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Group Therapy: Through-a-Lens

Tue Apr 15, 2014, 5:45 PM

dekorAdum of Through-a-Lens is sitting on Fella's couch for this month's session.

For  those of you not familiar with this series, each month we'll be delving  into a group that is dedicated to their members and giving back to the  dA Community through exposure, hosting regular events and just being an  all around awesome place for deviants to settle in and feel  welcome.

In a couple sentences, can you please describe what your group is about?

The group was originally founded by ScENeYmE to serve as a hub for photography. I really hope that under my lead, we are still doing fine as there are many other groups out there what are serving with the same purpose.

Melting by WillTC P.I.L.L.A.R.S by WTek79 Sand and Surf by Sjem20

Aside from lots of hard work, what do you do to keep your members active and involved?

When we plan a change we usually post a poll asking the members what they think about it. We consider their answers and act according to that. This way we hope they can accept the changes more easily than facing them out of blue. I think it is important.

Frothy Tide by jxsnyder House of Vines by mng182 rome and its streets by Juulii12 not your saviour by BlauBeerKuchen

Are you currently running any contests? Prompts? Challenges? Upcoming Chat Events? Anything you'd like to pimp in the feature?

We have weekly themed features running. Each week members are given a theme and they can submit their photos into a folder created just for that. Of course at the end of the week, submissions get featured and a new theme if announced.
Also at the end of each month, we pick the bests of each Gallery folder and feature them in a Journal.
In the future I would like to start chat events. With little games where members can win points. It would be nice!

Leaf Fall: Castle Kennedy by Coigach Modest in Gold (Details) by Mina-Ficent Strawberry Basket by Sarah-BK between these humble walls [i] by BlauBeerKuchen

Any suggestions for awesome groups to be featured should be directed to GrimFace242 via note

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Journal Entry: Fri Apr 11, 2014, 4:47 PM

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World, Meet Echo.

Be A Critic: blooperman12

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 9, 2014, 6:14 PM


ChildlikeThere once was a time where
Paper planes and water balloons
Were all it took to make a kids day
They helped you carry your unmarked baggage
Then maybe forget it at the checkpoint
Because you're a kid, and you get to be forgetful sometimes
But that time has been proclaimed long dead
Ever since happiness grew from a wavelength
But that doesn't mean we can't still have a guilty pleasure
Made of paper planes and water balloons.
A MemoirNow recently, I’ve been getting the same question no matter where I go, even if I know the person. They’ll look me dead in the eye and say: “who ARE you?” I’ll calmly return the gaze and without missing a beat tell them what they want to know. “Well my good man, if you do insist so voraciously, allow me to first tell you that I was born in the winter of 1994. Some called me a miracle but I like to think of myself as a happy coincidence, since nine months prior to my birth two members of my gene pool may have been getting their freak on. After this miraculous coincidence, nothing happened in my life until the ripe age of three. This is when I learned that if you run off when your mother isn’t looking, she probably won’t notice until you’ve snuck into an empty elevator bound for the top floor of a hotel. I also learned not five minutes later, that she’ll find you when she hears your sobs of terror getting louder and louder as th Hitting the MarkMy love cannot be taken for an object
For she is my arm in places I cannot reach
And my eyes in places I cannot see.
She demands perfection out of everything
For she is a delicate and fickle soul
And even the slightest shift will harm her.
I can feel her roll into my shoulder
Her cheek gently brushing up against mine
While my hand runs down the length of her arm.
We know each other better than anyone else
And I can't help but gaze into her eyes longer than usual
But she is patient and precise so I take my time.
Our hands lock firmly but not too tight
The target in clear sight now she takes the shot
And she is never one to miss.

The Challenge

:bulletblack: Pick at least one of the thumbs above*
:bulletblack: Read it
:bulletblack: Comment or Critique it**
:bulletblack: Comment on this Journal with a LINK to your critique***
:bulletblack: Wait for the results to come out!
:bulletblack: Keep an eye out for Special Promotions that are posted ONLY through BeACritic

Start Date: NOW!

End Date: April 22, 2014 @ 11:59PM EST(US)

The Prizes

:bulletblack: One random winner will receive a comment/critique from me
:bulletblack: Best feedback will receive 50:points:****

Winners from RoamingShadow

:bulletblack: Braxton-T-Rutledge won a comment/critique from me.
:bulletblack: Liz-DarkWarrior won 50:points:

Interested in being Featured?

Awesome! It's real simple to sign up. Just drop a note to the group with the thumbcodes to three of your deviations you'd like to receive feedback on. Prose, poetry, scripts, anything (as long as it’s lit)! But, before you send the note, please make sure that the deviations you're choosing have a couple questions in the author's comments. It's much easier to give feedback on something if you know what the author isn't sure about.

*Commenting/critiquing on more than one of the deviations will increase your odds of winning. There is a strict limit of three entries per deviant.
**A Comment is a few lines, possibly a paragraph, about your opinion of the story. It usually includes something that you really liked and should include at least one thing that can be improved. A Critique is many paragraphs about the deviation and will include both personal opinion as well as correction to technical errors.
***Once your comment is submitted, click the timestamp. Then copy/paste the URL into a comment on this journal.
****Best feedback is decided on by the writer that’s featured


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angeljunkie 16 hours ago   Photographer
Your postcard finally made it in the mail today.

Took it long enough.
angeljunkie 2 hours ago   Photographer
I know. It's quite ashamed of how long it sat on my table waiting to go to the post office. I'm far too lenient with these things. ;) 
M4K31T83TT3R 2 days ago  Student Writer
Thanks for adding Nurturing-Narratives to your watch :)
You're very welcome.
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