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I






oh, I,







how I wish
that my body
was a beast
for you,

a machine




for you.



I have walked.

I have walked miles on the same stretch of road. Back and forth across the space of five hundred paces. Every time passing I've realized something new. My hammer is heavy. The fire must be fueled.

I've broken the sarcophagus now. I smell like old dust. Frankinscense. Kyphi. Myrrh. My belly's full of cassia. Cedar oil like sweat in my skin. I've incised myself till my body was a beast for you, a machine for you. Flesh is the meaning. Flesh is the sacrifice. I've taken on your scars, but it is not enough. Never enough.

My hammer is heavy. The fire must be fueled.

It begs. Ardent. Hungry.

I've got fuel. I've got so much fuel I can hardly breathe. I've got cedar bark and sandalwood. Armfuls. Saffron threads. It stings the eyes the colour of cardamom, soothes it with the cool touch of honey, of figs, of cypress. Juniper eviscerates the beast in me and hollows it out for the warrior to take hold.

I am a god. I am the meaning. I am the sacrifice.

I have walked miles on the same stretch of road. Back and forth across the space of five hundred paces. Every time passing I've realized something new. This time is no different.

I will build my temple here.

My body is a beast,
for you,

a machine




for you.



The men are like ants. Crushing what stood here before. Making dust, making sand, making salt of it. It burns as I count out my paces.

My hammer is heavy.

The fire must be fueled.

The fire demands more fuel.






I have walked,
oh, I have walked.
EX VOTO || EX VOTO || EX VOTO

A solo I did for my prophet, Starke, for the writing game EX VOTO.

Always looking for fresh blood. :heart:

Icon is made by me of Rick Genest.
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framedbones Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've missed your writing
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retromortis Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
the new game's packed with my writing. :3 if you want to watch those boards for it
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framedbones Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh totally, I'm thinking of joining also, I've missed writing with everyone~
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h-eri Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Ffff. D: Damn it.
Oh irony. I have been thinking character scheme. I wanted to do a pseudo-fortune teller. XD

Bloody. I need to get on this.
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retromortis Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
DO ITTTTT also text me fffff. or get on aim xD
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DezzyRaelynn Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
this is FANTASTIC. its like Iv never understood more
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shatterscope Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
aside from the fact that the writing her is beyond fantastic, I really just cant get over his expression in the icon.

-xo.
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Razukie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If there is a larger of the icon. That'd be awesome
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NoChristmasJokesPlz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.
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lungburger Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
[link] graphic i made, if you have any use for it.
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lungburger Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
i've used rick as a playby before. he's a good choice.
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retromortis Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
for starke, all i want to do is paste rick's head on gangnam style gifs. jkdfgsdf he's a pro xDD
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lungburger Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
for sure =)
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FanaticalPublishing Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
If you want to publish any of your work, look me up: [link]
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