TDV 89: Omnipotent Ingenuity

February 25th, 2015 by Sharkchild

Darilandria Alrindce Syabeltel.”

That was all the gargantuan visitor said after it arrived through a fissure in space and abruptly appeared in the middle of the world. A portal, not so different than a mirror in the sky, appeared without warning, reflecting back the lands before expanding outward to its city-wide ends as an enormous halo of reflective boundaries. Like an asteroid falling through a chute, the ultra-mega being crashed down, obliterating everything around it—all was displaced and decimated, with the tallest buildings being torn from their foundations and sent sprawling. Chunks of stone and metal were flung great distances, expanding the deadly carnage for many miles. Millions were instantly killed; the wake of destruction was vast and utterly harrowing. Once settled in its nest of ruin, it spoke:

“Darilandria Alrindce Syabeltel.”

The creature stood over ten-thousand feet tall and, with mortal eyes, could not be fathomed in all of its deplorable form. Its color was black—black like death and black like nothingness. It loomed as a void of color rather than a color itself. It had many mouths—too many to count—from which it boomed its words. These mouths were caverns of gross malady from which spewed vehement clusters of acidic filth—violet, putrid sludge that burned through flesh and earth, incinerating its way deep underground where it fell. Upon it, there were no arms or hands that appeared to reach; there were no legs or feet that appeared to shuffle or transport. This World-Scarrer stood solely as a massive pillar, dealing in demise and devastation.



Book Giveaway 24

December 24th, 2014 by Sharkchild

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Wednesday, December 24 to be entered in a chance to win one of two Prizes:

One (1) hardcover copy of:
H.P.LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION

One (1) signed hardcover set of The Dark Verse books, including the sold out Volume 1:
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH
THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME

Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

LOVECRAFT BOOK WINNER: Jon (90)

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THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 1: FROM THE PASSAGES OF REVENANTS

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THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH

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THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 3: BEYOND THE GRIP OF TIME

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Book Giveaway 23

November 28th, 2014 by Sharkchild

Comment on this post before 10:00PM PST on Friday, November 28 to be entered in a chance to win one (1) hardcover copy of:

H.P.LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION

And, for every 25 entries, one (1) signed hardcover copy of:

THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH

Winners will be chosen at random (at random.org) from the entrants after the cutoff at 10:00PM PST and will be announced by Sharkchild via email and on this post within 24 hours after the end of the contest.

The winners can be anywhere in the world! The winners must be at least 13 years of age. A winner must respond to Sharkchild’s email within five (5) days to claim a prize.

UPDATE #1: 25 comments reached — 1 copy of THE  DARK VERSE, VOL. 2 is being given!

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H.P. LOVECRAFT: THE COMPLETE FICTION

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THE DARK VERSE, VOL. 2: IN THE BLOOD OF DEATH

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Halloween Greeting 2014: Twist Your Head

October 31st, 2014 by Sharkchild

TDV 88: The Protean Birth Enigma

October 21st, 2014 by Sharkchild

Although I slept and although I dreamt, I was not at rest. My muscles perpetually flexed while the blood surging through my veins heated my damp, rank flesh. My eyes jutted beneath their lids, absorbing an orange light that radiated heat upon me and into the core of my mind’s visions.

Time passed exceedingly slow as I plodded from dream to dream without connection or interest, excitement or fear. I was unwillingly and strangely detached from foreboding scenes of gargantuan, ominous beings invoking their power across the universe. In each of these dreams I, too, played the role of such a being, but I was void of their knowledge and purpose; I was a wayward ghost struggling to find its escape. This disunion brought nothing but the incessant fight to awaken, free myself from this obscure oblivion, and probe the physical realm beyond my sleep where the drenching orange glow saturated my clenching body.