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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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Edit: I am going to share a bit more about what I managed to find out, as I know there is a lot of speculation. It has been learned from the woman who found her (a personal friend who regularly took her shopping, etc) that Alicia was found dead in her home, near her computer, a wound on the back of her head. The theory is that she went to sit on her chair, it rolled away from her, and she fell backwards, hitting her head on the floor and expiring.

Honestly, I have my doubts if that is the full story. But, sadly, there is no way for me to get any more information. So, for now, her death is being characterized as a tragic accident. Regardless of what happened, I know Alicia struggled desperately with the darkness inside of her; if nothing else, she is relieved from that. 

I am still shocked and absolutely distraught. Alicia was my friend and collaborator, and I mourn the fact I will never get to meet her face-to-face as we always talked of and dreamed...



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I am beyond devastated to learn of the passing of Endorell-Taelos. To say she was my best friend would be an understatement. She was an amazing artist, an amazing writer, and my dearest friend. I last spoke with her about two weeks ago -- unfortunately my tumultuous life didn't allow us to talk often recently. But that was what was wonderful about Alicia, we both had periods where we weren't around a lot, but we would always pick up right where we left off. Anyhow, I wrote to her a couple of days later, but the messages went unanswered. When more than a week went by, I feared the worst. I am beyond heart-broken to learn my fears were founded.

It was well-known that Alicia struggled with depression. While I have no way to know if her passing was related, I do know there were so many professionals who told her to "get active, make friends, do something" and it will get better. She tried and it never did. Having struggled with my own depression, I know it's not that easy. So, to that end, I hope she is at peace now, reunited with those she loved, especially her mother. 

If any of her family or personal friends read this, please contact me if you can. I feel so lost and would like to know a bit more if it can be shared. My email is mirz123@gmail.com

Sharing this picture. I loved Alicia like a sister, but I always envisioned her as her character, Luciana:

Color test + edit: Luciana by CristianaLeone by MissTerre



More on her passing:

  In Memoriam: Endorell-TaelosI can not believe that this is the title I just wrote. Earlier today, I received news  that our friend and valued community member Endorell-Taelos has passed away early March. As of now, her family doesn't know what happened to her. And so, I sit here, shaking, crying and trying to grasp the big empty space Alicia has left behind in my life. 
She was a treasured friend and a kind soul. Someone you'd love instantly as you met her. The first time I met her, we made plans to revive her group, SeniorSelections. She was so very sweet and welcoming to me right then and there that I knew we would become friends. Flash forward a few weeks and we were chatting daily. When I took over NaturesHaven, it didn't take long for her to tell me she wanted to join too, and she rooted herself down firmly as an irreplaceable team member by creating gorgeous features.
It is no secret Alicia has had her struggles in the past, and I think those are the things that shaped her into the wonderful an
Every time I think to do an update, I realize that most of the people who would be interested -- the many people who supported me over the years -- are no longer watching me due to the DA debacle. It's hard not to resent DA; I feel gutted and not-wanted here. My own fault, I suppose they will say. However, other people in my same situation managed to get their accounts back intact.

Ah well. Since it's been 5 months since the last update...

Things are going better. I have moved permanently with my family. No more long weekend drives. I thankfully found a job in my new city. Difficult transitioning to a new workplace/people/routine after being at the same firm for 25 years. But, I'm managing.

Creative-wise? I'm in a wasteland. You'd think having things finally settle somewhat in my life would help. Unfortunately, it just drove home how much the last 2-3 years have changed me. Not for the better. Having everything stripped away from you can be liberating, but in many ways you don't have the energy, or desire, to rebuild. Hopefully, it will return someday, but today is not that day. In the meantime, I have been posting some micro-fiction/poetry on my personal blog. It's not much, but maybe it will serve as hope that my creativity will return in the future. *sigh*

On a brighter note. I did have a nice "DA-moment" in recent weeks. In a bit of a whirlwind, ihateseptictanks and I-is-smart dropped by for a visit on their way back home from a convention. Ravenswd and I had a blast finally meeting them -- we've known these guys for years! :D And it was good catching-up on old times. Here's a picture:

Friends by mirz333

Anyhow, not sure if there will be much more to post for another 5 months. So, I will wish you all well for the upcoming holiday season. 2019 is ahead of us. While 2018 wasn't quite as bad as 2017, I'm not sure 2019 will bring much more relief. That said, I have a roof over my head, a job, and my family. Can't really ask for more.

~ Michelle

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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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pixiepot Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Professional Photographer
:love: I hope you're doing well!
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Mike-the-dabbler Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018
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Amarantheans Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, I am so sorry that you are feeling down and it is tough having your identity stripped away. Between DA and your life, I hope things get better for you. 
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, have an awesome day :happybounce:
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