The start of the new year was pretty stinky. I won't say what, but we ended up having an unexpected break-down of something that will take several hundreds of dollars to fix--and we won't have the money for a couple of months. So, needless to say, that was a bummer and I was pretty depressed yesterday.
But....there were a couple of bright spots that did cheer me up.
I think I mentioned a while back that a couple of my relatives didn't know what to get me and Jim for Christmas, so they offered to get us some commissioned art. One of the pieces came in yesterday--another work by the amazing *Elengwat
. I don't know how much my watchers here like to hear about Relativity, so if you want to read more about this piece, you can visit this journal. [link]
I also ended up winning my first Lit contest! Okay, admittedly, there were only 3 entries, but it was still a big boost for me because I'm quite self-conscious about my writing. Anyhow, "Paradise Lost" is a story about a young girl who makes bad choices and the consequences of them. It's a strong piece, but if you are interested in it. you can read about it and find a link to the story here...
The Winner Is...Drum roll please! bjkdajgldngkbjkldnbkjan;bnfdbfnkz bnk;
The winner of the 1st ever Limitless Fiction writing contest is :iconmirz-alt: with her story Paradise Lost -> http://limitlessfiction.deviantart.com/gallery/34044578#/d4kl1n6 !!!!!!!!!
I chose this submission for 1st place because their was a great use of emotion behind it. The other stories did tie emotion into their stories. But the main character's love, fear, and shame really drew me in unlike the other stories, and the ending of Paradise Lost was far from what I expected to happen, in a good way of course.
So be sure to check out Paradise Lost in the link above.
Also, you should check out her profile, she has some really cool stuff, like this -> http://relativitycomic.deviantart.com/
She also makes emotes, like this one -> http://mirz-alt.deviantart.com/gallery/26865045#/d3275ho
And this one -> http://mirz-alt.deviantart.com/gallery/26865045?
With the new year, that means shifting back into dA stuff. The hope is to get another article of #Emotizine
up soon. I will also be continuing my emoticon series, The Emoticon Corner. Plus, I planned a couple more "Best of 2011" articles which I hope to get up soon.
I know I missed several people's birthdays. Who had birthdays this past week or so? Also, we celebrate my son's birthday on the 6th, and me and `Ravenswd
will be married 18 years on the 8th.
is hosting the Community Spirit Be sure to check it out and add him to your devWatch. Also, we'll be opening host request for Jan/Feb/Mar later this week, so stay tuned.
475+ messages. Hope to get to them today and tomorrow.
With the New Year, I have to get back in line with my promised features. Until then, just some random and not-so-random ones below.
And, despite it all, remember this...