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hivemind rejectto the nth degree
a + b =
locker combination?
to slip a note
the matte black swarm of angrywasp
spread across cityscapes
like a bruise.
yank on the bit
in your mouth -- onward!
it is their place to tell you when to
it is their place to tell you.
and ginsberg said they were destroyed by madness
but it's not madness that's destroying us,
but oh, who knew that
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

Previously Featured


Daily Deviations and Daily Lit Deviations

Daily Deviations

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).


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

Man Sold Separately by GuinevereToGwen


( 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.


( Suggested by MagicalJoey and Featured by thorns. )

Daily Lit Deviations
Daily Lit Recognition

suggested by chasingcloudbursts and featured by Naktarra
"This short story is a wonderful representation of the uncertainty of love, using the concept of entropy to tie it all together. The writing is intriguing and the ending is immensely satisfying. You will find yourself smiling uncontrollably at the end of this adorable tale."


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."


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."


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."


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


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."


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



Writing Projects


:bulletgreen: Columbia Uncharted: First draft completed, editing in progress
Word count: 62,093
:bulletgreen: Sunriser (Collaborative novel with NGBookworm97): First draft completed, editing in progress
Word count: 73,101
:bulletgreen: After Florence: 2014 NaNoWriMo novel, outlining in progress
Word count: 0

Project DD-a-Day

Project DD a Day aims to encourage deviants to suggest Daily Deviations. The challenge was to suggest seven DDs in two weeks. The project, which occurred from September 1st to 14th, is now over; however, I plan on organizing a second edition sometime in the future.

:bulletblue: Featured Deviant of the Month :bulletblue:

Every month, I feature a special deviant on my profile page as well as in a journal.

:bulletblue: September 2014
:bulletblue: August 2014
:bulletblue: March 2014
:bulletblue: February 2014
:bulletblue: December 2013
:bulletblue: November 2013
:bulletblue: October 2013
:bulletblue: September 2013

:bulletyellow: Perfect Poetastrophies :bulletyellow:

A series of my favourite off-dA poetry/songs/inspirations.

:bulletyellow: The Wild Hunt by Tallest Man on Earth
:bulletyellow: On the Road (Novel) by Jack Kerouac
:bulletyellow: Next to Normal (Musical) by Tom Kitt and Bryan Yorkey
:bulletyellow: More Lies by Karin Gottshall
:bulletyellow: Home to Roost by Kay Ryan

:bulletorange: Writing Advice :bulletorange:
:bulletpink: Project Educate Articles :bulletpink:

Because I somehow think I'm qualified to give writing advice.

:bulletpink: Musical Theatre: Golden Age and Beyond
:bulletpink: How To Be A Productive Writer
:bulletorange: Switching POV's
:bulletpink: Hook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your Story
:bulletpink: Songwriting: The Basics
:bulletorange: I Groan When I Read a Dream Scene
:bulletorange: Relatable Protagonists and Clichés


Writing is a talent. by PixieRiotHonored 2 Have Gotten DD Stamp by Mirz123I was featured on DLD by caybeach
I :heart: my ACTIVE watchers by StampsByNeekkoI Quote Shakespeare by impersonalinfoMusic is love by PixieRiot
Books over all by PixieRiotPassion for telling stories by fakadeaSo Many Books by LaPurr
Writer Working Stamp by Mirz123Day Dreamer Stamp by Sora05Fantasy is my Reality stamp by purgatori
Les Miserables by vintage-cowbellsHello, my name is.. by cfryantAtheist Stamp by Kezzi-Rose
Doctor Who Stamp by OatzyNext to Normal by vintage-cowbellsSherlock Stamp by SummerGal7


Artist | Student | Literature

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.

Using capital letters in dialogue to express shouting: 

14 deviants said Nay.
10 deviants said It depends (comment).
8 deviants said Yea.
2 deviants said :shrug:


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sophietapia Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Writer
Thank you muchly for everything :)
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amazingmle11 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! Here, take a pinapple: :Pineapple la: 
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   Writer
:hug: Just because. ♥
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ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so, so much for the watch!! :glomp: :heart:
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Danielle, thank you for the cake badge and all the love on my recent work! :iconattackglompplz:
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