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my mother kept smiles in bottles
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Given 2012-12-09
Six Word Story by ~wh0rem0ans ( Suggested by wreckling and Featured by Beccalicious )
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JoPierce Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Love this!  
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
:frail:
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:iconjochanaan:
jochanaan Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
It could be comedy, heartwarming, tragedy, horror...! 8-)
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Yes.
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Soulstar427 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
X3 LOL
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
:frail:
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Soulstar427 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student General Artist
lul
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dajono Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Digital Artist
s t r o n g ...
l i g h t h e a r t e d ... and sad
m e m o r y f i l l e d ...
e m o t i o n a l ... to the brim ...
and then some!
Thank You K!
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
:frail:
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TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Woweee... :O_o:

Seems your piece affected some people SO deeply here with this 6-word wonder, that it sent them into an introspective tizzy of their own,
where they decided to carry on talking ABOUT you to other people as though you were not in the room.

Rude shit.

Furthermore, I'd like to thank the supportive people here who responded to your personal "DD advisor", FlawlessFailure,
by stating this DD was not your doing and that their comment was unhelpful.
Perhaps if there are negative feelings towards who gets a DD and why, the administrators of dA should be address,
leaving the artist free to receive comments and critiques about their work, not circumstances beyond their control.

I've been lucky enough that 6-words have quite often made more of an impact on me as a child, an intern, a medical professional and as an artist
then an hour long lecture I actually paid to attend while getting nothing soul-stirring from it.

Meanwhile there are artistic projects out there that call to the minds who wish to stretch their boundaries, or even create restrictions so that they see what they are made of... what they'll narrow themselves down to when its a matter of what counts; i.e: less rope-slack, higher impact...

Is it wrong to get recognition for being the one person who can tell a story with a facial gesture?
No, I suppose everything created must be laborious war or commercially acceptable before it's "okay" to pin a metal on.

Congrats on the recognition of your work.
Sometimes drama is the only tree that makes a sound, but it will never be confused with artistic merit and humble integrity.
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
in my mind, my work became controversial;
in the midst of reading about John Cage,
this just felt like exponential encouragement.
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:iconthemadmulatto:
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
GLAD to hear that! :highfive:
"May the Road Rise With You..."

:bulletred: [link] :bulletorange:
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Yeah. I could be either.
Actually, I am usually.
Either at the same time.
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:iconthemadmulatto:
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
You are the Mad Hatter-ess. ;)
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Like Cape Hatteras 'cause
I am a well dressed super
heroin ... drug of choice in
a nobody minds kinda place.
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:iconthemadmulatto:
TheMadMulatto Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Is that yours :?

:iconbravoplz:
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Do you mean did I write it?
Yeah, of course.
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much. :frail:
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:iconwdnest:
wdnest Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Writer
You have inspired me to condense and do my own "x word story" - thanks again.
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Good. Thank you very much. :frail:
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Khudozhnik-Stock Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconcongratsdd1plz::iconcongratsdd2plz::iconcongratsdd3plz:
I featured your work here >[link]
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much. :frail:
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hikaru-nara-kheel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it took me a while to get it, but when i did it hits deep
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much. :frail:
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:iconzombie-kumos:
Zombie-Kumos Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. I can't help it I have to after looking at the comments.

I can write a six word story too:

Why did this get a DD

:bow:

But really, looking through the artist's gallery there is good work but why this one? It's just six words. I can understand the artistic value but I can also understand why people are upset over this getting a DD too.
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wreckling Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012   Writer
If it helps, I've given a bit of my reasoning for suggesting the work here. :)
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Zombie-Kumos Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I know. I get the symbolisim. I just kind of facepalmed because lately I have seen artists who have galleries with tons of DD worthy works but the one that gets the DD is lackluster
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o-0-Bhae-0-o Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not lackluster. It's clever because the meaning changes depending on who reads it. For some, keeping smiles in bottles could symbolize a drunk. For others, someone taking ant-depressants. For the more optimistic, it could be a woman who takes care of infants, and makes them happy by feeding them from bottles. Not everything has to be long, wordy, and full of information to be great writing. It just has to have enough information to tell a story that makes you think.
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Pix3M Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Only literature I ever read on dA.

#horrible attention span
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much. :frail:
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jeIIycat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That awkward moment when you're the only one who thought it was about milk
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
LOL ... Thank you very much. :frail:
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LovelyAus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
And what I thought?
First a drinker,
then I thought maybe she would play a fun game with her kids, like if they were good or she wanted to show love, she would open up an empty bottle and "pull out" or shake out smiles to give to her child, aka cookies style....Or take the bottled smile and place her palm over her deadpanned mouth as if to eat it and suddenly a huge smile appeared. :D
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
imaginings ... Thank you very much. :frail:
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Greyunigal Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There's no telling what the smiles could be; so it kind of makes you think. It could be something like a favorite food or fireflies and at the same time be alcohol or drugs. All the ways people are seeing this is why I love it :]
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much. :frail:
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toshiro12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE IT!
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much. :frail:
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TheTemp2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
simple
amazing
well done
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much. :frail:
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TheTemp2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
your welcome :)
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:iconxineli:
xineli Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Wow.












Well deserved....
well deserved DD....
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:iconwh0rem0ans:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Lovely words. Thank you very much. :frail:
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:iconxineli:
xineli Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
And I'm not being sarcastic.
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aWorldofHope Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best 6word stories I've ever read. So direct, vivid and powerful.
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much. :frail:
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DewyChewy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
to me it sounds bittersweet. my interpretation would be that she doesn't smile often, so whenever she does, she'll put them in bottles and store them just in case she never smiles again...
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wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thank you very much. :frail:
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Xtanley Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
aw so nice
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