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Jade Bailey

one of a strange bat-winged race who inhabit my mind... *shudder*. not nice people, the aorn. i don't think they're evil, exactly... just a bit weird, dark, mysterious and creepy. i'm writing a short story about them atm... well, ok, it features some things called aorn, who are part of something else called zaed. but exactly what they are, and whether those aorn are the same as this aorn, are utterly beyond me at present. heh. all i can tell you for now is this is entirely computer-smudged graphite (no colour... *gasp!*), that he's meant to be holding some kind of glowy stone, that his hand is seriously (though unintentionally) deformed, and that he looks like a cross between a guy in my grade and justin from hell is for heroes. and i don't think that's a good thing... *update: 28th march 2004 - yuck. currently pending deletion, unless someone can think of a good reason why not...*

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