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In the spirit of CRITmas, organised by the lovely Beccalicious whom you may have heard of, I hereby accept your challenge! And a high-l...

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Merry CRITmas! As a quick aside, allow me to thank you for your generous contribution to the cause. I decided to give something back: F...

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Brilliant work by my artsy amigo :iconorogion::

Khiara by orogion

Dragon Commander: Mirror on the Wall by orogion

Shar - The Lady of Loss by orogion

Kagyu Ling Monastery by orogion

... Continue the awe here:


Which colour scheme do you like best for THIS guy? You can comment if you want. 

28 deviants said Redhead, with a tan.
25 deviants said Pale-skinned, black-haired.
24 deviants said Black&tan.
19 deviants said Pale-skinned redhead.
12 deviants said Blond, also with a tan. Very surfer!
3 deviants said White.


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Annemie Thijs
Why should you be listening to what I've got to tell you this time?
:iconelderplz:Because I'm your respectable elder. Now sit down and pay attention:

:iconnurturing-narratives: has decided to enlighten (and maybe fire shots at) us with this outstanding journal:

Popular Features of Popular Fiction!What is popular fiction?
Popular fiction is your standard paperback novel. Churned out by the ever-competitive industry, popular fiction is designed to appeal to lovers of a genre. Most notable include adventure, romance and crime fiction, but of course there are many many genres to choose from! :nod: Popular fiction is the art that you and me strive to master. It's distinct from literary fiction in general terms, but of course the two cross over sometimes.
Today I learnt about the common features of popular fiction and it was very enlightening! You may or may not know, but I study English Language A Level and we're currently doing the language of popular written texts. Today's lesson had me reflecting on my own work and I think the following will be very thought-provoking and helpful! A lot of it I'd picked up on in the past but didn't quite click you know? I will also mention a bit about literary trends in writing, and if you're unfamiliar with the term 'literary' it is basica
Sakata Gintoki  (Worship) [V1] 

We've all realised that there's a huuuuge difference between, say, the latest Stephen King and Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Silly example, but there you go. But what would you say the difference between those two men's styles would entail, exactly? OTHER THAN GENRE, PAY ATTENTION CLASS. Ringo Tsukimiya (Attention lovelies) [V2]  I doubt it not that you'll find the most important aspects in this short but sweet article.

Am I abolishing either of both styles? No sir, ma'am, but let me explain: both have their merit and their downsides. Popular fiction's strength is its accessability, through its clarity, at the cost of depth and sometimes, originality; the heavier literary fiction appeals to the harder-to-please crowd, while estranging itself from everybody else.

My advice here then, would be: write what you want to read, BUT be aware of what is mentioned in the article, because there's a reason why popular fiction is called popular, and literary fiction literary...!

:iconwiseplz: (duh)


What's this? What's this?
A Game of Knights and Pawns [preview image] by BATTLEFAIRIES
Dead people everywhere
What's this?
Foul magic in the air
I can't believe my eyes
I must be dreaming
Wake up folks it's nearly here!



... It's a campaign. This means I get to inflict it on my players...!

Teeny-tiny Pippa exists!


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Hethalos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
By the way, your gallery looks pretty cool. I'd definitely like to see how you'll develop and evolve in the future.
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
Thanks, hombre!
Hethalos Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! Besides, Battlefairies is an awesome username.
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner 13 minutes ago
Thanks! Glad you think so!
GuinevereToGwen Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Writer
Thank you for the fav and the kind comment! I appreciate it. :hug:
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner 2 days ago
The pleasure's mine, I assure you!
BatPhace Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
forgotten-realms-fc.deviantart…  your opinion is needed my dear. FLY, FLY QUICKLY
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
But but but it says 'forbidden'!
Do I need a special knock?
Sushi-Troll Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
161147-cats-lonely-cat by Sushi-Troll  
BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Miss me already, do you?
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