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Studying the Senses - Results

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 20, 2014, 7:21 AM
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Contest Results

:bulletpurple:First Place: Touch by: Meggie272

:bulletwhite:Second Place: Touch by: xXI-Feel-InfiniteXx

:bulletblack:Third Place: String Number Six by: BlackBowfin

I would like to say thank you to everyone who entered as I do not have the guts to enter contests usually. Putting yourself out there is one thing, but to do it to be intentionally judged is sheer madness in my mind most days.


This is a reminder to those who still need to dole out prizes to the winners above.
First Place
:bulletblue: 3 month Premium Membership (donated by TwilightPoetess )
:bulletblue: 300 points (donated by ArtCrusade and xlntwtch )
:bulletblue: A prose commission of no more than 2000 words from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Features by:
  Second Place
:bulletblue: 1 month Premium Membership (donated by CactussKate )
:bulletblue: 100 Points (donated by Medoriko )
:bulletblue: A Flash Fiction commission of no more than 1000 words from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Features by:
Third Place
:bulletblue: A Poetry commission from TwilightPoetess
:bulletblue: Features by:

First Place

Touchand given that my life is not so much a life
as it is a void, and not so much a void
as a transposition,
three steps away from the
truth of things,
a smear of grease-paint vision,
given that i have spent hours with
my back on the asphalt spine
staring at the pale shell of the sky and
imagining myself as nothing but the
nothing i saw,
the paper-bone annulment of life,
some misstep between
‘born’ and ‘die’,
given all this, i had no choice
but to throw myself down
at the temple of incarnation,
and say before i drowned:
‘oh lord, save me, for i have
lost it all, and i am floating,
and i am falling,
and i am gone’.
at first i offered him blood sacrifice,
or close enough,
stinging tallies of the days
when i could not remember
what it felt like to be alive –
i decorated my skim-milk thighs
and waited for fruit,
or stars, to burst
behind my eyes.
but then i learnt better ways, gentler ways,
things that he gave me, or perhaps
things that i gave him

Second Place

Touchin the dreamless dark my eyes cannot discern
where your staircase spine curls to,
where the mortar cementing your bones ends;
sounds are distorted, fragmenting through the ivy vines
weaving between roof tiles, you are derelict.
i cannot taste or smell, cannot hear or see,
all i can do is touch, fingers exploring the brambles,
the barbed wire fences around your heart;
all i can do is reach for the dead roots of rotten willow trees,
hoping they will curl around my fingers, bark scratching against my skin;
all i can do is hope that each kiss can plaster, can fill in
the gaping maws ripped through the walls, that my legs tangled in yours can
reweave the threadbare carpets, light up the chandelier glowing in your eyes;
all i can do is touch, feel the cobwebs disintegrate against my chest
and hope that one day when you are habitable once more,
you’ll invite me in.
(you asked me once why i kept my eyes shut whenever
we held hands but i can’t explain that
i can't recognise you with

Third Place

String Number Sixthe insulation
of cable number six
can't always contain
the polarity or state
of its energy and
clandestine signal
leakage bleeds
into the other five
and it's not always
our past (or even our own)
memories that
trigger déjà vu
a combination
appendage and receiver
it stretches and
disappears into
the blue and black
of infinity's dark bundle
one thread
among the countless
in this leviathan orchestra
string number six
is not so much
a sense
as a hack
into the other five
from ago ahead
and another us
sparking us awake
through our
comfortable pillows
of dull interference
wordless current
flows through
our ghost conduit
raw crushed data
at its simplest
most divine core
colors touching
smells memories
pulses this linkage
between souls
stars earths

Journal Skin by TwiggyTeeluck
Brush by Leichnam


Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
I am a poet. I have put my hand to other things, but I have always been a poet.

My personal writings are angsty and sometimes dark, but my professional pieces are a bit lighter. I am categorized, like many, as "undefined". I used to consider myself a literalist - simple metaphors where necessary, but primarily, painting easy to understand pictures in easy to read pieces, but my life is changing and so is my voice. Who knows where I will end up next, if anywhere.

I started writing before I knew how to properly spell at 7 and it has suckt with me throughout my adult life.

I wrote my first poem about my new sister at 7 and finished my first children's story at 8. I was published at 9 and dropped off until I was 13.

I had my first adult publishing experience at 19 when a piece of mine was inked in a local paper. I continued writing methodically and religiously until my mid 20's where my personal life took precedence and I had to set my pen down. I did not write again for several years.

I am now in my 30's and the lit bug is secured with two hands. I will work diligently to ensure it stays where it is.


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Is the hybrid amalgamation known as prosetry a valid form of expression? 

16 deviants said Expression is expression
2 deviants said No. Make up your mind.
2 deviants said I guess, but I don't have to like it
1 deviant said I have an example that you should check out (comment please)
No deviants said I write prosetry, does that make a difference? No.
No deviants said Me writing the vile form makes you hate me more
No deviants said Well, since you do it, it must be okay. Can I read something?

(for those who actively read my writing) You Are: 

60 deviants said Female 18-25 years
33 deviants said Female 13-17 years
15 deviants said Male 18-25 years
10 deviants said Female 31-45 years
6 deviants said Male 13-17 years
5 deviants said Female 26-30 years
5 deviants said Male 26-30 years
5 deviants said Male 31-45 years
5 deviants said Male 46+ years
3 deviants said Female 46+ years

Writers: Do you write 

10 deviants said All of the above
9 deviants said for fun
9 deviants said To release
2 deviants said To make a name for yourself
2 deviants said Other (comment)
No deviants said for profit and praise

Do you prefer 

9 deviants said Coca-cola (diet or regular)
8 deviants said Water (unflavored)
4 deviants said Pepsi (diet or regular)
4 deviants said Dr. Pepper (diet or regular)
1 deviant said Mt. Dew (diet or regular)


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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Heart bum Thanks for the fave!
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for favoring 'Bombadil" William! :heart:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Writer
Of course. It was a good read.
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
:iconlainloveplz: Thanks for the fave!
rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)... :manhug:
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thanks for the fave :love:
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Writer
You are quite welcome, but you have no reason to thank me. :)
hypermagical Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
A much belated (2 months) thank you for the fave, and any and all faves since! :ahoy: 

I completely forgot to make an entry for your contest. :facepalm: It looked so interesting, too...
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Writer
You have until the 7th at 11:59 pm
hypermagical Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Oh. Then you might want to change the information at the top of your journal there. ^^;
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Professional Writer
Now you have even more time. :)
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for :+fav:ing sweetness, I appreciate the support!

With love,
BloodshotInk Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Thanks for the fave! :love:
BlacksmithofAngels Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the fave!
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Thanks for the fave :D
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Thanks for stopping by.
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  :iconeufrosis:   :iconthankyoupart1plz::iconthankyoupart2plz::iconthankyoupart3plz:
Thanks for the favourite, I appreciate it :]
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ArrogantReality Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Writer
Will, Lisa's lost her fucking mind. She's just up and decided on her OWN to destroy what you created, and you and I and so fucking many of us built and lovingly maintained. She's locked all the admins out of DLD and is closing it. I hope to god that you knowing this doesn't send you spiraling down, but man, I HAD to tell you....:(
VertigoArt Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you very much, Jamie. Your sentiment is greatly appreciated.

Check your notes.
ArrogantReality Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Writer
Will do.
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