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Teaser: Laughing Jack and the Venus of War
Jack watched the woman on the other side of the table. She ran her pink tongue across crooked, slightly yellowed teeth and he heard her giggle, soft and sweet.
“What brings you here, stranger?”
Normally, the monochrome clown wore a smile that could chill the old gods. As he watched the woman, though, he felt the muscles twist into a grimace. She smiled wider. All of her teeth were crooked.
“Are you here to audition?” Her English was thick with a French accent. “We already have a clown. Maybe you could be the beast tamer?”
Jack couldn’t find any words to say to her. The very feeling was foreign. He lived for the jokes but here, it was like this woman sucked the soul from his pale eyes.
“Aren’t you going to say anything?” She now closed her lips with a soft smack and pouted. “I came all this way.”
“...What’s yer name, lassie?” Jack’s voice had grown rough with age, and taken on a bit of Scotti
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I am an aspiring writer and photographer, selling illegal poetry on the streets to fund my photo addiction. I am also a Pantheist, a history nerd, and I have a lot of cats~

-I deliberately ignore pop culture on a regular basis, so don't ask me about any recent songs or movies. I have not seen or heard them, and I do not care.

-I will sometimes go several months without any postings. I am not dead, this is normal for me.

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-I will talk openly about my religion, so feel free to ask away! However, I hold no real political standing, this is the topic you want to avoid when talking to me. Any political conversations I engage in end very badly

-Name a period in Europe's history, and I could probably rattle off a few facts about them off the top of my head.

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-I also have a younger brother, but he never uses his deviantArt.

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Jack watched the woman on the other side of the table. She ran her pink tongue across crooked, slightly yellowed teeth and he heard her giggle, soft and sweet.

“What brings you here, stranger?”

Normally, the monochrome clown wore a smile that could chill the old gods. As he watched the woman, though, he felt the muscles twist into a grimace. She smiled wider. All of her teeth were crooked.

“Are you here to audition?” Her English was thick with a French accent. “We already have a clown. Maybe you could be the beast tamer?”

Jack couldn’t find any words to say to her. The very feeling was foreign. He lived for the jokes but here, it was like this woman sucked the soul from his pale eyes.

“Aren’t you going to say anything?” She now closed her lips with a soft smack and pouted. “I came all this way.”

“...What’s yer name, lassie?” Jack’s voice had grown rough with age, and taken on a bit of Scottish with it. (Say what you would about the Scots, they knew how to appreciate a morbid sense of humor).

“My name…?” She looked genuinely confused for a moment, as though she were flashing back to something disturbing inside her own mind. “...Well, what is yours? I might remember.”

“I am Laughing Jack.” He finally managed a smile.

“Laughing.” She smiled a bit. “Do you drink?”

“Not with a laydee I don’t know.” He leaned on his long, stretchy arms.

“I drink, very much, so much I can go cross eyed. That is what they call me.” She tapped her temple with a long, glimmering red nail. “Cockeyed Enyo.”

“‘Sma pleasure, lassie.” He nodded to her.


“But you did not answer me.” She smiled again. “What brings you here, my little Jankín?”

The way she said his name sent a tingle up his spine. He wondered if he should be afraid. Her smile answered that question for him.

“Can’t a man enjoy the sights?” He grunted. “Might be a clown but I still need a vacation every now and again.”

“Fine, do not tell me.” She stood up, her long red hair falling back around her. “It was a pleasure, mon Jankín, but unlike you, I have a job~”

“You? Lemme guess. Accountant.”

“Close.” Enyo wiggled her nose. “Maybe if you stay close, you will see~”
Teaser: Laughing Jack and the Venus of War
I have no idea what to do with this so I'm gonna leave it here for critique. I feel it's a bit off but I'm not entirely sure how to fix it.

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Cockeyed Enyo? Belongs to me~
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When I say “weaboo”, the first image that pops into your head might be a fourteen-year-old American girl who wears shirts from Hot Topic and snappy wristbands and wears her hair in pigtails and goes “Kawaii~” and “Baka!” as a response to any question.

I too was fourteen at a time

 

I’m 20 years old now, in my second year of collage and perusing teaching, and still look back at my fourteen-year-old self, in all her Gothic, Scenic Weaboo depression, and I can’t help but feel a flavor of nostalgia. That part of me was so influential in my life it may be partially responsible for where I am today.

First, I’ll acknowledge the P R O B L E M A T I C aspects of the infamous weaboo. It’s generally not good to take an entire culture of people and thoughts and feelings and boil it down to unintelligible sounds and colors. The concept that Japan’s soul export is anime is especially p-word. I imagine if someone said America’s sole traits were obesity and traumatizing elections. It’s true we have lots of those here, but we also have academia and Hollywood and the principle of individualism.

 

I’m reminded of when my former club vice-president told me she didn’t want to expand the club into cultural activities and instead continue watching anime at lunch. She didn’t care about Japan as much as she did anime, and that’s pretty problem-causing. She later moved to Texas and I moved ahead with my own plans, but that concept hasn’t gone away. I think that’s the biggest complaint about weaboos that I remember.

 

Now let me destroy my reputation by defending them.

 

Most weaboos are young. Like I said, I was 14 years old when I encountered a Japanese club at my school, but this phase began when I was 12. I was just starting Middle School and later High School and these are big transitions in the life of a child. Anime, at least in the west, is a perfect mix of real enough to identify with but psychedelic enough to use to escape, and it was very much both of those. I got into my first anime, Rozen Maiden, because I identified with the main villain and her feelings of bitter worthlessness. I got into Black Rock Shooter because of the concept of a friendship that would never end, though plagued with violence and pain it may be. I got into anime because it was like someone had painted my life in a way that made the pain beautiful, instead of just unbearable.

 

Yes, I was pretty uninformed and even borderline racist at times. But the good thing about weaboo culture I saw was at least a small portion of it took their love of anime and used it to learn about a people that would be strange and foreign to them otherwise. We studied their history, we read their poems, we played their games, all the while looking at how they live their life this way. How they make it day to day. How it’s so different from us but so similar.

 

What I’m saying is, you can’t avoid the weaboo stage. It’s going to happen at some point, especially if you’re young. But you only fail if you let yourself stop there; use your obsession with anime to propel you towards something you might like. In studying Japanese culture, I discovered my love of Anthropology. Use it to grow.

 

And to those of you who knew me when I was 14…hi. Glad you’re still around.

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LokisApprentice Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2019  Student Writer
Thank you for the fave! I've written a book! It's available on Amazon. I can dm you a link, I appreciate any support you can give. 
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WrittenRuse Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019
Wow really? What's the book about?
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Happy birthday.

Sorry I didn't get this out sooner, was swamped with performances.
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WrittenRuse Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018
Thanks friend! It's always great to hear from you!

Performances? My Sensei is a great showman?! I am a dummy! I must know more.
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TrailblazingArtist Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Ensemble, and Jazz Student Recital. I had to juggle between my guitar and bass in those four days.

Wanted to pass out by the end of the week.Faceplant Faint Icon 
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WrittenRuse Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018
I'll say!

Take a rest my dude, you earned it.
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TheMalunaExperience Featured By Owner Edited Dec 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE THE WAY YOU USE COLOURS. I'm trying to go for the same psycadelic astetic, and you're a big inspiration for it. Lovely gallery and keep up the good art <3
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WrittenRuse Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018
Thank you so much for your kind words! I've checked out your page; you have a lot of talent and promise. Keep it up!
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