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Twisted Fairytales: Belle by Chuchy5
by Chuchy5

Wow, this is very nice, very deep and meaningful. The quote is your description is very mysterious and profound, it adds depth instead ...

Bella Morte by Kendra-Paige

'Bella Morte' means 'Beautiful Death' in Italian...and that's exactly what this is. Angelina looks so soft and graceful and ethereal, f...

DARIA by MartaSyrko

This is gorgeous! The warm colors, even in winter, are a great touch. The blurred background looks busy, so it makes her look very peac...


  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Weird Al Yankovic ~ eBay
  • Eating: a chocolate chip cookie
  • Drinking: ice water
I just started writing a story. No, not a fanfiction. An original. I thought of it around the time that I wrote my piece "Overzealous Feminism" but I started it yesterday. Normally I just write things how I want and don't care if nobody is interested, but I really want to perfect this one. I have the first draft of the first chapter written...I feel like the beginning is enough to grab readers' attention, and the end of the chapter is too, but the rest kinda sucks :| I don't really know what to do about that, but it's only the very first draft, so I'll work on it.

The plot is very complex, and I'm still working on it, so it feels kind of fragile. It's probably riddled with plotholes right now. Even after it seems like I've cleaned all of them up, I'll still go over it and see what I can fix since I really want to make this work :work: (I'm not going to tell anybody what the plot is just yet, I really want it to be a surprise! :D But there's a hint in the first paragraph of this journal :))

It really bothers me when I have a good idea of the plot and what will generally happen in the story, but for specific chapters I have almost no idea what to write :angered: I have an idea of what will happen at the end, but it's still hazy.

If you guys have any advice at all, note me :painter:

:rose: This has been StrongButGentle :icontea-plz:


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm a dreamer and an artist just like all of you . . .

I have been drawing since I was six years old. I didn't think much of my drawings, but my classmates were stunned by them. I drew a pair of pink Converse sneakers when I was nine years old, and my mom was so amazed she got me to sign it and made copies of it to everyone she knew. Then she consigned me to a ton of art courses in drawing, painting, and a little of ceramics at Attleboro Art Museum in Rhode Island.
Art is a natural talent and a gift. Sports have different seasons, school ends eventually, but art stays with you forever.
To me, music and art are the most beautiful and compelling forms of self-expression and catharsis. Art is the breath of life in me; it is my passion, my joy, and my sanctuary. I draw and write whenever I feel the pull - I have much more time in the summer, but despite school, workload, and stress, I draw and write in between. I also sometimes devote half a night or a whole night to staying up to draw or write.

I mostly do photography, anime art, fan art, realistic drawings, and literature. I have over 400 art pieces, I am the founder of Ran-maoFC and I update my journal entry every few days to weekly :)


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BlueCaroline Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Merci beaucoup for the watch, Meredith!

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StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De rien :D
codyrush Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks for favoring my essay. Feel encouraged to check out those posters I linked. Also watch the music videos, the lyrics are part of the the over all evidence. And remember: there's no bad guy, only bad guys and they exist in both sexes. Abusers are abusers because they are abusive, not because of their sex. I merely brought up male abuse because it's a rarely discussed issue in society, by men or women. 
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :thumbsup: Got it about the videos. Those last few sentences are so true and more people need to realize that. Not all men are abusive and not all women are innocent. Abuse has no gender.
codyrush Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student Filmographer
The truth is people will still swear up and down women are THE victims; because men protecting women from "those other men", those dangerous men, is timelessly sexy; and men want to have sex. They want sex because it's the universal sign of female sexual approval. As well it's a short cut to human intimacy for men--we're very vulnerable when we're making love, ask any porn star. 

 men are continually going to take a huge shit on their sex because it makes women clap and laugh and give them what they want, reproduction. Society doesn't like men very much when they're not disposable. This isn't a male or female trait exclusively, this is a societal attitude that's as toxic as it is normative. The opposite pole of this problem is women are treated like children; which is sickening and makes women miserable---women are, statistically, more unhappy now--with all the rights and priveleges they have--then they were decades ago. And feminism is scratching its head at this development. News casters have openly commented about this phenomenon: it's because it's one thing to be revered as a victim, it's another to be seen as a responsible adult and human person. 

 Women need help both being taken and taking themselves seriously; and it starts with responsibility, accountability and allowing themselves to be scrutinized--I don't mean scrutinized for their looks or their attitudes, I mean subjecting women to the same treatment we give men; which I don't have a problem with, necessarily, just that it's gendered. 
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's news to me that men are vulnerable during sex (I wouldn't know, I'm a virgin)...I was always told that women seek intimacy in sex while men seek physical pleasure, although I knew that couldn't be entirely true. But then again, the majority of people in my life are female, so I can't really expect them to know these things about men without basing what they say off of judgment :roll:

People seriously think all the suffering in the world happens to women and life is just a breeze for men...:no: You guys suffer just as much, if not more, and all of that just goes ignored :( Women shouldn't be completely victimized while men are completely disregarded -- both genders are human and deserve to be seen as human. I'm disgusted by all the rights and privileges given exclusively to women. We're made out to be something special but we're NOT. We're EQUAL.

YES to the last paragraph. Just yes. 
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CoralJay Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for faving my art :heart: Means a lot to me :)
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D
CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks for the fav on that old piece. I largely abandoned it actually.
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D Awwwhh but it's awesome :saddummy:
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