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Welcome to glitz, welcome to glamour,
Welcome to stardom, welcome to fame!
Just write your name for all the world to see,
Find out how happy this life can let you be!

Get your toes wet in this forbidden pool,
A high as old as time, a shot of dopamine!
Nobody can judge you now, you are cool,
Sate yourself, your wants, cares, anything!

It's the new rock star life, all tangled in hair,
Flesh to fulfill, feelings to drown in passion!
You can do as you like, breathe the free air,
Say what you want to, be part of the fashion!

A cookie for your choice, morals be d**ed,
Why be judged for living your own life?
That dopamine high one more time man,
So what if this choice causes a bit of strife?

Ten choices on, or was it twelve you made?
Hurt feelings are part of the new rockstar way!
The last one you let in left scars, left you afraid,
That dopamine high isn't quite so strong today...

The fix stops coming, but the habit's still there...
Scars on the heart, on the soul are the cost...
The passion fades, but you're too jaded to care...
Was it worth the price you paid, innocence lost..?
That Dopamine High
Why is it that people don't understand?

Habits can be wonderful, exciting, exhilarating, the greatest fix you can ever feel! But just like drugs, just like alcohol, in many ways, one bad choice can lead to two, three, more...

Then there's the rockstar life... That seductive narrative played up by people, by media, by the world as if it's the way to live. It's what the cool kids do now. It's edgy, it's fun, it's exciting! It's not.

Bad choices leave a scar. Some you learn to live with, they teach you a lesson, provide you with that little pain that reminds you why you don't make that choice again. Anyone who's been seriously injured knows that pain.

But there are ways not to feel the pain of your choices, to avoid being reminded of the scars. Distractions, painkillers, alcohol, drugs... Dopamine... Dopamine is insidious when abused, when you break yourself from the inside...

Maybe it's just how I'm becoming jaded, maybe I draw too many parallels to the fall of those who lived the rockstar life before, and those who try to live the new old one...

If you know what I'm talking about, I hope you never run to this place for your answer. It's an offense to be held in trial of the court of PC, of the Grand Public Opinion of the Internet for speaking ill of it.

I'm tired of watching innocents die...
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Just recently, I discovered this simple little movie from an all but unknown studio. To my surprise, the film has a lot of charm and character, despite lacking the clout and production values of bigger art studios like Pixar and Dreamworks. I've watched the film five times since finding it last weekend, and enjoyed it more with each passing viewing.

Admittedly a few parts of this film fell short, but considering how little effort the studio put into advertising it (at least in the US), I'm not really surprised. The movie came out to almost no fanfare last year, and disappeared just as quietly out of theaters. 

If you're a fan of digital animations, stories about knights and great deeds, or just a lover of simple, clean entertainment, I would recommend this movie in a heartbeat. Please come and help me spread the word about this woefully underrated movie.
  • Listening to: Skies of Arcadia
  • Reading: Rogue Crew
  • Watching: Justin and the Knights of Valour (Fifth time)
  • Playing: Custom Role-Playing System

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ArdanBlade
Anthony Daniel D.
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
My name is Anthony.
I am a child of God.
I am a Warrior.
I am a poet.
I am a storyteller.
I am a man.
I am a US Marine.
I am a cook.
I am a brother.
I am a son.
I am a predator.
I am courageous.
I am proud.
I am brash.
I am polite.
I am lonely.
I am one who loves.
I am kindly intolerant.
I am willing.
I am kind.
I am thoughtful.
I am intelligent.
I am passionate.
I am loyal.
I love my family.
I love my close friends.
I love good food.
I love interesting music.
I love art.
I love others as myself.
I love those who inspire me.
I love a challenge.
I love to fight.
I love swords.
I hate dishonesty.
I hate disloyalty.
I hate rejection.
I hate those who bring others down needlessly.
I hate those who harm others needlessly.
I hate careless ignorance.
I hate to be lonely.
I hate yaoi.
I hate yuri.
I hate yiff.

I am many things, love many things, hate many things. Remember what defines you, and announce it without fear. Build up all that you love, become more than you are. Crush your fears, defeat that which you hate. Become strong and wise. Never forget who you are, and treasure those who are important to you.

~AB

Current Residence: Milwaukie, Oregon
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Medium
Favourite genre of music: Christian, Gothic, Orchestra, Metal, Country, Punk.
Favourite style of art: Digital, traditional, anime, classical.
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPhone
Wallpaper of choice: Won't You Come to Redwall... 2
Skin of choice: Star Trek
Favourite cartoon character: Kenshin, Peter Pan, Prince Zuko, Aino Minako, Piccolo, Utena Tenjou
Personal Quote: Always!
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Colourbrand Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday sir :D hope all your wishes are coming true :)
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!!!! :la:
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ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Long time no see!
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, sorry I'm been abysmally bad at keeping up with people here! I do still think of you, though!
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ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad to hear it! I've been just as bad, and only checked to see if anyone wished me a Happy Birthday! I do appreciate it!
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LadyKuraiArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad to hear from you!
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Jacopo-Art Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi check this WWII artwork if you want! and give me some feedback!

jacopo-art.deviantart.com/art/…
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kaikaku Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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ArdanBlade Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! It's been awhile!

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