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Between The Pages by Invoking Between The Pages by Invoking
I feel like the phrase "I Love You" means less and less everyday. Nobody really knows what it means anymore. Nobody understands all of the implications that linger behind that three word, eight lettered phrase. And I'm not saying I do understand them all. I just know that those words aren't something to be tossed around with no regard.
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This is a shorter poem than what I usually write, and it is not an adaptation. This one is completely new and the first time it is appearing in my gallery is with this typographic background. I titled it "Between The Pages" because that is where I found the inspiration for this - between the pages of a dictionary.

The font that I used is called "Times New Yorker", which is basically a grunge "Times New Roman". Genius.

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Smile047 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsocuteplz: I :heart: this! And you're right, I completely agree with you when you say that "I love you" means less and less every day.
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sumgie1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I feel similarly about the phrase. :)
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That is good~
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MichaelGarcia7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Writer
FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you~ Ouo
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MichaelGarcia7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Writer
Your welcome ♥!!
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babyvfan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I love it. aMAZING
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much~ :heart:
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Its great
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, so much <3
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
absolutly =)
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ArtemisAesthetic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I completely agree. Those are sacred words, that only should be said when felt, and are true.
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. Exactly. I just wish more people thought that way.
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BelleMaske Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you that "I love you" seems to mean less now. The problem, in my opinion, that it's tossed around so casually that it's used as a synonym for crushes or obsessions, the things we feel when we're kids. I'm not saying that I've never used it jokingly before - I'll say "I love you" to a fictional character out of mirth. But when you say it to another, real person, you should think very carefully before you say it. It's not something that should be said when you want to get in bed with someone, and it's not something you can say after 3 dates. I'm still rather confused about it, though, since I think I'm falling in love with someone whom I am certain I love. The two things are so convoluted. Great piece!
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so very much~ And I can agree with everything that you described - falling in love and saying you love someone are two very convoluted things.
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CancerofAesthetics Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen it also defined as a mental illness, which I can kind of agree with. I like the definitions you have listed, as well as the poem (I can almost hear someone reciting it to great dramatic effect). Overall, I'd say good job! You definitely got the message across, and in a visually appealing way. I particularly like the shade of red chosen, it matches the subject matter (to me, anyway).


You're absolutely right about the phrase not meaning much anymore, in my own experience I have found it means absolutely nothing (not to say that that is always the case). When something is said so many times, and with so little thought or dedication behind it or occasion to necessitate it, it does lose meaning.

To me it's the same as telling the same joke over and over; eventually we all stop laughing.


Great work!
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. And yes, I have also heard defined as such, which is why I included "weakness" as a synonym. I think you are highly correct in your metaphor about the joke - it just stops having any meaning.

Again, thank you so much <3
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realARTIZT Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
awww i feel like sharing this wih someone but there are few who'd appreciate this coming from me ^^; lol awesome poem and "love" is overused and abused but this is good enough to love :) thanks for adding this to our gallery :D- #SayItHere
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome. I am glad I'm able to share it with your gallery and that you take the time to comment :heart: That means a lot, especially from the founder.
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
How touching :rose:
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
THank you~ :heart:
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ShadowDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
I actually heard that poem as a song in my head... that's a first... Very beautiful though.
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I originally heard it as a song while I was writing it, too... I just didn't know how to follow up the best line I've ever written: That's the dictionary definition; that's "I Love You" defined... and so it remained as this. Thank you very much :heart:
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ShadowDarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
It could be a short song. :aww: Or that wonderful line could be the end. It's great as it is, though. :nod:
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perhaps it could be ouo but I agree; I like it the way it is, too~
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dashita-tichou Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I played taps at a funeral today, so this carries so much meaning for me. Thank you for writing it.
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome. May I inquire as to your progress with the music for the poem of mine that you're adapting..?
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dashita-tichou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't been able to work on it much, but I think I have a melody for the first stanza...
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I see. That's still quite excellent. What kind of chord did you end up going with?
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dashita-tichou Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not even that far... And I haven't been formally educated on chord names because I've taught myself piano. My main instrument is trumpet.
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BlazeJuliaNightfury Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
This is top 14 on the front page! (I think...if I counted right it is!) Nice Invoking!
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
WOW!!! Thank you soso much!! :heart::heart::heart:
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BlazeJuliaNightfury Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
no problem!!
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: :meow:
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BlazeJuliaNightfury Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Writer
:D (^_^) I'm glad you're happy! :D It deserves to be the first in my opinion!
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hmhm~ I'm -extremely- happy~ I am content with just making the first page, but if I ever made first on the first page, I want you to be the one to tell me, okay~? ono
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Airoshi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yea loves lost all meaning lol I have a Button that say " LOVE is a four letter word " cause.....thats all it is XD
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sadly, you are just too right about it. And I need that button e-e
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Airoshi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahaha XD I think I got it at Hot topic.
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, guess I know where I'm going tomorrow e-e Thank you, kind sir. I'll let them know who referred me. Maybe I'll get a discount because you're so damn awesome :heart:
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Airoshi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pffft I wish I had such power OTL but you're welcome XD
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hmhm~ Maybe the cashier will be a deviant and give me a discount anyway o.o that's worked before at other stores.
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Airoshi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wait really? : o.....I had no idea people did that hahaha
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
They're not supposed to ;3 they're just doing a fellow deciant a favor~ you should try it - you may get lucky~
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DeusInDaemone Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Completely agree!
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you~
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NoOneKnowsWhereToGo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
:3 Thank you, this is a common problem these days. I really dislike it when people say "I love you" and don't mean it or use it incorrectly or simply abuse it. I feel like you should have made the words look faded because the book pages look fairly old. I like it, especially the not kissing the person good bye because you don't want to let go part. <3
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Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that's exactly what was nagging at me. Thank you soso much :heart: :meow:
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NoOneKnowsWhereToGo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
You're very welcome Ryan :3 Now I know your name :D
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