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Weekly Round-up!

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:06 AM
Every week, we collect and feature the outstanding submissions to our gallery. If you're looking for quality literature to read, start here!

Each item is hand-picked by our admins and presented with a small introduction (we think this makes browsing literature easier). We don't seek perfection: we just choose interesting work and share it for critique, appreciation and encouragement.


This week we're diving into the depths of thought and memory.

Immerse yourself in a world where television and live media entertainment has become a far more personal experience, then revel in the ecstasies of excess in an ode to Dionysus, before reliving the disturbing flashback of a seemingly normal man.  To end it all we invite you into the private thoughts of a criminal about to commit the act itself.

This Week's Features!

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The New Media by sodacat



Skull visors and programmed actors - the future of live media is a world where technology, programming, and the outlet of media entertainment collide.

This short story follows a day in the life of a work-for-hire programmer in a world where live media has taken an entirely immersive role. sodacat has written an engaging story with some brilliant ideas, fleshing out a future that is perhaps not as far-fetched as some may think.


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Dionysus by Rationalist-v-Artist



Intoxication and ecstasy - blurring the line between man becoming art.

A beautifully written poem inspired by the Greek God of excess himself.  Rationalist-v-Artist presents a poem that is visually engaging as well as mentally stimulating.  Expressing  the undulating lines between reality and thought, this poem speaks of creating art and that moment, for some, where the artist himself becomes art.


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Flesh and blood by GentlemanAnachronism



You take the time to make supper for your wife and daughter, and that's where it all goes wrong.

Flesh and Blood is a short scene demonstrating an excellent use of both the 2nd person narrative and abrupt changes in tone. GentlemanAnachronism has used the single powerful flashback to break up the seemingly pedestrian event and turn it into something that is far from normal..


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Bank Robber by ClockerZero



Robbing a bank takes careful planning and a special type of resolve

ClockerZero presents a brilliant little narrative from the perspective of a bank robber.  The slight excited tension is almost palpable as we prepare to follow this criminal in his actions.


Community News

:bulletblack: Want to keep up to date with community events?  Well PoeticalCondition's first Community Update news edition is out

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Shout Outs and Hallelujahs!

One of the things we love most about dA's Lit Community is the host of features it provides to help writers get more exposure. Right at the top of the list of those features are Daily Deviations and Daily Literature Deviations.

Help us celebrate the deviants featured this week by sharing a little love!

Congratulations to the following members for receiving a :icondailylitdeviations:

:bulletblack:  Sammur-amat  on Turning into Ghosts
:bulletblack: Pr0metheusUnb0und on West of the Sun
:bulletblack: OptimalDecay on The Fluidity of Our Shared Dream
:bulletblack: jaani-androphile on 1109
:bulletblack: flummo on Wildflowers, Imperfect Birds
:bulletblack: illusively on becomng a mermaid
:bulletblack: talkin-silence on Lies
:bulletblack: projectilewordvomit on Fill in the blank


Have we missed anyone? If a piece of your work in our gallery has been featured in the last week or so, let us know and we'll give you a shout-out in this space :D

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:iconbrokentales:
That's a lot of DLD features this week. :happybounce:
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Sleyf Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are, I found a bunch more after publishing then added them to make it an epic list!
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Rationalist-v-Artist Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is unexpected and truly appreciated. Thank you for the feature in the round-up :)
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Sleyf Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! Keep the amazing work coming!
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Cionie Jan 28, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, these kinds of writings are my favorite! Great round up, as always, and kudos to those gifted enough to take the reader inside the mind of another in such a complete way :)
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Sleyf Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree!
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:iconclockerzero:
To be featured among all the submissions truly is a wonderful feeling.

I hope to continue to submit work worthy of a weekly roundup as well as to read great work here at Writer's Ink!!!
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Sleyf Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May there be many more!
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:icongentlemananachronism:
Thank you very very much for the feature :)
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Sleyf Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's alright
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