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Master of the House - Les Miserables



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Another 100 Themes List for me to do :D

:star: = completed

:star: 1. Introduction - Depressed, Schizophrenic, Human
:star: 2. Complicated - Never Easy
:star: 3. Making History - For Good
:star: 4. Rivalry - Over Death
:star: 5. Unbreakable - Mulish
:star: 6. Obsession - Rules
:star: 7. Eternity - Five Little Words
:star: 8. Gateway - Lazy Gnome
:star: 9. Death - Death
:star: 10. Opportunities - Rotting Wood
:star: 11. 33% - One-Third Wonder
:star: 12. Dead Wrong - Discovery
:star: 13. Running Away - Cirque du Freak
:star: 14. Judgement - Just Love
:star: 15. Seeking Solace - Needing
:star: 16. Excuses - Really Me
:star: 17. Vengeance - Ghost-Threads
:star: 18. Love - Seasons
:star: 19. Tears - Simple Tear and I am Sad
:star: 20. My Inspiration - Vampire
:star: 21. Never Again - Until Now
:star: 22. Online - Deviant Art
:star: 23. Failure - Best Forgotten
24. Rebirth
25. Breaking Away
26. Forever and a day
:star: 27. Lost and Found - The Friendship Box
:star: 28. Light - Love and Light
:star: 29. Dark - Grey Becomes Me Better
:star: 30. Faith - Stained Glass
:star: 31. Colours - Rainbow
32. Exploration
:star: 33. Seeing Red - Love is Red
34. Shades of Grey
35. Forgotten
:star: 36. Dreamer - The Ringing Siren
37. Mist
38. Burning
39. Out of Time
40. Knowing How
:star: 41. Fork in the road - Burden Free
42. Start
43. Nature's Fury
44. At Peace
:star: 45. Heart Song - Heart of Ice and Heart of Stone
46. Reflection
47. Perfection
:star: 48. Everyday Magic - You Stayed
49. Umbrella
50. Party
:star: 51. Troubling Thoughts - It's Hard to Choose Hope
:star: 52. Stirring of the Wind - Chance
53. Future
:star: 54. Health and Healing - Still
55. Separation
:star: 56. Everything For You - Scared You Away
57. Slow Down
:star: 58. Heartfelt Apology - Open My Eyes
59. Challenged
60. Exhaustion
61. Accuracy
:star: 62. Irregular Orbit - Whimsy Wind
:star: 63. Cold Embrace - Hell is Cold
:star: 64. Frost - Painted Ice
:star: 65. A Moment in Time - Frozen Joy
66. Dangerous Territory
:star: 67. Boundaries - Full Control
:star: 68. Unsettling Revelations - Rape
:star: 69. Shattered - Kicking in the Glass
70. Bitter Silence
71. The True You
72. Pretence
:star: 73. Patience - Too Far Gone
:star: 74. Midnight - Witching Hour
75. Shadows
76. Summer Haze
:star: 77. Memories - If You Were Here
:star: 78. Change in the Weather - More to This
79. Illogical
:star: 80. Only Human - A French Canadian Angel
:star: 81. A Place to Belong - Capital-h-Home
82. Advantage
:star: 83. Breakfast - You Are What You Eat
:star: 84. Echoes - Letter to a Lost Child - An Echo
:star: 85. Falling - Free Fall
:star: 86. Picking up the Pieces - A Letter to a Lost Child
:star: 87. Gunshot - Abused
:star: 88. Possession - Inside the Music
:star: 89. Twilight - I Think of You
:star: 90. Nowhere and Nothing - Floating Along
:star: 91. Answers - Seeing the Picture
:star: 92. Innocence - Dance
:star: 93. Simplicity - Earthworm
:star: 94. Reality - Go Away Again
:star: 95. Acceptance - Alive Not Dead
:star: 96. Lesson - Far Worse
:star: 97. Enthusiasm - Until Pregnancy
:star: 98. Game - Russian Roulette
:star: 99. Friendship - Carebears
:star: 100. Endings - Incomplete

Commissions

Poetry - Free Verse
Poetry on a variety of topics.
Avatars - Non-Animated
Wizard2 by MagicalJoey
Teddy1 by MagicalJoey
Santa1 by MagicalJoey
PoohBear Avatar 2 by MagicalJoey
Flower Avatar 5 by MagicalJoey
Blue Rose Avatar by MagicalJoey
Non-animated avatars.
Prices can vary according to complexity, so you can note me if you would rather.
Poetry - Traditional Forms
Poems in any number of traditional forms. Browse my gallery in any of the following folders for more options of forms:
:bulletblue: Traditional Forms
:bulletblue: DFC 2012
:bulletblue: DFC 2013
:bulletblue: DFC 2014
:bulletblue: DFC 2015
Or pick a form you want and query whether I can do it.
Lit Tags
Space by MagicalJoey
Santa5 by MagicalJoey
Rainbow1 by MagicalJoey
Lit-Tag - Fire (2) by MagicalJoey
Lit-Tag - Eagle (2) by MagicalJoey
Teddy6 by MagicalJoey
Lit tags.
Price seems high because of the complexity of finding images that will fit the width and length requirements of 20x125 pixels.
Stamps (Non-Animated)
Best Friends First Half by MagicalJoey
Best Friends Second Half by MagicalJoey
This was a request from someone who wanted to share with a friend.
Visual Poetry
'-54- Tower' by MagicalJoey
Not Even a Child - Excerpts by MagicalJoey
A poem written over a background image (photograph, blank colour with border, photo manipulation).

:bulletblue: Minimum 4 stanzas (verses) of maximum five lines each.
:bulletblue: Photographs can be found at WrittenPhotographs (consider a donation) or one of your own can be used. Alternatively use a stock photo found here on DA as long as you link me to the artist so I can get permission.
:bulletblue: Text either supplied by you, or you supply a theme and I supply the text.

Complete work will only be constructed after both image and text have been separately approved
Group Logos (Non-Animated)
WTP Logo Idea by MagicalJoey
Words In Our Veins Logo Idea by MagicalJoey
Poets-and-Warriors Icon Idea 1 by MagicalJoey
Written Emotion Logo Idea 2 by MagicalJoey
LetUsDrawClub Logo Idea 1 by MagicalJoey
WeAreLiterature Logo Idea 2 by MagicalJoey
A non-animated logo for your group.
Acrostic Name Poems
Acrostic Poem Idea 1: Granny by MagicalJoey
An acrostic name poem for any name. Doesn't always have to rhyme. Can contain attributes you wish. (For example you want it to be about bravery or honesty etc)

Price stated is with background image. Note for other prices.
Gallery Icons
Gallery Icon Idea 1 by MagicalJoey
Gallery Icon Idea 2 by MagicalJoey
Icons to customise your gallery folders.

Price shown is for the biggest and most complex. For smaller icons note me for price.
Photo Manipulation
VERY RARE due to physical maladies that cause shaking (hence these take 4x as long because I shake and decapitate things)
Thus the larger price - it is very time consuming.

Name-Poem




Acrostic Name Poem by Wishafriend

Visitors Map and Personality Type




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Joanne's Personality Type Results

My Fairy Name




Name of Image
Image from: www.etsy.com/transaction/11443…

My fairy name is Fruitpip Windtree

She brings gentle breezes to change the weather.
She lives in stony places and tumbling wastes.
She can only be seen when the first leaves fall from the trees.
She wears a heather-coloured dress and has silvery lilac butterfly wings.
Get your own fairy name from the fairy name generator!

Plz Accounts



The following are plz accounts I have created. Feel free to use them if you wish.



Alphabet Letters:


:iconlettera-plz::iconletter-b-plz::iconletter-c-plz::iconletterd-plz::iconletter-e-plz::iconletterf-plz::iconletterg-plz::iconletterh-plz::iconletteri-plz::iconletterj-plz::iconletterk-plz::iconletter-l-plz::iconletterm-plz::iconletter-n-plz::iconlettero-plz::iconletterp-plz::iconletterq-plz::iconletterr-plz::iconletters-plz::iconlettert-plz::iconletter-u-plz::iconletterv-plz::iconletterw-plz::iconletterx-plz::iconlettery-plz::iconletterz-plz:

Random Images:


:iconwriteleftplz::icongreenpinkplz::iconrainbowemoplz::iconpinkgreenplz::iconwriterightplz:

Welcome Images:


:iconwelcomesheepplz::iconwelcomecatplz::iconwelcomekatplz::iconwelcomebodyplz::iconwelcomepengiplz:

Christmas Images:


:iconemoreindeerlplz::iconemosantaplz::iconemoxmastreeplz::iconemosnowmanplz::iconxmasstockingplz::iconemoreindeerrplz:

Contest Images:


:icon1st1plz::icon1st2plz::icon1st3plz::icon1st4plz:
:icon2nd1plz::icon2nd2plz::icon2nd3plz::icon2nd4plz:
:icon3rd1plz::icon3rd2plz::icon3rd3plz::icon3rd4plz:
:iconh01plz::iconh02plz::iconh03plz::iconh04plz:
:iconsow1plz::iconsow2plz::iconsow3plz::iconsow4plz::iconsow5plz:

I'm hosting a contest this April/May. Consider donating, judging, promoting and entering! magicaljoey.deviantart.com/jou… 

70%
7 deviants said I can do something and will either note you or comment on the linked journal!
20%
2 deviants said Nope, sorry, can't help this time around. Maybe next time.
10%
1 deviant said Maybe, maybe not, I can't decide (chickshit option)

Donate

MagicalJoey has started a donation pool!
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Name of Image
84 :points:

Understood-Accepted needs a SuperGroup upgrade. I just updated My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink so am saving for next year's upgrade too.

:bulletblue: If you want to donate specifically for Understood-Accepted 's super group upgrade please do so on UnderstoodAdmin , the new admin group for the group.

:bulletpurple: If you want to donate specifically for My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink 's super group upgrade please do so on MySoulBleedsInkAdmin , the new admin group for the group.

I would like to use excess points as contest prizes, PM gifts or just being able to donate to others raising points for a cause.

Please also note, although this widget reflects a total, this is often incorrect as I may have more, though often less, than the reflected total.

I really want to earn any money/points, and not beg for donations, so if you would consider hiring me for one of the following it would be appreciated. If you can't hire me, or don't need to, perhaps you know of someone who does:

DA Points Commissions:


:bulletblue: A short story
:bulletblue: A poem
[Check out the 'prose' folder in my gallery for short stories or browse poetry by year]
[For more examples of poetry and prose works on commission visit UnderstoodAdmin and MySoulBleedsInkAdmin where I have writing commissions available]
:bulletblue: A poetry critique
[See 'Critique Widget' for examples]
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated avatar
:bulletblue: A lit-tag
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated group logo
[Examples found at MagicallyCreative]
[For more examples of avatars, lit tags and group logos on commission visit UnderstoodAdmin and MySoulBleedsInkAdmin where I have these commissions available]
:bulletblue: A simple, animated group logo
[Example: Front-2-Back ]
:bulletblue: A feature in my journal
:bulletblue: A contest promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A group promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A llama
:bulletblue: Proofreading of your journal/blog before you post it

Commissions based on length and/or complexity.


Much love
Jo

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Another Call For Submissions

Journal Entry: Fri May 20, 2016, 3:54 PM



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That's right, just like my previous journal, Call For Submissions, this one talks about things in the 'big bag outside world' of the interwebs. Things like books and publishing and anthologies. BUT, this one is for artists too!

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Up the Staircase Quarterly is currently accepting 90's themed submissions for it's 90's Themed Issue - that's anything from movies to music to literature inspiration from the 90's era. Previous prompts include Power Rangers, Hocus Pocus, Janet Jackson and more (to find all past prompts, and the current prompt, click This Clicky Link and it will take you to the prompt page). Note: you do not have to write/draw on a prompt! As long as it is 90's Themed you can submit it via the information Here. Note - there is a call for submissions for poetry and art!

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I know that I aim to be published one day...and I won't ever achieve that goal without getting my stuff out there. Sure, there will be rejections, but one day there will be that first acceptance.....and then another, and another, and yet another until I've taken over the world! Who's with me?

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So, watchers - friends - poets and artists, pick up your pens/styluses/crayons and get creating! You can do this...they are accepting submissions until July 1st - which is more than a whole month away - and you can submit up to six poems or ten .jpg images.

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So, creative people of all kinds - get creating and submitting and all that good stuff. Out there is rather a nice world sometimes...but you'll never know unless you cross the bridge and beat the trolls and walk off with your prince charming - or have your work accepted into a publication, whatever floats your canoe.

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Ciao,
:fish:
J


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  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Coke Zero

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MagicalJoey
Jo
Artist | Literature
South Africa
I'm a relatively simple person who likes to write. I value honesty, especially in comments and critiques, and loyalty.

If you are going to fave something of mine it would be nice if you could leave a comment as well. It is not required, but feedback is always welcome.

If you need to talk about anything feel free to note me.

Profile picture was a gift from :iconmelissadalton: [MelissaDalton]

Critiques

Activity


54 deviations
14 deviations
Question
22-5-16

If ‘the devil’s in the details’,
Or ‘the devil made me do it’,
Surely there is more to stuff
Than simply getting through it?
Question
Something that came to me kinda 'as is'. If you can add to it, you're welcome to try.
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Nowhere Near Human
22-5-16

I understand all the words intellectually;
The right prayers and lyrics flow from my mouth
As sweetly as birdsong.
Like water churned by a waterfall
I’m aerated by each sermon;
The words pass through me
And all is outwardly well.

But inside…

My insides are like a puzzle missing key pieces,
Like a shorn sheep
Who still shows the nicks and cuts from the shears,
Like the thick river mud
That clouds vision and stains your swimsuit.

My insides are a maze of amazing twists and turns,
A labyrinth haunted by a minotaur of great power,
An obstacle course of emotional hurdles,
Whose power comes from not knowing…
…not feeling.

I can mouth words of emotional importance,
Like ‘loved’ and ‘mercy’ and ‘grace’,
But they fail to scratch the surface of a robotic heart;
‘Forgiven’ tastes of cheap chocolate,
Whose taste regurgitates again and again upon repetition.
‘Loved’ tastes of bitter wine,
Cheapened by the fermentation of hard pitted words.
If I sit still long enough I will grow moss and mushrooms,
That’s how hard my heart is inside.

If wishes were horses then beggars would ride,
And oh how I wish to feel more than minute morsels
For more than several seconds every aeon.
I wish even ambivalence reigned more than the numbness
That holds the throne with firm fiery fingers.

My brain processes things my heart fails to understand;
‘Forgiveness’ should feel like freedom,
‘Mercy’ like the calm that comes after a storm,
‘Love’ like an eternal ‘hope’ and
‘Joy’ like a bubbling brook.
My brain tells my heart,
“This is love, forgiveness, grace…
…now feel it,”
But fails to understand how this heart of mine cannot feel.

I wish for more than intelligence –
More than brain power
And knowledge of words and phrases –
More than mere mouthing of lyrics and prayers
That should bring power
But do not affect me at all.

I understand all the words intellectually;
The right words and phrases flow from my mouth
Like water from a waterfall.
I’m seemingly soothed by each sermon;
The words pass through me
And all is outwardly well.

But inside…

…inside,
I am nowhere near human.
Nowhere Near Human
So, tonight's sermon was part one of (what I assume will be) a five-part series on the cross. Some of the points raised should have touched me deeply...but I remained as unmoved as a damn rock. It's so irksome. I found myself looking around at the other people and wondering 'how do they do it?' How do they manage to 'feel'? Not in a sense of 'what are their secrets', but in a sense of 'how are they managing to be human'?
Oh well. Another week another numbness to contend with I suppose. I wish I wasn't so good at pretending all was well - I wish my brain wasn't so good at going 'you should feel/do this now to maintain your semblance of humanity'. Le sigh.
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And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

The back of the book says:
"Ten . . ."
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U. N. Owen."
"Nine . . ."
At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret, and by the end of the night one of the guests is dead.
"Eight . . ."
Stranded by a violent storm, and haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one . . . as one by one . . . they begin to die.
"Seven . . ."
Which among them is the killer and will any of them survive?


I had previously only seen the play version of this in high school, and couldn’t remember the ending or more than ‘they all start dying’, so reading this book was a pleasure.

It is a thrilling mystery novel, full of suspense, plot twists, characters that become more and more unhinged and a setting that didn’t fail to instil a threatening atmosphere. A real gem.

It starts off with the stories of eight people making their way to Indian Island, each being invited there under the pretence of either a job or meeting with friends, unknowingly travelling to the same destination. Some travel by train and others drive, but they all eventually meet up and are transported across the sea to the island. They meet up with the butler and his wife. After dinner a recorded message accuses each of the ten of them of having a deadly secret, and shortly thereafter one of them dies.

What ensues is the panic and psychological mayhem that happens when more and more people are found dead with nobody on the island but themselves. A must read for anyone who enjoys a great mystery full of murder and mayhem and thrilling suspense.
Book Review: And Then There Were None by A.C
Book Review: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
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Hire Me for Something



I really want to earn any money/points, and not beg for donations, so if you would consider hiring me for one of the following it would be appreciated. If you can't hire me, or don't need to, perhaps you know of someone who does:



DA Points Commissions:


:bulletblue: A short story
:bulletblue: A poem
[Check out the 'prose' folder in my gallery for short stories or browse poetry by year]
[For more examples of poetry and prose works on commission visit UnderstoodAdmin and MySoulBleedsInkAdmin where I have writing commissions available]
:bulletblue: A poetry critique
[See 'Critique Widget' for examples]
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated avatar
:bulletblue: A lit-tag
:bulletblue: A simple, non-animated group logo
[Examples found at MagicallyCreative]
[For more examples of avatars, lit tags and group logos on commission visit UnderstoodAdmin and MySoulBleedsInkAdmin where I have these commissions available]
:bulletblue: A simple, animated group logo
[Example: Front-2-Back ]
:bulletblue: A feature in my journal
:bulletblue: A contest promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A group promotion in my journal
:bulletblue: A llama
:bulletblue: Proofreading of your journal/blog before you post it

Commissions based on length and/or complexity.



Proofreading, Editing, Formatting, Typing, Designing, etc


:bulletblue: I have proofread and edited three books written by Mr Mian Mohsin Zia from Pakistan (books can be found here mianmohsinzia.com/ as well as the author's biography and several other projects by the author, including short texts for use in a voice-over video or in a script).
:bulletblue: I have proofread and edited a script for Mr N Mhlanga
:bulletblue: I have formatted a CV and done typing work for Mr Philip Bateman
:bulletblue: I have proofread, formatted and edited a thesis for Mr Mike Momo
:bulletblue: I have designed business cards for "Jenny's Hair", "Beady Buddies", "Painted Linen" etc.
:bulletblue: I have designed a brochure for an inter-provincial field hockey tournament, as well as the certificates for the tournament.
:bulletblue: I have designed Christmas, Valentine, birthday, thank you and other cards.

Everything mentioned above, including reviews and more can be found on my websites:
www.preader.weebly.com
www.magicaljoey.wix.com/preade…


Bass Guitar Lessons:


:bulletblue: I have taught lessons from pre-beginner to intermediate level, both face-to-face and over Skype.
:bulletblue: No prior music knowledge needed.
:bulletblue: All you need is the equipment - guitar, amp, lead, tuner and strap.

Information, and reviews can be found on my website: www.basicallybass.weebly.com
www.magicaljoey.wix.com/musica…


Piano Lessons:


:bulletblue: I have taught lessons from pre-beginner to intermediate level face-to-face. Skype will work with wireless laptop and webcam.
:bulletblue: No prior music knowledge needed.

Information can be found on my website:
www.basicallybass.weebly.com under the 'Piano' tab
www.magicaljoey.wix.com/musica…


English Lessons:


:bulletblue: I taught English online for a year in 2010 and from 2013 to present day.
:bulletblue: I have taught lessons face-to-face and over Skype.

Information can be found on my website: www.engteaching.weebly.com


Beaded Goods: (Beady Buddies)


Beaded goods ranging from plain key rings to 3D key rings, earrings and more.

Specific items can be requested and made up if possible. Shipping costs will be negotiated. Visit my website: www.beadybuddies.weebly.com


Hand-Painted Items: (Painted Linen)


I can offer hand-painted cushions, tablecloths, etc - if it's white I can paint on it.

Contact me for a personalised gift for a loved one - even the same picture done twice will never come out the same! Shipping costs would be negotiated. Visit my website to see the sale on pre-made stock as well as to place your order. www.paintedlinen.weebly.com


Knitted Items: (Christel's Kneedles)


Knitwear including beanies, berets, scarves, snoods, bed-socks, gloves, jerseys and more. Sizes range from newborn to adult.

Contact me for a personalised gift for a loved one. Prices negotiable depending on type of wool. Shipping costs would be negotiated. Visit my website www.christelsneedles.weebly.co…


Much love
Jo

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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday :heart:
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Thank you lovely :heart:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome, honey. :hug: :heart:
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KellySeale Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Again, Happy Birthday Today! :heart:
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
Thank you :heart:
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KellySeale Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Always. 😃
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Kathleanore Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
:party: Happy Birthday! I hope you're having a great day! :party:

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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Writer
Thank you lovely, it was a nice quiet day.
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Happy birthday! :cake:
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Thanks :)
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