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What is false to one's nature?
What constitutes gender? Is a woman what a person is by birth, by psychological charecteristics, or by self-identification/relation? In other words, the question is what does it mean be feminine? What is beauty?
Finally, do mirrors reflect our inner selves or do they show the outermost aspects of a person? To me, mirrors have a dual purpose and which it fulfills depends more on the reaction of the viewer than what is inherent in the reflection.
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To those who have borne something of what is asked, many :hug: for everything!
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AmyWeaving Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
awwww your so pretty!
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pyrewulf Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
Wow. Stunning.
I .....

Wooo...let's start over.

The visual effect of the photograph is amazing. The reflection, and the facial expression, the tones and colors of the piece, everything fits perfectly.

In attention, the accompanying blurb is superb. (Oh, gods, did that sound as horrid out loud as it did in my head?) It makes perfect sense, and is enlightening.

And, on top of all of this, I now understand why women swarm on me when I wear skirts.
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
I'm still unsure of how that photo worked out...better than i was expecting to say the least.
I can't say if it is horrid or not (well i can and it is) but my tongue is tied in speaking.

Yes, i have come to find out why as well from various "sources"...now to take advantage of it. I need to say this to someone: I showed my mother this picture and she told me i looked better in that skirt than she ever did. That made a pleasant start to the day (that and showing her a dress i bought) and that skirt is now mine since it no longer fits her.

...Have you ever thought about a femme name to use?
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pyrewulf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2004
No, I've never really thought of using a femme name.
I've never had any division of personality associated with wearing women's clothes.
But my reasons for wearing skirts and such are different from other people's. It's nothing really deeply personal, I just like the way it looks sometimes, and I, as shameful as it is to admit this, kind of like the reactions I get out of people.

Well, in 8 minutes, I'm going to Basic Training, gotta go.
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musical-nymph Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
something someone sent me that you might enjoy. mirrors can be wonderful toys...

death posture meditation:

death posture meditation involves sitting in front of a mirror at a distance of between about 6 inches and 2 feet, staring at the centres of your pupils in the reflection, and emptying your mind totally.

perform slow meditative breathing during this exercise, and keep your eyes open and unblinking. the mirror should be propped up somewhere not too far from your face.

as you stare at the mirror, colours start to change and all the images distort, however this effect generally vanishes if you try to focus on the distortions.
the method will, however, induce an altered state of consciousness, which can include hallucinations.

(don't do this cross legged. it gives you cramps, as you tend to lose track of time.)

it's a wonderful mind excersize.

i love this picture. the concept is very thought provoking

fantastic job.

:heart:
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
I've done something like that before. Instead of looking at a mirror, i focused on a spot on a tile floor or a pattern. Patterns would blend and spots that didn't conform would stick out. Two things came from this (er, three): one, when the focus was lost, i would see things in the pattern that i didn't notice before; two, when the attention was held, i got to the point where, with a certain spot on the floor, it looked as though it was a beetle of sorts wiggling its legs, trying to break free; i hoped to get to the point where i could visualize it crawling or flying around, but...three, eye aches ensued and i eventually gave up the staring. It took too much practice and i lost interest. Although i can't pass this idea up.

Thank you.
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musical-nymph Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
oh that's fantastic.

it works with people too (i prefer people over objects.) if you stare into someone's eyes for a long time, they change.

i love hallucinations.

once agian, wonderful shot.
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NotEntirelyMe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004   Writer
um..different.
gender is so weird.
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, but it is.
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hezekiah Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004
Eh, I despise mirrors myself... Nonetheless, lovely picture. A most thought-provoking image to say the least.
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darknessupon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Student Writer
Pretty
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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Soul-Of-Fire Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
Very nice viewpoints on being feminine. Really, they're very insightful.
The picture is great, too. A deeper look into it arises many questions in the mind that you don't often get the chance to contemplate. Awesome.
You should update more often. Your stuff is great :hug:
Keep it real.
~Sha~
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
I was hoping it would be. Thaen again, that's telling things like they are. It's probably better that the questions aren't able to be contemplated at all hours. Gender dysphoria is something that i would not give up for the world, but the downside is it occupies almost every thought in some manner. Out of curiosity, can you relate to that?
On the other hand, the questions probably aren't addressed widely enough in the world.

I try, i just haven't been around too much or something of that nature. :hug: back
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Soul-Of-Fire Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004
I can relate to that, in a way. Oddly enough. Probably not as well as you can, I might add, but there are some days when I can connect with that in the blink of an eye.
Keep it real.
~Sha~
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frankienexus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004   Writer
u kinda said it all perfectly in your description, in the questions the asking supplies the answer
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sharkoftheday Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2004  Hobbyist Writer
I was hoping that would be the case, although i forgot to leave room for comments now that i think about it.
I love the feeling of euphoria, the relaxation (sighs deeply and dreamily). It is interesting to note that even something so simple as posting a picture will still bring that "high" of sorts.
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