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The Deviant Formerly Known as GrimFace242

Weekly Round Up

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 20, 2015, 9:27 AM
Every week, we collect and feature some of the outstanding submissions to our gallery.

Each item is hand-picked by our admins, and presented with a small introduction to make browsing easier. Here we offer you a selection of interesting, quality work for your appreciation and encouragement.

This Week's Features

:star: Uh-oh by WTFgirl

In fact it was a really big uh-oh that made my face turn red as the older people began sniggering.

Aside from the fact that it's real world awesome and funny, it's a perfect telling of a simple event that's happened to probably every parent ever.  It's short, sweet and comical.  You can just picture the kid standing there, with the "uh oh" expression on his face.

:star: lone wolf lullaby by peaseblossoms

 she is a  summer storm trapped in a girl, made of fireflies

:star:Mistakes by Hades-Flower

I’ll do whatever it takes to be the mistake you can’t live without.

A found poem created from lines of Three Days Grace's songs. 

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More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Me

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 10, 2015, 10:18 AM
So I was tagged by both hopeburnsblue and TheTerrorOfTheDeep.  So I'm afraid if I don't do this, they'll yell at me.  And TheTerrorOfTheDeep knows where I live and I certainly wouldn't put it past her to hunt me down.  Which means I'll have to go into hiding and I'll internet and you'll never hear from me again.  What you should be hearing from this story is that if I ever vanish from the face of the earth, you can totally blame TheTerrorOfTheDeep:dummy:

1: 6 of the songs you listen to most?
Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene by Hozier
Killing Strangers by Marilyn Manson
Handle with Care by The Traveling Wilburys
Roots Radicals Rockers and Reggae by the Stiff Little Fingers
Everything on the Kilmaine Saints' new album

2: If you could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
I don't have an answer for this.  It's either too obvious or too obscure.  My mind is drawing a blank.

3: Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, give me line 17.
I don't have books near my.  I'm at work.  But I'm currently using the 642 Things to Write About book at home, so it would probably be a prompt any way.  Side note, I totally suggest any and all of you to get that book.

4: What do you think about most?
How my decisions effect other people.

5: What does your latest text message from someone else say?
Jesse: "working a half day tomorrow. you'd better have food ready when i get home, or i'll be cranky and you won't like it when i'm cranky"

6: Do you sleep with or without clothes on?
With but the season dictates how much.  I wear sleep pants and an undershirt during colder months, just sleep pants during in-between months and just my underwear during the summer. Never thought you'd know that much about me, didya?

7: What's your strangest talent?
I can wiggle my ears.

8: Girls... (finish the sentence); Boys... (finish the sentence)
I'm a Grim. I don't fit either of these categories.

9: Ever had a poem or song written about you?
If so, no one's ever told me. Unless they have and I blocked it out.

10: When is the last time you played the air guitar?
You'd be surprised at how often we do this at my house.  I also dance a mean tango with the vacuum cleaner

11: Do you have any strange phobias?
Ladders.  I fucking hate ladders.  I've no problem with heights.  Just an insane fear of ladders and having to put my feet on them.  Luckily, I'm 6'2" and rarely need them for average things.

12: Ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?
I'm going to plead the fifth here.

13: What's your religion?
I don't subscribe to any religion and think organized religion should be abolished.

14: If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?
Yard work. Or playing with the dogs. Most definitely not hooking up a new zip line without Jesse knowing about it.

15: Do you prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
Behind. Because if I'm in front of it, it means I'm doing something stupid or detrimental to my health.  And more than likely both.

16: Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?
Fuck off with this question.  I hate this question.  There are too many bands that I love.  Flogging Molly, Marilyn Manson, Mumford & Sons, Metallica (old shit, NOT the new shit), Stiff Little Fingers, Jack White and a bunch more I'm forgetting.

17: What was the last lie you told?
I swear, I didn't do anything to your food.

18: Do you believe in karma?
Absolutely.  I've seen it in action.

19: What does your DA name mean?
The ink stands for both the ink on my body and the ink I write with and I'm pretty sure the alcohol doesn't really need an explanation.

20: What is your greatest weakness; your greatest strength?
Weakness: My mouth.  It gets me in trouble all the f'n time.
Strength: My ability to tune out bullshit.

21: Who is your celebrity crush?
Tom Hardy and Gemma Arterton

22: Have you ever gone skinny dipping?

23: How do you vent your anger?
I usually bottle it up, but I've been working with my doc on ways to not do that.  So I have different exercises I do now.  Both breathing and mental and I let the anger go.

24: Do you have a collection of anything?
Dogs.  Movies.  Movie Tickets.  Stickers.  Notebooks. 

25: Do you prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online?
Depends on who I'm talking to, but most of the time its texting.

26: Are you happy with the person you've become?

27: What's a sound you hate; sound you love?
Breaking glass.  It's avoided at all costs in my house.
Houdini's purr, Echo's snore, Puka's dream yelps, Sunny's vicious bark, Monty's follow up bark because he doesn't know why he's barking but the others are barking so he's gonna bark too, Sid's playful yip when he's trying to get the others to play and Nancy's whimpers for more snacks.

28: What's your biggest "what if"?
I don't think in what ifs.

29: Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?

30: Stick your right arm out; what do you touch first? Do the same with your left arm.
Right: Tea mug.
Left: Call log.

31: Smell the air. What do you smell?
Paint thinner.

32: What's the worst place you have ever been to?
Not touching this one.

33: Choose: East Coast or West Coast?
East. Though to be fair, I've never seen the West Coast.

34: Most attractive singer of your opposite gender?
Joan Jett

35: To you, what is the meaning of life?
To be happy.

36: Define Art.
Something I do to calm myself and get away from everything else that's going on.

37: Do you believe in luck?

38: What's the weather like right now?
Overcast and looks like rain.  Great, and I'm picking up Nana for bingo tonight.

39: What time is it?

40: Do you drive? If so, have you ever crashed?
Yes, more than once.

41: What was the last book you read?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

42: Do you like the smell of gasoline?
It's not a favorite smell, but I'm kinda used to it.  Often use it to clean off the oil on my quills and sho card brushes.

43: Do you have any nicknames?
Grimm, Reaper, Grimmsy, Dame, Unca, Jackass...just to name a few.

44: What was the last film you saw?
Begin Again.  Watched it the other night with Jesse.

45: What's the worst injury you've ever had?
I've had so many, it's hard to say which was worse.

46: Have you ever caught a butterfly?
Yes. And then I taught the Princess how to, and she proceeded to free 28 of them from our deck when it was screened in still.  They were actually flying into her hands.

47: Do you have any obsessions right now?
A few.

48: What's your sexual orientation?

49: Ever had a rumor spread about you?
More than one.  Lots actually.

50: Do you believe in magic?
Depends on the definition.

51: Do you tend to hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?
Yes.  It's a horrible Irish trait and no one in my family has ever been able to shake it.

52: What is your astrological sign?

53: Do you save money or spend it?
Both.  It's called my stash for a reason.

54: What's the last thing you purchased?
Breakfast yesterday at Dunkin Donuts.

55: Love or lust?
I'm not one to sleep around, so definitely love.

56: In a relationship?
Not at the moment.

57: How many relationships have you had?
As in romantic?  I dunno.  A bunch.

58: Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
Fuck yea!

59: Where were you yesterday?
At work and then was building a village when I got home but after I made us an awesome dinner.

60: Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
There is a pink sticker on one of my clipboards.

61: Are you wearing socks right now?
Yes and they are Deadpool socks

62: What's your favorite animal?

63: What is your secret weapon to get someone to like you?
I'm a goofball.  It's not hard for me to get people to like me.

64: Where is your best friend?
Right now, Jesse is at work.

65: Give me your top 5 favorite blogs on Tumblr.
I don't have tumblr.

66: What is your heritage?
German, Irish, Windish, and a wee bit of Cherokee

67: What were you doing last night at 12AM?
I was sleeping because I had to open at work today.

68: What do you think is Satan's last name?
Not a believer, so I think my answer would be inconsequential.

69: Be honest. Ever gotten yourself off?
Anyone that answers no, is lying.

70: Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend?

71: You are walking down the street on your way to work. There is a dog drowning in the canal on the side of the street. Your boss has told you if you are late one more time you get fired. What do you do?
Get fired.

72: You are at the doctor’s office and she has just informed you that you have approximately one month to live. a) Do you tell anyone/everyone you are going to die? b) What do you do with your remaining days? c) Would you be afraid?
A) A very select few.
B) Get all my shit in order so that when I'm dead, no one has to deal with that.
C) No.

73: You can only have one of these things; trust or love.

74: What's a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
Yer So Bad by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

75: What are the last four digits in your cell phone number?

76: In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?

77: How can I win your heart?

78: Can insanity bring on more creativity?
I wouldn't suggest it.

79: What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
Picking Jesse as my housemate all those years ago.

80: What size shoes do you wear?
These are some awfully odd questions.

81: What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
He didn't do it.

82: What is your favorite word?
Fuck.  I use it for everything.

83: Give me the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word; heart.

84: What is a saying you say a lot?
Oh, fuck off!

85: What's the last song you listened to?
Below my Feet by Mumford & Sons

86: Basic question; what's your favorite color/colors?
Black and purple.

87: What is your current desktop picture?
At work, a spring design I came up with.  At home, Jesse's boobs because I refuse to remove it after she hacked my phone.

88: If you could press a button and make anyone in the world instantaneously explode, who would it be?
I know exactly who that would be, but you'll never get the name out of me.  And, no, it's not my father.

89: What would be a question you'd be afraid to tell the truth on?
Anything about my youth, simply because I prefer not talking about it.

90: One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren't really doing anything, they're just standing around your bed. What do you do?
Go back to sleep.  The dogs will totally take care of unraveling that mess.

91: You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what's even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
Talking to animals.  That would be awesome in my house.

92: You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
A time with my grandparents.  Wouldn't matter when or which one.  As long as they're both alive still.

93: You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
I'd never change a thing.  My past has made me who I am.

94: You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who would it be?
Didn't I already say I'm not into one night stands?

95: You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?

96: Do you have any relatives in jail?

97: Have you ever thrown up in the car?

98: Ever been on a plane?
Once and it was enough for me to never want to do that again.

99: If the whole world were listening to you right now, what would you say?
Pie is better than cake.

100. Tags?
I hate doing these.  If you decide to do this, just tag me somewhere in it and I'll read through.

The Joke's on You...or not?

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 9, 2015, 9:35 AM
After some of the feedback that was received on the April Fools joke article for my One Word Story, I thought long and hard about how to respond.  Some deviants, I responded to directly in the messages, and others, I just didn't know how to word that it was a joke and should have been taken as such.  Mainly because as neurotype would say, the lit community is butthurt whenever we think DA is overlooking us or jabbing us with a stick to see if we're still breathing.  Well, she would have put it a little more bluntly than that, but I'm trying really hard to be nice here.

I've gone through all the comments on both the article and my journal and compiled a short list of deviants that seemed to have the biggest issues with DA having a bit of fun on April Fools.  AND I've decided to give them a feature.  Because that's how I solve problems!  :dummy:






There were a few other deviants that I wanted to feature because of their complaints that DA ignore the Literature Community.  Sadly, I wasn't able to find any literature in their galleries to share with all of you.  But hopefully you've taken a quick moment or two to give at least one of these deviations a read through.  Maybe even left a comment!

And before I forget, you're all awesome!  I love you.  Keep up the good work.


Grim, out.

Or should that be Alcohol, out, now?  Maybe Ink, out?  Or a different catch phrase maybe.  The ink has dried!


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So, anyone else get tall glass of cod liver oil this morning?
I may not be GrimFace242 anymore, but you can still call me Grim.  :love:
Here's to a wonderful weekend filled with friends, liquor and hopefully not handcuffs.  Also, an awesome bar and new friends I'll inevitably make!
You will always be remembered and forever loved, Mardelle.


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