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All My Love, In A Little Pink Book by Acaciathorn All My Love, In A Little Pink Book by Acaciathorn
Each morn, I see you bend to drink,
From love's own crystal pool.
I tremble near you, try to think.
Will I forever say, "You stink"?
Am I bound by this tragic rule?


Helga Pataki doing what she does best: obsessing. How many journals has she filled with poems already?
Helga remains one of my favorite characters of all time...I could write a dissertation on all the reasons she's so interesting. Poor twisted, warped little girl with no love at home latches onto the first person who shows her kindness - Arnold - but is so terrified of being rejected that she constantly torments him, thus protecting her outlet for love while simultaneously sabotaging her desperate quest for acceptance and affection. She's so emotional yet so cynical, so empathetic yet so callous, so poetic yet such a damn bully...ugh, I just love her contradictions.

Quick sketch to take my mind off how sick I am.
Time: 1 hour, pose/idea given to me by my cousin ~kyosgirl11

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:iconchungkeepanda:
ChungKeePanda Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
 l love your description and this picture. Great job <3 
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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Fictional-Fact Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Epic picture coupled with an epic summary. Awesome job.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Helga is amazing for exactly the reasons you stated :nod:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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Vissyscrafts Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good color
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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Dare2a Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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GothUnicornChick Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Venneta Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:love: I really like it, you made this piece simple, but very interesting. You sketch it as if her body is transparent. And, the flat colors, I just adore them. I want to know more about the character :love:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
watch Hey Arnold~!
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djemilahgordon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like this piece:) The way you contrasted those 'girly' pinks and blues with her brilliant expression just makes me smile :) I also like how those journals you piled up trapped her, perhaps showing her contradictory personality? her face may show one thing, but evidently the journals state another :D
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:#1:
Yay all true
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NekoGirl01 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Everything you said is what made me love her just like the next fan, when normally I can't stand such characters in cases where they lack backstories that Helga has. i.e.: Cindy.

If her history was more clearly explained (particularly in a similar manner, I realize its shown subtly in eps such as Out, Darn Spotlight) where I'd have had to be a complete dolt not to understand it during the first watching of the show, BEFORE all the JC-ness wacked me in the head with JTPH2 (yup, I watched random episodes until I found the number list, so I had yet to see Stranded or the rest of it), then I might've been more open-minded to the idea. But hardly any sympathy was shown to me on her behalf (keep in mind Jimmy has always been my fave, so I was seeing things from his POV), unless one simply had her as the favorite, & clearly THAT didn't happen with me, therefore......... =_= =P

But Helga on the Couch is still a favorite, & while I've yet to watch the entirety of the series (God my watch-list is long, but these darn mood swings!), I doubt that'll change. JUST when I think "ok....... seriously?" she just, GETS me again. <3

However, all that love for Helga in SO many fans, YET people who know Professor Snape's own from book 7 (I don't know if you've gotten past number 5, so I'll spare the spoiler)........ its like WHTFGCJUTIL NO, JILLY IDIOT. =_=

You try watching Potter groups on facebook & see how irritating it'd get for an S+L fan. =_=
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KumoriNinja08 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I love her contradictions as well<33 She was always a favorite of mine from the show^^
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Dare2a Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh ! As a child, I was a fan of Helga ! HA! was a great show, far better from what we can see now >.>
Thanks a lot, this picture was a nice bounce in a past xD (and now, saying that, I feel old xDDD)
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, 90s cartoons were awesome...I miss them (and feel old too)
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Dare2a Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, we're old, great ! =D
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chii-gu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Olga 8D
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"It's HELGA, dad!" ;P
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chii-gu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Lol helga and olga looks like alot (i mean the names lol) very cute btw
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they actually are the same names (Helga is a derivative of Olga in Old Norse). The whole joke there as that the parents loved Olga so much and only cared about her, that they couldn't even bother coming up with a new name for their second daughter. They just named her Helga, which is a version of Olga.
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chii-gu Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
OMG that sucks :l poor Ol.. i mean Helga D:
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Beatfuil work on her
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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Yuserneim Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
jajajaja I love helga's poem´s
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
me too
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Chopfe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool colour scheme!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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