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Rinse-- (Helga animation) by genaminna Rinse-- (Helga animation) by genaminna
Based off of this song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrytqM…
(By Vanessa Carlton)

Soo.... this was originally going to be a full animation, but then I realized how long it would take (and how much time I actually have to do things), so I kind of gave up. :XD: Anyways, here's a short animation for what I have!
It was originally going to be something like... (in my mind) An ending theme/sequence for "The Pataki's" or something?...

It really has a lot to do with Helga's obsessive/idealistic view on Arnold, and how it's kind of shattered when they break up before TP. This is her, trying to forget him, but not wanting to let go, at the same time. In my eyes, it's not totally healthy to be obsessed with/base your entire happiness on someone you love, because when they're gone, what else do you have left? Though, we know that Helga just loves passionately-- and that part's okay-- but to be obsessed/worshipping someone isn't (though we know the shrines and stuff are mostly done for the lols). This is just a different/more serious take on it... but I think it's something she will have to face, eventually, for them to have a normal relationship.

(I think that once her home situation gets better/more stable, then she will realize that Arnold isn't the only thing/person that can make her happy, and she will grow out of her obsession.)

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Read the lyrics, and you'll see what I mean:

"She'd do anything to sparkle in his eye
She would suffer, she would fight, and compromise
She's been wishin' on the stars that shine so bright
For answers to the questions that will haunt her tonight

She must rinse this all away
She can't hold him this way
She must rinse this all away
She can't love him this way

How she'd be soothed, how she'd be saved if he could see
She needs to be held in his arms to be free
But everything happens for reasons that she will never understand
'til she knows the heart of a woman will never be found in the arms of a man

[Chorus]

And if she runs away she fears she won't be followed
What could be the worse than leaving something behind
And as the depth of oceans slowly become shallow
It's loneliness she finds...
If only he was mine

She'd do anything to sparkle in his eye
She would suffer, she would fight, and compromise
She's been wishin' on the stars that shine so bright
For answers to the questions that will haunt her tonight

She must rinse him
She must rinse him
She can't rinse him
She can't rinse him
She can't, she won't, she must rinse him
She can't, she won't, she must rinse him
She must rinse this all away
She can't hold him this way
She must rinse this all away
She can't love him this way"
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:iconforeverrogue:
ForeverRogue Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
Really love this! I've never heard of this song before but listened to it on Youtube and it perfectly describes Helga! Fantastic piece, love the emotion :)
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0ceanbabek3j Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015
Beautiful perspective on Helga's character. Great job! :) 
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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raiki-XD Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
This is great! Love how fitting the song and concept are to her. :)
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank ya ^^
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, this is super awesome! Idk why, but it reminds me of claymation (which I love lol). A++++
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genaminna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! I can kinda see it... lol :hug:
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lndzbrdn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :')
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Katiria-the-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
"This is her, trying to forget him, but not wanting to let go, at the same time. In my eyes, it's not totally healthy to be obsessed with/base your entire happiness on someone you love, because when they're gone, what else do you have left?" <- it's like you're talking about me..I had the same thing..and believe me I NEVER want to feel like this again..
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
Believe me; I can relate too! It's not a good place to be in. ;(
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Katiria-the-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh, thank you Gena :hug:
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iamthejam Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Amazing!

In her shower, I hope... :D :D :D
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Edited Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hah, well, in my mind, it was outside (hence, the stormy background); but it's more of an artistic interpretation of how she feels, than something that's happening, literally ^^; Thank ya, btw ^_^
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iamthejam Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Okay. I was kinda wondering if she had a shirt or not... ;) ;) ;)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa... the coolness.
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
^^ ty
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YW
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Doggy-Yasha Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I enjoy how this piece of art looks, and then it goes and moves! Which makes it more awesome. I really like how subtle the moment of her hair is, though just colour, how the droplets on her face move as the rain slowly washes over her.

As for the song, it really does fit Helga. Gosh you did such a wonderful job matching the song to the character and then drawing a picture of it. its wonderful!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you...! But, now that you mention it, the rain is only on her face, not her body, haha. (I might not care enough to change it though xD haha)
:hug: Anyways, thanks again. I thought the song fit her scarily well...
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Doggy-Yasha Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
AHaha! its okay it looks good :D
welcome! :hug:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, okay, I changed it :p (and added a bit more stuff). It was bugging me, lol
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Doggy-Yasha Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, ohh i see what you did to the hair. it looks really wet with the motions of or water 
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genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay, it's noticeably! lol xD (ty)
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Doggy-Yasha Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
its totally noticeably! XDD!
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:icongenaminna:
genaminna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
lmbo, I meant, 'noticeable', but 'noticeably' makes it funnier XDDD (I think I was gonna say something after that, and forgot XD rofs)
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