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03/21/2015 12:54:37 PM · #1
If you are interested in joining the DPL team "The Underground" please write an essay of at least 500 words on one of the following topics:

Why I Use/Do Not Use a Flash for Underground Photography
The Relationship Between Art and Rational Numbers Ranging From 1 to 10
Undermining the Way in Which Photography Mediates Experience
The DPC Underground Manifesto
The Emergent Intelligence of the DPC Community
Photographs Do Not Freeze Time
The Photography of Poetry
The Uses of Darkness
Photo as Object
I Will Never Be Part of Any Team
Explaining Chocolate to a Martian
Different Kinds of Emptiness
There Is No Underground Because There Is No Ground

Please keep these essays to yourself until I devise a way for you to submit them anonymously. Essay winners will be selected by me, based on the criteria of poetry, confounded dagnabbery, feats of logic, delirium and snow blindness, in any combination. Essays do not need to meet the criterion of being an essay. Essay writers retain all rights to their essays, and nothing will be done with essays without the permission of the author.

DISCLAIMER: I do not yet know the rules of the DPL, and therefore have no idea if I am allowed to choose team members. If I am not allowed to create a DPL team, winners will be Shanghaied into the DPC basement and forced to conspire against all that is decent and high scoring.
03/21/2015 02:48:31 PM · #2
Fahrvergnügen
03/21/2015 03:28:40 PM · #3
Those are excellent topics Don can we write an essay on all of them if we so choose?
03/21/2015 03:37:46 PM · #4
Jeb, you're going to have to come up with about 499 more words. And Patrick, with your goals, you're about 6,500 words short. I'll aim somewhere in between.

Great idea, Don.
03/21/2015 03:46:37 PM · #5
Originally posted by Damon:

Those are excellent topics Don can we write an essay on all of them if we so choose?
Certainly!
03/21/2015 03:50:40 PM · #6
Originally posted by Damon:

Those are excellent topics Don can we write an essay on all of them if we so choose?

They remind me of something I read in Co-Evolution Quarterly in the 1970's entitled "Senior Generalist Certification Test" -- if anyone has a copy please let me know ...
03/21/2015 05:11:19 PM · #7
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Damon:

Those are excellent topics Don can we write an essay on all of them if we so choose?

They remind me of something I read in Co-Evolution Quarterly in the 1970's entitled "Senior Generalist Certification Test" -- if anyone has a copy please let me know ...

PM sent :-)
03/21/2015 08:31:16 PM · #8
I could only come up with six words. I'll work on at least a haiku.
03/21/2015 11:28:19 PM · #9
Originally posted by Melethia:

I could only come up with six words. I'll work on at least a haiku.

Right, all ya need is 17 syllables :-)
03/21/2015 11:56:49 PM · #10
I think I can fit in here. My essay will be titled 'Contemplation of, and introspection on, the technical and artistic merits of last place images'.
03/22/2015 12:43:34 PM · #11
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Originally posted by Melethia:

I could only come up with six words. I'll work on at least a haiku.

Right, all ya need is 17 syllables :-)

It's possible to squeeze seventeen syllables into six words ... ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_973529.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/0-4999/1031/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_973529.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
05/25/2015 11:55:20 PM · #12
If you want to join the Underground, please go here and follow the instructions:

//poemental.blogspot.com

Message edited by author 2015-05-25 23:55:34.
05/26/2015 10:44:11 AM · #13
There is a 4000 character limit (~650 words) per post. You can split a long essay into two per instructions on site - use this to count. Someone has posted an essay that was truncated, ends with the words, "confronting what we ...". Please post the rest of your essay and code in an additional comment. Thank you.

Message edited by author 2015-05-26 13:17:36.
05/26/2015 02:44:38 PM · #14
Prunus, thank you, you're all set.

Another essay ends with "shared meals". Is this supposed to be the end of it? And there is no code appended. Please only respond via the essay site. Thank you.
05/26/2015 10:15:29 PM · #15
Hint to all the essay writers, if you put extra text in in the color white, word will still count it and it helps get the word count up and no one will see them... Lol...
05/26/2015 11:09:53 PM · #16
Originally posted by PHOTOKID:

Hint to all the essay writers, if you put extra text in in the color white, word will still count it and it helps get the word count up and no one will see them... Lol...
I like your moxie, kid
05/26/2015 11:12:20 PM · #17
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by PHOTOKID:

Hint to all the essay writers, if you put extra text in in the color white, word will still count it and it helps get the word count up and no one will see them... Lol...
I like your moxie, kid


Sir, Thank You Sir..... =)
05/27/2015 12:53:47 AM · #18
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Message edited by author 2015-05-27 09:19:59.
05/27/2015 08:39:41 AM · #19
I think that I shall never see,
a photo as beautiful as ye.
I once liked images crisp, and sharp as a tack,
I now know my folly, I was a hack!
Muted colors and homemade filters abound,
my true self at last, it has been found.
05/27/2015 09:19:43 AM · #20
-- shared meals - if that's how your essay ends, a code is still needed.

-- pipe, you were truncated after 'relationship between the' - and need code.

05/27/2015 09:59:32 AM · #21
thank you pipe - got it.
05/27/2015 11:24:58 PM · #22

Boom Beach, your essay was truncated, ends with the words, "one more upgrade before ...". Please post the rest of your essay and your code in an additional comment. Thank you.

4k character limit (~650 words) per post
character count tool
05/28/2015 10:18:29 AM · #23
You're making progress, Boom. This one ended on: "at 8am. Because" ...
05/28/2015 12:46:20 PM · #24
I don't want to delay people from joining other teams, so submission period ends tomorrow at midnight eastern time. I will make my choices this weekend.
05/28/2015 12:54:38 PM · #25
Boom, not done yet. "emptiness. Syringa..." Try the character counter.
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