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42 Reasons Why Louisiana is Awesome1. Drive-through daiquiri bars. Seriously, those are a thing here.42 Reasons Why Louisiana is Awesome by Agawaer
2. We’re too cool for counties. We have parishes instead.
3. We've got alligator snapping turtles, which are probably the most badass turtles out there. Have you seen a picture of one?
4. We gave the world Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto, Ellen DeGeneres, Tyler Perry, Harry Connick, Jr., and Duck Dynasty.
5. The entire evolution of music in America wouldn’t be the same without Louisiana. We invented jazz music, for heaven’s sake.
6. We are the Festival Capital of America with 400 festivals every year. Happy Contraband Days Pirate Festival, ya’ll.
7. We also have the Crawfish Capital of the World in Breaux Bridge.
8. The epic that is Steel Magnolias (the original, not the crappy Lifetime version) is set and was filmed in Louisiana, and is is based on the brilliant play by Robert Harling, who also born and raised in Louisiana.
9. We have cool words that are pronounced nothing lik
Ever Hear Of...North Sentinel Island?Hello, hello, hello and welcome one and all to yet another calorie-crazy deep-fried crunchy-on-the-outside-chewy-on-the-inside edition of Ever Hear Of, the only literature series here on DeviantArt that pumps history full of more performance-enhancing drugs than the Russian team at the last Olympics and fills in the gaps in the history books by telling you all about the badass warlords, conquerors, heroines and straight-up madmen that you’ve probably never even heard of before. And in today’s fresh-off-the-griddle heaping helping of historical awesomeness, I’ve hit the books and cooked up something very special!Ever Hear Of...North Sentinel Island? by Agawaer
See, most of what we’ve talked about in this series so far has had to do with individual people. I’ve written about Bronze Age badasses, Old West gunfighters, badass queens and mad philosophers. But today, we’re going to change tack for just a bit and talk about not just one person, but about an entire fucking island filled with the most hard
Ever Hear Of...Sir Richard Francis Burton?Well, Christmas is over and 2017 is still a few days away, but before you sink into post-Christmas depression or hit the eggnog to cope with the death of beloved Star Wars heroine Carrie Fisher (may she rest in peace, God bless her), let’s liven up the mood and ring in the New Year with another high-calorie high-octane edition of Ever Hear Of, the only series here on DeviantArt where I make history awesome again by telling you all about the badass conquerors, bloodthirsty villains, terrifying prehistoric monsters and sword-swinging heroes you’ll never hear about in your history class. Think history is boring? You’d better fucking think again, because today you’re going to get schooled about a completely crazy adrenaline-crazed nutjob who had more epic adventures on his way to the shitter at one o’clock in the morning than most lesser humans have in their entire lifetimes. A gentleman-adventurer, cartographer, writer, poet, soldier, diplomat,Ever Hear Of...Sir Richard Francis Burton? by Agawaer
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DestitutionJust one more put on this earthDestitution by LUCKy-LoTi
Just one more piece of ass to parade around
Nothing but a carcass with a hollow soul
A piece of junk to toss out when it's all used up
An unholy virgin that has sinned
No hope within
No one knows what it means to be the way she is
One who stares at fire and gets burned with its immortal life
A strange one is she who laughs with demons and plays with the devil
The outer shell is their prize while she dies each time
To them, she is a simple novelty to collect dust
Her complex mind desires more than her twisted fate
Nothing more will matter once she has the key
Lock up the injustice around her whilst she dances on their ashes
Smiling an eerie smile
Simple words cross her lips
Let her be free from the impurity and escape into her own
To be more than a shell to humanity
To be more than a body for man
Cut down this vision of life and let her be
Let her live her life of darkness
For that I where I am happy
he saved me, but he killed me.he saved me by RoseScarlet
i. first light- i met you in a crimson forest.
it was a rose garden summer, and out of a black mercedes
you walked out, your five year old eyes greener than
you reached up to pluck a rose from its stem, and offered it to me.
"what's your name?"
daddy told me that i couldn't tell strangers my real name.
I looked at the rose in my hand.
you smiled, you were a seastorm of now long-gone innocence.
i didn't understand
but I knew.
ii. i forgot about you for
1562 days, 11 hours, and 22 minutes,
my name, but i didn't recognize you
until i saw your eyes.
iii. my father fell and didn't stand back up again.
i screamed, and you carried me home.
iv. i didn't talk for a week.
i stared at the gray of the sky. it was the color of my father's eyes.
you sat next to me in the pouring rain,
Night and DayViewing life through an un-cleansed lens.Night and Day by thisguyRV
We walk on by and try to defend our so called friends.
With everyone being too busy following trends;
while various women and men are meeting their end.
Let's pretend that our existence was one that was not in vain.
This planet can sustain something the others couldn't sustain.
You and I are the reason for night and day.
Some of us feel love, while the rest are obsessed with feeling pain.
When Death is hellbent to send us away;
who will repent, and who will remain..
The PenIt can cure an internal bleed,The Pen by djdarkstorm
It can put your soul at ease.
It will show you to me,
It will flow, if you please.
Hopes and dreams, all to jot.
With a touch, your shields may drop,
Moments of clarity on a paper plot-
And with enough, your pain will stop.
It can cure the itch within,
It can help you, just begin.
Believe and you will see..
That most of all,
Your pen may set you free.
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2) Write something encouraging/kind/loving for someone else on DA
Each way can be entered multiple times, though you can only write about a single deviant per entry.
Copper's Community Contest!Copper's Community Contest
Create art celebrating the concept of community, however you define it, and whatever it means to you personally.
This contest will run until Monday, February 29th (that's right; it's leap year, folks) at 11:59PM EST.
Enter as many times as you wish, solo, or as part of a collaboration.
The winner will be announced by the Ides of March (March 15th).
The prize is a custom-made handcrafted jewelry set from me, design to be chosen by the winner, worth $75. Please see my gallery at OohShinyJewelry.
Second prize is a $15 Amazon.com card, generously donated by LiliWrites.
Other submissions that I find are of especial merit (i.e., I had a hard time deciding) will be awarded a digital package consisting of an Icon Avatar, ID Image, and Literature Author Tag. This prize will be to the specifications of the winner, and can be gifted to another dev
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