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Cover Your Ears To That Tick Tick Ticking by xiao-speck Cover Your Ears To That Tick Tick Ticking by xiao-speck
Although in truth we kept much more than time, we were often called the Timekeepers. 
There used to be plenty of us, enough to keep the wheels of reality turning. And circle after circle after circle we used to go.

There are no more Timekeepers now... 

My brother and I, we were both Timekeepers once. But that was a long, long time ago. So long ago, I had lost track of that which I was once responsible of keeping. 
Perhaps we did something wrong, perhaps none of us kept Time the way it wanted to be kept. And in the end, it spared no one, not even my brother. 
I remember how, when Time's laughter came flooding around the corner, we tried so hard, so hard, to stop its merciless jests. We though that since we had the power to keep something moving, we could also make it stop. But as more of us fell and rotted away, I realized that we weren't truly the keepers after all...

Who were we, to think we could bend the knees of time? Foolish, foolish, so foolish.  
But oh well... Like I said, there are no more Timekeepers now.  









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I always get super excited when I can feel a story coming up, although I know it'll probably get forgotten long before I actually do anything bout it lol. 
So yeah, this drawing(and the weird little bit of writing up there) is kind of a preview of the story I'm thinking bout right now~ 
Hehe, and like always, it all looks super depressing XD
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Given 2014-08-31
Suggester said: "The choice of colors and details are amazing, and the character design and background story are absolutely interesting! I love how the artist blended cuteness and gore into one character."

Cover Your Ears To That Tick Tick Ticking by xiao-speck ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by cinyu )
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KuchikixRukia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
ahh gorgeous work <33 do you happen to take requests? ;-;
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no i dont, sorry >.<
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:iconkuchikixrukia:
KuchikixRukia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
aw okies ;-;
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:iconwedieanyway:
WeDieAnyway Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Oh, here it is, my dice! Things are always in the last place you look for them!
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, must have been fun stuffing that in his eye last time then lol
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:iconyuugachan:
Yuugachan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
what a great picture- great style, great athmosphere- well deserved DD! :) Fav! :))
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe thanks XD
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:iconscaryren:
scaryren Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
pretty colors
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:icondrakaina:
drakaina Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Absolutely love it!!!
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I like the Dali-esque melting timepieces motif, and the dice in the eye socket.....
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah great! you can tell its a dice : D
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:iconlordofthepeas:
LordOfThePeas Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Writer
Wut.
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sup.
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:iconlordofthepeas:
LordOfThePeas Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Writer
Hey, there, weirdo.
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice to, meet, yooooouuuuuuuu
*bows*
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:iconpurplechaos:
PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I lok forward to more
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i hope i wont disappoint XD
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:iconskunkyfly:
Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really AMAZING!. wtf 
and congratz on DD
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks >v<
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:iconskunkyfly:
Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome
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:iconsed-moh:
SED-moh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconvalzeras:
Valzeras Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Interesting!
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:iconrd19892012:
rd19892012 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Very cool!:)
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:iconsachi-pon:
Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congrats on your dd!!! :love::love::love:
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:iconchristopherlee:
christopherlee Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
seeing a compass, watch, hourglass, skull, dice, dagger, it almost feel like a "vanitas" themed drawing coming to life with a persona ^^  awesome!
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Rasmus-Miami Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Your stories come in characters and short bursts of narrative. I can relate to that.

Amazing design, beautifully done. The slight steampunk aesthetic was a wonderful touch.
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! I love steampunk XD
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:iconrasmus-miami:
Rasmus-Miami Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
I do too :) It's a really awesome idea.
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah~ but its so hard to draw though : (
Do you know any good steam punk resource? 
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:iconrasmus-miami:
Rasmus-Miami Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
I have a couple of art-ish books on the topic, if that helps any. Other than that, not really.






I'd suggest checking out the comic Girl Genius in any case.
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh okay : D
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:iconpyrosaitan1:
Pyrosaitan1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
you got a little... scratch...
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup, just a little itch. Nothing a little stabbing with a sword can't fix 
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:iconpyrosaitan1:
Pyrosaitan1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
uhh, i meant as in... you need a bandaid or... 50
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh yeah, maybe that too
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:iconpyrosaitan1:
Pyrosaitan1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
yeeeeeh....
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:iconryusoko:
Ryusoko Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing art! :D!!!
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconthevoidgamer:
TheVoidGamer Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Student Artist
My chest feels very light now for some reason.. XD
Nice artwork btw! :3
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, watch you float away XD
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:iconthevoidgamer:
TheVoidGamer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Artist
to the edge of the wooorld! XD
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:icongraceleen:
Graceleen Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OwO I likeeeee 
It has a very mysterious feel....Woohooooo! 
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol that emoticon, priceless XD
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:icongraceleen:
Graceleen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ikr!!
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luckyjadestone Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
This looks awesome, and I love the concept behind it
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zafira241 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks nice, sad, painfull and scary, all those emotions mixed in one masterpiece this is amazing and the way you drew it, i really love your art style, you have earned a new watcher and ill make sure to keep an eye on your work, guess i found someone else to learn from :)
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:iconxiao-speck:
xiao-speck Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha that is very nice of you! I'm glad you enjoy my art ^^
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