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It had been a long, dreary day when I finally returned home.  I was a bit hungry, but it was already after nine in the evening, so I just grabbed some leftovers from the day before.  I went through my normal nightly routine, making sure my teeth were brushed and whatnot, and after putting on my pajamas, I just hopped into bed.  I was hoping for a relaxing, well deserved sleep, and my eyes closed even as I hit the pillow. And yet, something bothered me, a scratching sound at first, or at least I thought it was, coming from outside.  I passed it off as some animal, perhaps my neighbor's cat, since I often saw it around, that, or some other cri
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When Paths Cross
At the top of the hill, Baldric paused, catching his breath as he looked out over the forested landscape.  The human man wore some simple traveling clothes and wore a sizable pack on his back.  Although he did not expect to run into anything very dangerous, he'd not traveled this path before.  A sword was at his left side, and hanging from his pack was a bow, with a few arrows.  His dark brown hair was tied back behind him, and the beard he normally kept fairly well trimmed had been growing out more.  His light skin was looking a little rugged and dirty, though he had tried to keep as clean as he could so far out in the wilderness, a few stre
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Goshin Specie Document
Goshin Primary Faction: None Coalition Member Status: Tentative Home World: Aru Planet Status: Coalition Protectorate - Overview - The Goshin are a mammalian, somewhat Humanoid specie that were encountered by the Coalition a while after they encountered the Unification species. While a generally friendly, sociable people, they lag heavily behind other species known to the Coalition in technology, knowledge of space, and what lies within it. - Anatomy - Goshin are for the most part bipedal creatures standing roughly ten feet in height, although it is not uncommon for them to use all four of their limbs to attain high speeds while runni
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Livestream Tales 2
                             Cake Time The little mouse boy Steven bounced as he sat on the table of the apartment.  The delicious smell of cake filled the room, and his mouth was already watering.  "Is it done yeeeet?" he whined. "Stop you're whining, Steven," Panda said as she finished the last bit of icing in the kitchen, candles ready to be placed as well. "Poo..." Steven said crossing his arms, tail flicking anxiously. Panda sighed.  "Same as always."  She turned back.  "You have the drinks ready, Filan?" "Yup," said the blue elf.  "Ready when you are." "Well, at least someone is," she said.  She and Filan made the last preparation
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Livestream Tales 1
                                            March of the Bear Sharks Did you know, the world is full of tiny people? Indeed, absolutely packed. It's just that you can never see them. At least, that's what Tim asserts. He can see them, and they're everywhere!  In his sock drawer, in the refrigerator, in the garden, on TV, there's no place he can see where they are not.  Now, truth be told, Tim is a bit of a strange fellow. His psychiatrist things he needs to take a vacation, his family thinks he need
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Gobble, Gobble...
"Then, she went to the window, trying to see if the noise was coming from there.  The wind was howling, almost deafeningly, shaking the shutters.  She regretted even more now coming out here alone to the woods.  Especially now that she realized ... she wasn't alone."  The auburn haired girl spoke hauntingly, keeping a somber expression as she told her story to her friends. The three gathered were a curious group, one other blond haired girl, and a short haired human boy.  Both were at the edge of their seats, almost holding their breaths as they listened to the scary story their friend was telling.  However, neither were as scared as the thi
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The Swamp Prince
A day of festivities and merriment had come to the kingdom, for on that day a fair princess had married her new found love.  It was a prince, indeed, but a most curious prince, for he had been cursed by a fairy, and changed into a frog.  Only through the princess's act of taking him from the spring, letting him eat of her plate, and letting him sleep on her bed for three nights was the spell broken, and so did the prince return to his human form, and did ask the princess to marry him. And so a wedding quickly came, and the princess was at present riding with her prince in a horse drawn carriage through the city.  Soon they would leave to the
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What Love Is - Part 2 of 2
I finished putting together a rather nice bouquet, and took it up to the counter for purchase.  The cashier and I exchanged a few words, and I bid her a good day, then left. After that night in the mountains, I was pretty low key, at least for another two days.  It felt incredible to be so large, so powerful.  Truly, it was incredible, and I didn't want to draw any attention to myself by transforming freely.  No one had noticed me that night, and I wanted to keep it that way.  It didn't want to get in any trouble.  As amazing as it was, I had a life ahead of me, a life with Lana.  That sort of  power, I didn't need it screwing my life up. H
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It had been a long, dreary day when I finally returned home.  I was a bit hungry, but it was already after nine in the evening, so I just grabbed some leftovers from the day before.  I went through my normal nightly routine, making sure my teeth were brushed and whatnot, and after putting on my pajamas, I just hopped into bed.  I was hoping for a relaxing, well deserved sleep, and my eyes closed even as I hit the pillow. And yet, something bothered me, a scratching sound at first, or at least I thought it was, coming from outside.  I passed it off as some animal, perhaps my neighbor's cat, since I often saw it around, that, or some other cri
W
When Paths Cross
At the top of the hill, Baldric paused, catching his breath as he looked out over the forested landscape.  The human man wore some simple traveling clothes and wore a sizable pack on his back.  Although he did not expect to run into anything very dangerous, he'd not traveled this path before.  A sword was at his left side, and hanging from his pack was a bow, with a few arrows.  His dark brown hair was tied back behind him, and the beard he normally kept fairly well trimmed had been growing out more.  His light skin was looking a little rugged and dirty, though he had tried to keep as clean as he could so far out in the wilderness, a few stre
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Goshin Specie Document
Goshin Primary Faction: None Coalition Member Status: Tentative Home World: Aru Planet Status: Coalition Protectorate - Overview - The Goshin are a mammalian, somewhat Humanoid specie that were encountered by the Coalition a while after they encountered the Unification species. While a generally friendly, sociable people, they lag heavily behind other species known to the Coalition in technology, knowledge of space, and what lies within it. - Anatomy - Goshin are for the most part bipedal creatures standing roughly ten feet in height, although it is not uncommon for them to use all four of their limbs to attain high speeds while runni
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Livestream Tales 2
                             Cake Time The little mouse boy Steven bounced as he sat on the table of the apartment.  The delicious smell of cake filled the room, and his mouth was already watering.  "Is it done yeeeet?" he whined. "Stop you're whining, Steven," Panda said as she finished the last bit of icing in the kitchen, candles ready to be placed as well. "Poo..." Steven said crossing his arms, tail flicking anxiously. Panda sighed.  "Same as always."  She turned back.  "You have the drinks ready, Filan?" "Yup," said the blue elf.  "Ready when you are." "Well, at least someone is," she said.  She and Filan made the last preparation
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Livestream Tales 1
                                            March of the Bear Sharks Did you know, the world is full of tiny people? Indeed, absolutely packed. It's just that you can never see them. At least, that's what Tim asserts. He can see them, and they're everywhere!  In his sock drawer, in the refrigerator, in the garden, on TV, there's no place he can see where they are not.  Now, truth be told, Tim is a bit of a strange fellow. His psychiatrist things he needs to take a vacation, his family thinks he need
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Gobble, Gobble...
"Then, she went to the window, trying to see if the noise was coming from there.  The wind was howling, almost deafeningly, shaking the shutters.  She regretted even more now coming out here alone to the woods.  Especially now that she realized ... she wasn't alone."  The auburn haired girl spoke hauntingly, keeping a somber expression as she told her story to her friends. The three gathered were a curious group, one other blond haired girl, and a short haired human boy.  Both were at the edge of their seats, almost holding their breaths as they listened to the scary story their friend was telling.  However, neither were as scared as the thi
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The Swamp Prince
A day of festivities and merriment had come to the kingdom, for on that day a fair princess had married her new found love.  It was a prince, indeed, but a most curious prince, for he had been cursed by a fairy, and changed into a frog.  Only through the princess's act of taking him from the spring, letting him eat of her plate, and letting him sleep on her bed for three nights was the spell broken, and so did the prince return to his human form, and did ask the princess to marry him. And so a wedding quickly came, and the princess was at present riding with her prince in a horse drawn carriage through the city.  Soon they would leave to the
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What Love Is - Part 2 of 2
I finished putting together a rather nice bouquet, and took it up to the counter for purchase.  The cashier and I exchanged a few words, and I bid her a good day, then left. After that night in the mountains, I was pretty low key, at least for another two days.  It felt incredible to be so large, so powerful.  Truly, it was incredible, and I didn't want to draw any attention to myself by transforming freely.  No one had noticed me that night, and I wanted to keep it that way.  It didn't want to get in any trouble.  As amazing as it was, I had a life ahead of me, a life with Lana.  That sort of  power, I didn't need it screwing my life up. H
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What Love Is - Part 1 of 2
Dawn came early again that day, or, at least it seemed to.  I had been laying in my bed, staring up blankly at the ceiling when the sky began to lighten out my bedroom window.  A new day had come, and this one too, it seemed, I was to face with sleepless eyes. It had been a long time since I'd been kept up, my head burred in the past, in all the things that had come and gone, and yet could never leave me.  I sighed then, looking out, seeing the few clouds as they listlessly drifted up above.  It really had been a while since I'd been like this, but I suppose on a day like this I'd be more prone to.  I had a lot on my mind, and a lot I needed
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Art sites
I had a long discussion with a friend a little while ago about art sites and Deviantart. Personally I think DA is a wonderful site but it's not really an art site. It's essentially an enormous social network based on art. It's a formidable way to showcase your work, to get exposure and to build communities... It's filled with some very inspirational pieces, and is a great place way to meet friends. But...  the fact is, if you are an artist and you are really serious about improving your art to eventually become a professional, you won't improve very much if you stay there only. DA's format is not really meant for that... Most of the time yo
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Leaving Legacy as a Contributor
This is something that I've been hesitant to discuss with other folks as I haven't known exactly how to discuss my reasons and haven't felt in the mood to, and I'm not going to here either as in my experience trying to go over really academic principled things on dA comments is next to pointless, at least very often. So I'll just keep it short here. Insofar as being a story contributor, specie contributor, location contributor, and things like that for the Legacy setting, I have decided to step down. The very short reasoning for this is that, one, while there are facets of the setting I enjoy, the simple reality is that I cannot contribute s
Holidays and Resolutions (?)
Just wanted to make a quite journal to wish everyone a joyful and fulfilling holiday season. Hopefully no matter where you are, or what situation you find yourself in, you're able to find some measure of peace and happiness, which, no matter who you find yourself with, or what you've given or received, is ultimately going to be what's most important. To that, some folks might start considering their new years resolutions, if they intend to make any.  However, whether you do or don't, I'd like share a little video with you all about new year's resolutions, and goal setting in general. The fellow in the video does a good job of laying things o
Getting Things Back Together Again
It's been some time since I've really done much with Deviantart, be it participate in the various groups that I'm a part of, or, even post any artwork. This hasn't been because I've lost interest in writing or Deviantart, it's only been that there have been a lot of other things I've been dealing with. For a while I've had so much on my mind I've not really been able to bring myself to keep up with my personal journal (not the Deviantart one, but like a hard copy journal). There's been so many things I could write I haven't even known where to start. Mostly it's just been a period of depression, where several family relationships I've had f
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sgrildrig|Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the watch ^^
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Happy Birthday! :iconcakeplz:
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Thanks, much appreciated.
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owlizard|Professional Digital Artist
happy birthday :D
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Thank  you!
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Filanwizard|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey how have things been going?  figure I have not talked to you in a bit.   I do need to pop on GW2 again soon...  Just been occupied and drained by work.
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Been doing alright, just been, well, busy with my own things and issues.  I'll be back on Skype again soon enough.
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