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Madeline Johnston
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“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones


The best way to describe Madeline is fun-loving, outgoing and a wee bit silly. As a green tea drinking and oatmeal-crazed, green smoothie enthusiast, she resides in Tasmania, Australia, where the weather is rainy one minute, then sunny the next. When she isn’t studying her butt off, she is often perusing the internet mindlessly, talking about Star Trek and perfecting her coconut slice recipe.

I am a blogger for Sci-Fi Bloggers and Fat Girl Food Squad.

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Daily Deviation:

Soldier, December 3rd 2013

Daily Literature Deviation:

Ocean Captive, April 10th 2013
Soldier, December 1st 2013
And with the Literature Roadtrip over and the contest closed, I am now able to officially announce the winners. This was an incredibly difficult decision to make, as all of the entires were beautifully written and all of you who entered are fantastically talented. I absolutely loved reading through every single one of the entries, and whilst it took me a while to officially decide, I was able to select three very deserving winners.

I want to say a huge Congratulations! to the wonderful ieatrosepetals for winning the contest. I read that you found your piece to be a bit 'rough' and 'raw'. And whilst it may be those things (only somewhat. I mean I think you are being a bit hard on yourself!) your piece is emotional, honest and very relatable. I really liked it. 

Lastly, I would like to say Congratulations to everyone! You all did a wonderful job :)

First Place:

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You have won:
3 Month Premium Membership from imaginative-lioness
An Interview and Feature on LiteratureRoadtrip & in imaginative-lioness' journal
Featured on Poets-and-Warriors
3 Critiques from hypermagical
2 Constructive Comments/Critiques from WorldWar-Tori
1 Critique from Tales-of-Tao
5 Comments from imaginative-lioness

Second Place:

HypotheticalsI could talk about myself forever, you know.
I could lean across the lounge, lay my head on your shoulder and just breathe myself into your skin
and maybe you’d be too drunk to hear the mumbling.
I wouldn’t care. I’d make believe that you were listening.
I’m not a liar
but I don’t know if I’m honest, either
people say twenty-something like it’s supposed to carry meaning
and I’ve never, I never, I’ll never fit in.
When I was six I tricked my classmates into thinking I had a real nose ring.
I danced without care. I won a prize just for smiling.
I wish I was still that girl
Instead of a bundle of hair and ribs and wonky thoughts
vainly trying to straighten out
always stumbling into things.
I could listen to you forever, though.
I’d sink like a stain into the cushions and
make believe that I was talking.
I’m good at that kind of thing.

You have won:

Third Place:

My Life's RoadtripMy life... my life is like a vortex of emotions
that pour out from me constantly, turbulent
unperturbed by the influx of many people
coming and going about with their business;
as if the world wasn't enough to deal with
now I have to dwell and reside in this little
closet. closets aren't a place for secrets, only
a window where we can reminisce and ponder
on who and what we truly are. Hence I find
myself, waiting; pondering over the many
faces I've held, and not one was consistent
divided into many forms it was...

The face of happiness... Ah! How shall I describe it
It is like a dream that I am unable to absolve completely
Picture Doctor Strangelove as a chibi (although he was one)
Or a Pixar movie made out of war, or a Looney Toons
cartoon with bombs pouring out in worthless Afghanistan -
"hey, nobody says the Afghans deserve pity, only lots
of pacifism and fascism," with everyone looking
back at me with shocked and confused faces.
They don't get the joke - b

You have won:
A feature in imaginative-lioness' journal
Featured on Poets-and-Warriors
2 Comments from imaginative-lioness

Over the next week, you will receive your prizes! :heart:
  • Listening to: My Leftovers by Porcelain and the Tramps
  • Reading: Drawing the Global Colour Life by Henry Reynolds
  • Watching: Glee
  • Eating: TV Snacks
  • Drinking: Tropical Fruit Juice


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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:iconhappybirthdaysignplz:, dear!
Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student Writer
Happy Birthday! May it be a splendid day, and remind you of the best in life!
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Another happy birthday, my dear :heart:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wherever you are, I hope your birthday is as beautiful as you. :heart:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday, Madeline! :heart:
NathanielFlyingOwl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015   Writer
Happy birthday! :hug:
ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday! :tighthug: :heart: :iconrainbowcakeplz: I hope you have a wonderful day!! 

You're dearly missed :huggle:
shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Madeline :)

Its been a long time since you've been gone from dA, and that time is dearly missed. Waiting for whenever you come back :) For sure.

:hug: Happy Birthday, have a good one. Cheers.
Jade-Pandora Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015

Happy-New-Year by KmyGraphic


With warmest best wishes for 2015, with love :heart:

tommyboywood Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just met some fine people from Perth. Some Anglo-Indian, a few native.  Really nice experience.  Hope you're ok. :)
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