Monday! -sips wine- Oh boy…

Ever just get a book reccomendation from a respected source because it’s praised at being accurate of a personal trial you have to deal with daily and be soooo excited to read it… only to find that not only does it offend the shit out of you, but cause you physical pain to read it…?

Anyone…

 

-waves finger at accusingly- oh you just wait, you son of a bitch…

Yeah… you guys have a book roast coming. Quiver in anticipation cause I am straight putting the hurt on it come Thursday.

Ahem, Welcome to the Cerebral Hedonist and here comes and Update!!!!

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So in regards to original content, I managed to pump out a small bit of content this week in the form of Art and a lovely aside that can be read here —> Tower of Babel

15 Degrees Skyward Episode 2 is coming. I know I keep saying it but it’s definitely on its way!

I’m also designing a pretty little Cover Art for it since this has me so inspired!

In the meantime, I have finally finished one of the books I’d had a straight need to read because of the subject matter and was so goddamn disappointed I could’ve lit it on fire, but in order to prevent others from believing this book is a good representation of things that the author did not bother to research, I am going to review this, roast it, and explain exactly why this is a terrible thing to take seriously! But, um, that will be Thursday since its already written up, I just have to type it.

Yes, I still handwrite things. I’m old. Bite me!

I will also be back to musing since I’ve read and learned so much in the past few weeks thanks to conversations with fellow booksellers and the like.

Also, Pop Culture month is happening this month at my store so in honor of that, I’m going to review some nerd shit and talk about nerd stuff for July. There’s definitely some Manga, Light Novels, and Comics I want to review for all of your viewing pleasure! Especially for all you fandom trash who occupy the landfill with me!!!

Transient is going to be having a few more excerpts coming from it as I push it nearer to completion. I’m still doing character POV pieces and working harder.

Also in response to a few inquiries on Twitter –

Camp NaNoWriMo July: AHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAH!

-clears throat-

I usually would participate in it, but with all of the personal projects I have going on plus my passion about my workplace and the deadlines I’ve set for myself I simply do not have time for Camp Nanowrimo. I mean I do but… what are you trying to do? Kill me?

So yeah, absolutely not. However, I will be participating in Nanowrimo November… the official Nanowrimo. I have something I’m setting out to accomplish and November is a good time to start it in the wake of actually FINISHING Transient.

Um, there’s not much else other than I am going to be reading my ass off and writing my ass off. I’ve pretty much decided to end my editing contracts because they’re hindering me plus my day job are pulling so much of my time that if I continue my editing I will not be able to deliver any original content and that’s no Bueno. Like seriously not good. I thrive on making content from me to you and editing is limiting the hell out of me.

In other words, I’m too selfish to give my talents to other people to profit from when I can give them to you guys for free where you can truly enjoy them. That’s not to say I’m giving up for every, but just for now. I’m choosing my passions over dolla dolla bills. Dumb decision, I know, but this is who I am! :3

With that being said, keep coming back and I’ll keep making these things both for you and for me. After all, what I want is to make great art. So, going to make some great art!

Tu-da-loo!

-Harli V. Park-

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Danika’s Note: Tower of Babel – 15 Degrees Skyward

There’s this belief… this religious myth that the reason we have so many different languages is

This religious myth that the reason we have so many different languages is because long ago, humans attempted to build a tower so high that they reached the heavens. They angered the god that resided there by attempting to reach his elevation… his divinity, I expect. So that could he confounded them. He took words from our tongues and replaced each with words that could no longer reach others and be understood. They could no longer communicate with each other and so the culmination of their unity crumbled….

That god… divided us…

But, that’s illogical, isn’t it…

Perhaps it was not that this god replaced the language… perhaps it wasn’t common tongue that was taken from us. After all, humans possess the capacity to learn – that is, to speak as many languages as they each are capable of learning. People can even pick up phrases and words that were given and borrowed and cloned from other languages. People can and will communicate.

That god did not divide us…

No, a better way to say it is: that god disconnected us…

I believe this was the moment we stopped reaching those heights together and started trying to reach them alone. Thus, we all sit upon the ruins of our own towers; these absolute sums of all our emotions, all of our genius, all of our free will. The absolute sums of our uniqueness. And we stand alone, no one able to reach our elevation… No one able to help us get higher…

Each of our towers sits there at different heights…

Mine sits so high that I cannot see up or down or even around me. There’s nothing there at this level. Nothing… I sit here and I can’t come down, but I can’t go any higher. This is the curse, this is the confounding. We stand alone at the precipice of everything we want, everything we try to accomplish only to be stricken down by our own limitations because we can no longer connect and climb higher!

But… in the distance there is a light. There is another world somewhere through the darkness. Another tower gleaming in the light that looks just like mine! It’s warm and blinking and calling out because it can climb no higher. I want to reach out to it. I want to touch that…

I want to connect…

It’s a whisper.

A breath, a sigh escaping from my heaven to yours that ends the world that I created alone and begins the world we will create together. This whisper carries across the distance upon the dream that I have always shared with you… even when I didn’t realize it myself. It reaches out and brushed just against the side of your face to caress your ear asking, requesting… begging you to wake up.

Show me the world you tried to create and then send it into the darkness as I have sent mine. Show me the elevations you sought and then I will meet them with mine.

Let us cast aside the failure and connect…

Don’t you see?

I do not believe that it was language that that god took from humans, that the confounding was the spoken word. The confounding was connection… the connection of what is our free will… what is our uniqueness… what is our soul …

I send this whisper of connection, of words no spoken or written language knows upon the wings of our shared dream and I wait for you to whisper back…

Only then, can our towers converge…

Only then, can we reach the heavens we’ve both longed for…

Maybe then, when I hear my words in your tongue, I can believe they are true…


(Read 15 Degrees Skyward)

Author Notes: A small glimpse into the mind of Danika Bennet and her need to connect. I’m slowly crawling towards the completion of Episode 2 and will be posting it soon. Danika is a very unique girl, isn’t she…

Anyway, I hope you like it and I hope you’re enjoying the slow crawl of content. Monday I’ll have more to say and I should have Episode 2 up before then… should being the operative word! 😀

See ya there!

Harli V. Park

15 Degrees Skyward – Danika Bennet

 

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Danika Bennet of 15 Degrees Skyward

So I’m having a bit of trouble finishing the next Episode due to workload and concentration yet somehow I was able to complete this…

Yep…

Anyway, this is Concept Art of Danika Bennett, one of two main protagonists in 15 Degrees Skyward which if you haven’t read “Boom” <— Click it.

I didn’t want her to be overly beautiful, but rather a simple sort of cute. So this is her at 17 — adorably awkward and such. She’s a very introverted character who operates by her own mental logic and sometimes this logic clashes with the actualities of the world. Hence why it is hard for her to convey what she means, what she desires, and what she seeks to give to others.

I hope you like it! It’s okay to share, like, and comment. I also hope this makes up for not having anything for you guys to read just yet!!! >w<

Tootles!

-Harli V. Park-

 

Monday Update!!!!

So I said I’d update every Monday, so here it is!!!

Welcome to the Cerebral Hedonist… here comes a half-formed thought.

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Let’s see…

I got 15 Degrees Skyward off the ground and thank you so much for all of the good feedback! I really appreciate it. If you haven’t begun the experience just yet here’s a link to the published content for it here:

15 Degrees Skyward

I hope you find it pleasing and interesting enough to follow.

I am actually quite amazed that people have enjoyed it as much as they have and are actually interested in seeing more. For that I am so grateful. You guys are awesome.

As for Transient, its still being worked heavily on and I’ve got myself a solid professional editor to help me bring it to its fullest so that you can see the world as I see it through this dreadful tale. I will be continuing to write asides and character monologues for it as I get inspired and share them here so something to look forwards to.

Most importantly my life has been work, work, work. I’m going to be giving up editing for a while until I finish Transient because between it and work I haven’t had time to focus on what I’m trying to do. That’s no bueno. So I’m making sure I have the time to make you content, excel at my job, and achieve my goals. So something had to go and editing was it.

-yawns-

Not much to report other than promotion might be happening for me which will give me more leeway to do more with this site without being bone deep tired. Other than that, I’ll have Episode 2 of Skyward up soon and I’ll see you guys next Monday!!!!

I started writing this on Monday and ended on Tuesday. Beautiful life! Thanks for all your support -muah!-

-Harli V Park-

 

The Holy Dove that Moved in You

Margaret Mitchell Vamp AU

 

“I told you I would save her, Hawthorne…
“And by your sinI have…” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Holy Dove that Moved in You –

Fandom: Bungou Stray Dogs

Pairing: Margaret/Hawthorne

Theme: Demon/Priest AU

A refugee from the Civil War, Margaret takes shelter at a church where Hawthorne resides. After becoming friends and close to more, Margaret is involved in a horrible carriage accident that renders her comatose leaving Hawthorne only to pray for her recovery. However, when prayer no longer seem plausible and the doctors ask that Margaret be euthanized humanely, Hawthorne has a crisis of faith and depression feeling lost and guilty. As he begs to make it right, a Russian seeks sanctuary in his church… and offers to save Margaret out of “kindness”…


So, an idea I had for an Au fanfic that I don’t have time to write right now, so I’ll just post art for it. And Yes that’s red in her pupils.

Hope you like the arts >w< I really enjoyed designing that back

Harli V Park