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Dira - part 11
It was not unusual for Kai to be silent, but lately he had been practically mute. Eirwenn watched him as he turned a fragment of a mirror between his fingers, idly spinning it to reflect the faint sunshine that glimmered against the ice. "Tell me what is troubling you, love." She said softly, and he frowned. "The mortal, Ysaye's girl." He admitted, flipping the mirror once more. "There is something wrong with her. Something so obvious I should have realized it at once. Yet somehow I can't put my finger on it."
"It has been all the time." Kai muttered. "Ysaye must have sensed it too, but like me he hasn't figured it out."
Eirwenn considered this for a moment, trying to recall the girl who had walked into the room arm in arm with her cousin. There had been something. A detail, not really noticed, but there nonetheless. "Well, he certainly must see something or he would not have bothered with teaching her our ways."
"Oh, I'm certain he sees plenty." Kai said dryly. "It is w
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My characters with music
If my characters had somehow known our music, what songs would define them?
I've chosen the songs based on the ones I find myself repeatedly coming back to when writing about the character.
1: Theme song
2: Would dance and/or sing along to (when alone and/or drunk)
3: Would use to describe their partner/relationship
Adair Bark:
1: Loverman - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
2: Daddy Cool - Boney M
3: #1 Crush - Garbage
Fire Nosfer:
1: Uprising - Muse
2: Yoü and I - Lady Gaga
3: Feeling The Itch - Skunk Anansie
1: I Belong to You (+Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix ) - Muse
2: Papa - Span / Jeg Er En Forhekset Prinsesse - Knutsen & Ludvigsen (You know he would!)
3: Something Special - Big Bang
1: Waiting For The Miracle - Leonard Cohen
2: Unchain My Heart - Joe Cocker
3: I Know You By Heart - Eva Cassidy
Harrazade Kerber:
1: When You Were Young - The Killers
2: Indestructible - Robyn
3: Sweet Dreams (are made of this) - Eurythmics / Them Ther
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self_brass by EliseOtterlei self_brass :iconeliseotterlei:EliseOtterlei 2 4 puppygirl by EliseOtterlei puppygirl :iconeliseotterlei:EliseOtterlei 0 1 hm? by EliseOtterlei hm? :iconeliseotterlei:EliseOtterlei 2 0 Dira cover by EliseOtterlei Dira cover :iconeliseotterlei:EliseOtterlei 4 5 Mountain, WIP by EliseOtterlei Mountain, WIP :iconeliseotterlei:EliseOtterlei 1 0 Lily of the valley by EliseOtterlei Lily of the valley :iconeliseotterlei:EliseOtterlei 5 1
Dira -part 6-
Glaring at anything that moved in such a fashion that every servant in the castle wisely made themselves scarce, Dira made her way back to her rooms. She wanted to scream. To kick or smash or destroy something. To wage wars, or eviscerate annoying critters -she wasn't feeling especially picky- anything to take her mind off the uncomfortable thoughts treathening to force her full attention.
Knowing she had no means to start a war with -yet- she did the next best thing, which generations of females had turned to before her; she grabbed a pillow and screamed into it, simultaneously doing an odd hop-and-jerk stomping dance. And like the generations before her she concluded that it did not make her feel better at all, but at least she was able to be quiet afterwards.
Ysaye had to admit he probably pushed the mortal too far. But she was such a spirited adversary he couldn't help himself. It had been a very long time since anyone had possessed the audacity to openly challenge Ysaye of Rockwat
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Dira -part 5-
It took her about an hour to find that she disliked the elven ambassador about as much as she did Ysaye, if for a different set of reasons. While Ysaye had kidnapped her sister, and was in a roundabaout way responsible for the death of an unknown number of people, and she hated him for it, the ambassador had not. As far as she knew, anyway. Where Ysaye was smug, arrogant and egosentric, the ambassador was polite, attentive and softspoken.
The problem was that the elf treated her like a small child in need of guidance. He adressed her in a tone you might use to calm a wild and panicking animal, and while she had initially been glad for it, she quickly found it not only patronizing but downright insulting. A juvenile, angry part of her wanted to tell him that he could drop the holier than thou approach or go hang! At the same time she had realized the ambassador might turn out to be an important ally against Ysaye, and so she kept silent, trying to forget her own frustrations by replacin
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Huldra by EliseOtterlei
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Elise Otterlei
Current Residence: Norway
Hey all!

I'll return with comics on January 18th.
Explanation below, for those of you who would like one.

It's been a while since I last updated here, mostly because I haven't had much to share, and it feels silly to be excusing my absence every time I do write something.
That said 2012 came with a few changes for me, regarding life, work and most of everything else.

Most notably work; I have a part-time job in order to pay rent and such (rather than fretting over this every month due to working as a freelance artist), and this job is in the process of moving.
Which is a complete and utter chaos.
How chaotic?
As I came to work the first day of the year (well, technically the second) it turns out they don't have any work for me. At all. So I start looking for work, thinking it would have been nice of them to tell me this a little sooner. Then they suddenly do have work for me; the (new) boss has transferred me to the other shop (without notifying me). No big deal, except nobody told me this until the very day I was supposed to be there. I feel they could at least tell me what is going on. Or send me my workhours a day before I'm supposed to start? Maybe I'm high maintenance, but knowing I'm supposed to be there would make it a bit easier to turn up for work on time.
That, and I suddenly have to travel 1,5 hours by bus each way. That makes 3 hours in total. Which steals a lot of time I'd rather be doing something else.
So I've started looking for work elsewhere, and am even considering buying a car in order to cut down on travel-time. Whichever happens first, I suppose.
This steals a lot of time from comics and art, but hopefully things will be sorted out pretty soon. And I've managed to cramp in a few hours of sketching, so I feel confident that I'll be able to return to updating this Wednesday.
Other than that there really isn't much to tell.

Hope you are all well and that 2012 will be a great year for all of you!



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ForgottenDarkSoul Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Just finished reading your interpretation of Beauty and the Beast. I won't lie; I was a little skeptical on whether I should read it or not (I'm a huge Beauty and the Beast fan - from watching the Disney movie as a child to reading the first written versions of the tale as an adult), but I was pleasantly surprised by your unique twist on the story. The characters are amazingly well-rounded, and the storyline is very intriguing.

I can't wait to read more! :)
Zaera-D Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011   Digital Artist
Just read all of BatB. I love what you've done with the story. I can't wait to see what happens!
EliseOtterlei Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Thank you! I will try to kick up the pace a bit regarding updates. :)
Zaera-D Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011   Digital Artist
You're welcome! ^^ and not to worry. Having been working on my own comic, I understand how life gets in the way of updates...
fobia8 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Writer
I read your BatB. Its wonderful. Please continue the story.

P.C. I cant decided which character is sexier, Beast or Prince.
EliseOtterlei Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
Hey, thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it:D
Believe me, I fully intend to continue the story, I'll even complete it! (Don't worry, it won't be abandoned)
And I'd have a hard time deciding between those two myself;)
fobia8 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student Writer
Your welcome. The story is cool. Sorry its not my place to comment, but why dont you change a little their names? Its a bit hard to pronounce their names, you know. Anyway, keep going.

P.S. Your BEAST is different from disney version(I dont say that I dont like disney version, but I like more your version of beast). As for the prince, I am enchanted by his eyes and smile(OH THAT SMILE AND LOOK IN HIS EYES).
EliseOtterlei Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
No problem, criticism is appreciated:)
I'm afraid I'm going to stick with their names, though, as I'd only confuse myself trying to change them after two years.
As for the names being hard I'm afraid that might be due to me being norwegian; we combine letters and sounds a little differently. This wasn't something I put much thought into when I started writing the story (in Norwegian), and yeah, well... The names stuck:)
Hurray! I tried making him as far from the Disney version (which is adorable!) as possible, exploring a beast that looked more human but not entirely.
- He has a rather nice smile, doesn't he? :D
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3wyl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations! On behalf of #ProjectComment, one of your pieces is featured here: [link]
EliseOtterlei Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Why, thank you! :D
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