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These are commissions of verse of any kind, on any subject, in any format.
The commissioner can choose the:

:bulletblack: Length of the poem (up to 5 stanzas)
:bulletblack: Rhyme scheme/layout
:bulletblack: Theme/subject matter (Anything from love to murder and everything in between!)
:bulletblack: Any poetic tropes/memes you wish me to utilize

80 points apparently equals about 0.50 by the way.

Any commission work will be done to my highest standard possible.
I hope to please.
Thank you for reading and I hope you commission me.

EDIT: Money payments may be requested for special poems, and these will be payed through PayPal.

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Rather eclectic, I feel.

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Imagine a corpse.

It lies in its tomb, marble and alabaster all surrounding. Its place of rest is grand, much grander than that of its life. Statues of Athenian greats peer down, their white faces wrinkled and creased, while friezes of the worthies of Rome tumble, spiral, fight and struggle round and round the sarcophagus of our subject. The sarcophagus itself is a simple affair, it seems. Lain on a plinth in the centre of this mausoleum of ages, it is a truncated kite made of dark wood (Mahogany, perhaps?) and bound with silver hinges in the shapes of leaves and flowers. On its top surface is the golden cruciform sign of Christianity, inlaid with the name of the occupant. Unfortunately, time and the stress of years has eroded the cross, and the name upon it is illegible. Step closer, though, and you will see something quite odd about the coffin. Its hinges, though surely just as old as the coffin proper, seem oiled and well preserved. Surely a triumph of Renaissance workmanship! However, the coffin is only secondary to our concerns here.

The corpse itself, within its wood-and-velvet bed.

Strikingly, the corpse is extremely well preserved. It is that of a man who appeared to be approaching his early thirties. High cheekbones, pale skin, eyes closed in eternal repose. Judging from his surroundings and his looks, it is safe to assume this man was a wealthy aristocrat in life. He wears simple clothes in death, although a black funeral cloak obscures almost all of his vestments. Oddly, he has no jewellery. One would assume such an aristocrat to have at least a signet ring bearing his family crest, or some other obvious sign of house affiliation. Perhaps he renounced them on his deathbed?
As you stare at the man's corpse, you find yourself wondering more and more about his past. Who was he? His name? House? Religion? Was he a warrior or a statesman? A righteous Christian or a depraved lunatic? His eyes are the most piercing blue, like sapphire needles against your own watery, insignificant irises. Frankly, you think, they're beautiful.
You lean closer, to get a better look. What is this morbid curiosity that has you fixated on the corpse of a hundreds-year-old nobleman? You blink, your eyes going dry from your staring.

Two points of fire, two tiny prickles of sensation. Then you feel weak like a newborn lamb. Eyes foggily aware, you stumble back, falling off of the raised dias on which the man's coffin had been enthroned. A shadow over your vision. A silibant hiss and the embrace of your eternal lover once again.
“Sleep...”
You close your eyes and arch your back, fingernails scraping against the marble floor and you become one. You know you are in danger, but somehow you don't care.
"Sleep, my love...” Comes the hiss again, like honey through your lethargic veins.
You succumb and fall into nothingness, pleasure like none before flooding your vacant body as your mind crumbles.

Imagine a corpse, as it gently lays its new thrall down to rest in its vacant coffin and kisses it gently on the forehead, bloody lips leaving a smear of brilliant red. Black cloak wrapped about, the corpse seems to almost float towards one of the windows of its neglected mausoleum, deep in a forgotten forest. The red light of the sinking sun, as it seems to droop in resignation below the horizon, lights up the dead eyes with a newfound crimson and splashes across the arch of the tomb's door, oozing across a broken and ivy-choked inscription.

"Qui si tr ... ego d'Empio, e lun ... sa eg ... ire."
The Chronicle of Diego d'Empio
So I wrote this up over about half an hour cos I read Dracula and it was pretty cool. Dunno if I'll continue the tale at any point. Just wanted to do something with vampires.
I know it was bad, no need to tell me.
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1.) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. 
"And Thou reckons't thou thyself with Spirits of Heaven,
Hell-Doomed, and breaths't defiance here and scorn,
Where I reign king and, to enrage thee more,
Thy king and lord? Back to thy punishment,
False fugitive; and to thy speed add wings,
Lest with a whip of scorpions I pursue
Thy lingering, or with one stroke of this dart
Strange horror sieze thee, and pangs unfelt before."
~ Paradise Lost, Death's speech to his grandfather, Lucifer

2.) Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you reach?
My chess set

3.) What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Somehting about Russia

4.) Without looking guess what time it is?
like 5 iunno

5.) Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
16:46

6.) With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
CSGO's menu music

7.) When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Like 10 minutes ago when I got the eggs from our chickens

8.) Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
The CS:GO lobby menu

9.) What are you wearing?
Anything u want <3

10.) Did you dream last night?
I dreamt that i was on death row. That sucked

11.) When did you last laugh?
Today when my Philosophy teacher explained how he melted a dishwasher

12.) What are on the walls you are in?
In the walls? Jesus that's horrifying

13.) Seen anything weird lately?
Does a Weird Al video count?

14.) What do you think of this quiz?
Time passes

15.) What was the last film you saw?
Honestly no idea

16.) If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
An extremely powerful computer, a house with the one i love, my university education... and other things ;3

17.) Tell me something about you that I don't know?

Everything. You know nothing of me, F O O L I S H M O R T A L

18.) If you could change one thing about the world. 
My lonliness

19). What do you want to learn in the future?
How to succeed

20.) George Bush:
Senior or Junior? Oh wait, they're both pretty bad

21.) Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? 
Cadence or Desdemona

22.) Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Anthony

23.) Would you ever consider living abroad?
Probably not

24.) What do you want God to say when you reach the pearly gates?
"I leave this planet for five minutes and you..."
  • Listening to: Russians screaming
  • Reading: Angry Cyrillic script
  • Watching: My Teammates Feed
  • Playing: Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Eating: Noobs
  • Drinking: The Tears of my Team mates
i hate it i hate it i hate it but i cant stop playing it

help me
  • Listening to: Russians screaming
  • Reading: Angry Cyrillic script
  • Watching: My Teammates Feed
  • Playing: Dota 2
  • Eating: Noobs
  • Drinking: The Tears of my Mid Laner
So apparently deviantArt stories are now a thing people have taken to writing

I got bored, wrote some fanfiction, needed a place to hide it.
Then I started taking myself seriously and wrote some alright-ish poems and stories and shit.
Then I gave up.
Teh edn.
  • Listening to: The Dota Main Menu Music
  • Reading: Hunting Eichmann
  • Playing: Cyka Simulator 2k14
  • Drinking: Juice
Took this from SiftStone (I think thats how you do that)

Rules:
1) You must post these rules.
2) Each person has to share 10 facts about themselves.
10) You MUST make a journal entry! No comments.
11) BAWITDABA DA BANG DA BANG DIGGY DIGGY DIGGY SET-DA-BOOGY-SA-BOO...

Fact 1: I'm bad.

Fact 2: I'm 600% gay

Fact 3: The trench is real.

Fact 4: I'm sort-of maybe nah i'm a pretty bad poet/writer/pretentious asshole.

Fact 5: I work in bread-scented hell.

Fact 6: I used to be a brony as well Sifty. Got boring.

Fact 7: I am ein mann.

Fact 8: I need cute clothes/dresses/hats.

Fact 9: I like animu and mangoes.

Fact 10: Kappa kappa donger kappa.


1) Did you ever know that you're my hero?
Bitch I isin't ur heroe

2) If you watch me, then why?  What convinced you?
I dunno. You're a cool guy. You doesn't afraid of anything.

3) What artist/writer inspires you?
:iconsufferingsquids:
Oscar Wilde
Vladimir Nabokov
Stephen King
J.R.R. Tolkein
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Siegfried Sassoon
Wilfrid Owen
Andrew Hussie


4) How many roads must a man go down before he finds what he's looking for?
42.

5) What...is your name?
archaic the Massive Feeding Scrub.

6) What...is your quest?
To drag all and everyone into the trench, never to see high MMR gaming again.

7) What...is the average land speed of a swallow?
Idk.

8) Did you get that reference without the help of Google? (be honest)
Why yes, it's almost as if I watch classic British comedy movies.

9) Who is your favorite fanfic author?
Pffft Idk

10) Who is your favorite non-fanfic, actually-published writer?
Hard decision. Maybe Wilde? Possibly Christopher Wood. Idk tho. there's lots.

11) Who was phone?
My girlfriend's dead dad apparently.
  • Watching: PurgeGamers
  • Playing: Doto

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Jack Hargraves/archaic
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United Kingdom
I am a teenage, British guy currently at Sixth Form. I enjoy writing, though I have next to no talent in it and would love to be able to draw and make music as well. Unfortunately, that ain't gonna happen.

I also read Homestuck, and totally don't have a crush on Gamzee and Sollux.

I am a beginner fantasy writer in the process of writing what I hope will be a story the length of a small novel, called "Expeditions and Intrigues". I'm quite enjoying it so far.
([Although it's sort of on hold right now])

If any one has Steam or Skype, please do add me. I'd love to talk to MOAR PEOPLEZZ. :3
My Skype Name: monoprismos
My Steam Name: monoprismatika
And then there's my Tumblr, below.
Interests
1.) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. 
"And Thou reckons't thou thyself with Spirits of Heaven,
Hell-Doomed, and breaths't defiance here and scorn,
Where I reign king and, to enrage thee more,
Thy king and lord? Back to thy punishment,
False fugitive; and to thy speed add wings,
Lest with a whip of scorpions I pursue
Thy lingering, or with one stroke of this dart
Strange horror sieze thee, and pangs unfelt before."
~ Paradise Lost, Death's speech to his grandfather, Lucifer

2.) Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you reach?
My chess set

3.) What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Somehting about Russia

4.) Without looking guess what time it is?
like 5 iunno

5.) Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
16:46

6.) With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
CSGO's menu music

7.) When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Like 10 minutes ago when I got the eggs from our chickens

8.) Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
The CS:GO lobby menu

9.) What are you wearing?
Anything u want <3

10.) Did you dream last night?
I dreamt that i was on death row. That sucked

11.) When did you last laugh?
Today when my Philosophy teacher explained how he melted a dishwasher

12.) What are on the walls you are in?
In the walls? Jesus that's horrifying

13.) Seen anything weird lately?
Does a Weird Al video count?

14.) What do you think of this quiz?
Time passes

15.) What was the last film you saw?
Honestly no idea

16.) If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
An extremely powerful computer, a house with the one i love, my university education... and other things ;3

17.) Tell me something about you that I don't know?

Everything. You know nothing of me, F O O L I S H M O R T A L

18.) If you could change one thing about the world. 
My lonliness

19). What do you want to learn in the future?
How to succeed

20.) George Bush:
Senior or Junior? Oh wait, they're both pretty bad

21.) Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? 
Cadence or Desdemona

22.) Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
Anthony

23.) Would you ever consider living abroad?
Probably not

24.) What do you want God to say when you reach the pearly gates?
"I leave this planet for five minutes and you..."
  • Listening to: Russians screaming
  • Reading: Angry Cyrillic script
  • Watching: My Teammates Feed
  • Playing: Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Eating: Noobs
  • Drinking: The Tears of my Team mates

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scarlet-tears24 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude how dafuq do I follow you on tumblr? I CAN'T FIND THE BUTTON ANYWHERE?!
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AscendantLiche Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's the plus sign at the top right.
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scarlet-tears24 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Can't see it 
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AscendantLiche Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
oh
I honestly don't know how to help you then ;~;
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Marloeshi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Thanks for the fav! :D
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AscendantLiche Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
np
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Challenge day 03 - Mythical to your favorites. I'm glad you like my art :)
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AscendantLiche Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
no prob
it's pretty
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Nipplelickerofjustic Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
my friend, I have been reding your stories, and I gotta say, your pretty damn good
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AscendantLiche Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww ty
They're not that good...
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