It is a small world......at least in Cyberland
by, 05-18-2010 at 08:55 PM (419 Views)
I belong to a online art gallery known as DeviantArt, popularly referred to as DA, which is basically just a place where people can share artwork of any kind. And so I post some of my writings there, as well as my photography and traditional work and so forth.
And much like Litnet has little social groups, DA has a similar concept, they have various groups in which artists of like interests can share there work within the group and help draw further attention to their work that way.
So I belong to a few different groups, mostly writing related because in general visual arts tend to get more attention then literary arts, so Poetry and Writing groups helps get more feed back on your work.
Well I was reading a new poem that had been posted in one of the groups I belong to and I had thought for a moment the username of the author of the work looked familiar but I did not think much of it at the time and meanwhile I ended up leaving a comment on the work.
Now to flash back for a moment back when I was still like in high school or perhaps shortly after I left high school, somewhere around that time point being a long time ago. I belonged to a poetry forum known as Arcane Artistry, and as it happened I was using the same name on DA that I use to use on Arcane Artistry.
Then after a while the owner decided to close AA because he wanted to do something else and a small group form the forum created a forum of their own to replace AA called CafePoetica, which I joined up with but then it did not last very long and sort of faded off into the black hole of cyber space.
Now as it turned out the individual whose work I by chance came across on DA was a former member of Arcane Artistry and one of the founders of CafePoetica, and when he saw my comment he sent me a message back saying hey are you the same SilverWynd (the name I used over there) from Arcane Artistry and Cafe Poetica?