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Hauke 2018 by Chikara-Redwing Hauke 2018 :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 2 0
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Can You Carry a Tune?
The pair stood before a set of windows overlooking a chain-fenced play ground filled with screaming children.  Eriast was not having one of its usual bright, tropical days; the sky was a mix of clear blue and looming, grey thunder clouds, casting a patchy light pattern all over the yard and the crisp, stone-tile floors inside the orphanage.  The colorless place was bordering on hospital sterile.  Even the gal giving Speeds the walk-around was suited up in a black, ironed uniform that drove the atmosphere more towards a funeral home or a morgue.  It was all in stark contrast to the dust and grime that clung relentlessly to Speeds' clothes and boots.  In the wastes, Speeds liked to lie to himself and pretend that the chalky brown hue complimented his perpetually sunburned skin.  Here, under the judgmental gaze of his unwilling guide, he had to admit to himself that he looked like a mangy mongrel, which desperately needed to be hosed down.
"Which one is he?"
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Terry 2018 by Chikara-Redwing Terry 2018 :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 2 0 Arianna's Demi Form by Chikara-Redwing Arianna's Demi Form :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 5 1 AnK Voice Meme by Chikara-Redwing AnK Voice Meme :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 1 4 Character Voice Meme by Chikara-Redwing Character Voice Meme :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 4 4 Virus' Demi Form V2.0 by Chikara-Redwing Virus' Demi Form V2.0 :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 5 0 Elza's Demi Form V2.0 by Chikara-Redwing Elza's Demi Form V2.0 :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 4 0 Jasper's Fused Demi Form by Chikara-Redwing Jasper's Fused Demi Form :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 6 0 Takashi's Demi Form by Chikara-Redwing Takashi's Demi Form :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 3 0 Kaytus's Wardrobe by Chikara-Redwing Kaytus's Wardrobe :iconchikara-redwing:Chikara-Redwing 1 1
Literature
We Can't Keep Doing This (7)
"Hey, don't get me wrong, it's been a pleasure, but this guy has better things to do," Speeds said as he flashed his brand new, cheery-red phone.  Greg had picked well.  He had also hooked Speeds up with a new set of clothes for the trip out.  A sporty, yellow mesh vest with black and neon green accents with red dolphin shorts.  Breezy, comfortable, and easy to deal with given the cast.  Greg had even managed to get a hold of the crutches that somehow never managed to make it home after the cast was first put on.  Convenient thing for Draven to "forget."  Whatever the case, he was awkward on the Diffed things, but he had gotten to the hallway by himself, and he was going to get out the door of his own volition.  After that, well, if he couldn't take the effort, Greg was just going to have to carry him away from this life-forsaken, dust mountain, because he was done.
"Hold on.  You don't know that the DIA doesn't—" Draven started to arg
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Literature
Mirrors Don't Have a Moral Compass (6)
They could have done the interview in the bedroom, but Speeds had insisted on going through the hassle of getting him into the common room, and the pandering lawyer had demanded that they give into Speeds' "reasonable request."  Now, Speeds was sitting in the center of the couch, with his good leg crossed over the bad one, with the layer to his left mirroring the pose.  They looked nothing alike—Speeds was lanky, with a long sharp-angled face, sharp eyes, and Salixen-pale skin, while the lawyer bore the standard central Escholzian color palette, with a rounded face and rounded eyes on a sturdy frame—but as far as the cocky attitude went, they could have been twins.  It was barely 10:00, and Draven could already feel a headache coming on.
She and Jack were sitting at the kitchen counter, partially in the off chance that the interviewer or lawyer asked for something, but mostly to just stay in the loop.  Draven was thankful it was a school day, so she woul
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Literature
This Too Shall Be Ash (5)
The office did not suit Andrei.  It was generously spacious.  The far wall was windows with intricate metal lattices.  The left wall was book selves.  There was a long table with several chairs to it which were currently occupied by the members of the Information Division.  There was only one women and she was clearly of Eriasten descent—Draven assumed that was Tiare—while the youngest member of the team must have been Julian.  Draven was surprised they were allowing him to remain involved.  His father must have been someone important or else they were understaffed.  Draven hoped it was the former.
To the right, a more reasonably sized-office space had been cordoned off using file cabinets and display cases as half walls.  Andrei's official desk looked unimpressive but inviting with its numerous trinkets and photos compared to the regal but cold design of the rest of the room.  He was nose deep in documents and did not
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Literature
Ghost Talk (4)
This was not how she had planned to spend her afternoon, but Draven tried to convince herself that, given the information she was going to acquire, that two hours on hold was a manageable evil.  Earlier, she had grabbed a pillow from inside the house and placed it on the courtyard bench before draping herself across it to make the wait bearable.  The first part of this call had been fairly successful; Draven had a direct line to Andrei and he had a few minutes to spare when she reached out.  But now Draven was regretting saying that her needs were not urgent, because if she had been put into the priority queue for the Information Division, she would have been able to keep the rest of today on schedule.
A squawking caught her attention, and she looked up into the central tree to see that one of the Avians was back to switch places with its mate and feed its chicks.  There were about 4 couples now.  Originally, years ago, there had just been one pair that dominat
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Literature
What's the Difference Between an... (3)
Speeds stood hunched over, with all his weight on his right good leg and his left arm and hand that was desperately clutching the window blinds.  His bad leg had been set and casted a week ago, but Speeds was made of the brand of stupid persistence that would not be deterred by such a minor injury as a shattered leg.  That said, no amount of persistence was going to let him walk.  It seemed he realized and accepted this when he pushed away from the window, allowing himself to fall onto the bed on his back with a snarl.  He rubbed his palms hard into his forehead.
He had not yet seen Draven at the door.  She whistled, and he put down his hands and tilted his head to stare at her expectantly.  Speeds was breathing hard from the exertion, but he looked more weary in soul than in body.
Draven raised a tray of lunch in her hands and said, "Anything else I can do for you?"
"Kill me," Speeds said.
"Don't be so dramatic."  Draven entered the room, f
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Webp Net Gifmaker  14  By Livesfordrawings-dbjnqgq by Chikara-RedwingMost of my gallery is stuff for my story AnK or drawings of other people's OCs. Naturally, there's the odd dragon or two and other things that suit my fancy, but that covers about 95% of what I do. Interested in a request, art-trade or commission? Go here: fav.me/d8naj7o. Read before you ask about them unless you're going to use the commission box below, please.
Senders pixel by livesfordrawings



I Beta and Critique, because in trying to describe the flaws, glitches, and errors I see in other's works, I'm able to more clearly see and fix flaws, glitches and errors in my own works. That said, I don't critique or beta fan works. If you didn't design a world, then I can't question your logic about world design, because it's not your logic. I don't have time for "but this is how it was in the canon" arguments.

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kArA
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Call me Kara. I'm a jack-of-all-trades into science, art, anatomy, story writing, world building and music. Not sure how to get me talking? Tell me about your interests, and especially your original stories! I'm pretty down to earth and chill most of the time, so feel free to critique my art, story, concepts, whatever and I'm happy to return the favor.

I'm here to develop and post my story, AnK. That means lots of characters, world building, concepts, comic pages and skripts. Want to get started, but not sure how? Introduction to Arecace
Rather just dive in head first?
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Please note: I have little tolerance for bullshit. LGBT+, ya'll are welcome to hang. Atheists/Christians/Muslims/Ect, ya'll are welcome to hang. Black/White/Hispanic/Ect, ya'll are welcome to hang. Whatever the hell niches you belong to, ya'll are welcome to hang... as long as we're all respecting one another, we can all get on just fine. On that same note, just like how I accept criticism, I accept being told I'm not doing things right in regards to being understanding or tolerant. If I'm unwittingly being an asshole, please call me out on it. It's hard to know your own ignorance.



Interests
  • Listening to: Chiptunes,Industrial, and DANCE
  • Watching: American Horror Story
  • Playing: CRYPT OF THE NECRODANCER
Been a while, so have an update on kArA:

Research is okay.  I'm working on revisions round two, and these, while still major, and nothing like last time where I have to learn and implement an entirely new paradigm of statistics and redo literally everything in a month and a week.  This time, it's largely just a lot of rewriting, which is fair because we were super time crunched last time.  Reviewers are still kinda being jerks, but I think I'm figuring out what the essence of their complaints are.  We knocked several of them off the table last time, so they're gone, but they've invented a few new ones, because lol never satisfied.  Like I've been saying on the pieces I've been posted, I was super stressed the last couple of weeks, since my PI N is out of town until after the deadline, but I've gotten a lot of the rewrite done and I have all the new data and I still have until the 22, so I've mellowed at lot.  The big thing now is reworking the discussion to address reviewer 2 without patronizing him.  It's hard because he (we're pretty sure it's he based on who we think it is) says that one of our results is simply impossible and we shouldn't have even tested what we did, because he says so.  We're pretty sure we know who the reviewers are, since one keeps citing the same research group for everything and the other has vehemently a position taken by an certain investigator in love with titling articles "X: a skeptical view" and who LOVES fighting with people about their publications in the journals.  Haha academia is so toxic. :')

Otherwise, I'm just kinda behind on everything.  It was hard to come back form vacation and them have to do the revisions almost immediately.  Even sent in my second quarter estimate taxes a bit late (Vanderbilt refuses to do tax withholding in my paychecks, because they don't want to : ) ).  Oops.

I did finish the book I was reading.  It did unfortunately keep getting worse.  Still better than the last time, but there's supposed to be another one coming out in October and for the first time I am questioning whether I really want it.  As Leon said when I was describing some of the madness, "Anne Rice has started writing fan fiction of her own stories," 'cause a lot of the things that happened were on that level.  We'll see.  I'm still kinda of a sucker for Lestat, though he got way toned down in this book, and I actually prefer him over the top.  It's half the fun, and it makes him more of a person, because he's more likely to say nasty things and piss people off and make mistakes then when he's just sitting there "like a cowboy" and listening all the time and being more or less a pacifist.  I miss "If I must be evil then I'm going to be good at it, because I refuse to do something badly" Lestat.

Otherwise, started American horror story.  First season was a god awful soap opera where no one could remember what they had said and they did inexplicable things based on nonsense motivations with a lot of black-white judgments.  I was complaining to P about it, and C overheard and said that the best season was three, but she also really liked two.  Since each season is independent, I decided to give two a shot.  It's a lot better.  Honestly though, you could write out or around the super natural elements entirely.  The good parts were the interplay with Kit, Lana, and Threadson for the bloody face plot and Monsignor Timothy's desire to rise to power and how this ambition affected those around him and how they themselves acted, the general depiction of the state of mental health treatment in America back in the day, as well as the attitude towards LGBT individuals with a depiction of conversion therapy that, if it doesn't horrify you, then you are soulless.  Notice how nothing was mentioned about the aliens, mutant people (why were they even there?) and the possession (which could be written around to just be that the Sister was going crazy and nothing about the story would change).  Like, I'm not going to say this is 5 star entertainment, but it was a decent drama that I could watch without being too bothered by it.  Hopefully the third season with exceed my expectations, because C's opinion that two was much better than one was correct, and I always enjoy proving people right.

As for art, prolly going to work on updating some of the older Bios again.  Finally realized that the reason I was struggling so much with Terry's was that I have made the canvas overly large, so it was taking way longer than it should have and long straight lines were harder to achieve.  Resized and started over and I'm pretty close to done now.  The next few ones I wanted to redo are okay-ish for anatomy and just need their sameface fixed, so I think they're also be low key.  Low key is the general theme for me atm lol.

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e2s86 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
ty =)
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PrennCooder Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I'd assume you've seen the folder prenncooder.deviantart.com/gal…
If there's any world building topics you might like to see in a guide from me, let me know. Can't guarantee I'll make it but I take all suggestions into account. Glad you like them <3
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LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob, thanks for putting together that list of  links!
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LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, If you have more questions or need help hit me up. I used to use an equine museum site for when I was drawing horses. So if you need help looking for resources let me know.
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LindaDraven Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch! Nice gallery!
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome and thank you. :D  Obviously I like your stuff too. ;p
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echosdusk Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Red desert hawk Prize - The Desert Hawk
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tenchibaka Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017
happy belated~
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya. :D
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nexides Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :dummy: Hope it was a pretty good day for you! turquoise double 8th
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank ya. :D  Overall, it went as well as I can hope for.  Can't ask for more than that.
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ranasan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist
Pssst! PSST! It's your Birthday! Woohoo! Just wanted to remind you, in case you forgot!
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh shit, it's my birthday?! D:>  But I didn't buy myself any presents!!!  Oh man, I'm going to be so mad.
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OrionTHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:party::cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :cake::party:
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. :D
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OrionTHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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DRAGONLOVER101040 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday!
Birthday cake  icon 
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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ShadowsByDay Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! :)
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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echosdusk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017
Birthday giftage! 
Birthday Gift - Not Your Average Alley Cat
Love you buddy and Happy Birthday once again!
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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again, Clare!  I think you did a great job on my gift. :3
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IdunaHayaDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Happy Birthday! :party: I hope you have a great day :)

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Chikara-Redwing Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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