Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…More Like This
Tired.I, am tired.More Like This
Tired of feeling.
Tired of all the hard work of healing.
Tired of failing.
Tired of falling.
I am tired of things,
People, and notions.
Tired of people,
And tired of their motions.
Tired of their talk
Tired of their commotion.
Tired of everything
Inside and out
Tired of hating
Too tired to pout
I just wish,
Wish I could live,
Some place to forgive
Some place to wish
And wish I shall do
Wish to not be tired
Oh, please wish,
A trip in the TARDIS'The dark side of the arentol nebulae!' He exclaimed, raising a leg and kicking a lever from the console. The TARDIS shook with giddy anticipation as the doctor twirled on the spot, clumsily dancing as though music was guiding his every motion.More Like This
'Or perhaps the Cryogenic Ectoplasm of the nighteenth peninsula!' He chuckled, fixing his bowtie in the reflection of a monitor, revealing a flashing-red warning and glowing with a swirling time vortex. The TARDIS lurched to the left, and I fell back onto a barrier, hands gripping the cold metal, goosebumps from the excited shivers he left me. The doctor was such a brilliant man, mad and distant as he exclaimed the names of fantastic new worlds and interesting species.
'Aha! Paul, John, Ringo and that fourth bloke!' He clapped his hands, releasing the TARDIS console a second too soon. The time machine shook him free of the deck and I gasped, watching the doctor's white socks topple over the gang rail on the other side. There was a shudder, and t
Seeing him againMore Like This
What should I do if I see him again? If our path crossed once again.
Should I be happy?
Should I be sad?
Should I cry a litre of tears?
Should I laugh for falling for him?
Should I be mad at myself?
Will my chest hurt again?
Will the time stop once more if I look in his eyes?
I tried to forget about him after all these years, I really did!
I tried loving someone else but it felt like it wasn't right.
My mind forgot about him but a piece of myself and my heart wasn't able to move on.
I thought it was a merely obsession but it wasn't!
What should I do? Tell me!
Now that he is standing a feet away from me, why is he wearing a surprised look on his face filled with mixed emotions?
Why is my feet rooted in this spot while he is walking towards me?
Why can't my eyes leave his?
Will he still remember me after all these years even if it's only my name?
Should I forgive him for befriending me and suddenly disappearing?
No! Don't come any closer! But my voice won't come out.
He called my name. I
Mona Lisa OverdriveChasing through the underground,More Like This
The wind blows through your hair,
As nothing but the sound of death,
Parades from everywhere,
The conga's sound, the trumpets scream,
And nothing else will do,
danger squeals with violins,
And soon, the end comes too,
The mood resists and stops the beat,
Creating tension's burn,
But danger is still thick within,
As the orchestra returns,
And then, from nowhere but the sky,
A choir begins to sing,
And danger turns it's rotten head,
And safety comes back in,
Beautiful danger, the choir starts to rise,
The thrill from the Mona Lisa Overdrive!
VanguardsVanguardsMore Like This
The line stood firm, the moment tense,
As marching stopped to form defense.
A hill to claim, our land once more,
We dead men stood, and called for war.
And suddenly, through clouds of rain,
A flash of arrows, all aflame!
We raised our shields, So sung the bards,
As one by one, fell our vanguards.
Our crossbow-men fell in the mud,
Their bows distorted, swollen wood.
Another rain of fire flew down,
And struck our armies to the ground.
Our horsemen charged on up the hill,
As English dogs took aim to kill.
We watched the horde, our God forsake,
As demons came, our souls to take.
Our king, the last of France's best,
Revealed his crown and sent the rest.
We all began, the rain fell hard,
And all of us made peace with God.
The battle was quick, and victory scarce,
As English hounds attacked like bears.
And as my body fell like meat,
I head the vangaurds call retreat...
And as I die, I watch men flee,
Among the dead who lost Crécy.
Trial of the ArchangelThe drum beats were slow and steady, as I felt my heart match pace with them. My wings fluttered impatiently as I looked up, a large crowd of angels, both light and dark watching me. On one side sat the menacing, evil beings of darkness. They leaned down, screeching abuse and hissing. One threw something small and sharp, but it was quickly evaporated by the shield surrounding my turf. I looked to the other side, as the angels of light looked down nervously at me. They glanced at each other, all armed with prayers for me as I waited for the trial to begin. Finally, a silence was called for, and at the main head of the arena sat Gabriel, with Micah at his side. He glanced down at me as I swallowed my fear away.More Like This
'You are here on trial for promotion.' he said, his words stabbing me sharper than any blade could. I sent him one assuring nod, and he let a grin taste his lips.
'Then let the trial begin...' He said, leaning back to watch me succeed.
I turned quickly, and the door behind me open
NZ Extinction Ch 3 Those Who Don't Know PreHistory NAZI ZOMBIES: EXTINCTIONMore Like This
Round 3: Those Who Don't Know Their Pre-History (Part 2)
When we last left our intrepid Raptor-slaying heroes, they were all fighting off Troodon and managed to escape them thanks to the sun still being out. They had acquired new weapons and new technology. Of course after managing to nearly escaping the Troodon, they were now faced with the largest of all dromaeosaurs: the colossal Megaraptor! Armed with submachine guns, shotguns, and semi-auto rifles, can Dempsey and the rest of the group hope to fight the Megaraptor? Let's find out!
The group of zombie slayers turned Raptor slayers now found themselves in a real fix. They found themselves running through the jungles of Jurassic Park with a ravenous hungry Megaraptor dead on their heels. The Megaraptor actually wants to just eat Nikolai because he was the portly of the four Raptor slayers. The four Raptor slayers were running through the jungles, firing their weapons at the Megaraptor.
NZ Extinction Ch 2 Those Who Don't Know PreHistory Nazi Zombies: ExtinctionMore Like This
Round 2: Those Who Don't Know Their Pre-History .. (Part 1)
After their first encounters with a ravenous but clever Velociraptor pack, Dempsey and the other three zombie-killers-turned dinosaur killers had walked onward in search of the Weapon Box. The sun was beaming down on them, roasting them like undead marshmellows. Takeo was loading his Kar98k rifle and looking around in case a Raptor was going to jump out and take one of them on. Dempsey was holding his M14 rifle, holding it like he would as if he were marching. Nikolai was still drinking his vodka, walking slowly behind the others and holding his M14 in his left hand and the vodka bottle in his right hand. Samantha held her M14 in her hands, but she was trembling a tad bit after encountering the first Velociraptor that had taken out Nikolai and Dempsey in only one move. Takeo then turned to Samantha.
NZ Extinction Chapter 1 Only Time Travel Will TellNazi Zombies:More Like This
Round 1: Only Time Travel Will Tell
"Dinosaurs and man two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together How can we have the faintest idea of what to expect?" Dr. Grant, Jurassic Park (1993)
2 weeks after the events of Richtofen's Grand Scheme, Dempsey, Takeo, Samantha (now in Richtofen's body), and Nikolai have been fighting zombies for as long as they can remember. After destroying planet Earth no thanks to Dr. Maxis, everyone was feeling rather vengeful for what Richtofen had caused. With no place else to go, everyone had tried to find a way to undo what Richtofen had done. Dempsey had a Skullkrusher, Takeo had the Mnesia, Nikolai had an R115 Resonator, and Samantha had an H115 Oscillator. About almost all of them were out of ammo for their guns and had zombies up their bottoms.
"TAK!" Dempsey yelled seeing Takeo, nearly being surrounded by zombies while in the bio-dom
Create-A-Map: ExtinctionName:More Like This
Isla Nublar, Costa Rica (that's right, Jurassic Park but after the dinosaurs had began to take over the island)
Time Period: 1993
How the characters got there:
Essentially, either Dempsey, Nikolai, Samantha, or Takeo had the Quantum Entanglement Device while in the teleporter and it basically sent them 30 more years into the future, back to a time where there was a dinosaur themed park but it was overrun with dinosaurs that all the tourists and employees were eaten. But many years before all that, it was one of the test sites for a secret underground Communist scientist group made up of Cubans and Russians. Apparently, the tests that were done there had affected the dinosaurs many years later and even after the island was napalm shelled, the dinosaurs returned to life as undead dinosaurs.
What's on the map
Lava Traps (Cost: 1300)
Electric Fences (Cost: 1000)
Door Hacks (Open and close when you want them to) (Cost: 2600)