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3.49 / 5.00

Nov 11, 2011 | 4:30 PM EST
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"Then your tail will divide and shrink until it becomes what the people on earth call a pair of shapely legs. But it will hurt; it will feel as if a sharp sword slashed through you. Everyone who will see you will say that you are the most graceful human being you have ever laid eyes on, for you will keep your gliding movement and no dancer will be able to tread as lightly as you. But every step you take will feel as if you were treading on knife blades so sharp that blood must flow. I am willing to help you, but are you willing to suffer all this?"

- Hans Christian Andersen



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Quite frankly...

This one's really a masterpiece. People who just dropped in and dragged themselves back right out might think that this is gory; in fact, it's not.

I can simplify this piece as... 'joy of pain', because pain is the most intimate form of relationship, right? ;)

Excellent work, sir. You have my respect.

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Trungles responds:

Thank you so much! (enter SUPER delayed response for which I apologize)
This piece was inspired by the Andersen story, and the most unpleasant bits of the story are the psychological traumas of the protagonist being unable to convey the intense suffering she experiences. So you are absolutely correct! Makes me really happy someone gets it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

When it gets too hard

I'd carry her for the rest of her life.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

good job:)

i really think this is a fancy piece of work:) good job!