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My latest #transliterations prompt response. I did not follow instructions. I did find every single line on engrish.com though.

Edit: Thanks, loves. Apologies for not responding individually to most, etc. I've been at work all day (I'm still at work) and this was a pleasant surprise.

Edit 2: Published by theNewerYork in their EEEL: [link]
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-11-29
To Be a Charming Female by ~CailinLiath is found poetry at its wittiest. As the suggester points out, "the poet has made the lines their own." Also suggested by `zebrazebrazebra. ( Suggested by SCFrankles and Featured by neurotype )
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anapests-and-ink Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Brilliant use of engrish/chinglish. :) I have no idea how you managed it, but you somehow put all of this into a form that reads (relatively?) smoothly, fits the concept in the title and mostly makes sense. I think even without knowing that it is engrish found poetry, it's a brilliant piece. :heart:
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LoquaciousQuidnunc Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Glad I found Found Poetry poetry.
New to me, lost on others,
Sure to be used, forgotten by them.
Wuv it.
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Starlace Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is so brilliant. (Did I comment before? I don't remember. Still brilliant.)
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
SO clever! I laughed out loud at some points, nodded at others, recalled feminist literature lectures at others, and could not help thinking of a penis throughout. :B In short, I love it. Excellent found poetry. Congrats on a fine DD!
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Crimefish Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
LOVELY. This is very interesting. :heart:

I see why there are people complaining that it doesn't make sense. However, I think not making sense makes perfect sense (or something). We're given so much contradictory and nonsensical advice about how to be perfect or desirable, one has to wonder if any of it is worth listening to.
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TheSpunkyDoodler Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What poem was these originally? I was confused at first and then I was ROFLMAO
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Each line was taken from from several different engrish.com posts, usually from instructions and occasionally more than one line comes from the same post.
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TheSpunkyDoodler Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Writer
XD Epic!
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trowif Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I didn't understand but I think it's interesting.
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ideoteqa Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't understand ANY of this. What the fuck?. Looks interesting though...
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Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012   Writer
Basically, it's what's written on a whole bunch of signs. that's why it's so funny XD
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ideoteqa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh I see lol
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UmaNekoRyuu Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
At first I was like :iconshrugplz:, but then :iconlolowlplz:!
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sushan89 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I was soooo confused when I first read this...then I saw it's a found poem using engrish. Brilliant!! :iconclapplz:
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Capital-Zero Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
I love Engrish.com. :lol:
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Koukounut Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't help but smile. 'Found' poems are always my favorites. :happybounce:
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trowif Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Can you tell me what a found poem is?
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Koukounut Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Found poetry is a type of poetry created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and lines, or by adding or deleting text, thus imparting new meaning." ;u;

So, basically it would be like me chosing 1 line each out of 10 books and turning the 10 lines I have into a poem, but you change it to make it work, too.
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trowif Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
:) Thanks.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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trowif Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Thanks.
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap: Interesting work.
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Babnoba Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
How very interesting!
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Kill-Your-Heroes Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wonderful!! I loved it! :D
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chaffyy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't get it... o.o
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Mithez Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do not provoke the monkeys.

what the hell kind of poem is this
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"found"
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Mithez Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wat
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's found poetry.
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Mithez Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
more like weird
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neurotype Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
'Weird' isn't a genre of poetry. Do you understand how this poem was made?
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MasterTofu96 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
haha this is very interesting
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BlackDRAGONrider97 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
...interesting... I LIKE!!!
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oviedomedina Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
This is brilliant.
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FirstAndLastMen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconshrugplz:
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FirstAndLastMen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
errr... a few of those lines made no sense... at all... "iconshrugplz"
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Starlace Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's a 'found poem'. All of the lines were taken from engrish.com (in other words, they're all lines from bad translations & foreign signs, etc.)
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Nemonus Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
What a creative way to use that prompt! Just put a title on it and these gain an entirely different meaning than they were intended for, but you've also put them in order and made them flow nicely. I like ending on the bizarre "grow a hand in a fence", like a wink at the whole thing. The first lines were also chosen really well. It made me think the poem was going to be about some sort of dystopia. I was intrigued. Congrats on the DD!
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
The title actually came from a chinglish.com post as well. I found it while browsing for do/do not's.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man did not know that :lol:
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CailinLiath Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
It wasn't [link] though. It was a different to be a charming female.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe there's more than one :lol:
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Moonie-CHI Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD !! :heart:
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Writer
Ah, this is too funny! Congrats on the DD :D
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raehime Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait.. what ._.
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Anatomicalthought Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am confused...yet utterly intrigued.
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crimsonlegion Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
and i say fuck this shit my girls!
some rules are there to be broken :D !
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Nilsia-Mystique Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Yeah! I'm GONNA grow a hand in a fence!
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Tokosha Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Geez.
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