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*edit*: Yeah, I know this is not perfect in artistic matters.. ^^ I barely do any text art and it is a bit effect-overloaded, but I just tried to emphasize the message, which is the most important thing here. And this deviation is rather addressed to the people, who bully others to be part of the peer and to be cool or popular. It is not to the ones, who have problems with themselves or in their families and who dont know better. These people need to stop bullying as well, but I wont judge them, because they probably just got as many problems as the people they are bullying.
Aaand, to all the people who commented: I am sorry I cannot reply to everyone of you, but I didnt expect such an amount of comments! I read through EVERY comment, but it would take many hours to get back to everyone. It is really sad to see how many of you experienced bullying, this world is truly a cruel place (not in every matter). Please always keep in mind: You are perfect the way you are. As long as you dont harass others for who they are, you are much more beautiful and nice than all the bullies are. I believe in God and I believe, that some day there will be a fair judgement. And all the ones, who stayed strong and kept being generous and brave hearted, will be really happy and lucky! :) But that doesnt mean you shouldnt defend yourselves. Talk to people you trust and never loose your self-respect. Everyone is special and unique! Dont let anyone bring you down! :) :hug:

It is kinda alarming and at the same time hilarious what people consider to be "cool" today (I hate that word, don't mind the quotation marks..). I experienced it everywhere and especially in school, that people just give others the feeling they are worthless, to feel better themselves or to be part of the "cool" ones.


Luckily, I myself wasn't bullied in school, but I know a lot of people, even in my own family, who suffered so hard from bullying that they thought about committing suicide. In my school, a 14-years-old girl hung herself in her parent's wardrobe, because she was bullied in her class. And you know how the people in my class reacted? They said: "Well, I didn't know her, so why should I care?"

But if WE don't care, WHO ELSE cares???

So please, I know there are many people out there, who hate bullying and people thinking they are "cool" just as much as I do... but to the ones, who tend to do such things (maybe because they are afraid of becoming an outsider as well): JUST STOP IT! PLEASE! Bullying is just as fatal and as cruel as physical violence. Just imagine everyone would give YOU the feeling to be worthless and to be useless... We have to accept everyone as he/she is, everyone is different, else life would be so boring. There is no "cool" and "uncool".

"Cool" are only the ones, who stand up for others and accept everyone as he/she is.

If you agree with me, you can add this to your favs so many people can see it and share it in a journal/deviation, on facebook/Twitter/Tumblr or wherever you want. This is what you can do to spread awareness, it's just a few clicks and takes some minutes. Thank you!

(I felt like this needed to be said...)


And tell me in the comments: What do you think about that topic? Do you have any experiences with bullying?
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I find this to be especially true in my case. I have known so many people who have been bullied. Lots of kids have literally been bullied to death. That's right, bullied to the point where they couldn't take it anymore. Bullying causes so many deaths in youth these days. (Did you know it's the 2nd leading cause of death in young people, next to only accidents?) I think that's ridiculous. We should try to change that statistic, but it would require changing the world. That's why I like this piece, and I thank you for spreading the message across.
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Look, I'm all for anti-bullying. I think bullying is a terrible thing. This is a good message, I'll give it that. However, it doesn't bring anything new to the conversation. It's pretty common sense that bullying is bad. This doesn't even bring up the concept that standing by and doing nothing is a form of bullying (something slightly more subtle that I'm sure all of us have been guilty of at one point or another). The message presented here is as bland as "be nice to others". Sure, it's true,'s also common sense. This isn't going to be a revelation to anyone, I promise.

As for the technical side, this is kind of a mess. There are colors and gradients everywhere, different fonts, bolds, italics, really everything but the kitchen sink was tossed onto this. The "Did YOU know...?" feels redundant (and I did know, thanks for asking). The "Bullying" and "Cool" draw so much attention that the first line basically disappears (not that it really adds much impact or transition...the whole image still works without that line). Special and Cool using the same rainbow gradient is a good call, it links the two concepts both visually and conceptually (as well as pulling the image together), which is nice. I'm really puzzled why the "bully" part of "bullying" is visually different from the rest of the word. Bullies and bullying go hand in hand, I don't see the purpose of making the visual distinction.

"Because making others feel worthless doesn't"
This is the line that I have the most issues with. There are like 4 fonts and a crap ton of effects going on here that just make this look...bad. It feels disjointed, none of the things done to the words add any specific emotional or visual emphasis. Stuff was added here for the sake of adding stuff. The "cool" is also suffering a bit of this, it's *really* overpowering, the rainbow/sunburst/star combo just adds up to too much.

Overall, it's heart is in the right place, but the design is poor and the message simplistic to the verge of useless.
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Darkisethas Featured By Owner Edited Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's both sad and funny I was bullied like in every place I stayed for a longer time, kindergarten, elementary or middle school and the list goes on... and no-one ever told me why, no effort was made to stop it (afaik) even when I rightfully demanded it. It's years past now but I cant help thinking of it sometimes, kind of reflecting on some simple statements where I was too sensitive (while sensitivity is also a good thing, spotting possible harmful intent more easier!) and where it was just natural to feel insulted, rejected and belittled. Most of the bullying was systematical and continuous though...

Sometimes I still face people who may think "he must be so weak for being bullied and hated so much" or "he must be stupid for not 'getting' how things work", but it usually just tells more about those people than myself (while the worry about such did exist within). I was strong for taking so much shit without completely breaking and smart enough to keep focusing on my life and goals no matter how I just wanted to bring down every damn person offending me.
I admit I understand why some school shooters (who were bullied too) did what they did, and despite understanding them very well, despite sometimes wanting to do something like that myself out of that deep anger I felt, I didn't. Back then it was like "the bullies took my human value away, so it'd only be justified to take theirs equally..." (while ignoring the possibility they may've lost their own long time ago?)

Sometimes people might have thought I'm just emo because I'm an outcast, I feel proud being an outcast! If you aren't treated well, why stay with those people unless you wanna make fun of their own shallowness for a while. Better alone and feeling good than with other people feeling shit. And sometimes you just wanna test other peoples attitudes, just to see if they're still the same. :D

In the end, I'm happy to have survived. My life was shit, I complained about it alot and became a self-absorbed, arrogant and in some cases also an idiot, but the shit made me stronger. However just because it helped me to grow, too, doesn't justify the former bullying.
Emissary4Penguins Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
VultureIslandEtc is bossing me around, he thinks I'm stupid and need help. He's being bossy and mean to me.
King-of-the-Corn Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
SRtaost Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist…
Please don't hate me
Bloodniss Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
yep even if someone comes with an hole Army at you V_V
JinxyDiva Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
So true +fav 
Pectici Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
i agree bullying isn't cool and it never will be 
nachtmahr2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016
Well, bullying is always a bad thing with fatal consequences. However, you can't always push the sufferer into the victimhood. What I want to say is, that there is often a reason for the bullying. Bullying doesn't emerge from the void. In almost every case, the reason for it lies in the personality and social competence of the victim. Whether they don't act like they should in their age or situation, for example bring up extraordinary interests in inappropriate situations or being very insecure. 
We have to look from both sides. The view of the victim and the view of the bullies.

Because bullying can also cause a reflection of negative personal aspects and lead to self-improvement of the said victim.
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GUNSANDSHlPS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Student Filmographer
Someone just came through and commented on a large portion of my art, calling it horrible things without even the slightest bit of respect for the effort and time I put into it.

I want to fucking disappear.
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CJS51703 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
I like your art, and so do 129 other watchers. Ignore that hater. They could just be jealous of you.
GUNSANDSHlPS Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Student Filmographer
Thank you! It makes me feel much better <:
CJS51703 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016
Glad it does
wilnet1tractor Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Agree all the way.
freedomcat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
I like how you use the colors to accent the words. I am working on a program to address the underreporting of bullying and would wonder if I could use this for a potential poster to be posted in public schools?
MagicOfSnow1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thsts cool(i mean the style) well presented. well done
EpicRandomCat115 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Honestly, when I get bullied by people, I just shoot them with a clever comeback statement, then strut away, leaving them not knowing what the hell hit them.

Seventh grade, people. I learned it from an entire year of seventh grade. 

Yay, backstory time!

I went to a really good elementary school that was in a small-ish town---not yet a city, but close. I lived out in the country for my entire life. I had tons of friends at my old school, even a boyfriend, and there was like, one bully in the entire grade. The school had shaped my personality into a fun, energetic ball of laughter that I thought could never be darkened. I was my own person, unique. But that all changed when I moved to a city school---we still lived in the same house, of course, but we shifted schools because the high school at my old school wasn't a very good one, compared to its elementary counterpart. Lots of kids dropping out, teachers didn't have much contact with the parents, either. So, we ended up switching schools.
At my new city school, there were no familiar faces in the crowd---not a single one. Most of the new seventh graders had friends that moved from the same school that they last went to, so they weren't completely isolated. But since my old school was miles down south of the new one, nobody there would even consider moving up all the way to where our new school is, since most of the people at my old school lived south of the school, and l lived north of it, and a whole bunch of other stupid shit about geographical locations that I'm too lazy to talk about.
so, when I first walked in that morning, I was the confident, little fluff ball that I was, ready to handle anything. What I didn't realize was that city people are way different from the folks I was used to. I was loud, very loud and hyper. Most of the kids thought of me as a nuisance, a little mouse that they couldn't chase out from behind the refrigerator. I was socially awkward, plain and simple. I said the wrong things at the wrong time, because I was used to people understanding what I was. I was used to a whole different way of life. At this school, people varied I color, shape, size, race, you name it. At my old school, most of the kids were white---in fact, I don't even think that I had ever seen a single black student there.
I was really excited to find out what these new people were like. I still used my old personality to try to make friends. A few kids I met became my friends at first, but my tiny circle of friends were treated as outcasts and we were harassed and bullied by people weren't like us. Every day, for the first two or three weeks, I came home from school, crying either from anger or from loneliness or hurt. I told many teachers, and they addressed the problem, but it didn't stop. I realized that these kids were nothing short of monsters, the kind that pop out of your closet and terrify you, only to laugh as you cower in front of their huge, menacing bodies. These were the kind of kids that were loud and obnoxious even more so than I, but in a completely different way.
There were some nice people, though. My circle of friends did gradually grow, and eventually I was separated from the mean kids by the means of new class arrangements. I was in the highest level class, and the smart people in there seemed a lot nicer than the idiots I left behind. By then, I was very judgemental of races, as most of the people who bullied me were the kind of stereotype black people, the kind that watch vine and play basketball and listen to rap and stuff. Now, I'm not saying that ALL of the black people there were mean, and by now I know for a fact that it's not true. But back then I was new to all of this stuff. There were mean white kids as well, and one incident that involved a really mean, cliquey girl, me, a bathroom stall, and nasty rumors that I don't like to talk about. That was when I had finally had enough.
Even though I was in the classes with all of the nice, smart kids, recess, lunch and gym were still problems. I learned to stand up to all of these ugly souls, leave them with twice the amount of bullshit that they shoved in my face. In January, after Christmas, I got into art again after a long break. I came up with cute nicknames for my friends, and in February, I made my deviantart account.
For a month or two, all was well. As far as I knew, I had morphed into a different person. Wiser, more tolerative (if that's even a word) and much less vulnerable. Me and my two closest friends (I won't mention names for privacy reasons) had even formed a little trip that we called "the chicken nuggets". We wrote cute stories of our adventures, and we had slumber parties and everything. But that all changed on the day of the school play.
At lunch, they came up to me and explained that they didn't want to be friends with me anymore, because they thought I was too attached. Thy seemed awfully sorry, and I know that it was very hard for them to tell me that. They didn't want to hurt my feelings, I knew they didn't. But back then, I was already sorta depressed because of other friendship problems, and my brothers were fighting a lot at home. I was shocked, sad, angry, and I felt betrayed. They had been my closest friends, and they were leaving me in the dust, I thought. I was in tears for the rest of the day. Next time I saw one of them during school, the one who had been the closest to me, or so I thought, I flew into a fit of rage and confronted her, demanding her to tell me why she betrayed me like that. The teachers had to Grab me and take me away to calm me down, and she and everyone around her fled.
when the performance finally took place, I was able to forgive her. I still was upset about it, and I knew that things would never be the same between us. However, the play went well that night, and it didn't end up so bad after all. Of course, I was still depressed, so I spent the last few weeks of the school year obsessing over the weight of life's problems
(relpy with some kind of funny emote if you get ther reference, lol) until, finally, on a magical Monday morning, something incredible happened. So incredible, that you wouldn't even think it was possible. So incredible, that after you read this part, your mouth will be hanging open in shock. here it goes.

I kicked the main bully in his nonexistent nuts, and I didn't get in trouble for it.

Yes, you heard me. He left me alone for the rest of the year after that. Of course, I wouldn't have kicked him if he hadn't been being an all-out asshole at the moment. He was making fun of my shoes, mocking me, giving out orders like I was his slave. Some of my friends were there with me in the lunch line, as well as some of his friends. They all saw what happened. After getting lunch, I rushed over to my remaining friends and told them what happened. It was they day that the bullies stopped. We laughed at the lunch table that day, and I spent the remainder of the day bragging about it. I even told one of my teachers, and he congratulated me.
At the very end of the school year, I was changed. I was tougher, wiser, and more understanding. At the end of the last day of school, me and my friends all had a group hug, even the two that had left before. That was when I realized that I belonged where I was, at this school, at this place that I now call home.
Now, eighth grade is almost halfway over, and I'm having a great time. Some of my old friends left, and even more new friends came in. I have lots of good friends that are artists like me, and we share lots of other interests, too. Also, me and the two that I quarreled with last year are forming a better bond with me as well. Of course, there still are some of the nasty bits of gunk from last year, but they mostly leave me alone. And when they don't, I sweep them away with a simple few words, leaving them unable to reply with another stupid, overused, lame insult. I am back to the little ball of energy that I was in sixth grade, but in a whole new way.

and, hey, if any of you are in seventh grade right now and having a tough time, lemme just tell you that things get a lot easier as you move on through life, and if you believe in yourself, things won't always turn out so bad.

Those se bullies that think they're "so cool" are just close minded assholes who don't know a thing about what the real definition of cool.
icefrosty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Can we become a teacher after having lived violence in school?
Smol-And-Nice Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, only if you want to.
nerdsoftheworld13 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MLPHernyBob-HQ Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know what pisses me off, its when people DIE others start to care! Everyone who hurt this poor girl should shove a shard of glass through their eye because they shouldn't desevre to see this beutiful young lady or anyone else. All bullies are retarded little cunts! And this is a fucking twelve year old writing this shit! My friend is being bullied and the next time her bully who will go unamed for their protection, comes over to her Imma give that dickface a fucking black eye and broken ribs! I am sick of bullies. How would you like it if people made fun of you?! How would you like it if your best friend tired or did kill their selfs?! That wouldn't feel fucking nice! WOULD IT?! So Im saying this to everyone now! NOBODYS FUCKING PERFECT I HAVE HAD ENOUGH! IF I EVER SEE ANOTHER BULLY I HOPE SOMEBODY FLIMS ME GIVING THEM A FUCKING BLACK EYE, BLEEDING NOSE AND OTHER PAINFUL SHIT! If you care for others, then stand up for them. Don't let them get hurt or worse. I've has enough with bullies. And for now on, bullies might wanna think twice unless they want me to snap their ugly lil' neck! -Zoe Spence 2015 #fuckbullies #stopbullying
EndlessBlueOcean Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Student Artist
I love this comment. And I agree 100%
MLPHernyBob-HQ Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sakuraofchaos Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I agree.
MediaMan44 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
If there is one thing I cannot stand in this world, it's that bullying still exists, the world needs to wake up more and really take action to bring bullying down. Seeing kids get tortured by pathetic, worthless beasts in schools really makes me sick and uneasy, Bullying is so horrific and unfair that it should be a crime! I'm all for anti-bullying messages and it needs to spread like wildfire. Bullying needs to stop, end, whatever, just do something about it!
TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Of course putting someone else down doesn't make you special, but it should be taken into account that wanting to feel superior (which is the source of bullying) is part of human nature. That's why fandoms go at each other's throats; that's why people of different religions condemn each other to hell, and nonreligious people chastise the religious as "deluded nutcases"; that's why political parties call each other "unpatriotic" and whatnot. It's all I'm-better-than-you thinking. We as humans have a natural inclination to organize into like-minded groups and dehumanize people who are different in some way. Until we lose that inclination, I'm afraid we won't see much change in the bullying department.   
flyingwaffles14 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Doesn't make you special, but it sure is fun to bully. Lel.
Angi-Shy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
wow youre exactly the right person to talk about bullying, when you came up to my account and started to cry about that im "bullying" you haha
ManOfEspeons Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ill be posting a drwaing about this soon if i can get the picture :)
Naynaycorn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for creating this. I have had to deal with bullies for a while now and because of them I'm afraid to go outside. I see a pretty girls and I immediately feel the need to hide because I feel like they will judge me. People like you make the world a better place. :)
Juilet130 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Bullying isn,t cool .-. really its NOT COOL 
IT AIN,T COOL just for a saying sorry if i was being harsh
MeiCreepypasta Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Bullying has ruined most of my life, I almost cried when one of my friends actually cared enough about me to not let me walk home at night. Shows how great my old friends were.
I really like the picture :D (Big Grin) Love :happybounce: +fav, good job Clap 
gothica20 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

it will be used later on this anti bullying site i made on facebook thnxx
perry3333 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I have been bulyed my hole life and i did not do anything to stop and me and my friend saw this  and we thought it  was cool what you did thank you and send some thing back Sad dummy Gloomy :intears: :liketoseeyoutry: 
ParkyCat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree 100% 
awesome dude!
paulypants Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
This piece would be perfect for a 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: and read the "Submit Work" section for details about sharing your work on our site. Thanks!
Candyboy123 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
How to stand up to bullies
somerrocks Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You know how we took care of bullies back in my day? We would kick em' in the nuts!
areeta9 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to go to a Baptist school so bullying was not as common as in other schools but it was still there though. After awhile I moved to a Charter school where bullying is much more common. I began to noticed that some of the kids in my class were being bullied. I understood why some of the kids didn't like them, some of them I didn't even like but I knew better than to act on it. I had had it put in my head to treat others as equals so even if I don't like them I should still be kind to them.

Everytime I here them being insulted or talked about I get angry. Sure, maybe they've done some stuff in their past but look at yourselves you're not as great as you seem either. I could probably come up with a whole bunch of insults to you yet you act like you're better than them!

They're human too! They have feelings. Nobody has a right to treat people like that!

It. Just. Ain't. Hot.
Karymi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With all the North Korean stuff going on right now, people have decided it would be funny to make fun of me for this and say I'm not on the american side, and that my inner Korean will come out and I'll attack them all. I've been crying for the past two hours and it hasn't really stopped. I don't know...I've been bullied since I could remember for being both adopted and Korean, but the older I get the worse it gets.
LVCIllustrations Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
High School is a terrible place. I didn't even really know why I was bullied. I thought maybe it's because I wasn't acting like everyone else, maybe because I didn't look right, because I was fat. I'm thinking most likely it was because I was fat (and I still am and I'm trying to fix myself). But either way, it seems the WORST of bullying seems to begin in Middle School and reaches it's WORST in High School. I also believe, it's mostly the PARENTS fault. I remember confronting one of my bullies parents at school, and she told me right to my face that her son wasn't doing anything that I was over-reacting. So, yeah, High School is a horrible place to be is my point.
Jenna2000 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Digital Artist
your right!! i am sick and tired of people messing with and i turn around i see people laughing at me!!i will write a journal about this!because people need to have confidence in themselves
but bulling prevents that from happening and BULLYING MUST STOP NOW!and i added this to my:+fav:
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MeerkatFish Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you thought about it from the bully' s perspective? I couldn't help it when I did it. I talked to youth workers and my parents and my friends, I bought several books on the matter and they did not help. I was saying things without control of my voice. Perhaps judgemental people like you should burn in he'll. What would you ave suggested to me? Suicide?
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