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...and there are many paths to tread. :)

Well guys and gals, it's time. I'm closing up shop here on deviantArt. And, I don't just mean I'm going on hiatus. I will be effectively gone for good in approximately 24 hours. It's been a weird decision to make, but I honestly feel like it's the best one I could make at this time.

It's hard to explain...but in short, I don't feel like this is my safe place anymore. Now don't get me wrong, I still LOVE all the stuff i've written about and talked with people about over the last 4 years. Having deviantArt as a community to express a weird and wacky common interest or two--Giant/tiny roleplay and creativity, and of course soft Vore stories and artwork--has been amazing. When I first discovered what "vore" was, it horrified me. I thought I was disgusting for being so drawn to this odd little trope. Over time though, my shell cracked. I remembered all the good memories associated with the idea of being taken safely and wholly within the internal embrace of a loved one, and I pursued them with my time and my talents. I was overjoyed to find a majority of people who agreed with my take on voraphilia, and formed some pretty tight bonds with many of you. I sincerely hope those bonds will last in the years to come.

But at the same time, I can't lie about how I feel right now. At the moment, deviantArt is not my safe place, despite what the name of the group i've long-admin'd may be. This community has become nasty in my eyes, and I mean in more ways than one. I see more and more pornographic content come through the filters of the various pages I either admin or watch, and it disturbs me just as much as it used to. But beyond the trending towards the profane and perverse, the environment has grown more nasty as well. Mean-spirited, I mean. People pick fights, are disrespectful towards each other, shout each other down (digitally, i mean) and choose sides in what's meant to be an open and welcoming place. Issues enter the fray that I never imagined would pop up. Political and spiritual perspectives cause the tearing down of longstanding relationships. People get hurt, even after they've hidden the comments or deleted posts or closed the windows or clamped the laptops shut. That's a lasting impact I never wanted to be apart of. I'm still upset that I am.

Beyond these issues, there's the simple matter that vore hasn't been my muse in the past few months. I know it's been forever since my last dedicated post on the matter...and it's just been due to a lack of inspiration. I refuse to let my stories grow stale or repetitive or mundane. The thrill of the fantasy disappears that way, not just for me but for readers as well. On top of it, I'm working really hard on bigger and better things--my own original novels and short stories and poetry, all of which i've mentioned before. God's gonna work on me and hopefully through me because of those books. I honestly feel called to that kind of writing...not the stuff I made here.

And in the end, I don't particularly feel connected to this place anymore. I've lost some of those connections over the years--and while there are still tons of talented artists and writers here, I'm not a part of what they're working on. And, that's OK, because they're gonna do great things with their talents in the future, just like they always have. On that matter, I may still pop up here and there. I mean, I love too many of you guys to just up and ditch you entirely. You may see the occasional favorite or comment from ol' Dragonair and Me. But otherwise, it's time to consider the Novacom account inactive.

Before I go, I simply must tag some of the people who've made an impact on me over the years--you should be watching them, too!

  • First of all, the incredible :iconlivinlovindude:. What do I say about this guy that I haven't said before? His art...it made me ok with vore. He was the first artist who encouraged me to explore this world. I've collaborated with him a ton of times and I'd gladly do it again--his characters are so realized for silly Pokémon with voracious tendencies. I love him like a brother and I hope he keeps making art for a long, long time
  • Next, there's :iconjessica-rae-3:. Jess is such a kind and compassionate soul, and a talented artist and writer to boot. She's been a great shoulder to lean on, and an inspiration many, many times. I hope you all check out her "Of the Heart" series as soon as she's done with it!
  • Next up, :iconmythrilmog:. Sam, she's an amazingly talented artist on both the vore and G/t ends. I like her complex characters--she really makes a world where characters can believably end up at crazy size differences and/or getting nommed by each other.
  • On a similar note, :iconlost-in-legends: is another talented G/t artist. Her art has paired up with Sam's in many a situation, making a great dynamic of two similar worlds that often times coincide.
  • Going back to "inspirations," there's :iconashiev: or :iconashie-art:. Just...wow. I know she's rarely online anymore, but this girl was the founder of my favorite group on dA: My_Safe_Place_Vore. It's still the absolute best place for the safe/soft vore community to gather online, in my humble opinion. She really gets the best parts of that imagined world. Her stuff still warms my heart to this day.
  • And lastly...I'd be remiss if I didn't recommend :iconvoraciouspanda:/:icongtpanda:. Panda's just, one of the most downright incredible artists out there. Panda puts heart and soul into every piece, from simple sketches and doodles to complex, multi-layered pieces of artwork. It's just some of the best, most heartwarming vore and G/t you'll ever find. I will miss Panda probably most of all, out of everyone else here. Their impact on my life has been deep and significant...and I still cherish so many memories over these years. No matter what, that is the truth. <3 So all of you'd better go check out those two pages--you're in for a treat.
There are so, so many people i should mention and thank. :iconazon-corazanna:, you were one of my first watchers and a constant friend. :icondragonblade318:, I'm so sorry I never took the time to get to know you more. You were a great guy who I barely got to know during one of the toughest times of my life, and I won't forget that. :iconsympathybmw:, what a great young man. You and I have had great conversations over the years--I hope we can have more soon. :) :iconhydroblade: and :iconsoliassoul:, you two have been great conversationalists and critique givers towards my work. You've helped me improve my writing and I can't thank you enough for that. And dang, I know there are people i'm forgetting and those who deserve a signal boost. It's super late and I can't think straight anymore--maybe i'll come back and edit this journal later to add more.

I'm really bad at concluding things--be they school papers or my stories. This journal is no different.

God bless you all, and have an amazing time here.

This is Andrew M, Novacom, signing off.
  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: Never Alone by BarlowGirl
Jurassic World was a fantastic movie. My favorite of the series. Hope all of you get to see it soon.
Well, no more premium account for me. Suddenly i'm reminded of a dA with... *shudder shudder* ADVERTISMENTS. lol

P.S. DON'T gift me a membership, I'm not in need of one. I'm only adding this because somebody did that in the past, thinking I was begging. :P
There are moments when stuff falls apart. It hurts. The crumbling of those moments, and the moments before them, cascades all at once.

We break apart to our base elements under these pressures...even when surrounded by the softest hug, there's still a chance everything will slip away.

What do you do when that happens? When the safest places aren't safe anymore, when you feel the sensation lulling you to apathy?

You close your eyes and think back on the best of times, and remember the joy of the moments that metered up to the now. And then, you recognize that somehow, something even stronger comes out of these collapsing elements, absorbed and reinforced and energized for a new day.


The parallels here are meant to be ironic. But I hope the one who reads them realizes the truth in them, and grows from it. I give this to you, for us both.


On a side note, I'd really appreciate someone who could talk to me right about now. Could use a friend or two, or three, or who knows how many.
  • Mood: Hurt
...See what I did there?

Hello everybody, it's been awhile. I could give you the usual rundown of "i've been busy" but there's more to my absence this time around. Y'see, i've been losing my inspiration for stories here on dA. It's not like i'm no longer a safe vore fan, but i've not felt inspired with any new stories in quite some time. At least, not the kind that show up on this site, usually.

On the contrary, i've never felt more excited about my own personal writing. So i've been focusing all my non school-related writing into that, drafting and editing of my first book. It's been slow going, I have to admit. But...it's something i'm really serious about. So I feel I should tell you all that i've got no clue how often i'll be updating in the coming months, since I want to write my own story. It's what captivates my heart; it always has, in a sense, been a part of my personality--but now it's taking over.

And that's an amazing feeling, lemmie tell ya.

Anywho, thanks for your support and don't forget that I love you all. OH! And it's Holy Weekend, so some of my favorite days of the year are happening right now. Everyone, spend a happy and hearty Easter together with the ones you love! f
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: The Thief by Third Day
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
...and there are many paths to tread. :)

Well guys and gals, it's time. I'm closing up shop here on deviantArt. And, I don't just mean I'm going on hiatus. I will be effectively gone for good in approximately 24 hours. It's been a weird decision to make, but I honestly feel like it's the best one I could make at this time.

It's hard to explain...but in short, I don't feel like this is my safe place anymore. Now don't get me wrong, I still LOVE all the stuff i've written about and talked with people about over the last 4 years. Having deviantArt as a community to express a weird and wacky common interest or two--Giant/tiny roleplay and creativity, and of course soft Vore stories and artwork--has been amazing. When I first discovered what "vore" was, it horrified me. I thought I was disgusting for being so drawn to this odd little trope. Over time though, my shell cracked. I remembered all the good memories associated with the idea of being taken safely and wholly within the internal embrace of a loved one, and I pursued them with my time and my talents. I was overjoyed to find a majority of people who agreed with my take on voraphilia, and formed some pretty tight bonds with many of you. I sincerely hope those bonds will last in the years to come.

But at the same time, I can't lie about how I feel right now. At the moment, deviantArt is not my safe place, despite what the name of the group i've long-admin'd may be. This community has become nasty in my eyes, and I mean in more ways than one. I see more and more pornographic content come through the filters of the various pages I either admin or watch, and it disturbs me just as much as it used to. But beyond the trending towards the profane and perverse, the environment has grown more nasty as well. Mean-spirited, I mean. People pick fights, are disrespectful towards each other, shout each other down (digitally, i mean) and choose sides in what's meant to be an open and welcoming place. Issues enter the fray that I never imagined would pop up. Political and spiritual perspectives cause the tearing down of longstanding relationships. People get hurt, even after they've hidden the comments or deleted posts or closed the windows or clamped the laptops shut. That's a lasting impact I never wanted to be apart of. I'm still upset that I am.

Beyond these issues, there's the simple matter that vore hasn't been my muse in the past few months. I know it's been forever since my last dedicated post on the matter...and it's just been due to a lack of inspiration. I refuse to let my stories grow stale or repetitive or mundane. The thrill of the fantasy disappears that way, not just for me but for readers as well. On top of it, I'm working really hard on bigger and better things--my own original novels and short stories and poetry, all of which i've mentioned before. God's gonna work on me and hopefully through me because of those books. I honestly feel called to that kind of writing...not the stuff I made here.

And in the end, I don't particularly feel connected to this place anymore. I've lost some of those connections over the years--and while there are still tons of talented artists and writers here, I'm not a part of what they're working on. And, that's OK, because they're gonna do great things with their talents in the future, just like they always have. On that matter, I may still pop up here and there. I mean, I love too many of you guys to just up and ditch you entirely. You may see the occasional favorite or comment from ol' Dragonair and Me. But otherwise, it's time to consider the Novacom account inactive.

Before I go, I simply must tag some of the people who've made an impact on me over the years--you should be watching them, too!

  • First of all, the incredible :iconlivinlovindude:. What do I say about this guy that I haven't said before? His art...it made me ok with vore. He was the first artist who encouraged me to explore this world. I've collaborated with him a ton of times and I'd gladly do it again--his characters are so realized for silly Pokémon with voracious tendencies. I love him like a brother and I hope he keeps making art for a long, long time
  • Next, there's :iconjessica-rae-3:. Jess is such a kind and compassionate soul, and a talented artist and writer to boot. She's been a great shoulder to lean on, and an inspiration many, many times. I hope you all check out her "Of the Heart" series as soon as she's done with it!
  • Next up, :iconmythrilmog:. Sam, she's an amazingly talented artist on both the vore and G/t ends. I like her complex characters--she really makes a world where characters can believably end up at crazy size differences and/or getting nommed by each other.
  • On a similar note, :iconlost-in-legends: is another talented G/t artist. Her art has paired up with Sam's in many a situation, making a great dynamic of two similar worlds that often times coincide.
  • Going back to "inspirations," there's :iconashiev: or :iconashie-art:. Just...wow. I know she's rarely online anymore, but this girl was the founder of my favorite group on dA: My_Safe_Place_Vore. It's still the absolute best place for the safe/soft vore community to gather online, in my humble opinion. She really gets the best parts of that imagined world. Her stuff still warms my heart to this day.
  • And lastly...I'd be remiss if I didn't recommend :iconvoraciouspanda:/:icongtpanda:. Panda's just, one of the most downright incredible artists out there. Panda puts heart and soul into every piece, from simple sketches and doodles to complex, multi-layered pieces of artwork. It's just some of the best, most heartwarming vore and G/t you'll ever find. I will miss Panda probably most of all, out of everyone else here. Their impact on my life has been deep and significant...and I still cherish so many memories over these years. No matter what, that is the truth. <3 So all of you'd better go check out those two pages--you're in for a treat.
There are so, so many people i should mention and thank. :iconazon-corazanna:, you were one of my first watchers and a constant friend. :icondragonblade318:, I'm so sorry I never took the time to get to know you more. You were a great guy who I barely got to know during one of the toughest times of my life, and I won't forget that. :iconsympathybmw:, what a great young man. You and I have had great conversations over the years--I hope we can have more soon. :) :iconhydroblade: and :iconsoliassoul:, you two have been great conversationalists and critique givers towards my work. You've helped me improve my writing and I can't thank you enough for that. And dang, I know there are people i'm forgetting and those who deserve a signal boost. It's super late and I can't think straight anymore--maybe i'll come back and edit this journal later to add more.

I'm really bad at concluding things--be they school papers or my stories. This journal is no different.

God bless you all, and have an amazing time here.

This is Andrew M, Novacom, signing off.
  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: Never Alone by BarlowGirl

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Hello! My real name's Andrew, and I'm from Illinois in the United States. I'm an actor, singer, writer and gamer. I love all of those things, but there are two loves that go above them: my girlfriend and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I'll leave it to you guys to figure out which one of THOSE two comes first. :D

I wanna address something though, for newcomers and people who know me in real life too. I am in fact a fan of Vore, which is (in most cases but NOT mine) a fetish involving being consumed alive by another living being, for their satisfaction. But i'm trying to challenge that thinking with the story of my own life. This is how i put it:

"I'm a Christian. Up until a few months ago, when i realized these feelings i'd had my whole life meant that i was a voraphile, i believed it was impossible for a Christian to have a fetish. And in a sense, it is: vore doesn't turn me on. It fills me with this incredible feeling, a satisfaction at the contentedness of the predator and the warmth surrounding the prey. This is a connection unlike any other, a symbiosis based off of trust and love, and the desire for pred and prey to do something incredibly kind for each other.

To take the prey inside, hold them in the closest and warmest embrace in existence, a peaceful and soft and warm and squishy resting place ever-warmed by the beautiful beatings of the predator's heart. Prey gain this safety and security and tender care within their predator, and the one who took them in gains the satisfaction of keeping a life safe inside them, holding them close and keeping them safe and sound. And both thrive in the trust and caring wrought by the experience, and often times a contented rest...the predator pleased with their loving snack tucked away within, and the prey being rocked to sleep by a beloved belly and a metronome heartbeat. That's what vore is to me, love and safety and security."

So i hope you'll all look at Vore as something more than a gross quirk, and try to see the beauty of it. I still do; I see it as an innocent and loving bond of trust, despite being imagination. The feelings behind it ARE real, and the friends i've made from it are what matters.

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SonicFan1155 Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind me linking you my new journal:
fav.me/d8tywwl

Just want to say thanks for playing a part in helping me finally writing this.
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thestudyofwambo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the :+fav:
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Azon-Corazanna Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015   General Artist
Im sorry if i only fave your stories amd dont comment on them, im not very good with words and sometimes end up repeating myself but just to let you know i do enjoy your stories, which is why i fave them, so at least that way you know i enjoyed it but couldn't find the right words to compliment your work

Also if you ask me you will always be one of my favorite writers on DA.

Keep up the good work and be sure to keep Miss Dragonair well fed.
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gamerman09 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is kinda cheap, but I would like top say that I put my first art piece out and would love it if anyone checked it out!
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Novacom Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
...Dude are you trying to advertise yourself on my page? :o

Lol it's not even that popular. If you want me to check out your stuff just P.M. me, don't try to turn my page--or any sole dA user's page, for that matter--into your platform. I mean, join a group or something and post this there.
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gamerman09 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
To be honest, have no idea what I'm doing....
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karcoalga Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Thankies for the fav! ;>
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Novacom Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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lucariocatcher Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Writer
Um... Do you do RPs often?
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Novacom Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Rarely, and only with really close friends.
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