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Building Things One Brick at a Time

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Building Things One Brick at a Time

Philadelphia, Penn. June 1st, 1925 Dearest L, I am writing to you while I am yet again head-to-toe in grease, my pockets stuffed with dirty tattered rags, embalmed in motor oil, shuffling around in this old brick-and-mortar automotive dealership like a modern day Tut! The heat from motor engines amplifies the heat in this place, making it truly seem like a desert, complete with noisy caravans and people glad to be rid of these contrived contraptions whilst I fix them! I managed to sneak a loose brick from the building into my corner of the workstation, and I am planning on turning it into my sarcophagus’ cartouche, given that is what I will succumb to in this daily drudgery. I need to be free from this torture, I would much rather be with Carter touring an old tomb, at least there it would be cooler!...alas, no less cursed. I am tired of living in grand old Philadelphia, with its endless buildings of brick and green spaces hidden away in miles of concrete and asphalt…I wish to

The Arrival

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The Arrival

“Edward, why must we go to these troubles just to get funding?” Joseph grumbled while seated in the train car across from his colleague and once-student. Edward Drinker Cope set his cold gaze out the train car window, the thunderclouds overhead echoing his sentiment, an ominous grumble: “Joseph, fame and fortune are at our doorstep. We must act now, or risk losing the future of the Academy.” The Academy of Philadelphia was one of the wealthiest institutions in the United States, but the ongoing feud between Edward Cope and his once-friend-turned-rival Othniel Charles Marsh threatened that status. Joseph Leidy was furious with Cope in taking such extreme measures to outdo Marsh, spending thousands on expeditions that lasted from summer until winter, and publishing faster than Leidy could manage in nearly half a decade. Leidy began to question taking Cope under his tutelage, and was ashamed his would-be son was so brazen in his contempt with a colleague. “Science is cultivated

An Anthrocon Adventure

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An Anthrocon Adventure

I took in a deep breath. Trembling, I placed the Velociraptor head over my own. My nerves began to disappear as I assimilated with the dinosaur, sliding my arms into the wings, making sure the tail was properly seated on my belt. I shuffled my tennis shoes inside the large puffy clawed toes, with leggings that slid into my shorts. My Jurassic Park shirt completed the look of a brown feathered, green eyed dinosaur in search of adventure. I snapped my faux jaws at my handler, the blonde and bespectacled Ghostbuster Egon Spengler. He’d spent far more time choosing his attire for the day at the convention than I did, cycling between his Indiana Jones, Alan Grant and Egon Spengler outfits. I sighed, shaking my head—what an odd pairing we would be! I was glad he had decided to attend my first Anthrocon with me regardless. “Are you sure you want to be on a lead?” he asked gently as he looped the nylon harness around my torso carefully. “You’re not exactly a garden variety pet!” I swerved

Materia medica

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Materia medica

The carriage driver pulled the reins hard, making the pair of gray stallions stop moving in an instant. “We are here, m’lady!” he called to me inside. I pushed open the carriage door and stepped down, gathering my skirts as I stepped into the cobblestone street. I gave the stallions a gentle pat on the withers, and gave two guineas to the driver. He bit them, nodded, and flipped the reins, forcing the stallions forward. I took in a deep breath as the carriage rolled down the busy street, steeling my nerves as I stared into the dingy windows of the small apothecary building, the only one still in town. I stepped inside the doorway, the chime of a bell sending a small clockwork contraption whirring and tinging. It was the only cheerful sound in the stifling silence of the shop, which had become nearly overgrown with all kinds of foliage, most tropical in origin. My heels clattered against the smooth slate floor, echoing and then fading into the eerie quiet. “Hello?” I called into the
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Building Things One Brick at a Time

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Building Things One Brick at a Time

Philadelphia, Penn. June 1st, 1925 Dearest L, I am writing to you while I am yet again head-to-toe in grease, my pockets stuffed with dirty tattered rags, embalmed in motor oil, shuffling around in this old brick-and-mortar automotive dealership like a modern day Tut! The heat from motor engines amplifies the heat in this place, making it truly seem like a desert, complete with noisy caravans and people glad to be rid of these contrived contraptions whilst I fix them! I managed to sneak a loose brick from the building into my corner of the workstation, and I am planning on turning it into my sarcophagus’ cartouche, given that is what I will succumb to in this daily drudgery. I need to be free from this torture, I would much rather be with Carter touring an old tomb, at least there it would be cooler!...alas, no less cursed. I am tired of living in grand old Philadelphia, with its endless buildings of brick and green spaces hidden away in miles of concrete and asphalt…I wish to

The Arrival

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The Arrival

“Edward, why must we go to these troubles just to get funding?” Joseph grumbled while seated in the train car across from his colleague and once-student. Edward Drinker Cope set his cold gaze out the train car window, the thunderclouds overhead echoing his sentiment, an ominous grumble: “Joseph, fame and fortune are at our doorstep. We must act now, or risk losing the future of the Academy.” The Academy of Philadelphia was one of the wealthiest institutions in the United States, but the ongoing feud between Edward Cope and his once-friend-turned-rival Othniel Charles Marsh threatened that status. Joseph Leidy was furious with Cope in taking such extreme measures to outdo Marsh, spending thousands on expeditions that lasted from summer until winter, and publishing faster than Leidy could manage in nearly half a decade. Leidy began to question taking Cope under his tutelage, and was ashamed his would-be son was so brazen in his contempt with a colleague. “Science is cultivated

An Anthrocon Adventure

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An Anthrocon Adventure

I took in a deep breath. Trembling, I placed the Velociraptor head over my own. My nerves began to disappear as I assimilated with the dinosaur, sliding my arms into the wings, making sure the tail was properly seated on my belt. I shuffled my tennis shoes inside the large puffy clawed toes, with leggings that slid into my shorts. My Jurassic Park shirt completed the look of a brown feathered, green eyed dinosaur in search of adventure. I snapped my faux jaws at my handler, the blonde and bespectacled Ghostbuster Egon Spengler. He’d spent far more time choosing his attire for the day at the convention than I did, cycling between his Indiana Jones, Alan Grant and Egon Spengler outfits. I sighed, shaking my head—what an odd pairing we would be! I was glad he had decided to attend my first Anthrocon with me regardless. “Are you sure you want to be on a lead?” he asked gently as he looped the nylon harness around my torso carefully. “You’re not exactly a garden variety pet!” I swerved

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James Gurney, Luis V. Rey, William Stout, Gregory Paul, Emily Willoughby, Stan Winston, so many more!
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Anonymous Rex, Casual Rex, My Beloved Brontosaurus, The Lost World, Dinotopia, All About Dinosaurs, Black Beauty, Dragonriders of Pern, The Inheritance Cycle, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Angels and Demons, any dinosaur book really!
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Sharpies, various art pencils, Copic markers, watercolors...sketchbooks upon sketchbooks!
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Commissions Are Open!

I am open for traditional doodle or badge commissions! DM me! Ko-fi commissions are open! http://www.ko-fi.com/iarawarriorfeather Ko-fi examples: Standard commissions-5 slots are open! Examples-Single Character Sketch (Start at $20 USD each, more depending on complexity): Examples-Single Sided Badge ($20 each): Examples-Double Sided/Reversible Badge ($40 each): Example-Double Character Sketch ($40 each): TOS: For complete TOS, visit http://www.warriorfeathercreations.weebly.com/ -First come, first served! Commissions are completed in the order received! -$6 per bust of a singe character for a Ko-fi commission -$20 for a single char

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Welcome to My DeviantART Page!

Hi there! You've found the DeviantART page of ChocolateStarfire--welcome! I've been on dA for 10+ years and I enjoy creating traditional art. I consider myself a hobbyist, but if you are interested in commissioning me, please note me here on dA and I will send you more details. Enjoy my gallery and I hope you have a fantastic day! Examples of my Work: Please check out my gallery for more artwork! Also feel free to check out my art on: Twitter (at Warriorfeather) Weasyl (Iara Warriorfeather) SoFurry (some art/writing 18+!) (Iara Warriorfeather) My website (warriorfeathercreations.weebly.com)

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Thank You for 10 Years of Support!

Ten years of being on DeviantART?! Where does all that time go? Thank you all so much for viewing, visiting, faving, commenting, and just being there. Even as a hobbyist it's nice to know there are people who care about my work.  

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Great dinosaurs!

ChocolateStarfireHobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
cricketumpireHobbyist Photographer
      Hi Iara, thanks so much for faving my Christmas robin      birds and roses by VDragosPhotography  

            Remembering what he said, I hope you   "Had a wonderful Christmas Day"
                            and of course have a...   Happy New Year 2011      
                                            
ChocolateStarfireHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! And you as well, happy 2019!
Wolfs-echoHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch and fave ^^ 
ChocolateStarfireHobbyist General Artist
No worries! Your art is fantastic! :3
Wolfs-echoHobbyist General Artist
thank you so much :D