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The Longest Night: Two 'o clock ~ 4 days left!!

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 3:40 AM



The ticking clock heralds the passing of time. 

Endless, monotonous minutes creep through the hallways of the mind and the labyrinth of the soul where men are left to face himself and his irresistible compulsions. These unspoken forces drive our deepest desires and fuel our most profound fears. We are powerless in front of them, just as we are powerless in the face of the march of time. 

Do you hear it?
They call for you in the midnight hour, whispering in your mind’s ears the most secret of secrets. 

Do you see it?
They appear to you from the corner of your eye, beckoning you to follow them down the rabbit hole.

The clock chimes. It’s time to listen up and follow suit. Will you come seek us in the darkened rooms filled with echoes of the past? Will you dance with us under the garish mercury moon? Will take our hands and join us through the Longest Night?

Welcome to the “Longest Night” Challenges where we explore men’s deepest fears and desires until he comes face to face with his most irrational and terrible fate. 

:happybounce:  Two O’clock: Arachnophobia  :happybounce: 
One of the most prevalent specific phobias, the fear of spiders is one of the most easily identifiable ones. The Scientific literature believes that there may be an evolutionary component in men’s irrational fear of spiders, since it was a learned response from their venom from our ancestors. However, while most of us know that few spiders can actually cause harm to humans today, arachnophobes are still unable to control their sense of uneasiness and outright panic when it comes to anything related to spiders. 
:note: Notable examples: J.K. Rowling, the author of the popular “Harry Potter” series, is an arachnophobe. This trait has been mirrored by one of her characters, Ronald Weasley. 

:whisper:  Three O’clock: I think I've fainted. 
Something about the urgent need to do 'shopping'.


:star: Rules: :star:

1. You have to be a member of our group to enter the contest.
Not a member? Click "Join the Group" on our homepage Madmen-Asylum 

2. All visual media is allowed. No Lit entries, sorry.

3. Start date: 1st of July  End date: 31th of July time zone PDT

4. New entries only. Your deviation have to be submitted from 1st of July to 31th of July.

5. Add to top of your description what your work was done for our group contest. Something like this will be fine:

 "This is my entry to the @madmen-asylum The Longest night Contest [link] "

6. Entry have to be your own. No line arts, no bases.
For photomanipulations: if there was used any recourses (such as stock photographs or textures) they have to be credited in your descriptions.
If there are collaborations the prize will be given to just one of the participants and then they'll have to divide it.

7. All entries have to fit our group theme. Please keep in mind, we all are mad here. 

8. One winner if there were 1-15 entriesTwo winners if there were 15-30 entries, etc

9. You can enter as many as you want but you can win just once.

10. Submit your entry to the Two O’clock: Arachnophobia folder [link]

 

:heart: Prizes: :heart:

For the one/ones who'll be so brave to survive to the Longest Night there will be a reward.

IMPORTANT! The prizes will be spread at the end of the WHOLE night challenge, not after one hour. So be patient.

We are still gathering prizes, so whoever wishes to offer something is welcome.
If someone is expert in literature judging please let out a scream in a note to our group.

:spotlight-left: First prize:spotlight-right:

  • :points: 150 and a commission by :iconsinistrosephosphate:  
  • :points: 50 by :iconillydragonfly:  
  • one month feature on the group journal :iconmadmen-asylum:
  • one free commission (written or drawn) by :iconillydragonfly: 
  • :points: 90 by :icondocali:
  • A short written commission by :icontheoracledragon:
  • A detailed black and white request by :iconblood-pleasures: 



:spotlight-left: Second prize: :spotlight-right:
(if we'll have more than 15 entries)

  • :points: 100 by :iconsinistrosephosphate:  
  • :points: 30 by :iconillydragonfly:  
  • one month feature on the group journal :iconmadmen-asylum:
  • :points: 60 by :icondocali:
  • A short poem by :icontheoracledragon:
  • A simple black and white request by :iconblood-pleasures: 



:spotlight-left: Third prize: :spotlight-right:
(if we'll have more than 30 entries)

  • :points: 50 by :iconsinistrosephosphate:  
  • :points: 20 by :iconillydragonfly:  
  • one month feature on the group journal :iconmadmen-asylum:
  • :points: 30 by :icondocali:


I am a dummy!  Judges: I am a dummy! 

:iconitt0ryu: our kind and patient principal Dr. Lecter, always eager to make our patients feel at home.

:icondocali: our trained and caring nurse Dr. Docali, probably the only one still sane here,

:iconsinistrosephosphate:  Dr. Syn, our one-on-one counsellor and man of letters

:iconillydragonfly:  Dr. Psychic, the forensic psychiatrist who'll check all the rules are scrupulously followed.

Our entries so far (judges' works made to inspire you don't count):
One 'o clock: Erotomania: 
Contest Entry: Love, love me do! by Citrus-OrangeMidnight by Rexionete
Inspiration: 
Fever Dream by SinistrosePhosphateMadmen-Asylum longest night-1 Erotomania by IllyDragonfly



Spread the word and don't be shy. Leave your padded cells and don't be afraid asking me or the other judges about any doubt. We don't bite.

I wish for you a great and serene continuation of the day,

 

Dr. Psychic




What do you see there??



The Cathedral youtu.be/msIjWthwWwI





Note Hey guys, enter to our contest The Longest Night. Two O’clock: Arachnophobia Love in the Air 
We are waiting for your entry La la la la








Previous LTs:

[2014]: #21 [link] | #22 [link] |#23 [link] | #24 [link] | #25 [link] | #26 [link] | #27 [link] | #28 [link] | #29 [link] | #30 [link]

[2013]: #1 [link] | #2 [link] | #3 [link] | #4 [link] | #5 [link] | #6 [link] | #7 [link] | #8 [link] | #9 [link] | #10 [link] | #11 [link] | #12 [Link] | #13 [link] | #14 [link] | #15 [link] | #16 [link] | #17 [link] | #18 [link] | #19 [link] | #20 [link]

[2012]: #1 [link] | #2 [link] | #3 [link] | #4 [link]

[2010-2011] random list [link]
What do you see there??



Destiny youtu.be/wEKLEeY_WeQ





:note: Hey guys, enter to our contest The Longest Night. One O’clock: Erotomania Love in the Air 
We are waiting for your entry :la:







Previous LTs:

[2014]: #21 [link] | #22 [link] |#23 [link] | #24 [link] | #25 [link] | #26 [link] | #27 [link] | #28 [link] | #29 [link]

[2013]: #1 [link] | #2 [link] | #3 [link] | #4 [link] | #5 [link] | #6 [link] | #7 [link] | #8 [link] | #9 [link] | #10 [link] | #11 [link] | #12 [Link] | #13 [link] | #14 [link] | #15 [link] | #16 [link] | #17 [link] | #18 [link] | #19 [link] | #20 [link]

[2012]: #1 [link] | #2 [link] | #3 [link] | #4 [link]

[2010-2011] random list [link]

The Longest night (A new hour started)

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 1, 2014, 1:41 PM



The ticking clock heralds the passing of time. 

Endless, monotonous minutes creep through the hallways of the mind and the labyrinth of the soul where men are left to face himself and his irresistible compulsions. These unspoken forces drive our deepest desires and fuel our most profound fears. We are powerless in front of them, just as we are powerless in the face of the march of time. 

Do you hear it?
They call for you in the midnight hour, whispering in your mind’s ears the most secret of secrets. 

Do you see it?
They appear to you from the corner of your eye, beckoning you to follow them down the rabbit hole.

The clock chimes. It’s time to listen up and follow suit. Will you come seek us in the darkened rooms filled with echoes of the past? Will you dance with us under the garish mercury moon? Will take our hands and join us through the Longest Night?

Welcome to the “Longest Night” Challenges where we explore men’s deepest fears and desires until he comes face to face with his most irrational and terrible fate. 

:happybounce:  One O’clock:  Erotomania :happybounce: 

   Also known as de Clérambault's syndrome (1921), this is one of the oldest and most prevalent of manias. It’s the pervasive believe that another person – usually a high profile celebrity – is secretly in love with himself. The affected individual believes that simple gestures are secretly messages of love and affection. As a result, the affected individual will start to show overt signs of affection to the target, which usually results in what’s commonly known as “stalking” behaviour. Any sign of rejection is taken as a way to conceal the target’s affection to the rest of the world. 

:note: Notable example: The attempted assassination of US president Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. was reported to be a result of Hinckley’s erotomanic fixation on actress Jodie Foster. 

:whisper:  Two O’clock: I think I've fainted. 

Something about creepy little creatures which could scamper over your bed... or over you.

:star: Rules: :star:

1. You have to be a member of our group to enter the contest.
Not a member? Click "Join the Group" on our homepage Madmen-Asylum 

2. All visual media is allowed. No Lit entries, sorry.

3. Start date: 1st of June  End date: 30th of June time zone PDT

4. New entries only. Your deviation have to be submitted from 1st of June to 30th of June.

5. Add to top of your description what your work was done for our group contest. Something like this will be fine:

 "This is my entry to the @madmen-asylum The Longest night Contest [link] "

6. Entry have to be your own. No line arts, no bases.
For photomanipulations: if there was used any recourses (such as stock photographs or textures) they have to be credited in your descriptions.
If there are collaborations the prize will be given to just one of the participants and then they'll have to divide it.

7. All entries have to fit our group theme. Please keep in mind, we all are mad here. 

8. One winner if there were 1-15 entries. Two winners if there were 15-30 entries, etc

9. You can enter as many as you want but you can win just once.

10. Submit your entry to the One O’clock: Erotomania folder [link]

 

:heart: Prizes: :heart:

For the one/ones who'll be so brave to survive to the Longest Night there will be a reward.

We are still gathering prizes, so whoever wishes to offer something is welcome.


:spotlight-left: First prize:spotlight-right:

  • :points: 150 and a commission by :iconsinistrosephosphate:  
  • :points: 50 by :iconillydragonfly:  
  • one month feature on the group journal :iconmadmen-asylum:
  • one free commission (written or drawn) by :iconillydragonfly: 
  • :points: 90 by :icondocali:
  • A short written commission by :icontheoracledragon:
  • A detailed black and white request by :iconblood-pleasures: SWEET-ness Icon 04 by Gasara



:spotlight-left: Second prize: :spotlight-right:
(if we'll have more than 15 entries)

  • :points: 100 by :iconsinistrosephosphate:  
  • :points: 30 by :iconillydragonfly:  
  • one month feature on the group journal :iconmadmen-asylum:
  • :points: 60 by :icondocali:
  • A short poem by :icontheoracledragon:
  • A simple black and white request by :iconblood-pleasures: SWEET-ness Icon 04 by Gasara



:spotlight-left: Third prize: :spotlight-right:
(if we'll have more than 30 entries)

  • :points: 50 by :iconsinistrosephosphate:  
  • :points: 20 by :iconillydragonfly:  
  • one month feature on the group journal :iconmadmen-asylum:
  • :points: 30 by :icondocali:



I am a dummy!  Judges: I am a dummy! 

:iconitt0ryu: our kind and patient principal Dr. Lecter, always eager to make our patients feel at home.

:icondocali: our trained and caring nurse Dr. Docali, probably the only one still sane here,

:iconsinistrosephosphate:  Dr. Syn, our one-on-one counsellor and man of letters

:iconillydragonfly:  Dr. Psychic, the forensic psychiatrist who'll check all the rules are scrupulously followed.


So... the march through the longest night has begun. 
Let us take you through the dark and winding paths of the mind until you come to face yourselves. 
What will you find there? Only you will know. 


I wish for you a great and serene continuation of the day,

 

Dr. Psychic



Our beloved Patients,
our Asylum needs more activity.
So who is ready for an Art Jam?
Please leave a comment below.
Our Staff has a great idea for an Art Jam but any suggestions are very welcome :nod:





What do you see there??



The Mimic youtu.be/jCyZSp2dwWs by CountANDRA
Thanks IllyDragonfly for the suggestion!



:note: Please choose a right folder for your submissions. Our folder descriptions can be found here [link]





Previous LTs:

[2014]: #21 [link] | #22 [link] |#23 [link] | #24 [link] | #25 [link] | #26 [link] | #27 [link] | #28 [link]

[2013]: #1 [link] | #2 [link] | #3 [link] | #4 [link] | #5 [link] | #6 [link] | #7 [link] | #8 [link] | #9 [link] | #10 [link] | #11 [link] | #12 [Link] | #13 [link] | #14 [link] | #15 [link] | #16 [link] | #17 [link] | #18 [link] | #19 [link] | #20 [link]

[2012]: #1 [link] | #2 [link] | #3 [link] | #4 [link]

[2010-2011] random list [link]
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Writer
Hi! I have a little problem submitting in a while. When I try to submit normally I don't receive the message back which tells me that my works will be checked to be approved, and if I try to include it in the groups during the submission (since I'm admin I can do it) it says there is an error. It's strange.
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Docali Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
OMG I found what our Admin submissions was locked. I think there was a glitch on dA or so and they reset all our settings. I hope you can submit to our gallery now :w00t:
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   Writer
Wow, I'm glad it was just that, because I didn't have problems with the other groups where I'm admin. Ops, I already bothered the Help Desk, never mind. :blush:
Thank you! :glomp:
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Docali Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
Please try to compile your blog on the sta.sh writer and then click Done and Submit and then fill all the areas and choose our group in the Options section and click on Submit button. Hope it helps (:
dA is weird often, don't worry, just try later :nod:
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Writer
No, I mean my 'normal' submissions, like drawings and written works. In more than a week I had this problem, always when I try to submit to this group, and not with others.
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Docali Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
You can try to go to the folder where you would like to submit your artwork and submit it there. 
If it does not work just send me a link to your artwork and I will try to request it for you :D
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Docali Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014   Traditional Artist
O_O
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014   Writer
Third chapter. I'm sorry if I bother you with the link, but I'm not sure in which folder I should submit it, since it's a gift.
illydragonfly.deviantart.com/a…
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itt0ryu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Madness Chronicles :D
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014   Writer
Not featured or similar?
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CamilleYoda Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your request!!Rose
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ParallelDeviant Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thank you!!
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itt0ryu Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
<3
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:iconillydragonfly:
IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013   Writer
Here the sequel of the gift I made for you!
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itt0ryu Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thank you
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