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Love Never Fails by RavenBaraq Love Never Fails :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 0 0
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Interview: Richard 'Dragonheart' Muldoon :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 0 0
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From the moment I sat down, he looked ready to fight my questions.  His stony demeanor, heavy-lidded golden eyes and crossed arms told me that it wasn't going to be easy to get information from him.  But I had to know.  London's life as a character depended on it.
Despite his stone-faced determination, he wasn't unkind.  His was a civilized race, and they prided themselves on that fact.  As I sat down across from him, he reached out a hand to me in a familiar gesture requesting a handshake.  I returned it almost without thinking, clasping his large dark-skinned hand in my small pale one, and it wasn't until I sat back that I realized how anachronistic it was.
"Caleb Ashkore, called Terrence," he introduced himself in the formal manner typical of his people's society.
"Chelsea Marsh," I replied.  "What made you shake my hand like that?"
He paused and looked at me curiously for a moment, then said, "I knew that you wou
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Chapter 1 - Battles Won and Lost :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 1 0
Wheel of Destiny by RavenBaraq Wheel of Destiny :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 2 2 Coins by RavenBaraq Coins :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 1 2 White Tiger by RavenBaraq White Tiger :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 0 2 Red Phoenix symbol by RavenBaraq Red Phoenix symbol :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 0 2 Blue Dragon symbol by RavenBaraq Blue Dragon symbol :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 0 2 Black Turtle Symbol by RavenBaraq Black Turtle Symbol :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 0 2
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Character Origin: Akta :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 0 5
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Carnival x Kora :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 0 11
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64. Multitasking :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 1 2
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17b. Blood, reprise :iconravenbaraq:RavenBaraq 0 2
67a. Playing the Melody
Ziarre rubbed his eyes again as he strode down the hallway toward his study.  He did not appreciate being woken at such a late hour, but his servant said that the visitor insisted upon the matter's urgency.  He said that the mysterious man wanted to offer Ziarre a better deal for his slaves.  If it were anyone else, for any other reason, the Vampire Count would have told him to leave him alone and come back in the morning – using much less polite terms.  But it ought never to be said that Count Nicholas Ziarre the Fourth would choose sleep over a business deal – especially if it involved getting more gold.
A large stone fireplace cast warm light into the study, sending shadows dancing across the walls of books.  Ziarre entered to find his guest already waiting for him.  Opposite the fireplace, a tall man stood and stared out the window in a military-stiff pose – his back straight, his head held high, his right h
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82. Can You Hear Me?
The sound of crunching twigs broke the silence of the forest.  The moon and stars were the only witnesses to London's midnight search.  He wandered through the forest, using his cane to push loose roots and branches aside.  A memory that he could not consciously recall guided him along the path that he took in his dream.
After nearly a half hour of walking, London saw the trees open into a clearing.  He tried to ignore the way the fog parted eerily around him.  He knew that if the mines were there, then the dream was more than just a dream – it was exactly the kind of vision from the gods that he had left Alzerand to escape.  If not, then he could return to the inn and go back to sleep.  He prayed that the mines would not be there.
London stepped carefully into the clearing and scanned the ground for any sign of the mines that ended the girl's life in the dream.  To his dismay, he could faintly see gli
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Paper Villains
On writing three-dimensional villains
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Disclaimer: (as experience suggests that I need one) This resource consists of opinions. There may be better ways to write, and my advice may not fit your type of story. Please use common sense when applying the ideas expressed below. Thanks for reading!

Do you remember the Big Bad Wolf? He destroyed the Three Little Pigs' houses and ate them (or only chased them, depending on the rendition). He ran to Little Red Riding Hood's home and devoured her grandmother. The Big Bad Wolf appears in countless fairy tales to eat and terrorize the general populace.
In many children's stories, the Big Bad Wolf is symbolic for the negative consequences that can follow bad choices. Two of the Three Little Pigs failed to work hard on their houses, allowing the wolf to blow them over with his tremendous breath. Littl
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(Copy and paste this, then answer.)I want to know 28 things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never really clicked, or if we already know everything about each other. Let me know who I'm friends with!

1. Your Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favorite Film:
5. Favorite Song or Album:
6. Favorite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of DA?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favorite memory of us?
14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarkey) - what are they?
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favorite subject at school?
22. Describe your accent:
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
28. Will you re-post this so I can fill it out for you?
  • Listening to: The comforting sound of living with other people


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Jack of all trades, master of absolutely nothing. I am a hobbyist writer, artist, gamer, and student of everything. I have a habit of getting hung up on philosophical matters that sometimes depress me and occupy my mind for weeks at a time. I hope to keep growing in knowledge and maturity, and I acknowledge (perhaps too often) that I have a myriad of flaws. But I try to enjoy life and make it easier for everyone I meet. So smile - it will make someone happy somewhere. I know it always cheers me up. =)

Current Residence: a section of my mind
Operating System: Mac OS X Leopard / Windows 7
Personal Quote: "I know I can't save everyone. Just a few is enough for me."


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Saphira6666 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the llama! ^^
RavenBaraq Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the one you gave me! :)
Junisra Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch!
RavenBaraq Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! I found you through :iconhotbloodedfemale:. I read a lot of your stuff and then figured that I should just watch you. :ninja:
Junisra Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heehee, I'm glad you did, I work with her a lot (prime example being Bitten, Bound and Begging on her other account) so you're sure to see a lot involving both of our characters :) Hope you continue to enjoy it! ^_^
MyMasterAndMe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Okay been reading through your little extracts and I have to say that your characters intrigue me.

That is what captures me usually - not storyline (though that is important) but you've inspired me with your work :) thank you. And I hope to see more of your stuff.
RavenBaraq Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you like it! :dance: I've been trying to write more of the main story, but there are some things about the world that I need to work out first... :(

I'm honored to hear that I inspired you. I really admire your work (if you couldn't tell by all of the comments I leave :XD:).
MyMasterAndMe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ah the world is difficult to sort out sometimes - do you have anyone to talk about it with? Because I find discussing the world with others always helps as they always have ideas.

And you have, I have just written a piece thanks to you, and am tempted to write some more :)
RavenBaraq Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, and yes, I do have someone to discuss the world with. We just arranged to talk about it more tonight. :dance:
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RavenBaraq Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hooray! :boogie:
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