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Notice: One should do the following in order to keep one's head.


Anyone may become a member, but it would be a bit silly to join if you do not like A Tale of Two Cities, as it is the focus of this group. To join, simply click the “join” button at the top and you shall be automatically approved.

To become an admin, request the position and/or send a note to mare-of-night. There are no set responsibilities for admins yet, as the group is still new and has never had more than one admin.

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Gallery Submissions

Gallery submissions should be related to A Tale of Two Cities. Art in any medium is accepted, and gallery submissions are approved automatically.

UPDATE: Art by non-members used to be in the favorites, but is now in the process of moving it to the main gallery. If you want to submit art without joining and the gallery hasn't been set to accept non-member submissions yet, leave a comment with a link to your deviation. Also, note that being titled "A Tale of Two Cities" isn't enough for a deviation to be considered fanart - the piece must relate to something in the book, not just the title.

Below is a list and explanation of the folders in the gallery. For the most part, they are organized by theme.

:bulletred: Sillies: humorous things

:bulletred: Crossover and Random: works that are related to A Tale of Two Cities, but also include other elements or are very strange

:bulletred: Comics: pictures with multiple panels

:bulletred: Drawing and Painting: visual art that does not fit elsewhere (includes digital paint)

:bulletred: Crafts and Costume: nearly anything three dimensional

:bulletred: Literature: writings

:bulletred: The QBARK Series: a series of drawings that QBARK made; no longer open for submissions

More folders will be added as needed. If in doubt, submit your work to “featured” and a moderator shall decide where to place it.

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Favorites Submissions

The favorites gallery contains nearly all the A Tale of Two Cities fanart on DeviantArt. Feel free to submit anything that is missing, including your own work.

A great deal of the art tagged as A Tale of Two Cities has very little to do with the book, and is not in the favorites gallery for that reason. The rule of thumb is that things that contain characters or situations from the novel probably belong there. In general, works that were inspired by A Tale of Two Cities in a way that is not obvious in the final product, or contain quotes from the book but are otherwise unrelated, usually do not belong.

Some of the art in the favorites gallery is not especially high quality. This gallery contains a great deal of bad poetry (among other things), much of which was created because someone’s English teacher told them to. You have been warned.

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Blog Entries

The blog is the main means of communicating with the entire group at once. Submissions are automatically approved, and you may post anything that you think will be of interest. Here are some ideas to get you started:

:bulletred: group business

:bulletred: A Tale of Two Cities observations and discussion questions

:bulletred: movie reviews

:bulletred: announcements about personal projects related to A Tale of Two Cities (Keep these fairly infrequent, and confined to big projects.)

:bulletred: contests and contest ideas

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Do not worry yourself too much about our guillotine; we can be flexible, and will return your head to you if it is missed. Just be respectful and do your best to put things where they belong.


Newest Members




Two pieces of news:

First, there are some people trying to get a Dickens fandom going on Tumblr. They've started this blog for the purpose, though it doesn't seem to be up and running yet. In the meantime, there's still the #A Tale of Two Cities… and #Charles Dickens… tags. I'm not expecting a lot to come from this, since Dickens doesn't seem to have enough fanatically interested readers to make a fandom, but I'm hopeful. Maybe the Tumblr format will work out better than dA did.

Second, I was trying to reorganize the gallery folders, but accidentally deleted almost everything. So you're probably going to be getting some inbox spam in the next week. Very sorry about that. (If you want to avoid this, edit your watch settings so that you're only watching the journal for this group, not the deviations. I'll post another journal to tell you when things have quieted down.)
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raxgond Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I started rereading this book recently... and...


Oh my gosh Jerry Cruncher why are you hilarious. :heart:
mare-of-night Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Hee hee indeed :)
lunacruin1864 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
To be honest I totally forgot about that story until you guys picked it for your gallery, now I remember how much I love Dickens! Thanks for choosing it :)
mare-of-night Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
You're welcome :)
CosplayMusicGirl Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding my poem to your gallery! ^^ it made my day <3
mare-of-night Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
You're welcome :)
MIDNIGHTsong Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Thank you so much for adding my piece. Even though it's old and terrible. XD I look forward to checking out the galleries. :)
mare-of-night Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
No problem :)
BobustiousSlugg Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
This Gallery is outstanding. I secretly assume that Dickens actually wrote a real account of the happenings in Paris...I know it's not true but the book is that good, my disbelief is just thrown aside.

Thanks for adding the picture!
mare-of-night Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
No problem, and thanks =)
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