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Everyone's trying
to get out of
the shadow
of their parents-

I'm here trying
to get out of
the shadow
of myself.
Or maybe we're all trying to do both simultaneously.
Side Note: I'm an awkward person.
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ObviouslyNat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Introverts unite! -high five-
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AW YEAH!!! :D
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ObviouslyNat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
YEAHHH! ;U;
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chillv Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*Warning: This is extremely long!*

Introvert here, and I have only like a few freinds. A lot of the stuff I do requires solitude and space like drawing, writing etc. However, I do enjoy presenting my works to someone and getting their input as well as talking sometimes.

But here's the thing about that, this probably won't come to as a shocker, but I'm a gamer. But I'm not just some ordinary, average gamer. I am obsessed with gaming, and I don't mean obsessed as in playing video games 24/7, I mean obsessed as in to the point where I want to be an indie game dev and also get into animation and comics. So the art I do is concept art and stuff like that. And because of that, it's kind of hard for me to converse with peers because what I talk about is animation and mostly gaming. And when I say talking about gaming, I'm not referring to talking about gaming, I'm not just referring to talking about upcoming releases, and games I'm playing. I'm referring to going into the design, artstyle, music composition, gameplay concept, etc. I go deep into it, not just on the surface. And it's because I'm passionate about art, I go deep into it to begin with. And video games have several forms of art if you look beyond just playing them.

The problem is the fact that this kind of interest in something is often looked at as "nerdy". In fact, I have been called "game head" and "game freak" before. Of course, this doesn't bother me from an emotional standpoint. However, it is something that kind of makes it hard to approach new people because I don't know how it might be taken. And it doesn't help with the fact that I am kind of shy to begin with.

Well, this is already long, so I might as well talk about the extent of my shyness. It's really that I have trouble starting coversations for reasons I already mentioned. But I'm also not the very expressive type. For example, even if I want to, I won't sing or dance in the presence of ANYONE, only in private where NO ONE can see or hear me (and that means I don't sing or dance at all). Being watched or getting attention while doing stuff like that makes me nervous and embarrassed.

But yeah, I'm done. I put a lot of thought into this comment. I wasn't expecting it to be so long, but this is a rather deep topic for me to go into, so it isn't too surprising.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe I loved reading your personal connection to the poem. The fact that you are into more than just the game itself, and enjoy delving into the art, music, design, etc is actually SUPER cool. You just have to find the people that don't take games on surface level, and I assure you, there are TONS of people out there. Especially if you decided to take classes in graphic design, animation, or so on! Find people that you know are interested in the field, and befriend them! That takes the awkward "I don't know if we share interests" out of it! Stay rad, and good luck kid! You are fantastic, :)
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ZeFlyingMuppet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a bit of an ambivert myself, but in my childhood days, I never had a lot of friends.
I don't have many friends right now, just acquaintances.

I don't get along with many people sadly D:
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awe that is a-okay! I find being choosy with friends help make the BEST friends. Quality, not quantity! :) I, myself, surround myself with just the people I am closest to, most of the time. Stay rad, sunshine! :hug: (And we can of course be friends :heart:)
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ZeFlyingMuppet Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so true :D
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LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oi, same here. It isn't easy, but it'll be worth it!
Oh, and I'm pretty awkward too, so don't worry too much about that! XD
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahhaha awkward people unite! :hug: *high five*
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LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heck yeah~!!
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can emphatize.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw so glad to hear! Stay awesome sunshine! :hug:
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cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You too....:)
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hatted-ladyfish Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I believe the best of people are awkward, dear. ^^
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OH, I agree. I mean, I'm awkward so. ;D Just kidding, just kidding. THANK YOU YOU ARE AMAZING. :hug:
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hatted-ladyfish Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You are awesome w00t! 
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FindingWhatsLost Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh my... this poem just speaks to me. I really think that I have more trouble making a good impression on people to hide how much I want to just stay with the friends and people that I know. This society that we are living in makes it seem that you need a lot of friends and material objects to be happy and excepted. So it seems that I can't be content with what I have and in a way that is very true. I think that I would try to run from my shadow more often if I didn't think that the outside world wouldn't understand me and frankly I don't neccisarially understand them either.

Oops sorry for the slightly off topic ramblings that I just made. It's just that I started typing and this is what came out. I don't know if any of it makes sense or even relates but your writing as I think I have probably stated many times before just makes me think so much. It opens my mind to so many new avenues of thought that I don't know that I would have stumbled across on my own. And I thank you for that... for sharing your own wonderful thoughts with the world is such startingly beautiful poems. Okay I'm done now.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw nooo love the ramblings! Makes me happy you are thinking about my words! :heart:
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FindingWhatsLost Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist
heehee I'm glad you don't mind I think you will end up hearing a few more :)
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WritingForNoReason Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
As an introvert myself,  I can appreciate works like these. I have to force myself to hang out with people because I'm very content with being alone.
( Not anti-social, mind you. )
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AW I AM SO GLAD YOU COULD RELATE! Stay awesome, dear! :hug:
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WritingForNoReason Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you would feel protected in your own shadow--you are a wonderful person! :hug:
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AW THANKYOU SO MUCH! You make me blush! :hug: Stay rad! :)
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:smooch:
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
it have lots of truth you know?
 and still it is so great ^^
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AW GLAD YOU THINK SO GEEZ! YOU ARE THE BEST! :huggle:
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
you are welcome :hug:
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NemoX7 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014   Writer
As an introvert myself, your poem resonated with me, especially the second half. Great work.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AW THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! :D :) YOU ARE A FANTASTIC INDIVIDUAL.
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Icyevie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
I think a lot of people can relate to this! A short, yet relatable poem. ^^
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw yayayya! I sure hope so! :)
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FunkForTheFunky Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
The best poetry is often short but incredibly dense and powerful. This is just that. Reads like lead. Absolutely full but not so heavy as to be radioactive and toxic. Great stuff and modern - how very appealing to the dysfunctionally asocial world we live in! I'm going to watch you.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
AW THANK YOU SO MUCH GAH! Your words are so so sweet, YOU are WONDERFUL. :D Thanks for the watch! YOU DA BEST>
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FunkForTheFunky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Of course. Stay awesome
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely job on this! :D

It's interesting because, I'm very introverted. I will spend days locked into my room on a computer, drawing and writing. I enjoy being by myself a lot. But then, I get involved in things like drama, singing, things like that. I'm a totally different person on stage, but I've learned to love the limelight.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahha, I am the same way! I love being by myself, but love being in the limelight for sports and such. (Well, I truthfully like the sport way more than the attention, but similar concept!)
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cool. I guess we all have our own ways of getting limelight. XD I don't always like attention, but I like it just a little. I mostly do drama to get better at speaking to other people, but I enjoy the feelings I get out of it in the final performance. :D
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401Sakura Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah I think this is the best way to explain it to someone too :D A lot of my friends are really outgoing so when I try to explain to them why I'm shy or don't speak up as much it's really hard for them to grasp but I think this is a really good way of explaining things :3

Oh and just as a little side note, I think shy is more the word you were going for than introvert? An introvert doesn't necessarily have to be shy, they can be extremely outgoing (though usually this isn't so hence the confusion :p) rather they get their energy being by themselves rather than with people (if they're with people too long they get tired). And the opposite is true for extroverts, they get energy from being around people. I hope that helped and that I didn't sound bossy .x." It's just that was a mistake I made a while ago and somebody corrected me and I was just kinda like: "That's the word I've been using to describe me my whole life...and it's completely the wrong word o_o" so I feel more people should know lol
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, a lot of people have pointed this out to me! As I have kinda explained though, I am using the word loosely, more for the connotation than denotation! :) If that makes sense? Stay rad sunshine! :)
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401Sakura Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Ohhh ok yeah that makes more sense ^v^ Sorry to have bothered you .x." It was still really good though :D You said a lot by saying not too much at all :3
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kaylalovesbassy17 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
d^_^b
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
^.^ YOU are RAD.
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kaylalovesbassy17 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
☆_☆
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DarkHeartLace Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm just here mistaking my own shadow as my parents shadow... nice work real thought provoking.
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hahha ohhhh PLOT TWIST. Your icon is adorbs too, even though I am a vegetarian. ;)
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DarkHeartLace Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thanks
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CrystalStar202 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
i agree; I TRY TO DO BOTH
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Tangled-Tales Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I FEEL I FEEL. STAY AWESOME> THANKS FOR THE COMMENT. :heart:
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