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The unending non-holiday
Losing a beloved pet is heart-breaking for anyone, but even more so for someone who has already lost so much to years of being sick. Even when you have a neurological illness that few people understand, animals can provide unconditional love and support. Helen still has her other bichon frisé dog Snuffe, but the recent loss of "her little shadow" Lillen (pictured) dealt a devastating blow, especially since any stress tends to make chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) even worse. Helen studied Swedish and English, became a librarian and had three children in just over three years. For several years she was effecti
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Where there is will...
Where there is will, there is pain Timo is 22. He used to do gymnastics in the Finnish national team. He wouldn't let something little come in the way. It's not that he is a perfectionist, he just wanted everything. Or at least a Masters of Science and to be a top athlete. Then Timo got an ear infection, not exactly a major illness, but that's when things started to go wrong. After a few weeks of tinnitus and antibiotics he got well again. Almost. He was more tired than usual and started struggling with brainfog. Six months later the doctor of the Olympic committee diagnosed Timo with mycoplasma, a bacterial infection which is usually only
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Flicker
Waking up is simply a transformation into another dream. Even in the dark I can make out fuzzy outlines of familiar things in the room: the poster with cats, the wooden chair, the nightstand and the clock on it, all shaking back and forth with the jitter in my eyes. Through the hazy lines pain seeps into my consciousness. My shins are bursting with a dull throbbing feeling, which turns into a searing ache as it approaches the knee. The knees, like every joint in my body, are being rubbed with caustics. As you go higher, the legs, especially the right one, have a deep gnawing inside of them, occasionally like squirming maggots but recently mo
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Mind games
At first it was known as atypical polio or epidemic neuromyasthenia (myasthenia means muscle weakness). Epidemics were first reported in the 1930s and from the beginning it was clear this was an infectious neurological illness. In the 1950s most doctors started using the name myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME, for a painful inflammation of the brain and the spinal cord. In the 1980s multiple epidemics took place in the United States. There had just been a major scare about AIDS and the authorities didn't want to frighten people with another mysterious illness. ME was reborn under the laughable name of chronic fatigue syndrome. Soon it became k
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The unending non-holiday
Losing a beloved pet is heart-breaking for anyone, but even more so for someone who has already lost so much to years of being sick. Even when you have a neurological illness that few people understand, animals can provide unconditional love and support. Helen still has her other bichon frisé dog Snuffe, but the recent loss of "her little shadow" Lillen (pictured) dealt a devastating blow, especially since any stress tends to make chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) even worse. Helen studied Swedish and English, became a librarian and had three children in just over three years. For several years she was effecti
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Where there is will...
Where there is will, there is pain Timo is 22. He used to do gymnastics in the Finnish national team. He wouldn't let something little come in the way. It's not that he is a perfectionist, he just wanted everything. Or at least a Masters of Science and to be a top athlete. Then Timo got an ear infection, not exactly a major illness, but that's when things started to go wrong. After a few weeks of tinnitus and antibiotics he got well again. Almost. He was more tired than usual and started struggling with brainfog. Six months later the doctor of the Olympic committee diagnosed Timo with mycoplasma, a bacterial infection which is usually only
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Flicker
Waking up is simply a transformation into another dream. Even in the dark I can make out fuzzy outlines of familiar things in the room: the poster with cats, the wooden chair, the nightstand and the clock on it, all shaking back and forth with the jitter in my eyes. Through the hazy lines pain seeps into my consciousness. My shins are bursting with a dull throbbing feeling, which turns into a searing ache as it approaches the knee. The knees, like every joint in my body, are being rubbed with caustics. As you go higher, the legs, especially the right one, have a deep gnawing inside of them, occasionally like squirming maggots but recently mo
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A Casual Funeral
A plane home, holding it together like winter in June, a passed away friend’s dry ground hard to find as any from a mile up, or only six feet away. No cocktails, no Dramamine, I’ll sick and seizure just the same; my manual is made of liquid, fragile as a prayer recited in slumber at the luggage station, where a conveyer  lets go, go, go until the rollers break; until the rubber throws up its hands in split hair strands, and finally says “no.” A plain home, holding it together like a desert palm, a seed that strayed from comforts of tropical showers to root in spider-webbed salt flats o
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The Aunt's Demise
The first thing that one usually does when his or her aunt is found dead is to celebrate. Of course, this process varies across cultures, but the general rule is to throw your hands up and yell "Hooray!" upon receiving the news, or discovering it. So when little Tommy came home from soccer practice to find his aunt dead on the lazy chair in the living room, he did throw his hands up and yell "Hooray!" (Children are very well read nowadays and know all about these traditions.) He didn't yell too loud, though, as he wasn't totally sure she had expired. Tommy took as evidence her stillness, her glazed-over eyes and a little drool which had come
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The Bird
"Found a bird in delta." I say.  John doesn't stir, so I repeat.  "Said a bird flew in. Little scrawny thing, but it got in."  "Can't of."  "What I thought. But it did."  I can hear John stretch out in the bunk above me, the ancient springs groaning as his body and muscles shift across them.  "Where's the leak?"  "Sally's looking. Be in delta though - can't of got through a bulkhead."  "Better not be delta two."  I nod, because neither of us want it in delta two.  "What sort of bird?"  "Little scrawny bastard, don't know. Could look him up." John swings himself off the top bunk, and sits down on the end of my bed to do
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250 christians can't be wrong
I. The counselors tried to keep the children calm before meals.  They lined them up by cabin in front of the dinning hall and preformed various stunts to pacify them until the tables were set.  Sometimes they sang songs with hand motions: "Baby Shark do do do do do do, Baby Shark do do do do do do, Baby Shark.  Mama Shark do do do do do do, Mama Shark do do do do do do, Mama Shark, Daddy Shark do do do do do do…" The song continued to tell the story of a woman swimming who suffered a shark attack and flew to Heaven.  It was an annoying tune with gestures that involved little more than clapping your hands together in a vertical snapping moti
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My Bio
27-year old Finnish writer (author, journalist, medical writer), translator, artist and photographer living in the Netherlands. I'm hardly on DA any more, having grown tired of the abusive, lying, sociopathic admins.

Favourite Movies
Magnolia, Dancer in the Dark, The Sea Inside, most films by Trier and Almodovar
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Bon Jovi, CMX, Bjork, Juno Reactor, The Beatles, VNV Nation, Negative Format, Biosphere, Nick Cave
Favourite Writers
Sylvia Plath, Douglas Coupland, Douglas Adams
Favourite Games
Nethack/Slash'Em
Favourite Gaming Platform
MS-DOS
Tools of the Trade
JavE, ACiDDraw, Notepad, Atlantis, PSP 9, TieraZon, Canon EOS 400D, Wacom Graphire etc
Other Interests
art, literature, medicine, demoscene, photography, society, media, plants, cooking, travelling

Deviousness Award

If there were art-related superheroes, `diamondie would be the superhero for textmode art. She is, without a doubt, the uncontested queen of this medium, utilizing her power and undeniable talent to educate the community through tutorials and countless news features. Her careful nurturing of this community has helped it grow and garner attention in a world dominated by flashy colors and 3-dimensional graphics. It is because of her dedication and superhero-ness that we bestow deviousness upon `diamondie for January.
Awarded Jan 2007
Alive-ish
It's been a while. A few years. Quite a few since I essentially stopped using DA because of the extremely abusive admins (my comment average is still 4.2 comments a day!). I'm not sure if anyone I know is still reading this. Lots of stuff has been happening, good and bad. The Netherlands is a wonderful place. When I got away from Finland life was great for a while. I could work 15-hour days despite the CFS/ME, thanks to LDN. I thought my nightmare was finally over. Until November 2011, when my pituitary was destroyed by sabotage. Hypopituitarism is one really shitty illness and has put me close to death more times than I can count. Also very
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My novel is _finally_ out - and I got a grant, too
Prose | Poetry | ASCII art | Pixel art | Fractal art | Vector art | Digital paintings | Traditional art | Photography | Artisan crafts | Emoticons | Wallpapers | Contest entries | Seamless textures | Designs |Tutorials | DeviantART Related | The rest Yep, my debut novel Marian ilmestyskirja (Maria's Book of Revelations) was supposed to come out in the spring, but due to various delays it has only been released now. It's in Finnish, but there is an info page in English, too, and a book trailer which is Finnish only, but very visual, so it's worth watching even if you don't know Finnish. It has gathered many positive, even glowing reviews and
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Release of my novel etc
Prose | Poetry | ASCII art | Pixel art | Fractal art | Vector art | Digital paintings | Traditional art | Photography | Artisan crafts | Emoticons | Wallpapers | Contest entries | Seamless textures | Designs |Tutorials | DeviantART Related | The rest So my first novel Marian ilmestyskirja will be coming out from Muruja next month. The taboo-breaking cripfic has already got about 10 reviews in book blogs, including a few absolutely glowing ones (I couldn't have come up with better ones if I tried!). I made an English info page about the book which includes a sample. Still hoping to find an international publisher for it! Disabled people deser
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Hi, do you know anyone who could make some ASCII art for my 2 BBSes? We could work out some payment..
VKA3Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry you have had problems on DA.
I'm  gonna follow you anyway

Thank You Watch by VKA3
sagethethirdProfessional
you are an interesting person :)
diamondie? Still kicking it? Saw you on Finnish TV. It's fun to visit this community now that we're all very much grown up (well, you always were).
diamondieProfessional Writer
Thanks. I haven't really been here for years, but in case you're interested I have a blog, www.ilmestykset.net