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-Tired- by HennaLucas -Tired- by HennaLucas
I miss a lot of people. Where did things go wrong...? What happened? I know good things are still here, I know they are; I just wish I could find them again. I wish that I could somehow prove that Im not just deluding myself, I want to believe that this is happening for a reason, that were not alone in all this...Its as if we go through life with this blind faith in something better and I used to believe it, but all of this war and death, it makes me so afraid of what comes next. I want to believe in God, but every time I try, I can only see my dead parents. I can only feel my brother die in my arms and I can only remember the day when my best friend was shot through the head and his sister raped for a mistake that I made- something as small as sewing the star on the wrong side of my shirt! I want to know how all of this could have possibly happened for a reason! I dont care about religion any more- I just want to know that theres someone whos listening, someone who will be waiting for me when its time for me to go. [The Paper Stars, pg. 265]
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:iconkannajai:
This shook me to my very core. It's simply wordless in its effect, in the very best way wordless can be. Given the apparent "muse" of the insert, I am shocked on how the meaning is only intensified with the art itself. From the wounds, clothing, type-writer font, pale background, blood splatters around the work and the tattooed in tags on the wrist, it's simply amazing how you were able to visually give the meaning before anyone had a second to read the insert. I am very interested in this and from the amount of good comments that you have gotten, I would not be surprised that others are just as shaken as I am. Well done.
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LaurenHunter793 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I can't express my feelings for this story, seriously, you're such an amazing writer and these little tidbit quotes are unbelievable! It's all so emotional and they really make me need to cry! Ahh! You're gonna go so far!
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you very much!
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Eve-Francesca Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The emotion in this is so strong and well done. =)
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Rawochka Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
jst tired.. jst great!
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:iconivyflightislistening:
Your writing makes me cry.
But then, like that last picture I saw of yours, you can get addicted to some kinds of sadness.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Writer
d'aw :hug:
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xXmuppetguruXx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
this makes me think that even though that things are going wrong that the two will hold on.
be strong. even though the grasp is at the pinkies. if makes me feel liek the two will both be there for each other.
this is quite beautiful.
but sad.
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0-Statik-0 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Each time I see this, I have the impression the fingers are about to snap, and the hands to fall...

it's a very bad example, but a bit like... wait, no, it's a too bad example anyway
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mad-and-mirthful Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This piece is really moving for me. I haven't gotten to The Paper Stars yet, but this makes me really look forward to reading it.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student Writer
aw, I'm so glad!
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SylviaVeir Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really a striking and powerful image. I think it is incredible how something as relatively simple (holding hands) as this can have such a powerful effect. How they seem to be slipping away from each other, barely holding on through the pain and the horror. Very well done!
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teambookwormm Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So much strength and character in this paragraph, as well as this picture. It really feels like you captured the essence of a scared little girl (Sara) who's questioning everything because life turned out to be so much more horrible than it should have.
Great job!
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you! And actually, that's Benjamin speaking ;)
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teambookwormm Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I'm a failure at life xD It was late where I am and I'd been up since 4am... :p
I shall change my comment then ;) You really captured the innocent confusion of a small boy whose world is falling down around him. Great work :D
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student Writer
haha of course you don't fail at life! I don't expect you to know every quote :XD: :hug:
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teambookwormm Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, once it is published I WILL! :p
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Adagiobunny Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Writer
This is extremely powerful... the tension you've created through the fragile connection of pinkies is almost palpable. In an odd way, it's almost encouraging to know that there are others who are tired, at least in some way...
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yosofine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very strong piece.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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AgentGecko Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
This is amazing. I'm not sure how to express my feelings about this, but I think the critique summed it up pretty well.
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MustangsPaperHeart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconclapplz:
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Karly-Berri142 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. You really have talent in this, both writing and drawing. They are so emotional and strong! :iconclapplz: I'm so glad I know your art and your writing and I hope you never stop :la:
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Cheburaskah Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww i love this! The shading is perfect, the hands are awesome, and I can feel the emotion..
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thanks!
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. If this is a book you are writing I will buy it when it's finished. Powerful stuff.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thanks!
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Tianithen Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I mean that. Let me know if you ever get it published :)
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KannaJai Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This sent shivers through my entire body.... So powerful, so haunting
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warman707 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very powerful piece. The overall feel of the pail colors and small splatters make for a deep feeling of depression. And the text has that typewriter font which is fitting for the time period. I like the touch of the word tired spelled wrong in the back to put the feeling of actually being tired. (trust me we all can't type write when we're tired) So it's relatable in a small way.

It looks great, keep up the great work.
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you very much!
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warman707 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem.
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ninox-rufa Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
That writing is amazing. It just makes me want to know more.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Sunwish-of-MistClan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
This is gorgeous :) And the quote is beautiful. You're incredibly talented.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
aw, thanks!
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the-artistic-fanatic Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:'D u signature......I love every single quote!
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MistralWind Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very talented O.O
I think I'm going to read the rest of fragments that you have hero of The Paper stars as soon as I can. Have you think about send it to a publisher? I would like to buy it ;)

PD: I'm not english, so probably I said something wrong, but I understand it far better than I can write it, don't worry xD
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
haha, your english is perfectly fine :) And not quite yet- still working with my editor.
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MistralWind Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, then I'll keep my eye on you and wait 'til I can buy it :D
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andiree Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i like this whole watercolor thing you got goin on. its cool
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neatora Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd like to second this opinion :nod:
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
Gratzi :D
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andiree Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
;)
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aracnea Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
wow
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HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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aracnea Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
^^
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SwagSodas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
</3 this is amazing. i could feels the emotions.
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:iconhennalucas:
HennaLucas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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SwagSodas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem! btw, have u found a publisher?
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JackyJinx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh my
just
beautiful
but ever so sad
I think I might cry
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