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Deep down. Beyond the lowest layers of our consciousness. It watches us in our dreams and nighmares. Observing us. Finding the details about us we never knew about. Forever with it's smugness. The smile filled with sharp, pointy teeth. The mouth going from its right cheek. Going past the left one. Down the side of the neck. Down the left shoulder and where the arm should have been. Ending at its waist.
Its anorexic body is like an extension from the wall, as if either it's a part of the wall, or if the wall was a part of the body. Its unnatural long arm stretching across the room, always towards you.
You don't want to look it at its eyes. Those damn eyes. Looking like yours, but at the same time not. Always staring. Endlessly staring.
When it talks it sometimes only move its chin, but other times the whole mouth from cheek to waist. Those teeth that moves at different times. The stench of something unnatural comes from it. The mouth is forming words, but only noise comes from it. A dull noise, so deep it feels more like a humming vibration from something way bigger than the room.
There's no doors nor windows in the room. And sometimes it crawls towards you, the walls following him. It crawls over your body, its eyes only inches from yours. Then it speaks of dread. You see the words forming on its lips, but you hear nothing but a fear slowly tightening its grip on your body, making you stunned by pure terror.
You'll never get to know what it wants, only that it can promise you an eternity of fear. Fear beyond your everyday phobia.

Welcome to the end of all dreamworlds.
  • Listening to: Affiance, Lorelei, some anime osts
  • Watching: Chaos;Head
  • Drinking: Milk

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(Contains: violence/gore and ideologically sensitive material)
Beware of the frantic reindeer
The one who smells of beer
Ramming the innocent
He has them into death sent

He wear his horns as if it is our glory
But it is hard when they're bloody and gory

Steam rises from his muffle
His hoofs crushing our bones
He lusts for our corpses
To lie beside the stones

He goes crazy as few
Way before the curfew
He can smell our growing fear
Charging against us as we're shedding our last tear

His fur is stained with countless of peoples blood
Leaving people in his wake where we earlier stood

Steam rises from his muffle
His hoofs crushing our bones
He lusts for our corpses
To lie beside the stones
Rude Olf
Another one of my brutal Christmas jingles, this one being a brutal version of Rudolph. No wonder why he has a red nose :P
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You think it does, huh?

I know that most of you who says this is refering to what is played on the radio, but did you really think it through before you uttered those words? Did you search throroughly in every genre and place(both online and locally) after something to enjoy when it comes to music? Did you check out all of the local conserts, festivals etc for your musical pleasure? Did you dig into the underground of sub-subgenres? Bands and artist which only got as much fans as they all could be gathered on the stage where said band/artist is playing?

I bet you haven't. And if you think you have, just keep on searching. Sooner or later you'll find something that will blow your mind. Literally(no, it's called FIGURATIVELY).

I know by experience that it's easier to be an lazy ass and just complain than actually actively do stuff, but believe me, work usually pays off. Start searching, and you'll be finding. Because lets be honest, what's on the radio rarely, if ever, comes with good music(I know that's an opinion, and fuck you for pointing that out... or wait, did I just do it? Fuck... ).


Don't know where to search? Let me give you a few suggestions:
> Spotify - Even if it's flooded with adds and crappy stuff when you have a free account, it still have plenty of good stuff on it for a cheap bastard like us. And the layout is pretty neat. A good place for those who are content with the more known stuff, and doesn't feel the need to go underground.
> Youtube - You can find more or less anything on youtube, including music( *grasps* ). Seriously though, the only things that you won't find here are stuff that hasn't been released yet. Just don't look at the comment section if you don't want to get brain damage.
> Bandcamp - This is my personal favourite when it comes to finding new music. If you're into buying physical albums(CDs, LPs, even cassettes), this is the place, since you buy directly from the band/artist, directly supporting them! And plenty of new albums in all kinds of genres is added daily. It's a site for music-lovers, that's for sure.
> Soundcloud - Don't know much about it myself, but the few times I've been there have been pleasant. Surely someone more knowledgable will inform us in the comments below about this site?
> Google - Only trolls doesn't know about this search engine.


Don't know what genres there are out there?
> Pop - Can both mean "popular" or a repetitititive genre often played on your radio(Mr. Opinion strikes again). Contain subgenres such as: Alternative pop, indie pop, synth pop, bubblegum pop, j-pop and plenty of more.
> Classical Music - A genre which you've probably heard of in your art class(or whatever you call it in your country), which is mostly contained of(correct me if I'm wrong) orchestral symphonies, lacking vocals, and is one of the more complex kind of music out there.
> Rock - A not too unnoticed genre by the common man, and some people think they're hipsters for listening on some semi-mainstream rock bands. But if you wipe off the dirt on your glasses(and get a laser operation on your eyes), you might find that it contains more than just a handful of bands. Contains subgenres such as: Rock 'n' roll, progressive rock, glam rock, hard rock, gothic rock and plenty of more.
> Hip hop/Rap - Eminem is one of the(if not the) most known from hip hop. Another genre that has a few artists that has been played on the radio. But as everything else, the iceberg thingie. Contains subgenres such as: Experimental hip hop, horrorcore, political hip hop, freestyle rap and plenty of more.
> Folk Music - A genre which sometimes uses unique instruments which no one can enunciate. It's probably from this genre you'll listen to someone singing in a language you don't understand. Probably one of the oldest genres out there.
> Jazz - A complex genre which probably have a small place in every town around earth. And it would probably take you a long time before you understand it. Contain subgenres such as: Avant-garde jazz, chamber jazz, neo-bop, soul jazz and plenty of more.
> Electronic Music - A genre which has existed for longer that maybe one might believe. Contain subgenres such as: Industrial music, techno, trance and plenty of more.
> Metal - Even though some might consider this a subgenre of rock and/or blues, I suggest otherwise. With the plethora of subgenres it has, together with the much heavier sound it has compared to the earlier two, I believe that today it can stand on its own legs as an independent genre. Contain subgenres such as: Death metal, black metal, doom metal, metalcore(suck on that, elitists), thrash metal and plenty of more.
> Punk - Most people think of tomahawks and Green Day when they hear it, but that's like thinking about suggar when someone mentions "cake" or "candy". Contain subgenres such as: Crust punk, garage punk, hardcore punk, skate punk and plenty of more.


And there's much more than these genres and subgenres out there, but that's up to you to explore.


Why I posted this is partly because I think it's both irritating, and a bit stupid, for people to announce that today's music suck, and partly because I saw a video where Countblagorath discussed this( www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSLOxN… ). After watching that video I felt the need to spread the message about that music can never die, only one's care for actually trying to do find something for their liking.



tl;dr - It's not new music that sucks, it's just you who're lazy to search for what you might enjoy.
Deep down. Beyond the lowest layers of our consciousness. It watches us in our dreams and nighmares. Observing us. Finding the details about us we never knew about. Forever with it's smugness. The smile filled with sharp, pointy teeth. The mouth going from its right cheek. Going past the left one. Down the side of the neck. Down the left shoulder and where the arm should have been. Ending at its waist.
Its anorexic body is like an extension from the wall, as if either it's a part of the wall, or if the wall was a part of the body. Its unnatural long arm stretching across the room, always towards you.
You don't want to look it at its eyes. Those damn eyes. Looking like yours, but at the same time not. Always staring. Endlessly staring.
When it talks it sometimes only move its chin, but other times the whole mouth from cheek to waist. Those teeth that moves at different times. The stench of something unnatural comes from it. The mouth is forming words, but only noise comes from it. A dull noise, so deep it feels more like a humming vibration from something way bigger than the room.
There's no doors nor windows in the room. And sometimes it crawls towards you, the walls following him. It crawls over your body, its eyes only inches from yours. Then it speaks of dread. You see the words forming on its lips, but you hear nothing but a fear slowly tightening its grip on your body, making you stunned by pure terror.
You'll never get to know what it wants, only that it can promise you an eternity of fear. Fear beyond your everyday phobia.

Welcome to the end of all dreamworlds.
  • Listening to: Affiance, Lorelei, some anime osts
  • Watching: Chaos;Head
  • Drinking: Milk
There. The title's fixed.


I'm writing what will become my life's work, a fantasy series set in a world that has no connection with ours(high fantasy, more or less). The whole story is roughly finished in my head, and I think I have most of the major details figured out and up there.
What I need some aid with is that I want to make it feel realistic. I want to make every sub-plot necessary(or at least feel like it wasn't wasted space in the book), and the background as if things happen while the main plot is in action. I want... well, I want a lot of things with this story, but why I posted this here, in this forum, is because I want other perspectives than my own to suggest things I may not have considered yet.

To make a fantasy realistic, with the magic, politics, history, relationships etc etc, I want insight into other areas of information and subjects than the imagination part, because I can make up things on the spot, and continue on forever with a crazy plot, but I lack in other sort of areas, like warfare tactics, different kind of ruling systems in how they are constructed(things like the feudal society, a capitalistic ruling system, direct democracy etc), how currency worked in the medieval times, different sorts of political opinions different (fantasy) races might have(like minotaurs, dwarves and so on), how weather can affect the lands, and whatever more you could come up with.

I'm not telling you to create the world for me, no, absolutely not! I just want some insight in what I could make in the background, to make the world more complete, to make it work on its own. That things that happens with the subplot will affect the main plot and vice versa.


What you might want to know before you're posting:
>It's a highly magical world, and more or less every country has their own magical system, how it works, its limits. Between every fourth and every fifth inhabitant are capabable of using magic, though of course everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses with it.
>Everyone speaks the same language, though there are some minor languages speaken by either from a very academic land, as well as one of the magical systems and one ancient partly forgotten language.
>Gods and goddesses exists among humanoids, a little bit like how the gods in the greek and norse mythologies did.

And if there are anything else you need to know, I'll answer it in the comment section.
Any help you'll provide me with will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in before hand.


tl;dr
Want some aid with making my fantasy world more realistic. Any suggestions?
Sorry for the title, couldn't think of a decent one.

Anyway, time for some discussion, so let me tell you this little story first, before we get to the point.

I was having an arguement with my sister(well, more of a verbal fight than an arguement), where she had problem with me not knowing/recognizing radio-related artists of nowadays, which she referred to as "common knowledge"(the closest you get when you try to translate the swedish word "allmänbildning").
I disagreed with that for at least 3 different reasons(which I will come back to later), but my explainations didn't suit her, like it never really does for her, since when she has her mind set on some sort of "rules" or how reality "works" she wont change her opinion on the subject.
The reasons why I disagreed with her:
1. Common knowledge when it comes to todays music doesn't exist, because common knowledge is knowledge that everyone should know about, but which artists you should now about is, well, only the ones that you listen to, since you have no need to know about something random shit you don't listen to(unless you maybe work with something which need you to know that stuff). Or at least don't force on me useless "common knowledge". Music is percieved differently, thus making it a matter of perspective of what you enjoy of it. So to make a part of it into obligatory "knowledge" is kind of like punishment for quite a large mass of people, almost in the area of torture for some.
The history of music might be called common knowledge, but not what's playing on the radio today.
2. I actually know a few of those "common knowledge" artists thanks for internet, because almost no matter what you do, there will exist some piece of it. So yes, I do have some "common knowledge".
3. You just dislike the fact that I like metal music, and that at least 80% of what I listen to contains growling. Stop trying to force me into something you already know I dislike. (yeah, this is more of a personal-directed reason, which you actually don't have to read nor care about, unless you really enjoy reading personal stuff)


So, to you readers(and possible responders), if popular music of today should be considered "common knowledge", give me(and the rest of us disbelievers) a reason why everyone should know about it.
Is there such a thing as common knowledge when it comes to music? What should everone know about music?
Or you just can post an experience you had yourself with close-minded people who thinks their musical opinion should be above everyone else's opinions(or something like that).

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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
omfg 
Thank you a billion times! I cannot believe what wonders that has happened since last time I was online O.O

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MarioLuigi96 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Just in case you didn't see, there are many other great bundle offers too!

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petrova Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Grattis i förskott! Ett av dina verk är med i KingdomOfSwedens födelsedagsfeature som du finner här: kingdomofsweden.deviantart.com… :party:
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MarioLuigi96 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Wow, it seems like ages since we spoke! Anyway, I found something interesting the other day and I wondered if you knew anything about it, because I can't find anywhere to listen to it.

Check it out: www.spirit-of-metal.com/album-…

Do you know anything about this?
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed, and sorry for the late reply, haven't got access to internet for a VERY long time(it has been awful :( ).

Hm... have you asked the band about it? Haven't found much myself either, but the bandmembers are pretty chill, so maybe they put up an old song on youtube or something if you ask(maybe). I know at least that The Omen Of Lycaon(the old version) is available on youtube, and I think Oedipus Complex as well will exist somewhere in its old glory.
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MarioLuigi96 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Woah, did you buy the Scryers Of The Ibits bundle with the fancy statue and stuff?
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Jepp, of course I did. Supporting my fav band 100% and getting all their stuff ^^(still have a few shirts I haven't bought from them)
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5minalone Featured By Owner May 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
cool work
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
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TheArtributor Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Fav on Man's Torment!
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome, I enjoyed reading it :)
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duncanli Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thankyou so much for your watch! 
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G0D0FSHAD0WS Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're very welcome! I enjoy your art and am interested in what you will create henceforward :)
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blue-moon402 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
you have good taste in music, and post on the forums a fair bit-- do you know of any good female fronted metal bands? Going more towards harsh vocals, than 'gothic-metal' type..
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