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Elyssa
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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I am Elyssa, and I am an 20 year old self-taught cartoonist. I have been doing this for almost 6 years with Harry Potter, Phantom of the Opera, and Wheel of Time as my inspiration. Fan-art was my beginning. Now, I spend my time writing webcomics as well as reading them. I am currently working on 3, which take up a considerable amount of my time but I love every second of it. I try to make my stories unique and enjoyable to read, and I hope you find them entertaining.
Thank you for visiting my profile.

Proud to be Queer by Sl1mSh4dy lesbian stamp by DestinysGrace
Calm Your Tits, Soccer Moms by NummyPixels SU Extended Opening: Garnet Stamp by 0palite
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  • Listening to: Heathers
Hello!! So my very good friend Draga03 just opened art commissions: draga03.deviantart.com/journal… and also has a bunch of really cool Pokémon plushes available on her etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/NovaDogCreat…
Make sure to check her out, her stuff is amazing!!
I Am Not Ashamed
So I want to start by saying that this image was not made with the intention to romanticize or encourage people to self harm only to say that if you already have these scars, you do not need to hate yourself or your body.

I have struggled with self harm since I was 13. And I would beat myself up every time I relapsed, I was ashamed and disgusted with myself. I did that thing you do when you wear weather inappropriate clothing in order to cover them up. I refused to go swimming, wouldn't let my girlfriend touch me, and I always wore long enough pants to cover my legs. I made excuses and lied about the source of my injuries. I fell off my bike. I have an angry cat at home. After I was kicked out of my home I gained a bunch of weight. I hated myself and my body, I felt weak because I couldn't stop eating, and because I couldn't find any other way to cope other than hurting myself. I'm still in a really bad place in my life, and I'm finding myself falling back on these unhealthy coping mechanisms and I feel so shitty about it. I'm a teacher now, and I don't want my kids to see my scars, I don't want parents seeing them either.

But I have enough pain in my life without me hating myself for doing what I need to survive.

Because that's the important thing. I survived.

And as bad as these coping mechanisms are, they are a sign of my struggle, physical evidence of my struggle to stay alive and keep fighting.

You don't need to hate yourself for doing what you needed to survive. You do not have to feel ashamed. There are so many things in your life that are weighing down on you, you don't need to be weighing down on yourself. Forgive yourself for doing what you had to to survive and love yourself. Get yourself help for your mental illness and keep fighting. And the only way to get better, and to stop leaning on self harm to get you through, is to love yourself. Because if you keep hating yourself, it is only going to keep you in this downward spiral that takes you farther from recovery. Recovery is always the goal.

So now about these characters.

Emanaia, who is in the purple bubble, is from my comic Fallen.

Adrianna, who is in the yellow bubble, is from my book, Vigilante: Fallout.

Jeanine, who is in the green bubble, was the first character I wrote to have self harm scars, and is from my comic, To Haunt a Phantom.

And Oliver, who is in the pink bubble, is from my book, Vigilante: Fallout.

What makes me sad is that all the female characters shown here are LGBT. Em is gay, and Adrianna and Jeanine are both bisexual. Oliver is straight, but was raised by two gay dads. And these are my characters, I made them this way, but any character I have that self harms, I relate to that character on some level, and I'm queer, so it makes sense that the characters I single out as being mentally ill are also queer. They say to write what you know, and I have my own perspective on mental illness and what that entails and how ugly it gets, so that comes through in these characters.

But yeah, you do not have to be ashamed of your scars.

And this image was not meant to encourage self harm. It's a dark, dangerous, and addictive path to take, one that can lead you further from where you need to be. If you feel the urge to hurt yourself, I urge you to seek professional help long before it ever reaches that point. You are not weak for asking for help. And it is never too late, you are never too far gone. You can from back from this.
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Light: We're going to be parents
So, this is Simon and Emmet, who are from a distant offshoot of my Blind to the World series, which is based on the Phantom of the opera. Simon is Erik's great grandson. Simon is trans, and the story of Light follows his story of trying to figure himself out in 1930's America, and ends up running away to France to find solace in his great grandfather when his own parents refuse to accept him. Eventually his parents love Simon for who he is, and move back to France to avoid the great depression. And Emmet is Simon's partner, and source of support throughout the story. I wrote a little extension of Light, exploring how these characters would interact if Simon got pregnant. He had been living and passing as a man for more than three years up to this point, and considered terminating the pregnancy since that put that all in jeopardy and would possibly effect how he saw himself as a man. Emmet refused to hear any of it, just insisting that it was selfish for Simon to want to kill their baby. They split up for a few months, Simon staying with his parents and hanging on to the baby despite the fact that him being pregnant was literally killing him (pregnancy complications and such) because he was so terrified of losing Emmet. Finally Emmet comes to his senses and tells Simon that it's his choice, his body, and he would support Simon whatever he chose. Heartened by Emmet's support, he says that they would become parents. A tender moment I wanted to draw out.

People who fetishize trans pregnancies please don't interact.
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When the Cat's Away...
Well I defiantly did not draw this during nap time at my teaching job. Nope. Not at all.
But yeah, things are getting a little heated with Charles and Evain. I drew something like this a really long time ago, and I wanted to redraw it because...reasons.
Anyway have some mild smutty smutness.
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  • Listening to: Heathers
Hello!! So my very good friend Draga03 just opened art commissions: draga03.deviantart.com/journal… and also has a bunch of really cool Pokémon plushes available on her etsy: www.etsy.com/shop/NovaDogCreat…
Make sure to check her out, her stuff is amazing!!

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Shimarina7 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch!^^
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angelichope Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
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Stay beautiful!!
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ElyssaJM Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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angelichope Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Welcome, sorry it was late!
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Draga03 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
I found you at last!!
How goes? :lol:
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