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Legacy of Bonds: Chapter One
“My first memory was when I was about six years old. I woke up in small clinic and my head was throbbing like hell. I remember being surrounded by curious fishermen and one old elven man. The doctor asked me what my name was, or if I could tell them what happened to me, but no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t remember anything. Since no one could find my parents, the doctor and his wife decided the best option was to take me in. In a sense, this was where the person I am now was born”
Chapter One: The Sword, The Wolf, and The Mask
The air on the plains was still, and it was one of few times it wasn’t carrying the snow that helped to name the city of Snowcap. Whilst the snow hadn’t thawed out (the snow never disappeared completely in Snowcap), some patches of greenery were starting to poke through, the true sigh that summer had arrived in the white wasteland that the werewolves called home.
On top of a rise a short di
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Nichijou Entry: Fruit of Knowledge
Nichijou: The Fruit of Knowledge
by Paschal 'Anima Sword' Dooley
Set in the universe created by Kalistina
I run my fingers along the books on the shelf as my eyes read all of the titles.
Which book shall I read today? I’ve read most of them, but it’s fun to read them again.
My fingers slow down as I stare at one of my favourites, but before I pull it out, I catch another book on the shelf below it.
I read the title and my eyes open wide.
I haven’t read this one! It’s a new book!
I pull it out in a flash before sitting down and staring at all the strange images on the cover before opening the book and reading everything I can on each page.
I love reading more than anything.
No, that’s not quite true.
I love reading about magic.
There are some complicated words on this page, but I’m slowly learning what they all mean, and I can still understand bits of it.
The page is about a spell that allows someone to fly.
That is so cool!
I’d give anyt
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Maternal Moon: Chapter One
It another blazing hot day in the vast desert wastelands that made up the western continent, but if you were one of people who choose to live and work in this dry land, you weren't expecting much else. Rain fell on those lands only two times a month if you were lucky, so the continent was mostly vast deserts broken by small cities with long connecting roads, as such roadside cafes and bars were like a modern day oasis to any long distance traveller and attracted a lot of business as a result.
One such place was a fairly large but still rustic bar named 'The Gold Fountain' located on the costal roads that was able to catch both the travellers speeding from city to city and the company of people who were arriving and leaving from the ports, meaning they needed almost double the parking space of any other roadside cafe to fit all the vehicles that pulled off the road like a herd of metal livestock to a watering hole.
Like so many others that day, a truck pulled off the road and into a par
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Maternal Moon: Prolouge
The air felt heavy as the heat intensified, the distant flames and steam slowly raising the temperature higher and higher until even a single breath felt like burden. As the last echoes of a cry of rage and anguish faded away into the night closely followed by a dull thud, only one woman could be seen, her features obscured by the dim lighting of the room, all that was visible were her eyes, pale silver irises that stared at the spreading flames whilst trying to conceal the well of sadness and regret that lay behind them.
She turned to leave the depressing place, when a sound cut through the chaos and destruction like a knife, shaking her to the core and stopping her in tracks. It was a sound that all living beings stopped and addressed, a sound which few could truly ignore, even in a situation like this; it was a baby's cry.
Without a second thought she followed the sound and started to tear apart the debris strewn around the room until she suddenly found it; wrapped in a white cloth
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Character Challenge: Tungen :iconanimasword:Animasword 1 1 Character Challenge: Hudson :iconanimasword:Animasword 0 1 Drawing Style Examples :iconanimasword:Animasword 0 0
My 'I don't hate' List
Alrightly, let's start from the top...
I love my family.
I love my friends.
I love the few fans I have.
I love my pet cat Rusty.
I love the facial expressions a cat makes.
I love writing.
I love drawing.
I love animating.
I love editing.
I love being able to create my own stories and characters and worlds.
I love seeing people reactions to my work.
I love looking back at my old works and seeing how I've improved.
I even love when people give me advice on how to improve.
I love animation.
I love manga.
I love video games.
In particular, I love JRPGs, platformers, and fighting games.
I love Rock and Metal....
I love the sound of a guitar period.
I love scones with jam (I'm British what do you expect?).
I love corn flakes.
I love pasta.
I love apple juice.
I love chocolate way too much.
I love the hamburgers at Burger King.
I love martial arts.
I love learning how certain martial arts work.  
I love reading about the history and philosophy behind martial arts
I love constructing
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Cyber Realm: Episode 21 - p6 :iconanimasword:Animasword 1 0 Cyber Realm: Episode 21 - p5 :iconanimasword:Animasword 1 0 Cyber Realm: Episode 21 - p4 :iconanimasword:Animasword 0 0 Cyber Realm: Episode 21 - p3 :iconanimasword:Animasword 0 0 Cyber Realm: Episode 21 - p2 :iconanimasword:Animasword 1 0 Cyber Realm: Episode 21 - p1 :iconanimasword:Animasword 0 0


Ronin :iconguweiz:GUWEIZ 8,060 121 Ronin :iconguweiz:GUWEIZ 7,859 172 What NX is :iconluffymcduck:Luffymcduck 4 1 Mimikyu :iconjocelynsamara:JocelynSamara 138 34 Fire Emblem Fates - Nohr VS Hoshido Civil War :iconjadenkaiba:jadenkaiba 1,015 72
What is the Ideal of Batman?
Last journal, when disparaging the whole "anyone can be Batman" argument, I mentioned that old chestnut about Superman being an aspirational ideal. It occurred to me later I was a little unfair in one respect, something that I failed to acknowledge.
Batman is also meant to be an aspirational ideal, just as much as the Man of Steel. On some level, all superheroes---save the most severe of deconstructed nutcases---are supposed to be role models; they're knights in shining armour, they're white-hat cowboys, they're paragons of virtue, but the more famous heroes have unique hooks and angles and points in what _precisely_ they're supposed to represent.
For example? 
Spider-Man gets the crap kicked out of him by the universe, but that he still manages to get up in the morning, don the red and blue tights and quip his way through another rough Monday is what we're supposed to love about the guy. 
In Superman's case, he's "The Immigrant." When he was first written back way when, Supe
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The BS Behind All Superman vs. Batman Discussions?
The whole idea that Batman is and has always been, compared to Superman, "more vulnerable," "more human," "more at risk of losing," "more relatable," etc. 
Let me tell you something. 
The argument often goes that in Batman's own slice of the DC Universe, he's just one David up against a whole veritable slew of Goliaths, of which Superman tends to be the biggest whenever they're on opposite sides. I mean, after all, unlike big dumb Superman, Batman has to use his brain to save the day, right? But excluding Superman for a minute, when Batman's just in his home turf and doing his thing?
Yeah, he's not a small fish in a big pond. He's the biggest fish, rivalled---maybe---by the weirder and stronger elements of his Rogues Gallery. The argument he never uses his fists to save the day? Tell that to the petty mugger, the purse snatcher or Gotham's own personal union of rent-a-henchmen. In the Arkham games, Batman's been known to use force anyone in the real world would call "Oh
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Happy 20th anniversary, Pokemon! :iconjocelynsamara:JocelynSamara 66 29 Something about scales being tipped or whatever :iconjocelynsamara:JocelynSamara 75 14 COMMISSION - Character Sprites :iconwhitenamikaze:WhiteNamikaze 3 0 Ganondorf Sprites :icongregarlink10:Gregarlink10 61 32 Doc's Night at Freddy's: Part 1 :icondoc-yoshi:Doc-yoshi 1 6
This time, a good review
Oh, before I forget again, I wanted to share this:
A longtime reader of mine apparently does a podcast on YouTube, and in the latest installment, he reviewed Rain.  Unlike a certain other scathing review that I've talked about a little while back, this one is largely positive.  I mean, it's not to say I only support glowing reviews (as I've said, people are entitled to their opinions), but I definitely can't complain about hearing nice things concerning what I do. ^_^
Anyway, you probably don't need a review to tell you to read my comic since I assume if you're Watching me, you're probably already reading it, but I thought I'd share anyway.  You know, just in case anyone might be interested in something like this.  They talk about a lot of other things besides Rain too, after all (although if you're specifically interested in hearing about that, the Rain review starts at 43:29).
But that's all.  I just thought I'd sha
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Griffin Mage by Anthony Devine :iconanthonydevine:AnthonyDevine 816 108 Pokebros :iconwenart:Wenart 43 14 Peach Soldier :iconwenart:Wenart 133 33


Well since I wrote a critique for the first one, it's only fair to do it again. I'll start off by saying the new font works really well...

First time writing one of these, but then again there's always a first time for everything. I do agree with you that the gender symbols...

  • Listening to: VG Soundtracks
  • Reading: Hero of a Thousand Faces
  • Watching: Let's Plays and Sword Arts Online
  • Playing: Pokemon Conquest
  • Eating: All the things I need to survive
  • Drinking: Apple Juice
Yeah...sorry I haven't posted her for a long time, but honestly, I've barely had anytime to work on anything these past few weeks.
One week after another has involved a family visit or some intense work I have to finish, and what little free time I've had has been spent trying to edit either Monkey Broadcast (a podcast I do on another YT channel) or Legacy of a Stray Wolf, and there's a weekly review blog I've just started as well.
In short, my time has been eaten away, and it's only going to get worse since I'm getting extended hours on my part-time job next week, that'll mean I have even less time to work on stuff.
It's not all bad in fairness; Said part time job does have some days when I can get some writing done, so I'm making small progress on that kind of stuff. In fact, you know what? I'm focusing too much on the negitive right now, let's try and talk about the progress I have made.

Started recording the voiceover for the 'End of Season' video, but haven't had time to start thinking about Season Two yet.

About 80% of the lines are in and I'm now working on the first two scenes.

Started the basic drawing. Also tried to hire an artist to work on the project but that did not go so well.

Started drawing the first page...but then realised I had some holes in the script so I'm currently trying to fix that

So yeah, little bits here are there but not much. Maybe I should stop trying to solo projects and make more collab efforts? Of course that would involve finding artists and alike who would be willing to work with me. Ah well, complaining won't solve anything.
In short, been really busy up until now and whilst it's not going to be a sudden overnight change, I do want to try and turn things around so hopefully I'll have some content for you guys soon, even if it's just some basic sketches.

Till Next Time ^_^


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Paschal Dooley
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Current Residence: North Cornwall
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Metal, or Instramental
Favourite photographer: None
Favourite style of art: Manga/Anime and Pixel/Sprite art
Operating System: Windows XP/Vista
MP3 player of choice: Realplayer
Shell of choice: I'm sorry?
Wallpaper of choice: My company logo
Skin of choice: the skin I was born with
Favourite cartoon character: Can't really narrow it down to one.
Personal Quote: "I'll never give up on my dream!"


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msgi Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
9 people more and you will have the 1000 pageviews
Whammyman5 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Thanks for the fav.
Luffymcduck Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Hello Animasword! You havenīt uploaded too many CR episodes here. And I donīt think it contains mature content, thatīll just scare potential readers away. Anyways... added you to my deviantwatch.
Animasword Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right, it's been a while. To be honest I stopped uploading because the uploading system is just tedious, especailly when you compare to sites for comics such as Samck Jeeves, but it's been a while since I've posted work here so who knows? Maybe I'll post the rest of the issues here as well.

Oh! And now I'm adding you to deviantwatch in return
Luffymcduck Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010

This site is similar to Smasckjeeves and easy to use. You should post all Cyber Realm episodes there too (I havenīt published my comics there yet).
darkthewise Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
thanks for the :+fav:
MasterGodzilla Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
o hai thar
NethBlack Featured By Owner May 27, 2009   Photographer
Hey there AS.
VizardJeffhog Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Hello Anima Sword!
Doc-yoshi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there.
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