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Brave enough

Brave enough

Brave enough by _ren_tao_fan_
Brave enough by _ren_tao_fan_


America's great and all... but sometimes society really bugs me.
How we are right now reminds me of how we were in the sixties, only with less hippies. Back then it was still widely acceptable to use the word "nigger" when referring to an African American. That's no longer okay, but now we've found a whole NEW group of people to hate, haven't we?
I'm bringing this up now because several days ago, when browsing through my favorites list, I came across the profile of a very talented artist. I won't tell you his name, because I would rather not cause a fight. But this is what really got to me:


Until recently, I thought America was better than this. I only learned the cruel truth last year. It's not like I don't hear... that word... used every day, but it bothers me how many people act like society can't function correctly without deragatory terms and hatred. I am deeply disappointed. When will people stop fearing what is different?
Well, I read that little excerpt up there, and a raging fire of anger immediately sparked within me and I could not douse it. I had to draw this picture, as quickly as possible, my artistic urges drove me to do so. Since I rushed, and started experimenting with markers without practicing first, this is truly not the best I can do, and for that, I apologize. But I didn't create this to make a pretty picture, I made it to make a statement. I just hope people listen, instead of closing their minds, putting their fingers in their ears, and yelling LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU I'M RIGHT YOU'RE WRONG LA LA LA.
So, I drew myself, my boyfriend (that's right, I'm straight, and I support homosexuality, try to grasp that concept) and an assortment of other couples fighting for equality, just as oppressed people have been doing for years. And when homosexuals gain their rights, as, given time, they inevitably will, who knows who will be the next victims?

Don't give up, guys. This war is ours.

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TomiKaulitz on July 23, 2010, 4:34:53 PM

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TomiKaulitzOf all the gay people you know, I am not in this...

Haha nice pic anyway.

_ren_tao_fan_ on July 25, 2010, 10:48:09 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_YURR NOT COOL ENUFF.

TomiKaulitz on July 27, 2010, 2:20:46 AM

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TomiKaulitzsaid Ms.SpellingErrorsMaster.

_ren_tao_fan_ on July 27, 2010, 3:31:13 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_I AM the SpellingErrorsMaster! This is WHO I AM!

me-someone on July 25, 2010, 3:34:09 AM

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me-someoneawesome thoughts
I feel happy to find someone who doesn't fear to express him/herself
I support U :)

_ren_tao_fan_ on July 25, 2010, 10:52:57 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_Awwhawhawww, thank you. :) And I'm glad you like the picture.

Jackismyman on May 27, 2010, 4:53:30 AM

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wait *koff* no i dont XD they are supposed to be anonymous, my bad

and you know how i stand on this topic, i'm quoting you by the way ♥

_ren_tao_fan_ on May 27, 2010, 11:01:28 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_I feel so shpeshulfulzlz, I be quotable :3

RMXMcCoy on May 24, 2010, 12:49:49 PM

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RMXMcCoyI agree with you, I saw his profile with the mentioned line myself and was wondering if anybody had noticed that.
BTW one of his original characters hates "Fags" in it's respective bio.

I find it disheartening that the Fanatics/ users here on FaC still asskiss him without question.

_ren_tao_fan_ on May 25, 2010, 5:09:59 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_Thank you for the comment, and for not shouting out his name in said comment. I was afraid some people would do that.
I find it disheartening, too, maybe especially so because I really respect him as an artist. And I guess I have no problem with his made-up character hating gays, because the character is made-up. If the character is a villain, then obviously, he would be evil and would hate a whole BUNCH of minority groups. But something tells me this is not the case. If he is a hero, then... well, all heroes have their faults, but what really gets to me is that his creator -- who is real -- hates gays as well.

lashanta22 on April 29, 2010, 3:13:23 PM

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lashanta22WOW!! you made that right to the point and i agree with what you are saying. im very proud and happy to be with my girlfriend no matter what anyone says.
i love the rainbow flag in the corner and all the other colors that you used!!!
i hope that this is going to be a featured pic^^

_ren_tao_fan_ on April 30, 2010, 4:36:17 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_LOL I don't think it is good enough to be a featured pic ^^ But I appreciate your comment and I'm glad you like the pic and you get what I'm trying to say. :)

lashanta22 on April 30, 2010, 1:20:49 PM

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lashanta22ur most welcome and i think it is good enough sooo.haaa!

_ren_tao_fan_ on April 30, 2010, 10:40:01 PM

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_ren_tao_fan_D: You showed me! XD

lashanta22 on April 30, 2010, 11:14:42 PM

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i think that is deserves to be featured bc of the meaning behind it and all the brightness and happiness in it

_ren_tao_fan_ on May 1, 2010, 12:09:35 AM

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_ren_tao_fan_Aww. <:') Thank you.
Maybe I should make another version... IDK.

lashanta22 on May 1, 2010, 7:53:46 AM

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lashanta22sure!!! i would love it^^

_ren_tao_fan_ on May 1, 2010, 10:23:20 PM

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_ren_tao_fan_Okay! :D

Falconlobo on April 29, 2010, 12:42:16 PM

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Falconlobonice eyes and colors^6