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he was one of those dick-faced kids in shades of bright polyester salmon who seemed to always be laughing or looking at me. an ambiguous-named, feminine-famed all-school american douchebag in those quality leather sandals in the wintertime and golf-green shorts.

ta give you some background i'm about as far away on the social scale from him as one can get. you know how all the little groups overlap and flap together, pushed around in the wet sand like wave-rivulets blending little facets of stones together until it makes a dune? well our groups---they didn't even touch. i mean you could go from pop-jock to lacrosse to dipper to weed-dealer to hipster to artsy kid to photographer to theatre kid and MAYBE just MAYBE make a weak little chain like one o em shitty-ass jump rings that connect dollar-store lockets. but anyway the point i'm trying to make is we sit on opposite sides of the room and let sociology take its toll.

of course murphy's law works in that i never know anyone. is it that i'm too far off or too much there? i never know. can't be smart in school i'm a nerd, can't be smart in life i'm a prude. can't be dumb because my specific levels of hotness and craziness are not in the correct implements of measuring. so i do what i do. i draw and i write poems in the margins and generally people leave me well enough alone.

kinda like people can smell it on me, they know i'm a writer and an artist and a vegetarian and like pirahnas they've got this queer ability to sense i like cats and being alone. when we're in groups we all size each other up and decide on our methods of survival and likelihood to find a match and like magic they all search out the eyes under the sweep of hiding-hair. so i doodle some halfass mitosis diagram or a president's head or holden's hat; whatever.

so back to the dick. we were playing this game with drawing i guess so i drew first---a clown. i gave him a big rubber nose and kidney-bean feet and popcorn stitching on his jacket and it was a sad damn excuse even for a clown. a bad excuse, even for a caricature of a person. but dick just looked at me and goes 'wow, that's so much better than i could ever do.' and outside i went aw shucks but inside i breathed i know.

so it continues on like this for weeks. months and no one knows my name. not even mrs. teacher who though i continuously ace her tests calls me sarah. the class is literally just a fishbowl filled with jocks who'd rather be mackin out or texting or sports, even though they're pretty much doing all those already. i sit in a corner and doodle self-righteously. sometimes i spout words about nietzche and marx and they are technically correct (though who even knows how much of history is even correct anymore and how much is a story).

we get a stupid assignment to draw the life cycle of a person. of course mine is fuckin hilarious. filled with dry wit and cynicism on death because what are you supposed to draw? a little sarcasm sprinkled over the truth sucks all the fat away, leaving something that's still true but sounds fake. it makes people feel comfortable in their uncomfortableness, in their awkward skins. i get eleven points out of the ten given and look over to dick, sitting in his khaki beach shorts.

mrs. teacher knows dick's name.

'dick, you should show the class your art.'

i am expecting stick-figures. and maybe that's why we all suck so much and judge so hard---because stick-figures is all that we expect.

'he's such a great artist.'

and things i did not know showed on his paper---careful lines in sharpie and orange and green and purple. not a thing i would have done. something careful and beautiful and unlike the things i have seen.

we never want to find people fleshed out that we already wrote stories for in ink.
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Given 2012-09-28
resipiscent by ~hipsterfaust suggester writes: Think about assumptions, and how you make them, and why perhaps you shouldn't. ( Suggested by Solarune and Featured by Beccalicious )
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Beccalicious Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012   Writer
I've replied to a few comments here about the grammar, but honestly the reason I featured this was because the way the grammar is placed effects the way the piece is written. If it was written more formal and "correct" it wouldn't bear the same effect or impact it has done. There's probably the odd bit that needs a tweak here and there, but please don't go capitalising things etc- it will kill the impact!
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hipsterfaust Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Writer
(: awww, thank you! and thank you for helping make this a DD. (:
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fervvent Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i saw your journal on this, and i read a few of the comments just to see what people were saying - i really don't think there are major issues with the grammar, and definitely not any that are enough to comment about it! the grammar isn't the point; the story & the characters & the meaning is much more important. i've loved this since you posted it a long time ago and it definitely deserves the DD! :heart:
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hipsterfaust Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Writer
awww, thank you! i was troubled about the grammar stuff; if anything, it's for style purposes. thank you so much for continuing to read and comment on my writing; you're one of my oldest followers and it means a lot to me. (:
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fervvent Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you're welcome (: yeahh i agree about the
style thing, especially when something is
written in first person since the character
might just tell the story/speak that way.
& i'm glad (:
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Phiibuscus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't really notice the grammar, it needs a lot of capitalization work though. Otherwise this is such an amazingly written story. I love the figures of speech the most. I am a young poet myself, and I don't know why I am typing my sentences so neatly. I think I got carried away with the grammar of the story and decided to talk very proper in my comment... anyways, your figurative language is great!! Keep it up!
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hipsterfaust Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Writer
hahaha, thanks! i, too, can talk very properly when i want to. i don't often capitalise on dA; just a style choice! i can capitalise, though. but thank you for reading! (:
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Phiibuscus Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ok it was a good style choice for a hipster I must say, not mainstream, perfect for a hipster. Way too man people got mad though, that once happened to me when I said sisfist to a girl on a pewdiepie video. I got about 100 replies, most saying it sounded really dumb and I should shut up. It was so dumb, but your post was a very awesome one so I think we should give you props for that and not go all grammar teacher on you xD
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hipsterfaust Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Writer
(: hahaha thanks! i honestly just like the way lowercase looks as opposed to uppercase. and aw man if too many people are doin' the lowercase thing MAYBE I SHOULD GO BACK TO NORMAL CAPS hahaha (:
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CaptainMcClellan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
You leave a bad taste in my mouth, and they say your grammar is atrocious (in truth not so bad), but the point is: you learned a lesson. You improved. There then is something you have beaten me. Also your cynicism is something to behold, let's have a contest of dark grey matter. That'll be fun, if you so choose to accept. If not, there's always just conversing. As per Marx, do you perhaps refer to the Erwin Otto Marx? :3 Sorry I don't take stock in the philosophers and the psychologists, rather the mechanics, and the innovators are the ones that I know. Still, I should, shouldn't I? If nothing else than a repertoire of witty quotes. Please, do you also dabble in the musical arts? Please say you do... That would be a worthy discussion. :) Mussorgsky, have you heard of?
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