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Hi, I’m Sam, also known as Ham, and I’m a recent escapee from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). I am a goof who pretends to be driven and organized. Currently, my sister, :iconinprismed:, and I are working on seven major projects:

1. The first project is my fifteen book science fantasy series: Nothing but Glory:

“Everyone has a reason to die. It is history that determines if it was worth dying for.”-Kingsley Montivelo.

My series follows thirteen leaders as they rise to power, how they handle a world war that is catastrophic in scope, and watches as some are overtaken by their sins-both intentional and unintentional-and some rise to lead a stronger, but dying world into an uncertain future. The first nine book are ‘regional’ books (they focus on each region of my world) while the next six are the about the war itself. Think of my series like the Avengers movies. The first nine books establish my characters (like Marvel phase one) and the next six books are one huge Avengers movie.

2. My second project is a companion book to the Nothing but Glory series: For the Next Killer Who Dies: Selected memories of a Revolutionary::

Killers never forget, they never forgive, and they never apologize, but sometimes they explain.

This is Kingsley Montivelo's memoir on his time as a member of the terroirist organization known as the Killer Liberation Army (KLA). Kingsley is one of the four leaders who are responsible for the war that my series, Nothing but Glory, is about and this book is his attempt to set the record straight. It starts with the moment he decides to join the KLA and ends with a fateful visit that sets the stage for the series itself.

3. My third project is a collection of short stories that relate to my series: the Backroads of Terra. It has been published on Kindle and contains illustrations drawn by my sister :iconinprismed:. It can found here: [link]

4. My fourth project is Heroes: a dystopian novel about Singularity gone wrong.

“We offer you Peace, Security, and Prosperity. We ask for your Privacy and your Obedience.”-Turing

Heroes is a world where there is no death, no war, no disease, and no crime. It is a perfect world as long as everyone follows the rules and does not mind being observed by the four guardians at all times. There is a small movement known as the Time Keepers who are desperately fighting the Guardians and bringing freedom back to the world.

5. My fifth project is Stairway to Heaven and is about a former druggie and asshole who decides to help struggling teens because he needs community service hours.

6. My sixth project is The Undesirables and it is about our modern world merging with the mystical world. Angels now rule planet earth and humans share their cities with all kinds of monsters. Archangel Michael creates a team of losers, damned, and assholes to combat evil with evil. Oh and Cthulhu is involved somehow. That’s all I got so far.

7. My seventh and final project is Dangerously Delusional. It is a comic about super heroes and super villains who have no idea what the hell they’re doing.

Nothing but Glory Website: skamenn.wordpress.com/
My pinterest: www.pinterest.com/pepperdaphoe…
My Tumblr: pepperthephoenix.tumblr.com/

My sister introduced me to stamps:

Arbitrary Titles Stamp by WetWithRain Comments Stamp by WetWithRain The Ori-Chin Of Whisker by PsychoMonkeyShogun Fallopian tube by SirvanaRachana Ray Bradbury Stamp by justdacat Grafstein's Growth by SirvanaRachana Meissner's corpuscle by SirvanaRachana Natural Selection by draco-dragon84 Krause's end-bulbs by SirvanaRachana Being human stamp 1 by dawn-of-stamps Despicable Me by RuthlessDreams Go Go Godzilla Stamp by Aazari-Resources Fawlty Towers by Shantella Go Gadget GO by Shantella Monty Python + the Holy Grail 'I got better' Stamp by TwilightProwler MARVEL X-Men First Class Stamp by TwilightProwler Wolfsbane X-Force Stamp by dA--bogeyman Some Motivation Required by RuthlessDreams I know everything by postmortumm I wanna move things with my mind by prosaix Hufflepuffs don't give a shit by kittykat01 Stamp: Bananas! by TheSaltyMonster YGOTAS: Steves :Stamp: by Circe-Baka YGOTAS: Screwed Rules :Stamp: by Circe-Baka Kaiba Screwed Stamp by D-WTF Kaiba stamp by Yami-YugiohFangirl Stamp: Hans Landa: Inglorious by ASSKISSER gor-LAH-me by deerstalkerpress I'm the dude... by Kiyamasho I love Led Zeppelin by mep92 Bob Dylan stamp by 5-3-10-4 Animated Flogging Molly Stamp by Voltaireon Drunken Lullabies 001 by Dametora Drunken Lullabies 004 by Dametora Alice Cooper stamp by starchild-rocks Gargoyles Stamp - Puck by KatWithKnives Gargoyles Stamp - David Xanatos by KatWithKnives Fringe Stamp by KristalStittle Watchmen Stamp Comedian by IngwellRitter Rorschach Stamp by picklelova Vendetta Stamp by Dianitica Ideas are bulletproof - stamp by HtB-stamps Stamp V of Vendetta by Iluvendure With Love From Valerie by RavenGaleSpencer Seinfeld stamp by cool-slayer Stamp: seinquote 1 by imgoingtothemoon Arrested Development Stamp by minami Lord of the Rings stamp 4 by Chrysalislover Lord of the Rings stamp 3 by Chrysalislover Treebeard Stamp by Captain-Savvy Boromir stamp by purgatori Theoden Poem Stamp by DutchOrca LOTR - Wander by Jenna-Rose B.P.R.D. Stamp by AsliBayrak Hellboy stamp by AprilMcGuire Ectoplasmic fun stamp by Violette-Aner Guillermo del Toro Stamp by Violette-Aner Ron Perlman stamp by C-Puff Stamp Johann Kraus by theEyZmaster History by black-cat16-stamps i support villains by iago-rotten Deviant Stamp: Erik Lehnsherr by beekay84 Abe Stamp by eERIechan Les Miserables Stamp by sratt Elbonian Motivation by Stock7000 Pearls Before Swine Stamp by Zetas The Mummy stamp by BaB-Jane Jurassic Park Stamp by ZZsStamps Thee Stoopid One :Stamp: by Circe-Baka Freaky Fred by Cathines-Stamps Cheese stamp by GalacticSun Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends Stamp by shadowleigh Foster's Home: Potatoes by Galialay "Heroes" Bowie stamp by TheStampQueen David Bowie Labyrinth Stamp by RebelOreo Labyrinth by Songficcer Bad ideas look Good -stamp by Sysirauta Warrior Stamp by PhoenixKnght86 Cloud Atlas Stamp by Lady-AnnJoanne YGOTAS: SSA :Stamp: by Circe-Baka Dan Green Stamp by erikagrace303 Craig's Cat by Rodentruler Craig Ferguson Fan Stamp by SonKitty I'll pray for you, Satan-chan by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me We love Phoenix by BlackRayser
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When you use the word 'but' in regards to Charles Hebdo i.e. "this is terrible, but he should have been more respectful" you use the same argument that men use in regards to rape. It's a tragedy she was raped, but she should have been wearing more clothes or she shouldn't have drank so much or she shouldn't have been such a whore.

Or the same argument when people discuss police brutally. It's a tragedy he was shot to death, but he shouldn't have dressed like a gangster or he shouldn't have looked threatening or he shouldn't have been waving that toy gun around.

Or the same argument when gays are bullied. It's a tragedy that the kid was bullied to the point of suicide, but he shouldn't have been such a queer or he shouldn't have been wearing high heels and lipstick or he shouldn't have been kissing a dude.

And when an abortion clinic is attacked no one ever says that's it's a tragedy, but they shouldn't have been aborting babies.

I understand everyone wants to live in a polite and loving world but we don't and a satirist's-or any kind of artist's- right to point that out is one of the bedrocks of democracy. Could Charlie Hebdo have been more
Diplomatic? Sure. Should he have been? Maybe. But he chose to be loud and obnoxious because he had something to say. People claim he is racist and offensive. I've only seen a few of his cartoons and they're in your face, but that's because he was trying to communicate a common fear in most countries that let in a huge migrant population-the fear of lost of identity. It doesn't matter if this fear is rational of not, it is still a human fear and Charlie Hebdo had a right to express that fear and outrage. Instead of blaming him for airing those feelings it may be more productive to find out why people experience that fear at all. And he had a right to point out where Islam and Islamists don't make sense and/or are extreme.

If we start to muzzle our creators out of fear of angering someone then we've lost the right to free and open discussion. People are going to disagree and they may do it offensively. That is a right and a vital component to freedom of speech.

Imagine if we successfully prevented people from speaking about evolution because if offended the Christian religion. Imagine if we successfully prevented people from speaking about civil rights because it upset the status quo (remember the gag laws during the 1850s that prevents congress from discussing slavery because it offended the South? How did that work out?) Imagine if we successfully prevented people from talking about rape because it's distressing (which was Aaron Sorken's argument in the Newsroom remember?) I don't support this right because I like upsetting people (although it is one of my favorite pastimes), but I support it to protect my own rights.

There is a great quote in the play Man for All Season that sums up my position: "Yes, I would give the devil the benefit of the law for my own safety!"

So my heart goes out to Charles Hebdo and to France and, even though I don't agree with everything Charles Hebdo said or drew, I agree with their right to have drawn it in the first place. Hopefully there will be a day when satire will not be needed and we can live in peace and harmony, but until that day, long live the obnoxious, the angry, the offensive, and the profane.
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Happy New Year everyone! I know I've been MIA the past few months, but that's because I've got a lot going on-both personally and creatively. My siblings and I are working on a website which is about our work as a collective and our friend's work. I'll post more details once we figure shit out. I have to edit five more chapters of For the Next Killer Who Dies before the first edit is completed, which I'm really excited about. Once I'm done, I might write a journal about my editing process, but we'll see. I might not have the energy or patience. XD I'm hoping to have the Killer story sent out to agents and hopefully working with publishers by the end of 2015 (wish me luck), I am redoing my story website, which I will post as soon as I get it done, and I'll be developing the Ignis War book as soon as I'm done with Kingsley. I may also devote some time to the Angel and Demon story and Greg as well as a few short stories. Basically I'm planning to make 2015 a successful year creatively. 2014 was a good personal growth and career growing year, 2015 I'll be focusing on my writing-both academically and literately (which may mean grad school bleh).

Before I  bid 2014 farewell, however, I want to thank everyone for putting up with me this year. I've met a number of wonderful people DA such as :iconmyriadwhitedarkness: :iconjdnight: :iconjawaboxereod: :icontigurus:. You guys have been unbelievably supportive and I feel so blessed knowing you and reading your work. I wanted to surprise you all with various gifts for Christmas, but since nothing works out the way I want, just message me if you want anything particular from me such as a critique, a short story, or a drawing. I'll try and get it done by the end of January (which, knowing me, means February). Haha. Seriously, though, you guys are awesome! Thank you again for putting up with me and I look forward to spending 2015 with you all.

Everyone else in the DA community, thank you for having me as part of your community. I'm looking forward to the new year and I hope it's wonderful for everyone!
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Alex coughed as he took a sip from his tea.
“Oh, I hope it isn’t too hot,” said Kingsley, sitting on a couch across from the Ferdarian.
“No, it’s fine,” said Alex, placing the cup of tea on the table and adjusting in his seat.
They were sitting in Kingsley’s pale living room. The Killer was sitting on a satin, lavender couch, in front of a coffee table while Alex sat in a wicker chair. The sun burst through the bay window, nearly blinding them.
“I am surprised they let you see me,” said Kingsley, one leg folded over the other.
“It wasn’t easy,” Alex acknowledged, “And I don’t have long, so I would like to get down to business.”
The Killer took a sip from his tea and stared the Ferdarian before nodding his head.
“Of course.”
“It is my intention to write a book about the Second Shadow War-”
“Does another one need to be written?”
Alex glared at the Killer.
“And I would like your help.”
Kingsley’s face tightened a half an inch as he stared at the Ferdarian.
“I would like your help in understanding David and the others.”
He smiled faintly.
“I am afraid I don’t know much.”
“You worked with him.”
“I met with David, once, and we fought on the same side, but we were hardly close.”
“And what about the Demon? Were you close with him?”
Kingsley’s smile grew and he placed his cup of tea on the coffee table.
“There were many men responsible for that…creature’s reign of terror.”
“You supported him more than most.”
“I think that’s stretching the truth a little, isn’t it?”
“You granted his kind freedom in Shiva when you were president.”
“As did your president.”
Alex met Kingsley’s icy glare.
“What are you looking for, Mr. Phillips?”
“I want to understand.”
Kingsley briefly glanced out the window and sighed.
“You can’t understand Rezan, Mr. Phillips. You can only learn how to live with him.”
“Is that what you did?”
He turned to face Alex.
“I did what I had to do to win my people their freedom. Nothing more. Nothing less.”
No More, No Less
This is just a quick sketch of Alex's first interview with Kingsley. It's not finished and I don't know of it will ever be put in the book I just wanted to write it down just in case.

Enjoy!

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Kingsley’s Lament

I gave all I had
To an unforgiving cause
And I watched the bloodstained plummet
Of our brightest stars

They have departed
Casualties of Death’s cold kiss
Or seduced
By Life’s worthless embrace

‘Forgive me!’ I scream
Collapsing to my knees
Uncaring Silence caresses me
And I am reminded that I am alone

My voice is consumed by the terror
Of the era
And I step over the dead and maimed
In search for a stronger refrain

Death incites nary a sigh
And earthquakes go unnoticed
Only one path remains
And it leads into abyss

But my soul is already lost
Taken by mindless fools
And if we are to fall
We will not fall alone
kingsley's Lament
So this is a rough poem I quickly wrote. It's about Kingsley during the few moments he allows himself to review his life and come to terms with what he has lost.

Enjoy!

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Rezan being Rezan by Delta-13
Rezan being Rezan
Yep that's Rezan holding a human heart. XD

Still not a hundred percent happy with how he came out but meh.

Enjoy!

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Danielle being smexy by Delta-13
Danielle being smexy
So trying anyway. XD so this is Danielle trying to look good for Rezan. Before he found her, she was a prostitute and is not ashamed.

She still doesn't look skeleton enough but eh. I'll work on it.

Enjoy

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YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave of the quote of Disraeli on economic inequality. :)
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SwiftWindSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Writer
Thanks for the review on Derrick's Secret III. I appreciate you taking the time to write it and give me some honest feedback.
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No problem!
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Thank you so much for the favorites and the watch! I'm seriously grateful! Hopefully I'll continue adding things to my gallery you can connect to!
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No problem! I really like your artwork. It's very well written. :)
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Thanks for the llama. ;) Hopefully he's a good luck llama. My deviantArt career needs it. XD
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Delta-13 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Haha no problem. And you and I both need a good luck llama. ;)
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Thank you so much for the llama. Really appreciate it. :)
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No problem! ^_^
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Tigurus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Heyhey! As Christmas is coming soon, I wanted to wish you a merry christmas! :)
I wish you all the luck with your projects and writing :)
Merry Christmas www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWYFpN…
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