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Hands

Cold,
with a warmth beneath
that fizzles out
before it ever reaches the surface.

It's easier
not to fight the cold outside.
It's easier
to not be warm.
It's easier
to be cold alone

It's hard to be cold
when you're embraced
by someone who fights to be warm.
It's hard to be cold
when their hands take yours
and cling too tight and
not tight enough.

It's hard to be cold
when someone dares
to want you near.
Dares
to see your value.

But today
it's easier to be cold.
Hands
I don't usually do poetry, mostly because I'm not very good at it, but today I just started thinking about the idea of someone with cold hands and how we perceive cold versus warmth. I wrote it down and typed up with a few edits, but then realized I was mapping the metaphors and tonal shifts in my head, which is a strange feeling when it's your own work.
Oddly, it's summer here in the Northern Hemisphere and nowhere near cold, but with Autumn sneaking it's way over I guess this could be deemed remotely season appropriate.
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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The Arctic Monkeys
There are a few things I realized I had done that pertain to Hearthfire (I don't know if anyone actually reads my journals, but this isn't worthy of a real piece of work) and you should probably know them just to have some clearer understanding of some of the terms and lore I use in the story. The first and easiest thing to talk about are the Ages. In the edited version of the first chapter it's mentioned that the eighth age (the present) is called the Age of the Dragon. Also keep in mind that the information in that prologue is not necessarily entirely accurate because it's a story that Iauron is telling to a group of children. The eight ages are as follows:
  1. Age of Awakening - 613 years
  2. Age of Discovery - approx. 15,000 years
  3. Age of Men - approx. 1,800 years
  4. Age of Magic - approx. 390 years
  5. Age of the Colossus - approx. 700 years
  6. Age of the Empire - approx. 2,000 years
  7. Age of Peace - approx. 3,000 years
  8. Age of the Dragon - unknown
The changing and naming of ages is up to a group of people on the east coast of the nearest continent (Zërashos) to the west of Gaeleda called the Shi'ra-Tavâ Oracles that arrived in the second age (this was back when the Sílar were still in contact with their gods who told them to listen to these people even if they believed in a different deity).

The other thing was the currency. I realized I mentioned it in chapters 1 and 3, but the actual value of those coins wasn't exactly explained in relation to anything remotely modern. All of the conversions both are only for perspective and in US dollars because I actually live in the USA.

1 platinum shaso = $1,000
1 gold shaso = $100
1 silver shaso = $10
1 copper ecenn = $2
1 tin ecenn = $0.40

In the edited version of chapter 3, which hasn't gone up yet, Taliesin owes Rethos 8 gold and 5 silver or around $850. Honestly, stealing the Cazoera Crystal was both overkill and stupid considering he would never be able to sell it, and even if he could certainly not for it's full value of 34,000 platinum ($34,000,000). To be clear, this entire economic system was based off the average price for a loaf of bread so it isn't anywhere near perfect, especially with the value of the dollar as low as it is. Honestly, the system might be better compared to the value of the US dollar 20-50 years ago.

Still Working On It,
Cecelia
  • Mood: Distracted
  • Listening to: The Arctic Monkeys
For the past six months I've only been on dA to occasionally clear my inbox and I just realized I haven't posted in nearly a year. I can hardly believe how well I know myself when every time I start a new project I think to myself, "Yeah, I doubt I'm going to finish this." I'd like to profusely apologize for that tendency seeing as it's the cause of me not adding new chapters to my fantasy novel, pieces of my Ouran story and whatever else I've neglected over the past ten months or so. 
I can't promise anything, seeing as that never ends well, but I will try to post something before I hit a year without uploading. Its quality may be questionable. I may be posting edited versions of my original novel, but no, I haven't started another draft, I promise, but I'm definitely seeing a new direction for it.
I'd like to thank all of you that are still following me after all this, I really do appreciate it.
-Cecelia
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: The Arctic Monkeys
There are a few things I realized I had done that pertain to Hearthfire (I don't know if anyone actually reads my journals, but this isn't worthy of a real piece of work) and you should probably know them just to have some clearer understanding of some of the terms and lore I use in the story. The first and easiest thing to talk about are the Ages. In the edited version of the first chapter it's mentioned that the eighth age (the present) is called the Age of the Dragon. Also keep in mind that the information in that prologue is not necessarily entirely accurate because it's a story that Iauron is telling to a group of children. The eight ages are as follows:
  1. Age of Awakening - 613 years
  2. Age of Discovery - approx. 15,000 years
  3. Age of Men - approx. 1,800 years
  4. Age of Magic - approx. 390 years
  5. Age of the Colossus - approx. 700 years
  6. Age of the Empire - approx. 2,000 years
  7. Age of Peace - approx. 3,000 years
  8. Age of the Dragon - unknown
The changing and naming of ages is up to a group of people on the east coast of the nearest continent (Zërashos) to the west of Gaeleda called the Shi'ra-Tavâ Oracles that arrived in the second age (this was back when the Sílar were still in contact with their gods who told them to listen to these people even if they believed in a different deity).

The other thing was the currency. I realized I mentioned it in chapters 1 and 3, but the actual value of those coins wasn't exactly explained in relation to anything remotely modern. All of the conversions both are only for perspective and in US dollars because I actually live in the USA.

1 platinum shaso = $1,000
1 gold shaso = $100
1 silver shaso = $10
1 copper ecenn = $2
1 tin ecenn = $0.40

In the edited version of chapter 3, which hasn't gone up yet, Taliesin owes Rethos 8 gold and 5 silver or around $850. Honestly, stealing the Cazoera Crystal was both overkill and stupid considering he would never be able to sell it, and even if he could certainly not for it's full value of 34,000 platinum ($34,000,000). To be clear, this entire economic system was based off the average price for a loaf of bread so it isn't anywhere near perfect, especially with the value of the dollar as low as it is. Honestly, the system might be better compared to the value of the US dollar 20-50 years ago.

Still Working On It,
Cecelia

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Mystofeles Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav on Magus!! Sorry for the insane slow reply!! Much appreciated all the same. :D
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CeceliaMoran Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's fine. :) You're very welcome.
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Yroshima Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave =D
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CeceliaMoran Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Most welcome. :)
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Thanks for the fav! :+fav: :iconsupertighthugplz:
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BobMango4 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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The hair and eyes are wrong I know I think she forgot that I told her
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CeceliaMoran Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Eyes are right. The hair is pretty close, too.
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BobMango4 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep she change it!
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