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The words are the spark.
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If you would like a formal critique on one of your pieces, please note :note: me. i would prefer it be poetry, as that would be most along the lines of something i am knowledgeable enough in to thoroughly critique, but i am open to at least attempting any and all styles of art.

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Hey All!

I'm a happy-go-lucky kid who spends all of his money on music - mostly the darkest, most esoteric he can find, with occasional piercing rays of sunshine - who constantly feels at ends with his interests and the societies they place him in and who doesn't really feel like he truly belongs anywhere, but is super happy to be right here.

I am currently a Swing (Poetry & Prose) Admin over at DailyLitRecognition. I'm more a poetry guy than a prose by preference of comfortability, but I promise to look at and consider anything and everything suggested to me.

Along with LitRecognition not accepting FanFics or chaptered work, I'm pretty picky about what I feature, but if you come across a piece that blew you away, I wouldn't be surprised if it does the same for me. I'm not much of one for emotional pieces and tend to have a more dark, existential, and modern preference, though there are certainly exceptions to every rule.

So if you come across anything that inspires you, please note me with a link to the piece as well as your reasoning behind why this piece has earned the honor of a DLD (this will greatly increase its chances of being selected) and I'll see what I can do. =D

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Interests: Music, Guitar, Writing, Popcorn, Ultimate, Puns, Endless Things, Sports, Mythology, Minimalism, Rain

Favorite Movies: Dune, Jacob's Ladder, Mulholland Drive, Muppet Treasure Island, Princess Mononoke, Requiem of a Dream, Road to El Dorado, The Seventh Seal, Super Troopers, The Wicker Man (1973), Zoolander

Favorite Band or Musician:
www.last.fm/user/Carmalain7
Carmalain7's Profile Page

Favorite Poet or Writer: Samuel Coleridge, Michael Crichton, John Donne, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Homer, John Milton, Ezra Pound, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Favorite Artist: John Baizley, Caspar Friedrich, Alex Grey, John Haughm, Lasse Hoile, Paul Romano

Shell of Choice: Bubble: and we'll whisper for fear it might take flight at our words.

Skin of Choice: Tattooed

Favorite Gaming Platform: The World

Tools of the Trade: A Frisbee and a Guitar

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My most recent band, Wake Leviathan,
has a band camp with free music: here

Webcam

Music. 

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Bitter Sweet: DLDrama and Life Moving Forward

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 12, 2014, 11:04 PM


Man, I'm not even sure what to say, y'all, I feel like I was on an episode of Survivor and got blindsided hard while an immunity idol sitting heavy in my pocket.

References that give light to my age aside, I just want to tell people that watch me and are DLD enthusiasts and supporters that this whole thing really did come out of nowhere. I can't imagine how such an - in my view - irrational decision was reached, but I want everybody to keep in mind that:

A) we don't have the whole story. Even if it got laid out from beginning to end for us, we are not the people involved and thus can never truly view this from their eyes. I understand the hurt that it brings to see something disappear so suddenly, I feel like someone cut my DA legs out from under me as DLD and tWR really are the foundation that I established myself on this site with. I can't tell you how much I grew as a writer and admirer of literature through that group, it's just impossible to put to words. It hurts, but lets stay level-headed and rational y'all. and

B) DLD, in spite of being community focused, was never truly ours to begin with. The people who create it and who are given control have every right to make a decision that they wish to make, however irrational it may be. It's theirs, they own it, and - at the end of the day - let's just be thankful that they decided to share it with the world. (I have that same view on music and it really helps me put some things into perspective when I otherwise feel betrayed.)

Everything will move forward; all things find balance with time.

I just want to close this chapter by saying that it is unfortunate that DLD has burned the bridges that so many labored so long to build, especially over something that (in my perception) is as petty as it was, but those bridges are burnt; what's past is past. Let's look forward to the future, whatever it might bring.

As to the suggestion that DLD moved away from what it was originally intended for, I was fortunate and blessed enough to see real writers grow and integrate into the community through DLD, and even be contacted by some expressing their excitement and appreciation. If operating on love for the community as a whole rather than in response to a perceived sleight from the greater dA is a movement from DLD's original intent, I'm glad it's closing because real people were positively impacted and that is something I'll always support.

But yes, please please (me) please go give hugs, hearts, condolences, and endless thanks to LiliWrites, thetaoofchaos, and SilverInkblot as they did more for DLD and - through it - this community than anyone can put to words. They were never content to let it stagnate and were always pushing forward to make it better for y'all and the Lit community as a whole and made a lot of sacrifices to make things happen and are wonderful people and I can't imagine how it must feel to have something you invested in for so long ripped from you so unjustly. They are in the right, especially Shane who somehow got strawmanned in that exit article for no reason, and I support and back them and everything they say and decide in regards to this fiasco.

Also, be sure to thank our friendly neighborhood DLD admins, both past and present past. You can find the most recent ones in the admin box here.

Aside from the aforementioned Lili, Lauren, and Shane (who I really can't thank enough for gracing this community with their time and effort, and even letting me being associated with them in doing so!), I also really need to thank LadyofGaerdon, TwilightPoetess, and Nichrysalis for the same reasons. Without them and DLD, I might not even still be here on dA, and certainly would not be the writer that I am today, nor would have interacted and been touched by so many people on here. So yeah, all six of them, just the most delightfulest.

Wow. Easily the most drama I've ever seen here on dA :p...



Speaking of drama, here's some bad news for people who love bad news (so it's good news!): after working a couple part-time gigs, I'm finally moving up in the world and taking a full-time position up in good 'ole Washington D.C. Crazy right?! Somehow I conned someone into hiring me.

I still haven't told all the people I need to tell about the job position - including some people here on dA, my extended family, most of my friends - that I keep up with, so let's just keep this between you and me, yeah? :shh:

I don't know why, but I've always had trouble sharing things about my life with people when they are of the extremes (good or bad)...

Anyways, I'll be moving up that-a-ways as soon as I finish some things up back home in Atlanta including - but not limited to - packing, beating the FFX re-issue, taking my GMATs (gross), and making sure my littlest brother beats me in the long run of life by getting into a killer college and just being the best. So, all that considered, I may be a bit quieter around here than usual (which is pretty darn quiet, I know), but I'll do my very best to be available to everyone and do my jobs over at tWR as often as I can, so keep me in the loop, yeah?

And if you're in that D.C. area and want to meet for tea/coffee sometime and say "hey" and "you" and "are" and "a jerk!" to me, I'd be super excited and happy to meet up so send me one of them fancy newfangled iNotes things that all the kids be sending here on dA these days.

Also, if you write and or read a delightful piece recently, please link it here in the comments and I promise to read and hopefully even do some commenting.

Y'all are the best, don't let anyone ever try to trick you into otherwise. Hope all is well, and I'm here for you if not. Keep your heads up, don't be stagnant, keep moving forward. If a hippie like me can get a big-boy pants wearing job, I promise you can do what you set your mind to and work hard towards.

All the best to you all,
-Alain

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(p.s. I'm not sure I should still be keeping the DLD icon here, but I'm still so proud of my involvement and time there and the contributions of every admin I ever worked for and with that I'm going to be keeping it there at least for the foreseeable future. And after all this talk of letting past be past, right? Love you all, endless endless thanks for the support all these years!)

 
  • Listening to: †††
  • Reading: GMAT Premier 2014
  • Watching: Rick & Morty
  • Playing: Axis and Allies

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The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes,
nor between parties either—but right through the human heart,
and who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”
                    Aleksandr | Solzhenitsyn

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Leoncio-Harmr 2 days ago   Digital Artist
Oh... And thanks for the watch and favorites of course ! ;)
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:iconcarmalain7:
Sir, to not watch you would have been tragedy. Your art so closely parallels my tastes, that I simply had to keep watching. Plus, I can't wait to discover some new great bands through your last.fm page. If it inspired art as tasteful as yours, I can only hope that I can apply it to my own.

All the best, mate!
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Edges-to-Everything 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Alain, I have officially joined you on the DLR team! :nod:

(Dare I say, in an effort to provide more balance? ;P)
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:iconcarmalain7:
I sense a balance... in the force...
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:iconedges-to-everything:
Edges-to-Everything 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
:nod:
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords 5 days ago  Student Writer
:heart: Thank you ever so much for the watch! :heart: I appreciate it. :heart:
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:iconcarmalain7:
You deserve it, good miss.

Also, while we're on the topic, I know you have a lot of heart, but I feel like even you have one to many in this comment. =p
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:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords 2 days ago  Student Writer
:giggle: Perhaps. :iconcheers2plz:
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PursuingTheCerberus Feb 7, 2014  Professional Writer
hey man...I have featured a poem of yours HERE
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:iconcarmalain7:
I must have done something extraordinarily awesome in a past life to warrant being able to know you in this one. ;p
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:iconirrevocablefate:
You were probably a hero. :la:
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:iconcarmalain7:
I can agree that, at the very least, the flowing hair probably would have come naturally.
(is there an icon with super flow-y hair? I feel like if it existed, you would know of it.)
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BlackBowfin Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there.  Thanks for the DLD feat for "If only that There Jesus".  It's much appreciated.
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:iconcarmalain7:
While I truly appreciate your acknowledgment, mate, most all of the credit goes to ghostinafog as I'm unsure I would have ever came across your brilliant piece otherwise.
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Concora Jan 3, 2014   Writer
I'm just popping by to give you an (extremely belated) thank you for the watch! Happy new year, and have a wonderful day. :)
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LiliWrites Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
chirstmas avatar  Merry Christmas, dear friend! :santarock: May this year hold plenty of opportunities to show how much you rock! :heart:
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:iconcarmalain7:
The fact that you managed to find the most metal emotes for a Christmas wishing is almost too much, Lili, you're way too awesome.
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LiliWrites Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nonsense! I have an inner rock chick, I promise. :P 
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:iconcarmalain7:
You live close enough to Seattle that I would never doubt.
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