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Welkin

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Welkin

You feel your head exploding. You hold the edge of the welkinwood tightly. The wind on your knuckles is starting to numb your hand and weaken your grip. The air is warm, but you are travelling at speed. You put home behind you as if away in a shoulder bag in your mind. Thoughts pile into the bag uncontrollably, burying each other, entombing your heart. The wind had tickled your arms and the little hairs on them at the beginning, now it just feels like another shirt sleeve you’ve been wearing. The world is like that, a skin that you wear. The half-veil that protects your nose and mouth softly teases your neck. Sand hits your goggles an

Homunculus and the Cat - Ch 1

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Homunculus and the Cat - Ch 1

This story begins with the death of the cat. This particular feline perished, not peculiarly, by way of curiosity. It was a young cat, barely a year old, by any scale. She had an above average intelligence. Specifically one that afforded her a heightened awareness of danger as she pounced Japanese death, right in its putrid, sinewy face. Alexandria. Egypt. Gaia. The hermetic identical twin of Earth, where all mythology is true. Globally, together, gods, creatures and magic all coexist separate from the “real world,” since the fall of the Roman Empire when the two worlds were connected and known. A block or so away from the Great

Homunculus and The Cat Pt. II

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Homunculus and The Cat Pt. II

The cat does not die in this story. Not again. With only eight lives left, one small step toward prudence, the cat decided not fly into the sky during a dragon fight. She did not try to steal milk offerings from the various temples to the gods and goddesses around the city. And she was especially wary of shadows and purple light. After pouncing the shikome, the days, mostly the afternoon and evening portions, were consumed securely lounging on her new favorite apartment ledge. She frequently watched the human couple that lived inside argue, always slamming doors and sleeping alone. They would have to have sex sometime, every other couple in

Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Salmon of Wisdom

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Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Salmon of Wisdom

I didn't plan on eating the salmon of wisdom. But I did, accidentally. If I had known how easy it was to eat the fish, I'd truly have been more inclined to do it purposefully, and pretend it happened exactly as it had. But I did not. And I did eat it. My master had searched for the thing for longer than I had known about its existence, for longer even than my master had known about mine. And he had been there at my birth. He was not a fisherman, but he labored with that river long enough that he should have been, were it not for the obsession that undermined the experience. We had been fishing that day, just as we did most days, sitting on

The Witherist - Chapter 1

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The Witherist - Chapter 1

The Nara, like the withering world behind her, pined for stable ground. Her beaten broken shredded sails wallowed in the swells of the eastern shore. A chery salty-fresh gale prodder her hull and tugged at her splintered mast. Like a small child, innocent and fickle, even the wind eventually gave in to the Nara’s despair and found some gulls to tease, leaving the ship to scatter its own remains among the rocks of the new world. “Look!” a boy shouted as the skeletal timbers sank, “a treasure chest!” “That aint...That’s a coffin yeah!” “Wither my bones! You think there’s a body in&r

Copperblossom

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Copperblossom

“I have to shoot The Chairman!” Paisley’s own words clanked about in her head, like loose gears falling out of place and stealing her attention. She leapt over the galvanized railing, one hand on it pushing her over. It wasn’t a high leap for her, but she was short, really short and worried her skirt would snag. It didn’t. Paisley gripped her photometer in the other hand and held it high. She kept the balance of it perfectly in whatever anatomical gland or bladder governed that sort of sense. It might as well have been gaskets and bushings for all she cared. All the anatomy that mattered was on the outside, the

Paisley Shooting

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Paisley Shooting

“I have to shoot The Chairman!” Paisley’s own words clanked about in her head, like loose gears falling out of place and stealing her attention. She leapt over the galvanized railing, one hand on it pushing her over. It wasn’t a high leap for her, but she was short, really short and worried her skirt would snag. It didn’t. Paisley gripped her photometer in the other hand and held it high. She kept the balance of it perfectly in whatever anatomical gland or bladder governed that sort of sense. It might as well have been gaskets and bushings for all she cared. All the anatomy that mattered was on the outside, the

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Homunculus and the Cat - Ch 1

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Homunculus and the Cat - Ch 1

This story begins with the death of the cat. This particular feline perished, not peculiarly, by way of curiosity. It was a young cat, barely a year old, by any scale. She had an above average intelligence. Specifically one that afforded her a heightened awareness of danger as she pounced Japanese death, right in its putrid, sinewy face. Alexandria. Egypt. Gaia. The hermetic identical twin of Earth, where all mythology is true. Globally, together, gods, creatures and magic all coexist separate from the “real world,” since the fall of the Roman Empire when the two worlds were connected and known. A block or so away from the Great
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<- Novelist <-

My first book is called Homunculus and the Cat! It was published by Curiosity Quills Press! It can be found on Amazon, and a bunch of other places. also various excerpts and chapters can be found in my gallery. (they might be out of date tho)

i've got some other stuff...and a website www.nathancroft.com/

Favourite Visual Artist
gustave dore
Favourite Movies
MP& holy grail, hitchhikers guide, alice in wonderland, willow is probably my most quoted
Favourite Writers
Clive Staples L., doug adams, lewis carroll, roger zelazney, china mieville
Favourite Games
morrowind is best elder scrolls!
Favourite Gaming Platform
the nes i won in a local contest at age 4(ish) wish i still had it
Tools of the Trade
ms word, ps cs5, wacom intuos 4, awesomeness
Other Interests
video games, mythology, .... stuff

my novel is now published!

my novel is now published!

frankly i thought i did a journal for that... it um... happened in august... Homunculus and the Cat: Just a typical kitten saves the afterlife story, disguised as a book about death. In a world where every culture’s mythology is real, Medusa’s sisters want revenge on Poseidon, Troy is under siege again, and the Yakuza want their homunculi (mythological artificial humans) back. Near Atlantis’ Chinatown, a kitten and her human campaign for homunculi rights. Against them are Japanese death gods, an underworld cult, and a fat Atlantean bureaucrat. The main character dies (more than once) and a few underworlds’ way of d
muh book! https://www.deviantart.com/eugeneteplitsky/art/Homunculus-and-the-Cat-Nathan-Croft-548146493

pantheon rebirth

pantheon rebirth

nano rebel- editing 100k of pantheon instead of writing a sequel or another stand alone or side project. sorry guys (talking to my novels/characters) but youre just on the shelf, not the waste bin. I really like how Pantheon is turning out so critics can piss off maybe? news: i have three agents that said YES to me sending them more stuff...one of them like really really wants me to send them something besides the Cat story...cause well...its too weird. ALL of them liked my writing style. so i think pantheon updated will be just the ticket... ive posted chapter one. enjoy! will post more.

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thanks for the fave! :)
DaSchu Photographer
Thank you very much for faving my picture, it also became a DailyDeviation! :heart:
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Thank you for the Llama!!
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thanks for the favorite <3
thanks for favs!
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Thank you for the favourite! :D