*BEEEEEEEP* "You have got to be kidding me they set an alarm today of all days?" I mumbled still half asleep on the old green couch in my father's living room.
There went my plan for sleeping all day but they were going to have to deal with Mr. Grumpy-Dragon all day now. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!" screamed my little eight year old brother.
My ear fin twitched in pain from the sudden loud noise and I rolled over throwing the pillow over my head. Why did they say it was my birthday anyways? They should now us dragons are hatched not birthed like humans its hatchday to me. I settled in my new position and attempted to go back to sleep.
This plan however was foiled as my little brother's friend got up and screamed with him "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"
"Oh god no it begins can't I just sleep through this day?" I moaned
They giggled as my little brother played with my tail and jerked on it trying to get me out of bed. I had to get these kids off of me and I had a
A Summer in Scales A Summer in ScalesA Summer in Scales3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Accidents can cripple, hurt, and cause destruction. Well a little known fact is; accidents can also reveal secrets dark secrets. Some secrets we keep to save others some we keep just to save our reputations.
Then we have secrets that are kept to protect ourselves from serious harm. I learned this the hard way; now here I am standing before three creatures of legend. Shaking and in fear for my life just because I had an accident.
The day started off like any other day. My small suburban neighborhood was silent like it should be. The forest that was behind our community was alive with only chirpings of birds and other various animals.
I was laying in my front yard soaking up the heat of the day; hoping that summer would go by slowly without anyt
A Summer in Scales Two A Summer in ScalesA Summer in Scales Two2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Bent get up dude mom and dad want to get going like right now." A voice said to me through the darkness of the closet that I slept in.
Without even moving or lifting my head I replied groggily "Tell them I will be down later."
The closet door closed and I stood up; stretching from my head all the way to the end of my tail. M claws dug into the carpeted floor as the feeling of refreshment flowed through me. Kyle, the person who woke me, was downstairs talking to his parents.
"No tell him we have to
Hatching LoveThe sun glared down at me as Granice, a dark blue dragoness, dragged me by my paw down the street. "Seriously Granice... why do we have to go to the park today?" I whinned and she looked back at me with a smile prominent on her muzzle.Hatching Love2 years ago in Settings More Like This
My heart melted instantly when she looked at me like that. Her eyes held that wonderful sparkle, her teeth gleamed, and the love that radiated from her was more than magical. "Its for a special occasion Drackon... trust me you are going to like it."
"Fine... what is this surprise though? You have me on edge... STEAKHOUSE NIGHT!?!" I exclaimed, my stomach grumbled his agreement with me.
Unfortunately Granice shook her head and replied, "Its even better... life changing moment ahead, so be happy."
I nodded to show I understood and put a forced grin on my face. Suddenly we stopped by an icecream shop and Granice looked at me. "Can we get something to eat... I am starving." She put a paw to her stomach and held it there.
Shrugging I pulled out my wallet from
Slayer's Son Chapter One Slayer's SonSlayer's Son Chapter One2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Light, from an open window, gently filtered down onto a mess of brown hair. The owner of this hair was hidden under a blanket, on a bed. Sighing, the sleeping lump, in the bed sat up and the blanket fell down to reveal a boy almost going into manhood.
He rubbed his tired eyes, and stretched his slightly muscled arms.
Memory LossMemory LossMemory Loss3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Oh my head " I said as I sat up "Where am I?" I asked realizing that I was in a dark, damp cave. Light was shining at the end of the cave; I got up and ran towards the exit. The cave exit was very wide so I had a clear way out; outside the cave was a vast forest. The moon shone through the trees and a gentle breeze blew, the night air was warm.
I spotted a calm blue lake, I walked over and seen my reflection in the water. My messy brown hair, green eyes, and well tuned body, all looked back at me. The water was cold as I washed my face off, "Who are you?" I heard an angry female voice say. I turned around and seen a girl about my age standing by a huge pine tree.
"Oh thank god someone that can tell me what's going on." I said standing up, "Actually you better explain to me what you are doing here." The girl commanded of me, she had black hair, blue eyes, and a slim but muscular body. "I am sorry but I just woke up in a cave and I can't remember a thing except my name.
A Dragon Impulse Part 1A Dragon ImpulseA Dragon Impulse Part 13 years ago in Settings More Like This
A letter that is all it took for my life to be turned upside down. I had to make a decision between a friend and a passion. The choice between keeping that friend or destroying him.
I should explain what happened. On May fourth, 2012, dragons returned to the world. Not all people were a hundred percent human; a bloodline ran in people all around the world the world. This bloodline was of course draconic; for some reason the gene was reactivated in a bunch of random people.
Changing people of all ages, races, and gender into dragons. They are capable of speech and do not eat people for they have kept their intelligence. Still some humans did not trust these creatures, these men and women were called The Hunters.
Standing against the dragons; they only accepted the best fighters to slay these beasts. Claiming that the dragons would rise and destroy humans it left the remaining humans uneasy. How could one not fantasizing about fighting dragons even if
A Dragon Impulse Part TwoA Dragon ImpulseA Dragon Impulse Part Two3 years ago in Settings More Like This
The sun felt good on my face; slowly I crawled out of my sleeping bag. Morning dew on the ground moistened my dried hands. I quietly slipped on my shoes; suddenly something fell from my hoodie. It fluttered to the ground; I reached down and picked up the object.
I was holding a letter in my hand. It contained no name; the only thing on the envelope was a dark sword. Without even thinking I already knew who wrote the letter. The most secretive group to walk the face of the earth; The Hunters.
My hands shook as I ripped the letter open. Carefully I slipped the message out of the envelope. It read "Announcing your opinion like that can get you killed. What you did was stupid and reckless; still it took guts. We could use someone like you; if you think you can take the heat."
My first reaction was shock; the world's greatest dragon slayers wanted me. Of all the people left after the change they wanted me. Only if I could take the heat though; they literally meant it
Dragonslayer's TwistDragonslayer's TwistDragonslayer's Twist3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Smoke filled my nostrils as I took a deep breath and looked around at the halfway burnt down town. My sword swung idly from my side as I strolled into the inn; inside soot covered villagers were yelling about a dragon destroying their town and what they should do about it. The town's elder rubbed his wrinkled forehead and finally stood saying
"Please good people please silence," and everyone did; so he continued "It is obvious that we have two options one beg the queen to forfeit some knights to our cause or two we pack and leave."
Again chaos broke loose as the villagers heard what they thought was their only options. I pushed my way to the head of the crowd and jumped up onto the stage that the elder was sitting upon.
"OR YOU HAVE OPTION THREE," I yelled and everyone stopped to look at me. I felt pride rush through me as I stood tall in my dragon skin boots, gauntlets, tunic, and shield.
The elder looked at me and finally signaled for silence "Who are you m
Draconis Rock Draconis RockDraconis Rock2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Rock 'n Roll that is the only thing that I live for. Loud music, head banging, partying it was all for the spirit of the music. My parents disowned me for my unnatural love for ear bleeding loud music. They called it trash, but I call it my life force.
Nothing would stop me from buying CD after CD of the stuff. It was funny because I would go home and my mother would yell, "JASON YOU SPENT YOUR CASH ON THAT CRAP AGAIN!?!"
I would just nod and rush past her to my room so I could listen to my new disc. I am sixteen; don't I deserve my own lifestyle different from theirs? Many parents would disagree but the kids thought different. Parents were controlling and that will never change.
One thing that would change though was
Alternate AlternateAlternate2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Low, dark grey clouds hovered over a wide, short brick building. Wind shook the few trees that stood in the small green yards that lay on either side of the two doors that made up the main entrance. A long gazebo, with a tin roof, hung over the entrance, support from two brick columns held it up. On each side of the doors, four windows peered out from the building. Orange and brown leaves blew down the street, around the numerous cars parked on the curb-side of the road.
Rustling from the leaves echoed through the eerily quiet town. All life seemed to have disappeared from the streets and outside world. Nothing moved or made a sound. The silence was broken by the fall of footsteps on the concrete sidewalk. A teen, dressed in a red winter-coat, blue jeans, and a pair of gray and green Nikes, quickly ran towards the big building. This is whe
AngerAngerAnger3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
I was never a happy person in life but it got worse as time went on. Everyday it seemed like everyone was getting it better than me and all I could do was stand by watching. Work was a drag everyday I had to work the late shifts and early morning shifts trust me not a good combination. My boss was always a jerk greeting me everyday "Why the hell are you so late I am knocking an hour off your paycheck for today." The truth was I was never late I was early in fact.
Many people told me I should take a break and let all of my emotions come out instead of taking it everyday for "bad" things could happen. I didn't care though why should I worry what could happen oh I could have a stroke, at the time I didn't care. Life was miserable yet no one seemed in as bad of shape as I was, but I am here to tell you what happened to me.
The day started as it usually did for me; my shrill alarm went off at five-thirty A.M. awaking me from what little sleep I could get. "Stupid fre
Dragon ThoughtsHere are some random thoughts that I had...Dragon Thoughts2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
A bowl of rice sits neatly in front of me and I sit there staring at it. "Oriental dragons... they must like rice... right?" I look around and my dad and his fiance are staring at me like I am nuts. Dad lowered his spoon that was partially to his mouth and said, "For god's sake... just eat it."
During a fun cruise on my dirtbike the following thought crossed my mind, "Why am I too lazy to fly right now?"
While writing a commission I had to pause and ponder, "I need to get a new keyboard... my claws have finally done this one in."
Sleeping was a pain for me... the reason was because I put the soft things under the hard things of my hoard. Remember folks; do not put the knives on top of the pillows.
Granice and I were cuddling when she told me the shocking truth... hatchlings do not grow on trees. You don't want to know where they come from... I had trouble sleeping (not because of the hoard this time.)
"If I am flying and I get hit by a plane.
A Dragon Impulse Part FiveA Dragon Impulse Part 5A Dragon Impulse Part Five3 years ago in Settings More Like This
There was no moon to light my way as I crept around the bunkhouse. I had to be very careful not to make any noise for if the guards roaming the yard caught me who knew what would happen. Slowly but surely, I made it to the corner of the building.
I quickly stuck my head out to find two draconic guards walking and talking together. "God get out of my way you lizards," I spat under my breath. The guards were coming my way and I had nowhere to hide unless; "Oh I am such and idiot" I told myself. Backing up from the wall I prepared to charge the wall.
With all of my agility I ran up the wall to the roof like I had done all my life. "I knew that freerunning would save me one day." Said I. The guards walked by not noticing me on the roof. Now I would freerun across the buildings to the main complex; hopefully Josh, Tom, and Amy would do their part.
As I jumped across the rooftops as I thought about what I was going to do tonight. My first night a
A Dragon Impulse Part Six A Dragon ImpulseA Dragon Impulse Part Six3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Time was never on my side and I thought that was bad enough. No it wasn't; because now I had to find a way to save myself or face life as a dragon. One week to reverse the dragon's "impulse"; the "impulse" was apparently reverting me to my "true" state.
I wasn't buying it . I am HUMAN and nothing will ever change
Snake RingSnake RingSnake Ring3 years ago in Settings More Like This
The unforgiving sun scorched the sandy desert below; any creatures that could live in this environment had found some form of protection. It was noon the hottest part of the day a time when you really were not supposed to be wandering the desert without water. Poor James had no other option though as sluggishly moved through the bare wasteland wandering in a blind direction that he hoped would bring civilization. James knew that the chances of civilization being in the direction of which he was traveling were very small; so small in fact that James had wrote his last words in his front pocket in case anyone found him out here.
"Why I just didn't stay home eludes me Minnesota would be nice and cool right about this time of year." James said aloud to himself; loose sand slowed him down even further as he traveled to what would more than likely be his immanent death. "I wonder if they shall serve tea this afternoon?" James pondered; the heat and dehydration were finally a
Alone AloneAlone2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Alone that is a word that perfectly describes me in every aspect of my life. I wake up alone and I go to bed alone. I have no friends that can truly feel what I feel so I stray away from people.
Family members have learned that I am not a talker and touching is a one way ticket to bloody pain. Maybe that is why I am here, wondering what is wrong with me, alone. There are no sounds except me typing and a fan working to keep me cool.
Let me tell you all, my tale on what is wrong with me. From the minute I was born everyone knew I was different for loss of a better word. I did not cry, whine, beg, or anything that a normal child does.
I did cry, don't get me wrong, but I was a silent child. I would sit and watch; my p
The Dragon Lover Part 1The Dragon LoverThe Dragon Lover Part 13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Seth woke up to bright sunshine filtering down through his window and the chirping of the birds. Rubbing his brown eyes Seth got out of bed and looked around his room. Seth loved the way his room was always tidy. The way his brown computer desk was lined with books that were all alphabetically ordered made him happy knowing he would never loose anything.
Then Seth turned and looked at his walls they were the only things in his room that weren't neat. Posters covered the walls from base board to ceiling but not any old posters they were posters of dragons. Only Seth knew about his love for dragons and he intended to keep it a secret from everyone.
There was on wall that had one poster on it, it was of a red anthro dragon with the same color of eyes as Seth. It stood on its hind legs like a person and it had its arms crossed with a smirk on its face. This poster was Seth's favorite, every time Seth was around the poster he felt like it was connected to him.
Wolfish ChatWolfish ChatWolfish Chat3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
The young teenager typed at his computer talking to one of his best friends on Deviant Art. A smile spread across his face as his buddy FritzndDire said "Ok I got a surprise for you," the chatroom was dead except for him and FritzndDire.
Tanner typed back into his computer "Come on tell me," time pasted and a couple minutes later FritzndDire posted back. Tanner excitedly read "After watching you for months we feel that it is time to announce that you are not what you seem."
Chuckling Tanner wrote "Hahahaha funny dude come on what do you have to say to me." Again Tanner waited for his friends reply; after ten minutes he got thirsty so carefully he got up to get a cup of milk. When he returned there was a reply that stated "We are not joking after careful analysis we reached the conclusion that you are one of us." Tanner was confused now, his friend was making no sense at all. Outside rain lashed at the window, lightning flashed illuminating the darkness.
Hairs stood on Tann
The Forest The ForestThe Forest2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Moonlight filtered through the trees as a young woman wandered aimlessly through the dense forest. An eerie silence hung over the land and nothing dared to break it.
The woman stopped beside a tree and leaned wearily against it. "Oh Sassy," she said, "How did you get yourself into this?"
No answer presented itself to her at that moment. So Sassy brushed her long, brown hair from her eyes and pushed away from the trunk of the tree. "This was supposed to be a fun trip a relaxing visit to the woods but all I get is more stress." She cursed her bad luck.
Her feet moved tentatively forward and the damp leaves quieted her movement. Soon a gentle, but steady, rumbling could be heard. It sounded familiar to Sassy. Instantly she stopped and
Timeless War Timeless WarTimeless War2 years ago in Settings More Like This
War is always destructive on both of the opposing forces. Yet it is still needed at times; when diplomacy fails. War can only go so far though, and when both sides have taken casualties beyond what they had intended, the stakes are raised.
The war we are about to go into happened a long time ago and it almost brought both of the species to extinction. The year is thirteen twenty-four; the location is unknown to today.
What we know from this war has been presented
New Thumbnails + OpinionsOnly beta testers can see it yet. But I just wanted to share my opinion about it and would also like to know yours.New Thumbnails + Opinions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok... so I personally don't like it.
First of all, those are really big, it may be better for people with higher screen resolution but to me they look huge and it take longer to scroll and see everything. I think there should be an option where people can choose if they want to browse with normal or big thumbnails.
Also, on deviations with transparent backgrounds, on the thumbnails the backgrounds are not transparent anymore.
I also don't like how everything is now congested. I liked when everything was aligned and clean, it was easier to browse and easier on the eyes, and also faster to look at. This + the bigger thumbnails, it just got terrible to browse and it don't make me feel like looking at the front page anymore. I just look at the first few deviations at the top now, and that's also what most people are going to see too, giving less exposure to other deviations t
New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!New deviantART Thumbnails3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may remember a while back we showed off some brand new thumbnails in #hq's Journal. Well, after many weeks of porting and tweaking based on community feedback, we finally got these brand new thumbs ready for beta testing!
The new thumbnails
UPDATE (May 19, 2012): Based on feedback received, we've updated the new thumbnails to be justified. Thumbnails are now spaced out across the rows, making them flush against the left and right sides of the page. When a browser's window is too small, justification cannot happen without leaving larger awkward spaces. In these cases, justification is turned off and thumbnails become left aligned. We think these changes present the most appealing interface for both cases.
For those of you who didn't see the new thumbs when they were previewed a month back, here's a re