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Love PendingI could easily see from the kitchen window that the sidewalk was glazed with ice. I’d always hated winter simply for the fact that I couldn’t leave the house without slipping and sliding everywhere. However, not even the heart-pounding doom threatened by the imminent possibility of falling on my ass could have stopped me from skating awkwardly across the driveway to the mailbox. Snow was heaped on top of the rusted, metal box, and my naked fingers stung when I pulled on the handle to open it.
Every day that week, often multiple times, I had braved the elements to check my mail only to disappoint myself when I found the lack of an envelope peeking at me from the confines of my mailbox. Every time, I would bend over to make sure the mail hadn’t simply been pushed far back into the box and out of sight, but I knew every time that I would find nothing.
Thus, I would then hook my fingers into any point on my car substantial enough to pull myself back up the icy hill that w
SanguineSnorting, Keith swished saliva around in his mouth to wash out the remaining tang of blood. He wiped at his forehead and upper lip with a clean rag, soiling it with blotches of sanguine. It was sticky and took a bit of rubbing to remove. Once he was satisfied, he passed the rag to Ivy standing in front of the sink. She dabbed at the rivulet of blood trickling from a split in her lip, hissing at the stinging pain it caused. Her eye was beginning to swell and turn a deep purple. While Keith was busy wrapping his shoulder, she turned to get a look at the sore spot on her back, instantly noticing a wet stain forming between her shoulder blades. It seemed to be slowly growing in size.
“Shit,” she whispered, trying to hike her shirt up far enough that she could see, but it was nearly impossible to twist her upper back toward the mirror and crane her neck far enough to see, especially considering the movement was painful.
“What’s wrong?” Keith mumbled, barely int
Domestic BlissNero groaned loudly as he pushed himself off the mattress, curling forward with a hand held to his stomach. The other threaded into his mussed locks, rubbing at his forehead. He felt the presence of a slight hangover, but the more prevalent pain came from his lower regions. The dull ache in his lower back brought memories of the previous night rushing to the forefront of his mind. It wasn’t that he had forgotten; the full impact of what he did with Dante was just dawning on him.
Sighing, Nero felt oddly numb. He wasn’t sure how to take it all in and what he should be thinking now, so it seemed his mind was anesthetizing itself as a defensive mechanism. Like a zombie, he rolled out of bed—Dante’s bed—and lumbered downstairs to the kitchen, thirsting for a hard drink. On his way down, he vaguely recognized the scent of food cooking, but his objective-driven mind was far too focused to consider, before he entered the room, who was most likely in the kitchen m
Sweet NothingsA/N: These are a bunch of fluffy, warm shorts I wrote for no particular reason other than that I felt like it. You could say these are for “Valentine’s Day” if you wanted to, but that’s not why I wrote them. Let’s just say they have been floating around in my brain for a long time, and I just wanted to get them out. Some of them are with OCs and others are with DMC characters. I labelled them with hearts so you can weed out what you don’t want to read; you’ll find the key below. Don’t take them too seriously because I certainly didn’t; they’re purely for fun. Most of them aren’t conclusive; I just wrote until I didn’t feel like it anymore. I would like to share them with you, however, as an apology for my lack of activity lately—a “treat” if you will. Although I advise you proceed with caution, as the excessive corniness and nauseating romance may induce vomiting.
♥ = OCs

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Update on My Life (and Pumpkin)

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 13, 2014, 12:35 AM



To start, in my last journal entry, I asked for advice on assessing my cat, Pumpkin's, health issues. I received some very carefully thought-out advice, and I thank everyone who took the time to discuss it with me. Pumpkin's puking really stumped me, so I was prepared to try several different experiments to pinpoint the cause.

However, I got the thought that, maybe, his collar was irritating him. His collar wasn't tight by any means. I could put three fingers under it and it was still loose. I've known cats to be sort of deceptive in their size before, though, so I thought, "Why not?" What would it hurt to loosen it a little? Thus, I loosened his collar up quite a bit, so it's not so loose that it would slip off his head but it's not tight enough to bother him. Ever since, he hasn't puked once. I'm really baffled that it was something that simple, and I feel kind of bad that I went so long without realizing it was the collar. Needless to say, however, I'm relieved that it seems to be remedied for now. I'm just hoping that was actually the problem and it isn't just a coincidence.

Anyway, on to updates on me. I've been more active lately both physically and in my creative endeavors, so I'm proud of my progress. I started interval training to run a 5k. I don't actually intend to participate in a 5k, but I've always wanted to be able to run but never had the endurance. It's actually going quite swimmingly despite how early it is. I've really pleasantly surprised myself with how driven I can be and how easily I seem to be progressing. It might not stay that way; I may have to really push myself later on, but to anyone who's wanted to do the same thing and always told yourself you couldn't, I really encourage you to try if you have the time and the means. You might just surprise yourself.

As for writing, I have been extensively plotting and working on the first draft of a story that I expect to be quite lengthy, if not have a few volumes once it's finished. I won't divulge details now because I like surprises and because I don't want to get anyone's hopes up in case it takes me a long time or I never finish it, which I hope won't be the case. However, I will share that it's a dystopian sci-fi. You've never met the world or any of the characters, so when I do finally share it, I feel like it will be something very refreshing and entertaining to read.

Lastly, I've also started reading. You may remember me saying before that I have trouble staying focused long enough to finish any of the books I've started. I'm not exaggerating when I say I've finished maybe five whole books in my life independent of the ones I was required to read for school. And it's not that I don't like reading. Again, I just have trouble getting into books or staying interested in them. However, it's simply fact that you have to read good books in order to write good books, so I am really determined to resurrect my reading habit that I lost so many years ago in the third grade. Currently, I'm reading The Catcher in the Rye, which, believe it or not, I was never required to read in school.

Well, that's everything for now. I wish I had something actually entertaining to share. Hopefully, I will soon. Despite the length of time it's going to take me to finish my sci-fi novella/novel or whatever it will end up being, I do intend to write smaller pieces here and there. Here's to hoping that I have a one-shot or short story to share with you all soon! Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day! <3

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  • Mood: Llama
  • Listening to: not much of anything right now...
  • Watching: Dumb Ways to Die
  • Eating: animal crackers!
  • Drinking: water and watered-down kool-aid.

What do you feel is the most integral to a good read? (Feel free to elaborate in the comments!) 

75%
3 deviants said Dynamic Characters
25%
1 deviant said Good Description/Wording
0%
No deviants said Global Theme
0%
No deviants said Strong Plot
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No deviants said Other (please explain)

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Update on My Life (and Pumpkin)

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 13, 2014, 12:35 AM



To start, in my last journal entry, I asked for advice on assessing my cat, Pumpkin's, health issues. I received some very carefully thought-out advice, and I thank everyone who took the time to discuss it with me. Pumpkin's puking really stumped me, so I was prepared to try several different experiments to pinpoint the cause.

However, I got the thought that, maybe, his collar was irritating him. His collar wasn't tight by any means. I could put three fingers under it and it was still loose. I've known cats to be sort of deceptive in their size before, though, so I thought, "Why not?" What would it hurt to loosen it a little? Thus, I loosened his collar up quite a bit, so it's not so loose that it would slip off his head but it's not tight enough to bother him. Ever since, he hasn't puked once. I'm really baffled that it was something that simple, and I feel kind of bad that I went so long without realizing it was the collar. Needless to say, however, I'm relieved that it seems to be remedied for now. I'm just hoping that was actually the problem and it isn't just a coincidence.

Anyway, on to updates on me. I've been more active lately both physically and in my creative endeavors, so I'm proud of my progress. I started interval training to run a 5k. I don't actually intend to participate in a 5k, but I've always wanted to be able to run but never had the endurance. It's actually going quite swimmingly despite how early it is. I've really pleasantly surprised myself with how driven I can be and how easily I seem to be progressing. It might not stay that way; I may have to really push myself later on, but to anyone who's wanted to do the same thing and always told yourself you couldn't, I really encourage you to try if you have the time and the means. You might just surprise yourself.

As for writing, I have been extensively plotting and working on the first draft of a story that I expect to be quite lengthy, if not have a few volumes once it's finished. I won't divulge details now because I like surprises and because I don't want to get anyone's hopes up in case it takes me a long time or I never finish it, which I hope won't be the case. However, I will share that it's a dystopian sci-fi. You've never met the world or any of the characters, so when I do finally share it, I feel like it will be something very refreshing and entertaining to read.

Lastly, I've also started reading. You may remember me saying before that I have trouble staying focused long enough to finish any of the books I've started. I'm not exaggerating when I say I've finished maybe five whole books in my life independent of the ones I was required to read for school. And it's not that I don't like reading. Again, I just have trouble getting into books or staying interested in them. However, it's simply fact that you have to read good books in order to write good books, so I am really determined to resurrect my reading habit that I lost so many years ago in the third grade. Currently, I'm reading The Catcher in the Rye, which, believe it or not, I was never required to read in school.

Well, that's everything for now. I wish I had something actually entertaining to share. Hopefully, I will soon. Despite the length of time it's going to take me to finish my sci-fi novella/novel or whatever it will end up being, I do intend to write smaller pieces here and there. Here's to hoping that I have a one-shot or short story to share with you all soon! Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful day! <3

Features

  • Mood: Llama
  • Listening to: not much of anything right now...
  • Watching: Dumb Ways to Die
  • Eating: animal crackers!
  • Drinking: water and watered-down kool-aid.
What do you feel is the most integral to a good read? (Feel free to elaborate in the comments!)
75%
3 deviants said Dynamic Characters
25%
1 deviant said Good Description/Wording
0%
No deviants said Global Theme
0%
No deviants said Strong Plot
0%
No deviants said Other (please explain)
Do you have a favorite comic, graphic novel, manga, etc.?

Cat Health Issues (Please Help)

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 1, 2014, 3:12 PM



I don't really have anything to update about right now. I'm just looking for some advice. My (sister's) cat, Pumpkin, has had an issue with puking for quite some time now. He literally pukes every single day, usually in the evening. He pukes A LOT, too, and I honestly wonder if he's even getting any nutrients half the time because he pukes up a lot of food when he does. Our local vet told my mother that he puked because he has issues with his urinary tract, but I honestly don't think that's it. He's had his bladder stretched and no longer has urinary issues. He's also been switched multiple times to a food especially for digestive issues and one for urinary issues, but after being on those foods for about three weeks, he'll just start puking again. We thought he might be allergic to something in his food, but we've switched his food several times, so I don't think it's that either. He seems perfectly healthy. He's always hyper and running around, playing, and he never quits purring. So what I'm wondering is, if anyone has had similar problems with their cat, could you give me an idea of what could be going on with him? I'm trying to figure out if there's something I could be doing myself that would stop this or if he needs to see a better veterinarian. I've tried researching it, but nothing I've found has given me any idea what could be wrong with him. Every resource either cites that urinary problems can cause frequent vomiting in cats and/or warns to take them to a vet, but I don't think my local vet will be of any use since he seems best suited to care for farm animals over anything else. Thanks for any help.

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  • Mood: Llama
  • Listening to: not much of anything right now...
  • Watching: Dumb Ways to Die
  • Eating: animal crackers!
  • Drinking: water and watered-down kool-aid.

A Very Tiny Update

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 19, 2014, 1:15 AM



I've been going through a little slump lately, but I felt a spark of inspiration and chased after it, hence my latest submission: Love Pending. I don't think it's anything groundbreaking or spectacular, but who would expect that from a slice-of-life piece anyway? Either way, I felt it had been too long since I'd submitted anything. That's not to say I submitted this piece because I felt obligated. Actually, I had been focusing so wholeheartedly on the short stories/novellas/novels I'm writing (I can't decide what they'll be in the end) that I burnt myself out. I think it's important to take little breaks here and there, so I'm going to start writing one-shots again, probably with the prompts on the 100 Themes Challenge list. And, of course, I'll write something with any random concept that pops into my head, if I feel so inclined. So I know one-shots are nothing new for me, and they're not what I've been promising all this time, but they will be here along the way to keep things from getting too stagnant, especially in my own head. That way, I can keep working on those stories I've promised at a steady pace. Does that sound good? Great.

Before I go, I'd like to announce that I've created a writing tumblr and that you are all welcome to follow it, if you want. I will probably post more little status updates on their and news on my writing. I may post little special things you can't find here, as well, in the future, so if that sounds interesting to you, feel free to follow me at: eclecticreceptionfiction.tumblr.com. Thanks for reading this tiny journal, and have a good night!

Features

  • Mood: Llama
  • Listening to: not much of anything right now...
  • Watching: Dumb Ways to Die
  • Eating: animal crackers!
  • Drinking: water and watered-down kool-aid.

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darkbunnyknight666 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Thank you for the Llama :D
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eclectic-reception Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! :3 Thank you for the llama and the watch!
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darkbunnyknight666 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
No problemo~ :3
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave...your webcam is hypnotic
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eclectic-reception Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yw :3 I know, right? I love goats. ^3^
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Sleyf Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My twin adores them, personally I can take or leave them, she claims she wants a farm with them...and yaks, all I want is chickens...and thousands of rabbits
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eclectic-reception Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I want chickens, goats and ponies. That is my ideal farm. xD Oh, and ducks. Bunnies wouldn't hurt either.
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ZelphieGray Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama and the watch ahh :')!! Have one back :rose:!
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eclectic-reception Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! ^^ I think your art is very... um... pretty? I just like it, don't know why. x)
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A very Happy Birthday to you, Lea! :nod:
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