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A Yulemas Visit 2015 by truemouse
A Yulemas Visit 2015

Twas the night before Yulemas, when all through the flat,
Not a creature was stirring, except for that cat.
While watching the tree with a diamond hard stare,
She said "Is it me, or does that there tree look bare?"
With a twitch of a tail and wrinkle of nose
A bound in the air, up the tree she rose.
The baubles came down with a shattering clatter,
I rushed in the room to see what was the matter.
Myself in my PJ's, my beau in the same,
We looked for Sammiches, for someone to blame.
With the constitution of nervous jelly,
She ran down the tree, round the sofa and telly.
She ran up the curtain, bounced off walls,
Escaped the scene and made for the hall.

The doorbell rang so we left the room,
Twas Dave and Sam dressed in costume.
I asked "What are you playing at? Do we have a gig?"
Then a third figure appeared, and that's when I twigged.
Twas rabbit herself, all steaming and clean.
She pinched my cheeks "Why d'you look so mean?"
"I . . . wha? But! How?" was all I could splutter.
"She's slow on the uptake." I heard Rabbit mutter.
"I'm Rabbit you dummins, it's plain to see."
I said "You can't be Rabbit, 'cause Rabbit is me!"
"I am you and you are me and we are altogether." Rabbit opined
"We're not doing any more covers." Reminded The Spine.
I asked "How can it be that a fictional Giraffe,
Has brought you here, to our real life gaff?"

Without an explanation involving string theory,
They invited themselves in, ignoring my query.
"Where is Sammy." Rabbit asked, looking behind doors,
"She called for our help." Said Hatchworth on all fours.
They looked high, they looked low, they looked all over,
They found a sad looking kitty, sitting on folded bed cover.
"You misunderstood her intentions." Said The Spine with ease,
"She didn't want to tease, but rather to please."
Rabbit exclaimed "It wasn't her fault, she really loves you!"
Hatchworth added, "She only wanted to improve your Yule."
Then to my shock, and my boyfriend's surprise,
Our kitty-cat talked, right in front of our eyes.
"I love you Mom, and when I saw the bare tree,
I wanted to give you the gift of me."


We hugged our cat baby, happy tears in our eyes,
The Robots hugged too and then said their goodbyes.
Spine said "It's almost time for us to disappear."
I asked "Will we see you again?", "Maybe, next year."
With a hiss of steam and a puff of smoke,
Our alter egos vanished, honest, no joke.
We cleaned up the mess and brewed some tea,
And cooked turkey for Alex, Sammy and me.
So for all of you who need some Yulemas cheer,
Be with the ones you love, the ones you hold dear.
Forgive them their foibles, and mistakes and such,
'Cause they all love you, very . . . very much.

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And here comes the disclaimer . . . 

I own no Giraffes, Steam powered or otherwise. I do not own the characters, the authors, actors, singers or Sammiches. I’m not sure who owns “Night Before Christmas” original poem. And the photograph was taken by Bunny last year and I have no claim to that neither. This was just a little fun something.

I made this last year, decided to dust it off and update it to reflect current events. Still hoping Isabella Bennett might read it on youtube or some such, which is why this is told from the perspective of Isabella Bennett exploring the real spirit of Yulemas. Belief, hope, love, forgiveness and all the things in life that make you smile and be happy.


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1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
9 years? Honestly thought it was a lot longer. That means I must have started after I came back from America.

2. What does your username mean?
It means I felt truly small. People assumed because of my height and build that I was an emotional rock when my dad died. I wasn't so sure. I felt small, like I had dropped through the gaps of a net and was falling forever. I looked down to my right hand and spotted the name of my mouse and . . . it seemed to click, as it were.

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Funny, tragic, romantic

4. Are you left or right handed?
Ambi-sinister (useless with both hands)

5. What was your first deviation?
That's a good question, this is the earliest I can find . . . Sign of the times by truemouse Not sure if there are any older.

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Funny and introspective

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Painting from scratch using photoshop

8. What was your first favourite?

Again, going back too far to remember. The first I consciously recall favouriting is this Poink a Dalek by ShadowCheetah

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Moving, funny or thoughtful . . . technical too . . . and 2CVs . . . yeah anything 2CV related I'm into it.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Well according to the stats it's probably WS Clave ws-clave.deviantart.com/

However possibly Isabella Bunny Bennett bunnybennett.deviantart.com/

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Again, Isabella Bunny Bennett bunnybennett.deviantart.com/

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

Isabella has gone through a great journey recently. Knowing her has helped me with my own journey and realisations about myself.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

Pencil (freehand or drafting), MS Paint (older version, newer versions scare me), GNU Image Manipulation Program, Second Life (if I can get it to work), imagination (had to throw some sappy stuff in there somewhere)

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

I take inspiration from the outside world, but for the actual creating, nothing better than in the front room surrounded by books and something cool to drink.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
From comic strips I've worked hard on and gotten recognition and appreciation for to the surprise ones where it's been a throwaway deviation that people noticed even more . . . it's all been a blast, but I guess the best is yet to come. So keep an eye out on whatever's around the corner.

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truemouse
John McCool
United Kingdom
Old warhorse.

Current Residence: UK - for the next few years
Favourite genre of music: Reggae
Favourite photographer: Kingsley Laignell
Favourite style of art: Monochrome, sepia, 35mm film
Operating System: The system I am operating
MP3 player of choice: phonograph
Shell of choice: Turtle
Wallpaper of choice: Lowes own brand
Skin of choice: Mine
Favourite cartoon character: Fisk
Personal Quote: If it ain't broke, you just ain't trying hard enough
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1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
9 years? Honestly thought it was a lot longer. That means I must have started after I came back from America.

2. What does your username mean?
It means I felt truly small. People assumed because of my height and build that I was an emotional rock when my dad died. I wasn't so sure. I felt small, like I had dropped through the gaps of a net and was falling forever. I looked down to my right hand and spotted the name of my mouse and . . . it seemed to click, as it were.

3. Describe yourself in three words.
Funny, tragic, romantic

4. Are you left or right handed?
Ambi-sinister (useless with both hands)

5. What was your first deviation?
That's a good question, this is the earliest I can find . . . Sign of the times by truemouse Not sure if there are any older.

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?
Funny and introspective

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Painting from scratch using photoshop

8. What was your first favourite?

Again, going back too far to remember. The first I consciously recall favouriting is this Poink a Dalek by ShadowCheetah

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Moving, funny or thoughtful . . . technical too . . . and 2CVs . . . yeah anything 2CV related I'm into it.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Well according to the stats it's probably WS Clave ws-clave.deviantart.com/

However possibly Isabella Bunny Bennett bunnybennett.deviantart.com/

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

Again, Isabella Bunny Bennett bunnybennett.deviantart.com/

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

Isabella has gone through a great journey recently. Knowing her has helped me with my own journey and realisations about myself.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

Pencil (freehand or drafting), MS Paint (older version, newer versions scare me), GNU Image Manipulation Program, Second Life (if I can get it to work), imagination (had to throw some sappy stuff in there somewhere)

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

I take inspiration from the outside world, but for the actual creating, nothing better than in the front room surrounded by books and something cool to drink.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
From comic strips I've worked hard on and gotten recognition and appreciation for to the surprise ones where it's been a throwaway deviation that people noticed even more . . . it's all been a blast, but I guess the best is yet to come. So keep an eye out on whatever's around the corner.

WATCH THIS SPACE

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RabidLeroy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Student General Artist
I know its old, but thankyou for adding my work to your favourites :)
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organicvision Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015   Photographer
Hey John! How have been doing? Thanks for faving my old Olds ;)
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organicvision Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015   Photographer
Happy Birthday John! Animation sm Have a Nice Day 1 
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truemouse Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Merci mon frere.
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi John. Sorry to catch this a bit late, but Happy Birthday.

:party:
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truemouse Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Thanks buddy.
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AmongTheFirst Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday John!:icongrin--plz::iconcake3dplz::highfive:
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truemouse Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015
Thank you.
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organicvision Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015   Photographer
Hi John! Thanks for the visit.
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FireVerseCeramics Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello there and thank you for favouriting my ceramic work. :)

I have some more pieces here at Etsy and I also make clayworking tutorials over on Youtube, if you were so inclined. I add new content weekly, so watch me to see more if you want! Have a nice day.
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