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Read "L's Philosophy: Living Life at 100%" at my site!

I tried to make this understandable/readable, even if you haven't read the Death Note manga.

Basically, all you need to know are these few things:
1. Kira is a mass-murderer
2. The three guys in the comic are part of an investigation team to catch Kira.
3. Kira is Raito XD <--that's not a spoiler, lol.
4. "Ryuzaki" is a nickname for L.

I attempted the DN art style but it's way too blocky and different from my own (I'm more 'flowy', I think), but it was a nice challenge. As long as the characters are recognizable. :) lol

Urr, and I think that's all. :) I hope you enjoy it!
I didn't focus too much on making the art look extra sweet, so there's a massive lack of backgrounds, but I don't really care. I wanted the focus to be more on the 'story'/dialogue than the art. But, if you'd like to talk about the art, then that's fine too. :XD:

I called it 'L's philosophy' but it's actually my philosophy on life. I just think L is the perfect character to show how I feel about it. He seems to 'believe' in the same things as me, from observing his behavior and such from the manga. I only realized this AFTER I had my personal realization of my own too. Plus, L's fun to use for this, since he always speaks in percentages about how sure he is. XD
If there's something you don't understand about what they're talking about, feel free to ask. I think it's really important... so, please, don't dismiss it easily. Even though there are little comedic bits inside it, the message behind what they're saying is serious to me. I really think everyone can be a lot happier if they discover that this 'advice' is 'right' on their own.

Don't feel obligated to comment on every page. If you just *want* to though, I'm totally fine with that, too. :) You won't hurt my feelings either way. As long as you read it and it makes you think a little...just a little...:heart: :hug:

I feel the message is just so important, and since discovering it for myself a couple of weeks ago, the whole world just makes sense now. It's like a...practical joke from God, or something. :XD: (No, like, seriously. I just went...'wow'...) That's why I think the world is a beautiful place. You should all enjoy your time you have on here before it is too late. It's so hard to convey this... even through comics and art, which I am so used to expressing myself in, already. I think the message is all around us, already though. It's just how much attention you're paying it to notice.

I made this all for you guys, you know. I want to give out my recent 'secret' to happiness to everyone.
To tell you the truth, I've been stuck in a rut and have been depressed for quite a number of years, actually. I never knew that I would have suicidal thoughts, but it has happened. But, now I will live my own life, under my terms, under my conditions, with no regrets, self-pity or lingering sorrow. Because that is just wasting my life away. We've all been put on this Earth for a reason-- to live! What is the meaning of life, you say? To live! To live and experience, and learn any and everything, while you still can. You could all die tomorrow. You never know. Live like it's your last day on Earth. You don't want to die full of regret, do you? If there's something you know should be done today, don't wait till tomorrow to do it. Tomorrow might never come. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, and you knew you would feel regretful not saying 'I love you' enough to your family, your friends, your significant others, then, you shouldn't waste another second NOT doing it. Say what you wanna say; be what you wanna be. Listen to your heart, and follow your intuition-- I feel it has a much greater intelligence than any book can teach you.

This is why I'm doing so many giftarts for people. This is why, no matter what, I must become a comic book artist. Even if I never ever become a professional comic book artist, even if I die tomorrow, never have graduated from college, and never becoming as 'successful' as I wanna be, I still won't feel any regrets. I'm going full steam ahead, and living my life at 100% all day, everyday, and much as God's willing to let me. As long as my comics make people happy, that's all I could ever ask for. If my art makes you happy, then I must continue drawing! Your happiness makes me happy. :) If only the rest of the world's goal was to make others happy and teach them how to really LIVE, it would be such a more beautiful place to live in. What's up with all this selfishness? Where is that going to get you? Are you *really* happy living that way? That's why I find it hard to do requests when people ask first. I don't like any hints of selfishness. Even commissions are hard to do, but at least they aren't asking for it for free, you know? Please don't ask me for a drawing. You will probably never get it. If I don't take the initiative to want to draw it for you, then it just won't be in my heart to make it. I'm sorry, but I don't like to half-ass my art. That's just wasting my life away.

All my 'real life' friends (and even my internet friends) know I don't talk about myself much. I find observing people more fun than interacting with them sometimes. It's just how I am. But, I think I have reserved myself for too many a wrong reason. I feel I can finally breathe...:D :faint:

....that was a long description, lol. :faint: (I wonder how many of you skipped over it, haha :lol: Oh, well~) XD Anyway >_> um... hope you like the comic XDDD rofl :lmao:
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AliceSacco Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010   Digital Artist
I use percentage too and someone has criticized me for this.
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Orihimechan-Me Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
Wow! I'm surprised I never saw this. The art is splendid. <3 Matsuda is adorable.
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genaminna Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^_^ :D haha, yes, he is X DDDD
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Veinctor Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional Filmographer
haha awesome!!
if u like plz check out mine ;P
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raiki-XD Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
One more thing...What you said in your description is very inspirational, so thank you!
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raiki-XD Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
That is a good philosophy. XD If it's anything besides 100%, there's always going to be a little doubt remaining, and to be truly happy, there shouldn't be any doubt. I like how you think.

I also like how you combined this with L, haha. He is the perfect choice to represent your philosophy. Plus, he gives a comic air even while being perfectly serious. XD
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One-Ee Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008   Interface Designer
i like these fan comic art thingys. its very pro looking! it is good to be different from other fanartists in a way or more/less. i would love to collaborate on an artsy thing (either be artist or script writer for comicbooks or also come up with ideas or even a game), but theres a chance (percentage?) that i'd be hurt emosionally or ripped off. i actually did start a collaboration in '06 on a flash game-making project, but it was cut-short, because my bf left me. i think that project was scrapped (by him)...its better than being left out of credits (i.e. if i work on a project w/ someone my email or penname/alias should be included or i'll feel as if i were ripped /used). keep up the good work. oh, btw, since he is a toon can we share the L-ove? many already share 2D/Stu-Pot. i have all these ideas swirling in me mind for fanarts/etc, but for now i do not know how to put them down on paper like a pro. anyways, some ideas were already claimed by fans, so i'm more of a lurker, than an artist...for now.
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Jox-nbc Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
L IS MINE *hiss*

xD
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
rofl, you can have him :XD:
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mrsnugglemuffin-owns Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
that was deep. u no wat u talking about! :] gewd job!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :D glad you read and liked it! :]] :love:
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love-eternal Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
Thank you so much. Everything you said in your artist comment and everything said in the comic was so heart-felt that I don't know how to respond. I feel overjoyed that a person such as you exists in this world...and I feel absolutely touched to have read this.

Thank you for being so honest and so imaginative in the way you presented your philosophy. I've been kinda stuck in a rut as of late, but your words have helped me to remember some things that I, too, realized to be true not long ago.

The meaning of life is happiness. Live life the way you wish...with no regrets...and don't wait to become the person you've always wanted to be until it's too late. Find your own joy, your own love, your own faith and your own hope. These are things no one can decide for you. Believe in your own convictions, for if you do not, then who will? Live your life 100%.

Thank you for writing this. As I said, I was touched by this work. Your thoughts have reached me, and I thank you for that.
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genaminna Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, girl :aww: I still don't really know what to say to reply to this correctly but XD I'm sooo glad that I have helped you a little in whatever it is you choose to do with your life :hug:
*personal reminder to self why she should still become a comic book artist* : ]]
thank you; you being touched by it just touches me even more so and give me the courage to live another day to draw another page :hug: :hug: :blowkiss:
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wolfsgirl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
L = Love. xD People say to me that he looks like the grudge>< But L is really sweet! And funny:P And cute xD
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I know, man. he rocks :3 but he has his downsides too hehe ^^; but not his looks I don't think ;D He just works too hard...^^;
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fionasquid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006
love it. ♥
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genaminna Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :heart: :D :)
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DeathNoteFC Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
Haha, actually, I have skipped one part. But, since it was a part with those 4 important things to know - which I know quite well, I guess itís alright. ^^
I think youíve got the DN style pretty well. I havenít had enough time to read the whole thing yet (I WILL do it, I promise), but I like it, really. I think that L has an amazing character. When I finished reading your comment, I had to agree with you. I feel like Lís way of life...his way of thinking is quite similar to mine, too.
You really should have live your life like thereís no tomorrow. To keep oneís way. Itís the only way to really live.
Like you, I went through something pretty bad, lately. I felt like everything I have ever done was wrong. One of my best fiends have betrayed me (though this isnít a right word to say it). And it made me think about things I would never thought about. I have already renounced the world, but there were people, that didnít let me. And I am so grateful to them, now.
I like that ĎSay what you wanna say; be what you wanna be.í I hope Iíll be able to follow it in any situation.
I want to thank you, too. For all the optimism and truth in the description. I needed this.^^ And for your amazing art. Keep it up.
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genaminna Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Omg, I'm so totally sorry that I haven't replied to this yet when you sent it out like a good month ago! :O_o: When I read it the first time, I truly did not know what to say and how to reply correctly, so I left it in my messages box till I felt I could... but graerhhdgsgrgfhatkhrem, things get buried by DA after 25-ish comments and school keeps me too busy to believe. (actually, I should be writing a paper now :XD: *almost 5 a.m.* lol)
But, wow.... thank you, in general :hug: I'm glad I could provide some introspection to yourself. :) :thanks: :heart: even after a whole month, I still don't know what to really say! *__* I'm sorry....:worship:
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Avalonbluemoon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
I am doing so research to cosplay one of the Death Note character, and I decided to check out ur comic first :D I think Im going with Kira.... L is the easier to cosplay though...
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genaminna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, yeah, L is simple enough :D XD His character is probably harder to imitate tho...^^; thanks for reading my comic lol. I dunno how it's 'research' tho :D XD
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dragonzmoon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006
Aww... :sniff: It was so touching! You're one hell of a fabulous person Gena, and don't let anyone tell you different! ;) :glomp: :love:

:lmao: Now on to the deviation. :)

His eyes are so googlie.. :slow: Lol! This looks promising, I think I'll read it. :nod: I hope you find your dream of becomming a comic book artist! :hug:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
aws...thanks...:hug: thanks for all the kind words and the support, dear...:hug: :D
haha, and L's eyes used to bug me XDD His eyebrows disappeared in the DN manga only after a few chapters XD
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
hahaha! :lol: oh, don't let the rabid L fans hear you say that :giggle: :D
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dragonzmoon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
:hug: No problem, you're so welcome! :hug: :XD:

Yeah, he kind of looks like a skeleton.. ^^;
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scuzme Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
omg you didnt :XD: yes you did :love: haha you did a DN comic :XD: dude! lol is gonna squeel if she sees this :XD:


*runs off to read the rest* i'll coment on the last page too!!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
rofl, yesh, I dids~...:XD: I guess there aren't a lot of fanmangas about DN? (well I haven't seen any bigger than one page at least)...^^; Thank you! lol
oh yeha, *Go-Devil-Dante is like, the ultimate DN fan! o.o
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Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love L!!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, he's definitely a unique one! :XD:
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IrisHime Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Student Digital Artist
:giggle: that is so L! you draw him so wonderfully as WELL as having him totally in character!! :D
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, it was hard doing BOTH things XD :faint: thank you though; I'm glad you think it worked out~ :hug: :D
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IrisHime Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Student Digital Artist
:giggle: oh I know. do you ever have that problem of trying to draw one expression, and then you slart to focus on one part, and then you start drawing around that bit and suddenly realize you totally don't have the expression you wanted/needed int the first place!?
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IrisHime Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Student Digital Artist
^^;
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
haha yeah XD that's what I call 'too much thinking' XDD
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Yellowbulma Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I only know a little bit about Death Note but this is great :clap:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
aww, thank you, YB! :hug: I hope I didn't make it too complicated ^^; lol
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Yellowbulma Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: don't worry you didn't and your very welcome =) :glomp:
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ArtisticParadigm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GENA!!! OMG...I never knew you felt like this about life and how you were depressed =( Everything you wrote is very true and it really got me thinking that I feel like I've been wasting my life complaining about so many things when I could be doing so many wonderful things in life!! Sometimes I am a really selfish person and I never think about it at first until afterwards (x__x I gotta stop doing that). I'm really trying to live my life to whatever limit I can and I really love your philosophy on making others feel happy and living 100% of your life everyday =) Drawing makes me most happiest and I agree with what you said about that too ^^ And yea...that was a long description XD but it was worth the read :hug:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: Thanks, Saku-chan...:hug: I think you're about the only person who's actualy read that whole thing so far...:D Thanks, that meant a lot to me. :blushes:
Complaining about things are okay sometimes, but it's a better use of energy to do something about it, you know? I have tried to look at the brighter sides of things while I was depressed, but I could never get completely out of it till now...when I realized I was just trying to please others, but I needed to please myself first, or there's just no meaning to it. I just wasn't...being myself completely...afraid of rejection and such. But, that's only hindering yourself and not showing who you really are, which sucks. Rejection is almost always GOING to happen somewhere, so there's no use in trying to prevent it (like I was, by not letting anyone getting to know me, fully). But, annnyyywayyyy~ :)
It takes some time to really feel like in your heart, which is why I said (in the comic) it's easy to say, but you have to experience it for yourself... I hope you really do one day. :D Whenever a selfish thought come to my mind, I think 'is there a possibility I might regret this later?' if the answer has a hint of 'yes' in it, then I don't do the selfish act. Urrrr, and this reply has gotten way outta hand so I'll just end it here....^^; :hug: thanks again :blowkiss:
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ArtisticParadigm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your replies can never get out of hand =D

I agree with everything you said. You really do have to think about yourself at first because you have to find what makes you happy in the beginning to be able to pass it on to others ^^ And yes...we do not live Eutopian lives, so there is bound to be some kind of turmoil waiting for us in the future (i.e. rejection). I understand it all perfectly! I just wish other people would to =)

Teehee...you welcome :hug:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, lol, sadly, not many others do~ oh well...:(:hug: and if not out of hand, they sitll get pretty darn long and sometimes offtopic, rofl...^^; :hug:
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ArtisticParadigm Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD XD I'm like that too...I think we have ADD roffll
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, I'm seriously considering that fact XD
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ArtisticParadigm Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wOoT wOoT =D
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JoeyTheMostAwesome Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I admire your comic skills :bow:

Please continue, and I will continue to read.
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
till the day I die, I shall continue drawing~ :D thank you...:hug:
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JoeyTheMostAwesome Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcomes =D
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Yamilisa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Um... nothing happens when I click the next page link.
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genaminna Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, sorry, I had to finish uploading all of them first in or der to get the links ^^; They should be working now tho ^_^;;;
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Yamilisa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, they are working now. This is heavy stuff to read at 4 in the morning.
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