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What Are We?
What are we?
Really I think we are as the sand. Washing away in the wind and the wave and the current and slowly, so slowly, turning into stone with our memories and dreams and hopes buried as fossils.
In the future, creatures dance on our bodies and mindstuff, filaments of light and plasma engaging in a tango. Reality streaks past them, but we are a rock. Not that it matters to us at all. A planet, if you will, albeit a rogue one that travels from star to star, flitting to and fro like butterflies travel between flowers.
Then again.
Perhaps we are the waves.
Do we not beat against reality?
Do we not struggle against a foe that will never yield?
Do we not struggle in vain?
The Sun will boil away the ocean and leave the land and the universe shall grow cold and dark far before the crunch.
Perhaps not.
Perhaps we’ll win.
Or perhaps we’re both.
Wave and sand, sand and wave, waves made of sand and sand made of waves, particle and wave the same, all the same, all together in a b
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Literature
Scarlet Fruit Bat
scarlet fruit bat (Pteropus rufus)
Order: Chiroptera (bats)
Family: Pteropodidae (flying foxes)
Subfamily: N/A
Habitat: rainforests of South East Asia
Description: During the age of humans, fruit bats experienced sharp declines due to deforestation, conflict with fruit farmers, and hunting. Even after the decline of humans, fruit bats faced predation from enemies as varied as snakes, raptors, and introduced felines. The end result was that there was a strong selective pressure for adaptations to better evade predation. One of the more unique methods was taken by the ancestors of the scarlet fruit bat.
The scarlet fruit bat’s digestive system carefully removes a variety of compounds from the fruit it eats. For the most part these are toxic alkaloids, but as a warning the fruit bat stores cyanidin in its flesh and fur, turning them a brilliant shade of red. This warning display, a traditional one among toxic species, greatly helps di
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Literature
For We Must All Die
I can’t sleep, though I still get tired. But I can still dream.
I actually wish I couldn’t.
I woke from my reverie in pure panic, gallium sweat pouring from my metal body. My head snapped around to the left, then to the right. Nothing. But my instincts were still screaming They’re coming to get me they’re coming to get me run away run away. “That,” I announced to the world, “would depend on who they are, eh?” Then I snickered to myself, and barely managed to get control of myself before I collapsed into a laughing madness. “Right,” I gasped, trying to shove down the insanity that seemed to constantly be biting at me. “Data.” I stared at the same screen I’d been staring at for the last hour. It still had the same image.
Dave had told me that I was pushing myself too hard. I knew he was right. Tobias had put it in slightly more colorful terms and informed me that if I didn’t turn flesh in the brain
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So, here's my first critique. Vision: Excellent. While a dream may have provoked this, unless it was far more detailed than the descrip...

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Citrakāyaḥ (aka Cheetah)
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Cheetah therian, writer, eternally amatuer artist, amatuer glassworker, and science fiction fanatic.

Favourite photographer: Thomas Marent
Favourite style of art: digital
Operating System: Vista
Personal Quote: You cannot domesticate a troll.
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:iconmidnightclubx:
midnightclubx Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks for the watch! : )
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Victorian-Vintage Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Thank you for the watch! 
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lbdlbdlbd9 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Thanks for the fav! :hug:
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WarwolfPrime Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
You still interested in a copy of the book?
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Scopimera Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think so--sorry for not responding earlier, I got caught up in stuff. How much would it be?
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WarwolfPrime Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
I usually charge 15. Twenty if you want it autographed. This is mostly just to try to recoup the losses I incurred in getting the thing self-published. (And I will warn you now, they did some weird thing with the printing since they printed it double spaced. However I'm still proud of it simply because while most people say they're going to write something and publish it, I'm among the few who can say they did. Plus I can consider that a dry run to see what not to do next time.)
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Scopimera Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. Is there a blurb or anything that was shown when it was on the POD site? If so, could I see it?
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rainpeltkitty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
By the way, if you don't like the map I made, there is plenty of other artwork that you might find appealing. Would you like to set aside tension and view my Disney related artwork, perhaps?
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Scopimera Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Might I suggest that if you don't want to discuss politics, you do not submit political art?
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