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DD: Well, that was a surprise! I've been a bit away from dA these past few days and now I got here and BAM!
Thank you very much =prosaix and $Stykera, this DD means a lot to me, this is one of my most treasured pieces and it makes me feel so happy that deviantART embraces what I've tried to portray with it, even though the imagery is so strong as, some might say, controversial for the community.

:hug: to everyone.

I'll try my best to reply every comment, please be patient :heart:.

To be more precise, contains penis, vagina, nails, blood... unlock at your own will :heart:

...You're really missing out, this thing is shiny and sparkles IRL. :bow:

Meet dear Identity Crisis, portraying the frustration of, well... identity crises. I guess the whole LGBT got to me, eh?

Stay strong, all :heart:


Do not use, reproduce, copy or alter in any way, shape or form without my written permission


To everyone
When I created Crisis, I made sure that it would fit within deviantART's policy, I pushed the envelope as far as I could, I'm hanging off the cliff.
I am certain that Crisis is okay by deviantART, I based this on my own personal knowledge of the policies AND personal knowledge of key events I've seen unfold in this community throughout my 4 years here.

And now that it received this feature, and by $Stykera, I am more at ease with myself, and with this community.
I planned on replying to everyone, but it is overpowering, especially because most replies I'd have to write would be trying to explain myself.
And I do not plan on doing that.
Crisis is about Crisis.
If you wish to discuss policy, go somewhere else.
For example, #ButthurtBrigade has a journal about this issue right now. Feel free to go talk about policies there.
But Crisis is about Crisis.
I don't wish for the comments of people such as *dont-poke-the-bear ( [link] ) to be drowned in the sea of "I'M REPORTING THIS, SORRY".

Report it if you want.
I do not mind.
I trust Crisis and this community to stand strong amidst the sea of people who, despite being in the very same battle I am, have decided to turn their backs against me, even though Crisis being featured is a sign of growth, not of corruption.

Those are my words about the matter.
I can't discuss policy. I didn't make it.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-01-22
Crisis de Identidad by *angelishi is "one of those pictures that comes back to haunt you at the worst possible time." Let's see how prescient it turns out to be! ( Suggested by prosaix and Featured by Stykera )
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
I kinda wish this was available as a print cos it's cool in an odd kind of way.
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angelishi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Thanks! It is indeed very weird hahahaha :XD: I may remake it in the future :) Maybe there'll be print options then!
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I'd so sign up for that. You don't usually see things online that are artistically disturbing.
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're right this is how every transgender feels
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angelishi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if sarcasm. :noes:
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student Filmographer
Sincerity = This is how every transgender feels
Sarcasm = This is how every faggot feels
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angelishi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
That's one hawt party.
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angelishi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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WiffleBall Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm screaming. :iconscreamingplz:
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:iconangelishi:
angelishi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:!
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dontdodrugskids Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I'm probably going to ship this with something
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angelishi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahahaha oh my God. :lmao:
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annehill Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
A Tongue, Then A Vagina, Then A Penis, Eyeball, An Arm and A Hand, Nails, and Blood. FREAKIN' AWESOME! I like it.
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angelishi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha, thank you!
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annehill Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Your welcome!
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Enemom Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's weird that both of the people who suggested this are gone.
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Only those screen names are gone:P
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artvelocity Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Prosaix is gone :I
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AnthonyRojas Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
nice!!
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Ealaincraft Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013   Digital Artist
Strangely gorgeous.
Although I find it somewhat humorous that those that featured you are now banned.


tee hee
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offermoord Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I honestly don't understand how this doesn't break dA rules, but hey, I hate these rules
Lots of great stuff has been removed by these rules, I'm happy to see this wasn't, and even got a DD
Anyway I really like this drawing, and to read the comments of the powerless moral hordes is priceless...Good job!
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:iconangelishi:
angelishi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I made it fit into several loop holes. :giggle:
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weaserpuff Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like it! i am usually not keen on randomly placed genitals or sexual images in general, but this is neither. it is not sexual, and nothing is randomly placed!
this is a very timeless message that is being portrayed in the most contemporary of ways. it bashes the viewer on the head a bit, but that seems to be your intent so it works.

your rendering is very nice and i like how frail your lines are; the frailty speaks to humanity and our vulnerability in my opinion. the circular and connected composition however seems more optimistic to human nature and our ability to overcome the pain of an identity crisis and come to discover what we choose to embrace. or maybe that the pain itself is circular and seems never-ending at times... hmm. very heavy stuff. i like that i am veering off into many interpretations from formal elements alone. well done!

i think that i would like to see a tiny bit of actual red paint splattered into the background free of linework; i understand if you intend to leave it as is, i just think it would continue to pull your background and foreground together. i think adding a moment where you don't have precise control over the medium in that color would really speak to the lack of control a person has over the way they are born. being born in this way presents a social and introverted struggle and it is not perfect, but it's beautiful and has its place. i think it would also complement your bits of white splatters. :) but still, up to you; i just like talking about formal suggestions. the work is still immensely powerful.

really awesome job, thanks for making me think!
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angelishi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the comment and suggestion, it has always been my plan to re-make crisis in the future and I'll make sure to considerate everything people have told me about how it made them feel :)
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weaserpuff Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! keep going! :)
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MyNameIsCourteney Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah. Creepy, weird, and makes a great statement, along with beautiful drawing skills. I love it.
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Pokey-Bunny Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:stare: Woah.
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Ninjaslug Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this a lot, it has a lot of symbolism to it and it's very clear that you intended it too :)

On top of a statmeent about LGBT I also see a statement about circumcision- regardless of if you intended it or not I find that if it can be interpreted in multiple ways and make the audience think it's a superior piece. this be one of the DDs that Deserved it.
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rockTheSky Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Needs more vagina.

This is actually a really good illustration/painting/drawing whatever. Not sure about the hairs around the labia.
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Apricots-from-Nara Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how someone tried to report this for a sexualized minor. :lol:
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SangreFria Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I like the raw and unabashed/edginess great concept and piece
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Alexandra122194 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Who cares about norms? I love that you pushed the envelope and stood up for your art! Love it!
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sukesukesuke Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my. I do believe I've been mind fucked. Excellnt work, non the less~
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kmnfive Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
strange but interesting. i like it.
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megstiel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh man I just love reading the shitstorm every time I see this haha.

But did this really get a DD a year ago???? I could have sworn it was like this October mein gott how time flies

I like this OK
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mhm98 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
delicious... that is the word for this
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shadefeather413 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice :3
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Tao-mell Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really have to admire you for drawing something like this. Your style is beautiful as well :D
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doggirlinu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, this piece truly stuns me. At first, I was taken aback at how forward it was, then I sat back and had a good ponder for a while about its meaning. However, I'm not sure about following deviantART's TOS as far as "pornographic" imagery goes. Last I read it included things like not allowing vaginal or penile fluids or erect penises. I'm not positive though, I'll have to go back and give it another look.

In any case, congratulations on the DD, and on the artwork that's truly a "thinker."
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Cattshire Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
I like this :C I don't see the huge fuss. It's gorgeous!
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Chayo8683 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh my...
I'm speechless. In a good way :)
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Lecture-Ready Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
This is very well done, but what exactly in the message behind this?
Sorry for asking...I tried figuring it out for the longest time. ovo;;;;
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RhymeLawliet Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
It is the intent of the piece that matters. I believe your art does what it is intended to do, and I really respect that. I also respect your willingness to challenge a system that is prone to try and tear you down. I am glad you are resilient. I respect you and your ideology.
-R
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Luckeux Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this piece truly hurt my in-between and I must say that I get the overwhelming need to squeeze my legs... great job thought!
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RON-Unit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I saw this and, at first, I had to take a step back and re-prepare myself; it really is quite the unsettling piece at first glance. But then, after looking at it for a minute or two, I began to notice things that I wouldn't have if I'd just taken a glance and then not looked back. I began to see the message that you tried to convey in this most striking way.

In an odd, very overlooked kind of way, this is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen. I hope that one of these days, everyone will grow to embrace this to some degree, at least enough that they will not simply report it at first sight.
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GingerFFFFplz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
I actually really enjoy the symbolism, I think people need to grow the fuck up. Welcome to the art world.
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DiseasedTofu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Call me weird but thats just awesome.
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Moomintr0ll Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
This got a DD? haha that's a good one.
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HolyWomb Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
This is just great.
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