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Good-Bye My Friend...
It is funny how friends come and go.. 
Especially for me. What is the longest a friend has ever lasted for me. 2 - 3 years at most. 
Now today, another friendship of mine has come to an end, and once again, it was because of me. Once again I screwed up, breaking my friend's trust, and I lie here abandoned in the dark. I wish my friend could forgive me for what I have done, but I know it won't happen. 
I wish she could hear my heart shattering as I think about how things won't ever be the same again. The way we chatted everyday, and how that will stop. The way she made me smile, how that will stop. How I looked forward to saying hi to her, and how that will stop. 
Please forgive me my friend. 
Or at least.. Please let me start over once again. 
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Just the Small Things, Happy to be Alive
Don't expect anything cool or amazing from this. I'm writing for myself on a spontaneous want.
How much life has changed.
From about 7th grade to the first quarter of 10th grade, I was in depression, the worst of it though was mostly from 9th grade +, beforehand it was still in the light, sadness stages.
During the worst of my depression, I had tried to hang myself once and had tried to overdose another time - both ended in failures obviously. Both ending with me, at the time, falling deeper and deeper into a dark hole. But it eventually all changed...
Now I am glad I am still alive... Through various experience, through the various people I have met, I am stronger than ever, and will only continue to improve.
I am not the smartest person in the world... (*cough, sucky gpa*), I am not the strongest person in the world, I am not the most artistic person, but I am still satisfied with who I am. 
I am just really happy to still be alive to be able to just experience the small things
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lazy coloring by justinwlin lazy coloring :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 1 2 Tiger by justinwlin Tiger :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 0 0 sketch of pikachu by justinwlin sketch of pikachu :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 1 0 Baby Pikachu by justinwlin Baby Pikachu :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 0 4 Toothless by justinwlin Toothless :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 1 2 Kiddy :D by justinwlin Kiddy :D :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 2 0 Mr. Serious by justinwlin Mr. Serious :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 3 2 Faceless by justinwlin Faceless :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 1 0 Fox's Christmas Reupload by justinwlin Fox's Christmas Reupload :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 1 1 Katara by justinwlin Katara :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 1 1 Art Drawing by justinwlin Art Drawing :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 2 7 1st Style by justinwlin 1st Style :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 0 2 Finished with Doodles by justinwlin Finished with Doodles :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 0 0 Side view by justinwlin Side view :iconjustinwlin:justinwlin 0 1


THE SMEXY POSTCARD DRAGON COUPLE by KiteCuriosity THE SMEXY POSTCARD DRAGON COUPLE :iconkitecuriosity:KiteCuriosity 5 24 Timeless by Emi-Graphics Timeless :iconemi-graphics:Emi-Graphics 62 3 Vel by Echocresten Vel :iconechocresten:Echocresten 3 8
I Dream of Ceres
A sci-fi pulp.
The Cerean Anthem blared out of the speakers of the cell’s viewplate.  Trandon was awake beforehand, out of habit.  He wore sonic-strength ear plugs just so he wouldn’t have to listen to that fucking song.  They were proscribed items for that reason and he had paid out the nose to get them, but they were SO worth it.  After the jingle came the news.  This was worth watching solely because of the buxom newscaster (he had heard that the reporter in the women’s cells was a hunky dude, but he didn’t know for sure).  She covered the usual shit; buy Cerean, work hard, brush your fucking teeth so you don’t cost the government a pair of dentures.
The work listings came on and he stopped looking at the woman’s chest and at the numbers that crawled up the side of the screen.  
“Due to mishaps in the Level 23 dry-docks,” -people died- “the completion time for the freighter Chalmar Truntz is behind schedule.  Ceres Astrowerks is
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eyes by Telemaniakk eyes :icontelemaniakk:Telemaniakk 1,192 70 Four friends by scilk Four friends :iconscilk:scilk 288 69 Wild Encounter by EUDETENIS Wild Encounter :iconeudetenis:EUDETENIS 572 13 I love you by JasonRB I love you :iconjasonrb:JasonRB 2,507 164 Nian by Diana-Huang Nian :icondiana-huang:Diana-Huang 20 9 VFX Test Screen Shots by Diana-Huang VFX Test Screen Shots :icondiana-huang:Diana-Huang 4 4 Maestra (Commission) by yuumei Maestra (Commission) :iconyuumei:yuumei 11,727 336 Fisheye Placebo: background concept art by yuumei Fisheye Placebo: background concept art :iconyuumei:yuumei 11,994 553 Tak by 0okami-Rei Tak :icon0okami-rei:0okami-Rei 19 7 Midnight Sun  -For Finn- by Golphee Midnight Sun -For Finn- :icongolphee:Golphee 652 35 +Doodlage - pencil sketches+ by goku-no-baka +Doodlage - pencil sketches+ :icongoku-no-baka:goku-no-baka 1,699 47 Doodling 2 :Eterna(project) by myhilary Doodling 2 :Eterna(project) :iconmyhilary:myhilary 2,849 124



Hello! (Lol. Yes, using my secondary account to leave a critique for you Chen, but I thought that I should do this so that you have feedback on your wonderful work that I wish people had the opportunity to read :) )

Anyways, let's begin.

The vocabulary and imagery in your work is beautiful. You handle the characteristics of both flames masterfully, and work in context for your words so that even if a someone may not know what an aureate glow is, they can assume it's gold, etc.

In addition, the way you contrast one flame as giving off vigor and life to another falme that leaves a wake of destruction behind serves as an interesting juxtaposition that you wonderfully then beautifully merge in the following stanza....

"Yet gold and ice fire have collided before"....

Now this is where I think you really take the idea of "flames" and make it you're own, where I interpret this merging of passion and fear, taking from your words as "vengeance".

A corrupted-sort of passion that can bring oneself to ruin as we burn up in such a dangerous passion as we seek to resolve our hatred, "it simmers and stews, until it finally explodes."

Yet once again, you make another 180 degree turn, giving an escape from such a corrupted path, "But away from the raging, the rampant, violent flames // Hearths left open are tempered by care".

Humans are driven by emotions, and maybe too often we are only reminded about the negative side of ourselves and our species. It's a lovely ending to a poem that gives hope and reminds us to give kindness and trust to others, to extend ourselves out and help temper the flames of passion and fear, and ultimately hatred in the world, so that it can give "rise to hope, to healing, and heart" for another person.

Thanks for always creating amazing works of literature Chen.

P.S The only reason why I give this a 4.5 in originality is b/c flames is a common metaphor, etc. But!!! This doesn't take anything away. TBH, if I had the choice I'd give this 4.8 stars for originality. It's still an amazing piece of work.


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wow... so i have been inactive for a while, but i will probably get some things out during september. i have a few drawings that i haven't posted but yeah... just thought i should write this instead of just keeping an empty journal

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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Started art for less than a year.... Any request then send comment or message me. If i do do it i will post it up for everyone to see...... ummmmmm yeah don't forget i barely started so it might take time. (JUST TO LET YOU KNOW I AM STILL I AM JUST A KID. NOT AN ADULT!!!)


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Mousy224 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Hi Pot Brownie!
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconmultifaveplz: I really appreciate your support :D
Mondracon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave on The Dappled Blues!
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much again Justin! :)
LadyShadowdrake Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

You're it.

OceanOwlKite Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just sit tight while everyone votes, though I'm pretty sure they'll all say yes XD
Echocresten Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been hugged!
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their profile!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their user page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay!
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1, On Second thought, Please give one back.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!

gaysenpai Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
er nice webcam? did i just see haruchi suzuya or sumthing? (anime whore right here)
Echocresten Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont think he's seen it ._.
or at least that's what his cryptic talking left an impression of XD
he supposedly just thought it looked cool/funny.
I just watched three series of anime in one and a half days ._. im practically becoming you
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