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E and F Journal Header by Zelda4ever1987 

    So I had this idea in mind to compare the virtues (or lack thereof) of Esmeralda and Frollo from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame. I think that these two are quite the interesting characters in their own right, and there is a lot to think of when comparing the two.

*Disclaimer*
    I am only focusing on the Disney version of the film for this journal.
    If you haven't seen this movie, there will be spoilers.
    This is essentially a theological based journal as well, and though the established religion in this movie is Catholic, I will be talking about the characters and their virtues with a non-denominational view.
    Though I am not a fully experienced one, I am a Christian, and though I don't know everything yet, I will try to put in some input from what I do know.
    This is also an article that isn't meant to talk down to anyone, I'm not here to condemn, or force a change in people. With this article, I am hoping to open up the minds of those reading this, and hopefully get you all thinking. Okay? Okay. :smile: 

    Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of my favorite Disney movies, and it's rather unique compared to other Disney films. It deals with a lot of heavy topics such as religion, lust, racism, morality, and so on. This film also has one of my favorite villains next to Gaston, Judge Claude Frollo, as he is one if not THE darkest Disney villain.

    If Maleficent is supposed to be the most evil in the realm of fantasy and fairy tale, then Frollo would be the most evil in the realm of reality (or as real as one would get in a movie with talking gargoyles). And how ironic it is that while he claims to be a man of law, virtue and righteousness, his heart is quite far from the character of God (who, while a just and holy God, is also a God of love, mercy, and understanding). He holds himself to this high level of purity, claiming to be "so much purer than the common, vulgar, weak, licentious crowd." Yet he goes as far as almost drowning a child for his deformity, calling Quasimodo and unholy demon, and burning down most of Paris to chase down Esmeralda, whom he lusts after. For someone who calls himself a man of God, he has almost no mercy, and sees himself as self-righteous, unwilling to humble himself down and understand others, or his own wrongdoings. In fact, as pointed out by Clopin, he is kind of seen as a hypocrite, seeing "corruption everywhere, except within." He also hold contempt for the Gypsies, or more specifically the Romani people, because of his belief that they are bringing the people down with their "heathen ways." Of course I don't really support palm reading and fortune-telling, nor Esmeralda's seductive dancing (I'll get to her in a bit) but Frollo isn't exactly better off, nor are the people of Paris. I'm not saying everyone in Paris is evil and sinful, just that the people may have some struggles and hidden sins that we don't exactly see (but I will address a point when talking about Esmeralda), and since the background people are not the main focus of the story, we just get what we see and hear.

    Now, there is some understanding as to why he would want to protect Quasimodo from the outside, because back in Medieval Times, deformities were not seen in a very...positive light. We see how that kinda plays out when Quasimodo goes to the Feast of Fools and is crowned King. It does also show that he does have some recognition of his sins, such as the murder of Quasi's mother and the fact that his burning desire for Esmeralda is turning him to sin. I can kind of relate to the torment of struggling with a particular issue. Something that you know is wrong, and yet the desire is there. It doesn't even have to be lust, it could be the idea of revenge, or fear, or drugs. In this awareness, however, he also would not own up and repent for his sins. He keeps Quasimodo, thinking that one day he would be of use to him, as well as convincing him that no one would love him because of his deformity, calling himself his ONLY friend. Just because Quasimodo was born different than most people back in the day, doesn't mean he is no less a child of God than everyone else. He also either wants Esmeralda for himself, or to burn her at the stake for the crime of witchcraft. Seeing as how he believes in God, I would assume he would turn to Him in his hour of struggle and grief. In my hours of fear and struggle, I've had to turn to Him for help, as I can't do it alone. Compared to the me from several years ago, I can say I'm doing much better, though not by my own hands, but thanks to the grace of Jesus. And yet Frollo states that "If in God's plan, He made the Devil so much stronger than the man." Essentially, he is blaming God for his struggle, while asking Maria (Mary) for protection from Esmeralda. Seems counterintuitive. While the Devil is strong and devious, God is stronger and mightier than the evil one, not to mention He provides a way out of temptation. You can hear more details of this in Frollo's song Hellfire. And in the very end, while calling Esmeralda and Quasimodo wicked, planning to send them to the fiery pit, which was the lava surrounding Notre Dame, Frollo ends up falling to the pit instead by what I believe is Divine Intervention. We can imagine where Frollo ended up in the afterlife. 

    Now lets talk about the other end of the spectrum. The main female lead that is Esmeralda, the woman whom Frollo lusts after. Unlike Frollo, Esmeralda isn't a religious person per say, though she is a practitioner of the spiritual (palm reading and fortune telling, etc.). She does have some belief in God's existence, as seen in her song God Help the Outcast. Like Frollo, she isn't the best in regards to faith. But where Frollo exhibits the negative side, using his religion as an excuse to do bad things and even though he has the knowledge of his faith, he doesn't exactly live up to it, Esmeralda exhibits more Christlike behavior. She recognizes the wrong that Frollo has done and stands up to him without fear. She is more willing to help those that are in need of it, like Quasimodo being tormented by the crowd while his master turns away and lets it happen when he should have stepped in and stopped it. She also pointed out Frollo's hypocrisy. She risks her safety to save Phoebus from death and bringing him to sanctuary. She stopped the hanging of Quasimodo and Phoebus, and tried her best to save Quasimodo from falling to his death. Is she a perfect example of a Christian? Of course not. But despite this, she has a more Christlike mind than Frollo does, and he knows, or should know, the Word! As I said, she exhibits behavior I don't really support (seductiveness and the palm reading). But that doesn't make her a horrible, unworthy person because of it. I feel like if she was a Christian, and was in Frollo's place, she would have been what Frollo should have been. One who works for actual justice, helping other people instead of condemning them, and just making a positive difference in her world (yes I know that Frollo is a judge in this movie when he is normally a priest, but still).

    In the song God Help the Outcast, she also displays another Christlike quality: selflessness. Why do I say this? Well, listen to the prayers of the other people. "I ask for wealth, I ask for fame, I ask for glory to shine on my name. I ask for love I can possess, I ask for God and his angels to bless me." The people were for their own glory. I'm not entirely sure about the last part, but the prayer sounds a little selfish, thinking about fame and wealth. Which is why I say Esmeralda's prayer is selfless. "I ask for nothing, I can get by, but I know so many less lucky than I. Please help my people, the poor and downtrod. I thought we all were the children of God." She can get by, but she is aware that there are others that are not as fortunate as her. And so she prays for the helpless and broken. I feel like this comparison almost reflects what some Christians are like in today's time. They claim to be Christian, but don't live up to it. They may be selfish, or do what is actually a sin (getting drunk or partying up in the club, being vain, gossiping, etc.), following false doctrine, or don't actually try to know who God is. I know there are good Christians out there, but I know there are also bad ones too. And you can get an idea that something is wrong when a person who is not religious displays more qualities of God than people who are actually aware of him. I haven't really seen this much in my personal life, but have read stuff like this on the internet before.

    As I said, both Esmeralda and Frollo are not the perfect examples of the Christian faith, and they fail to do so in different ways. Esmeralda, however, seems more benevolent, and if she had the chance to learn, I think she would be a force to be reckoned with. If Frollo humbled himself and repented of his wrongdoings (and was a better person in general), he too would be a powerful tool, especially in the position he is in. I try to think of myself and where I stand. I didn't really take my faith seriously at first, but I am now. I too am not a perfect example. I still have issues I am dealing with, but I am slowly learning how to be a good woman of faith. Though I need the help of the Lord to accomplish this, as I can't do it alone. There are many other themes in this movie, but I just wanted to do a comparison of Esmeralda and Frollo. If you have been unjustly wronged by a person of the faith, I also want to say I'm sorry that you were hurt by someone who is supposed to help. And as I said, I'm not gonna force people to change, but I wanted to provide a different viewpoint. And maybe this may help someone. Hopefully I provided some insight into these characters, some insight into the Christian/Catholic (though I'm not fully knowledgeable of the Catholic practices) faith, and some tips on how we should treat each other. I hope you have a good day/night.

    If you interested in reading more about Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, here are a few links.
(This helped inspire me to write this article)
www.geeksundergrace.com/movies…
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*WARNING, IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ANY KH3 TRAILERS AND DO NOT WANT TO HAVE CERTAIN DETAILS SPOILED, THEN YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS YET. 
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Before I start, I want to preface this by saying I don't know the true reason why Larxene may have been chosen as a Seeker of Darkness. And we won't really know until the game comes out, which is a couple months from now. This is all speculation, and the insertion of my own thoughts. 

The idea for this article came to mind after replaying Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. And let me just say, I had forgotten how cruel she was. I knew she was malicious, but she really is an evil character. Not to mention she was willing to betray Xemnas and rule Organization XIII with Marluxia (And whether he actually is a Seeker of Darkness too or not, I am not 100% sure). Even though she is evil, however, she does enjoy good company, and can be quite laidback, so there is at least some kind of good in her?. And in the manga, which I haven't really read, she claims that having a heart wasn't really necessary, so perhaps she was hurt in the past? Not entirely sure. But because she was eliminated for being a traitor, I thought that was the end of her days as a member of the Organization. And yet despite this, she came back to the Organization, only this time she was a SoD. So why exactly is she part of Xehanort's group. What part does she play?

In the trailer revealing the world of Frozen (can we just say that this was something we all were expecting since it was incredibly popular), we all saw Larxene make her reappearance, and out of left field no doubt. Of course I before knew that Larxene would come back because her voice actress confirmed it. Yet instead of her aquaish eyes, they were yellow, confirming her conversion #shook. Why her, well I mean I guess this was something I could have expected just because she was evil, then again I was kinda hoping she was be a normal person again. And why was she shown off near Elsa's Palace, even mentioning Elsa herself. Then I think of both Larxene and Elsa interacting with each other. And...the way I think of it, it isn't good. Before I talk of that, I want to mention both of their characteristics, and how they would play off each other.

The way I see it, Larxene doesn't have to fight with her fists to do damage, even though she is more than capable of doing so (oh how I got my butt handed to me in battles with in both CoM and her Absent Silhouette). Her words alone have the power to damage. She mocks, she threatens, she manipulates, and she tears down. She doesn't even have to say anything cruel, and yet it will still sound bad. This particular instance being when she was praising Namine for her work in changing the memories and keepsakes of Sora and RikuR. Though it didn't sound bad, for a person like Namine it made her feel all the more guilty of her memory manipulation, even though she was forced to. I think she feels more guilty over the fact that what she was doing IS wrong. She has also used her words to provoke others to anger, such as Sora and Vexen. I believe she can even manipulate, even leading Sora to believe, for a moment, that she might be good. Of course, I'm not an expert in manipulation, so if you think otherwise, then that's fine. 

On the other hand of the spectrum, there is Elsa. Elsa is kind, and loving, but the accident with Anna started a change in her, and not for the better. To try and protect Anna and others, she isolated herself. Staff was shortened at the castle, doors were closed, and the only people Elsa really saw were her parents, not facing Anna in fear of hurting her again. Though she had gloves to control her powers, and in a sense it did, it still wouldn't be enough to control her powers, as they grew more out of control as her anxiety and isolation started taking its toll. And when she accidently unleashes her powers at the party, she believes that she is now painted as a monster, no thanks to the Duke of Weselton for saying as much. And she runs away believing that isolating herself from everyone would fix it, and for a while she felt better. Until Anna revealed that Arendale's in deep snow. And then all of a sudden the fear she had came back tenfold, made worse when she hurt Anna again. Imma stop there. At this point, and try as she may to not believe otherwise, Elsa believes that she is only capable of hurting others. This was even mentioned in the trailers. Her biggest weakness IS fear. Fear of hurting others and fear of herself.

So how would they fair with each other? Allow me to use an example from Kingdom Hearts 2 with another Organization XIII member: Xaldin. Xaldin took Beast's sorrow and pain, and turning him to rage, and lash out at Belle and the castle servants. In the manga, Beast even fell to darkness! Temporarily of course, but imagine. What did Xaldin do here? He knew Beast believed no one would love a beast. He knew he was in despair. And he knew that Belle was a key to breaking the spell. So what did Xaldin do? He used this information and manipulated Beast. So I believe that Larxene would do something similar. She would know that Elsa was hurting. She would know that fear was consuming Elsa. Of course Elsa would get better in the end, but what if she was played into really believing there was no hope for her. What if she was tricked into believing there was no hope for her people, and worse yet, Anna. What do you think such a response would do to Elsa. It would destroy her. Worst case, she may fall into darkness, which is EXACTLY what the Seekers would want. Larxene would manipulate the situation and use it for her group's gain and to Elsa's detriment. I think the situation would be even more dire. The number of Heartless could increase as the situation gets worse, so if Elsa stays in a state of fear, her world will suffer.

"It's too bad that you can't seem to get your powers under control. The poor people of Arendale wouldn't have to suffer if you did. And your poor sister Anna, she just wanted to help you. Yet despite her kindness, you turned her away. I know, I know. You just wanted to protect her. I guess it was for the best. After all, if you can't control your powers, perhaps you ARE better off alone."

Sorry for that, but that's kind of how I would imagine Larxene would speak to Elsa. Telling her she's a monster but also inserting some insincere consideration, as if she really thought she knew what was best for Elsa. Can you imagine how this would effect someone's emotional and/or mental health, especially someone as fragile as Elsa? If I may ask a question, have you, the reader, ever been talked down to, insulted, bullied, manipulated, guilt-tripped? Have you seen someone else do that to somebody? If it has, first I'm sorry you have/had to go through that, or if you've seen someone else suffer it I hope that you might help/helped the victim in some way. I was once in a situation where I to do what I was told to not get yelled at, a situation where I couldn't trust my parents, mostly because the said (keyword is "said") things about each other that wasn't good, a situation where I felt if I messed up or made a mistake, there would be repercussions (Something that I unfortunately still feel to this day). And I knew I wasn't happy, yet didn't do anything to fix the situation, for what could I have done? I believed that nothing I would have said or done would help, as I thought I would just get brushed off. I know now that the entire situation was damaging me in ways I never thought I would have to deal with. I was, like Elsa, kind of isolating myself and letting fear consume me. Thankfully most of the damage has been healed, thank God for that, yet the fear of mistakes as well as anxiety still linger. The point of all this is, when you are in a horrible situation, but you have no one to trust, someone to make it worse, and your negative burdens pile up, it damages you BADLY, and even if you heal, you may still have lingering consequences of that situation. And unfortunately, some people are destroyed by it. If we know how damage like that feels, then we can imagine how dangerous Elsa's encounter with Larxene could be. If I may be so bold as to insert a biblical concept (and I hope that you may keep an open mind), our words have the power to edify, as well as to destroy. A blessing and a curse in one tongue. And we should use our words to build others up, which can help and/or save them rather than use them to tear people down, which can bring down or in the worst case kill someone (Also please build each other up. Pretty please?). And....yeah, people have been destroyed by cruel words. In this case Larxene could destroy Elsa by manipulating her situation, turn it against her, and she wouldn't even have to lift a finger. In the building up side Elsa would learn that love would thaw, and that helped find a way to save everyone, but I digress.

We saw how the revealed members of the SoD operate in Dream Drop Distance, and they all have a some way of getting under a character's skin, so this is why I feel Larxene was picked as a member of the Seekers of Darkness. She is an evil person by nature, provoking people to anger, guilt, and sorrow. She is a fierce fighter. And it was people in Castle Oblivion then, Elsa now, who next? Hiro, Sora (again), Aqua? If she knew what a particular person's weakness was, she could potentially use their weaknesses as a weapon. She revels in the misery of others, and doing this could help Xehanort in turning people to darkness. Though there very tough members that can take you on in battle, physical weapons aren't always necessary. Verbal weapons can be just as lethal. And this is just me, but....If Xemnas is a SoD, and he knew that she and Marluxia (still unknown of his stance) was going to betray them, yet have them in the gang anyway....did he single them out because he KNEW they would have a purpose in the grand scheme of things? The plot thickens.....

I don't exactly know how she will operate in KH3 of course, this is all one big speculation. I'm basing this all on Larxene's personality and role, Elsa's situation at that particular point, and the question of why Larxene was in the world of Frozen to begin with. I know this was super long, and I probable rambled at some points, but I just wanted to write down all my thoughts, speculate on what will happen in game we have been waiting 84 years for, perhaps enlighten or help someone, and get us all thinking. I hope you have a nice day/night!
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E and F Journal Header by Zelda4ever1987 

    So I had this idea in mind to compare the virtues (or lack thereof) of Esmeralda and Frollo from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame. I think that these two are quite the interesting characters in their own right, and there is a lot to think of when comparing the two.

*Disclaimer*
    I am only focusing on the Disney version of the film for this journal.
    If you haven't seen this movie, there will be spoilers.
    This is essentially a theological based journal as well, and though the established religion in this movie is Catholic, I will be talking about the characters and their virtues with a non-denominational view.
    Though I am not a fully experienced one, I am a Christian, and though I don't know everything yet, I will try to put in some input from what I do know.
    This is also an article that isn't meant to talk down to anyone, I'm not here to condemn, or force a change in people. With this article, I am hoping to open up the minds of those reading this, and hopefully get you all thinking. Okay? Okay. :smile: 

    Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of my favorite Disney movies, and it's rather unique compared to other Disney films. It deals with a lot of heavy topics such as religion, lust, racism, morality, and so on. This film also has one of my favorite villains next to Gaston, Judge Claude Frollo, as he is one if not THE darkest Disney villain.

    If Maleficent is supposed to be the most evil in the realm of fantasy and fairy tale, then Frollo would be the most evil in the realm of reality (or as real as one would get in a movie with talking gargoyles). And how ironic it is that while he claims to be a man of law, virtue and righteousness, his heart is quite far from the character of God (who, while a just and holy God, is also a God of love, mercy, and understanding). He holds himself to this high level of purity, claiming to be "so much purer than the common, vulgar, weak, licentious crowd." Yet he goes as far as almost drowning a child for his deformity, calling Quasimodo and unholy demon, and burning down most of Paris to chase down Esmeralda, whom he lusts after. For someone who calls himself a man of God, he has almost no mercy, and sees himself as self-righteous, unwilling to humble himself down and understand others, or his own wrongdoings. In fact, as pointed out by Clopin, he is kind of seen as a hypocrite, seeing "corruption everywhere, except within." He also hold contempt for the Gypsies, or more specifically the Romani people, because of his belief that they are bringing the people down with their "heathen ways." Of course I don't really support palm reading and fortune-telling, nor Esmeralda's seductive dancing (I'll get to her in a bit) but Frollo isn't exactly better off, nor are the people of Paris. I'm not saying everyone in Paris is evil and sinful, just that the people may have some struggles and hidden sins that we don't exactly see (but I will address a point when talking about Esmeralda), and since the background people are not the main focus of the story, we just get what we see and hear.

    Now, there is some understanding as to why he would want to protect Quasimodo from the outside, because back in Medieval Times, deformities were not seen in a very...positive light. We see how that kinda plays out when Quasimodo goes to the Feast of Fools and is crowned King. It does also show that he does have some recognition of his sins, such as the murder of Quasi's mother and the fact that his burning desire for Esmeralda is turning him to sin. I can kind of relate to the torment of struggling with a particular issue. Something that you know is wrong, and yet the desire is there. It doesn't even have to be lust, it could be the idea of revenge, or fear, or drugs. In this awareness, however, he also would not own up and repent for his sins. He keeps Quasimodo, thinking that one day he would be of use to him, as well as convincing him that no one would love him because of his deformity, calling himself his ONLY friend. Just because Quasimodo was born different than most people back in the day, doesn't mean he is no less a child of God than everyone else. He also either wants Esmeralda for himself, or to burn her at the stake for the crime of witchcraft. Seeing as how he believes in God, I would assume he would turn to Him in his hour of struggle and grief. In my hours of fear and struggle, I've had to turn to Him for help, as I can't do it alone. Compared to the me from several years ago, I can say I'm doing much better, though not by my own hands, but thanks to the grace of Jesus. And yet Frollo states that "If in God's plan, He made the Devil so much stronger than the man." Essentially, he is blaming God for his struggle, while asking Maria (Mary) for protection from Esmeralda. Seems counterintuitive. While the Devil is strong and devious, God is stronger and mightier than the evil one, not to mention He provides a way out of temptation. You can hear more details of this in Frollo's song Hellfire. And in the very end, while calling Esmeralda and Quasimodo wicked, planning to send them to the fiery pit, which was the lava surrounding Notre Dame, Frollo ends up falling to the pit instead by what I believe is Divine Intervention. We can imagine where Frollo ended up in the afterlife. 

    Now lets talk about the other end of the spectrum. The main female lead that is Esmeralda, the woman whom Frollo lusts after. Unlike Frollo, Esmeralda isn't a religious person per say, though she is a practitioner of the spiritual (palm reading and fortune telling, etc.). She does have some belief in God's existence, as seen in her song God Help the Outcast. Like Frollo, she isn't the best in regards to faith. But where Frollo exhibits the negative side, using his religion as an excuse to do bad things and even though he has the knowledge of his faith, he doesn't exactly live up to it, Esmeralda exhibits more Christlike behavior. She recognizes the wrong that Frollo has done and stands up to him without fear. She is more willing to help those that are in need of it, like Quasimodo being tormented by the crowd while his master turns away and lets it happen when he should have stepped in and stopped it. She also pointed out Frollo's hypocrisy. She risks her safety to save Phoebus from death and bringing him to sanctuary. She stopped the hanging of Quasimodo and Phoebus, and tried her best to save Quasimodo from falling to his death. Is she a perfect example of a Christian? Of course not. But despite this, she has a more Christlike mind than Frollo does, and he knows, or should know, the Word! As I said, she exhibits behavior I don't really support (seductiveness and the palm reading). But that doesn't make her a horrible, unworthy person because of it. I feel like if she was a Christian, and was in Frollo's place, she would have been what Frollo should have been. One who works for actual justice, helping other people instead of condemning them, and just making a positive difference in her world (yes I know that Frollo is a judge in this movie when he is normally a priest, but still).

    In the song God Help the Outcast, she also displays another Christlike quality: selflessness. Why do I say this? Well, listen to the prayers of the other people. "I ask for wealth, I ask for fame, I ask for glory to shine on my name. I ask for love I can possess, I ask for God and his angels to bless me." The people were for their own glory. I'm not entirely sure about the last part, but the prayer sounds a little selfish, thinking about fame and wealth. Which is why I say Esmeralda's prayer is selfless. "I ask for nothing, I can get by, but I know so many less lucky than I. Please help my people, the poor and downtrod. I thought we all were the children of God." She can get by, but she is aware that there are others that are not as fortunate as her. And so she prays for the helpless and broken. I feel like this comparison almost reflects what some Christians are like in today's time. They claim to be Christian, but don't live up to it. They may be selfish, or do what is actually a sin (getting drunk or partying up in the club, being vain, gossiping, etc.), following false doctrine, or don't actually try to know who God is. I know there are good Christians out there, but I know there are also bad ones too. And you can get an idea that something is wrong when a person who is not religious displays more qualities of God than people who are actually aware of him. I haven't really seen this much in my personal life, but have read stuff like this on the internet before.

    As I said, both Esmeralda and Frollo are not the perfect examples of the Christian faith, and they fail to do so in different ways. Esmeralda, however, seems more benevolent, and if she had the chance to learn, I think she would be a force to be reckoned with. If Frollo humbled himself and repented of his wrongdoings (and was a better person in general), he too would be a powerful tool, especially in the position he is in. I try to think of myself and where I stand. I didn't really take my faith seriously at first, but I am now. I too am not a perfect example. I still have issues I am dealing with, but I am slowly learning how to be a good woman of faith. Though I need the help of the Lord to accomplish this, as I can't do it alone. There are many other themes in this movie, but I just wanted to do a comparison of Esmeralda and Frollo. If you have been unjustly wronged by a person of the faith, I also want to say I'm sorry that you were hurt by someone who is supposed to help. And as I said, I'm not gonna force people to change, but I wanted to provide a different viewpoint. And maybe this may help someone. Hopefully I provided some insight into these characters, some insight into the Christian/Catholic (though I'm not fully knowledgeable of the Catholic practices) faith, and some tips on how we should treat each other. I hope you have a good day/night.

    If you interested in reading more about Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, here are a few links.
(This helped inspire me to write this article)
www.geeksundergrace.com/movies…
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Hey guys. This is Zelda4ever1987 here. I am a young woman who is trying to major in art. I have been drawing since I was 3 1/2, and have been doing so ever since. My art style is a bit on the realistic side, but I always try new things. Here, you may find mainly fanart, with some occasional original things. I also want to incorporate a few writing pieces. I always say that everyone has their own unique style of art, doesn't matter whether your an amateur or professional.
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018
Thanks for the :+devwatch:!
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KaidokJ Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama :happybounce:

I knew a llama once. At least I thought I knew him. I mean, how well can anyone really know anyone, much less a llama. With their air of mystery and thinly veiled contempt. It’s hard. But I digress.
His name was Kevin. But for reasons I will never understand, he would only ever answer to Albert. Identity issues aside, things started out okay. The usual introductory sniffing and sneezing went well, despite his allergies, but then things started going downhill during the ritual licking phase of the pleasantries. We pushed through. And had it not been for the spitting, we might have even been able to make it work, but alas, after just 3 seconds of bittersweet brotherhood, we finally decided to part ways. It’s kind of sad, when you think about it. Spitting seems like such an innocent thing to fight over, but he was pretty adamant that I should stop and that was just never going to happen. We might have overcome that issue, but Kevin, like all llamas, was very competitive. First came the stench competitions. Then it was belching contests. And lastly, a painstaking count to see which one was hairier. You can clearly see why our relationship was doomed. The poor fellow was a bit of a sore loser.
So he snuck out, taking with him a failed friendship, an obliviously optimistic dread of the future, and my sixth favorite toothbrush. Now that he is gone, I can honestly say, it's for the best. He was too much of a chick magnet anyway and who needs that drama? :shakefist:

Full disclaimer, as Kevin’s official biographer, a position of which he blackmailed me into (don’t ask), I’ve been instructed to inform you about his ongoing series. The journey starts here with The Kevin Chronicles - Chapter 1, and this gallery contains the rest. You should check it out.

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And don't worry, they're pretty short.
No pressure though, only if you want.

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Eveeka Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D (Big Grin)
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You're welcome!
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Garinas Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for watch
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Your welcome:smile: 
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Murashi-Art Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! 
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T0HRUM1KAWA Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
Thanks. I really needed someone to care for me because mostly, I never got much love as other artists and I just wanted to be loved. :hug:
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Zelda4ever1987 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
You're welcome. Never forget that you are loved.
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T0HRUM1KAWA Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
*hugs tight and cries* thank you but I need you now 
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