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OC: Chalasheva Hy'Qiin by Hylanvahr OC: Chalasheva Hy'Qiin :iconhylanvahr:Hylanvahr 16 2
Literature
Divide
I see you. That lonely face.
I see them. Those colorful masks.
His face is a drama of tears.
Her face is a comedy of denial.
Two lives. One soul.
One will never meet the other.
Between them is a share: seeking.
Is there a way out for them?
For you?
I see you.
I feel you.
We are alone.
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Literature
Rift of Souls
The strain and intensity of a permanent disconnect is never easy. Even with all the powers of the universe surrounding your immortal self, death of the human host you have spent so much time experiencing is difficult to take. You return to that place at the very heart of all existence that connects the higher dimensions with the lowest three, only to find the truth of all that you believed in was nothing like the simple humans had taught you.
While you were there, looking through those dry old eyes whilst suffering pain, hunger, thirst, and chemically-driven feelings and thoughts, you believed that was all there was to everything; just you, your identity, your ego, your desires…your degenerating flesh. They told you all other faiths were wrong, and that any who disbelieved and failed to accept their human-like deity were condemned to eternal damnation in a bottomless pit of fire ruled by human-like beasts with horns and pitchforks. If only they knew otherwise.
They cannot. Earth
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Literature
Thirty Seconds Until Midnight
T-minus 30 seconds…
The angels ceased their endless watch over that which was good and honorable and sacred. Tyranny had won. The apocalyptic fire discriminated between no man, woman, or child. Rich and poor, executive and laborer, teacher and student…all that were caught in the winds of the fallout were snuffed out as easily as little birthday candles.
28 seconds…
The mass proliferation of antimatter bombs that could be fired covertly anywhere in the world through mobile railgun platforms meant the end of the longtime peace the nations of the West had fought so long and sacrificed so much over many decades to forge. The worst part was that such bombs left virtually no trace of radioactive mess, and yet were equally as destructive as the old hydrogen bombs. Our enemies could come and conquer our homeland at their leisure with no nuclear waste to clean up.
25 seconds…
There was always a plan in place to save as much as we possibly could. Colossal self-contained c
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Literature
Transcendence
Anthony never knew the moment fate struck at him. He was in a coma for two weeks since the accident, and the doctors weren’t aware that his wounds that had been treated were becoming septic and breaking down due to the overworked and understaffed medical/surgical nursing department. By the time the infection sent him into systemic shock, it was already too late. But the story of whom and what Anthony truly was didn’t end with his death in his hospital room.
At the moment of Anthony’s passing around 7 a.m., Samantha had been on her morning routine jog, passing by the same hospital just as she had each and every morning. She was a nurse herself, and had been one of the night nurses that admitted Anthony in the emergency room. She had no idea what had just happened to him, but something came over her; something…nostalgic, familiar even. She stopped, and looked up at the building, and could see the fourth story window where Anthony room was. She had a vague memory w
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Literature
Captain's Twilight
I am a captain of industry. I am a leader, a builder, an innovator, and a conqueror of failure. I cannot abide idle hands, and I’ll be damned if I ever let a setback in the markets or in the day-to-day operations of my company bring me to ruin. And yet, after decades of fighting the good fight, never backing down from a challenge, and always adapting and pushing forward towards the future and the promise of higher profits ahead, I have become my own worst failure.
It’s a mighty fine revolver this here Smith & Wesson .357 magnum. Would be more than enough to end the twilight and bring me to a quick, permanent nightfall. I’m cradling it in my withered old hands, consider it as my final option. For once, this isn’t a decision guided by my shareholders, my crack team of ambitious executives, or those market manipulators at the Fed.
I face this moment alone, just as I did when I returned home from Vietnam all those years ago with my uniform on, and half my face splas
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Literature
Birth
A storm of spirits
Touching the surface of life--
a new hope is born
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Literature
Don't go chasin' meerkats...
My great-grandfather used to tell me, "Don't chase after meerkats because you'll only end up with a frog in your mouth." I never quite understood his advice until one Labor Day, I was gardening with my best friend Nikki. All of a sudden, we found an underground tunnel! It was jazzy and spooky sounds came from deep within. Nikki saw something interesting inside, jumped in, and I never saw her again. Great-granddaddy was right!
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Literature
Sundogs
vanguards of the sun
beheld by young dreamer's eyes
a ruthless delight
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Literature
CompreHenshin - Prologue: Fiat Lux III
CompreHenshin
Prologue – "Fiat Lux" III
Cast (in order of appearance)
Caitlyn (narration indicated by voice-over (V.O.) tag)
Hank (FBI Agent 1)
Bill (FBI Agent 2)
Deputy Director
INT – FBI media room, New York City – Day
Caitlyn (V.O.): No one died at the bank that day. My pleas for a bloodless outcome were answered not by a superior being reigning over all, but by that which was already inside of me, changing me, taking me beyond what is considered human. I never asked for this...
[Our view is dominated by the full-color video capture from the bank surveillance monitors. The view is digitally focused on CAITLYN, and we see her leave her seat at the bank manager's desk.]
FBI Agent 1: There's the suspect leaving to head for the ladies' room...
FBI Agent 2: And there we are in pursuit. Hank, you putting on weight, or is that just the camera adding twenty pounds?
FBI Agent 1: Been at this job for a long time, Bill. You can't blame an old cop for enjoying his wife's cooking
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Literature
CompreHenshin - Prologue: Fiat Lux II
CompreHenshin
Prologue – "Fiat Lux" II
Cast (in order of appearance)
Caitlyn (first-person narration indicated by (V.O.) tag)
Julius
Nurse
Doctor Welland
ST. LOUIS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL,
ONE YEAR AGO
INT – Intensive care room – Day
[We see CAITLYN at JULIUS' bedside, both of her hands on his limp right hand. JULIUS is asleep, breathing slowly on his own, and on intravenous medication. The bedside EKG monitor indicates a steady heart rate and rhythm]
Caitlyn (V.O.): I held his hand. I wept for him. I stayed as long as I could after they released me from the ER. My injuries were only minor, but Jules took the brunt of the vehicular collision. The doctors said it was a miracle he lived, and back then, all I had was God to thank for. In hindsight, there was indeed a kind of divine intervention, but not of the sort many people tend to think of...
[A male nurse quietly arrives at the doorway to the private ICU room]
Nurse: Ma'am? Visiting hours are over.
Caitlyn: The charge nurs
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Literature
CompreHenshin - Prologue: Fiat Lux
CompreHenshin
Prologue – "Fiat Lux"
Cast (in order of appearance)
Caitlyn Mathieu (narration indicated by voice-over (V.O.) tag)
Bank Manager
Lead FBI Agent
FBI Agents
Julius
THE BANK,
NOW
INT - A bank in New York City – Day
Caitlyn Mathieu (V.O.): I should be in class today, nearly halfway through my first year in college...
Bank Manager: That should complete your new account with us, Miss Mathieu. Would you be interested in some of our other investment and savings opportunities?
Caitlyn (V.O.): ...but that simple life is only a fantasy now. This is real.
Caitlyn: I would...
[CAITLYN hesitates upon hearing familiar voices from across the lobby, and turns to see a group of FBI agents questioning one of the employees]
Caitlyn: Excuse me, I need to use your restroom. Could you--?
Bank manager: Certainly, it's right over there. [Points the way]
Caitlyn: Thank you. [Hastily rises from her seat in front of the manager's desk and heads for the ladies' room just as the agents spot h
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Literature
Winter's Dawn
Amidst autumn's sorrow
Came a breath of wisdom
From spirit's voice
To fair lady's ear.
Embrace the words
Of eternal decree
And face thy trials
With love and grace.
Gone is the purpose
Of tears and moans
When hope is alight
In winter's dawn.
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Literature
Golden Chains
Through the night I bore witness
To the ancient imperial queen.
Her opal eyes and twilight skin
Beamed a wealth of Syrian beauty,
And her manner of royal dress
A decree of her Egyptian rule.
Yet did I spy a crystal tear--
A shining stream of grief
Born of blood and fated shame--
Solitary in its telling
Of an empire forever lost
To the marching legions of Rome.
It is to me, but a mere man,
That I must bare my soul
To reflect upon the fall
Of a woman's broken heart.
Eternal was the moment when
Tears fell upon golden chains.
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Literature
Distraction
A sound obtuse curves past,
An infiltrator through
Twin tympanic portals
Tossing my orderly thoughts
Into a cluster of entropy.
To what do I owe the intrusion
That dares so grind askew
My sculpted plans into
Powdered grains and sand?
What shall be that which
Gives me comfort while
I grieve under a shower
Of despair, a wretch forced
To hold his aborted dreams?
Perhaps I shall yet live
To make love to my muse
And see anew the birth of
Inspiration and joy.
But alas, as I encroach upon
The moment of rebirth,
The perverted tones
Assail me once more...
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Literature
The Seventh Freedom
Beneath the austere firmament,
under solar beams of shaded
gold in this holy of holies
rests solitary the prophetic
grimoire forbidden to my
heretic thoughts and
restless heathen touch.
I smile.
All hearts to my left
and all souls to my
right look upon the
judging tome, its
sentinels weary of the
sinner in their midst
who dares seek the prize.
I step forth.
"He doubts us," said they.
My intent is denuded
to their vigilant gaze.
"Yet he believes," came
their grand retort.
My past deeds divest me
before the loyal horde.
I view the words.
By the providence of my Creator,
my legs have escorted me to
fair leather bound bride upon
the altar built by the hands
of those that beset me
on all sides in this place;
the end of my chosen path.
I hear the whispered message.
I am set upon by the morn,
the touch of dawn upon
my fair skin casting it aglow,
its potent wrath cleaving
the remnant shadows and
coveted secrecy of my sins
with executioner's prejudice.
I feel the sacred blood's warmth.
Behold!
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I stumbled across this journal entry today dating back to 2016, and...well I'll just let the wise words speak for themselves:

written by :iconandantonius:


Art Tip: Managing FocusPeople don't listen to classical music as much as they used to. Many would define it as slow or boring, and in comparison with the fast paced, drum driven, digital glitching music of today they're not wrong to feel it that way.
This is true in every form of media. Why play a board game when you can play a video game with exciting graphics and sound? Why watch a stage play when you can watch a movie with impossible action and breathtaking visuals? Why read an article when you can watch a YouTube vlog with jump cuts mid-sentence ensuring none of your precious time is wasted?
This is the evolution of media and technology and it's not inherently bad, in many ways it's incredibly good. New media offers all kinds of great things that shouldn't be discounted, but it also comes with a risk. We get used to the idea that we need to be perpetually entertained, every second of every day. When we're used to being constantly stimulated by new #content, how can we ever expect to sit down for 8 hours

People don't listen to classical music as much as they used to. Many would define it as slow or boring, and in comparison with the fast paced, drum driven, digital glitching music of today they're not wrong to feel it that way.

This is true in every form of media. Why play a board game when you can play a video game with exciting graphics and sound? Why watch a stage play when you can watch a movie with impossible action and breathtaking visuals? Why read an article when you can watch a YouTube vlog with jump cuts mid-sentence ensuring none of your precious time is wasted?

This is the evolution of media and technology and it's not inherently bad, in many ways it's incredibly good. New media offers all kinds of great things that shouldn't be discounted, but it also comes with a risk. We get used to the idea that we need to be perpetually entertained, every second of every day. When we're used to being constantly stimulated by new #content, how can we ever expect to sit down for 8 hours and finish a great painting? How can spending 30 minutes rendering someone's left forearm compete with the thrill of an action movie?

It can't. And it shouldn't have to.

Much like classical music or a stage play, making artwork is a slow process. It requires patience, focus, and a lot... of..... time. And for most of us that requires some proactive conditioning of our brain. Now don't worry, I'm not saying you should cancel your internet and only listen to Mozart for the rest of your life, but if you struggle with focus, I would highly recommend committing to this rule:
Before and during work hours, avoid highly stimulating media.

Now i'm no brain science man, but this is something I've learned from my mentors and have found to be very true in my own work. If I play video games in the morning before painting, I can't focus. If I try to watch movies on the side during the long process of rendering, I can't focus. If my phone is buzzing with new emails and tweets to check every 5 minutes, I can't focus. As a result of this cumulative effect, I've spent many 10 hour days and accomplished only 2 hours of work.

Without exception, I have always made my best work in the shortest amount of time when I commit myself to focus. I still watch plenty of movies and play plenty of games, but only after I finish my art for the day. Our perception is heavily influenced by contrast, and if you don't overstimulate your mind in the morning it's much, MUCH, easier to focus on the slow process of painting throughout the day. If the most thrilling thing you've done today is brush your teeth, making art actually becomes pretty exciting.

So if you find yourself struggling with focus I'd encourage you to give this a try! No games, movies, TV, etc. before or during work hours. Keep your phone in another room where you can't hear it. Avoid constantly updating sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr like the plague. Then when you've put in your honest work for the day, go wild and have a good time. I think you'll find that you can make better art in less time, and enjoy the process much more.

Until next time, make art and f-f-focus on it! :) (Smile)

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YurixTheWanderer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Glad you like my works. Thanks a lot for the faves!
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Cadaver86 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching. Added to my devWatch!
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the-batcomputer Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! I appreciate it.
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TheVelveteenArtist Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Student General Artist
Heyo! just stopping by to thank you for the support on my ghibli artwork! I appreciate it! :D

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Hylanvahr Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. It was my pleasure. :)
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DrSGrowth Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much for the Watch :)
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akizz Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Thank you for the deviantwatch :)
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ulimann644 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Many thanx for the nice Llama :)
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Hylanvahr Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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Thanx for :+fav: :)
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