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YouAreLoved by Rueme YouAreLoved by Rueme
"You might have noticed that deviantART is wearing purple today, as October 20, 2010 marks Spirit Day -- an event to honor teens who have lost their lives to anti-LGBT bullying.

While this specific type of bullying has received a lot of media attention as of late, we'd like to bring to light how bullying is a wide-spread problem that impacts everyone -- regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, ethnicity, race, or profession. And the recent surge of teen suicides associated with bullying can't be ignored or overlooked."


Love the purple, hehe :heart:
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xelanesque Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
I do not support this day and I hope it never comes again!
Rueme Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
That's pretty terrible of you, but whatever :|
AbbyDaybreak Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Woo. I'm loved. :3
I totally want to draw this photo... My style..
(BTWWW. If I do, I'd totally credit you for original idea btw so no worries.. haha. ) Anyways. Its so great it makes me want to go murder a chicken D: ..
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Spirit Day piece.
whisingbloomer Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
Harper-chan Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
I like purple....I was bullied as a kid....I thought about killing myself once or twice....I always found a reason not to. Thankfully I haven't been bullied since I started High School so I haven't thought about it in years....I'm glad I was able to get past it and have the chance to figure out what I want to do for the world. I hope others are able to do the same. Bullies never truely get anywhere in life and the people who work hard and help others are the ones that truely achieve, that's what I took away from it and I hope that other people who are or were bullied get the same idea.
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Narutolover00 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
She's very pretty! :3
AlexaChan95 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is very beautyful and fits the theme very well :heart:
Mondilein Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You've been featured here: Spirit Day: A Feature News Article! Take a look when you can. Remember to fave the article and drop a comment. Thank you. Hope you enjoy!
Rueme Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Mondilein Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :hug:
SergiLove Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
elle est trés belle!
red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Leila-Paradise Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
very cute!!!!<3
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, this is really sweet. Gorgeous job on the coloring, especially her hair, and I love her hands. Great work! :D
M-Milburn Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrandomcommentplz1::iconrandomcommentplz2: :icongoodjobsign:
KalineReine Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Writer
This is awesome and I love it. <3
Siberianchan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I think I have to say something here.
Thank you. You spoke it up. Recently I noticed how it was always emphazised as "bullying of lesbians and gays". I am glad that there is an awareness now and that it got a day to remember (though it would be better to remember everyday - guess it is like with Valentine's day. Show your feelings always - but have a day to give a little extra).

What got a bit forgotten over all this - there is more bullying than "just" cause of the sexual orientation.
There'll be always a reason to use and to excuse why bullying someone - be it gender, race, language, looks, habits, clothing - damn, often enough they don't NEED a reason, it's just that they get their kicks in drowning your books in the toilet.

I am glad you brought this up again.
No bullying is ok. No matter if it accidently gets high attention or if it happens without ever anyone talking about.

I don't think bullying will ever die out. As I said - certain people don't need a reason. What I can say to their sandsacks (I avoid the word "victim" on purpose) - don't let them make you their victim. As soon as you resign yourself to the role of the victim it is hard to get it off again. Fight back with any means you have. Including telling your teachers and your parents. This takes guts. But life always does. Jump off and see you'll survive it (telling I mean). If nothing else it does give you a bit strength. Anyways - don't ever let them tell you bullying is nothing (cause some teachers and parents DO think that splashing a "DIE BITCH" with red color on your locker is a normal, harmless kid's prank). It IS something. And moreover it is your life that's fucked up. Seeking help is the only option you have then to really change something. (depending on the level I recommend a lawer. Since destroying your properties or injuring you physically ARE civil crimes. While insults are not.).

And now a word to the many ones standing by watching. I know there are more watchers out there as active bulliers. And the better part of the watchers feels sick seeing what happens.
I know you do.
So why do you just stand by?
We don't need a big protector if it's that, what you think. We need a hand to strenghten our back (and sometimes an ass kick to step up at one point). That's all. Talking to us friendly sometimes is enough to provide this. (though this can be hard... at one point I got extremely hostile to anyone talking to me. I had reason to do so. Please, don't be discouraged. Sometimes we are simply cautios, cause life taught us to be - plus we don't want pity.)
And you fear you'd get bullied too?
Well, at least you'd be not alone. Aside of that - I don't think it too possible. Those standing by usually blend in the mass perfectly. Probably people who bully me wont even notice you. And if rhey do - if you are friends with them - well, they might listen to your reason. And if they don't... well. It's up to you.

Thank you, Rueme for bringing it up. :)

(story above is experience. I was bullied in school, enough to be driven close to suicide. Of course I never talked to my parents... and teachers considered the actions mostly as pranks that went a bit too far. Oh, and I should try to integrate a bit more in class, then I'll see they are good guys after all... mine is a bitter laugh. I enrolled on another school, but sadly problems followed me in form of me being snappy to anyone talking to me, being hostile to anyone attempting to close in... and since my new teachers did not know about my former situation there was no proper warning. (A little: "Look, that girl went to a lot of shit, is probably slightly traumatized, so don't expect her being all friendly and open" would have been a good start. Well. Comes from me being close mouthed.)
Shade-Princess14 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
:la:This is a pretty awesome picture!! You are loved toooo!!:la:
LonelyZoner Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've been seeing a lot of that bullying on the news lately. =( That's so sad, how kids can just harrass someone to the point of suicide.

Awesome way to show the purple spirit! =D Love the pose and the shades you used.
Poetic-Kitsune Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
XD-eviltoast-XD Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
they are loved :)
StarCentury Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Out of all the Spirit Day themed submissions I've seen so far, yours has to be the prettiest looking one yet. :D
Smruf-or-smurffyness Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
-is absouluty in love right now-

:heart: This is sfucking amazing, because of your drawing right here. I think that the theam is very followed by your awesomness. Just saying. I'm glade you drew this. I hope thay people who see this and do not know about this day, will now know becuase of you and will relise what this is about. :heart:
TerryGFX Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
mad cute :D
tetsuhiro69 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
elemental-heiress Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student General Artist
She's so cute! :la: I love this piece. Especially the glowing heart :heart:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely work! Great pose and colors! :D
1DAKOTA-SMITH1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
InuChan0523 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
VERY @*!^&$ cute! OMG! No joke! Loveher barette and I absolutely love the lil heart lit up in the middle of her hand!

Thank you so SO much for sharing! :>
runawaywithrandoms Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ooh, it's pretty~! :heart:
missrubyadventerous Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
this is very pretty great job
MikeBrooklyn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Awww, she's cute!
danlev Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! :love:
PrincessAri Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
minhari Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
yes, juthank you for spreading love around the world by your work
cloudPOP Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so pretty~♥
Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really great~! ;u;

It's awesome for the occassion <3 I love all of the purples ahdes of color here~ It looks amazing! *_* And this is so cute~! ^3^
buki-cheese Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
KarasuMegami Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow thats good!!

Akarui-Hane Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, you're in it too! *_* Glad to know that :la:
Great picture, +fav
xYukaidox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous work. I love the coloring, the heart shape she is making with her hands, and the message that the drawing brings with it. Definite :+fav: and wonderful work! :)
dakotadugger Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
This is very pretty.
RedKnight33 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Excellent work - the eyes are really nice, and I love how friendly she looks.

I do not condone homosexuality, but I do believe that everyone needs to hear the words "You are loved"!

I do not know if you follow Jesus or not, but this is exactly what he wants them to know - that he loves all his children, not because of who they are, but in spite of it!

Isn't that just amazing? :D
wind797 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
looks amazing :D
VampirianWolfGirl Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
beautiful!! well done!
Lieutenant-Sloth Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
This is now a favorite of mine, especially since I love purple and I wore it yesterday :D
villamar Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Oh, so that's why the purple D: *didn't know* Nice drawing btw :3
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