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4 O' Clock by GothicNarcissus 4 O' Clock by GothicNarcissus
Four o’ clock.
Four o’ clock.
Never let me sleep.
I close my eyes and pray
For the garish light of day.
Like a frightened child I run
From the sleep that never comes.

Four o’ clock.
Four o’ clock.
Out of bed I creep
To climb this tower of shame,
But the hour’s still the same.
Only madness knows my name
At four o’ clock.

Why can we never go back to bed?
Whose is the voice ringing in my head?
Where is the sense in these desperate dreams?
Why should I wake when I’m half past dead?

Sure as the clock keeps its steady chime,
Weak as I walk to its steady rhyme,
Ticking away from the ones we love,
So many girls, so little time.


[ 4 O’ Clock – Emilie Autumn ]


The story behind this photo and the other ones from this series is pretty funny: my dear BriarRose and I were all around the bend for EA’s gig and wanted to take some photo inspired by her, when I watched the striped blanket of the bed I slept in and said, “You know what? This blanket really reminds me of the cover of the 4 O’ Clock EP”. We looked at each other, BriarRose put on the outfit she wore at the gig, we got some stuff to make the set look more Emilie-ish and there we were taking the photos!
The outfit was made by BriarRose herself. And yes, the blood on her wrist was intended to look fake (and you’ll se why later on).

Photo, editing: Me
Concept, set, styling: BriarRose9 and Me
Model, outfit, hair, make up: BriarRose9
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:iconmidnightdirge:
MidnightDirge Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link]

Thank you for promoting such dark beauty.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I'll give it a look now! ;)
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:icondani-stock:
dani-stock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Queste foto sono belle, soprattutto questa...però...manca la cosa più importante! Il vassoio dei dolci!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Grazie! :smooch:

Eh, sai com'è... ce li siamo mangiati col Conte Grigio. XD
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:iconsorrowmcr:
SorrowMCR Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Student Photographer
PRETTY <3
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:kiss:
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:icongloriuzza:
Gloriuzza Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
É meravigliosa. É incredibile. Sono davvero senza parole, i tuoi ultimi lavori sono di una qualità incredibile ç_ç
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Grazie, carissima! y__y Mi commuovi!
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:iconyourwickedclown:
YourWickedClown Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
This is great! I think if you threw a couple of playing cards down next to her, it would be like some wicked version of Alice in Wonderland!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, my dear! :hug:
Aww, it's nice to hear from you after so long! How are you? :smooch:
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YourWickedClown Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I'm pretty good! =] I finally uploaded some more stuff on here, so I guess that means I have a little more time right now =] How are you?
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:iconskye-bluepink:
Skye-BluePink Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I love Emilie Autumn :heart:
Amazing photo :)
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, dear! :heart:
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:iconera-cera:
era-cera Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
troppi oggetti nella foto secondo me :)
amore, quando potrò farti da modella? u__ù
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Appena rispondiamo ad un'altra domanda fondamentale: quand'è che riusciamo arivederci? y__y
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:iconera-cera:
era-cera Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
dai ti vengo a trovare a trieste
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Andrei-Mischievous Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010   General Artist
Great composition and perspective. I like Emilie Autumn too ^^ so, nice shot and concept!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, dear! :D
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:iconduke-of-terror:
duke-of-terror Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
I really like Emilie Autumn XD
And yeah it reminds me on the LP too

really nice shoot
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconpiccolastellaoscura:
PiccolaStellaOscura Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
E' letteralmente UNO SPETTACOLO! Lasciatevelo dire.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Grazie, carissima! :smooch:
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:iconcontessanera:
contessanera Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist
Sai cosa penso U.U
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
In realtà no, ti sei limitata a dire che non era la foto che aspettavi di vedere. -_-
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:iconcontessanera:
contessanera Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist
Non mi riferisco alla singola foto, caro!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Di questo passo finisci per fare Jezebeth che fa il cosplay di Leviathan, lo sai, vero?
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:iconcontessanera:
contessanera Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist
La sottosguattera che si traveste da serpente? E io che credevo che non potesse andarmi peggio -.-
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Vabbè, tanto ormai ho deciso che ti faccio fare Amy, visto che indosserai anche tu un plaid...
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:iconcontessanera:
contessanera Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist
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Dopo che una si sveglia molto prima dell'alba e si fa quattro e più ore di bus per te...
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Se l'avessi fatto per me e per Emilie non avresti avuto nulla da rinfacciarmi u__u
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:icongilliann:
Gilliann Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
adorabile *_*
poi Sara è una modella perfetta!!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconariel87:
Ariel87 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ma siete stati bravissimi *-*
complimenti ad entrambi! :clap:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Grazie! :heart:
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Ariel87 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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