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DA Birthday Magic by Teela-Y DA Birthday Magic :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 3 1 Inktober #20 - My Rowlet is Cuter Than Yours by Teela-Y Inktober #20 - My Rowlet is Cuter Than Yours :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 1 0 Inktober # 18 - Phurgo's Escape by Teela-Y Inktober # 18 - Phurgo's Escape :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 1 0 Title #17 - Super Mario Battle by Teela-Y Title #17 - Super Mario Battle :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 9 0 Inktober #19 - Rowlet in the Night Sky by Teela-Y Inktober #19 - Rowlet in the Night Sky :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 4 0 Inktober #18 - Kirby's Wet Paintbrush by Teela-Y Inktober #18 - Kirby's Wet Paintbrush :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 2 0 Inktober #17 - PokeNap Time by Teela-Y Inktober #17 - PokeNap Time :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 4 0 Inktober #16 - Phantump's Candy Apple by Teela-Y Inktober #16 - Phantump's Candy Apple :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 5 0 Inktober #15 - Is something behind me? by Teela-Y Inktober #15 - Is something behind me? :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 4 1 Inktober #14 - Worried Teela by Teela-Y Inktober #14 - Worried Teela :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 5 1 Inktober #13 - Lania's Method of Transport by Teela-Y Inktober #13 - Lania's Method of Transport :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 2 0 Inktober #12: Leap Frog Koopas by Teela-Y Inktober #12: Leap Frog Koopas :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 6 6 Inktober #11 - Broken But Not Useless by Teela-Y Inktober #11 - Broken But Not Useless :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 1 0 Inktober #10 - Rock On, Man by Teela-Y Inktober #10 - Rock On, Man :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 1 0 Inktober #9 - Are you lost? by Teela-Y Inktober #9 - Are you lost? :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 3 0 Inktober #8 - Fade Like a Shadow by Teela-Y Inktober #8 - Fade Like a Shadow :iconteela-y:Teela-Y 3 0

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RealmOfFantasy: Give a Feature, Get a Feature #31
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In Case You Were Wondering
For as long as I can remember, people  have asked me "why do you write?" At first, the answer seemed fairly obvious: "because I like to."
I wrote down everything; the smell of toast and the sound of water running and even things I'd never experienced before. I didn't discriminate. I knew that everything had the potential to be a story. I read. Like crazy. I read until my eyes fell out and my brain mushed. I didn't think about it, just let it come as it would. Most of the time, it didn't even make sense at all. And I was happy with it all, with my ink-smudged fingers and my notebooks swollen with poems.
But then life got that much more complicated and I wasn't so sure anymore. My poems became lengthier with less rhyme and more angst than was probably good for me. Everything was shattering apart and it was all slipping through my fingers like smoke. Gone were the fluffy little princess stories with pages of dialogue and purple prose, replaced by broken-hearted lovers and equall
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"You know where my heart is,
The same place that yours has been,
And we know that we fear to win,
And so we end before we begin,
Before we begin."

There's a lot I could say, would say, if only for the fact that spilling too much would be in and of itself stifling.

What I want to express is that there's been a shift in the deepest parts of my mind; there were mechanisms of my writing that have long-since served me well that were petrified because I wasn't ready to move on from the chapter they had been created in.

Let me try to be less esoteric here: there were parts of my writing process I had long since abandoned because the very person who had brought me to his kingdom and taught me the ways of the world had abandoned our world and I just didn't have the will to tend to it all alone. I didn't have the strength of heart to use the same type writer I had for so long.

I also didn't have the heart to read the last book he had ever loaned to me. There was a lot I had avoided that I couldn't see before recently.

As this has unfolded, so too have I realized that life brought me down to Florida on the salty winds and tides for more than just to be a light for my students, but also to restore and replenish my mental caverns.

There's a lot I can't say. I can't say I'm going to get to provide my followers with a "Melodies Forever" re-write in a direct sense.

I can say that gears have shifted and doors that have been closed for years and years have had their padlocks taken off, free to serve their purpose once more.

You're going to get your re-writes and that story I promised.

And a whole lot more than that.

With the writing of this note, I can speak now to the fact that I have renewed my vows to writing, and to my muse. She has  stood sentry over my dreams, steadfast and more patient with me than I have felt that I deserve. I owe it to myself, I owe it to her, and I owe it to the boy from my childhood who gave me so much to read to write the book.

Thanks for reading, and I'll be in touch soon,
~ Teela
  • Listening to: Every Breaking Wave - U2
  • Reading: American Gods - Neil Gaiman
  • Watching: Game of Thrones S3
  • Playing: Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia
  • Eating: A Proper Breakfast of Eggs, Fruit, and Bacon!
  • Drinking: Water, water, everywhere


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Hi, I'm Alex and I enjoy writing horror and fantasy fiction. I also enjoy drawing and have just recently learned how to use Illustrator. I am currently working on my master's degree in English with a focus on creative writing. When I'm not doing these things, I play video games. I am especially fond of RPG's and most Nintendo titles.


My boyfriend is teaching me new art techniques. Today we focused on my understanding of anatomy. :)
Digging up dirt and planting plot seeds to see what grows.
The hurricane has passed; no loss of electricity in my section of Orlando either, which is nice. Hotel in tact. Apartment, I'm told, also in tact. :) Hurricane has devolved into a tropical storm, and good riddance! Still lots of flooding on the roads, so I can't return home. No call back to work yet either. Will be in touch!
The hurricane is encroaching upon my area. Electricity still in tact, and I'm listening to remixes of Undertale's "Hopes & Dreams" while drinking a hot cup of rose sencha green tea.
Evacuated from southeastern Florida up to Orlando to get away from Hurricane Irma. Hunkered down with plenty of food and bottled water. Will update when more information is available.


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TheSocialistVegan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017
Happy birthday
sarchazmm Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch, ahhh! <3
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E-Man276 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016
Oh, hey! I remember you from Lemmy's Land!
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Nintendogamemaster Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
Happy birthday :D
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