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Invisible City by gutterface Invisible City by gutterface
Somewhere near the swamp lay the Invisible City. Thousands of smiling, cheering faces that greeted him every time he took a walk down that road. some days it was an appreciated change from the daily grind, but others, like this one, it was a chore.

"smile more!" they cheered. "Laugh more. Love more. Be happier!"

He shut his eyes and ran his shaking fingers through his hair. "I cant." he said. "i cant do it anymore."

The faces all fell quiet. their glowing, blurring mass falling to a stop and putting into detail the expressions on their faces. Grotesque, pasty white faces. They screamed in rage now, swarming the edges of the road, but they could go no further than that. They stood at the edge, watching him shrink away and howled in discontent.

He always knew it would come to an end one day. There would come a time when he could no longer force the smile on his lips to please the crowds.....



words,photo etc, all copyright Joji Biernot
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:iconphantomwing:
phantomwing Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
i get so sad going through your gallery, because i can't favorite anything of yours. it's all in my favorites already lol,
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NikonFacex Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so gorgeous, I love the whole feel to this, it represents your inner beauty and your outer, but it's also grungy just a bit. Your photos are great!
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Redheadrebel77 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
I WANT YOUR SHIRT!!! <3 <3
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FREAKY-female Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
I think you're beautiful. You inspire me :) Thank you for existing; you're perfect just the way you are ;)
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MaddyJordan Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I love your pose in this one.
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EmzelnAtti Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student General Artist
I love that shirt!! :eager:

Great shot by the way :)
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rottingteeth Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
holy crap...that is almost EXACTLY like something i wrote when i was 14...uncanny o_o;
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:iconmissspine:
MissSpine Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:bow:
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DazzledStargazer Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
you look good with eyebrows!
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:iconstorl:
storl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
...Play loud... [link]
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:iconmayasworld:
MayasWorld Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
you have the fuckin greatest fashion sense ever, bro.
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xxX-Alpha-Xxx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Hope ur feeling ok! Love the picture, know that all your subscribers love you for who you are, and we're here if you want to talk. Idk I find it easier to talk to strangers, maybe I'm just wierd
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Ashe1 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Diggin' the more masculine haircut. :]
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:icongutterface:
gutterface Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
why thank you <3
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CherryChrisyPop Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
beautiful <3
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iIzAxEl-DeIdArA Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
There's something about your photos, and the messages they send that is truly captivating. Even if you're not trying to send a message anyway. It's truthful, helpful, and all together beautiful. You put smiles on people's faces, and that means something important.
Thank you Joji <3 I wish you all the best.
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Buttertoast12 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Student Artist
Beautiful. :heart:
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ZombieGaGaloo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Damn that shirt...Want.
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:iconzsazsaxpeace:
ZsazsaXpeace Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Joji you're handsome as always and I love your shirt!
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loselips-sinkships Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beauitful and stunning as always. <3
You look a little tired, kind of washed out. ):
I adore the passage that you wrote in the comments.
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hyperdelirium Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I love your signature. Kind of sinister but cool.
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loselips-sinkships Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. It's a quote I heard from somewhere.
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radikhal-ed Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I agree. The passage is like a part of the photo itself. I like seeing the photo, interpreting it myself, and then re-interpreting it after reading. Nice piece. :)
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articunolugialove Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Beautiful pic! :)
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:iconneonblackheartattack:
r u growing ur eyebrows? :O
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:iconhyperdelirium:
hyperdelirium Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
He was. He got sick of them and shaved them in like a day. XD
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:iconneonblackheartattack:
xD i actually couldnt imagine him with eyebrows. O__o
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:iconhyperdelirium:
hyperdelirium Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
He's let them grow out at least once before, the last time he chopped off all his hair and dyed it black. Buuuut he got sick of that rather quickly too XD
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:iconneonblackheartattack:
haha Joji rox xD
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Atephobic Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
I'm glad you're putting up more of your writing with these, it's great.
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N3oN-AdDiKtIoN Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Photographer
~ That's the shirt I bought my brother for Christmas.

Great photo! ~
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animeneko31011 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
i have faith that you'll always find a way to smile.
:heart:
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yellow-cake Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Photographer
You are so cool. I have so much respect for you and what you do.
<3
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Intruder-Alert Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
You are so beautiful. <3
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coervhen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I reached that point. They told me I had to lower my standards. I'm never going to be happy


but this isn't about me. This feels like it holds so much more, that it ends too soon . . .
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FireAgainstIce Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I...am going to sound really creepy saying this, but I /really/ just want to hug you. XD
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You-Eat-Bugs Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
The fashion... it's droolworthy.
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Kula5 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
why are you so hot Joji? T^T I love you forever no matter what ^^ your writing plus photos = :heart:
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AshleeTheBrokenAngel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is stunning indeed!:D
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ShinoliNij Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Beautiful man as i see in all your self portraits... love it...oh btw i want. that. shirt. lolz
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voyager9600 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I love the combination of the photo and the description~! c:
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Diam0ndchan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Both the photo and the story behind it.
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woofiee Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
You have a lovely butterfly tattoo on your arm. I never actually noticed it before but it's nice!
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:iconhyperdelirium:
hyperdelirium Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
I believe it's actually a moth. I don't know the story behind it but I know it's a very meaningful one to him.
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fishcrawler Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Is that a Joy Division shirt I see? :D
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Devilchild93 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Very nice. I love the tatoo on your right arm.
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skiddyfisk Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
New wallpaper! \o/ You are lovely as always.
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AppleEater1313 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
you look very Tired are you feeling well.
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gutterface Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just exhausted. lots of stress at home but im fine <3
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AniimeLiiebeKyuu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Student Writer
Your lips are so pretty~ : D
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