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hivemind rejectto the nth degree
xyz
a + b =
what        
        is            
            the
locker combination?
to slip a note
the matte black swarm of angrywasp
teenagers
spread across cityscapes
like a bruise.
yank on the bit
in your mouth -- onward!
it is their place to tell you when to move.speak.eat.
it is their place to tell you.
epicentre                
            explosion
                         exoskeletal
and ginsberg said they were destroyed by madness
but it's not madness that's destroying us,
not        
     this                
         time
but oh, who knew that
sanity
could play this kind of game?
never mindwhen we started out, we knew about radios
and we knew about static, and broken televisions and broken
guitar strings and dust on pianos that nobody played anymore, and never mind
you know, being sad - it’s kind of like a garden
sometimes you can ignore it, but
you have to water it every day
acknowledge that it’s there for the foreseeable future
i don’t know, never mind
all i know is that every day i put my sadness on its leash and
it follows me around, bleeding grey out onto the grey concrete
and making it greyer — never mind.
people used to compliment me, say your eyes are so blue!
they don’t compliment me anymore
maybe because my eyes aren’t blue anymore, just grey, never mind
but honestly, it takes so much effort to tear my hands away from my cup of tea
in the morning, pretending that it’s still warm
never mind
just step out into the loneliness, never mind
the rain and the clouds and the asphalt covered in the sweat and dust and rust
21st century holocaustwhat're we questioning/questing for/quietly quelling dreams of?
some form of neotruth in vicious subconscious rebellion
of the ancient age we can't throw off
(don't know how to without reinventing 14ngu4g3
and even then it's too little/not enough/never enough)
some answer to our own innate misanthropy/mistakes/miscalculations
the anachronism of the everything$ystem
built for the industrial age
pandemic of panic and
ca(CO)phony of carbon monoxide poisoning
cause the only thing we have in common/are good at/enjoy
is killing
(choke on your own spittle and capitalism and chemical warfare)
i keep track of every archaic turn of phrase
that you don't need a definition for
(destruction of the old is not the way to usher in the new)
count every one as a victory and a point in my favour, well, i'm losing
we like to kill ourselves but we're not supposed to call it that
pour toxin into our bodies by the gallon/litre
(we've been mid-transition too long)
not too quickly or you'll get weird looks
whe


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The Great Race by GuinevereToGwen is "a modern-day quest set in a girls' school: the 'dragon' is armed with a broom and the 'princess' isn't interested in the hero" (suggester's words).

2014-06-14
Prose

( Suggested by SCFrankles and chromeantennae and Featured by neurotype. )


Man Sold Separately by GuinevereToGwen

2013-09-28
Prose

( Featured by Beccalicious. )


Golden Ink and Going Back by GuinevereToGwen "is a wonderful tale of childhood, growing up, and then wishing you could be a child again. Using fairy tales that are well-known, a wonderful story is spun that will take you back to your childhood days of innocence," says the suggester.

2013-01-27
Poetry

( Suggested by MagicalJoey and Featured by thorns. )

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Daily Lit Recognition



The Great Race
suggested by LiliWrites and featured by VertigoArt
"A fun, exciting ride. Tightly written, interesting character. I was caught up in Charlie's race from the first stride to the last."

2014-07-21
Prose



The Story of the Bench
suggested by chromeantennae and featured by TwilightPoetess
"This piece is really unique and the dialogue is great. I really, really enjoyed this read."

2014-05-22
Prose



Derailed
suggested by saltwaterlungs and featured by DrippingWords
"At first, the piece might seem cliché, but it quickly disorients the reader well enough to shake away any thought of it being anything but unique."

2013-10-30
Prose



Rescue Team
featured by doodlerTM
"A piece that conveys the frustration of having a co-dependent friend."

2013-09-25
Prose



On a Dark and Stormy Night
suggested by WritersInk and featured by SilverInkblot
"A very cleverly written piece using the first lines in many famous novels."

2013-07-04
Prose



Saving Ladybugs
featured by doodlerTM
"A touching story about ladybugs and loss told through the point-of-view of a child."

2013-02-10
Prose

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:bulletpink: How To Be A Productive Writer
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:iconwildfirepen:

It's feature time! And for this feature I'd love to present one of my best friends and one of the most fantastic writers (on dA or off) I've ever had the pleasure to read: wildfirepen.

I met Tori last April when we were sorted into the same cabin for Camp NaNoWriMo. Everyone in that cabin is completely fabulous; we spent hours chatting, doing word sprints, and sharing our novels with each other (and we still do). I've fallen in love with every single piece, poem, scene, and story Tori has ever sent me. Her first drafts read like published novels, her characters are fascinating and well-rounded, and stories heartbreaking. It has been an honour for me to read and edit (although it's so hard to edit her stuff considering its PERFECTION) her novels, and I hope to continue doing so in the future.

Unfortunately, it's a bit unfair for me to praise her novels so much because she hasn't posted them to dA, so they aren't available to any of you guys. :( However, she does post her poetry, and it is truly insane. If you know me, you know that I'm not much of a poet. I've also never had a proper English class, so I don't read poetry very well. That's why it's really hard for me to put into words how spectacular Tori's poetry is. However, I can appreciate poetry, and let me tell you, I appreciate her poetry very much. Here are a few of my favourites of hers:

hivemind rejectto the nth degree
xyz
a + b =
what        
        is            
            the
locker combination?
to slip a note
the matte black swarm of angrywasp
teenagers
spread across cityscapes
like a bruise.
yank on the bit
in your mouth -- onward!
it is their place to tell you when to move.speak.eat.
it is their place to tell you.
epicentre                
            explosion
                         exoskeletal
and ginsberg said they were destroyed by madness
but it's not madness that's destroying us,
not        
     this                
         time
but oh, who knew that
sanity
could play this kind of game?
never mindwhen we started out, we knew about radios
and we knew about static, and broken televisions and broken
guitar strings and dust on pianos that nobody played anymore, and never mind
you know, being sad - it’s kind of like a garden
sometimes you can ignore it, but
you have to water it every day
acknowledge that it’s there for the foreseeable future
i don’t know, never mind
all i know is that every day i put my sadness on its leash and
it follows me around, bleeding grey out onto the grey concrete
and making it greyer — never mind.
people used to compliment me, say your eyes are so blue!
they don’t compliment me anymore
maybe because my eyes aren’t blue anymore, just grey, never mind
but honestly, it takes so much effort to tear my hands away from my cup of tea
in the morning, pretending that it’s still warm
never mind
just step out into the loneliness, never mind
the rain and the clouds and the asphalt covered in the sweat and dust and rust
21st century holocaustwhat're we questioning/questing for/quietly quelling dreams of?
some form of neotruth in vicious subconscious rebellion
of the ancient age we can't throw off
(don't know how to without reinventing 14ngu4g3
and even then it's too little/not enough/never enough)
some answer to our own innate misanthropy/mistakes/miscalculations
the anachronism of the everything$ystem
built for the industrial age
pandemic of panic and
ca(CO)phony of carbon monoxide poisoning
cause the only thing we have in common/are good at/enjoy
is killing
(choke on your own spittle and capitalism and chemical warfare)
i keep track of every archaic turn of phrase
that you don't need a definition for
(destruction of the old is not the way to usher in the new)
count every one as a victory and a point in my favour, well, i'm losing
we like to kill ourselves but we're not supposed to call it that
pour toxin into our bodies by the gallon/litre
(we've been mid-transition too long)
not too quickly or you'll get weird looks
whe
metaphysicali. open mouth
i trace the outline of my mouth and
dream prisms of prisons and
scorpion houses.
i fit myself into a box
muscles cramp spasm tear
but it's safer this way.
the bricks of my house are made of chequebooks
i want carnations
on my coffin.
i want carnations
burned at my cremation.
i am a fiery prometheus
a dying devil's desperate daughter
i am alive! alive! alive!
refocus the telescope, refocus the wreck into
something
a little more
manageable
(breath comes easy here, it's everything else that's hard)
ii. closed mouth
i'm saying, are you there?
i'm saying, are you listening?
i'm saying, look at the house we built, look at my ragged fingernails, look at the sky.
you're saying, look at the carnations.
you're saying, look at the roses, look at the [small talk]
i'm saying, let's have a conversation
you're saying, yes, let's talk about the weather.
i'm saying, i think i might be dying.
(oxygen is a luxury i can't afford)


Her entire gallery is worth a read, but I think I like these best. She is an expert at playing with form and format, at playing with words, at playing with your head. That's why we call her the writing goddess. ;)

Tori is an amazing writer and an amazing friend, and I look forward to the day that her incredible novels will be available for purchase by everyone!

Also, can you guys believe that it's been a year since I've started my monthly deviant feature? So much has happened since then!

Previous Features

  • Mood: Adoration
  • Listening to: This Will Be Our Year by The Zombies
  • Reading: A Clash of Kings George R. R. Martin
  • Watching: Graceland

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GuinevereToGwen
Danielle
Artist | Student | Literature
Canada

Aspiring novelist, composer-lyricist, sunriser, dreamer, and the biggest poetastrophe you'll ever meet.


I'm currently a student in Canada who dreams of spending the rest of her life writing novels and short stories on a houseboat. Fond of classic literature and musical theatre, I love snowflakes, hot air balloons, and typewriters, although I've never used one and doubt I would enjoy it.

I write short stories, poetry, songs, plays, screenplays, musicals, articles, anything and everything that can be written, I'm writing. My current writing projects include my novel, Columbia Uncharted, a collaborative novel with NGBookworm97, Sunriser, and a one-act musical I'm currently in the process of putting on called The Strangers on the Bus.


Nice Things People Have Said About Me
"Danielle’s gallery is packed full of intriguing and clever pieces to peruse, on her multi-faceted profile. Whether in sharing her novels brimming over with moving tales or reading a touching story or poem from a unique angle, she’s written something for everyone to enjoy."
by LadyLincoln, one of dA's biggest sweethearts

"What I love most about her writing is her character development and her observation/analysis of other human beings...including her honest evaluations of herself and her feelings.
Danielle is one of the most imaginative storytellers I know and, time after time, her writing touches me in some way, whether because I relate to it personally or am simply fascinated by it."
by one of the kindest people I know, hopeburnsblue

"GuinevereToGwen is possibly my best internet buddy. She is just.. wow. She's always trying new things with her writing, and she's always participating in competitions and coming up with new, cool group ideas. She's super nice and her poetry is phenomenal, as is her prose and her stagewriting. She's just all around talented."
by the wonderful saltwaterlungs

"GuinevereToGwen is a sweetheart in every sense of the word. Her work just sweeps you off your feet with her incredible control of literary devices."
by the incredible momo-madness

"You are now a magical writer unicorn."
by my favourite person in the whole world, SilentSails


Favourite plays: Lots of musicals (Les Mis, Next to Normal, Wicked, Chicago, Rent) and anything Shakespeare (my favourites include Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, and As You Like It)!
Favourite poets: Allen Ginsberg • Lewis Caroll • Robert Frost
Favourite colour: All of them! Don't make me choose!
How I would like to die: In a swordfight, defending my life. Preferably on the back of a dragon.

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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Danielle, thank you for the cake badge and all the love on my recent work! :iconattackglompplz:
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Steamland Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I Must say I Enjoy your work,very lovely and amazing. keep it up Gwen.
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Scarlettletters Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks very much for faving my work!
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the delicious cake badge, sweetpea. :heart:
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anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Thank you so much for the fav on The Coffee God!

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