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The Goblin's Locket by OchreJelly The Goblin's Locket by OchreJelly
I'm not a writer, so this sucks. But it's just the idea for this picture, so I figure it's better than nothing.

Long ago, lived a powerful, yet kind and good sorceress. She summoned from the depths of her magic many goblin servants to attend to the duties of the tower where she dwelled. All of these summoned servants were well cared for by their mistress, and in return cared for her and did their duties with pride and joy. One goblin in particular was especially fond of the sorceress. He would spend every spare moment he could in her presence, eager to find something extra he could do for the woman, enthralled with her mysteries and powers. He dared not speak of his feelings to her though, for he was merely a goblin, lowest of the low, and she, a graceful, beautiful human. His heart did not stop hoping deep inside though, and for years he held this close to him, and drove him to be the finest of all her servants.

One day he was attending to his usual duties when a visitor came to the tower, a warrior of great strength. The goblin had never seen this man before. He secretly watched this man with wonder....strong and imposing in presence he was. The goblin servant followed the man until they arrived at the tower's central hall, where the goblins mistress was. He saw the two rush to meet eachother. Like sinking dagger of horror in his heart, he saw the embrace of the two, he saw the kiss, he saw the locket that the man had as a gift to his beloved. The goblin's heart was crushed, while the lady set the locket down on a desk....his hopes gone, while the man and his lady left the room....his life ruined, while he sat there alone.

The goblin picked up the locket from the desk in a stupor of sadness and numb pain. Inside was a picture of the his mistress, beautifully, carefully rendered. He had been a fool to think such thoughts as he had, to hope such hopes. The goblin fled the tower in desperation, in despair, in utter sorrow. He spent his remaining days wandering aimlessly among the forests, among the trees, forever solitary except for the locket that he kept with him.


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So, yeah, sorry for inflicting that awful story on you all, and my poor writing too. That aside, this is the 2nd in the series of more emotion-driven pictures. I think I should do some happy ones next before I get too sad myself; these things are draining to do. Please forgive the clouds, I know I always do them that way, but it just fit this time around. I hope.

I need sleep. >_>
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Given 2005-08-08
The Goblin's Locket by =OchreJelly is not only an enchanting fantasy artwork that is full of love and yet so sad, it also comes with its own little story that does this wonderful painting more justice than I ever could with my own words.

The goblin picked up the locket from the desk in a stupor of sadness and numb pain. Inside was a picture of the his mistress, beautifully, carefully rendered. He had been a fool to think such thoughts as he had, to hope such hopes. The goblin fled the tower in desperation, in despair, in utter sorrow. He spent his remaining days wandering aimlessly among the forests, among the trees, forever solitary except for the locket that he kept with him.

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Sharp3vil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Hi! I love the art. I hope you don't mind, but I plan on using this in a set of digital cards. They won't be sold, and you will be credited on the card. If you have an objection to this personal use, let me know, and I'll change the picture to something else. Thanks!
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OchreJelly Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Digital Artist
As long as it's not commercial and there's credit, as you said, that's alright.
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
Magnificent!
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Yoshi7Link Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
u have an amazing gift
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ShyElfy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
AWWW!!! >.< poor goblin...no faerie breed deserves to be this sad..* pets goblin*
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Geyc Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
O_O. Ok, say you van't draw or write again, and I'll hit you. (or, well, I'll try. My arms aren't quite that long)
I don't draw myself, but the atmosphere you captured inthe picture is wonderfully well-done, you can feel his loss long before you know what it is he has lost. Combined with your story, it is nothing short of heart-breaking. Very well-done, I'll go browse the rest of your gallery, and add other comments repeating what has already been said by others ^_^
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Tylerdx Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Wanna borrow my arm?
And yea this picture is very good!
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Hilmir Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007   Writer
Awesome pic! I especially love all the mushrooms growing around. Not sure why, really. Great story, too. It just adds so much more to the picture. Poor goblin :sniff:
I always find it interesting when things go against a stereotype, like goblins being heartless.
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rain-gloomfire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
that's so sad! I really like it because most people think of Goblins as being stupid fodder!
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dridgett Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
oh man thats awesome, i really like that. and your story is really fitting, i actually started thinking of the same kind of story when i first saw it. But its sad cos if that really happened then the sorceress would probably be really angry cos she would think that he just nicked it to sell or something. Imagine how much sadder he would be if he knew thats what she was thinking
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