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This is an entry for Daphne's Secret Garden coloring contest at [link] ~daphnesecretgarden. I did not draw the line art for most of this image, just sections of the background. The original image is [link] with line art by [link] ~ChildProdigy7
. The contest is being held by [link] ~daphnesecretgarden. For the audience in the background I used a photo by [link] Wikimania2009 [link] Beatrice Murch
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applenina55 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
well Im glad I have hit puberty 
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flirty-fiona Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
what a dreadful predicament for alex to be in and no way out of it
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Petarion1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
A boy in a dress having a "Private Session" with a priest? I don't think so. But it's cute, anyway.
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easy-name Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
also I'm not sure why but this strip made me think of this gif in terms of cruelness, lol

[link]
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easy-name Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
oh my this is a great drawing. That poor boy looks like he's going to wet his panties haha. Perhaps his mother should put a shock collar around his cute little balls, that way if he messes up she can give him a quick shock to get him back in line. :)
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha Yes indeed.  Thanks!  Sorry taking so long to respond ;)
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easy-name Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
It's ok, I'm sure you're quite busy.  I can just picture his sister kicking him really hard between the legs when he's not looking.  And then when the mom asks what happened she just shrugs her shoulders and acts like she doesn't know, lol
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mckenmic Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
i love that rime
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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brownsteve1111 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Love it. And of course he is not looking forward one bit to being a christmas fairy girl in the schools Christmas show. Poor boy.
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here is the follow up image! [link]
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha yes indeed! Might think of doing a Christmas picture like this lol. Thanks for the comment!
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brownsteve1111 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Would you please!! Xxxx
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] <- Follow up to Daphne's Secret Garden! :)
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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Do have this version of this image without the captions? I mean, the way you colored it and all but without the speech bubbles.
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure! No problem! You can find the image without speech bubbles here at [link]
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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thanks; I really love how you finished this up; especially the boy :]
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You! :D
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racheldestiny86 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coloring is wonderful and story is so cute. Really like.
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay thank you! :D
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craigey63 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
this is the best so far the colours are great the story line brillant you set the bar very high did i say i love it
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You soooo much! :D
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Klydetheless Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Very creative.
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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Wimpe Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
The picture-perfect storyline comments in bubbles even overshadow (for me, and I'm probably an army-of-one on this opinion) the superb original sketch and coloring detail. Thank you for sharing!

A++++++++++
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Wimpe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I just can't say enough good things about your storyline - you have everyone playing this poor kid like Stradivarius playing a violin.

The classic bratty younger step-sister Malia is a great one to start with. Sibling rivalry is never an easy issue for kids to confront and deal with, but given the fact of how he's dressed MUCH more sissily than she is, he's TOTALLY getting crushed. And she just piles it on, mocking him mercilessly with impromptu sissified lyrics to "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". Awesome!

And then the stepmom "intercedes" on his behalf ... except not really. Your choice of dialogue is no less perfect for her than it was for Malia. She's not rebuking her daughter for teasing him per se - merely for teasing him right then; in fact, it's strongly implied ("save the teasing of your stepbrother for home") that she ordinarily encourages it!

And the poor protaganist - he's about to be mortified in front of the whole schhol, his classmates as well as their parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, everyone. As the only one in school with puberty development arrested enough that his voice hasn't changed, this role just further cements his less-than-manly status in everyone's eyes, with no one in his school's teaching staff or administration even questioning the ethics of the situation, or caring enough to ask the boy's feelings about it.

Being threatened within an inch of his life if he cries *again* can't be doing much for his sense of security within his new family dynamic either.

It might even be easier for him if his new stepmom and stepsis were fat and ugly, but the straight fact of the matter is that they are neither. This can't be easy for a young man on the threshold of adolescence to be dressed in soft clingy satiny nylon-tricot underthings in the presence of (and possibly even be dressed directly by) two such females.

And it just keeps getting worse. He next has to endure his new stepmom running down and belittling his own biological father, who seems absent, powerless, and strangely unwilling or unable to rescue his hapless boy. The lady may be the one wearing the alluring long, flowing, semiformal evening gown for the theatrical performance, but its painfully evident who's really and truly wearing the pants in this marriage relationship, and it ain't dear ole' daddy.

The final straw is the introduction of the lady's church and her creepy pastor. Talk about an institutional failure - even if the boy's father and school administration are an epic FAIL, surely someone in the church would speak up on his behalf, right? Wrong! "I'll take 'Abuse of Authority' for one hundred, Alex!"

The possibility of going through all this gut-wrenching public humiliation again as "Dorothy" in a few months' time has got to be weighing on him too. He's definitely not in Kansas anymore, and he can't even click his heels together three times to escape, 'cause they're navy blue single-strap clogs, and not ruby-red slippers.

Poor kid, and you capture his sense of helplessness, despair, dread, and gloom perfectly by not giving our budding young thespian any lines at all. After all that's been said, what more can he say?

Really LOVE what you've done with the place, sissysuberica! If I had any gumption (not to mention talent), I'd use tis as a springboard to write a story. Thanks again!
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Thank You so much! You really captured the psychology of what I was hoping to convey in the dialog. The fear of public speaking is generally only topped by the fear of public humiliation. Adding all the elements you noted, I was hoping to convey a sort-of psychologically devastating situation that might cause such a youth to completely break from the ego of the self and adopt a completely feminine persona. Thank You so much for your comment!
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Wimpe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
You're more than welcome; your piece is already an "instant classic" that will soon be in many DA users' faves (heck, it already is, for that matter).

In looking at this artwork one mo' time (I certainly can't honestly say 'one last time' :) ), I see several more things I neglected to mention in my earlier already-too-lengthy comment (Somebody STOP me before I comment again!).

With her preamble, "For the last time, Malia, save the teasing of your stepbrother for home!", this implies that not only is Malia's torture going full-bore at home (with mom's tacit encouragement), but that there's precious little respite for poor Alex outside the home either - namely, that Malia has made it a habit to torment Alex early and often while away from home as well.

And, as you have ably demonstrated, there are no apparent constraints on Malia's wickedly intelligent, cuttingly-creative sense of humor. Her barbs well-timed, spot-on, and they cut to the quick. A stupid and unimaginative adversary is relatively easy to ignore, but Malia's IQ, both in the social as well as the ordinary sense, appears to be off-the-charts scary-good.

And speaking of scary, there's his stepmom acknowledging Alex's extreme sensitivity, yet doing nothing to ameliorate his anxieties or calm his fears, only to exacerbate them, a complete inversion of the natural maternal nururing instinct.

"The last thing I need is for him to start crying again."
The word "again" raises eyebrows here - what were the exact circumstances of the poor lad's previous crying jags - how frequent, how long, how intense, and under what precise set of circumstances did they occur?

Yet even more questions arise following her threat to "give him something to cry about". Is it straight corporal punishment in view here, or something more sinister?

Ditto for "Don't disappoint me again." What disappointment??? He's doing everything she's asking (actually, demanding). He's her puppet on a string. How exactly did he disappoint her in the past - by being a wuss?

So many questions, so little time. The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder!

Oh, one final (I promise!) observation. One of the more delicious aspects of enforced crossdressing for many (myself included) is putting the protagonist in the unenviable situation of having to contribute, against his will, to his own emasculation. To become part of the problem, to become his own worst nightmare, so to speak.

A classic pic depicting this is "Pig tails" by artboyz00, found at [link]

His expression is priceless as he's compelled to hand hair pins to his tormentor as she arranges his hair and adds clip-on pig tails.

You present the same concept, but in a more subtle way that's implied rather than openly expressed. Namely, successfully playing roles as feminine as Alice and Dorothy will necessitate specific mannerisms, hand gestures, facial expressions, social interaction methods, ways of walking (and moving in general), pitch and timbre in speech and song, ... , the list goes on and on.

Extreme girlishness will have to permeate each and every action, each and every word, and - yes - even each and every thought while on stage if he's to be successful - and Alex has to be painfully well aware of that. His natural temptation would be to deliberately "tank" the performance - that is, be so boyish that no one could possibly mistake him for a girl, and no one would think him overly comfortable in such a role.

Unfortunately for him, his stepmom has forseen this and taken steps to prematurely foreclose this option to Alex (though it's not stated explicitly just what his punishment would consist of should he disappoint his stepmom and her church group).

So, the bottom line is he's being made to participate in his own very public, very humiliating emasculation by portraying these girly roles.

Again, thank you so much for sharing your talents! I really like this pic, in case you couldn't tell. OBTW, your Slumber Party Scenes look intriguing too!
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow...Thank You again for your comment! I thought I would also share with you that I picked Alice in Wonderland as the play for several reasons beyond the fact that Alice wears a cute dress. Alice in Wonderland is steeped in symbolism and can be re-interpreted in a variety of ways. Alex really is Alice in some respects with the mother playing the queen of hearts to the absent and impotent king as the father. Just like Alice, Alex is tossed down a rabbit hole where he is confronted with a world that is upside-down. (Rabbits by the way have lots of symbolic meaning including that they were once believed to be capable of changing sexes) There is an idea within Carl Jung's school of psychology that the subconscious mind is composed of an anima and animus. "In the unconscious of the male, it finds expression as a feminine inner personality: anima; equivalently, in the unconscious of the female it is expressed as a masculine inner personality: animus." In other words, when one looks through the looking glass, one sees one's inner opposite.

"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat" is a poem recited by the Mad Hatter in chapter seven of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. It is a parody of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"

Thank You again for your wonderful comment! I loved reading it!
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Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Um, in regards to what our friend wimpe said about your submission, I can only add "ditto." :D

This is exactly the kind of discussion I was seeking when I came up with this wacky idea. Great going, my pretty sissies ... :love: This is wonderful stuff!
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Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Yikes!!!!! How cute is this one! :woot: I love the colors and the hair ribbon. Very sweet indeed! :love:

You created a totally different story, too. :wow: I love it!

Thanks soooo much for this great entry! I hope you had as much fun making it as I did in discovering it!

YAAAAAY!!!! :boogie::heart::boogie:
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sissysuberica Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It was a lot of fun to color! I'm so happy you liked it! :D
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Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Oooo .... I forgot to mention the shoes!!! :heart: You thought of everything!!! :love:

Very creative, indeed!!! :w00t:
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Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
I don't like it ... I LOOOOOVE it!!! :kiss:
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