Worldbuilding Contest WinnerThis is long overdue, but here it is. We had four entries, which means there is one first place winner. Are you ready to hear who it is?Worldbuilding Contest Winner by imaginary-rose
The winner is...
In this amazing story, Arc, Niselise and Olix visit a world, designation RA14-3-98, where dinosaurs roam and immortals and mortals live side by side in a symbiotic relationship. Also featuring this world is Raqonteur's novel, The Poisoned Whore. Only the prologue has been completed, but read it and encourage Raqonteur to write some more!
Amber Hunt is the main character of that story and makes an appearance in Arclight: Walking With Dinosaurs. She and Niselise got on quite well and she had some insight on Olix, both physically and mentally. One of my favorite lines from the story is something Arc said to Amber: “I'm afraid I'm not your mystery to solve
Request - What Are Little Girl's Made OfWhat Are Little Girl's Made Of?
By John Paul Dodds
Oh God! I was going to be late for class. Again. Third time this week. That evil little troll, Professor Mandrake, would have my hide if I was late again. I'd be up in front of the dean without a doubt. I mean he wasn't really a troll, he was human like most of the professors. But all the students thought of him that way.
I pelted across the university grounds, my long hair flying out behind me and only my hand keeping my trademark red, winged cap from flying off into the wide blue yonder. I screeched round a sharp corner, barely keeping my feet and spotted Nansu, Carme and Kai waiting for me on the university steps. I looked across a second. Only a second, I swear. To wave at them. And went down in a sudden tumble of flailing limbs as I crashed into something or someone.
I hit the ground with a thump that knocked the air out of me, sort of turned it into a graceless roll and grabbed at my satchel which had gone flying. I
Literature Request - A Prince Among MenA Prince Among Men
by John Paul Dodds
“Cor. 'Ark at 'er. She's like a bloody house-end. Ere, luv. Oo ate all the pies”. I span round angrily at the boys' taunts. But they weren't aimed at me. A young girl sat in the street, head down and her hands clasped over her ears. She was larger than I had ever been at that age, but that was neither here nor there. Setting my shoulders I started to stride angrily over and give the young boys a piece of my mind.
But someone else got there first. The carriage pulled up short, horses chomping at the bit, in front of the shocked boys. The royal crest in full view. The prince, a handsome, dark haired young man leaned out and started to tell the boys off, before sending them packing with a royal clip around the ear.
He looked up and our eyes met. We just stared at each other for a moment. Then, beginning to blush and no longer able to meet my eyes, Prince Edwin ducked back into the carriage, which drove off. And well that he
The Dragon HallFlickering lights glanced over blackened statues, illuminating the hall in dim, eerie ambiance. Yawning archways let out a small view to the outside world, where a sky of gray clouds eliminated natural sunlight, before they were cropped with the rising shadows of coliseum-like stands.by
Far down at the end of the hall, encroached in the poorly lit light, a figure stood. There was a nervous aura around him, enunciated with the soft sound of his boots tapping the ground beneath him. The metallic tap tap of armor to ash scattered ground remained the only sound of the area… for the moment.
Clutched in a black gloved hand… a long white blade, its facets shining in the light of the nearest lantern. The fingers were slack around the handle, slick in a grip that otherwise shook. Glancing down, he caught sight of the light fixture, clamped in the jaws of the curved statue. Scales of obsidian curved along the neck, blackened eyes touched with the faint light fr
In My EyesIn My Eyesby
In my eyes
Sorrow seeks solace from seething thoughts;
Tears I cry,
Tears you will never understand.
In my eyes
Wind whispers welcome to wide-eyed wonder;
Thoughts I have,
Thoughts you will never need.
In my eyes
A thousand years flicker through a shadow;
Immortal I am,
Immortal you will never be.
|I've gotten a lot out of the DeviantArt Community, it's time to put something back. I plan on using any donated points either to run further contests or to commision pieces from other artists and thus support them.|
|It's that most wonderful time of the year... again.|
And as a special thank you to all my watchers, I'm going to randomly draw three names out of the hat and offer each of you a free commission of your choice.
I'll announce the lucky winners in a moment, but I'll also send you note to ask you exactly what you would like for your commission.
And the lucky winners are...
The numbers were randomly generated using
Congratulations to the winners and better luck next year to everyone else. And all that remains to be said is...
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE