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Faerie game piece by Thaumaturge Faerie game piece :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 1 13 The 13th Doll - contest entry by Thaumaturge The 13th Doll - contest entry :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 3 11 EoU - Temptation by Thaumaturge
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EoU - Temptation :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 0 24
Emotions of Undeath - Hubris by Thaumaturge Emotions of Undeath - Hubris :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 1 12 Card of Cthulhu by Thaumaturge Card of Cthulhu :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 5 35 Faerie by Thaumaturge Faerie :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 0 40 A Gift for Nessa and Jordan by Thaumaturge A Gift for Nessa and Jordan :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 1 31
A variant backstory
I was born many years ago, in a world much like this one... for that matter, I cannot say for certain that it was not this one - it has been a long, long time since I was able to clearly remember the world of my birth. I remember, though, that I was different then. Happier? I don't know. But different. And I can trace that change to a single event, a single happening that changed my path, that wrenched it around to lead me to where I stand today...
I... I lost something... something truly precious to me, a part of me. I lost it irretrievably, severed from it completely - was that my own folly, or was it... but no, even now, I cannot believe that. In my heart, I knew that it could never be replaced, that nothing could ever fill the gaping hole in my soul that it's loss had left me.
I knew that I would never again be complete, so I never searched for another to take the place of what I had lost. Instead I began a new search, for something not to fill the void, but to hide it from myself.
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Healing Waters by Thaumaturge Healing Waters :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 3 17 The Paradoxical Gateway by Thaumaturge The Paradoxical Gateway :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 4 26 Nessa's Dream by Thaumaturge Nessa's Dream :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 3 29 The flames of magic by Thaumaturge The flames of magic :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 2 45
Shadows and ghosts
Shadows of time, cast by the events,
Yet always there, running over my hand,
Slipping through my vision...
Things long past, ghosts in my mind,
A haunted whisper,
A misty vision,
Immutable by my hand,
Unless I can admit a lie...
My future is shaped by these ghosts,
My ship is carved by these shadows,
I steer my course as best I can,
A compass of shadow-glass,
A wheel of ghost-wrappings,
Trying to find what I seek.
Other ships pass my way,
Built of their own shadows,
Manned by their own ghosts.
I ask them for guidance,
I listen to their words,
And chart my course again,
Searching for something,
Something beyond worth.
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REVENGE of the JELLY DOG by Thaumaturge REVENGE of the JELLY DOG :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 2 25
A magic subtle and ancient,
Powerful yet tender,
A spell re-cast at each beginning,
Never spent, only waiting.
It weaves around and through us,
Working from within,
Taking us where we cannot go,
Worlds that only live inside.
To give us knowledge,
And from it power,
To grant us passage,
Beyond our realm,
To hold us on aether currents,
To draw us ever deeper deeper.
In glyphs incised in ancient stone,
Spider-scratches in olden tome,
Machine-borne perfect print,
The magic flows and lives.
Our magic, our power, our lives and our knowledge,
Our gift, our passage, our spells and chants,
Held in fragile leaves of paper,
Held in our hearts and minds.
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Like taking candy... by Thaumaturge Like taking candy... :iconthaumaturge:Thaumaturge 2 35


Pop Tart Cat NYAN NYAN NYAN by Jaiantfakinfeygot Pop Tart Cat NYAN NYAN NYAN :iconjaiantfakinfeygot:Jaiantfakinfeygot 6,808 1,302 Alchemic Gate by fraktalika Alchemic Gate :iconfraktalika:fraktalika 90 10 Magic Gateway by jerry8448 Magic Gateway :iconjerry8448:jerry8448 2,318 216 - Wherever you are- by Lasaro - Wherever you are- :iconlasaro:Lasaro 5,555 442 Lord Set by hibbary Lord Set :iconhibbary:hibbary 2,240 346 The Scissor Cat by hibbary The Scissor Cat :iconhibbary:hibbary 4,874 707 Autumn Dryad by sum1stolemyrealnick Autumn Dryad :iconsum1stolemyrealnick:sum1stolemyrealnick 2 20 Over the Edge Wallpaper by Gibbo18 Over the Edge Wallpaper :icongibbo18:Gibbo18 4 60
Death of An Angel
"I don't know why, hell I don't know who I am! I just need to go, something is pushing me, something undeniable." The gunman says to his companion, a grey robed man of indeterminable age, the better portion of his face hidden beneath a hood. "You don't need to keep following me around if you've got more pressing matters, I mean its been fun certainly, but we both know you're not in this for sheer entertainment value." His statement cuts through any possible levity like a sword through flesh.
"You are correct of course, though I must admit that the prospect seems almost worth it. It has been fun indeed. I haven't had this many near death experiences since…" the slight man in the simple robes pauses to contemplate. "On further introspection perhaps this parting is for the best, even incredibly powerful sorcerers of universal caliber can only push their luck so far!" The two laugh at this, ending in an awkward silence.
"We'll meet again, either as friends or enemies, big fish in small pon
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Much Needed Payback by Gibbo18 Much Needed Payback :icongibbo18:Gibbo18 6 49 The Hooded Ones by sum1stolemyrealnick The Hooded Ones :iconsum1stolemyrealnick:sum1stolemyrealnick 3 13 Good Times Being Punny by Silver-Alchemist Good Times Being Punny :iconsilver-alchemist:Silver-Alchemist 4 11 Sinister by BlackDove-stock Sinister :iconblackdove-stock:BlackDove-stock 1,347 383 ::Thaumaturge:: Take My Hand by Silver-Alchemist ::Thaumaturge:: Take My Hand :iconsilver-alchemist:Silver-Alchemist 8 28 Endless Love by Omron Endless Love :iconomron:Omron 279 70 Eros+Psyche by dahlig Eros+Psyche :icondahlig:dahlig 14,785 1,922



South Africa
Favourite genre of music: None specific - I like music that has a magic that speaks to me
Yes, another journal!

Another quiz, no less.

I actually took the quiz a few days ago, I think, so I'm not sure how accurate the result for the final question might be. ^^;


Put your iTunes/Winamp/WMP on shuffle.
Say the following questions aloud, and press play. (As I recall, I simply thought the questions.)
Use the song title as the answer to the question.

1. How does the world see you?
On my way Home - Enya
Hmm... I I'm not sure of what to make of this. ^^;

2. Will I have a happy life?
The Memory of Trees - Enya
Erm... Is that a "no comment", perhaps? ^^;

3. What do my friends think of me?
Africa - Johnny Clegg & Juluka
Well, I am from Africa, I suppose - although I'd like to think that at least some of my friends think of me as a little more than "that guy from Africa". XD;
(Unless, of course, this is referring to the advice mentioned in the song, that the person being sung about should learn to not trust, or, perhaps, the description of his having a song in his heart, which might heal others, and his desire to sing it.  This answer could be read a few ways, it seems. ^^; )

4. Do people secretly lust after me?
Scatterlings of Africa - Johnny Clegg & Juluka
... Unless this is referring to the words "each and every one", or the idea that we're all, ultimately, scatterlings of Africa... XD;

5. How can I make myself happy?
Ghost Dance - Methuselah
(There are no words that I'm aware of - just eerie music.)

6. What should I do with my life?
Highland - Samuel Sanders
I should... go to Scotland? o_0
(I would like to visit Scotland at some stage - my father's mother's family came from there, I believe, and from what little I've gathered it seems like an interesting place to visit.)
Or perhaps I should take the "high ground" in some sense?

7. Will I ever have children?
Shepherd Moons - Enya
Does this mean that I'll have a number of children, or perhaps that I'll in some way tend to those of others?

8. What is some good advice for me?
Arabesque (I don't seem to have artist information on this one, for some reason - it was something that I found available for free online a few years ago, as I recall.)
...  Be complicated? o_0
Or perhaps it means that I should be complicated and beautiful?

9. How will I be remembered?
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
Heh, I'm not entirely sure of what to make of this - although it's probably not entirely bad.

10. What's my signature dancing song?
Caribbean Blue - Enya
I do love that song...
Not that I'm much of a dancer. ^^;

11. What's my current theme song?
Find My Way - M-One feat. Plush Princess
... That seems very true indeed to me...

12. What do others think is my current theme song?
China Roses - Enya
I'm not sure of what impression that might indicate that others have of me, but it doesn't seem to me to be a terribly unlikely theme song for me.

13. What shall they play at my funeral?
Anywhere Is - Enya
Actually... I think that that might be a beautiful choice...

14. What type of girl/guy do I like?
Perpetual - VNV Nation
Hmmm...  I'm not sure about that.  It might not be too far off.  (This will probably make more sense to those that have heard the song.)

15. How's my love life?
Book of Days - Enya
"No day, no night, no moment,
Can hold me back from trying.
I'll fly, I'll fall, I'll falter,
I'll find my day may be,"

There is a hopeful note: "This day ends together, far and away."

Heh, given the answer to question 6, perhaps it'll be in Scotland. ^^;

(Lyrics taken from here.)

16. What is my day going to be like?
Marble Halls - Enya
As I indicated earlier, I'm afraid that I don't remember, so I have little comment. ^^;


In actual news (for those who have either read all the way to this point, or skipped to it), I might in the reasonably near future have something to upload (with quite some emphasis on the word "might", as inspiration is a little... capricious at the moment, it seems).

I've made a start on resurrecting (inside-pun half-intended) to some degree an old project, and might decide to create something related to a game that I'm working on.
  • Playing: Sam & Max season 1


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andyfrogman Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
How long does I guy have to stand around before he's offered a cup of coffee around here... sheesh! ;)
Silver-Alchemist Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
was just reading your ancient journal and:

9. How will I be remembered?
Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
Heh, I'm not entirely sure of what to make of this - although it's probably not entirely bad

I think it's relevant now :P Where are you hiding? :(
Hello-SouthAfrica Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009

We are constructing the ultimate South African DA list, and YOU, are part of it.

but, we need your help. Help to expand, make the list complete and constantly update.

so come say hello, and we'll take it from there.
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pocheros Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008
*pokes with a stick*

Geez, it's been awhile since we've talked huh? I COULD e-mail you, but this is more convenient.
Thaumaturge Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
*pokes her with a meteor* :P

Heh, it has been some time, hasn't it? ^^;

I should try to get onto MSN some time in the near future. ^^; ^^;

As to this being more convenient, it might be, if not for the fact that this message doesn't seem to have been noted in my message centre. o_0

Perhaps I should look again at my settings... :/
pocheros Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Oh, DA doesn't let you know when someone writes on your userpage for some reason- it's not your settings, it's a bug. I forgot about it ^^; It'd be nice to talk to you again and catch up. I have most of the week off work so I'll definitely be able to get on to msn.
Thaumaturge Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Aah, fair enough. It told me about your reply, at least.

As to chatting, I'll try to remember to get on to MSN sometime this week - it'll probably not be tonight, however, since I'm a little busy tonight, I'm afraid. ^^;
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aguzzla22 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
:iconaguzzla22::iconthanksplz: 4 faving my latest pic! glomp::hug:
D-NA Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
New meme time ;P --> [link]

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