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First sort of login for ages, and I'm surprised that I still have some messages here. I'll get round to answer them shortly. For those of you still reading this, I'm just going to give a summary of what's been going on, if you're interested. I still don't know whether I should just close this account (it would be smart), but I'm quite nostalgic about this place. In spite of the reasons why I left too. Anyway.

University is keeping me busy, and alternating between wanting to push and get a 1st or just coast and settle for the mark I'm currently on. Recent feedback on various things made me consider whether I wanted to continue going into academia, which would involve doing a masters and a PHD, or going out into the world and earning some money. At the moment, the latter feels more like me. For one I would like money to live by - scrimping and saving as a student is really tiring after three years, and academia doesn't exactly pay well over here. It's also very competitive too. Part of my disillusionment about academia is also how politicised it is. I originally wanted to believe it was about pushing knowledge forward, but in reality, a lot of academic books are written to secure promotions or to flesh out CV's, and as such, they can be very poor. Needless to say it's disappointing. At the same time, I'm fed up of the limits of academic prose - how many articles are written not to increase understanding by explaining, but by using a system of complex language in order to address an educated few - the result being knowledge withheld rather than spread. Besides, I'd rather spend time writing creatively than writing academically.

My dissertation is keeping me busy. That's all on that.

Writing wise, I did manage to get something in print. Mind you, when I say what the actual print publication looked like... I'm not so happy. But hey, it's a start. Something went through an editorial process and was selected. In the meantime, I sent off another story for publication is a more reputable-looking publication, and am working on another story for the 28th. After that, it's back to writing my latest novel project, which is keeping me occupied. I've also been writing more poetry.

I have been making improvements in drawing, but I have no desire to post it like I used to do. It seems relaxing about it, and drawing for my own pleasure, rather than trying to do things to show to people (like I used to upload things here) is brining results. That and oh, always get references and study them. I've also managed to save up some money and get some commission work from various artists. It's been really fun to see concepts from my writing get fleshed out, and useful for fleshing out how the world looks visually, and how people interpret it.

That's pretty much it. How are the rest of you doing?

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First sort of login for ages, and I'm surprised that I still have some messages here. I'll get round to answer them shortly. For those of you still reading this, I'm just going to give a summary of what's been going on, if you're interested. I still don't know whether I should just close this account (it would be smart), but I'm quite nostalgic about this place. In spite of the reasons why I left too. Anyway.

University is keeping me busy, and alternating between wanting to push and get a 1st or just coast and settle for the mark I'm currently on. Recent feedback on various things made me consider whether I wanted to continue going into academia, which would involve doing a masters and a PHD, or going out into the world and earning some money. At the moment, the latter feels more like me. For one I would like money to live by - scrimping and saving as a student is really tiring after three years, and academia doesn't exactly pay well over here. It's also very competitive too. Part of my disillusionment about academia is also how politicised it is. I originally wanted to believe it was about pushing knowledge forward, but in reality, a lot of academic books are written to secure promotions or to flesh out CV's, and as such, they can be very poor. Needless to say it's disappointing. At the same time, I'm fed up of the limits of academic prose - how many articles are written not to increase understanding by explaining, but by using a system of complex language in order to address an educated few - the result being knowledge withheld rather than spread. Besides, I'd rather spend time writing creatively than writing academically.

My dissertation is keeping me busy. That's all on that.

Writing wise, I did manage to get something in print. Mind you, when I say what the actual print publication looked like... I'm not so happy. But hey, it's a start. Something went through an editorial process and was selected. In the meantime, I sent off another story for publication is a more reputable-looking publication, and am working on another story for the 28th. After that, it's back to writing my latest novel project, which is keeping me occupied. I've also been writing more poetry.

I have been making improvements in drawing, but I have no desire to post it like I used to do. It seems relaxing about it, and drawing for my own pleasure, rather than trying to do things to show to people (like I used to upload things here) is brining results. That and oh, always get references and study them. I've also managed to save up some money and get some commission work from various artists. It's been really fun to see concepts from my writing get fleshed out, and useful for fleshing out how the world looks visually, and how people interpret it.

That's pretty much it. How are the rest of you doing?
The darkness crept. Every creature slipped underneath black tides of slumber. Eventide rolls overhead. Upon the sky’s tortured veil pinpricks of light meddle between the ocean’s dark waves. Shadow paints the forest with its dye, the looming branches harbouring greater voids underneath once green leaves.

Piercing through, gasping for breath! Inklings of white starlight dot the celestial canvas, swimmers lost at sea. And turning heads, all laud the rise of the luminous orb from the dark depths. She shimmers, shedding her silver shingles between the drowned land’s skeletal trunks. Her beauty acquiesces, waxes, and softens the dark, mixing their dyes, but rendering the light brighter and the shadow darker.

And yet, the shadows retreat back into the sea. The land breathes a sigh, it’s balm against the day absorbed. Night has come, and Phaethon’s scorching ride is undone.

My lunar mistress raises her pale head high, taking upon her centre stage. The curtain falls, our first act beginning. I gaze up on high, the surround stillness itself; dead of night. Now, away from prying eyes in the night, my revelry takes hold; a metamorphosis so wild. She bids me dance, fast as the flying midnight birds, and on all fours I oblige. I leer upwards at the silver dots, weaving between darkened trunks, wild, roaming. She beams brighter upon me, imploring me to dance further.

I bring my voice to laud her, and words fall away to sing the lunar melody. I beseech her journey across the dark tides, my song fading between my lips as I speed after her on silent feet. Yet eventide pulls her farther away, faster than even spirit wings can carry.

I whisper my love to the midnight birds, who fly faster onward to be my wooing dove. But their wings are not so fleet, and the rays of dawn speed on.

At my bloodied heel, the red maw of dawn swallows my love.
Eventide
Short piece about the night.

Phaethon is a character from Greek myth, who being the son of Apollo, rode his father's chariot for a day but was unable to control the horses - putting the earth in danger of being burnt up. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaethon
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Cut to the chase, I'm putting this account into a coma. Why? I can't be bothered to maintain a presence here on DA. It's a sink of bad habits, and distracts from what I want to do, and also what I would like to get out of an account. I'm unsure whether I want to deactivate this account entirely (I mean, never say never right?), so the next best thing is to remove things and leave it. I don't want to confuse people over an account that has things on it, but no actual activity.

I'll leave the DD up, because that still cracks me up.

That being said, I'm going to start removing things over the weekend, or putting things into storage. If you want to keep in touch, note me and we'll discuss details.

It's been fun, but hey, this is how things go.

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WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Hi ;D
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Bianor Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thank you for the fav+!
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W-Lupus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Writer
You're welcome - keep up the great work!
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introverted-ghost Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014   Writer
Thank you for the watch! :la:
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W-Lupus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Writer
You're welcome!
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