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Rumination is an experimental work I did for my Interactive Narratives class. The story plays out like a choose your own adventure book, but no matter what you choose, it all leads to the same ending.

The story is not meant to say that we have no choices in life, but that there is no point in ruminating about a past that can't be changed. I use to waste away my days dreaming about what I could have done to save my parents' marriage, only to wake up to the realization that the past is gone, but I still have a future ahead of me.

At the Garden of Forking Paths I made a choice. No regrets. I look ahead.

Related work: 1000 W0RDS by yuumei Tape it Back Together by yuumei

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animegirl38 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow this hit me , I know how it feels to have your parents divorce. Mine have never agreed on anything and argued a lot, and I felt so scared that it was our fault ( Me and my two brothers ) that the separated. Two years past and I now look back and see that it was never us that drove them apart, but they did it For us. I know that my parents love us, but it still hurts to realize things can never be the same for them.  So with that, Thank you for this.
Zypex117 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
I found something similar to this…
At first I thought it was yuumeis but it seems otherwise.
TMihiT Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Student Filmographer
i admir your art and your talent! Wow ~ it was amazing! <3 
MishukoEmi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... this is amazing. i love things like this that make you think. this is amazing... im gonna go cry for an hour...
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BurningHarmony Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is ....I can't even find fords for it :'(
BIBABianca3210 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Fords? i think you meant words...
BurningHarmony Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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BurningHarmony Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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secretandrose Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  New Deviant  Traditional Artist
this is perfection. my mom told me she stayed with dad for my happiness and i have ever hated myself for it. because neither of them seem happy to this day.  but i talked with my fiancee about it and he reminded me that they were adults too, they made their own choices. and in many ways i think they are happier being unhappy. i am still trying to forgive myself for being the cause of all that pain haha. this got me really hard. but in a good way, in a kind way. much love 
EdgeStone14 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you for this...
Catsperri Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Feels I love this 
xavierk99 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016
Ow Yuumei, you use your art to help people here. I didn't have this kind of problems, but thank you for help who has/had!
yuuminami Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Student General Artist
i feel this at a very personal level..
SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Professional
Really cool...
VIK4 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist
a very touching message, ur very talented ♥.....the music in the bachground broke my heartWaaaah! 
aSHuNa7164 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
honestly speaking I dont know what a broken family feels like even though my mom and dad are divorce... in fact I was even happy when they divorced because my dad was a jerk
Ryuutsu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
That was... powerful. Well flashed out, and I love how you used not only the story, but the mechanics itself to show the point. :heart:
Ali29tmnt Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I truly don't know what a separation feels, but I do live in a broken family where my parents just ignore each other, where my external family sees us like some parasytes, where my little brother is the only one who keeps dreaming, and where I needed to grow up so early. Wait! Why did I just write all this? Pity? Lament? Comfort? He. Forgive me for writing this; even if it doesn't matter to you, I really like more to not share my feelings nor stories. ;)
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ColorlessMoon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
This was beautiful. My parents are personally separated and this really has hit home. This was stunning and I am glad that I stumbled upon this.
Kadaj-LeoPard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! you are a genius!
thanks for making this ^_^
CpLevi Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
really love yur art work and this story is touching !! i dont know what to chose!!
i remember tha my perents almost got devorsed i was crying and thinking and then every night i started to dream about things how i was lonly with no pearnts so thats why i started drawing anime charectors and anime landscapes !! but surly yurs is the best!!! :) (Smile) Vio icon 
KamuriH Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nothing scares me more than this... 
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