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We spend our lives searching,
For a way to clean our slates.
For a way to find the monsters,
Monsters who bring harm to us and those around us.
Every little secret, hint, bringing us just one step closer,
Just one step behind the culprit.
To where we are just out of reach in pursuit.
But we can never quite catch up.
Never actually kill the monsters that haunt us.

And,
That is because,
We..are..the monsters,
Who cause us all the pain.
There is no escaping our fate,
Of who we are or what we do.
No way to wipe away our debts.
There is no hero, light, or savior of the day.
Infinite doors of infinite possibilities,
But they all lead to the same outcome.
What has been done is done,
And cannot be undone,

Except,

Except to wipe clean the slate from the start,
To go back somehow,
And end it all before it begins.

But,

Then,
We would have never known how, or what we are, if we are nothing from the start.
So we must settle with ourselves,
And make peace with our demons,
For they are one with us.
I just beat Bioshock Infinite, and i stopped...i put down my controller...and thought long and hard. Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, Comstock...all of them, made me realize, or at least think, that we are the ones who start issues, and, really, there is no way to fix them. We are who we are. we are what we are. and we are how we are. what we did in the past, and what we do no, and in the future, all have ripple effects. what has been done cannot be undone, and we must learn to live with it, or die trying to figure out how to try and fix what cannot be mended.
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Sinije Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really great work, something to relate to..beautiful and deep, and makes you think. Something I do too much of as it is but, still, awesome !
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Zylund Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words! n_n very much appreciated. and thinking isnt always bad, no matter how much you do it, it just depends on what you are thinking about that determines if it is a good thing or bad thing. anyway, many thanks again :3
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Sinije Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
True that, many good things can come from overthinking, as well as bad things..fear is the price of imagination, I hear.
And no problem, you deserve it. It's actually the first written piece I've ever favourited in all my years on DeviantArt, so you are special!
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Zylund Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i like that. fear is the price of imagination. and its true ^^ or at least i believe it to be.
and aww :3 that is awesome! :D im glad you liked it so
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maryjayne530 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this; It kinda reminds me of the quoted "we stopped looking for monsters under our beds when we realized they were inside us" :D Great job!
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Zylund Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :3 im glad you like it so much n_n
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Meowmeowcat1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Writer
I love it! It's mystiroius, but i've been feeling like this latly as well!!
I'm not uyet sure how to make peace, but it's still there and a part of me. Right? At any rate how are you doing?
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Zylund Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i totally know where youre coming from about not knowing how to make peace...and, i must admit, i think its kinda sad that it took a videogame to make me feel like that >.< (of course, ive felt like this in the past before for other reasons, but this is the first time ive ever really written anything about it..). 
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Meowmeowcat1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Writer
Yeah!! Self -loathing!! *Cheerful!*
Lol! JK. but how are you?
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Zylund Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yeah, oops, i forgot to answer your original question of tht ^^ anyway, ive been good. drawing and writing more on stuff i havnt yet posted...how about yourself? how have you been?
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Meowmeowcat1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Writer
I've been good, i felt no obligation to draw lately thugh so I find it strange. But I tend to go though fazes like this, so I'm sure it'll pass.
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Zylund Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i go through phases like that too, i hardly drew anything for a month or so at one point, but, then again, i flux in what i do (recently its been alot of picture taking, next ill probably go to writing, etc..). i hope you get your obligation back thought! your work has been missed :saddummy:
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Meowmeowcat1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student Writer

I feel like I'm slpiting in two.

I feel so...empty right now.

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Zylund Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i know exactly how you feel...its one of the worst feeling ever. its something that should not even be wished upon ones enemies...
you might not like this type of music (im not sure if we have ever talked about music..), but i found that Hollywood Undead certainly took my mind off of that. Black Dahlia, Circles, and This Love This Hate especially helped. if you want to check those out, maybe that might help you...idk, but its the best thing i have to offer besides just talking with you...
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BunnyEggs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very deep. And very dark. It made me actually stop and think, which is very rare for me. So.... how was the game? :eyes:
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Zylund Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you n_n I was in a deep, dark, mood after that. and the game was great. quite different from the previous 2, not as creepy. but overall it sent a message through the entire game, which, to me, came alot clearer at the end. It was fun.
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BunnyEggs Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I love it when Im in those moods, unfortunately its not too often when that happens :bored:

 

I think I might try it out, I love creepy games!

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Zylund Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well bioshock infinite isnt creepy at all, but the first and second ones are. besides, if your gonna start the series, start at the first game, it will all make more sense that way lol.
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BunnyEggs Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
don't worry, I wasn't going to just skip those bits :D
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Zylund Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol okay :3 sounds like a plan xDhope you  enjoy them ^^ 
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BunnyEggs Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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