Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
Saturday Spotlight for August 11th, 2012
Daily Literature Deviations is proud to feature this special recognition article!
You can show your support by ing this News Article. We hope this gives you some insight into
the person behind the art.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artist!
Artists will be featured in a special news article every Saturday. Major points to SilverInkblot
for doing the hard work and research that goes into these articles!
Today's featured deviant is:
1. Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing.
Not sure what to say;
Question too open-ended.
Shall just leave haiku.
2. How do you feel about dA as a literature community?
The wording on this question is tricky. Are you asking how I feel about the site itself as a platform for literature? Are you asking about the whole of the literature community on dA? Are you asking about the rather tight-knit awesome part of the literature community that I love to bits?
If the first: I quite like it. I know it's set up for visual arts but it works pretty well for literature, and I've not found any other place that lets me format things my own way and copy/paste raw html the way dA does. I hate GUIs, and the concept of clicking little buttons to italicise something gets me all confused. The programmer in me automatically types out the html anyway.
If the second: I feel there are far too many fan-fic-ers and RP-ers on dA who don't really understand real writing but like to be all 'OMG I'M A WRITTER', and it can be quite overwhelming having to wade through all the dross to find the gems. But there certainly are a lot of gems to be found if you can stomach it.
If the third: I freakin' love you guys. I'm not sure what else there is to say on that. There's nowhere else on the entire internet where I feel quite as at home as I do in a dA literature chat.
3. Which comes easier to you; poetry or prose? Do you gravitate more to one than the other?
Prose. Hands down, no contest.
4. Do you have any literary goals?
There are a ton of novels I'd like to write at some point, and if I ever have the spare time to pursue publishing that would be fantastic, but that's certainly not in the foreseeable future. I'm way too busy with other things. For now I'm just writing because I enjoy it and with no further goal in mind.
5. What's the best advice you've ever received concerning writing?
Oh hell I don't have a clue. I could spend weeks thinking about this and still not have a clue. I'm gonna go with the odds and say that whatever it was, it was probably raspil who said it, and you should just go read all of her rantings.
"Tammy" by TheSkaBoss
Silver LiningThe bedroom door clicked and Claire stared at it in silence for a while, not daring to move lest the rough fibres be dragged across her raw skin once more. She shouldn't have tried to do it, she knew, but she had felt obliged to. Felt that awful feeling of inadequacy mixed with guilt and fear that if she couldn't please him he would go elsewhere for it. It's not like I have to; not like he forces me too, she tried to justify it to herself, I just want to please him, is all. It hadn't worked anyway. They'd tried, and for a little while she'd been okay, but then she'd started to get into it, started to enjoy herself, and her nerve endings had fully awakened. She was on fire, and she couldn't help but scream about it. It wasn't a good scream, and he could tell. She'd tried to disguise it, tried to turn it into a scream of pleasure, but he'd known. He always knew. He'd gotten straight up and walked out the door, unable to deal with something that he could
"Silver Lining" by TheSkaBoss
My Friend NatalieJoey led Cassandra down the stairs blindfolded, guiding her carefully down each and every step to make sure she didn't trip. He'd spent all day cleaning the house so that, unlike most days, the floor wasn't covered in his stepdaughter's toys. (Well, she would be his stepdaughter, if tonight went well.)
"Are you sure I'm not about to step on a pony, Joey? I could've sworn there was a pony on these stairs last night." Cassandra had spent most of the day in bed and didn't entirely believe Joey when he told her that the house was clean and tidy.
"I'm sure, babe. You'll be fine. Trust me." He laughed as he said it, which didn't entirely help in getting her to believe him. "Just one more step down and we're done with the stairs. We're nearly there now."
"Okay. I trust you. Honest." She didn't sound it, but the excitement of knowing there was a surprise waiting for her set her off giggling as well.
"And then we just come round here, and round the corner and," He stopped her at the door
"My Friend Natalie" by TheSkaBoss
Lost ThoughtsShe kept repeating it over and over to herself as she walked down the street, ignoring the stares of passersby at the strange woman mumbling to herself.
"Eggs, chocolate, milk and flour. Eggs, chocolate, milk and flour. Eggs, chocolate, milk and flour."
Wait, is that meant to be 'Eggs, chocolate, milk and flour' or 'Eggs, chocolate milk and flour'? Do we even buy chocolate milk or do we buy the powder and mix it ourselves? Damn, I can't remember.
She ambled into the supermarket and grabbed a basket from the stack by the door; body working on routine and instinct, without conscious thought.
When was the last time we had chocolate milk? It's been a long time. I think it might have been at Danny's last birthday party. That was a good party, I mean, for a kid's party. I may be getting a little old for those things but Goddammit I still love bouncy castles. I remember this one party I had when I was little - we went on a bouncy castle right after eating pizza. I don't know what my
"Lost Thoughts" by TheSkaBoss
For more information, including how to suggest a Deviation
to be featured, please visit us at DailyLitDeviations.
Thanks so much for supporting the lit community and this special feature project!
~ The DailyLitDeviations Team ~
Prepared by: SilverInkblot