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Fake Plastic Flowers

I saw a bouquet of fake plastic flowers today.

Their petals were made from rough, cheap fabric.

Their leaves were unevenly painted a sickly shade of olive,

And peeling off their stems.

The stems themselves were an unnatural green,

With an equally unnatural plastic sheen.

And they had obvious seams.

Harsh, stark, lines down the middle,

Branding them, beyond a doubt,

As cheap replicas.

They were falling apart, worn out, sad, and positively ugly.

But I noticed something else about the flowers.

From a distance,

The plastic sheen turned into a healthy luster,

The rough fabric became soft,

The uneven paint transformed into tricks of the light,

And they were more beautiful and perfect than any real flowers could ever be.
This is actually about the beauty industry.


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I should really stick to good old fashioned narrative, because this abstract-ish stuff isn't really my forte (as I'm sure you've noticed)
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:iconnightlyangelicchica:
NightlyAngelicChica Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its purty! haha
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*sigh*

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"I has my stick."~Nighshadow
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rosetail515 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice :)
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norenin569 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like it! it sounds so cool and true :0
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hunterkono84 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
i think it turned out really good!
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doglate Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This is pretty and all, but I beg to differ.

The lady that's in charge of flower arrangements at my church, always uses fake flowers, and they always look crappy, no matter how close/far/near/ or what angle you're at! It's horrible :iconfacepaw: lol Real flowers are definitely the best.

Oh! And then, (just a funny story) My Aunt cannot grow flowers, so she planted fake ones in her yard, and my dad said to my Aunt's daughter, "I will give you 20 dollars if you spray paint those flowers brown, and tell your mother that her flowers died" XD That would have been awesome if she did that! But she wimped out XD
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XxhistoricxX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
i like it, i could tell that it wasnt about the flowers but i honistly thought that it was about posers or stuff like that
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Co-beakling1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool Tribbs! Your very good at literature ^^
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Silverfeatherstream Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
That was a beautiful piece of poetry. (: D
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jaiharock Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
A beautiful piece.
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Metallicakingsofrock Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
uh...what?
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1Ai-Chan7 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how you did this and portrayed the fake flowers (beauty industry) To me, you went backwards. You started with how ugly and terrible the flowers were and how horrible and obviously fake they were, then you brought out at the end how they were beautiful and perfect. Instead of the typical 'Sure it looks beautiful now but wait till you see it up close' sort of deal. So in simple words amazing. :D
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microwave-happy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
It's totally about the plastic flowers at value village. Don't even lie.
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondamnitplz:
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microwave-happy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
WORK BUDDIES!
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SQUEE! Speaking of work - are you working tomorrow? Paige and me are gonna go to zee mall, and you can come if you are not otherwise engaaaged~
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microwave-happy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
THE DESU SWIRL IS CATCHING ON!!~~~~~
nope ^^ no work tomorow! LOL I said to curtis that it was my last day next sunday and he stared at me for like 10 minutes and just went "NO." really loud. I loled.
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ALKSJDFLKSADJFFF. NU, NOT THE DESU SWIRL D:

aldfsdf;lsfff.

So you want to go then?


And also, aww poor Curtis xD
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microwave-happy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Yes, yes I do. When?
LOL he just said that cause We actually just started being more friendly instead of just awkward silence all the time.
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno, Paige hasn't told me @.@ Just don't be surprised if we show up at your house randomly.
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Angel-and-Ocean Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is amazing(:
-Angel
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xXShadowFrostXx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOUR ABSRACT-ISH STYLE IS INCREDIBLE BEYOND COMPARE

I have never looked at fake flowers that way. Thank you, Tribble, for opening my minds eye on the view of plastic vegetation. :iconflowerplz:
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The mental perception of plastic vegetation is an important part of our culture, I say!

No, but thank you ^w^
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typer2131 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
It's beautiful. <3

Also, I like how you have a close perspective at the beginning, then back up to look at it from a distance, when different authors would probably do the opposite or something.

^^ Oh, god, that sentence made no sense at all. Sowwy. D:
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Artist-Kitty101 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ok you must continue to write these because they are pure genious. it really explains what the beauty industry is doing to those people. its amazing what you wrote here.
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
N'aww thanks
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MsLexLove Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That is beautiful. Puts a whole new perspective on life, definitely made me think...
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Thank you so much :heart:
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Pronouns Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Bro, I would trade my left nipple for your writing skills. Seriously. <3
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd trade both my nipples for your drawing skills. D:<
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Pronouns Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
I'd trade all five of my nipples for your looks, writing skills and animating/drawing skills.
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I would go on a murderous rampage of nipple-removal from several strangers and trade a garbage bag of nipples for your drawings skills, social skills, looks, charisma, and character/world creating skills.

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Pronouns Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
FUCK I'M OUT OF NIPPLES.

Shut up and take the compliment, bro. >:C
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No :icontrollfaceplz:
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Pronouns Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Fuck youuuuu. >:C

Also, Sterling wants to go the mall again sometime soon...you in?
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally :D I can bring my camera this time. Tomorrow? Friday? Weekend anytime after four?
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komondors Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
oh all metaphor-ish
way awesome writing :>
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
N'aww thanks Swiftfang <3
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Hollyclaw1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
These sound like what I got my friend for Christmas 8D
Only
Prettier.
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The "in bed" in your siggy made your comment glorious.

No, but what did you get her? O3o Flowers?
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Hollyclaw1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Oh please Tribble. Just the fact that I commented it made it glorious.
Pfff, I'm kidding xD and Plastic Flowers 8D Only, they were all ripped and stuff :3 My dog made sure of that.
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StaticChan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
No words can discribe what I have just read.
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
In a good way or in a bad way?
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StaticChan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Good, good.^^
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MysteryPirate Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Marvelous.
:D
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thankyou:)
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MysteryPirate Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Sure thing.
I like poetry. :heart:
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tribble-of-doom Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for even recognizing it as poetry :D
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MysteryPirate Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
A' Course!
The glory is intense, I would like to add.
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