Bookmark Special! Zodiac Charms In addition to my standard offerings, I'm going to be doing specials on my bookmarks occasionally You can find all the standard instructions in the two links above, and the special offer below!I recently bought a package of 12 Western Zodiac charms. They're bigger than a penny, but not quite as big as a quarter:The offer today is for one charmed bookmark and two non-charmed surprise bookmarks for 500 (That's about six dollars). Domestic or international. First come, first serve basis.Available charms:Virgo x2AquariusCapricornLeoPiscesCancerSagittariusTaurusLibraGeminiAresThe package I bought had two Virgos and was missing the Scorpio If these are popular, I may buy some more and make it a recurring thing
The Split in the Literature CommunityNot long ago, I put up a poll with a link to a survey outside of dA - the number of answers has been hovering in the nineties for quite a while now, and doesn't look like it's going to change, so I'd like to share some thoughts and data.But first, let me explain the purpose of the poll. There were seven questions in all, but only two that I was actually interested in:1. Why are you on dA?2. What is the main reason you are on dA?The questions were provided with the same answers, but with one crucial difference - the first question allowed for many responses; the second only allowed for one. This is what I was looking to study.When allowing for multiple answers, all the results got a number of responses:- To share my writing: 89%- To improve my writing: 78%- To make friends: 62%- To get famous: 7%- To have a support network: 57%- To collect/admire the work of others: 67%And when forced to narrow it down to a single reason, the results were:- To share my writing: 42%-
OxygenationBloodpumps in twodirections – to,and from, heartto tiptoe.The firstbreath is sharpin my diaphragm – thelast, heavy, saturatedin hushed ache,sated.You arethe pulsebetween my legs,and the sigh rushingto the centerfor air.
Directions to the end of the worldTake the first path you find.Go straight. Keep going.Past the grocery store; pastthe gas station. Leave the postoffice behind. Ignore all rest stops,ice cream shops, and stoplights.Toss the map – you don’t needit anymore. The city is dustbehind you; cross the state border;leave the country. Swim acrossthe ocean, walk over tundra,then ice. Keep going.If you fall off the edge, you’ve gone too far.
look at all this teenaged angstlook at all this teenaged angst,puddled in the floor like a pileof mildewing laundry. a hot topic shirtagainst the beanbag, slouchedinto a vampire kama sutra novelwrapped with a tasteful dust jacketfor mom to approve of; a chargingiphone (ugh, outdated); an artfullyripped hole over the knee, skulland crossbones band-aid prominent.look at all this teenaged angst;but take a moment to appreciatethe Justin Bieber posters in the trash can.
AugustMagnolia tree, wavingto the rotting barn, shadeschickens pecking at my toes.