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Welcome to East Prussia
WELCOME TO EAST PRUSSIA     Suddenly, I was awake. My eyes flicked open, and sunlight flooded my vision for the first time in...truth be told, I didn’t remember how long. I tried to sit up, only for my forehead to slam into something hard. Lying back down on the unfamiliar surface beneath me, I let some time pass--both to allow the throbbing in my right temple subside, and to give myself a chance to remember where I was. Even with my eyes shut, light pricked the corners of my eyelids. I was somewhere bright--brighter than anywhere I’d been for months. But where? Cautiously, I opened my eyes once more.     The steel barrel of a
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Look on My Works, Ye Mighty
      I know it’s been a long time since last I wrote, Nico. My apologies. What with recent developments, we’ve all been busy lately, dismantling the colony’s administration. Packing it all up like a briefcase. Doubtless you’ll have read about it; I don't trust the newspapers back home to offer an unbiased view of things, but they should at least give you a rough idea of the situation.      The good news is that I’ll be homeward bound soon enough. After two years’ service as a clerk, these may be the last words I pen in this country. I’m here at the outpost, hunched over my desk, trying to ignore th
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Lancer
   'Hello? Anyone there?' Felix pulled off his gas mask and stuffed it back in its leather carrier. 'Hello?' he said again, enjoying the sensation of fresh air on his face.   A pall of fog hugged the ground, drifting slowly across the landscape. It was so thick that Felix, who'd spent the last few hours wandering between the hedgerows with no one but Leni for company, hadn't caught sight of the town until he was almost alongside it. If he'd happened to lift his head just couple of moments later, he might have gone right past it without ever knowing it was there. But fortunately, he'd looked up at just the right time to see a jumbled assembla
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Welcome to East Prussia
WELCOME TO EAST PRUSSIA     Suddenly, I was awake. My eyes flicked open, and sunlight flooded my vision for the first time in...truth be told, I didn’t remember how long. I tried to sit up, only for my forehead to slam into something hard. Lying back down on the unfamiliar surface beneath me, I let some time pass--both to allow the throbbing in my right temple subside, and to give myself a chance to remember where I was. Even with my eyes shut, light pricked the corners of my eyelids. I was somewhere bright--brighter than anywhere I’d been for months. But where? Cautiously, I opened my eyes once more.     The steel barrel of a
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Look on My Works, Ye Mighty
      I know it’s been a long time since last I wrote, Nico. My apologies. What with recent developments, we’ve all been busy lately, dismantling the colony’s administration. Packing it all up like a briefcase. Doubtless you’ll have read about it; I don't trust the newspapers back home to offer an unbiased view of things, but they should at least give you a rough idea of the situation.      The good news is that I’ll be homeward bound soon enough. After two years’ service as a clerk, these may be the last words I pen in this country. I’m here at the outpost, hunched over my desk, trying to ignore th
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Lancer
   'Hello? Anyone there?' Felix pulled off his gas mask and stuffed it back in its leather carrier. 'Hello?' he said again, enjoying the sensation of fresh air on his face.   A pall of fog hugged the ground, drifting slowly across the landscape. It was so thick that Felix, who'd spent the last few hours wandering between the hedgerows with no one but Leni for company, hadn't caught sight of the town until he was almost alongside it. If he'd happened to lift his head just couple of moments later, he might have gone right past it without ever knowing it was there. But fortunately, he'd looked up at just the right time to see a jumbled assembla
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Stone Age Movies - Alpha (2018)
You can find the previous review of the series here :) Stone Age Movies - AO - the last hunter (2010) I finally saw the new movie Alpha (2018) directed by Albert Hughes and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee. Lets see if it lived up to the hype! Setting: The movie takes place 20.000 BP in France. This is also the first movie that refers to a specific archeological time period, as it was originally called “the Solutrean”. With the setting the movie is also right on time since the Solutrean dates from 22.000 to 17.000 BP.   Storyline: A young man is separated from his clan during a hunt and must fight his way back home. On the way he befri
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THE GAUNTLET! (CLOSED - JUDGING IN PROGRESS)
Welcome to THE GAUNTLET, the event where you find out how hard you can write before it kills you! The prompts are arranged according to brutality: they get more challenging with each previous one completed.  Last year, we had no fewer than seven people finish all nine prompts without loss of life or limb, which is downright UNACCEPTABLE. Therefore, we’ve decided to once again challenge you all to test your mettle with this series of weaponised prompts, so we can line you all up posthumously and see who is the nastiest, gnarliest, touch-as-nailsest SOB in town. In short, prepare to be smacked around by these heavy-calibre prompts until y
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Footprints Overlapping
“How much further?” his brother shouted from the next boat.   The man looked at the shoreline and back at the water as he held his oar steady. The sun was still high in the sky, but the waves made it difficult for any of them to catch more fish from the boats.   As he considered the question, a wave crashed into the side of the boat and splashed water into it, causing his son to shriek and almost drop his own oar as he raised a hand to guard his face.   His wife looked up from their daughter to grab at their son, keeping him from tipping out of the boat while scolding him. She raised a hand and pointed at the shore, not pausing as
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His Name Changed Generations
     The toddler's life held true in the midst of murder and destruction. His name was to pass down through many generations, and the story of how it was received was told over and over again, and will be told yet again. But on November 30, 1864, the little boy stood covered in old blood, hand in his mouth, silent and stunned. Everyone he'd known was dead. They surrounded him, all dead.     It was the day after the Sand Creek Massacre, referred to by the man who caused it as "The Battle of Sand Creek." There was no battle. It had been a simple camp set up by Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians, right by Sand Creek in Indian Territory. It was set u
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Look at me, making a journal for the first time in about eighty years. Gonna give it some kind of fancy style, 'cause that's a thing I can do now. Anywho, I've got 3 months of Core membership that I can give to anyone who wants it, since I don't use dA all that much atm and I'll bet that some of you would get more use out of it.
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yay Christmas
according to the calendar it's time for my annual journal wishing generic good cheer upon you all. thanks to festive songs, my youngest brother believes that a partridge is a type of pear. it's rather warmer than usual for December – 14 degrees c predicted for tomorrow. hopefully it'll cool down a bit in the coming weeks. see you next year.
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look, a journal entry
It's been exactly one year since I last posted a journal. Time for another one, to prove I'm still active/alive if nothing else. Anyway, here's a comment-based meme (terminology is such fun). Comment and I'll tell you ♔ If we lived together... ♔ [ ] argue all the time [ ] sex, sex, sex [ ] watch movies [ ] prank call [ ] chat [ ] play fight [ ] cuddle [ ] kiss~   [ ] throw a mean party [ ] make out [ ] whatever you want [ ] I wouldn't want to live with you ♔ If we kissed by accident, I would... ♔ [ ] bite your lip softly   [ ] kiss you back [ ] slap you [ ] laugh about it [ ] stand there wonderin
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LadyBrookeCelebwen|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :D
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No problemo, I really liked the history behind that story
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Thanks for the fave! :iconredsparklesplz: It feels like you haven't been here much. Hmm.
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You’re welcome! And it’s true, I’ve not been active on dA for the past...well, several years now. I don’t really draw anymore, partly due to being busier, and when I wrote it’s mostly just novel stuff that I don’t post here. But I still check my inbox regularly, just to stay in the game, so I’m not yet toootally inactive. 
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Okay. :D I was just curious...
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An Invitation ♡

VALENTINE'S DAY GIVEAWAY by MariusOfTheSea
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:)

Oh, my tablet is dead. But i had to make this quick sketch while i wait for new one.
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