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Well, it's the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Again, I want to thank my friends and acquaintances and fans for all of the great attention I've garnered this past year.

I still cannot believe I've gotten more than 100,000 views ... I originally just started writing and drawing to satisfy my warped little needs and express a side of myself that sometimes is just busting to get out.

I hope your 2012 was kind to you and that 2013 is amazing. Best wishes to all and to all a good night! :heart:


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Sometimes known as David
United States
I was raised by my stepmother throughout most of elementary school and junior high school. She wasn’t a bad person, but like most of us, she had her problems. The most glaring of which, I am sad to say, was a serious jealousy of the father/son relationship I had with my father.

I was a typical boy, I suppose . . . I enjoyed fishing and racing my bike and I dreamed of being a soldier or an astronaut. My stepmother’s way of handling this situation was to bring me into her world, make boyish things distasteful to me and instead make me do 'special' things with her, things that no boy would do with his father’s knowledge, much less his approval.

In short, whenever my father was out of town I spent a great deal of my time learning the mysteries of lipstick, nylons and heels, not to mention household chores, dolls and books about girls. It was rough giving up my GI Joe for Barbie and 'Spider-Man' for Nancy Drew. I wasn’t too crazy about any of that at first, but it made my stepmother happy and kept peace in our home. And so, I just shrugged my shoulders, sighed … and learned to enjoy my predicament.

Anyway, whenever my dad was away, I spent many a Saturday and Sunday wearing girlish clothes, playing the role of 'Daphne', my stepmother’s favorite daughter. Instead of shooting my pellet gun and reading comic books, I would sit with her and watch romantic musicals or help with her knitting or sewing or some other sissy such thing. Sometimes she would 'let' me play on my own, which meant I had to pretend to enjoy playing with my Barbie and carrying a purse around the house.

That was what I had to face whenever my father left me in the hands of my mischievous and conniving stepmother.

Talk about feeling helpless. :please::tears::please:

As much as I hated some of the things I had to do back then, I now treasure the legacy I was given. I have to say that if given the choice ... I wouldn’t change a thing.

Click here… to read my most popular story, Lipstick Discipline.


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Itachis-killer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
miss you dude, whatever happened to all your great pictures
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Haha ... <sigh>  It's a long story.  Bottom line, I got burned out and ran out of steam, etc.  I've been working on some writing stuff, but my art has been sucking lately.  I hope to get back into it eventually.  Meanwhile, I hope you continue to enjoy what I do have posted here.  Thanks so much for asking!  :love:
Itachis-killer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
of course, your work is excellent, its a shame you had to stop, i hope things are ok in life
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
aw, that's really nice of you to say.  Yes, things are all right.  I do appreciate your concern.  Keep in touch!  :hug:
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mjb584 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Is "Lipstick Discipline" going to be affected when Carole Jean reduces the content of her site on 9/25?
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
I couldn't say.  I do not own that site.  We will have to wait and see. 
babs207 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
The start of my autobiography -…
Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Thank you, Babs!  I will read it soon I promise!  I appreciate you sharing your story with us!  :hug:
babs207 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
I notice you monitor this page every now and then. Like the comment below I found you in 2000. Its your stories made me realise that I was not alone. They gave me courage and I have posted the start of my autobiography. Mine was a more consensual journey.

Daphnesecretgarden Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thank you, Bobbie, for the kind words.  No, you're not alone.  I thought I was, too, decades ago.  I was introduced into dressing up against my will, but I eventually realized there was something wonderful about it that made life more interesting.  It also brought out my inner masochist.  :please::tears::please:

I started drawing and writing because i couldn't find the stories that I wanted to see.  I'm so glad you found yourself.  And I'm flattered that you reached out to me.  It's gratifying to know that my works are appreciated by similarly thinking individuals.  

Best wishes to you ... have fun but be safe!

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