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The Shaman
The shaman sighed, setting down her staff, adjusting the knife she wore on a belt around her waist and sitting on the dirt floor of the fire-warmed thatch hut, ready to tell her story to the little children seated around her. It was her favorite story about the past.
“Once beyond our time, there lived gods. More than eight billion of them.” A murmuring arose through the gaggle, wondering how that could possibly be. “It was a world that had grown poisoned, detached, depraved. For in that time, animals just like us built massive metal and glass and stone masses that they called cities.” Her voice was melodic, smooth as a prowling leopard in the night. “Those grand places are gone now, but their ruins remain. Ngele, Ranci, Eijin, Rusale, Anber. Their palatial cities were centers of commerce and trade, constructed of the finest materials and each of them housing more of us than there are in the entire world today. They lived in massive towers that scraped the
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Pokemon Colosseum: Nine Years Later
The evolution of the Pokémon franchise is traced—usually—through its handheld games. With every generation, the series grew slightly darker (particularly in Generations IV and V) as its core audience matured. Game mechanics changed, cities became more 3D, and there were more Pokémon in every edition.
However, some of these changes were presaged by one of the most underrated games the Pokémon franchise has ever produced.
It was part of an ingenious strategy to both overcome the incompatibility gap that existed between the Gold and Silver series and Ruby and Sapphire, and along the way, make some money. You see, most Pokémon introduced in just the last generation were now inaccessible. Ruby and Sapphire offered very few critters from the region of Johto, from the legendary beasts to the starters.
The reason Pokémon Colosseum worked was because it was not only away from the sacred handheld, placed on the Nintendo GameCube, but also because it
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Curtains of Smoke AU: Crunch in the Night
All was quiet in the forest that fateful night. The high full moon cast an eerie glow over the quiet belt of pines that stood between the lions and the leopards. No breeze was filtering through the trees on that dark, warm summer evening.
A rustling amidst the grass revealed the lone disturbance of the scene: a hyena, softly moving about between the canopy of several trees. The moonlight filtered dimly to the forest floor, enough to illuminate her surroundings. She looked to the west and shook in fear of what she had left behind.
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Life had been apathetic to Ramona Hyenyo.
She had seen cruelty and indifference and knew little more than that. Her father, Simon the Hyena King, brutally slaughtered Storm Cloud, her mother. She had never had a chance to know Storm Cloud, and the only sisters she had known were Serah and good friend Akemi Spirethorn. Once, Akemi would come almost monthly, but of late she had disappeared without a mention. There has to be something better, something tha
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Mother Earth is crying
Mother Earth is crying.
She sees how the wicked humans have turned,
drawing their curtains of smoke on her sky
and making her rivers run foul and black.
She feels the pain inflicted by those
who turn beyond all light
crying in Aurora, Oak Creek, Clackamas, Newtown.
The shots ring in her ears
the sound of death
as the streams of blood run like scarlet rapids.
She sees how the wicked humans have turned,
brother against brother and sister against sister
becoming a cursed and doomed breed.
Mother Earth is crying.
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Farewell II
Mitt Romney, so long
We sing your farewell song
Your career's done and gone
Mitt Romney, so long
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I am here to announce that With Fire in the Night as a project is officially dead.

For four years off and on, I've worked on it. I'm proud of the fact that I wrote a whole draft of a book before even leaving high school. I'm even more appreciative of how writing a book has improved all my writing—including, ultimately, the very book in its later revisions.

But writing what used to be called River Cats and Curtains of Smoke is emotionally taxing. It continually reminds me of how I used to be a different person. I've changed. We've all changed. At least one of the most important people in the project's history is now out of my life. I have different priorities, do different sorts of writing. What I've already done with this book is charged with the emotions I had in 2012 and 2013, things I cannot relate to now.

I want to thank those who have followed me in the last four years over the course of this project. I still remember being hesitant to begin writing. I watched as people like samoholic and others (you know who you are) pushed me to become a better writer. Soon, instead of writing 350-word chapters they were longer: 1000, 1500, 2500. I met SunetteTheWolf here, and she changed the direction this book took for the better. Your support was crucial to the success of this project. But it got harder and harder to rewrite this book without being emotionally spent. There are other things I would much rather write these days.

You probably won't see much from me on DA in the long term. My graphic design work, which has thrived in the last year as I've picked up new clients and techniques, is on Behance. My writing is about other things and can be found at one or two other places. All of it is under my real name.

But thanks to DA, this book project and especially AzurikTheWolf, I became a writer. And a darn good one, at that.

Signed,
Mystic Cheetah

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OdysseusUT Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s :D
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
And thanks for the llama! (I know, I'm reticent to plow through my DA messages)
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Detalliny Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch!! :D
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
No, thank you! :)
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Sgt-T-Shock Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Raymie! How have you been doing? :D
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I'm doing well!

It has not been apparent from DA but I actually have written four more chapters, 3 through 6. Unfortunately I am in dire need of a new editor (when a certain partner and I split last year that was the biggest gap), so they're not posted yet. I've sent them to one or two people interested in my product, including someone who inexplicably found and read my early River Cats stuff and wanted to see the rest.
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Sgt-T-Shock Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Professional Writer
Editors are really hard to come by! I hate to know that you had a falling out with one. I'm glad things are looking better now! The whole rewriting process is definitely really hard!
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Mystic-Cheetah Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
It wasn't a full-on falling out, but...

I better tell you privately.
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michaelelliottfurr Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
What up?!?!?!?!
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Metarex12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Hey.  How have you been?
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