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Why should I suggest a DD?
It's about the art, and every single attempt you make to get more out there is appreciated.
So! First things first: I expect technical awesomeness. If you notice typos, let the author know and then send the note once they're cleaned up. Have you seen any visual DDs with unintentional anatomy flubs? It's that principle. Not that the stick is wedged so firmly that I'll be like 'they misused a comma NO,' but common sense please. And if it reads like a first draft that's a problem. DDs should be polished. (If literally the only thing wrong with it is proofreading, please send it to me. Some pieces are worth an exception. It is possible to be past a first draft and have imperfect grammar—not everyone's a native English speaker, not to mention conditions like dyslexia.)
Unnecessary verbosity drives me nuts. I try to get over it as it can be stylistic, but stray descriptors when the ambience is conveyed perfectly well without them leave a bad taste behind my eyelids. I discovered journalistic writing and I'm unable to let go of how clean it is, in short.
Honestly, all I want you to do is think, 'Why should the whole site see this?' And if you can't think of three good reasons (that you should totally put in your note to me, GODS YES), reconsider. And please keep in mind that it's a relative scale against everything else the site has to offer.
No contest entries if the contest is still running. Also, if it has a preview, read this first.
A couple of notes on the foreign languages I actually know well enough to read in (I know a little Greek and Spanish too):
- Je lis meilleur que j'écris en français. Je pense que je peut comprendre les textes français, alors même que je lis très lentment. Tant pis. Mais parce que le site est surtout en anglaise, je nécessite un traduction anglais pour un DD. (Il n'y faut pas qu'un traduction soit merveilleux. Seulement en anglais, je vous en prie.)
- मेरे को थोड़ी सी हिंदी आती है, लेकिन ये साईट अंग्रेजी मैं है, इस लिए कृपया अंग्रेजी भी शामिल करना । (पथ है की शायद सभ अक्षरों गलत लिखे है, गूगल की बतकिस्मत मुझ पैर आगई ।)
Unless the piece is like ridiculously mindblowingly exceptional and the author has no other work in their gallery that would also be a good feature, I will not be featuring anything with over 200 favs. This is a personal choice.
And yes, you should self suggest. If I decline, you're absolutely welcome to go to one of the other
Who are the other CVs? They would be ^Beccalicious and ^NicSwaner. I hear they have souls, which should help the whole poetry thing.
Go do that, and if you have any questions, ask ask ask!
Title notwithstanding, you have the right to not like everything. I don't know if you noticed, but the site's kind of gigantor now.
The artist does not choose the feature! Doesn't matter if it's a self suggestion or otherwise. The person who made it happen was whoever featured it. And yet. FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
Anyway, props to you for reading through this! Here, have an explosion. (Also props to ^pica-ae for giving me a solid GIF source.)