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June 23, 2013
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Fundamentals VI: The Protector by heavenriver Fundamentals VI: The Protector by heavenriver
Ultra Fractal 5.04

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The Fundamentals will all be inspired by my own relationship, as an individual, with the key aspects of life. They will include a number of things I consider important on a very abstract level. (I'm pretty much an abstract person myself). There will be seven fractals in total in this saga, this one being the sixth.
The Protector represents my relationship with feelings. Once again, it presents itself as a natural follow-up of the previous piece in the series, representing my relationship with others on a more general level. The one I have with feelings is the most conflictual one in absolute: I'm not a very emotional person in general, and that makes it really hard for me to detect, recognise, and acknowledge any kind of feeling, especially when it comes down to romantic feelings. A part of me defaults to rejection, meaning that I never trust them right from the start; on the contrary, I typically try to keep said feelings lukewarm for the good of everyone, especially my own, thinking that too many fears and difficulties factor into the course of events for me to think it's worth it.
On a much less often basis, I will actually try and overcome my fear. It only happens if I know that my feelings are growing stronger day by day. I may go as far as telling the person that I like them. It generally doesn't end well - at least, it hasn't in the past, more often that it has. I still remain hopeful of one day overcoming these emotional issues in full and be capable of nurturing a healthy, committed, long-term sort of relationship with another person, should I ever find someone I actually want to share that much with. Until that day, my reflexes and subconscious contribute to protect my heart's softer side, providing me a shield from illusion/delusion and preserving the microcosm I willingly keep out of reach for most people, only being willing to share it with that hypothetical someone.

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MoonyMina Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Combo89 Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
E' bellissi,ami piace molto :D
heavenriver Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Grazie :aww:
Woah, just amazing!
heavenriver Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
Morningstar-1337 Jun 23, 2013   Digital Artist
This is actually the sixth.
heavenriver Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right, I forgot to edit that part. Fixed! Thanks for telling me ;)
Morningstar-1337 Jun 24, 2013   Digital Artist
You welcome =)
fangmoon109 Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm, loving the paler side of the spectrum.
heavenriver Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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