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100 Theme Challenge #18: Rape

What was it like to be raped?


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:iconmoonlitwinterrose:
The flow for this is exceptionally well. I like how there are two narratives and each one is done in a different color. I'm not sure you intended this, but when reading the narrative in white, I get the impression that they are "pure" in the sense that they have never been raped.
What I really like about it though, is how you captured the emotion of the narrative in grey. I feel as if the narrative in grey represent how they feel dirty, unclean and no longer pure. You were able to convey how a victim of rape feels.
Over all, I give this poem a 5/5.
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I believe that through this piece you captured emotional and psychological trauma surrounds and engulfs a rape victim in more ways than one.

First, the use of so few words was amazing because they communicated so much. They say a picture is worth 1000 words; well, so few words are worth twice as much.

Second, the black background greatly communicates the darkness that the victim is swimming in. I also think that it shows that everything the victim sees and experiences filters through it, including the colours chosen for her dialogue.

Finally, white usually symbolizes purity, innocence and completeness. I find that grey symbolizes impurity more than black does because grey in many ways is stained white. I think the victim would love nothing more than to be on the same side as her companion in terms of purity and innocence, but she can't because she feels dirty, impure, stained, and broken.

Overall a beautiful piece that deserves all 5 stars. Well done.
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dreaminglagoon Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
different people deal with rape differently.
I was raped when I was 16 and after the experience passed I made the decision that I couldn't let someone else, or what that someone else did to me control my life. I didn't want to define my life upon it.
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HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
So painful and honest. Thanks for sharing it. 
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chibinevercry Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Writer
Thank you.
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DarkLovelessSoul Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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:iconfirefriesian:
FireFriesian Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this, so I thought I'd favourite it!

I can't express myself better than all those critiques, so I didn't try.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you!
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:iconfirefriesian:
FireFriesian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for bothering to respond to me :D!
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Writer
Sorry I tend to be late with replies and then I just figure it's better if I don't reply but I'm never sure...
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:iconfirefriesian:
FireFriesian Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think it's always best to reply, myself.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Writer
Even if it's been a couple weeks?
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:iconfirefriesian:
FireFriesian Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah!  I would, anyway.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Writer
That's good to know.
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manukord Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Rapers don't deserve any consideration, any comprehension. Murderers, robbers, they can act by necessity, by an impulse, a mistake; so they can redeem themselves. In my country, violators are not punished, they are cared as victims, even more than the true victims. And these poor women, when get pregnant, by fear are obligated to abort, two lives condemned at same time by one man. I really hope see that monsters suffer, in this world or the next one.
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whiwee13 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What disguses me so much is that some rapist come home to big house filled with loving wife with children who look up to him, while the raped got to go home to an empty place in a broken building barely even filled with furniture or anything like that.
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:iconmlle-kamichat:
Mlle-Kamichat Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm lucky, the ones who know don't ask me these stupid questions. They simply offer their shoulders when I break down.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Writer
I'm so happy you have that kind of support.
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hetaliafangrl13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad now...
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Writer
Don't be sad! Things get better.
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AngelintheSky9 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... Beautiful.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you.
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Kalyptsio Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate that question.What was it like?
You can't really describe what happened.The horror, pain, saddness, humiliation and shame.Can you describe the sound of your own soul being ripped in half.No you can't but for some reason people keep asking that damn question.
I feel like this artwork shows how much that question hurts and how difficult the answer is.Thank you for creating this.Good job.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you for the most wonderful comment. I hope you feel better soon. :tighthug:
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Twocool935 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Artist
How can people joke about raped like it's a hobby? It's an inhuman act that should never happen. A very close friend was raped, and she hasn't been the same since, nobody's laughing about that. Before this happened, when gaming, I always talking about how I raped my opponents. Now, I feel awful about it.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Writer
I never did understand it. I get mad at anyone who does, it's such a horrendous act. I just don't understand people who laugh at it like it's nothing.
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YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah....

it's horrible
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Writer
:hug:
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YourDAMOCLES Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs back*
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MewTheNinjaKitty Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
... I agree.
Life changing.
In a terrible way.
Unforgettable.
Painful.
Agonizing.
The memory that hurts.
The memory that makes you want to die.
The memory you can never forget no matter what.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
I know...
:iconiknowthatfeelplz:
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:iconrainingdesperation:
RainingDesperation Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012   General Artist
...it was horrible.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
I know.. :hug:
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LuLu-Fukurou Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Hell, it's way too touching. Well done!
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you
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:iconjunestealth:
JuneStealth Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
awwnn...
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
:hug:
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this made me want to cry...
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
:hug:
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GaYtAcOs Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
haha
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Ahalteke Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so touching, you really made this very well.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you
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:iconhetaliallover101:
hetaliallover101 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazingly sad....
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you
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hetaliallover101 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yer welcome
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Brok3nD011 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student General Artist
very deep- not to sound cliche. I can relate to the feeling your writing inspires in this greatly.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you!
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Pyro-Addict Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You did an amazing job captivating the experience of being raped. I really pray that one day the broken feeling well lift.
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you. :hug:
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xLeylunax Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Writer
This is exactly how I would describe it
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:iconoilux:
Oilux Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student Writer
I know...
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