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Cherry Blossom by clara-01 Cherry Blossom :iconclara-01:clara-01 6 4
Literature
The Song Of Eset
Lightning flashes across the dark sky, thunder soon following, covering even the loud sound of the rain hitting the ground. Not so far away, a faint sound of waves crashing against a rock wall.
Lighting flashes again, and briefly illuminates a slim figure slumbering down a small hill, more or less following a sinuous dirt road; not so far away, at the end of the dirt road (now a muddy road, under the incessant rain), the lighting also illuminates a modest-sized stone building. The bell-tower at the top of the building, and the decorative cross at its length, clearly sets it as a monastery, standing still under the torments of the sky. And upon seeing its silhouette, the figure on the muddy road, a woman in her early forties, finally give herself a pause in her frantic running; for the silent monastery not only stills the torments of the sky, but momentarily stills the torments inside the woman's spirit.
A creak of a nearby tree branches makes the woman jump in fear, and she resume runn
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Princess Luna by clara-01 Princess Luna :iconclara-01:clara-01 8 2
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Hiranyakashipuavalokiteshvara
Welcome. I am an android and my name is Hiranyakashipuavalokiteshvara. You cannot sadly call me by any other name or nickname, because my entire software programming and command prompts are based entirely on the entry "Hiranyakashipuavalokiteshvara". So you must memorize and train to say my name right, otherwise I will not be able to answer you or even give you any attention at all.
Due to a random meeting with two siblings who claimed to be from another parallel universe and whom I have only met for 30 minutes, I have been convinced to tell my life story to all of the universe; so here it follows.
I am, as I have said, an android. I have been created by Satan Inc. to strike fear into the hearts of the enemy. To do so, they had decided that I should be a monsterous-looking creature; my eyes were constantly lit up by a small fire in the eye sockets, which was very annoying, and often caused me trouble with my vision, such as bumping everywhere, stepping on the King's feet, breaking prec
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Literature
The Flowing Rivers

 - First Question: Is There One Right Spirituality?

The answer is a categorical no. Never. Spirituality is the path that each specific individual decide to embark upon to discover the ultimate wish of humanity: Truth and Enlightenment, in all its aspects. The paths taken by each individuals may seem bizarre to some or make complete sense to others. Catholism's strict ethical code; Hard Science's strict adherence to facts and nothing else; Buddhism's adherence to self-discovery.
Each path is fashioned to the desired ideals of each individual; and that path gives that individual the much-needed sense of peace and order missing in that individual's life. Without such path, any path at all, there is a considerable lack of purpose, or lack of "looking forward to things". In short, since all paths leads to the individuals' personal happiness, there is not one righteous spiritual belief. All are right, in regard to the individual.
Some, including me, may argue that
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Rarity Gala by clara-01 Rarity Gala :iconclara-01:clara-01 7 15 Pinkie Pie by clara-01 Pinkie Pie :iconclara-01:clara-01 5 2 Applejack by clara-01 Applejack :iconclara-01:clara-01 3 2 Twilight Sparkle by clara-01 Twilight Sparkle :iconclara-01:clara-01 4 4 Rarity by clara-01 Rarity :iconclara-01:clara-01 5 15 Rainbow Dash by clara-01 Rainbow Dash :iconclara-01:clara-01 3 4 Fluttershy by clara-01 Fluttershy :iconclara-01:clara-01 3 2
Literature
The Hunter And The Rusalka
Ripples of water shimmered silently across the river, unobserved by strangers; except a tall menacing woman, accompanied by a black cat. She smiled victoriously, malice twinkling in her dark eyes, and she blew softly a kiss to the fading ripples. She turned on her heels, and walking away back into the forest bordering the river, she picked up her cat, and whispered to it:
"Time to tell my lover, with deep regret," she chuckled upon saying these words, "that his dear fiancée will not be available any longer."
As she left deep within the woods, only the night sky and the water were witness of the sinking figure gently carried away by the river's currents.
After many weeks, the figure, once a beautiful young maiden, fell to the abyss of the ocean. Soon, glitter of gold and silver seemed to shine from below as the maiden's body continued to descend into the dark water; finally, she was surrounded by several female figures, their long gold hair floating freely, their green eyes luminou
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Literature
The Shadow Paradigm Doomsday - Chapter 21
"Listen to my voice, Abraham," Daniel said, his voice soft and smooth. "Close your eyes, breathe deeply. Let your mind be blank of any distracting thoughts or worries. You must find a detail, deep within your mind, that does not match the life you know. For this, you must not force it. Think slowly and calmly, relive each moments you know. Find a detail that does not correspond. A face that you never met, a smell you are not familiar with, a music you never heard here. Do not rush this process. Let it come to you, whenever it comes."
Abraham tried to relax as much as he could. After a few moments, his thoughts would always divert back to the accusations, to his mystery. Everytime Daniel would see a facial expression betraying Abraham's distracted thoughts, he would calmly bring him back to think only about the missing details.
About half an hour passed, and Daniel received inside his brain a call from Randall. The group had all transmitters and receivers implants inside their brain, to
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Literature
The Shadow Paradigm Doomsday - Chapter 20
Abraham slowly opened his eyes, staring right at a rich wooden roof. He blinked several times, trying to reconnect with the world around him, the nervous sensations returning to his limbs. He felt like he just came out of a really deep sleep. When his senses returned, he realized he was lying back in a comfortable leather couch, big enough to accommodate his length. He rose to a seated position, and as he scanned the cozy room, his eyes fell upon a wooden desk, behind which Daniel Fitzgerald was staring at him, with his usual impassible stance, straight in his chair. Abraham looked around him, but he was alone with Daniel; the room, although matching in style the luxurious offices of the Capitoline, was pretty much bare except the said leather couch, the wooden desk, and one library filling one side of the walls.
"Are you well, Mr. Solomon?" Daniel asked, his monotone voice brightened only by his perfect British accent.
"Yes... I think," Abraham answered, slightly confused as to recent
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Literature
The Shadow Of A Man

Jerusalem


August 7, 1099 A.D.

The sun was setting behind the glowing Dome of the Rock, its dusky orange light combined with the intense gleam of the gold tiles suffusing the monument's entranceway. An old, cracked wooden table sat in that light, making it the perfect place for reading maps (like the one laying on the said table, showing the Near East territories) and letters such as the one it now held. The seal holding the letter shut had already been broken open, which only its intended recipient would dare to do, considering it was the seal of the greatest power on Earth: the Roman Catholic Church. The man to whom it was addressed was still smiling broadly, almost giggling to himself as he read once again the Decree contained on the parchment; even after a hundred readings, it still made him feel giddy.
"By the power vested in us by our Saviour, we give to the Duke Godefroi de Bouillon possession and control over the kingdom of Je
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The Main Faults of a Beginner (Me in 2012)
... and how to correct them.
 
Credits and links to the stocks used on the new picture I Ching 05 - Xu (Waiting)
I was a bit ashamed about this picture done in 2012 and chose to redo it entirely (with another house, due to the removal from dA of the first one). But what were the main mistakes and how can we correct them?
Here are the faults which immediately grabbed my eyes:

1. BLENDING
In 2012, I didn't master the adjustment layers and I tried to blend the pictures together using a full of colored layers (colors picked on every source layer) on a soft light mode: it may be a solution sometimes, but it often gives a bad result as we can see here: The foliages are too yellow compared to the rest of the picture; the house looks like a visible collage; the pixels are
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April Publishing Opportunities
Are you ready to take the next step? We know you're serious about writing and we are too. For our brave writers who are looking to get their start in the world of professional publishing, we will be gathering up a list with a handful of publications that are accepting submissions each month.
There are countless literary journals and anthologies accepting submissions out there, but a good number of them charge a reading fee. However, since a good many of us are early in our writing careers and often do not have the funds for paying submission fees, we will only list publications that do not charge a reading fee.
We list the name of the journal, the submission deadline, what type of literature they're looking for, and if they are a paying market or not. We encourage going to each website individually to read submission guidelines.
:bulletblue: Publishing Opportunities :bulletblue:
Name of journal: Cicada Magazine
Deadline: April 27th
Media: Fiction, poetry
Market: Paying
Website: https:/
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MAY'S ART CHALLENGE
MAY'S ART CHALLENGE
I am feeling like seeing our members version of "Why I love Spring!" It is such a wonderful time of year! 1st Place will win 300 points, 2nd Place will win 200 points and 3rd Place will win 100 points.
Your entry can be of anything that makes you thing of Spring in any medium! Please make sure you add to your description it is for the May art Challenge!
Good Luck to all!!!
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Rise Of The King!
Hi guys, sorry for the lack of update on here, been really busy with life and surviving as freelancer T_T, but i just want to share you a (still in development) project i have been working with for the past months, and i believe these guys have potential, they’re crazy talented and need your support! It’s a small Indie company (Christian-based developer), and i’m honoured to be in this group. We’ve just launched our Kickstarter and i hope this project gets funded cos the quality they’ve made is breathtaking considering we’re just a small team. I think this deserve to be made… Can’t wait to show you some artworks i’ve done for this and will be making in the future. Hope you dig! I appreciate the help!
Click the link below: 
Rise Of The King
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:iconrollingtomorrow: 's :iconwriters--club: have been extremely kind enough to search around in the sea of professional publishers to find all those that are free and perfect for all us writers who wish to get a step out there! Please see their Journal below for the list and details:

April Publishing OpportunitiesAre you ready to take the next step? We know you're serious about writing and we are too. For our brave writers who are looking to get their start in the world of professional publishing, we will be gathering up a list with a handful of publications that are accepting submissions each month.
There are countless literary journals and anthologies accepting submissions out there, but a good number of them charge a reading fee. However, since a good many of us are early in our writing careers and often do not have the funds for paying submission fees, we will only list publications that do not charge a reading fee.
We list the name of the journal, the submission deadline, what type of literature they're looking for, and if they are a paying market or not. We encourage going to each website individually to read submission guidelines.
:bulletblue: Publishing Opportunities :bulletblue:
Name of journal: Cicada Magazine
Deadline: April 27th
Media: Fiction, poetry
Market: Paying
Website: https:/


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Samantha Silver SkieSwanne
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I am a Canadian writer on the verge of publishing an anthology of sci-fi and fantasy short stories, and a trilogy sci-fi novel.

These stories and books will be free, open-source, and free of all copyright. The only thing I ask is that you credit me if you do share and copy my works, and that no modifications is done to the stories.

A big fan of Tolkien, Asimov, and Doctor Who, I try to make my stories as hopeful and light as possible, with always a spot of light shining through the growing darkness. I believe the world needs to hope again, and I hope I can help spread those naive and foolish hopes and dreams of mine.

Beside being a writer, I am also slowly learning photo-manipulation.

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Steve-C2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
You should look up Toradora  :D
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clara-01 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It seems fun! I admit I'm getting to like highschool-oriented animes; they're so much more fun than Western highschool shows. I recently watched Angel Beats! (which I recommend), and I really like that style. Its not decadent; that's like when they showed the highschool days in Clannad. :)

Well, I'm finishing Black Butler (AWESOME!!! You gotta see this; its Kuroshitsuji, if you can't find the English title), but I'll try this next. :)
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Steve-C2 Featured By Owner May 5, 2017
It is fun, and a coworker and I are having a great discussion about it.  It's basically real: the characters react in a way that are true to their characters and could easily be true to life.  You probably won't get everything in one watching.

I've also seen Black Butler.  I'll spare you the time and say don't bother with Black Butler II.  There's no reason for it to exist and its existence ruins the first series.
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clara-01 Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I'll definitively take a look at it then. :) Might give me some ideas for my characters, where I need them to act more real-life. And don't worry, I love stories that require more than one watching; makes them that much interesting. :)
Animes are simply amazing, there's no end to what one could watch and enjoy. :)

I'll spare you the time and say don't bother with Black Butler II.

(halfway through Black Butler 2) Heh? What? Don't watch it? Ermmm... :D

I remember now that you briefly mentioned it to a friend of mine in my anime suggestion forum, last year. :)  At that time I was puzzled. :)  A friend of mine suggested it after we got into a friendly competition as to whom was the most awesome butler between Hellsing's Walter C. Dorneaz, and Black Butler's Sebastian, shows that we respectively did not know. We both ended up too curious and we both ended up watching our respective unknown shows. :D

I honestly do not mind Black Butler II so far; hehe, I'm sure you just made a shocked face at that. :lol:
Its true too that I'm much less picky on what I watch than you (and my other friend David), especially with animes; mainly because whatever their flaws, I always find something fun and worthwhile to keep watching. Well... to a point. Still haven't brought myself to watch Pokemon or Dragon Ball Z, or Naruto or Bleach... ;)

I understand that it doesn't follow the manga, and the story is far from perfect, but I was actually very happy to see that Ciel didn't got eaten by Sebastian after all, and to know that they would appear for yet another season. I admit that I found one season to be too short for this pair and the characters like their servants and Shinigami Grell (even with The Book or Circus and the Book of Murder). They were a fun bunch to watch, and its one of the few shows where we can just enjoy the comedy and silliness (and occasional drama) without using our brains at full throttle to figure out what's happening.
So thanks for warning me, but so far, I'm quite enjoying BB2, even with the flaws. :)  And so is my brother; so when he likes something, I know we keep watching to the end. :D :heart:
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Mick2006 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks for faving Fire Cat by Mick2006  

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clara-01 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :heart:
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Thank you for faving Together we gather a garland of stars
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clara-01 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!! :heart:
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Steve-C2 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Hello.

Haven't seen/heard from you in a bit!  Hope all is well.  If it's anything like me, it's well, and busy.  :D

I was wondering if I could bother you to look at this?  I'd be interested in your remarks.  That's all.
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clara-01 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, sorry, been very busy. Popped quickly in to publish my new (and hopefully much improved) drawing:

Princess Luna by clara-01

But other than that, I was too busy to properly be here. :)

I'll answer it within the next evening, promise. :)

How about you, how are you?
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