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ProjectDFC is still changing and with that change comes the changing of admins. I, kiwi-damnation have spent a lot of time and money on this group over the years and I want it to be great. With that in mind, I need to have admins who can help me to continue the awesome that we have here.

I have created a challenge or contest for every month of the year and I'm in the process of writing up all of the resources for these to go ahead. You've hopefully noticed the different challenges that have come through this year, and they will be repeated each year. Because of this structure, this group should be almost painless to manage but I would like people with motivation, ideas and passion for fixed form poetry. I don't want to continue to be the only person who cares.

So if you would like to be part of something pretty special, let me know by noting kiwi-damnation.

Thank you,


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AAA is back to dA :D. Amazing Alphabetic April celebrates the tortuous alphabetic pieces that inspire and kill us. They help to broaden our minds and tear them to shreds. We have 3 forms again this year: The Abcedarian, Alphabrachic Verse, the Absammydarian and :new: the Abcadab. The only requirements for this challenge are to try at least one. No prizes will be awarded but I hope you have fun tackling these interesting forms. I know I will :D.

The Abcedarian

The Abcedarian is an alphabetic poem which features lines or words
with successive letters of the alphabet. You can use just words or you
can choose to start lines with the subsequent letters.

DFC - Day 1: AbcedarianConfinement
alone, barring candles dwelling,
each flame getting heated.
immature joking kisses leaves
many nameless older people
quickly rummaging sacks,
though under vicissitudes,
wandering Xander yells "zoom!"

Alphabrachic Verse

This form was created by DragonsChest. It consists of 8 stanzas which have 4 lines each, and an ending couplet. The tricky part is that the first letter of the first word in the poem has to begin with (A). The last word in the second line must start with (B).
The first word in the third line must begin with (C). The last word of the stanza must begin with a (D). The first word of the next stanza must always begin with the last letter used in the sequence (D), with the ending word of line 2 beginning with a (E).
This formula must be followed throughout until you arrive at the ending couplet. If you followed the sequence correctly the couplet will begin with a word with the letter (Y) and the last word in the couplet will begin with a (Z).





and last but not least.... Absammydarian

This is a form I created based on the idea of the Abcedarian. The lines go:

Aword.... Bword
Cword.... Dword


Always LurkingAlways lurking just behind
Corners of a mind deprived -
Every waking thought's a field
Giving way to scars fresh-healed.
Intercepting fragile jests,
Kid myself that you mean less -
Meaning's hard to find this night;
Only you can end my plight.
Questioning each thought to rise
Simply makes it hard to try
Understanding every vice,
Words I need to exorcise -
You're a twisting, whirling feather; effervescent dreams, a zephyr.

The example is rhyming. Rhyme isn't needed but is an added bonus.

:new: The Abcadab :new:

deinktvis just created a new alphabetic form called the abcadab.

This tutorial will show you how it's done.

abcadab tutorialthe abcadab is a form i devised while playing with alphabetic poetry forms. the syllable structure of this form is based on a form i derived called median.
the rundown:
     -rhyming is not mandatory, but is allowed.
     -the form consists of 6 quatrains and a concluding couplet.
     -the quatrains have a syllable-per-line count of 3/5/5/3
     -the couplet has a syllable-per-line count of 3/5
     -the first word of the first stanza must start with a word beginning in the letter 'a',
      and the last word in the second line must begin with the letter 'b'... this 2 line
      pattern progresses through the alphabet so that the concluding couplet's first word
      begins with the letter 'y' and it's last word begins with the letter 'z'.
in the following tem

An example is:

3 birds with one poemaspersions
tasting of rank bile;
caustic flasks of fear
sightless filaments
growing and choking
the truth is jaundiced,
kind words now at best
fevered negations
only melt into
misgivings rampage,
salvaging naught from
these shared volitions;
willing this sea to
you have made
our total zero.

Rules and Starting/Finishing Times

:bulletred: You can write however many you want. It isn't a contest.

:bulletred: Each piece written for this must link back to this journal and say what form is being used.

:bulletred: We will be collecting all entries. Please note us your entry to be included.

:bulletgreen: This challenge runs from now until the 1st of May 12.00am GMT.

ENJOY! :dance:
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CelestialMemories Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I had so much fun with DFC this year :)
kiwi-damnation Jan 1, 2014  Professional Writer
And we loved having you :huggle:
CelestialMemories Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
CelestialMemories Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Or rather...last year! :giggle:
rlkirkland Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

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

I admire those who do - have a marvelous season. 

kiwi-damnation Nov 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks for letting us know, feel free to use this reference material when you're in a better place :).
rlkirkland Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
DragonSky-Moonclan Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you please send an invite...? My computer is being really stupid right now...
kiwi-damnation Jul 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Done :)
ThomasInTheClouds Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
I'm somewhat glad my classes start back tomorrow, because not that DFC is finished I have no idea what to do. XD
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