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You Are
You can take it all on
You can survive the hurricane
You can create your own song
You can drive in your own lane
You are strong
You are powerful
You are whole
You don't need anyone else to tell you who to be
You don't need to be perfect like they are on TV
You are enough
You are more than they'll ever be
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I Believe in You
You can face your fears
I believe in you
You can look them in the eye
I believe in you
You can speak to them
I believe in you
Even if your voice shakes
I believe in you
Trust your judgement
I believe in you
Protect yourself
I believe in you
Allow yourself to live
I believe in you
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Are You Brave Enough?
Step back
Do we have to justify our lives
Should we modify the way we live so that the media can monopolize
When did we forget to be civilized and turned into modernized shadows
Step back,
Stop trying to justify
Why we normalize
All the hatred and greed
It's so odd we ostracize being human
But idolize disgusting images out of reach
Sexualization is okay but not objectification
We are broken nations
Step back
Will future generations have to lie
To keep justifying our modernized modified lives
People say we have become too animalized
But we have become too modified
For animals don't have to justify being alive
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Twilight in a Parking Lot by AnnaGladue Twilight in a Parking Lot :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 1 0 Hand by AnnaGladue Hand :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 0 0
Tear Stained Pillows
Tear stained pillows
Beneath your eyes
Your heart still beating
Beneath the ice
Try to catch your emotions
Before they are swallowed whole
Nightmares consuming
Before life takes hold
Keep your heart beating
Before sadness persuades
Keep giving your promise
Even though life slips away
Your journey's half over
What have you done
Kept in a prison
What could have been won
Your blood keeps pumping
Your heart can pretend
Love will find you
Before it's your end.
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The Cat by AnnaGladue The Cat :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 1 0 Grim Reaper by AnnaGladue Grim Reaper :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 14 2
Ropes of red
Warring warring
In my head
Something's happened
Why am I
I am dead?
What is this thing
I fear I dread
So many echos
I have bled
Voices voices
I'll fly I'll die
No birth no end
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Thinking by AnnaGladue Thinking :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 0 0 Overworked by AnnaGladue Overworked :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 2 2 The Sunflower by AnnaGladue The Sunflower :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 0 2 Tash and Bullet (1) by AnnaGladue Tash and Bullet (1) :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 2 0 Tasha and Bullet by AnnaGladue Tasha and Bullet :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 7 2
and was
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Kavvie On My Bookshelf by AnnaGladue Kavvie On My Bookshelf :iconannagladue:AnnaGladue 2 0


Gazelle (Zootopia) tg tf cap by demisword
Mature content
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By Anna Gladue

I've recently discovered Steampunk isn't just Hollywood. The style has been on my radar for years, but I always thought of it as something the movies did to give the Victorian age a make over. Netflix cured me of that delusion! I'm no expert, but I want to share what I learn, so here begins my online diary of discovering Steampunk.

The first thing I noticed are the colors. They're usually faded, hushed or a deep dark shade. Any color can be faded, but the hushed tones are usually varying shades of brown and gray. The dark shades run through red, black and green. When I get up the gumption to create my own stuff I'll be adding dark blue to the list. I've also noticed a few people have created a wonderful Steampunk look with one bright color in the mix.

The second thing I noticed was gears! Oddly enough, this is what a lot of people notice first. Either that, or they think Steampunk is creepy looking, but I don't find it creepy at all.

From there I noticed things in no particular order. Brass/copper, wood, leather, pipes, tubes, lace and stripes all collide into symmetrical creations.

At first I didn't get the goggle obsession. Goggles aren't really my thing. However, a few folks pointed out that goggles were started as a practical part of the style. The environment in a Steampunk setting is usually hazardous to our health. Goggles are very different from the gas masks, though. For reasons I won't get into gas masks are a huge no for me. I wouldn't call it a phobia, exactly, since I can be around them and I can look at them and touch them. It's just... nope.

One of the big things I adore are the machines! The moving parts, the retro-future designs, and the fact we can actually see things working. I have no luck with moving art. Folks that can do that have my utmost respect.

I gleaned through some sites, and pulled together what I thought was great decor ideas. Some of it is obvious. Some of it I would never have thought of.

On ceiling: Panels, metal plating.

On walls: Victorian pattern wallpaper, old maps, sepia pictures (old photos or your own), framed herbariums/technical/anatomical drawings, stenciled hot-air balloons/dirigibles, "hidden" cat running tubes for exposed "pipes", metal plating.

For shelves: Pipes, "exposed" jutting out bricks, and small furniture (like chairs) on the walls.

Furniture/decor: Victorian era furniture, steam-trunks, elegant hats, antique items, antique canes, small wood boxes, antique wood burning stoves.

Lighting: exposed lightbulbs (dimmed), or lampshades with Victorian themed images.

My favorite part of Steampunk is the imagination. We can take everyday items and with a bit of elbow grease - boom! Something old and new.

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MorinnaCosplay Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thans for the fav <3 
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Klein (I'll be fine) [V1] Thanks for the fav!
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You're welcome :)
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Thanks for the Watch :)
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You're welcome! :D
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Thank you for the fav! :hug:
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