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Literature
Stitches

Stitches
S.E. Nordwall

Little Prescott Williams pricked his finger – again.  Why was the number eight so difficult to sew?  It should have been one of easiest, in his opinion, due to the combination of straight backstitches involved.  
“This cloth is too tough! Why does this have to be done on an old duffle-bag?”
“Because it needs to last,” responded Mr. Hopewell.  “You will need a handy reference until these equations are committed to your memory.”  
The boy already had to rip up stitches from failed answers when Mr. Hopewell shook his head and made that “tsk-tsk” sound through his chapped lips.  This had been the best way the teacher found to get his students to learn – better for the memory than simple drawing upon the ground with a stick.  He sometimes employed a slate and chalk in his lessons, but chalk was precious, nearly as much so as ink and paper.  Some
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Literature
Ordinary
Wounds in the World
1. Ordinary
S.E. Nordwall

It began with a tiny mermaid complaining loudly as I held her in the palm of my hand.  
I was wandering on a summer day at the edge of a stream, examining the minnows in the shallows.  I had dipped my hands into the cool water of a shadowed bit of shore, shepherding the darting creatures toward the sands in an attempt to capture just one to gaze upon before letting it free.  
I was successful in my hunt and just as I lifted a fat little fish with pale golden scales and brought it into the sunlight I found, instead, a miniature woman with the tan-gold tail of a minnow.  Her hair was lanky and blond.  Her eyes were fierce.  Her voice was high and squeaky – something one would expect out of such a tiny creature.  I stared, stunned, for at least a minute before I numbly apologized ad lowered her gingerly back into the stream.  
I dismissed the event as a dream for a long time.  Everythin
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Scroll of the Gryphon by Shadsie Scroll of the Gryphon :iconshadsie:Shadsie 1 0
I work in a variety of mediums and my works have a variety of themes. You'll find everything from painted found animal bones and other nature art to fantasy pieces, to original writing and even lots of fanart for some of my favorite things.

Random Favourites

ham on the beach by pikeletxo ham on the beach :iconpikeletxo:pikeletxo 2 11 Hunting Acorns by ursulav Hunting Acorns :iconursulav:ursulav 627 197 Cake - Prezzie for Meggy by JammerLea Cake - Prezzie for Meggy :iconjammerlea:JammerLea 4 14 Trigun Koma XIII by RY-Kusanagi Trigun Koma XIII :iconry-kusanagi:RY-Kusanagi 43 10 Dragglerabbit by ursulav Dragglerabbit :iconursulav:ursulav 334 109 run by pikeletxo run :iconpikeletxo:pikeletxo 3 6 All that remains... by illuminatus-shadow All that remains... :iconilluminatus-shadow:illuminatus-shadow 6 2 eyes of the lord by ashevilleundead eyes of the lord :iconashevilleundead:ashevilleundead 82 16 i love you longcat by pikeletxo i love you longcat :iconpikeletxo:pikeletxo 19 17 : FREEDOM : by Magnet-Rose : FREEDOM : :iconmagnet-rose:Magnet-Rose 6 8 Split Philosophies by Magnet-Rose Split Philosophies :iconmagnet-rose:Magnet-Rose 31 11 FUTURAMA by daekazu FUTURAMA :icondaekazu:daekazu 4,210 502 pursuit.of.beauty by Domnopalus pursuit.of.beauty :icondomnopalus:Domnopalus 19 4 the Catterfly by evana the Catterfly :iconevana:evana 4,964 600 The colours of a sunrise by evana The colours of a sunrise :iconevana:evana 7,459 713 loyalties by nebezial
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My tastes are varied and, thus, I favorite a variety of things. Some things here are gifts to me, some things are fanart, some are original, and there are even some photographs here.

Wishlist

Fire on the Water by kilgore-trout Fire on the Water :iconkilgore-trout:kilgore-trout 143 51 Doom Comes on Little Cat Feet by hellcorpceo Doom Comes on Little Cat Feet :iconhellcorpceo:hellcorpceo 8,844 1,009 Go Away by kerembeyit Go Away :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 6,542 540 The Highest Point by maggock The Highest Point :iconmaggock:maggock 130 18
I don't really have any room on my walls for prints, and expect no one to ever get them for me, but I do like these. Think of this as a secondary Favorites gallery.

Activity


  • Playing: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
PRESENTING.... BOOKS!

A fresh book by me is up and running on Amazon Kindle!  (I began work on it before "A World of Rusted Dreams," so it's spent a long time being reworked, but now it is here)! 

"Malarkey and Belinda"

In the small nation of Serrif a creature is born as the first, the last and the only of his kind. He is derisively named “Malarkey” by the man who commissioned his creation as a way to spite the mages in his employ who thought his birth impossible.

Malarkey is a gryphon – a re-creation of a beast that had been extinct in his world for almost a century. His kind were creatures of loyalty and could be bonded to a single human as a protector with an unshakable faith. He was created to serve the king of Serrif, Lord Cirrit, as a weapon of war. But instead, the bond that is the blessing and curse of his blood finds him pledging his life to Belinda, the house slave assigned as his caretaker and adoptive mother.

As turmoil rises at the edges of their kingdom, as well as from within, the gryphon and woman must rely upon each other in a quest for mutual freedom. They must navigate a deadly world in which both men and beasts are against them. But still, they have each other – and for as long as they both survive, that might just be enough for the two of them to spread their wings and fly.

www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Paperback Edition / Basic Edition $14.99

www.amazon.com/dp/1521321965/r… Paperback Edition / Deluxe Edition $44.99

www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Computer Edition / Basic Edition $3.99

- The difference between the Basic Editions and the Deluxe Edition is that the Deluxe Edition has full-color painted illustrations, while the Basic Edition has black and white pen and ink illustrations. Each book has 20 main illustrations as well as some dedication page and chapter-index flourish.
Gryphon Meme
The Gryphon Meme taken from :iconwindfalcon:  windfalcon.deviantart.com/art/…

I used my character, Malarkey, from "Malarkey and Belinda" - a novel that you can purchase here in three different editions - (Digital, paperback with ink illustrations and paperback with color/painted illusrations). 

www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Paperback Edition / Basic Edition $14.99

www.amazon.com/dp/1521321965/r… Paperback Edition / Deluxe Edition $44.99

www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Computer Edition / Basic Edition $3.99

This was a fun little meme.  

1. - Just the basic character.  Meet Malarkey.  He was unfortunately-named / has a reason for his name in his story. 

2. Malarkey is wondering just what the heck he is right now.  Lion-faced with innocent eyes. 

3. Malarkey is a male unicorn.  Male unicorns exist in mytholgy, usually distinguished from females by having beards, although in the book and my illustrations for it, both male and female unicorns have beards because I like them. 

4. I decided that if Malarkey ever made a cameo in a Legend of Zelda game (I love those games almost more than life itself) that he would start out as a boss Link would have to fight to free of some kind of corruption.  In gratitude, Malarkey could become a mystical mount for Link to take him to hard or impossible to reach without flight areas.  I gave him "Twili-lines" ala Twilight Princess (although I think they'd work for a Sheikah mystic-creature) and modeled Link after the image of him riding his bird in Skyward Sword. 

5.  Something like this happens in the novel, only there, it's with taxidermy animals.  I thought it would be cuter for an Internet art meme for my gryphon to savage a child's toy.  

6. I have a description of Malarkey hatching in the story.  He's not adorable then, more like a newborn baby songbird...I suppose he could be "adorable" if you have a strong love of "ugly-cute."  He has some cute scenes when he's grown up a little, but I thought I'd subvert the meme's order by drawing the "ugly-hatchling." 

7. Malarkey loves to be in a library with his beak in a book. He was taught well by his adoptive human mother how to read. 

8.  I've drawn "weird" gryphons in the past, but on a walk today while taking a break from this meme, I came up with the idea of a chicken-goat.  It had to be done. 
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Shadsie
Empress of Bones
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Hello, I go by Shadsie. If you want to know my age, I "live outside of time."

I am an artist of varied mediums, some of them unusual. My favorite medium is acrylic paint and I frquently use animal bones as a canvas. I find these out in natural places and meticulously clean them - I don't kill any of the animals to make my art, they're all just found.

Otherwise, I paint on canvas and paper. I draw, I sculpt a little and I even do a bit of digital work - in short, I work with whatever I can get my hands on and do a lot of experimenting.

I have an associate's degree in graphic design, but it hasn't seen much work. I have written fantasy novels that I'm seeking publication for and have not obtained yet. I self-published one piece on Kindle, A World of Rusted Dreams complete with illustrations, just to see what would happen with it. It's a quiet, strange little fantasy story about a pair of teenagers and their guardian-creatures visiting a city in a wild and barren world.

Paperback: www.amazon.com/dp/1520266642?r…
Digital: www.amazon.com/dp/B00HMGYHTK

Otherwise, I am prone to becoming obsessed with various entertainments and will do fan art for such. My gallery is split between fan art, works on skulls and bones, artwork related to my novels, original misc. artwork and jewelry-making.

I am willing to take concrit on all works unless specified, even on older works for which I am too lazy to enable the new "critique" feature on.


Enjoy!

Current Residence: Hyrule.
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, Alternative, Various
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Nature Art, Surrealism, Realism, Anime.
Operating System: Whatever I get my hands on.
Shell of choice: Hmm... something made of bone?
Wallpaper of choice: Painted animal bones cover my walls.
Skin of choice: No skin. Bone.
Favourite cartoon character: Vash the Stampede.
Personal Quote: I don't want a world where no one dies. I want a world where no one wants to die.
Interests
  • Playing: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
PRESENTING.... BOOKS!

A fresh book by me is up and running on Amazon Kindle!  (I began work on it before "A World of Rusted Dreams," so it's spent a long time being reworked, but now it is here)! 

"Malarkey and Belinda"

In the small nation of Serrif a creature is born as the first, the last and the only of his kind. He is derisively named “Malarkey” by the man who commissioned his creation as a way to spite the mages in his employ who thought his birth impossible.

Malarkey is a gryphon – a re-creation of a beast that had been extinct in his world for almost a century. His kind were creatures of loyalty and could be bonded to a single human as a protector with an unshakable faith. He was created to serve the king of Serrif, Lord Cirrit, as a weapon of war. But instead, the bond that is the blessing and curse of his blood finds him pledging his life to Belinda, the house slave assigned as his caretaker and adoptive mother.

As turmoil rises at the edges of their kingdom, as well as from within, the gryphon and woman must rely upon each other in a quest for mutual freedom. They must navigate a deadly world in which both men and beasts are against them. But still, they have each other – and for as long as they both survive, that might just be enough for the two of them to spread their wings and fly.

www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Paperback Edition / Basic Edition $14.99

www.amazon.com/dp/1521321965/r… Paperback Edition / Deluxe Edition $44.99

www.amazon.com/Malarkey-Belind… Computer Edition / Basic Edition $3.99

- The difference between the Basic Editions and the Deluxe Edition is that the Deluxe Edition has full-color painted illustrations, while the Basic Edition has black and white pen and ink illustrations. Each book has 20 main illustrations as well as some dedication page and chapter-index flourish.

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GrayComputer Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
So what do you think of my contest entry for the Pit lovers Club?
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Shadsie Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's cute.  All the entries are quite nice. 
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GrayComputer Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey I drew a picture the pit lovers contest, Here it is! Angels to Goddesses and Goddesses to Angels
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RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks so much for the watch! Your ID is awesome and for some mysterious reason I pictured you with darker hair, idk why...haha I wouldn't be brave enough to put a real pic of me on my ID here. That's for facebook xD

I assume since you watched me you'll be reading the ALBW fic, whee! The title is pretty lame though...thought maybe you'd be able to suggest something better.
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I kind of skimmed to read later.  I'm trying to remember what roleplay it was... was it the one where I played a rather grumpy Hilda?  I had a friend (online friend I made whom I learned lived about an hour's drive away from me) come for a visit yesterday - second time we've gotten together - and was all tired last night trying to read it, so I gave up and slept.  

I've given thought to returning to Zelda Dungeon, but I don't know how welcomed I'd be back.  The last time I looked in so many names and topics had changed.  I just got Triforce Heroes as an unexpected Christmas present - so I can talk that there, I guess.  I also got my own copy of Fire Emblem: Awakening as a present, so I could give the borrowed game  back to my aforementioned friend and could say "Go ahead and erase my files if you need to."  So, time to create a second iteration of "Shadsie." I won't be replaying Skyward Sword for a while, since my buddy borrowed that from me.  

I hit the watch because I realize I hadn't been watching you should.  I'm on Facebook, too.  I'm not too secret on my real name here since I sign a lot of original works with it and I shill my self-published book.  Stacey Nordwall if you want to look it up, though I don't know who you are there.  I'm... pretty random on Facebook so far - I also watch people and places who are fountains of geek-memes, so I share a lot of those. 
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RubyDragonCat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that was the one. You were Hilda. I still have my Mathias/Matt OC and "Thief Girl", who I gave the name Lilla. It's a reference to a Fire Emblem game I know you probably never played. The first one that was released outside of Japan for GBA, Blazing Sword. But it has no subtitle for the western release. It's just Fire Emblem. Anyway there's characters in it named Matthew and Leila, who are a couple and of the thief class. I think that subtle reference is the cleverest thing ever. This time I also gave a name to "Spear Boy" though.

Don't feel bad, I havent been around ZD in eons either. Dunno if I will go back...and I keep my facebook for irl people/family. I don't use it at all for online friends.

I saw that you got Triforce Heroes on your journal. Is it any better than Four Swords? I have the Four Swords virtual console thing that allows single player on my 3ds and I'm not that impressed with it.
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never played Four Swords, actually.  I wind up playing with my buddy Blender (23 Blenders) a lot, with a random online person to fill the roster.  It's cute.  It's very much an alternate universe of Hyrule, though, being this little kingdom of Hytopia that's obsessed with fashion and instead of the stakes being "darkness will cover the land forever, whahaha!" its' more like "People will be UNFASHIONABLE forever! - le gasp!"  Madame Coture reminds me of Edna Mode from "The Incredibles."    

Single player on Triforce Heroes sucks.  I tried it once on the lowest level and found it impossible to do one of the puzzles to pass - and it's very easy with other people / was easy with random online people.  You do pick t up pretty quick and random online people can be really great and cooperatve.  
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Tulpen-Teufel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heyo, I finally came around to drawing your prize for the Kid Icarus contest. c:
Hope you like it! :D

Contest prize - Viridi by Tulpen-Teufel
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lilith-chan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured out a trope we should add to The Great Desert Page. Genre Savvy for Link for knowing being nice to old people gets you free food and mention how in fairy tales refusing to help the elderly meant you would end up crippling yourself. Plus the guy who helps the old person marries the Princess... Hey, wait a minuet of forest here.
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Shadsie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If you want to, you can go ahead and add that.  

I was skimming the fic the other day, and thinking of the remake I never kept up with.  Playing Hyrule Warriors, I think that Warriors Link's vision-animal would be a bull.  With the other warriors, he's a part of a herd.  He charges into enemies like a bull... and if I did anything where he were included, it would be a joke on how I "bullfight" a lot of enemies in waiting for them to reveal their weak points.  
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