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[Raffle] 10,000 Pageviews + 100 Watchers!
As a thank you for the 10,000 pageviews I will be doing an art raffle!
Winner will get an art piece of their character of choice.
DURING THIS RAFFLE I HIT 100 WATCHERS SO THERE WILL BE A SECOND WINNER.
Depending on how many people enter; several winners may be chosen.
(Example of my art below)

HOW TO ENTER;
Favorite this journal /or/ share this journal. :heart:
Comment a reference of the character you would like me to draw + personality.
I will reply to your comment with your entry number/s.
Extra entries (please include in your comment);
Watch me +1 
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Winner will be chosen on the 20th November, so there's plenty of time!
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Third Rakenzarn.... Rakenzarn Seigi!
So before we kick off with Rakenzarn Tales version 4, remember my previous journal entry, I was talking about a third Rakenzarn under the codename Rakenzarn Heroes.
Well, here I decide to give you a quick brief of the third Rakenzarn and the reveal of its protagonist.
The third Rakenzarn is titled "Rakenzarn Seigi." It is still a crossover with the focus on "henshin heroes." The major theme centers around “what defines a hero” and their impact.
Summary:
It takes place in modern setting and the main theme is ‘Henshin’ Heroes. It takes cues of Rakenzarn Tales’ theme where crossover characters are in the same world with a bit of “time” theme. In this case, it is a “Crossover World.”
It is a world where transforming heroes exist, ranging from tokusatsu heroes to magical girls. Over the years, the heroes protect their respective homes for peace and justice from various evil forces.  However, an unknown force has threaten
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Hello. My name is Skunk, and I like to make all sorts of things.

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Clockwork
Clockwork exists as a rare example of Dr. Letra Relse's more human side. As a child, the doctor was quite fond of a puppet show called Clockwork. It was about an artificial human made from wood and gears named Clockwork, created as a gift for the royal family and tasked with serving as a royal guard. However, his naive and gentle nature often got him into trouble in a number of humorous ways. The overarching theme was that despite being made from wood, he was more human than the people around him, all of whom were portrayed using more primitive looking puppets than Clockwork himself.

It was this puppet show that inspired the doctor to pursue his future in creating artificial humans, a task that even the brightest minds of the time would have dismissed as laughably impossible. Modelling Clockwork after the character from the puppet show, Clockwork was the doctor's first successful artificial human. A prototype to Nautilus and the rest of his aquatic automatons, the process of altering material into flesh was done using wood instead of metal, but just like his later creations, Clockwork is divine, possessing a soul and being able to regenerate.

Unlike Dr. Relse's later creations, Clockwork is quite simple. Though he is stronger than most mortals and much more precise, he isn't really made for serious combat and isn't terribly interested in fighting. Soft-spoken and not particularly talkative or expressive, Clockwork doesn't have much interest in complicated matters, preferring to sit in the grass and do things like pick up a caterpillar and watch it crawl around on his hand while ignoring the world around him. This should not be mistaken for a lack of situational awareness, as he is quick to act when others nearby are in need of protecting.

With a love of nature and a fondness for children and animals, he tends to have difficulty getting along with or relating to adults, though he doesn't mind their company so long as they can respect his need for peace. He is skilled at precision work and enjoys making toys from wood to give as gifts, as well as working on things such as watches and small electronics.

Dr. Letra Relse quickly grew bored of Clockwork and discarded him in a junkyard. With little memory of the time before waking in the junkyard, he recalled a figure with blue hair who gave him life. Believing it to have been a fairy, he wandered through forest after forest in the hopes of finding the one he was looking for. Though Clockwork failed to find his creator, it was in the forests of Galmiun that he discovered his love of wood carving and nature.
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Sympathy from the Devil
Skunk: Go, before I change my mind.

Vulture: Thank you.

Skunk
Vulture

The wandering healer Vulture had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Captured alongside most of the people in the town she was visiting, she was locked away in a cell in Skunk's castle. Too depressed to move or eat, Skunk eventually felt concerned and offered Vulture the dinner she had prepared for herself. Vulture just slumped and buried her face further into her hands, sitting quiet and still with neither the energy nor the will to protest.

Skunk spoke with her captive, and Vulture told her about herself and her life as a wandering healer. Vulture did not bother to beg for her freedom, instead pleading with Skunk to lend her ice magic in order to preserve her valuable and perishable medical supplies. Feeling pity for Vulture, as well as guilt for keeping her locked up, Skunk obliged. In return for healing the lingering pain she had been experiencing as a result of numerous improperly healed injuries, Skunk gave Vulture the ice she needed, as well as some rations, before informing her that she was free to go.

Vulture thought of asking to heal the other prisoners, or negotiating their release, but feared Skunk and thought it better not to push her luck. She left the castle and hoped that they would never have to cross paths again, though she pondered Skunk and her decision to free her as she made her way to the next town.
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Castle of the Devil
Casino Grayleaf
Skunk

Long before Skunk came into the world, there were stories of a wandering soul known only as "the devil". They say that this eternal being fed on souls, and would trick the desperate into making deals in exchange for these souls. Those who claimed to have met this monster claimed that the devil was garbed in black from head to toe, had tan skin, and, most uniquely, had hair as dark as the night sky, that shined as brightly as the stars themselves.

Fitting this description all too well, Skunk was feared and despised from the moment she first set foot into town. Coming into existence already possessing a strong fear and distrust of others, this prejudice quickly pushed her upon the path of villainy. What started as mean-spirited pranks and minor crimes eventually escalated into taking over an abandoned castle and keeping the people of a nearby town prisoner.

It was Casino Grayleaf and her party that dared to brave confronting Skunk and succeeded in defeating her. Victory, however, came at a price, for before her death, Skunk had placed a curse upon Casino that she could not hope to break. What Casino did not know was that Skunk was not as cruel and evil as she had seemed, and had attempted to remove the curse, only to be killed before she was able to do so.

Fortunately, Skunk was a goddess, and so it was that Casino took her to a prison for divine beings, the Divine Sanctuary, with the intention of coming back once Skunk had regenerated and forcing her to free her from the curse. This goal would prove to be easily attained, as a remorseful Skunk was grateful to see her old foe and was only too happy to oblige.
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...so many wonderful things can happen.


Character Portraits for Project WanderGame by SkunkStarlight

Some of my earliest character designs were inserts of my partner, his brother, his sister, and, of course, yours truly. They were all to star in an unnamed game that I had planned called "Project WanderGame". I had considered making a short adventure starring the group, but the project came to an early halt, both because it was still a bit too overambitious and also because I was nervous about writing for characters that were based on real people, as I didn't want to risk hurting anyone's feelings by writing them in a way that they disapproved of.

For the longest time, I was just stuck with these four character designs and not sure what to do with them. Skunk, as you know, has been an established part of Shining Silver Starlight, and while her role was intended to be very minor at the beginning, my interest in bringing her to the foreground as well as her proving to be my most popular character here on DeviantArt has caused her to become incredibly significant to the plot, though she is still a rather unimportant character as far as the kingdoms and politics of the world are concerned, who only recognize her as a dangerous goddess with a sordid reputation and otherwise don't really care about her all that much.

As for the other three, they've been sitting in limbo, with my writing idea after idea of how to incorporate them into Shining Silver Starlight. Because of the relative difficulty in writing for them, I didn't want them to become permanent cast members, but I also didn't want to relegate them to a cameo. Wander and Skunk are supposed to care about each other deeply, and to split them apart after a guest appearance would be heartbreaking. Likewise, Skunk in Shining Silver Starlight is a fairly solitary individual, and meeting Wander would largely put an end to this dynamic, turning her into part of a duo from that point forward.

In the world of Shining Silver Starlight, Skunk and Vulture are the closest thing to this relationship, being close friends and frequent traveling companions, but their relationship isn't quite on the same level, and they are happy to join up and go their separate ways again and again. Additionally, Vulture is much easier to write for, as she isn't really based on an actual person, though she does borrow aspects from my partner, albeit to a much lesser extent than Wander.


Tonight, I ended up figuring out what I wanted to do. I've given up on trying to make Wander and the gang a part of the Shining Silver Starlight continuity, and have instead gone back to the original plan of a separate continuity. I've finally figured out what I want to call this series, as well as what this world is like and what separates it from the world of Shining Silver Starlight.

The series will be called "When We Wander With Wander", and while it will be considered "A Shining Silver Starlight series", it is very much its own separate canon. Unlike the main Shining Silver Starlight canon with its focus on divine beings, multiple time periods, and different main characters, WWWWW will be considerably more grounded. Unlike my original plan for Project WanderGame, I intend for Dragon and the rest of the gods and characters of Shining Silver Starlight to be absent with the exception of Skunk, who will be a separate incarnation of the character. As the title and tagline suggest, the focus is placed squarely on Wander and his three companions. Unlike in Shining Silver Starlight, where Skunk is planned to mostly appear as a non-player character with varying degrees of importance and a few central roles, Skunk in When We Wander With Wander will be a vitally important playable character in Wander's party.

Their adventures will span a short period of time. Unlike Shining Silver Starlight and its heavy mix of fantasy and sci-fi, When We Wander With Wander is going to be almost entirely fantasy from start to finish, with only a handful of modern conveniences, primarily with comical intent.


I have no idea if or when I would work on this series, but I'm glad to say that I have finally sorted out my ideas for these characters and how to incorporate them into my stories. So the bad news is that Wander and his siblings won't be joining Skunk in her adventures in Shining Silver Starlight's world of Galmiun, but the good news is that the four of them will have plenty of time together in their own series. If I do anything with When We Wander With Wander, I hope to be able to collaborate with my partner and his siblings as much as I can in order to help me write for these characters. Without them being a part of the Shining Silver Starlight canon, I don't have to worry about the burden of working with these characters outside of their own series.

If I ever make a kart racer or a party game or some other kind of spin-off, don't worry. You'll still be able to have the chance to pit Wander against Casino Grayleaf. ;P

WanderCheer by SkunkStarlight  PadrichCheer by SkunkStarlight  AshCheer by SkunkStarlight  SkunkCloakCheer by SkunkStarlight
King Monton Keldus VI

Better known as "King Coldheart" and "Keldus the Cruel", King Monton Keldus VI was the sixth and last of his name. Mental illness seemed to become more and more severe with each successor, and Keldus VI was a particularly terrifying monster of a king.

Believing his prison was not doing a good enough job at breaking prisoners and discouraging future criminals, he ordered the construction of a great and terrible underground labyrinth. He delighted more and more in sending people into this hellish labyrinth, until eventually even those who would steal a moldy slice of bread from a merchant could very well find themselves sent here.

The nightmarish underground maze was said to be filled with the world's most terrifying monsters, including greater cockatrice, slaughter marionettes, golems, axe o' lottles, minotaurs, vines of agony, and possibly even sphinxes, chaos unicorns, imps, and dragons, if such claims are to be believed.

One of the few who escaped this place was Javelina. While not at all a physically or magically powerful individual, his ruthless, cunning, and resourceful nature allowed him to make his way to freedom.

Upon escaping, Javelina made his way to King Keldus, used several magical items to destroy his guards, and spent several minutes goring the king into an unrecognizable mess that adorned the floor, walls, ceiling, and throne, an uncharacteristically brutal act for a villain who generally prefers not to get his hands dirty. Unable to kill all of the king's guards, Javelina made his escape from the castle and the kingdom, but not without nabbing as much treasure as he could carry.

Today, Keldus Labyrinth is a fine place for the most experienced of adventurers to fight powerful monsters and find rare treasures.

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Reno Grayleaf Sketch
Casino and Mint's great-grandfather was a strange fellow to say the least. His lack of social skills, unusual mannerisms, and interest in the ways of magic made him a pariah in his village, but his behavior was tolerated and ignored due to being part of the Grayleaf bloodline, a family of often gifted individuals who were prophesied to one day give birth to a child who would become the hero of prophecy.

Forced into having child in order to continue the bloodline, his wife raised the child alone while Reno was left to his own devices, an arrangement that neither party took issue with, as his wife and child were well cared for by the village and had little interest in associating with the creepy magician. Due to the rest of the village being repulsed by him, there is little record that he had even existed at all, though the books he had written and left behind held powerful secrets that were meant to be lost to the ages.
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Reno Grayleaf (Soulcalibur VI)
"By all accounts, my great-grandfather Reno Grayleaf was said to be a meek and solitary man, an outcast of little note who spent his time toying with magic. But the terrifying spells he created and kept so well hidden in his books, they told another story. One that the ungrateful and fearful people of my old village preferred be erased." -Casino Grayleaf

Reno Grayleaf
Soulcalibur VI
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Reno Grayleaf
Casino Grayleaf
Mint Grayleaf

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The great-grandfather of Casino and Mint Grayleaf. In a village where magic was distrusted, the curious Reno was an outcast in his own village, tolerated only because of his bloodline as a Grayleaf. Quiet and reserved, he spent most of his time alone studying magic and writing his findings in books.

One of the most creative magicians of his era, Reno came up with several of his own spells. The village was often attacked by monsters, and in response to the escalating dangers that they posed, Reno worked diligently to find a way to deal with the problem once and for all. It was through these efforts that Reno created a forbidden technique he dubbed "Reno Genocide", a powerful spell designed to convert one's own hatred and magical energies into an intense beam of light that excels at completely obliterating monsters.

The technique was not only risky and taxing, but it was possible for a skilled magician to figure out how to alter its target to focus creatures other than monsters. For this reason, Reno Genocide was intended to be the first and last spell in the genocide school of magic, and Reno hid his writings by using illusory magic to distort their contents, considering them far too terrible for humankind, yet far too valuable to destroy.

His great-granddaughter, Casino Grayleaf, discovered the illusory magic placed on his books and learned his lost magic. Possessing a strong dislike for gods and goddesses, Casino created her own version of the spell, "Grayleaf Genocide", designed instead to wipe out divine beings.
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Ox (Soulcalibur VI)
"I am Ox, the strongest and most skilled blacksmith in all of Galmiun. If you think yourself worthy of my wares, I challenge you to prove it."

Ox
Soulcalibur VI
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Horse (Soulcalibur VI)
"Woe be unto those who would threaten these lands. Where monsters strike, the Divine Guard shall follow!"

Horse
Soulcalibur VI
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Maple News Network
"Good evening and thank you for tuning in to Maple News. I'm your host, Skunk. Today's breaking news, slimes. Friend, foe, food? Stay tuned!"
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...so many wonderful things can happen.


Character Portraits for Project WanderGame by SkunkStarlight

Some of my earliest character designs were inserts of my partner, his brother, his sister, and, of course, yours truly. They were all to star in an unnamed game that I had planned called "Project WanderGame". I had considered making a short adventure starring the group, but the project came to an early halt, both because it was still a bit too overambitious and also because I was nervous about writing for characters that were based on real people, as I didn't want to risk hurting anyone's feelings by writing them in a way that they disapproved of.

For the longest time, I was just stuck with these four character designs and not sure what to do with them. Skunk, as you know, has been an established part of Shining Silver Starlight, and while her role was intended to be very minor at the beginning, my interest in bringing her to the foreground as well as her proving to be my most popular character here on DeviantArt has caused her to become incredibly significant to the plot, though she is still a rather unimportant character as far as the kingdoms and politics of the world are concerned, who only recognize her as a dangerous goddess with a sordid reputation and otherwise don't really care about her all that much.

As for the other three, they've been sitting in limbo, with my writing idea after idea of how to incorporate them into Shining Silver Starlight. Because of the relative difficulty in writing for them, I didn't want them to become permanent cast members, but I also didn't want to relegate them to a cameo. Wander and Skunk are supposed to care about each other deeply, and to split them apart after a guest appearance would be heartbreaking. Likewise, Skunk in Shining Silver Starlight is a fairly solitary individual, and meeting Wander would largely put an end to this dynamic, turning her into part of a duo from that point forward.

In the world of Shining Silver Starlight, Skunk and Vulture are the closest thing to this relationship, being close friends and frequent traveling companions, but their relationship isn't quite on the same level, and they are happy to join up and go their separate ways again and again. Additionally, Vulture is much easier to write for, as she isn't really based on an actual person, though she does borrow aspects from my partner, albeit to a much lesser extent than Wander.


Tonight, I ended up figuring out what I wanted to do. I've given up on trying to make Wander and the gang a part of the Shining Silver Starlight continuity, and have instead gone back to the original plan of a separate continuity. I've finally figured out what I want to call this series, as well as what this world is like and what separates it from the world of Shining Silver Starlight.

The series will be called "When We Wander With Wander", and while it will be considered "A Shining Silver Starlight series", it is very much its own separate canon. Unlike the main Shining Silver Starlight canon with its focus on divine beings, multiple time periods, and different main characters, WWWWW will be considerably more grounded. Unlike my original plan for Project WanderGame, I intend for Dragon and the rest of the gods and characters of Shining Silver Starlight to be absent with the exception of Skunk, who will be a separate incarnation of the character. As the title and tagline suggest, the focus is placed squarely on Wander and his three companions. Unlike in Shining Silver Starlight, where Skunk is planned to mostly appear as a non-player character with varying degrees of importance and a few central roles, Skunk in When We Wander With Wander will be a vitally important playable character in Wander's party.

Their adventures will span a short period of time. Unlike Shining Silver Starlight and its heavy mix of fantasy and sci-fi, When We Wander With Wander is going to be almost entirely fantasy from start to finish, with only a handful of modern conveniences, primarily with comical intent.


I have no idea if or when I would work on this series, but I'm glad to say that I have finally sorted out my ideas for these characters and how to incorporate them into my stories. So the bad news is that Wander and his siblings won't be joining Skunk in her adventures in Shining Silver Starlight's world of Galmiun, but the good news is that the four of them will have plenty of time together in their own series. If I do anything with When We Wander With Wander, I hope to be able to collaborate with my partner and his siblings as much as I can in order to help me write for these characters. Without them being a part of the Shining Silver Starlight canon, I don't have to worry about the burden of working with these characters outside of their own series.

If I ever make a kart racer or a party game or some other kind of spin-off, don't worry. You'll still be able to have the chance to pit Wander against Casino Grayleaf. ;P

WanderCheer by SkunkStarlight  PadrichCheer by SkunkStarlight  AshCheer by SkunkStarlight  SkunkCloakCheer by SkunkStarlight
First of all, I would like to thank all of you who have supported me on this journey, and I would like to thank any newcomers reading this for taking an interest as well. Being able to share my ideas with all of you as I build them up and sort them out is a pleasure and an honor. I have primarily worked on writing and character design, but even my hobby work of dabbling in drawing and the like has garnered positive feedback, and I am most grateful for this as well.

It's been almost a year since I upgraded from RPG Maker VX Ace, started recreating my designs in RPG Maker MV, and began fleshing out my ideas for Shining Silver Starlight in earnest... or at least trying to. Sweating a little...

In that time, I have received numerous comments and favorites, dozens of watchers, and have made several friends. But most surprising of all is that a number of you wonderful people have already made fan-art of my characters, despite the fact that Shining Silver Starlight is still very much in its infancy. As I lack artistic talent, I have taken particular delight in seeing your own interpretations of the designs I have, admittedly rather crudely, been attempting to bring to life and share with you in whatever ways that I can. It has been a life-long goal of mine to become skillful enough to bring that which is confined to my imagination to life on paper and on the screen, but if I'm being honest, depression, anxiety, apathy, and all-around poor physical and mental health are barriers that I've simply not ever been able to overcome.

But I do hope, one day, to become confident enough in my ability to draw to create the Shining Silver Starlight comic series I've dreamed of making.


If you are new to my page and you're wondering what all this "Shining Whatsit" stuff is, it is a series of stories, comics, and video games set in a universe where divine beings and mortals live amongst each other. Gods and goddesses, unlike mortals, are not born from parents as babies, but rather they suddenly appear in the world, fully matured and with pre-existing knowledge. They often share a name with a species of animal and have traits and abilities reminiscent of their namesake. Twelve of the oldest and most important gods share their names with the animals of the Chinese zodiac. Additionally, one of the goddesses, Skunk, is based both on myself and an imaginary friend I had growing up.

The series canon primarily takes place on a world called Galmiun, but I have plans for stories that take place in their own alternate canons as well. The overarching theme is a wholesome atmosphere with stories of kindness, trauma, forgiveness, and redemption. Most of the major villains go on to atone for their mistakes and become wonderful people, and even some of the heroes have room to learn lessons in humility and compassion. Though there is fighting and magic to be had, most of the time things are peaceful, and as such many of the stories are more "slice of life" than they are "save the world". If you're the sort that tries to see the good in people and believes that hugs and hot cocoa are some of the most powerful magic in the world, I think that Shining Silver Starlight is something that you will love. Hug


At any rate, the main reason I have made this journal entry is to let you know that I have created a fan group for Shining Silver Starlight, called Shining Silver Stars. I don't plan to do too much with it, but if you'd like to count yourself as part of the fandom and become a 'star', you are welcome to join.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

SkunkBattle by SkunkStarlight -Skunk Starlight
Six Month DeviantArt Anniversary by SkunkStarlight

I've been a member of DeviantArt for six months now.

Back in 2017, I had 0 deviations, 0 comments, 0 pageviews, 0 watchers, and 0 favorites. This is because I was not yet on DeviantArt, and 
all of my ideas lived in obscurity, having existed only within the confines of my mind for decades.

Now, in 2018, things are quite different. I have 317 deviations, received 283 comments, 5130 pageviews, 72 watchers, and my deviations have received
 828 favorites. People have checked out my itch.io page 121 times. Shining Silver Starlight: A Deal with the Devil and Shining Silver Starlight: Lydia Story have both been played 35 times each. I have 7 subscribers on YouTube, and 102 pageviews there as well. Jacob7812 on YouTube uploaded a video of A Deal with the Devil which has received 180 views and 4 likes.

As you can tell, things are quite different now than they were six months ago. I once believed all of these things, all of these ideas and efforts of mine that have accumulated all of this love and support, would live and die with me, that I would never be able to share them with the world. I've poured my heart and soul into doing what I've done, but it is all of you who motivate me to keep going. So thank you. Thank you for your continued love and support. It means a lot to me, and I hope to create and share plenty more in the future.

Last but not least, I would like to give a spotlight to a few lovely deviations made by some wonderful and talented individuals. In 2017, I also had 0 fan art of my characters made. And I am delighted to say that this also is no longer true.



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SkunkStarlight by FionnaCoolGirl



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Skunky (R) by bfulmore



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Hug n Kiss by bfulmore



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[OC-Drawing] Skunk Starlight by ZanZanryu



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Skunker by bfulmore



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Fan Art Pile #10 by SketchyAnon



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[OC-Drawing] Skunk (Colored) by ZanZanryu



Thank you all so much for these wonderful works, and thank you to everyone for being a part of my life on DeviantArt these last six months.

SkunkBattle by SkunkStarlight -Skunk Starlight
You will be a lot happier not reading this.

I spend so much time trying to tell myself that suicide isn't the answer. You'd think by now that I'd at least partially believe it, but there isn't a single part of me that does, not even a little. I only live because I am gutless, and the only thing greater than my misery is my cowardice. I don't know how I'm supposed to make anything, finish anything, do anything, or learn anything, when 95% of the time I am fighting a losing battle against my inner demons. I want so much for the end to come, you know, it's all I really want, and it's all I've wanted for a quarter of a century, which is longer than some of you have even been alive. It was supposed to get better at some point, but it didn't; it only got worse. Much, much worse. And the pain and stress of it all has been tearing away at my mind so much for so long, that I question whether or not I can consider myself sane.

I kept trying to pull myself out of that abyss, again, and again, and again, and again. Through self-hatred, I pushed and continue to push myself past my limits and to points of great pain. I feared the thoughts in my head, the thoughts that made me different from other people, the memories and flashbacks of things I can never forget, and I have likely caused myself brain damage from the self-harm I have inflicted over the decades, but even that is not enough to shut up the hell that exists within my mind. I am in hell, I was born into it, I have always lived in it, and I fear that I always will live in it until I die in it, and despite a lifetime of my best efforts, I see only one path that isn't pointless agony, and it's the one wherein I don't exist anymore.

I wanted to be something better than this. I wanted to be happy, and bring joy and love to this ugly, terrifying, brutal world of ours. I wanted the agony to become a distant memory, I wanted to move past everything that I went through and not let it hold me back, I wanted to find a way to kill my greatest demon, my body image issues, so that I could feel like a human being instead of a monster, but... I guess I just didn't have what it took. Maybe I wasn't smart enough. Maybe I wasn't determined enough. Maybe it was always in the cards. I come from trash, and I wanted to be better, but in the end, despite desperately trying to claw my way to something better, even to the point of extreme physical and mental harm, I guess I too am trash. Perhaps it was something immutable, or perhaps that is just wishful thinking.

My partner tells me it wasn't my fault. That there was nothing that I could have done better. That I am amazing for going through what I've gone through, and that if I can get past my pain, he believes I could do anything I put my mind to and achieve brilliant and incredible things. But the thing is, things don't ever get better for me. They just don't. Ever. I only suffer. Maybe I'm bad luck. Maybe I'm cursed. Whether I fight back with everything I've got, or I fall over and accept it, things don't ever get better and I only suffer.

My partner tells me to be easier on myself, don't push myself so stupidly hard, to try and care about myself. But I absolutely despise myself inside and out with every fiber of my being. I am ugly inside and out, and if self-hatred was a fire, this entire world would be turned to cinder by now. I just don't know what to do. I can't live, this hell I am in is not living, but I can't die either. Isn't it all supposed to become some distant memory I can laugh about later? I'm 31 now, when is that supposed to happen? When is my life supposed to start? When am I allowed to say "It's clearly not going to get better, now can you please just be humane and euthanize me?"

Sorry for the rant.

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Thank you for the Llama, fave and watch! <3 
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Hi nwn i love your art-style so much
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SkunkStarlight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I love your art-style as well, since you, you know, actually have an art-style! :D (Big Grin)
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No problemo! You're so adorable! thank you so much nwn I'm doing my best Samara loves Seto!X3 
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Hey do you like Luigis Mansion?
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