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'Wonderdark ARV's are served <3,' says a HighMinder in a recent interview.

Dazjae Zoem’s Wonderdark: The Awakening of Zuza releases in ARV-edition for advance reviewers the last week of December. We’re telling you first, dear readers, which means you get initial dibs on either a digital or print review copy. By requesting to sign on as a beta-reader, you pledge to provide an honest review of your experience reading Wonderdark.  The story: Zuza isn’t exactly an adventurous kind of girl. Her idea of a wild night involves a sketch pad, or loaner book from Loomcity’s library. She rarely peeks her head out from under the comfort of her rock, even at the pleading of her closest friend Jaivyn, but there’s more to life than sketches and books, and dangerous though the near future may be for her, it will introduce her to a light she didn’t know she possessed, and teach her how to trust others gifted in similarly extra-sensory ways… An excellent YA-read celebrating underrepresented indie culture, plant-eater ethos, and the brilliance of intentional dreaming. Genre: Fantasy with Faery/Steampunk elements  How to request your review copy: Drop us a note: http://otherbox.tumblr.com/submit including either the email address you wish to have the digital review copy sent to, or the physical mailing address/po box the print copy should be mailed to. If you’re selected as a reviewer, your copy will be sent out the last week of December, and should arrive before the New Year if you’re located in the US.

Dec 24, 2006— Loomcity, Zambarau

‘In a city where underrepresented subcultures like veganism, indie art, steam ethos, and afropunk reign supreme, an even more unlikely underground—or more appropriately, overground— exists that Zuza Ilanga doesn’t trust, but eventually has no choice but to if she’s to find out what she really is and protect her family from the stuff of ‘Make-believe’—including fairytale characters’ spying on their readers—and the ‘makers’ harboring independent designs.

Can a bookish introvert with an aversion to ‘nonsense’ take the blinders off long enough to accept aspects of herself she’d rather deny, and make the necessary connection with her inner heru (hero) that the dangers surrounding her call out for?’

So reads the small bit of information being released from the Loomcity archive. As it’s crawling with bookeaters presently, there are bits we could not extend that are still lost to their digestive tracts. Experts are waiting to recover them.

We’re advised you can contact the Highmind council to extend requests for your file-copy of the Wonderdark account of Zuza’s awakening, as it has been guarded thoroughly, and remains well intact. The council’s exact wherabouts cannot be disclosed openly, but you can submit your request, and/or comments to: http://Otherbox.tumblr.com/submit and we’re told they will be forwarded to our secure location.

If you are a Minder in need of assistance, do your best to submit a message from whatever part of the Aether you’ve found yourself stuck in, and remember to stay positive. Reimagine.Reframe.Remake.

Via Contact: Amar Ajeet

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4 years ago
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Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to. »Alan Watts (via fatalistichues) (via quote-book) (via digitalbin) (via guerrillamamamedicine)
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Purple Mag Issue 8 has arrived. Acquisition details and gratis download for the &#8216;Make Yourself issue is here. Props to Corinne Stevie for the dope cover.

Purple Mag Issue 8 has arrived. Acquisition details and gratis download for the ‘Make Yourself issue is here. Props to Corinne Stevie for the dope cover.

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4 years ago
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laceandlilac:

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”- Anais Nin

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4 years ago
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Eight rules for writing a short story, by Kurt Vonnegut

piscesinpurple:

joshisinfinite:

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.
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4 years ago
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Hi, my name is, Tiffany, aka osedra, aka Bassagirl, and I am happy to join the candyanomaly, tumblr team!
Here, I will offer my insights and experiences as an independent, full time artist to encourage anyone interested in exploring an artistic discipline to view art as not only a viable channel for self-expression, but as a fulfilling and lucrative career.  I welcome comments, questions and the opportunity to network and build with other artists.
You may also visit my blog, “Revolutionary Picture Book,” where you’ll find over 50 paintings, illustrations, drawings, as well as poetry, prose and vignettes.   http://www.bassabassa.blogspot.com

Hi, my name is, Tiffany, aka osedra, aka Bassagirl, and I am happy to join the candyanomaly, tumblr team!

Here, I will offer my insights and experiences as an independent, full time artist to encourage anyone interested in exploring an artistic discipline to view art as not only a viable channel for self-expression, but as a fulfilling and lucrative career.  I welcome comments, questions and the opportunity to network and build with other artists.

You may also visit my blog, “Revolutionary Picture Book,” where you’ll find over 50 paintings, illustrations, drawings, as well as poetry, prose and vignettes.   http://www.bassabassa.blogspot.com

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5 years ago
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Greenbones, Metahearts, and Copper Angels, oh my.

Where the Black Faeries are.

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