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One Kind Soul To Rule Them All

Sun Feb 15, 2015, 7:59 AM

I challenged you to write one nice comment a day for a week. Many said they would participate, but only one actually did.


And not just one comment a day, but 37 over the week!
RogueMudblood has won 300Points and deserves some love!

Undisturbed Stream by RogueMudblood
Learning to LeaveOver the Dragon Gate,
Phoenix rising.
"I will not be coming back this time."
Out of water
The Kraken spite,
Like autumn leaves.
Away from reality.
Wanting to disappear.
Alone in heaven,
The journey continues even further.
  AddictDisclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone, living or dead, is purely coincidental. The author owns exclusive rights to this story.
Sitting on the bench in the park, Manny hoped he did not look too out of place. He knew his discomfort was evident from the glances he received as people passed by him. It probably did not help that his leg was shaking nervously, the heel of his business casual loafers tapping loudly against the concrete sidewalk. He tried to stop the physical reaction by letting his leg slide slightly under the bench so that the toe of his shoe was against the ground. It only helped for a brief moment before he began moving his leg back and forth, scuffing the top of his shoe and likely ruining the patent leather.
His other foot started tapping against the sidewalk even as the first foot continued its swinging motion underneath the bench. He almost allowed himself to chuckle as he realized he was effectively a one-man-symphony,

Unlike a lot of us, RogueMudblood commented on an array of artwork across multiple galleries - Artisan Crafts, Digital Art, Photography, Literature - and said both nice and useful things to each artist. It's a feat of impressive kindness, and if you haven't already stopped to go congratulate RogueMudblood, you really ought to. Right now.

This is absolutely stunning work. I love the detail in this - the colors and the shadows both serve to bring this piece to life.

I admit that the fiery face on the meteor in the background made me chuckle a bit, but the dragons much closer to the front of the frame are certainly no laughing matter! They're completely terrifying, and we can't even see their full forms.

But the summoner himself, with the glowing book... You've managed to personify fear and horror, to give them shape and mold them into something frighteningly beautiful for its exquisite appearance. And the way that you've drawn this he looks like he's rising straight from the bowels of hell.

I do thank you for sharing this piece. It's wonderfully rendered.

How many of us take the time to invest our time in the hard work of others? Even with the prompting of this challenge, few people stop to admire the art of our varied community, and fewer still are willing to go over the piece and point out the great things that make it unique.

In a BubbleDisclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone, living or dead, is purely coincidental. The author owns exclusive rights to this story.
 “It's the strangest thing, being alone.”
Stephanie turned her head to the side slightly, giving Derek a look of complete disbelief. “How in the world do you figure that you're alone?”
He jumped a bit, nearly losing his balance from his perch on the metal handicapped support railing running along the sidewalk. Glaring at his cousin as she leaned against the rail, he stepped down to the concrete walk, straightening his ripped black tee shirt and pressing invisible wrinkles out of the thighs of his faded denim jeans. Finally satisfied that he had spent enough time with his appearance, he raised his head, closing his eyes to slits as he looked in her direction. “You wouldn't understand.”
Stephanie just rolled her eyes. “Derek, you are so melodramatic.
Entwined Hearts by RogueMudblood Love Is Not a DayTo all of those who – like me –
shun this holiday,
I write a simple note.
Even though they call us lonely,
truly we are not.
We have never been alone.
They mock us,
creating a holiday after “Couples Day”
calling it “Singles Awareness”.
But we are many, many more than they.
They think we do not know love,
or that we do not know how to share it.
The truth is much simpler than that.
We are less apt to commercialize
our feelings.
Love should not have a price tag –
and with their grand gestures
they say love can be bought.
But we know better than they.
Love is sacred,
and requires great devotion.
So, to you who are not part of a pair,
to you who know days do not define love,
to you who are not alone –
I write this Valentine.

What's more, RogueMudblood hasn't shied away from pieces with a message, pieces with emotional importance to the artist.

The first thing that jumps out at me about what you've written is, "In his defense, I was wearing shorts."

That's not an excuse. Unwelcome advances are never excusable simply because of a woman's wardrobe choice. Wearing shorts in hot weather isn't an invitation for a man to press himself on you.

Having said all of that, it's incredibly telling that you included that line. It speaks not only of the ideology of our society, but also of the way that it's been ingrained in women. "It's not his fault if he's curious, it's your fault for tempting him." And that's completely untrue.

I do like how you turned that around in the end, how you're standing up for yourself now. I'm very glad that you came to realize that his inability to control his impulses was absolutely no reflection on you and no fault of yours.

Stay strong and keep fighting. And thank you for sharing this with us.

So thank you, RogueMudblood. Your art and your heart are both valued additions to the deviantART community, and I for one won't forget the little acts of kindness you've done this past couple weeks to make everyone feel more appreciated. And for the record, I appreciate you.


Marie Efromson
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States


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RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Writer
You are a sweetheart! Thank you for the :+fav:s. :love:

Though you didn't know it, you made a horrible weekend so much better. :huggle: Thank you for being you.
MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I couldn't collect everything, but I can collect a couple. ;) I would collect more, but since I haven't had a chance to read it all, it seems a little disingenuous to just file them away (and probably forget them given how life is). I hope I'll get that time soon, though!
RogueMudblood Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   Writer
Oh, I don't expect you to collect things you don't like. wink  I know that not everything I write and photograph is to everyone's liking. :)

And take your time on getting to reading it - there are a great many other artists on site who deserve your love as well! :dalove:
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   Writer
:hug: Just because. <3
MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Writer
How ar eyou?
MotleyDreams Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Life has been hectic. (And I thought it was bad back when I stopped visiting dA daily, sheesh!) How've you been? How's everything going here?

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birthdays Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's June 12th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Happy birthday! :D
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy B-Day! :) :cake:
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