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Twenty years I have feared him
and twenty years you have comforted me.
And after twenty years
I cut him out
and it was the last straw for you,
and for once in my life
once in those twenty years
I felt safe
and I felt free.

But now I hear the old excuses:
"He can change," you say,
"he has it in him,
and he is willing to change.
Something musta gotten through to him."

But you always said this
after all those times
he told us we were nothing,
he threw things and broke them,
and he threatened to get us killed
if we put him in jail.

and I'm terrified you'll go back,
after twenty years of his shit,
and it kills me more than just a little
because after twenty years of
insults, threats, broken promises and possessions,
you still don't see
he is nicotine,
the bad habit, and the cancer it results in,

and you are the sun.
please don't go back
stuff has been going on and I really don't want my mom to go back to my dad.
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Violet doesn't want to be a Countess by blackparademajorette
Violet doesn't want to be a Countess
She doesn't want to cook for his troupe, she doesn't want Klaus and Sunny to be disposed of, she doesn't want to wake up next to him every morning, and she doesn't want to be the bride in his stupid sham play.

Violet Baudelaire from A Series of Unfortunate Events. One of those book series I always wanted to read but never got around to. The original illustrations have been a huge inspiration for my own art style. So, here's my ode to those illustrations. Helquist put the orphans in (well, Violet and Klaus anyway) in what look like children’s clothes from the 1920s, so I went with that and used '20s style and aesthetic. Along with the original illustrations, I drew inspiration from Harry Clarke's illustrations for Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe (specifically Ligeia) and a poster for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and a little bit from Tony DiTerlizzi's "The Spider and the Fly" illustrations, seen in this reading m.youtube.com/watch?v=MoYB7vZZ…
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Alekatokak Begins her Journey by blackparademajorette
Alekatokak Begins her Journey
for the Myths-and-Legends group contest to show myths in another genre. I took an Inuit myth/folktale and reinterpreted it as a storytelling-wise Miyazaki meets Tolkien urban fantasy epic. A myth as a fantasy epic doesn't sound all that original, but Native American/Native Alaskan/First Nations stories tend to be very bare-bones and to-the-point, yet circular. you can read the story here: www.sacred-texts.com/nam/inu/t… and see what I mean.

anyway, in this version, Alekatokak and her family live in early 20th century Alaska, going between King Island and Nome. (King Island is a barren rock with a small village. most Islanders migrated to Nome and live there for a bit to restock every year.) She has never been really loved by her father because she was always healthy and strong and was named after someone in her mother’s family, and her brother, Asuvina, was always sick and named after someone in their father's family. (Who you're named after is very important in Inupiaq culture.) Meanwhile, the world is changing. Every day the tundra feels a little less magic and the Inupiat, the real people, feel a little less real. The world seems bigger and more dangerous, and when Alekatokak returns home from setting up traps without her brother, her father leaves her to the mercy of that bigger world.

she goes out on a journey to find her brother, joined by a Shadow Person named Unnuaķ, meeting Shadow People, Giants, Qalupaluit, and Deities of the old religion, and many others on the way in this sprawling tale of the old world coming to terms with the new and a sister’s love and dedication.

oh, and she has superhuman strength. She can kill a caribou with her bare hands. that's part of it, too.

Notes: graphite on paper. I don't have access to a scanner, so I took a picture of it with my phone. please don't judge me.

there's probably a lot of anachronisms with what she's wearing. I was going for about the 1920s but there's not a lot of photo references for qaspeqs/kuspuks from that age.

I was kind of experimenting with thick and thin lines and hatching, as well as movement and Tarot imagery. I noticed Alekatokak was in the center rather than a third of the paper, which I realized is usually a big composition no-no, so I started making parallels with the Fool card. She is shown here at the beginning of her journey, so it fits.
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Rapunzel and her Princess by blackparademajorette
Rapunzel and her Princess
Rapunzel and her Princess (Princess Sappho, maybe?)

I wanted to draw some same-sex fairy tale couples. Rapunzel seemed like a good story to start with. a major theme in the story is just how far one is willing to go for love, and the witch reacts to Rapunzel secretly meeting her Prince similarly to an extremely homophobic parent learning that their child is gay.

I think I did a good job with the poses and the partial view of the Princess's face
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finally the time has come that my disdain for boring hetero male vampires has been outweighed by my curiosity.  I haven't gotten past Jonathan Harker's journal yet.  the narration is quite bland, but the way the scenes are set up isn't half bad.  so far, it's been dripping with tension of an almost sexual nature.  Harker is being held prisoner, and it feels like the Count dragged him all the way to his castle to do some kinky Phantom of the Opera roleplay.  I'm not even kidding.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker

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Seraphina Mitikluk
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im sera. hi. i plan on using this for all my fanart of my favorite pairings, movies, rock operas, books, and whatever else.

i take requests unless it's not in my skill level or not my cup of tea. my mom recently got a scanner so i might be able to get mor hand drawn peices on.

Current Residence: the better part of the ghetto, alaska
Favourite genre of music: Punk, Grunge, Metal, Anti-Folk
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: "to live and not to breathe, is to die in tragedy" ~~Green Day
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finally the time has come that my disdain for boring hetero male vampires has been outweighed by my curiosity.  I haven't gotten past Jonathan Harker's journal yet.  the narration is quite bland, but the way the scenes are set up isn't half bad.  so far, it's been dripping with tension of an almost sexual nature.  Harker is being held prisoner, and it feels like the Count dragged him all the way to his castle to do some kinky Phantom of the Opera roleplay.  I'm not even kidding.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Reading: Dracula by Bram Stoker

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KarenHeatherC Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello girl...I saw a movie the other night & wanted to share with u, its about a 13ish yr old girl who draws a pic of a house, then that night the house is in her dreams, then she draws a boy in the window, then that night the boy is in the house...have u ever seen it?? its called Paperhouse.  How are u?
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blackparademajorette Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
no, actually I haven't ever heard of it.  I'm fine. i've been sick lately, but i'll live.
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Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Hey, how are those sketches for the Inuit Maker going? :) Just making sure you didn't forget.
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blackparademajorette Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
haven't started yet, actually.  missed a lot of school.  But don't worry, I got a ton of credible sources, it's just a matter of doing the actual physical drawing.  Are you planning another maker meanwhile? Your harpies are awesome.
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Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Okay, just checking. :)
And yes, at the moment I'm making a Royal Portrait Maker. It's the first near-photorealistic dressup game I've ever made.
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KarenHeatherC Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How are u lovely lady??
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TheRandomPhangirl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Thank you s much for the fave, dear!
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CrazyBecky98 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
When will you post more stuff? I miss you ;-;
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Rbananas Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for adding Dorks fav.me/d6lg7xv to your favorites!
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Viol-Dove-Teshire Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Writer
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