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Valhalla's Gate by DarkRiderDLMC Valhalla's Gate by DarkRiderDLMC
Bryce 7 Pro:

Valhalla's Gate is ringed with fire,
from honor's path you didn't tire,
Valkyries now will lead your way,
to Odin's side, where you will stay.

This graphic is dedicated to the memory of a good son, Thatcher who journeyed to Valhalla November 22nd, 2011.  He was kindred to one dA, thus extended kindred to all of us.

Sleep well, good son.




Sky by ~Sinober
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful; my late son's request was for a viking funeral 
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
no parent should feel such sorrow, I hope you did your best to honor his request.

There is not much I can do, but if you give me whatever information you want me to use in a dedication, I will dedicate this to him beneath the poem.
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, we made a model viking ship similar to your image and put his ashes in it and set it afire in a local pond.  

the anniversary of his death in Nov 22nd, (2011) so this was very poignant for me.

his name is Thatcher, thanks 
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I have done as I said I would.  If you want anything changed, tell me.
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much for your kindness; perfect 
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
it was my pleasure.  I have an 18 year old daughter.
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FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thatcher was 38 and had a hard life for the last few years.  
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sed Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Nice job!! :iconofficialfella3plz:
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
:D
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sed Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
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sed Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
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RavynsWorld Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Poems of Fire (today) & Ice ( yesterday)..  Awesome !!
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
:D How you are?
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RavynsWorld Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I am good.. How are you doing?  Had lots of grandkids in & out since Halloween so I've been busy. Cleaned my messy kitchen today..
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I have been rebuilding my P7 directory (internal).  It turns out starting Poser too soon after closing it to clear it's cache will cause it to burp on reload, losing it's internal directories list.

Sigh.

I'm one of those 40 external directories on that list type of user :rofl: I'll be busy for a month. 
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RavynsWorld Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
So.. How's the rebuilding going? 
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Slow.  And now a brother with a 1t drive he "doesn't need" wants to install it as a raid backup tomorrow.  Which will probably both add complication and slow me down a day.

But, he's an old and good friend and he's sad because I'm dying (he doesn't seem to realize that no one gave me 6 months 6 years ago, then no one gave me the usual 5 years it takes...) and even if he wasn't right that it was the right thing to do, I'd do it not to hurt his feelings.
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meus-dilingo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Nice Job! I like the lights on the boat and the composition :)
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
Thank you.  The fire on the boat was one of several ways the vikings sent the dead onward.  I'm glad you liked it.  :)
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meus-dilingo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
I didn't know that. that's very interesting :)
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this ship! Even if it's on fire! I do love me a good Viking story..I'm sure they had it all figured out too...Just thinking out loud! You need to do more Viking pictures..or I need to do some...or let's just appreciate this fantastic render!!Viking Lucas and Claus - Twin Vikings Space Viking Attempt Eric the Viking Emote Viking Thrust redo wild-king-poke Lucas and Claus - Twin Vikings 
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thank you, Sweetie!  Some things are better on fire... Pantzez :D :hump: :nod: I will do you amother viking one.
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok!! That sounds great! Yep..let's set the place on fire..make sure to have a hose handy in case it gets out of control! ;) xoxo
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layperson Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
beautiful!
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thank you :D
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Whazizname Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful scene, render & poem!!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Thank you!
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Anovoca Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   Writer
love it!
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
:D
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great, love the concept.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
I'm glad you liked it!
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Litterboy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very set and well done piece. No flaws and flames tucked in nicely.
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DarkRiderDLMC Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Thank you :D
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