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Phantom Limbs

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Phantom Limbs

Phantom Limbs (Things That Occurred in a Place with No Clocks//01) ‘No…’ The words from my doorway felt like the last gasp of a fire sputtering and collapsing. Two hours ago I was sitting in a conference room, surrounded by reasonable men and women in reasonable suits, saying reasonable things. They were asking me to leave; a drone of voices claiming an inability to help me had come to the conclusion that they were doing more harm then good. Pack tonight, out the door before breakfast. Past the buzz of security lamps, the dirty sun struggled to breach muddied panes. Past the drug line and nurse’s station. Past the threat of the scales, where on Mondays they would strip my gown and pull at black boxer briefs looking for foreign material; returning to my room to gather up everything that had been collected in five long weeks. She stood there, her arm propping her body against the jamb, skin in soft focus, dark crimson framing her face. She seemed more and less than when she arrived; a
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Phantom Limbs

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Phantom Limbs

Phantom Limbs (Things That Occurred in a Place with No Clocks//01) ‘No…’ The words from my doorway felt like the last gasp of a fire sputtering and collapsing. Two hours ago I was sitting in a conference room, surrounded by reasonable men and women in reasonable suits, saying reasonable things. They were asking me to leave; a drone of voices claiming an inability to help me had come to the conclusion that they were doing more harm then good. Pack tonight, out the door before breakfast. Past the buzz of security lamps, the dirty sun struggled to breach muddied panes. Past the drug line and nurse’s station. Past the threat of the scales, where on Mondays they would strip my gown and pull at black boxer briefs looking for foreign material; returning to my room to gather up everything that had been collected in five long weeks. She stood there, her arm propping her body against the jamb, skin in soft focus, dark crimson framing her face. She seemed more and less than when she arrived; a
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If I was to forget

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If I was to forget

What would it be like A world without me Mountain tops withering Without me longing Blackened clouds weeping In their sacred rhythms Without me getting drenched What would the world be If I was not watching Winds haunting the seas Lashing them into madness Without me mesmerized By the churning waters What would my body be And where would thoughts come from Without me Judging their each thread And breeding them into Twisted anxieties What would taste feel like Without my experience What would colors be Without me naming them In such arbitrary fashion What would music mean And who would it speak to If I was to Switch off my selfness If I was to forget Trying to own existence

Subconscious

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Subconscious

There are creatures Hidden in your mind Lurking From the times of past They seep into your world When you’re asleep There are black eyes Turned inside out Watching For when you feel safe There are nightmares Waiting To spread and become real There are crooked claws Right beneath your skin Digging 'Till your blood is spent 'Till you cannot pretend This life any longer There are torments Deep within your soul Stalking Faint figures of shadow They dance to your silence Ecstatic with pain

Sickness

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Sickness

Through this sickness that is life Through the days when pain erupts Down my spine and into the strained muscles Your hair is like a waterfall Washing away all dirt from my lungs Your eyes Glitter and I wonder How many more night skies they will create Before I close mine for good And when my skin boils from the inside Full of poisons that I cannot see Your touch is like a blanket That envelops me gently Promising a new spring Again careless like the ones I remember From a long long time ago And though I wither more each day My bones cracking beneath the weight of the world Your smile sweeps it all away Like the wind that used to play with my senses As if time didn’t exist As if I was never to leave for the dark beyond
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  • Canada
  • Deviant for 17 years
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My Bio
Multimedia artist with works ranging from Insurance Manual Design, Character Design, CD Covers, Live Show Projection Images and Posters, Paintings and Digital Prints

Current Residence: London, ON, Canada

Physical Commissions (11"x14") :

Pen & Ink: $50
Pen, Ink, Copic: $75
Pen, Ink, Watercolour: $100
Watercolour: $80

Digital & design priced per project according to time and scope.

Larger sizes available, inquire as to price point.

Favourite Visual Artist
All over the place, really.
Favourite Movies
Again, all over.
Favourite TV Shows
Right now? Legion is pretty awesome.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
My musical tastes have seasonal affective disorder.
Favourite Books
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Flowers for Algernon, most anything Neil Gaiman.
Favourite Writers
Gaiman, Miligan, Wilde
Tools of the Trade
Acrylics, Watercolours, Ink, Copics, Found Objects, Photography and Photoshop
Other Interests
Music, Books, Art.
File excavation....oddities found and posted. Strange looking backwards. Edit: a more recent piece/experiement/failure added as well.
More than a decade away, thought I may peek around again and post some art. There are also various products available, and commissions are always welcome.  Interested parties can contact me here and we'll discuss.   I'm out.

Outro Journal...

Outro Journal...

After consideration, I've decided to leave the journalling here altogether.  Like all real stories, no beginnings or endings. Just an abortion sometime in the middle of this letter to no one inparticular and everyone inbetween. It's not something I really want to do; there's a nice sort of exspansive community here that I'm very fond of and in the respect that there is the occasional back and forth between another scribbler of ideas and thoughts. That is certainly something wonderful and valued. It makes me think, it often offers more than a few laughs and the affording of time to organize and practice the speech and wire out the perfect wit

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Hey man, thanks for the fave!
thanks for the print and maybe you can give a starting artist some tips :] thanks again
:party: :cake: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :cake: :party:

It's your birthday today, March 3rd, and I'm here to wish you a very happy birthday, with today and 2006 giving you everything you wish for. All the best. :hug:

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you amaze me...
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yo dan whats up?! i didn't know u had a dA account! XD see ya in class monday!
Hyea, you are a londoner and the closest person to me on the deviantart Neighbours section. I am looking to do a devmeet sometime soon possibly, or just start planning one. I think a london devmeet group would be too cool. Drop me a note sometime and have a chat!
Whoops, that comment below me from pc9001, was from me, my husband was logged in and i didnt realize it.

haha, oh yeah, im married now. whats new with you?