand all of what I wrote.

The little bit you said you didn't understand was ALLOT. Why should I share my ideas to someone who doesn't see eye-to-eye with me?

Now please, I have other people that see the same thing I do, to talk to.

Have a nice day.
Exillior Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What I saw were your wishes and aims. I did not see any constructive idea that can be applied to yield results. This is why I ask for such aims, because you indicated that you have them.

Why you should share your ideas with someone who doesn't see eye-to-eye with you? The world is not a mass of like-minded people, there are many people with different views, and if you want a project to work, it's imperative to be able to work with people who have different goals and mindsets. I want to promote Lit too and I was willing to try to work with you. You don't see eye-to-eye with me either. :lol: You talk about a "community" - a community is never about "me" but about "us" - a visionary like yourself should understand that. It's not about who sees eye-to-eye with you. You are only one in a community. It's about making that community work.

Also, when one wants to change a community's attitude, it is good to try approaching people who do not already agree with you because logic says that it's those people whose minds need changing.

Thank you! I appreciate that, since it's a great spring day for me and it's my first break in ages! :D Have a good day too and I look forwards to the changes you will make to the Lit Community, because I really want to see things improve. :love:
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
*KneelingGlory here. I'm an admin for =DailyLitDeviations.

First, please understand that =DailyLitDeviations (DLD) is just a club on dA. We are in no way endorsed or affiliated with the official dA volunteers. You can talk to ^fllnthblnk, ^SparrowSong, or ^LadyLincoln about featuring literature DDs (Daily Deviations) if you feel so strongly about the issue.

These articles are produced by our club on a daily basis to help gain exposure for many types of literature on dA, but they are NOT the same thing as a Daily Deviation.

Thank you!
PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
Why are you directing just ME to talk to these people? I already have talked to Lincoln, Sparrow, and other GM's. ONE voice is NOT going to get the exposure you and I both want for this community, this club.

OK, yeah, I understand clearly they're not the SAME thing as DD's, however, there IS such a thing as getting your people together, along with people like me, to get in on convincing D.A. to give more exposure to Literature.

In other words, give Literature its own DD category, and have Visual and Artistic in a separate one.

Something needs to give here. Either we stand as people and say something OR nothing gets done. I have done my share of trying to speak to you people and all anyone does is push the matter away.

You are directing just ME to your GM's instead of getting together as a group.
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
As has been said, we have no control over the DD system. I understand your frustration and I also understand that you want to change the system.
1. Contrary to the beliefs of my anarchist friends, you cannot change a system by standing outside and screaming at it. The most effective path to change is to become a part of that system and initiate change from within. Having said that, I suggest you take a look at community relations and official dA areas to see if you can find yourself a place in the system to start from. Volunteer, apply for positions, etc.
2. DLD is already a large group of people trying to focus more attention on literature in this community. We do what we do daily and we do it well. Every individual in DLD is both talented and capable, they do their jobs and we progress with new ideas to further our efforts to serve the lit community. If you want to become a part of the group here, there are staff positions open. See the journal entry here: [link]
It is not the purpose of DLD to join with you to change the system here at dA. We have a mission statement and purpose. We have goals. Please feel free to contact the appropriate admin for info on open positions here at DLD. Anything other than that we cannot help you with.
Thank you.
Group Administrator/Owner
KneelingGlory Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
If you want to get a group together, I suggest YOU start it. DLD is not going to do anything to try to separate the lit DDs from the rest of the DDs. I can assure you of this.
PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
By the way, to call that guy a genius? He's a fool. He might as well be a blind man if he's mistaking my actual idea and what needs to be done as 'wishes and aims.'

Anyway, I AM thinking about doing it, because I am seeing that already, that nothing is going to get done.

It's not even entirely a huge separation; there is only one Literature DD in there. What the hell is the point of a piece of Literature being featured on a page where mostly visual work is glorified?

Yeah, makes no sense. That is why I believe Literature should go in its own category, and not mixed in with the pile of Artwork.
KneelingGlory Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Is she a fool, or are you the fool for continuing to argue when it was so clearly a lost cause? Or are we all fools for getting so embroiled in what amounts to images on a screen? :shrug: If you want your idea/aim/goal whatever to be recognized, I suggest you take it to a more appropriate venue than a comment on an article from a dA club. The Suggestions Forum for instance.

Even if we DID agree with your vision, and I certainly do not, we couldn't do anything about it. A change like that would have to be approved by official dA staff, and I sincerely doubt they'd make a new literature DD section when they have so many other issues to work through.

Furthermore, the Daily Deviations are a part of dA that are widely recognized and the literature that is featured there gets just as much attention as the visual pieces. (I have had two lit DDs, and both received many views/favs - one moreso than a couple of visual pieces featured on the same day.) Only one piece is featured each day because the GMs decided it would be best not to divide attention between two lit pieces. Not to mention, finding quality lit to feature can be a challenge. One lit DD a day keeps any one GM from having too much work to do in finding a DD when they are busy with many other things included in their job description.

Separating Literature from the Visual aspects of the site will not gain us more exposure. If anything, it will create an even wider gap between lit and visual artwork than already exists. I know your heart is in the right place, but I don't think your idea would be beneficial to the lit community.
PeacefulSoul Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Firstly, her and I already came to an agreement with one another, and understanding, as there was allot of miscommunication between us two, taking each other the wrong way, etc.

Long story.

Anyway, your looking at my idea of separation in a negative way. I don't entirely mean to separate as you think, but rather divide the two in their own rows. It sounds like the same difference, but there is a slight variation in my idea.

You see, I do not wholly consider the DailyLitDeviations to be actual DDs. My idea is in regard to the actual DD are, where there are more visual works than there are Literature work.

In other words, I'll go on there sometimes and there is only one piece that is feature -- and sometimes, even NONE. My idea, to make a long story short, is to get more Literature exposed on the DD page. The way it stands now sickens me.

Now, you have given me a link to the suggestions page. To put it in short, they're not responding or doing a thing, which tells me they really don't care so, I guess I'll have to go to other measures to get my idea out there.
KneelingGlory Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
I repeat: Only one piece is featured each day because the GMs decided it would be best not to divide attention between two lit pieces. Not to mention, finding quality lit to feature can be a challenge. One lit DD a day keeps any one GM from having too much work to do in finding a DD when they are busy with many other things included in their job description.

That isn't going to change until we get new GMs (if it changes then). Just sayin'.
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Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Chirp, it's been twittered. :)
Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Chirp, it's been twittered. :)
injuredjaw Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
thank you so much! :heart:
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
It was our pleasure :)
the-poets-of-blah Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thank you so very much. It is an honour!
DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
It was our pleasure :)
xinsomniakydx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student General Artist
WOO! Len Len :clap:

Congratulations dear! :clap:
the-poets-of-blah Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Haha, it was a surprise.

Congratulations to you too, even though I am a bit late. I absolutely loved Smile. Did I fave that one already?

xinsomniakydx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student General Artist
You must've forgot this student of yours :(
Aww dear..

hehe but Congratulations Len! You totally deserved it I told you! :clap:
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