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     It was two in the morning, and Ruben wasn’t stupid. He knew the difference between the way his house had felt before his sister spent that night in Charleston and the way it felt after she came back. He felt the changes around Bernard and Mireia, and knew they were all hiding something. Something about animals . . . birds or lizards, more than likely. It didn’t add up. What was more, he was becoming increasingly certain that there was more to their new employers than anyone was letting on, and he couldn’t decide if anyone else knew about it or not. His cousin was an open book, but nothing that came out of his mouth quite matched what Ruben expected to hear, and what he did expect felt more like fear and uncertainty than anything. It was very unsettling.
     He stood in his family’s kitchen, a small pendulum made of coiled wire on a metal chain swinging from his hand.
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Alliance - Thirteen
A question of identity.
        Saara glanced over her shoulder nervously, apparently unable to shake the notion that something was wrong. It wasn’t the first time that day that she’d done it, and now seemed as good a time as any for Loren to check in on her, just as soon as his hands weren’t full of tack. They had taken the horses out over the grounds, and he had described the entire property to her, except for the underground areas, which could only be discussed after they had established security.
     He waved a hand in her face, “Did you hear anything I just said?”
     “Of course,” she said, “But . . . doesn’t something feel weird to you?”
     He shrugged, irritated, “This whole assignment is weird. What else is new?”
     She tilted her head curiously, and he wasn’t totally sure why.
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I am a writer and an artist. By weekday, I'm a colorist for a digital printing company. At any other time I am working on a four-book science fiction saga under the name of Alysa Taladay, which is usually referred to as The Saurian Liberation Project and often referred to as The Saga. It is about the rise and development of an alien civilization, and the struggle of its people, genetically altered from mere beasts, to survive and be recognized as a sentient race.

My interests/favorite studies include sciences, history, and writing.

I happily possess a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts with a double minor in Art History and Graphic Design.

It's been a long goddamn journey, and I've taken a ridiculously long hiatus from dA, working my ass off and doing adult stuff. I've said/done a lot of stupid things in the past that I'm not proud of, and I haven't been the best person. I beg your pardon, and ask that you forgive my foolish bullshit. I have a lot of problems, and I'm doing my best to manage and hopefully resolve them.

That being said, if you do comment, please be constructive. I won't cry and I won't bite. I'm an adult, and a professional artist. I just want to talk, so please, comment away

**All characters are "original characters" unless otherwise stated. Likewise all content is (c) Alysa Taladay and is mine, unless otherwise stated, and should not be found on any other page, website, forum, or other media without my permission and credit to me.**

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First order of business: a correction to my last journal. I did not change the prologue, I changed the order in which my proposed chapters appear in my own documents, but they still exist, with full explanations as to what/why/ect in my gallery. Also, I have been giving access to the manuscript to friends in Google Docs, and found a very helpful little book that has been a tool for correcting my appallingly stagnant sentence structures. I am the only person I know who can make violent destruction and intense drama sound utterly dull af ... in as many words as possible.

Some things you should know, if you're seeing my gallery for the first time:

I've been around long enough to see dA grow quite a LOT, and make some pretty spectacular communication blunders (according to me...). Yaaaaay young adulthood. Also I took some pretty screwed up meds in my early 20s and dealt with a major loss and a number of lesser-but-still-important personal losses. I also developed a medical condition that I didn't know about at the time, and one that I did find out about at the time, and both contributed to my mental funk-ery and interpersonal fuckery. So I put my own head back in order over the past decade+, and I'm doing better, if not perfect. I don't really get into being personal online, anymore, but this is very important to me because I want you to know that if I fuck up, I'm sorry. I really am. I don't mean to do it, and I'm trying really hard to be better. Also my anxiety compels me to offer this as a broad apology to all the people who have come into contact with my ten+ year ... mishap, because I'm really, really sorry about that shit......

If I fail to answer your messages adequately or at all, it's because I don't multitask and/or I have lapses where I forget what I was going to say or how to appropriately say it. I also frequently see messages on my mobile app, while I'm busy doing other stuff, so I sometimes forget, and I'm super sorry, because I used to be way more attentive to stuff like that (when I was not yet fully "adulting," as they say). I also used to type about 3x faster!

I try to be around more, but I've learned not to make that promise. All I can tell you is that I work quite a lot on my novel. I found an alternative to hauling a computer around, which is having a huge phone with Docs on it, hooked to a $20 bluetooth keyboard. It's been really useful for working on certain things, and Docs has helped me pen ideas on the fly.

To everyone who still talks to me after all the crazy shit, THANK YOU. You're more amazing to me than I've probably let you know. You're top dogs around here. Really great people. Just great. <3 I can't ever say that enough. Thank you. <3


Hurray........I moved away from the dA phone app to look something up, and lost two hours of my life. The submission I was working on is gone.
Sometimes it takes a lot of bravery for me to do something simple. I've always been hesitant to show too much of myself, and that's the reason why I haven't posted as much content as I probably should--for someone who actually wants the company of other people who love it and love watching her make it as much as she actually enjoys making it. That being said, I've updated the prologue to include a recent test chapter that I did, which I think cohesively ties together certain elements better than the old one--namely central characters, as opposed to the overall plot. The plot can carry itself, I think, as long as readers are interested in what happens to the characters. So it's been updated.
Part 2 of having a new computer: gotta get that mouse hooked up. (It's fancy. It needs its software.) x_x
How is this still a thing? Can we not downsize this into a simple popup?

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Deeply considering a few improvements to this account, including removal of most of my old writing from 2004-2007, which was mostly written from 2001-2004. Like that Earthship thing everyone always bitches about. Which I wrote back when we all thought Google was just a funny name for an offbeat search engine, and before someone actually came up with an "Earthship" (which people are delightful enough to remind me of, now and again....).  :p

Anyway, a lot of that material is really dated, and only distracts from my main work, particularly of the past 8 years that I've spent reworking it and creating deeper levels to my universe and characters.


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Starfire-Productions Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stan, Gandalf, the hawk and I thank you for the 5 +fav:)

Sorry for the late reply, been trying to get my book finished before the deadline :)
Happy-RainbowUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2018  New Deviant

Hello!! I'm new in here, and I just received a comment in my profile talking about someone that lives in an abusive home and wants to change it using Youtube, I know that's hard but I want to help this person even not knowing them

That's the channel:…

Kiyo-Poetry Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Professional

Thanks so much for visiting my gallery and enjoying my work! :+devwatch: :heart: revamp 
Have a wonderful week!

Warm greets, Kiyo
AlysaTaladay Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're so welcome! <3
Spyderagon Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Student Photographer
thanks very much for the :+devwatch: ^_^
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