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Speed and Flair.
     They followed him back into the house, Saara surprising them by maneuvering her immense feathery bulk through the back door easily, and settling herself between the back wall and the living room couch. Loren leaned against the kitchen bar, and Jez and Mireia leaned against the couch across from him, while Bernard stood between the couch and Saara, hands in his pockets as he tried to decide what it was he should actually be doing.
     ~That is up to you,~ Toby said to him privately, ~But I would recommend doing just as you are. I do not think you want to be standing in the way.~
     The door opened seconds later, and a short, dark-skinned woman with distinctly Asian features and short black hair, dressed in black biker leather, walked briskly into the house, and shut the door behind her.
     More accurately, she slammed it, the sound followed by a sharp, alarmed, bark
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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 basically 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


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.
Screenshot from a broader effort this morning to convince loved ones to leave Charleston County.

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Agura-Nata Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watch!
AlysaTaladay Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!! :D
Zoomer1958 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Ashley, thanks for faving!  Cheers from Toronto.
AlysaTaladay Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :)
FinalSundragon Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank  you much for the fav and the follow! :hug:
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