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Look who's in the reject bin by cambiare-magico Look who's in the reject bin by cambiare-magico
This piece has been made as a birthday gift for my good friend kiyobean a fellow artist and lover of animation. She's been struggling hard with her transition and her journey over the last few years, and it got me to thinking about the things we had to help us prepare for these kinds of struggles back when we were children.

Being in my late twenties, I remember a lot of old cartoons with messages in them that were encouraging those who didn't quite fit in to carry on regardless. The one that stands out the most to me is the theme song from 1980's British cartoon series, The Raggy Dolls.

I have seen many other quotes and screen captions from modern animation with similar strengths in them, but for me this song will always stick in my mind as a simple message to remember that no outcast is ever alone. So, don't be scared if you don't fit in! look who's in the reject bin! Online forums and groups full of supportive potential friends who are sharing the same experiences. Because of this I decided to draw this image of Kiyo Bean and I as Raggy Dolls, in the same style as the show.

kiyobean, happy birthday darling. This picture of you and I as Raggy Dolls will help you to remember that we're in this stuff together!

The Raggy Dolls - Opening Theme.

It's not much of a life when you're just a pretty face
Just to be whoever you are is no disgrace
Don't be scared if you don't fit in
Look who's in the reject bin!

It's the Raggy Dolls
Raggy Dolls
Dolls like you and me
Raggy Dolls
Raggy Dolls
Made imperfectly

So if you got a bump on your nose or lumps on your toes, do not despair
Be like the Raggy Dolls, and say "I just don't care"
'Cause Raggy Dolls
Raggy Dolls
Are happy just to be
Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls
Dolls like you and me!

It's not much of a life when you're just a pretty face
Just to be whoever you are is no disgrace
Look around and you will find
People of every kind

Like the Raggy Dolls
Raggy Dolls
Dolls like you and me
Raggy Dolls
Raggy Dolls
Made imperfectly

So if you're not at ease with your nobbly knees and your fingers are all thumbs
Stand on your two left feet, and join our Raggy Doll chums

'Cause Raggy Dolls
Raggy Dolls
Are happy just to be
Raggy Dolls, Raggy Dolls
Dolls like you and me!

Image and character Saku Smith aka CreatoreMagico - March 2014
Raggy Dolls Melvyn Jacobson
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
What a wonderful idea! Holy crap - man, I didn't even know the lyrics to the raggy dolls theme tune, and that's just so optimistic and reassuring, I don't even know WHAT to think

I love how you've drawn you two - you've emulated a raggy doll style just beautifully <3
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assipattle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, I'd nearly forgotten about that cartoon! ( and you think I wouldn't what with my sister and her massive love for old cartoons haha )

This is a really sweet picture of you and your friend. It's very simple but it shows off the whimsical, pleasant style of the cartoon and naturally brings the theme song to mind! My one crit would be to try to imitate the colour style of the cartoon - your own colours are very vibrant and pretty, but the style does look a little strange with them! Probably just because I was expecting something else, though.
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CallMeHe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist
OMG RAGGY DOLLS <3
Sad Sack was my favourite.
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drazzi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You always put so much thought into every piece you do honey, you're so awesome :love: Even a piece as seemingly simple as this one, has hours of work and days of thought put into it.
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