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William Soule
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United States
Heya! My name is William Soule: poet, health nerd, and raiser of Bronē pit bulls. My poetry has appeared in both online and print magazines, such as Gargoyle, Foundling Review, elimae, and Tattoo Highway, among others, and I've received the 3rd place award for the 2010 DAVID F. & ROBERT BALPH MEMORIAL. Okay, nothing too impressive, but I'm working on it! Gimme your cookies.

LIKES: Fresh rain, the paranormal, board games, tactical RPGs, martial arts & horror movies, drum fills, bad-ass werewolves, ketchup, nighttime, apple cider vinegar, pink trees, 80s/90s cartoons, amusement park rides involving water, hiking adventures, that's what she said, M:TG, never ending cookies.

NOT LIKES: Wearing black or white, talking on the phone, coleslaw or onion rings, waking up before noon, soda pop, slow motion in movies (except The Matrix), Harry Potter or Twilight werewolves, monetary systems, TMZ, chewing gum, wrong use of its and it's, cute things with penors, running out of cookies.

Current Residence: Utah
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XXLarge
Favourite genre of music: Hard rock & Metal
Favourite cartoon character: Momiji from "Fruits Basket"
Personal Quote: "Where there's a Will, there's a way... and here I am!"
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Journal Entry: Fri Mar 14, 2014, 10:49 PM
Not trying to sound like an ass or anything, but ugh: techgnotic.deviantart.com/jour…

Don't get me wrong, as I'm not against equal rights for women in the slightest... it's just... the poem. This is precisely what makes me dislike being active in the deviantart community and serves as a reminder that dA is primarily a visual arts site... why spearhead a movement with a poorly written poem at the forefront? It's enough to see bad poetry romanticizing depression pop up on the front page's "popular" section over and over again, but if you're going to discuss a serious issue as the need for equality, I don't think it's best to base an entire article on a poorly written poem with implications of its greatness just because it "garnered 2,000 comments." Good writing needs to be "celebrated," not mere popularity founded because a poem's author took on, however ineloquently, a hot issue and got lucky with viewership.

Why do many readers here think all it takes is writing about a strong subject to be considered good writing? Sorry, but this article had me so dizzy (literally!) with frustration, I had to vent on here. Again, it's just the poem's undue popularity that's upsetting, especially when there are people on here who really put a strong effort in studying the craft of writing and applying it to their own works, but get little response from the dA community as a whole. Sure DDs and DLDs and whatever is going on here on dA help a little, but it's mind-boggling to me how popular a poem gets based on its FEELS, while many poems with a real sense of CRAFT get ignored.

End rant... what's your opinion on the whole thing?

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