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you don't sing to me anymore by visceral you don't sing to me anymore by visceral
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I came in here earlier, to do a few things on my computer, started listening to music and then suddenly began feeling really weird. I don't know what it was, but in a second i was overly emotional and had the overwhelming need to take pictures. I posted on twitter and facebook and likened it to suddenly feeling like i had demons to exorcise. Immediately. My heart was racing, i felt jittery, it was the oddest thing.
Anyways, so, yeah, i couldn't NOT listen. And this is what i did. [And i love it!] And now i feel fine.

And as for that big-ass cicada, yes it's real. Dead, but real. I don't do well with bugs, i still can't believe i even bought this [Which i did months ago but didn't have the nerve to open till tonight] let alone that i stuck it TO MY FACE. You should have seen me, my hands were shaking so bad because i really, really didn't want to touch it. It was even better later on when i realized one of it's legs broke off and was still stuck to me. *shudder*

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Given 2011-07-16
Suggester Says: Was browsing deviations when this little jewel caught my eye. It's simple yet stunning and I think it deserves a little more recognition!
you don't sing to me anymore by *visceral ( Suggested by lillacmess and Featured by Kaz-D )
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hypercrabby Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I love everything about this!!!
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GreenEyezz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I hope it is alright with you, but your image was a real visual inspiration to my conceptual image Blind. Your photos are truly beautiful~
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:iconvisceral:
visceral Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   Photographer
No problem at all =)
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:iconpickmepls:
PickMePls Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
featured here [link]
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:iconvisceral:
visceral Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012   Photographer
thank you!
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:iconcatali:
Catali Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Writer
I sincerely think this is one of the greatest pieces of art I have seen on DA in years. Just...wow. I first looked at this a couple hours ago, and I just keep looking at it. I keep coming back to the haunting expression, because I think you captured some disturbing pain, something cold and lost. Everyone, I think, who thinks this is beautiful, is empathizing with that feeling on some level. That is a work of art. When I look at it it stirs something inside me, and I know others feel that way, too. Amazing. Congratulations.
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visceral Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Photographer
Not sure thank you covers it, but that's all i got! =)
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:icondecodevia:
DecodeVia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Photographer
Gorgeous ! I love the idea with worm!
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:iconsignalspells:
signalspells Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Writer
Wonderful! And I mean that in the truest sense. Everything about this peice screams inspired, which is if you hadn't gathered already what you must have been feelng earlier. I especialy love how it almost looks like a vitage portrait, but the hair and open eyes make her wild. Somehow the cicada ties it in to the title perfectly.
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:iconkachicache:
kachicache Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Very beautiful!
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:iconwindingthruweeds:
windingthruweeds Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured you here: [link]
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:iconvisceral:
visceral Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Photographer
thank you!
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:icongolden-eidolon:
golden-eidolon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing concept!
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:iconeverydeadpetalfalls:
EveryDeadPetalFalls Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Writer
omg, amazing
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MelikeBirsenAtes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Your work has been featured here: Goodbye and Thanks
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:iconfayeangela:
fayeangela Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
that is really smart. this is just very stunningly beautiful and cute.
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:iconsychaar:
Sychaar Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
This is SO disconcerting.
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:iconmadgus:
madgus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like a cicada was making you crazy and now you have control over it. Very fascinating.
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:iconphoneix-faerie:
Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that looks incredible
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Sinclair-milo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
rpops to you even if it's dead i wouldn't go near it unless it's covered in a good layer of rosin
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Sinclair-milo Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
props was the first word, sorry
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Leonardchurch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
I saw the picture and read the title and thought "Well I wouldn't sing to you either if you have that horrid thing on your face! get rid of it and the music will come back!" hahahaha, amazing work though! Grats on the DD!
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takenbysunbeams Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Photographer
*retch*
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unadoor3 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
remarkable..simply remarkable..this is what so many attempt on this site..the tension in the face with the ethereal softening..a lovely balance..true subtlety in surreal..congrats love
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:iconk4ko:
K4ko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   General Artist
Lady, that bug is not your glasses, I think you are mistaken, please remove the bug so we may find your glasses
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DragaoNegro Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
aweuaweuhaweuha awesome comment.
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K4ko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011   General Artist
Sometimes awesome just oozes from my fingertips.
But I oozed on my address book, so I can't call my doctor about it.
Help D::::
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:iconkuiwi:
kuiwi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
WOW This is quite a chilling photograph... XD I could never put that huge bug on my face :P
Fantastic photo though!
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:iconskyfirejax:
skyfireJax Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
wonderful, colour and tone , in fact the tonal range is brilliant! So subtle. Picture concept is also excellent!
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:iconbiddieboo:
Biddieboo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so beautiful and awesome!
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:iconbiddieboo:
Biddieboo Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so beautiful and awesome!
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Phaaze-Dweller Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yesss! 1000th fave!
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rucc Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
damn i love it. the expression, and man that hair is awesome haha oh and the bug looks majorly creepy so props to you for handling it! :D such a cool picture!!
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RainieKong Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Wow this is amazing :D ahaha but wow i freaked out just knowing its real but dead. >.< and you actually putting it on your face whoa :O but this is a really great photo :D i love how the bug is like a mask :D
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GJManns Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome. Just awesome! The hair, the "insectoid glasses", great work.
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:iconpondie:
pondie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Some of that revulsion/fear definitely comes through in the photo. You can't fake subtleties in expression like that.
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:iconcloistering:
cloistering Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
DD Congratulations and for sticking that cicada on your face :thumbsup:
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WateryGrave Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student General Artist
I don't do well with bugs either. ; w;
But the way the wings are splayed across your eyes gives a mysterious, fragile effect. 8D I love how you did your hair and the clothing.
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bluerosepetal13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
simply amazin and cool!
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:iconpovertylottery:
PovertyLottery Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Beautiful picture-- I thought it was a painting!
And you're quite the brave soul. I had a horrific nightmare once in which a cicada crawled out of my mouth. I can't even imagine touching one, let alone sticking it to my face. Sacrifices for the sake of art though, yes? Well, I think your result was worth it. Simply lovely.
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:iconleadloaded:
LEADloaded Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
glad you overcame this little fear and that you feel better now, because this is really cool and beautiful in a simple way :3
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:icon1kgal:
1kgal Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist
WOah~ that is SO cool though!
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:iconsomniculosa:
Somniculosa Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Artisan Crafter
Wonderful atmosphere.
I love the pale skin etc. and the hairstyle. And you're brave for putting something like that on your face.
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:iconhaifa-m-90:
Haifa-M-90 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
amazing
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:iconjoshuaartwork:
JoshuaArtwork Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
It looks beautiful, and nice art attack you got there :P
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Aleron-Amdis Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You brave, brave, brave lady XD
Love it :D <3
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:iconwarhead:
warhead Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Both disturbing and beautiful.
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:iconchynna-pie:
Chynna-Pie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Ew-- bug.
But, cool, a bug mask!
Lol.
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:iconpucll:
pucll Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
That's a very creative way to cure the fear of insects.
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:iconwasabimancer:
wasabimancer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair, the expression, the bug - it all works so perferctly together!
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