THE CROWGlistening feathers,
Blacker than the darkest night
A specter weaving through the clouds
Majestic is his flight
Piercing eyes reach into my soul
From the netherworld he will come
When I am no longer whole
Spawned from the magick of old
In a lingering mist he waits
Cast in velvet shadows so cold
Roses fall upon my grave
Talons clasp my fading spirit
A fallen love will he save
Shrieks echo across a leaden sky
Life descends to the arms of death
Scarlet tears begin to fly
Memories my heart cannot sever
Broken dreams whisper —
real love is forever
— Arthur Crow © 2012
MysteriumLo there do I see the seraphic eyes of Freya, her memories piercing thru ripples of time.. And my soul stood frozen like a beacon lost to the ages... Ever her passion, haunting the blood & wisdom of heroes befallen. I flew thence over realms of Earth ... and darkly I wait in raven-mists, breathless, unto where I shall see her again — in the hallowed halls of Valhalla.Mysterium1 year ago in Personal More Like This
— Arthur Crow © 2013
A thank you feature:)Thank you guys for your wonderful comments,A thank you feature:)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
which are much needed to help me improve,
thank you as well for the favorites,
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Self Doubt and an Interview by Alex HurstI just had the great honor of being interviewed by Alex Hurst! If interested, you can find it here: http://alex-hurst.com/2014/06/22/illustrious-lane-brown/Self Doubt and an Interview by Alex Hurst3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Also be sure to check out the other awesome interviews of his "Illustrious" series: http://alex-hurst.com/category/interviews/illustrious-book-cover-artists/
It actually took quite a few months for me to complete this interview. At the onset, I found it very difficult to speak confidently of my work and process, when personally I didn't feel very good about it at all. It felt wrong to pretend otherwise, so I put it off.
Probably all artists can relate to the overwhelming feeling of inadequacy. We see so much amazing work posted by artists everyday, but we don't see the hard years of struggle behind it. It becomes easy to question one's own abilities when we know our personal challenges all too well.
Of course, those feelings of doubt are just part of the creative process.
There's only one solution
My favorites...!My favorites from the past couple weeksMy favorites...!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Love you guys! keep on creating and sharing,
because you are making our lives better
one step at the time...!
And the World will bleed Crows ...And her wanton breath hastened upon Night's lullaby — seeking her nocturnal lover... Raven whispers billowed across the ages; plundering dreams of mortality... yet she stood veiled in the mists, silent & dreary ... Somewhere in the abyss of a black rose I peer into her soul, hungry evermore... Unto a kiss bejeweled in darkness she would fade softly, falling into beautiful decay and forgotten lore.And the World will bleed Crows ...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
— Arthur Crow © 2013
Venus"O'er the ache of mauve shores erotic winds billow long & deep... Her scent drips from the sky onto bare skin, bejeweling my senses like a tapestry of blushing petals besieged in rhythms of passion.... Whispers of untamed rapture beckons my lips as I descend into her gaze, unto the sea of bliss where I shall forever drown."Venus2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Arthur Crow © 2012
*This is getting a lot of views strangely, so I thought I'd explain what my journal is all about: It is a place I have
designated to share small quotes I enjoy creating, or anything that is short and doesn't fit within the form of usual poetry.
Feel free to share, fave, comment.
Is This World Coming To An End?Are we really in the "last days"? If so, what does it mean? Will planet earth be destroyed in some cataclysmic event? What does the Bible really say on the matter? These are all good questions, and many who are at least somewhat familiar with the Bible have likely asked one or more of these at some point in their lives. But this article is also for Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and others who may wonder just where this world is headed. In India, where Hinduism is prolific, old caste systems still exist, trapping millions in a cycle of numbing poverty, while many others pursue western values that espouse so-called freedoms as well as blatant materialism. In China and Korea, Buddhism has become little more than a cultural expedience, while capitalistic values destroy the planet at a rapid pace and give many a false sense of security. Many Muslims are becoming increasingly disillusioned with dictatorial governmenIs This World Coming To An End?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Daily Literature Deviations for Sept. 27th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for Sept. 27th, 20122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for September 27th, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
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Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
Rant: Self-Harm Selfies?The opinions in this (short) rant are my own and you don't have to agree. If you do, thanks!Rant: Self-Harm Selfies?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
You know how some people tend to post pics of self-harm over the internet, like here on dA? I don't mean drawings of that type of thing; drawings don't physically hurt people and if you don't draw it and go 'lol look, cutting', you're good. I mean actual photos of their cuts or burn marks. Selfies where you're holding up your bloody arm, or photos where you say 'look what I did last night' in the description. What is that really proving? Most of the people I know who have a serious issue with self-harm are ashamed of it, and even if they can stand to talk about it, they don't want their suffering displayed all over the internet in cell phone pictures. It's not helping you get better, and it's not helping others who go through the same thing you do.
It kinda makes you look like you're proud of what you're doing to yourself, when most would like nothing more than to have their problem and
The Gift of Snow-Percabeth Fanfic Chpt. 1 Part 1APOV - Annabeth's point of viewThe Gift of Snow-Percabeth Fanfic Chpt. 1 Part 12 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
PPOV - Percy's point of view
The pure white snow glittered in the sunlight. The delicate flakes fell lightly from the sky, since Chiron had allowed them to. In the outside world there was a minor blizzard, and I knew Demeter was in a bad mood. I sighed and rubbed my gloved hands together to keep warm, fascinating at the mini cloud of warm air that formed when I blew out a small puff of air. Most daily camp activities and lessons had been canceled, since almost everyone had left camp for the winter holidays.
She looked so pretty, just standing there with her blond princess hair tumbling down her back, a sparkle in her stormy grey eyes as she watched snowflakes melt when they touched her gloves. I resisted the urge to go up to her and say, "Hey Annabeth," but instead slowly snuck up on her, thankful to the snow for muffling my footsteps.
I watched, transfixed,
12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway 'ended'This contest is completed.12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway 'ended'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Note: All giveaway prizes will be allocated via random selection
Requirements to enter:
1 Give me a Watch
2 Fav this journal entry
3 And leave a comment
Winner will be announced 31st October
Congrats to the winner: Camila
The Gift of Snow - Percabeth Fanfic Chpt. 1 Part 2APOVThe Gift of Snow - Percabeth Fanfic Chpt. 1 Part 22 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The smile disappeared from Percy's face, replaced by a grimance of concentration. "Percy..?" I asked cautiously, "Are you ok..?" He didn't answer, instead, his eyebrows scrunched together in an even deeper concentration. As I was trying to think of some way to help him, I realized something was off, but I couldn't quite put my finger on what it was. I looked up to the clouds, as if asking the Gods for help, and then it clicked. The snowflakes had stopped moving, and were suspended in mid-air. Everything around me seemed to slow down as I focused only on each and every snowflake. I put my hand to my mouth, and stared, amazed. "Percy, h-how....?" I trailed off as the snowflakes started moving again, only very unnaturaly. They swirled around Percy and I, forming a dome. I moved closer to Percy, as the dome's sides edged closer together, leaving barely any room to move around freely. I shouted over the roaring flurry of wind and snow, "Pe
Mystery Movie Right Ended!Thanks to those who came! We hope you enjoyed Bolt!Mystery Movie Right Ended!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Tonight, September 20th at 6:00PM Texas Time, we'll be showing a Myster Movie at Livestream
At this page
You don't have to have a livestream account to watch or participate in the chat box. Just show up!
And, if you come 20 minutes early you can watch a slideshow of concept art and listen to tunes. ^.^
Site Update: API UpdatesIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: API Updates5 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For developers, our API framework and documentation have been updated to allow for quicker, easier changes in the future.
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For Journals submitted before 2012, old links to those Journals temporarily stopped working. Fixed by inazar
When saving a mailing address to your account, saving would fail if the optional second address field was empty. Fixed by du
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback5 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
After clicking "View This Deviation Anyway" on a deviation marked as Mature Content, the image would display twice. Fixed by yumeruby
When viewing a deviation from the Message Center (with stacks turned off), the "Remove from Message Center" button would not display. Fixed by yumeruby
Sending Notes did not work on Android devices. Fixed by yumeruby
The deviation total counter on the Gallery Stats page was not consistent with the total displayed on one's Profile. Fixed by DEVlANT
It was not possible to edit the Gallery & Group Options settings of an already published Journal. Fi
Site Update: Bug Fixes and FeedbackIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback3 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
In the coming months, you may notice that the weekly Change Log is shorter than usual. This is because we're hard at work on a variety of major projects, and our development teams are focusing their energy almost solely in these areas. Stay tuned, as we'll have more exciting information on those projects in the next few weeks!
We will still be addressing bug reports during this time, so if you encounter any bugs, please do file a Bug Report about it at the Help Desk.
Site Update: Mobile Deviations, Verold IntegrationIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Mobile Deviations, Verold Integration6 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The New Mobile Deviation Page
The deviation page on the mobile website has just gotten a huge uplift!
In uplifting the mobile deviation page, we re-evaluated what the most important functions and information on the deviation page were, and altered the page to present them in the most easily accessible way. From there, the deviation page was given a visual refresh for ease, clarity, and simplicity.
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RIP Robin WilliamsThis is very sad news, but Robin Williams has passed on. Truly he will be missed, especially to all of us '90s kids who enjoyed movies like Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Hook, etc. What a wonderful, funny man.RIP Robin Williams1 month ago in Personal More Like This
In light of this sad event, we shall celebrate Robin Williams' life by changing our weekend livestream movie to Aladdin. ^.^
Robin Williams/Genie Tribute Collab - Done!Here is is!:Robin Williams/Genie Tribute Collab - Done!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
:icontumblrplz: Reblog on Tumblr here!
Please read all the rules!
Your image must be new and created for this collaboration. It would be no fun just to get a bunch of old images together. No images made before August 12th will be allowed.
Don't use official images/ photomanipulations of screencaps as it goes against copyright policy.
It's highly preferred if you don't copy screencaps from the movie. Let's not be lazy!
On the subject of laziness: don't use doll bases or any bases at all. We want this work to be completely your own!
Please mention this collaboration in your description and maybe even link to it so that we can get more participants. Also mention it because if you don't I'll take it that you didn't mean to submit it to our collab and move it to a
And the Oscar goes to...Frozen took home the oscars for Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song (Let it Go)!And the Oscar goes to...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Site Update: Replying to FeedbackIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Replying to Feedback3 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Editing the deviantID widget would trigger an "Invalid Country" error, if the location was set to "Unspecified". Fixed by elhsmart
Comment pages on the mobile website were not displaying properly. Fixed by ultramouse
Downloading Sta.sh files would not work when viewing files inside of a stack. Fixed by Alisey
The New Groups section of the Today page was missing. Fixed by justgalym
When viewing the edit history of a comment, the previous versions would display signatures, regardless of one's browsing preference setting. Fixed by ultra
15 questions... try if you like :)You could get the questions from here chose any of your 15 questions. I figured that 50 is too much.15 questions... try if you like :)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just for fun, I just want to do a random questionaire.. no tags will be included.
1. What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called? Nickname: AJ, prefer: Adrianne
2. What books on your shelf are begging to be read? fuck.... I don't have any books. Okay, I lied. I have a psychology book, I use this as a tutorial of how to fuck with people's minds.
3. How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like? Every second, minute, hour, and day of my life. My doodles look like this:
4. What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep? Toss and Turn? Try to get up and do something productive? I st
Faded ScarsOut the window my eyes never stray,Faded Scars9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thinking thoughts of yesterday.
Days that have past and days to come
While those around me chat away.
I sit and think, and in my ear,
I hear the screams of a man I wish to meet.
"Let shadows die, so i can feel alive."
With every word, every cord.
The shadows with in me are beaten back,
But never die.
An endless battle with an eternal foe,
Fight back the blade that brings the red crimson flow
Faded scars, healed scars,
Arms and wrist and legs.
All reminders of my bloody past.
Fallen Angles Saved my life,
Kept me from my coffin.
Saved me from myself.
Site Update: SaveDotArtIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: SaveDotArt4 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Two years ago, deviantART embarked on the beginning of a long process of applying to manage .ART, a new top-level domain that we believe belongs to the art community as a whole.
While the application process is still ongoing, we are committed to the .ART domain being one for artists, by artists. We have partnered with e-flux to take a stand for the future of art online — and we need your help to do so.