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Lumi the bunny by RobinHedberg

I saw this and I instantly loved it. The one visible eye gives a subtle pop against all the white. In my opinion, this was the perfect ...

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Lumi the bunny by RobinHedberg
I saw this and I instantly loved it. The one visible eye gives a subtle pop against all the white. In my opinion, this was the perfect scene for this shot. The rabbit is perfectly centered. Love the way that background nearly blends together. I feel like this is a great shot over all. The only thing I have to say is that I do love the focus but perhaps the face could have used more of it. But really this is nitpicking as I love the lack of focus on the rabbit's body and the concentration of focus on it's face. Great work and keep it up!
Curse of Curves by DeathbySkittlez
Curse of Curves
This shot is a body study, one focused mainly on my stretchmarks that I've had since a child. I developed hips far too young and received horrible stretch marks which never healed. To me, they look almost like the scars you see in movies from being scratched by a large wild animal (such as a tiger or bear).
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I've made a liar of myself. Due to classes, there is no way I'll be able to keep up with NaNo, my apologies. However, I will still post my story here, just at a much slower rate than I would if I were doing NaNo. Best of luck to the rest of you!

            I don’t know what it was about the world around me, but it had all grown so bland. You’d think that at eighteen, I’d be just starting to experience all it had to offer. I don’t know if it was over-exposure or a lack of options or even just a general disinterest, but the world simply was not appealing to me. I was desperate to try anything and everything once, in case something came along and saved me from the dullness I experienced daily. I had experienced so much in my mind, but not enough I realized. The things I had experienced were not things I would want to tell to future generations.

          Maybe that’s why I pulled into the parking lot that I did. I wasn’t sure what I was doing until I went inside. “What can we do for ya?” a man with a clean-shaved scalp, leather vest and protruding belly asked. I looked at him for a moment processing what my body was forcing me to do.

          “I want a tattoo,” I answered with a steady gaze.

          “You got a design ready?” he asked expectantly.

          “Huh-uh.” He raised an eyebrow at me. I looked at the walls and saw signs giving deposit prices for tattoo designs and roughly how long the design would take in days to be finished. I couldn’t leave. I might not come back. “I mean, I planned to get a quote so I don’t really need a design, right?” I asked, recovering.

          He nodded, I had given an acceptable answer. “How big and what style?” he prompted.

          I held up my fingers, an inch apart from one another and added, “Some sort of script.”

          “Uh huh,” he nodded to the computer for me to search scripts in their database until I found one I liked. He was writing down the description I had given him onto a sort of paper receipt and asked me for the quote.

          I faltered. Not something from a book or a movie or a song I would grow to hate. No, something else. I scrolled through scripts until I found one and typed my answer before reading it aloud to him. “The world owes me nothing.”

          What a strange concept. To permanently ink something onto myself in a hasty decision because I wanted to feel excited or nervous or anything and to have it say that I am not obligated to the experience.

          I was thinking so deeply about this that I didn’t realize I had been guided the other side of the open parlor and inks and needles and gloves were being prepared.

          “Where did you want to get this?” a new artist was asking as he set up. He traced the printed quote on some type of paper with blue ink and tranferred it to my skin, making a violet ghost image for the design. I nodded in approval at the design.

          “Where’s a sensitive spot?” I asked him in place of an answer.

          “Uh, rib, knee, inner elbow?” he listed

          “Rib,” I decided. I didn’t need anyone to know until I wanted them to.

          “You some kind of masochist?” he joked with a grin. I shook my head. He paused. “Hey, are you okay? Are you sure you wanna do this? It seems pretty sudden,” he worried.

          “No, yeah, I’m sure. Let’s do it,” I nodded. I laid back and rolled my shirt up so he could start when he was ready.

          “Last chance,” he offered, hesitating with the needle above me.

          “I’m ready,” I promised. And I was.

 

          Looking back, I liked to think that I slapped down one-fifty for a permanent reminder and a chance to feel something. But there was no writing or wincing. I wanted to know if I could still feel and all I felt were strong vibrations against my bones. It’s an odd and uncomfortable feeling but “painful” is not a word I’d use to describe it. I was sore an hour or so after the ink set in, don’t get me wrong, but there was no pain during the process. Maybe my body didn’t react to this kind of pain any longer. No, I was over-thinking. Perhaps my ribs were too meaty. Or maybe my adrenaline was too high to feel it? Or even my pain tolerance for that matter. I don’t know, I’m not expert. I just know that I was disappointed.

          In any case, my adventure that day was a perfect metaphor for my life. I never felt pain during, only the soreness it caused after. It’s easy for me to see how I got to this point knowing that. But then again, hindsight is 20/20, right?

Empty Parks: Intro
AN: Here's an introduction-ish thing. Just thought that this would be a good way to show off the character.
I haven't decided if I should write from the guy's point of view as well? I don't think I should but in YA it seems like the appropriate thing to do? But then again it IS first-person. I'll see I guess. Critiques are welcome and appreciated.

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Empty Parks is the story of an average duo, Summer Fuchs and Connor Byrne, simply trying their best to become functioning and happy adults. 
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It's been a while since I've interacted with you lot and I've began to miss it. I wanted to get back in the swing of things here before NaNo started up because I'm going to participate this ear and actually put forth an effort so I'll likely be posting my writing here to sort of keep myself accountable and on-track for the month. I hope classes don't get in the way but we'll have to see. To any others competing in NaNo, good luck, feel free to contact me and I shall see you on the flip side!

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EmoKittyE Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Thanks for the luck and the watch. :)
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DeathbySkittlez Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem!
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LyricalDenizen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I wanna scream, HI,KAT! I MISS YOU! but im not sure it using real names here is the right thing to do. Unfortunately, im still learning Deviant etiquette. lol Anyways, I really miss you and im wishing you were here with troika for the new year.
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skaggzy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy Birthday, a day early! Enjoy your day!
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DeathbySkittlez Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I did! I got my first tattoo and the day off!
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SolaceinSubconscious Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving my journal.
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DeathbySkittlez Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I loved it! :)
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smutyo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for :+devwatch: :)
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DeathbySkittlez Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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JackieMercer Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for the fave
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