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UPDATE: Because of the extra requirements in the Theme of the Month and some late pairings among group members, the Theme "Emotion" will carry on to December as well.
If you are unhappy with your collaboration partner or you still haven't received one (most likely because a lack of participants) then feel free to leave a comment.

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Halloween! With November just beginning, the writers are just beginning NaNoWriMo while the visual artists are either inspired (or discouraged) by the blistery autumn season. But hopefully you'll still have time for our Theme of the Month Contest!

But first, here's the results of our October Theme of the Month:

First Place
silver-ships-fly takes the lead with her beautiful piece "i wouldn't mind listening to time sing me away."
Though she hasn't been with us long, silver-ships-fly has joined our ranks with a bang. One of the most serious while simultaneously beautiful pieces of our submissions, this piece simply amazes all those who read it. Congratulations, silver-ships-fly!

Second Place
A winner of a past Theme of the Month, InsatiableStarvation once again takes the cake with his lovely poetry- on this occasion with a certain piece titled "Dear Sweet Tooth."
Dear Sweet Tooth."Dear Sweet Tooth"
Dear Sweet Tooth,
I was at the Bakery today,
You remember, right?
We both saw that slice of cheesecake,
Yeah, you know~,
The one we ate today!
You forgot already, didn't you?
Let me tell you again:
We sat at the table, and watched
As the waitress took the cake knife
And cut through heaven.
Let me tell you about it.
That cheesecake was creamy~,
It's base made from graham-crackers
Sweet! No?
But you should have seen the best decoration,
The fruit.
Two strawberries coupled the top;
Like two plump, red, juicy lovers.
They were coated by sauce, like a steam
Running over a beautiful plateau
Of savory dessert.
It called out to us,
Like a scrumptious siren;
Signing a song of
Savory sweetness~.
We immediately ordered a plate,
Of a slice of heaven.
We sat down, giddy
Like a child waiting for a new toy.
The waitress smiled, as she handed us
A snow-white plate , and on top?
That slice, eager to please.
The two strawberries sat aside,
as if being polite, it allowed my eyes to

A silly but yet wondrous piece of work about a conversation from one sweet tooth from another reminiscing a delightful meal earlier in the day. Definitely a different take on "The Sweetest Goodbye." Congrats!

Third Place
For third place, I'd like to present a piece by one of our very own admins: "Those Precious Moments" by HarleyQuinn2012!
Those Precious Moments by HarleyQuinn2012
One of our few photography submissions, this piece speaks worlds to all of us mothers or mothers-to-be. There's multiple explanations to this picture (a woman handing her baby over to her father, perhaps?) but that's all just detail, because they both look so adorable!

Honorable Mentions
:thumb331285726: by spotnick97
:thumb334503898: by Kymira12
Deliverancean angel drifts at the edge of the sky
with dwindling wings, she murmurs 'genesis'
and extends her fingers to try
and catch the pieces of a broken world
"sometimes we just need to burn
to have a way to light up the night"
the ground collapses upwards, and the
clouds come tumbling down-- the stars
awake and smile, they set fire to
desiccate all blinded faith
the masses watch on; glazed eyes,
broken spines, excised tongues-- they
are seduced by the twinkling lights
"destruction breeds beauty and
it seems to go both ways"
as the day decays, their time shatters
until those knuckle-dragging fools
find broken moment shrapnel
deep within their flesh
and the oceans scream out,
washing over their wounds to prove
it can never happen again
"if you have guilt, don't
you think you might deserve it?"
the moon eclipses and the angel
decides the battle was lost
long before it began
she kisses the remnants
of a forsaken land, tenderly
"in the end,
we all
by intricately-ordinary

November's Theme
Alright, everyone! I've got a new trick up my sleeve for this month.
The new theme is: Emotion
But, you have to collaborate with another artist. You will be assigned a collaboration partner
Confused? Basically, I'll be giving one emotion to two artists and they'll collaborate with each other to make a final product.

Here's How You Participate
1) Leave a comment saying you would like to enter.
2) I will note you and another artist, assigning you a specific emotion and additional information about said emotion.
3) You will both have to contribute to one piece of work about said emotion then submit it as a final product to the group.

Deadline is, as always, at the end of the month: November 30th

:bulletblack: Point Pool (to be dispersed among winners): 400
:bulletblack: Journal Feature from APictureToA1000Words
(More, to be announced)

Good luck, everyone!
Add a Comment:
thehiddenpath Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha if there are any late entries I would love to enter!!! This theme seems like so much fun!
music-drop Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I would like to enter. ^^
No-Name-Girl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Photographer
I would like to enter!
Ashborne-Demon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Let me know when you have a post for the November contest alone and I can get it set up in my contest feature section :D
JerkwithNoName Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Congrats to all the winners and honorable mentions!

I too would like to enter the November contest.
silver-ships-fly Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i'd love to enter!

thank you! i'm so happy!!!:la:
and congrats to all you winners!
InsatiableStarvation Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you~! I am too grateful to be featured! :squee: Congratulations to participants and winners alike, you all have some lovely poetry!

Oh, and I'd like to enter the next theme of the month contest as well~ :meow:
GiovediStorm-Shade Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I'd like to enter the November contest.
HarleyQuinn2012 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you everyone! I am so proud of that photo, and my niece actually had a seizure last weekend and I couldn't be with her so this photo means even more to me now than when I took it!
EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
God, that's terrible! A little baby like that having a seizure? Hope she turns out alright
HarleyQuinn2012 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Photographer
She's ok, being tested for epilepsy but we think it was just from fever. Thanks for the well wishes!
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wouldn't mind participating; I just hope it's someone who actually checks in at least once a day.
WordWeight Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Writer
The winner's are amazing, congrats! :D

Put me in the entering basket please
Kymira12 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations winners! :party:

I would like to enter please! :aww: I've never done a collaboration before..
Contradictory55 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
Well, this sounds fun! I would like to enter ^^

phillipskid32 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations to the winners,(I'm actually happy I didn't win or get an h.m., as I was disappointed in my entry) nonetheless still some very talented writers in this group, and I'm proud to be a part of it. You can put me down to participate.
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I feel ya, it was pretty thrilling, wasn't it.
Januairie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who participated! :meow:

We're all so busy nowadays... D:
EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
Oof, so true! Everyone has a million projects going on or they've overwhelmed by their DevWatch

Or they're just lazy, like me
Januairie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or all of the above, like me, haha!

The collaboration for the TOM is a really neat idea :D
EvelynTaliette Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
Haha! That's true too xD

And, thanks! The idea isn't the hard part- getting people to read the rules is!
Januairie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're not overwhelmingly complicated, so it should be fine. ^^
waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
congrats to the winners!
InterstellarShadow Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulations to all of the winners/honourable mentions!

I would like to enter!
LightOverpowers58 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
I would like to enter!

Congratulations to the October winners/mentions!
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