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The Power of Words by atmosblue The Power of Words by atmosblue
I think the worst and most damaging thing anyone can do is say any of these things in a truly hurtful manner...
I would hate to have someone close reject me like that.
It would feel like getting stabbed.

; ;


edit: fixed the colors a bit, some stuffs was bothering me. and now it's darker, looks better on flat screens =D

Medium: Inked with Microns and red permanent marker, toned with pencil and red colored pencil.
All comics/art/character/design/etc © me.
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:iconember55:
Ember55 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Artist
I would never say anything mean to people unless im messing around.. Its IMPOSIBRU FOR ME TO BE A MEANIE MC MEANIE PANTS!!
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8TeamFriends8 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Oh poor kid. Who is he? If people misjudge, treated, and punish him in a bad way, those people have got to stop that,or they'll get into trouble.
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berseker-rujin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010   Digital Artist
that happens 2 me alot T^T
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:iconjwaffle:
jwaffle Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so awesome :O
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:iconteddy2021:
teddy2021 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
for me it's not whats said but whats done
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:iconerin-serai:
Erin-Serai Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Student General Artist
I would die if Slade said that to me... v.v
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:iconblackwingedkat:
BlackWingedKat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist
*wibble* awwww! *hugs the poor guy*

Sorry. I couldn't help myself. He just looks so miserable! Really nicely drawn. *hugs the poor guy again*
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:iconteddy2021:
teddy2021 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
yup that's ma grade 2 life
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:iconkitsune-way:
kitsune-way Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
Awww. :[[[ I know how that feels.
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:iconazzlo:
Azzlo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
holy sh......wow.....your work is awesome and i am on the exact same page as the poor little guy..... "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me." HA thats a good joke
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:iconprosaicprotrusion:
ProsaicProtrusion Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
words hurt... ive suffered from them so many times
poor guy ;-;
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:iconopenshadow:
OpenShadow Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Digital Artist
This is such a powerful piece, the heavy contrasts and vivid colours really makes this a great comic.
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:iconkazumihayama:
KazumiHayama Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
So true. Words can be hurtful mentally and physically.
Physically when there's a really heavy dictionary invovled.

I love your art work. Completely different than mine. It has a somewhat dark aura about it. Not to be weird, or anything. >_>"
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:iconilavchalupa:
ilavchalupa Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I would hate to be rejected like that to i fell sorry for the character
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:icon10th-hokage:
10th-hokage Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
nice, i like ure gallery aswell :P
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:iconsunarashi-hime:
Sunarashi-Hime Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
a complete description of my old teacher (always yelling at us)
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:iconpumpking-king:
pumpking-king Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
wow thats wonderful made me make some tears love it
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:iconjessathegreat:
jessathegreat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
i've been there... :c
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D3volution Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007
Its interesting... how deep this will strike the downtrodden side of the cliques; the loners, wierdos, nerds, and pretty much anyone who dares not to dye their hair cherry blond and wear hollester until the end of their miserable lives. i am of course speeking about those who dare to be different.

from where i am, about 120 of these such individuals have spilled their scarred and hardened hearts into a few sentences in order to tell you that they, too have suffered in the exact punishment that (i can only assume) inspired this wonderful piece of art.

remember to always answer hate with love..because only then will the edge of their words dull and allow scars to heal.

i am faving this: and whenever i look at it, it will remind me of the torture one can afflict with only a few words

:hug: (I'm really sorry about my horrible grammar ^^;)
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:iconatmosblue:
atmosblue Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: thanks for the comment ^^
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toadking07 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
that last shot of the kid just gets me....

wish i could help 'em, not just sit here and be like, "sh!t happens" but tell them i would be their friend, and of course help them klean that blood up, blood is always messy....
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Gothic-Kitty103 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
It does suck. And I COMPLETELY agree with you. The sticks and stones thing my parents taught me... was a lie...
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:iconchiisai-san:
chiisai-san Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007
This is so cute! ^^ I Favorited it :)
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kylelover52610 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007
Take it from me, it's something no one should go through. It has happened to me and believe me, it's not something I'd do for the hell of it.....or suttin like that.
Rejection and what not can suck so bad. Really does feel like being stabbed. Especially by someone so close.
Cute lil dude from the forest is my hero! :3
The coloring is very good. Keep it up!
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Jakaru666 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
well it's true... words does hurt.

But it's sad when such things happend....

Awsome draw! :+fav:
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:iconraja-ulat:
Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007
Words can hurt in ways that sticks and stones can never achieve. :(
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predagirl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2007
;-; i hate that feeling....
:heart:'s meaning full art
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see03 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
aww, that's so sad. come back here you. *huggles* i love you. you're so cute, and i love your ears. *huggles some more*
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Sizab Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I feel for all who've felt this way, and I see through those who use those words.
It saddens me that whenever I try to be sociable, humanity continues to give me reasons not to. :(
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nekosukikawaiides Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
sooo cute xD
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XxXsparrowXxX Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
wow...it reminds me of my 2 years ago as a freshman...i was pretty much that strip. That is just awesome, it pretty much made me cry. i LOVE it. FAV!!
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:iconhomicidal-bob:
Homicidal-Bob Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
Words are truly awful...
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:iconlelly-chan:
Lelly-chan Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
good komik owo!
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C-62-vampyyri Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Word can be more powerfull then moves so thats true what you say. I know that feeling when someone shout to you and you're trying to apology... or some one just shout to you and you cant do anything. :(
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WatashiAoFuyu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
I always wanted to draw something like this but my drawing sux.. i am more of a photography kind of a person..
*whispers* but secretly i draw too ^^ lol.

This came out totally awesome. I loved it.
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a-joyfuldarkness Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2006
who hasnt been attacked by words? it relates so much to all of us

and yet you make it somewhat funny XD

woot to you and your insanity!
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lNaimaHl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2006
this is beautiful...like he trys n trys n the one he loves...shuts him out...
hah sorry
BEAUTIFUL concept...KUDOS
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MetarsusDemented Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Student Writer
Truth on a paper mixed with wisdom and cinnamon.
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:iconmayumiyume:
mayumiyume Featured By Owner May 26, 2006
Yeah!
Great! :clap:
It's so obscure oO
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inuyashaxkagome Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
The poor boy.......*hugs* TT.TT
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cloud323fighter Featured By Owner May 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man thats just hardcore and words don't hurt anyone ( only sensitive types ) only if you do something about it.......................................... just curious
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ShadiChizu Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
Aw its so relatively true :( It makes me sad, and remember bad things. Really powerfull :)
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Studentofjain Featured By Owner May 14, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Eber... *stalks you eternally*
:+fav:

*watches you!*

Georgous use of emotion through color... I relate... after reading all the other comments it makes me wonder why on earth so many people are hurt by other... just why? I've said I hate you to someone before... but they actually did something. *still feels the pain of being hurt and hurting...*

I can see you doing one on the people that say these things with their souls slowly floating away...

Meh.

Pretty...
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:iconatmosblue:
atmosblue Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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xpsychohugsx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006
totally relatable. This girls been following me around shouting UGLY at me. o____o
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:iconatmosblue:
atmosblue Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
; ; im sorry
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xpsychohugsx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2006
eh... it's okay. ^^ great job.

you inspire me! :o
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WitheringDeath Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
*nods* in total agreement here
words can hurt so much, and i've been driven away by such means and left to cry myself to sleep...it was very painful and i hated it alot
i ended up confronting the person who had done that to me and they apologized and gave me a much needed hug...

words are the worse thing to happen to a person *nods*
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Loomitz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006
grate idea rox
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Kiffy25081987 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Hobbyist
Aww... That's so sad... I know these feelings the little devil has.. poor thingy~
But it's a really great drawing~ ^_^
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