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Part 25: A million deaths is a statistic
Mustafa Pasha was tired of war. For many years he served the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, having participated in the conquest of Egypt from the Mamluks in 1517, the conquest of the island of Rhodes from the Knights Hospitaller in 1522, and the failed siege of Vienna in 1529. Now he had been sent to the front in Hungary to besiege a fortress held by Prince Michael’s army from the Kingdom of Roggen und Bernstein.
“Salaam aleikum.” said a messenger to Mustafa Pasha as he entered his tent.
“Do not wish that peace be upon me. There is no peace, and there will be no peace until there is nothing left to fight over.” said Mustafa Pasha to the messenger.
“I am sorry, effendi.” replied the messenger to Mustafa Pasha.
“Is everything alright, father?” asked Yusuf, the son of Mustafa Pasha.
“Don’t be ridiculous, Yusuf. I hope you are ready for your first and probably last battle. I am sorry you have to follow in my footsteps as one
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“Verily the works and words of those gone before us have become instances and examples to men of our modern day, that folk may view what admonishing chances befell other folk and may therefrom take warning.”- Introduction to One Thousand and One Nights

Hello there. Please call me "Clockwork Multiverse". I am not really sure how I should introduce myself.

I'm a chimp-like creature, ultimately descended from a handful of such who lived around the Olduvai Gorge in East Africa. Like everyone else, I am made largely out of chains of carbon atoms. Either that, or I just fell through a portal from another universe and have never been able to find my way back home. The latter seems somewhat more likely than the former.

Okay, here is a better explanation...

I am an amateur writer (who has never actually finished a whole story), a professional eccentric, and a full-time history geek, with a particular interest in the 16th through 18th centuries and the 1910s to 1940s, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.

Since I was a little boy, I always fantasized about being a pirate or an adventurer/ gentleman of fortune, and I often enjoy classic adventure novels and swashbuckler films. However, in reality I am just a bashful and studious young man, and I have spent much of my life thus far reading encyclopedias and playing with puppies and kittens.

In other words, I'm a hopeless bookworm with a hyperactive imagination to compensate for my utter lack of a real life. I am too lost inside my own mind to notice when I am lost in my surroundings, which is most of the time. Actually, that could probably describe many of us.

I think there are plenty of other people on DA who are better artists than me, but please take a look at what I have submitted in my galleries and my journals anyways. I like to receive comments.

Here is perhaps a more creative way to introduce myself...

In days of yore, there was a little prince who lived in an ivory tower. He was a precocious and inquisitive type who was different from the rest, and he had only the companionship of a vast library of books and numerous puppies and kittens who had followed him home whenever he tried to venture out into the big scary world. The ivory tower was surrounded on all sides by dark evergreen forests filled with dangerous wild animals and evil spirits, and on those occasions when the little prince did come into contact with other human beings he was often afraid to speak to them. He struggled to interact with them and find ways to connect with them. He would go further and further away every time he left the ivory tower to explore and learn about the world around him, but he never found the things he most truly desired. In essence, he wanted what he thought to be a “normal life” with friends and relationships that most others experienced. Sometimes he thought he was not a good person and did not deserve a happy ending. He could only hope and dream that his fate would change some day, and he did everything he could think of to try to make it change.

Yet it still has not changed, many years later.

One last thing to say...

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."

T.E. Lawrence said that. I am a dangerous man who dreams by day.
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QuyaKillaLuna Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey c: So, I have a question about something I figured you'd be knowledgeable about. I'm trying to design a character from the early 1600s (he dies in 1028) in Germany. What were the popular fashions for men in that era and location?

Thank you! <3
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Hakuran-tan Featured By Owner 1 day ago   General Artist
Thank you very much for the fav!!!Hug 2015YupiANanEmote006  
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Cyklopi Featured By Owner 1 day ago
thank you very much, i'm glad that you liked this: 😊
Couple of white dogs by Cyklopi
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ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Writer
Woof! Woof!
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ViviMaki Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much fr the fave! :D
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bobswin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018
Thank you for the Faves on my photos of Italy, including

Castello San Giorgio, Mantua by bobswin + Colonnade Ceiling, Bologna by bobswin + The Choir, San Domenico, Bologna by bobswin   :dance:
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch and :+fav:s! :huggle: :rose:
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ClockworkMultiverse Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome.
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Jmyth Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018   General Artist
Thank you so much for the :star: on my work ~

The Awakening: Dancing with fireflies by Jmyth  :rose: 
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