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The Longest Night: Three o'Clock ~ 7 days left!

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 25, 2014, 3:29 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. 

Print...bag....la   Three O'Clock: Kleptomania:bandit:  
   First described in 1816, this is one of the first “impulse control” disorders recognized by the modern medical field and the public. The person suffering from kleptomania has an irresistible compulsion to steal, but not for the financial or material gains. This usually results in criminal prosecution in spite of the fact that the stolen goods are usually kept as trophies or discarded by the affected individual. If the affected individual does not steal, he suffers from urges and intrusive thoughts, much like someone going through drug or alcohol withdrawal.

Notable example: Lizzie Andrew Borden, the notable “axe murderess” of Fall River, Massachusetts, was a known kleptomaniac. She was charged with shoplifting multiple times after she was acquitted from her murder charges in the late 1890’s.

Whisper sweet nothings in my ear!  Four O'Clock: Something slithery this way comes  I think I've fainted. 

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 homepageMadmen-Asylum 

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

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

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

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 resource (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. Please add your entry to the new Three o'clock folder: madmen-asylum.deviantart.com/g…

: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:
A batch of 20 postcards (reproduction of the winning artwork) by :iconart-and-books:




: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:
A batch of 10 postcards (reproduction of the winning artwork) by :iconart-and-books:




: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:
A batch of 5 postcards (reproduction of the winning artwork) by :iconart-and-books:



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 are made to inspire you):
One 'o clock: Erotomania
Contest Entry: Love, love me do! by Citrus-Orange Midnight by Rexionete
Inspiration from Judges
Fever Dream by SinistrosePhosphate Madmen-Asylum longest night-1 Erotomania by IllyDragonfly

Two o'clock: Arachnophobia
Caught by Citrus-Orange Arachnophobia by Graphite451

Inspiration from Judges
Little Miss Muffett by SinistrosePhosphate Madmen-Asylum longest night-2 Arachnophobia by IllyDragonfly

Please consider joining in on our long march through the hills and vales of the human mind. After all, they say one man's trash is another's treasure. One man's fear may just be another's pleasure as well. And you would never know until you explore the extremes of your senses. 

Syn



What do you see there??



Zero youtu.be/LOMbySJTKpg







Note Hey guys, enter to our contest The Longest Night. Three O’clock: Kleptomania 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] | #31 [link] | #32 [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??



CARGO youtu.be/gryenlQKTbE






Note Hey guys, enter to our contest The Longest Night. Three O’clock: Kleptomania 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] | #31 [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: Two o'clock ~A new hour started

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]
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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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:iconillydragonfly:
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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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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