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WWC2: The Loreithian Heritage - Ch. 1
"Mom, wake up. Mom!"
  Sara  threw her arms over her eyes to shield them from the sunlight steaming in through the crack in the curtains. "What..?" she asked, disoriented.
  "You said you'd come to the game. C'mon, it's almost noon. You have to get up."
  Blinking twice, she rolled over and stared at the neon red numbers on the clock: 11:52. Propping up on her arm, she groaned as her back protested the action.
  Danny narrowed his eyes towards her in reprimand. "Were you out as Dark Flame last night?"
  The boy's reaction might have made her smile at a different time, but another pain shot through her arm and she was just too tired for humor. "Yes, I was," she droned. "I had to help your uncle with a jewelry store robbery."
  "Well you have to get up. We need to leave soon. Grampa's making eggs. Now, c'mon." Pulling on her arm, the boy helped her to a sitting position.
  "All right," she said with a wave of her hand. "Go make me a cup of coffee.
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When Worlds Collide - Chapter 1 - Arrival
A strong wind blew in from the north. The Black Torrent shivered and pulled his cape around himself. For a late May evening, it was unseasonably cold. The change of weather had come on quite suddenly and it almost seemed there was something more in the air than a mere chill. Breaking into a run, he hoped the movement would warm him. He darted to the edge of the building and leapt over to the next rooftop. As his feet hit the slate, a buzzing came from his belt. He pulled out the small communicator, recognizing the code for Officer Derek Blake. He switched on the device.
 "Torrent here."
 "Hey, we were wondering if you could come down to Fifth and Clark. We have a kid here and we're not sure what to do with her."
 Glancing at his watch, he grimaced. It was nearly 2 a.m. "I'm not covering that area tonight," he said, even though he was already heading to the location.
 "I know. But...well, you'll see when you get here."
 It took Torrent twenty minutes to make it
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Breaking my silence to post this video about "silence." Worth a watch for anyone who fancies themselves an artist. You are wanted, you are needed by the world. Keep fighting the good fight.
A week has passed since Alicia / Endorell-Taelos's passing. And while the tears don't fall quite as often, they still come, and the hole in my heart is bigger than ever. I have been quite the introvert these last few years due to life events which have thrown me into a deep depression. Since I am not the type to burden anyone with my problems, I chose to distance myself from most people. Alicia was special in that she understood the darkness I was struggling with as she lived with it herself, and it truly was a blessing to have someone in my life whom I could talk with, who could understand what I was going through, and never got tired, upset, or frustrated as I shared my woes. Her parting leaves such a chasm in my soul...

LadyLincoln posted a DA memorial for Alicia -- and did a far better job than I ever could; I sincerely love and thank her for her efforts. :heart: With that in mind, I know many of Alicia's well-known pieces and loves have been shared. I thought it might be nice if I showed off some of the lesser-known things that brought Alicia an incredible amount of joy.



Alicia loved K-Pop (anything South Korean, really). One of her all-time favorite groups was VIXX, and she was always quick to share their latest album with me. As a gift for her birthday, I commissioned a piece from PeculiarDork featuring the group. I will forever be grateful to her for introducing me to Leo and the boys.


VIXX - Voodoo Doll by PeculiarDork


To that end, Alicia toyed with re-imagining her story world of Loreithia with an Asian-esque twist. She loved the idea of Luciana coming from that culture. She also toyed with having Luciana sport white hair instead of her black tresses (at least temporarily): 


Luciana Color By Nikranel-d9jjk7v by mirz333
Art by Nikranel


When she was younger, Alicia loved to dance and aspired to be a singer. Her life circumstances and disability did not allow her to pursue that dream, but it was something she talked about often. She particularly loved Irish dancing, and had Luciana take it up in an alternate version.

Commission for Endorell-Taelos by runawaywithyou


Life has a way of marching on and changing. In times past, I was blessed to be active on the site with Alicia, along with our dear friend CristianaLeone. We worked on many collaborations together, and ran the 3 Worlds Fairytale Contest, one of Alicia's favorites. This piece was a bit of a dedication to our friendship, which Alicia cherished (each of us is represented by our characters Sara, Ria, and Luciana).

Commission - Best friends forever by LiberLibelula

Alicia loved to role-play, and that is actually what got her started as a writer. Many of the people who played with her commented on her lovely prose and encouraged her to start formally authoring her stories. Here is a commission she purchased based on one of our role-plays. She adored vampires, and this one features her Luciana with my vampire, Vincent:


Luciana, Vincent and Sara for Endorell-Taelos by Djinngin

It is no secret that When Worlds Collide was her pride writing-wise. During the course of the story, Alicia suggested we commission some art to inspire us. She loved to commission art, and was truly my "partner-in-crime" when it came to commissions. I met so many artists through her. This was the first piece we commissioned together (and one of my all-time favorites). It also introduced me to the lovely fee-absinthe, whom I worked with many times after:


Commission: When Worlds Collide by fee-absinthe


Alicia's favorite scene in the WWC saga was also one of her favorite personal pieces of writing. It was a scene she had envisioned for years, and it tickled her pink to finally be able to put it down on paper and see it come together in a story. She commissioned a comic page to visually showcase the scene, and it was one of her top-10 favorite pieces:

Commission: The Sacrifice by SerenaVerdeArt

While WWC was her crowning moment on DA, I believe her most beloved writing piece was her tale of a kitten, and the piece that gave her the title of "published author." She was so proud. You can learn more details, and where to purchase the book, in the notes of the deviation:






While I had dabbled in photo-manipulation before, Alicia is the one who encouraged me to delve deeper into it. She was always like that, so supportive and eager to share her knowledge. I am eternally grateful for that. Here is a piece I created for her -- one of my best manip works. It also features another one of her loves, dragons. Specifically, her beloved character Taelos (tay-loss), whom she referenced eternally in her username:


Luciana-lores by mirz333


Alicia was vocal to many about how much she missed her mother, who died when she was a young adult. Her character, Kaliya, was based heavily on her mother, even down to her long curly blonde hair. This was another one of her favorite commissions:

A Mother's Embrace by Saimain


And while I could never feature all of her favorite pieces, I will leave you with a few that stick out in my mind:

Luciana and Kaliya by meago     The young Empress by Isbjorg   Luciana and Taelos by Gnewi  D.C: Endorell-Taelos colour by dire-musaera   Endorell-Taelos : commission by chutsketch  



I am forever grateful for having known Alicia. I will miss her for always.

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Happy Birthday! Hope you and the family are doing fine.
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner May 5, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
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I hope you never forget how loved you are.  

Have a wonderful day, dearheart. :heart:
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TheRejectPhoenix Featured By Owner May 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, Mirz! I truly hope you're faring well.
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mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner May 5, 2019
Happy Birthday, dear friend.
I wish the best for you in your new coming age and many joy.
Have a great day.
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roundtower Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018   Traditional Artist
Merry-xmas-smiley-emoticon by poisen2014   dear friend! Holiday-elf-smiley-emoticon by poisen2014

All the best for you and yours!

Nuria
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