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Literature
Escape Scene continuation
1. From my vantage point high above the courtyard, I surveyed the scene with a critical eye. The castle itself was built into sloping mountain, carved out of the living rock, and constructed in tiers. The lowest tier was also the largest, the market and the commons, filled with bustling commerce. The second tier was a grand reception area for visiting nobility or honored guests. A ramp from the market would lead the approaching party up to the second level. After that, the higher levels could only be reached by entering the castle proper and following the wide, winding hallways. The third tier was the large open courtyard; a semicircular plane with a low wall at the open edge. The wall was low so as not to interrupt the view on pleasant occasions, and to discourage an escape on…less…pleasant ones, for the drop to the reception area was sheer and far, and nothing but cold stone waited to greet anyone who fell.
Today was one of those unpleasant occasions. The young man in the c
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Literature
Escape Scene
From my vantage point high above the courtyard, I surveyed the scene with a critical eye. The castle itself was built into sloping mountain, carved out of the living rock, and constructed in tiers. The lowest tier was also the largest, the market and the commons, filled with bustling commerce. The second tier was a grand reception area for visiting nobility or honored guests. A ramp from the market would lead the approaching party up to the second level. After that, the higher levels could only be reached by entering the castle proper and following the wide, winding hallways. The third tier was the large open courtyard; a semicircular plane with a low wall at the open edge. The wall was low so as not to interrupt the view on pleasant occasions, and to discourage an escape on…less…pleasant ones, for the drop to the reception area was sheer and far, and nothing but cold stone waited to greet anyone who fell.
Today was one of those unpleasant occasions. The young man in the cent
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Literature
Maybe I'm Okay
I stood in line; hands folded politely, eyes cast down.  Not really out of respect, as they should have been but more to avoid betraying my growing frustration at all this.  I should be devastated, I know.  Honestly, something like this should have me curled up in a corner somewhere, either wailing hysterically or staring at the wall like a vegetable.  Instead, I really just can’t wait to get out of this place.  The smell of it, the heat, and all these people, crammed shoulder to shoulder, some in tears, others just downtrodden.  It’s clawing at my nerves.  I can’t leave yet, of course, though my patience only shortens with the line.  I have to at least pay my respects, see his face one last time.
Dear god, it hits me with the full weight of realization.  His face…I’ll have to see his face.  My ire is gone.  Very suddenly I find myself becoming tense, v
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Literature
Answer to the Human Condition
You think and so you suffer;
Do you suffer because you think?
Without feeling you could not suffer;
The reverse is also true;
You suffer to feel;
Pain can accompany pleasure;
Heartache may accompany happiness;
Just as water teaches thirst;
Such is life;
But life is more than such;
Life is more than fleeting;
Life is more than pain and pleasure and heartache and happiness;
Life is more than a discordant, resonant, cacophonous, symphony;
Emotion signifies a soul;
Your emotion to me signifies the existence of more;
The soul makes us all human;
But you have seen the soul and what it holds;
And thus you transcend the human condition.
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Literature
Visit Down
One day, a couple weeks ago…mighta been a month or so, but not more than that, I was just hangin out in my room.  I was reading a book, listening to music on my computer, and also carrying on some half-hearted IM conversations.  So, I was just relaxing and all when my cell phone rang.  It came up as "Number Unknown," so I didn't answer, cause I hate telemarketers.  I waited to see if they left a message…they did.
I called my voicemail, and put in my pin…then I pressed pound.  I listened to a 20 minute recording that basically amounts to "press 1 to hear your message."  I pressed one.  Then I listened to fifteen more minutes of crap about when the message was left…the date, time, weather conditions, alignment of the planets, my horoscope, etc.  Then it finally got to the message.  My eyebrows raised a little.  It was Satan.  I really didn't expect to hear from him that day.
Anyw
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Literature
Don't tell me...
Don't tell me about your fears.
I've got my own fears, and they scare the hell out of me.
Don't tell me about your sorrows.
I've got my own sorrows, and they sometimes bring me to tears.
Don't tell me about your joys.
I've got my own joys, and they make me want to laugh.
Don't tell me about your hopes.
I've got my own hopes, and they seem just as far away.
Don't tell me about your dreams.
I've got my own dreams, and they make so little sense.
Don't tell me about your accomplishments.
I've got my own accomplishments, and they deserve recognition.
Don't tell me about your plans.
I've got my own plans, and I'm terrified they'll go awry.
Don't tell me about your future.
I've got my own future, and I have to face it every day.
Don't tell me about your past.
I've got my own past, and its conspiring with my future.
Don't tell me about your loves.
I've got my own love, and all I want to do is hold onto it.
Don't tell me about yourself.
I'm already myself, and I have enough trouble understandin
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Literature
Hm...
His waist was twisted at an awkward angle, and the sand beneath his towel was damp, the moisture starting to seep up through the cloth and his jeans.  His elbow ached from being locked up for so long, supporting him, and trembled occasionally, as if threatening to give out and drop him in the sand at any moment.  For all his discomfort, he refused to move.  Instead he let his head fall forward, resting on the shoulder of the body that in turn rested with its back against his chest.
His love smelled the same, just as he always did; his own musky scent with a hint of whatever deodorant he used.  For whatever reason, that smell always relaxed him, bringing calm into an otherwise worried mind.  He wrapped his free arm around his love's stomach, and his love in turn began running his fingers over his arm.  Neither said anything for a long while, content to enjoy each other's company and watch the sun begin to fall beyond the horizo
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Calamoo
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United States
Current Residence: FL
Favourite genre of music: roflcore
Favourite photographer: Not
Favourite style of art: Sure
Operating System: Windows something or other
MP3 player of choice: I suppose iPod, cause that's what I got
Shell of choice: conch?
Wallpaper of choice: changes frequently
Skin of choice: Let me try yours on...
Favourite cartoon character: My mental projection of myself
Personal Quote: "Over the course of my day, you wouldn't believe the number of blank stares I get."
Interests
  • Listening to: Moberg. MOOOOBEEEEERG!! *shakes fist*
  • Reading: the board
  • Watching: the world pass me by...
  • Playing: FFTA
  • Eating: i had eggs for breakfast. wierd.
  • Drinking: i needs mah cawfeh!
You all are bastards. Take a second to read. I know I'm not great but for jebus' sake take a minute out of your day to at least read one of my featured deviations and leave a comment or a suggestion or just some TRACE of your existence.  VINDICATE ME, DAMMIT! XD

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Vorndess Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot for watching me! :3
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Calamoo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
Thank you for sharing your impressive talents.
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malephotographer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much for the watch!
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ArtBySabinaE Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unicorns are metal! Rock on! :)
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Calamoo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Damn right they are! Sorry for the (exTREMEly) belated response, I pretty much gave up on dA. Been writing again though, so everyone can look forward to some angsty, self-satisfied prose in the future
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ArtBySabinaE Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, awesome! :) Glad to hear that you've come back. :)
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Scalywings Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thanks for the watch too! :heart:
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deadheaven Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
thanks for the fav
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