|Here are the first pages of The Human's "Escape."|
Peace In Running ValleyPeace In Running Valley by jackgunski
I sleep in a hollow under the roots of a tree. It doesn’t like closed spaces.
Of course, it quickly learned that it could hide in the tree and wait for me to come out. I remember the look on its face when it stared down the barrel of my rifle. It was a look of begrudging acceptance. It didn’t run. It knew I wouldn’t shoot. No matter how vicious this creature was, it knew the sound of a gun far too well to attack one.
It’s difficult learning to sleep with fear. I wonder how it sleeps.
Yesterday morning, three men, two pistols and a rifle, came to take out the creature. I shot one in the shoulder. If they hadn’t the sense to leave, then I would have shot to kill. Someone once called it a crime, but I’ve long since abandoned that notion. There are many men, and only one creature. Every time I’ve shot to kill, I’ve taken away thirty years of life. One year spent being cradled by a mother. One year learning to walk. One year learning what it m
PawnPawn by jackgunski
There are shining eyes
living in the hollows of the trees.
They look at me in my suit jacket
with my suitcase.
The dots of light in the darkness
seem to say one thing:
You may be free,
but you’re still a pawn.
1111 by jackgunski
The room was filled with animal heads. On plaques. The heads of deer, moose, buffalo, and what may have been a jackalope were all arranged in a perfect grid, covering every wall at least 12 feet up. I was there to provide the room service: a steak dinner. I was surprised the man inside didn’t have one he killed himself.
“Oh, you’re here! Please come on in.”
The man inside was rather handsome, brown hair and a well kept beard. He smiled at me and I was reminded of a food mascot I saw somewhere once. I couldn’t place which one it was, though.
“If you don’t mind, you can just leave the food on the bed there.”
The bed was covered in what I imagine was a deerskin. It was at this moment that I realized that I was being watched. The man was looking at me of course, but it took a moment to realize that the stuffed heads were watching me, too. The heads were moving, watching my every step. I stepped up to a moose head and read the plaque.
Formicary 1Formicary 1 by Zumiex
The dome above was high, and skewed with wires and open panels, a rusted out hulk of its former self. However it stood protected until the very day I left, holding firm against the unknown forces that press against it. The globe that served as the sky was so large it almost made you dizzy looking up at it. Its odd hollowed out shapes and flickering lights would sometimes be obscured by clouds from the weather system that would still give off this dirty orange glow from above.
Although the weather system, which was originally built I believe to give people a sense of familiarity and a source for food and nourishment had long since became obsolete. Not due to absence of life- but due to the fact it had long since been replaced by an all digital resource that could provided far more beneficial nutrients in whatever food they felt like eating.
This colony, mostly known as the “Formicary” (that
Project: TeamWork 2015It's that time of the year again: the TeamWork project is back!Project: TeamWork 2015 by mondscheinsonate
For all those who don't know the project yet, here are some answers to all the questionmarks over your head.
Brace yourselves, this journal will be a long one.
What is the project about?
The aim of this project, hosted by Artistle, is to team up two ( or more) artists to achieve a close and individual learning-experience.
One of the group will be the teacher, whereas the other(s) will be the student(s). (But our teachers will learn through this project just as much, I'm sure )
Teachers will present assignments to their students and provide them with tools, techniques and lessons to achieve the goal they both decided on. In the end we'll present all the finished assignments in a big chat event and on our group page!
There are also prizes to be won, but more on that later in this journal.
We will provide all t
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Unappreciated Works Feature #25The feature for the month of February is up!
So, the works for this month are:
(There are more in the group, but for now, these are the ones which have had limited exposure thus far, and require comments I also understand that its below the standards of this group as well, but more submissions to this group would be helpful in remedying this problem. Those will be immediately added so as to give more fodder for commentary)
And well, the rules:
Now, the rules for submission are as follows:
* One critique allows you to submit one deviations, two critiques allows you to submit three deviations and three critiques or more allows you to submit five deviations for the whole month.
* You have to link/thumb the work which you have provided a critique on, to this journal.
* Number of deviations featured is based on how many critiques are given – they are equal to the number