Playing At GodPlaying At God by ~liebedero
Erik knew that he had been playing at being God for far too long.
Everything that he had done manipulation, blackmail, seduction All in the name of Erik the Almighty. He chuckled in spite of himself. He was like the Devil, playing at God. Let's live deep down, below civilization, and never visit the great above. No, that was defiantly not his territory, at least according to Mlle. Daaé. She had thought that her fool of a lover and she would be safe from his glowing yellow eyes up, and up on the roof of the Opera House. A god, however, had hidden the beast behind his lyre. How very kind of Apollo.
And yet again here he was in his cavernous home. Alone. The Devil hadn't tempted Christ with Hell, no, the Devil had tempted Christ with all of God's domain. Well, down in his lair, Erik was God, and his domain was vast and outspanning into the whole of the Opera House. And this is what the monster had offered to the little Prima Donna.
Oh, To LoveOh, To Love by ~liebedero
"'Oh, To Love!'"
"It's heartbreak in the most acute way.
The sense that things will never be the same.
That nothing you can do,
Nothing you can say,
Will change the way that things are
That no matter how much you love,
You will never be loved,
To know that forever, no matter what,
No one could love you the way you need.
The love that you yearn for
Dear, it can never be yours. "
"Poor Dear, I wish I could give it to you.
I wish that you would need me,
So I could help you heal.
But you only turn away.
You want another, and that pain is hard,
So cold and emotionless.
I wish I wasn't that way,
Just as I wish you could love me.
Oh, how I wish you could love me!"
"Dearest, don't cry, I want to heal your tears!
I want to love you, but I can't!
You need me so, and I as well,
But never shall that come to pass,
You know as well as I,
I love you not in that way.
You love too much dear!
Too much, and your heart shall burst!"
"My love unrequited by you is pain so intense,
Why can't you see,
Welcome to Rose-and-Nightingale, DA's club for fans of Erik/Christine!
How to Join
To join, look for the 'Join Our Group' button at the top of our page, and click on it. A little box will pop up, will a place to write a note. Write a reason why you'd like to join, and then hit submit. Then you've just got to wait for it to be approved, and you'll be an official group member!
How to Submit Art
There are two ways that you can submit art to our group: by adding it to our gallery, or by suggesting it for our favourites.
To suggest art for our favourites, just click on the 'Suggest a Fave' button, either on our main page or on our favourites gallery page. A box will appear that will let you pick a suggested deviation from your gallery, your favourites, or all of dA. Pick your suggestion, hit submit, and wait for it to be approved. You do not need to be a group member to suggest a favourite.
You do need to be a member to submit something to our actual gallery. The process to add to the gallery is the same as to suggest a favourite, except that you'll also have the option to submit a brand new deviation directly to the group's gallery, instead of just having to choose an existing deviation.
Submitted art should feature Erik (the Phantom) and Christine. There are other clubs that take submissions of general PotO art.
When submitting art to the group, please keep in mind that there are younger people around. So, please, nothing above PG-13. Please don't submit photomanipulations that use promotional pictures or movie stills (except the Lon Chaney version, which is public domain), as they are against dA's rules. We reserve the right to reject any submitted art if we feel it does not fit with the ideals of the group.
Please only submit up to the first three chapters of multi-chapter fanfics.
There isn't currently a set limit for how much you can submit at a time, but please try to keep it within reason.
And, obviously, do not submit someone's art other than your own.