All updates begin,
with some talk about new job.
Still it's going well.
Freelance hard to find.
Love to make lots more money.
Ends in epic fail..................................so far!
Undead hunt alive.
Found hidden demonic man.
Planning his demise.
Want to shed some weight.
Slowly scheduling workouts.
Future news to come.
I have been real sick.
No exorcisms needed.
Will be good to go.
Haiku can be fun.
I'm losing interest in it.
Will be stopping now.
Without further ado, here's our winners!!!
First Place- *Malintra-Shadowmoon
Loved the Traditional ending haiku, and I really have to reward time and effort spent here. She really looked at my gallery and thought about how to word her response. I enjoyed it, I'm not sure if I deserved it, but I really enjoyed it! Thanks a lot!
Honorables- ~themightyseaunicorn (Very Sweet. Yes Cheesy. But, very nice. Thanks!) & ~Kitty-Hel (Nice rhyme. Haiku are fun! Love the blunt explanation. Thanks!)
As promised, points have now been distributed! Hope you all had fun. I did! Glad you took part in my first contest! Thanks so much!
Hosting my first contest has been entertaining, fun, rewarding (in it's own way), and educating. I've learned a few things from it:
1.) Most of the people that follow my profile and work here on dA, seem to like contests but don't seem to want to participate in them.
2.) Asking people to write haiku on the spot can be like asking people to do other annoying things on the spot, like pulling out teeth, tripping on hot concrete, or washing windows with lotion.
3.) I hate judging, and won't be doing it anymore. I'm just glad this one is pretty informal.
4.) People would rather me just give them points, as evidenced by the huge increases of spam posts, comments, and notes from random passersby asking for points "donations."
5.) Yeah, it wasn't a bad experience at all, nor do I even feel like it was necessarily a fail (I learned!), but I most likely will let contest-hosting stay with groups, not individuals, like myself.
My good dA friend #CartonDock is the creator and editor of Photoshop Magazine and founder of designn.org. [link] He's grossly talented and knowledgeable about all things design, and founds/runs several groups here on dA as a very active member of the community. It's an honor to be asked to participate in the magazine, but I have no idea what to write about. I'm not skilled, knowledgeable, or talented enough to really feel comfortable writing an article for the next go around (early March), but, here I am, scrambling for a topic to write about. I'd really love your input! What would be interesting to read about in the world of art & design. I think I can do this if I just get a good topic that fits me well and will appeal to a broader audience at the same time. Any ideas here would be great. More or less, when you see my profile page (more specifically, my work here, the designs and photography that I do), what art-related questions come to mind? Is there anything you'd like to know about my work that could be applied to a broader article? I think this would be a good place to start brain-storming! Wish me luck!
Just did a batch of six word stories detailing the romantic exploits that have led to the birth of many of our current base literary genres. I love the idea and would like to improve and build on it. But how? It's a project I find funny and entertaining. Any ideas for how I should move this forward, improve on, and build into something more than just a few six word stories? I'd love to hear. Thanks!
The Dirty Origins of the Literary GenresThe Dirty Origins of the Literary Genres:
Fun with Six-Word Stories
Literary Nonsense- Siblings, Poetry and Comedy's copulate encounter.
Smut- Drama injects Prose with dirty needle.
Mystery- Prose meets Drama behind the shed.
Comedy- Drama slowly gets undressed, Prose laughs.
Poetry- Drama attempts rhythmic technique in bed.
Fantasy- Prose decides that length does matter.
SciFi- Prose dreams of Drama's rhythmic technique.
Romance- Prose asks Drama for bedtime story.
Action- Drama gets aggressive, learning of ex.
I started a forum on my page for general questions, how-to's, advice, and other discussions. Feel free to start a topic or participate in any that you want discuss or say something about. I started it as a Q&A, so I could ask questions and get responses in a more custom way than polls, but communication runs both ways, I'm willing to respond to any questions you have, too. So, please do have a look and feel free to post anytime.
As you have probably noticed, I began a small series, a posting of some photos I took at Kansas State University (my alma mater!) not too long ago. Hope you've had a chance too look at them. I'm pretty happy with how they came out after I edited them using HDR, added lighting, and retouched color and shadows. If you have some time, I'd love to get your opinion of them.