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Death of Originality

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Okay. Stop with the stereotyping. I am fed up with it. And even though I know this won't change the whole society, I felt like I needed to put my two cents in.

Here we have the "punk", the "goth", the "emo" and the "prep". All stereotypes where one person or another puts themselves or others into a generalized category based on appearances. It's idiotic. IDIOTIC.

The red thread sewn through the mouths of the first three represents the individual's lack to stop with the generalization. In fact, many support it. You will notice the "prep" has her eyes sewn shut as well. This represents the individual's lack to see that the television isn't always right (-cough- MTV -cough), nor are tabloids. She is also smiling because she is the one who finds joy in generalizing others.

Also, the first three have their stereotype branded on their forehead, and it is infected and bleeding. This shows what discrimination there can be against a certain kind of person as well as the pain that can come from it.
The "prep" doesn't have this because she enjoys being generalized and fitting in with one unison idea.

I also tried using a gray scale because I wanted to show how dull it is to be generalized and formed to one certain kind of way of life.


In the U.S.A's current society, the term Diamond in the Rough is no longer usable.

SYMBOLISM, PEOPLE.

Anyway. Enjoy.
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BlkDth328's avatar
Powerful message. I like all the hidden meanings in the picture.
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Thank you very much! :3
Julia-the-Strange's avatar
So true XP *yells to the stereotypers of her school "FOR THE LAST TIME, I'M NOT ''GOTH''!!!!!!!!* Anyway, awsome drawing!
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:hug: Thanks so much!!!!
Julia-the-Strange's avatar
No problem, it's soooooooo true!
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By the way, everybody, I know that punk was at one time a certain lifestyle and way of being in the eighties early nineties. In this picture though, I'm just focusing on how out of hand it's gotten. Like, with those kids who are all, "OMG blink 182 iz lyke, so totalli punx! Lawlzerz! an mi favrite singur is avril lavinge and she lyke, rox! lolz! n i got dese totalli punk wrist bands yesterday, omg!"
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kayoriHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh! I know.. Ugghhhh. @_______@ >_____<
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kayoriHobbyist Digital Artist
That's really awesome, and a very good point. *nodnodnod*
practicalillusionist's avatar
Aw, thank you.

I just got reallllly angry about that crap.
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