Strangely Beautiful, Chapter 2Almost twelve hours in, I remember why I hate road trips. Hours in a car with my mother's country music CD on repeat. Though I'd remembered this problem, and brought my mp3 player, it went dead about an hour ago.
"What do you need batteries for, Violet? That silly music machine? Come on talk to me." She said, knowing I'm still angry at her.
"I can't talk to you. If I do, I'll get in trouble. Because my opinions aren't important to you anymore! And when I voice them, you treat me like a kid. I'm seventeen, mom. You know you could have thought to ask me how I felt about moving. But no! Instead of bothering to take five minutes out of your day, you just make the decision. You don't even ask, no, you just do." I yelled. I could hear my brother's sighs from waking up. Great. I woke him up, which is going to make my mother angry.
"Violet... honey. You know that's not... How do you feel about us moving, sweetheart?" She asked. A little too late.
"It's too late for that, we're in the process.
DeviantART Compliments #104I believe my awesome friend dbz-senpai deserves 200000000000000 compliments!DeviantART Compliments #1048 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Okay, where do I start?
Well, first off, I can tell, your so nice, always!!!! I can always just come to you with my problems, and you can always bring yours to me! And you do!
You will always and forever be at the top of my friends list!
Everything you do, you out your heart into. Even the sketches. I am always checking my deviantwatch, hoping for a request/art trade journal!! XD
Sometimes, it makes me sad to know I shall never meet you in the outside world. But, aslong as you never leave DA, we will always be friends, I can tell!!
You always try and make friends! You would never pass up the opportunity for another person on your friends list! And it's already so vast! And I am so happy to be on that list!
chromeantennae - You are my homedawgskilletbiscut, my mofopartner in crime, my stay up to ridiculous hours of the morning dummybutt. I are ish luffles chur freakin' face because you are awes
DeviantART Compliments #97LJ-Phillips is an amazing artist whose digital comics have a photo-realistic quality to them, even her non-humans! She's very friendly and loves sharing information about her characters, whom she has fleshed out enough to make believable. She also does her best to reply to as many comments as possible and founded a group for the fan art people create for her. Overall, LJ-Phillips is a wonderful person!DeviantART Compliments #979 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
i love That1PersonYouForgot she's really good with me and generous when i read his story most time especially shelby story i really love it and i waiting another soon Good Luck
Yukieru You are so kind and your art is simply amazing! You are very inspiring and so amazing! Thank you so much~~~~
Winged-Wonder-Fish is an amazing artist and my best friend,I love her skills,I just feel so inspired by her work and awesomeness,she can make anyone feel like a good person to have her as a friend.
deviantART Compliments #136To: GleamingGolddeviantART Compliments #1364 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Your the best friend I've ever had in this site,No one could replace that.We both known each for more than 8 months,and I really enjoyed every single memory with you.
I'm happy to find a friend like you that I can be myself,it's not like any others which is awkward.
I feel touched from the birthday gifts you made,and the things you did for me as a friend..I never really thought I would meet someone as amazing like you...
Even though we have 12 hours time different but that doesn't mean this friendship can't continue.
I can't even imagine where I would be today if it weren't for you who have given me a heart full of joy.♥♥
Your art is wonderful and astounding!I love how you put your effort into it!
I'm always jealous of how your adoptables are getting people's attention,I mean your creativity are just so amazing and creative!
Your a great inspiration to me,I remembered the first time you made me a gift because I put you in my
DeviantART Compliments #102stairmie and diancite are SUPERGOODDeviantART Compliments #1028 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
yuki-chan-17 We don't talk a whole lot, but I just wanted to let you know that you're such a kind young lady, and I see a real humble side in you. Thank you for being such a lovely person.
Kurosaki224 Just wanted to say that you are such a nice, good-humored person, and I always enjoy my conversations with you - even when they get quite random. Keep being awesome!
TheIce-Sorceress is an amazing girl and an amazing friend. She doesn't realize how awesome she is sometimes and I think it's a crying shame. I love her so much and I wouldn't trade her for the world. I hope one day she'll finally understand how amazing she is. She's helped me through some hard times and I've done so for her too and I feel like she's one of the deviants on here who knows me, I mean really knows me. She's one of the people I think of when I think of giving up, because I know I have to keep going if there's even one person left who cares about me. And I
DeviantART Compliments #133@fishy--alien CAUTIONCORROSIVE Tec-SabiDeviantART Compliments #1334 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
from what i've noticed out of you three strangers is how much you've all been improving! i'm so very proud of you! i'm sorry that i don't comment a lot, but i smile every time i see your work pop up in my inbox because i can see all that effort you put into your pieces to make them great. and they are great! so, keep up the good work, all of you! <3
such exceptional artwork.. i can see in every piece how you pour your heart into them as you paint. never, ever stop drawing, okay? even if you fall into the deepest artblock pit.. you have too truly beautiful art to give up, even if you think your stuff is bad.. know that it isn't, there are many of us who deeply appreciate your art. take me for example!i am just absolutely in love with your watercolors xoxox
beautiful gorgeous art!! you are going places some day xoxo
don't let people get you down. you are totally amazing person!
I know I've known you for ab
DeviantART Compliments #130FishyDeviantART Compliments #1305 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I love you so much... You're my hero, my Link. You mean the world to me and then some. You'll always be my heroic prince, fishter911 , that saved me from the dragon. I love you so much. You're my best friend T/////T you always make me smile through clouds of grey and I feel so safe around ya. "You are the Oliver to my Jenny, the light to my darkness, the sight to my eyes, the door to my heart, the lullaby to my dreams, the fantasy of my mind, my Link, my sky pirate, the key to my music box, the missing piece of my heart container; I love you.".. I love you so much.. I'm so so happy that we met. I'm so happy that I can see that smile of yours. And I hope we are never to part, baby of mine. T/////////////////T
djsprockets your comics are amazing. I am in LOVE with your art style and adore your characters, especially Writhe and Shine. Okay, Shine more than Writhe but only because the snarky arse reminds me of one of my best friends.
Too Shy to Say
Where I'm FromI am from the forgotten times.Where I'm From8 months ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
From nights only reminisced on holidays.
I am from the constantly moving.
From memories painted only on windows.
I am from the always leaving.
From the hour-long goodbyes.
I am from the yes ma’am, no ma’am.
From the manners seemingly forgotten by others.
I am from the promises of “this is the last time”.
From the houses that were supposed to build character
but only reshaped nightmares.
I’m from stormy nights spent alone.
From dreams broken by thunderclouds.
I am from the old dirt road
From the bitter kiss of cold nights
From the warm embrace of the summer days.
I’m from the thoughts of ending it all.
From the paths that made me change the direction of my life forever.
I’m from endless depression, wishing it all to be well someday.
From the constant disapproval from strangers.
From a place where a simple phrase like “It only takes time” is enough to ease even the toughest emotional breaks.
When the happier side ends the sameWhen things got heavy, I relied on you.When the happier side ends the same2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Me and you, we were supposed to get through.
But with wasted worry, and shadowed doubt,
What we had suffered an endless drought.
The spirits have disagreed. my heart no longer beats.
They're enraged. I see no light.
They wish to take me. I'm dying.
I can see eternity in their eyes. You're not there.
This place is all but forsaken. It is heavenly.
They wish to torture me. My white wings have grown.
The fire awaits me. My halo shines bright.
The pain is too much. I am happy beyond belief.
Was any of it worth it? It was all worth it to be here.
I lost everything. I gained everything.
I should have done something differently. I did everything right.
I wish I were dead. I wish I were dead.
We are the real monstersWith all things fleeting one is forced to see,We are the real monsters1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
not everything is meant to forever be.
But our minds attach, we build bridges.
But all things must burn, we move by inches.
Because miles are too hard to obtain alone,
and sometimes we have to do things on our own.
But doubt is easy to overcome
Courage and belief are two beats of the same drum.
So when you look in the mirror and you can't see,
you realize you were lost in the hypnotizing beat.
Things fade, people vanish, lives end.
Our only true and eventual goal is to amend,
That which was broken, to rebuild.
So that your life will be fulfilled.
But human nature is hard to overcome.
Jealousy and Love are the same two beats of the drum.
That mirror one day must break, releasing your monsters for all to see.
And you realize that all you had to do was set them free.
For they wanted to leave as much as you wanted them gone,
But with them gone, you really see yourself and so on.
And while your monsters are gone, you notice what you've become.
Feature time!Hey everyoneFeature time!10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
and this is a much belated feature from :iconpoetrynprosewatchers: . I apologize sincerely on behalf of the administration for not keeping this group as active as I used to especially given that so many deviations have been submitted to this group.
Now, before we proceed, I'd like to personally introduce our new contributor: :iconthegreendragoon:
Much like :iconjwa2277: and :iconpauper-circumstance: , I'm always on the lookout for good literature, and well - I look forward to having his company around here
Why not give his works a read? Here they are
With that said, I'd like to personally thank :iconpaleauthor: and :iconecholalic-ellie: and :icondiluculi: for being active in contributing to the group's folders. good work, and I'm hopeful that everyone else (like :iconprettyflour: for instance) will like our prompt.
yes! We have a
DeviantART Compliments #101LuminescentRayne You work so hard to give out all these notifications to the compliments. I just want to thank you for all of that. I'm not sure who the founder is or if your a cofounder. but i really appreciate this little thing you guys have going on here. Through this, I couldnt stop smiling and I have you *and the people who wrote the comments* to thank for that. You're so awesome. You and all the people who 'spread the love' keep it awesome because i never want this thing to end!DeviantART Compliments #1019 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Oh wow where to begin? So many people I've met in my past two years on deviantart who have been inspiring me to no end and helped me reach my goals!
I'd like to give out a shout to DragonCatgirl and ilovewheatley who were my first two amazingly random friends to make me feel comfortable on this site. You guys will always be my first awesome friends! My lovely amazing cousin XxMoonlight-1-WishxX who was the first friend I met through my first favorite fandom Catscratch. Se
DeviantART Compliments #129RikkiArosa,DeviantART Compliments #1295 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
You are a fantastic person. I'm sorry to hear that your father passed away & I wish you all the happiness right now.
WintersRead, thank you so much for your friendship, time and energy. You are absolutely fantastic! I'll never forget the things you've done for me
We met fairly recently, but I just wanted to say that you're a really sweet person and your words always encourage me to improve and do better. Thanks for being so awesome, and have an absolutely wonderful day.
This full of awesomness here AmonKillian is my bestest, oc-fangirl buddy. I never knew we will be friends but hey, nothing is impossible. So yeah, sup maaan...Ruru is missing Okkun right now. Where have you been for the last 2 days? xDD He missed eating from Okkun's hand pffft.
Keep being awesome and thank you for being kind to me ;u; <333
you are an exceptional conlanger! I love your conlangs. qwertyuiop has to be favourite, ev
103 DalmationsI just hit a hundred watchers a few days ago, and I decided that I was going to feature every one of you lovely people. Then I got a few more and decided that the cut off for this feature would be 103. It was a pleasure to go through every single one of your galleries. If you're not here, you'll be in the next watcher feature, I promise.103 Dalmations3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lifelines by LadyLincoln The Universe by gonegal
summer the cruel maiden by autisticat FF7 - Glass Desert by Aerode . by MotionlesssInBlack forget-me-not. by anothereal
Song of the Moon by AnieWrites A Pair of Masks by SeamlessMaiden goodbye is a human emotion by herbodyismycoffin If I Could Send Post-It Notes Back in Time by TheEmptyChest
The Devil Has Landed / A Difficult Stock Market by jamboe89 Lovesong by AyeAye12
Wonderful 111As promised here is the mega-feature of all you wonderful watchers, I have thoroughly enjoyed going through all your galleries and finding so many treasures across so many genres Thank you again for all your support ~Wonderful 1114 months ago in Personal More Like This
Dreams Of Gold And Copper by WordsFromNowhereDisappointment by ShiningSteelWane by HuntingForHappiness
red fuzzy sweater by irishgirl217City of Golden Blood: Prelude by AnotherSanjiin need of a new heart by Waffles-Of-GondolynA Hit I Can't Quit Taking by PossumFanAdriatic Sea by A-Shadow-RoseOctober by Captain-Random little infinities by forever-yours-xoBut Whiskey's Quicker by EclecticQuillFloating Back by emptyxreturns. by ImThe-FakeHedgehogliterary devices of the heart by musicallybrunetThe Process of Becoming a Wallflower by PhantomtigersIs Nebraska Even Real? by Kathryn-WaltFor The Untapped Worthy by camelopardalisinbluesometimes i get mesmerized, watching the flies. by WhylesAlice in my wonderland. by Sandpiper28
pre-subliminationa few years back you drownedpre-sublimination2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
yourself nightly, face-down
and bloated, infatuated
with the moon's pearly depressions.
in darkness, I’d remembered you as
the theoretical portrait you used
to define death to different
philosophers. but now, a long
and simple time exceeds your careful
skin, your embryonic forms bruising
beneath quietudes where i had promised
you absolution and developed things,
and you kept still like a planet.
the letters you wrote from loved to lonely
were there when you peeled back my teachings,
because the skin beneath my thoughts
was your one taste of honest stillness
without newspaper words calling themselves
over, heady and apologetic, like lineal
beauties mating with the ambience.
you prophesized your own downfall
and romanticized it, noting only
the longevity of the paper doll people with
champagne sincerities frothing from their lips,
instead of the muffled pulse they carried
in weakness. and when you scar,
not beautifully, you will begin
to honor the treas
Literature Roadtrip: Day 4Literature Roadtrip: Day 41 year ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to Day 4 of the Literature Roadtrip. Today I am featuring some extremely talented deviants, and I hope that you all decide to check them out, give some comments and show some love.
eighteen by ithaswhatitisnt
Soul Mates by Malintra-Shadowmoon
Knightmare Noose by Daozen
The_Cuddling.com by GoodKittyNyanchan
My work is done and yours? by dogyjoe
A Werewolf Christmas by NathanielFlyingOwl
symphony iv: requiem of a dream. by 91816119
Would You Remember Me? by ieatrosepetals
Starstruck by Eevee1999
Upon a star: Karyana's story, prologue part 1 by YurixTheWanderer
I Did My Time, Let Me Go by Vanelopes-corner
The Dollhouse (Chapter 1) by SexxyStrawberry
Empty Canvas by prettyflour
society threads her like a needle by Tales-of-Tao
Ciredh by Fiaell
Manage Me by DrippingWords
winter by ohsparrowsong
DeviantART Compliments #118Reviews have become a trend here on dA don't get better than this work in my honest opinion. With that said, Nolannilestheletter always delivers on what I honestly believe is a major problem in fan fiction that should be taken seriously for the simple fact that fan fiction is like any other literature genre. Thanks, bro - keep writing. It helps in understanding the difference between good and bad fan fiction.DeviantART Compliments #1186 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Splash-Vaporeon oOOOOmg ook im gonna try 2 put how much ily into words
youre amazing and wonderful and hella cute and kind and smart and funny and the number one meme
youre my bestie ok<3
Ok, so you are SUCH an amazing friend.. I don't know what I would do without you. Because believe it or not, you found me when I was depressed. You have always been there to make me laugh, and I hope that one day I could make it up to you. Love you, Neko!
You are a beautiful person
Because you are you
You are made the way you were supposed to be and it's time to show the
DeviantART Compliments #96acsuu She is a complete darling! Her art work has so much potential, and really is a pleasure to look at from day to day. All I have to say for her is, never feel insecure about your art. Every single piece is beautiful, and the effort clearly shows. You are a wonderful addition to the deviantArt community! <3DeviantART Compliments #969 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Bless izzybun and ponikos for being so gosh darn amazing~
DECEPTIB0T and AElOU are some of my best friends, and they always keep me happy . Seriously, if you are looking for some great people, I recommend them. Once you get em, you never get rid of them, and that is fabulous
mediaLies KiingCraig KyShy KuuNara TheSamuraiWarrior NyappyHoi Sjru ShadeTheLucario freaky4manga Linkaton CraterCrazyCaracal retro-head:, you're all the best people ever... You've all helped me through so much! i cannot thank you enough... When you see this, Know i never
Show love, everyone! It's a beautiful thing.Soooo, I have a journal idea I think everyone will love. I want people to comment on this journal with people they love! Pretty easy, right? Mention/tag (Whatever term you wanna use. ) people that you love for whatever reason! And if you'd like, add a small (Or large! ) blurb why! Here, I'll start!Show love, everyone! It's a beautiful thing.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
WeirdAndLovely, because she's the most beautiful girl on the planet to me. She's smart, witty, charming, and I'm so glad she's my girlfriend. She's a brilliant artist and I love her so damn much.
SpriteBlayde, because Kelsy is my longest (and best) friend. She's been here for me through thick and thin, when so many people have come, gone, tried to come back and left again, she's been the constant for me for two years. And I couldn't be more grateful for that. She's my sister!
A-Lovely-Anxiety, because she's my favorite 49er. So brilliant, beautiful, intelligent, and a wonderful sister of mine. We'll always be southern 49ers
Ephemeral1.Ephemeral2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i wake up and tear the sun
from the sky like this is a
grade school art project and i
am supposed to share something
worthy of myself-- i think
there is a black hole nestled
betwixt my lonely ribs,
devouring anything alive.
on days like these, my greatest weakness
is weakness and i am my own fatal flaw.
we live by mantras and my ears ring
‘i hate every piece of me’
(he put his head to my chest
and heard me dying;
call me beautiful now)
we are the false ends of sunken
universes, we are pieces of
dead galaxies and you are
stardust, god, you are
i believe that this is all just a dream
by someone with an imagination
bigger than the word “no,” that we
are pawns in a game not worth
remembering, but when i’m with you
i never took kindly to things
that required codependency,
the uncalloused portion
of my frostbitten heart
but god, you are
DeviantART Compliments #94SkyfaIIDeviantART Compliments #949 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You are an amazing artist and one of my best friends on Da. You were one of the first people I talked to when I joined Da, back then you were an inspiration but now you help me continue to draw. Your drawings are always beautiful and they each have something special in them thats stands out from the rest. I hope you continue to do what you're doing and remember, if your feeling sad or hurt inside you can always talk. <3
There's a very special deviant everyone should know. HiddenLeafDragon is a good friend of mine, always has been and always will be. He's really funny, very sweet, and super nice He's one of those rare cool people with great skill and talent, and I think everyone should check out his page, because he's really worth the time.
Another deviant who seems to be a little sad lately is Toetag001 She doesn't use her account much anymore, but she's really in need of a cheer-up. She doesn't like attention, but she deserves it! She's a sweetheart and I
You are invited!We at Rising-Artists are pleased to announce that we'll be hosting a 2014 Prom event to help spread the love throughout the community.You are invited!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
While this event will be hosted by Rising-Artists, anyone and everyone on dA is welcome to join in. We'd like to make this a big event, so we'd love it if you help promote this in your own journal or polls.
The Prom event will be a big journal feature of all of the participants and their dates. Please continue reading for more information.
The feature will be published on Saturday, May 10th so that everyone has plenty of time to find their dates and RSVP.
Want to join in? Just read through and follow the directions below!
Have a partner in mind?
Is there a deviant you have always admired? Maybe a crush that you've never had the courage to talk to, or a close friend? Now is your chance to make a move!
Feature time! + other newsYes! Its time for another featureFeature time! + other news11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
After having responded to a (cumulative) 200 feedback messages, reading around 500+ deviations, and glancing through 100+
journals and activities, I can honestly say I've seen a lot in this month.
or have I?
Nah, I'm just fooling around with y'all. Here's the feature list:
Journals, Features, and dA news/tutorials:
Maddy's Tips: Building a Strong Portfolio by MissMaddyTaylor
Disappear by apalkin My Love, Stay by LadyLincoln Veil by arsenic-sea .. . by Frozen-photo to the girl with red embers by sleepysheepdog mirror mirror iii by deepinswim a quoi ca sert l'amour by rushingtide a modern ophelia by kb-23 Winter forest by fte378 Fractured by RosemonkeyCT Across Time by homestucker42 Slivers of light by WhitePlumFragrance the garden family by learningtobefree Fresh Air by TheScorpionBoy :thumb4365999
DeviantART Compliments #138dear NexiviDeviantART Compliments #1384 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
one day i will make you a gift using watercolours! it will definitely happen. such delightful art you pleasure my eyes with, so you deserve a gift~! thank you for being awesome!
who gave you permission to be so cool?! ah well... keep being cool, girl, you're great *three thumbs up + toes*
I know you've been feeling awful lately, so I've taken it into my liberty to write a Compliment for you, because, heck, you deserve it!! You've always been nothing but a super-rad friend who I value. . .we all do! Okay, this sounds mushy and lame, but point is, your an awesome person, who has so much artistic potential that it blows my mind!! You've got to stay in there, because I can't afford to lose you to depression, or worse. I'm begging you not to give in, because if you do, things won't improve. :c
i seen macabre in my inbox today! she's so very lovely. i love how you colored her hair and how she just has those cute little tufts and curls, and the p