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   ye
Dreaming children, come in masses
   we
Errant artists grow like grasses
   find
Verity in our invention
   our
Interred art, our loved detention

Are we now become a force
Nature of a deferred course
To paths less chosen, grander still
Always for those who wander will?

   we are
Reborn with each ingredient
   we are
The soul of every deviant
Okay... this one has been a long time coming. Before we go any further, I'd just like to say that I would very much appreciate comments on both the drawing and the poem, if you are so inclined to give them. This poem is an acrostic - that is, if you read the first letter of each line going down, it will spell something. I wanted to do this a little different, though, hence I have three stanzas, the first and last being staggered in a way that breaks up what would be normal lines. I've been experimenting with it a bit lately. It doesn't look pretty as I had to use the code option to keep the structure intact. You will note that the acrostic spells, you guessed it, DEVIANTART. As always, the drawing was pencil to ink, 100% ballpoint everything.

Anyway...

I believe I finished this drawing last October, along with the poem, and I have not until today posted either of them. The question is - why today?

Well, these are two pieces about Deviant Art. These are about those that I've met, those I still talk to, and those I will meet in the future. These are about the community. Right now, we are suffering from a lot of political upheaval, and I wouldn't exactly call this a great time for community spirit. There's a lot of bad blood. A lot of folks are protesting by putting away their work, many are putting up angry journals, and lines are being drawn.

I'm going to post a link to the journal of a photographer I've admired here for a short while. Arachnid15 is a cool guy and an upstanding community member, and I believe he's right. We aren't here for politics, we're here for art. I feel bad about what's gone down, and I certainly have a lot of love for the people involved, but don't let it take away from what has always made this place great - you. Us. This place may have been started by a few individuals, but it was BUILT by the community. Without you guys, DA might exist, but it wouldn't be what it is.

So I'm not telling you what to think or what to do, but I'm just asking you to remember that this place is not only about the art, it's about us. I love you guys, all of you, both sides of the argument, staff and otherwise. This place means a lot to me, and I wish it, Jark, and all of you long, happy, successful lives chock-fucking-full of the meaning and definition that only come through the appreciation and creation of ART.
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LANA8D Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
i can't seem to take my eyes of this picture!!!

i was listening to pink floyed (the machine) about 15 mins ago, and when i saw this i couldn't help but imagine the song playing again.

this is such an eye trapping work of art!
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Quemaqua Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks so much. I really need to rescan and resubmit the thing someday. It used to be with these poetry/picture combos that you could see the image in its full glory, but now its limited to a preview size. I don't even know where the original work is anymore, sadly. After moving from California to Texas, it could well be in either place! But someday I'll get it redone.

Thanks again. =)
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angelStained Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   Writer
I adore this. The drawing AND the poem. Perhaps much more than I should, but still (:

I'm featuring you right now.
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Quemaqua Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! And I apologize for not saying so sooner... was on vacation rather suddenly for several days.
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angelStained Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   Writer
It's okay, I rather know what that feels like :XD: My pleasure!
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shadowdragon4 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Amazing.
Simply amazing.
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Quemaqua Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you so much!
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shadowdragon4 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
*salute* The compliment was well deserved. ^.^
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littlemissartemis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
I love the poem. It makes me proud to be a Deviant! I like the drawing too. The way many of the faces are being forcibly torn away from their group, others leaving willingly.
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justim Featured By Owner May 28, 2006
:nod: :gun: :relaxed:
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