Unreal City: The Lit ForumsThis is a Project: Educate article.Unreal City: The Lit Forums by GeneratingHype
Couched away amid a hundred branches of Other Important Things, the Literature Forums on dA remain a hidden haven for...
Okay, that's just ridiculous. Let's be frank. The Literature Forums on dA, comprised of the Poetry and Prose Forum, the Fantasy Literature Forum, and the Lit Workshop, have long been considered a clique-riddled wasteland, unfriendly to newcomers and nonconformists (irony) alike. Threads tend to degrade rather quickly into a ream of inside jokes and insults, with every other post lauding the beauty of the "good old days" when there were actually "good writers" on dA. Historically, rather than being a place for writers helping writers, it's a case of writers baiting wr
The Difference Between WomenIs writing a battle of the sexes?The Difference Between Women by GeneratingHype
Can you tell if something was written by a man or a woman? I am not ashamed to admit that, while I would like to brag and say that I can, I often cannot. Indeed, even with my own writing there are many people out there who are shocked to discover that I am a man. They are convinced I must be a woman (and Audrey in the avatar isn't the primary reason); when asked "why" the responses vary and are never satisfying. In fact, there are even internet sites set to "judge" your writing to see if you are writing more like a man or a woman, and most languages do account for feminine and masculine words. This realization, whether comfortable or not, does beg the question:
Do men and woman approach writing differently?
Is there some inherent, gender-based difference between men and women writers, the words we choose and the things we write? I posed this question to several female write
'Do YOU know THEM?' Contest has begun Clickety Click'Do YOU know THEM?' Contest has begun by AoAClub
Please help to get the word out by adding either of the above to your journals
Alright the whole Idea of the "Do YOU know THEM?" contest is for you all to get to know the admin of DA a little better.
The admin on DA do so much for you all, but take so little in return.
How much do you really know about them?
I thought of doing this contests way back when I first started in *AoAClub But back then we just didn't have the number in the club to really do any big kind of contest.
So I waited and waited and waited till the numbers slowly made their way up.
I now think we have the numbers to really make this a secess.
So you wanna know what this is all about?
Click the Title.
Print Product Update - Action RequiredBad Puzzles!Print Product Update - Action Required by trowlandson
If you've ever ordered a puzzle from us you know it's in serious need of improvement.
The puzzle comes already assembled, sandwiched between two pieces of blank cardboard in a tightly sealed plastic bag. No box, no print-out of the image, just the puzzle pieces.
That's certainly not an awesome experience for you or buyers of your puzzle art and creating a great customer experience for buyers of your art is exactly what we're looking to accomplish across the board in prints in 2008! (hint: stay tuned for more news like this soon)
Good (NEW!!) Puzzles!
So, what is the new puzzle like?
Well - it has a box. Not just any box, a nice and solid black cardboard box with your image printed out on the top with snazzy rounded edges.
The puzzle itself is 252 pieces (10" x 14") and comes all mixed up in the box like it should. It's just like a real puzzle you'd buy at a store except the box is ultra sturdy and of course it is a puzzle o
I can't believe five years have passed so quickly without you, Pip--and yet, they still seem slow when compared to the years I had with you. Wherever you are, I hope I'm making you proud.
Creidimis sa Tsíoraíocht.
I ache when the world does, and maybe that's a bit too much ego, and maybe that's just a little too close to cowardice, but it's the putting in rather than the putting on that makes another's shoes uncomfortable. Empathy isn't a promise to feel as another feels, to have walked as another's walked. Empathy is the understanding that I ache, and you ache, and it's the aching where we meet--rather than the road that brought us to it. I don't know your pain, and you don't know mine, but that's okay. We don't have to share an injury to acknowledge a wound.
You may call me Bill or Pip. I'm a twenty-something editor, a self-professed punctuation junkie with a penchant for words, and a Catholic. I am also a very private, shy homosexual living my day-to-day between New York City and Oxford.|
I like talking about sex, politics, books, relationships, religion, grammar, philosophy, literature, music, baseball and football. I have an old obsession with black and white movies and anything noir, and a true appreciation for Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, and Cary Grant.
We'll probably get on well if you know who Robbe-Grillet is, enjoy Borges or Nabokov, can admit to liking Oscar Wilde, hate James Joyce and John Steinbeck, like Keats, appreciate Donne, and believe that Baldwin and Capote are among the greatest American writers in literary history.
Or, if reading isn't your thing, hit me up with a "Hello!" I welcome random IMs and notes.