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All I Want For Christmas Is New Year's Day by GothicNarcissus All I Want For Christmas Is New Year's Day by GothicNarcissus
Everybody waits for Christmas;
For me it’s New Year’s Day
That’s gonna come and take my blues away.
I’m wishing on the stars for Christmas
And hoping for a better day
When it doesn’t hurt to feel this way.
And everywhere there’s joy around this festive time of year
And happiness has never felt so far away.

All of the bells ringing out for Christmas,
I’m singing goodbye to the year before:
I know that the next one will be different
So much more.
All of the bells ringing out for Christmas,
And I’m not supposed to feel this way,
But all that I want this year for Christmas
Is New Year’s Day.

It’s only seven days till Christmas,
Six more till New Year’s Day;
It’s not a good time to feel this way.
Everywhere the snow surrounds you
And melts your troubles away:
I can only hope to feel the same.
I know that there will be tidings of joy this time next year,
But happiness has never felt so far away.

All of the bells ringing out for Christmas,
I’m singing goodbye to the year before:
I know that the next one will be different
So much more.
All of the bells ringing out for Christmas,
And I’m not supposed to feel this way,
But all that I want this year for Christmas
Is New Year’s Day.

I remember how I used to feel at Christmas.


[ All I Want For Christmas Is New Year’s Day – Hurts ]


New self-portrait for my Inspiration Hurts project. It’s an idea I had last Christmas but which I didn’t get to shoot until today. Luckily I’m not nearly as blue as I was last year in this period, but the idea was still fresh and I’m very happy about how the photo turned out.
So, huh... Merry Christmas, I guess?

Photo, concept, model, editing, styling, make up: Me
Assistant, hair: *DamaInNero
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This photo is amazing. First of all the background has a hint of what I think are Christmas lights but is not to sure. That fits the title. The tiny tree you are playing with gives the impression that you seem to hate the holiday yet like it at the same time. Your facial expression says you are sad and hurt while innocent and scarred and uncertain of the future. The emotion also seems to say that you really dread the upcoming year instead of embracing it which the title says, or maybe I am just reading it wrong. I also find the color choice of your outfit to be creative because white is often used to portray hope and black would have said sorrow. But on the other hand it looks like a person setting at a bar reflecting on the past year. Overall great photo and great job at showing emotion and matching the song.
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I found this particular photograph had a very strong impact. While looking at your facial expression alone I find that there is much said with just that single look. The thought, the feeling, expressed within your eyes tells the truth whereas the placid expression that seems almost as if you're trying to force a smile displays the lie. It to me speaks of placing a happy mask on for the world that is so busy around us but the truth can really be seen within the eyes no matter how hard you try to hide it.

The overall look of the image seems to express a loneliness that words cannot explain. Perhaps more than just loneliness but an overall emptiness that can sometimes plague lives. This to me is explained by the lighting around and behind you that to me seems to represent the business and cheerfulness of the holidays. The lights, the colors, the overall movement of how everything seems to spin around you when you're the one standing still. You expressed this very well.

While I believe the little tree could have been left out of the image and the impact would have been just as strong though it would not have the same emphasis on the time of year as this does. I feel the way you seem not to focus so much on the tree expresses that the feeling of interest in the holiday is dismissing it as something insignificant.

The angle of your arm placement leads my eyes back to your face which i feel is a great place to focus for this as because of the space between your face and the placement of your hands it brings notice to the tree which might have not had as much focus if not for pose of your hand in this particular case.

As for negatives of this photograph I personally cannot find many. Though i feel that the brightness of the lights in the background draws slightly away from the rest of the photograph. I feel that you had a very strong idea and with that idea you expressed a perfectly impacting image that people can relate to; myself included.
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Hairlong01 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
wonderful eyes !
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:rose: :hug:
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sacso Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very similar to Dartanyan of the Three Musketeers!
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Is it? :)
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sacso Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course not even be doubted) :) Very similar)
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Lord-Hallowell Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
The night was frigid, dark, and cold
And revealed a world that was barren and old
Full of hatred, war, and strife
And riddled with those that held disregard for life
But, but there was one place it was bright and warm
Full of life and love in the midst of the storm
Full of hope, beauty, and cheer
With the promise of change in the following year
Yet there was one who was melancholy, not that it was bad
But to see another so alone was truely quite sad
But he was reflecting on the year that had gone by
And ponder the questions of life with a sigh

So if you find that you are ever alone
know that here you have friends and a place
That you can call home
And know that we love you and are proud to call you our friend
From the brightest of beginnings to the bitterest end.
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Shachar-Art Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy 2o13!
And smile, don´t forget to smile!
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Sorry for the late reply, I hope you have a happy year too! :rose:
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Shachar-Art Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome. And thank you!
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era-cera Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
dov'è che stai adesso?
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