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The Glass Dome of Axtara by BlueNephelim The Glass Dome of Axtara :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 5 3 Seascapes - Tropical Bay by BlueNephelim Seascapes - Tropical Bay :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 5 4 RPG Characters - Xassa by BlueNephelim RPG Characters - Xassa :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 6 2 RPG Characters - Kermit by BlueNephelim RPG Characters - Kermit :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 11 3 RPG Characters - Kelea by BlueNephelim RPG Characters - Kelea :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 6 2 Grunge White by BlueNephelim Grunge White :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 10 22 Disney Princess Nightmares by BlueNephelim Disney Princess Nightmares :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 8 17 Sigil of Tommi by BlueNephelim Sigil of Tommi :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 8 5 Sigil of Thera by BlueNephelim Sigil of Thera :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 6 6 Sigil of Khordek by BlueNephelim Sigil of Khordek :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 4 8 Sigil of White - Updated by BlueNephelim Sigil of White - Updated :iconbluenephelim:BlueNephelim 4 5 Private Performance by BlueNephelim
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Circlebound - Chapter 4 - Gift of the Light
I was at my prayers – or rather, I was supposed to be at my prayers. Oh, I was there all right, kneeling in front of the Sacred Fire in the Kadeshan, the quiet holy room set apart from the rest of the monastery. I could hear the steady flow or Touraj’s words across the fire, his voice even and flowing like a stream in the high hills. He was no longer Brother Touraj, but Ankigos Touraj, head of the entire monastery. From what I had read, he was one of the younger monks to ever achieve the position, but even with his increased status, he still found time for me. Probably just as much to ensure that I was doing what I should be doing as out of affection. Affection was certainly part of it, although nothing beyond camaraderie and platonic care – I still remember my burning cheeks and a slight sickness in my guts the day I finally found out what “catamite” meant and realized what my father suspected of the Ankorites – but Touraj also seemed to think that
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  • Listening to: Hollow Moon by AWOLNation
  • Reading: Gifts by Nuruddin Farah
.....Yeah, I've been gone roughly forever. I know. So it turns out thinking that I would just go to Teddy's funeral and then get right down to business as usual may have been just a teensy bit optimistic. And I know that some people deal with grief and things by producing more art - it turns out I am not one of those people. Not at all. I'm actually just starting to get back to art now, and it's been more than half a year. The sabbatical was a long one, the longest I've taken from DA, but its also been good for me. I'm feeling much more even emotionally since Christmas, and I it's been nice to kind of hit the reset button. So yeah, i know I kind of stepped off the face of the earth, but I am feeling refreshed and it's good to be back. ^_^

Also, Bill and I have been making some big changes: we moved (again), hopefully the last one for a while; I'm going back to school to get my actual degree/license in teaching rather than just working as a substitute; and Bill is now a board member for his school, which is going through shifts of its own. So, yeah, there have been happenings. In addition, we had to cave and get a new computer this Christmas as our old one finally gave up the ghost, and I lost Photoshop in the process, so that's also been limiting my inclination to do art-type things. However, I see you can now get PS as part of a pay-as-you-go package for a pretty reasonable price ($10 USD per month, I think) so that may solve my platform problem.

Anyway, I am slowly making my way back to DA after a long but necessary sabbatical. I'm going to try to check up with friends and let them know I'm alive, but at this point my inbox is so ridiculous that, for the most part, I'm going to just trash it and start fresh. Nothing personal - I know I've obviously missed a bunch of work from a bunch of people I love and care about - but messing around with 10,567 messages is just going make me overwhelmed and make DA feel like an obligation. I don't want that, I want to be here without pressure to spend time with friends and goggle at the lovely artwork.

I've missed you all, I'm really glad to be back here, and drop me a line if you feel like it. Much love.



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Alexius S.
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Suburbia, NJ
Favorite genre of music: Too many to count - I listen to whatever catches me in the mood
Favorite style of art: Fantasy Realism, Art Nouveau
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Favorite cartoon character: Chowder
Personal Quote: Love your neighbors, cause they're just like you, and you're nothing special unless they are too...



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KeIIion Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
hello you coming back?
Sleyf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake: :dance: :boogie:
Merlyn-Wooden Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well ... happy birthday dear. I hope you're fine :hug: Take care of you and all the best.
meloa789 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Happy birthday!
Deyran Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016
Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day! hope you're doing alright :)
HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Student General Artist
How are you? hope you are ok!
maybe is a little early but:
Have a great bithday! my best wishes!
MrManipulator Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favs! Would you like to be manipulated too? I can make some cool foot pics.
Deyran Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Happy (slightly belated) birthday! All the best to you! :D
HoshiBlue21 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student General Artist
starrypawz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!
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