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For the past seven years, my featured deviation has been Dinosaurs are Still Here, partly because I felt like this story was a particularly good representation of my personality.  It's something that really happened to me in fall of 2000, and it's one of the main reasons for my attachment to dromaeosaurids (Deinonychus in particular) as well as how I feel about creationists.  It's also my first submission here that won any sort of award—it was chosen for something called "The Unknown Artists Project".

However, I also think my writing ability has improved since 2005.  I've been thinking for a while of updating my featured deviation, but couldn't figure out what I should change it to.  Even though "Cretaceous Roulette" is probably a better piece of writing overall, it's in three parts.  If I can only feature one part it would need to be the first one, since that's where anyone reading it should start, but having only part one featured might cause even more of the problem I've had with people reading the first part and then never reading any more of it.

Around two months ago, my poem The Maxberg Archaeopteryx won a Daily Deviation.  I guess maybe I should have posted something here about getting a Daily Deviation, since I'm not sure most of my watchers noticed.  I didn't put nearly as much time into this poem as I did into Cretaceous Roulette, but a poem that can be read in a few minutes is probably a better introduction to my gallery than a 28,000 word short story.  So even though it seems kind of strange for my featured deviation to not be the submission I consider best or spent longest on, I may as well take a hint from the DA admins.
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DemitriVladMaximov Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Congratulations on the award. Sorry I didn't hear about it till now.
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