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Hell to Pay :iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 8 7
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.
:iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 83 58
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,
:iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 9 18
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
:iconnightshade-keyblade:nightshade-keyblade 4 5
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


KH3: Dropkick by HetemSenar KH3: Dropkick :iconhetemsenar:HetemSenar 38 14
your high horse
will buck.
:iconhopeburnsblue:hopeburnsblue 3 0
Little did they know
that mousy girl
was a squeaky wheel.
:iconhopeburnsblue:hopeburnsblue 4 0
Reignited Adult Spyro by Olessan Reignited Adult Spyro :iconolessan:Olessan 1,230 53 Elle Fanning by leialle Elle Fanning :iconleialle:leialle 97 6 Study by leialle Study :iconleialle:leialle 67 8 Aria by leialle Aria :iconleialle:leialle 45 3 OC commission - water splash by Everybery OC commission - water splash :iconeverybery:Everybery 55 2
Holiday Card Project 2018!

The DeviantArt #HolidayCardProject is back to spread some holiday cheer once again!
Now on its 11th year, the Holiday Card Project aims to bring that cheer to patients in hospitals both in the United States and around the world during the holiday season, connecting artists everywhere and applying their tremendous artistic abilities to designing and creating meaningful, uplifting greeting cards.
Since it first started in 2004, the project has received nearly 28,000 cards sent in by thousands of deviants from over 60 different countries/political regions. Cards are then distributed by DeviantArt members and staff to different hospitals in the Greater Los Angeles ar
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Bataclan by krukof2 Bataclan :iconkrukof2:krukof2 24 18 DAREDEVIL - Devil of Hell's Kitchen by chinara DAREDEVIL - Devil of Hell's Kitchen :iconchinara:chinara 96 5 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT: Onion Knight by dagga19 Dissidia Final Fantasy NT: Onion Knight :icondagga19:dagga19 77 22
For the Worrier
Do not overthink, my child.
Protect your precious mind.
I'm not a God of such unease;
I'm gentle, caring, kind.
All the anxiousness you feel,
it's nothing but a ploy.
For, as you see, the Devil's scheme
is to mug you of your joy.
I am the medicine you need;
I'm the cure that kills the pain.
Though it may take a while, my child,
please know I'll keep you sane.
And as you try to sleep tonight,
tears rolling down your face,
just understand I've got a plan.
Your fears I will erase.
My love will flow endlessly.
You'll never lack my heart.
Nor will you ever be alone;
from you my soul can't part.
:iconbreath-of-nefertari:Breath-of-Nefertari 8 1




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Support Stamp: nightshade-keyblade by jdrainville


Dear Watchers,

EDIT: Seems I communicated badly. I have actually turned 26, not 25. Messed it up a bit

By the time I have completed this  journal, my 25th year will have slipped through my fingers. 26 years old feels so anti-climactic in comparison, but it is what it is. According to my page, it has been over a year since my last journal :o :faint:

The last year has been my busiest year yet and has been a mixed bag of ups and downs. Not long after accepting an increasingly precarious job opportunity, I was unfortunately let go from my previous job in Paris in September. Thus began a year of job hunting, travelling to and from job interviews.

I'm happy to finally say that my year of frustration has come to an end.

On August 15, I began a new position as trainee at the library of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt. The new workplace is vast and the first few days have been rather fast paced. I'm still over the moon at this new opportunity after so long. It feels so good to be back on the saddle in a library setting after a false start. I hope now that my traineeship leads to something more sustainable.

I intended to write a journal to mark my 25th birthday and truly take the time to show my appreciation for everyone here who has done so much for me in the eight years that I have been on deviantART. Never too late for that, I hope!

This one goes out to everyone who have encouraged my writing and art, added my work to their :+fav:s, gifted me with wonderful gifts, or made my experience here so worthwhile.

The list is not exhaustive but I would especially like to thank the following persons:

:iconamarantheans: for her encouragement, her feedback, and for making this awesome literature tag and icon:

Howling at the moon by Amarantheans

nightshade by Amarantheans

:iconentropyspike: for recommending my latest poem Silk Road for a Daily Deviation. It really means a lot to me.

:iconmirz333: for her numerous gift artwork over the years. This may be an old cliché but the most valuable gift you ever gave me was your friendship, your kind words, and your encouragement of my numerous fan fictions and my stories involving my OC Masterstroke. No matter how much the odds were stacked against you, you always found time to reach out to those who were fortunate enough to know you as friend on or offline.

:iconchezzy-am: for his encouragement, his effusive kindness, and his book and poetry/prose recommendations here on deviantART.
So happy to have met you and I wish you the best in all your endeavours.

:iconithaswhatitisnt: In the short time that I've known you, you have just been the sweetest person I could ever meet. It's been a joy to get to read your work, talk about various musical theatre songs, and know you as you blaze your own path towards being a vet and towards your own artistic aspirations. Thank you so much :heart: :hug:

:icontotochan93: for being such a loyal follower of mine, pretty much from the beginning. It's been so wonderful bonding over our love and appreciation of Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, anime/manga, and different fandoms. Special shout out for the Dango you made for me back in 2014:

Dango Skander (nightshade-keyblade) by totochan93

:iconsuejo: for her kind words, encouragement, and generous spirit. Not to mention her tireless efforts to promote literature and the arts here on deviantART and elsewhere. You really are one of the best ladies here on deviantART, in art and literature. Thank you for all you do for me and everyone else on deviantART :hug: :heart:

I thank her as well for this lovely gift from before that I meant to feature:

Force interieure by SueJO

I would indeed be remiss if I did not mention this special lady, this beloved icon of literature here on deviantART:


Three years after I joined deviantART, I had the pleasure of having her accept my request to connect on deviantART. Although I had heard of her and watched from a distance, it took a while before I reached out to her. Ever since then, I keep wondering why I didn't do it sooner.

LadyLincoln has been one of my most ardent supporters, the most generous, gentle, and compassionate of women I have met here or elsewhere. I am so honoured and privileged to count her among the multitude of wonderful souls I have met here on deviantART. 

Not to mention her wonderful gift to me, commissioned last year :thanks:

Support Stamp: nightshade-keyblade by jdrainville
I cannot thank her enough for all she has done and continues to do for me and others. I hope this is a good start :heart: 

To everyone else I may not have mentioned, I hope you will not be let down. I have not forgotten any of you even if I have not mentioned you by name. To everyone I have and have not mentioned, I thank you sincerely from my heart.

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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Happy Birthday, Singletree 

1 deviant said Many happy returns :rose:
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Sat Oct 21, 2017, 5:10 PM
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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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RavensQuill Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Writer
:heart: Thank you for always being so supportive. It means so much.
TheOnyxSwami Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks for the faves!
Barosus Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Writer
Thanks for the fav on My Persephone!  Hug 
diddles25 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for adding "Deirdre and Naoise, Before the Sorrows" to your favorites! :) What do you think?
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! Beautiful work, I do love my legend/myth inspired artwork. Keep up the great work! ^_^
diddles25 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
😊 that makes me happy!
TheOnyxSwami Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2018
Thanks for the faves!
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
No problem!
LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for faving :heart:!
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're most welcome! :iconcongratsddplz:
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