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DFC 2015


This is a promotional journal for this event which is happening in 20 days!




Hello all, it's me MagicalJoey here, reporting live from the ProjectDFC desk of all desks. We have a situation on our hands folks! A DIRE situation! Oh the HORROR, the GORE, the REVOLTING SMUT! Wait, that was October...but you get my drift!

Only 20 days until DFC 2015



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What is DFC?


Do I hear thee utter this question? Oh poor souls, how could you not know> Never fear, I shall tell!

DFC stands for December Forms Challenge and is a challenge that has been running for many years now. It takes place from 00h00 December first until 00h00 January first and is a poetry forms challenge, where you are provided with different fixed forms of poetry to write on. It is a poem, and a form, a day for 31 days!

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What Does This Mean For Me?


This means the following: YOU (yes you, and you, and the one behind you with the Micky Mouse ears) are hereby challenged by everyone you know, well, basically yourself, to write a poem a day for December 2015. There will be a chart that will become available closer to the time telling you what form goes with what day...and I have heard from a cute little cannibal kiwi-damnation that this year's chart will be off the charts and chock-to-the-block with hits!

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But It's Hard!


It's meant to be a challenge (hence the big capital 'C') that broadens your knowledge of poetry forms and things like rhyme, meter, syllabic counts, refrains and all the other jargon us posies like to throw around. It's a good way to broaden your horizons and thresh out some basic things which you will hopefully come back and edit in January to make them supercallafragalisticexpialladocious!

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Quality vs Quantity


I've heard rumours that sometimes quantity doesn't equate to quality. Whereas in many cases this holds true, the beauty of the quantity of this challenge is that you will have certain days, and forms, where you have tons of quality. It's these gems you hold out for and then prune and preen during the editing process, which happens after. Think of this as WordWars for poetry, kiwi-damnation style.

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Previous Years Features


Previous years charts are here for you to peruse and practice look at to get some idea of the amazingness that is coming your way!

2012


DFC 2012 Form Chart by kiwi-damnation

2013


DFC 2013 Form Chart by kiwi-damnation

2014


DFC 2014 Form Chart by kiwi-damnation

Like with previous years we will have a Chat Room available for use during the process. Come and brainstorm with fellow participants and get your write on!

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New Features


This year, with the arrival of our new Admin betwixtthepages we have an exciting partnering with another group of Beth's, mainly LitRecognition. Under foundership of chromeantennae and with a brilliantly vibrant cast of writers on staff LitRecognition promotes writing and writers with a daily (barring the weekend) feature of prose and poetry works from new and old writers alike.
How Is This Good?
In betwixtthepages 's own words:
"Okay. So, we'll be doing daily cross posts between the groups called something like "Today at a Glance."  These posts will include a walk-through of the day's poetry form, the prompts or challenge number and we'll include a few examples  of the form, and will be featuring each of the previous day's prompt responses."
What Does This Mean?
This means that the two groups are partnering to feature participants in the DFC through special features over at LitRecognition.

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Exactly!


Yesh, that's exactly what we want you to do - spread the word. Tell your watchers in a journal on your page, tell your group members in a promotional group journal/blog, tell your friends and get them to come to DA to participate in this AWESOMENESS!!

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Questions?


Still don't know what to write? Got any questions? Please, note the group ProjectDFC with any questions you have. We will be happy to answer them and give you any details I may have missed in this journal.

Happy Holidays, Thankgiving-time and such stuff. I know you will all be preparing yourself for this excellence that is DFC 2015 coming this December to a DA near you!

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MagicalJoey
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Farand Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Greetings from England! :iconbritishplz:
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ProtagonistSe7en Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015   Digital Artist
thanks so much for the feature didn't even realize it had been featured! you guys are awesome! :D
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This does not garentee any furture work but if anything comes along you might be contacted.

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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm about to move to South Africa for about 6 months; if anyone here would have any advice it'd be great to hear from you :heart:
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Macabreinc Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't travel via taxi.
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I already have many times, I think it's just about being smart about which taxi you take
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Macabreinc Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How has your stay been, so far?
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AMusoke Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
At the end of the day, the world is full of people with goals, fears and vulnurabilities - you don't need much more than your bare essentials and prized possessions, you'll be fine :P
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SpaceCowboy-D Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Purchase a lot of sunscreen and a gun.
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I was hoping to not just get a bunch of sarcastic replies...
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SpaceCowboy-D Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I also forgot to mention in my first comment, to also purchase a sense of humour...
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
As a current Cape Town resident, welcome.
People are stressed by crime, and its real, but so is the sea, the mountain, happy people, and a variety of life and experiences that you won't begin to have explored in just 6 months.

Send me a note if you want specific details. My pics from the last 4 years are all Cape Town, and a very small slice of it indeed!

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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Grant!

Thanks so much, I'll send you a note!
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Kitty-Cat-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Just do as much research as you can about the area you are moving to. Especially crimewise. Whereabouts are you moving to?
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm moving to Cape Town, and the research I've done indicates it's a pretty safe place, most people just recommend not to go out at night, and the obvious don't show off expensive belongings in public and whatnot. But I just was hoping to find someone who could give me some tips on what to do, where to go, what life is like there, etc, other than what I read on websites :)
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