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He loves me not, he says with blushing cheek.
He'd rather die a fiery death than kiss
A girl with zero sex appeal, a geek
(he says it twice for extra emphasis).

So why the constant stares? I ask. He lies.
He hates the sight of me, he quickly shouts –
Without the scorn his panicked oath implies.
The dissonance contributes to my doubts.

Alone one day, he smiles at me; I gasp.
A joke? A lapse of judgment? Or perhaps
A glimpse of truth at last within my grasp!
I kiss his cheek and watch his walls collapse.

A victory for me, like striking gold.
For him, a death by kisses hot and cold.
My friend bet me 5 bucks I couldn't compose an anime-themed Shakespearean sonnet, complete with iambic pentameter, in under an hour (long story). Well ha! The joke's on her, because I totally did it. I call it, "Ode To The Tsundere". 

That'll be 5 bucks please! $$

EDIT: Are you serious? Are. You. Serious. 8 years on deviantart, and THIS is the submission that gets me a DD? Wow. Just...wow. Did NOT see that one coming. Glad I didn't bet anything on it ^^;
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Given 2014-05-04
Ode To The Tsundere by Acaciathornis amusing, light-hearted, and even a little touching at the end while conforming to the restrictions of a sonnet. ( Suggested by TheLitanyofRa and Featured by inknalcohol )
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Dejers Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is a great poem. I actually know what Tsundere is(Thanks to a random convo about random things. Isn't it nice how that works?)

Nice Poem, nice phrasing, nice poem overall.

Thanks for sharing!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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123uandmes Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
So what's the anime
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No specific anime. Just a trope found in many anime series.
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Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
....can i hear e story of this bet came to create this master piece?

Because... My grin is currently destroying my face
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a friend who's always trying to sucker me into bets...about, well, everything really. I finally agreed to one.
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Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
And what made you agree to this particular bet?
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I figured I could actually win it :XD:
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:iconpokespecshipper:
Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Did you show this to any of your teacher's? 

Are you aware that this is on tv tropes...I think
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait what?
This is on tvtropes??
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:iconpokespecshipper:
Pokespecshipper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Yeah i was  looking up tsundere quotes tv tropes... And next thing I know im here
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can u link me?
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Harryeagle Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Very nice. You earned that DD!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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LaBruyere Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student Writer
That's awesome. The language is a bit modern for the form but it works so well. Your rhyme and meter are flawless.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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tmwillson3 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! You deserve that money for that! :D I am awful at writing poetry (and I've tried), so lots of props and respect! :-) The subject just makes it that much better :D
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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tmwillson3 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome! :-)
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Urvy1A Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What are you gonna do with the $5?
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bought some tea ^^;
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That1PersonYouForgot Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Featured here- that1personuforgot.deviantart.…

Have a wonderful day! :hug: :heart:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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:icononeiri:
ONEIRI Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
LOLLLL THIS IS GREAT XDDDDD
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :XD:
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ONEIRI Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Welcome! Lol and I know exactly how that feels....(submitted stuff in highschool once and nothing. Then submitted something I was all 'yolo'-moment and it got in .___.). Gah the world is weird ughhhh
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
This sonnet is a cutie! :3 Great job!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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SpinkellaSapphire Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
You're welcome~
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valtier999 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Tsundere! xD
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:iconailiuridae:
Ailiuridae Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
You shouldn't act so surprised. Anything to do with "girl power" gets nominated.
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not precisely <3

anyway, are you one of those neckbeards that whine about the oppression of men in a male orientated society or just blissfully ignorant of the misogynistic shit that occurs in many homes and countries? or both? 

"don't need feminism" my ass :roll:
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol blocked 
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:iconailiuridae:
Ailiuridae Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
No.
Then again you use the term "neckbeard" which is a gender oriented slur, making you a sexist.
Congratulations, you are the "neckbeard" of which you speak.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Girl power? This doesn't really have anything to do with that :o
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Ailiuridae Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Imaginary misogyny.
Turning a No into a Yes.
If the genders were reversed, Feminists would call this a rape story.
Mens Human Rights Activists are a little more evolved, but we do enjoy exposing hypocrisy.
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CyanoDrake Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for butting in, but what do you think the word "tsundere" means?
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:iconailiuridae:
Ailiuridae Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Dunno, I don't speak Jewish.
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xxsavemysoul Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe learn a bit more about the subject before butting in. Think before you speak.
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CyanoDrake Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a japanese word for describing a character that is rude but shows a soft side at certain moments, most times towards a love interest. It has nothing to do with forcing anyone to anything.
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TheLitanyofRa Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
ooooh, anti-Semitic AND female-phobic. You're the full package, baby~
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't bother with that thing. Let it tip its fedora and disregard its sad existence. Because you know your existence is petty when you feel oppressed for being a male. :lol:
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SaharaPlaneCrash Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
No one has been more oppressed in society than men.
Deal with it, white knight kid.

You're young, you've yet to shake your indoctrination.

www.avfm.com

Educate yourself.
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your-first-boyfriend Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
bless your heart
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SaharaPlaneCrash Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Fuck you for cheering the oppression of men you sexist piece of shit.
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