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Spirit Day is an international event to raise awareness of bullying and help prevent it in all forms. The day was started in 2010 as a response to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth who took their lives due to bullying. To get involved, paint your avatar purple, show support for your fellow deviants, spread the word, and submit your artwork to the gallery below to honor Spirit Day!

Spread spirit day and help to stop all the bullying in the world. Everyone is human and should be all treated human, whether straight, gay, bi, lesbian, or trans. No one should be bullied for who they are.

This isn't exactly the greatest drawing but I wanted to do something to support this day. I just wanted to to do something to let people know it's okay to be different. If anyone of you are in need of someone for anything like bullying or problems, you can talk to me and I'd be happy to listen and help as much as I can. Even if it isn't a problem, if you just want to talk to someone, I'm here. :heart:


EDIT: okay guys, I drew this because I support the victims who are bullied. I had to disable the comments because it was going out of control with saying that "you're not supposed to support this" and "bullying wont stop just because you posted this". I know it wont stop bullying, i just want to give out a helping hand to those who need it. People who are telling me that this is wrong should just leave then. I don't need people telling me my opinion is wrong. I support what I want to support. I get that you can say saying opinions are good and all but this has just gone out of control. Let people do what they want with their lives and be who they are, not people who you want them to be.

To those who are giving me well written comments, thank you and I'm sorry i had to disable them
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:icontotallydeviantlisa:
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
The LGBT suicides are the reason why I support gay marriage.
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Neshi-Farfarer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Am at the end of my line tonight, but can't not Comment on this.

Agreed wholeheartedly. been there, I feel ye.

It may be simple, but it's significant, nevertheless.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
Thank you! 
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KairixSora101 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this~! <3 It's letting me and my friend's know they we can be excepted. I also love your art work by the way! =^.^=~
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Evanest Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
So pretty.
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:icon8darkangel8:
8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
thank you
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Evanest Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome. I can't wait to post my art.
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desi8cake Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
This is a really good drawing, and it also has a really good message.
My girlfriend was very close to committing suicide because of her sexuality.
Thank you for supporting this. c:
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:icon8darkangel8:
8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thank you :>
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:icondesi8cake:
desi8cake Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
omfg.
Your signature.
Edward Elric.
I think yes.
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:iconmotoneko:
MotoNeko Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
those are wise words! :D
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
thank you :>
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Pedro-Teixeira Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Loved it, i mean both the drawing and the message. Congratulations :)
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
thank you :>


ahhhh hi love your avatar! Alphonse Elric xD
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Fruit-sec Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive drawing and nice idea :heart:
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
thank you :>
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mikehollowhead Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
the drawing is fine,but this is the first ah've ever heard of spirit day. ah understand it but ah have ta wonder why it's been around such a short time.
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
thank you :>
it's also the first I've heard of it
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:iconmikehollowhead:
mikehollowhead Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
yur wellcome,and it's good ta know ah aint the only one surprized.
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SinnerDom Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Its a great concept.
You illustration is very cute and effective.
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
thank you so much :>
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CosmicFiend Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have the means to make art for spirit day, but I am wearing purple. Does that count?
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I guess as long as you think and support all the victims, then yeah xD
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
haha I'm not really looking for a job yet :P
i'm 15 and not ready for that xD
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DraxDrilox Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual...OK
But be fat and/or ugly is WRONG!!!
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BaconMagic Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Fuck off, asshole.
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
:iconfacepalmplz:
plz just shoo
this does not amuse any of us here
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RoseNakahara Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
..........GTFO now do not ruin this day
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jay-villneff Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i LOVE THIS PICTURE!
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:icon8darkangel8:
8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
thank you so much :>
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jay-villneff Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your quite welcome =D
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Prismspiral Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Heh, funny my avatar already has some purple in it. XD Eh, things settle down once you get to college. If you survive high school then people just ignore you for the most part in college. :) Middle school was the worst for me in bullying. I only survived because I had a weird vision and kept my true nature locked up to lessen the bullying...
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
I guess school is the main place where people get bullied

It all gets better afterwards hopefully :>
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Robot--Panda Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Okay, I have to be real here. Do you understand how bullies work? Do you think this awareness has any effect? Do you think they care if they hurt others? No. To all 3 questions. I know you have decent intentions, that is fine... but you don't teach bullies lessons, you dominate them. That is how people should fight bullies... by being strong, not by caving in and trying to teach bullies it is wrong to hurt other people's feelings... because hurting others is fine. People need to learn to deal with it. I'm not saying that I go out of my way to hurt others, I don't, but I don't let people hurt me as well. It's just... all these "stop bullying awareness things" are targeted towards the victims and not bullies. :\
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emimelon Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
This is for dA's spirit day, besides, this is not to trheat the bullies. This is to cheer up the people that get bullied.
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Yes, I do understand how bullies work. I've been one of their victims for other reasons, and I still am being bullied now. I'm not just a random person who is drawing this because deviantart tells me to spread awareness. I actually do understand. And it hurts, a lot. I know this isn't going to affect bullies or teach them a lesson. I want people to know that people do care. I'm just trying to tell victims to understand that there are people out there who care about the victims. I know people who are bullied and think that no one cares. If you think I'm just one of those people who think that these type of drawings will stop bullying, then fine. My intention to let others know that people do care and try to give them courage and I can do that by what I can do best and that's drawing.
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Robot--Panda Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Look, I am a victim of the economy, that doesn't mean I know how it works. But I know how bullies work, and it is just the alpha male retardation, where boys need to prove they're superior than others by bullying them. That is why I say the only way to deal with it is being strong. But you and I have one difference, and it makes arguing pointless - I don't want people to care about my problems, because I am a white man, with internet and a tablet, and secure food, and water and life. All problems I can have are induced by people who are no superior than me, and I can deal with them. This is how I learned to deal with everything - by learning on my own. You think bullied people need care and understanding... which is fine, they probably do need that, but these victims need to be raised to be strong... Just suicides doesn't mean the person's life was crappy... suicide rate in Africa is so low, and we know life there is shit compared to white peoples lives around the world. Heck, you need to be against white people if you're against bullies, we're the main bullies of the world.
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HearAndListen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I honestly agree with this.
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Not everyone is strong enough to do what you can do. If you don't like my drawing or message, that's fine by me. I just want to help people who needs someone. Not everyone has to learn the way you learn. If you're saying that arguing is pointless, then just stop posting things that starts an arguement. Everyone has their own opinion. I'm only a 15 year old girl who wants to give courage to those who need someone, saying my own opinions and what I believe. Not everyone is like you.
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KoohiiJuusuMuzu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
FEACTURE --> [link]
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8DarkAngel8 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
A-aahhhhh thank you so much ;A;
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KoohiiJuusuMuzu Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome, it looks amazing and it's great to see such a clear message being sent out ♥
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amanda2324 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now this I can agree with. A lot of other deviations irritated me because they acted like LGBT youths were the ONLY ones who get bullied, or get bullied to the point of suicide.

So, anyway, yeah... thanks for that.

I love your line-art, btw. The way you have it adds texture to the picture.
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