Edit 3/16/2022 -Closing the contest. Thanks for all who entered, and I'll post the result on April 1st! "What's it going to be called?" No idea. Just look for the thing I post on that day. I hope you ...
Here's your reminder for that contest. You can find the journals and all the rules here: FurAffinity - https://www.furaffinity.net/journal/9950260/ SoFurry - https://www.sofurry.com/view/1749011 Weas...
Edit, Oct 2nd: Closing the contest. I left it up for another day, but still didn't quite get the 5 posts I was hoping for. I'll still strongly consider making it regardless, but odds are... That's goi...
I'm Bartan, some people call me Dexdor though. I'm just an open minded hermit that fell through the cracks of society. I spend my days watching the world, rather than be part of it. Other than a Chinese phone book worth of wisdom, enough OC's to sink a ship, and a 14 year story I'm too lazy to write, I don't have too much to offer. But if I have something to say, I mean it with respect. I admit, I can get a bit cynical and pessimistic.
That being said, I'm more of a writer than an artist by traditional means. Mostly due to a bad reaction to a needle in my primary arm, I can't draw very well anymore. But I've felt like my words can paint a picture almost as I envisioned it, better than what my physical being could pull off. Regardless, feel free to check them out. I usually write fantasy stories about dragons and other random creatures that are often not heard of. Though they are usually clean, I will do more mature things from time to time, and give a heads up in the artist's comments if there is one.
I'll also put a bit of a warning here as well. Alot of my inspirations come from music, and alot of that music tends to be on the more Harsh vocal side. Again, I'll place a warning if one is used if you do not enjoy that type of music. Everybody has their tastes, but there's a reason why I suggest a music title or track within these stories. Usually not from lyrics, but the tone of the music itself. My suggestion is to look for it on youtube, let it play in the background, and just try to let it immerse you into the story. Some people tend to have trouble with that, but if you can get it... If you can see it the way I see it, you'll find yourself enjoying the story alot more.
Here is a quick list of the stories you will find while browsing. If one sounds interesting, give it a read. Keep in mind that some might have adult content into it, and I'll often warn you within the Artist's Comments if you encounter something odd. All of these can be found on my FA, SF, and Weasyl accounts while this one is still under construction. I'll post them eventually, but if you're impatient, feel free to check those accounts out to get the full thing.
If you are ever confused about any of the terms I do use, I've recently made a Vocabulary document that hopefully makes things clearer. If it's not on there, feel free to let me know and I'll add it to the list: https://inkbunny.net/s/2032758
Zhaiothe's Tale <Mature> A Term in Draconic that translates to "Unfading Pyre", the red dragon Zhaiothe has been cursed to age backwards. On his last year left, he is saved by a ranger's kindness, one who believes the old king deserves a second chance. After seeing visions of his dead mate, Zhai builds up the courage to tell the ranger his old tale, and how his kingdom fell.
Afterlife (Amaranthe) <Clean> When creatures from the abyss start leaking into a corrupted city, a young woman named Leslie is attacked by one, but saved by a black bull. Poisoned, she is taken back to his habitat and discovers that this creature is not as grotesque as his appearance states, but rather intelligent. As he claims to know Leslie and her family, but only through shattered memories.
Hollow Bodies (Blessthefall) <Clean> In a world where humans are nearly extinct and poverty is everywhere, an adventurous Gnoll is sent to retrieve an artifact from a nearby cave. Though he succeeded at first, he accidently breaks it, and is suddenly cursed by hearing the narrator tell his story.But perhaps there's more to this bushy canine than meets the eye, as they uncover the truth of what actually happened to the species that created his kind.
Wrong Side Of Heaven (Five Finger Death Punch) <Mature> A spinoff from Zhaiothe's Tale, focusing on the dragon Haytre. An immortal one dealing with the pains and misfortunes of his never ending life. As well as the agonizing memories of those he had lost. When he decides to pick up a slave girl he accidently saves, the dragon must rely on her to find the person he wants to return to. The person that says she can cure his immortality. NOTE: You do not have to read Zhaiothe's Tale to enjoy this story. Very little is referenced to it, so feel free to jump right into this one.
Light Escapes (Dangerkids) <Clean Until Act 2> Casted out from society, and partically a survivor of a family tragedy, Trisha attempts to once again soak in the comfort of Online games.Specifically Virtual Reality. When she comes across a unique Companion, a small red dragon that does not seem to fit the game, she learns that this creature seems more alive than any other Non-Player Character [NPC] within Skyline Online.Because her Class/Role within the game relies on the Companionship with this creature, she needs to learn to trust something that clearly acts like another Player. Even if it means dealing with his odd behaviors.
Destruction Preventer (Sonata Arctica) <Mature> The spinoff from The Wrong Side Of Heaven, it's highly suggested you read at least The Wrong Side Of Heaven Act 4: False Freedom before starting this one. When the planet's weapon is in charge of protecting the inhabitants from all conflicts, The Red Flag is attacked by the very people he's trying to protect. Attempting to balance out the negativity within his world so he does not get overwhelmed by destructive instinct, the Flag must seek out and hault it so that the rest of the world may survive.
Red Hypergiant (Architects) <Clean> When a snow leopard survives an accident and is put through a cybernetic process, Thais is forced to become an experimental soldier. However, her own allies turn against her, and she is forced to go Rogue to survive. Doing oddjobs and assassinations just to make a living, the very cybernetics that are keeping her alive start to infect her. With the nanomachines within her body slowly converting her into something else, Thais and her mount Artheas struggle to keep the leopard both alive, sane, and out of the hands of the military that desperately want her back.
Fear Is The Weakness (InFlames) <Clean until Act 2> Tired of the endless amount of King Of The Hill challenges for his title, the Force Of Death; Raccel, attempts to break the constant traditions that's plagued his universe for eons. Starting with a set of grown dragons whom don't seem to get along very well. Regardless, the four try to obtain a new home, but eventually get separated. When Beo, the ice dragon is saved by a complete stranger to him, he attempts to uncover this strange bear's motives and interest in the dragon's life.
Anthem Of The Lonely (Nine Lashes) <Clean> In a land about to divided by war, a Badger ranger is sent out to find a legendary dragon with the ability to heal wounds. Too proud to turn down such a task, she sets out to the mountains and encounters a mysterious rifleman from the other side. Seeking out the same thing she is. Regardless of their conflicts, they soon realize they are not alone within the mountains. That there might be a far greater threat than the war of their people.
1989 (Skold) <Clean> When a very young dragon hatchling prince escapes from his castle walls and nearly falls to his death, he is rescued by a massive behemoth. But this is no wild animal like many others often treat the creature, but rather aged and experienced. Teaching the small prince about survival and telling him the creature's story. All the while returning to the behemoth's own friends, and escorting the prince's return home. (...Is that what this is about? Mother of Bahamut, this is by far the hardest one to explain)
Ultra Heavy Black (Skold) <Clean> When a cranky weapons developer is forced to take a near impossible request, she nearly gets herself killed. Overhearing someone else talk about her and makes a ridiculous claim, Xakoda must discover the truth about her lab. About her company's motives. And about herself.
Counting Stars (One Republic) <Mature> A spin-off of Destruction Preventer, this series focuses on arousal and a lot of Inflation based events. It's one of the very few series who's adult scenes are rather written out for such amusement, to the point of actual Porn. However, though a spin-off, you don't really need to read Destruction Preventer to catch up/understand what's going on. If you're in the mood for some ridiculous sex, go for it. No judging here.
Somewhere Out There (Our Lady Peace) <Mature> A small, fanfic series based on the events of the Visual Novel: Angels With Scaly Wings (AWSW). A wonderful game made by M. B. Saunders. Though many things are either manipulated or changed, and are viewed through my own perspective, those who are fans of the game will likely enjoy this mini-series. However, like with all manners of this style, there Will Be Spoilers in the game. If you have not 95% complete it and do not wish for the story to be ruined, you might want to hold off for now. Otherwise, feel free to enjoy this little side project, or even make a small request.
Where The Frost Rose Withers (The Unguided) <clean> A series of Winter Meta Stories I tend to write around December, this series is rather personal and really shows me as a whole (as in, the writer). They are often titled rather strangely, so I will put them in order if you're interested in reading them. Be warned, there will likely be spoilers of my previous works littered throughout. Winter's Fall <Clean> Holiday Part 1 (Green Day) <Clean For The Most Part> Holiday Part 2 (Green Day) <Mature, Much Like The Counting Stars Series>