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Havamal 93-95 in Sehali by Yitik Havamal 93-95 in Sehali :iconyitik:Yitik 0 37 Tathyric (Havamal 93-95) by Yitik Tathyric (Havamal 93-95) :iconyitik:Yitik 0 0 Sehali (Havamal 93-95) by Yitik Sehali (Havamal 93-95) :iconyitik:Yitik 0 0
Asura of Affluence
Seletii has many things!
Her gems and jewels and coins and rings,
And all the gladness that gold brings—
It’s of these wonders this song sings
Light agleam anoints her gown,
Her ever-scarlet hair lies down
Beneath a glinting crafted crown
To frame a mien ever lown.
And for her feet do black shoes shine,
For to complete her set design.
Yes, naught in Tyria is too fine
To suit the Seletii divine.
Where is she now?  Look, the sky!
What richness lets asura fly?
Seletii’s! below we cry
The answer as she wafts on by—
Upon an airship, through the blue,
Our heroine takes in the view:
The world below, hers to pursue
Without a word or thought to rue.
With her wealth she leaves the ground
For contentedness she’s found,
In gold and grace her visage bound,
And revels in her pelf profound.
Yes, Seletii has many things!
Treasures for the likes of kings,
Like capes and mechanical wings—
It’s of these wonders this song sings.
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Sonnet #3: For Twekka
My guardian, my righter of each wrong,
Who guides my hand with hers in armoured glove
Each day: thou fairest, fierce and ever strong.
O Twekka! thou hast my undying love.
From thy fingers, banishing the cold,
A flame ignites the evil in the world.
What light is this, that blazes blue and bold?
Thy brutal beauty, Twekka's might unfurled!
Destroyers cease, undone by sword and fire,
Our ancient enemy returned to stone.
How many beasts have fallen to thy ire?
What broken bones and foes make up thy throne?
Thy fervour, Twekka, shall ever have no peer
But for within my heart when thou art here.
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Chydder! :iconyitik:Yitik 0 0
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Strife and Vengeance, in Love :iconyitik:Yitik 0 0
Charr Lullaby
Now the night has come
Close your eyes
Take your bed
Now the war is won
Count your ears
Rest your head
Now the forge is black
Wet your paws
Wash your face
Now your warband’s back
Stow your arms
Slow your pace
Now your order’s gave
Aim it true
Aim it deep
Now is filled your grave
Rest your song
Go to sleep
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Conlanging: A How-To
Are you the sort of person who looks at Elvish script and realizes with excitement that those gorgeous squiggles actually mean something?  When watching Avatar, did you find yourself trying to work out certain Na’vi words?  Have you ever wished you could make up your own language, whether as something to share with your friends when you were young, or else a deeper element to flesh out your personal universe?  If so, you’re damn weird.  But you’re also lucky, because this article for the layman is going to make your linguistic dreams a reality.
We’re going to talk about language.  More specifically, we’re going to talk about what happens when we take language apart into its little recognizable pieces, because it’s from these pieces of real, natural languages that we build our constructed languages, or conlangs.  Essentially, you’re going to get a crash-cours
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Ten Tips for Poetry
1) Format is important.  This is something a little difficult to say to a poet: there are amazing poems out there that butcher formatting conventions like a boss.  Thing is, if you're going to neglect a convention, don't do it for the lulz: give it a reason.  Don Marquis is a good, clean example: his "Archie" poems contain no capitals at all.  At a glance, this makes Mr Marquis look like an imbecile.  I know I myself instantly despise people who do not use proper capitalization.  However, Archie is a cockroach.  He can't actually reach the SHIFT key.  So the fact that there are no capitals just makes the poem that much more entertaining.
As another example, you can muck with formatting for real artistic reasons, but this is important: don't be lazy or "silly" with your formatting first, and then think of some sort of hipster excuse for doing it afterwards.  It's poor form to use one's own work as an example, I know, but if you have a look at The Quiet Dog, it's all one giant paragraph
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Jill by Yitik Jill :iconyitik:Yitik 1 7
Ten Tips for Writing
1)      Describe.  Description is good, and you should always do it as much as you can.  We know you see the world you want to show us, but we need to see it as well, every detail.  Make good use of adjectives and adverbs.  Metaphors, allegories, and references are your friends.  When something happens, make sure all relevant questions of who, what, where, how are answered (unless, of course, it's a mystery).  And during particularly influential events – say, the introduction of a new character or setting, bringing to light a new concept or perspective in a dynamic character…anything story-changing should be described as much as possible.
The van came to a halt at the corner of forty-third and eight, invisible aside from the strip of quarter-moonlight glinting off its mirrors.  Four men stepped automatically from it, all dressed equally darkly, and equally silent.
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I've stored the vast majority of my work on account of the fact that I'm trying to get published, and want to move away from dA in general.  I'll still be occasionally putting my work up on here, but if you like it, best save it now, because it won't last long.  My fanfiction (fan-poetry) will stay where it is.



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I've stored the vast majority of my work on account of the fact that I'm trying to get published, and want to move away from dA in general.  I'll still be occasionally putting my work up on here, but if you like it, best save it now, because it won't last long.  My fanfiction (fan-poetry) will stay where it is.
Valentine's Day is coming up, and what better way to express your affection than with a unique poem custom-tailored for your loved one?

To start off I'm charging US$2 per line of poetry, payable to Paypal; give me as much information as you like, from the style to the content, and tell me as much as you can about what precisely you want the piece to be and be about.  If you're not sure about the style, I have quite a number of different types of poetry in my gallery to give you ideas!  Of course, I don't only write love poetry; if there's a piece you want to spice up a story you're writing, something to describe your beloved character for their sheet, or just something personal to give or to keep for yourself, the sky is the limit!

I'm also open to working with you personally, on voice chat or text, to help you write your own poem!  This will of course give it a much more personal touch, as well as help you develop the skills for writing poetry yourself — which can be very useful even outside the realm of poetry, as poets make the best of writers even in academic prose.  For this, rather than charging by the line, I'll be charging US$12/hr., rounded to the quarter hour.  Right now I'm available at all hours, so give me a poke and we'll see what lyrical magic we can create!



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Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome to the :iconthe-bards-college:!
Yitik Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015   Writer
Thankya.  I'd submit my ghazal except it's not a perfect ghazal so I'm kind of embarrassed.  Maybe one day I'll fix it.
Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
It's ok. Post when you're comfortable.
DevonianFossil Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
In your article on conlanging you mentioned you had a background in linguistics. How do we interpret the way a language is described (ie. ergative-absolutive)? I've been trying to read about the Basque and Etruscan languages (or at least the little that's known of the latter) for ideas on a fictional language, but my linguistics experience is limited to a quarter of an introductory anthropology class.
Yitik Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014   Writer
Yeah, typological alignment is super-confusing.

Have you learned about nominal cases yet?  In English, and most languages for that matter that have case at all, you have two particular cases: nominative and accusative, which relate to how transitive verbs work.

Nominative case is your subject, generally: it's the thing that's performing the action.

Accusative case is the opposite: it's the object, and in a transitive statement it's the thing the action is being performed on.

ie, in "I ran" I is nominative.  In "I hit her", I is nominative again, and her is accusative.  You can tell because in English, pronouns change depending on their case: "I" is only ever nominative, and "her" is only ever accusative.

This all changes when you have an ergative-absolutive language.  Instead of nominative and accusative cases, you have the ergative and absolutive cases.

Ergative is your subject in transitive statements.

Absolutive case is your object in transitive statements, but it is also your SUBJECT in intransitive statements.

So in our two sentences above, "I ran" would have I as absolutive, and "I hit her" would have I as ergative and her as absolutive.

What this makes your language look like is this: If English were ergative-absolutive, and we assumed nominative became ergative and accusative because absolutive, this first (intransitive) sentence would become "Me ran" and the second (transitive) sentence would remain "I hit her".

I hope this helps.
ferretywrath Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
Yitik Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Writer
No problem~
CrusaderMaria Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Yes, I came her from the DD, but I stayed because I was mesmorized. You have mind blowing work. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Yitik Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   Writer
Very kind of you. Thanks for having a look!
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