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Hell to Pay :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 8 8
Silk Road
My head alights upon your shoulder
As you enfold me in your arms.
An exhausted bird has regained his perch
Bringing his aimless flight to an end.
Sweet nightingale, your soothing tune
Echoes through my heart's mountain.
Matched only by your heart-song
In the valley of your breast.
My hands and eyes are caravans
That amble along your form.
And my cartographer mind charts your geography
A Silk Road I would tread a thousand times.
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Happy Birthday, deviantART by nightshade-keyblade Happy Birthday, deviantART :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 19 10
Hozan (La Tristesse)
Au nom de toi, Ô brume tout-enveloppant,
Dans la présence duquel une nuance de regret déverse son accord éphémère, comme si on espérait se réveiller a une vocation connu que dans l’esprit. Ce contraste émotionnel qui est ressenti-et dés un clignement des yeux soudain, sans un moment donné pour le comprendre-est en soi une rêverie mourant d’envie d’être entendu…bien sûr, avec prudence exercé assidument. Il est difficile d’estimer son âme à l’abri de la mélancolie-à moins qu’on soit un fantôme, ce qui est le cas avec nous tous.
Ô Demoiselle, dont le sourire est un songe sculpté par le Tout-Puissant…Je me demande combien de temps j’ai pensé de cette belle silhouette qu’était ton sourire, qui m’a permis de tourner la page. Il est comme des flocons de neige perché sur les feuilles d’hiver-tendre,
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OC Character Profile-Rebecca Simmons
OC Character Profile
Name: Rebecca Leigh Simmons
Age: 17 years
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: United States, mixed Irish-English ancestry
Born: Germany  
Lives: United States (formerly South Africa, Turkey, Croatia, and the Philippines)
Height: 5 feet 4 inches, 164.6 centimetres
Build: Inverted triangle general shape with hips slightly wider than waist  
Clothing Style: Casual
Unusual Features: None
Hair Colour/Style: Medium Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Eye Shape: Deep set, evenly spaced
Nose: Medium sized, Roman nose with straight bridge
Facial shape: Oval with smooth chin, prominent cheekbones
Lips: Thin on top, full on bottom
Skin Tone: Medium, no colour in cheeks
Personality (positive): kind, good natured, intelligent, hard working student, compassionate, strong willed
(negative): timid, socially awkward, reserved when not encouraged by her close friends and trusted ones, self conscious.
Fears: rejection, failure (especially academic and artistic failure), snakes, insec
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Undefeated: No One Fights Alone by nightshade-keyblade Undefeated: No One Fights Alone :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 7 13
Mature content
Business Hours :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 10 12
Masked Man by nightshade-keyblade Masked Man :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 22 30 Stealth Mode II by nightshade-keyblade Stealth Mode II :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 9 0 Stealth Mode by nightshade-keyblade Stealth Mode :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 7 15 Back in Action by nightshade-keyblade Back in Action :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 7 29
Mature content
The Blind Leading the Blind :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 10 17
Mature content
Guardian Devil :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 7 11
Bow In by nightshade-keyblade Bow In :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 6 4 Body Shot by nightshade-keyblade Body Shot :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 4 0 Muay Thai Round Kick by nightshade-keyblade Muay Thai Round Kick :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 8 7


Mac and Toby by FleetingEmber Mac and Toby :iconfleetingember:FleetingEmber 2,749 96 Daily Paint 2342. Cottontail by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 2342. Cottontail :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 4,995 133 Daily Paint 2352. Narwave by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 2352. Narwave :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 4,877 105 Daily Paint 2366. Bow and Sparrow by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 2366. Bow and Sparrow :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 3,709 109 Daily Paint 2370. Carrotcal by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 2370. Carrotcal :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 3,376 98 Naditu by GENZOMAN Naditu :icongenzoman:GENZOMAN 2,989 82 Our Lady the Weeping One by SaxtorphArt Our Lady the Weeping One :iconsaxtorphart:SaxtorphArt 33 9 La Ciguapa by SaxtorphArt La Ciguapa :iconsaxtorphart:SaxtorphArt 70 16 Mors Omnia Vincit by Lariethene Mors Omnia Vincit :iconlariethene:Lariethene 106 7 Medieval inspired Skirt from curtain by LualaDy Medieval inspired Skirt from curtain :iconlualady:LualaDy 113 20 farewell.. my friends.. by Cassielink farewell.. my friends.. :iconcassielink:Cassielink 38 0 Encounter by middlehouse Encounter :iconmiddlehouse:middlehouse 11 0
Call for Submissions

Submission are open for our July 15 issue!
TchotchkeReview will publish its inaugural issue on July 15th!  Submissions for that issue are now open!
The theme for our first issue is Crisis.
There are crises happening all around the world every day. Climate change, political upheaval, communities drowning in homelessness, poverty, and drug abuse — the world is not a pleasant place for huge parts of the population. But crises are also personal. Losing a job when you're behind on rent, betrayal from someone you loved, losing faith in your religion or yourself, losing your home to an extreme weather event; there's no end to the way a crisis can affect your life.
The staff at TchotchkeReview are looking for your stories, poems, photos, and essays about the crises you've experienced and what was done to solve them.
Unthemed submission are also welcome!
You are more than welcome to submit work o
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The Legend of Zelda -  Darkness Orb by GENZOMAN The Legend of Zelda - Darkness Orb :icongenzoman:GENZOMAN 2,624 56 Ostara by IrenHorrors Ostara :iconirenhorrors:IrenHorrors 2,260 54




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Support Stamp: nightshade-keyblade by jdrainville


Merry Christmas (Long Awaited Update)

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 25, 2018, 8:51 AM
From the writing desk of Nightshade-Keyblade

Sweet dancing bananas, it's been over a year since I wrote any journals :faint:

I guess an explanation is in order :blushes:

As some of you might know from my previous journal, I was accepted for a traineeship at the European Central Bank back in August 2017. Originally slated to leave after six months, my contract was fortunately extended yet again.

It's been a really challenging but fulfilling year in Germany. I've had a chance to meet a lot of interesting colleagues and develop more professionally and personally. I got to see more of Germany and learn more and more about a culture and country I've found fascinating for a long time. 

At the same time, my work during the week and various other engagements and commitments made it hard to stay on top of a lot of my messages here on dA. Some days, I had just about enough energy to fave and run, as you do :blush:

I am currently with my parents, sisters, and my brother in law to celebrate the winter holidays before we all go our separate ways. My job hunt is on hold for now until the end of the year.

In the meantime, I am amazed at the many changes that have occurred over my absence this year, some rather tragic :(


Others more hopeful and celebratory:

Part of what inspired me to write this though would have to be the following news about deviantART's planned revamp:

BETA TEST: DeviantArt Eclipse

As you may know, DeviantArt has been long working on a big update of our site and overall user experience. It’s been over a year of brainstorms, planning, research, interviews, testing, and more, and now we’re gearing up for a full Eclipse!

The time has finally come: we’re excited to announce DeviantArt Eclipse to beta testers. Take a look at the new design and some of the new features on our promo site. How To Try DeviantArt Eclipse

Now it’s time for you all to experience it! All beta testers have been enabled with DeviantArt Eclipse. To make the switch simply click on the More menu on the top navigation and select “Try DeviantArt Eclipse.”You can switch back to the old site by clicking on the avatar icon and selecting “Back to Old Version.”

Explore What’s New

We can’t wait for you to explore some of our awesome new features! We recommend starting off by selecting Header Art in order to personalize your Profile and make a “wow!” first impression.

After you’ve done that, elevate your art by choosing a deviation background (Core Members have more background options to select from as well). Expand your watch list and community outreach by browsing status updates and polls. Experiment with the new Love Meter to indicate how much a certain work of art matches your personal taste. Go on and explore, Beta Testers!

Reporting Bugs, Feature Requests, and Feedback

DeviantArt Eclipse is still in development. You will likely encounter bugs and unfinished features. We need your help to test out our new features! If you do find any issues, please let us know.

Submit a bug or feature request (submit to this form as many times as you’d like!)Please try to include as much information as possible, such as browser info, OS info, screenshots, links, reproduction steps, what you expected to see versus what you actually experienced, and anything else you think will help describe your issue.Please do not contact DeviantArt Support about Eclipse-related bugs or issues — we’d like to collect all bugs and feedback though this form.Submit your overall feedback about DeviantArt Eclipse

Known Issues & In-Development Features

Here are some of the major known issues we are aware of and actively working on:

We are still working on the favouriting and collecting experience. Please share your feedback!It’s not yet possible to include Literature and Journal thumbs in comments or galleries within Journals.Icon codes are in development.Sharing a thumbnail in a Journal or comment using a link (or :thumb: code) is not yet possible.Thumbnails of pixel art, stamps, and small images have some display issues. Literature thumbs do not include preview text.Various feedback notifications (such as certain types of replies and deviation mentions) are not yet completed and may display as an error.Feedback will sometimes get out of order after scrolling through many notifications.Minor formatting issues in new Journal text editor.Bio and personal information are not yet editable on Eclipse.Gallery Subfolders and Gallery Stats will be temporarily unavailable as we rebuild them in the future.The mobile web version is not yet available.Comment permalinks don't include links to the original content or parent comment. Submitting Journals to Groups is not yet possible. While creating or editing Commissions, the Points-currency conversion is not being calculated properly. (This is just a visual bug; the price of Points is not changing.)

Questions on certain Eclipse features? Feel free to check out our Knowledge Base for more information.

From what I understand, once the new changes are implemented, I will no longer be able to write a journal entry with this beautiful skin, commissioned by the Lit Community's resident sweetheart :iconladylincoln: and created by the talented :iconuszatyarbuz:. I owe the both of you my sincere thanks for this beautiful gift. :aww: :thanks: :love:

Can't think of much else to talk about so I leave the floor open to you guys.

Feel free to comment below and fill me in on anything else I might have missed. It's good to see you all again and with his beauty of a journal skin. :heart:
Love and joy come to you, and God bless you and send you a Happy New Year.

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate :heart:

 Christmas Carol 

Skin by UszatyArbuz

Happy Birthday, Singletree 

1 deviant said Many happy returns :rose:
1 deviant said What Becomes of the Broken Hearted by SingletreeART
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No deviants said Spare a thought or two for LadyLincoln :heart:



Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
Occupation: martial arts practitioner, trombonist, traceur (parkour practitioner), fiction writer and wannabe poet.

:thumb205098306: Je-Parle-Francais by oanalivia I-Speak-English by oanalivia

Favourite genre of music: alternative, rock, pop, soundtracks, classical, metal (symphonic, gothic, power, nu), opera.

Favourite style of art: Photography, Comics, Anime, Anthro, animation, Dark Romanticism, Symbolism, Pre-Raphaelite

Favourite cartoon character: Elric Brothers, various superheroes, Kenshin Himura, several Disney characters, cast of Avatar TLA

Personal Quote: A life without a friend is like a death without a witness-Unknown

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1 deviant said Many happy returns :rose:
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Thank you for the fave!
Sat Dec 9, 2017, 10:13 PM
thanks for the fave :rose:
Sun Nov 5, 2017, 7:56 AM
Fri Nov 3, 2017, 9:58 PM
kezfly: You're most welcome! (:
Sat Oct 21, 2017, 5:10 PM
PatchworkLynx: You're most welcome! ^_^
Sat Oct 21, 2017, 5:10 PM
KatlynKritterz: Thank you very much! ^_^
Sat Oct 21, 2017, 5:09 PM
Happy birthday!!
Sat Aug 19, 2017, 7:45 PM
[screams incoherently]
Thu Jul 6, 2017, 2:50 PM
どうもありがとうございました :+fav:s :)
Thu Jun 15, 2017, 12:38 AM
Thanks for the poetry faves!
Tue Jun 13, 2017, 9:32 PM


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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2019  Hobbyist Writer

Happy Easter, sweetpea.  Sending you so much love today, and always. :heart:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
:easterbunny Hats off! Little Bunny

Thank you so much, sweetpea :iconbigheartplz:

Sending love today and always :hug:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you Very Much by PaMonk 
As always, I dearly appreciate the collect and support, dearheart!  You're a gem.
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 4, 2019  Hobbyist Writer

Thank you, dear! You're too kind :heart:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner May 5, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
bunny glomp by dutchie17  :heart:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 11, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
:love: :heart: :love:

A bunny emote! Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
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szynszyla-stokrotka Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the fav on:
Daisy Family Carnival 2019 by szynszyla-stokrotka !!
RailToonBronyFan3751 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav.
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Sure thing!
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for your recent collects, darling soul.  Your support, and you, mean the world to me, always.
Icon - Pink Rose by fmr0
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