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Nightmares and Certainty by MoonaSpooks
Nightmares and Certainty
A bit of simpler promo art for this year's nano novel- Incarnate.
My two main characters and their character phrases regarding their powers/abilities. I couldn't fit the whole phrases on the picture so I just condensed them.

"I am made of sweet dreams and waking nightmares."

"I see in possibilities. It is certainties that leave me blind."
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I have a sad/morbid story for you guys! My sister told it to me and it feels like it flipped a switch in my brain. (I attended my first ever family funeral recently and it just made death feel so much more real to me, so this story freaked me out a bit in a way that I haven't experienced before).

Story context first I guess? My uncle and aunt manage a sheep station in the South Australian outback. My mum and sister went up to do some work with them recently and made friends with all the station hands, who are all female, surprisingly enough. For anyone who doesn't know what sheep/cattle stations are, they are HUGE-Thousands of acres of land in the middle of the outback used to raise live stock. The roads between stations, and on stations are long and not really used except by station staff. Every so often there are cattle grids to break up the paddocks, which are these: www.abc.net.au/news/image/5169…
Dogs, people and vehicles can go over them but cattle or sheep find it difficult to do without getting their feet stuck between the bars. They're used on roads where it's not practical to have a gate.

So. There was a guy from the mines travelling home and to do so he had to go across the station property. He must have been really tired or something and either drifted off at the wheel or not been paying attention to what he was doing. His came to a cattle grid and one of his wheels hit the side, which caused it to flip and roll off the road. He wasn't wearing his seat belt (no one does on stations, and it's not illegal because technically station roads are private property) and he was sent through the windscreen when the car rolled. Probably died on impact.
(Now this is the part that started to make me twinge.)
One of the younger station hands, who was a guy, drove past on a station errand and found the crash. He stopped and straight away called my aunt (station manager's wife) to tell her.
He was absolutely freaked out and she tried to calm him down, but told him that he NEEDED to go over and check to make sure the guy was actually dead and not just unconscious.

His answer was 'I'm pretty sure he's dead.'

'Pretty sure' here being synonymous with 'absolutely certain'. He refused to even approach the crash and he could tell from that distance, without having to check, that the guy was dead. This is the part I found surreal. I can't even comprehend how horrifying and sickly that feeling would be, to be able to look at a body from a distance and know with complete certainty that it's dead. The guy must have been mangled in a way that made it obvious he couldn't still be alive.

The station hand was too freaked out to stay but a crash can't be left unattended in the middle of the outback, so my aunt told him he could come back and they sent one of the more experienced station hands (female) out to wait with the wreckage instead. This is how isolated cattle/sheep stations are right, it took THREE HOURS for the emergency services to reach the crash site. 

She said 'You never forget the smell of a dead person.'

This freaks me out a little bit because either the guy had been dead for a while and it took a few days for someone to find the crash, or, (and this sounds worse to me) he hadn't been dead very long but still smelt like death.
It's just a little bit creepy to me that human death smells different to animal death. Station hands deal with dead and dying animals all the time, so she knew what she was talking about.


Anyway. Just thought I'd share that thought because it's been tumbling around in my head for a while and I've already yammered on to the other people in my house, who probably don't want to be reminded of it every time it comes to my mind.
Nano 1 by MoonaSpooks
Nano 1
Makin' sketches for NaNooooo. These are my 2 protagonists.

Khoru is essentially a deity whose physical appearance is permanently that of a 10 year old. Being treated like a child makes him frustrated, which makes him act like a child, which gets him treated like a child, etc etc.
Eidel is an orphaned child who was taken on as the apprentice/slave of a medieval surgeon. When given a decision to make he has the ability to see each of the possible outcomes (Kinda like in that movie 'Next'), which is an ability that breaks the laws of the multiverse.
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Iroqua by MoonaSpooks
Iroqua
And NaNo planning begins! This is the major villain for my 2015 novel, Iroqua. She has a love for magic tricks and showboating. She's a typical bad guy I suppose, smart, devious, charming, etc etc. 

I traded in my wacom tablet for my Dad's surface pro and it's like learning to draw all over again TT__TT This is the first full body picture I've managed to complete on it.
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*blows the thick layer of dust off my dA account*

I was traversing the internet and found myself back on dA for the first time in months, after following a trail of links through various other sites. I've been so distracted by other things in life that I haven't had much to do with the internet or my 'creative pursuits' lately. I want to start working on my art again though, so maybe I'll be around here a bit more soon?

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MoonaSpooks
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Australia
Not sure what exactly I'm meant to say here?
I'm 20, I'm a girl and I live in South Australia.
I love stories. All about stories.
I love writing my own stories, particularly fantasy/sci-fi/adventure etc, and of course drawing the characters and worlds I create=)

Current Residence: South Australia
Favourite genre of music: christian rock! and most things but rapping...
Favourite style of art: Comics or Korean manwha style
Operating System: windows, it's all I gots...
MP3 player of choice: ipod?
Shell of choice: u mean like a seashell???
Wallpaper of choice: i prefer paint actually...
Favourite cartoon character: aw i have too many...
Personal Quote: I like the moon cause you can look at it without burning your eye balls out
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I have a sad/morbid story for you guys! My sister told it to me and it feels like it flipped a switch in my brain. (I attended my first ever family funeral recently and it just made death feel so much more real to me, so this story freaked me out a bit in a way that I haven't experienced before).

Story context first I guess? My uncle and aunt manage a sheep station in the South Australian outback. My mum and sister went up to do some work with them recently and made friends with all the station hands, who are all female, surprisingly enough. For anyone who doesn't know what sheep/cattle stations are, they are HUGE-Thousands of acres of land in the middle of the outback used to raise live stock. The roads between stations, and on stations are long and not really used except by station staff. Every so often there are cattle grids to break up the paddocks, which are these: www.abc.net.au/news/image/5169…
Dogs, people and vehicles can go over them but cattle or sheep find it difficult to do without getting their feet stuck between the bars. They're used on roads where it's not practical to have a gate.

So. There was a guy from the mines travelling home and to do so he had to go across the station property. He must have been really tired or something and either drifted off at the wheel or not been paying attention to what he was doing. His came to a cattle grid and one of his wheels hit the side, which caused it to flip and roll off the road. He wasn't wearing his seat belt (no one does on stations, and it's not illegal because technically station roads are private property) and he was sent through the windscreen when the car rolled. Probably died on impact.
(Now this is the part that started to make me twinge.)
One of the younger station hands, who was a guy, drove past on a station errand and found the crash. He stopped and straight away called my aunt (station manager's wife) to tell her.
He was absolutely freaked out and she tried to calm him down, but told him that he NEEDED to go over and check to make sure the guy was actually dead and not just unconscious.

His answer was 'I'm pretty sure he's dead.'

'Pretty sure' here being synonymous with 'absolutely certain'. He refused to even approach the crash and he could tell from that distance, without having to check, that the guy was dead. This is the part I found surreal. I can't even comprehend how horrifying and sickly that feeling would be, to be able to look at a body from a distance and know with complete certainty that it's dead. The guy must have been mangled in a way that made it obvious he couldn't still be alive.

The station hand was too freaked out to stay but a crash can't be left unattended in the middle of the outback, so my aunt told him he could come back and they sent one of the more experienced station hands (female) out to wait with the wreckage instead. This is how isolated cattle/sheep stations are right, it took THREE HOURS for the emergency services to reach the crash site. 

She said 'You never forget the smell of a dead person.'

This freaks me out a little bit because either the guy had been dead for a while and it took a few days for someone to find the crash, or, (and this sounds worse to me) he hadn't been dead very long but still smelt like death.
It's just a little bit creepy to me that human death smells different to animal death. Station hands deal with dead and dying animals all the time, so she knew what she was talking about.


Anyway. Just thought I'd share that thought because it's been tumbling around in my head for a while and I've already yammered on to the other people in my house, who probably don't want to be reminded of it every time it comes to my mind.

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SakuraBomb Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday, awesome personnnn!

Gummiest Catch - BDay Art for MoonaSpooks by SakuraBomb
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TheSoulseekerHU Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Good evening...or morning...or both! :)
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MoonaSpooks Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
Hulloo! Long time no talk! :D
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TheSoulseekerHU Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Yyyyyeah... something similar.
How are ya? ^^
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MoonaSpooks Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
Been busy busy socialising over Christmas and the new year =) I've started staying off the computer a lot lately too which is kinda nice but it means I'm not keeping in touch with people much anymore :XD:
How've you been?
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kylieleane Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank's for the favorite. It really means so very much :hug:
I hope that you've been keeping well! ^^ 
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MoonaSpooks Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
You're welcome :dummy: Nice to see you posting some art :aww:
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kylieleane Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks :D 
Art is good ^^
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Streamstar28 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama :D it really means a lot.
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MoonaSpooks Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Most welcome :aww: Thanks for taking the time to look through my gallery :dummy:
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