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Literature
When you're exhausted
Sometimes,
There is nothing better
Than a warm bed
And soft sheets,
Though even the floor will do.
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Literature
Hunter and prey
The hunter is also the hunted.
He chases his prey
While he himself is pursued.
He is twice as motivated
As either of the others
Because he has twice as many reasons to run.
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Literature
Rapids
The widening river rushes toward its course,
Unstoppable,
And all the kayaker can do now is follow the current.
There is no turning back.
He shudders,
Imagining the jagged rocks that might come into his path at any minute,
And what will happen if he cannot avoid them.
He doesn't have the option to turn back, or slow down.
He can only try his best to stay on course and not sink.
The kayaker sets his jaw in determination
And wills the knot of fear in his gut to uncoil.
While the river will not slow down,
And rocks may come into his path,
He has a chance
At this test of courage,
This risk of risks.
Past the rapids and the rocks,
There could be safer waters and better fishing,
And the only way to find out
Is to follow the current,
No matter what obstacles lie in wait.
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Literature
Nightwing
The moon is perched high in the sky,
An elegant white queen
On a throne of air and clouds.
Countless stars twinkle on a backdrop of blue velvet so dark it is nearly black.
Sheep's wool clouds are scattered over the velvet,
Edged in the soft silver glow of moonlight.
My talons and paws are sunk into the thick grass of the cliff.
A cool breeze stirs the grass and ruffles my feathers.
Crickets chirp,
Trees rustle softly,
And waves lap at the shore below.
I tilt my head towards the moon,
Giving silent thanks to the white queen
For sharing the night with me.
I open my wings
And lift off
Gliding leisurely on the soft air,
Gazing at the calm, glittering sea below.
Like the landscape, I am at peace.
The night is like a temple,
Quiet, peaceful, sacred,
Its incense the smells of wind, sea, and pine,
And its priests and priestess the stars.
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Literature
Blue and White
Colors of sea,
Colors of sky,
They are the colors of hope and dreams,
And of the place where sea and sky meet.
The warm breeze speaks of new things,
And the sun shines down brightly.
The glittering tide pulls at me,
Beckoning, welcoming.
When I answer its call,
It will pull me
Out into the big, wide world,
But I am more excited than afraid.
New shores await,
And I know how to swim.
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Literature
Brother From Another Mother
We are brothers.
I am human, short and lean, with medium-length brown hair, a square jaw, and opposable thumbs. My hair has hints of gold and auburn when sunlight hits it. I'm wearing a grey hoodie, darker grey sweat pants, and white socks.
He is canine, medium-sized, with a cold, wet, round nose, a soft face, floppy ears, and fat paws. He's wearing fur. Most of it is fairly short, and all of it is Nature's work of art. His back and tail are black, with cookies-and-cream patches and a tail tip to match. His head is pale brown, his face lighter. His chest, belly, and legs are marbled white and pale tan.
The only physical trait we share is brown eyes.
We aren't the same species.
But it doesn't really matter.
We speak the same language, though it may not be English, and it may not even be words.
When I get home from school,
I call him.
I don't know if he understands the words,
But he understands the tone,
And the enthusiasm is mutual.
He runs towards my open arms
Barreling through the kit
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Literature
Pack
We are a pack.
We may be different,
But our hearts share one beat,
And our voices one song.
We greet each other with brushing whiskers and sniffing noses.
We run together and play,
Eyes sparkling,
Tails wagging,
Sharing each other's joy.
When we go to sleep,
We do so in one big, cozy pile,
Like an extended family.
Some curl up. Others sprawl out. Many lay nearly on top of one another,
Paws and tails intertwined, heads resting on a packmate's back.
We are many.
We are one.
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Literature
Winter Mountain
I stand on a mountain in winter,
The sky cold and clear,
Sapphire blue.
The freezing air burns my lungs,
Makes my eyes water,
And numbs my nose and fingers.
I welcome it,
Inhaling it in long, deep breaths.
The thin, chilly air thaws my senses
And makes my mind clear like the sky above.
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Literature
Summer Wind
The wind is warm,
And smells of green things.
It smells of life.
It plays with my hair,
And caresses my face and limbs.
Like a happy child, it tugs on my shirt.
I welcome it with open arms,
Our first reunion in a year.
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Literature
Dog (1)
Cold nose.
Warm heart.
Big, small, or medium,
They all have equally big hearts,
And there is nothing better than bringing those hearts joy and love.
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Literature
Cacti and Cats
Both are prickly.
Both come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes,
And both can bloom if cared for and given a chance.
They are lovable, and you can never have enough of either.
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Literature
Fall: Fire and Ice
Fall is a season of fire and ice.
The leaves turn to flame, the forest blazing with smokeless fire.
The crisp wind carries the scent of winter,
And the frost on the ground is as crisp and cold as the wind.
The fire and ice are opposites,
But they are equally beautiful in their own ways,
And together they signal the coming of fall.
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Literature
The Rock Climber
I am a rock climber.
No matter how small, I will find and use any ledge.
No matter how long it takes, I will claw my way up,
Clinging by my fingers if necessary.
My body and mind mirror the rock's patient strength,
Each growing stronger as the climb continues.
I will eventually get to the top.
I will not let go. Even if I stop climbing, I don't slip.
I simply wait patiently, rest for a while, and climb again.
I will be exhausted but triumphant when I reach the top.
I will relax and enjoy the view,
But then I will turn around
And help those who are still climbing,
So they too can rest and share the view.
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Literature
The Stone
I am fragile yet strong.
The wind and water may try to break me down,
But despite being weathered, I still stand,
As a reminder of enduring strength.
I may be weathered but I am not broken.
The river of life has smoothed my rough edges over time,
And the winds of change dried me on the river's banks.
For those who do not break, the weathering isn't all bad. It is life. It is change.
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Three free collie presets by FabouCaribou Three free collie presets :iconfaboucaribou:FabouCaribou 111 91 Free Presets, canine and feline version. by DropKickGamble Free Presets, canine and feline version. :icondropkickgamble:DropKickGamble 137 31 Free wolf preset by FabouCaribou Free wolf preset :iconfaboucaribou:FabouCaribou 112 59 Phytomorphs by megabass22 Phytomorphs :iconmegabass22:megabass22 120 10 Imperial Platuceph by megabass22 Imperial Platuceph :iconmegabass22:megabass22 92 22 Zoomorph by megabass22 Zoomorph :iconmegabass22:megabass22 78 22 Mareserperizoans by megabass22 Mareserperizoans :iconmegabass22:megabass22 92 17 Flora of the Knuppe Isles by megabass22 Flora of the Knuppe Isles :iconmegabass22:megabass22 98 12 Pelagic Xenarthra by megabass22 Pelagic Xenarthra :iconmegabass22:megabass22 109 23 The Gripe by InkGink The Gripe :iconinkgink:InkGink 30 22 Jikke Bird by InkGink Jikke Bird :iconinkgink:InkGink 32 25 XENOCENE - Pygmy Root-Scraper by InkGink XENOCENE - Pygmy Root-Scraper :iconinkgink:InkGink 28 13 Oppi by InkGink Oppi :iconinkgink:InkGink 54 33 Maned Gigaduck - XENOCENE by InkGink Maned Gigaduck - XENOCENE :iconinkgink:InkGink 51 18 The whale mimics of future earth! by InkGink The whale mimics of future earth! :iconinkgink:InkGink 107 18 Sphenichelonis by Dragonthunders Sphenichelonis :icondragonthunders:Dragonthunders 154 32

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Erick-the-Druid
Erick
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
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NO GOOD by AcidaliaAdrasteia Gryffinclaw Stamp by Aletheiia90 :thumb266121223:
I'm an animal lover - The Stamp Set by pjuk
Sarcastic Stamp by PixieDust01 Got Pride?-Trans by Makki12 Skyrim Khajiit Stamp by WeirdHyenas
WoW: Druid by stamp-me WoW: Hunter by stamp-me WoW: Shaman by stamp-me Pathfinder RPG Stamp by ArgoForg
Proud to be German by Wearwolfaa Prussian Pride stamp by Fischotterchen Scottish Blood by Chiminix Sweden Stamp by l8
UK Flag by mysage USA Flag by mysage


I literally like shiny things. I love jewels, rocks, metals, jewelry, etc. My mom joked that I was probably a crow in a past life xD and my Chinese zodiac is metal dragon, and both of those things are quite accurate.
Free icon: Blue Crystal by binoftrash
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^ Credit for the jewel: fav.me/d600693

I'm mainly a digital artist but I also do a wide range of stuff from photography to traditional art to hands-on stuff. I make a bit of jewelry, nothing super intricate yet but I like what I've done so far. I love ceramics and find pottery very relaxing but I don't have a kiln at home; I'm gonna look at getting some home-use clay and glazes/paints for it (...if those are a thing?). I've started doing basic pixel art too.

Some of my favorite pastimes are reading (if you want to talk books with me, please do!), drawing, kayaking, rock climbing, collecting things, taking tons of photos, and watching tv. I've started a youtube channel (where I post bandicam vids of FH maps I make and other short gaming videos); check it out below all the stamps. If you can't tell, I'm addicted to stamps lol.

I'm a guy; use male pronouns.

I have a couple of main characters. In case anyone is interested in their descriptions and basic info, have a link (to make my profile not look like such a text-wall, I decided to put all my characters' descriptions in a journal entry). Anyway here's the link: erick-the-druid.deviantart.com…

My username on most games is Windstrider. Find me as Windstrider on WolfQuest, Impressive World, FeralHeart, and various Impressive Title servers. I'm Windstrider2017 on Howrse (US server).

The stamps above have pretty obvious meanings but to gab a bit about the country and heritage stamps, I'm mostly of German and Prussian blood, with the rest being either Swedish or Norwegian I think, and a bit of Scottish and Irish (Shields clan). I don't know a lot about about my heritage but since I thought that was an interesting little fact, I figured why not put it up here. The UK and American flag are because I want to visit the UK some day, and I'm American.

I really appreciate comments and love hearing/reading peoples' feedback and advice, and I love talking to people, so feel free to comment away on my profile and art, and send me a note! I want to hear from people and I'm always happy to talk.

Irl, I talk a bit different from how I write. I might write really 'professionally' or whatever word you might use, and while I'm well-spoken, I tend to talk a bit 'ghetto' and be kind of a trash mouth sometimes. xD
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Leo Zodiac
Metal Dragon Chinese Zodiac
Salmon Native American Zodiac
Horse Celtic Zodiac
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Nature Lover-Stamp by Dinoclaws . i D r e a m . by mistandsparkles Warning: Art Of Many Styles by Vexcel Argonians and Khajiits Stamp by Demonic-Pokeyfruit
Proud Furry Stamp :3 by WolvenFlames book love stamp by Eirene86 homework stamp by sjthunder Stamp Collector by flamingangel
Too many things -stamp- by Shantella GEEK -stamp- by Shantella Second language by Shantella Penny Penny Penny by CynthiaSotoArt

Below is my new Great Wall of Stamps, a forever work-in-progress. xD
Mobster Llama by sir-zeke~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mobster Llama by sir-zeke
Too Many Stamps by MaruLovesStamps Baking Stamp - bandit4edu by stamps-club Warning: Art Of Many Styles by Vexcel So Many Books by LaPurr
DONT FAV - Stamp Not Enough Sl by stamps-club I'm different Stamp by r0ckmom OCs Stamp by Miho-Nosaka-stamps ::Insomniac Stamp:: by Sora05
No such thing as Normal stamp by stamps-club Butt Kickin' Kitty Stamp by stamps-club Book addicted stamp - Amersill by stamps-club Retro Gamer Stamp by Sora05
Red Meat Stamp - bandit4edu by stamps-club GOT IT?? by Mellow-Stamps Memory by Mellow-Stamps Day Dreamer Stamp by Sora05
Geek by FreckledAndFearless If I wanted by FreckledAndFearless Rule 349 by kissedbyavampire Pacman LOVE stamp by MithriLady
DO NOT FAVE - Golden by stamps-club DO NOT FAVE - Stamp0000193 by stamps-club Anim feeling stamps-happiness by Tollerka Groucho Marx Quotes 1 by Claire-stamps
Not Mean... - LostKitten by stamps-club sarcasm.. by Numbuh-9 I'm Not Insane - holls by stamps-club I refuse... Stamp by ladychimera
DO NOT FAVE - Visitor Stamp by stamps-club DO NOT FAV - Weirdness Stamp by stamps-club love music stamp - Fire-Feline by stamps-club :thumb62788259:
Dog Lover Stamp - Sparkyard by stamps-club Addicted to stamps by Drake1 be jealous. by Numbuh-9 stamp by Yacio
Rule 383 by kissedbyavampire Rule 6 by kissedbyavampire Rule 18 by kissedbyavampire Question Authority Stamp by BuckNut
Rule 142 by kissedbyavampire Rule 258 by kissedbyavampire Gryffinclaw Stamp by Aletheiia90 Stamp- teen authors by Lady-Xella
Rule 146 by kissedbyavampire Rule 343 by kissedbyavampire Rule 277 by kissedbyavampire Gimme Coffee by Sadiya
Dont walk slow in front of me by EmpiraArieona In UR Callery by Foxxie-Chan Past is Past by Foxxie-Chan wrong reality by WolfcatStamps
Face It by kissedbyavampire Rule 29 by kissedbyavampire Fred and George Stamp by renatalmar Archery by WolfcatStamps
I support Padfoot Stamp by TracePerso Marauders Stamp by Maleh-wa Spider Pig Stamp by Maleh-wa Fave and Run Stamp by StampsbyJen
Severus Snape's Patronus Stamp by L3xil3in Animal Adoption stamp by Unicornarama Because You Can Now Be Punished For Fighting Back by Mintaka-TK No Drama Stamp 2 by StampsbyJen
Internet Censorship, Anyone? by Mintaka-TK What One Eats Shouldn't Matter to Anyone by Mintaka-TK AnimalAwareness stamp by Unicornarama I'll Support Procrastination by Phoenix-Pyre
People are Animals too - Animals are People too by Synstematic Wishful Thinking by whispwill Sarcastic Stamp by PixieDust01 Fandom Crack Stamp by ladychimera
.:I forget shit.: by Da-Dingo Drama the spectators sport by MammaThatMakes Pirates AND Ninjas by ChibiBee Typing Stamp by In-The-Machine
stamp - don't judge a book... by Daeg-Niht environment stamp by environment Sushi Love Stamp by chikaex0tica Life Stamp by AcidaliaAdrasteia
:thumb90574606: The Gallery Stamp by Busiris I REFUSE Stamp by RoxyOblivion Love is love by Punakettu
I Heart Whales Support Stamp by bizarrostamps Obnoxious Video Ad Stamp by In-The-Zone I Like Waffles. Stamp by bizarrostamps stamp for windows by kailor
Stamp I love bears by kailor Myspace Stamp by StephiLynn Stamp: I'm not weird by Roxy317 Fantasy+RealLife Stamp by Monkey-Girl146
I Love Chocolate by Sophibelle I love Cheetahs by WishmasterAlchemist I love Servals by WishmasterAlchemist I love African Wild Dogs by WishmasterAlchemist
Stamp - Dog Lover by MauserGirl Adopt A Dog Stamp by cloudrat Doberman Love Stamp by cloudrat Beagle Love Stamp by cloudrat
Beagle Love Stamp by cloudrat Don't stop the music STAMP by irreplaceablemartina Beagle stamp by Tollerka beagle stamp by Currykat
Beagle Stamp 4 by Beaglelicious Rodent Love Stamp by cloudrat I Support Pit Bulls stamp by zelos22 learning other languages stamp by DejiNyucu
Protected by Werewolves stamp by purgatori Protected by Gryphons stamp by purgatori Gryphon Fanatic -stamp- by Zenfyre Dragon Lover stamp by KatrinaBonebrake
Leader of the Pack stamp by purgatori I Run with Werewolves u-u by Grrote Love Big Cats Stamp by PyroStorm I love Coyotes by WishmasterAlchemist
I love Wolves by WishmasterAlchemist Invalid Argument Stamp by the-ocean-sings Don't like me? by OMG-ImSoAwesome The music. by slipzen-stamp
Music Stamp by AcidaliaAdrasteia ::GOOD:: by AcidaliaAdrasteia Meaning Of Life by AcidaliaAdrasteia Thanks for visitin by k-nelo
Face it by k-nelo Rule 155 by kissedbyavampire Stress 3 by Foxxie-Chan Rule 147 by kissedbyavampire
Rule 172 by kissedbyavampire Rule 125 by kissedbyavampire I had a good one by DarkShad00w Rule 109 by kissedbyavampire
Rule 252 by kissedbyavampire Hard work by Shadow252525 Plan B by Shadow252525 .Stupid. by rothington
.Unite. by rothington Support Love by Thaeavoira Got it Licked by bandit4edu
Different Stamp by TisheenaManzana Nike by Wearwolfaa Out Loud Stamp by meljoy68 .NOT Short. by rothington
Tripped Up by AcidaliaAdrasteia Ring Ring Ring by Muttykins Stamp0000036 by o0Cynical0o Proud but Ashamed by Tatooine92
Bullshit by Rookie-101 Labels Stamp by DarkFacedStranger The Truth Is Out There... by Foxxie-Chan Mind Stamp by jenepooh
So Many Books by LaPurr I Have A Dirty Mind by parliamentFunk I WAIT Stamp by AcidaliaAdrasteia mmm... cheese by ImFeelingStampity
Advances Stamp by WrathOfReeses I Support Every Generation by Bearkata cereal killer by lauren-lovebites . i P r o c r a s t i n a t e by mistandsparkles
. i D r e a m . by mistandsparkles .::Adopt::. by WrathOfReeses .:.Adopt.:. by WrathOfReeses ::Adopt:: by WrathOfReeses
Chocolate Chip by ImFeelingStampity Shiny Disco Balls by ImFeelingStampity Spearmint by ImFeelingStampity Peppermint by ImFeelingStampity
Stamp0000095 by o0Cynical0o 'Liftenforken' In German by ImFeelingStampity Not the Only One by fear-the-brilliance



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I'm back (it's summer break so I have a lot of free time now). I'll be drawing various things, taking photos, and making FeralHeart presets. If you have preset requests, please post them here on my FH thread: feral-heart.com/smf/index.php?…
  • Reading: Wings of Fire: Moon Rising (re-read)
  • Watching: Say Yes to The Dress
  • Drinking: Water

Activity


Sometimes,
There is nothing better
Than a warm bed
And soft sheets,

Though even the floor will do.
The hunter is also the hunted.
He chases his prey
While he himself is pursued.

He is twice as motivated
As either of the others
Because he has twice as many reasons to run.
Hunter and prey
Another free verse poem for 10-24-18
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Nervous bc I ordered a new binder tonight. Fingers crossed. Knock on wood, the risk I'm taking will be worth it.
The widening river rushes toward its course,
Unstoppable,
And all the kayaker can do now is follow the current.
There is no turning back.
He shudders,
Imagining the jagged rocks that might come into his path at any minute,
And what will happen if he cannot avoid them.
He doesn't have the option to turn back, or slow down.
He can only try his best to stay on course and not sink.

The kayaker sets his jaw in determination
And wills the knot of fear in his gut to uncoil.
While the river will not slow down,
And rocks may come into his path,
He has a chance
At this test of courage,
This risk of risks.

Past the rapids and the rocks,
There could be safer waters and better fishing,
And the only way to find out
Is to follow the current,
No matter what obstacles lie in wait.
Rapids
Free verse poem 10-24-18. Kinda describing what I'm feeling right now.
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The moon is perched high in the sky,
An elegant white queen
On a throne of air and clouds.

Countless stars twinkle on a backdrop of blue velvet so dark it is nearly black.
Sheep's wool clouds are scattered over the velvet,
Edged in the soft silver glow of moonlight.

My talons and paws are sunk into the thick grass of the cliff.
A cool breeze stirs the grass and ruffles my feathers.
Crickets chirp,
Trees rustle softly,
And waves lap at the shore below.

I tilt my head towards the moon,
Giving silent thanks to the white queen
For sharing the night with me.

I open my wings
And lift off
Gliding leisurely on the soft air,
Gazing at the calm, glittering sea below.
Like the landscape, I am at peace.

The night is like a temple,
Quiet, peaceful, sacred,
Its incense the smells of wind, sea, and pine,
And its priests and priestess the stars.
Nightwing
Free verse poem #11 of 10-22-18. Inspired by the Vanir gryfons from Jess E. Owen's Song of the Summer King series.
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Happy Birthday cake 10 150px by EXOstock   next wave remake by nillemotes  
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Untitled by Alena-48  for the fave! 
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Olga17 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch! Jocelyne's roses by KmyGraphic  
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Erick-the-Druid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Yw! :3
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ZaraaLeanne Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou so much for the favourites and the watch too! I appreciate this so much :D
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Erick-the-Druid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Np! ^^
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UdoChristmann Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for watching my gallery :-)
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Erick-the-Druid Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Np! :3
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Thank you for the faves,, and watch!
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Yw! ^^
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