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Killswitch 2: Try and Use a Mirror
When Darcy Moore was nine years old, she died for the first time.
It wasn't anyone's fault. Darcy was a weak little girl, a premature birth who never quite recovered from her awkward early start. No matter what her mother did or how much her parents spent on specialists, she remained as she'd always been: nervous, fretful, and asthmatic. No better, no worse. But things will happen, and shortly after her ninth birthday, Darcy came down with a case of winter pneumonia she just couldn't shake.
So it goes, as Vonnegut would say. Everything was a haze of pain—pressure in her chest, dozens of injections and what felt like hundreds of doctors, while she sweated out all over the nice clean hospital sheets. Then the pressure seemed to vanish, she gasped for a fresh lungful of clean sweet air, and the doctors panicked as her monitors flatlined.
After a certain point, it had seemed funny. Darcy remembered sitting there, watching the color drain from her skin, while fresh machines were wheeled in
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Film Review: The Three Musketeers (2011)
The Three Musketeers (2011)
Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
It's inevitable, in writing a review like this, that the current incarnation of Alexandre Dumas's classic tale be compared to its predecessors. I have to own up to being a bad lit geek and never having read "The Three Musketeers"; I am, however, very familiar with the excellent films based on Dumas's work, especially the 1973 film starring Oliver Reed and Raquel Welch. Unfortunately, compared to that standard, the 2011 film is a shoddy piece of crap.
I wanted to like this movie. I really did. I'm unabashedly fond of several terrible films—Ghost Rider, for example—and the presence of both Orlando Bloom and (be still, my heart) Ray Stevenson, who brought life to Titus Pullo in the incredible series Rome, was a strong argument for me to see it. Further sealing the deal was Christoph Waltz as Cardinal Richelieu: though I'm not a fan of Inglourious Basterds, his performance in that film was fla
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Sangoma Business
"I can't believe we're even having this conversation," I said in exasperation as I pressed the gauze pad into place. The man winced a little. "Honestly, Mike, you cannot build up a tolerance. Science is annoyingly firm on that fact."
The nosferatu in front of me, a broad, thickly-muscled man with massive shoulders and the beginnings of a beer gut, winced at the touch of the pad. "Look, we just haven't figured it out yet," he said in a maddeningly reasonable tone of voice. "The ekummus don't have to worry about it, and they shapeshift all day long. Why not us?"
"Because they're rotten with magic, that's why," I said, taping the pad into place. It should be safe to take him off the IV drip in a few minutes. "I know, it's a sucky situation, and you don't ask for any of this. But the laws of physics gave them a backstage pass, and the rest of us have to wait out front. That's the way it goes."
"Not true," Mike said stubbornly. His lips, almost hidden in the shaggy mass of his gray-s
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Fenix Fallen
The Midway Plaisance, the thin strip of greenery linking Washington and Jackson Parks on Chicago's prosperous south side, looked strange in the early autumn twilight. I shivered a little in my thin jacket, squinting against the light; the rays of the sinking sun bounced off the steel and glass skyline of Chicago, washing the hilly green Midway in an orange glow rapidly fading to violet. The wind was cool and brisk, bringing a chill off the lake and settling a blanket of fog over the city. By morning, the Midway would be neck-deep in a classic midwestern pea-souper.
Hopefully I wouldn't still be there by then. I wasn't particularly afraid of common muggers, but there were still plenty of things lurking in Chicago's shadows that could make a girl like me nervous. I was only there to make a quick visit with a . . . okay, not a friend, but an acquaintance in good standing. The parkland was mostly deserted, which made things a little easier on me, but I still checked over my shoulder every
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Persona N. Grata
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Hello! I'm writer and (very) amateur artist, and I'm exactly the sort of sad person that thinks this DevID is hilarious.

I go through phases in my life, usually based around what I'm reading, writing and researching at the time. The current phase is ancient Egypt, and it's lasted on and off for . . . oh . . . twenty-five years. The mania normally lurks below the surface, but I'm currently working on a book involving Egyptian characters and magic, and that gave it an excuse to run wild. Mea culpa.
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And I do mean it, whether you're Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, take your pick. Even if the 25th holds no special significance on your calendar, I hope tomorrow is a great day for you--full of warmth, fun, good food, or just some nice relaxing time with a book or a favorite pet. 2013 has been rough for a lot of us, and I think we could all use a day of happiness. :) Hopefully 2014 will be better.

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee!
  • Listening to: Lovely Vine, Boston Camerata
  • Reading: Wyrd Sisters, Terry Pratchett

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TheJokerha Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Just saying hello. Love you and miss you my dear friend. :hug:
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2138 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Hello, darlin'. :) :hug: I do check this sometimes, but I've been so busy with book stuff, I haven't got any time for drawing! I think of you, though. I hope everything is going well!
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TheJokerha Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
I should email you more. I understand no time for drawing. My work drains me to the point where when I get off work all I want to do is fall down. My poor muse is as burned out as I.
Things are going...well, not so good but I am doing my best to force some good from it. I have friends in need, some dire need, of some support.  Doing my best to help them while not falling apart my own self. We can but try.
Hope things are going good for you. Nice to know you think of me, i do the same of you. Best of luck and take care. :hug: :huggle: :love:
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larmesderouille Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for the fave! Means a lot! :)
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2138 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
My pleasure. :)
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pencilsandstrings Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Toxoviper fave! Much appreciated :D
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2138 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
No problem! I have a soft spot for Toxo-Vipers (they have an awful, awful job) and it's nice to see good art of them. :)
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TheJokerha Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
So how is the book deal going my absent, beloved friend?
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2138 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
I PMed you with news. ;)
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TheJokerha Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
How are you doing, my dear friend? Just checking up on you. I hope things are going well and you are not working to hard. :hug: :huggle:
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