TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter ThirteenI followed Klaus as he walked calmly down the now empty corridor. I heard his long powder blue coat rustling lightly with each of his long strides. I was struggling to keep up with his steps but he seemed to realized this and stopped every so often for me to catch up.TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Thirteen in Personal More Like This
"Klaus, what do you know?" I asked the doctor, as I followed him through the maze of corridors. "Yeah what do you know?" Marc asked, him and his brother trailing only a few steps behind me. Klaus held a finger to his lips.
"Be patient, jungen" was all he said.
We walk for only a minute more before we stood outside the pale blue doors of the medical bay. Klaus pulled open the door and gestured for us to hurry inside. Once we were inside, the Medic locked the infirmary doors. "So we won't be disturbed." He explained as he saw me staring at the brass key in his palm.
I relaxed, settling myself beside Adrien on one of beds that lined one side of the room. Marc stood by one of the many medical cabinets, eyeing up the bottles o
TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Eleven"Mmmh, it looks a little too tight, I'm going to loosen it up, ok?" asked Marc as his hand came to rest lightly on my bandages, waiting for my reply. I nodded as best I could and then he began to unravel the bandages. All I could really do whilst he was doing this was stare up at the ceiling. Taking in the odd crack here and there.TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Eleven in Personal More Like This
I felt each silky stroke of the bandages as they slowly slipped away from their embrace around my neck,basking my now revealed and agitated cut to the cool air. Soothing the itching heat. Like when you put sunscreen on a burn.
I heard both Adrien and Marc gasp quietly as they saw the hideous puckered line that now decorated my throat. "That looks...painful..."breathed Adrien and I heard Marc hum in agreement as he began to rewrap the bandages hiding the cut once more. I sat there feeling him coil the smooth fabric back with a gentle hand.
Then I felt another hand lightly pick up the smooth-faced tooth that still hung from the base of my neck. "Nat...this is
TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter TenRespawn was a nearly painless experience. I feel the pain of the attack that took my life then...nothing. I felt as light as air, my body tingling and my vision consumed by darkness before I fell back into the respawn room. As soon as the familiar white and blue walls of the room became clear in my vision, my legs gave out bringing me to my hand and knees.TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Ten in Personal More Like This
I allowed a weak, feeble gasp to escape my lips as I stared at the sleek white tiled floor. I could still feel the ghost of the RED Spy's blade against my throat and his painful finger's on my hip. How did he know?! I cringed remembering the way he toyed with me. Cooing at me in his sickly French accent. Letting his hand roam my hip. His hot breath on my...
Suddenly I felt a hand come to rest on my shoulder. I flinched away turning sharply to see Dell crouched down beside me, a look of concern plain on the older man's face. "Hey there pardner, respawn mess with your head some?" he asked in his soothing southern twang. I gave him a we
TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter NineThe rest of the week went by quickly. I remained masked throughout this time whereas Adrien and Marc continued to enjoy being somewhat less elusive. I haven't seen Ethan since my 'disappearance' , not even when we all packed up to leave the hotel earlier today.TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Nine in Personal More Like This
Once we arrived back at our base, I returned to my room promptly claiming to be exhausted from the long journey. Entering my room I swiftly locked the door before I tore off my mask, flinging it onto the table far away from me. Raking my fingers through my hair was when I noticed it. The smell of sweet cigarette smoke.
Without a second thought I reached casually into my pocket letting my fingers graze the smooth handle of my Ambassador. "I know you in here Spy..." I growled, my eyes flickering across the room searching for a single in-perfection in the Spy's cloaking. A single thing out of place to betray his position.
I gave a deflating sigh as I retrieved my mask, once again placing it over my face. Tearing opening my
TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter EightI woke up to the sound of Ethan snoring. His breath tickling my ear and I felt the heavy feeling of his arm wrapped around my waist. I sighed and carefully tried to pry my waist from Ethan's embrace. Once I finally got free I glanced at the neon red digits on the clock that sat on the bedside table. I groaned quietly in frustration.TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Eight in Personal More Like This
You would think that on my week off my body would let me sleep in. Careful not to wake Ethan, I tip toed my way into the bathroom, tugging on the shirt he had given me. Once inside I looked in the mirror and tried to tame the tangled mess that was my hair. As I was running my fingers through my hair, I noticed Ethan's necklace hanging around my neck.
It was a pale crocodile fang hanging on a worn piece of black string. I smiled as I stoked the smooth face of the tooth. Ethan had given it to me just before we went to bed. He told me it was the fang of the first crocodile he ever hunted alone and he used to wear it as a little reminder of home.
TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter TwelveI struggled, trying with desperation to tear myself free from the bounds on my wrists. I shouted out through the hand covering my mouth, wriggling in an attempt to shake his hand from me. The RED Spy only pushed down harder with his hand in an attempt to cover up my muffled yells.TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Twelve in Personal More Like This
One finger was placed over his lips, a taunting smirk present as he attempted to hush me up. "Hello? Nat?" called out Ethan giving the door another thump. I cried out again, hoping desperately that he would hear something. He showed no sign of acknowledgement. I looked around thinking of a way to get the Spy to let me go.
That's when I saw that the Spy was still straddling me, my legs free. So I shot my knee up in one swift movement and felt it collide with something soft. The Spy gave out a cry of pain and released my mouth to cradle his now tender groin. I took my chance.
"Help! RED Spy!" I yelled as loud as I could, still trying to free myself from my binds. I heard the door being hit again, this time hard
TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter SevenEthan's POVTF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Seven in Personal More Like This
Ouch. I really hadn't expected to pull Nat over. The outcome of this I wasn't expecting either.
I had Nat straddling me, our bodies touching through the thin fabric of our shirts and our faces inches apart. Nat's eyes... God. This close they were even more startling. Her deep azule eyes were not as dark as he had once thought. They were still a shade of inky blue but the darkness was scattered with freckles of pale blue and silver.
I watched as these bright eyes darted across my face, taking in our close proximity. Her rosy lips parting and a dark blush flooding her cheeks. Her being so close to me, wearing my shirt and looking at me with such beautiful eyes, I couldn't stop myself.
I let one of my hands run up the side of her face tangling in her wet hair, the other travel to rest on her waist. I pulled her down trapping her lips to mine. I felt Nat freeze for a moment before she kissed me back, her hands gripping the fabric of the couch beneath us as we kissed quicker. My
TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Four"Looks like it's going to be a good day" Marc said as we parked the car in the hotel's lot. I exited the car taking in the beautiful vibrant blue of the sky. Not a cloud in sight. "I could get used to this" I smiled stretching as I made my way to the trunk popping it open. Adrien bounding out the back to help me with the luggage. "Now you have to wear a dress!" he mused practically skipping.TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Four in Personal More Like This
"Shhhh!" I snapped quickly peering around to see anyone who may have heard. The parking lot was empty. "Sorry Ade just...just be careful yeah?" I sighed smiling weakly as I grabbed my case. Adrien beamed at me. "Will do!" he replied cheerfully before rushing towards the hotel gesturing me to follow.
My room was on the fourth floor of the hotel. Adrien and Marc were a few doors down from me. Which was relief as it would be weird not having them close by me. My room was quite nice. It was painted a faint shade of lilac with furniture and decoration matching it in shades of Mauve, Silver and Maro
TF2: The Secret Spy Chapter ThreeEthan's POVTF2: The Secret Spy Chapter Three in Personal More Like This
"Come on Ash, your taking forever!" I called leaning against my trusty little van. It was only 8 in the morning but the sun was already lightning the sky in pale shades of pink and blue. Today was the day we all left for a well deserved week off. I was looking forward to it. Not completely but I still was.
I only arrived from my hometown in Australia 2 weeks ago. Having heard about a job going as a Sniper with Builders League United, I jumped on the first plan over and applied. I got the job as soon as my interview was over. They handed me my train ticket and required uniform before leaving me to my own devices.
Finding the train was easier than I expected, the journey was rather pleasant due to the company of Nat. Nat was one of the Spies that I worked with. From the 3 hour journey to our base. Me and Nat discussed our home towns. Nat was much more vague about his past. All I can remember getting out of him was that he was from England and enjoyed reading.
Not much to go o
The Secret Spy Chapter SeventeenI trudged into the base, surrounded by my equally downtrodden team. The Soldier was grumbling excessively about our loss and Adrien muttered words in French, each one muffled by the smouldering cigarette at his lips.The Secret Spy Chapter Seventeen in Personal More Like This
It had been a rough and weary battle; the RED Sniper had been making it hard for me to get a shot in. And judging by what words I could make out of the Soldier's grumbling, he had also had some trouble with my counterpart.
"LADIES THAT WAS PATHETIC!" bellowed the Soldier suddenly, causing me along with the rest of the team to jump at our Soldier's outburst. "SPY! YOU SHOULD HAVE DISARMED THAT SNIPER AS SOON AS THE MATCH BEGAN!" he continued to roar at Adrien, who continued to take leisurely drags from his cigarette.
"Well, I'd like to see you do better, mon ami. He had that foul fire creature constantly spy checking - what did you expect?" came Adrien's bored reply, as he exhaled a wispy plume of grey smoke.
Adrien's laid back and indifferent reply seemed to only infuriate
Odyssey II with Clive BarkerFAQOdyssey II with Clive Barker in deviantART Blog More Like This
Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate
*CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.
All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.
Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed
Artists on Writers - No. 1Artists on Writers - No. 1 in deviantART Blog More Like This
Apr 26, 2013•Issue No. 1 By $techgnotic•Watch #depthRADIUS
About Artists on Writers
Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images,
Artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.
I was inspired to create this series by =naikki while looking through her gallery of diverse artwork and reading through her journals which are focused on her favorite inspiring writers and thinkers. I felt certain there must be beautiful artwork in the form of portraits and tributes to these writers and their stories. I found most of =naikki's choices of quot
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain? in deviantART Blog More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by $techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Eart
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconWhat is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon in deviantART Blog More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
Wed Mar 14, 2012, 7:20 PM
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal
Dedication to a New YearDedication to a New Year in deviantART Blog More Like This
December 31, 2012by $techgnotic
Nuances of an Annual Ritual
Which brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:
New Year’s Eve
So what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:
The New Year’s Resolution
There seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedThe Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived in deviantART Blog More Like This
Ninja Turtles by ~lukekeith
Mon Apr 3, 2012, 01:00 AM
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash
from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving
“collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.”
Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gaming and entertainment websites.
Looks like this long-bubbling cauldron of traditional ways and means, modern tech, web economics, core beliefs
and future shock has finally boiled over...
Should you listen to your audience?
Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming HumanOn March 1, 2012 the Nevada DMV issued the first license for a “Google Driverless Car.” The idea behind this innovation is that one day soon new technology will drive cars safer and more skillfully than humans, thus saving lives and billions of dollars in car crashes. How well this idea catches on is a bit questionable, given the powerful “romance” of driving one’s car, but it’s certainly an indicator of things to come in the daily intersection of human and artificial intelligence and mobility. There have always been those who have dreamed of stepping into a mechanical exo-skeletal-type “suit” and letting the engineering do the work, instantly increasing limited human speed, strength, endurance and accuracy.Humans Becoming Robots, Robots Becoming Human in deviantART Blog More Like This
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps in deviantART Blog More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Aug 15, 2012 by $techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian t
The Rise Of The Artist, You Are The FutureFebruary 27, 2013/by $techgnoticThe Rise Of The Artist, You Are The Future in deviantART Blog More Like This
Watch #depthRADIUS →
You Are The Future
Forward by $techgnotic
Picasso seeing a seven as an upside down nose?
Right brain warriors in the new age will be the coveted candidates ordained to lead and guide us; lifting the torch to light the way forward into a brave new beautiful world.
Artists have always feared that they are unappreciated and that the march of progress comes only from business, science and their machines. 1984 was imagined by an artist projecting these exact fears. Our guest essayist suggests the computer will never be our master, but only the super high speed counting machine it was meant to be leaving humans with only one pure task— being creative.
The Right Brain Revolutionby
Fan Art LawFan Art Law in deviantART Blog More Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by $techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
Ulala's new assistantedDeep in outer space in AD 2500 after a year and half of the defeat of Purge and Rhythm Rogues, a young and strong head, cheeky girl named Cheche Comet (gave me break I'm not good with making up names let alone good last name) dreams of being a reporter like Ulala from Space Channel 5. Cheche adores Ulala, even before she saved the galaxy the first time from Chief Blank, and after only just made her love her more. Since the first time Ulala saved the galaxy Cheche wanted to be a reporter like her. But after a certain incident, when the chance actually happens what will Cheche do?Ulala's new assistanted in Personal More Like This
Sorry about this my imagination got the better of me again and since I learned and watched the walkthroughs of Space Channel 5 and Ulala I can't stop thinking about it. And then Cheche came along with this story. Sorry for not updating lately I've been having writer's block and can pretty much only get a sentence in.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! to me :3HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! to me :3 in Personal More Like This
It my birthday, its my birthday! Wooh! I'm so happy! Hahahaha my dad even singing me a bunch of birthday song :giggle: I'm SOOOOO happy! *jumping up and down*
Though I didn't get to go to school because I wasn't feeling so well this morning. *shrugs* Must have ate to much last yesterday. :l The only down side is I probable won't get a lot of presents or go anywhere fun for my birthday. But I got a lot of mangas for my birthday the day before and I guess I should be glad to have all the stuff I already have and not stuff I don't have.
Oh well maybe my mom and dad will take somewhere fun later this week. But at least I know I'm getting a cake. :meow: Soo...... WOOH!!!!!! Cakey, cakey, cakey, cakey, cakey! Well see ya later.
OC Meme1. Pick one of your OCs.OC Meme in Personal More Like This
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your OC.
1. What is your name?
Starlight. That's all I pretty much know.
2. Do you know why you were named that?
No, I don't know why.
3. Are you single or taken?
Um I'm single. At least that's what I think it means.
4. Have any abilities or powers?
Well I can make things and figures out of my sparkle dust. *forms a little fishy swimming*
5. Stop being a Mary-sue!
What a 'Mary-sue'?
6. What's your eye color?
7. How about fur color?
Fur color? I don't really have any fur but my skins a light tan color.
8. Have you any family-members?
No. I don't know if I have any family-members. *rubs arm feeling sad*
9. Oh? How about pets?
Um... Not really I play with the nightopians but I don't really consider them pets.
10. That's cool, I guess. Now tell me something you don't like.
Nightmarens and Wizeman.
11. Do you have any activities/hobbies that you like to do?
I like to sing and play with the young visitors
Happy New Year!!!!!Thanks for the wonder year everyone. I'm surprised I did this much already being I'm really lazy. And on Wednesday school will start up again. *sigh* Well at least I have spring break to look forward to. I'll try to update on my story but not making any promises. Maybe this year I make a journal skin but who knows. But I will try and do all more art and post it on here more then last year. That New Year Goal: Posted more art and stories.Happy New Year!!!!! in Personal More Like This
Well bye everyone! Have a great New Year and may the next year be even better!
It's back. AGAIN!There is this world were only children and young adults with with much creative and imagination live. The world where no one age at all. The world is split into many pieces some found and some still a mystery. There are 5 lands in total that have been found and have a young ruler to watch over the land.It's back. AGAIN! in Personal More Like This
There is the land of Ruddy Play were children play to their hearts contains and makes more silly wacky fun games that knows every heard of. No one but the makers know the rules but that what makes the games so fun.
The land of Bookworms is a place of learning with many books full of history and stories untold. Kids read close 24/7 in this land and read about legends. But it makes you curious and hungry to learn more.
Fighters land is a land where young ones challenge each in matches of strengths and skills. They learn from their defeats and train to conquer their fears and weaknesses. The will to be the strongest is quit a powerful wish but the feeling of enjoying the journey is much mo
My imagination is weird o.oGet this while I was watching a play-through NiGHTS into Dreams HD. I imagined what it would be like if there were SEGA awards.My imagination is weird o.o in Personal More Like This
You know like the Tony awards but with SEGA instead and it involves ALL OF THE SEGA CHARACTERS.
The awards are such as most coolest SEGA character, fastest character, fastest flyer character, cleverest character, baddest villain, most cutest couple, best rivalry, worst character ever made, best team, and so on.
But the characters that are quite popular but not made by SEGA (a.k.a Sally Acorn and Scourge the Hedgehog) are upset because there weren't invited or nominated so they try to find a way in to crash the party. And if that's isn't bad some (I won't say who) characters try and fix the thing so only they win.
And I wasn't alone. Several of my SEGA friends online and ones that I look up to and I were hosting the whole thing. I was in my human form (what I look like in really life) but with lopunny ears on my head. All the host and hostess were all dress fan
NiGHTS High School AcademyYeah guys sorry I haven't posted in a long time again. Anyway as the title here says this is a story about a high school in the Night Dimension. It got stuck in my head and I decide to write it. This is only a small bit, it's not even the whole chapter. If you guys want me to continue with the story, I gladly will just say so.NiGHTS High School Academy in Personal More Like This
"Hey did ya hear?"
"We're getting a new student today."
"Oh that... Yeah I've heard. I wonder if it's gonna be a boy or girl."
"Who knows. Uh oh we're gonna be late!"
"Oh great, RUN!"
It was a typical day at Dream and Nightmare Academy. The sun was up with few clouds. The dew on the grass shined like diamonds. The school emblem shined proudly over the school sitting on top of the clock tower. The school grounds were quite big, it contained an elementary school, a junior high school, a high school, an old clock tower, a track field, a large garden, and college dorms.
Nightmarens, Nightopians, and Nightmepians (I think that's how you spell a cross betw
Thanks for the Memories Thanks for the MemoriesIt tastes like you only sweetaaahThanks for the Memories Thanks for the Memories in Personal More Like This
Ugh wtf are they tasting >8U I never got that part
POST IT NOTEI need youPOST IT NOTE in Personal More Like This
I need you right now..
And your not here
I've been searching for you..
In my math textbook
In my homework folder
Youre not there
Why post it note??
I thought we had something!
I THOUGHT THERE WAS A SPARK
WHY POST IT NOTE WHY
WHY DID YOU LEAVE WHEN I NEEDED YOU THE MOST
StalkerYou know that you may stalk manyStalker in Personal More Like This
Or only one
You know you atleast love one
But it's always so painful
Trusting every speck of life into that person
Only wanting their love
But they must share it
Shrug it off little stalker, they'll love you the most someday.
lolz americalol so i was in social studies class and someone asked why america always helped other countrieslolz america in Personal More Like This
XDD her answer was hilarious
she said because we are the ones with super powers and people look up to us
:iconfuckyeahamericaplz: We're the heroes!!!!
OTAKUOTAKUOTAKU in Personal More Like This
I'VE NEVER SEEN ONE IN REAL LIFE BEFORE
that was awesome
I'm an otaku..just not a creepy fangirl
:iconsulkplz: I'm not a fangirl
WHAT THE HEEELLLlol i was looking outside and saw Kitty rolling around in the grass i was like :iconwthplz:WHAT THE HEEELLL in Personal More Like This
then muttley came over and started rolling in the grass too! XD is was like
wat teh fakq?!
dramatic song time
i loves it eue
Weekly Spell Corner VIII'm trying to get this back on track a day at a time, so bear with me if they seem a little lateWeekly Spell Corner VII in Personal More Like This
Well first off, Mabon Blessings to all of you, and Ostara Blessings to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere!
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm in a very good mood this Mabon! The sun is shining after nearly an entire week of rain, Autumn is beginning and the trees are just starting to change colour, and I had a lovely ritual last night! (Had to be a night early since I'm away tonight)
This weeks spells are featured from everythingunderthemoon.net which I highly recommend checking out, they have some great spells and articles as well as a wonderful fourum!
A Charm Bag for Breaking a Run of Bad Luck
This is one I've definitely needed lately with luck I've been having the past couple of weeks!
"Make or buy a small draw-string bag about 1-2 inches deep. Put in a pinch or two of each of the following:
Weekly Spell Corner VII know I know, it's been 10 days, I'm slacking, but my internet got cut off and another bunch of crazy stuff and excuses I'm sure none of you are interested in... So! On with this weeks (very belated) Spell Corner!Weekly Spell Corner VI in Personal More Like This
As we all know, it's Mabon next week, or Ostara for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, but I know there are other members with journals on Lore and such, so I'll leave those specifics to them. However, this time of year is great for spells centered around balancing and cleansing. Washing out the old, and welcoming the new, in preparation for Samhain, with the concentration on Life, Death and Rebirth.
To Banish Negative Energy
River stones and an Earthen bowl of water are used in this ritual. Its purpose is to deflect negativity.
Fill the bowl nearly full of river stones, then fill the bowl with water. The chant used here is:
"Bowl of reflection stones of protection
may the reason of my harm feel the power of this charm
Sisters three come work for
Weekly Spell Corner VThis entry was requested to be entered by dA-pagans member !asleeplikewolves, she wished to put forward, one of the more controversial topics of sacrifice. Since this is a very eclectic group and there are members from many different paths here, I figured it might be healthy to get a good discussion going about it.Weekly Spell Corner V in Personal More Like This
"Sacrifices vs. Offerings
As a public Pagan, I've seen offerings of all kinds freely and happily given. Gathered through a decade of personal study and experience with many public groups, the characteristics of offerings are:
gifts given to a variety of entities, from land spirits to the Elements, the Fae, or the Ancestors
usually in the form of food and drink, but can include poetry, music, or crafts
can also be organic items like flowers, seeds, tobacco, etc.
the act of giving is a carefree, light-hearted one, usually carried at the close of a ritual
What I very rarely see, or even hear talk of, is the practice of
Weekly Spell Corner IIIThis week's Spell Corner brought to you by *Leathurkatt-TFTiggyWeekly Spell Corner III in Personal More Like This
There are many schools of thought when it comes to casting spells; some use incense, oils, or brews, some use words alone, some use stones and crystals for focusing, some do full rituals for their spells. However you do it, there are certain things that must always be considered.
You must always consider why you are casting the spell you have created or written. Is your intention to help someone? Is your motive a selfish one? Are you seeking revenge? What is the energy behind your motivation for the spell? Is it positive or negative? What you put into the spell will not only affect the "target" of your spell, but will also come back upon you as well. Remember the Three Fold Law? It keeps people honest with themselves and the powers around them.
What kind of spell are y
A Few Words About Pagan Hostility(Cross posted to my Personal Journal.)A Few Words About Pagan Hostility in Personal More Like This
I have been poking at various Pagan and Wiccan books over the years that I am guided to pick up and read (one's Spirit Guides and Spiritual Instincts can be so helpful in this capacity) and in reading them, I take serious consideration of the words written in them and do much meditation and conference with my Spirit Guides, as well as cross referencing to find the truth, or rather what feels right and true. However, as I was reading one book I picked up recently, I found an odd term that I thought I would research, wondering at the meaning and use of it. That is when I found out about a very disturbing trend among the Pagan community - Hate Mongering against other Pagans for their views on Paganism and especially Wiccanism.
The term I came across was "Fluffy Bunny" Pagans. In doing some research, I also found the term "Hardcore" Pagans
Weekly Spell Corner IV - Blue Moon SpecialMerry Meet to you all!Weekly Spell Corner IV - Blue Moon Special in Personal More Like This
Sorry this entry is a little late again this week, and I'm sorry I've not been around! Many thanks to *Leathurkatt-TFTiggy for taking over last week, it's most appreciated!
I've been very busy and was away camping for a week on the beautiful Shell Island in Wales. (That's in the UK for those who don't know). I always find camping to be such a spiritual experience. It's such a great way to be in touch with nature, and is a great time for reflection, I love it and highly reccomend it to anyone trying to recconect with their spiritual side, or want to spend some alone time with mother nature, or just want a fun time in the great outdoors!
Now, as I'm sure many of you already know, this full moon is a Blue Moon! For us here in the UK, it will be at it's fullest this afternoon, and the moon will reach its full potential!
For those who don't know what a Blue Moon is, when a single month has two full moons, the second full moon is known as a Blue Moon. This occurs w
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4. Lock and Key
10. Manga/Comic Strip
13. Edgar Allen Poe
28. After A Battle
29. Art Trade
30. Original Character
34. One Shape
39. Henshin (Transformation)
41. Under Water
45. New Art Medium
46. During A Battle
49. Upside Down
58. No Color
60. East Meets West
65. What If....
70. End of the World
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40. O RLY???
44. Sound Effect
51. Soap Opera
66. Fly Me to the Moon
71. KAWAII DESU
74. Video Game
78. Working Hard
79. Hardly Working
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47. Ice Cream
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6. Break Away
10. Breathe Again
22. Mother Nature
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
30. Under the Rain
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
42. Standing Still
44. Two Roads
50. Breaking the Rules
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
56. Danger Ahead
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
67. Playing the Melody
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
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41. Citric Acid
44. Two Roads
45. Two Guns
50. Breaking the Rules
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
73. I. Can't.
79. FUCK [if this theme offends you you may do the alternate theme "Balk"]
81. Pen and
A few things of business1. Happy Valentines' Day. There I said it, don't have to say it for another year. *gorges on chocolate*A few things of business in Personal More Like This
2. While Im writing new stuff, I do hope to return to stuff I meant to continue but havent yet very soon. This might be a Sony Online Entertainment/Blizzard style soon though, but hopefully much shorter.
3. Another idea to help pitch my ideas for DC and get them out there: an animated version of my into arc as a fan film series.....
Quick HousekeepingIm in the process of reorganizing all the stories etc just to make things easier to navigate.Quick Housekeeping in Personal More Like This
Also adding possible Channukah AND Christmas stories to the to do list
Also incoming is more action stuff, more possible future Sam and possible future David Kane
Not to mention rewrites of scenes into proper format.
INCOMING WRITINGSWell, writings over time anywaysINCOMING WRITINGS in Personal More Like This
These projects include:
-Rewriting scenes into proper script or issue format
-Sam's corruption by Deathstroke
-A team up between Ronin and Red Hood and The Outlaws
-Expanding already written arcs
-Creating original villains for Ronin as well as a few love interests :iconSquirrelKitty76: has been helping me with a couple (Thanks!)
-More sketches (Training, Wayne Manor, etc)
-A list of putdowns for Joseph/Ronin to use on both friend AND foe!
AND MORE TBA/D
LAST WEEK OF CLASSES!!!/Presents announcementBut then I have Exam Week, ah well I have one exam...in my worse course....LAST WEEK OF CLASSES!!!/Presents announcement in Personal More Like This
Well just some things incoming:
-The Hannukah story will be posted on the 8th! PREPARE THE LATKES! (I like them golden and crispy)
-More stories taking place in the established arcs will happen too
-A story of possible future Sam (revised) and possible future kids of Joseph will be done too
-MORE TO COME!
Right now my regular artist :icontherafaleepencil: is working on his take on teen Sam and his revised gear, so that will be posted eventually
And I'd like to thank :iconalphalunatic: for this: http://dkalban.deviantart.com/art/New-Hero-In-Gotham-Watching-the-Noobie-340629308 It's awesome!
Also, I'm taking some Christmas present requests. I can do stories for you guys for Christmas/Hannukah/Yule/etc; just let me know!
Moving right along...Getting there! Since the newest two request sketches involved two very cool creatures, Halloween seemed the perfect time to get them posted. C'mon, a fourteen-legged wolf beast and a beautifully freaky undead dragon? You guys are spoiling me.Moving right along... in Personal More Like This
Oh, and how cool is this? As a thank you for her request, ~eve-hawk wrote a story based on one of my pieces! The art is my interpretation of the darkspawn first approaching the Archdemon from Dragon Age... you can see the image here. The story she wrote takes it several steps further, delving into an alternate-universe reality from the point of view of the dragon itself. It can be found here. Whether you're a Dragon Age fan or not, it stands alone as a very cool story.
If anyone happens to be in the vicinity, my husband and I shall be found touting our wares at the Tucson Comic Con this weekend (Nov. 3-4
The Request Experiment, part IIRequests are on pause for a while so I have a chance to catch up.The Request Experiment, part II in Personal More Like This
I've started updating the list below with the requests I've sketched so far.
~Teru-is-True Sketch: http://fav.me/d5co4ih
~hollychan Sketch: http://fav.me/d5co4qn
~dragonrider292 Sketch: http://fav.me/d5co4xk
~Iron-Ed Sketch: http://fav.me/d5co536
~Zealith Sketch: http://fav.me/d5cs7t6
~Broadwinger Sketch: http://fav.me/d5dhhtr
~Chibi-Hoshi Sketch: http://fav.me/d5dhi89
Placeholder - interested but haven't detailed their request yet:
Details on the request rules can be found on the previous journal entry.
Not idle......merely bouncing between projects like a hamster on caffeine. And loving it. Eventually I may actually finish a project so I can show it here!Not idle... in Personal More Like This
In the meantime, a couple more requests have been a'sketched, and they were both epic fun! (Update - now with more thumbnails!)
Details on the request rules can be found on the previous journal entry. Requests are currently closed for strategic catching-up purposes.
The new Red Nebula Studios site is live!It feels like I've been working on the new Red Nebula Studios website for ages now... and, well, it has been going on for quite a long time, in between other projects. However, I'm pleased to announce that the new website is now live at http://www.rednebulastudios.com!The new Red Nebula Studios site is live! in Personal More Like This
In case you don't know, Red Nebula Studios is the small business that my husband and I run together, featuring my artwork. It's the business name we use when appearing at conventions, and our main online presence. The site features my artwork, as well as sculptures, crafts, tutorials, and costumes. I've got a section for describing and reviewing crafting and costuming materials that I'm mostly going to be working on filling out over the next month or so, in addition to gearing up for Phoenix Comicon at the end of May and getting the first of my major new costume projects finished!
Check out the site and follow along here, via the new RSS feed, or like our shiny ne
Gears of War: JudgmentFrom Epic Games and People Can Fly comes the latest installment in the franchise, Gears of War: Judgment. It was first teased by GameInformer with a cover completely shrouded in shadow, later to be revealed as Baird.Gears of War: Judgment in Personal More Like This
For more info, visit the official Gears of War website. http://gearsofwar.com
You can also see more updates at GameInformer's Gears Judgment hub: http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2012/06/04/our-august-cover-story-is-the-next-gears-of-war.aspx
For the official E3 2012 trailer, you may watch it here: http://youtu.be/vBwB5JBMILA
A thank you to Epic Gamer InfiltraitorN7!We recently featured the artwork of community member and Epic Gamer, =InfiltraitorN7. Lazare is very active in the Infinity Blade community, answers questions from inspiring artists and posts regularly on the Infinity Blade Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/InfinityBladeGame.A thank you to Epic Gamer InfiltraitorN7! in Personal More Like This
Lazare also posts a lot of his work at deviantART and is also very active in the community here.
If you would like to see your content posted on our community site, Facebook page and twitter, check out the Epic Gamers forum on the following link: http://forums.epicgames.com/forums/424-Epic-Gamers . You may also post many of your stuff here as well.
We appreciate your contributions! Thank you Lazare for sharing your knowledge and talent with the Epic Games and ChAIR community!
To see Creative Director Donald Mustard and Technical Director Geremy Mustard's big thanks to a fellow Epic Gamer, head on over to this link: http://epicgames.com/community/2012/02/thank-you-to-an-epic-gamer/
Epic Gamer of the Month: LazareOur very own Epic Gamer Artist, =InfiltraitorN7 takes home the title of Epic Gamer of the Month" for April.Epic Gamer of the Month: Lazare in Personal More Like This
He has been featured various times in the Epic Games community showcasing his amazing Infinity Blade artwork. Check out his recognition at the Official Epic Games Community page.
An interview with InfiltraitorN7This week in my "Epic Gamer Artists" series, I sit down with =InfiltraitorN7 and talk about a little bit about his Infinity Blade fan art. You can catch his interview at the Official Epic Games community page: http://epicgames.com/community/2012/02/epic-gamer-artists-lazare/An interview with InfiltraitorN7 in Personal More Like This
Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday! in deviantART Blog More Like This
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applicat
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Send Your Valentine
It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is here!
The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
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Merrell shoes and clothes invites you to get inspired by the change in seasons and bring your favorite fall memory to life in a diorama -- in a shoebox! Please join Merrell in the celebration of "Vendemmia" while paying homage to their unique and sophisticated Fall Collection of shoes and boots. Vendemmia is the age-old tradition of the Italian wine harvest, and for a few autumn months, the terraced hillside vineyards come alive with hard work and passion, and the fruits of this elegant dedication flourish for generat