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If you are for some reason offended by this – I do not care

Ok, now that we got this out of the way, yes, this is a poem... so to speak.

Most of the visuals are basically a year old, actually I painted most of it even before I wrote the poem itself.
I finished the whole thing somewhere in the first month of summer 2012, then I just had to put it into Flash but work came up rather suddenly and I let it slumber on my hard drive for a long time. Now finally posting it here on DA.

Edit Feb8-2013: Finally fixed that annoying sound bug for good, now everything is looping and muting properly... i hope.

A few answers for some questions you might have after reading it:

1. Yes, the buttons are supposed to look that way.

2. There is no actual dialogue in the poem.
The idea was that the whole poem is actually read or cited by a “demon librarian”. He is just putting small pieces together in chronological order to compose this poem. Some parts may be quotes of the “Black King”, some might be just some demon sayings, and of course, a lot of people go crazy and start hearing voices and hallucinate.

3. The font is some free gothic font I found on the net. If the design of the letters is hard to read sometimes, my apologies, I think it fits well.

4. I wanted to narrate (or ask someone to narrate it) but couldn't bother to spend more time on it, look for people with a suitable voice etc. If someone would like to do it, go right ahead.

5. You can also find the music here: [link]
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Given 2013-02-19
Song of the Sleeping by =ChrisCold
Also suggested by ~AlevBlack ( Suggested by Mononoke-Kitsune and Featured by SqueakyToybox )
LoveYourPrinny Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
This was positively stunning. Each frame was a gem and had me wanting to buy them as a print I think I've fainted.Heart  (seriously, is there anywhere than I can buy some prints of these? :D (Big Grin) ) I especially love the painterly/impasto style you have going on and how it gives way to streaks of vibrant colour underneath, almost as if they're scorching through. I only wish I had come across this sooner!
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
thank you :D
glad you like it 
ilan333 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 19, 2014
The perfect voice you're searching for is called Mike Patton.
 Some knows him as a singer, and other knows him as The Darkness.…

It will be a little hard to have this voice XD But I just can't stop imagine his voice in this would be perfect
JacktheTrickster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Woaw, this really is the kind of dark and horrid stories I like xD

I love your art, it is grotesque and beautiful at the same time.

Where did you draw inspiration for writing this story?
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
i guess from childhood

glad you liked it :)
K-naille Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
dunkanmcgregor Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
You are by far the best artist in DA. This Graphic Novel is the coolest one I've ever read. Reading those verses I can actually hear a voice of a daemon in my head, whispering. It's intense, stunning and horrifying (in a good way :D ). I love all the images. I really like this style that you're using. I wish I had one tenth of your talent, so I could give life to my imagination like you do. Amazing. Simply amazing.
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Thanks! :)
I'm really glad you liked this one, it was definitely something new for me and I plan on doing more similar stuff in the future
naikki Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Poem, visuals, music, title..everything works great here!
Impressive work!!
ChrisCold Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Thank you :)
glad you liked it
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