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"Excuse me," said the spider to the shoe,
"Before you stamp, before you stomp
I have something vital to ask of you:

"I know I'm scary, I'm a dreadful sight
with legs that skitter hither and thither
and my many eyes that stare into the night.

"But tell me, truthfully: am I the worst?
Of the things that creep while you're asleep
the stuff of nightmares, those beasts accursed.

"No, not some imaginary monsters," the spider said,
"They live! They're alive!
They are real as your nose and the hairs on your head.

"Am I worse than the mosquito that bites?
The bumps that itch when you reach to scratch?
I keep him from biting your ear when you sleep at night.

"Am I worse than the termites that crawl in the wood
and eat and eat as if on repeat?
If I weren't around? Eat the whole house, they would!

"Am I worse than those buzzing black flies?
How very rude that they ruin your food!
If it weren't for me, you'd be eating maggotberry pies!

"Am I worse than the moth that eats your things,
All your shirts bare, and even... your underwear?
Let's say I were gone; would you want to wear strings?

"So if you still want me gone... well, then I say:
-Sniff!- Go ahead! Squish 'till I'm dead!

"But...

"If you'd rather have me stay... please... let me go my way."
Think Before You Squish
Originally a response to a Reddit writing prompt, this poem can be found collected in convenient (and free!) ebook format on Wattpad, in the book Bedtime for Monsters
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Listen, hatchlings, and listen well
To the story that I shall tell
Of the horrors that await
Young monsters who do not obey

When you don't clean your den at night
Or brush your bristled tail just right
The Thing that lives above our heads
Will come to snatch you from your beds

Bony limbs! A toothy mouth!
Digits that grasp and waver about!
No fur, nor horns, nor jagged beak
Lies upon this scaleless freak

But I'll tell you of its warning call
So your demise you may forestall
And live to see another night
Where mom and dad can ease your fright

A light it shines, from meaty paws,
It bulges its eyes, unhinges its jaws,
And it will screech with voice so shrill
Your spines will feel its ghostly chill

I hope that you shall never face
This wretched Thing; so please, make haste
To do your chores and listen right
Like good little monsters should do each night
Bedtime for Monsters
Originally a response to a Reddit writing prompt. This story can also be found on Wattpad, collected in convenient (and free!) ebook format in the book of the same name: www.wattpad.com/story/82511901…
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You guys may have been wondering where I was. Or perhaps you've forgotten about my existence. Either way, I'm here to throw an update into your pile of notifications.

In a nutshell: for a while, grad school happened. Then Reddit happened. Oh man, Reddit is almost as bad as dA for sucking up my attention (/r/writingprompts is fun, you guys should give it a shot). Then a baby happened.

Haven't really been drawing much, that's difficult to do with grad school, then a kid needing attention. But I've been doing a bit of writing, that's pretty easy to do. Yay!

So there will probably be a huge dump of stuff coming over from my Reddit and Flight Rising accounts; lots of poetry but some actual prose too. I've tried to save as much as I can, it never really occurred to me to try and save my Reddit stuff, and it's difficult to get back after a certain point in time. If any of it looks familiar, you've probably run into a user named kra_gl_e or Kragle. That's me! I've kinda gotten attached to kra_gl_e as a username.

I've also started a Wattpad account, if any of you are into that. My niece got me into it, and I kinda like the ability to gather stuff into convenient e-book format (though it is still lacking in the formatting front). I'm kra_gl_e over there; feel free to check it out, I'm putting together some poetry and short story collections.

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Canada
I am a geomatics engineering student with a specialization in biomedical engineering (which means that I do a lot of math and science-y stuff). I am also an artist, a crafter, a writer, an actor, and many other things. I am a jack of all trades and master of none.

If you have an account at RoosterTeeth.com, feel free to add ladydonut to your list. Send me a note first and tell me who you are on dA, because I don't add people who I don't recognize.

My stock account: [AlphaSoupStock]
The Ask Project Freeprancer Tumblr: [Ask Project Freeprancer]
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You guys may have been wondering where I was. Or perhaps you've forgotten about my existence. Either way, I'm here to throw an update into your pile of notifications.

In a nutshell: for a while, grad school happened. Then Reddit happened. Oh man, Reddit is almost as bad as dA for sucking up my attention (/r/writingprompts is fun, you guys should give it a shot). Then a baby happened.

Haven't really been drawing much, that's difficult to do with grad school, then a kid needing attention. But I've been doing a bit of writing, that's pretty easy to do. Yay!

So there will probably be a huge dump of stuff coming over from my Reddit and Flight Rising accounts; lots of poetry but some actual prose too. I've tried to save as much as I can, it never really occurred to me to try and save my Reddit stuff, and it's difficult to get back after a certain point in time. If any of it looks familiar, you've probably run into a user named kra_gl_e or Kragle. That's me! I've kinda gotten attached to kra_gl_e as a username.

I've also started a Wattpad account, if any of you are into that. My niece got me into it, and I kinda like the ability to gather stuff into convenient e-book format (though it is still lacking in the formatting front). I'm kra_gl_e over there; feel free to check it out, I'm putting together some poetry and short story collections.

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AxtonLennox111 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Clap Happy birthday
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CakeUpStudio Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
thank you for faving my owl cake a while ago Dance!
may the Llama I offer in return remind you of my gratitude if you ever decide to +fav any of my other works in the future since I won't be spaming you with more 'thank you' notes Hug  but I'm always happy to answer comments or questions if you have any :D (Big Grin)
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osiskars Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for all the favs!
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Hi Cam, happy birthday! :party:
How've you been?
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Ross! :D I'm good, though I've been pretty busy with work lately. You?
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Same here, I hope you at least took a bit of time for yourself on Thursday though :)
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Diebro210 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday :3
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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PrivateCocky Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding Project Freeprancer to the group!!
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, also, you might be interested in some of RaspberryFanta's stuff. She did some crossovers for a while as well. 
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