Art is life... the more art you see, the more alive you'll feel.
"Why do you think someone would purposefully hurt themselves by taking anything addictive," she asked."
This story presents a vision of a possible future. This story is designed as a warning to all that addiction doesn't always need to be a controlled substance or an addictive drug. Addiction comes in many forms and sinister disguises, and in almost all cases addictions do not have happy endings, since you must always give up something to support the addiction.
This story presents addiction that many do not recognize; addiction to technology, computers, and the internet. I may have a mild form of this addiction... I initially wrote this story with pencil and paper during a point when my computer was broken, and I had no access to the internet. And I went through withdrawal during that time!
Void - The Daylight RemixThe Void Stares Back (The Daylight Remix)Void - The Daylight Remix by cypher-neo
Written by Sean Murphy
©Copyright 2005 by Sean Murphy, All Rights Reserved
The darkest moments of my life
Eagerly awaiting the final silence
My dreams melting in my hands
Facing new predicaments
I don't know who I am
All that's been stripped by the blight
I don't where I'm going.
I just know where I am tonight.
You still think I can live happily ever after,
I just don't see how you know
I'm not well over here.
Watching you enjoy life is a torment apropos.
I can't sleep for the stress on me...
You're too far away to reach
I cry in my room, lonely, terrified...
Can you tell me where I am? I beseech
I stare into the void
And the void stares back
I've lost all hope at this lowest point
Everything is painted black
Taste the sky and join me in the wind
Come see the antonym of night…
The morning rays split the clouds apart
Come to save me from my plight
Bring some color into my life
Daylight comes after everything comes to an end
When I can't g
MayonnaiseWhenever it rains she makes note of an ideaMayonnaise by cypher-neo
While the world spins a bit slower in Medea
She is ready to try something new
This is hardly surprising though impromptu
There is a scent of gunpowder in the air
Going on like this will kill you, I'm aware
And yet it's these like days
That I like my mayonnaise
The Proposed Subway RouteWe're all going to dieThe Proposed Subway Route by cypher-neo
We have bitten off more than we can chew
The future doesn't matter
Life is just death in transitu
Some disembark too soon.
Along the proposed subway route
Everyone is lost
Nothing is absolute
Stick alongside men of prestige,
And receive the acknowledgement
So if I travel with great heroes
I will remain confident
While the wheat bends before the reaper
And the darkness brushes against my skin
Hold my hand just for a moment
And comfort me as a dear friend
As you touch my lips
My flesh crumbles at your touch
The sunbeams that seem to pierce the glass
Don't disturb the darkness all that much
The dogs of war shouldn't be forgotten
You must remember me
Still, though we exit with the poets
This is no guarantee...
Don't forget all that has gone before
While my memories reach into your mind
Torn photographs remind you
Of all the lost people left behind
Recognition and awards is part of the pleasure
Until someone forgets...
I will expect nothing...
FalloutFalloutFallout by cypher-neo
Things went completely wrong
Compare your dream to the script
Today was suppose to be sunny
But I'm standing here frost-nipped
Everything I've cared about is gone
Now I'm living on borrowed time
The evening sun has set
Though it's a few minutes past lunchtime
I'd hoped my life would be fine
But I've reached a never-ending counterpoint
Life is supposed to be good not bad
I've just about reached my breaking point
Life is just a big kangaroo court
Life's justice has run the full course
The laws are a big amalgam
You're dead even if you show remorse
Tell the jury you forgive them
There's nothing to be sore about
This song has already been sung
Let's just wait for the fallout
DragonflyA dragonfly flitting in the forestDragonfly by cypher-neo
One day whispered some words in my ear
It said my life would be just great
Dont worry, said he, youre in the clear
But then things just fell apart
And times went all wrong
Why is this happening to me?
Werent things supposed to be good all along?
Why isnt my life better than this?
Are all these bad things going to be allowed?
When did my gentle morning rain
Turn into a hulking thundercloud?
I met that dragonfly again
While driving just the other day
He splattered my windshield at high speed
Thats the price for playing on lifes expressway
Although wed like to know the future
Thats something no one can ascertain
Dragonflies are said to forecast weather
But not all of them can foretell rain
InspirationSome people wonder how Im able to write,Inspiration by cypher-neo
When theyre not able to write at all.
I say: Its not that you cant write
You just didnt listen to call.
Just focus your soul inward,
Listen to your inner voice speak.
Then begin to write down those thoughts,
Dont worry about technique.
Write about whatever you feel.
Even if its not the perfect rhyme
Your audience will love it
Because it will be believable, every time
When you write, write about things you like,
Even if your perception has drifted.
Just let those thoughts flow from mind to paper,
And let others know you are gifted.
Be sure to make a point though,
And flow your thoughts toward a climax.
To create thoughts clear to your reader,
Make sure you use correct syntax.
Let everyone know you are special,
By expressing yourself in written communication.
Dont hold yourself back.
Feel the inspiration!
"I write differently from what I speak. I speak differently from what I think. I think differently from the way I ought to think, and so it all proceeds into deepest darkness."
- Franz Kafka
|I'd like to spread this idea around a little. Let's start critiquing artwork together.|
I think that Collections is a really awesome feature, and I use that feature a lot, but from what I've heard around from a lot of other people, a favourite without a comment means absolutely nothing.
I'd like to start giving back to the community by using another feature which has been around for a while. The Critique feature. Good critiques are valuable! Favorites are nice, comments are good, but honest well thought out critiques are great.
If you need help in writing a critique, the featured tutorial above offers practical guidelines on where to start and how to complete an advanced critique. This tutorial has been translated into French as well, and the French version can be found here.
To find things that you can critique check out the "Critiqueable" gallery.
"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots."
- Frank A. Clarke
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Hi, I'm cypher-neo! I am a normal person with opinions and feelings, just like everyone else. I do my best to smile at all times, and I have an infectious laugh. I am addicted to coffee and hot chocolate. I hate weak coffee.|
I'm a professional photographer. I shoot engagements, weddings, nature, fashion, models... I am accepting photography commissions. If you would like to retain me, please send me an email at email@example.com
I am a computer nerd extraordinaire - I give wannabe nerds an inferiority complex. I enjoy programming, and I am an expert in shell programming. If you need any help with Linux programming, setting up a Linux desktop, or just have Linux questions, please ask me and I'll try my best to answer them.
I write articles (generally about computing and other nerd-interests) and have webcasts on my blog Proxy Glider.
I feel I'm better at writing stories than poetry, but sometimes I can't think of the words to say to write longer, so then I write verses. I like vividness of subject in both pictures and literature.
I'm very eclectic in television and movies. I like Japanese anime/cartoons and just about any science fiction television series out there.
I was a MN@ for about a year and a half and I enjoyed every minute of it! Volunteering for deviantART is a wonderful experience and I encourage everyone to try it.
I only take critiques well when it's coming from someone who wants to help me improve. I don't respect criticism from people who give decide that an art critique can also include comments about my parenting, or other similar incendiary subjects. I don't mind getting a negative critique; but when you critique me please do it to help me improve. Don't just bash me...
I am fiercely loyal to all of my friends, and I always stand up for my friends and what I believe in. If someone does or says something that I feel is wrong, I'll respond and, remembering my debate statistics above, I can be a fierce fighter when I'm needed to be.
I love helping people unreservedly. If you ever need any help, just send me a note and I'll be glad to assist you as far as possible. I'm a SuperdAmn Ambassador.
I figure I'll never be remembered for doing anything impressively special in life, but I hope to be remembered for all the small things I've helped in.
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