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Nothing is quite as it should be, but everything is in its place by being displaced. Belonging is only, really, a question of being unwanted. There is nothing new here; instead, here is simply a constant state of disrepair and forgetting. It is the last refuge of resignation, tarnished and sagging beneath the weight of a sinking sky and dilapidated buildings. It is newspaper clippings with old dates and yellowed edges, creased Polaroid photos faded by more than time. Everything is in its place by its simple state of absence. There is not so much a sunrise or sunset, a marked beginning or a definite ending to any day, every day. No, there is just the overcast, just the snow like ash falling on rooftops and alleys and streetlights that cast a pale yellow ring for the shadows to stand in. There is just a silence, really, and a mutual invisibility. The same streets, the same steps, the same walls and the same view of streets and steps and walls. The same sagging sky with its unfamiliar stars and all its distance between here and anywhere else. The same bar stool full of absence, gathering dust like ash like snow. The same song. The same past. The same day, every day.
"He said that you didn't need comrades, but I'm attached to that word... to the point of tears."


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A piece written during my latest bout of writer's block. I wouldn't let myself go to bed until I had something (anything!) spilled out over the page and spent a very long time staring at the blank screen while listening to "Goodnight Julia" on repeat. This is the (somewhat lackluster?) result.

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Von186 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is one of my favorite episodes (Jup. Jazz). Such a pretty man girl.
The piece is nice as well.
Did you know they stopped making polaroids?
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darkelvenmage Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Why thank you!

And they did? ): That's so sad. Digital pictures just don't have the same... feel.
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Von186 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
No kidding. But yeah, I guess they quit making them in 09. So sad. The ending of an era. I guess not enough people buy them.
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Arryka Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
someones a negative nancy. Sounds like we need to get out and do stuff. No really though, very beautiful, I like the effect at the end.
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darkelvenmage Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Why thank you! :3 I'm not actually the negative one, I just based this off a very depressing Cowboy Bebop episode. XD
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sesshysshewolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
You really make me think sometimes, y'know? Goodness gracious.
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darkelvenmage Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
I hope I don't make you think TOO much.

Also, it makes me really happy that you said "goodness gracious". XD
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sesshysshewolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Well by golly gosh darn! Thinking's not such a bad thing after all!
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darkelvenmage Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Golly gee! That sure makes me happy as a peach in summer to hear!
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sesshysshewolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Gee willikers, Mister! Thanks!
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