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About Varied / Hobbyist Official Beta Tester Truth, marinerMale/United States Groups :iconthings-not-seen: Things-Not-Seen
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While I like the opening line, I think overall this reads like an early draft of what could end up being a good poem. This isn't fully coherent yet. The hard work you have to do to try to piece anything out of this isn't paid off, and much of the ambiguity isn't from a literary quality, but from lac...

by vespera

This is devastating genius:I have wanted to return – Won't you tuck me in and whisper to me about home, the restitution and the earthy womb? the quiet – O', Sylvia, tell me of the quiet. Consider my soul somewhat in awe and ajitter. You asked for suggestions about enjambment, so here goes: I think t...

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.

—Oscar Wilde



Journal Entry: Fri Jul 26, 2013, 11:57 AM

learn your clichés!

I always hoped that this little kernel of wisdom would someday prove useful:

The occasion for my delight is that the very kind DrippingWords has included me with her latest batch of interviewees in this week's Let's Talk Writing: Issue 19.

Check it out for yourself, and see whether I learned my clichés well!

Let's Talk Writing: Issue 19Let's Talk Writing: Issue 19
Let's Talk Writing is my news article featuring five different writers that I've discovered here on deviantArt. It will be published every Friday. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to note me. I will take them into consideration (which means I'll most likely accept them.) Now, let's talk writing!
Writer #1: :iconblakecurran: BlakeCurran

What inspired you to start writing?
I honestly can't remember when I even started writing; it feels like I've always wanted to write. But, the inspiration for me to keep writing comes from the notion of taking a nebulous idea and shaping it into a story, of turning essentially nothing into something — something real, something true and moving. I love to reach people through my words, even just to make them smile or to stop a moment and think.
Also, my dream job is to become a nove

the basic facts

I am an admin/contributor for these groups (which I've sorely neglected in recent months…sorry!):

:iconthings-not-seen: ¯ :iconprosepoetry-elegance: ¯ :iconglory-be-project:

Occasionally I make some kind of art something with 3D modeling software and the like. Lately I write more and imprison light everywhere I can.

random fandom

I Heart Poetry - Stamp by Touch-and-Go :thumb103486672: stamp: niansa by l-m-stock

Mature Content

Support Raine-Angel by SkyeTrinity
Porcelainpoet Stamp by Thiefoworld quietchildae Stamp by Thiefoworld Wynnesome Stamp by Thiefoworld I support WildRainOfIceAndFire by skyleaf :thumb40091836: DailyLitDeviations stamp by caybeach Respect The Models by zananeichan

noughtagroos is no more

the "noughtagroos" username sleeps with the fishes. tonepainter is happening now.


Truth, mariner
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

True Grits

Truth, mariner
Writer. Photographer. 3D Hobbyist.

Strangers passing in the street
By chance two separate glances meet
And I am you and what I see is me.
      — Roger Waters, “Echoes

No. Not this pig.
      — Philip Levine, “Animals Are Passing From Our Lives

At worse, one is in motion; and at best,
Reaching no absolute, in which to rest,
One is always nearer by not keeping still.
      — Thom Gunn, “On The Move

These fragments I have shored against my ruins
      — T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land

These are amazing: each
Joining a neighbor, as though speech
Were a still performance.
      —John Ashbery, “Some Trees

Easter Eggs:
All of my written pieces have Easter Eggs of a sort.... usually in places where you might need want clues.


What Title Should I Use for My Six Word Story (Currently Called "Wall to Wall") 

3 deviants said Wall to Wall
2 deviants said All the Cool Cats Are Doing It
2 deviants said Shagadelic!
2 deviants said Pussy Galore
2 deviants said Meow!
2 deviants said I Hereby Invoke All Meanings of the Word "Mew"
1 deviant said Out of the Bag, On to the Shag
1 deviant said Puddy Cats
1 deviant said Catachresis
1 deviant said This whole thing is a childish, dirty joke and I'm never reading your junk again!

Easter Eggs????

…but how would you find them?

Want a clue? Start here.


Where Would You Find My Fiction?

And how should you find it?
My fiction belongs in a brown paper bag.

If there is some intersection between “philosophy,” “true crime,” “the noise that flies make in sound-proof rooms,” “shaggy dog stories,” “sci-fi,” and “things Ed Meese wanted to ban—but only after pleasuring himself while reading them,” then that’s the shelf where you’d find my work.

By the way, the FBI has cameras trained on that shelf, where my work sits decidedly alone. Don’t ever pick up one of my books, or else your name and photo will go in a database, and we all know what happens next.

For starters, some pretentious idiot will pull up a blurry shot of you from a bad angle and utter that fearsome incantation of our times:
computer, enhance!


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gb62da Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for watching! :)
tonepainter Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :D
laidyofdust Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  New Deviant
thanks for the watch 
tonepainter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure... and back at you! :D
Alouqa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Thank you very much for the watch and the llama! :hug:
tonepainter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very belated, but you're very welcome! :D
velvetfingertips Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
A belated thank you for the watch!
tonepainter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
MaheeModele Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
Un grand merci pour le watch!
Thank you very much for the watch!
tonepainter Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry this is so late, but... de rien, you are very welcome!
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