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A Unicorn Surprise by Yrucrem91 A Unicorn Surprise :iconyrucrem91:Yrucrem91 1 0
Space Orcs: Gymnastics
     One of the hardest things about human relations was the fact that their records were full of inaccuracies. Some were marked as such, called “myths” or “stories” or “tales” or a hundred other things in the human languages. That was another hard thing about this species—they didn’t have one language for their whole species, but were divided into dozens or hundreds of linguistic sub-groups. Some humans spoke more than one of their native languages fluently! Archivist-Liaison Kt’prr could only hope that the linguistic mess that was humanity would settle out as more of them contacted the Assembly and Standard language.
     Getting back to humans and falsehoods though, there was an even rockier problem than them having a hundred words for thing-that-wasn’t-but-was-said-anyway. There were some obvious falsehoods and exaggerations that humans treated like truth. They had a collectio
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Merchant of Stars and Hearts by Yrucrem91 Merchant of Stars and Hearts :iconyrucrem91:Yrucrem91 2 0 Angel Taboo by Yrucrem91 Angel Taboo :iconyrucrem91:Yrucrem91 9 1
Red Alert
    I felt myself slipping, most of my body dangling over the precipice of sleep—so close, if I could just relax that last bit of my mind, sink through my camp bed into dreams… 
    The high pitched shriek tore through me, bringing every nerve back to battle stations. Eyes snapped open, muscles tensed, and I was moving. From flat on my back, head towards the door, the next thing I knew I had spun around into a kneeling crouch, fists up, my whole body a ballista drawn back and taking aim. The bunk bed shook underneath me. Consciousness booted up after I was already crouched and ready to spring. 
    “Coookieeeees!” The word, called out in gleeful tones from the doorway, took several seconds to condense into any sort of meaning. It took another second or two before my body could unclench and relax. 
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My roommate looked like a victim of Pompeii, buried under blankets of cloth rather than blanketed in volcanic ash. One arm, its shoulder, and his head emerged from under the covers. His mouth hung open, the side of it pressed into his pillow; under his blankets, his body lay contorted, mostly sideways. He might have been a murder victim, but no, his breathing rippled the fabric draped over him, and he snored, just a little.
I am not normally a voyeur, or at least I tell myself I am not, but the fact is that, day or night, I watch people. Sometimes it feels like I’m watching aliens. They speak in strange slang, go around with Facebook constantly in front of their faces…It leaves me wondering if I look so weird to them.  
With my roommate, sleep turned him into something almost grotesque. Did he look so odd because of the way he went from energy drink to collapse, then rinse and repeat? Or is sleep just something that makes everyone look weird? I’ve seen people who
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First Cause: Night
Busy day approaches silent night, approaches but never reaches that perfect
impossible silence.
You lose track of how long you have been awake
listening to inconsistent metronomes—
a toilet flush
a train blaring
your roommate breathing.
You toss aside your blankets to cool down.
The chill sneaks in on you and you bury yourself under fleece and batting once more.
Your brain is a gear, an engine, always spinning.
You drive in contortions, rolling over and back and over again.
If you were a car, this would be a thousand-point turn, going nowhere.
Your legs are like eels, weaving back and forth between the sheets, unable to settle.
Then, all at once, the heat and cold and brain is too much, and you let your restless energy carry you up, out of the embrace of memory foam and warmth.
You brave the cold in your bathrobe as you get your tablet, your keyboard.
With keystrokes, you try to capture elusive ideas, things that keep your brain spinning.
You sit in the dark, the not-quiet, liste
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College Writing: Becoming Character
The face in the mirror
Was not mine
Yet I felt
For a moment or an age
That I knew it
Better than the face I owned
All my life
I had become
Someone new
And at the same instant
Became me
For the first time
This grizzled warrior
Lent me his face
His experience, his skill
His pain
And I felt it as my
That wound in his leg, my leg, our leg...
And I felt too the
wounds where
My soul had never been pierced
But I felt the holes
And heartbreak
That were his, that were mine
And I remembered youth as this boy
Became me
And he lent me the strength
That he had not seen
Or known, before that moment
And that gave me heart to go on
This journey.
To flee from death,
To find my lost love, to bring her back to me.
I could not have done it alone, I think.
Too old, too slow, my leg dragging,
always one
I felt the fire again, the energy he brought
My dull eyes
Shone again with youth and fire
He did not know the path. But he saw
Clearer than I,
Or with determination
To keep goi
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Chyne Varreo by Yrucrem91 Chyne Varreo :iconyrucrem91:Yrucrem91 2 1
    Our conversation snagged a little, as the newscast, background noise playing from a holoscreen, said something important for a change. Uncle Ivan felt it almost the same time as me, accounting for the difference in his reflexes. Mom took a moment longer, continuing to talk lightly, casually, for an extra second and three-quarters as she realized that her brother and I were no longer with her. The newscast had caught our attention, and in another few sentences, she realized why.
    “Kelsey, perhaps you should, ah…” She just wanted to protect me. Hard as it was for her, she had finally started to accept me as her daughter, and to her, in this moment, that meant making sure that I would be able to sleep soundly, untroubled by what that newsfeed was saying.
    “I think this relates to me,” I interrupted her gently. “I’d rather listen than continue in blissful ignorance. Besides—I do
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Operation Asezuldin Part 10
For about the hundredth time within the past 24 hours, Sunderblast was glad she wasn’t in charge of this expedition. She climbed into the bus along with the others. Once everyone was seated, the bus rolled off smoothly to their destination: some kind of rocket launching site further in the city, from what Sunderblast could gather.
At first she spent a few minutes making notes of what had happened the day before on her little standard-issue smartphone, since she had been too tired to journal in the evening. After she had made a brief but thorough log of the rather unusual day, she asked Trevn, “Mack’s already got communications set up between Earth and Asezuldin, right? I guess that means he’s sent a report back to GER:SO.”
“From what he told me Trevn tapped the communicator. “Mack, any word back yet? Sunder’s curious.”
“I’m firing a gravity wave through a constantly shifting dimensional interface, with the goal of i
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Operation Asezuldin Part 9
Grateful for the dryad’s offer of safe shelter, Anna followed Trevn and the other soldiers through the portal with a wave goodbye to Victor, Zavern, and O’Marx. She still felt a little wobbly and out of sorts, but she managed to stay on her feet without assistance.
Entering the portal was like walking into another world for the third time that day. The first difference she noticed was the pleasant temperature: warm and comfortable but not too hot. The next thing she saw was Aspen’s home. Unlike the council headquarters, that had been fashioned to look sleek and modern even with its wood grain wall patterns, this place was the definition of organic. The walls were rough and deeply textured like bark, and the floor was smooth with horizontal lines spreading out in a slight curve from wall to wall. She realized these were actually a section of the tree’s rings; this was just the guest area.
She got the impression that there was light coming from the walls, but she
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Operation Asezuldin Part 7
“Well, that was interesting,” Trevn said, getting off the bus. “Is anyone going to object to us carrying weapons around city hall?”
“That’s why we have portable weapon lockers,” O’Marx replied, heading up the steps to the building. “A little robot that’ll tote around your gear. That way, you can’t draw them on a whim, but if something should go crazy, you’ll have them on hand…Not that being weaponless would mean much for you supers, would it?”
Passing through the doors of the city hall building produced an electrical tingle, a bit like standing close to a large Van De Graaf generator. “Scan complete; guests, would you like a portable weapons locker?” A computerized voice asked.
“Yeah,” O’Marx said, taking his pistol from its holster. A robot wheeled up and opened the two large compartments built into the top of its boxy torso. It stood on four legs, each ending with a wheel
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Operation Asezuldin Part 6
“That’s the last of the road cleared, and just in time,” Trevn said, wiping a hint of sweat off his brow. “Sunder, good work with the distraction—though do work on your aim so I don’t have to double-check the road for metal shards.”
“Next time, we’ll have you clear the mess!” Sunny said, returning to human form and play-punching Sunderblast on the shoulder.
“Hopefully, there wont be a ‘next time’, Trevn said. “Mack’s trying to figure out how these guys knew about us so quickly. For now, let’s continue towards Meron.”
O’Marx nodded, heading back towards the waiting bus, which had gotten a bit scratched up by gunfire, but nothing too horrible. “With any luck, you’ll be able to help the Paragons along with the rest of folks from your world,” he said to Sunderblast.
Sunderblast appreciated O’Marx’s encouraging remark and nodded in agreement. When
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Breach - Trade for RaineWhisper
    “Tech team six, reporting,” Lyas said, sealing her suit. Readouts scrolled in transparent light across her visor, showing that all systems were good.
    “We took heavy fire just before the jump,” Captain Kyav said over the channel. “There's a hull breach in that section, we had to turn off the gravity and other systems. Assess the damage and start fixing holes.”
    “Yes, sir!” Chiel said. He gave Lyas a playful nudge, which would have made her float away if she wasn't anchored to the floor “Want to go for a swim after?” Chiel asked.
    “Focus on the task, you two,” Captain Kyav said.
    “Sorry, sir,” Chiel replied. He perked up a bit when Lyas grinned at him from behind her visor. The four techs moved right up to a sealed bulkhead, activating a forcefield over it. Once the field was in place, the
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My birthday was this past week on the 13th--thanks to all of you who sent birthday wishes, and thanks to all my watchers and visitors for 36,000 page views!

Special shout out to AngelGhidorah , danielhudson560 , and Rainewhisper for the birthday wishes, and from Rainewhisper, an awesome piece of birthday art!
Kelsey by Rainewhisper
:D That makes me grin every time I see it, and I keep leaving it open as a tab on my computer or otherwise keeping it where I can find it easily.

For my birthday, my mom made lemon chicken for dinner, and a delicious lemon cake with lemon glaze for dessert. I got to zest and juice the lemons, which made the whole house smell wonderfully citrusy for hours and it was glorious. Even better, I got to suck on the lemon rinds to enjoy the last bits of juice that I couldn't squeeze out on the juicer. No scurvy for me! (I am a tiiiiiiny bit of a lemon lover, as you may have noticed ^~^ )

Miluiel-the-Friendly also stopped by the Sunday after my birthday, to wish me well and share a small stack of delightful cards with me, so that was super awesome. It wasn't a huge and exciting birthday this year, but thanks to a few good friends, it was a good birthday just the same, and that means a lot to me.

Now, my family is still struggling a bit financially and with our health, but things are starting to look better--Mom and I now have jobs which we'll start this week. I was delighted to get an interview at the local Lego store--and then, even better, I got the job there! :D So, now I just have to figure out all the bus routes and stuff, which will be a bit of a hassle but well worth it for the chance to work at a Lego store.

My dad is recovered from the appendicitis, but has gotten a few problems with his gallbladder. It might have to come out, depending on ho things go. He currently can't eat anything high in fat, grease, or acid, or it will come right back up. So, he's been trying to eat healthier, and in small portions throughout the day rather than big meals--he just can't process that much food at a time right now. Your continued prayers for his health and finding employment are appreciated.

So, things are looking much better than they were a few weeks ago, but my family isn't out of the woods yet, and at this point we are counting on God to continue leading the way and providing for us. It's an interesting place to be. I'm glad for the support of all of you; your friendship, good wishes, and prayers mean the world to me.

In other news, I have recently worked through another pass at the biggest story that came out of my frantic National Novel Writing Month this past November; at more than 230,000 words, this is the longest contiguous story I have ever written, and in fact is longer than any single series of my stories--and I wrote it all in 30 days, plus other stories on the side O_o. Editing it is a monumental task, but I really want to get it done, because this is a story that I want to see finished and published at some point--heck, I think that it's a story with serious Hollywood action movie potential. So, if you have time, energy, and feel like reading and giving critique on this massive piece, I would certainly appreciate it! Even if all you can do is look at the outline (a tenth the size of the full story) and help me get the scenes in the right order, that would be a huge help.

Finally, I've been thinking about posting lists of my writing tips, descriptions of some of my story worlds, and things like that in case you folks want to learn from my writing experience, write fanfictions of my worlds (I would be flattered), and otherwise get more a picture of what's going on in this wild and busy head of mine. If that sounds like something that would be of interest to you, or someone you know, let me know so that I can start putting out guides and info in that regard!

Blessings to all of you, and here's to a lot more birthdays and a lot more pageviews!
  • Listening to: 憂鬱 - Sun
  • Reading: Plot notes
  • Watching: A picture-perfect sunset
  • Playing: Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Eating: Birthday lemon cake!
  • Drinking: Orange juice and fresh-squeezed lemons

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World domination: done.
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I am me. Mad scientist, swordsman, writer.

If you're coming to say "thanks for the fave", you're welcome. Poke me so I remember to peruse your entire gallery.

Give a llama and you'll get one in return!

I'm always looking for people to read my works and comment on them. As standard policy, it's okay to say "I like this, but you should look at...", or even plain out "I don't like this, terrible piece; here's some specifics of why."
The "ZOMG this is grat ive never read any better ur a gr8 wrtr have a nice day :)" response is...Honestly, it makes me wonder if you even took the time to read the story.
If you like my writing, tell me why; if you like it but found typos and/or confusing bits (I know they're in there!), tell me so I can fix things! And if you don't like it at all, let me know what it was you didn't like so I don't write more of it!


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Yoblicnep Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Professional Artist
Thanks for all the faves, I'm a little flabbergasted and I hope you have a fantastic day.
Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner May 26, 2018  Student Writer
You're welcome! I figure that if I like one thing from someone's gallery, I'll likely enjoy some of their other works as well, so I check through their gallery when they comment to thank me for the first fave. (I don't always get around to it XD )
Yoblicnep Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Professional Artist
Well, thanks and I'm glad you looked :)
Yoblicnep Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Professional Artist
Thanks for the fav, I really appreciate it and I hope you have a great day.
hauke3000 Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Professional Artist
Thanks for faving!
CharukuNova Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the favs.
CharukuNova Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the fav.
Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Student Writer
You're very welcome!
Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for favoriting my artwork!
Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Student Writer
You're very welcome! I'll have to look through more of your gallery, there's a lot that looks interesting!
Bysthedragon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :D
danielhudson560 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
Happy birthday I hope you get every thing you want and would like. I hope your well. I hope your friends and family will remember this very speical day of your birth. I hope your in good health and have a merry spirits. I wish you a joyful day and I hope your day goes well and enjoy it to the full max. I look forward to hearing all about it soon. I hope your well too., Bye for now from DANNY 

ps. All so have a nice weekend and a nice day and relaxing evening I hope your Christmas goes well as well as a good one. i hope you enjoyed 2017 i wish you a awesome Happy new year. To you. I wish you all the best for and all of 16 and beyond I wish you the best for the future have a nice winter too. and i hope you did enjoyed your Halloween if your into that sort of thing I am totally in lol i hope you had a nice valentines and i hope the family is well. did you have a nice easter too. and a nice summer as well as a good fall. i hope you have a awesome 2018 and great day danny
AngelGhidorah Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018
Happy Birthday. :D
1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you as always for the fave! :)
Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2018  Student Writer
Welcome as always! Keep up the good art!
1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right back at you! Though I guess I should say keep on writing. :D
Vexacuz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Thanks for the add on KnightX :)
Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Student Writer
You're welcome! Have a few more, now that I've had the time to look through your gallery!
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Professional General Artist
Flowerlark Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018   General Artist
Thank you so much for all of the faves!! :dance:
Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Student Writer
Of course! I was working through my watch notices and clearing them out, since I hadn't done it for a long time. Keep up the great art!
Flowerlark Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018   General Artist
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Skwang Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
Thanks for the fave!
Yrucrem91 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Student Writer
Of course! Power armor that detailed is always a win, and if it's an unconventional design like a centaur, so much the better!
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