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I Accidentally Conquered A Galaxy
I Accidentally Conquered A Galaxy
by Van
Hello, Mother.
I do not know how to start with this so I'll just jump right into it: I accidentally conquered a galaxy. Don't get me wrong, I think I'm okay with it, but I'm so badly out of my depth that I have no idea what to do.
If you're angry, for the record it was all Dmitri's fault: Rescue a princess, he said, it'll make you rich and famous, he said.
I won't lie, I do love a little fame fortune and riches, but beautiful damsels in distress always did it for me. (Science and swordplay as well, of course, but I cannot resist beauty.) Blame THAT on father!
It took me too long to code this communication channel to find you guys. I'd stop over to talk to you directly, but I'm really busy right now.
I'm actually dictating this to a bot right now while I'm fighting - It's been an interesting 1176 hours.
I'll update you as soon as I can... For now... Help?
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Flames (2)
The world was a cataclysm in every sense of the word
The glass wall that has been before me
the one that numbed everything
splintered and blacked before the heat
of my rage
of my regret
How did it take me so many centuries
to feel this way?
Don't abandon me
just spin, spin, spin.
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How Terrible you are at Assassination, Lianne
Percolate everything
down into little streams
told you to solve everything
with a little finesse you
took a hammer to a scapel problem
bashed a little murder into a kill-soft equation
Now look at this mess
should've been done with finesse
Lawdy lawdy lawd
How terrible you are at assassination, Lianne
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Flames (1)
My wonder reignited itself
spun like a fuel fire
an erpution of red light
in the darkness of the black night
the sound of the roar reminds me of waterfalls
the crash and thunder
the feeling of ice rain on a gray day
and the softly tickled blades of grass in front of a grave
in a single instant I see life and death before me
but no apathy
and plenty of pain
with plenty of gain
my wonder reignited itself
spun like a fuel fire
an eruption of red light
in the darkness of the black night
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The White Noise of Red Love
Oceans, waves
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Look right, montage playing
    slightly opaque:
a film of a reel of snap shots of smiles
and dances at twilight
Spins in sunlight, sways at sunrise
    you brush your hair away from your eyes.
Words cannot describe
Ocean, cold and gray
the white noise hiss of a played cassette
Shhhhhhhh...
hissssss...
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What A Shallow Existence
What a shallow existence
I am
                       The walls of my inadequacy
               The inability to rise above
        The boundaries of my average code
Is a curse too cruel for words
Why show me sights and sounds of
gargantuan landscapes and tales of
merit, honour and courage in the face of  death?
                       Why feel such black pain
When I fear the abyss too much to be
consumed by it?
               Half measures, half-heartedness
     
        luke warm,
Monickers too strong for such a gray tale.
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The Shameful Thought
Ach
The shameful thought
To see your death and funeral from a secret spot
To see if tears were shed or not
Were you loved? Were you hated?
It would be lovely to know.
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Death is not meant for you my friend
Death is not meant for you my friend
In the throes of misery?
Say hello immortality
The seconds stretch to hours
The days become ages
And not a single good thought can ward the despicable plot
If I ever become happy again?
That is when I approach my end
Suddenly, Death becomes my friend
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I Accidentally Conquered A Galaxy

by Van



Hello, Mother.

I do not know how to start with this so I'll just jump right into it: I accidentally conquered a galaxy. Don't get me wrong, I think I'm okay with it, but I'm so badly out of my depth that I have no idea what to do.

If you're angry, for the record it was all Dmitri's fault: Rescue a princess, he said, it'll make you rich and famous, he said.

I won't lie, I do love a little fame fortune and riches, but beautiful damsels in distress always did it for me. (Science and swordplay as well, of course, but I cannot resist beauty.) Blame THAT on father!

It took me too long to code this communication channel to find you guys. I'd stop over to talk to you directly, but I'm really busy right now.

I'm actually dictating this to a bot right now while I'm fighting - It's been an interesting 1176 hours.

I'll update you as soon as I can... For now... Help?
I Accidentally Conquered A Galaxy
*Slides over to*

FreeSpiritedMind


I was at work when suddenly I heard the opening sentence in my head. I wrote it on a nearby sheet of memo paper and this is all I have so far. I hope I can make more stuff.

I've been doing some lurking ninja diving into old archives from the DAFIGHT days. Such a time, such a time. I laughed at the random comics and comment chains I found.

Not trying to create nostalgia where it isn't there or anything, but I am feeling it. Maybe I can do something with it too...
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The world was a cataclysm in every sense of the word
The glass wall that has been before me
the one that numbed everything
splintered and blacked before the heat

of my rage

of my regret

How did it take me so many centuries
to feel this way?

Don't abandon me

just spin, spin, spin.
I drew 10,000 stick figures.

It took me 45 days, but goodness, I finally hit the milestone, and it's quite appropriate that there is no appropriate in how sudden and unexplosive it was to cross the finish line. Almost poetic.

Suffering yet another drought of art, where I had no will to learn or to draw anything really - Especially when it came to my comic projects - and where I felt no drive to even write, I was once again in that endless spiral of despair of having distinct wishes to be able to draw like so and so - to at least have some sort of finished project, to be a master of a certain fundamental. I have the ebooks, I have the youtube links, I know the grind, but I felt nothing for it, and no drive. After all, after two Loomises, what could I possibly expect from yet another art book? More dissapointment in the fact that I hadn't actually levelled up even after going through yet another gruelling process?

That's when I decided to draw a bunch of stick figures.

Absolute basic mode.

I thought to myself: I've already done 1,000 mannequins, why not bump up that number but with stick figures instead?

I thought to myself: This will be annoying, but it's the perfect balance of tedious and relaxing. I have no pressure to make masterpieces, and if I do it right, hey, maybe I can learn a little something, maybe not.


I have so much to say on this whole thing, but the main take away I've gotten from this is some modicum of pride in myself, to finally go for a goal and do it.

Am I a better artist? Have I levelled up? Was it worth it? I have absolutely no idea. All I know is that minutes and hours I usually spend screwing around or procrastinating on the internet or being bored out of my mind in bus rides has ended: My days were filled. Really filled. Even when watching something, I drew stick figures. While having a coffee in the cafe, I drew stick figures. While waiting for a bus, I drew stick figures.

My life and all its ups and downs went on as it always did. This did not suddenly revolutionize my life or change any way in how problems came at me, but I did something on the side that I can feel happy about. I always feel like I never have enough time, I always feel like my days revolve around the next problem to solve, but this was something that I could constantly keep track of.

I had really bad moments where I just stopped, I had bad days, I had good days, but I finally reached the end, and with that learnt an important mantra: Step by step, step by step.

I didn't feel like i'd lost when I just stopped drawing for one week, I just feltl like I was riding a bike again after leaving it in the garage for a while: Sure, it's a shame that I hadn't been working at it daily, but it's not something that I forgot completely.

Isn't that always the best sort of way to talk to old friends and long forgotten contacts? The ideal best friend is someone you haven't talked to in 20 years and you can just have a coffee with spontaneously. The fanfare, the stress, the pressure of OH WOW I AM DOING THIS THING AFTER A WHILE cheapens the moment, it puts pressure on you, and it makes you focus on the wrong thing.



So finishing this little challenge of mine, I am damn happy and proud, and ecstatic, but I know the shitty days shall come back, the sun and earth shall do their dance, I'll still be a noob artist, and give me 200 years a life span and I'll never be as good as Da Vinci - Objectively, not self-deprecating-  But I'll keep on drawing so long as I can, I'll keep on writing.


It's unfortunate that I haven't found a fellow artist willing to do such silly challenges yet, so I've also learned the bitter lesson that one can only drive themselves to draw in the end, but I'd love to be able to find people like me who just want to walk the road and enjoy the moments. In a way, I have given up: I don't and can't be number one, but I love the process and the road.



My two cents


Oh gawd I'm so stoked about this right now.
  • Listening to: Ava by Famy
  • Reading: Das Erwachen Der Macht
  • Playing: Titanfall 2
  • Drinking: Cheap beer

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My name is Xerxes

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I drew 10,000 stick figures.

It took me 45 days, but goodness, I finally hit the milestone, and it's quite appropriate that there is no appropriate in how sudden and unexplosive it was to cross the finish line. Almost poetic.

Suffering yet another drought of art, where I had no will to learn or to draw anything really - Especially when it came to my comic projects - and where I felt no drive to even write, I was once again in that endless spiral of despair of having distinct wishes to be able to draw like so and so - to at least have some sort of finished project, to be a master of a certain fundamental. I have the ebooks, I have the youtube links, I know the grind, but I felt nothing for it, and no drive. After all, after two Loomises, what could I possibly expect from yet another art book? More dissapointment in the fact that I hadn't actually levelled up even after going through yet another gruelling process?

That's when I decided to draw a bunch of stick figures.

Absolute basic mode.

I thought to myself: I've already done 1,000 mannequins, why not bump up that number but with stick figures instead?

I thought to myself: This will be annoying, but it's the perfect balance of tedious and relaxing. I have no pressure to make masterpieces, and if I do it right, hey, maybe I can learn a little something, maybe not.


I have so much to say on this whole thing, but the main take away I've gotten from this is some modicum of pride in myself, to finally go for a goal and do it.

Am I a better artist? Have I levelled up? Was it worth it? I have absolutely no idea. All I know is that minutes and hours I usually spend screwing around or procrastinating on the internet or being bored out of my mind in bus rides has ended: My days were filled. Really filled. Even when watching something, I drew stick figures. While having a coffee in the cafe, I drew stick figures. While waiting for a bus, I drew stick figures.

My life and all its ups and downs went on as it always did. This did not suddenly revolutionize my life or change any way in how problems came at me, but I did something on the side that I can feel happy about. I always feel like I never have enough time, I always feel like my days revolve around the next problem to solve, but this was something that I could constantly keep track of.

I had really bad moments where I just stopped, I had bad days, I had good days, but I finally reached the end, and with that learnt an important mantra: Step by step, step by step.

I didn't feel like i'd lost when I just stopped drawing for one week, I just feltl like I was riding a bike again after leaving it in the garage for a while: Sure, it's a shame that I hadn't been working at it daily, but it's not something that I forgot completely.

Isn't that always the best sort of way to talk to old friends and long forgotten contacts? The ideal best friend is someone you haven't talked to in 20 years and you can just have a coffee with spontaneously. The fanfare, the stress, the pressure of OH WOW I AM DOING THIS THING AFTER A WHILE cheapens the moment, it puts pressure on you, and it makes you focus on the wrong thing.



So finishing this little challenge of mine, I am damn happy and proud, and ecstatic, but I know the shitty days shall come back, the sun and earth shall do their dance, I'll still be a noob artist, and give me 200 years a life span and I'll never be as good as Da Vinci - Objectively, not self-deprecating-  But I'll keep on drawing so long as I can, I'll keep on writing.


It's unfortunate that I haven't found a fellow artist willing to do such silly challenges yet, so I've also learned the bitter lesson that one can only drive themselves to draw in the end, but I'd love to be able to find people like me who just want to walk the road and enjoy the moments. In a way, I have given up: I don't and can't be number one, but I love the process and the road.



My two cents


Oh gawd I'm so stoked about this right now.
  • Listening to: Ava by Famy
  • Reading: Das Erwachen Der Macht
  • Playing: Titanfall 2
  • Drinking: Cheap beer

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RavenMalteese Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
Thank you for all the favorites! I really appreciate it!
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Cheers Raven!
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HapPY RALPH 
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thank you for the fav~ :glomp:

please do check out my other works (poetry, stories, fanfics) if you're interested! XD
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Thank you for favoriting my work
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Thanks RJBG. Muchly appreciated
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Xerxes, thank you so dearly for the favourite, it means heaps to me! I am a dummy! 
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Thank you a lot for the fav!  :D (Big Grin) 
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