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A Tales of the Abyss AU oneshot. Spoilers for after Tower of Rem
It was painful to see him like this, pale and wan, sleeping on a hospital bed, his red hair splayed across the pillow like dying flames. Not that it didn't hurt when he was awake too, bored with the sterile atmosphere of the research facility masquerading as a hospital. He was allowed outside sometimes, for fresh air - as fresh as the air around Belkend was - and for a change of atmosphere. But whenever she was there with him at those times, there were frequent instances - all too frequent - where he'd wince, turn away and try to hide the part of his body that started flickering in and out of existence. As if she couldn't tell anyway.
He'd rather have been out there, fighting with her and the others, doing what he could to stop her brother. But it was all too likely they'd need both him and Asch to face Van and free Lorelei, and when the rate of his fonon separation had suddenly spiked, Jade had insisted that he ch
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Full-game spoilers for Tales of the Abyss
Tear could tell it had been a long, trying day as soon as Luke slumped onto the bed, sighing unhappily and curling up with his back to her. It had been a foregone conclusion, really, what with him finally getting home as late as it was. What with their respective positions in Remir, it wasn't uncommon for one or the other – or both – to finally get home at unholy hours, too exhausted to do much more than fall straight into bed and sleep through the rest of the night. The situation had been getting better over time, as more of the replicas were either found safe homes or moved successfully to Remir, but it never disappeared entirely: they were essentially helping to run a city somewhere between the size of Sheridan and Keterburg, never mind what responsibilities they had for Remir's bases in other towns.
Luke didn't say anything, probably guessing that she was asleep already. For a while Tear listened, watching the b
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Chapter 1
"Oh, for goodness sake!" Anise snapped, bringing the quiet thrum of conversation running through the Albiore's cabin to a halt. She glared over at a particular corner, where Luke and Tear were sitting. "Are you two seriously going to go straight back to acting like nothing's going on? You gotta stop dancing around the subject and just spit it out already! You already did it once – I heard you at Eldrant, Tear!"
Asch had remained mostly silent thus far, content to simply listen and observe the discussion going on around him, or at least, as content as one could expect. He'd spent so long avoiding being around most other people, this group in particular, contacting them only when absolutely necessary. The abruptness of the shift from that to… this… left him feeling distinctly unsettled, though Natalia's presence next to him helped a great deal. He wasn't the most social of creatures as it was, at least not since Van had kidnapped him.  Watchin
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Full-game spoilers for Tales of the Abyss
It was a moment that seemed to be trapped in time, as she asked a single question, her voice catching as she did so.
"Why are… you here?"
To her, it was a moment of shock, the kind of stunned denial that came from not wanting to even dare to hope, to realize that what she saw standing in front of her was no dream or illusion. Such a hope would hurt far too much if extinguished, after all. Reason and emotion warred from within, and for one of the few times in her life, she had no strength to quell the fighting.
To the three behind her – the princess, the adolescent girl and the young swordsman – it was a moment similar in emotion, if not in intensity. There had been so many nights like this, nights where they'd stood here and waited, and hoped and prayed. Nights where they would hear that same melody the young woman in front of them had been singing such a short while ago, mournfully echoing throughout the valley. For them,
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Like Mother, Like Son
A Golden Sun Fanfic
Dark Dawn-centric, no DD spoilers to speak of, some TLA

People would always compare fathers and sons, and mothers and daughters. But no one in Isaac's memory had ever pointed out how much mothers and sons could be so very much alike.
Matthew was leaving, his only son, just like Isaac himself had over thirty years ago. And on the day that Isaac had left, he remembered, with painful clarity, how he'd waited there alone - despite the crowd around him - at Vale's gate. How Garet's younger brother was eventually the one to run up and give him the message from "Aunty Dora" to her only son, the death knell of the idea that his mother would see him off into the world.
He'd understood, when he'd stopped to think about it. She'd already lost Kyle, in the storm – even if he had been alive the whole time – and now she was about to lose him, the only family she had left.
He was able to understand, but that hadn't made it any less painful, knowing she wasn
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crinkling paper, drops of water, shallow breaths.
they echo through the room, past our disbelief, out the door.
the news is too much to bear, for any of us.
none of us leave our homes for two weeks.
i lie in my bed for one.
they talk of you on the television – fifteen-year-old girl, brutally murdered. killer remains on the loose.
i squeeze my eyes shut and try to forget.
everett goes on a binge, the boy who’s never touched booze his whole life.
comatose on the side of the road, the police find him.
his parents cry. we cry.
when he wakes up, all i can think is thank god we didn’t lose him too.
the hallways are hollow, quiet.
we all feel your absence.
the school is already planning a plaque in your honor,
a scholarship in your name.
we hold candlelit memorials at midnight on the field.
security chases us out the first few times.
after a couple weeks, they don’t bother.
you don’t have a funeral for a long time.
pending investigations, say the men i
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aily Literature Deviations - March 9th, 2009
Daily Lit Deviations for March 9th,, 2009
Here are today's daily literature deviations! Don't hesitate to comment or :+fav: the artists for their hard work!
I hope you enjoy the daily literature deviations!
Suggestions?  Comments?  Let us know.  We always want to hear from you!

"Slayer's Honor" by Forcestar

”Good-bye and Goodnight, Lovely” by MarcieLou

"Gambling in the Alley" by Tyrobia

”define ache” by prairiedaisy and oalicein
:bulletblack: Foreign Language

”I” by shami-chan

”The Social Opera Paradox” by PondCrab

“Tape it back Together” by yuumei

”Sweet 'n squatting” by littlesthobo

” Paint
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Time Bandit by Aqua059 Time Bandit :iconaqua059:Aqua059 53 12 Library by Phasmageist Library :iconphasmageist:Phasmageist 2,625 250 A New Dawn by Bubbli-chan A New Dawn :iconbubbli-chan:Bubbli-chan 28 31
Fabulous Fan Art Feature
Fan art seems to get a bad rap here around dA, with many people claiming that it's unoriginal. Fan art also seems to get equated with tracing more than any other category... Sure, there are some fan artists who trace, but there are many, many others who take time on their drawings!
So, I wanted to show some fan artists that put a lot of effort and work into their pictures! Fan art is bashed just because of its category, but it can look just as nice as "real" art. Here are some of the best fan artists that I know here, with a few of their pieces.
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:iconLatias-Eevee: Latias-Eevee

:iconbrats817: brats817

:iconyamineco: yamineco
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PMD Project - Beach Cave by Gorsecloud Spanning Time Cover -Old- by Gorsecloud Hey Auntie Chlora... -COLORED- by Gorsecloud
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Slayer's Honor
Slayer's Honor
The inn was nothing much to look at from the outside. A low, unprepossessing building made of wood, with its walls worn and clumsily patched, it peaked in the rear where the wood had held firm and sagged forward slightly towards the front. There, inexpert carpenters had apparently measured supports just a few inches too short. The stables weren't in much better shape, and the paddock next to them was tiny, fit only for a few horses at most. The inn as a whole had little to recommend it, except for the fact that it was the only building in sight from where it stood next to the King's Highway.
The inside of the inn wasn't much better. The squeaky doors opened into a dimly-lit common room filled with rickety furniture and tables that, while clean, were scuffed and dented as though maces had been taken to them. At one end of the hall stood the large double doors that led outside; at the other was a staircase leading to the sleeping rooms, a large bar behind which the innkeep
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TR: Take One Down
The small room was made of stone blocks hacked from granite and shaped by rough craftsmen's tools. The floor was bare stone, swept painstakingly clean. On the walls hung several maps, and in the far corner a bookshelf resided, stuffed to overflowing with loose-leaf notebooks and scrolls. One wall was loopholed with an arrow slit, through which streamed fresh air and a small amount of light that was insufficient to illuminate the room. But the single yellow- glowing orb that hung from the ceiling, suspended by invisible chains, provided enough light for a room twice the size of this one.
In the middle of the room was a small, rectangular table. It was piled high with scrolls and loose paper dumped in haphazard piles. Someone had obviously tried to arrange it into some semblance of order, probably before the current occupant had moved in, but the neat “In” and “Out” labels on a pair of open-topped boxes were hopelessly buried in paper
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Rain, A Pokemon Fanfiction
Rain. It comes in many forms, from spring drizzle to winter storms. Constant and unending, there is always rain somewhere in the world. Also constant is the fact that rain, by it's very nature, is capable of instilling emotions in those who are in it's presence. Some people enjoy the rain, finding comfort in the chill and the steady beat. For others, the rain can bring up painful memories of times they'd rather forget...
It was raining again.
Ensconced in the back of the shallow cave, the white Pokémon set down the book he had been seeking to amuse himself with and stared at the firelight on the walls. Curling his thick purple tail around his feet, he listened to the rain instead of turning his wedge-shaped head to watch it. The crackle of the fire was all but drowned out by the dull roar of the rain, not more than ten meters away and outside the cave. It was hardly a cave, really, more of an indentation in the mountainside that happened to dip into it a ways, but the Pok
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Guess I owe you all an explanation for disappearing again.

Well, as some of you may know, I've just transitioned from high school to college, and it's been a change on an insanely large number of levels. It's been a maturing situation for me, as I'm forced to learn how to balance schoolwork and free time not to mention the basics of taking care of myself (I'm living on campus). I'm also gaining more new fandoms in the past few weeks than I have within the past few years...

Kingdom Hearts - better late than never, eh? You guys probably knew this one, what with my Xion fanart and all. Probably one of the most intensely I've felt about a fandom that I can ever remember. I'm really looking forward to seeing what comes. And to play Birth by Sleep.

Tales of the Abyss - My first Tales game, though I've heard of Tales of Symphonia in the past. DANG this game is good... We're maybe halfway through it now, I think? We being myself and the friend who introduced it to me, who is playing Luke... Seriously though. This game is intensely emotional, with great graphics, music, and plotline, and the surprises JUST. KEEP. COMING.

Persona 4 - This is the one that surprised me. Frankly... had I come across this game on my own, I would have taken one look at the rating and beat a hasty retreat in the opposite direction. But I just started watching my roommate and her friend play it while cross-stitching, and it grew SO. DAMN. MUCH on me, that when we got to the scenes that it's probably rated M for (Two words - Rise's Shadow), I merely averted my eyes for the battle rather than sprinted away and never came back.  It's... it's incredible. Great plot, graphics, and I mean, I wasn't too keen on the vocal BGM at first, but it grew on me. And I mean, one of the things that impressed me so much was the fact that, for instance, the rating... Well, I'll just put it this way. It wasn't rated M for fanservice (Well, admittedly there were a few fanservice-y moments, but mostly those were brief and played for laughs) - all of the more adult elements were integrated very nicely into the plot. If I may say so, I heard more inappropriate things from the people watching than I did from the game.

Overall... it's been a very enlightening experience, and I'm glad to be here.

As for classes (the important thing, though not always as fun to talk about!), so far I haven't been doing anything too specialized. Mainly just general and introductory classes, even though none of them are the basic math, science, lang/lit, or social sciences. It's helped make the transition easier, but at the same time, can be a little dull. I think I'm going to be starting into some real stuff next semester, though! :)

Just wanted to let you all know what I've been up to. And what I might be gushing about.

I might also post some fanfics soon. I'm beginning to doubt I'll finish Chains, but the first chapter is done, and it stands fairly decently on its own. I've also got a couple Persona 4 ones in production and a third one in my head. It's funny... I like letting ideas just play around in my head, even if they don't all make it to paper anymore.

Hope you all are doing well!

  • Listening to: Chatter and commentary
  • Reading: Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce
  • Watching: My roommate playing Persona 4
  • Playing: Harvest Moon: Grand Bazaar


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neon-izumi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy Birthday! I hope you are alright and have a great day!^^
DevBBTHQ Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Happy Birthday! :cake:
Shyrony Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
A lot have change since the last time you came on, but don't worry new and exciting adventure awaits.:icondragonhi:
Shyrony Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I'm worry about you, I hope you're ok. :icondragonpetplz:
Shyrony Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Happy Birthday
Plaid-pichu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday, Gorse! :D
el-jesso Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Happy Happy Birthday!
FrostyTheBat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank yooo for the watch~ n_n!
We need to talk moar. I keep forgetting... D;
Shyrony Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
It's so long last since I seen you ^.-.^
PC-Reviver Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Oh, it was your birthday? Ehe.. Got in a little late on that..

Hey Gorsecloud, I was wondering if you know more about the status of ScytheRider. He hasn't been updating anything online for the past half year, and.. Well, I'm kinda worried about his well-being.

Other that that, Happy birthday!

And, uh, we don't know eachother (h)
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