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The Reading Corner

Fri Sep 16, 2016, 2:04 AM
'Ah, the Reading Corner! A place everyone should visit at least once in their lives... Especially the armchairs close to the hearth are soft and comfy, and the tea is almost drinkable! Now, don't let the people there scare you, even though they might be a bit quirky. As the saying goes: there are no strangers here, only friends you haven't yet met!'

The Reading Corner is a little, cosy tavern. Light falls through stained-glass windows, painting everything it touches plot-twist purple, antagonist amber, or outline orange. The walls are made of stories; bookshelves are the prime building material of this place. The novels they contain smile at the visitors, waiting eagerly to be discovered by them. Coasters are not used for drinks; they serve as bookmarks. Chairs, lounges, side tables, even a hammock fill the room - no piece of furniture is the same. A fire burns in a hearth at the centre of the building, welcoming guests with an embrace of warmth and light. A perfect place for word lovers to meet and read some exclusive literature that can't be found anywhere else...

... Okay, it actually is just a folder in my Stash, but I like to think of it as something more. 

You can find WIP chapters of my story there, 'a State of Equilibrium' - all of them, eventually. I want people to enjoy them, but not via my DA gallery. Three reasons: I don't want to lose my first publication rights, I don't want people stealing my ideas and I don't want to share my mess of chapters with the entire world - I promise you that will happen when the story grows.


My Purple Bullet - F2U!  Huh? But you've already published some chapters in your gallery! 

True, that's the prologue and the first four(ish) chapters. A snippet of the story to get people interested will not cause any harm though - but please, don't expect more of them.


My Purple Bullet - F2U!  So, what kind of human do I need to be to get entrance to the place? 

I fear the rules are very strict: you need to be able to read. I am so sorry I had to narrow it down so much, but there is no other way.


My Purple Bullet - F2U!  I'd love to read it, but I don't know how to give feedback 

You don't have to! Feedback is wonderful of course, but quiet readers are welcome too. This is not a testreading group, just something fun for everyone. Knowing you are interested in my story and want to continue reading is a huge compliment, it means a lot to me.


My Purple Bullet - F2U!  Any other things I need to keep in mind? 

Yes: be nice to others and respect my work. Don't steal... Really... I'll never stop crying... 


My Purple Bullet - F2U! How do you get there?

Leave a comment here saying you want to join the corner, I'll contact you!



about me
meet the artist | art status | commission info

about my story: a State of Equilibrium
guide | chapters | characters | artwork


Some of you might know the concept already, but I wanted to have a clear piece of text telling what the reading corner exactly is. Now I have something I can link to ;)
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
YEEAAAAH PAM, gimme something to read during the dark evening lab hours!!! <333

Sorry I didn't comment here before :'D I have no clue if I received the link from you earlier!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure! Note is on its way ;)

Hihi, no problem! I was thinking about putting you on the spam mail list anyway, but... you are so busy with things,  I didn't want to bother you :) Lab duty sounds super boring though... 
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
At the moment, it is... Although I am able to watch series while doing labwork, so I've finally started watching The Big Bang Theory, haha!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, that makes it a lot more interesting XD go watch the episodes about the 'dirt people' XD
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll get there eventually I hope :'D I bet I'll go all "oooooh, THAT's what she was talking about!"
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I so want to share a youtube video with a compilation of the geology moments in the big bang theory right now XD
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, share, I've seen the majority already from our PhD WhatsApp group xD
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
here you go:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3roKKQ…
www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOQp3F…

Why are PhD whatsapp groups never serious... ours has videos of a colleague singing out loud in his office or his car...
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Student General Artist
OMG WAIT YOU DIDNT TELL ME THERE WERE HAMMOCKS NOW IM ADDICTED FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER NEVER LEAVING THE READING CORNER AGAIN EVER. xD
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course there are hammocks! and those awesome swinging chairs are there as well ;)
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Student General Artist
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHAT ARE THEY CALLED I MUST KNOW! SWINGING CHAIRS?!!! :la::la:
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
'hanging chairs' I believe. but if the rope is long enough it will be a swing ;)
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Student General Artist
HANGING CHAIRS YES OKAY GOT THAT THANK YOU *vanishes promptly back into the reading corner*
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cecegrace Featured By Owner Edited Sep 17, 2016  Student General Artist
"...bookshelves are the prime building material of this place. [...] Coasters are not used for drinks; they serve as bookmarks."

YOU JUST DESCRIBED MY ROOM.

Thank you for inviting me into the corner a while ago.
...Put Reks on a leash please?
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I already wondered what that being was who lived here... And you are welcome! Khorrek got kicked out and I'll get Lennard to keep it that way. He likes throwing people out of establishments ;)
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cecegrace Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes, I was hiding in the stacks.;) (Wink) 

XD please write that into an upcoming chapter!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, everything makes sense now :)

ehh, maybe as a bonus chapter. Would love to write about the reading corner one day :) But Lennard is done, he will not return in the story. I can throw Khorrek out of something though.
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cecegrace Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016  Student General Artist
XD

That would be interesting, you breaking the 4th wall. (Reks would probably get thrown out of a tavern. I get the feeling he gambles, and with weighted dice.)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I have a wonderful idea for a comic right now too. One that's a bit Halloween-ish, so I should hurry up with it!
Haha, Reks would probably have stolen the jackpot before he could throw his not-so-honest dice ;)
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cecegrace Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Student General Artist
Great!
XDDDDD
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PikaWarriors Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student General Artist
I kinda want to draw a picture of the Reading Corner now. I wish I was better at drawing scenes like this, I would so do it for you! xD
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't draw it either though... Don't understand architecture. But hey, you having the motivation for it makes me happy enough! Goodness I can so imagine the place... Books everywhere, tea without teaspoons, Khorrek standing outside, trying to talk his way past a bouncer (which looks a suspicious lot like Lennard)
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N-W-O Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
Oh! I'm a human who can read! I would love to join the Reading Corner.

Just a folder in your Stash it may be, but the world within can be so much more - particularly given your individual creativity, it would be incredible. :D
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome you've unlocked that skill! I'm so happy you want to join! :hug: 

Ahh, thank you so much! I hope I can make it come true ;) I'll note you with the link asap!
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N-W-O Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016   Traditional Artist
I may or may not have made a triumphant fist and whispered "yesss!" when I saw the new note notification. Ahem.
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that is enthusiastic! :D Or you just discovered the secret to eternal life or something just as important at the same time ;)
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N-W-O Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016   Traditional Artist
Definitely just enthusiastic about being privileged enough to see more of your creations. ;)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm doing such a terrible girlish squee right now... ;)
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Starlit-Pawprints Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I laughed at your one terribly enormous "requirement."  And then sombered at this:

"Yes: be nice to others and respect my work. Don't steal... Really... I'll never stop crying..."

Because I feel you, seriously.  ;-;  I think it's part of what makes me hesitant about completing my own characters' bios on here.  I'm just so nervous and scared about people taking away the things I love and ripping them away from me like that and ugh.  Sometimes I wonder if I'm being too paranoid or not paranoid enough.
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Moltenkitty Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Student General Artist
I feel you there ;u;
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, it's a terrible one, but I had to put it up...

Oh yes, it is such a hard choice... I want to keep things for myself, but also share stuff because some ideas look pretty neat (I hope). And publish it asap, beforse someone else does it. It works the other way around as well though: if you are the first who came with the idea and can prove it, the thief can be stopped. I guess the upload date of your work counts as proof.
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K-naille Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This might give me the motivation I need to finally read your texts ;)
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll put you on the list of 'awesome people to be noted' - no crawling back now, mwhahaha! ;p
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K-naille Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, what did I put myself into?
Well, Show no fear, as they say ^^
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I admire your bravery ;)
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K-naille Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Courage - NaNoEmo14 Day 16 I'm courageous! I wont let you down, capt'ain!
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queenofeagles Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You will need it ;) Yay, thanks sailor!
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K-naille Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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