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My Photoshop skills ain’t what they used to be.

I have a bunch of stuff sitting around in my old DeviantArt account that I can use as filler posts here when I don’t feel like writing or analyzing the news.

There was a bunch of drama at DA in 2005-2006 when they went for-profit, involuntarily terminated one of the founders, and then readjusted their terms of use to have a “non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, re-format, store, prepare derivative works based on, and publicly display and perform Your Content.” They also fired and banned a bunch of gallery directors who protested.

DA also had a close-knit, talented writing community back in the day. I actually learned a lot about the technical aspects of poetry from that site. But everyone left when they realized how many shitty writers only interested +fav circle jerks were on the site.

Flickr and other sites that don’t rape your artist rights kinda makes them obsolete.

Categories: I arted Tags: art, artists, circle jerk, DA, deviantart, digital art, photomanipulation, photoshop

I feel like what distinguishes me from other writers is my versatility and my ability to open myself to criticism.

One of the places where I began writing was DeviantArt, which before it went for-profit and there was mass administration unrest, drama, and legal issues, used to have a very small, close-knit and talented writing community. These were mostly college students or college graduates, some of whom actually worked in the field.   I made an account there at DA when I was 15, and I wrote awful generic emo swill, the type of poetry found in bulk in high school lit magazines.  I social networked with other inexperienced writers looking for comment circle jerks.

I wasn’t a good writer back then.  But I was young and had the ability to recognize good writing.   I would read the criticism that the talented writers would leave for each other, and I learned.  I learned about the compositional elements that make “good” writing and how to utilize them.

So when I took a class in college called “Lit: Form and Meaning,” I was way ahead of the game, because I had been analyzing form, including poetry, for years longer than my peers had.

I can thank DA for my versatility as a writer.   I can write very professional, persuasive, academic essays.  I can write simple, short, blog entries designed to entertain those with literary ADD.  But if I needed to, I could also write a decent poem in trochaic octameter.  That’s something I don’t think many writers can do.

I can’t really identify my weaknesses as a writer as strongly as I can identify my strengths.  I know that that my grammar isn’t always perfect.  I can be too ambiguous when making arguments and unnecessarily equivocate at times.   Like most “good” writers, I can have an ego, but I try to temper that by opening myself to comments and criticism.

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a writer?

Categories: Autobiographical Stories Tags: deviantart, emo poetry, poetry, teenage angst, writer, writer’s block, writers, writing, writing exercise

Helllllllllo wordpress.  Been a while.   Have a poem.   Originally from my deviantart.

When I screamed “BITCH!” after you shot me in the spine,

you were as silent as your gun.

You simply gyrated your shoulders, mouth in a little “O [snap]” shape

and danced.

I didn’t mean it, you know and next time I get the magnum your eyes will bulge, a bovine before a poleaxe

and I’ll aim for your neck.

and it’ll be “CUNT!’ “WHORE!” “SLUT!” “FUCK!”

and so on

until someone has to pee.

At which point the other will unpause and proceed to slaughter

the helpless unmanned man.

Cause gamer girls, unlike boys,

are bitches.

Categories: I arted Tags: bitches, chicks, deviantart, gamer girls, poem, poems for nerds, poetry, videogames

If you’re on deviantart, and you’re not watching ‘tangledweb, GO NOW!

And read his latest:  http://tangledweb.deviantart.com/art/O-NO-100649154

An excellent satire piece that will make you

Categories: things that amuse me Tags: deviantart, obama, prose, satire, sterling stevens

deviantart

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Posts Tagged ‘deviantart’

My Photoshop skills ain’t what they used to be.

I have a bunch of stuff sitting around in my old DeviantArt account that I can use as filler posts here when I don’t feel like writing or analyzing the news.

There was a bunch of drama at DA in 2005-2006 when they went for-profit, involuntarily terminated one of the founders, and then readjusted their terms of use to have a “non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, re-format, store, prepare derivative works based on, and publicly display and perform Your Content.” They also fired and banned a bunch of gallery directors who protested.

DA also had a close-knit, talented writing community back in the day. I actually learned a lot about the technical aspects of poetry from that site. But everyone left when they realized how many shitty writers only interested +fav circle jerks were on the site.

Flickr and other sites that don’t rape your artist rights kinda makes them obsolete.

Categories: I arted Tags: art, artists, circle jerk, DA, deviantart, digital art, photomanipulation, photoshop

I feel like what distinguishes me from other writers is my versatility and my ability to open myself to criticism.

One of the places where I began writing was DeviantArt, which before it went for-profit and there was mass administration unrest, drama, and legal issues, used to have a very small, close-knit and talented writing community. These were mostly college students or college graduates, some of whom actually worked in the field.   I made an account there at DA when I was 15, and I wrote awful generic emo swill, the type of poetry found in bulk in high school lit magazines.  I social networked with other inexperienced writers looking for comment circle jerks.

I wasn’t a good writer back then.  But I was young and had the ability to recognize good writing.   I would read the criticism that the talented writers would leave for each other, and I learned.  I learned about the compositional elements that make “good” writing and how to utilize them.

So when I took a class in college called “Lit: Form and Meaning,” I was way ahead of the game, because I had been analyzing form, including poetry, for years longer than my peers had.

I can thank DA for my versatility as a writer.   I can write very professional, persuasive, academic essays.  I can write simple, short, blog entries designed to entertain those with literary ADD.  But if I needed to, I could also write a decent poem in trochaic octameter.  That’s something I don’t think many writers can do.

I can’t really identify my weaknesses as a writer as strongly as I can identify my strengths.  I know that that my grammar isn’t always perfect.  I can be too ambiguous when making arguments and unnecessarily equivocate at times.   Like most “good” writers, I can have an ego, but I try to temper that by opening myself to comments and criticism.

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a writer?

Categories: Autobiographical Stories Tags: deviantart, emo poetry, poetry, teenage angst, writer, writer’s block, writers, writing, writing exercise

Helllllllllo wordpress.  Been a while.   Have a poem.   Originally from my deviantart.

When I screamed “BITCH!” after you shot me in the spine,

you were as silent as your gun.

You simply gyrated your shoulders, mouth in a little “O [snap]” shape

and danced.

I didn’t mean it, you know and next time I get the magnum your eyes will bulge, a bovine before a poleaxe

and I’ll aim for your neck.

and it’ll be “CUNT!’ “WHORE!” “SLUT!” “FUCK!”

and so on

until someone has to pee.

At which point the other will unpause and proceed to slaughter

the helpless unmanned man.

Cause gamer girls, unlike boys,

are bitches.

Categories: I arted Tags: bitches, chicks, deviantart, gamer girls, poem, poems for nerds, poetry, videogames

If you’re on deviantart, and you’re not watching ‘tangledweb, GO NOW!

And read his latest:  http://tangledweb.deviantart.com/art/O-NO-100649154

An excellent satire piece that will make you

Categories: things that amuse me Tags: deviantart, obama, prose, satire, sterling stevens