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Guardian Fallen Angel (pt. 2) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Guardian Fallen Angel (Pt. 1) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Formal Request (Pt. 3) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Formal Request (Pt. 2) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Formal Request (Pt. 1) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Find Your Roar by StrangelyShiny, literature

Everybody is a Traitor by StrangelyShiny, literature

A Man's Worth by StrangelyShiny, literature

Listening to the Wind by StrangelyShiny, literature

The Thief by StrangelyShiny, literature

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Guardian Fallen Angel (pt. 2) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Guardian Fallen Angel (Pt. 1) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Formal Request (Pt. 3) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Formal Request (Pt. 2) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Formal Request (Pt. 1) by StrangelyShiny, literature

Find Your Roar by StrangelyShiny, literature

Everybody is a Traitor by StrangelyShiny, literature

A Man's Worth by StrangelyShiny, literature

Listening to the Wind by StrangelyShiny, literature

The Thief by StrangelyShiny, literature

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Artist // Hobbyist // Literature
  • Oct 8, 1994
  • United States
  • Deviant for 11 years
  • He / Him
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Profile picture by: @leanoer on Instagram

Cover picture by: Sonya100years


Hello there. Welcome to the realm of musings and wanders. I mean, hopefully wonders too but wanders is more realistic. My name is Taylor, but I am also called Tay, Shiny and Scribe. Any of those will do. I am currently working as a behavior technician for children with autism, helping them develop beneficial life skills while also getting plenty of time to play with them. In my free time I take Tae Kwon Do to improve my self-esteem, enjoy video games on my Retropie (a custom made console that plays thousands of old-school video games), and spending time with my family. I'm an uncle to seven and get to see my mother every day, so all in all I have it pretty darn good.


As a writer, I am actually on a search to really discover what that passion looks like for me. I have a novel planned that is currently deep in development with many characters and ideas. It's gone through many forms, but what will be the final one? That is the true mystery. My output will be on the slow side compared to the past where I've pumped out poems quickly, but I do this in order to truly be able to inject love and dedication into everything I write.


DA has changed a lot over the years, but I'm glad the ship is still sailing as my 12-year anniversary on this site approaches.


Favourite Visual Artist
Many of my DeviantArt friends
Favourite Movies
Toy Story 2, Remember the Titans, Bulgarian Treasure Planet
Favourite TV Shows
Dragon Ball, Ed Edd n' Eddy, Megas XLR
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Nightwish, Alestorm, Linkin Park
Favourite Books
Currently expanding my library so this is subject to change!
Favourite Writers
Ditto
Favourite Games
Donkey Kong Country series, Earthbound, Star Fox 64
Favourite Gaming Platform
RetroPie, custom-made system that emulates thousands of games from many different older consoles
Tools of the Trade
Laptop, headphones, friends
Other Interests
Sports and video game history, ducks and turtles, spotting license plates from many different states
So, let's talk about the name change. I'm going to try and keep this as brief as I can because I'm not interested in long-winded speeches about change. I mean I am, but that isn't a healthy habit. I am now StrangelyShiny because I am taking a pause from writing. I don't know for how long, but I do know I will return. Being a scribe, to me, has become the center of my soul and that's not necessarily a good thing. I have pushed myself to write believing it is where my worth comes from. This is enough of a detriment that it has cost me jobs. If I do not write enough, I question what I am worth. So... I don't want to be a shiny scribe anymore. I don't want to saddle myself with that pressure. I still want to write, but there is so much more to me than writing. I am worth so much more than what I produce. I just can't see that right now... one day I will. I just don't know when. Right now, though, I just want to enjoy being strange. There's a lot of wonderful things that come with being
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I want to apologize for the quietness on my end, but I am doing my darndest not to. I have been taking time I need, and when I feel ready to share new stories with you all I will. Still, I hope you are all doing well. :heart:
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For as sudden and strange as this will sound, I am going to be taking a hiatus from poetry. Somebody very important to me exposed that all the hope and resolve I preach in my poems is not practiced personally, and that dear friend is absolutely right. It's easy to pump out those poems and get a high from people favoriting and praising them. But am I really a writer when I'm not tapping into my soul? Well, that's what I'm going to find out. I want to write stories, embrace prose, wander into uncharted territory. This isn't the end of me on DA, nor is it the end of me as a poet. This is merely the end of an era. It feels like a long dream, all of this time being a people-pleaser. I'm finally waking up though... slowly, but truly surely.
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Thank you for the Watch!

Quite welcome you are~

Thank you for the watch!

Hi there! You're my 600th Watcher! Thank you so much!!! Dragon Wave Emote

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You are most welcome~

Your poems have a good mix of a dose of reality, personal and semblances of hope.