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Suicide is not a success story, it is a tragedy
They are not heroes, they are victims. . .



Just recently, a young boy of 14 took his own life. Jamey Rodemeyer. Jamey has been bullied a lot for being gay; bullied by his peers, his schoolmates and recently even by the people from the internet. He posted an encouragement for bullied teens this month, telling them that it will get better but sadly, it did not got better for him.

Many reacted to his death and many has sparked awareness on teen bullying and suicide. I hope someday no kid or anyone has to take their own life because pain has been consuming them too much. Weather you are being bullied or you know someone experiencing it, take action! Be the agent of change. A friend is much much better than a blade, don't hurt yourself, the effect is only temporary. Remember that there are people who loves you so SO much, the world is a beautiful place, don't give up. Taking your life away is not the solution, be the change the nation needs.
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News about Jamey's suicide - [link]

It get's better project - [link]

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:iconmai-kuu:
mai-kuu Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
WOw. I love this artwork.
The feels..
This artwork tells a very sad story
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thank you. Yeah it's kinda sad but it's real :)
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TheFieryFireBug Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very true and Jamey's was a very upsetting one.
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iLantiis Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your work here!
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thanks a lot! :hug: and awesome thread btw ^^
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virulentrose-art Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student General Artist
Pfft, yeah, sing me another tune why don't ya?
Nice message but, hey. I've been bullied my whole school career and just started highschool, and the problem NEVER got better. Only worse.
It only gets better once it's over and you don't have to see the assholes anymore.
End of story.
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
k. You have your opinion.
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superstarburst Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I know people say so but my question is: any time soon? The pain isn't lessening
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."
Wayne Dyer
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CupcakeUnicornZ Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
This is very beaitiful graet message.
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^ :hug:
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:iconmagnumkiyoshi:
magnumkiyoshi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
aww...sad...
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
indeed ;-;
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cardigan-weather Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
simply beautiful. R.I.P. jamey :heart:
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful pic. Sad part is, there are still people shouting slurs on the Youtube vid even now...
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those people are stupid cowards v.v
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paulypants Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This piece would be perfect for a new project we are developing -- an online gallery for artists who have been bullied or who explore the theme of bullying in their work. It's called the You Will Rise Project. Check it out here: [link] and let us know if you would be willing to share this piece on the site. Read the "Submit Your Work" section of the site for details. Thanks!
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immaonedirectioner Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Writer
@Kantatoon, you should draw another Korrasami artwork with the same theme. :)
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Running-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is a very nice picture. R.I.P. Jamey
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you
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Running-Blue Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome :peace: :hug:
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sultansaab Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also heard about this, and I think it's great that Lady Gaga is standing up against it as well. If other celebrates took action, we could solve these problems quickly. Very sad, what happened to that boy :/ RIP jamey.
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always nice when celebrities take notice of it, it gets exposure. I appreciate Lady Gaga's involvement in it too. Yeah, it's really very sad :'c
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BlackWhiteSilver Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student General Artist
RIP Jamey- I am sorry life would be so cruel. But know I care(And I will continue to care for you)- and if anyone else cares about this they should not be afraid to admit it!
But I do have to say- tommorrow is always another day- and people in the world are showing that they care for a boy they never met. Friends are crying- His Parents are fighting to end the bullying for all kids now. Let this show people- that people really do care.
Thank You For Putting This Up.., it made me so sad when my friend told me about this today..,
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Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you also :hug: It's really sad.
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Raihiko Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student
So beautiful your art and the message too.

Sometimes, when the time is gone, we could forget how was our 14, our 12, 13, 15 etc...and we could forget how much these years was hard for us...so, sometimes when a teen come tellig you that bullies are worrying him, you can undervalue it...

These things should not happen...but these things happen...
Bullying is a bad and huge reality, and it can get worse in internet: some people could be afraid doing an action considered morally wrong (like omophobic actions) when he/she is physically near you; but when he/she is hyding himself/herself behind a display, he/she breaks every bond and shows to the world his/her wickedness.
And maybe this is why bullying spread so much quickly from when teens can use an important instrument like internet....

Why do we put lives in the world if we bring these lives away before they begin to live? (sorry, maybe my bad english impedes me to explain what I want to say clarly)



P.S. I know, my english sucks and maybe would be better if I wouldn't try to explain complicated ideas if my knowledge of this language isn't enough....but I have to try ^^;
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Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol its ok :hug: I get like that also, takes me forever to explain something. I do know what you're talking about. It's easy to make a personality on the net.Internet breeds the worst kind of cowards. :c
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EnNiix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's a very beautiful picture. i'm glad that there are still people in the world who just want to help. :heart:
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: thank you. It's just really sad that bullying can hurt someone really bad.
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:iconenniix:
EnNiix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know what you mean, kinda reminded me of that old saying "5 things in life"
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, whats that, I havent heard of it XD
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:iconenniix:
EnNiix Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really? well it goes like this:
"There's 5 things in life you can never get back:
A stone that's been thrown
A word that has been said,
A chance that wasn't used
Time once it's passed
A person after death.
Life is short. Brake the rules. Forgive fast. Kiss slowly. Love with all your heart. Laugh hysterically and never regret something that made you smile."

and please do remember that i translated this from my own language! thank you =D
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OOOOH, I've heard this, I just dont know where. Aww this is a very nice saying. ;___; <3
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xicexteax Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. That's all I must say.
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^^
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xicexteax Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the truth. *^* ...PSHA! <3
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflirtplz:
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shotabutt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Really cool! And the message is too :)
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:iconkatantoon:
Katantoon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug: <3
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