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I wanted to include literature into the main showcase, but realized any literary piece would be a disadvantage due to the lack of graphics and images so...HERE WE ARE!

Thanks to the people who made suggestions on who to include!

It shouldn't really be said, but I do not claim to have written any of these (except one), and everything else belongs to their respective writers. If you like the pieces, go and watch, fave, comment the original piece!
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austheke Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013   Writer
How awesome! I haven't been getting a lot of writing done, so I haven't been on dA, but it was wonderful to check in and see this. Thanks so much, it's super appreciated. And I see a number of my own favorites in here (heyyy AndThenYou)--thanks for giving us all a shoutout! 
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Understandable! There were years where I didn't post anything to here and I just thought "Why am I still coming here everyday?!"

If you have any favorites that aren't on here, feel free to mention them!
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AndThenYou Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013   Writer
Aww, thank you so much for this! I've been so busy lately that I haven't really been on here for a while, and this was the first thing I saw! Thank you so much, I really can't express how much this means to me, especially at this current time. And so many other great artists! Damn, this is so great. :heart:
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Pretty sure the heart expresses everything you want to say.
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Magnius159 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I meant to comment earlier. I just wanted to say, this interactive showcase is freaking awesome.
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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nawkaman Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
This is an amazing showcase; I must applaud you for the sheer awesomeness of it. :clap:

Also, I am very grateful for being included in your wonderful feature, thank you so much!
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know I haven't responded to this honor that you've bestowed on my work, but I feel that my response will fall short.

I'm in awe because... Its just a poem in the end, y'know... There's intricately-ordinary, untamedunwanted, Ssolaris, and yourself... I'm grateful, but in the end, it isn't so much a thank you for this feature as much as it is... thank you for serving the community.

I've come a long way since first writing here on dA, and honestly, it was only because people like you believed in me, that I was able to improve as a writer. When I'll get the time and the respite, I'll try to return the favor. I feel that I should.

Thank you man. God bless you, and provide you with the necessary strength, perseverance, and diligence in your contributions to this community. This isn't your first (because I also see an artistic showcase in your "more from ThomClyma") but it was a first for me. Thanks again, and stay happy.
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Exactly! Even when I was specifically hunting for amazing writers, I had to shift through a lot of bad writers out there, and a painful amount of bad fan fiction that seems to rise to the "popular" sections because...instant fan base. So I wanted to find a way to help show off the brilliance that sometimes gets buried. I wanted to post this at the same time as my main Artistic Showcase, linking the two together in hopes that when people look at the main showcase, they'd take a look at the literary one to see that there are amazing people with a way with words.
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*smile* and to everyone the benefit of one man alongside plenty willing to aid those in need.

Much obliged man. :) Stay awesome.
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! This is SO AWESOME! Incredible work. Seriously.
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you! I still want to think of a better way to showcase writers, but this seems to be a good launching point for next time!
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! Definitely a good launching point. Maybe a bigger hover display? It's hard to get the feel of a piece when you can't read much of it.
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Yea...the rollover was originally going to be a tagline summing up the writer, like "An emotional punch to the stomach that you can't stop writing", but that was harder than I thought to think of for everyone and switched.

Bigger previews would definitely be better. Maybe do one or two rows that scroll horizontally so there's a lot more roll!
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh yea, those can be surprisingly difficult to come up with!

That would be really cool! Lots of scrolling. :nod:
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Graphically, written pieces can be a challenge to showcase, something I'll have to think of a work around for a new secret project!
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RiseandBe Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's very true.
I look forward to it!
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Writer
This is amazing and touching!  THANK YOU for the honor!  I'm touched and humbled, especially since "Litost" was initially one of those stories I wondered if people would even connect with in any way.  The showcase is brilliant and there are so many brilliant pieces there!  This is super work!
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
I've had that feeling about some stuff I've written and just never bothered to post because...not enough self confidence in my own writing yet, but trust me, Litost is an amazing piece and one of my favorites from your gallery!
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Chipchinka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Writer
Thank you very much for that.  "Litost" also happens to be one of the most personally-significant stories to me.  Even though it's not based on anything in my life, it is based on the impressions I've been carrying around since I lived in the Czech Republic.  Life there had a profound effect on me and I hope to live there again, in the future, and for more than 2 years.  I wouldn't mind immigrating there and living there permanently.
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August-Green Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thank you. This is tremendously encouraging and a true selfless act.
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you! When I started to post written pieces here, I noticed how little attention the literary section gets, and how flooded it can get, so I wanted to do something to help some brilliant writers get noticed through the flooding.
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A lovely showcase of beautiful literature! :heart:
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
I know, right?! I'm going to have to step up my game as a writer to be on par!
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ssensory Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Writer
...wow...I don't know how mine got in here, but thank you. thank you so much. it means so much to me. 

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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
The long story involves a panel of esteemed judges, and the short version is that your work is great!
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ssensory Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Writer
Aw, thank you so much! I'm even more suprised that it was A Thousand Afternoons that got in, because I never thought it was written well, but now that it's featured here I feel a little bit better about it. 

This feature is just outstanding. There are so many wonderful writers that I'm familiar with and a few I will have to read the heck out of later on today. Kudos to you for devoting much time in making this. :hug:
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Writer
It had a bug or two in the piece but the overall feeling and emotion behind it makes it stand out brilliantly!

Truth be told, I'd never heard of almost everyone I featured until I started working on it a few weeks ago and just dived in with reading everything I could find, picking the right writers and pieces to showcase their style.
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Graphix-Goddess Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you so very much for the feature here. I appreciate it. :D
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
You're very welcome!
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
 
i don't know how or why my little poem got included here, but i am so thankful to be part of this coolest showcase ever.
i've never seen anything like this before. i'll make sure to read all the other pieces. i'm so honored.

thank you. this is for you:  :iconcupcakeplz:


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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
There'a lot of good variety in there! Your little poem got included because it was brilliant! Trust your talent!
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks for the faith. :bow:
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Writer
hehe! You'll do perfect!
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Eevolution150 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is lovely!

I totally suggest star-blazer for the next one! Kinda surprised he's not in this one. His work is so beautiful.. :)
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Actually, I CAN include him! He was the one that suggested a number of these people! I'm about to leave for drinner, but I'll code him in when I get back!
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Eevolution150 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Hooray!

I didn't know he suggested a bunch of them! What a sweetie :) He does help out the literature community so so so very much. I'm not surprised! I can't wait to see which piece of his you choose to feature.

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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!

This wonderful deviation has been featured in my journal here:


If you could show your fellow deviants some support by :+fav:ing the article and checking out the other featured works, that would be great!

Keep creating!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Jealous! this is awesome!
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Why for you jealous?
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is brilliant!  I think you did such a great job putting this together in an exciting way to showcase new lit to everyone :clap:
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Thanks! I might build a new one in half a year when I've familiarized myself with more writers!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It could be a yearly thing :D
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Writer
That's KIND of what the main showcase is now. I'll randomly think "I shall build a showcase!" and it's been roughly a year to a year and a half since the last one. (I've been doing this for the better part of 5 years...the early ones were HORRIBLE)
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well its the thought and effort that counts, I'm sure the people showcased in the first ones appreciated them XD
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Writer
Yup, and we all have to start out somewhere!
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly :nod:
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