ProloguePrologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We live in a world untouched by others. Magic veils protect our fragile, unseen, world from those who wish to seek it. We call ourselves the gatewayway world. We are the anchor; release it, and the sea is yours.
If our world were to be discovered, many others would suffer. Our people work hard to ensure our safety and that of neighboring worlds. Strict rules have been applied and we follow them religiously. The Council oversees all matters. Political involvement is extremely important to us. We take great pride in it. It is this pride which may have blinded us. We thought our world to be unbreachable. We we wrong...
Dance of SinThe music begins; a haunting melodyDance of Sin9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
which pierces the heart, mind and soul
casting away all thoughts of innocence,
robbing me of my virtue,
and leaving me in the throes of sinners glory.
i dance, i twirl, i lavish the delights
caught in the passion of the darkest ardor
i revel in the throughs of the deepest love,
my heart becomes malevolent,
my eyes lose their warmth and shine,
glazing over with a cold brittle hate
i become a deviant.
the dance carries on, couples waltz and whirl
whilst my partner and i are caught in each others eyes,
we notice no others, only the darkest secrets
each other hides.
colours blend as we lose ourselves in the
glorious patterns of our unearthly
dance of sins.
The room spins gaily as the music begins to ebb
yet exhausted we continue on,
the final chords to the everlasting dance of sinners
drew to a maleficent close, the couples parted ways,
you and i remained close,
caught in the heights or our dark ardor,
and the innocent watched in envy
and the sinners rev
red fingernailsi am sitting in the roomred fingernails7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
next to the one
where we pretend my grandmother
mom says i'm old enough to go in
but i know
i'm not old enough to want to
so i sit here
on the floral patterned couch
and it's old
and almost comforting in that
but not quite
everything smells sick and fake
and cherry cough syrup
i don't want to be here
i'm not a kid
this whole event makes me feel
like sleeping with a nightlight
her fingernails are red
that's what my family says
they painted her fingernails red
and nobody likes it
but it upsets me
this little thing upsets me
someone should have asked
before they did that
she wouldn't have wanted red
later, people will apologize
over and over and over
like a broken record
spinning way too fast
throwing me off
and leaving me wondering
why i didn't spend more time with her
talk to her more
listen to more stories
and why nobody bothered to ask
before they painted her finge
Chapter 17: BanishmentChapter 17: Banishment3 weeks ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Are you ready to enter the world of your people? Nya asked Sarah.
“Yes, I believe I am.”
Then let us go.
“Let’s get this show on the road,” Kitti said with a smirk.
The trio left together out the front door. Sarah’s mother was currently in a meeting to discuss her progress on the veils, which was a good thing, considering her mother would be furious if she knew.
They had no where in particular to go but decided to head towards a nearby town. When they entered the small village they realized it was one that belonged to Guardians.
“Now what do we do? We have no business here. Won’t it be strange if we are simply walking through this place?” Sarah asked nervously.
Are you not of nobility? You can make it your business. Say you are on an errand for The Council and are studying under one of the Council members. Nya suggested.
“I am much too young for that. I am not anywhere close to being a Council pupil.&
Today [Yandere!Rin Okumura x Reader]Today [Yandere!Rin Okumura x Reader]1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rin Okumura was not a happy half-demon.
Don’t get him wrong, though. He was usually a bright and cheerful boy, and rarely one would find him anything other than positive. In fact, he had often been told he had one of the brightest smiles in the entirety of True Cross Academy.
However, today was an abnormality.
He was currently sulking in the corner of the camp he and his fellow exorcists-in-training had only moments ago set-up, deep blue eyes set upon his group of ‘friends’ in a deep scowl. His brother had assigned the cram school’s students to journey to the forest nearby the school, with the task of defeating a set number of demons as a surprise quiz.
Now, it wasn’t that the boy disliked the prospect of getting out of the classroom. In fact, he couldn’t be more relieved that Yukio had finally decided to assign them field work. No, the reason he was angrily swishing his tail behind him as he glared down his classmates was much simpler than that. At
Project Profile_003: UltimeciaProject Profile_003: Ultimecia7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Project Profile_003: Ultimecia
Images of Ultimecia:
"Ultimecia", "Sorceress Ultimecia", "Artemisia", "Artemicia", "Artemisa".
Sometime between Nov. 23 and Dec. 21, some 11 generations after the game's end.
Ultimecia's bangs are center-parted, raise slightly (about two inches), and then flow down, extending to about halfway down her thighs. The remainder of her hair is elevated in an odd fashion. Two cups protruding in either direction on top of her head hold he
How to Design complex characters using core beliefHow to Design complex characters using core belief10 years ago in Editorial More Like This
A character is basically formed by three things: Personality, Beliefs, History
After designing the character's story and personality, what will help them stay in character is designing the layers of their core beliefs.
The key thing is, these core beliefs are never, ever spoken by the character themselves. They just behave in this belief like it's normal and not even think it's there.
Of course you can still choose to have them say it, they will just be a simpler open book type character. Or say it partially hiding its true statement, you can also use a character's core belief statement to make it a story statement if you see fit.
A core belief system is the thing that will make the character see the world around them differently from one another; thus making their judgement and decisions differently as well.
Everyone (real people) operates this way. Core belief can be formed as early as babies. So watch out of the kids.
After the first layer of core belief is formed, the
II.when the dead riseII.9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
and the people scream
I will run to safety
in the empty caskets
where the dead no longer rest
to meet my brother again
I promise not to cry
when the realization comes
that the dead should stay dead
The Truth About Selling FanartUpdate notice as of January 17, 2013: I have given this guide a MAJOR overhaul. It was originally written over a year and a half ago, and since then my own views and understanding of copyrights has changed. I felt that this guide should reflect those changes, so if you read this guide in the past, please take a moment to look through it again as I have added MANY new topics, information, and sources. Unlike my first draft, I have also changed my viewpoint to neutral throughout this writing.The Truth About Selling Fanart4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Update notice as of July 17th, 2015: Check out DeviantArt's new article on art theft, fanart, copyrights, and other relevant topics! http://protectart.deviantart.com/journal/The-Art-Theft-Discussion-544490149
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer, nor any kind of professional that works in dealing with laws or copyrights. This guide was written based on my own research and understanding of copyright laws, and from discussions with others knowledgeable of the subject. These facts are all
Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Verse: (The universe your character belongs to. Can be original or fanfiction. [Ex: Original : The name of your book, movie, game or whatever. Fanfiction: Pokemon, Star Trek, Naruto, ect.)
Date: (The date this sheet was completed.)
Full Name: (Self explanatory)
Pronunciation: (Self explanatory)
Nickname/Alias: (Does your character have a pet name, fake identity, or any other thing they like to go by? Put it here.)
Meaning: ([Ex: Emily means "admiring" and William means "protector"] If you aren't sure your character's name has a meaning look it up, I'm sure you'll find something. If it's a fantasy name you made yourself, give it a meaning.)
Origin: (How did you come up with your character's name?)
Title: (Do have a title along with their name? [Ex: Sir, Captain, Ms.])
Pet Name: (What do other people call your character? [kid, squirt, babe, ect] May be insulting, endearing, or a combination of both. May have more than one, if other characters call them different things.
ID Number: (A num
Coffin EyesRaise up damned cup!Coffin Eyes1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Salute the worldly hosts-
drain down bitter dregs
of doomed vacant soul.
Take the measure of dark pleasure
from the courts of soft sin.
One thousandth dieing star
to dawn ebony within
such blatant indescretion
for the cause of separation
and sheer myth of fidelities.
Tenderly tenaciously traumatized
on shredded martyr's knees...
forsake etched grief!
Armageddon lips and infernal fingertips
Svelte hips traced in the silken slips
of the forbidden nuance
tabu whispers fire over
damned.... for the taste of
Chapter 1: Ellena of EllenwoodChapter 1: Ellena of Ellenwood3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Trees rustle in the warm autumn wind and the first leaves began to fall. A group of small children make their way to the town house in the village. Their laughter can be heard in the distance. Two large doors are wide open for their arrival. The children eagerly push their way through the entrance. A young woman stand in the middle of the room as the youth settle in she speaks.
“Hello and welcome to your first training lesson. I will be your trainer and mentor,” the woman said smiling.
She noted that the group of children was smaller this year. In fact, the numbers were slowly dwindling.
“Your first lesson will be Tolerance. Many of you will leave here today with it. Others will continue their training until they do. It is important that everyone learns this, and is a requirement of The Council,” the mentor said ending with a serious tone.
The woman noticed one of the students’ blue eyes danced at the mentioning of the The Council. She was certain the youn
How to Write a NovelOr at least how I plan to write my novels. Right now I'm tweaking a novel for release (aka Fine Drafting it). No matter how essential this step is, fine drafting a book doesn't feel like real writing, so I thought I would flex my writing muscles by trying to recapture what it took to bring this book into existence. What burbled up from the morass seemed about as wiry as Jeffy's run through gangland in the Family Circus cartoon that never made it to print (ask your parents kids). So. I decided to iron the process out and streamline the steps into what you might call "Ikea Instructions for Writing a Novel" a short simple guide to the mechanical side of bringing a book together.How to Write a Novel6 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
One word of warning though, some of this is untested advice. It is a combination of the way I did it as well as the way I now see that I should have done it. Whether or not it actually works I won't know until after I write the next book. So take what you read here with a grain of salt.
How to make a Tokyo Mew Mew OCHow to make a Tokyo Mew Mew OC5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Hello, and thanks for reading my tutorial, here I hope to give some sound advice to those who want to make their OC Mew Mew but don't know where to start. Let's begin!
Alright, first off, you have to name your girl after some type of food, and pronounce it the way the Japanese would, it won't make sense later on if you don't. You pretty much have free range with given names anyway! For family names make sure it's connected to a color. "Momo"= peach, "ai"= indigo. And that it connects with her outfit's color scheme too.
Unfortunately, there are more than enough endangered species to choose from. >.>" And everyone, making the 698,972,356,385,903,127th canine/feline Mew is not CREATIVE. Remember now, the more endangered they are, the stronger your Mew will be, and I challenge you to choose an "ugly" critter and make a Mew with it. But please for the love of God DO NOT make your Mew have the DNA of some mythological animal if you're NOT planning an AU fanfiction! A phoenix
How to start doin commissionsHow to start doin commissions9 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Edit: This tutorial covers aspects related only to your Deviantart gallery and Deviantart Journal. It has nothing to do with the Deviantart's newly implemented points commission system. You can take commissions without using that points system on Deviantart as long as you have paypal.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO START
When you have enough watchers and people interested in your art.
When you have a closely-bounded community around your work/gallery
How many is enough I can't say for sure, because it depends on the community around you and your work. Some artists can live on one patron, others need to live on millions of them.
For DA, I would say typically around 20,000-40,000 pageviews, at least 40-50 watchers on your DA is best before you start considering taking commissions, (because out of that 40-50, you may have 1 person willing to pay, a safer bet is 100 people.) however, if your gallery has explosiv
what is oh, what is darknesswhat is9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
but the shadows at our feet?
little evils that trip us up
going through the day
oh, what is wrong
but the words we meant to say?
when we instead just stand in silence
and wait for it to pass
oh, what is hope
but overcoming these?
when they hold your hand
and tell you you're alright
oh, what is dawn
but the day when you find warmth?
when the monsters in your head
have retreated once and all
Naming Your NovelNaming Your Novel2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
*This is also helpful for other types of fiction and possibly even non-fiction.*
Note: How careful you have to be naming your novel depends heavily on if you are planning to sell it, and how you are planning to sell it. If you are an unknown who is self-publishing and you want a lot of people to read and buy your novel, you need to do extensive research on the market. This article only covers a few tips, and I am in no way a publishing expert. But, even if you don't plan on going mass-commercial, that doesn't mean you shouldn't spend some time deciding on a name for your labor of love and I hope this article provides some useful ideas.
Consider important items--does your story revolve around a magical staff, sword or pendant? For example: "The Staff of Alema," "The Sapphire Sword," or "The Destiny Pendant." (I know these are cheesy but you get the idea).
Consider who your protagonist IS--is it an assassin, a magician, an apprentice
Creepypasta: A Guide to What Defines the GenreWhat is 'CreepyPasta'Creepypasta: A Guide to What Defines the Genre9 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
The term itself has its origins with another well-known Internet term, Copy-Pasta. This is a block of text which if not forwarded to a certain number of people will result in something horrible happening to those who thought it was nothing more than a practical joke.
I will admit in my youth, coming across stories like that of Carmen Winstead, truly messed with my mind. It provided a fine line between spam, and genuinely horrifying the reader because of its plausibility. Some of these Copy-Pastas have a way with torturing the skeptical nature of the mind regarding such things as ghosts. This especially applies to children, who are generally considered to have a more active imagination. As such, these scares worked because they play with our rational of the dark.
I personally like to believe that a Creepypasta should aim to suspend ones disbelief. It should terrify but also at the same time be an enjoyable read. The unique thing with this style of writing is