The Devil's Queen - Chapter 1“Look at her! She’s a biggun!”The Devil's Queen - Chapter 1 by KnightSkyeSymphony
Harrison Peters followed his colleague’s finger, and whistled in agreement. The shark was a large one – he guesstimated that she was about twenty feet. “She’s a beauty.”
“Get the tag ready,” Stoney said. The third man on their team, Al, went about setting up the pole with the tag. Harrison wrote down the serial number, time of day, date, and GPS coordinates as Al moved to the front of the boat, and tracked the shark as it moved beneath the waves. Al was a big guy with buzz cut blond hair and pale green eyes that had served a tour in the first Desert Storm before going to college to become a biologist. With the stillness of a natural born hunter, he waited for the most opportune moment to strike. “Got ‘er!” he cried as Harrison heard a splash. “What should we name her? I haven’t seen her around before.”
“Harry,” Stoney called, “You name h
The Devil's Queen - PrologueThe jagged rocks rise from the murky waters of the Pacific Ocean like the teeth of Satan himself. Hence their name – the Devil’s Teeth. The name is further reinforced by the fact that the islands are like hell on Earth for human beings. They are nearly impenetrable, home only to sea birds and seals. One lone house stands on the largest rock, kept company by a decrepit lighthouse.The Devil's Queen - Prologue by KnightSkyeSymphony
Add to that, this particular hell is patrolled beneath the waves by creatures from Man’s worst nightmares. Gunmetal grey, snowflake white, with fifty-odd steak knives in their jaws, the great whites of the Farallon Islands cruise the waves during the summer and fall months hunting the fat-rich seals.
And out of all of them, one other creature stands alone. Something that exists only in Man’s imagination, the female the size of a large great white swims with her Brethren.
These are the Devil’s Teeth, and she – she is the Devil’s Queen.
A Merman's Tale 35Chapter 35: A New Year, And a New ChallengeA Merman's Tale 35 by uglygosling
I asked Fernando and Ana as they swam up to greet Diane, me, and several others who were then breakfasting in the hold of the Sutherland Express.
both of them signed together.
several of us signed at once in response.
[When are you going to do it?] Diane asked after we had linked up to communicate via my contact telepathy.
[As soon as we can. We decided not to wait until next summer. The next time one of those ships comes we will ask what we need to do] Ana said.
[Will you get married here in the Bahamas, or in Florida?] Jackie Blue asked.
[Here, if we can. We want all of you here to be able to join in the celebration...maybe the rest of you will be able to do it too someday] Fernando now said.
[You should have no problem getting married here] Jackie Blue said, recalling what Debbie (she was off somewhere else at the moment) had told us the morning Diane, Fernando, me, and a few other
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|I dont have many rules about submitting but I'd like them to be followed.|
I have it set so people can submit a whole wack of things to the appropriate gallery without a mod needing to vote. That being said:
Do NOT submit things that have nothing to do with our group
DO NOT submit screen caps of the little mermaid, motivational posters that use copyrighted work, or manips of POTC 4 stills and posters etc. All of these things are against DA policy and will not be allowed in the group. The same goes for manips of h20 or any other copyrighted material. We have a wonderful stock folder full of mermaid and mermaid related stock. If you're manipping, please use that.
FEATURED FOLDER is for Admins to feature people, work we feel everyone would really enjoyed, or is under appreciated. I frequently comb through it to take things from that folder and put them in others to keep it fresh.
Now that I've gotten that off my chest, here's how the galleries work:
Traditional= any 2d image created with traditional materials. NOT sculptures, arts and crafts, etc they have their own section to keep the traditional folder from being too big. Likewise, traditional FANART will go to the fanart section, not the traditional art section.
Digital= any work created with the use of a computer, or any work that it's majority digital. Fanart will not go here, it will have it's own folder, again to keep from making the digital uploads overloaded. Photomanips will also not go here, they have their own section.
Photomanips= anything done with photomanipulation. Note: if you include any art theft it'll be removed. This includes lifting images from google.
Photography= here's where we get tricky. If you have an image of you in a tail that you did not make, and you are not cosplaying a character, it would go here. If you have a mermaid related portrait it would go here. This can also be a good spot for mermaid inspired work.
Mermaid DDs= you can't submit here, but if you find a DD that's not already here please leave a comment or send a note so we can request the image in the group
Arts and Crafts= any traditional art that is not on paper. Sculpting, dolls, jewellery, scrapbooking etc
Costumes= a mermaid tail YOU MADE YOURSELF or a mermaid costume that is NOT cosplay (meaning a character that already exists)
World Mermaid Awards= Photos from the first mermaid convention
Merpalooza 2012= photos from the second mermaid convention
Stock= images of mermaids, of water, or of something related to mermaids that people are allowed to use for manipping purposes. This is a good example of a place where you can submit something mermaid inspired as well
Stamps, Icons, Pixels, Etc= pretty obvious
Fanart AND cosplay= any fanart from an existing character and any cosplay of an existing character. I decided to merge the folder because the majority of fanart and cosplay we get is The Little Mermaid, so this is essentially, The Little Mermaid Folder.... anything TLM goes here, regardless of if it's digital, traditional, etc.
Text= anything text based, so text based imagery, literature, fonts etc.
Thanks for your understanding. Im pretty liberal with the group but these are just the basics folks.
Finally, still looking for some contributors to help out.
Please invite your friends.