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Enlightenment by ursulav Enlightenment by ursulav
This is absolutely true, and furthermore, I am NOT the only one who discovered the existence of homosexuality in such a manner.

I actually can't say it was a bad thing--certainly it led to a lifelong tolerance on my part. At the time, however, it was one of those "Whoa. What? That happens? Dude!" It wasn't that I was against it in any fashion, it was that it had never even occurred to me. For some reason, I had gotten most of the way to being a preteen in complete ignorance of such things. Sheltered life, I guess. I actually flipped pages checking repeatedly to see if there had been a series of typos before it finally clicked and I had the brief sense of the universe realigning itself around my skull.

The only possible conclusion one can draw from this is-- Parents, you may wish to explain this to your kids BEFORE the telepathic white horses do. (Or not. Like I said, it turned out okay for me.)

Prints are available for anyone who had a similiar moment of enlightenment. $10 and $20 for small and jumbo, plus shipping--send a note or visit [link]


(By the way, in case anybody's getting ready to get bent out of shape, "That's an option?" is in no way indicating that I believe being gay is a choice, etc, etc. I'm sorry I have to even say such things, but we all know there are those who luuuuv to get offended out there....)
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Ayumi-Fallassion Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Actually, for me, I think it was Anne McCaffery. (God rest her Awesome Soul) But this would very much be the truth for my little sister. I gotta show her this. ^__^
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babbayanna Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
This is beautiful.
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T-Weaver Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahah.
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I just showed this deviation to my (younger) sister, expecting to get a giggle. She looked at it and said 'Yeah, me too!'
Given that I introduced her to Mercedes Lackey when she was a mid-to-late teen (and also given that one of my dads cousins is gay and has been in a long term relationship for as long as I can remember) you could say I was somewhat surprised....

For myself, I can't remember ever not knowing :shrug:

But like you said, if you're going to learn about it from a book, Lackey books are a good choice!
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sallyfourth Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Not... exactly the way it happened for me. But I love it.
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eyemclay Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
yourevery welcome my daughter, I love you....
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eyemclay Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
to my daughter youre welcome, yes there all types of options...... I also think weare who we are...
Theres also a collection by Flewelling.....
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Somercy Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Not the only one, aye! My father was very intentional in reading the Vanyel books with me when I was young.
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VirtAdpt Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
"(By the way, in case anybody's getting ready to get bent out of shape, "That's an option?" is in no way indicating that I believe being gay is a choice, etc, etc. I'm sorry I have to even say such things, but we all know there are those who luuuuv to get offended out there....)"

For some of us, the opposite sex is the option. Just sayin'.
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BlueWingedCoyote Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Oh man, this made me laugh out loud, so funny ad so true. I managed to slip Valley of the Horses home in a pile of books in my 'horsey phase'...
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