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***If (attempted) suicide triggers you then I suggest you look away.***

When I want to find the metaphorical line sometimes I gotta cross it first.

Fluttershy My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
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:iconmonkeyterd2:
monkeyterd2 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Fucking love it.
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:iconfahu:
Fahu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If sadness is supposed to be a negative emotion, then why do I love this picture so much?
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:icondigi-dragon:
Digi-dragon Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Coming back to this every year.... Jesus... There is no other work like this. The posture says everything. There is just nothing I can argue against.  
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:iconthejayster49:
TheJayster49 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She saved her own life.... She's a hero...
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:iconseiya-meteorite:
Seiya-Meteorite Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
:(
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:icon09099aazz:
09099aazz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my god I love art like this. The most simple details make some shed a single tear because of the meaning behind it. I'm sure many suicidal people feel this way and it kills me inside to see them suffer like this. 

Thank you so much for creating this masterpiece, you've earned a fav and a watch. :) (Smile) 
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:icondipsydew:
dipsydew Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
you are a horrible person and I love you
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:iconbluemoonvanilla:
BlueMoonVanilla Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, God. That's dark, especially since she rarely changes...
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:iconaaronmk:
AaronMk Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I like what this is trying to explore, not out of sadism but out of concept of character. If Fluttershy were to slip into such a deep well, would her meekness let her follow through? Or on the title: is she a coward for trying, or a coward for failing?

This image seems to have its own discussion on the theme going on, which is great to see. I don't often see anything like that floating about.

It's something I'd surely pass about on an awareness platform and to generate more chewing on the bit. However I'm afraid that in a world of sensitivity I may be barred from doing that when people start spitting about it. Shame, really.
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:iconcashmone7:
CASHMONE7 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
these comments give me life.
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:iconreddeadelite:
RedDeadElite Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
This crossed the line from edgy to heavy.
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:iconcrucifythewolf:
CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it wrong that I did this?
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:iconcashmone7:
CASHMONE7 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
nope!
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:iconcrucifythewolf:
CrucifyTheWolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
: D 10/10!
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:iconcombatkaiser:
Combatkaiser Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
she had a last second change of heart and didn't went through with it?
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:iconcashmone7:
CASHMONE7 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
She's ashamed because she was afraid to do it.
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:iconcombatkaiser:
Combatkaiser Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
unfortunately for non-flyers, once you kick the stool, there's no backsies.
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
It takes a lot more courage to live. 
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:iconsinnleben:
SinnLeben Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015   Writer
Thank you, Heavy-Weight. It helps.
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:iconsilvadel:
silvadel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
And then her wings locked up...
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:icondarkworkz:
Darkworkz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
It hurts.
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:iconfrank-seven:
Frank-Seven Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the best pony drawings I've ever seen. Depressing but powerful image with deep meaning, especially you titled this as 'Coward' which is a very nice touch. Amazing job, really!
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:iconskullkittenz21:
Skullkittenz21 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to cry now.
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:iconcashmone7:
CASHMONE7 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Crying is good.
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:iconskullkittenz21:
Skullkittenz21 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
TT_TT crying is kinda good.....TT_TT
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lockersnap Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
I really like this.  I'm also very entertained by the title because it matters so much to this.  To me it says that this is what Fluttershy thinks she should do but can't.  (No outside force to the action visible)  Fluttershy was not very assertive and her value came from taking care and appeasing others.  She doesn't see worth in herself and gets her sense of being from others.  If she has reached the conclusion that she should kill herself, then she must think that is the most useful thing she can do.  But she's scared.  If she can do it, she'll be brave doing the right thing.  But she can't, in her uselessness she can't even get rid of her useless self.  The failure and disappointment she causes will continue and she hates herself for it.

I do not support that viewpoint, but I can try to understand it.
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:iconabydos91:
abydos91 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very powerful piece... sadly it triggered something, so now have mixed feelings about it. Nice work though :3
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:iconcashmone7:
CASHMONE7 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Ohh, I'm sorry. ;~;
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:iconabydos91:
abydos91 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I'm used to it :3
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:iconeagle1division:
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I comment this in reply: parttimebrony.deviantart.com/a…
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Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does this make her oddly... Endearing?

I guess it makes sense, really. Seeing her in such distress just makes you want to do everything you can to make her life better.

Why would you want your life to be over, Fluttershy? Why? What do we need to fix?

Is the social anxiety too much? Nothing you do will ever make us stop loving you. Are you depressed? We can find you someone to talk to, anything should come before this.

Or maybe you're tired of being pushed around? We will stand up for you.

What is it? We will help you. We want to help you. We love you, every bit of you, and would never want to be without you. Please don't kill our best friend, Fluttershy. Just take that noose of her neck, we want to hold her and tell her how much we love you. It'll be okay, we'll make it okay.
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:icondev-i:
Dev-i Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice work.
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:iconthe-pharaoh-hound:
The-Pharaoh-Hound Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
reminds me of Imscared. you got the chair, the rope, the darkness. I thought of commiting suicide once...
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:iconeagle1division:
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An awful thought to have. But thoughts have no power over us if we don't entertain them.
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:iconthe-pharaoh-hound:
The-Pharaoh-Hound Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah i guess so
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:iconeagle1division:
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What's "Imscared"?
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:iconthe-pharaoh-hound:
The-Pharaoh-Hound Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Imscared is a creepy video game you can download on your computer. It's about you traveling through an asylum-like house with many locked doors! But the main goal is to get out alive, but doing that is impossible. When you get to the end, you are trapped in a dark room with an odd monster (who may or may not repersent fear) and the only way out is to hang yourself.
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:iconharukoto:
HaruKoto Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nonononononononononononononononononononoooooooo
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:iconhansoloissexy:
HanSoloissexy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
I once contemplated suicide. I even had the perfect note in my head as well. Then I got scared of myself, and pushed those thoughts as far down as they could go.
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:iconcashmone7:
CASHMONE7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Good. Don't ever do it.
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:iconbarney-nedward:
barney-nedward Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Writer
As far as attempted suicide goes that's an epic fail.

:iconepicfailplz:
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:iconcashmone7:
CASHMONE7 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I suppose it is.
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:iconverulence:
verulence Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my... this wounds me.

Good effect on target. Well done piece!
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:iconcashmone7:
CASHMONE7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Thank you very much. ;w;
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:iconverulence:
verulence Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't thank me, thank your fingers! They did all the linework! :iconrainbowdashwinkplz: Haha you're welcome!
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:icontestsubject93:
TestSubject93 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Wow. Very powerful piece. 
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:iconplatinastar:
PlatinaStar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;( Awww...

Lovely work, though.

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lilappleblossom Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Maybe I'm more of an optimist than I think but when I look at this I don't think of cowardice. I see her wings as hope, love, friendship, all of the good things that make life worth living. Sometimes pain is part of life too but those things sometimes come just when they're needed.
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SEGASister Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:happycry:
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:iconmonotonyart:
MonotonyArt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fluttershy is not a coward for being afraid to die. Death is the ultimate fear.
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