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Married to a pirate
Obsessed with Vikings (historical and the show)
Caught up on Gravity Falls
Researching Herbology
Getting ready to write for Nanowrimo


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"Touch the wooden gate in the wall you never
saw before.
Say "please" before you open the latch,
go through,
walk down the path.
A red metal imp hangs from the green-painted
front door,
as a knocker,
do not touch it; it will bite your fingers.
Walk through the house. Take nothing. Eat
nothing.
However,
if any creature tells you that it hungers,
feed it.
If it tells you that it is dirty,
clean it.
If it cries to you that it hurts,
if you can,
ease its pain.

From the back garden you will be able to see the
wild wood.
The deep well you walk past leads down to Winter's
realm;
there is another land at the bottom of it.
If you turn around here,
you can walk back, safely;
you will lose no face. I will think no less of you.




Once through the garden you will be in the
wood.
The trees are old. Eyes peer from the under-
growth.
Beneath a twisted oak sits an old woman. She
may ask for something;
give it to her. She
will point the way to the castle.
Inside it are three princesses.
Do not trust the youngest. Walk on.
In the clearing beyond the castle the twelve
months sit about a fire,
warming their feet, exchanging tales.
They may do favors for you, if you are polite.
You may pick strawberries in December's frost.

Trust the wolves, but do not tell them where
you are going.
The river can be crossed by the ferry. The ferry-
man will take you.
(The answer to his question is this:
If he hands the oar to his passenger, he will be free to
leave the boat.
Only tell him this from a safe distance.)

If an eagle gives you a feather, keep it safe.
Remember: that giants sleep too soundly; that
witches are often betrayed by their appetites;
dragons have one soft spot, somewhere, always;
hearts can be well-hidden,
and you betray them with your tongue.
Do not be jealous of your sister.
Know that diamonds and roses
are as uncomfortable when they tumble from
one's lips as toads and frogs:
colder, too, and sharper, and they cut.

Remember your name.
Do not lose hope — what you seek will be found.
Trust ghosts. Trust those that you have helped
to help you in their turn.
Trust dreams.
Trust your heart, and trust your story.

When you come back, return the way you came.
Favors will be returned, debts be repaid.
Do not forget your manners.
Do not look back.
Ride the wise eagle (you shall not fall).
Ride the silver fish (you will not drown).
Ride the grey wolf (hold tightly to his fur).

There is a worm at the heart of the tower; that is
why it will not stand.

When you reach the little house, the place your
journey started,
you will recognize it, although it will seem
much smaller than you remember.
Walk up the path, and through the garden gate
you never saw before but once.
And then go home. Or make a home.

Or rest."


-Instructions by Neil Gaiman

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Ichigo Arerugi Report | 03/22/2017 4:05 pm
Ichigo Arerugi
I'm totally illiterate when it comes to reading body language. It's really bad redface
Ichigo Arerugi Report | 03/22/2017 1:20 pm
Ichigo Arerugi
Thanks biggrin I'm trying to learn to write body language better by writing a character who doesn't actually speak. It's hard xp
Arma Veritas Report | 02/23/2017 11:56 am
Arma Veritas
You're welcome. <3

Hey no worries. You do what you gotta do, but taking care of yourself is even important.

But I'm rather curious, what courses are you taking?
Arma Veritas Report | 02/22/2017 8:46 pm
Arma Veritas
Ah, I'm sure things will turn out okay. Just don't push yourself too hard. ^^
Arma Veritas Report | 02/22/2017 7:12 am
Arma Veritas
Are you okay? :<
Reck Report | 02/18/2017 8:43 pm
Reck
Thank you, have a good night.
Reck Report | 02/18/2017 8:33 pm
Reck
Thanks for the quickly replay, but you could help me with a link to the artist, I can´t find nothing with that name.
Reck Report | 02/18/2017 7:33 pm
Reck
Hi, sorry for bothering you but I was wondering about who is the artist of the art in your signature, thanks.
Arma Veritas Report | 02/08/2017 6:37 am
Arma Veritas
I'm looking forward to their interaction happening someday. smile



~Kiri~Kunoichi~ Report | 02/07/2017 8:19 am
~Kiri~Kunoichi~
Not at all! I don't mind! heart

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