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July. A month for lounging around? Not if you got a book due.
Union Shores Pt 3 Ch 2Today was Tuesday the 12th. In three days, I would be married to my favorite girl, and the most beautiful mermaid in all of the seas. And when I saw Shelly that morning, with a slight hangover from the beer we had drank last night, I told her so.Union Shores Pt 3 Ch 2 by Agent505
"Your lips are burning," Shelly said after a morning kiss.
I had survived the bachelor party and the majority of the lead in up to what would come to be the most nerve-wracking day of my life.
At least there were lots of people around the house to keep everything somewhat sane. Oh, the things left to do before those I do's.
Today seemed like another good day to keep up with the routine chores. With the recent rains, I found myself working in the yard. Megan volunteered to work the weed whacker, and Michelle had to work and wasn't around. Emina cleaned the garage, and even Ceylara inspected the pool for me. I didn't expect her to get into the pool to clean it, but she did. Maybe because she was it
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"Good afternoon, Robert."
I joined the pastor on the deck, overlooking the water where Allison and Kiki were playing catch. Kiki was on the deck, and Allison was in the water. I gave them the nod, and though they were reluctant to leave, Allison got the hint and they went into the garage and away, leaving wet footsteps as Ally chased Kiki beyond.
"How are you doing, Gregory?"
I sat down next to the fifty-something slim fellow who had a greying goatee and short crew-cut hair. Looking something like a military chaplin, Pastor Robert had been a straight-forward fellow when we first met several months ago last spring.
"I suppose it's natural to forget our meeting today, what with everything that's taking place. You've got a lot on your plate these days, yes?" He chuckled to himself and reached for the cup of ice tea on the nearby table.
"Oh yes," I replied. "Not that this's an excuse, but they brought - dragged me -
Union Shores Pt 2 Ch 8 Final ChapterSo what happened in the bar? Actually, a lot. I got my martini and we started out at the pool table. Alex, Bret, Bryan and a bunch of my closer friends had all came. The guys and I actually got a tournament going where I got the 8 ball and had to sink the other balls - which were represented by one of my patrons - and if I sank their balls then they would have to take a drink, and every time the 8 sank I would have to take a shot of a liquor of their choice.Union Shores Pt 2 Ch 8 Final Chapter by Agent505
Yes, there were double entandres taking place here.
To be clear, most of my entourage was male, but one of them had brought along a lesbian friend, which was great because she had always been one of the guys to me and she fit in perfectly. Sammie was a fantastic pool shark, and was more than welcome to come bumming around with us dudes.
Oh, and for the record, Bret had discussed a wish with Jeanette earlier in the evening. He drank like the rest of us and had no incidents with Turbo Teen w
Union Shores Pt 2 Ch 7Sunday morning, Shelly managed to get me to go to church. It was very underhanded, and I felt like I was shangheid the whole time. But Michelle, Emina and Ceylara all came with too, so I guess it wasn't all that bad. For some reason I felt like I was forced out of the house - maybe everyone else had to wrap presents? All the same, I went.Union Shores Pt 2 Ch 7 by Agent505
The little church where we picked out our ceremony had a fairly good service, I must say. Every word wasn't about repenting or death, and they delivered a good favorable view of the world. Maybe it was a trick on Shelly’s part. I couldn’t tell for certain.
Turns out it was actually worse. After the ceremony, Shelly and I met with the pastor for a marital conference. I'll spare you the details.
In short, I don't have much to say about the Sunday before the wedding. It seemed like a day where I mostly went where I was told. I'm sure there was a lot going on behind the s
Union Shores Pt 2 Ch 6After a few customary expressions of shock and awe from Rick, we were able to get on with our rehersal. I dried Shelly off so she was able to stand again, but she decided she wanted to sit like we would during the ceremony for our duet. She would sit on a small bench and I would stand behind her while we sang Ty Herndon's "You Just Get One." I had heard the song on Prairie Home Companion, and it felt like the perfect song for us to sing together.Union Shores Pt 2 Ch 6 by Agent505
I could see Megan swaying back and forth as we sang the chorus, which was a simple melody with the words 'you just get one / you just get one / you just get one true love ' over and over again with a few verses near the start. It's a simple song, and yet it says so much.
The next song to rehearse was a piece that I had sang for my father's second wedding, a song called "How Beautiful" that would be sang during the communion. It had lyrics that spoke to being giving at a wedding, and fit the bill. Since I had
A Toast to the Art ThievesPlease this news article, and help proclaim throughout the deviantArt community that Art Thieves are not welcome here! Gather round, one and all, and hear these words. Drop your butts and lift your glasses, this one's a doozy.A Toast to the Art Thieves by vest
Last month, the color-me-club held a coloring contest. For the first time in the club's history, we got a discouraging number of entries that were proven to be theft. People would take an existing contest entry, throw some hue/saturation wizardry on it, smear some dodge and burn, drop a spontaneous texture overlay on it, and attempt to call it their own thinking that the color-me-club is but a teeny-weeny #Group of novice digital artists.
Boy did they ever get their shit kicked in.
The fallout from disqualifying their entries and reporting them to dA staff is still descending. Yet enough time has passed from the contest's conclusion to make public my official
The Nemaris Islands have been avoided for centuries. Those who have adventured upon their inviting shores have fought to escape... the few fortunate survivors have returned with stories of great treasure, but also frightful demons, terrible wizards and tricky traps.
Innocent of the ways of the world and the mysteries that lie beyond his sleepy harbor town, young Thomas DeLeuit will follow the path of the father he has never known. As a cabin boy on the Valiant, he searches for his legacy... a legacy filled with magic and myths.
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Acadia of Nemaris
Janna Bernson of Gryan and Amaryn the Unicorn
Hannah, Naga of Qui Kinneas
Chandra Nadinalla of Bi
Artemis Carmichael of Kelcellan
Cynthia, the Oracle of the Nemaris Islands
Koan the Kitsune
Minda, Princess of Xavier
Andrea Reinhart and the mermaid Lana
Dalia Opheris, Master Airship Chief of Gaia
Jalelle Ithdar, Master of The Three and the Fourth of Seven
Sula DeGhai, Mistress of the Seas
Marsha of Nemaris
Suggested But Not Yet Begun
Done by me
Must be redone/finished
Book Art -
Various landscape sketches:
Iyebrenne Knolls (wolves and badlands style fields)
Plains of Xavier (wild horses)
Ley Quartas (sand and more sand)
Gregarian Forest (an idyllic forest)
King's Forest (at ground level - a darker but serene forest)
Inside Illustrations for Book Two (ten b/w pencil images)
Andrea Reinhart as a mermaid
Janna, Amaryn and Coebe in the mountains with the northern lights
Wallack as a young man
Other book art:
The Sky Crescent airship
Greg, Shelly and Michelle posing as if a cover image for the series
Raine in a wheelchair
The moment when Shelly and Greg proposed
Orchid as a Dolphins cheerleader (yes, with the tail)
Allison dressed as a Hooters waitress
Nauridia, Tony and Kiki
A mermaid (Raine) on a tire swing
Shelly stargazing over the open ocean (or watching fireworks at the coast)
Marina posing with Prince Justin, Coral and Chauncy (or Anselm?)
Edea Kramer as Matron from FF8
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For generations, the legend of the unicorn has floated around the collective conscience of the people who live on the continent of Crellan. They live out their lives, unaware how true these legends have been. Nor have they known of a great struggle - a struggle between an eternal wizard and those same guardians of the forest. When a young woman becomes entangled in an ancient conflict, she must leave her home and learn to overcome her reservations of the outside realm and what it means to be part of a larger world.
Look for book two in the Buccaneer of Nemaris series this fall!
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Satoru Iwata recently passed away. The ceo of Nintendo and creator of Kirby, among other greats. His loss comes during a sad time. He will be missed.
| SEASON OVER |
Though I would've liked to see the Seahawks go two for two in lieu of a triumphant playoff run by the Vikings, I think we had an overall good season. AP will play for the Vikes again. Teddy Bridgewater has hopefully earned a first string lineup. Coach Zimmer should be able to find the correct group of guys to work with his plays. And maybe, just maybe, there won't be any controversy in the NFL. No more inconsistency in punishments and policies, no more Deflategate, no more conspiracies that the outcome of the Super Bowl is rigged (which I've been starting to wonder since 2009...) and maybe, just maybe, the Vikes will enjoy a winning season if not the dream season we've all been waiting for since 1961 and Super Bowl 4.