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3am Eulogy for the victims of the revolution
They meet in a church, under a red stained glass window, where the light cuts through in rays and seems to alter everything it hits into something more melancholy than reality.
When he first sees her, her eyes are darkened and hollow. A less haunting, and a more cheap sixties zombie flick sort of darkened. She's bony in all the wrong places, rickety movement like she's been pinned together hastily with brass fasteners, and her conversation is stilted beyond any hope of salvation.  He notes when she grins, that her wine red lipstick has stained her teeth. Her hair has been hastily bundled up to hide the fact it's not been washed in some time and her cheekbones are scarred with the remnants of a less than aesthetical puberty.  
He – being pagan pretty, feminine to the best of his ability, all lavenders and plumbs under the skin and roses and golds dusted over it, a smile perpetually hidden just under his smooth-like-marble-never-out-of-place skin – is furiou
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A victim in reverse.
The waning moon is the only light when she pulls herself out of the river. Inky hands grasping reeds, ragged gasps breaking the silence of the night. The last of her strength she uses to pull her body onto the muddy bank.
She's found by a couple of kids flying kites the next day. The enquiry claims the cause of death was drowning, the river washed her body ashore. They neglect to mention the obvious cuts on her hands that show she pulled herself out of the water. They also neglect to mention the bruises and the distinct reek of alcohol that the river could never wash away.
"An accident," they say, with sombre expressions and stolen glances.
No one claims the body, so Jane Doe is donated to science.
Her naked corpse is put on show for a couple of visiting uni students. Sliced open amid awkward giggles and elbows jostling in the little crowd. She's taken apart like some sort of puzzle and burnt when she's fulfilled her use.
It's a nice, quiet town.
She'd scream if her mouth
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Never judge a Wednesday.
He hated Wednesdays. There was something sour and stagnant about them. The beginning of the week was tolerable because it felt crisp and fresh, and the end felt toasty and warm to him, because it signalled relaxation. But Wednesdays were neither the beginning nor the end, they were long and bothersome, and felt something akin to milk that was curdling.
Adjusting his scarf that was at present attempting to flee with the wind, he mumbled something crass about winter and shoving poles in it's bloody frostbitten good-for-nothing something-or-other. Glancing around the frustratingly busy London Street for any available places of refuge, his eyes fell upon a small, inconspicuous but seemingly cosy café that lay further down the street below the heading 'H A R P S I C H O R D' printed in large, peeling red letters.
'Better than nothing,' He thought sourly and made a beeline for it as best he could through the crowd of various unknowns who were probably equally as unhappy to be stu
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L'esprit de l'escalier
Watch as they stare
Bulbous-eyed slippery mouthed,
In the written dark.
Eyes stained glassy
Gaping, the hideous crowd
Peeling back their skin
To find nothing
Nothing in the world. Those poor
Hungry, hollow fools.
Mouths dripping black,
Black words, black bile, rotting core.
Broken vertebrae
And broken lungs.
Yellow, waxen skin, strung tight,
Hung out on display.
Disgusted sneers,
Pirouetting through the fight,
Look! The songbird writes.
Fly away, bird
Gulp down your words, feminist
Use your staircase wit.
"Crowd, you've made me
The reverse misogynist –
Misandry, a lark!"
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Well, in the six months between when I last updated, nothing much has happened. Still sick (how is that even possible?) supposedly chronic fatigue and a post viral illness. Thankfully I've had a three week holiday, so hopefully I'll be fully prepared for term 2.

Oh, and for Visual Arts and Media I'm writing and illustrating a book of short stories and poetry, which is incredibly exciting! :D

One of my mother's PASS (extra curricular UNI thing she takes) students, who earns a living doing artworks with antiques, gave me 36 rolls of wallpaper dating as far back as the 1950s, and as bizarre as it sounds, I'm still giddy with excitement, because they are so utterly beautiful and I shall never ever be bored again.

And as of this week, I am the very content owner of six new books and four John Watson-esque jumpers. Call me simple, but I don't think it can get much better than books, and comfy jumpers :D

(now, as I have been dared)

1. Tell you something i learned about by looking at your DA page for 13 seconds.

2. Tell you a color you remind me of.

3. Tell you my first memory of you.

4. Tell you what movie, tv, or video game character you remind me of.

5. Ask you a question, and you must answer.

6. Tell you something I like about you.

7. Give you a nickname.

8. Tell you the object that is to the left of me.

9. Give you a cookie.

10. Dare you to post this in your journal.
  • Listening to: Florence + the Machine - Heavy in your arms
  • Reading: The Hound of the Baskervilles - Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Playing: Professor Layton
  • Drinking: Good ol' H2O


Artist | Student | Traditional Art
Awkward, just-above-hobbit-sized girl who can never quite convey what she means.
Also has the wit of a dying antelope, and just in case you've never exchanged insults with a dying antelope, I can assure you, they're none too sharp.

Current Residence: I migrate between Wonderland and Neverland
Favourite genre of music: varies from mood to mood, but generally I lean towards folk
Favourite photographer: Miss Abbie Rothery.
Favourite style of art: Essentially all, yo.
Wallpaper of choice: that old, baroque style you always wished you could pull off in your house.
Favourite cartoon character: Cheshire cat, L Lawliet, Marceline & Bubblegum
Personal Quote: Art in the blood is liable to take the strangest forms.


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missBlues Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Tank you for the fav Emma (:
ED-elementaldesign Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the :+fav: :)
blue-umbrella Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! c:
synesthesiatic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :hug:
blue-umbrella Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're certainly welcome! :D
Mannich Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Thank you for the fave, it's much appreciated! ^^
blue-umbrella Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're absolutely welcome (:
Jackalyn-P-Troy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly for the :+devwatch: Watch! I never expect watchbacks, so I really appreciate it. Thank you :D
blue-umbrella Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're absolutely welcome :D I figure not only is it good to give as much as you take on devvie, but also it's lovely to connect with people :)
Jackalyn-P-Troy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I couldn't agree more! :D
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