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Last Stand Chapter Three
In the Western fringes of Mossflower, the sun was setting. With the rays getting lower and redder, they basked the sky in a brilliant shade of purple streaked with red-orange tails, chasing away the gray night clouds like woodpigeons.
All this was lost on Zan Shear who was presented with two problems every leader faced, an army cannot march on an empty stomach and dissenters who are looking for ways to seize control. Zan was highly intelligent and dangerous, especially for vermin, his mind constantly analyzing everything he sees or hears.
What made him dangerous though was his knife slinging abilities, gifted with a quick reflex and eyes that can slow things down in his mind, he could throw a dagger so fast and accurate that it would pierce a zipping hummingbird at its neck.
At the moment, he was standing inside his tent by the fire, with his back facing the entrance, mind juggling army needs to his ambitions. He eyes shifted to the left as his ears picked up the scrape of metal on met
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Literature
Last Stand Chapter Two
The Last Stand of Redwall Abbey
Chapter Twoi

As soon as they arrived at Cavern Hole, the council began with the main speaker being a squirrel from Scouts, a group of woodland guards and sentries created by the Abbot to report the progress of Zan and his horde. When all the chatter had died away, the Scout spoke,
"I was doing a long reconnaissance around the Western fringes of Mossflower y'see and thats when I saw them. Zan's horde camped by the river that runs out to sea. The bad news is that they are less than half a season’s march from reaching the Abbey which is also good news, since it might give us time to prepare. Another bit of good news is that the lot of them looked starved, only the officers seemed well-fed. So there is a potential that Zan's army would starve as they march for Redwall. Saw no sign of Zan though, which worries me, he's a crafty one that Zan, intelligent and devious."
With that, the scout bowed and excused herself. Almost immediately Cave
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Wow....last time I really updated my journal was what? Eight months ago give or take? Hmm, well here's an update on my life as so far as I am trying to come to terms with reality.


I haven't really done anything artsy nor wrote anything that I deem worthy enough to even post up and this stupid creative writing class is a little above useless.




Well, here I am in April, almost done with my freshman year at college, made new friends for life and all that other true stereotypical crap (Though I don't smoke nor drink for the sake of drinking). I am trying to be as cynical, pragmatic, and relatively quiet as I prefer, but that is largely failing due to the crazyness that happens when you live in a world away from parents, home, and worry. It's hard to be cynical when everyone else around you has been brought up in different settings.

College for me has mostly been trying to come to terms about my own life, that I am out here away from a familiar environment. Trying to figure out what pushes me to achieve and want the success that I so desperately seek, but fail to act on. Aristotle called this Eukrasia, when I know what the right thing to do is, but I fail to act on it. Here, I only have myself to do work, no one pushing me, no one caring if I do it, and my own agendas that I have to set.

While it's true that it sucks to be a kid, it sucks even more to be an adult, where your life is dependent on your success, not whether it pleases your parents or gets you a good grade in high school. Freedom is Slavery. While I can do a lot more things that I wasn't allowed to do previously or go where ever I want, when I go home, I worry about the health of my parents, their financial status, the mortgage of  my home, the bills, and whether or not I have enough money to travel around the city. I thought about these things in high school, but the weight of it never fell on me. Now's it's precariously dropping inch by inch onto my shoulders as each year passes, as I grow closer towards making a life for myself, its shadow is heavy already.

But I digress, rather negatively too, so things on the opposite end of the spectrum.

I am part of my college's gymnastic club and I think I'm rather good for someone who only started five months ago, I can do a backflip now :D. I am also treading into parkour style stuff, like wall flips and jumping off ledges and going into a roll. I also got elected as secretary of club which means I have to uphold the standard set by the previous secretary, bringing in mail two months late and encouraging bad ideas :plotting:. I'm a Julian-clone as I termed it.

Before I had somewhat of an idea as to what I want to do with my life, now I am just confused in every way possible and the path has allowed me to experiment. After talking with my adviser and professors, I might be doing a triple major in which I might kill myself but will definitely put me on the path at what type of career I want. It's not about what I have to do for the rest of my life, it's what makes me happy at the end and what I enjoy. In high school, it was rigid, with a tight discipline that totally squashed experimenting with classes. College has left that option wide open like the proverbial pie on the window sill.

And that's pretty much my college experience in a nutshell, I would start ranting about politics but that would quintuple the size of this journal and I need my fingers for the various papers I have to write.

Oh yea one last thing for you college bound high schoolers, develop good work habits now, along with a good sleep schedule, and take as many AP classes as you can, because once you hit get to college, you're being dumped from a place that allows no room for creativity to a place that requires it (not just artistic creativity). Because, if you are dorming, you will find that you have so much spare time it's ridiculous.
  • Reading: Nicomachean Ethics - Aristotle
  • Playing: EVE Online

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ZaranR
Chris
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Current Residence: New York
Favourite genre of music: Alternaive Rock
Favourite style of art: Free Hand
Operating System: Vista 32-bit
Favourite cartoon character: Sequential Art cast
Personal Quote: Only when we find ourselves, there is meaning in life
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Glorrosaelin Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, I can't believe you're graduating college this year. That's crazy.
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King0fBABEL Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, Zaran!
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ZaranR Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Aw thanks, cakeday's are akways good :D
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King0fBABEL Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! You're actually alive! I kind of assumed you were dead, so I had some of the cake.... :P
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ZaranR Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Well, you're half right lol. From time to time I'll answer someone's post, but for the most part, I'm just lurking nowadays. No time to write or draw unfortunately.
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TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the fave on Red Panda Profile :glomp: ^-^
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AlphaWoof Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :blush:
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King0fBABEL Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Zaran, it's Bluestripe from the wiki. It's great to see you again!
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ZaranR Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Hullo Bluestripe, good to see you too! :D
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King0fBABEL Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How's life? BTW. I must thank you for having introduced me to VG Cats some time ago. I've enjoyed them immensely.
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