Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Deviant XxNightstripexXFemale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 4 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 24 Deviations 452 Comments 10,660 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

No deviations yet

Favourites

VLD icons - Allura  by Princess-Lunestia VLD icons - Allura :iconprincess-lunestia:Princess-Lunestia 29 0 The Lion King feat. The Princess and the Frog by amandaloreeart The Lion King feat. The Princess and the Frog :iconamandaloreeart:amandaloreeart 3 0 Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight's Argument by KangaeOkami Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight's Argument :iconkangaeokami:KangaeOkami 199 67
Journal
I met Tui!! Here's what I learned!
During the event, Tui actually read to us a quick scene from Darkness of Dragons. It was really cool!
1. Qibli's mother is a sandwing named Cobra, who is seemingly a crime-master of some sort. Qibli had always tried his best to find a hint of love for her son within her eyes. Despite her apparent disregard for him, he was still determined to find some form of emotion within her... until he was sold. 
2. Umber definitely crushes on Qibli, but unfortunately, Qibli's interests lie elsewhere, and the two will probably not be a pair. But she definitely believes that Umber deserves happiness, telling me that he will one day find a soulmate.
3. Anemone is not leucistic, she is just on one of the lighter color shades of seawing pigmentations.
4. Prince Albatross is probably not a hybrid between an icewing and a seawing. His colors are likely natural pigmentations.
5. The longer an animus keeps a spell, the stronger it gets. Also, the strength of animus magic depends on how many times you'
:iconXbOxKaT:XbOxKaT
:iconxboxkat:XbOxKaT 14 19
dat dog with da headphones by koideshi dat dog with da headphones :iconkoideshi:koideshi 3 0 Rapprochement by Mad-Tuna Rapprochement :iconmad-tuna:Mad-Tuna 29 5 APH-Treaty of Versailles 1919 by Nintendraw APH-Treaty of Versailles 1919 :iconnintendraw:Nintendraw 18 18 Oh Isabelle by thegreatrouge Oh Isabelle :iconthegreatrouge:thegreatrouge 174 31 Serenissima Corona Regni Poloniae by Mirogniewa Serenissima Corona Regni Poloniae :iconmirogniewa:Mirogniewa 266 52
Literature
The Boston Massacre
Title: The Boston Massacre, a Letter to Canada.
Summary: March 5th, 1770. One of the darkest days in American history, one that will never be forgotten to young America.
Warnings: Mild blood and violence, slight (slight, slight, slight!) historical inaccuracy, and some language.
Dear Matt,
I'm not sure if you're reading this, or whatever, but I felt like I needed to get this down on paper. As you know, me and England aren't really on the best terms right now. His visits to see me went from frequently to almost never, growing further apart each time. Not that I really minded, even though it did leave me feeling, I don't know, lonely at times. Not that I would ever tell him that.
It was two days ago, March 5th. The only explanation that I can give is that I finally snapped. I was sick of England, sick of him and his damn taxes, his damn army taking over my home. And like I said, I snapped. Marched right up to the first
:iconpuppyloverpearl:puppyloverpearl
:iconpuppyloverpearl:puppyloverpearl 80 85
Hetalia: Spain vs. America by makoyuki Hetalia: Spain vs. America :iconmakoyuki:makoyuki 689 170
Literature
Spanish-American War (One-shot)
America storms into the world conference  red-faced with anger but smiling nonetheless. "Dudes, where's Spain?!" he demands. Britain, who's recently gotten on better terms with the eccentric nation through the Great Rapproachement, tries to calm him down.
"What's got you all riled up?" he asks. America ignores him and spots Spain relaxing in a chair on the other side of the room.
"You!" America shouts as he points a loaded gun at the older country. "You sunk the Maine, tomato-loving freak!"
Spain gives America an odd look. "No, I didn't. That was internal combustion. It's your own stupid fault for not building the thing correctly."
America fires at Spain, missing him by an inch, his aim thrown off by rage. "I don't want to hear your idiotic excuses! According to my boss, we're at war!"
The atmosphere of the room shifts. Spain gets up slowly, a deadly scowl on his face.
"You want war? Bring it. I've been imperialistic for centuries. You don't stand a chance." he threatens.
"We'll s
:iconFyreflare:Fyreflare
:iconfyreflare:Fyreflare 5 21
Kingston, Montiago, and Mary by Ask-Ookami-Cuba Kingston, Montiago, and Mary :iconask-ookami-cuba:Ask-Ookami-Cuba 7 6
Literature
Yalta Conference -funny revision script-
Yalta Conference: February 1945
Main players:
USA
Status: Submissive and suspicious.
UK
Status: Submissive and suspicious.
USSR (Soviet Russia)
Status: Suspicious, vengeful, and smug.
How the Conference Played Out:
USSR: DEATH TO THE GERMANS!!
US+UK: What?
USSR: Nothing. Anyway, we will have Germany perform hard labour as part of reparations and destroy any militarily orientated industry, yes?
US+UK: Um…won't that desecrate their economy?
USSR: Exactly!
US+UK: But…we want to be able to trade with them…
USSR: Well I want them to be crushed so far into the dirt that they won't be able to invade me ever again! And you will like it, or else you can fight the Germans yourselves while I kick back at home, drink vodka, and watch you fail! And enjoy it!!
US+UK: Fine…*Christ, poor Germany…it's like the Treaty of Versailles all over again…*
*Elsewhere…*
Germany: Why do I feel my ears burning? Who is talking about me? Ah well
:iconfrostysnowman94:frostysnowman94
:iconfrostysnowman94:frostysnowman94 8 36
Literature
Hetalia Cold War Project- Intro (Yalta)
Yalta, 1945.
“OKAY, GUYS! LISTEN UP! SO THE ALLIES TOTALLY PUMMELED THE AXIS AND NOW WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO NEXT!” America leapt from his seat at the conference table and began shouting.
“Yes, we get it, you ninny. We were all there. Sit down so we can discuss what’s happening in the world right now.” Britain rolled his eyes at his younger brother and shook his head.
“Well,” China folded his arms and glared at the other Allied powers sitting at the conference table, “Asia’s completely in ruins. Nine million people are homeless now thanks to you Xīfāng rén(1). All my industrial plants are destroyed and not to mention my poor farmlands!”
“You look good enough to me, monsieur.” France grinned, his blue eyes sweeping over China’s slight frame in pleasure.
The country’s face flushed a bright red, brown eyes narrowing in anger, “Not to mention Japan.” He said icily,
:iconTheAnswer-FortyTwo:TheAnswer-FortyTwo
:icontheanswer-fortytwo:TheAnswer-FortyTwo 18 13
Rice by Hubedihubbe Rice :iconhubedihubbe:Hubedihubbe 3,704 463

Groups

Activity


I actually got the book a few days early on Friday, but didn't think to make a journal on it until now. Anyway, I finished the book the same day I got it and it was the B&N edition too, and I loved it! Everything about it was great! My favorite character in the book is definitely Clearsight, but Indigo is a close second. Fathom and Darkstalker were great characters too, though. Clearsight's best friend Listener is a great character too. She's even an activist for scavengers, which I thought was really awesome and cute.

Also, FathomxIndigo ftw! I do wonder exactly when they go back to the Kingdom of the Sea though, since it's Fathom's descendant and not Pearl's who ends up taking the SeaWing throne. Their dragonets are so cute, though!

And speaking of Indigo, she's a purple-blue dragon, which I thought was interesting. I suspect she's either a hybrid, but I kinda doubt it at the same time since both her parents seem to be SeaWings, so her appearance is at least a mutation of some sort if that's the case or maybe purple-blue dragons are just rare among the SeaWings. Either way, Queen Lagoon does not like her at all.

Lagoon herself doesn't seem very fond of her family either, or at least she doesn't care much for Albatross and Fathom at least.

And just as I suspected, we do get to see the Great SeaWing Massacre, as well as Darkstalker ordering Arctic to disembowel himself. Thank goodness it isn't gone into full detail. And we even get to know how Albatross discovered his animus powers. It wasn't pretty and I almost feel bad for Sapphire. Are we really still sure WoF should be considered a children's book by this point? ^^"

It's a shame Albatross ended up going mad. I really liked his relationship with Fathom, especially since we don't get to see many close familial relationships in the series.

Which brings me to Arctic. Yeah, Darkstalker was right when he said he wasn't a good father to him, however it should also be noted that he was already losing his soul when Darkstalker and Whiteout hatched, having used his animus magic at least three times before then and possibly more, yet still cares for Foeslayer and Whiteout. It's possible he would've been a better father to Darkstalker had he had more control of his powers, especially when you compare his behavior in the prologue to his behavior throughout the rest of the book.

Or maybe it's just him being an IceWing and him having more control of his powers or not being an animus at all wouldn't have changed much. XD

Another thing, this book made my feel like my heart was ripped out and stomped on. There were just so many heartbreaking moments. I can only imagine what Talons of Power is going to be like.

And speaking of which, Darkstalker has not only made himself immortal, but also invulnerable. And now that he has his animus powers back... Yeah, ToP isn't going to be a fun book for the new DoD. ^^"

Also, Darkstalker's sister, Whiteout. The name's grown me and she's actually a really interesting character. And since Darkstalker and Clearsight sadly never have any dragonets together and animus power is genetic, I think it's safe to say that Whiteout ends up passing down the family line, which would very likely eventually lead to Stonemover and Sunny since Darkstalker is the first NightWing animus. She even gets a love interest in a NightWing named Thoughtful, and it's adorable!

Also, the book pretty much foreshadows certain events in Escaping Peril in regards to the talisman.

And speaking of Darkstalker, his relationship with Clearsight is adorable... at first, anyway. They were even talking about having dragonets together! And they had named planned!

I did have a few nitpicks, like the book having occasional big timeskips at the beginning, but I don't mind too much. I was also kinda disappointed that we didn't get to see much of the other kingdoms, but I'm not surprised, either, though I'd still like to see how the other kingdoms were like during that time. Then there's also mention of an animus SandWing named Jerboa who left the Kingdom of Sand, and I hope they expand on that someday. 

I do like how we get a little bit more of RainWing history, though, such as RainWing merchants, messengers, traders, and RainWings who have drugged dragons with various rainforest plants. I would really like to see this part of RainWing history be explored.

I'm also kinda bothered that the dreamvisitors weren't used all that much. I mean, they were only talked about once and Darkstalker was only mentioned to have been trying to dreamvisit Foeslayer. Another thing, Fathom mentions in the epilogue that he hasn't Clearsight since he and Indigo left the Night Kingdom, and that was five years ago. Why not dreamvisit her? Or maybe the dreamvisitors only work while the dragon is in Pyrrhia? But then, Starflight was able to use it just fine and the old Night Kingdom on the island isn't even on the mainland if Prisoner and Assassin are any indication of that. However, we also know the dreamvisitors were spread out across Pyrrhia. One by Starflight while he was at the old Night Kingdom, but it was stolen and presumably lost when the volcano erupted, another was with the royal SandWing treasury until it was stolen by scavengers and was later recovered by Sunny, and the last one was found by Scarlet while she was held captive in Burn's Stronghold and it's unknown at the moment what happened to it, but I'm guessing either Chameleon or Ruby has it now. So, maybe something happened to Fathom's and/or Clearsight's at some point? But even then, it would seem odd how they wouldn't even try to dreamvisit each other at all, especially since five years pass by the epilogue. And come to think of it, it seems like Clearsight never even tried to dreamvisit Darkstalker either, unless she didn't want to.

I also felt like some time gaps could've been filled, but as the book progressed, I could actually feel the empty hopelessness there was to saving Darkstalker as he became more and more evil.

Also, there's mention of a LOST CONTINENT! With SECRET TRIBES! And this doesn't just happen once, either and Clearsight even decides to go there at the end of the book. Tui just has to expand on this story one day.

Another thing, the Lost City of Night has already been found, or at least part of it anyway. The mountain Darkstalker was buried under was Agate Mountain, which is part or at least near of the old NightWing territory and it's just east of Jade Mountain.

And Tui was right when she said this book would be complicated in how to perceive Darkstalker. In fact, Fathom even gives a similar line Moon said in Winter Turning and how no dragon is truly evil, and even Indigo says something along the lines of how our choices makes us good or evil, similar to what Peril said in Escaping Peril.

And this is exactly what I love about this series. It has so many complex, complicated characters, that it's hard not to see where that character is coming from. However, it all depends on exactly how they go about it. Really, it seems like the only characters who are just evil for the sake of it seem to be Scarlet, Burn, and Blister.

Overall, Darkstalker is a great book. Yeah, it has it's flaws, but none that I'm too bothered over. I hope we get more books like it in the future.

deviantID

XxNightstripexX
United States
Interests

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconits-endie:
Its-Endie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch~ :)
Reply
:iconliaaqila:
LiaAqila Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reply
:iconhiii-i:
Hiii-i Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for da watch! :D :heart:
Reply
:icongriffinator:
griffinator Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017   Digital Artist
:la: Late thanks for the watch!! :la:
Reply
:icongxfan537:
gxfan537 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017
Happy Birthday! *hugs you* gxfan537.deviantart.com/galler…
Reply
:iconlisosa:
Lisosa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!!! :heart:
Reply
:iconkikyoyuuki:
KikyoYuuki Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks for the watch! I appreciate it a lot!
Have a llama :D
Reply
:iconsteamhat:
Steamhat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
hey there, thanks for the watch, it is greatly appreciated
Reply
:iconkyotox33jdi:
Kyotox33JDI Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And Thanks for the watch :D (Big Grin) 
Reply
:iconkyotox33jdi:
Kyotox33JDI Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama :3
Reply
Add a Comment: