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Common Loon Portrait by shadowfire-x Common Loon Portrait :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 5 0 Emissary of Wilderness by shadowfire-x Emissary of Wilderness :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 5 1 Cypress Dew by shadowfire-x Cypress Dew :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 4 0 Munch Munch by shadowfire-x Munch Munch :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 7 0 Bolt from the Black by shadowfire-x Bolt from the Black :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 4 3 Big Drummer Boy by shadowfire-x Big Drummer Boy :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 11 1 Split the Sky by shadowfire-x Split the Sky :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 5 0 Monocular Vision by shadowfire-x Monocular Vision :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 3 0 Alight by shadowfire-x Alight :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 4 0 Sentinel by shadowfire-x Sentinel :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 2 0 Micro World by shadowfire-x Micro World :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 2 0 No Respite by shadowfire-x No Respite :iconshadowfire-x:shadowfire-x 6 0
When I was young, you worried that my quills were useless. You said that the world was cruel, as were the people in it, and the soft down sprouting from those shafts would do no good.
"Those bits are far too garish, and yielding," you said, "they will offer you no protection."
You told me to sharpen my quills every day – that they would grow stiffer and sharper with time – that no one would be able to hurt me. Shaving them down was painful, and they often pricked me hard enough to draw blood, staining the points crimson.
"This is a beauty that others will admire," you proclaimed, dancing from crowd to crowd, from person to person, eager to garner praise for the dyes you had used to paint those bristling knives. More than once, I saw your own quills pierce your flesh as you tried to barter for approval.
Many times, I tried to dance that dance. I received shallow, disingenuous admirers – fickle people who lost interest as soon as the self-supplied pigment on my quills b
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Your wire wrapping technique is extremely good. I love the almost organic flow of the wires you used (what kind of wire -did- you use, ...

For a few weeks, now, I've been thinking about doing a little video intro/update, mostly to post on my Tumblr - just a kind of brief deal on my (relatively) fairly vast change in religion/politics/etc. I have this issue, though, where my brain plays Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon to get from topic to topic. A conversation will be on point A, and I'll mention something at point F, then people look at me funny, not realizing that I went A > B > C > D > E > F in my own head. I've tried making a small card with a few brief notes/points on it, but, I have this tendency to forget to write things down, and then suddenly remember something important 'out of place', etc. So, I'd like to make a video, but, talking into a camera makes me nervous, as does the whole 'face for radio' thing.

I guess I'm just used to typing things out. When you type things out, you can actually look back and proofread and make sure everything is coherent before submitting a post - and, then, edit it if you need to add/fix, anything. But, a video post seems more appropriate and personal for this particular thing.

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  • Reading: Spillover
  • Watching: The Atheist Experience
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Jack of all trades
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: The Interwebs
Favourite genre of music: A -lot- of them
Favourite photographer: Discovery Channel
Favourite style of art: realistic
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Wallpaper of choice: currently Gipsy Danger from Pacific Rim
Favourite cartoon character: Hoss Delgado
Favorite Quotes:
"Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar", every "supreme leader", every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
-Carl Sagan



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Eden-West Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly for the watch! It's an honor to have you! Hug 
Disse86 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Thanks for watching! :)
Pajunen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Thanks for the :+devwatch:
shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch back! Your photography is absolutely gorgeous! La love 
Pajunen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
My pleasure. Thank you!
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the watch!
shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! It's kind of cool to know that now I know of two awesome lady falconers with great photography ;)
EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Is the other falconer here on DA as well? :)
shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Alas, she's not. But, she did wind up on TV =)…
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FabioListrani Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :la:  ...have a great week! :ahoy: 
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