(incomplete piece that I havent been able to finish effectively -_-)
So many wooden soldiers
Marching onward to their fate
Unbeknownst to them the purpose,
Thirst for blood they cannot sate
Hard faced and grim they march forever
Their eyes as cold as stone
Tin rifles on oaken shoulders
Fighting for an iron throne
Lead slugs in heart of rowan
Unfeeling, he marches on
A step he takes then falls away
And thus is one life gone
His comrades march e'er forward
His shattered flesh unseen
Bathed in blood and clothed in red
His life ne'er serene.
Okay, in the summer 2005, I drew these at 2 in the morning - couldn't sleep. anyways, tell me what you think of 'em - it's funny; they really crack me up, looking at them now :D
they're a bit rough around the edges but I'm sure you get the basic idea that I'm just a girl who can't draw but wanted to attempt one of her favourite guitarists... B)
Today, it occured to me: God cannot be good. Nor evil. Nor limited in any way. Nor can God be personified nor described by any characteristic term, nor have any political viewpoint or individual ideas, nor have any equals (for any two things exactly identical in form and in spacetime position are equal to one of the thing).
Limits are what defines us. Our roleplay is good because we limit it with quality standards. When something is good, there is a limit placed on it that means it cannot be bad. Conversely, the bad cannot be good and is limited.
God does not exist as some sort of spiritual entity. If there is a God, is is the God found in the mind and experience and mathematics and in all things, for what God is, simply put, is...
(for those just joining us the begining of our mission can be found here, https://stararmy.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=18755#18755)
Are we there safely yet, Superior Jester Dana? -Scribbles peaks his head out from under a pile of old couch cushion's and musty red velvet pillows that doubles for the Captins chair on the RSS Lolipop-
"Ethier way we should prepare to recruit more officers for our crew!"
Artist: Alexandra Douglass
URL: http://www.alexandra-douglass.com/ (updated link 6/27/14)
Commission: 21 digital color artworks
Commission Price: $250 (Copyright fees will be handled by Star Army)
Details: Artist is guaranteed permission to display these works (with StarArmy.com's ownership credits) on her site. StarArmy.com will display artist credits on the art. A second commission such as this may be offered if the work of the first is pleasing. The timeline will be at least 4 works a week.
List of Artwork:
If your character has a Japanese name that can be written in Kanji, I can do their signature seal in Tensho, the old-style precursor writing form that is used for Hanko name seals. Just drop me a PM, or, better yet, IM me on Yahoo.
This is Tachiko's for example:
A story I'm writing, and once I'm back in school, I will pick it up again. It's been a while since I wrote anything, cause I lost the first few chapters of the first part of the book ^_^ But I hope to get started again soon once this writers block lifts. Regardless, this is my site, which I designed myself as well^_^ Have fun with it and tell me what yall thing bouts it!
my most used RP characters are also there as well ^_^ So check over thier bios if you wish.
Just a sampler of some tracks coming to you from my label, Kick Doe Entertainment this summer.
1. "Who Dat Is?" - Lil' Blu (produced by D. Negro
2. "Get Out" - B.U.G.
3. "Waitin' On" - D. Negro
4. "Hey Miss Lady" - 2 Piece
(To JS/07/M/378 This Marble Monument Is Erected by the State)
He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be
One against whom there was no official complaint,
And all the reports on his conduct agree
That, in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a saint,
For in everything he did he served the greater community.
Except for the war 'til the day he retired
He worked in a factory and never got fired,
But satisfied his employers, Fudge Motors, Inc.
Yet he wasn't a scab or odd in his views,
For his union reports that he paid his dues,
(Our report on his union shows it was sound)
And our social psychology workers found
That he was popular with his mates and liked a drink.
The press are...
And what good is prayer
When the gods have spoken?
Innocents fallen like tenpins,
Their only requiem
The fading of the tide
And the drums of foreign war.
What of love,
What of faith,
What of altruism?
But petty words in a world
That will never care.
In death as in life -
Overlooked, a statistic
For the front page,
After sports are finished.
Shed a tear for the fallen.
If not us, then who will remember?
*sits down on a stool. takes a sip from a cup of water.*
When I was one-and-twenty
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
"Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free."
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.
When I was one-and-twenty
I heard him say again,
"The heart out of the bosom
Was never given in vain;
'Tis paid with sighs a plenty
And sold for endless rue."
And I am two-and-twenty
And oh, 'tis true, 'tis true.
The Laws of God, The Laws of Man
The laws of God, the laws of man,
He may keep that will and can...
Let the moments of our future,
Be greater than those passed;
And the reign of our great empire,
Stand strong and always last.
Our hearts and minds will long prevail,
And keep its spirit true;
A million stars forever ours,
And we'll do it all for you.
Our strength and wisdom put to use,
Like nothing ever seen,
The power we will not abuse,
Defending peace serene.
(((^_^ Well, it will still be a couple months, but I've got the entire flick scripted out. So, I'll give you the introductory script. It WILL be done in English since I need to practice my spoken English, and Ryoshi will do most of the voiceovers that I dont take. I have about 15 minutes actually filmed out, though no voice has yet been attached and I havent decided on such subtleties as soundtracks, nor have I finetuned the individual frames.)))
Scene 4 /
Narration: It was like any other day. The people of Yamatai went about their daily business.
Visual: (video) People fighting to get on the train in Tokyo.
N: The military killed more Elysians who we never really heard about.
V: (video) Soldier killing a tied POW.
The following is excerpt from "Yamatai: Sorrow, Bloodshed, and Murder", a collection of essays written by infamous rebel leader Ryoshi Mikawa in YE 21. This particular passage is taken from the essay, "Is God Yamataian?", Ryoshi's first public political statement.
Decades have passed since the rise of Yamatai's grand empire. Years of warfare, punctuated by the occasional ceasefire while both sides lick their wounds before lunging for the throats once again.
The warfare has brought around one general truth. If you dont live on the world of Yamatai, you probably live a shitty life. As a man who has seen the thuggery and violence of Nepleslia, the devastation of Elysia, and the comfortable nationalism of Yamatai first-hand, I know well...
It is so very clear,
So glaringly obvious,
That they dont care at all.
We are expendable,
All of us. Resources.
You'll give them your life,
And get a stab in the back.
When it ends,
Perhaps you will see...
They never cared.
We fought for your freedom.
And now they give you nothing.
The rebels fail to realize
They refuse to open their eyes
They cause the pain
They are insane
They try to cause the end
Of all justice and good
They envoke our rage
Yet they do not realize
That this is real
And not just through a page
Better try to run this up some more, eh?
You chose him, you chose not me,
Itâ€™s okay 'cause you are not my destiny,
Our differences are as wide as seas,
How could I ever think of you and me?
So Iâ€™m done, I crush no more,
You just think that Iâ€™m a bore,
Itâ€™s just a crush, itâ€™s not amore,
Iâ€™ll pick my ego off the floor.
You dazzled me with your civility,
But a crush is like a symphony,
Strong enough to bring a man to his knees,
Doesnâ€™t quite last until eternity.
Feel free to call me sour grapes,
I admired you for your grades,
Inevitably, a crush abates,
And I smile upon brighter daysâ€¦
Think about it
The rebels say they fight for the citizens
They say they sympathize for you.... But why?
Why do they sympathize for you
If you live perfectly?
Why do they want to fight for you
When fighting will only cause havoc?
Why do they insist on fighting a war
That will only bring the citizen's world crashing down apon them?
So before you listen to the empty talk of the rebels
And before you choose to fight your neighbors in combat
Think about it
I used to talk to you
Every single day
But now when I see you
I just turn away
I cant even look into your eyes anymore
Look what you've become
A rebel that slaughters millions of innocents
Which they claim are trying to protect
Your a monster
Your a hippocrite
Your just evil
But despite all that
The worst thing is
You can't even open your eyes
And realize what your doing
What's the score now?
How could the rebels do this?
They claim to be fighting for freedom
They claim to be doing the right thing
But they are the ones who caused the fight between us
Had they not been unreasonable
Or had they thought it through
Our society would still be whole
But the rebels went to unthinkable lengths
And went to a state of mind irrational to the normal person
They claim all these things against us
They want sympathy
They want to be loved
But how can you love the enemy
That caused us so much pain
How could the rebels do this?
This kind of reminds me of politics... Two sides claiming to be right, fighting each other... Lol, scary when you think about it.
Thanks to Yamatai for holding on fast
Even when evil tried to escape their grasp
Thanks to Yamatai for remaining strong
Even when the Rebels tried to hurt us through song
Thanks to Yamatai for ensuring our safety
And allowing us to live in a soceity
Thanks to Yamatai for all they have done
And making those rebels stay on the run
Thanks to Yamatai!
Thanks to Yamatai!
Yamatai takes great pride in what they do
Helping people like me and you
Remember this when you think of the traitors
And do not listen to those haters
They want our safety to be crushed
And they want our voices to be hushed
But the rebels forget one big thing
And that is the voice in which we sing
The pen is mighter then the sword
And together, Yamatai will defeat this horde!
I dont think my songs are good, mind you, but if it helps even the score with the rebels, then so be it! Also, I will be taking a creative writing class next term, so I might actually become better)
7-5. I'm sugar-high and bored, fear my wrath!
These glowing cinders,
Fading to Requiem,
The silver blades
Driven through the breast
Of this limp form...
But the eyes,
Still ablaze, cling to life...
For a few fleeting seconds
Before the lights fade,
The flame dies...
They called it honor...
Love your Motherland...
By dying, in the rain,
Far from home.
This is life destroyed,
And not the enemies they blame
We fought, for near a decade.
Not for our honor,
But their moneybags.
The tyrant's gold -
And now we lie,
To die in the rain
Of a faroff land...
As ships are built and time goes by,
A force of arms will say goodbye,
To explore or war, they'll cross the sky;
Our brave Star Army of Yamatai;
On ships of strength and precious beauty,
An army goes to do its duty,
With strength, wisdom, and loyalty,
And the spirit of certain victory.
The ships in endless black void know,
What they must do and where to go,
That peace only grows from their blood flow.
And it is sacrifice that lets it grow.
Let the blue flag fly, and let all see,
Who these people in starships are really;
They love, they die, they guarantee;
That we can live life happily.
Written by Shinjuku Hinosami
3-2 for the revolution!
The silken sky above us
The tattered earth below
Beyond the scathing fires
Through all that can be known
Tis here where you shall find us
Beneath the bloodstained sky
Wage war against the warfare,
Let the crimson banner fly
They seek to control us
With a flag of conquest and pain
Our lives are expendable
Under this hateful reign
So rise against the warlords
Fight so we may all be free
Raise your fists and speak your soul,
And march to victory!
Though I could really use a little help from any of my non-existant supporters... else I'll eventually be working against my boss and numerous pro-Yamatai writers. ^_^
This is simply metered verse, not intended to be musical in any way.
In all of our hearts
the Resistance lives on
So long as we live
Hope will never be gone
Though many shall fall
More shall always remain
Our rights will be won
Human life, human gain
Always and forever
We shall rise 'gainst the tide
Strike for the eyes of the
Empire we defied
Live long the insurrection
From which our cause grew
Forget not our past,
To our future stay true.
(C) 2004 Sekiko Tanaka
Yep. I decided to actually do some counter propaganda. ^_^
Raise your fists against the tide,
See the scarlet banners glide
Fight until your body falls,
Until the Earth consumes us all!
Bear the pennant in the wind
Our infant might we shant rescind
Against all odds we carry on
'Til bones are bare and flesh is gone!
Empires beat the drums of war
Now and a thousand times before
Fight for every child's hope
To live free of the shepherd's rope!
Our symbol plain, our purpose true,
To bring freedom and life anew
We shall march on until we die
Against the Empire of Yamatai.
The pain of thousands fuels our heart
So that agony may forever part
We shall not fall, shall not retreat -
The Empire will know defeat.
Steady now, we've come too...
Okay, I was eating dinner in the cafeteria, minding my own business, when DDR trance music just started pumping into my head. Either my muse is getting rather aggressive, or I need to see a psychiatrist. :(
Anyway, I figured that jotting down the lyrics would make the noise go away. And it did. :)
*reads lyrics* Hmm. If this whole computer science thing doesnâ€™t work out, I can always be a propagandist. :)
Fight for Yamatai!
(sang by a Nekovalkyrja to trance music)
Look up to the sky,
I will tell you why:
Up there is the legendary
Land of samurai!
Dashing and daring,
Strong and none-fearing,
The immortal defenders,
And crusaders of Yamatai!
Our enemies are ever approaching,
Their power is overwhelming,