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My Favorite Lit


You asked for dark poetry.i will never
be nice
to my enemies.
i will devour them all.
slowly.
methodically.
with a fork.
if my body is flint your fingers are steelstrike a
match
upon my
skin,
send us
both up
in flames.
It's okay to be imperfectThe moon
has craters
too,
and look
how bright
it shines,
even in
the darkest
of times.
fuck space, i'm the elephant in the roomit’s this simple. you only get in trouble
if you get caught, but this is a game of cat and mouse-
so nothing is as simple as a political scandal in the morning news
and lip synced apologies to leather bound journals
(you shouldn’t pick from the bottom, dear boy,
for wolves and girls have sharp teeth and wit,
and you’re asking for a one way ticket
on a boat that will sink halfway across the Pacific.)

but even if the sink caves in around me,
like lying in rosemary remembrance,
i’ll drown in the dying beauty
of controversy and contusions,
quasi-love embarking
around the exploding dissonance
of my cacophonous crown
made of false prophets
and fallacious hope.
listen to the little bombs around you,
finical rays of sunshine among little april showers.
i wish we had made something different
for ourselves among the rubble, but
mistakes mold us into future success,
future failures if we don’t move on.
fair may be my advantage, but how,
dear boy, will you u
how to love a boy who is lost.fall
like you're jumping from a cliff
into a thrashing sea whose waters you cannot tread,
dive into their depths and fill your lungs with waves.
just don't close your eyes,
because you have to search for him.
feel your weight drag you to the bottom,
feel the ocean embrace you
and don't be afraid of that pounding in your chest.
each heartbeat is sonar
a signal calling him and his calling you.
learn to swim now
if you drown you cannot save him.
swim to the fallen cities,
the submerged castles
and maritime gardens.
there you'll find him,
lost in thought and studying the fish.
i hope you saved some oxygen
so you can breathe during the kiss.
You asked for dark poetry.i will never
be nice
to my enemies.
i will devour them all.
slowly.
methodically.
with a fork.
nineteen, five five, one twentyandrogynous, though still cat-called from bearded
men in pickup trucks - wandering eyes ride me at work.
the only thing i have in common with disney's painted
version of a chinese war hero is my 'masculine' hairdo -
an ocean wave peaks above a fat, concealer smeared forehead.
i like to put on eyeliner blacker than my heart,
i like to put on lipstick redder than the blood of my enemies.
bracket shaped collar bones punctuate the start of my chest,
choppy ribs that have seen more fat sink and tuck into my hips.
these days i am shaped like a pear, held up with knobby knees,
skin paled, purpled with stretchmarks and self harm scars.
my body has grown on me,
nearly the same way that i have grown into it.
IIII.
Still
    stand still
         and fill
me with
    rosemary
         and daffodils
II.
Move
   with your
           hands
along
    the stem
           and thorns
of the
     rigid backbone snaking
           under desert sands
pluck me
      gently
          then all at once
III.
See stardust pooling
               at the
                  corners
of
  my
     lips
fight off sleep
          our lungs
              are speaking
FateTo loveless marriages and
the men and women who
tore our hearts from our
chest and our heads from our
senses.
Toast again to pristine white
dresses, the tight neckties
and collars of God.
Women dressed in blue and
black, throwing flowers,
catching flies in honey and
throwing them back to the
world without wings
To the shuttered offices and
$300 hours where men and
women sit with knives, ready
to carve out their own fortune
from a dead bloated carcass
lying still on the paper.
Discarded bands and small
tan lines sing of years
forgotten and the acids yet to
come.
To the children that fate
forgot, clutching to any hope
in their darkness, holding onto
any remains of a crumbling
household. Revolution spins
in their heads, tied tight to
betrayal and hate.
Fate never forgot you, so hold
on tight, you'll fall soon
enough
Trust FallingTrust Falling
trust your stomach
rather than your mind.
understand that judgement fails you;
senses never do.
trust it even when your gut is
falling. Like something of an
angel with clipped wings
losing its ability to fly.
lofty exceptions of what could be 
is never quite what you intended
never quite what we expected as we plummet.
gaining force as we arrow towards it.
in only romance-laden dreams,
nestling their way into our cracked psyches. 
love is late night talks--
only a quarter of the night do we truly
venture near an iota of sleep.
eventually we cradle it from head to chest.
Counting Starslately
i've taken up
lying
on the floor
looking up
at the ceiling
of the earth
counting stars
discounting
laws of physics
they seem
so close
to touching
on the tips
of my fingers
as our
heads
bump top
on top
with our
entangled hair
and synchronized
hearts.


Beauty In The Raw Project







Beauty In The Raw Project


"If only for a moment in that time, we are being true and honest about how we feel about our bodies, how we look, and how we feel about everything that makes us human. "

~ Ricky, chromeantennae



This is a wonderful project started by my wonderful friend Ricky a.k.a. chromeantennae. It started out with a simple and breathtaking piece of his that quickly snowballed into something bigger and grander than anyone ever expected. It was a movement to promote raw, unadulterated beauty and that is exactly what was achieved. Even though the hype has died down, the support for the project is still there and growing. Check out the piece that started it all, the journal dedicated to the project, and my contribution to the project below.

What Started it All
5'7'', 176 LBS (170 CM, 80 KG)5'7'', 176 LBS (170 CM, 80 KG)
it’s six-seventeen in the morning
and the water is just getting hot again
(my mother wakes up at ungodly hours)
and as i wait to turn on the shower,
i catch my own reflection
looking back at me.
and i take this time to look in,
instead of merely glancing.
 
light azure cotton assures me i’m in shape
before i remove it over my hair
looking like a bird’s nest
combined with everest.
i drop the shirt to the tile
and run my hands over my torso
north, flowing like the nile river.
 
my brown skin doesn’t move against the traction
and i suppose that means it’s tight to the muscle
or the bone, or whatever it is
(i was never good with science or
biology or really physical education.).
but my eyes run over my hair,
my own eyebrows, expressive
as they rise and fall. move and contort,
they're the main reason
that i've never been able to hide
how i feel. 
or appear sad when i'm merely thinking.
ears not all that wide


The Project
Beauty In Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project"Beauty in raw humanity" is something I use a lot when referring to honesty and openness. Over my time here, I've always wanted to be open and honest, true to myself, and true to you guys because we all know there are too many instances where folks are less than honest. They lie about their names, appearance, personality, even their day-to-day lives. But lately, in the span of only two weeks, we have spawned a project about being completely honest with ourselves.
If only for a moment in that time, we are being true and honest about how we feel about our bodies, how we look, and how we feel about everything that makes us human. Whether it's affected by society, our own internal mechanisms, or all of the above; we have over 50 people at this point being completely honest and being completely human with themselves. And because of that, we have the opportunity to see all of these absolutely gorgeous people be unashamed about who they are and I must say, these are some of the most be


My Piece
NakedI want you to look at me naked
No, I don’t mean in the comfort
of your bedroom twisted amongst silk sheets
as I lay beneath your looming figure
waiting,
I mean look at me
in my flesh
in my barest form
parading my flaws
as if they are my trophies.
I want you to look at
this 5’5 frame of fragile bone
and pleasantly plump baggage
and see not the way
my hips curve underneath tightly
stretched skin or
the way my thighs touch in jeans that
hide my full waist,
instead I want you to
notice the way
my dimples curve like half full moons or
the way I bob my head to the
beat of my favorite song.  
I want you to notice
the way my shoulders are
always hunched over as if
my body is always asking a question
and the way my eyes dart skittishly
over the cracks in the pavement
because I'd rather notice
the weeds beneath my feet
than the perfect
36-24-36
that passed me by.  
I want you to look at
my petite hands and the chipped polish
that covers my nails and watch as they run


The Group Effort Behind It

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Monthly Feature - January 2015








Digital Art

Zero by Aegis-Illustration


Traditional Art

old hands by AlexndraMirica


Photography

Dark Beauty by rulik-zlomocny


Artisan Crafts

Pidgeotto Amigurumi by AnyaZoe


Literature

YouI miss you
There are so many words I can use
Yet still I only choose three
Now it's time to set them free
I love you



Film/Animation/Flash




Customization/Pixel Art/Emotes

Pixel Girl by kiimiro


Comics & Cartoons

Put Me In A Movie by PearlChelle


Manga & Anime

Unravel by kyunpoo


Anthro

goodnight by ForestFright


Fan Art

Swinging Spider-Gwen by eisu


Contests

- to be featured -



Groups

Watchers

Activity


success? I got the first lit piece in my inbox. Is dA working again? 
I'm looking for a contest to feature this month on my profile, you guys got any? :eager:
Soooo I'm thinking about doing a bi-monthly journal music/feature thingy. What do you guys think? Will it just be clutter for your inbox or would you be interested in reading it? 

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Jade
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States







Jade
Biomedical Engineer | Poet | Music Nerd
United States


"I could show you incredible things."

just a 20 year old girl trying to find her way through life one mistake at a time.


i love all types of art. traditional art is my favorite but digital art is a close second.
i'm addicted to watercolors. crocheting is now my favorite pastime.
oh, and poetry. yeah, if you haven't already noticed it's kinda important to me.
there shouldn't be anything else you need to know but feel free to drop me note anytime.
i'm always here to talk.















Interests

I'm Alive (Barely)

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 26, 2015, 8:12 PM
  • Mood: Hopeless
  • Listening to: Crazy In Love cover
  • Reading: The Andromeda Strain
  • Watching: Into The Wormhole
  • Playing: Just Dance 4
  • Eating: cake
  • Drinking: water


So I've been sick for like the past 3 weeks (and I'm drowning in coursework :cries:). I'm surprised I haven't coughed up my lung or my spleen yet but that's beside the point. I am alive however and I shall celebrate by doing this 80 question meme I kindly stole from That1PersonYouForgot. Shall we get on with this journey of procrastinating? 

1. What does your deviantART name mean and why?

          That's complicated. I wanted something that represented me. And other than my name being Crystal, I liked the idea of crystals and how they fracture because as a person I don't see myself as whole but just a menagerie of pieces. And I've always loved the skies and the treasures they hold so I threw that in there too. Idk if that's much of an answer. ^^; I just really like this name now. :heart: 

2. What fandom were you obsessed with when you joined and what are you into now?
           I was a die hard Vampire Knight fan and then I really got into Hetalia after I joined but as of now I'm not really into any fandoms anymore. Ain't nobody got time for that. xD
 
3. How many watchers do you have now?
          163 holy shit that's a lot. I didn't know that! But I do no quite a few have moved on from dA though...

4. Name 3 of your favorite artists on DA.
          chromeantennae, Deaths-Lament, littleblueraccoon. I love these guys and their work to pieces. :heart: 

5. Or lack thereof, move along…
         Rude. 

6. Do you participate in clubs' contests here on dA?
          Sometimes if I had time. My favorite one I've ever done was Scratch that for poetry-book. That was SOOOO much fun! I miss doing that competition. 

7. What is your most popular submission?

By category: 
      
Most favorited: 

EnglandXReader: Lessons In LoveLights flashed. Blue. Purple. Green.
The room wavered as the lights danced on the walls. The music beat against The blonde's ears as he made his way deeper into the sea of people. The people felt like they were closing in, swallowing him in their rhythmic dancing and pulsing auras.
It was a different experience for Arthur, being in the thick of the crowd. When Alfred or Francis even managed to get him into a place like this he usually stuck to the outskirts of the dance floor, he preferred his space out there.  Often times he kept to the shadows, standing along the walls. There it was secluded, and quiet (despite the raring music) and he could actually think  there. Besides, most of the tables stood alone, away from the crowd, making for an easy escape when he got bored. Tonight, however, was different.  He had caught a glimpse of something. He had seen something that he hadn't expected to ever see there, something that had become the

Most viewed:     NakedI want you to look at me naked
No, I don’t mean in the comfort
of your bedroom twisted amongst silk sheets
as I lay beneath your looming figure
waiting,
I mean look at me
in my flesh
in my barest form
parading my flaws
as if they are my trophies.
I want you to look at
this 5’5 frame of fragile bone
and pleasantly plump baggage
and see not the way
my hips curve underneath tightly
stretched skin or
the way my thighs touch in jeans that
hide my full waist,
instead I want you to
notice the way
my dimples curve like half full moons or
the way I bob my head to the
beat of my favorite song.  
I want you to notice
the way my shoulders are
always hunched over as if
my body is always asking a question
and the way my eyes dart skittishly
over the cracks in the pavement
because I'd rather notice
the weeds beneath my feet
than the perfect
36-24-36
that passed me by.  
I want you to look at
my petite hands and the chipped polish
that covers my nails and watch as they run
 
Most commented: Chase The Emote by crystallized-skies
        
8. What are your favorite non-anime TV shows?
          Ummm, Iron Chef, Mythbusters, and Chopped. 
 
9. What are the things you wish you could draw better?
          HANDS DAM IT and noses! fucking noses are the worst 

10. Summer or winter?
          Neither. Fall baby right here. :) 

11. Rain or sun?
          Cloudy?

12. What's your favorite type of music?
          Alt rock and electronic pop 

13. PC or Mac?
          Mac all the way. Everything I own electronically is Apple. I don't think I could operate a PC anymore 

14. Anime or manga?
          Manga. That was my shit back in the day 

15. Coke or Pepsi?
          Coke you communist 
 
16. Read or TV?
           Read. TV can't keep my attention but I never have time to read anymore 

17. How many hours a day do you spend on dA?
          Around an hour, maybe two if I'm lucky. 

18. Name a talent.
          I can crochet various things? 
 
19. Flash or traditional cartoons?
          Traditional? 

20. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
          McD's. Hands down. Greasy and delicious. 

21. What are your top 3 favorite books (no mangas)?
          Lord it's been so long since I've read books. Um The Hero and the Crown, The Andromeda Strain, and Wicked Lovely
 
22. Wii or PlayStation?
           PlayStation all the way. Sony girl at home. 
 
23. Name 3 of your favorite bands/singers.
          OneRepublic, Imagine Dragons, Shinedown 

25. Do you like Denny's?
          Eh. 
26. What is your favorite smiley(SSSSSSSS)?
          :) :nuu: :dummy: :squee: ;)
 

27. What is your favorite type of pie?
          Apple. 

28. Have you ever stayed up for 24 hours?
          Yes and it sucks. 

29. Do you go on dA a lot?
          Everyday. 

30. Are you a member on any other sites besides dA?
          Yes. FB and Twitter. And some misc. sites 

31. Do you cosplay?
          Nope but I think it'd be fun 
 
32. Fruits or sweets?
          Both! 

33. Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn?
          Pour that butter on thick

34. Have you skipped school?
         Would I have perfect attendance if I'd skipped school? 

35. Have you been on a plane?
          Nope and I don't really want to. 

36. Have you swam in an ocean?
          I can't swim so no.

37. Have you been ice skating?
          Nah. 

38. Favorite sport?
          Gymnastics. 

39. Ever been on TV?
          Pft. I wish I was that popular. Jk no I don't. I'm a very private person. 

40. Favorite salad and dressing?
          Caesar! 

 41. What do you do to relax?
          Listening to music and writing poetry. 

42. What is the last film you saw in the theater?
          The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 

43. Favorite sandwich?
          PB&J

44. If you could go anywhere in the world…
         I want to go to London and Ireland (just sorta wanna travel all over that area) 

45. Favorite time of the day?
          Night. I am nocturnal. 

46. What did you want to be when you were little?
          Wow that list is long. It went from meteorologist, to geologist, to doctor, to cardiologist. 

47. What do you want to be now?
          Biomedical Engineer.             

48. If you could eat with one person, who would it be?
          Albert Einstein. It'd be incredible to see him on a personal level. 
 
49. What character would you hate to be stuck in a room with?
          Anyone from South Park or Family Guy. 
 
50. When is your birthday?
          September 6th. 

51. Favorite type of ice cream?
          Chocolate Chip. Nuu 

52. Last book you read?
          Andromeda Strain I got it for christmas and was re-reading it. 
 
53. Which store would you max out a credit card at?
          2nd And Charles 
 
54. Do you buy/sell/both on eBay?
          No.

55. What is the most annoying thing people ask you?
          So do you have a boyfriend? 

56. Favorite all time movie?
          Peter Pan 

57. What was your favorite show when you were a kid?
          Blues Clues!!!!

58. What are you listening to right now?



59. What is the last thing you ate?
          A piece of chocolate cake 
 
60. If you were a crayon what color would you be?
          Purple Mountain's Majesty 
 
61. What is the first thing you notice about another person?
          Their face in general? Like nothing super specific but I just notice their like composure I guess? 
 
62. Favorite sport to play?
          Soccer. I can get vicious on the field. ;) 
 
63. Favorite Day of the Year?
          Christmas, so December 25th. 
 
64. Hugs or Kisses?
          Hugs. All the better to cuddle you with. :huggle: 
 
65. Vanilla or Chocolate?
           Chocolate. 

66. Favorite Board Game?
           Cards Against Humanity with Sorry being a close second. 
 
67. Favorite smells?
           Fresh brewed coffee. 
 
68. What inspires you?
          Music and art. 
 
69. Do you have any piercings?
          I have two lobe piercings on each ear. I think I'm gonna get a third lobe piercing on each ear though. 
 
70. How many siblings do you have?
          Only child. B-) (Cool) 

71. Bacon Bits or Croutons?
           Both. duh. 

72. Favorite day of the week?
          Friday. It's the day of the week where I sigh a breathe of relief. 

73. Favorite phrase?
           "Calm your pants." 

74. Favorite restaurant?
           The Grill. It's a local restaurant. It is so grossly greasy but it's sooooo good. They have homemade french fries with a feta ranch dressing dipping sauce that is TO DIE FOR! ugh. :drool: 
 
75. Favorite animal?
          Panda. 

76. Favorite thing to do outside?
          Stargaze. 

77. Favorite thing to do when it's raining?
          Drawing. 

78. Favorite Disney character?
          Belle. 

79. Do you like coffee? If so, what is your favorite brand?
          I do, but not until recently. I used to really hate it but the flavor has grown on me since I've gotten older. I think it's the college student in me. 

80. Tag 6 people.
           Pft not. I'm a little rebel. 

Also if you made it to the end of this crazy ridiculous list and read everything I will feature you in my next journal and write you a poem. You just have to comment with the answer to #51 and with this emoji: :rose: 



Later my lovelies. :love: 


I feel like changing up my profile and my icon. 

44%
4 deviants said Oooo I also like the idea of a galaxy theme too.
22%
2 deviants said I was thinking a black and white theme.
22%
2 deviants said Because my current page is pretty kickass. xD
11%
1 deviant said Also would you guys be interested in seeing an actually ID of me and mah pretty face?
0%
No deviants said Or maybe purple flowers.
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No deviants said Maybe even broken glass?
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No deviants said Damn I'm so indecisive.
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No deviants said Got ideas? Drop'em in a comment please! :3
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IfMyLifeWereAMovie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  New member Hobbyist Writer
Hey thanks so much for the llama! :)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Felt like showing love:
Crystal is a fitting name because you are a gem. A beautiful and phenomenal deviant and person. You've inspired me so much and this place wouldn't be the same without you. I love you, Jade. You shine bright, so bright. <3
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thank you, lovely. :heart:
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Tag a quality deviant: You’re it! Quality doesn’t mean that you have a lot of followers, or a lot of messages. It means that you’re nice to other people, and you deserve to be happy. If you get this message, someone is telling you that they love you as you are, and they don’t care how much followers you have. Send this to 10 deviants who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen. But it’s just good to let someone know that you love them! Heart
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Thanks for the llama!\(-w-)/
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