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Master of Ravens
Master of Ravens
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My little brother is nine years old the first time I decide to kill him.
During the night, snow fell over the jagged wreckage of our land. In the morning I realize he will follow me outside if I call to him. Like an awkward-limbed colt he'll stumble through the snowdrifts, and I can leave him to the ice and wind in the shadow of a three-walled building. No one will see me. Our father will think he has gotten lost on his own. I too will cry when they find his body. When the mourning is done, however, I will be my father's true and only son. 'Cam,' he will call to me, and I'll kneel down before him.
My father. Master of Ravens. Crow-Runner. The Blackbird King.
I pull on my winter boots, knot the coarse laces.
My little brother asks, 'Cam. Where are you going?'
'Out,' I tell him.
'To play in the snow?'
'To look at it.'
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Hi there, all y'all!

I won't say I'm back, 'cause that'd be stretching the truth a little too far. However, I'm definitely around dA a lot more than I have been over the past 9 months or so... between recitals, classes, a new job, and other fun things, I had a negative amount of free time. :(

I'm trying to get back into the swing of reading, commenting, favoriting, and all of that lovely stuff. Apologies if you don't hear from me much; my inbox is quite swamped, so it'll take some time to get through everything!

As far as what's up with me... I'm now a senior in college and (one way or the other) the end is near. Currently looking at grad schools, with Yale and University of Indiana being my top choices. IU actually has the better music program, but I'd love to have all those bragging rights that come with being accepted to Yale. You know? ;) I also now own TWO - not one, but TWO - great dogs. Trixie, my newest critter, is a dainty little black-and-white Border collie/Spaniel princess. Not only is she a princess, but she knows she's a princess, and acts accordingly.


That's all for now, folks! Missed you awesome peoples and hope to catch up.

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Memnalar Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
So, some time has passed. What do you think of the new guy now? ;)
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kadarian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
He's solid, but in a very different way from his predecessors. I agree with a saying that got tossed around a few months ago: "JPII said 'here's what we believe', Benedict said 'here's why we believe it', and Francis says 'OK, so go do it.'" I'm not sure I approve of his prioritization (but then, that's why no one wants me to be pope!), but with an institution as massive as the Catholic Church, it's hard to fault him, and he's done a lot of good work so far.

How's that? ;) Your thoughts?
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Pretty much where I am, too. I like that he seems to live simply and walk the walk. I think a Pope should be visible and among the people. If a kid is comfortable climbing up on stage and hugging him, he's doing it right.
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Been meaning to ask, what do you think about the new guy? My granddad's name was Francis, so I'm a little biased, but I like him so far. He seems like you'd meet him on the bus, and that seems close to God to me.
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kadarian Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I'm a little biased, too - my younger brother's name is Francis. That said, I haven't really seen enough of him yet to say or form an opinion, you know? Time will tell. So far, so good, though!
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I'm hopeful. Benedict was an academic, really. There's a place for that, but I think a people person is needed. If Francis can decisively and realistically handle the problem, I might just find my way back to Mass again.
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Lutra-Gem Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! I hope the year ahead is full of health, happiness and success. :hug:
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kadarian Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Thank you!! :hug: It's good to hear from you - how've you been? :)
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Lutra-Gem Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :) I've been okay, actually. I had a nice holiday, my coursework/exams were fine, and I've had a few weeks of unprecedented creative output - drawing and writinghave been great! I've written another 9000 words to my story and it's a little over 64,000 words now. :wow: And I've done some nice pictures. Apart from having seriously messed up my sleeping pattern, I'm feeling good and well-rested, and my first day of the semester has been good. And I didn't fail at the rehearsal of Mahler Symphony No.1! :D And how about you, me dear? How have you been keeping?
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kadarian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Wow! Sounds great. :) Creativity is always nice, as is feeling good and being well-rested and all that other lovely stuff.

I'm doing quite well, actually. I graduate in May (very excited about that). I'm pretty much just in survival mode at this point; just make it to the end of this semester. :P I have five recitals this semester - I accompany three, there's my own solo organ recital, and then a composition recital. It's mildly terrifying, but I think I'm sort of looking forward to it. So... yeah, I've been really busy and am going to continue to be crazy busy, but it's okay because after this semester, I finally get a breather. :D
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