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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 )
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Kujalicious Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
This was marvelous! Can't believe I just stumbled upon it now!
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a-l-and Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
This is a really remarkable work. I really enjoy all of it. I was wonder of what i suppose to saw, but graphic speaking it's just amazíng, and the timing betwen the draws and the text it's very precise. In my opinion would be a verry mistake if you narrate it, because you take away the focus atention of the spectators. Reading with that music and the frames was perfect. i wanna apologize for my very bad english (i´m from México), but wanted tu say my little opinion of the amazing work do you do on this one. Saludos desde México, excelente trabajo. (if i make grammatical mistakes please tell me, that help me a lot with my english, tanks)  
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Thank you :)
i'm glad you like it

your english is fine, i understood you which is the most important thing with language :)
any mistakes you make will disappear if you keep writing to people in english, just dont be afraid using it and you'll learn it fast. It's not my first language either, most of it i learned on the internet, so don't worry.
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a-l-and Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
thanks, and again really amazing work on that poem. that drawings are great. i hope you make another one
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:iconkhvlid:
khvlid Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow.
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:iconloveyourprinny:
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!
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
thank you :D
glad you like it 
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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. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LZOsP…

It will be a little hard to have this voice XD But I just can't stop imagine his voice in this poem.....it would be perfect
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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?
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
i guess from childhood

glad you liked it :)
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:iconk-naille:
K-naille Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautyfull.
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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.
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:iconchriscold:
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
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:iconnaikki:
naikki Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Poem, visuals, music, title..everything works great here!
Impressive work!!
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Thank you :)
glad you liked it
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:iconelias-hale:
Elias-Hale Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, WOW! This... THIS is the kind of thing I love to see. Not only is all  of your artwork fantastic, but the poem is epic! (Not even exaggerating - literally felt as if I was sitting here reading an old epic poem.) Awesome stuff!!
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
thanks!

glad you liked that one :)
yeah, making it was definitely a different experience for me
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:iconhazefeather:
hazefeather Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
O.o Just.... whoa. I am in love with your painting style, and the music fits perfectly
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
thank you :)
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:iconace1729:
ace1729 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
Best thing I've ever read on this site.
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:iconshaharazade85:
shaharazade85 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014
i have no word

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:iconshotliver:
ShotLiver Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
speechless.

oh wait, no I'm not


THAT WAS #@$!%'N AWESOME
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
thanks :D
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:iconmtilhan:
mtilhan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Awesome ^^
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:iconvan-syl-production:
Van-Syl-Production Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconokrimark:
okrimark Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
super cool!


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:icontrayshadowwarrior:
Trayshadowwarrior Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
What happened with a clown king?
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
he became the king of hell after killing the devil
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:iconjhester1964:
Jhester1964 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this bound so that I can hold it in my hands. What a marvelous work.
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:iconxxshadowsedgexx:
xXShadowsEdgeXx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is simply amazing... I'm in awe of your work. Keep it up!
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:iconzloypolzun:
zloypolzun Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Great job and nicely done.
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:iconspiritofnature:
SpiritOfNature Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So.. amazing.. The song somehow makes me think of Drakan: The Order of Flames :)
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:iconstormahead:
StormAhead Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
So awesome! :faint:
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:icondelta-foxtrot:
Delta-Foxtrot Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The art is astonishing! I like the idea thought not so much the poem itself. Either way it's real good work :)
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:iconheavensdawn:
HeavensDawn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Interesting apocalypse. Detailed illustrations, suspenseful music, just what a graphic novel needs~
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
thank you :)
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:iconrenthil:
Renthil Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
This is absolutly awesome, I could watch this all day long
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Spectre-I Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
That was amazing man <:O
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:iconcello1993:
cello1993 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
I read over and over and I can't figure out if you're attempting to make rhymes or not ><
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
yeah, everything rhymes there :P
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:iconisibee:
Isibee Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is so intriguing and breathtaking! Really stunning artworks!
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ShinyGhostBullet Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my gosh ;w; this is fantastic!
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
thank you :)
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:iconcmvreud:
CMVreud Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I can't find words of how I feel or how awesome this 'song' is.
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:iconchriscold:
ChrisCold Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Thank you :)
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:iconanamsohail:
anamsohail Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aaaah i got captivated. amazing work
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:iconsryatara:
Sryatara Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Nice artwork, congrats!
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:icondreamael:
Dreamael Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Really, really friggin fabulous!
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
you kind of left out the atheists in this story
the people who don't care about sins or souls. or being the saviour
but care about doing their job properly whether that is killing demons or building a world where demons could never exist
killing or building, that's what it comes down to.
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Baoto Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student
This has got to be the most awesome thing I've seen in long time.
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