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Hope is Written On Bathroom Stalls by Invoking Hope is Written On Bathroom Stalls by Invoking
It's strange how you can find the deepest, darkest secrets of people scribbled, scratched, and carved into the walls and stall doors of public bathrooms. Sadly, this is the only way a lot of people can admit how they are truly feeling, or what they are truly feeling. You're right. It is saddening.

That is why I chose to use a stall door for the background image, as a tribute to all of those who confess their feelings in secret. This is an adapted poem from my gallery. It's original title is "Stenciled Smiles on Paper Hearts" [link]. I changed titles to be more appropriate.

I used the font "ChristopherHand" for this and used the smudge tool to make the writing look like it was weathered down from age. Please let me know if this impairs the reading of the piece. Don't forget to click to full view.

I also included a tiny tribute to the woman I love, ~EmoRapunzle :iconemorapunzle:, because she is amazing and helped me so much with this concept :heart:

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:iconcyggie7:
Cyggie7 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
This deserves a DD.
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:iconmanbehinddscene:
ManBehindDScene Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
FB shared. While although having never physically scarred myself I know the pain and greatly appreciate the sentiment and work above. Kudos. I only wish it were larger to use as a full wallpaper for my desktop. I tried to stretch it out myself using Paint but it was too distorted to be worth it. C'est la vie.
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menotmyselfori Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Hello!
I really like the idea of putting the writing on a washroom door, and I love the font and how you smudged it
However, to me, it doesn't seem to fit the poem very well
I understand that you wanted to stay away from the cliche black and white and gloominess that most people put with these kinds of poems, but the lime green and orange don't quite fit with it, for me. Maybe a slightly more generic stall door? Just my opinion
The poem's beautiful, and the thought you put into the background for it is amazing
*claps*
Thank you for writing!
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:iconrelic-angel:
Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Text looks too smudged in my eyes. ^^; Not that I don't like this, it's beautifully tragic.
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I did get a little carried away with the smudge tool. It was fun ene Thank you very much, though~
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:iconrelic-angel:
Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ;)
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dashita-tichou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can totally see what you're going at with this and it's really inspiring. Would it be all right if I tweaked it a little and used it to write a song?
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much <3

By 'song', do you mean an actual song with music and all, or do you mean lyrics to a song that you will post to dA?
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dashita-tichou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean with music and all.
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OuO

As long as I'm given proper credit, you may adapt this to be a song. My only stipulation is that I am able to listen to the song once it is finished and inquire as to it's progress at any time and be provided with an answer in detail.
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:icondashita-tichou:
dashita-tichou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Um'kay. Thank you, I'll work on adapting it first and then the music behind it. Is that okay?
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's fine. Just remember my stipulations.
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:icondashita-tichou:
dashita-tichou Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right. I've adjusted it a bit, the stanza of
'Listen
You’re not done I’ve been where you are
Contemplating where I’ll place my next scar
Hiding razor kisses underneath long sleeves
It doesn’t make it better
Nothing is achieved'
is the chorus.
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That sounds lovely :3 Thank you for keeping me updated.
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:iconemo-artist-midnight:
Emo-Artist-Midnight Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Photographer
This is a very beautiful write indeed! I so do respect and compliment you on your creativity! ^_^
Nice job! :clap:
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh~ Thank you so very much. That means a lot to me :heart:
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:iconemo-artist-midnight:
Emo-Artist-Midnight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Photographer
You're quite welcome ^-^ :hug:
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CurruptedCynder Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Just beautiful...
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EmoRapunzel Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, love~... :iconpuppywantplz: :heart:
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hmhm~ :heart:
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NoOneKnowsWhereToGo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist
The weird g's were harder to read then the smudgieness. I feel like you should have used an older looking bathroom stall because it just makes it look like when the person wrote it, they kept rubbing their hand over what they just wrote instead of it being smudged because of age. I like the concept of it :3 although the only things I've seen written in a bathroom stall was a unicorn drawing that took up the entire still door and stupid things like so and so is a slut or whoever <3 whoever forever. You made it look as if the person who wrote it is a lefty. Anyway, overall I like it and don't mind my over observationness, I only notice it because of art class and my teacher making us notice stuff and the serial killer channel.
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I'm a lefty, so... x3 i guess that just happens~

Thaaaank you very much, though. It is quite helpful to know these things~ Ouo
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NoOneKnowsWhereToGo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist
I always wanted to be ambidextrious, so I learned and you are very welcome :3
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well that's pretty cool~ ouo
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Brieana Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's kind of hard to read :s, It's really hard to read large bodies of scripty fonts, so maybe something you could try next time is a stencil like font and overlay it with a grungy texture (so it looks like some parts are flaked off or something) and use the smudge tool like you did? This is a good idea though!
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much~ I will be sure to remember that. Out of curiosity, were you in full view, too? It really does matter... ^^'
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Brieana Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
I was haha, it was easier but still kind of hard to make out :s
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay. Thank you~
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:iconbrieana:
Brieana Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
no problem ^^
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OtakuPowerBro Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like I can very much relate to this. There was this one time where my friend and I decided to write out secrets in the school bathroom with a marker. Not only our secrets, but how we feel in our own life. I not only like the message in this, but the concept as well.
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:iconinvoking:
Invoking Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, see? That's exactly what I'm talking about here~
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