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Welcome to Understood-Accepted's


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happy by roaryseaExcited Cactus by funymonySad by NecktiePom

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NOTE: Although this contest is run by the group you don't have to be in the group to enter so you can signup with a friend (or frenemy) from outside the group. The group is just the platform through which I am choosing to host the contest.

The concept of this contest was borrowed from Amarantheans , who held the "Awareness of the Arts, Visualize Our Dreams" contest earlier this year. I liked the idea of pairing up visual and literature artists so much that I want to do something similar in this group, just with a different theme. So what is happening you ask?

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Theme and Information


The theme for this contest is "Feelings". I've purposefully left it broad so that you can use any of the many, many feelings available in the emotion spectrum.

What happens, you ask? Well, simple. You sign up to do either a literature piece or an artwork of any form (traditional, manipulation, photograph, pixel, etc) but note you will be paired with someone doing the opposite (so a literature signup will be paired with an artist signup) or you can sign up in pairs - NOTE: Although this contest is run by the group you don't have to be in the group to enter so you can signup with a friend (or frenemy) from outside the group. The group is just the platform through which I am choosing to host the contest.

So, you've signed up as a pair, or you have been paired, what next? In your pairs decide between you who will make the first artwork. The second person will write, or draw, based on the first artwork so their work is a bit more difficult, in my opinion, as they have to interpret what has gone before them. Alternatively you might find this easy; basically it's up to the two of you to communicate with each other and decide who will be brave enough to create first. Then the partner creates.

After creation? Well, then you submit to the Feelings Contest 2015 folder in this group. It will be open to accept submissions from non members, but if there are any problems DO NOT FEAR! I will be on hand to fix them, as will the rest of the admin staff. NOTE: Please title your works the same so we can see the pairs clearly. So if person 1 is the artist and they draw something they titled 'hope' then person 2's lit piece should also be titled 'hope'. Though do try to make your titles interesting too :la:

After submission, what next? Then you wait for judgement to happen. There will be a team of judges (whom I am still gathering) who will judge the art and the literature based on rubrics. There will also be polls, in this group, where you get to choose your favourite. The top three people's choice (chosen by you) will be awarded extra points and this will be added to the judges points and the winners will be announced after about a week or two. (To give time for all mathematics to be sufficiently handled).

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Timeline


:bulletgreen: Signup Time -:- July 4th - July 24th
:bulletpink: Writing and Submission Time -:- July 25th - August 21st
:bulletgreen: Judging and Voting Time -:- August 22nd - August 30th
:bulletpink: Winners Announced -:- August 31st
NOTE: Times may be extended, but you will be notified if they are.

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Rules


:bulletred: One entry per person per pair please.
:bulletorange: Literature can be poetry or prose:
MAX 2500 words for prose and 50 lines for poetry.
MIN 300 words for prose and 3 lines for poetry.

:bulletyellow: Art works can be any form:
There is no MAX or MIN size for artworks, but please keep them reasonable.

:bulletgreen: Please keep mature content to a minimum as there are some younger people involved.
:bulletblue: Please place trigger warnings if needed.
:bulletpurple: In your artist's comments include:
That it is for Understood-Accepted 's "Feelings Contest"
A link to this journal
A link to your partner's piece (just in case either of you get lost)

:bulletpink: Please title your works the same per pairing. Please try make titles interesting too.
:bulletblack: This contest is open to all of deviantART, I am just choosing to host it through this group. So encourage your friends to signup. This will only work if we get enough pairings.
:bulletpink: Submit to the Feelings Contest 2015 folder.
:bulletpurple: New submissions specifically for this contest please.
:bulletblue: Please abide by deviantART's rules.
:bulletgreen: Please stick to the timeline. There will be a countdown box to help you remember, as the times are GMT +2 (my time).
:bulletyellow: Judges may not enter.
:bulletorange: You may donate, promote and enter all at once.
Rules may be edited, you will be informed if so.

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Judges


Your judges will be:
:iconqwibes: ( qwibes )
:iconmagicaljoey: ( MagicalJoey )
:iconmedoriko: ( Medoriko )
:iconthemaideninblack: ( TheMaidenInBlack )
more judges TBA

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Prizes


Name of Image


:bulletred: We need prizes to distribute to the winners.
:bulletorange: You may donate and still enter.
:bulletyellow: Consider features - both personal and group - points :points: , llamas, subs, custom artwork...ANYTHING
:bulletgreen: Please note me MagicalJoey with a note titled Prize Donation (Or something similar) if you can donate.
:bulletblue: Prizes will distributed to each winner, or, where needed, split between the pairing.

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:bulletyellow: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; Diluculi ; Amarantheans ; InklingsOfOblivion ; brodskales ;
:bulletyellow: Features from: MagicalJoey ; Understood-Accepted ; My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink ; Diluculi ; Medoriko ; TheWritersMeow ; Amarantheans ; InklingsOfOblivion ; LiliWrites ; Poetic-State-Of-Mind ; IrrevocableFate ;
:bulletyellow: 20 :points: per person from: Diluculi ; MagicalJoey ;
:bulletyellow: 100 :points: per person from: BeccaJS
:bulletyellow: A large chibi from: Amarantheans

:icon2nd1plz::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::icon2nd4plz:
:bulletblack: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; Diluculi ; Amarantheans ; InklingsOfOblivion ; brodskales ;
:bulletblack: Features from: MagicalJoey ; Understood-Accepted ; My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink ; Diluculi ; Medoriko ; TheWritersMeow ; Amarantheans ; InklingsOfOblivion ; Poetic-State-Of-Mind ; IrrevocableFate ;
:bulletblack: 15 :points: per person from: Diluculi ; MagicalJoey ;
:bulletblack: 50 :points: per person from: BeccaJS
:bulletblack: A small chibi from: Amarantheans

:icon3rd1plz::icon3rd2plz::icon3rd3plz::icon3rd4plz:
:bulletred: Llamas from:MagicalJoey ; Diluculi ; Amarantheans ; InklingsOfOblivion ; brodskales ;
:bulletred: Features from: MagicalJoey ; Understood-Accepted ; My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink ; Diluculi ; Medoriko ; TheWritersMeow ; Amarantheans ; InklingsOfOblivion ; Poetic-State-Of-Mind ; IrrevocableFate ;
:bulletred: 10 :points: per person from: Diluculi ; MagicalJoey ;
:bulletred: 30 :points: per person from: BeccaJS
:bulletred: A 50x50 gif from: Amarantheans

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:bulletblue: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; Diluculi ; Amarantheans ; InklingsOfOblivion ; brodskales ;
:bulletblue: Features from: MagicalJoey ; Understood-Accepted ; My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink ; Diluculi ; Medoriko ; TheWritersMeow ; Amarantheans ; InklingsOfOblivion ; Poetic-State-Of-Mind ; IrrevocableFate ;
:bulletblue: 5 :points: per person from: Diluculi ; MagicalJoey ;
:bulletblue: 20 :points: per person from: BeccaJS
:bulletblue: A 50x50 icon from: Amarantheans

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Example


I wrote the following:
EuphoriaEuphoria
4-7-15
Like a popped zit
My excitement bursts from my mouth in nonsense words;
I cannot control myself, they must come out
And they must come out now – the world must know my excitement;
Must see it in my eyes and in the strands of my lukewarm hair.
I pop with excitement because of the puppy,
Because of the cat,
Because of the hamster and the seal – I pop with excitement
Because of the very excitement itself.
It threatens to explode my brain
As it leaps like lightening within my mind;
My heart is held hostage by burglars
Coming to slyly steal it away on the tail wind of want;
I want the excitement to continue
Because I enjoy being excited – it’s a change
From noiselessly numb and depression’s dark grey...
...though I know I am still depressed,
That will haunt me like a spectre forever,
When excitement threatens to boil me from the inside out
I know that depression has taken a spot in the back of the bus.
And I can simply be excited.


and Diluculi drew the following as a response/interpretation:



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Questions


Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions. One of the admins will answer you (they don't bite).

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Resources
:bulletred: Dolphins ~ Divider and Penguins ~ Divder by OtomeNishiki
:bulletorange: happy by roarysea
:bulletyellow: Excited Cactus by funymony
:bulletgreen: Sad by NecktiePom
Okay everyone, the last journal of this years Flash Fiction Contest!

There were so many entries for the final rounds that they would fit here; but you can view them in this collection: obsydiandreamer.deviantart.com…

Third Round Winners!



For this round, the entries had to be 256 words long, and contain no adverbs.

The Winner was neurotype!

Eyes Like Gift HorsesClacking as my train rounds the curve. An arm touches my lap. Near its owner’s mouth, her skin cracks. Her pupils reflect the overhead fluorescent flicker. She smells old.
The Chicago and Franklin stop. My shoe thuds against the wooden planks. A reclined man watches the sun, which is overcooking this city. I throw a quarter at his empty coffee cup.
The store is cool and dark. The cashier defiles the register with her body, creamy blues watching me lift a Shiraz off the top rack. Two thousand dollars. I shrug and leave, cradling the bottle. Outside, I spin and twist. Cars everywhere, drivers watching bumpers. Traffic crowds the buildings and river, pigeons cover everything else. Their bellies are distended. There is a sweetness in the air.
Today, it’s the riverfront Hyatt. I take a room for myself and my wine. The bellhop drapes his cart, face layered in shadows. The overhead lights are excessive. I don my sunglasses. The maid by the elevator looks flushed. I


The Runner's Up were palaeochannel6 and BrokenTales!

Hellephant Tide UsWe trained for weeks, United Peanut Works policy. We got tank penetrating rifles, were given anatomy lessons, drilled and studied. We thought we were ready, prepared, capable. But the truth is nobody expects elephants.
The day it happened: A Tuesday, my birthday. Our security crew decorated the guard tower with pink shit from the dollar store and made me take watch, a UPW company tradition. I got to my post, conveyor frozen, printing machine dead, maintenance baffled. The lights died. Workers corralled into the cafeteria and joked, chatted, ate, lived their lives. It rained, sprinklers triggered, frenzy. From the distance came a sound, trumpets- their cry. We knew what it was.
The elephant alarm wailed. We locked the peanut vaults. The thuds shook us. We listened. They slammed the compound walls. We listened. It crumbled. We listened. They massacred the exterior guards like piñatas at a kid's party. We listened.
I recalled Mr. Denny, our supervisor; his hardness, his gaze. He'd se
  Promotion ExamMy opponent and I tease the air with our blades, searching for a weakness in the magnetic energies that shield us from one another. She feints, but it's a cumbersome maneuver, fitting her inexperience.
It's a cruel, power hungry family that pits a child against a veteran of the arena, one who had defended his position from numerous foes. They should have given her time. The stars know I'm ready to relinquish my seat at the council, but it will be to someone given the chance to earn it.
The girl has the gall to taunt me, unaware that she has committed at least seven technical flaws. Eight if you accept Rokdan's writings describing shield techniques.
My blade catches for a microsecond and I press into the crease. The barrier buckles and I surge into my opponent's reach with a flurry of blows.
She parries and spins, evading my strikes. A demon if ever I have faced one.
My body is absorbed in the fight - muscles sparking with memory - but my mind is calm. I had expected a hasty, inexperien


Fourth Round Winners!



For the last round, there was no word limit, but writer must have broken the fourth wall. Congratulations to CatLeo9894, with their entry, "Power and Empathy":

Power and Empathy   The room is dark and silent. He casts a look back, cautiously, but his guide only smiles and nods. He steps in, and the door closes behind him with a click.
   At first, he is confused. The room appears empty, and he wonders how he will find empathy here. But then something moves, and bright blue light lances towards his chest. The pain of it makes him cry out, but he is already healing.
   “Get out!” she screams, electricity racing across her skin. Her hands, shackled, move again in sharp movements that result in more blue electricity tearing towards him. Her hair, wild and blonde, writhes like snakes.
   He has never before seen such a beautiful sight.
   When she pauses for breath, he takes another step forward. She screams, and he has a moment to wonder why before another surge hits him with the force of a truck. He stumbles back, feeling his skin blacken and peel even as he heals.
   “Why won’t


The Runners-Up were inkedacrylic and MagicalJoey 

Break and Enter“I can’t believe we’re about to do this,” Ianthe muttered, pressing her back to the wall.
“Do shut up,” Ambrose said, motioning to her that the coast was clear. The teens slipped into the empty bedroom together. “Anyway, it’s too late for you to back out of it now.”
They stood in front of a tall dresser. Ambrose began pulling open the drawers one by one and searching through them quickly. He shoved neatly folded clothes aside, his fingers moving with purpose.
“Actually, wait!” Ianthe sighed.
“I’m pretty sure he normally hides his pistols in here…” her accomplice said, pretending to ignore her.
“Ambrose!”
He looked up and stopped what he was doing. “What? What now?”
Ianthe bit her lip, “I changed my mind. I really don’t want to be... caught… stealing Remy’s stuff when we have an audience here.”
“What audience?”
Ianthe’s eyes fl
  Flash Fiction #3Abigail Swan longed only to dance, but her opportunities were few; Abigail had been born a dwarf and dwarves were many things but ballerinas weren’t one of them. Ballerinas were tall, graceful, lithe, and lissom. Dwarves were, well, clunky, stocky, and stodgy. However, Abigail longed to dance, so dance she did every day around the house. It drove her mother crazy to have a dancing dwarf in her kitchen, living room, dining room and even the bathroom. Outside in the garden, whilst watering the plants or hanging the washing, it was somewhat ok to dance – there was nothing in the way – but inside, well, Abigail broke many things inside that house in her attempt to become a dancer.
“Abigail, who are you dancing for?” Her wretched mother once asked.
“For my father.”
“Your father is dead child, he cannot see you nor hear you, and he certainly doesn’t watch you dance,” the child’s face fell only for a second before she looked up



Wrap Up + Feedback



Lastly, thank you to raspil and DrippingWords who helped judge, and Moonbeam13, SRSmith, TheEvergreenShadow, LiliWrites and SMAdams who donated prizes. And also to all of you who entered! We weren't sure how the contest was going to turn out, but we're very pleased with the result!

Do you have any feedback about this contest?  There's always room for improvement with activities like these, and any feedback you can give us is great.

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If you would like your group to affiliate with CRLiterature, please inform us WHY you want to affiliate with us, otherwise we will reject your request. We only affiliate with the following:

:bulletgreen: Official deviantART groups
:bulletgreen: Established groups for the literature community.
:bulletgreen: Groups that encourage critique sharing
:bulletgreen: Groups that share news

We will not accept the following:

:bulletred: New groups with no information what the group is about
:bulletred: Groups for other art forms
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
So honoured Tears of joy 2 
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:iconlovebottleplz:
 thank you for including a little poem called grandmother. i sincerely appreciate it.
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there.  Thank you for requesting.  :)
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Neo128 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Thanks for accepting my membership request. :meow:
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Flutingspirit Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015
Thanks for the request :) Much appreciated.
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pjenz Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you sooo much for featuring my work :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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alapip Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for requesting to feature
'an infinitesimal sibilance'...

Youbetcha! :)
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moonkata84 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015   Writer
Thank you for the gallery request!
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Thunderstorm26 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You guys should read Tara Duncan. It's the best book ever!
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Soloeus Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
I fear I do not see a place to submit literature, it only offers me to submit in the news and I am sure that is not where it should go.
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tiganusi Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional
Hi - unfortunately as far as literature submissions go, we keep the group's gallery as a collection of lit-based news and literature DDs, and don't currently allow other lit submissions. If you're looking for some groups to display your work please check out our affiliates and the Groups page's literature category. Tons of great ones to be found! :)
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Thanks so much for the accept!

I am currently finishing up my first Oz novel-nearly 25% done, with a planned series.

Best,

James
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for requesting my poem :hug:
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24-Stars-of-Nirvana Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for accepting me into your group!
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Ja-mes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
D'oh! So sorry to submit something to the gallery! It has been a while and I didn't take the time to remind myself about the different groups here.

it felt GREAT to be writing again. Thank you for everything you're doing!
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015   Writer
I couldn't agree more!  I just got back into doing actual writing recently, and it's a wonderful feeling!
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thebunnyinthetardis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Hello!  I'm new to the group and have been enjoying exploring today.  :)
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I really enjoyed my time in :iconcrliterature: club.
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AnieWrites Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What the hell is the group good for then? Fuck.
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015   Writer
Did you not read the "about us" bit? :)
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