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Temujinsword
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Guyana
What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy reading, writing, photography, archery Archery by CookiemagiK, drawing, listening to music, thinking about my next meal, pretending to be a cowboy, walking, being in the cold, making people laugh, contemplating the meaning of life, researching 'things wot interest me', jousting, cooking, knife and axe throwing, being spontaneous and collecting skulls. I also have a soft spot for strawberries and long jackets.

What do you dislike?
I don't like violence (although it is interesting), numbers, fake tan, humourless people, pork, politicians and dresses.

Where are you?
I currently live in the Pakaraimas Mountains in Guyana, South America, although I originate from Great Britain, more specifically, Scotland.
Union Jack Stamp UK by phantom Scotland Stamp by phantom :thumb60823115:

What do you submit to dA?
Photography, poetry, comics, sketches, word art (including 'Musings of the Truthful'), short stories and my webseries 'The Marvellous Adventures of Sebastian Scarlett'. I apologise in advance for anyone who has added me to their watch list for a specific medium, but I like to try a bit of everything!

Why didn't you thank me for the favourite?
I do not have time to thank everyone for favourites, so I shall thank you in advance. I am sorry for this as it is most impolite of me, but my school work, volunteering, hobbies and paid work generaly take priority.

What does your username mean?
Temujin is one of the many spellings of Genghis Khan's name before he unified the mongolian tribes. He fought with his dead fathers sword. Therefore my username is Temujin sword. However, he always said his word was iron, which meant he never broke his oaths or promises, therefore, my name could also mean Temujin's word. Tah dah.
Interests
Hello to all my dear Watchers, Visitors and any other Earthlings who've crossed my way!

So, after a year teaching in the depths of the Guyanese jungle, I have returned. I now have running water, internet access, a shower and lots of other lovely things. I spend my days eating cheese, braving the cold of my first Scottish autumn in a while, and trying to stay awake in university lectures.

I'm a bit bored by British life, but despite this, things are looking good as far as photography and writing is concerned. My plans regarding my artistic future are as follows ...

1) My new camera battery is on the way, to replace the one that died in the jungle, so expect some snazzy photos of south-west Scotland (yes, I've moved!).
2) I'm spending a lot of time sifting through photos from Guyana, so expect to see a few over the next couple of months.
3) Whilst in Guyana, I also wrote quite a lot to pass the time. I'll be uploading stories, poems and reflections as I see fit.
4) I have a brand new story project. Sorry that TMAOSS never really took off, but the idea went stale and wasn't really what I wanted. To replace this fiasco, I am currently writing a new novel: Kanaima. This is a historical novel based on the pre-missionary times in the native Amerindian tribe of Guyana that I lived with. Much of the research used in the story is my own, and I have a plan that is the best I've ever written.

If you want to know about my time in Guyana, here is the report I wrote and sent to everyone who sponsored and supported me: Remembering Guyana ...Time is one of those crazy things that catches up on you when you least expect it. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was lying in my bed in Guyana for the first time, sweating in the night-time heat, listening to the sounds of the cicadas, my heart hammering with fear, excitement and anticipation of the adventures that lay ahead. I remember thinking 'How the hell did I end up here?' Yet now, there is nowhere on Earth I would rather be. I wish I was back in that bed, a full day behind me, and a full day ahead. Because - believe it or not - that foreign place became my home. I had a life there, a wonderful life. It is a challenging task to sum up an entire year of your life at the best of times, but it is frankly impossible to sum up one that has been a full as this last one has been for me.
And so all I am left to do now I am home is to look at the few trinkets I brought back with me, listen to music from the Caribbean and Latin America, and remember what I once had.
I remember
 

Feel free to ask questions, and check out my photos from the year.
Caiman by TemujinswordAmai's Cassava by TemujinswordIn the Savannah by TemujinswordJungle Spikes by TemujinswordThe Yellow House by TemujinswordPalmfly by Temujinsword

Until next time,
~Temujinsword xx

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CAMERA FIXED! by Temujinsword
CAMERA FIXED!
Good news - it was just an old, worn out battery that was the problem. Temujinsword is back in business!!
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Climb by Temujinsword
Climb
The bushtruck we travelled in for three days over remote jungle and savannah 'roads' of the North and South Pakaraima Mountains in Guyana. The child is from the Patamuna tribe in the Northern part of the mountain range. He and his family travelled with us in the truck to the southern savannahs.
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Sloth by Temujinsword
Sloth
A brown-throated, three-toed sloth (Bradypus variegatus) which my friends and I caught in the jungle in Northern Guyana (near Venezuela) by cutting down the tree it hung from with our machetes. We kept it as a pet for a while whilst we debated whether or not to curry it. It escaped from our boat one day whilst we were pretending to be pirates in the swamp.
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DaSchu Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much for the favs!
Please check out my new upload and like my daschu MEDIA facebookpage for more updates =)
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ArtistWarriorCat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Photos! PhotoPhenom avatar 

~DreamShine
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Temujinsword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks DreamShine :D
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WolfosCuala Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i sent you a trade on chicken smoothie because you were giving them away {like the other person below}, i'm wolfos on there c:
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LeaHenning Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Student Photographer
Thank you very much for faving  my work :heart:
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greymonkitteh Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hellow you may not know but,on chicken smoothie,i sent you trades for pets since you were giving them away. please accept. im meoth on cs
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Hishino Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
thank you so much ^^
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DontSayYes Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for watchind and faving :)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the late reply - we have been on the road to Spain with no internet...
Just in case you didn't solve the crossword clue introducing the Hawaiian Goose it's also the Nene (pronounced Nay-nay for the bird and rhyming with either 'hen' or 'seen' depending where you live for the river part of the clue) 
Thanks for faving the goose - really appreciated Sarah...             :ArizonaSunFlower:      
                                                                     ...please do keep on watching???
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Anna655 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fave :D
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