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So my premium membership is about to expire. I've really enjoyed it. Although I've slacked off a bit on the journals recently, I have been making sure to donate points when I can (and if I have them) to others, and I wish to continue that.

I'd really appreciate if you could donate some points so I can continue to give back to the dA community, which has been so awesome and given me great feedback and support, and so I can help other worthy deviants out.

Not all these points will go to me, I swear!

If you donate, I'll give you a llama, fave one or more of your works, comment on one or more of your works, critique one of your works, or feature you in one of my weekly features (which I swear I'll get back on track with)!

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    Donated Mar 30, 2011, 12:04:54 PM
I tried to do NaNoWriMo this year, but I've been pretty unsuccessful. As of right now, I have to write about 15000 words to get back on track. I'm 23, 567 words right now but should have 40000 by 12 tonight. Clearly, I'm not going to make it.

But unlike previous years where I've lost the motivation or interest, this year it was all about lack of time. I have too much homework and other stuff going on this year to focus on writing a novel, no matter how much I love the idea and want to see it prosper. But don't let that fool you into thinking I don't want to finish the novel. NaNoWriMo may end with me not having a 50000 word novel by the end of it, but I will keep writing whenever I get the time to, I assure you.

Another big thing that happened recently is the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1! I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter. Have been since 1st or second grade, though I didn't start reading the books until later. Anyways, the movie was quite well-adapted, although as usual there were some things that I disliked and some things I wished they'd included. But like I said, overall, it was fantastic. Emma Watson's acting particularly caught my attention. She was absolutely amazing in every scene. Let me know what you thought of it!

And now for a small feature. I haven't had much time to look at peoples' works, so that's why it's so short. I apologize. I have a few days off for Turkey Day, so maybe I'll get some time if I'm not too busy reading 1984 for English class to look through all my deviantWATCH messages.

The Painted Lady by zimmay Ty Lee 1 by CrazyRabbit The Firebender by engelszorn
Enter Xerxes by mraknes Pantheon by Ashale Immer by Culpeo-Fox Sunflower by Hanami-Mai
Last voyage by Deformity Freedom in the sea by muratgorgulu silent sea by arbebuk fog town ... by OrazioFlacco
LIII by ambrosia3 Simple Renaissance, pt2 by Stahlrose Tang Dynasty by DaisyViktoria Georgian Ball Gown by LadyJamie
crepusculum - Wallpaper by gucken Collide II by kylewright Azure by paulakatarina flow by monsan
.Aftermath. by Whatsername2609 Queen Susan by Achen089 Susan Pevensie by GrayMairead  Anne Hathaway Elegance by MayFong
the pumpkin patchshall we head to the pumpkin patch this year,
parade the candy-free costumes
we picked up this afternoon?
even though it's a drive up north now,
a sharp turn off the highway
next to a
painted jack-o-lantern peeling
over its rusted ankles;
even though we're all grown up now,
sifting through
superwoman and scullery skanks,
bartenders and Lolitas in the
"young adult" section?
shall we head to the pumpkin patch this year,
past the Halloween Depots with their
fifty dollar loincloths and
hundred dollar sheets,
calculated stitch by China-stitched stitch,
and call sweet nothings to a great, great pumpkin
all-loving, immortal and never-changing --
even though those words do mostly
speak for someone else?
even though we're all grown up now,
even though there are HDTVs and
daddy would rather watch the cracks in the ice in
the hockey match --
we could head back to the pumpkin patch,
without elaborate costumes
to come back with long-forgotten treats.
The Nereid, ThetisShe rose from the water to taunt me, to haunt me.
More beautiful than I had remembered.
The prickly, sickly smell of the low tide
pricked my pride and I was castaway
and back
to stack all my memories like coins
wagered in a strange game of time lost.
The cost incalculable.
So here I am, again, the green felt sand
like a belt around the girth of waters
where play the daughters of man
brushing the crushing waves
that echo into themselves
words whispered in times forgotten.
But I hear when I draw near as I dare.
I am home. I am home.
The bright horizon draws down the curtain
to invite the stars to dance
and stare at me, my hair caught
in a hot, final gout of ions
torn from the desert to follow the sun.
As I did, until it hid from me, behind the sea
to sneak up on me later, from behind.
The well-traveled breeze.
The bark of waves on sand. The hand of God
in every inarticulate clearing of the throat
of the Charybdis. This is where we begin and end,
friend and assassin. Lover and liar, synon

:thumb180495212: How to Make a MonsterHow to make a monster, you ask?
Well, it's really quite simple.
To start with you need a typical embryo,
Preserved in a jar of mushroom fluids.
In this order, add five drops of lemon juice,
Half a cup of spite,
A tablespoon of jealousy,
Three quarters of dark night.
Remove half the reason,
Siphon all that's light,
Take away the easy road,
And the sense of what is right.
Pour fire down his throat,
To give him extra fight,
And add a nasty aftertaste,
To keep him from clear sight.
Starve him of affection,
Add a thirst for power,
A good helping of bad temper,
So his enemies will cower,
A dollop of mean spirits,
A sprinkle of unfair,
A pinch of no-one cares,
And you have your monster there!

with hands held high.He wakes up and his hummingbird heart skips like a new transformed butterfly fluttering its beautiful wings.
He wants to smile even though he's covered in blood and smells like loss death violence and metal. Fireworks are dancing behind his eyes and out in the battlefield all hell breaks loose, but he's gone somewhere far away. Oh so far away where only magic exists. He wants to laugh, say oh don't worry about me. Oh don't worry, everything is perfectly fine" but no words come from his hoarse throat. When he smiles his dry skin is stretches and rips like leather and his chapped lips are aching.
He remembers his childhood now, he remembers standing on the roof of his house staring up at the deep blue sky and he feels something called freedom. With hands held high into a sky so blue thoughts cross his mind and he thinks the world is out of proportion, too tiny for the never-ending sky.
He wonders how many people think about him when they go to sleep at night. He is thinking about the gir

Remember: if you like what you see, don't tell me, tell the artist or author. Have a happy Thanksgiving to all those who celebrate it!
  • Listening to: Save Yourself by Civil Twilight
  • Reading: 1984 by George Orwell
  • Watching: Vlogbrothers
  • Eating: apple pie
  • Drinking: water (how exciting!)

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Artist | Student | Literature
United States
Life is never easy for a dreamer like myself. I don't have my head in the clouds, though. I have my head in the future and magic. No, not the wands and spells and pointy hats. The magic I'm talking about is the beautiful sunset you see sinking beneath the horizon; the close relationship between brothers and sisters, between friends, between a parent and a child, between two lovers; and other natural and human wonders. I hope to experience as many of these wonders as possible and create as many as I can. That's my goal in life and my goal as a writer.

Best Wishes! :)

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RadishStick Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Happy birthday Tres! :D Have a fantabulous day! :cake:
radoxist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi there !
It is nice to see that you like my artworks and thanks for the +fav !
Do not hesitate to add some comments in the future. I would love to read them.

Greetings from Slovakia !
RadishStick Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for giving me a Llama! :)
Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Writer
You're very welcome! :)
JesCallie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave on my Ophelia :D
Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome. It was lovely! Just finished reading the play and I was really curious to see some people's interpretations. Wonderful job!
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! See also my new image: [link]
Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Writer
Oooh, pretty! And you're welcome! :)
gnohz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi Tres! :wave:
Thank you for adding First light to your favs! Appreciate it :)
Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Writer
You're very welcome! :)
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