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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.

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WhoreLenore Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Student General Artist
Thank you. Thank you so much.
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jop041 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
where can i get the link to the back ground music???
i really love the sadness and feel of the piece.
please tell me the title or send the link.
thank you! 
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jop041 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
where can i get the background music link??? or the title???
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kuricurry Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
It's amazing how you can channel all the negativity that has happened to you in a form of something so beautiful...
I know these are only words, but I really hope life's showing you how pretty it can be.

You are an amazing person...
I hope people around you know this as well, because we all sure do.
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YUME-SENPAI Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student General Artist
; 7 ; tried all endings all sad, yet so true. There are kids out there who can't choose between their Mom or Dad. They end up having problems with school and cannot focus. These kids need comfort and trust me, they do. They always ask, "Why Mom?" or "Why Dad?" and the answer is always "Mom and I" or "Dad and I have been having problems..." (or something like that) As they grow up the kids slowly figure out why but they still wish it would have ended differently... where they can have both Mom and Dad... If you know someone who's sad because they're parents divorced and they can't choose, help them feel happy... 

~~YUME-SENPAIKomari Kamikita (Crying) [V5] Asuna (Crying) [V2] (please help those kids)
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xXRisingDawnXx Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
So heart breaking!
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Mandelay Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I tried all the endings....their all sad T-T But amazing.
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BlackDIamond55 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
the shivers that went up my spine... I'm almost to tears... Meh...
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Sulffy Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, I'm lost in the page where i should choose between my 2 parents. I don't know what to do :(

Wow, I just... Don't know what to say. Good job!
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Samantha-Bennett Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
I feel like I was incredibly lucky to have the parents that I do: even though they are divorced, they never made me feel as if it were my fault. They went out of their way to make sure I knew I had no part of the reason. We're all on good terms, too... I can only wish this for others who have gone through parental divorce, and I wish those considering divorce would read these things and see how much pain they cause their children, who seem to only be of secondary importance to them anymore. 
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