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Welcome to the Madness!

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Rules:
  • 1. Play nice with others
  • 2. Drink tea and eat cake
  • 3. Submit to the correct folder
  • 5. Have a very merry unbirthday
  • 6. See number four
  • 7. There's a contest going on. Interested?
  • 8. Consider donating points to the group (EmmaL27)
  • 9. Be mad as a hatter
  • 1. Hmm, we're back to rule number one...

To Become a Member:
:bulletred:ANYONE CAN JOIN! Just click the "Join Group" button! You should submit at least one piece of art but it's not required.

To Become a Contributor:
:bulletred:To become a contributor you need to be a member with three (3) submitted pieces of art. Send a note with links to the pieces of art you have submitted and a contributor request will be sent to you.

:bulletred:If you're not a member and you'd like to be a contributor you will need to provide links to three (3) pieces of art you plan to submit to the gallery in the notes section when you sign up.

To become a Co-Founder:
:bulletred:You need five (5) submissions and experience with other groups. Must be a contributor to qualify for a Co-Founder position. A note must be sent to the group providing examples of experience.

:bulletred:We're on the lookout for two (2) Co-Founders to help manage the group as it grows! Follow steps above if you're interested!

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Submission Rules:

:bulletpurple:Everything is accepted no matter what the quality or skill level!

:bulletpurple:Place art in the correct folder.

:bulletpurple:We encourage asking question about anything your are unsure of.

:bulletpurple:Unlimited submissions on all folders!

:bulletpurple:All nude or sexual works go in the Adult Content folder.

:bulletpurple:No hate. Love only!

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Understanding the Folders and Where to Submit Your Art

:bulletblue:"The Riddle" folder is not able to be submitted to. Please provide a description in the "Artists Comments" section of your deviation of why your art work is an answer to the riddle. Please send a note to the group with a link to your deviation so it can be reviewed for submission to the "The Riddle" folder.

:bulletblue:Group basically means more than one main character featured in the foreground.

:bulletblue:Other Characters from Wonderland implies just that, any character without a folder. If you'd like to a see a specific character have their own folder please suggest it!

:bulletblue:Fan Created Characters is exactly what you think it is! New characters created by fans!

:bulletblue:The Mad Tea Party folder is just for that, artwork depicting the Mad Tea Party!

:bulletblue:The Objects in Wonderland folder is for objects found in wonderland. Like the drink me bottle or the Eat Me cookies and cakes.

:bulletblue:Wonderland Themed Arts and Crafts is a folder for hand made art and crafts such as jewelry, plushies, ceramics, decorated objects, product designs/ideas, drawings not featuring characters but still related to Wonderland, etc. If your not sure what constitutes a hand made craft then please, ASK A QUESTION!

:bulletblue:The Cosplay folder is for photos of people dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland.

:bulletblue:Stories and Poems have their own special folder!

:bulletblue:Stamp, Icons, and Avatars have a folder too.

:bulletblue:Edgar Allan Poe folder is for Poe related content of course.

:bulletblue:The Lewis Carroll folder is for Carroll related content.

:bulletblue:Adult Content is just what it says it is. Please don't go in there unless you're 18.

:bulletblue:Unfinished Artwork goes in the folder labeled as such. Sketches, line art (if it's not a stock resource for others to use), unfinished digital work, etc. You get the point.

:bulletblue:We have a Stock and Resources folder! Line art, brushes, .PSD templates, etc. would be submitted to this particular folder.

:bulletblue:I think the rest of the folders are self explanatory. If not, THEN ASK A QUESTION!

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DONATION POOL

Why is Raven Like a Writing Desk? Donation Pool
I've set up a donation pool to turn Why is Raven Like a Writing Desk? into a super group!

Head over to the founder, EmmaL27, to donate! Super Groups cost $59.95 or 4,796 points.


Rewards for Donations
All persons to donate will have as many of their Alice in Wonderland themed art in the Featured Donaters folder as they wish and you get a LLAMA!

If you don't have any Alice in Wonderland related works then you get five (5) favorites added to the Featured Donators favorites folder and a LLAMA!

Of course your icon and amount of points donated will be displayed right here as well!

Donators:
:icon12me3: donated 10 :points:
:iconsulfurandthesea: donated 10:points:
:iconbaranyatamas: donated 1:points:


Thank you and have a very merry unbirthday!
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Group Info

This is a group dedicated answering the Mad Hatters' riddle: "Why is a raven like a writing desk?"

We will accomplish this madness with art featuring the main characters from Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass! No, you're art doesn't have to directly answer the riddle. It doesn't even have to make sense why it should answer the riddle! Welcome to the madness!
Group
Founded 4 Years ago
Dec 23, 2010

Location
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Group Focus
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273 Members
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Gallery Folders

Featured Donators
Other Characters from Wonderland
Objects in Wonderland
Wonderland Themed Arts and Crafts
Cosplay
Fan Created Characters
Bookcover Designs
Literature, Stories, Poems, and Comics
Stamps, Icons, and Avatars
Lewis Carroll a.k.a. Charles Dodgson
Edgar Allan Poe
Unfinished Artwork
Adult Content
Stock and Resources
The Riddle Contest
Featured Contest Winners
Answer the riddle "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" with your art.
Simple right? Lets get to it then!
Psst...Tell your friends!


DEADLINE:
:bulletgreen:When ten (10) contest entries are accumulated!
:bulletgreen:Our target date is March 1st, 2012.
:bulletgreen:We (the judges) want ten (10) contest entries to choose from.


PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES:
:bulletred:You need to be a member to enter. (Everyone is auto-accepted)

:bulletred:Submit to the "The Riddle Contest" folder or you won't be entered in the contest!

:bulletred:Provide a description of why your contest entry is an answer to the riddle in your "Artist's Comments" section of your deviation. No description, no contest entry.

:bulletred:The submission limit is three (3) deviations.

:bulletred:Use Alice in Wonderland themed imagery and ideas.

:bulletred:You may draw, paint, photoshop, shadow box, collage, needle point, or whatever other medium you can think of to create your answer!

:bulletred:DO NOT submit just text answers on a white background. The background better be interesting and suggestive of your answer if you're using just text.

:bulletred:CITE/CREDIT YOUR SOURCES OF STOCK AND/OR RESOURCES. (I know, we've all neglected to do so at some point in our lives. I'm guilty of it too.)

:bulletred:No stealing other peoples art of course.


POSSIBLE ANSWERS TO THE RIDDLE:
:bulletblue:History & Answers: www.straightdope.com/columns/r…

:bulletblue:Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is nevar put with the wrong end in front! (Lewis Carroll)

:bulletblue:Because the notes for which they are noted are not noted for being musical notes. (Puzzle maven Sam Loyd, 1914)

:bulletblue:Because Poe wrote on both. (Loyd again)

:bulletblue:Because there is a B in both and an N in neither. (Get it? Aldous Huxley, 1928)

:bulletblue:Because it slopes with a flap. (Cyril Pearson, undated)

:bulletblue:Because they both collect useless things. (TeapotMysteries)

:bulletblue:Because they both have inky quills.

:bulletblue:They both begin with the "rr" sound! (OrgXIII-Girly)

:bulletblue:They both have clawed feet. (Wolfpack5554)

:bulletblue:A dead man sits at one and the other sits on a dead man. ("The Babel of Circular Labyrinths" by Don Nigro)

:bulletblue:Both are inked with blackness. ("The Babel of Circular Labyrinths" by Don Nigro)

:bulletblue:Because I can eat both. (madamedobato)

:bulletblue:Neither are made of uranium/aluminum foil/cheese/etc...

:bulletblue:Because they both have legs.

:bulletblue:Your answer here.


IDEAS TO CONSIDER:
:bulletpurple:Poe and Alice at a desk with a raven, paper, and a quill in the inkwell.

:bulletpurple:The Mad Hatter at a desk with a raven, tea, and notes (musical notes on paper) on the desk or in his hand.

:bulletpurple:Poe writing on a raven on desk in red ink with Alice in Wonderland characters in the scene doing something interesting or participating in the madness!

:bulletpurple:Now you come up with something interesting! Consider the desk and the raven...very important pieces of imagery.


PRIZES FOR THE LUCKY WINNERS:

First Place
:bulletgreen:200:points:
:bulletgreen:Three (3) Month Premium Membership from anjourekloos
:bulletgreen: from EmmaL27
:bulletgreen: from MissTerrious
:bulletgreen::+devwatch: from MissTerrious
:bulletgreen:Five (5) :+fav: from MissTerrious
:bulletgreen:Three (3) Features in the Featured Contest Winners Gallery Folder if you have Alice in Wonderland themed art in your gallery
OR
:bulletgreen:Three (3) Favorites in the Featured Contest Winners Gallery Folder if you don't have any Alice in Wonderland themed art in your gallery.

Second Place
:bulletgreen:100:points:
:bulletgreen:Three (3) Month Premium Membership from anjourekloos
:bulletgreen: from EmmaL27
:bulletgreen: from MissTerrious
:bulletgreen::+devwatch: from MissTerrious
:bulletgreen:Five (5) :+fav: from MissTerrious
:bulletgreen:Three (2) Features in the Featured Contest Winners Gallery Folder if you have Alice in Wonderland themed art in your gallery
OR
:bulletgreen:Three (2) Favorites in the Featured Contest Winners Gallery Folder if you don't have any Alice in Wonderland themed art in your gallery.

Third Place
:bulletgreen:50:points:
:bulletgreen:Three (3) Month Premium Membership from anjourekloos
:bulletgreen: from EmmaL27
:bulletgreen: from MissTerrious
:bulletgreen::+devwatch: from MissTerrious
:bulletgreen:Five (5) :+fav: from MissTerrious
:bulletgreen:Three (1) Features in the Featured Contest Winners Gallery Folder if you have Alice in Wonderland themed art in your gallery
OR
:bulletgreen:Three (1) Favorites in the Featured Contest Winners Gallery Folder if you don't have any Alice in Wonderland themed art in your gallery.


JUDGES OF THE CONTEST:
:bulletyellow::iconemmal27: EmmaL27
:bulletyellow::iconmidnight-sea: Midnight-Sea
:bulletyellow::iconmissterrious: MissTerrious

:bulletyellow:We need more judges! Please note or leave comment if you'd like to be a judge for this contest. Judges may not enter contest.


PRIZE DONATIONS NEEDED:
If you wish to donate a prize such as llamas, points, critiques, faves, etc. Please leave a comment or send a note to EmmaL27.

Thank you!
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DontBornInInk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Alice of Wonderland Trading Card Game !!!

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flushedDeadbeat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
they both have inky quills :)
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Etsuko-Hime Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hei :D can i submit art of alice in the country of hearts/clover/joker? its an manga that are based on alice in wonderland! :D for more info---> [link]
the manga--->[link]
:)
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carolijn10 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
a ginius called cia aswerd: ([link] to the site were i found this)


Actually, this riddle is designed to be nonsensical, and according to its author, Lewis Carroll, he never intended for there to be any real answer to the question: “why is a raven like a writing desk?” The entire point of the riddle is that it has no answer, although numerous people have come up with creative interpretations of the riddle.

This question is posed in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, in a scene with Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Dormouse at the famous Tea Party. Alice is informed that riddles are being exchanged, and the Mad Hatter asks “why is a raven like a writing desk?” The guests attempt to puzzle the riddle out, and several pages later, the Hatter admits “I haven't the slightest idea.” The scene is meant to illustrate the tipster world into which Alice has fallen, with the whole book illustrating how confusing the adult world seems to children. When Alice asks about why they are wasting their time with riddles which have no answer, she's really asking a larger question about adults.

In an introduction to a later edition of the book, Lewis Carroll addressed the issue, saying “Because it can produce a few notes, tho they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!” In the original preface, “never” was spelled “Nevar,” which is “raven” backwards. Carroll's pun was unfortunately lost to the red pen of a proofreader, confusing the issue of the riddle even further.

A number of people have come up with creative answer to “why is a raven like a writing desk.” The answer “Poe wrote on both” is popular, as is “they both stand on sticks” and “they both come with inky quills.” One wit responded with “because there is a B in both and an N in neither,” an answer which was meant to highlight the absurdity of the original question. (Saying it aloud might make it clearer.)
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carolijn10 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist
sorry she is called mia, not cia ^^;
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Emmaliene Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry, I couldn't submit my picture anywhere else other than the contest folder, it wouldn't let me ;n;
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IrisHime Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why's a raven like a writing desk?
BECAUSE EDGAR ALLEN POE WROTE ON BOTH!! 8D
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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
because my signature thats why :D
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EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
:pokeball: <-Maybe that's why! :O
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IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*ponders* hmmm
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EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I so wish I could throw Pokeballs at some people. The PERFECT trap. :lmao:
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magesausuke1 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
MY LAST NAME IS RAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Is you hair also black? That'd just be too funny. :D
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magesausuke1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
...it is...
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EmmaL27 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, you hit the jackpot dude. :la:
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