Chapter 1, The Song of the Summer King
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The Red King
Fresh morning air lifted clouds and gulls above the glimmering sea, and drew one young gryfon early from his den. Too early, just before sunrise when forbidden darkness still blanketed the islands.
The sun rose unhurriedly from the sea, and Shard strained against the steep sky, breathing deep, challenging himself to the highest possible dive. The sea spun below him. His mind flickered lightly in the thin air and he shoved down panic. Some would call it too high.
His wings drew in and flapped out sluggishly, feeling separate from his body. He had to bank, to get lower, breathe the deeper air.
Night sparked at the edge of his mind. His dreams flocked up from the night before. Nightmares of the impending initiation hunt.
The hunt! Shard thought wildly. What's the sunmark?
Dreams scattered like crows from Shard's mind.
MetvetsMetvets3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Сиди спокойно, вспоминай о прошлом,
О том, что уж давно в небытье ушло,
И на глаголющего юного слепца
Взирай глазами мертвеца.
Слепец не видит, слепец не знает,
Что всё и так
The call of heaven [rus]Небесный зовThe call of heaven [rus]3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Уж много раз эта легенда звучала среди людей. Но верят в неё столь немногие, что ей так и не удалось стать чем-то большим, чем просто легендой Скоро исчез&
DeviantART Compliments #86RandomItsOn Happy birthday, I am preparing your gift! Sorry I do not send me before! A big hug, friend!DeviantART Compliments #861 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I really love deviantART as it is such a friendly, loving community mixed artists and genres and rising animators, drawers and writers ;u ;
suzanna8767 is a great artist, I love her style and her works. >w<
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Your better than anyone I know... You've helped me through m
Japanese New YearJapanese New Year2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I went to shrines for Hatsumoude[ 初詣 ]. Hatsumoude is one of popular cultures in Japanese New Year "Shougatsu"[ 正月 ]. People go to shrines and temples for greeting and praying to gods in Shougatsu every year.
I've always gone to Kanda-Myoujin[ 神田明神 ] 1st January. Kanda-Myoujin locates on the hill which is near Akihabara. It has been one of the big and pop
Thursday: Music!Hello, and Happy Thursday! I hope you all had a great week and enjoyed the April Fools' shenanigans!Thursday: Music!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Thank you all for participating in last week's Throwbacks Contest! It was wonderful to see all of your older artwork! It's clear from the way you described them that you've all grown and learned over your time at deviantART, and that's wonderful!
Here are your winners:
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This week, we're getting musical!
Artistic Feature - Anime and MangaArtistic Feature - Anime and Manga releatedArtistic Feature - Anime and Manga1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"I've been finding some incredible pieces lately since I spend
quite an amount of time to browse art, so I'd like to
share some of them with you through a series
of journals with different themes each time."
The purpose is to promote art, and of course spread the inspiration~
Anime and manga releated artwork has existed a great
source of inspiration the latest weeks.However,it's
sad to see that poeple don't appreciate this kind of art that much even
if it really is incredible~This week I'll feature
some of my favourite and popular works that may
help you get different ideas about art,sceneries or even characters!
Wurr - the first five years27th of June 2007 the first page of Wurr was uploaded online. Today, five years later, what had originally been planned as a mere three page short story with the option of branching out aimlessly has turned into an actual story with a driving plot with 147 pages already existing and two books even printed (English version is under working). Half a decade already. Wow.Wurr - the first five years3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy half-decade birthday, comic!
Man, it's been a long way. And even more still lies ahead, let's see if I can wrap it up before hitting the full decade mark.
Since it's kind of a special occasion, I thought it might be fun to look back to how it became what it is today.
I had wanted to make a comic of my own for something like ten years before Wurr even started, and I had had several started projects in the likes of "this is the greatest idea I've ever had in my life! I must make a comic right now", none of which ever got past their third page. It's funny, before Wurr I always advertised and talked about my comics and
Life's NatureRunning water,Life's Nature7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And salty seas,
What it is,
That keeps me going.
Its what I sow.
New in turn,
It starts to burn.
Trees on fire,
Ill never know,
Where I am,
Where Ill go.
A scary thing,
And Birds sing.
And salty seas,
The scene in life I wish to find,
Hoping it wont take much time.
October 18, 2008
What's In a Name?Supposedly, one can tell a lot about a person just by looking at their name, but how true is that statement, really? If the statement is true, then are all young girls christened Hope prone to clutching their dreams to their hearts and staring into the distance, yearning for them to happen? Are all young boys dubbed Justin or Brad destined to rule the fields in plastic helmets and mouth guards?What's In a Name?4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I, Highly Motivated, set out to find the answer.
It all started a month ago when I received an invitation to a small get-together held by an old high school friend of mine, Pride Sin. I wasn't sure what to think at the time, because although she had been a friend, she'd always been a bit self-absorbed and had a tendency to put herself before others. For the longest time I tried my hardest to make things work out and get her to see the error in her ways, but no matter how hard I tried, I knew I couldn't change a person like Pride. It was for that reason that after graduation, I decided that
SH - Breaking Your HeartThe Science of a Sociopath's Heartbreak.SH - Breaking Your Heart4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Sherlock walked down one of the many streets of London, he had told John that he'd be home late. He asked him to follow him but John said he had other plans for this afternoon. Sherlock had asked him what could be of greater importance than catching criminals and he could see how the doctor had tried to wriggle himself out of the question by mumbling something about 'work' and 'important'. Sherlock hardly trusted people and he had always been on his guard towards them, even though no one would probably be able to 'outsmart' him or anything like that but you never know do you? Anyway, there was something strange about John that day he figured.
Sherlock walked past a couple of stores but chasing criminals just didn't seem as fun without John, he decided to text him. No answer. He texted again and even let the word 'dangerous' slip into it. No answer. He got a bit restless and after no response after the fifth or even the ninth text he tried to cal
I can't help but think...'Why am I shaking?'I can't help but think...6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Tell me. Why are you shaking?
Do you know why you're here?
'Well... It's because I have to, isn't it?'
You have to. Why?
'They're making me come?'
You don't sound convinced.
Do you want me to help you?
With anything, I suppose.
'I don't need help.'
Then why are you shaking?
'I never said that.'
But you were going to.
Are you shaking?
'I suppose... I suppose it's because I can't stop.'
WIN A FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP :3oke so i have enough to give 1 month premium membershipWIN A FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
and its christmas and stuff and newyear sh*t :iconsantahatplz: :iconchristmastreeplz: :iconfireworkplz:
so what you have to do is:
make a drawing of my oc's (you can add a background story if you want)
or an animation (:iconbitchpleasememeplz: like someone would have time for that)(but you have a bigger change to win )
you can choose, to draw them as pony, human
draw both of them
or just alone. ;_; foreveralone..
in different styles
you can make them animals
make them in a cartoon
you can make them objects xD
or lyra as human with her pony version or lyra as human with coco as pony
be crazy ;D
you can NOT use a dress up game to make them (or pony creater)
and you can NOT use a base, it will be unfare for the rest
Seth and Serina Go On TourSeth and Serina Go On TourSeth and Serina Go On Tour2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I met you in the suicide ward.
In a group therapy session they claimed would make us feel less alone, you sat across from me with your dark tussled hair and sunken eyes. You were wearing a stained denim jacket with patched elbows and torn sleeves. The group leader told each of us to go in a circle and exchange compliments with someone else to get the ball rolling. When the circle got to me, I told you your jacket made you look homeless and you told me my haircut made me look like an ugly dyke. We were both asked to leave. When we parted at the door, I told you to go fuck yourself and you told me to go to Hell.
I didn’t feel alone anymore.
In the night, I could hear you play guitar through the paper-thin hospital walls. And even though I had thick bandages around my wrists, and my fingers were cold and sore, I picked up my ukulele and harmonized to your melody. We played on and on into the night, together and apart, until the nurses asked us
The Myth of the MoonOnce upon a time, there was a girl. This girl was not ordinary; she was the key to the future. Her people knew that she would be the key ever since she was born. She was always meant to be sacrificed to the sun God, Helios. Without a sacrifice, Helios would take the sun away from the people to make them suffer in darkness for the rest of eternity. Her people knew not what life was like without the sun, or without light. There was nothing other than the sun. The sun was all that her people had for all of the centuries since it was created.The Myth of the Moon4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The people of Solaria were generous people. The girl, Selene, was cherished like a queen to make up for the sacrifice. Anything that little Selene wanted, she would get, and at no cost or restraint. But this caused Selene to become a selfish child. Her demands left the rest of her people in poverty. The young, selfish girl threatened her people. Selene was blessed with the beauty of a queen, or even a goddess. From birth, she had colorless hair that l
Vengeance: Chap 1Darkness covered the land, shadows flitted back and forth. Everything seemed to be beaten down, no free spirits roamed the land, those who once sang were shut up inside prison walls. Those who thought for themselves were beheaded; the land was empty, barren. No freedoms, no joyful cries, or mourning songs, silence reigned with the shadows.Vengeance: Chap 16 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
But Daddy. . . The man turned around facing the golden-hair child and glared, his dark eyes held a cruel and calculating glint to them but the look quickly changed when he saw her dark brown eyes filled with tears.
Sweet child, you know its dangerous so why cant you stop asking? Do you know what would happen if I lost you? His quiet soothing voice was the only sound in the room. Looking up the young girl blinked her long, light eyelashes.
Im so tired of being cooped up here. Getting up she walked to the castle window and looked out at the emerald green lands. I have no friends to see, I feel so a
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