At Opposite Ends of the EarthChapter 1: ElleAt Opposite Ends of the Earth4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Layers upon layers of pearlescent white charmeuse and yards of glittering silver-white silk cascade in luxurious torrents down the bride's back and end in a softly scalloped train about two yards from her feet. A thin, white, peony-patterned lace serves to tie up the back in corset fashion up the spine. The front of the bodice is embroidered with the thinnest of white thread in quiet, delicate patterns of swirling cherry blossoms. She is a visionary bride all aglow in the whitest of fabrics, the most recherché of silken threads, and a sheer white veil of chiffonat least, one would think it could only be chiffon, for though the fabric looked so very similar to chiffon she could tell that it was something rather different from, well, anything she could find in our own world. For one could also see that this fabric seemed to glitter, almost glow in the pale moonlight that shone from the great white moon sitting atop the magical scene before her. It w
Fly: Mias and Elle - PrologueFly: Mias and Elle - Prologue4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"MIAS!" Elle called out, wrestling with the sheets tangled around her feet. She finally freed her feet and ran to the door. She flung it open and found herself face to face with Mias. He had his hand in the air, mid-knock. He seemed surprised to see her.
Elle searched his eyes for some kind of explanation, "Mias What is this?" She gestured to the corner of the room where
Elle and Mias: Chapter 1Elle felt her body being pulled swiftly through nothingness by an unseen force. Still unable to scream, the only sound she heard was her own heart beating wildly. A blast of air halted the pulling sensation and before she knew it, her bottom came to rest on something soft.Elle and Mias: Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The veil of blackness lifted as her surrounding came into focus. She looked down to find herself seated on the edge of a king sized mattress complete with a four post bed frame, canopy, and matching curtains. Several large pillows lay in front of the headboard and gladly welcomed Elle's spinning head as she collapsed backward.
To the right side of the bed was a white marble table adorned with a decorative vase filled with fresh roses. She could tell they had only recently been picked from the sweet scent they wafted into the room. It was a welcoming and calming scent that soothed her jumbled mind.
To the left was a large window that let it bright starlight and moonlight alike. The sky itself was a velvety dark blue a
Mias and Elle FanFic - 1Elle sat up suddenly, looking around her. The last thing she had remembered before the blackness was a dark haired man chasing after her, and then something hitting her on the back of the head. Standing, she felt her head swim but she fought her way past that and looked around her again. She was laying in a largely oversized bed that was about the size of her old bathroom and the room that was probably the size of her old flat.Mias and Elle FanFic - 14 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Light was streaming in through the only window in the room, making Elle feel a little more comfortable about where she was. Gently stepping out of the bed, she pulled the blanket off and wrapped it around her shoulders. She didn't feel comfortable in what she was wearing. It was a tight fitting black silk dress with a corset and a rather revealing plunging neckline.
The door opened with a creak and she found herself at the end of a very long hallway. Feeling completely out of place Elle tiptoed down the hallway, listenning for any signs of company. The only thin
Mias and Elle - Chapter 11With vicious threats and the crash of objects being thrown against a door open ajar, Mias left Elle to herself for three whole days. He was by no means offended by her actions and harsh shouting and name calling as he may have been previously, as he could not contain his amusement and curiosity. He wanted to know what could have possibly transpired between the two women to put Elle in such a strange mood. She blushed scarlet and her brow furrowed whenever he opened her door to bring her food, fair warning she seemed to think before the name calling began. He would laugh, wish her well and leave her to her own devices.Mias and Elle - Chapter 114 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Yet on the third day, he had grown tired of the new game that they had been playing at. He wished to look in to her eyes, touch her skin, and hear her voice untainted by screaming. The thought of seeing her smile at him was still a strong image that still nagged and prodded at his brain. He was a man who always got what he wanted, but this seemed to be something that was
Mias and Elle - PrologueThe resonating high pitch squeal was deafening as the room spun in a blur of confusion through heavy eyelids. With each lethargic heartbeat came a thundering crash of pain through the entire skull. Small pale fingers clutched desperately at honey locks and a garbled moan struggled pass soft lips and foggy blue eyes clenched closed.Mias and Elle - Prologue4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
What fresh hell was this?
As hard she she tried, nothing came to mind of the previous night's ventures. It was all a fog half way through the walk home. She could remember every detail up until passing by the pounding bass and smoke filled air outside of the back doors nightclub on her usual short-cut home from her dead end job. It was dark, but upon thought, darkness was not much of a memory. And the harder she tried, the more scattered the real memories became. It was all very confusing, and since she was not one to indulge in the drink, nothing about the situation felt right.
It sounded paranoid, and quite frankly, like a pathetic excuse for whatever it w
Mias and Elle ProloguePROLOGUEMias and Elle Prologue4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
An elderly man sat at his desk, reading from large leather bound books. He had ebony black hair that was streaked with silvery gray and dark eyes to match. His face gave the expression of deep thought as he read.
Dozens of book cases lined the walls, some holding rolled up maps, but most held leather bound books. On parts of the walls that were not obscured by a bookshelf, there were charts and maps of the surrounding area. Above the fire place held a picture a beautiful Raven haired woman wearing a blue dress. Various unique instruments swirled and danced on his desk, shelves, and mantel piece; while a rather interesting orb of light swayed to and fro, changing color as it moved. The old man would look up from his books, look at the orb, and would occasionally scribble something down with a long peacock feather quill, before resuming his mysterious search.
Suddenly a small dagger flew through the open door and stabbed itself into a map, quivering slightly from the impac
1. Mias the savior"Look Mum, I've told you once and I'll tell you again! I am NOT going to let you set me up with one of your colleages sons! The last one didn't even bother to remember my name!"1. Mias the savior4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elle Bloom wasn't too happy to be speaking to her mother on her way back to the cesspit that was called "home".
"And you don't even bother to give them a chance Mirelle! If you weren't so stubborn you'd be happier and never of had your heart broken by that two-timing-"
Elle snapped her mobile shut with a mixture of annoyance and rage.
Her mother was so atrocious and arragont that it was impossible to tell that they were mother and daughter.
They didn't even look related.
Elle had long, soft, honey blond hair with crystal blue eyes while her mother's was short, spikey and flame red with different coloured eye contacts almost everyday.
Elle had enough on her mind without her mother pestering and reminding her off her heartless ex-boyfriend who had cheated on her with not one but two other women. She had
Elle and Mias - Chapter 1"Nngh "Elle and Mias - Chapter 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Elle's head was pounding, as if it was being split by rocks. Her mouth tasted of spirits. That had been one hell of a party, a party she had known she'd regret going to. Partly because she was a push over in the face of alcohol; partly because most of the men there were much older than she. And she didn't know anyone except her work colleague Sharon, who'd practically beg her to come "I don't wanna go alone. Pleeeaaase Elle!" . Stupid bloody Sharon. She'd flirted with nearly every man in the club, and seemed oblivious to the filthy, carnal looks in their eyes. Sharon had a way of flirting with her eyes: normally they would be plain brown, nothing special, but then she would call upon some power, maybe a magic of sorts, and they'd shine like ebony jewels. Not that all those men had been looking at her face, mind. Then, without warning, she'd complained of fatigue and taken a cab home. Elle had been left in the street in heels three inches too high and a few vodka's worse fo
Elle and Mias fanfic: Chapter oneElle hated going to these sorts of parties. She had been forced by her only friend to go. She hated this dress, too. It was so tight she was surprised by the fact she could breathe. Her cleavage was on show for everyone to see, and she hated it. The silky horror was just above her knees, and started just above her breasts. There were no straps, which made the matter even worse.Elle and Mias fanfic: Chapter one4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The party itself wasn't so bad; it was just a civil get together. Before her parents died, she was always dragged to things like this. She hoped she wouldn't have to worry herself over things like this afterwards but she was mistaken. Her only friend had to become a well known book writer and alcoholic. She looked over to see her red headed beauty of a friend, cheeks rosy from the wine and her limbs loose. Elle preferred to stay on her own, back against the wall, a half full glass of wine in her right hand.
Elle sipped at her drink, eyeing every man that walked past. She hated noticing their
The Story of How Mias met Elle Chp. 1There she was, the most beautiful woman he had ever seen, sitting under a tree reading a thick book, her little messenger bag lay crumpled at her side, a few of the contents spilling out onto the grass. It was mostly pens and highlighters, but also another strange object he had never seen in his world peeked out at him, it was shiny and rectangular shaped.The Story of How Mias met Elle Chp. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That's it," he said. "I really think she is the one, I will make her my wife."
"That's what you say about all of the girls, and then you have your fling, and they end up getting dumped back into this putrid, mortal world," replied a miniature silver dragon who was perched on Mias' shoulder, wheezing on the fumes of Earth pollution.
"Shut up," Mias snapped, and the dragon nipped at his ear causing him to flinch. "Humph."
The two quarrelled in silence, while Elle shut her book and gathered up the contents of her messenger bag, before getting up and heading back towards the massive building that made up her university. Mias watched aft
Elle and Mias fanfic Chapter 1Elle rolled over to check the time and squinted at the glaring neon symbols, 2:26am. "you have got to be kidding me" she groaned and pulled the sheets over her head. She felt her cat, Hamish, stir at her feet, not pleased by her disturbing his sleep. "Another bad dream Elle. Thats all it was, just a dream." Yeah but a pretty damn believable one she thought.Elle and Mias fanfic Chapter 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
All set in grey-brown tones, Elle's dream starts with a flying, birds-eye view of a village by the sea. Its absolutely gorgeous. The houses and shops are all pale with wooden doors and thatched roofs. The shops have hanging signs above their doors showing which is the butcher, the bank, florist, tailor and so fourth. The roads are a patchwork of cobble stones with horses tied up in front of every pub.
Then, following a road to the west, over a river, the cobble stones change to two parallel dirt tracks. The scenery changes to a picturesque countryside. With quaint farm houses covered in wild roses and ivy. Stables visible bes
Chapter one: A Mysterious, Eyeliner Pair of EyesChapter one: A mysterious, eyeliner pair of eyesChapter one: A Mysterious, Eyeliner Pair of Eyes4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Normally Elle didn't drink. Today was an exception. Her job at in and Out had abruptly ended just this afternoon, and she received a full pledged punishment from her foster parents. Yes she would rather go to one of her universities' dorms than live with the scum they were, but lack of money closed all possibilities of that ever happening.
Val and Elle cornered the street and walked in. Not that she had been to a night club before, though the scene did overwhelm her quite a bit. She had a second thought about going back, but what was waiting for her? More screaming and yelling? Confidently now she walked in, her friend left her to her own devices when she rattled off to dance with a guy on the brightly lit podium. A free bar stool had appeared when a wasted looking man in his thirties left in a gaggle.
The figure serving the drinks was dressed in all black and reminded her of previous days in the halls at the University. The more she loo
Mias and Elle Chapter 1Chapter 1Mias and Elle Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I sat on the bus, looking strangely dressed for a winter evening.
I was wearing a short tiki-themed dress and a winter jacket accompanied by fur-lined winter boots. My golden hair had been hastily stuck up in a neon pink cap that had one of those fluff balls on top. I was quite a sight to see, not to mention that I was sitting on a public bus at six at night.
I sat on one of the side seats on the bus, in the back while looking out at the snow-covered buildings blurring outside. I was lost in a slightly chilled trance when I heard a voice speak up.
"Nice dress you're wearing." I turned my head and looked at the stranger who was gazing at me intensely. He was wearing all dark colored clothes which, unlike me, were suited for the cold weather and his dark brown eyes made me instantly attracted to him.
"Yeah," I said motioning down to my dress. "Tiki-themed night at work today, what fun," I gave him a smile and he them flashed me a devilish grin which made me slightly turn my fac
Once Upon A Dream: Mias and Elle Ch. 1She opened her eyes and sighed. She knew this area all too well She sat up and sure enough he was sitting across the room. He was seated comfortably next to the open windows, half on the balcony half in her room reading an old, thick, leather volume. She watched him for a little while. A light breeze blew the hair from his face revealing the crease between his darkened eyes showing his concentration.Once Upon A Dream: Mias and Elle Ch. 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Are you going to continue watching me?" He asked and the crease turned into a knowing smirk.
"Nice to see you too Mias," She replied. She climbed out of the bed and walked over to where he sat.
"Damn. I was hoping to get the same outfit as last time." Mias said looking her up and down. She blushed angrily. Last time they met she had been in a sports bra and short shorts. After that, she tried to wear shirts and basketball shorts to bed.
"It's been a while since the last time I've had a dream with you in it " She said sitting on the balcony rail. It may be day in her dream, but
10. Mias and Elle, the endAs soon as he told her the news, tears swelled in her eyes and slid down her cheeks.10. Mias and Elle, the end4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This reminded Mias about the first night he took her from her world after he saved her.
But all those weeks ago, she was only scared and confused. But this time her best friend was kidnapped by his vulgar brother.
Mias sat down next to her and place his arms around as leaned against him, her face hidden against his torso, her tears staining his clothes and her sobs muffled against the fabric.
He rested his cheek against her head and stroked her hair while whispering reassuringly to her.
After about 10 minutes of consoling, Elle had finally cried herself to sleep. Mias lifted her up of the sofa, carried her to her room and placed her on the bed still wrapped in his cloak.
He stared at her tear stained face that was a mask of sorrow and grief. He knew how to make her smile again but the chances of getting Abernos back alive from Elias were very slim.
Mias went back to the stables were Sterlin
Mias and Elle - Chapter 4Wiping the drying blood from his upper lip, Mias actually found himself smiling, even though the little wretch had made him bleed. As infuriating as that rather painful blow to the face may have been, her reactions had told him exactly what he had wanted to know.Mias and Elle - Chapter 44 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Eyebrows raised, he enjoyed re-experiencing it all over again in his head. Ah, how delectable her whimpers and moans had been, and he had caused every single one of them. He wanted to hear those wonderful sounds and see her gorgeous face contort into expressions of pleasure.
His laugh echoed through the halls. As far as he was concerned, he had won.
That egomaniacal bastard.
Elle could hear Mias' obnoxious laughter penetrating the walls, and it shook her from her daze. Staring at the lightly formed bruise directly between her eyes in the mirror, she massaged her temple to ease the steady hammering inside. As sore as her head was, she enjoyed the rush
Mias and Elle - Chapter 3With each heavy boot step vases and glassware cracked violently as Mias stormed passed down the hallway with frustrated determination. He had gone through much trouble to get her here, and there was no use giving up simply because wooing her presented itself as a slight challenge. He had brought Elle here for a reason, and he was not going to let her get the best of him; she was his, and she was going to have to learn to accept that.Mias and Elle - Chapter 34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I want nothing to do with you
A crystal candelabrum that sat on a table unfortunately close to him shattered into hundreds of pieces, all perfectly identical. He frowned and rolled his eyes at the mess before continuing on to the dining hall. The little guttersnipe, as gorgeous as she was, definitely knew how to grate on his nerves.
Mias pictured her silken blonde mess and enchanting eyes again and felt a twist in his gut. This had been happening rather often in the short time that she had been in his home.
The table was set up for a delightfu
Devin Dygert - Hair Retouch Video (not tutorial)I know I said a video is coming soon, but I guess you didnt guess that it will be that soon!Devin Dygert - Hair Retouch Video (not tutorial)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, all I had to do was put together the pieces and wait untill the upload is done.
So here it is, another retouch video and this time it centers around the hair.
The Retouch here on DA (rollover): http://nienna1990.deviantart.com/art/Devin-Dygert-Hair-Retouch-144966846
This one actually has 2 parts:
part 1 - Hair retouch
part 2 - Skin and other adjustments (its actually smaller in size yet the same time duration. Im not really strong at compressing video files, yet ).
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Small PSD file: http://www.multiupload.com/RZ7YWG0T0O
Thanks for the photographer: http://www.modelmayhem.com/383323
Tell me what you all think.
Mias and Elle: Beauty and the Beast. PrologueThere was once a kingdom that belonged to a king and queen who bore eight princes who possessed great skills and magic.Mias and Elle: Beauty and the Beast. Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Before each prince was born, a curse was placed on the queen's womb (by who was suspected to be Lucifer himself) that was known as the Maledictum Mustela, meaning the Stoat Curse in the dead language. A terrible hex that made the victim cold and cussed, only to be feared by others when eyes were set upon them. The wretched bewitchment could only be broken if the victim fell in love with another and would be loved in return. But it was unknown and arbitrary of which prince would be settled with the curse until their seventeenth birthday.
Two of the princes were twins by the names of Mathias and Elias. Despite being identical in looks, their minds and behaviour couldn't be more different.
Elias had an obsession with knives, daggers or anything that could spill innocent blood, eyed any living being in a dress with a lustful desire and loved to prac
3. Scared Elle, furious MiasMias hated what he saw before him.3. Scared Elle, furious Mias4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Once the tears slid down her face, he felt his insides turn in to painful knots.
He sat down next to her, placing one arm around her waist with his free hand on her arm. She flinched at his touched as though she had brushed against something burning hot.
"Wha-what-" Elle stuttered through her sobs, unable to finish her sentence.
"I cannot bare to see you like this." Mias said soothingly.
She scowled at him through her tears, "If that's so, then take me home!" Elle snapped with clenched teeth.
Mias was no dunce. He could practically hear the uncertainity through the sharpness of her words. Who knew this rose would have thorns?
Mias looked at her like he knew what she was thinking, making fear grip at her insides.
Silence hung around them until Mias said: "Tell me, where you really happy at your home?"
Elle didn't answer, she just gave him a cold glare, wishing that looks could kill.
"Do you have family who would miss you terribly?"
The King and Elle- Ch. 1No NameThe King and Elle- Ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter One- The Road Not Taken
Three girls were hiking in the forest, fooling around. The three were as different as each could be. One was chubby, with short black hair and many facial piercings. She wore a Voltaire t shirt and chains on her baggy pants.
The other was a tall red head who was dressed like a hippie, with brown pants and a peasant blouse. Her red hair was long and braided like a hippie's would.
Then, there was the average sized blonde. Her hair reached past her shoulders, and she was wearing a pink blouse and skinny jeans.
It was hard to believe that these three were the best of friends. But indeed they were.
"Ok," the brunette, Leslie, began. "We're lost. Our bodies will be devoured by maggots."
"Shut up," Cindi, the red haired one replied in an angry tone. "We'll find our way home. Leslie, what are you drinking?" Leslie smiled slyly as she put the vodka filled water bottle to her lips.
"There's two roads," Leslie said. "They obviously lead to Narnia or Hogwart