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December 6, 2012
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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


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 :>

-Cold press watercolor paper
-scrap paper
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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 )
TheGothicWriter Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
BlueMormon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Student General Artist
Story of my life.
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.
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
DawnHikariJun Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
so motvational
may-flower-smile Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
ohmygosh. ♥
Red-Pkmn-Trainer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist
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.
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
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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