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Untitled - Tivian, #2Watching as her partner fell helplessly into the raging river below, Tivian considered that perhaps thievery had been a poor choice in career. The job had been plagued with problems from the start - and now that Iruk had fallen, most likely to his death, into the rock-laden Ruby Rapids, she wasn't even going to get paid for it.
Swearing underneath her breath, she pulled herself the rest of the way across a thick rope that was tightly strung between two massive trees. Spending hours hiking through the woods searching for the perfect place to cross the Rapids, breaking into a wealthy lord's mansion, rendering nearly half of his house staff unconscious, wasting nearly a half an hour trying to pick the damned lock to the lord's private safe - all of it had been for nothing.  
She let her feet touch earth once again and groaned.  She wanted desperately to smack something, but she cutting would be enough. Pulling her blade out of its sheath, she  began sawing at the knotted ro
Untitled Draft - MavelleIf there were two things that Mavelle knew for certain in this very moment of time, they were as follows:
1. She was being followed, and
2. Someone wanted her dead.
Being on someone's to-kill list was pretty basic -- it was practically the first rule of being an active participant in the ancient craft of necromancy.  That's what she'd been told, at least, when she had discovered her talent.  The words of that first dead person she'd spoken with had served as a warning.  One that she didn't think she'd have to deal with until now.
Tentatively she looked over her shoulder. The spirits of three children skipped around behind her, giggling and playing with the wind.  Usually the playful spirits of her dead siblings brought a smile to her face, but now... Knowing that something else, something darker was watching... She couldn't help but feel a mite anxious.
The marketplace was closing for the evening.  She knew that Thornton was famous for its strict curfew even be

Untitled Draft - TivianWatching as her partner fell fifty feet into the river below, Tivian considered that perhaps thievery had been a poor career choice. The job had been plagued with problems from the start – and now that Iruk had fallen, most likely to his death, into the rock-laden Ruby Rapids, she wasn't even going to get paid for it.
Swearing underneath her breath, she shimmied the rest of the way across the thick rope that she'd tied between trees before the heist. Breaking into a wealthy lord's mansion, rendering nearly half of his house staff unconscious, successfully picking the lock to an ancient chest after trying for nearly an hour – all of it had been for nothing.  
She rolled over, panting clouds of breath into the dewy morning  air.  She should have held on to the rune bag. She hadn't even wanted Iruk to go with her – he was too green, too clumsy, and too stupid to get anything right.  She risked so much bringing him along.  Now how was she going to
The WoodsI grew up in those woods.  The gnarled texture of the tree's bark, the smell of pine and dampness from the rains before.  The faces my grandfather hid among the trees.  Over there, where I made my mud meals, and there where I served them. The ditch from the pond to the street made for a sink, and the view of the meadow from between the bushes was my window.  A stump my chair, a thatching of branches was my bed.  
Years of walking among them, ignoring the ants crawling up and down my arms, feeling the sap stick between my fingertips.  The cool dirt in my grasp, the pine needles as a carpet beneath my feet.  All these memories, even those times I spent alone among the trees.  My heart aches knowing they soon may be torn down. The meadow where long passed pets lie asleep, where I first knelt in the snow and whispered to the gods, where I laid and watched the clouds and watched the horses eat their grass.
And soon, all to be gone. All to be destroyed



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In The News: Planes, Ukraine, and Nuclear Weapons

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 8, 2014, 11:28 PM


Hey all! I've been quite busy as of late with about a bajillion things, but I thought I'd put together a quick news thingamajig to pass the time.

There's a lot of stuff going on at the moment (when isn't there, really?), but here's a quick update on a few recent news stories that have been capturing people's attention:



:bulletwhite: Stolen passports raise possibility of terrorism in missing flight.  As you might know, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has gone missing at sea off Vietnam.

Two countries, Italy and Austria, have both come forward and said that the citizens of their countries who had previously been thought to be on the plane were actually not on the plane at all. In fact, the passports in question may have been reported stolen in the past, and so there has been some concern raised about terrorism playing a role in the plane's disappearance. 

:bulletwhite: The events in Ukraine, more specifically in Crimea, have been fairly widely covered by the news lately (At least, in my experience it has. I don't live in the US at the moment, so I don't know what the news has been focusing on over there).  

It's a big story, with lots of little intricacies.  Here's a few things that might be of interest to those who are following, or who wish to follow, the news regarding Russia and Ukraine:



Timeline: Ukraine's Political Crisis - Aljazeera

Timeline: Political crisis in Ukraine and Russia's occupation of Crimea - Reuters

Russian gunman fire warning shots as Western officials blocked from entering Crimea in Ukraine - news.com.au

Crimea votes to join Russia as US moves to freeze assets - The Sydney Morning Herald



Sarah Palin: stop Putin with nukes - Sydney Morning Herald   (How could I NOT include this?)

Ukraine: Protesters in Crimea greet army with flowers... as shots are fired at European monitoring team - The Independent 



Ukraine plans patriotic rallies as Crimea crisis deepens - South China Morning Post


Edit: Adding another one.

What the Ukrainian Crisis Means for Astronauts in Space - Gizmodo




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RebelliousTreecko Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Are you gonna use an April Fools avatar like last year?
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catpuck Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…
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8manderz8 Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, but I'm not interested at this time. :) Appreciate the invite though! Take care :) 
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AClockworkKitten Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey, long time no see!  Just found a neat stamp I wanted to show you: dia-linn.deviantart.com/art/En…

How have you been?
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8manderz8 Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an interesting stamp to see from that particular artist, lol.

And yeah! Long time no see! I've been alright, starting a course in writing and been working lately, how are you doing? :) 
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AClockworkKitten Mar 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Guess so, she's one of the few open Christians I can get along with.

Awesome!  What are you writing?  I've been super busy with exams and trying to find a job.  But otherwise, exams are done and I'm doing fine.
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Thank you for the +WATCH
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8manderz8 Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D Keep on being amazing with your art!
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ClaudiaJandOCs Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where did you get that custom box?
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