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Hello everyone. I apologise for my absence. Work and my computer breaking and a lot of laziness and disenchantment has let me neglect this competition and its winners.

Though there weren't many entries, you all did very well. I had a lot of trouble working my way through but thankfully I judge with a points system and therefore I can't become biased.

First place goes to Blacksand459 for "The Winter Fountains Gush For Thee" . The Winter Fountains Gush For TheeWalk the dark hemisphere till she retires
While glow the heavens with the last steps of day.
My thoughts go up the long dim path of years,
When not a shade of pain or ill,
Like the far roar of rivers,
Thy dark unfathomed wells below,
Of wintry storms, the sullen threat...
Meet in its depths no lovelier ones than ours.
It was for one--oh, only one!
Woo her, when autumnal dyes
Yet tell, in grandeur of decay
The eternal years of God are hers.
And childhood's purity and grace,
Are the folds of thy own young heart
Thy eyes are springs, in whose serene
Cool shades and dews are round my way,
Like one that loves thee nor will let thee pass,
A look of glad and innocent beauty wore.
"When the firmament quivers with daylight's young beam
I'll sing in his delighted ear!
Where, deep in silence and in moss,
Where secret tears have left their trace,
I turn, those gentle eyes to seek."

I turned to thee, for thou wert near;
How thought and feeling flowed like light!
Thy little heart will soon be


This was elegantly crafted and it didn't feel like it was pieced together at all. In fact, it felt like it was composed solely by Stan himself. I commend him on his fine use of language and the emotion it evoked. It was an incredibly original piece, despite it having been pieced together from the words of William Cullen Bryant.

Second place goes to DrippingWords for "a monster's romantics". a monster's romanticsI got a nervous habit and I drink too much.
Can you tell I haven’t slept very well since the last time
that we spoke? “We’re killing time just a little bit faster.”
The words come with a new kind of sadness.
If it looks like Armageddon’s coming down today,
please don’t tell me that I’m dreaming; I can’t tell
if he’s real or a made-up version of her again. And
the hardest part of living is just taking breaths to stay.


This was an interesting piece that I reread a few times. I found new facets each and every time and I found it hard to stop reading it. Thanks for a wonderful piece of work, Caitlin.

Third place was a hard one to decide. Both remaining entries had different strengths and weaknesses. Dorkmaestro 's piece "Contemporary Christian Rock" Contemporary Christian Rock (May Mixup Madness)When I'm down on my knees
Nothing to wet my longing lips 
Your touch is what I'm missing
Because your love is better than life 
Your love is thick

Stretch me bigger 
Round and round we go
Screaming for you till my throat is numb  
had strength, passion and flow but I felt like it lacked a good conclusion. I was left wanting more. Perhaps that was the point? hopeburnsblue 's piece "New Love" New LoveIn the sea of lovers without ships,
I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown,
But I must learn trust.
was short and succinct and it had a wistful beauty about it. Its point was clear but it felt like while it was talking about trust and letting yourself be vulnerable, there wasn't a lot of that vulnerability in the piece. I realise these are Christina Perri's words and not yours, but it felt a little hollow.

Their scores were tied and so it is up to my own judgment for the third place winner. I give it to Dorkmaestro as while it felt unfinished, her piece evoked more. Thanks hopeburnsblue for showing us the beauty of subtle vulnerability.

I will give all their prizes in a few days. I am waiting on my pay.

Thanks everyone.

Kiwi out.

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Every single year I say that I will get this organised way earlier, and every year I spent 2 or more days raging at a screen.

But it is so rewarding to see you all do this and it's those feelings are always very short-lived so I keep doing it year after year.

This year featuring 31 forms that I haven't featured before. I went hunting for forms and had a lot of fun.


WHO'S READY FOR MORE DFC? I KNOW I AM!


:bulletblue: Please check out The DFC Form Chart 2014.   All of the days are outlined with forms and prompts and explanations for each.

DFC 2014 Form Chart by kiwi-damnation

:bulletblue: If you can’t access the pdf, please don’t hesitate to note me (kiwi-damnation) with your email address and I will send a word version to you.

:bulletblue: All entries (that we know about) will be getting collected and placed into our designated DFC 2014 folder so that you can all peruse each other’s work. If you want your work included, you can either submit it to this folder or note us and we will do it for you. Submitting to featured will get you nowhere, it shall be rejected.

:bulletblue: We also still have a chat room set up for DFC, so if you want to hop in and chat with other participants, feel free.

:bulletblue: Please link to this journal or the one on my page (kiwi-damnation) and mention what form you are doing in your artist's comments.

:bulletblue: DFC will be running from 12.00am Dec 1st 2014 until 12.00am Jan 1st 2015 GMT.



Thank you and lots of love,

:heart: Kiwi.

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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I just sent you a note with my May Mixup contest submission. Good luck to everyone! :)
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kiwi-damnation Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Writer
Awesome, thanks :)
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :)
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I had so much fun with DFC this year :)
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kiwi-damnation Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   Writer
And we loved having you :huggle:
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Or rather...last year! :giggle:
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

I think this is a wonderful endeavor, but S.A.D.ly I haven't the emotional energy to follow or participate in such a vigorous platform.

I admire those who do - have a marvelous season. 

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kiwi-damnation Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   Writer
Thanks for letting us know, feel free to use this reference material when you're in a better place :).
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