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I'm a listener.

I'm around if anyone needs to talk about anything. I miss being active with you guys and a part of your lives, so any time anyone needs an ear - I'm around. And if I don't know you, you're still welcome to give me a shout. Everyone needs someone to talk to sometimes, and I never mind listening (or reading) anything. :heart:

Thank you.

I can't always keep up with proper thanks, but know that I do thank anyone who reads anything of mine. :heart:

Also, you're already welcome. So no need to thank me for a thing. (:

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Y'all are ahh-mazing.

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 15, 2015, 2:03 PM


Ookay, I'm still a dork. Whatever. I'm also forever and a half behind on my inbox and it ain't looking purdy that I'm gonna get caught up in the near future [read: ever]. Work is kicking my tail something fierce and is only gonna get worse. I've recently found out I'm getting promoted (which is a funny word to use as I'm not getting a raise) to the head of Human Resources for insurance or some such nonsense. Basically, the job is gonna blow and I'm gonna be banging my head on my desk more than ever and probably losing my religion (heh heh) during phonecalls with folks who want to torture me. Yayyyy. But it's a job and I got it, so la la la. <--my crack at optimism.

In other news, I'm so beyond stoked to have gotten a DD on this here poem:

Dear Parents:Strike the soft skin of your children; leave marks.
   Go on: show them how hard they must become
      to be like you.
Mold them to be mindless: coach them to react
   with fists; make them believe that words have
      little worth.
Shape them into an almighty monster: modern man.
Destroy their purity and imagination by damning them
   with absurd words of a god who previous men
      imagined.
Teach children to follow a leader, and to not ever
   break the circle they belong to, so society never
      moves forward.
Above all: train them to question love, even your own.

I'm super proud of this poem and it means a lot that it's had a mostly positive reaction. So thanks to everyone who read, commented, fav'd, or just didn't act like an assface about the topic. You're all lovely. Well, most of you. (The trolls were gross, but no one likes them, anyway.) So major thanks to the wickedly amazing GrimFace242  for featuring the poem and to the forever lovely LiliWrites  for giving him a nudge to do so. Y'all are beautiful people. :heart: I'm SO SORRY I've not been able to reply to everything or thank everyone for their kindness, but life is an eww-face. So anyway, thanks to all of you, and to the new watchers: I'm not terribly post-y these days, but I like to chit-chat when I'm around. :)

I miss all of you! :blowkiss: Keep me updated on all of your shenanigans! :la:

  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: The Meat Puppets
  • Drinking: Water
EDIT: No more votes needed! My friend got plenty! Thank you all!!!! ----Please take this short (3 questions only) survey for my friend! They're for school and her grades depend on getting these answered efficiently.
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10 deviants said www.surveymonkey.com/s/WLVRSCQ
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7 deviants said Seriously, y'all. She's like my best friend and the most wonderful human being I know.
There’s enough anger in the air
to strangle anyone. Anyone can
say they’d do this or that. That
isn’t the point here. Here and now
makes our tomorrow. Tomorrow
is the focus. Focus on that – that
we need tomorrow. Tomorrow
will be our truth. Truth is noted
after the fact. Fact isn’t respected
in the now. Now is when we react
to what happened then. Then was
the foundation of it all. All must
recognize what is needed. Needed
now is ground to stand on. On this,
plant yourself – yourself, and not
someone else’s voice. Voice instead
your hope, your rage. Rage against
the wrongs, with your rights. Rights
ought to be as free as breath. Breath
should never be taken by hatred.
Movement
This is just a frustrated ramble about what's happening in Ferguson. I think we all have opinions on the matter. It's my opinion that a kid died unjustly and injustice became the continued theme of all that's followed. I do not applaud the violence and theft happening in that town, but the riots are warranted. Those who are trying to stand and make a point deserve to be heard.

Black lives matter.
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4 deviants said I mean, join forces and pretend we're legit. :icongrouphugplz:
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2 deviants said I'm trying to be more active on WordPress, which is kinda boring, to be honest. :yawn:
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2 deviants said This is meeeeeeeee . :happybounce:
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1 deviant said The few deviants I know over that way are about as inactive as I am. :no:
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1 deviant said I post more of my newer work there, since I'm using it in alignment with my publication shtuff. :la:
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1 deviant said Soooo...if you have a site/blog/thingy, let's get together. :eyes:
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1 deviant said Annnnd if you understand wtf Ello is about and can explain it to me, that'd be awesome, too. Maybe I'm not hip enough. :granny:
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No deviants said Also, Ello? I was coaxed into joining that site, too. If you're there and wanna be buds or if you want an invite, holla! :wave:

Contests? YES. Contests.

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 19, 2014, 10:55 AM
So, first up, LiliWrites  is having a Collaboration contest:

Lili's 27th Birthday Contest!Every year since I was 21, I've hosted a literature contest for my birthday.
This year, I'm back at it with a bit of a twist!
Theme: COLLABORATIONS!
If there is anything that my many years on dA has taught me,
it is that collaboration creates some of the most beautiful work imaginable. 

Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It
Collaborate with at least one other deviant to create an original piece of writing.
Rules For Entry
1. You can only enter one collaborative work into the contest.
2. You can work in groups of 2-3 people.
3. Your work should be posted on or after the contest start date.
4. Prose should be no more than 2,500 words. Poetry no longer than 150 lines.
5. Mature content is allowed as long as all appropriate filters are used.
6. There are no restrictions on c


Get in on this one. Why? Because we all love Lili. <--perfect reason to do anything, says me. Also, the deadline is fastly approaching. November 30th, y'all - get your collabs in before then.

:heart:
And this one, by way of the ever-amazing LadyLincoln :



The deadline isn't until January 1st, but you def wanna get your entry in soon. We all hate cancer and know someone who has been affected by it. So let's show some love and some fight, yeah? Yeah.

:heart:

There's lot of other happenings around the community, of course, and you can catch up on just about anything you can imagine by way of this handy dandy guide:

Love dA Lit: Issue 187Welcome to the one-hundred eighty-seventh issue of Love dA Lit! .:Estrella fugaz:.  Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.
LITplease's Community Portal
:new:A Smattering of Lit News
LIT me explain u a thing Jan - June 2014

Navigation
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
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:heart:

Lastly, how do you guys feel about me holding another contest? I know I've been absurdly MIA but I wanna make up for that jazz and throw some points around and read some fantasticness. I'm not sure exactly what sorta theme I wanna go with yet, but if you guys show any interest, then I'mma get it put together ASAP.


:peace::frog::heart:
Rachel

  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: The Head & the Heart
  • Eating: Mac-n-cheese with hot sauce. Oh yes.
  • Drinking: Water

Y'all are ahh-mazing.

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 15, 2015, 2:03 PM


Ookay, I'm still a dork. Whatever. I'm also forever and a half behind on my inbox and it ain't looking purdy that I'm gonna get caught up in the near future [read: ever]. Work is kicking my tail something fierce and is only gonna get worse. I've recently found out I'm getting promoted (which is a funny word to use as I'm not getting a raise) to the head of Human Resources for insurance or some such nonsense. Basically, the job is gonna blow and I'm gonna be banging my head on my desk more than ever and probably losing my religion (heh heh) during phonecalls with folks who want to torture me. Yayyyy. But it's a job and I got it, so la la la. <--my crack at optimism.

In other news, I'm so beyond stoked to have gotten a DD on this here poem:

Dear Parents:Strike the soft skin of your children; leave marks.
   Go on: show them how hard they must become
      to be like you.
Mold them to be mindless: coach them to react
   with fists; make them believe that words have
      little worth.
Shape them into an almighty monster: modern man.
Destroy their purity and imagination by damning them
   with absurd words of a god who previous men
      imagined.
Teach children to follow a leader, and to not ever
   break the circle they belong to, so society never
      moves forward.
Above all: train them to question love, even your own.

I'm super proud of this poem and it means a lot that it's had a mostly positive reaction. So thanks to everyone who read, commented, fav'd, or just didn't act like an assface about the topic. You're all lovely. Well, most of you. (The trolls were gross, but no one likes them, anyway.) So major thanks to the wickedly amazing GrimFace242  for featuring the poem and to the forever lovely LiliWrites  for giving him a nudge to do so. Y'all are beautiful people. :heart: I'm SO SORRY I've not been able to reply to everything or thank everyone for their kindness, but life is an eww-face. So anyway, thanks to all of you, and to the new watchers: I'm not terribly post-y these days, but I like to chit-chat when I'm around. :)

I miss all of you! :blowkiss: Keep me updated on all of your shenanigans! :la:

  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: The Meat Puppets
  • Drinking: Water

EDIT: No more votes needed! My friend got plenty! Thank you all!!!! ----Please take this short (3 questions only) survey for my friend! They're for school and her grades depend on getting these answered efficiently. 

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10 deviants said www.surveymonkey.com/s/WLVRSCQ
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7 deviants said Seriously, y'all. She's like my best friend and the most wonderful human being I know.

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CalleighBlack Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hey girl! I hope that in your absence from this crazy, fun place that you're doing good. I do miss you. Do you ever hear from Jenny or Jeremy? I know they left dA, but I used to hear from them, and it's like they dropped off the planet. LOL. Just wondered. As for you Miss Thang, I hope that work is not kickin' your butt too bad today and that you have a great weekend. :hug:
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Back-2-Life Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi Rachel, long time :)
You really deserved the DD!

How are you doing?
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Rachel, you are loved, and admired not only as the artist you are, but most of all as the woman and person you are.  I hope you will always remember while you feel the love:

BElieve in YOUrself by KmyGraphicHeart
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   General Artist
Tag a quality deviant: You’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! Heart
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randomaxes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
congrats on your DD, Rachel.
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! I was so stoked to see that poem was featured; it definitely meant a lot to me. :)
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Writer
I was absent, since long time ago... Just a few word in my legendary bad american-english(ameringlish?) to say to you : have a wonderful year. You're a great and a talented poetess. I'm glad to read you.

Frantz.

:rose:
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've been absent, too, Frantz! You are still such a sweetheart. I hope you've been well and I wish you an amazing new year! Thank you. :tighthug:
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Jaybird101 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Hey southern girl with all your potential I just wanted to wish you a very marry Christmas and an extremely happy new year. I hope it all that and more for you and your's.  
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there, Jay! Thanks so much, and my apologies for the late reply. It's been madness in my world and I've had little time for dA. I've missed all of y'all, though! I hope your Christmas and New Years were both amazing!
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