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I slept the length
of ten thousand
slumbers and
woke to feel
no younger;
dreaming a
dream of fire
to quench the
thirst of havoc
that dwells in
my chaotic heart.

-Brian Shuffett
March 7th, 2011
Dishevel: to throw into disorder or disarray

This is a piece from the mind of Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell. This piece may make no sense to any of you that read this, unless you're familiar with George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice & Fire. Upon Eddard Stark's return from a brothel, he and his men were attacked by Jaime Lannister and his guardsmen, as Jaime had learned that Ned's wife held his brother, Tyrion Lannister, captive. Ned warns Jaime: "If you kill me, your brother is a dead man." Jaime then commands his guards to slay Ned's men and leave Eddard unharmed. Upon trying to save his brethren, he fell and his horse landed on top of him, breaking his leg. Upon being taken back to the castle, he was given milk of the poppy, and he slept for many days and had many lucid dreams of when his sister was still alive, and they were at war with the Targaryens. This piece speaks to his dreams.
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011   Writer
well done.


ps. holy sheep! you submit to A LOT of groups.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Thanks Shane! Sorry for the super-late reply!
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rakunow Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Good poem.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Thank you!
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rakunow Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
You're welcome! :)
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KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi :heart: Your beautiful piece has been featured in my March Feature: [link] :love: :hug:
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Thank you dear! You're always so kind! I'd kiss you if you lived closer! ;)
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KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awh, I mean every word :heart: And thank you! The thought alone is lovely :hug:
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
:tighthug:
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6Sanuye9 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it makes sense - and speaks to smthg within "chaotic hearts" - even to those who aren't familiar with this series.
I like it regardless! :thumbsup:
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Thanks dear!

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6Sanuye9 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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FreakyShadows Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
You have such a way with words. Your poems flow beautifully. :)
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Wow, thank you so much!

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FreakyShadows Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
you're very welcome
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NymeeKat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Well done Brian! Valar Morghulis
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I just noticed you left off with Arya's catch-phrase! haha
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NymeeKat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
:D
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Thanks Kat! I have about 100 pages left in Clash of Kings. A Dance with Dragons is coming out on July 12th.
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NymeeKat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Oh just wait till you get to A Feast for Crows :D
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I'll be finishing A Clash of Kings tonight as I only have 38 pages left.

Martin says A Dance with Dragons will be every bit as long as A Storm of Swords.
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NymeeKat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Good..Feast was good though a little lacking...too many missing characters stories...Storm was kick ass!
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
My only complaint with Clash was that it moved a bit too slow, so I wasn't compelled to read chapter after chapter. That's why it took me twice the time to finish it as it did Game of Thrones.

I'm about fifty pages in on Storm though. I can't believe Catelyn let Jaime free.
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NymeeKat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
hehe Oh you are in for a treat...It just gets better...:D
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Good to hear! :)
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FicktionPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh man, it's from Ned's point of view!!! I love it! :clap:
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
:) Thanks hon!

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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, very powerful, with some great lines here.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Thank you dear!

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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome!
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KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful, as always :heart:
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Thank you dear!

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TwistedAnger Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Well done!
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Thanks dear!
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TwistedAnger Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!
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nhavie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
That particular series is very close to my heart, despite the fact that I have yet to sip past a few chapters of the second book. But that first book has this wonderful moment, and you've captured his feelings so well. This is a very creative way to show your personal perception and empathy with the characters of another author's book, which shows great strength in you as a writer. Being able to connect so well with another person's work is such a wonderful feeling, no?
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Yes indeed!

Thank you so much! I have about 200 pages left in the second book (A Clash of Kings), and I already have the third (A Storm of Swords) and fourth ( A Feast for Crows) books. The fifth (A Dance with Dragons) will be released on July 12th. I'm hoping to be finished with the other books by then. :)
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WordsofWinter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I freaking love that series and am going slowly insane wishing for the next book.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I'm about 200 pages from finishing A Clash of Kings. I figure by the time I finish A Feast for Crows...


...A Dance of Dragons should be out.

Have you seen any media for the upcoming Game of Thrones series on HBO? The same guy that played Boromir in Lord of the Rings is playing Lord Eddard Stark. [link]
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WordsofWinter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Seriously? They're making a HBO series? Well, my dad just became that much happier. :)
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Did you receive the link?

Oh, and book five will be released on July 12th.
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WordsofWinter Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
The link worked great. And July 12th cannot come soon enough GGGAAAHHH!!!! (when I run out of words, I use sound effects.)
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Haha! I have to be honest! I almost squealed like a little girl at the end of the first book when the dragons were brought back to life.
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WordsofWinter Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I read the first book, and didn't realize there were sequels until about 5 or 6 years later. Then I rampaged through them all in about 2 months.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Haha, nice! Sean Bean is one of my favorite actors, so I was looking up his page on imdb.com and it mentioned Game of Thrones. I didn't know what it was, so I googled it, and noticed it was a series of books. I bought them all within the last couple months. :)
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WordsofWinter Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
day. Day become cooler. Although it was my dad who first introduced me to the series....
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samsam594 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This has to be one of the best piece/ my favorite that I've read in a LONG time.
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bshuffett Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Thanks Sammy! I appreciate it!
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