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This is London by SCIFIJACKRABBIT This is London by SCIFIJACKRABBIT
Literature and Art © Jack Stevenson // SCIFIJACKRABBIT 2012

Something a bit different

Just a poem I came up with pretty much on the spot for my new college project ;P

This is the opening page of my sketchbook

some interesting videos about things that go on in London you probably didn't know about

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heres a tune for you [link] :heart:



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:iconbexterr22:
BeXterr22 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this picture, its cool !
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Artist
Thankyouuuu! >3<
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:icontyvite:
tyvite Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
just like Paris or a lot of european capital cities.
btw,Paris is worst.
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:iconscifijackrabbit:
SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Artist
Yes Paris is really bad from what I understand
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seb-deadzedcomics Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very true, very very true...
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:iconavebug:
avebug Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...that's deep, dude. nicely done ^^
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zirhlidayi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I sometimes wish Guy Fawkes succeeded so that we lived in a world free of tyranny.
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DarkEpicAngel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
It's funny because the perception of London is only the rich side that is stereotyped to drink tea and be posh. Not the poorer side where people are getting stabbed, shot, and families getting hurt. This is the truth guys.
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DarkEpicAngel Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
I cry because this is too true... :'(
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katief8 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! I love the way it looks!
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:iconriderstorm66:
riderstorm66 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Its kool
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Ayesha560 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
klass!!!
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CicadaYear Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really neat.
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:iconsshadowplay:
sshadowplay Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
cool handwriting!
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passionriter Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really good and very descriptive! I love it!
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:iconflufferz:
Flufferz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
You could say this about humanity in general in every city. Wonderful and eye opening.
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:iconmrz-tonks:
MRZ-Tonks Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning watercolour/ink! Love the sketch and your handwriting ;)
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Hysteria98 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Sounds like all major cities of England.


Still, never mind, that's one less 'hoodie' to deal with :P

I love the drawing design here, it really reflects what i feel London shows.
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drakora5588 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Nice!
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ayby Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Job
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:iconauxilon:
Auxilon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
That's about right for America in some places, too.
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XJ-0461 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Epicccccc
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VulpesFulva Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Powerful. It would have been more powerful had the grammar and punctuation been correct throughout.
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Artist
Haha sorry XD

~ Jack
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ChisaiCho Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much. The truth of it is beautiful, but ugly at the same time.. Just amazing.
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Artist
hehe thankss ;P

~ Jack
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:iconchisaicho:
ChisaiCho Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome~ c;
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TangoGirl13 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Wow, really liking the style of it, especially the buildings!
I can actually feel what's going on in your text, amazing work! =)
PS: Loving the tiny little birds = detail! ;-)
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Aunn-Niji Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
This is really!! amazing! :)
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:iconcynicalmindy:
cynicalmindy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
i care
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ssnugglepunk Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
This is why I never know whether to be proud to be British :c
On one hand, its all true. So much of this country is grim and dismal behing the fancy facade.
But on the other hand, we have talent like you <3
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RestlessNinja Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it.
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BreakLuvsYew Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the haunting feel to it!! :iconlainloveplz: haha i wish i could do something like that for a change :iconcryforeverplz:
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hippiej0e Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
very nice, this reminds me of many of our American cities and towns.
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:iconneznanc:
Neznanc Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You could similarly describe most of large european cities...
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Jun-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
and the vermin of the world inhabit it
and its morals aren't worth what a pig could spit
and it goes by the name of London.
-Sweeney Todd
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SubtleAssiduities Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not gonna lie, that's the first thing I thought of when I saw 'london' :D
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Oliwil Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Its a shame you cant 'like' comments :)
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:iconaier:
Aier Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
remind me not to visit London. :D
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chatwithstar Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVELEH
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TheDarthKader Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Hey, this is first in the 24 hour thingy!
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Ofelas Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, this is the London I got to know. A tender portrait.
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flyingcatfish Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
that was absolutely beautiful .. amazing artwork an even more amazing poetry ..
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Funky-P3t3 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love seeing the real side to the famous cities that I see glorified on TV. :)
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SCIFIJACKRABBIT Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Artist
You might find these videos interesting ;P
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~ Jack
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graphicalCatharsis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The title actually first made me think of Murrow, the World War Two reporter who always started his broadcasts with "This is *location*" during the Battle for Britain.

The drawing is great, and so is the poetry. ...It makes me sort of rethink wanting to go back to England now that I'm old enough to really experience it. Then again, this stuff does happen everywhere, it's just a matter of really trying to avoid it I guess.
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Shadowcaster797 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I have to say I do love London, but I have to say this is true. In the corners where nobody looks this sort of thing happens. From my experience London has 3 faces : 1 The tourist side, the one you described here in the first paragraph, 2 The people who live above ground with knowledge of the underground activities but who prefer to ignore it and live their daily lives, nevertheless they like London (ornot) and 3 those who live the Underground lifestyle, gangs, stabbings, drugs...ect. People can call it the "true" London but in reality it just depends on your prospective. This happens in almost every city, society. I may be wrong but as I said this is from my prospective and I have to stress that I live in Spain and not London.
Still I think this is a brilliant poem and I love the illustration. Sorry for boring you with this long comment :p
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Kai-ni Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The people who keep saying 'I want to go to london!' obviously only read the first paragraph.
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Binaryday Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Nice!
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Jqel Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student General Artist
This is lovely and very poignant. The paper and ink sketching actually adds an excellent depth to the words, especially since the colours themselves remind me of urban England during daylight hours.

I live in Canada in a small, pretty and calm city, and it's quite a culture shock whenever I visit. No offense to some of the wonderful people there, but English prejudices are pretty strong and pretty vocal. Yes, I do understand there's an immigration problem, but is that really enough to sponsor such hate?

Maybe I lack perspective, and maybe the few people who ranted at me were the exception and I was terribly unfortunate to run into them so regularly, but still, it bothered me quite a bit.

That being said...Bath is absolutely wonderful. The student population was very warm and welcoming.
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