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Of Doors and Dark Places
He slumps against the windowless wall, head lolling, hair unkempt. Lining the dark, dusty floor are dim outlines, lost toys and forgotten heirlooms, the dingy detritus of eons.
"Why do you stay?"
He doesn't move. The darkness pulses.
"What keeps you?"
He looks up at the door, through the window. Black. He drops his head again. "Don't know."
"Don't know what? What keeps you, or what's outside?"
"Don't know." He turns halfway towards the wall.
A sad old teddy bear soaks up more dust. A broken down easel settles further. Another hour passes by.
"You're dying."
"I know."
"What are you going to do?"
"Don't know."
A yellowed page frees itself from its book and drifts silently to the floor. A rotting piano, barely standing, falls a little further out of tune. Another hour passes by.
"There's salvation through the door."
"No."
"Why?"
"Not outside."
"Why not?"
He looks up at the door. Through the window, a shape moves. Without looking away, he tenses and draws his legs to his chin.
Dust motes d
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Literature
Again To Fly
The snow lay dead against the leafless tree
Which once bore fruit but brittle gray now stood.
The clouded sun by only slight degree
Bestowed a yellow hue upon the wood.
Below the boughs there sat a faded bird
Who once had flown but now stayed grounded here
And who had nothing seen and nothing heard
Beyond the barren field she held so dear.
In silence huddled 'gainst the lonely cold,
She chanced to cast her gaze out to the east,
And through the mist a bright white light, behold!
Yet swift reclaimed by mist, the light had ceased.
Such sudden, blinding brightness shocked the bird
And beckoned, yet repulsed, for how could she
Leave all that she had known, her home, for blurred,
Uncertain fate and future, impossible to see?
    Said she: I've not felt warmth for far too long.
    It's time; this ruin I will not prolong.
A burst of heat and a cataclysmic screech
As flames erupted 'round the bird, snatched
Her dull feathers and tore the flesh beneath.
She collaps
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Desolation by Randomonium09 Desolation :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 4 0 Tumblr Sketches Compilation 03 by Randomonium09 Tumblr Sketches Compilation 03 :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 1 0 Tumblr Sketches Compilation 02 by Randomonium09 Tumblr Sketches Compilation 02 :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 0 0 Tumblr Sketches Compilation 01 by Randomonium09 Tumblr Sketches Compilation 01 :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 0 0 GITAWF MAH PRAHPERTY by Randomonium09 GITAWF MAH PRAHPERTY :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 5 7 Press On by Randomonium09 Press On :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 2 2 Yet more practice sketches by Randomonium09 Yet more practice sketches :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 3 6 Brainstorm 5 by Randomonium09 Brainstorm 5 :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 4 0 Dragons and dragons and dragons by Randomonium09 Dragons and dragons and dragons :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 1 0 A crappy little Flash game by Randomonium09 A crappy little Flash game :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 3 4 Watching by Randomonium09 Watching :iconrandomonium09:Randomonium09 2 5
Literature
A language I'm making for a thing
This conlang is extremely far from anything resembling completion. It also may seem to be pretty damn simplistic to any semi-experienced conlangers, especially in terms of the phonology. The reason is that it's intended to be as easily accessible to English speakers as possible, (while still seeming suitably foreign,) so most of the sounds appear in English and are represented in this language by the letters that represent them in English. It's also because I'm not terribly knowledgeable about phonetics and I'm bad at making non-English sounds, and I would like to be able to pronounce my own language.
This is a language spoken primarily by dragons. In terms of phonetics, this means I avoided all rounded sounds1 since I imagine dragons would have a hard time curling their lips like that. It also means I probably should have included a ton of glottal sounds2 instead of none, given that dragons have those really long throats. In terms of semantics, this will probably mean a lot of metapho
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Literature
Symbols on the Rock
The gate is opening slowly. I barely even touched it. Funny.
There are a lot of gravestones here. They look like they never end. Row after row. Identical.
I'm stepping through the gate. Into the graves.
The mist is curling around the gravestones and grabbing at my legs. The moon is staring at me, but no one else is watching. No one else is here.
I'm standing at a monument. Surrounded by graves. There's a disk made of stone in the ground, with knots carved on it. And symbols. I can't read the symbols. They won't let me.
There's a big rock on the other side of the disk. It's tall and thin and it looks sick. There are more symbols on it. These symbols want me to read them. But I don't. I don't like them.
The rock and the disk and the symbols just stand there. I just stand there with them. Looking at each other.
I'm walking away. Through the mist. And the graves.
The moon is staring at me, but no one else is here.
I'm standing in front of a big fire. It's taller than I am. Taller than the
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(It's over here.)

I debated uploading this. Besides the fact that I don't typically write poetry and I'm not terribly confident in my ability to do so, this is a very personal piece for me.

Towards the end of last year, I spent several months in treatment for an eating disorder. I wrote "Again To Fly" in September, for my fellow patients primarily, but also for anyone going through similar struggles.

Lack of poetic confidence aside, I did put a lot of thought into it, I am proud of it, and my hope is that it can reach at least one person dealing with any kind of painful rebirth. So I decided to finally upload it.

And I put my comments here because I really want only the dedication to be under the actual poem.

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Randomonium09
TheUnderdog09 in certain circles
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
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A Tumblr thing I have, where I put sketches and other almost nothing but random crap.

I'm a quiet, slightly awkward nerd. I spend too much time on the internet. I play too many video games. I like to come up with stories that are hardly ever fully realized. Further details dispensed on a need-to-know/feel-like-telling-you basis.
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Commanderhurtz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday!
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Nuwer-Designs Featured By Owner Edited Oct 24, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day!  ^^
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MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, old man!
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man!

I haven't really been around DA Land these past months. Haven't missed your birthday, have I?
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MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was in March, so you probably did, but it's really not a problem, haha. But yeah, I noticed you're not around here anymore, is life busier than ever? Do you draw at all these days?
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well darn. Happy super-belated birthday, then!

Actually, life's been a lot LESS busy than usual. I wound up taking a year off from school to sort out this mess (which, before you get too worried, is going really really well). As far as drawing goes... meh? I'm certainly not doing it as much as I'd like; hopefully that'll change in the next few weeks. But for the most part I'm just kinda wasting away my days on Tumblr (which is incidentally where I've posted all of the new art I've done recently. I have a fair amount of stuff over there that I still need to post on DA.)

How're things on your end?
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MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man, glad to see you're still around these places. Thanks for that favorite too, it's much appreciated.
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely!

I actually rarely close my DA tab, although I haven't been making time to go through all the art that's shown up in my inbox over the past few months. I do check for comments, notes, and the like, though.
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TheTundraGhost Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the visit and for staying for more! :thanks:
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Duuude.
Did you ever get around to drawing that piece for me?

I mean, it's alright if you wish to cancel it, but it just popped in my head again and I got all curious.
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just to keep you in the loop, I got this far before I let it fall by the wayside again. I'm probably going to end up redoing it entirely since I'm no longer quite satisfied with how I was doing things there, so before I do, is that still the general setup (pose, environment, etc.) you want?
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MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It certainly is.

Are you sure you want to redo the entire thing? What is it you're not satisfied about?
I'm just asking out of curiosity rather than criticism, since I don't really see what's wrong about it!

Also I just saw the grass on those hills, woahhhh. Beautiful.
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not sure what I'm unsatisfied about, actually. Some intangible... thing? The colors, maybe? I have no idea. I'm kinda flailing around trying to find a style that I really like. Maybe I'll start over entirely, maybe I'll build on what's already there. We'll see.
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIT no I didn't. :depressed:

IT'LL HAPPEN EVENTUALLY, I SWEAR. No, really. On Judgment Day, perhaps, but it'll happen.
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MaraxxusEredexa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<size><size><size><size>It's okayyyyyyyy.</size></size></size></size>
<size><size><size><size><size><size><size><size>It's a freebie anyway.</size></size></size></size></size></size></size></size>

<size><size><size><size><size><size><size><size><size><size><size><size>And that makes me feel a little guilty for continually poking you about it.</size></size></size></size></size></size></size></size></size></size></size></size>
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, and I feel guilty for continually not doing it after saying many times over that I would, so really the only solution is for me to get it done so we can both stop feeling guilty about it. :meow:
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional
Thank you very much for the +Watch!! :D
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Luminahi caught my attention and wouldn't let it go. :)
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Tatchu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! I appreciate it very much! :heart:
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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ClandestineHearts Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
JOHN! I PASSED COMPSCI :D
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Randomonium09 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats! :iconlawooplz:

What'd you make?
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ClandestineHearts Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A 3, that's why I just said I passed XD
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ClandestineHearts Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey John, I was just stalking you a little bit and then I was mesmerized by your webcam. It twas pretty cool.
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