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Hah, wow, a DD! Thanks to =cairnthecrow for suggesting and ^2dazed for featuring. Heh, if I'd known it was going to get a DD I'd have cranked out PS rather than MSPaint ;P I fixed up the crappy extra white border which I'd totally forgotten about so it's a bit nicer to look at.

Thanks to everyone that :+fav:'d or commented!

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Just a small suggestion as per my journal, put together in a mock using MSPaint. Obviously for aesthetic value you'd also want to add a fade at the bottom of the text.

The point being that having a very small square with scrolling text doesn't quite go with the new layout options available to us. Even a text box double the width would allow for a more generous exposition of the lit on offer.

=HMSpeedFreek says: "Extension: Why not have a preview text section as an additional option, with a character limit, and that could be the preview text block..."
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Given 2009-02-20
Widen literature by `apocathary is a perfect example of how writers could better showcase their art and a great idea. Wider boxes and bigger excerpts would be great for poetry and prose alike; tantalizing readers with a portion of the text is one of the best ways to draw them in. ( Suggested by cairnthecrow and Featured by 2dazed )
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namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I suppose it is basically like this now! :la:
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apocathary Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Seems so! Only took them a few years ;P
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Writer
This would really help the lit community. Thank you.
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apocathary Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, not sure it'll ever get implemented, but thanks anyway (:
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Livadialilacs Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great idea! I hope this will come true. :D
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meihua Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
That would be a great addition, especially for featured modules!
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:iconfenicksreborn:
fenicksreborn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Student Writer
Totally awesome idea!
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Mirrasae Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Writer
This'd be just awesome!
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:iconfrozenpandaman:
frozenpandaman Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Student General Artist
:thumbsup:
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HaveTales-WillTell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Writer
:thumbsup:8-) I support this.
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Unicornmon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Student Artist
Its a good idea in some cases.. but there are some readers that wont want to read something so long and some that do so this might be good for some
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sirenseranade11 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
I want this.
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Koshinator Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Nice Idea!
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Platynews Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Congrats !

And ... you got a dd for a ms paint art job !
Who would knew that textors would do better visual art than painters ?
hehehe
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thegypsy-v1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I want to say "Me, too!" but I swore I'd never do that... :)

Art is about.... what? One could make the argument that art is that which stop and re-examine everything from a different angle. If so, this is certainly a work of art.

Well done.
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thegypsy-v1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I'm a poet, not an editor... :blush:

"...art is that which causes us to stop and..."
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vampireknightfan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Writer
that was so cool.
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DarknessTigerpaw Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Writer
As a published writer who is serializing my next novel here on dA, this concept would be an amazing achievement for someone like myself.

I applaud and support your concept!
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Liduen-Kvaedhi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
This is a writers dream. I pray to god this is passed.
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Estell-chan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
While I don't write much on the DA I can definitively see how this would be a great improvement for seeing literature on the site! Hopefully, they will enact your suggestion soon and congrats on the daily deviation!
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Kisa-Koufuku Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Brilliant idea! I hope dA takes your suggestion... Many authors would love this! I know I would! :D
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CaptTreasureTroveTi Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is AWESOME! :highfive:

I hope it gets passed by dA soon. :nod:
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megajosh2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Funny no one suggested this already :O.
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YukiMizuno Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This would be a great idea. I hope dA does something like it. :XD:
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Fenzer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Great idea!
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MurdererDelacroix Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Oh man, I hope DA does incorporate something like this into the new layout! It'd be much nicer than those teeny little boxes or that "DA LITERATURE" Jpeg preview thing.
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scarlettdarling Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
I hope the :devart: people do this, this is such a great idea.
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Desopilar Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just liked the paragraph there about Lawrence lol.
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apocathary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
^_^ He's a funny lad
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Desopilar Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol. How does he move with them being so tight?
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LynnieTHM Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
This would be a great addition. :)
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HMSpeedFreek Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Extension: Why not have a preview text section as an additional option, with a character limit, and that could be the preview text block...
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apocathary Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Good idea, mind if I put this up in the artist's comments bit?
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HMSpeedFreek Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Go for it!
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move-me-more Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
brilliant idea, but not a dd piece.
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synax444 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Why not? A DD is to spread something around, and seeing as this is an awesome idea, why should it be held back? Maybe a moderator will see it and take action...
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move-me-more Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
i dont think its NOT an awesome idea! but theres like 15 spots for dd's a day.. and i've seen pretty amazing images that ... dagnabbit. i'll keep my mouth from here on. i dont like causing trouble.
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PunkerSingger Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
agree!!! XD!!
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DZFlores Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, when I browse reading it would so much easier to read if the damn tiny scroll box, wasnt. :D
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zwartekat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
This is an excellent idea.
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oLIVEgREENcRAYON Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Good idea, and funny story, lol, tight white pants.
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osyris Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
The lit end of dA has largely been put on the back burner. Something of this nature would truly be an awesome improvement!
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MadJackalDelta Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Writer
That's fantastic. I'm all for this.
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EmbryH Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
This is a really good idea. I think written art gets less attention here because it's harder to grab someone's attention from just the little preview we have right now.

Nice thinking.
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Nytram12 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
definitely a brilliant idea. might just give literature the recognition it deserves on here
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Yami-Tsuki-chan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
This would be so awesome. :3
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overfiend-87 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Writer
very nice. The scrolling thing often annoys me.
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