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You Won't Extinguish Me by SekoiyaStoryteller You Won't Extinguish Me by SekoiyaStoryteller
I made this the other night, on a flash of inspiration born of a gloominess which was in turn born of a despairing lack of notoriety as a narrator. The creative candle was burning long past midnight as I plucked away at this rather experimental little thing, listening to music equally haunting, soothing, and inspiring, and occasionally munching chocolate for fuel... the former being a substance which is, regrettably, a bit scarce in my life at large nowadays, as I suffer almost the same as Charlie Bucket (though gladly I haven't been reduced to naught but cabbage soup JUST yet). Oh well... maybe I'll find a golden ticket, and then life will turn around for the better. This sparks another thought... if I have a 'golden ticket' at all, her name is Eyrco.

Eyrco, of course, representing the book upon whose pages her name is repetitively scrawled, as well as the names of her friends... AND her enemies. I suppose this piece is somewhat symbolic, as well... those shadowy fiends on the right could very well be metaphors for the fiendish barrier of self-promotion as a struggling, impoverished unknown. Down in the corner we have a shameless little advertisement... I don't like it there. But if there's anything I've learned this year, it's that you can NOT simply mention a book once and expect wild success... or, indeed, ANY success. So I'm going to try this for a while... any Harahpin-based art I produce will likely have that on it somewhere, or at least in the description... maybe both. Though, again, I don't like it... I think it royally screws up the aesthetic, big time. Plus it makes me feel bad, even disgusting... just short of a soulless corporate sludgebag, actually, to mar my little babies with cold, calculating capitalism. And many of you may find yourself thinking 'Man, I already KNOW about this book, stop shoving it in my face!' But someone new may come along who has never heard of it. And the cruel fact of it is... this must be done. If my stories are to truly take off, they must get over this hump.

On a lighter note, a work-in-progress of this can be seen here: sekoiyastoryteller.deviantart.… Again, it was some sleepy, wee-hours experimenting, and it may look unpolished, even choppy in some places, but overall, I really do like how it came out. :)
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XNinjaSplashX Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I downloaded the Kindle app on my IPod recently and logged into my brothers account to read some of the books he was reading, and found your book. I am already halfway through and i have to say it is pretty awesome! I didn't want to stop reading... just one more chapter.. just one more chapter... and btw, i noticed on the cover page that it is series, is there another book out yet? :) (Smile) 
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SekoiyaStoryteller Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014   General Artist
Wow, really? :aww: I'm so glad you enjoy the book; thanks so much for reading! Yep, it's part of a series of three, actually, and the second one is still in the works... I know it's taking a long time, but I'm not well-known enough to get funding to write, so it takes me a while. ^^; It'll be out soon enough though... hopefully later this year, if I can manage it! :)
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XNinjaSplashX Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank YOU for spending your time to write them. And take your time, there's no rush, I cant wait to read the next one!I am a dummy! 
(Sorry I replied late, DA didn't like my computer for a bit.. x.x) 
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BanefulOnaga Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, you are right! I'm new on your page after this deviation caught my eye in my best friend's favorites and I really love this. Also read your book's prologue on your journal. you're making want to buy it now XD
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SekoiyaStoryteller Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013   General Artist
Haha, YUSS. Seeing some viral action around here! :lol: Anyway, thank you! :hug: I'm glad to see that all my irritating book-promotions are having some effect! :XD:
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Trucy757 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE IT!!! shiny one is so cute!!!!
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SekoiyaStoryteller Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   General Artist
Hehe, thanks! ^_^ 'Shiny one's name is Eyrco. :)
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dragonoid19syk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for murdering me with the kindness of my oun heart...now I want to donate like $1000 to you
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SekoiyaStoryteller Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   General Artist
^^; I'm sorry, I didn't mean to! The intention of this was certainly not to ask for donations... o_o
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dragonoid19syk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know but the description to the picture really makes me want to, you should try writing poetry sometime
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