Raven - Part ThreeRaven - Part Three by NCWeber
Raven - Part Three
Corbie clicked his beak. "What's so funny, now?" asked Saliya. Corbie gave out a few chirpish croaks. "Of course I don't look anything like a raven, but people appreciate symbolism. They say ravens are the heralds of the netherworld. Isn't that what I'm doing now?"
Corbie cocked his head and studied Saliya with much curiosity. He warbled in a guttural tone. "Oh, you're always teasing me," complained Saliya with a pout. "You weren't sent to be my guide, you were sent to be my tormentor." Corbie cawed and clicked his beak. "What are you talking about? I do have a sense of humor."
Saliya walked over to the desk. She picked up a picture frame. In the photograph were three people smiling out at her. Her mother, her father, and her siste
You're the Top - Part OneYou're the Top - Part One by NCWeber
Let's face it. I was stupid. Let that be a lesson to you. If you ever threaten to leave your parents' home, be prepared to follow through. I wasn't prepared. I came home one day to find my bags packed and sitting on the front porch and the front door lock changed. On top of one of the suitcases was a bus ticket. One way.
My folks had a funny way of proving a point. They wanted me to head out to the big city and get caught in trouble up to my eyeballs. Then, I'd call them on the phone crying my eyes out to come get me. They'd bring me home, and I'd be the perfect little angel from then on. Well, in the words of Robert Burns, "The best-laid schemes of mice and men..." Once I got to the Windy City, I was able to get a job as an assistant in a martial arts dojo. I'm actually not too bad myself, but I've still got a lot to lea
Raven - Part TwoRaven - Part Two by NCWeber
Raven - Part Two
After getting directions on how to exit the hospital, Saliya found her way to the emergency triage. As she walked down the hall, she saw open bays to either side, many with privacy screens pulled. One screen was hastily pushed aside, and two doctors stepped out of the bay.
"Don't feel bad," said one doctor to her companion. "You did all you could. There was just too much damage."
The other doctor didn't respond but grimly nodded. As Saliya passed that bay, she heard a scream.
"Not again," she sighed.
She looked in the bay and saw a man standing beside a bed. The man was covered in second degree burns and blood. He was staring right at Saliya in absolute terror.
"Y-you're dead! I saw your head by the side of the road!" he raved.
Raven - Part OneRaven - Part One by NCWeber
Raven - Part One
To be honest, it came as a bit of a shock to her. Being dead, that is. It wasn't quite what she had expected. Of course, on the other hand, she was probably a special case. She didn't really remember how she died. She did remember how she awoke, though. You don't forget that much screaming easily.
When Saliya Ramone opened her eyes, it was pitch dark. "Okay," she mumbled to herself, "I'm apparently not in heaven. But if this is hell, it's not anywhere near as hot as they said it would be. In fact," she added with a shiver, "it damned cold in here."
Saliya attempted to sit up and instantly banged her head on a metal ceiling only scant inches from her face. "What the hell?" Reaching out, she found that she was completely encased on all sides. Saliya had nev
Choices - Part 1Choices - Part 1 by NCWeber
Choices - Part 1
by N.C. Weber
"I hate having to do these long distance pickups," said Minerva Tuscani to the empty cab. It had been a dull, monotonous two hour drive back to the garage, and she had two more hours yet to go. "Why can't they hire a special courier for this kind of thing."
Minerva, of course, knew the answer. Top secret meant top secret. Even she had to get special clearance to access the new equipment she was hauling, and she was the one designated to install it. "What a muddled bureaucratic mess."
The next leg of her journey required her to surmount a small range. The roads were narrow with only two lanes, but she was required to follow the preplanned route. The climb upwards was not a big deal, really. It was the trip down the other side that concerned Minerva. As she went over the crest o
RevelationsRevelations by NCWeber
by N.C. Weber
It was a long drive to Persia's parents' house. Will did all the driving. Persia had offered to share, but Will insisted that everything was fine. He was a touch nervous about meeting Persia's parents. Yet, at the same time, he was excited. Meeting Persia's parents meant that they were taking yet another step in their relationship.
Persia was subdued during the entire trip. Will was worried that something might be wrong.
"Is there something I should know about your folks?" asked Will as conversationally as he could.
"They're a bit...high strung," said Persia. "I'm not sure how they're going to take you."
"You don't think they'd like me?"
"Oh, sure, once they get to know you," said Persia, "but you how first impressions are. And with
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How long have you been on deviantART?
According to stats, I've been on deviantART for eleven years. That's 77 in dog years.
What does your username mean?
My first initial, my middle initial, and my last name. I just gotta be me.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I think I rather like pinup style or fashion plate art.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
I would love to be a master of the manga art style.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Pretty much similar to what I create. Superhero art, cheeky pinup art, glamorous fashion plate art, and occasionally the silly, goofy comic strip.
Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
Ugh, come on. If that isn't a loaded question, I'll eat my hat. Okay, I can probably narrow it down to VanHeist and jollyjack as my all time must see first when they post something, but there are so many artists out there that I love. I mean, I wouldn't follow their accounts otherwise, now would I?
If you could meet anyone on deviantART in person, who would it be?
Wow, let me see. I would definitely like to meet AngelicEmpyress, ebony-chan, and brianne333 most of all. I also would like to meet jollyjack and EvilJoel. I'm sure I can think of others without breaking a sweat, but these are my top faves for a meet-and-greet.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
A whole bunch of deviants have participated in my many art contests that I have thrown over the years. They didn't have to do that, yet they took time out of their busy schedules to jump in and produce art for my silly contests. Love those folks for that. All of them.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
In traditional art, I prefer pencil and paper. For digital art, The GIMP is my software of choice in combination with my Wacom 4x6 Bamboo Fun tablet.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
Place doesn't matter for me. My inspiration happens whenever, wherever I am. The art generally happens either in my bedroom or in the dining room, but the inspiration follows me wherever I go.
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Favourite style of art: Graphic novel illustration
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Favourite cartoon character: Kismet (D'uh!), Kim Possible, Phineas & Ferb, Doc McStuffins
Personal Quote: You don't have to be good at something to be a success. You just have to do something.