Those who seem heartless...once cared too much.- Someone whose name I don't know but would really like to know
I've always been someone who's very sensitive to the endangerment of children, whether it's physical, emotional, or mental. Elfen Lied has a great big helping of all three, and as such, it's sometimes hard for me to watch or read it, especially when it comes to Lucy. She was abandoned by her father against her mother's wishes, she was neglected by the Child Welfare caretakers in charge of her, bullied by her peers, betrayed by nearly everyone she trusted, was forced to listen to the toxic suggestions of The Voice, and witnessed one of her only friends (whom she didn't
hurt in an unforgivable way) die right in front of her. Not to mention she was basically homeless for those five years between the orphanage massacre and her capture. She's lived a life no child has any right to live, and my heart aches every time I see her in pain. It's the same any time any of the diclonius children are shown. These are children who don't deserve the pain they're given. They didn't ask to be born as monsters, yet the people around them make them suffer for things they have no control over.
This isn't one of the nine works I still have to finish, but is instead something I've been trying to put together for at least a month. I couldn't figure out the composition, though, until recently xD I was really tempted to ragequit on this and not touch it again for about a day or so because my computer and SAI decided they wouldn't let me scale it down without jumping through hoops. Hoops made of fire
. I was worried the failure on SAI's part would corrupt the file, and I'm sure my boyfriend can attest to how upset I was >.>