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2013 AND A TIME MACHINE- Contest WINNERS

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 27, 2013, 8:55 PM


At long last, the time to announce the winners of the new year's contest 2013 AND A TIME MACHINE!
Judging the entries took longer than I thought and selecting the winners was very difficult as all the entries were pretty awesome in their own right. Thank you to everybody who participated in this contest, you guys all hold special places in my heart. I wish you all a happy 2013. Winners, kindly expect your prizes from me within the next 24 hours and the prizes offered by our lovely donors hopefully within this week. :heart:


The PROSE DIVISION winners are:
* Drum-roll please*

Lucky Number    Which would she do? Eat more chocolates or buy a pack of cigarettes?
    Only the New Year would tell. And the New Year spoke. She'd do both. She never was one to stint on much.
    "Well, Jiminy, why don't you face reality?" she asked her loving husband. How loving was he?
    "I'm not going to sit here and watch you put trash in your mouth," Jim said.
    His voice was too calm. That meant he was angry.
    "I can't help it," she said, trying for a victim pose.
    "You can do anything you put your mind to, and you know it," he said.
    "What do you mean?" Alice whined. "I'm getting fat ever since I stopped smoking."
    "Alice. You are not fat. You don't need candy and you don't need to smoke, and that's final."
    Alice slumped a bit in her wheelchair. She hoped that would help.
    "There's so much I can't do anymore," she said. "I can't walk, sometimes I can't even talk right, and dammit, I will do what's left for me to do. I want you to pick up some smokes for me. C

1st Place: Lucky Number by xlntwtch
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2nd Place: Here On Aisle 8 by travelgirlxx
resolutethis year, my resolutions won't be stuffed into my bedside drawer. i'm not going to roll them up like a cigarette, small and deadly, and tuck them into my pocket. i won't let them rot there, and remember them only when they're small, pilly pieces on my favorite sweater when it comes out from the dryer, forgotten by the time i pull each piece off, letter by letter.
because i've never realized until now, but my resolutions are the outline for a book that's always misplaced or miswritten, so coffee stained and battered that by the time the winds of december come to turn its pages, there isn't a single word to touch. because, instead of my novel or a chapter, i write myself an anthology. i title it regrets and feed it to the fire, burn away the past year and my chance at every single thing i could have learned.
but this year, before i sliced open the spine and tore out each and every syllable, i stopped. i read.
and, for once, these aren't regrets, but things i know i need to change

3rd Place: resolute by AlloenDreams


The POETRY DIVISION winners are:
* Drum-roll please*

Ixchelthe new year riots in
on its horses,
all helmets and gunpowder,
reared on its haunches
like a conquistador army.
your invasion brings out the
Mayan in me,
the pre-Columbian refusal
to be subdued,
the impetus to reclaim my territory,
hissing like a serpent,
a jaguar.
my civilisation
is scattered like stars
in centres of sacrilege, sacrifice;
my heart an ancient ceremonial
stone, a step pyramid raised to the heavens
like a rocky intake of
breath.
I, hellcat, spitfire,
murderess, bloodspiller,
tongue like an obsidian flint:
I rage like a goddess.
you, soldier to my warrioress,
discipline to my fury,
hypocritical saint
to my unabashed lust for destruction,
you glutton of an empire, you—
withstand my volcanic wrath
and you are welcome to all of the gold
buried in the belly of my desert.

1st Place: Icxchel by toxic-nebulae
shipsand so
the wind blows gently
taking this soul from here to there
fifty-two weeks fly loose from my hair
i grant my fears
to the air
dear friends
those harbours from whom i drifted
may the waves sing songs to you
whichever grains your feet fall upon
may the skies above
stretch blue
i do not need those castles
made of clouds or built of sand
i shall mould a fortress
with the skills that i command
and should my efforts falter
it takes small faith to understand
that i will find your kindness
and your hand
to those whom i have met
you have my deepest thanks
you rocked me from my loneliness
kept my days from being blank
you are anchored to my wishes
you have acted as my buoys
i hope our coming days
are filled with joy

2nd Place: ships by kittykittyhunter
he stole all my thyme awayNEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
1. new year, new you.
   a. be unrecognisable. when if he passes you in the street, he shouldn't know who you are.
   b. learn to recognize your new self in the mirror.
2. be optimistic.
   a. he might join the army.
   b. he might get cancer.
   c. he might be hit by a tru
3. stop wishing bad things on good people.
4. start wishing good things on bad people.
   a. maybe he'll get a promotion and move far away.
   b. maybe he'll get married and move far away.
   c. maybe he'll
4. stop saying he's a bad person.
5. be good to yourself.
   a. there are better men. find them.
   b. there are better vices distractions ways to spend your time. find them.
   c. start doing things just because you want to.
   d. stop doing things because he would approve.
6. stop being so damn dependent on other's approval. new year, new you.
7. learn to recognize yourself in the mirror.

3rd Place: he stole all my thyme away by scripturiency


TO REITERATE, PRIZE LIST:

For Prose Winners:
3-Month Premium Membership to 1st place winner from  doughboycafe
180 points to the 1st place winner from                                 donation pool
100 points to the 2nd place winner from                                donation pool
63 points to the 3rd place winner from                                   donation pool
A critique on winning piece for 1st place winner from       Sammur-amat
A critique on 1st place winner's piece of choice from        Sammur-amat
Feature for the 1st place winner from                                    Lacewinged-Beauty
Poetry commission for 1st place winner from                       DrippingWords and LightOverpowers58
Poetry or prose commission for 1st place winner from       ohsparrowsong and Sammur-amat
Custom watercolor typographical piece for 1st
place winner from                                                                     ohsparrowsong
Interview with 1st place winner from                                    Sammur-amat

One chibi charm for the 1st place winner from                   alternativeicandy
Critiques for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winning pieces from     Erlebnisse
3 Critiques and 3 faves for the 1st place winner from       NotenSMSK
2 Critiques and 2 faves for the 2nd place winner from     NotenSMSK
1 Critique and 1 fave for the 3rd place winner from          NotenSMSK

Custom kitty for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from          Yorokobi-san
Features for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from         KJ-Illustration, doughboycafe DrippingWords ohsparrowsong                        
                                                                                                  Sammur-amat CelestialMemories disrhythmic  
                                                                                                  Erlebnisse and IrrevocableFate
Llamas for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from            Lacewinged-Beauty DrippingWords CelestialMemories                
                                                                                                  disrhythmic Erlebnisse ozzla LightOverpowers58 and
                                                                                                  Starija


For Poetry Winners:
3-Month Premium Membership to 1st place winner from   donation pool
180 points to the 1st place winner from                                 donation pool
100 points to the 2nd place winner from                                donation pool
63 points to the 3rd place winner from                                   donation pool
A critique on winning piece for 1st place winner from        Sammur-amat
A critique on 1st place winner's piece of choice from         Sammur-amat
Feature for the 1st place winner from                                    Lacewinged-Beauty
Poetry commission for 1st place winner from                       DrippingWords and LightOverpowers58
Poetry or prose commission for 1st place winner from       ohsparrowsong and Sammur-amat
Custom watercolor typographical piece for 1st
place winner from                                                                      ohsparrowsong
Interview with 1st place winner from                                     Sammur-amat

One chibi charms for the 1st place winner from                 alternativeicandy
Critiques for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winning pieces from     Erlebnisse
3 Critiques and 3 faves for the 1st place winner from       NotenSMSK
2 Critiques and 2 faves for the 2nd place winner from      NotenSMSK
1 Critique and 1 fave for the 3rd place winner from           NotenSMSK
Custom kitty for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from            Yorokobi-san
Features for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from           KJ-Illustration, doughboycafe DrippingWords ohsparrowsong                        
                                                                                                    Sammur-amat CelestialMemories disrhythmic
                                                                                                    Erlebnisse and IrrevocableFate
Llamas for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from              Lacewinged-Beauty DrippingWords CelestialMemories                
                                                                                                    disrhythmic Erlebnisse ozzla LightOverpowers58 and
                                                                                                    Starija

For all the generous souls who DONATE, expect a special feature after the CONTEST :blowkiss:

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO ALL PARTICIPANTS AND DONORS< YOU ARE ALL SO VERY BEAUTIFUL! :heart:

  • Mood: Passionate
  • Reading: Your Art
  • Watching: Your Art
  • Drinking: Mint-Infused Green Tea
Skin by MichelleRamey (modified by Sammur-amat)
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Writer
:eager: <3
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   General Artist
:tighthug: <3 <3 <3
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Writer
:iconlovesplz: <3 ♥ <3 ♥
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AlloenDreams Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
oh, thankyouthankyou! :heart:

[also, mint green tea is wonderful, i'm down to my last few bags --this reminded me that i need more]
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   General Artist
You're most welcome, lovely lady! Your work and and your soul- nothing less than super special :tighthug:

[it's one of my favorites as well <3]
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flummo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Writer
Congratulations to all the winners! :clap:

I'll be sure to feature this on my profile and include it in my next journal. :D Aaaaand now that this contest's done with, does it mean you'll be pushing through with your other ideas? :iconlawooplz:
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   General Artist
:love:

Woohoo! Thank you ever so kindly, lovely lil lady! :huggle:
Yes it does but I wanna do so many things that I have no idea where to start! :icondummylaplz:
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
:glomp: thank you so much!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   General Artist
the pleasure is all mine, dolly :huggle:
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scripturiency Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
aahh, thanks so much! :heart:
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