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I go where my feet take me . . . or rather what my job requires of me. When I’m not in school, I’m on the road heading for the next photo shoot.  I’ve been in many cities and even different countries due to modeling but now I’ve limited myself to a catalog model so that I may finish my “education.”

I have already graduated medical school and in my fifth year of specialized training in pathology.  That means I’m a doctor who models clothes for JC Penny and Sears, but in the height of my career I’ve been on the covers of Ebony, Seventeen Magazine, and Maxim.  I have been on other things too such as People, TV guide, and the Tabloids.

It really creeps people out when they learn I’m striving for my certification to be a medical examiner.  I’m not a coroner I’m a licensed doctor . . . Doctor Xull’rae Zauviir to be exact.  One day I will take a national exam by the American Board of Pathology and from there, once I obtain my certification, I will work for the police and the courts to explain how a person died.

So why would a pretty woman with a flare for style spend her days looking at and cutting up the dead? Well . . . let’s just say it soothes my monster within.  

Sometimes it makes me feel sick, but mostly it calms me to know that they’re worse creatures than me out there.  It’s why I carry a gun.  I cannot use magic anymore, and my weapons are archaic, not to mention property of the U.S. Government.  That however is a topic for another time.

Humans of this “earth” find me fascinating.  I find them boring, lazy, and destructive. They call themselves the top of the food chain, but they have forgotten how to stalk and hunt.  Everything is handed to them on a platter.  They have food everywhere; in stores, gas stations, and restaurants and most times it can be made quickly or premade with things like microwaves. They even overeat and don’t even bother to work off the excess.

These “People” can travel great distances in inanimate objects called vehicles, trains, subways, or aircrafts . . . yet they haven’t found the means to teleport yet.  And they call themselves advanced? All they are doing is heading for the fast track of disaster by smothering their air supply.

What drives this world? Money.

The more you have, the more you control.  If you don’t have any, then you are useless.  Politicians run things, but get this…if you have loads of money like movie stars you can run a whole city just based upon popularity vote.  Of course you need to know the right people with good connections but it still boils down to money all the same.

Now where I came from money didn’t carry importance, it was a nice bonus and a great reward for services rendered, but it was skill that made one rise to the top.  You could be born into an important family, but a lowly street beggar could overthrow you and yours if they had the wits and talent to.

Survival of the fittest; animals have it right.  Maybe that’s why I like them better and why I’m an activist in their rights and in my spare time work at charities for them.

I’m judgmental, I get that.  I never said I wasn’t flawed, but I like to remind folks that they are too.  It is interesting in the manner of which these people die.  Most is self inflicted.  Not suicide per se, but overdose on an addictive drug, alcoholism, and the number one kicker . . . cigarettes.  Now add in murder. Motivations? Money and jealousy usually.

I’m not human and I’m grateful for it. I’m not better, but if this is to be my permanent home, I must make my place in it.  I must adapt.

But what will I lose in the process? I don’t know, but the hunt has begun and I aim to survive in this tech jungle.  

I am Xull’rae Zauviir . . . a drow about to give these humans a challenge to their species . . .
Not much here at the moment, but this is the very bare beginning of my trade with ~Havoc892 who has waited a long time for my sorry ass and for that I apologize.

UPDATED with his part as you see, is the cover art. :D

He wanted a modern setting with Xull'rae and this is WAY out of my comfort zone and why I have taken so long. Simply put I have struggled with the story which is STILL incomplete, BUT it's long so I thought I'd test it here.

I dislike it, I'll be honest I think it sucks and I trashed the first few pages, to trash the second and third times..this is my fourth try but I just didn't want to quit. Havoc has been VERY patient with me and he deserves to see this.

My health is better now but sadly this story suffered my wrath in that period of stress, exhaustion, and my shook up life.

Anyway if you don't like it that's okay. I kept this simple and short to start with. I'll post more if the verdict is decent and if it manages to be liked, I might make it a "series".

I'll stop rambling now to let you all post your opinions. ;)
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Vyrillykos Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008   Writer
Didn't expect this...
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I'll take that as a compliment. :giggle:
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LeilansDream Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
I like Xull'rae, didn't I ever told you that before? lol, that's the drow spirit I like! ;) I wonder what she intent to come up with... :plotting:

The situation is well explain and settle, makes me wonder what does could happen next...? I don't know, maybe you have no idea where to head up, but I find your first page intriguing. The idea of Xull in today society is in itself very original and difficult to deal with. But maybe it could mean some fun too! :)
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
It's always great to hear she's liked. :dance: Makes me feel like I accomplished something good. She's a tough nut. I'll be posting more soon, you'll just have to wait and see what she comes up with. ;)

Thank you for reading! :hug:
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LeilansDream Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
My pleasure! I'll go see what happen next very shortly!
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KotkaMroku Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
Ah yes... Setting your character in the modern world is a challenge. I still haven't tried it, my char is simply too.. powerful for that. :S
It's very nicely written... :+fav: :aww: :D
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I thought Xull'rae was too that's why I took away magic and other elements. She's still strong, just not as she was, still she is stringer than most humans. I'll be adding more soon hopefully. Thanks for another fav! :dance:
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DSNG Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic work XZ! :clap: :clap: :clap:
At the beginning , I thought I was reading the final cut for a script to the next series like GRAYS ANATOMY or somethin :D
Very well done.
Fav line 'The more you have, the more you control.'
She sounds extremely bold & dominating. Keep up the good work! :D
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :bow: Happy this was taken so well. Wow that's a big compliment to compare it to something successful like Grey's anatomy! :blush: :smooch:

Well if she sounds bold and dominating it's because she probably is. :devilish: I'll certainly try to keep it up. :hug:
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AngelMorrigan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: This is awesome! Now I need to make a Doc Xully pic. Snazzy pencil skirt, button up shirt and the doctor coat. Stethoscope and a bone saw. :D
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:laughing: Well I am nervous and disgruntled about it all still, but so far the start has been good. :boogie: Oooo you make a lovely visual in my head already with that description. :evillaugh: Just don't forget a posh hair-do (think like Rhianna) modern setting needs a modern in style cut... being in the modeling business on the side after all. ;)

Thanks sweetie! :hug: It's good to know you see her so quickly just from this little monologue. :cuddle:
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littlegoblet Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Oh wow a modern Earthy Xullrae lol. At first I thought you where talking about somebody else. I like her observations. Yes she would be able to relate more to animals. In her world it has difinatly got to do with strength and cunning. It is a shame that this world is ruled by money. But in the small corners of human society we still see folks do things of good willl motivated by love. And this is the hope I clings too. Still I would love to see how Xullrae handles humans. Lets hope it doesn't see her getting sent to jail or becoming a futitive any time soon lol :giggle:
Sorry I have been soooo absent these past few weeks, I haven't been well. I suffer from bouts of depression but I feel that I am on the rebound again. Thank you so much for all you lovely favs recently :hug: you are teh best gal. Oh I am gonna send you a look at one of the pics I had worked on for our collab. So when you get it you can suggest changes to it if you like.
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: Yeah weird to see her modern huh? :giggle: I hope to show many different things with this story but I cannot promise Xull'rae won't do something unlawful. :devilish

Hang in there hun and don't stress yourself. I worry about you. If there is anything I can do let me know! :hug:
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littlegoblet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
thanx Lisa. I was going through a rough patch a few weeks back but I am feeling much better. Because of some personal problems I haven't been able to get that other picture finished but I hope to make better progress in this next week fingures crossed. I realy enjoyed your latest entry too
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome Christine. :glomp: I can relate, I was having personal problems for many months now and it's been affecting my ability to write consistantly or be sociable on DA. Don't stress about the pic sweetie, it'll get done, there is no deadline on it and I know it'll be awesome! :love: Hang in there, of you need me just let me know. ;) Oh yeah..what do you want for your birthday....? :devilish:
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littlegoblet Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
lol ooooh you know it's my birthday. you clever gal. :hug: I wanted a little T.V. for my birthday and I got it. I was sooo suprised because I wasn't serious. But when I got out of bed and went to the kitchen table. There it was. A little T.V. that can fit on my desk. I laughed. It was such a nice thing. But realy the biggest thing I could wish for for my birthday, is inner piece and happiness. Not just for me but my friends also. Thanx for recognizing that it was my birthday. Me I am very forgetful. Even when I right things down in my Diary I can forget to look. I hate that about me. YOurs is in June. I pray that I remember lol.
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Bloodhia Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Nice thought to make Xull a modeling doctor. It fits her. :)
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah it took me a long time to figure out what job she would have, now to see where it goes... ;)

Thank you so much for the fav! :dance:
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Havoc892 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Wow. :D Here I am thinking you'll go one route with it, and yet I am presently surprised you went a completly other route! :D

I can understand your discomfort with the pieces, and I think the whole 'editing' you did worked well with it. I REALLY like the title too, not only due to the fact it's outside what you normally write, but the fact that it's also quite fitting for the story. Xully is outside of her comfort zone. She's in a strange world, where magic doesn't exist (or has been forgotten in favor of technology, whatever you wanna do with that. :D)

I know you've said it's part of a larger story and all, and this piece does something beautifully, which is leaving the reader wanting more. How is Xull'rae, drow from a world that would be seen probably backwards and fantastical by our standards adapt and survive in the Asphalt Jungle? Can she get back to her own world? How shall she survive without all she's known? I think this question alone, regardless of the setting, has lots of potential for a story.

:D The rough sketch should be up tomorrow, if I can sidestep any major interruptions. Hope you like it!

And again, great work for being 'out of the comfort zone'.
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Finally catching up on my comments. :phew: Thanks for the fav. I'm very relieved you like this and that I managed to surprise you is a double bonus. :w00t:

I meant to post something this week, but I was overwhelmed though I should be able to post more this week coming up. It's all good though as it looks like you were busy too. :D I kept it short to snare the reader in. Looks like it succeeded. ;)

Your questions will be answered in the long run. :devilish:
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Havoc892 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Yes, I've been busy too. :D :cake: And I will check-out the next piece when I get the chance.

:D Thanks again! With any luck, the sketch will be up this weekend. I've actually drawn her out three times and trying to decide which one works best.
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BirkitaoftheAithne Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting!!!
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow thanks and the fav as well. :hug:
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BirkitaoftheAithne Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thats how much i love your work!!!!
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: :glomp:
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BirkitaoftheAithne Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship:
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QueenFlamewing Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For what it's worth, I think you did a fantastic portrayal of a powerful Drow mistress dealing with the modern day world.
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Thank you VERY much for the fav! :excited: :jawdrop: I'm pleased you like the concept. I struggled a bit in trying to find her voice and still keep her drow nature in tact without making her too "human" So relieved to know I succeeded! :phew:

You made my day and that means you rock! :hug:
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BeowulfDoomhammer Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I've always wondered what some characters in Dungeons and Dragons would do in the "real" world. The Urban Arcana campaign setting is like that. It is a very interesting concept.
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
It is an interesting idea but admittedly hard for me. I'm not a very social person in the "outside" world. I rarely go beyond my computer. ;) My disability prevents me doing a lot of things normally and because people help me I don't do ordinary things like drive or even file taxes (SSI).

Regardless though I appreciate the fav and the interest in this new "adventure." :D :hug: Thank you! :smooch:
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BeowulfDoomhammer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Sorry to hear that... I thought I have problems.

Best of luck to you with all that :nod:
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. :smooch:
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