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Snipped: A Short Comic by cocoaferret Snipped: A Short Comic by cocoaferret
I am afraid of people.

I'm afraid to go outside, to the store, to class, for a walk. Because I don't want people to look at me. I don't want to be watched, I don't want them to see me. I don't want them to talk to me. I don't want them to talk about me.

I don't want them to think of me.

They'll think I'm stupid, they'll think I'm fat, they'll think I'm weird, they'll think I'm ugly, they'll think I'm annoying, they'll think I'm gross

they'll think

they'll think

they'll think

I am not afraid of people

I am afraid of what people think

.... Why?

I don't want to fear
the things that don't make me
me

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Edit: Thank you so so much for the DD! I'm so happy so many people are able to connect with this piece; thank you :heart: :)

Semester final for Elements of Visual Thinking :>

-Ink
-Cold press watercolor paper
-scrap paper
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-12-09
The suggester states, "Snipped: A Short Comic by ~cocoaferret is an honest, poignant and hopeful view into the life of someone struggling with social anxiety. As a fellow sufferer, this short comic inspires me, and I hope it does the same for others as well." ( Suggested by morbid-angelic and Featured by jcroxas )
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TheGothicWriter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Incredible.
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BlueMormon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Story of my life.
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Ythania Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is me. This really is me, and I'm sorry for going back a year, but this connects to me in so many levels. Favourited.
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WhatDreamsAreMadeUv Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm really glad you made this. It's very touching and beautiful. I absolutely adore the art that you made for it! Superb! :D
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:icondawnhikarijun:
DawnHikariJun Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so motvational
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may-flower-smile Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
ohmygosh. ♥
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Red-Pkmn-Trainer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
3D
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RebelliousElite99 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I've been looking for the first thing to put in my favorites list for a while now.

But this… this deserves more than a favorite.

I'm sure I speak for most teenagers when I say that social anxiety is a bitch. You can't help but glance over at that clique of jockeys whispering to themselves and wonder, "What are they talking about?" I myself am a premium geek, so that clique may very well be talking about me…

…But this comic changes everything about that. It doesn't matter what they think of me. It matters what I think of me. No one else's opinions of me matter except for mine. That's what this comic says to me.

Thank you ma'am.
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Hatsubloo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I just say that this was beautiful, simply beautiful. It kinda reminds me of how I feel in a way. Very nice :D
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KLEWART Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wow .. this is so awesomely down...i can't show nothing less than love for this .....Thanks for sharing this beautiful work of art
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:iconylurt:
ylurt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I make it a goal to make people talk about me
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rodtheworm Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Well deserved DD cocoa, well done! ;)
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0AngelicWings0 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Do you go to MICA?
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:iconcocoaferret:
cocoaferret Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes, I do! :>
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0AngelicWings0 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lol so do I. XD Kinda figured. Nice work! You an Illustration major?
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:iconcocoaferret:
cocoaferret Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh hey! Ahhh, that's so cool :D And yup, I plan to be~ I'm a freshman this year c:
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:icon0angelicwings0:
0AngelicWings0 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lol I figured. I'm a Junior GFA/ MAT major. Good luck on your finals. :)
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Erwanna-Dragony Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this ! It's well thought, and the message is so true ! (And so difficult to achieve...)
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light-serpent Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing comic, love the composition and creative layout! And the message too :)
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emjrabbitwolf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this piece!
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:iconklaus-perkel:
klaus-perkel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I have the same issue(
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darachusi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012   General Artist
Wow, as i scrolled, this felt like a short animation playing out on its own. It really speaks to me.

Esp when the persona repaired that slip of paper in the end. (Was that it? Self-repair..?)

Identity. Sigh.
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Aurora9912 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely in love with this!
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:iconihni:
ihni Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
I love this, it's gorgeous.
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:iconindigosakura13:
indigosakura13 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful :)
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Densetsugin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just...im loss for words
im astonished for the most part
but just how relatable it is to so many people
im inlove with this piece now ;;
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Jsweethome Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
That is very intense, it seems amazing
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DenNami Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think sometimes we drive ourselves threw the greatest fears and drown in them. It may not be at all what people think...but what you think they think. It's the base of fear and mistrust in you...maybe? I heavily relate and feel like this was another key to the universe telling me I'm on the right track. Thank you for posting this and I hope by the greatest means that you feel better.
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
nice flow of story and execution and I agree with your point. tired of what people think of...
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lunamomoko Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love inspirational art/comic snipits such as these.
Definately one of my favorites<3
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Berserkinferno Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES!
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PharaonicWolf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
What a creative way of expressing this concept!
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CastaliaDoragon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great :clap:
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Celestial-Gold Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great piece for that Visual Thinking class! As you said it's been a great art year for you- I hope it only continues.
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darkfire450 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
this is a very powerful piece of art. keep it up!
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap: Also awesome idea and so true its not the people always but they say, or better yet think.
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Gaia-of-Darkness Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Such a great use of mixed medias!!
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KittyKat098 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Writer
You don't have to feel judged if you don't judge yourself.
Great piece, great job, and I hope it feels great to be you. :heart:
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iluvart88 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
this is a great piece.
congrats on the dd
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Litonite Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I feel this way in the mornings on the bus and at my school campus because in my mind I'm being judged. It feels almost like paranoia
emhasize mornings and not really any other time
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JuanitoMedina Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is totally clever!
I love it, congrats for the DD.
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UchiNinja14 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa...This was short, but inspiring. It perfectly describes how the ones who suffer feel and reflects what they want to do...Although it was a tad personal, I think this was a great comic to show how so many of those people feel.
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maiji Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots of people are commenting on the emotive power of this piece, so I just want to add: excellent use of different media - really impressive!
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HPartaddict Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
I relate so well to this...I'm a little socially awkward, I don't like to take walks unless it's raining because I don't want to walk by anybody, I hate public speaking, etc...so I really like this piece :heart:
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Gladrin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
This is amazing. Thank you for making this.
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Dead-Deviant Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Blown away right now ...
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DemonKitsuneOfNight Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing; I relate 100% :) :hug: You're not alone in this!
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Naiko-Morei Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool yet affective :clap:
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LockmanCapulet Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*applause* Very, very, very well done. I love the medium and the message.
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er49563 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student General Artist
this is AMAZING! Definitely worth the daily!! ^_^ Although I tend not to think about it, maybe I am this way too. Its a little backwards though. I honestly think I look like a super model, but nobody else does. x'D
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