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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: Apprehensive
  • Listening to: Good With Grenades ~ Bruises and Bitemarks
  • Reading: Save The Pearls Part Two: Adapting Eden
  • Eating: pears
I went to the doctor recently, and at some point I'm going to have to get blood work.

I've never donated blood because of a scary experience when I was eight with blood work (I haven't had blood work since then) - without warning, they jabbed the needle in my arm and I could see my blood coursing through the tube right in front of me. Thus, I screamed my head least, that's how I remember it, but my parents say it wasn't that bad and I wasn't that scared. I know that sometimes after a traumatic or disturbing experience, your mind makes you forget about it and creates less graphic memories to protect you. But apparently sometimes it creates scarier memories??? ...It's happened a few times that my mind has done weird stuff to me like that :unimpressed: I guess I've seen some pretty heavy stuff...I have been told that I might have post-traumatic stress.

Anyways, I don't want to be a wimp but I'm pretty squeamish with blood and needles don't really agree with me either.
"Wait, SBG, how do you have your helix pierced then?" I was given several seconds to calm down before it was done, and it really doesn't hurt as bad as people say. It feels like a hard pinch, then it feels pretty much fine, and burns a little later but it's not painful at all. Having your earlobes pierced with a gun hurts much worse.

Warning: detail ahead

I've heard that when you have blood work done, it pinches for a second, but once it's in the vein it doesn't hurt anymore because there are no nerves in your veins, unlike shots, which hurt the whole time because your muscles have nerves. This is why being on an IV tube doesn't hurt people (IV tubes are like magical things full of live-giving fluid! :boogie: But I've never been on one lol).

So, if you've ever had blood work and you have the stomach to share your story, please enlighten me in the comments, because I don't know how nervous I should be.

: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 :)


J u s t B r e a t h e ・・・
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.`·.¸.·´ if you truly
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I am an anti-feminist - I do believe that women are equal to men and men are equal to women, but I also believe that:
:bulletblue: all of the evil in the world is not performed by only men to innocent and defenseless women
:bulletblue: women are not victims
:bulletblue: women are as capable of evil as men
:bulletblue: women are responsible for their actions
:bulletblue: women need and are entitled to as many as and no more rights and benefits than men
:bulletblue: women should not be segregated from men
Modern feminism has gotten so mucked up. In the early 1900s, feminism supported women as independent and self-sufficient people. Modern feminism victimizes women as fragile, delicate creatures who need to be taken care of like children, and though it claims to support equality of the genders, it demonizes men and completely ignores men's issues (which do exist). This is why women who support gender equality are embarrassed to call themselves feminists; they are disgusted by this. For more, see… and…

Love by Joey-art Jesus Stamp by SuperSonicGirl79135 Not ashamed to be Christian by sugarpoultry Real Christians.. by shebid Christianity =/= Homophobia Stamp by AlfaFilly :Gay Rights: by Minty-Hippo Christian anime - manga stamp by SailorSolar Christian Pumpkin by marshmellowbrains I love Christian Rock Stamp by RoxasRavenswood -Stamp- Anti-WBC by DeadlyHonest Support Human Rights by elicoronel16 Req - Egalitarian by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me i don't need 3rd wave feminism by itsMYopinion Excuse you, but NOPE. by World-Hero21 Prolife by Danilee3240
:iconirefusestamp1plz::iconirefusestamp2plz: Rape Isn't Funny by alaska-is-a-husky Anti-Justin Bieber stamp by crazylaura64 Artist Working Stamp by Mirz123 A Writer Writes... Stamp by Mirz123 Love Autumn Stamp by Mirz123 Stand Up - Stand Alone Stamp by Mirz123 I Hate Mondays Stamp by Mirz123 I Love Weekends Stamp by Mirz123 Bee Good Stamp by Mirz123 Real Friends Stamp by Mirz123 Sense of Humor Stamp by Spikytastic rape is not sexy by missveryvery .:I Have Hope:. by ArtisnotanAccident Akito Sohma Fan Stamp by Acireia Kuroshitsuji Fan by The-Art-Godess Zelgadis Stamp by Xilia Shigure x Akito by Gilligan-Stamps Kyoko x Sayaka Stamp by Abridgenator kaorin X sakaki stamp by MangarenoDaioh I can be female and hate yaoi by prismpower23 APH: Anti USUK by ChokorettoMilku Caffeine Stamp by pixelworlds Maximum Ride Max -Stamp- by Katttty920 Maximum Ride Fang -Stamp- by Katttty920 Maximum Ride Iggy -Stamp- by Katttty920 Maximum Ride Nudge -Stamp- by Katttty920 Maximum Ride Gazzy -Stamp- by Katttty920 Maximum Ride Angel -Stamp- by Katttty920 mainstream sucks by luckylinx Anti-500 Internal Server Errors Stamp by Hunter-Arkaman :STAMP: Grammar Nazi by MoonstalkerWerewolf Anti-CISPA Stamp by Hunter-Arkaman No Drama Stamp 3 by StampsbyJen Metal Is Misunderstood by OkdroMasterOfRunes Ghost Adventures by phoenixtsukino I'm House's fan stamp by ladyironia Female Metal Fronted by raimundogiffuni Epica stamp by GuardianOfShigeru Simone Simons Stamp by surunkeiju dArama Llamas Plea by Ikue Stamp: Self-Injury Awareness 2 by OtterAndTerrier Literature IS Art by FANGIE-CHAN Puppy stamp by sallycantwait Huddy Stamp by sugarpoultry I Love Tarja and Anette Stamp by MarcoLover Stamp - I Draw in My Style by Mina-Foxkey-Star Brony Stamp by JFG107-Stamps Stop making duck face by Eitvys200 Jack Sparrow Stamp 3 by RogueLottie Shiny Stamp by blackdahlia Tea Makes Everything Better by delusional-dreams Say No To Trolls Stamp by oOLadyLuckOo Your Light by ashesto Our Scars Remind Us... by EmmaL27

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ladyjudina Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Thank YouRose by KmyGraphic Thanks For The Fave Swappable by RuthlessDreams Winter lady by ladyjudina
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, thank you for the :+fav:! :heart:
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Thanks for the favorite! It means a lot. :)
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You're welcome :D
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Thank you for faving my squirrel pic! :huggle:
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :cuddle:
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Have a nice day!
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You're welcome, thank you for the :+fav:s! :D
WinteroftheSoul Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Hello Meredith,

A hearty welcome to # DA-Romance! If there are things I can do to to help you settle in please let me know. Also, if you have any questions about how the group runs, feel free to shoot me a note anytime! :)

Daniel (on behalf of # DA-Romance)
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