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  1. Profile photo of Lorah
    Lorah Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 1:27 am
    Link: 8 years old and can already out draw anyone - I can`t belive this. There`s no way this little gurl has such talent!

    :-)

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    drurygal Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 2:13 am
    Wow, she is absolutely amazing!
  3. Profile photo of kmdavis85
    kmdavis85 Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 2:27 am
    Oh whatever - I want to SEE her paint those, otherwise I`m a skeptic. (and jealous)
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    nwj67 Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 2:46 am
    I agree kmdavis...I saw her on a show explaining meanings and such, sounded VERY scripted, and no proff of seeing her do an actual piece....I`m not a believer of this girl, sorry.
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    nvidia17 Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 2:54 am
    http://www.artakiane.com/akiane_painting...

    conclusive proof?

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    purplegymsho Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 3:33 am
    Hmm... God made her do it? Bwahahahaha.
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    nvidia17 Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 3:43 am
    She is a Christian artist. She paints because she openly professes her love of God. In my opinion she is a very inspirational to children over the world and adults already adore her.
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    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:06 am
    That all well & good guvna` but can she prove the existence of God?...
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    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:16 am
    all these people who dont beleive in anything, fine don`t believe, but come on, don`t laugh at those who do have something to beleive in.
    Se is an incredible artist. I wish I had half her talent.
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    peace_train Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:17 am
    Can you prove that he doesnt exist Mr.knowitall.

    I wish I could paint like that

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    muggyloc Female 40-49
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:25 am
    I feel this lil angel is full of the spirit!Sail on sweetheart.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:32 am
    I`m not bothered if she`s Christian and thinks she`s Jesus` puppet or whatever, she is incredible, and her talent is amazing! I get the feeling she`ll be one of the great artists of the future!
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    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:38 am
    Never said i could prove or dis-prove anything. An 8 year old child who is crediting its talent on this so called "God" has obviously been taught by its parents about this so called `God`. As for wishing you had half her talent, you just haven`t practiced enough...
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    davala Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:49 am
    Well, um. Yeah. Too much god. Not enough touting of her skill. I don`t consider it god given.
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    JonnyL900 Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 5:46 am
    the forbidden fruit looks like an olsen twin
  16. Profile photo of callmealice
    callmealice Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 6:05 am
    Wow that`s awesome! :-) Her paintings were so beautiful
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    halifax_girl Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 6:23 am
    Amazing.
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    n0thing Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2005 at 7:27 am
    Incredible.
  19. Profile photo of DevilGirlKim
    DevilGirlKim Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 7:37 am
    oh dear!! that just puts my art to shame :(
    she is amazing.
  20. Profile photo of Athorn
    Athorn Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 7:49 am
    wow...those are the most beautiful paintings i`ve ever seen...and cut all the godtalk, sheesh. you people will look for an excuse to say he isn`t real.
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    SammyFrank Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 8:16 am
    There`s a lot of photoshopping going on there!
  22. Profile photo of nickbrick
    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 8:19 am
    i like devilgirlkim`s picture more than these paintings really
  23. Profile photo of Homer Jay
    Homer Jay Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 8:32 am
    that is crazy
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    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 8:36 am
    i always thought jesus was supposed to be cuter... oh, and Athorn, there`s a reason people say he isn`t real. can you guess what it is, einstein?
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    YouG Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 9:16 am
    Make good use of your talents, gal.
  26. Profile photo of purplegymsho
    purplegymsho Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 9:23 am
    I never said it wasnt real:) I personally don`t care about it. If I spent my life debating an 8 year old painter then something is wrong...
  27. Profile photo of waify
    waify Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 10:19 am
    This girl is incredibly talented and her works are inspirational, whether you`re a believer or not. I don`t see a point in starting an argument that has never been won (that of the existence/absence of god/God). This little girl has faith in something larger than herself that gives her life purpose; I don`t see how that could be considered a bad thing. This comment, btw, is coming from one who has never been able to establish a connection with or faith in a higher power.
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    Athorn Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 10:35 am
    just because i give an opinion doesn`t mean you have to patronize me, einstein :D
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    sweetpeachy1 Female 30-39
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    May 16, 2005 at 10:58 am
    pure talent, the gift came from somewhere just because you cant see something doesnt mean it doesnt exist. can you see air no??? but you know its there i guess some people just want 2 believe in aliens and that elvis is still walking around i think ill stick to my god.
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2005 at 11:07 am
    Amazing talent! Remind me to check in on her in about ten years or so when she has had her first nervous breakdown after being exploited by her parents... Bet she makes more interesting pictures then.
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    ELIZ Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 11:31 am
    Mr. knowitall just because you aren`t religious, doesnt mean you can criticise other people who believe in God.
    That girl is an amazing artist :-)
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    damoo Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 11:37 am
    I bet she has whacky parents. if ya know what i mean.
  33. Profile photo of Bloing
    Bloing Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 11:45 am
    A pathetic attempt at art, it belongs here.

    Belief in any god should be punishable by torture. Remember, religion and stupidity are synonymous.

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    Arcee Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 12:00 pm
    The paintings are fine and it`s extraordinary that she can draw and paint at such a young age, but I too find the christianly sentiments a bit scripted. She HAS obviously been taught to think and behave in such a way by her parents. It`s kind of annoying - I mean, I`m a christian too and I don`t give all my accomplishments praise to God. Not that there`e anything wrong with it - it`s just annoying and a bit over her head I think.
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    micster Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 12:01 pm
    cool
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    Evil_Smurf Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 12:25 pm
    I`m an agnostic, I do not believe in God or anything, but I do recognize nice pics when I see them, and I just did. This girl is amazing, if it`s really her work.
    And Bloing, that was the stupidest thing I`ve ever, f*cking ever, read in my entire life. Ta.
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    nic_blink182 Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 12:51 pm
    As if that`s real (I`m just jealous really heh heh)
  38. Profile photo of yishusing
    yishusing Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 1:00 pm
    These are stunning! I want to paint like that!
  39. Profile photo of dabju
    dabju Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 1:01 pm
    this is such a ripoff. offcourse this is not true. where is the proof? i can also take a photograf of an 8 year old in front of some amazing paintings. stop being asholes! drittstøvler!
  40. Profile photo of HeyLookAtHer
    HeyLookAtHer Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 1:04 pm
    dabju if u look on the site it shwos ehr painting the portrait of Jesus. i think shes amazing! totall inspiration
  41. Profile photo of jtc970
    jtc970 Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 1:14 pm
    "As for wishing you had half her talent, you just haven`t practiced enough..."

    theres been people practicing their whole life and not been able to do what she does, it`s god given or nature given, this girl is talented.

  42. Profile photo of Mr.knowItAll
    Mr.knowItAll Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 1:17 pm
    I wasn`t criticizing anyone about anything. The article was about her not about me. Is she a prodigy? Probably. Will she be the next Picasso? It could very well be. Thats all well and good. More power to her. But now why does this whole idea of "God" always have to come into the picture? Why do they always have to try & shove `GOD` down our throats each & every time we turn the corner? Jesus Christ. Sheesh...
  43. Profile photo of waify
    waify Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 1:27 pm
    Mr.KnowItAll, she`s a Christian, she paints religious artwork; obviously her belief system plays a role in her creativity and she shouldn`t be censored from talking about that. Speaking about what you believe is not the same as shoving those beliefs down someone`s throat. I didn`t get the impression that she was telling other people that they should share her beliefs, she was simply stating what they were. You on the other hand, seem to feel justified in chastising people who don`t share yours. Don`t be a hypocrite.
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    diemorondie Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 1:32 pm
    Um, exsqueeze me. The content of her paintings and especially the titles imply quite an in-depth understanding of the Buy-bull. And being that she was 8-10 years old when she painted these and kids learn to read when they`re what 6, I`m not buying this. I mean, "Jesus the Forgotten Years?" How could a child of that age grasp the idea that the Buy-bull doesn`t chronicle Jesus` entire life? Either she has been reading, interpreting and analyzing the Buy-bull since she was a fetus in her mother`s womb or this is just another case of avarice in which parents find a way to cash in by exploiting their children. I decide to go with the latter. And as my friends Adam and Jamie would say, "This myth is BUSTED!"
  45. Profile photo of Torari
    Torari Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 1:38 pm
    Wowza, those are amazing. Forbidden Fruit is my favourite. Akiane is a really pretty name, too.

    Maybe it`s just the lighting (or she simply changed it after) but on the art page (http://www.artakiane.com/akiane_art.htm... in the large photo of her painting I see differences between the painting in the photo and further down on the page. The eyes are a different colour, for instance.

  46. Profile photo of Obelisk
    Obelisk Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 2:11 pm
    Awesome :-O
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    Splajoinka Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 2:34 pm
    "can you see air no??? but you know its there"

    I couldn`t care less why people believe what they believe but this is some of the dumbest logic ever. Air can be measured, felt, and seen given the correct tools. Faith is an abstract concept for describing the belief in something intangible. Stop comparing apples to oranges.

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    Xerasia Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 2:39 pm
    "Belief in any god should be punishable by torture. Remember, religion and stupidity are synonymous."

    You took the words right out of my mouth, Bloing.

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    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    May 16, 2005 at 2:51 pm
    Why does Jesus look like the singer Kenny Loggins. If you don`t believe me, look here:

    http://www.avatune.com/pics/08110449.jpg

  50. Profile photo of DaElf
    DaElf Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 3:12 pm
    sorry, I`m not buying it.

    Her concepts of color, anatomy, perspective and composition are too keen for a young kid. There`s a line between talent and skill, and it takes skill to do that kind of thing. skill is built up over many many years of repition and practice...

    Besides, it says she used oils. What parent in their right mind would expose their kid to all the chemcals used while working with oils? Turpentine is horrible. Just do a bit of research on whats used during oil painting...

    As for the Christian thing. I can`t wait `till she`s a teenager, and rebels against her parents after seeing how much they used her.

    Now that will be good art.

  51. Profile photo of Destiny124
    Destiny124 Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 3:20 pm
    great paintings .. i could care less if she painted them or not.. someone has talent
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    Matth Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 3:25 pm
    Yeah, too bad they refer to "god" and religious stuff. The paints seem good.

    jtc970 : Atheists do believe in things, they first believe in their kids, family and friends, and in human kind. I`d be glad to discuss about that, but i-a-b isn`t the right place for it. http://www.barchezmo.net/fun07/011.jpg

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    xbutterbeanx Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 3:50 pm
    They are fantastic paintings and they really are incredible.....

    but did she really paint them...i mean has anyone seen her paint them, coz i havent?

  54. Profile photo of wierd_boy
    wierd_boy Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:06 pm
    wow, she`s almost as goods as me!
  55. Profile photo of diemorondie
    diemorondie Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:18 pm
    Qu33rs. All of you.
  56. Profile photo of MrEman
    MrEman Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:34 pm
    im sorry, im really a very tolerant person but all this `god` helped me do it poo really pisses me off. religion causes more problems in this world than most other things. oh and about the girl. i`d like to see a vid of her doin it, for all i know her parents paint it for her and tell her to pose to make it look like she`s doin it... to what end? i dunno tryin to convince us god exists, i dunno. sorry for rant.
  57. Profile photo of pooface
    pooface Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:37 pm
    Just because you all want to believe that this girl did this doesn`t make it true. And just because people are skeptical doesn`t make it untrue. There are facts to look at though...Her parents refuse to allow camera crews to video tape her painting because it will "ruin the moment" seems shady to me. Added to which, no child that young has the ability to form such strong religious beliefs without being fed them by an adult, and almost everyone will admit that her religious views are likely the product of her parents coaxing. That having been said...religious people that want to spread the "word of god" this badly will often do ridicuous things to spread their message (ie hoaxes). Until you see VIDEO of this girl painting, don`t believe a word of it.
  58. Profile photo of MrEman
    MrEman Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:38 pm
    well said pooface.
  59. Profile photo of pooface
    pooface Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:39 pm
    mreman, you will never see a video of her doing it because her parents won`t allow it...go figure
  60. Profile photo of MrEman
    MrEman Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:39 pm
    im sorry, im really a very tolerant person but all this `god` helped me do it poo really pisses me off. religion causes more problems in this world than most other things. oh and about the girl. i`d like to see a vid of her doin it, for all i know her parents paint it for her and tell her to pose to make it look like she`s doin it... to what end? i dunno tryin to convince us god exists, i dunno. sorry for rant.
  61. Profile photo of MrEman
    MrEman Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 4:56 pm
    um, apologies for that double post. i didnt do it. weird. maybe god wants to make me look stupid or something.
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    pherruginus Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 5:06 pm
    First of all, how the hell could she paint like that at a time when she was still developing the motor skills required to draw a somewhat straight line, it`s impossible.
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    sweetpeachy1 Female 30-39
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    May 16, 2005 at 5:07 pm
    this whole thing is stupid believe want you want everyone has that right but don`t sit there and repeat what i said its imature
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    pherruginus Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 5:11 pm
    Second:
    "I refuse to prove that I exist,` says God, `for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.`
    `But,` says Man, `the Babel fish is a dead giveaway isn`t it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves that you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don`t. Q.E.D.`
    `Oh dear,` says God, `I hadn`t thought of that,` and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.
    `Oh, that was easy,` says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing."
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2005 at 5:33 pm
    Yep, that about sums it up. Douglas Adams has the answer. 6x7!
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    happy_hippie Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 5:39 pm
    k she`s very gifted i`ll give her that but i come on am i supposed to think that if it wasn`t because of her love of god she wouldn`t be gifted? i don`t think so
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    pherruginus Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 5:51 pm
    Actually it`s 6x9.
    The answer is and always will be 42.

    God`s Final Message to His Creation:
    "We apologize for the inconvenience"

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    pysco_chick Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 5:58 pm
    she`s too good in my opinion somone has to help her make the paintings.
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    jayembee Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 6:21 pm
    Mrknowitall and pooface: Her parents were athiests until SHE became a christian, THEN they became Christians because of her

    Bloing: That`s just mean

    diemorondie: she also writes poetry and has a great understanding of writting. Some people are just born geniuses I guess. (and you`re acting like a Noob)

    Totari: Painters often apply undertones before the actual colour goes down to give depth and a tint of a different colour, this might be an explanation.

    Religion Bashers: Why do you hate religion so much? Sure there are people who distort religion, and use it for their own means, but thats not the fault of the religion is it? It`s the fault of the people who distorted it! Be angry at those people if you want, but it`s the people who really believe in the teachings are the ones who WON`T shove it down your throat, and get bashed the most for other people`s idiocy.

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    jayembee Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 6:21 pm
    Mostly I think everybody`s just jealous of her, I know I am. I`m an artist myself and I get jealous because I know I`ll never be that good. Everytime I see her work and think of how young she is I feel this surge of jealousy and hatred boil up inside me. It`s all I can to not to write mean things like a lot of the poeple here have.

    In regards to the whole "God is my inspiration" controversy, I do think that her words may seem a little holier-than-thou, but when you think of the other in your face Christians who are a ton worse than her, it`s nothing much. I myself am a Christian who, although I`ve had many bumps along the way, is determined to stay so. I firmly believe in God but that doesn`t mean that every other sentance I say comes with the word God in it. I hope that you all remember that Christians are just people with different beliefs than you, and we don`t want to get put-down anymore than anybody else.

  71. Profile photo of dpaddle
    dpaddle Female 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 7:01 pm
    oh my shes so talented!
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    iwantKett Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 8:10 pm
    im still drawing stick figures =P
  73. Profile photo of Torari
    Torari Female 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 8:15 pm
    Jayembee- That makes sense. I`m just a nit-picker =P

    I don`t know if I believe she actually paints them or not. Some people are just naturally gifted. Singing, mathematics, writing, lots of things. Me and my brother both began to read at high levels, way younger than the expected ages.

    Still, I`d love to see a video of her actually painting (seeing artists create things before my eyes makes me appreciate it even more.)

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    pipelias Male 18-29
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    May 16, 2005 at 8:39 pm
    Why do I have this incredible feeling that the parents pencil in the portraits and she does a colour by numbers job? It`s still painting. But not art. What I would have liked to have seen were the pictures she has been doing over the past 9 years? Could she sketch at age 6? Draw geometry at age 3? Or are we asked to look at these pictures and believe that one day she picked up a paint brush which Holy Lord Jesus (rather ironic name he has for himself, you must admit, given that he attempted to plug his own unearthly modesty throughout his tome of barbaric fiction) gave her the divine talent to behold and painted a masterpiece on the spot?

    Oh and I think her poetry is a far greater measure of her self-proclaimed genius. Take a look for yourself; if it`s genuinely hers then at least I`ll congratulate her for her early grasp of pretension but if her mentors have given her a helping hand then this increases the humour value ten-fold.

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    dog_or_man Male 30-39
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    May 16, 2005 at 9:27 pm
    I`ve seen many pieces in this style, and they`re always done by a "company," the same way that Thomas Kincade paintings are really by a group of people who are all trained the same way, then Kincade himself comes along and puts two or three paint strokes on the thing, and they call it a Thomas Kincade. These have the same kind of look to them: highly engineered, gimmicky, obviously NOT done by an eight year-old girl, sorry.
  76. Profile photo of FreeMotion
    FreeMotion Male 13-17
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    May 16, 2005 at 9:57 pm
    Boy, doncha love skeptics? I for one, believe in God, and I believe that He gave her the drawing/painting/writing ability. You can swear up and down that it was drawn by her parents, there is no God, whatever, but I know what I believe and it`s the truth.
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    fk Male 70 & Over
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    May 16, 2005 at 10:10 pm
    Wow! I`m glad I`m not the only one who was amazed at first, then put off by the inevitable Christian rhetorical crap being shoveled out (thank you, America). Can`t speak for the potential fakeness at all but it wouldn`t surprise me. Especially considering the caliber of folks here who are sure it`s fake.
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    charisma Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2005 at 12:28 am
    Wow, she`s good.
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    cheeseispunk Female 13-17
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    May 17, 2005 at 1:08 am
    Wow. I am a bit skeptical and the girl is such a Jesus freak, but wow. For an 8-yr.-old. It is not my favorite style of art, really.
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    thechef Male 18-29
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    May 17, 2005 at 3:51 am
    "It was God`s timing; I had been looking for a Jesus model for two years, and I could not find the right face. Then one day I asked my family to pray with me all day. We petitioned God to send the model right through our front door. The next day a tall carpenter came in. He was so humble, and I was surprised that he agreed to model for me. But a week later he called back to say that he was unworthy to represent his master."

    yeah....a humble carpenter, i think i heard that somewhere before. oh! she converted her athiest family at age 4!! amazing. d`ya think they made her toast and tied her shoes afterwards?

    just cause she says its God inspired doesnt mean it is. if it is, then more power to her and her believers. theres been more than a few people who have cashed in on His name before tho. for all you that belive its true cause she mentions God, i think Jimmy Swaggart is still looking for donations

  81. Profile photo of purplegymsho
    purplegymsho Female 13-17
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    May 17, 2005 at 4:29 am
    The deal is, she can do a pretty good job, but SHE painted them. Not God or what ever. She did it with her hands, if she doesent believe that then she might not get too far.
  82. Profile photo of purplegymsho
    purplegymsho Female 13-17
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    May 17, 2005 at 4:31 am
    Btw, Im not Einstein ugly:) But I appreciate the thought.
  83. Profile photo of Ebonysoul
    Ebonysoul Female 18-29
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    May 17, 2005 at 7:03 am
    Wow, thats....wow!
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    headseed Male 70 & Over
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    May 17, 2005 at 9:38 am
    amazing.
    i especially like "Jesus the Missing Years".
    ROFL
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    fruitytootie Female 13-17
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    May 17, 2005 at 10:05 am
    i think its good...im not 100% sure if i believe its reaqlly her but if its not its still good!
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    orange_panty Female 18-29
    596 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 7:21 pm
    Ever notice that the people who are most vocal and abusive about hating religion are the people who claim to have it "shoved down their throats"? Gimme a break. Keep sitting in your family`s house on the computer for the rest of your life, eating doritos and playing the high and mighty athiest. Don`t forget your `satan loves you` shirt sized XXL, black hair dye and your favorite Hot Topic bondage pants that grandma got you for Christmas. You`re so cool, so original and SOoOo edgy. PUH-lease.

    And to all the haters who don`t believe she has talent, or that her parents do it for her, you are JEALOUS. So jealous you`ll pick on a 10 year old`s art over the internet. She`s a prodigy, who wants to thank God for her gifts. The same way any sports player, or celebrity would.

    I`ve known about her for awhile, she`s an amazing artist, and I hope to see more from her in the future. She`s beautiful, talented, and obviously gifted. MWUAH to her.

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    ace3015 Male 30-39
    914 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 7:37 pm
    I myself like her work I believe she painted them she is talented. I have to say though I am an athiest but that is my choice and i have nothing wrong with people who believe in a god as long as they don`t shove it down my throat (like the one poster said) stating their beliefs as if they were trying to get me to convert although i was a christian once.
    My only problem with religion is proof or lack of it I tend to be more scientific on the subject, however I know people will believe what they will believe and that`s what makes us human :)
  88. Profile photo of Rikushix
    Rikushix Male 13-17
    577 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 8:35 pm
    "Ever notice that the people who are most vocal and abusive about hating religion are the people who claim to have it "shoved down their throats"? Gimme a break. Keep sitting in your family`s house on the computer for the rest of your life, eating doritos and playing the high and mighty athiest. Don`t forget your `satan loves you` shirt sized XXL, black hair dye and your favorite Hot Topic bondage pants that grandma got you for Christmas. You`re so cool, so original and SOoOo edgy. PUH-lease."

    And you`re jumping to conclusions that supposedly all people with the slightest "disrespect" for devout Christianity are satan-worshipping, atheist nerd/emo goths. I have little or no "faith" if you want to call it that, and while I don`t think this is entirely being "shoveled down our throats" I too grow tired of people quoting God-this and god-that.

    Continuing on:

  89. Profile photo of Rikushix
    Rikushix Male 13-17
    577 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 8:39 pm
    And I am not an atheist! Get your terms right. Atheists are people who really don`t believe in any god and are not faithful in any way. Agnostics are people who hold the specific belief that there is no God. The important thing is that ONE WHO IS BOTHERED BY OR DOES NOT LIKE DEVOUT CHRISTIANITY IS NOT NECESSARILY AN ATHEIST OR OTHERWISE PERSON WITHOUT RELIGION OR FAITH. Now that that is clear:
  90. Profile photo of Rikushix
    Rikushix Male 13-17
    577 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 8:40 pm
    You need to do two things here:

    1) Stop writing outrageously generalized, stereotypical statements
    2) Get your terminology right
    3) Stop writing outrageously generalized, stereotypical statements

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    Rikushix Male 13-17
    577 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 8:43 pm
    Oh and regarding the paintings themselves: I did have the notion when I saw them for the first time that they were genuine, but after seeing what she did as a four year old...that`s compete crap...I pretty much say that`s fake.

    And how does the daughter of two atheists undergo "spiritual transformation" at four years old??

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    Rikushix Male 13-17
    577 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 8:48 pm
    Ahh, another thing, orange_panties:

    "And to all the haters who don`t believe she has talent, or that her parents do it for her, you are JEALOUS. So jealous you`ll pick on a 10 year old`s art over the internet. She`s a prodigy, who wants to thank God for her gifts. The same way any sports player, or celebrity would."

    Of course we`re jealous! Isn`t that obvious??? Or at least, if we aren`t jealous, we wish we could paint like that. Those are some amazing paintings. I have absolutely no artistic talent and I would love to have the skill expressed in those paintings.

    They just aren`t painted by her.

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    orange_panty Female 18-29
    596 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 9:38 pm
    Wow, Rikushix, who said I was even talking about you? It was a statement to all posters who had a bad sentiment about the God that this girl credited her talent to.
    And wow, so very impressive that you posted what? Five times? Too bad all it managed to communicate was blah blah blah. I don`t care. If I wanted to, I could pick apart your entire arguement. But I`m not going to post multiple times to do so. It`s not worth it. I`ll just say:

    1- There is nothing wrong with my terminology, not everything is about you, and I don`t know why you took what I said so personally for yourself. There were others who claimed to be athiest, those were the people I was addressing.
    2- You don`t know that she didn`t do the paintings, or that she had a spiritual transformation. That is, dare I say, A GENERALIZED STEREOTYPE to think that she couldn`t and can`t.

    This is exactly what I meant about religion haters. They sure can dish it, but they can`t take it at all.


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    DJ_jason Male 30-39
    667 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 10:46 pm
    I just gave her five bucks to mow my yard, and later on she`s gonna draw me a portrait of satan riding a unicycle on the side of my toaster. She also makes good cool-aid.
  95. Profile photo of dwi_dwi
    dwi_dwi Female 18-29
    269 posts
    May 17, 2005 at 10:51 pm
    The only thing that`s making me a bit skeptical is the fact that in those pictures of her painting, in one of the pictures, she appears to have a figure, which -really- makes me wonder if that was someone else.

    I would probably actually believe this if they -videotaped- her working on something. But until then...I`m neutral.

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    purplegymsho Female 13-17
    61 posts
    May 18, 2005 at 5:55 am
    Wow. It`s funny! People, including myself, are bitching about a kid painter. Hahaha. Guys if you love God please go ahead. If you don`t,that`s fine too:D I personally don`t give a hoot either way:P Also, how is an athiest possible? They are said to belive in nothing, but the BELIEVE in BELIEVING in nothing. It`s not mean, just a common thought. P.s...how come God lets children starve and people`s bodies rot with cancer? Hmmm? Please answer because I`ve wondered since my grandma`s body rotted while she was still in it. Jesus must REALLY love her huh? >:(
  97. Profile photo of Nerdzy
    Nerdzy Female 13-17
    72 posts
    May 18, 2005 at 7:53 am
    On 5/16/2005 3:12:35 PM Daelf wrote: sorry, I`m not buying it. Her concepts of color, anatomy, perspective and composition are too keen for a young kid. There`s a line between talent and skill, and it takes skill to do that kind of thing. skill is built up over many many years of repition and practice... Besides, it says she used oils. What parent in their right mind would expose their kid to all the chemcals used while working with oils? Turpentine is horrible. Just do a bit of research on whats used during oil painting... As for the Christian thing. I can`t wait `till she`s a teenager, and rebels against her parents after seeing how much they used her. Now that will be good art.
    I agree
  98. Profile photo of Shinnosuki
    Shinnosuki Male 18-29
    10 posts
    May 18, 2005 at 8:00 am
    So how can someone say this is real? Just cause God has somehow blessed her with the talent? I think its fake, most kids I`ve seen with art talent are those who use abstract art and get lucky and produce something for some rich sucker to buy it off them out of pity or encouragement, whatever! No kid is capable of realism and even so, colors are a mystery, no such kid can comprehend.
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    _Wondergirl_ Female 30-39
    810 posts
    May 18, 2005 at 12:13 pm
    I love this painting she did- just beautiful...


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    _Wondergirl_ Female 30-39
    810 posts
    May 18, 2005 at 12:15 pm
    The drawings she was doing at age 4 amaze me! I know 4 year olds who can barely draw stick figures! *wow*
  101. Profile photo of kathaclysm
    kathaclysm Female 18-29
    326 posts
    May 18, 2005 at 2:10 pm
    Bah, doesn`t impress me that much. 1) I really doubt she`s not getting a hell of a lot of coaching 2) I could draw that well at age 6, and if my parents had took me out of school and let me paint all day, I`m sure I`d have been that good too. 3) the paintings aren`t Picasso or anything... I can`t see any of the details, and the layout and subject matter are what I`d expect from an 8 year old... which she is. She`ll probably be great one day, but now she`s just a tallented 8 year old with pushy parents.
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    dannii_9 Female 13-17
    4 posts
    May 19, 2005 at 4:33 pm
    i really like her art, but to beleive it i must have to see her do them.
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    xbutterbeanx Female 13-17
    7 posts
    May 19, 2005 at 4:34 pm
    well sed dannii, i think she is a liar who is going to hell
  104. Profile photo of dannii_9
    dannii_9 Female 13-17
    4 posts
    May 19, 2005 at 4:34 pm
    yea
  105. Profile photo of dannii_9
    dannii_9 Female 13-17
    4 posts
    May 19, 2005 at 4:36 pm
    *shrugz* i dunno
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    dannii_9 Female 13-17
    4 posts
    May 19, 2005 at 4:37 pm
    lol
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    prez1985 Female 18-29
    127 posts
    May 19, 2005 at 5:09 pm
    She is blessed by god, sure. Either that or she is talented.
  108. Profile photo of ace3015
    ace3015 Male 30-39
    914 posts
    May 19, 2005 at 6:18 pm
    ok i emailed them asking for a self-potrait>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Hi, I stumbled onto your website; Akianes work to me is very inspirational she is very talented and I was wondering if I could get a quote on a price of an original self-potrait kind of like the one on the Oprah show.
    I`m a collector and I know talent when I see it I have some great pieces in my collection. I am not a very religious person but I love her work and would to own one that shyed a way from a religious theme but if not ok.
    Ty for your time, Derrick>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    ok the response>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    DEAR MR. DERRICK RICH,

    WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN AKIANE`S ART.

    THE SELF- PORTRAIT HAS BEEN BOUGHT AND RESOLD ALREADY TWICE. BUT WE KNOW
    THE PRIVATE COLLECTOR.

    SINCE AKIANE

  109. Profile photo of ace3015
    ace3015 Male 30-39
    914 posts
    May 19, 2005 at 6:19 pm
    DEAR MR. DERRICK RICK,

    WE APPRECIATE YOUR INTEREST IN AKIANE`S ART.

    THE SELF- PORTRAIT HAS BEEN BOUGHT AND RESOLD ALREADY TWICE. BUT WE KNOW
    THE PRIVATE COLLECTOR.

    SINCE AKIANE`S PRESENT ART WORK IS BEING REAPRAISED AND PRICED FROM 50
    THOUSAND DOLLARS TO

    $500.000, WE DON`T KNOW FOR HOW MUCH THIS PRIVATE COLLECTOR WILL SELL
    THE SELF- PORTRAIT FOR.

    WHAT IS YOUR OFFER? WE WILL CALL THEM, AND ASK IF THEY WOULD BE
    INTERESTED. THEY CAME TO SEE AKIANE`S ART SHOW AT LA LOLLA ,ALL THE WAY
    FROM MID WEST.

    THERE ARE OTHER PAINTINGS OF NON RELIGIOUS THEMATICS ON THE WEB SITE.
    LET US KNOW HOW WE MAY HELP.

    SINCERELY,
    FORELI
    ARTAKIANE.LLC
    208-773-2090
    800-318-0947

  110. Profile photo of waify
    waify Female 18-29
    90 posts
    May 19, 2005 at 10:49 pm
    Rikushix, I think YOU need to get your terminology right. And Atheist is one who believes that there is no God. An agnostic believes that it`s impossible to determine whether there is or is not a god/God.
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    pherruginus Female 18-29
    121 posts
    May 20, 2005 at 9:24 pm
    Eigt year olds can barely draw a STRAIGHT LINES so how the hell could she paint those pictures??!!?! And why would God care about "gifting" an eight year old? Somone could claim that it was to show the world he exists, but look at what Jesus did when people were superstious! Now most are skeptical and this is almost nothing! Why would He bother; few will ever know of this little brat and her cheesy pictures.
    By the way nice horse running through mountain stream with bubbles, I wonder how people have it airbrushed on their vans.
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    wolf08 Male 18-29
    244 posts
    May 21, 2005 at 12:43 am
    i like the Jesus picture
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    trinity2609 Female 18-29
    854 posts
    May 21, 2005 at 8:31 pm
    yay "cheeseispunk" whiteninja:D
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    MM Freak Male 13-17
    55 posts
    May 22, 2005 at 5:13 pm
    WHAT?!?!?!)-|
  115. Profile photo of SamStone22
    SamStone22 Male 13-17
    15 posts
    May 23, 2005 at 3:32 pm
    That is one freaking talented kid.
  116. Profile photo of MCpeepants
    MCpeepants Male 18-29
    47 posts
    May 29, 2005 at 7:21 pm
    Its fake
  117. Profile photo of MCpeepants
    MCpeepants Male 18-29
    47 posts
    May 29, 2005 at 7:25 pm
    well, it may not be fake, she may just be messed up in the head like "Rainman", anyway whats another useless opionion about anything
  118. Profile photo of toriboy
    toriboy Male 30-39
    4 posts
    June 26, 2005 at 2:04 am
    I am not sure if she did them or not. I will say if she did she has an amazing technique. But I don`t like the paintings themselves.
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    bwahbwah Male 13-17
    982 posts
    July 24, 2005 at 1:37 am
    ooooo very good
  120. Profile photo of slinky0
    slinky0 Female 30-39
    1468 posts
    July 28, 2005 at 3:11 pm
    Not buying it either. It`s just a "have to see it to believe it" situation. And the pics "showing" her in the process painting does nothing to prove that she is the painter either.
  121. Profile photo of shadpro
    shadpro Male 18-29
    274 posts
    August 21, 2005 at 7:54 pm
    right, thanx lora for postin something to lower all of our egos and make us mad
  122. Profile photo of shadpro
    shadpro Male 18-29
    274 posts
    August 21, 2005 at 7:57 pm
    how would she know what these things even look like? fake
  123. Profile photo of shadpro
    shadpro Male 18-29
    274 posts
    August 21, 2005 at 7:57 pm
    right, thanx lora for postin something to lower all of our egos and make us mad
  124. Profile photo of youth
    youth Female 18-29
    882 posts
    September 5, 2005 at 4:39 pm
    kathyclysm shut up. and wow! even if she didn`t draw them i love the paintings anyways! especially the white pyramids one.. its like a surrealist dream world.. not very holy though.
  125. Profile photo of JosephineHMS
    JosephineHMS Female 13-17
    585 posts
    October 11, 2005 at 8:33 pm
    I dunno its people like her that make
    the rest of us look like poo
  126. Profile photo of zep fan
    zep fan Female 18-29
    492 posts
    October 11, 2005 at 8:37 pm
    I don`t really like the subject matter, but she is talented.

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