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.
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
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GinkgoLouve is a very nice person and her artistic skills are great~
Ryuumei-san is always fun to talk to, she is nice and funny, talking to her makes me smile and laugh. :3 <3
Hirumathelightning is a nice cosplayer who needs more recognition, I wish him become a professional. <3
KarateCat211 you are one of the best friends I've ever had...your amazing!
Your better than anyone I know... You've helped me through m
Japanese New YearJapanese New Year1 year 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
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!
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:
crazcat Congratulations! You'll be contacted about your prizes soon!
This week, we're getting musical!
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&
Featurearcane by Richard-CederfjardPrivacy by Annabelle-Chabertnova by NWunseenStanding Trees by NitrokRadiate by LAlightAwakening by MartinAmmwhispered by wiwionartPreparing. by IndigoSummerrPurple rain by wolf-minori- Pixie's lost wings - by S-PatriotFunky Fungi III by Oer-WoutPulsatilla vulgaris XIV by AphantopusMom's Centrifuga by BogdanBoevThe Fox and The Fairy Dust by thrumyeyeGoldcrest With Prey by Sergey-RyzhkovNuts story by RadekDemjanInto the Light by LinRuPhotographyTo Be In The Light by Thinking-SilenceLa vie s'ecoule by Undergr0und--x8Restore Magicka by TheCameraGirlBook of Autumn by sternenfern254.365 by PiecesOfAnsleyAlone In Blue. by andokadesboisfrozen in time by slatkatajnaInto the future by incredi.: Little Puff :. by hellfiredivaPath of Dreams by erynlasgalenphotoartSunkissed by alexgphotoEmotional by erynlasgalenphotoartFantasia by tvurkFeature5 months ago in Personal More Like This
WIN A FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP :3oke so i have enough to give 1 month premium membershipWIN A FREE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP :31 year 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
Spring FeaturesHere's the feature I promised! Thanks to everyone who submitted their art I randomized it so everyone's art is peppered throughout.Spring Features1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
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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
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
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
.All that exists of what used to be you is an organ,.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
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...5 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.'
Wolf Legend - Part XIX19. CoalitionWolf Legend - Part XIX4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It didn't take much effort for Andrew to avoid the dark figure that projected toward him. Andrew swung his torso and hands up toward the furry beast, grabbing on to the arms that were reaching for him. Even as a human, Andrew effortlessly swung the airborne werewolf against the wall, shattering the window near by. He could tell whoever this was, was newly turned, and incredibly inexperienced at attacks. A real werewolf would have done this much faster. He also discovered that the werewolf was a female.
Andrew stepped back, panting. The energy exerted to toss his enemy caused a break in his physical concentration, and it took everything he had to prevent from shifting again. Remaining human was key if he was to keep Mel on his side. Andrew could feel his eyes glowing and his teeth wanting to shift into fangs. He braced himself against the back of a pew for support as he calmed is features back to normal.
The female werewolf bounced up all fours. Newly turned werewolves str