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Poem 1
I understand that I'm not perfect
That I do make mistakes
I know that I will make you mad
I will dissapoint you, and make you wonder why
But I'm me and I wont change for anyone
I'm honest,trusting,intelligent
Everything someone would want to be
Why can't you understand, I'm trying my best
Why don't you see, I'm doing my best
You just don't understand
But I wish you would
I know you could if you really tried
So why don't you
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Poem 2
I listened to your lies
For way too long
I cared for you
Even when you did wrong
I tried to help you out
I understood everything you went through
I cared for you
And I thought you cared too
Unlike most people
I treated you fair
I cared for you
But you didn't care
But I just realized
You aren't worth my time
So now you're out of my life
And to me that's just fine
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Poem 3
Admit it now
All you ever did was lie
The words that passed your lips
Were nothing but fake
The sweet I love yous
Were just a waste of time
I'm guessing that to you I was just another girl
Assuming we are all the same
But the nights I spent awake
Crying weren't fake
The tears were real
They fell faster than oncoming traffic
I swear you tore me apart
I was left in pieces
Impossible to put back together
I hope you're happy
As I'm here left in tears
Looking back on a year wasted
I was dumb and fell for you and your pathetic lies
I guess I should have known
The words " I love you" were just another three words to you
Well guess what I found someone new
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Poem 4
It's really all up to you
You can only trust someone else
If you can trust yourself
But most will never realize
Trusting yourself is really one
Of the hardest things to do
It's the same way as love
Unless you love yourself
You can never love someone else
It never helps to be down
You have to open your eyes
In order to see all the good that goes on
Just remember to open your eyes
Take a look around see who really matters
The ones who are there when you fall
And are there when you are standing strong
Are the ones you can give all trust to
It's all up to you
Your life is in your hands
Learn to love yourself
Learn to trust yourself
Life has good in it, you just have to find it.
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Poem 5
She's the girl you don't give a second glance
She's the girl that you pass everyday in the hall
But never exchange hellos
You don't even know that girl
But you're quick to assume
She's weird, abnormal and just not good enough
You begin to point and laugh
Make jokes behind her back
You don't think she hears you
But little do you know she hears every word
She tries to keep strong and hold back her tears
As harsh words are whispered around her
She doesn't really talk much and always has a frown
You jump right into calling her emo
Without even saying one word to her
You run into her in the halls, never thinking to apologize
You forget she has feelings, it becomes a normal routine
Pushing, Shoving , Name calling
Until you just stop being so quiet
You start saying it louder, making sure she can hear
She hears ever word that you say
Tears are building in her eyes
She holds them back because she knows
This is just another day in her lonely world
She wants to just yell, tell them to stop
But th
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Brutal Jay
United States
Current Residence: Your mom\'s house.
Favourite genre of music: Metal/Rock
Favourite photographer: Not.. realy... sure...
Favourite style of art: Grunge/Dark
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: 80gb iPod Classic
Shell of choice: ... um.... could you repeat the question...
Wallpaper of choice: I make all my own wallpapers
Skin of choice: What the hell kind of question is that?!
Favourite cartoon character: Dr. Rockso; The Rock \'n Roll Clown (Metalocalypse)
Personal Quote: \
Riddick is one of the most respected artists here on deviantART so, I figured I'd share the interview I did with him for my blog with you fine people. Mark Riddick was an amazing to interview. He seemed perfectly fine with answering every question with thoughtful responses. For those of you that aren't familiar with Riddick, First and foremost he is a world renowned artist and has designed for some of metal's most prominent acts such as Kataklysm, Dying Fetus, Arsis, and Dethklok. While staying true to his roots in the underground metal scene by doing artwork for bands like Hirax, and Nunslaughter. Riddick's artwork has been featured in galleries all around the world in cities like LA, New York, and Tokyo. Riddick himself is the member of many bands, most notably of which are Unburied, and his solo project Fetid Zombie. If you remember, Unburied's "Slut Decapitator" was my 10th favorite album of the year. To learn more about Mark Riddick's art, you could check out his MySpace page, or, you could just read the interview below.

First of all, is this your first time being interviewed?

No, I've completed several interviews since I've been illustrating for the underground metal music community during the past 18 years. I've probably finished well over one hundred or so by now.

When did you start drawing?

My earliest recollection of drawing was around the age of six but I didn't take it seriously until 1991 when I started taking art courses in high school and got involved in the underground death and black metal music scenes.

Did you always know you wanted to be an artist?

Yes, absolutely! It's truly a passion of mine and I'm very grateful that I had plenty of support from my family, friends, and instructors to pursue this path.

Is there a specific moment you remember when you started listening to metal?

Oh yes, I was about ten years old when I began listening to hard rock bands like Cinderella, Motley Crüe, and Ratt. I quickly progressed into thrash metal courtesy of bands such as Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Kreator, Gwar, Vio-Lence, Forbidden, Cryptic Slaughter, Overkill, DRI, Demolition Hammer, etc. and around the age of thirteen or fourteen I graduated to death and black metal music.

As an artist, is there a style of art, digital or otherwise, that you feel is over used?

I think any creative individual is entitled to express him or herself freely and with any medium of choice. Some cliché's may be overused in heavy metal art but it is an artist's responsibility to be original in his or her own work. It's important for an artist to set him or herself apart by discovering a style that is uniquely theirs—this comes with much practice, self discipline, and experience. I am personally inspired by the old underground photocopied metal fanzines from the early 90s which featured cut-and- paste layouts alongside gruesome black and white illustrations and elaborate border artwork. This was a predominant style during the early 90s in underground metal culture and I've carried these attributes into my own artwork; for instance—my reluctance to use color in my work.

Where do you come up with the ideas for your art?

The concepts in my artwork vary depending on whether or not I have complete creative freedom on an illustration or if my client has something specific in mind. Most of my own concepts are derived from my distaste for organized religion; particularly Christianity, which dominates our Western mindset. Other themes are based around my own fears and concepts that are generally shocking. I think one of the many purposes of art is to entice a reaction from its viewer and sometimes subject matter can accomplish this.

Now that you have a kid, do you think that your views toward your art or your music will change at all?

No, I absolutely enjoy being a father and it has not yet shaped my worldview other than by enlightening me to the power of our human ability to create. My son is, in essence, my masterpiece—the most precious work of art I'll ever create. The only thing that has significantly changed is the time I'm able to spend on my art and music as my familial responsibilities are always first.

What first gave you the idea to do your solo project?

In 1991 my twin brother and I performed in a death metal project together called Excrescent. We published two fairly successful demo tapes and spread them throughout the underground metal scene. Since then I published several CDs, cassettes, and LPs in other genres of music ranging from experimental dark ambient to traditional medieval music. Since metal music has always been such an immense part of my life I decided to go back to my roots and initiated Fetid Zombie, a solo project, in 2007. Meanwhile I was, and still am, involved with my brother-in-law's death metal band, Unburied. Fetid Zombie acts as an outlet for unleashing all that I have held back over the past decade.

Will you ever take Fetid Zombie on the road?

No, it's too difficult for me to make time for rehearsing, finding session members, and booking shows. There are other things I'd rather focus my time on than playing live.

If so, what band would you like to tour with?

If I did have an opportunity to tour, and I was able to make time for such a thing, I would probably like to tour with my band mates in Unburied, alongside my comrades in Absu, Butcher ABC, and Nunslaughter.

You've worked with, and designed for a lot of bands. Is there a band that you want to work with but haven't gotten the chance?

This is a tough question; most of the bands I've worked with have been wonderful. I honestly can't think of a band I'm particularly interested in working with, I'll have to wait and see what comes my way.

In your opinion, what was the best album of 2008?

This is an incredibly difficult question to answer as there are several amazing titles I've picked up this year. I'll do my best to narrow it down to five:
ARSIS "We are the Nightmare" (USA)
CROM "Vengeance" (Germany)
IMPIETY "18 Atomic Years" (Singapore)
SATHANAS "Crowned Infernal" (USA)
SPEIRLING "The Piper" (England)

Is there an Unburied tour to be expected sometime in the future?

Probably not; I'm just too busy being a dad and trying to keep up with my freelance illustration.

Last question; When you were first starting out as an artist, did you ever dream that your art would become so popular in the metal community?

That is a great question! Ever since I was six years old and saw Iron Maiden's first album, with Derek Griggs art on the cover, in the record store shelves I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I remember while growing up I used to peruse through metal magazines and carefully study the ads with all of the T-Shirt designs on them and thinking how cool they were. Never in a million years did I think my own designs would be seen in ads like these in metal magazines worldwide. I somehow managed to stay passionate about my artwork and it has truly been rewarding! Thanks for the wonderful interview, Jay!


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MaePaille Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
thanks for the :+fav:
WonderDookie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav man. I really appreciate it.
Bellatrix-666 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the previous
comment. I accidentally sent
I just wanted to say Thnx
for the :+fav: on my
Vampires pic. ;)
Jobalan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
thx for the fav ^^
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Thanks for the fav ^^
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Hey! Thanks for the fave!
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Thanks for the :+fav:!! :D
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Brawlman cometh...on March 9th...
I'm sorry if that's considered old news already...
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