Hardwired To Fail (Phoenix) #poetry #graphicdesign

fail

what are we

but feeble beings

hardwired to fail

and rise again

.

not once

not twice

but every time

stronger

bolder

a little less feeble

.

after all

.

what are we

but feeble beings

hardwired to fail…

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phoenix – red: hardwired to fail

sketch version – phoenix

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Fear The Dusk #digitalart #poetry

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Reference: Some FINAL FANTASY character…

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Listen the whispers in these serene winds,
Hear the hollow cries among solemn fiends.
Returns the dusk and the songs of ages,
A lamentation long lost, forgotten, and faded.
Fear the wheel of time that now turns,
Fear the dusk, for darkness it beckons.

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Book Review: Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops #2)

Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops, #2)Fortress Frontier by Myke Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Super awesome follow-up to Control Point. And, honestly? Much, much more!

Fortress Frontier is double the story that Control Point was. If Control Point was the Green Arrow, Fortress Frontier is the Batman. There. I said it.

On with the review…

As I was saying, Fortress Frontier is double the pace, double the magic, double the worldbuilding, double the tension, and, of course, double the excitement… (Shame on me for taking longer to finish it than it really deserved.)

Not just from the point of story and worldbuilding, the growth is evident in Myke Cole’s writing too. He is more magnificent a Storyteller.

What I loved the most?

For me, the ability to stay funny while maintaining the tension is a skill reserved only to the best of writers. Myke Cole owns that department without breaking a sweat and, while at it, probably even manages to do a funky chicken dance.

The Characters

Okay. Honestly, I never really liked Oscar Britton that much in first book (though I almost screamed when he finally showed up in this one). He is an interesting character, with his unique conflicts and menacing seriousness, but he really wasn’t my type.

Problem solved in Book 2.

Introducing Alan Bookbinder. I want to thank Myke Cole for introducing this character. I just love him. He has his flaws, he is funny, he is super nervous, he is a misfit, and he is that odd-hero who somehow just about manages to save the day at the end.

Besides the two of them, the supporting characters are also very real and full of life. Though I haven’t had the profound fortune of travelling with a military officer in a hostile territory over the stretch of hundreds of miles, but I do think that they wouldn’t act too far off the way they did in this book.

The Nagas

Great job on creating this unique creature! Though, being a Hindu, it’s not that unique to me, but its portrayal in fantasy setting was priceless. Further goes on to show the hefty work Cole has put in the research. I thank the author for this.

Twists and Turns

I don’t like a spoiler-ish review so I’ll just stick to saying that the book has a few of those twists that leaves you feeling greatly satisfied. Like that time when…

Finally…

I don’t know what I was thinking taking so much time to get on with the second book. This is simply an awesome military fantasy that probably is one of its kind. Action-packed, magical, fantastical, satisfyingly funny, and now a much, much better a story.

Fantasy lovers, do yourself a favor and just read it. M’kay?

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He Does What He Does

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There is a shadow

Lurking forever behind

Waiting for right Time

 

He listens to none

And seeks no one’s permission

He does what he does

 

Who can put him off?

Not you, not me, not the God

He does what he does

 

Think of him your foe

Or make him your greatest friend

He does what he does

 

He makes you live life

To its fullest, and not less

He does what he does

 

He is harbinger

Of death, pain, and departure

He does what he does

 

He is a teacher

Of life, and living it right

He does what he does

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(Today’s post is dedicated to one of the most beloved member of our family, whom we sadly lost today… we’ll always remember you…)

Anthem of the Pretentious

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I am a God

I am a Sage

I am the void

I am space

I am the need

I am the pain

I am the greed

I am insane

I am the con

I am the law

I am perfection

I am the flaw

I see the winds

I hear the light

I speak in colors

I taste the sight

I am beginning

I am the end

I am them all

So long as I pretend

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This is one of my earlier posts, revisited with the scribble.

The Blade Approaches (Inktober #2 & Haiku)

 

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The blade approaches

Closer every second, with

The cold bite of death

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My second Inktober entry also works as a character sketch for the book I’m trying to write for NaNoWriMo this November. Or at least that’s what I like to tell myself. As I said earlier, I’m a pretty good procrastinator. 🙂

And while I was at it, I also tried a few other warrior sketches (also with an ink ((also not that perfect)) )…

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Have a great weekend!