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Where there is desire
There is gonna be a flame
Where there is a flame
Someone’s bound to get burned
But just because it burns
Doesn’t mean you’re gonna die
You’ve gotta get up and try, and try, and try… [X]


This is the story of how I lost my watchers.…

… I blame tumblr. This website that somehow ships the days of the week is somehow to blame for this… as is phobs’ because the character design is totally his so unless you haven’t heard of the internet until a day ago go watch him but mostly tumblr. And Pink's song. Dammit woman, your song was on repeat since I first picked up the pen - LOOK AT WHAT YOU MADE ME DO THIS WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN!

About a week back I have made the grave error of reading Tokien’s The Silmarillion and now I find myself shipping rules of darkness… THIS IS NOT OK! WHY DO I KEEP DOING THESE THINGS TO MYSELF IT MAKES NO SENSE TO ME! SEND FOR HELP! IT’S TWO IN THE MORNING!

p.s. I hope nothing in here is going to have me have to put a mature content filter on... cuz well... nothing is actually happening...






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:iconmissamina:
MissAMina Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Gorgeous!
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:iconninkskoir:
NinkSkoir Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is lovely!
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:iconannaxstar:
AnnaxStar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just gorgeous! Really beautiful ...
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Sketchevrywir Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
what is the ship name

i mean
this is amazing
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Shinzhon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Tumblr will have our souls. (I'm loosing a lot of followers lately, is that a fact for everybody ? I may deserve it, but you clearly don't, your art is flawless !)

I love the dynamics of your piece, it's really cool :) 
You made me ship them, definitely. 
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AlrikN Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I likesh it, a lot. :)
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:iconzigfriedvonschroider:
May I say, this is my favourite of yours from the Angband characters? <3 It is just fandom all over it makes me fuzzy xDDD
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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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warriors1234567 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know why you would loose watchers?THIS IS WONDEROUS!!!Hug  I ship them sooooooo hard...........NO REGRETS!!!!Dancin CAT (I made the mistake of reading The Silmarillion, too. DAMN DARK LORD SLASHH LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO USSS!CURSE YOU WINDOWS )
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Radu-B Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you didn't lose a single follower over this, more like got a million more! I love it!

(Phobs tot fata e tho')
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:iconrcris123:
RCris123 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Why do they look so beautiful and weird, but all adorable!?
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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Because silly ainur. ... did I just describe the greatest evils in Tolkien's universe as "silly"?
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:iconrcris123:
RCris123 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013

Not only the greatest evil, but one of the greatest, brother to Manwe!

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LumielAlatar Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
MY HEART! MY HEART!
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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I know. I know.
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Writer
...uh oh.
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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yup, I knew it was time I bid good-bye to all my credibility as a serious artist.
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Radu-B Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Phobs is a girl...
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Wannabe-Star Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
How did I miss this? This is so great. Well Sauron was 'seduced' into evil... I will leave it at that

I always feel weird when I say that my favourite book is the Silmarillion since so many people complain about all the names.
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! And yes, I know your pain. The book does have a truckload of names one needs to remember which I am sure nobody can actually remember I mean even Tolkien got confused sometimes but it also gives you a lot of interesting characters you can fallow and cry over because god damn you, Tolkien! I liked those people!
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Elaedan Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree my favourite Tolkien book is Silmarillion! It is not so hard to read...
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Wannabe-Star Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
I know. I love the condensed nature. I don't get too confused now with names (after reading it five times in a row.
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murr-ma-ing Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so i saw this and i was like 'wow that looks like melkor and sauron' and i scrolled down and bam
so, awesome job there haha
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am to please... as well as be amazed that people are enjoying these things thank you!
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Plushie-Ninja Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty much how I picture these two. And I know how you feel about the shipping D: I didn't want to at first. It felt so wrong yet so right :P
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:iconsycamoreleaf:
sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's like it was meant to be... AND NO, THAT IS IN NO WAY COMFORTING.
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Plushie-Ninja Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? It's just ad;lgja;d :P (You can't say I didn't try :P)
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MyFanFictionPicture Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
One of my friends says the Silmarillion is very hard to read. It had so many name that you don't know who is what and what is what.
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mostly. Even I can't remember all the names in that, but it's practically the condensed history of everything pre-Lord of the Rings so I don't think that was ever expected of me.

If I were to describe the reading experience to anyone it would like reading on mythology (greek, celtic, norse - whiever it's fine). There are a lot of people there and a lot of stories and even if you can't remember them all there will be elements that will stick with you. I am not denying it is not an easy read, but I was not bothered by it (probably because I am not good with names ether way - and after reading over 30 Agatha Christie books with minor characters whose name I can barely pronounce I kinda stopped caring)

Personaly I enjoyed the first 1/3 of the book the best as well as the the last 1/4 but the bit in between left me a little bit "meh" - which is the part where it can get rather confusing, mostly because that is the part where more and more characters keep appearing (and it doesn't help that they have rather similar names... but the same thing happened in LotR (ex: Aragon - son of Arathor) and we just leared to devide in our minds what was important with what were background characters)

The Silmarillion is not a book for everyone - even if I do playfully call it that one book where everyone was fabulous - but if you can make it past the first part of it is a book worth reading at least once in a lifetime.
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MyFanFictionPicture Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Oh okay:) Like that, I know what i must wait if I decided to try to read the Silmarillion:)
Thanks for the informations:D
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome :aww:
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Bezanthume Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
You say nothing is happening, but we still cannot see their crotches... and the "catcher" is in the "pitchers" lap, crackling with sexual energy.


My trolling aside, this is yet again a piece that tugs at the heartstrings. I don't know what it is, but the longer I stare at your works, the tighter the knot in my chest gets... I have no idea why. I think you just have a knack for making your works ooze pure feels into their immediate surroundings.
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your coments always make me smile and feel all warm inside... Thank you, bro.
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fluffypallas Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I must confess I don't like slash - but this piece is very cool :) I love your feminine Sauron.
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I was saying the same thing years ago, love. It has taken pleanty of stages, of time, of wars, but the internet has corrupted me... But you're still young and thou mind pure... PRESERVE THY INNOCENCE!

And I thank you. This coming from a non-shipper's point of vew made all the time and effort worth it in the end design even more! :D
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OffizierJack Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sauron's hair is wonderful. And the coulours and the pose and everything. so beautiful!

Uhm, I know exactly what you're going through. Inspiring music, Phobs and the Silmarillion make people draw unexpected stuff :'3
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
They are all out to get us, aren't they? Everything is telling us: you know you want to... now DO IT.

And I thank you greately for your kind words :D Thank you!
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OffizierJack Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And: Do not stop doing it! Keep doing it!

(Oh, you're welcome. :'3)
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Hikarionesa Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Wow, I have no idea who those characters are, but it's just beautiful !!
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
GOOD :icongrumpy-cat-plzz:

But really, love, it might be the best you don't know. By all accounts their relationship should not work - yet here they be. It is a fact that I can hardly explain myself most days, but nevertheless your words are much like honey for my eyes. I thank you greately! :hug:
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Hikarionesa Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
You're very welcome :cuddle: !
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SilverCatseyes Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
OOoooooohhh... I like!! Maybe the upper part is a bit too dark... But that might be my laptop XD Anyway... BEAUTIFULL!!!
Love the light coming from one sight and then everything else being so dark... And her dess... And... And... Actually everything XD
Really nice work!!!!!
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sycamoreleaf Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much, love. :heart:
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