|Deviant Login||Shop||Join deviantART for FREE||Take the Tour|
Andraste's Grace and Dust Town's Daughter CH. 3CH. 3 Two Merchants and A Coin’s Mission.
Edin was half asleep by the time they travelers made it to camp. The two men had done an amazing job of hiding the campsite, so well that the three women and Vidar could barely find it themselves. The duster had never been so happy to see a fire with a log for a seat. The girl stumbled over and plopped down on the log with a content sigh. Spotting her lute, Leliana went about laying out her small amount of belongings before starting on a simple soup for dinner.
The group was fairly close together, everyone crowding the fire, but there was one member of the caravan that wasn’t anywhere near. Edin noticed the absence of the group’s mage and set off to find where the woman had disappeared to.
Morrigan was busy making herself at home in the far corner of the campsite. She had built a small teepee-like hut by the cliffside. The mage even went as far as to stoke her own fire so she wouldn’t have to share with the rest of the g
Andraste's Grace and Dust Town's Daughter CH. 2CH.2 Maker’s Mercy
Edin sat down next to a huge building with pink glass. There was a dark-skinned man rambling about something in common tongue. The young dwarf sighed lightly and scratched the head of her mabari hound, Vidar who had found them on the imperial highway. Vidar laid down by his mistress’s feet and curled up, licking his chops after his meal of bandits he’d just enjoyed.
The dwarf glanced up from brushing through her own sand-coloured locks when Alistair plopped down beside her, setting his sword; which she understood came from Duncan when he joined the warden, down next to him. The giant, as Edin found herself thinking of him of, sighed, clearly still troubled by Ostagar. “Aldrei gefast upp.” the dwarf whispered.
Alistair jumped slightly at her mezzo-soprano voice. “What?” She stared up at the man, her piercing blue eyes piercing him like daggers. “Aldrei gefast upp.... it means ‘never give up’ in dwarven.
Andraste's Grace and Dust Town's Daughter CH. 1CH. 1: The Duster, The Templar and The Newly Found Ally
Edin awoke from her sleep to the comfort of a human-made bed. The young dwarf fought the urge to submit to the calling of rest, slowly sitting up.
“I see you have awaken. Mother will be pleased.” Edin slowly unshielded her eyes to see the chasind woman she, Alistair and the other recruits had met just a few days before.
“Where am I?” the dwarven girl asked, surprised by the roughness in her usually light, slightly childish voice.
The woman before her explained where she was and the tragic events at Ostagar. Upon hearing the new, Edin fought back the urge to cry. Ostagar had been the first time she had been treated as an equal, even a superior. She shook her head to clear her thoughts. I’m a duster, she thought to herself, and dusters don’t cry, we’re too tough for that.
“Your friend is waiting outside, he was veered between denial and grief since mother told him.”
73. I can't When I was fifteen, I told my mother that I wanted to go on my own adventure. My parents had fought the blight, my twin was heir to the throne and I wanted,deserved, my own legacy. As I approached her, I knew what I expected; to be told ‘no’ and sent back to my room. However, that’s not what I received. In fact, my mother’s response was something that took me years to finally solve.
“I will allow you to go, as long as you can both truthfully and correctly answer this question” I nodded, “Promise me that you will be safe.”
Without a second thought I responded “Of course, Mother.”
Mother shook her head with a smile. “Go back up stairs, Eleanor. You’re not ready for an adventure yet.”
Furious with my mother, I returned to my room and thought about the question. By the end of the evening, I decided that I wasn't strong enough yet. Eventually another year passed and once again I as
8. Innocence8. Innocence
Casually, I walked back to the courtyard, panting slightly after training. The warden recruits were coming along nicely, and soon they would partake in the Russian Roulette of the joining. However, that wasn’t important right then. I squinted my eyes, trying to find who I was looking for. I felt a smile spread across my face when I saw them.
Just across the way, Eleanor and Cailan were playing with Aoibheann and their cousin. I stopped to watch them play, but it wasn’t long till they caught sight of and started racing towards me. My grin widened as I fell down on my knees to greet the children sprinting towards me. ‘Mama! Mama!” I fell backwards as my five year olds lept into my arms, knocking me backwards.
“Hello, you two.” The twins grinned up at me and I ruffled their black hair affectionately.
“Auntie Emiline, weren’t you with the knights today?” I looked past the children on top of me to see Aoibh
LGBT Quiz I made c:
LGBT Quiz about Yourself
**if the questions are too personal, feel free to skip them. **
1. How long have you known you are part of the LGBT community?
I've known for about six months now! ^.^
2. Was it a struggle (emotionally) for you at the beginning?
3. How did you start to discover your sexuality? (Example, thoughts, feelings ex)
I had started noticing the sheer amount of girl crushes I had as a little girl, and my lack of interest in men now.
4. What part of the LGBT community do you belong to? (Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, ex)
I'm a lesbian!
5. How long have you been out of the closet, or if your not, do you plan to be at some point?
I came out as bi in March, then came up as lesbian a month or two ago.
6. Does your parents/parent know, or will they ever know?
yup! they all know.
7. Did they take it well, or do you predict that they will take it well?
My mom pretty much said she knew I was from the start, my dad and stepmom could
Dear Mr. President: I need everyone's helpHey guys, I'm starting up a compilation product of questions that people have for President Obama and Governor Romney. I'm going to take as many questions from as many people from as many situations as possible and compile them into a letter/PowerPoint that will be sent to both Obama and Romney. I know people are tired of their questions being ignored, and having sent my first letter to the president when I was eight, I know how you all feel. Well, this time, I at least want to be heard. It doesn't matter what you want to tell them, no matter how up in the air it is, or embarrassing. We deserve to be heard and I for one am doing everything in my power to do so.
So if anyone out there has a question, quote, picture or video to send to these to men, please either comment here or message me what they are. No one's questions will be excluded, even if they are said by someone else, so fire away! I am the last person to judge anyone who has a question being gay, poor and among other things t
The AccidentThe door bell rang, and elsie's heart sank. There at her door was not her parents, who were hours late, but to solemn looking police officers.
"Elsie Stanford?" the older of the two men asked.
"Y-Yes, that's me. Is something the matter, officers?"
The older of the two men spoke again. "May we come in, you should sit down."
Elsie's head was spinning at those words. She'd heard those words all the time on the television, but that couldn't happen to her...could it. The fifteen year old nodded and led the two officers to the living room, sitting down in her usual comfy chair.
"Now, Ms. Stanford, we regret to inform you that your parents have been in a severe car accident. Your father died on impact and your mother is in the hospital, she won't make it through the night. We have been asked to bring you and your brother to the hospital."
"Y-You can't be serious, this h-has to be a joke right?" The officer shook his head. "I'm sorry." With that he nodded to his partner w
LOK: Enter The Void/Venom Of The Red Lotus Review
Hey everybody. Well, here we are. The finale of this season. It certainly wrapped up quicker than last years, and its broadcasting certainly wasn’t as straightforward. With that said, let’s take a look at the two episode finale of season 3!
What I Liked
The Fight Scenes
I know it should go without saying that the fight scenes in these episodes were bloody fantastic, but considering that they took up a large chunk of both episodes then it is truly impressive how consistently well animated and well choreographed they were. A lot of various Bending abilities were on display here and seeing how these powers played off each other was damn impressive.
The last fight was a fittingly massive battle between Korra and Zaheer, and does feel reminiscent of the epic battle between Aang and Ozai. It was Zaheer largely evading Korra whilst she was on a rampage, but unlike Ozai who was running to save his hide, we know that for Zaheer it’s to stall her whilst
Batman Begins Review
If you can't take personal opinions that may or may not agree with your own opinions, do not read this review. Also, this review contains spoilers.
After all the history I have with this movie, of my opinions going down and up and down... it has now steadily been going down and more down. Rewatching it now again for this review, I hate to admit it... but I think Batman Begins is a pretty bad movie. Not just as an adaptation of Year One, not just as an adaptation of Batman period... but as a movie just in general.
It's a very influential movie and I think it did some great things for the superhero genre (bad things too, but anyway). But to quote Bennett the Sage - a movie can be influential without being good. And to me, this movie isn't even remotely good. Is there a good movie hidden in here? Yes. And guess what? They dug out that movie from it and made the animated movie Batman: Year One. You know, based on the comic Batman Begins was based on? It's fun
Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 25 - 21
Hey everybody. Here we are with the latest countdown addition. Enjoy!
Nukid101’s Top 30 Comic Book Films: 25 – 21
25) Wonder Woman (2009)
I’ve yet to see all of the DC Animated Films – something I will one day rectify – but I made sure to see their film based around Wonder Woman when I could, and as it may be quite obvious right now, I thought it was pretty damn good.
While no sequels have been made the film is the origin story of Diana who leaves her Amazonian paradise for our world when the Greek God Ares – who has been stripped of his powers and been imprisoned for centuries – escapes in a bid to throw the world into chaos which fuels his power. With her is Steve Trevor, a USAF Pilot who crash lands on Themyscira and assists Wonder Woman in defeating Ares.
Oh and they naturally fall in love, but hey, it’s executed well enough.
As a set up for Diana’s introduction to the outside world and her role as Wonder
Whorgish language outlineGeneral
Exoglottonym: Whorgish (English); Hvargiska (Icelandic); Kvorgisk (Norwegian); Woorgsch (Low German)
Writing System: Urwitic alphabet
Romanization: Yes (based on Scandinavian orthographies)
A priori or a A posteriori: A priori
Language Family: Urucayan > West Urucayan > Creegric > Transquaparian
Phonology: 8 Vowels, 41 Consonants
Word Order: VOS (primarily)
Classes: 9 (People; Animals; Vegetation; Sealife; Seaplants; Artefacts; Substances; Non-solids; Abstractions)
Cases: 9 (Ergative; Absolutive; Possessive; Locative; Vocative; Allative; Ablative; Adversive; Instrumental)
Aspects: 3 (Perfect; Continuous; Generic)
Moods: 3 (Negative; Imperative; Prohibitive)
Transitivity: 2 (Transitive; Ditransitive)
Nukid101's Top 30 Comic Book Films: 30 - 26
Welcome everybody to my newest countdown. With Korra done, I’ve got the time to focus on counting off my favourite comic book films of all time; of course when I say comic book I am not ruling out graphic novels and manga, for which there will be entries to both.
One thing that needs bearing in mind folks is that this countdown is based on my favourite at the moment. Since we are living in the Golden Age of Comic Book films, there will undoubtedly be comic books film that would become one of my top 30 favourites. Why next year films like Kingsman: The Secret Service or Avengers 2: Age Of Ultron have very good chances of rankin very high on my list, so please understand folks that this list of mine is not set in stone. It is likely to change.
With that, let’s kick it off with part 1, featuring choices 30 to 26!
Nukid101’s Top 30 Comic Book Films: 30 – 26
30) A History Of Violence (2005)
We’ll start this cou
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review
A group of mutated warriors face off against an evil kingpin who wants to take over New York. This is Rumor Control, here are the facts. Since it was revealed that a new Ninja Turtles film would be produced by Michael Bay the internet went nuts. Every bit of news that came out form the movie was met with immediate criticism and outrage. The whole world wrote it off as a bad film which may have been the right mind set since the film holds an abysmal 19% on Rotten Tomatoes. I, however, find these reviews to be overly critical and miss the point. I see this as mob mentality, a sort of unwritten rule that Michael Bay must be despised no matter what. Granted the man is deserving of criticism, mostly for his rampant humor (which tends to ruin his films more often then making them funny) and lack of focus on characters but I still find most of his films to be simple, dumb and fun entertainment. So I went in to TMNT with an open mind (after all I am the only person in the world who loves the t
Hogwarts' quality and Dumbledore's reputationI found an interesting short essay from HP Lexicon and it made me think about it even deeper than it goes.
First off; please don't get me wrong.
I love Dumbledore's character, I love Lockhart's character, I love Hogwarts, and I love, love, love the books and the HP universe. I'm just wondering and interested in what, if anything, is behind all this I'm about to discuss.
That if Rowling possibly actually planned this somehow and for some reason many parents in that universe are willing to over-look huge problems and risk their children's lives because of someone's status and previous reputation...OR if this is just unfortunate illogicness because of her coming up with awesome general storylines and interesting characters and not thinking some of them enough throroughly.
So, Hogwarts is supposed to be concidered "the finest wizarding school" in the world I guess as there's only one in each country. And Dumbledore is supposedly concidered "the best Headmaster Hogwarts has ever seen
Sgt.Spider And Zeus Reviews #14: MJ: CitWC
You ready to stop?
I said, you ready to stop?
You wanna know why?
CAUSE! ITS! THE SLAM JAM! TJ!
TJ: TURN IT UP!
Sergeant Spider & Zeus Review Show
Today's…Thing: Michael Jordan – Chaos in the Windy City
TEN HUT! Howdy there my fellow soldiers. Brian and Zeus here with our next review fresh from the oven.
Zeus: Mmmmmmmm! I love the smell of helpful information in the morning
Soooo…yeah, today we’ve got a review of the utmost weirdest. Usually its self-explanatory that when we have something to review, it’d obviously be either bad or good. This is not the case today. Today we have something that is…questionable. Is it good? Is it bad? Is it meh? You be the judge….or you know…just read this review
Zeus: What we’re about to review is something that will blow you
My Amazing Spiderman 2 ReviewWARNING:
If you can't personal views about the movie, don't watch it. You have been warned.
I will admit that I had negative expectations for this movie and I refused myself to watch it on theaters. But after calming myself down with it and watching it on DVD for the first time, even though there was a part of me that wanted the worst for it. But in the end, it was the contrary, which means that the movie managed to prove me wrong for a great deal of it. Though, I believe that there are some downsides in it. But let's get into Marc Webb's "The Amazing Spiderman 2".
The movie takes place right after the first movie. Peter Parker is dealing with the following issues the previous film left: The loss of Uncle Ben and trying to help Aunt May; Peter's desire to know about what happened to his parents and also the fact that Parker struggles with his attempt to respect the late George Stacy
How to make yakitori chicken
2 chicken breasts, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
1 negi, cut into about 3/4 inch pieces
Bamboo skewers (soaked in water to prevent burning)
For tare sauce (makes about 1/2 cup):
5 Tbsp soy sauce
5 Tbsp mirin
3 Tbsp sake
1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp of sugar *adjust the amount to your preference
A slice of ginger (optional)
Mix sugar, sake, mirin, and soy sauce in a sauce pan and stir well.
Put a slice of fresh ginger, if preferred.
Bring to a boil on high heat and turn down the heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened.
Stop the heat and set aside.
Thread chicken and negi on skewers alternatively.
Grill the skewered chicken and negi over hot coals until the surface of chicken turns white.
Brush the skewered chicken and negi with the sauce.
Grill until cooked through, brushing the sauce a couple of times.
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
Transformers: We Came in WarTransformers: We Came in War
Setting: Sometime during the Bay films
Characters: Optimus Prime
We came to this planet because ours was gone.
The quest for power consumed our home. The need for domination destroyed us. Still we live, and yet there is a piece in each of us that has been decimated forever. We will never recover what we have lost.
I look down upon this planet, and I wonder why we try.
It is evident by now that we have lost the capacity for peace. War follows in our wake. We came to retrieve the AllSpark, which has long since been lost, and we are still here. All that came of attempting to revive our planet was the relocation of the war from our planet of death to this planet of life. There is so much life on this planet. All of it we have sworn to protect. This is the promise we have made to them. But the promise would not need to have been made if we had never co
Keep in Touch!
Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More