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I believe that you're great, that there's something magnificent about you. Regardless of what has happened to you in your life, regardless of how young or how old you think you might be, the moment you begin to think properly, there's something that is within you, there's power within you, that's greater than the world. It will begin to emerge. It will take over your life. It will feed you. It will clothe you. It will guide you, protect you, direct you, sustain your very existence, if you let it. Now, that is what I know for sure. In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. Sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can. Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it. When people can't do something themselves, they're gonna tell you that you can't do it. You want something, go get it. Period.
If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it'll spread over into the rest of your life. It'll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being. There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you mustnot stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level. The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
As you grow, you learn more. If you stayed as ignorant as you were at twenty-two, you'd always be twenty-two. Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth. It's more than the negative that you're going to die, it's the positive that you understand you're going to die, and that you live a better life because of it. Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.
You are who you Are and you have what you Have, right now. And it can’t be that bad, because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to read this.
The important thing is simply to find one POSITIVE thought that inspires you and helps you move forward. Hold on to it strongly, and Focus on it. You may feel like you don’t have much, or anything at all, but you have your mind to inspire you. And that’s really all you need to start moving forward again.
About more than half the groups on this site have their own mascot representing their group.
The one and only, Marik Ishtar. (Innocent Marik or Yami Marik). Since the start of this group, the group's first avatar is the one you see right now of Marik Ishtar staring at you, deciding how he should send you to the shadow realm.
I will be opening a new folder just for Marik or Yami Marik. the folder will be exclusively for them only. Regular rules apply for submissions, however I will accept sketches in this one. But the picture must be finished or close to finish!
Another rule to note, the picture can only and will only have Mariks. No side characters or such, nor OC's.
We will, however, accept duel monsters. Not all of them! only duel monsters that are owned by Marik himself. Like the infamous Winged Dragon of Ra or Revival Jam.
I'm serious, go draw marik and post :iconimpressedplz:
Oh, and al
Kazuki Takahashi's artwork I just noticed that Kazuki Takahashi's official artwork website was taken down or something.
I was browsing some stuffs on tumblr and stumbled upon a whole lot of Kazuki's artwork, So , i took the time out of my precious life and posted them here for you guys. man, his art is so awesome guys [':
Kazuki Takahashi drew that^ to support the victims of the earthquake that hit Japan.
not sure if this is his artwork or not, but it looks like his style.
^The Dark Magician picture was made into a reprinted version card for TCG https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTxQRpGIDsMeoTLG3Hi4r7oE4_U1RTI7NQN0QD1UEf3EUJVnf0AwQ and dark magican girl into a XYZ monster: https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRtIUmcklwH1DVUhKpzQtr1qNg50ns-NMgwNJtVw5UZ6RYOXQLDtA
If you have seen any more of his work, please note or comment with a link ^_^ make sure it's his~
I heard he is making/has made a new manga with its own card game...wanna here more guys!
There are some things a Mom, Dad, Bro, or Sister cannot do but a friend can. A friend is there who will not hate you for your secrets, nor hate you for the mistakes you have done. They will stick by you through the thick and thin, they will take a bullet for you so that you can be home for dinner, they will bring hurt anyone who has hurt you, and most of all, they will love you as one. Your past, your family, or school is troubling your mind, and those are thoughts you keep bottled in until you have that one person to open it up for you to share. That person is the one you will always count on to save your day, and the one you can't wait to see when you're having a bad day.
A shy, insecure Yugi, as a high school student, has always been troubled with bullies, but had no courage to face them. Everyday he would face the torment of these kids at school with no way out or no back up. One thing kept his hopes up: an ancient puzzle that is rumored to gr
The seal of orichalcos
Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that's why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that's why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.
CoS Kul Elna's Redemption chp. 5
Chapter 5: A Lost Life
It was odd how one who had, in a way, lived for so long had in actuality done very little. Akefia was not the type of man who enjoyed sitting around and doing nothing, yet there had been many long periods of time in his existence that he had been forced to do just that. While he had always done what he could, explore the land around him, learn his limits and potential of power with the Millennium Ring, try to theorize on just what he could eventually do to destroy Zork, he had always felt as if he were simply waiting around. It had always felt like a waste to him, something that had grated on his nerves to no end when he had been trapped in the tomb. It had been the main reason why he had longed for escape for so long, and why he had tried so many times to get away.
It was no doubt the reason why he was suddenly feeling the urge to be so busy now. It felt as if his purpose had finally started, like a renewed wave of energy had hit him and he was finally working t
Answers In Time Ch. 26Zorc smiled….Things were looking good for him..now he had two items and if you counted Isis' item that would make three that were with the thief. Now he figured was a good time to hatch part two of his plan.
"Shada…" Aknadin called as he approached the younger priest.
"Yes…Master Aknadin. "Is something wrong?" He asked noticing the sense of urgency radiating from the bearded man.
"I have received some horrible news….Pharaoh Atem hasn't returned since he left to follow the Thief King last night."
"I'll have everyone informed immediately….everyone within this palace's walls shall be out searching for him and we shall not stop until he is found."
"Very well. However I wish to speak to you, Karim and Master Shimon privately after you do so…I believe that I may know where we can find this Bakura. He needs to be punished."
"Yes, Master Aknadin." Shada muttered and bowed before leaving his superior's side.
Answers In Time Ch. 22"Damn it!" Seto muttered as he made his way through the long corridor, his robe trailing behind him.
He was considerably pissed .not only had his rival gotten away but now Isis had betrayed the kingdom and had helped him escape.
Isis, you're a fool. How could you allow yourself to be swayed by simple lies? This has even put Mahad at risk. That Idiot he's too blinded by his feelings to see that that woman has betrayed us.
Seto turned at the sound of his name.
"What is it Shada?" Seto asked as he took in the other's panicked filled face.
"It's Mahad sir, He's gone."
I knew it So the Imbecile has gone after them alone.
"Don't worry Shada He'll be fine. Our main priority is to ensure that the Pharaoh is safe and then we'll go after them ourselves. We must maintain order around here the people are starting to fear for their safety It's our duty to assure them that we are in control and that no harm shall come to them. Is that unders
Answers In Time Ch. 19Ryou sighed in relief as he boarded the plane set for Egypt, he felt that he could finally relax somewhat now that he knew that Marik was alright. He nearly laughed at his anxious behavior knowing full well that it wasn't necessarily his own feelings that was pulling him towards the land of desert sands. He looked out the window as he suddenly became rather impatient.
When is this damn contraption going to move? He thought.
Ryou's eyes widened as he shook his head trying to clear his mind.
"Great " he groaned as he slammed himself into the seat. "Now I'm even starting to think like him " he whispered as he ran his hand absentmindedly through his hair trying to dispel his unease. He was feeling irritated and at this point he felt that if someone tried to talk to him he would most certainly snap at them.
If I'm feeling this bad I can't imagine how he feels
He lowered his gaze his bangs covering his eyes as he shudder
Answers In Time Ch. 16Marik smiled as he looked up at the blue-gray sky as dark purple made its way across the horizon signaling the approaching dawn. It was quiet and peaceful, the only noise he could hear was the occasional soft sighs the thief made while he was sleeping. The blonde sighed as he felt his head lift and fall with each breath the other took.
I could stay like this forever
He thought as he slowly lifted his head, careful not to wake the thief. Marik was surprised to find the other so completely and utterly relaxed. His usually harsh features were smoothed out, effectively softening his expressionless face.
He's so cute.
Marik thought, as he inched a little bit closer to the other's face. The blonde's eyes sparkled with innocent curiosity as he lifted his hand bringing it to gently caress Bakura's cheek with the back of it. The blonde felt drawn to the thief as his face inched closer until they were nose to nose. He blushed when he realized what he was doing an
Forgotten Memories Ch. 1"Damn it." Bakura muttered as he was thrown to the ground, several men holding him down with his arms forcefully pulled behind his back. They made quick work of binding him before he was brought to kneel before their leader.
"So I've finally caught you Bakura." A tall man with blue-eyes smirked mockingly.
"Seto." Bakura greeted through clenched teeth as his head was pulled back forcing him to face the brunette. "It's been a while…." He laughed.
"I'm tired of playing your games…" Seto glared at the silver-haired man.
"Oh?" Bakura asked mockingly. "His Lordship wasn't entertained? I thought that you'd like this sort of thing."
"You call threatening the Pharoah's life entertaining?" Seto seethed. "You have no idea how much trouble you've caused."
"Nor do I care." Bakura muttered boredly. "I'm simply stating facts here, I will kill him…It's only a matter of time."
"You're delusional." Seto called as he turned, signaling the guards to follow him.
"Say what you will Priest…My people shall be
CoS Kul Elna's Redemption chp. 9
Chapter 9: New Home with You
"I thought you would have been happy."
"How can I be happy about this? You're gone months at a time, you leave me alone with the children, and now you just suddenly want to force us to move?!"
"For goodness sakes, Katherine. Don't make it sound like I'm someone who doesn't care! I do this for you and the kids. Look around you! The fire, the accidents, the incidents at school. This isn't a good environment for our kids and you know it!"
Ryou closed the door to his room, not wishing to hear the heated argument between his parents. It was odd to hear them arguing. They very rarely didn't get on well, and it almost seemed like it wasn't really them down there, like he was dreaming or that those people weren't actually his parents. Leaning against the door, he sighed softly.
Leaving. The concept had hit so suddenly, his father coming back for Christmas, announcing not even an hour after he'd gotten back home he'd purchased a home in Swindon, England, Ryou's moth
Answers In Time Ch. 20It had been two days. Two days that seemed like an eternity. Never in his life had two days seemed so long. Ryou sighed as he sat on the couch. It would seem that this situation was even more difficult than he thought. He was starting to wish that he still had the spirit of the ring with him. He used to really dislike not being able to tell what day or time it was .now he would give anything to be held in blissful ignorance again.
"Why?...Why won't it work?"
The white-haired teen turned to face the blonde. It was the first time that Marik had said anything since they had found that the spell no longer worked. The blonde was staring into space locked inside his own thoughts.
Ryou watched the other boy carefully wondering what was going through his mind before feeling a light pain in his chest.
I know . He thought towards the pain. He feels the same way too
Ryou leaned back in his seat as he thought over the other's words. Marik did have a point
Answers In Time Ch. 17Dust and sand floated in the air as Marik shook his head. The usually cheery blonde wore a scowl as he nearly coughed himself to death. This was so not what he had expected when Bakura said that they were going to rob a tomb. He had thought that they would just be robbing one tomb not going through the entire collection of tombs that the Valley of the Kings had to offer.
"What are we looking for anyway?" He asked as he tried to dust himself off, patting his clothes and watching the sand fly off in the afternoon sun making them look like golden flakes.
"We're .looking for .Aknamkanon's tomb." Bakura replied between his own coughing fit.
"Well .What are we going to do when we find it?" Marik asked. "You can't very well, kill him if he's already dead."
"You think so little of me?...." Bakura asked with mock disappointment. "Really now surely you can give me more credit than that."
"I suppose...." Marik shrugged. "Then again I never know what's going on in that hea
There are sacrifices involved. While you don’t have to sacrifice all of everything, you will have to sacrifice a lot. Never forget that. Never pretend that it comes easy. Never envy or hate those who have done it or proclaim that it was so much easier for them if you are struggling. It’s difficult. It’s grueling. Sometimes, it seems like the most difficult endeavor you have ever begun. But you are not alone and it can be done. Failure isn't falling down. It's remaining where you've fallen.
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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