|I took this from the bank of the Thames river. The left frame is two inches higher than the horizon of the other panel, but I still think this is one of my best panoramas from England.|
Through the Fire (Untitlted 3/4/15 Revised)Through the Fire (Untitlted 3/4/15 Revised) by H-A-Cooke
I look in the mirror at a disconnect
all I want is common decency and respect
I'm constantly told I "seek attention"
that loving men and women shouldn't be mentioned
I'm forced to swallow bitter pills
to settle my stomach, shut my eyes
take Adversity as a golden prize -
This is who I am, not a live I chose
to have my romantic inclinations thrown to carrion crows
Gays sayin' I must be blind and confused
finding my affection by Straights refused
because loving women must mean I'm loose.
I'm here to tell you set aside misconceptions
My actions have no intent of deception
My experiences are real, my feelings valid
both heart and mind in equal balance
Take me as I am or not at all
I decide when, and how, and for whom I fal
Already Burning (4/23/2015) "You'll Burn in Hell"Already Burning (4/23/2015) by H-A-Cooke
They say with a capital 'B' and
all the conviction of "pious" privelage
condemning me to a worse fate
in their flawed thinking than even Jezebel suffered -
Not realizing I am already BURNING from the inside out,
soaking up SLURS and words like "phase", "attention seeker"
and "faggot" like kerosene.
My kindling the truth of my
LIFE... The line I balance a tight rope of erasure -
as if MY BODY belongs to one
side or another. Indeed each
"Team" an unbreakable line of linked hands -
legs sore from running a constant round of "Red Rover"
No one playing for keeps.
My voice ragged from proclaiming:
I AM MADE IN THEIR IMAGE!
For higher powers are - much like my LOVE and ATTRACTION -
non-existent in the cap
Come High Water (4/19/2015) I'll unstrap my cushion from my chestCome High Water (4/19/2015) by H-A-Cooke
(using my last breath to inflate my life vest)
For as strong a swimmer as I am -
there are no webs on my feet, no blowholes to expend air -
I can only hold my breath for thirty seconds
not nearly long enough to shed the dead weight of your smile
No matter how it warms me inside
You only distract me from fighting for my own life.
Loveless (4-15-2105)Loveless (4-15-2105) by H-A-Cooke
My heart's in pieces, held loosely
by promises of patch-work
Longing and silent
Overtures of acceptance
Varying in strength, loyalty
Effervescent and easily burst.
For I see microscopically the potential
that you reject as easily as my touch
because you'd rather keep company with
Jeering friends unjust and
Ever picking your intelligence to
Tough as you push me aside
Electing yourself and fool
Red DressEmotions bubbleRed Dress by DaliaVonEnixia
and then deplete
yet I struggle
to feel complete.
Should not death
be more complex
than the fading of one's breath
as still we feel its last effect?
Who could think
it'd be so easy
that all you'd have to do is blink
before these thoughts would make you queasy?
Simple as the twitching
of a madman's finger
no amount of stitching
will heal the feelings that like to linger.
Regret, remorse, and anger,
events like this are horrid
destroying every anchor
in a world so very morbid.
Who could guess
and who could say
the beauty of their red dress
in a world complied of shade's of gray.
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Welcome to the Friday Double Feature series! This week’s feature showcases two groups! In 2015 it will extend from Prose and Poetry focus to Cosplay and Photography as well! Don’t forget to Comment with groups you think should be Featured!
I would like to thank IrrevocableFate for suggesting PocetStories when it was still with us on deviantArt!
Please make sure to check out IrrevocableFate's gallery:
As I was transferring these journals from another account, it appears that PocketStories has been deleted. So any group information cannot be accessed. However, the Admins are still Members of deviantArt, and the other journals offered through the group still exist. I hope you enjoy discovering those, and apologize that you missed out on the wonderful community of PocketStories.
I’m excited to share with you: PocketStories and PhotographicPoetry!
DOUBLE FEATURE FRIDAY ISSUE 03: POCKETSTORIES and PHOTOGRAPHICPOETRY
Dedicated to literature PocketStories is:
“a group for writers who genuinely want to improve their writing skills and share their stories.”
Aside from a small, yet mighty, membership of 27, PocketStories provides a community willing to give feedback and offer prompts for inspiration. You can find all you need to know about the group below:
[As the group was deleted the journal is no longer available.]
The group offers access to workshops, which cover all formats of writing concepts and techniques. The best part is: those who contribute are featured in a journal which asks Deviants to critique recent submissions. You can view the most recent (and unfortunately closed) workshop here:
Structuring a story: Linear VS Non-linear
Structuring a Story: Linear VS Non-Linear
*** Last day to submit!! ***
Thanks to everyone who took part in last week's workshop! <3
I'm looking for people to help run workshops (more detail at bottom).
So now that we’ve talked about how to kick start our imagination, we now need to start putting those ideas on paper. I was going to do an article on planning Project Educate’s story planning week was not long ago. There’s a roundup of PE’s story planning week here: http://beccalicious.deviantart.com/journal/PE-Story-Planning-Round-up-378695534
I recommend it; it’s very useful and interesting.
So now onto structure.
I like to split structure up into two categories: linear structure and non-linear structure (simple, eh?). Linear being when the events of the story happen in chronologica
Once you join a workshop, each contributor is assigned a fellow entrant to critique. You can see how the Feedback section is organized here:
FeedbackIt's time to give FEEDBACK!!
Thank you to everyone that has submitted to this month's workshop. Now for the exciting part -- FEEDBACK.
Remember, it's very important to give feedback, otherwise you will not be allowed to take part in the next workshop.
The important thing about this critique circle is that everyone should look at the previous version and say whether they think the changes work or not, and how they can further improve.
Also, I'd like to hear from the members:
How are you finding the critique circles? Would you rather critique more than one person and get more than one critique, or is it fine the way it is? Any suggestions for improvement?
:iconrieal-dragonsbane: will critique by JullekEliseus
:iconjullekeliseus: will critique by MagicalJoey
:iconmagicaljoey: will critique by tateetah
:icontateetah: will critique by DailyBreadCafe
:iconohineedtea: will cr
If you’re curious about the group, don’t hesitate to peruse the Gallery and Join! Now it’s time to meet the esteemed Admins!
FOUNDER: DailyBreadCafe ( )
Despite being a deviant for just two years, Toby’s gallery is full of deviations spanning multiple artistic talents. If you enjoy Creative Non-Fiction, Photomanipulation, and Digital Art, amongst a few other talents, you should definitely give him a visit. You can find his Creative Non-Fiction piece Soul Beat below.
Soul BeatI heard the slap of his feet on the patio before I saw him. Slumped in the sun lounger, I opened one eye and watched my step-son plod out into the back garden. He covered his face with an arm to block out the sun and looked around. He hadn’t seen me for a week. He did a double take before sprinting across the grass in my direction, but then stopped and swivelled around. Locating the cat, he padded across the garden and stooped down, stroking the black ball of fur. Up and down, as if he was washing a dog – you know, the way five year olds stroke their pets. Leisurely, Felix circled him, purring at the downwards strokes until he finally had enough and darted into the rustling bushes.
Finally, he looked up and grinned at me. That’s one thing I’ll miss; the way children smile, and I mean genuinely smile. That one where every feature dances: skin suddenly glows; eyes go wide, and then jump into a slant; their mouths turn big, so big. And then they laugh. That’
Mostly a group with art a photography, PhotographicPoetry also accepts: Poetry. The only rule that must be followed is:
Do not submit Adult Material.
Other than that, feel free to submit art to the proper folders! You can also suggest gallery folders, as well as offer to become a Contributor, as PhotographicPoetry is looking for more Contributors:
Hellur..Umm..how should I put this...I kind of want more contributors. I love all the people watching but I can't always be on searching for amazing work to add in the galleries. soo i'm going to ask you to bring your friends to join.
Adding Work to Gallery:
When you go to your work there should be a button that says "featured in groups" you click submit to a group.
A box will show up and you'll have to check in the box that says type a group name you put "PhotographicPoetry"
And then place it into the right category. (If you have any suggestions on a category please share)
If you still have problems I'll see what i can do you will have to send me a link your work you want submitted.
Thank You for your time,
If you have any questions about the group, or being a Contributor, please don’t hesitate to contact ScoapEyes, who you can learn about below! That’s correct, it’s time to meet the Admins!
ScoapEyes ( )
Stegie’s gallery offers intriguing and breathtaking photographs! A deviant for three years, Stegie also dapples in traditional art and writing. You can view I miss chu below.
I miss chu
CO-FOUNDER: SageFillyLuna ( )
A “Jacke-of-all-Trades”, Sage’s gallery doesn’t disappoint. In just two years, she’s shared paintings, drawings, cosplay, and literature among her growing repertoire. She puts her passion and soul into work she does, that’s obvious just at a glance. For a sample of her talents I’ve chosen her cosplay shot Katniss Everdeen Cosplay WIP – Safe and Sound.
Katniss Everdeen Cosplay WIP – Safe and Sound
A deviant for four years, Mell-Ri definitely has the talent to back up the talk! You can find traditional and digital art, as well as photography among the folders to explore. You can see Streetlight Sunset below.
These groups are definitely worth exploring! Please take a moment to enjoy their Galleries. View and comment or critique the deviations there. Or find a new Favorite in the Admins!
If you have any suggestions of groups worth Featuring, please Comment! I will feature them in the next DFF!
If you missed it you can find Thursday’s Forum and Feature Below:
Thoughtful Thursday Forum: Writer's Confidence (or Lack There Of: h-a-cooke.deviantart.com/journ…
deviantFeature III: Leopold002: fav.me/d8pzfve
Thanks for tuning in!
Fast Forward to Hale's Herald Issue 18 (25 April 2015):
|I am the Founder of one group and Co-Founder of many. Many of the groups I am in give Point Prizes for the contest winners. In order to help out my fellows, and still be able to use points I bought for myself, I need a hand!|