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Dear L - CreationCrush by o-kemono Dear L - CreationCrush by o-kemono
" Dear L,

I hope you don't mind if I write this under Anonymous, because what I have to say sounds pretty weird and I don't want to be the center of attention for hate mail and bullies. I have read the letters you have published from other people and I gained enough courage to finally write down what I have on my mind. I don't know if its sick or not, but I'm hoping that you would give me some good feedback. I'll just start out by saying that I have a huge crush on a girl. Her name is Ling-Doe. The thing is, this girl was drawn by an artist; a fictional character.

I'm single and lonely. Ill start off by saying that. I believe it's normal for single people to fantasies about their dream mate. I first saw a Ling-Doe drawing created by an artist on a popular furry website. This artist, <name censored> draws very beautiful woman. The detail to their bodies is amazing: the line work, the shading, the colors, everything. It almost pops out to life whenever you look at his creations. Ling-Loe has been drawn by other artists in various styles, but his style is what really brought me to my knees for her. It's her eyes. There is so much life in her eyes. When I look into her eyes, those computer painted neon glowing eyes, I lose myself in a world of fantasy where here and I are talking, walking together, cuddling, and even making love. Everything like that. She talks to me in my dreams. Her voice so soft like a spring breeze, her eyes give off the warmth of a sun in a clear blue sky. Her body is molded like a Goddess among Goddesses. Her smile melts my heart and makes me want to pluck the moon for her. She is so unique. I've never seen any woman like her drawn as beautiful as her by anyone except for that artist who created her. Yes...I know... Its a bit overboard for an imaginary character drawn by an artist I have no idea what is is like or even his real name. All I know is that he draws her in a way that she becomes flawless, realistic, and unique in every way. I "worship" the artist because he is the one who created her - beautiful Ling-Doe.

I printed every picture of Ling-Doe drawn by that artist and hung her on my wall. I even have a few pictures drawn by other people with her in more mature situations. I even commissioned someone to create a small plushy based off her looks. Its really hard for me to describe it, but I have a huge fixation on her. I feel like she is perfect for me. I sent the artist emails, asking if he would take a request and draw my fursona with her, but he never replied. I can't draw worth a damn, so all I have is my imagination. I know she doesn't exist in the real world, but I feel like she took my heart. That artist knew what kind of woman I love and he doesn't even know me. Its like fate. She took my heart.

Dear L, is it wrong to admire a fictional character, maybe pretend she does exist? Do you think Im crossing the line of being a fanboy? Do you know any others that have thought the same thing about other people's fictional characters? I just feel that some artists can draw something so astoundingly beautiful that they become as real as the air you breathe. Flawless in my eyes. I don't care what other people say, its perfect to me. This has been going on for a while, and I'm starting to get very confused. Do you think there is someone out in that world that is very much like Ling-Doe? Maybe I'm just so lonely that I fall in love easily. I don't know.

Please give me some guidance. What should I do? Should I talk to the artist about my feels for her? Should I try to find someone like her IRL? Should I stop fantasizing about her after so long? Is this healthy or not? Please tell me what I should do from your professional opinion. My real name is inside the envelope I sent you. Thank you very much."

- Anonymous Furry



A very hard subject to grasp, but what are your thoughts on this letter? How would you respond to this and can you relate?


Dear L - CreationCrush © 2011 Alex Cockburn
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TheSupremeOverlord Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
This reminds me of when I had a crush on Flora from Twokinds...she was so cute, how could I resist? :heart:
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roxypuppy334 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Have a crush on a cartoon character and its not fun XD
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Onyttig Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Very interesting situation.
Unless he wanna end up all frustrated and sad he should try to forget her and get an irl gf.

That's what I think at least.
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krystalblue62 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i know how it feels and i can honestly say there is only thing that is bad of the result: obsession...

so long as u don't go to great lengths to live with another form of this character its perfectly understandable and fine
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silvanoir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Totally cool to love and be attracted to fictional characters and feel a connection with them. Many people do. But, forsaking real relationships or trying to get someone who is an exact match to the fictional character, that's crossing the line.
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YNot1989 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm head over heals in love with Lana Kane and Callie Maggotbone, but then again so is every living organism with a Y Chromosome.
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Melodykat0 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Not alone... If I'm honest I have become pretty obsessed with fictional characters in the past... mainly from books... It's just the way in which some characters are portrayed... they are made to seem so perfect for you in every way, and it's hard to get out of that rut because you think no one else will ever be as suited for you... but eventually you realize perfect would get boring after a while.
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Auxilon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
My thoughts? I've been there. I know what it feels like to be attracted to a fictional character. But I had to come to terms with the fact that I was addicted to the bittersweetness of longing, and when the sweetness fades it just becomes bitter.

What he's experiencing isn't necessarily unhealthy (Madam Bovary did it with romance novels) but it is a little extreme. He needs to come to grips with the fact that he's not in love, he's just infatuated, and he needs to realize that he's in for nothing but disappointment if he continues to live in a fantasy world and ignore the real one.
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questionablekitty Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow... that... this cuts really deep... a few months back i was this confused... it sucks to one day step out of the shower and not like what you see (even though im not that bad looking by many peoples standards...) and to know that youll never get what you want (in my case being a furry ears and all)... i know its a different premise... but i can still relate to this... wanting something that will never happen...

i wish i knew what to say as advise... but in all honesty i haven't even gotten over it...
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KittyKyomi Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I can relate to this perfectly. Im in love with a fictional character too. Unfourtunatly for me this character has many other fangirls as well so I feel like Im just another of the swarm. but i feel like im the only one who truly LOVES this character. not for his looks or that he's popular, but bc of the way he is percieved, his actions his personality. I have walls of pictures of him and Figurines plushies pillows and statuettes, I know my love for him will never fade.

But I have a boyfriend. We've been dating for 3 years and he knows about my love for this character. Luckily for me he accepts it and even encourages me and my feelings. I hope this helps anyone out there. You just need to surraound yourself with people who will understand your feelings and accept you for who you are no matter what.
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