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Psalm 145:18 - Poster by mostpato Psalm 145:18 - Poster by mostpato
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Psalm 145:18

The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,.... He is not only nigh unto them in relation, being their near kinsman, brother, father, husband, and head, but with respect to place and presence; not in a general way, as he is the omnipresent God, and so nigh to all, and from whose presence there is no fleeing; but in a special way.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
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Given 2014-08-23
Psalm 145:18 - Poster by mostpato is an uplifting and joyful typograophic artwork. Well combined fonts and colors help deliver the words.  ( Suggested by SimplySilent and Featured by pica-ae )
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Sakkali Featured By Owner Edited 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I was interested in your work and saw this DD and all the hate it got.
I'm sorry people try to make you back off from doing typography and more of all, trying to bash you up for being a believer. I'm so far- agnostic or in an uncertainty position. I had beliefs, have had for a while still today but I am lost, and don't know what is right or wrong, I live in the fear because my entire family and friends are constantly making fun of Christianity or criticizing it, although they say they don't hate "religious" people (I don't like this term, because to me it means being lost into religiosity and I believe having such beliefs is more than just following a religion, it's living in the joy of something we love) - they do not see the hurt they cause and I don't dare talk about it with anyone around me.

I really enjoy this work, and I am happy it got a DD. Both, for how beautiful it is made, and also for the message it brings. To me what is sad are people who do not believe in anything, not that they live a bad life or are bad people, but I always was sad thinking there was nothing that would happen after our deaths, or that we're just one in a million, too small to count in this world. I am happy when I think there will be something again after this life, and to think that even if I am one in a million, I at least for sure count to the eyes of someone bigger than the world itself.

But, like I said, I am very much afraid of all this, my feelings, the world around us, all the hate we get. It's a label, that people bash way too often, and unlike people into religiosity, true believers only wanna praise what makes them happy and share it, for example, what attracts me in Christianity are simply all the love and positive attitude I get each time. Like when I hear a Christian song, that gives me hope and strength.
This world gave so much hate against what at first was a message about love that now, if you believe, you are immediately seen as a judgmental person, hating on everything that is not Christian-like, as if believing meant that we are for example automatically homophobic or living in those old values, like in the Old Age. Everyone sees this as a prison, and more reason to hate.

Sometimes, it is even the non-believers that hate first on those who believe than the contrary.
Anyway, this is scary how nowadays people like me can't even know what to do anymore, between what makes them feel better and what the world would think about me, judge me and put me into a category. Like I'm not even 100% sure of what I believe in, like I said I am agnostic, but I guess I am very curious and open-minded, so I like quotes from the Bible and Christian Rock for the happy feelings it gives me.

Felt like sharing this~! Congratulation again on the DD! :heart:
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416brass Featured By Owner 3 days ago
You speak of the world like only one who doesn't belong to it does. I have only ever known Christians to really understand it...except for myself in the years before I became one. I was agnostic as well, torn between God's calling and the world which tried to force me to be an atheist.
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Sakkali Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Well maybe it's true. I never felt like I belonged anywhere. And every time I gave in to God's call -or so I believe it has to be- I'd happily try, happily let it wash over me, until someone's hand pulls me back and I get lost again. I think it happened 4 times now?

This life, is just scaring me beyond words. People, scare me beyond words.
I even started to feel scared of the words that are in the Bible, so I am between the two and unable to know what is the truth or not, even my heart can't tell me anymore which way to go.
This is just sad, and right now my life is at its most critical point. I am exposed, I am completely naive and confused and people take huge advantage of me, and I find no shelter anywhere.
I'm just feeling like I shouldn't even be here, or so it is how people make me feel more and more. ^^"
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416brass Featured By Owner 3 days ago
can we continue this conversation in a note by any chance?
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Sakkali Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Sure, feel free to note me if you wanna talk! ^-^
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GlassBottleDemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, for what its worth, I'm a LaVeyan Satanist and I think this is cute.
People who say 'typography isn't art' need to be quiet. If you think this didn't deserve a DD because it's easy to make typography, I challenge you to try making something even better than this.
If you can't, then keep your anti-religious nonsense in your pocket.
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dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Student General Artist
You may be my new favorite person on this website, one of those few who actually has a brain and doesn't pointlessly hate on religion.
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GlassBottleDemon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies~
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Tenebris-Deus Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
*blinks at all the idiots attacking, and the bigger idiots that are attacking them back- then laughs at the lack of actual response from the deviant* nicely done

-proud demonologist-
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Art-Music-Fashion Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
That's beautiful!
 Thank you for posting this!Clap :) (Smile) :D (Big Grin) 
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AndresCuccaro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so nice to see a christian DD! :D I'm really glad, you really desreved it ;)
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WindRider90 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work :'D

And congrats on the DD! It's about time something Christian themed got a DD, and I say this deserves it. :D
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Evil-DeC0Y Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations in the DD :D

I had to do a double take when I saw this as a daily deviation, I had already typed in a different web address and your picture caught my eye as I as waiting for the browser to switch over. So I quickly hit the back button to make sure I saw what I thought I was seeing. I'm so glad what I saw was the truth:)
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xerosisonek Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
April 17, 2001, Sydney, Australia - Beset by suicidal urges brought on by my inadvertent discovery of my wife's affair, I helplessly called out in Arabic to Allah to help me. I waited. I waited. Nothing. Finally I rose from my knees and woke my friends with whom I was staying. Sobbing like a baby, I whined, "Please help me." They rose, man and wife, from their bed, took me to the couch, sat me down, and began: "Father God..." "Oh, brother," I thought, but I was in too much agony to protest. What they said after that I do not know other than the final words: "In the Name of Jesus." And I was better. There was no more pain. I went to sleep and rose in the morning to walk out on the same mountain balcony off which I was tempted to throw myself a scant seven hours earlier. I could see the sun rising over the Pacific Ocean.
I heard a Voice say, "The wife will go. The job will go. The children will go. The house will go." Suddenly, an ecstatic, psychotropic, euphoric waterfall of Love, joy, and fearlessness rushed over and through me for I don't know how long. I was in Eternity. "I Am yours, and you are Mine," He said. Though I did not know why, He told me to be baptized. Within three weeks all that I once had was gone, just like He said. It's been thirteen years, and it only gets better.
Not religion. Jesus/Y'shua.
That is the Name of Peace on tap, of Instant Epiphany, of the Great Teacher, of the Love of God, of the Light to the Gentiles, and the God of Israel, may His Name be praised forever!
Keep on spreading the word, mostpato.
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About dang time I see a Christian-themed DD!  I was wondering what had happened to them! 

Awesome job! :D
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Grizno Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The internet is a scary place for Christians. Most people translate "I'm a christian" as "I believe in a magical sky man who makes natural disasters." It's nice to see some christian art for sure. reminds us we aren't really alone here.
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GlassBottleDemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>The internet is a scary place for Christians.

Well, considering the internet is the only place where people who are regularly oppressed by Christians can vent, it's kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy, isn't it?

At least Christians don't have to fear being beaten for being Christian online, whereas LGBT people like myself, both online and irl, fear doxxing and abuse regularly.
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Grizno Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
homophobia and Christianity are not synonymous you know. And you are generalizing. That's like me saying all LGBT people are social outcasts that flaunt their sexuality every chance they get. besides Christians aren't the only ones who oppress. In fact people without a solid moral code like Christians make even better oppressors. Often my opinions will be dismissed by my atheist peers simply because I believe in a "guy in the sky." I don't recall ever opressing/threatening you because of your sexuality but obviously others have. My LGBT friends don't mind my religious beliefs but you seem to hold some sort of grudge against someone you've never met. you see where I'm going with this? every group has its good and bad members. You don't get permission to oppress others just because you are oppressed. If this was accepted then the world would be filled with people oppressing each other (some might say that is the world we live in now). So I hope you will change your attitude rather than living a life filled with hate and negativity toward people that really don't deserve it.
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GlassBottleDemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>homophobia and Christianity are not synonymous you know.

I never said they were.

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You don't get permission to oppress others just because you are oppressed.

Except I never did.

I never attacked or said anything about you specifically, so kindly don't twist my words. I have no negativity towards you or any Christian.

All I did was point out that saying 'the internet is a scary place for Christians' is like a king commenting that he feels uncomfortable overhearing the maids talking about how he has a big nose. Its a false equivalence. A few comments about Christians on the internet do not make it a 'scary place'.
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Grizno Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
>homophobia and Christianity are not synonymous you know.

fair enough you didn't actually say that, but according to this statement "
At least Christians don't have to fear being beaten for being Christian online" implies you (or other LGBT people) have a fear of this. And while it's true no physical harm will come there's still a possibility for verbal abuse. which is still a severe form of abuse

>>You don't get permission to oppress others just because you are oppressed.

>Except I never did.

I suppose not but you did seem a tad passive aggressive. and that statement was made in response to this one "the internet is the only place where people who are regularly oppressed by Christians can vent." So i stand by my original statement. Those who are oppressed do not then have permission to oppress.


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I have no negativity towards you or any Christian.

tone of voice is difficult to interpret sometimes in text posts but your original comment did convey a certain distaste toward Christians.

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Its a false equivalence.

I would say no, there is some equivalence. Verbal abuse can be just as effective as physical abuse (ask anyone who went to middle school). I find often times Christians are unwelcome in many forums (sorry I don't have any examples to cite). and this isn't always petty insults, sometimes its rage and hate, making someone feel so unwelcome that an entire group is alienated. also I'm not talking about petty gossip. to continue on your "King" analogy; i feel it would be more like the maids are saying the king is an idiot and a terrible ruler and should never have been given the crown. also I dislike this analogy because it equates Christians to a King which in America has several negative connotations such as greediness, selfishness, gluttony, and incompetence.

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 kindly don't twist my words

I only interpreted based on what you were writing and the tone I perceived and responding to them as such.  also you shouldn't use this phrase as debating often requires challenging someones statements. If they conveyed a message you did not intend then you have the opportunity to amend them to convey your actual message/idea.
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Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally agree.  I just need to get to drawing some now.
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AndresCuccaro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, I can't agree more ;)
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VicariouSoul Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Writer

God’s absence is no more the origin of all observable existence (t)here on Earth and beyond than nothing(ness) is the very origin of existence. I am not religious, but I am beyond mere belief in an eternal God /¯ yours to decide is or is not a being or thing of energy (label you will like religions have and science continues to do [all relates to the same entity, that which is God, except under uglier names in science]) _/ that or who is eternal energy (Life's origin) that makes all things matter (pun intended), an existence without age, an existence without time's numbers, an existence without a beginning nor end, and an existence that coexists with infinity (the Omniverse) beyond all universes beyond our universe, a region of no specific geometric shape whose achromatic space is as it is: NOTHING, sans darkness, sans light, sans all forms of supposed and identified energy and matter. That is God in the rawest form under no other name minus the archaic religious politics that divide our world. And ifsoever it is proved God is not a being or thing of energy, then God is an inanimate object, and all opposites of these said words prove accurate.

With that just said in mind, thank you mostpato for submitting this piece of work to remind this blind world there is a God under far too many unnecessary names than need be.

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HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
Beautiful work, this deserves way more love than its getting ^^ This is a wonderful example of typography!
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AmoreSyLv Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Amen

I love this <3 QuQ beautiful job
just ignore all the people complaining about this :/

Personally as a Christian, I know really there's going to be people that believe and don't believe, but I don't like the fact that people here are getting all upset over this. If they don't believe it, fine but that doesn't mean they have to bring it on and on and on I mean come on :/ I mean when I see something that goes against my beliefs I just move on with whatever I was doing, I don't make any mean remarks or anything man

And I don't judge anyone for being a believer or not. I have atheist friends too, and I respect them :/ And I treat gay/bisexual/etc. people like I would any other person, they're still people so I disapprove of how other Christians may treat them, but not all do that.  So when I look at the other comments about being "gay hating" and all that good stuff, to me its just like

ok then


so much for tolerance :/ gosh just chill and go on people
You see people saying Christians are plain rude and whatever

then you look at the comments people put here that don't approve of the message and its like
oh
Christians aren't the only rude people on this planet

and regardless of the religion a dd is based of, it should be allowed :/ I don't get why people are saying this shouldn't be a dd just because its religious,
people are diverse, and art is based off you're personal feelings, and if its related to religion, you should be able to be eligible for a dd regardless of it.

What are people gonna do, suppress your expression just to make you eligible for a dd?


haters gonna hate though anyways man, just ignore them

well anyways God bless you and congrats on the DD man :D

no argument on this comment was intended its just my opinion :U
lol now I'm afraid to press submit comment

hnghhhhh I'm gonna press it
oh no she didn't 


oh geez this comment is longer than I thought lol
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AndresCuccaro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way you think :)
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carmencaracol Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*Like*
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Super-Sonic-101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
Comments need "like" buttons. Hopefully this'll do :thumbsup:
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Super-Sonic-101 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
Some of the comments I've seen here-… As a matter of fact, every DD has comments, that make me question humanity and makes me realize just how childish we sometimes are as human beings… I mean, seriously people… Enough drama, please. It's enough to ruin a person's day and hurt someone. No one deserves to be hurt. If you have a harmful opinion and don't like what is featured before you, just leave. All the insults, name calling, belief bashing, feature hate- is all unnecessary.


mostpato, congratulations on your DD. I hope none of the negative comments have ruined it for you. Just ignore them, they're only making fools of themselves. I for one found the image to be bright and uplifting, so I'm glad you got a feature~ ^.^
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GlassBottleDemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DDs in general have a lot of controversy, but people fail to remember that DDs are suggested by the community.
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SailorMoonAndSonicX Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I'm surprised to see this actually got a Daily Deviation. How lovely is that? :'D Wheee, this is great! :D
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papyrus-tree Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
ah you should sell this~! i would totally buy it <3 the colors and everything compliment each other perfectly. It's a wonderful message as well as something i struggle to remember with daily, it would be nice to hang it on my wall ;u;
A beautiful piece, definitely deserves the DD! Keep doing what you're doing!! <333
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alinww1 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't care whether or not you believe in the message; it's the TYPOGRAPHY that earned it a DD. Then again, art is subjective. If you prefer large-font Comic Sans, then that's your choice. I'm not judging. At least not publicly.
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FunkForTheFunky Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Great work. I love the typeface here. This one popped out immediately to me in the DD's for its colorfulness!
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Nightmare-Woona Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Art should be the only thing getting a Daily Deviation, not some religion-based poster. The amount of wonderful art people create daily and this gets put up? 
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I try to feature a wide variety of typography deviations, some of those have a message you may disagree with. It is almost impossible to feature words everyone agrees with. 
I am sorry to hear that you cannot look beyond the message and appreciate the work and thought that went into creating this and leave a hurtful comment.

:) 
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Nightmare-Woona Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
Looking beyond the message, we simply see bright colour and pretty text. We do not like how religions here praise invisible gods, especially one based on a two-thousand year-old book, and we did not think much of typography as a form of art.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Then I am sorry for you :shrug: If you can't respect other people's beliefs and opinions there is nothing I can do. Have a good day. 
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Nightmare-Woona Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
You are an idiot. We are not even going to bother explaining how wrong your statement is, bet you like appearing all smart and administrative but you're not, simple as that
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GlassBottleDemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't insult people because their opinions differ from you.
ALL DDs are based on opinion.
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HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
This is very much art - it required time, refined skill and an imagination to create.
Typography is a proper art form, and it has been for a very long time.
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Nightmare-Woona Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
to the eye of the beholder anything is anything, and so we will not argue our point
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HeartOfTheStorm Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014   General Artist
Agreed.
(I'm not going to rant, but it is actually a commonly reconised art form)
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NSAlchemist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Typography is a type of art. Perhaps not illustrative or like photomanipulation, but similar to sculpting or graphic design it is a type of art. Typography is similar to calligraphy except done digitally, which in all honestly is probably just  as impressive if not more so. The poster is done in manipulating both words and color to present an appealing design with the message it contains. So I agree with you that art is the only thing that should be getting a daily deviation, and this piece of art is well deserving of it :heart:

Considering you just joined this week, and you have no avatar nor deviations to speak of - I do not think you are in a position to criticize anyone's work might I add.

:/ to be honest i'm really disappointed in you. This could have been done so much better and yet this, it was so sad to read this comment I just had to dryly point it out. It was that disappointing.  if you are going to do something, please try to give it your all and with reason. I would feel much better knowing a person actually was worth contributing advice toward if they'd show the effort.

-pats- Maybe next time.
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Nightmare-Woona Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
:/ to be honest i'm really disappointed in you. Considering I just joined this week, and I have no avatar nor deviations to speak of - I do not think you are in a position to criticize my comment might I add, purely based on my account. If the aim of your comment was to sound smart then you did to anyone with half a brain.

Pretty words are not art
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I'm an agnostic but I actually feel like this is one of the better DD's posted today. There have been plenty of daily deviations featured before to show good use of technique. There have also been plenty of quotes featured as a DD. I'm sorry you were offended by it, though. If it makes you feel any better there have been far, far worse things featured. (I remember someone featured an off-center unfilitered cellphone image of a stuffed animal on a couch a couple of years ago).
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Nightmare-Woona Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
it may have some redeeming techniques but the content still stands
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GlassBottleDemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a Satanist and I thought this was a cute DD. Stop trying to stir up controversy within your first week on dA, you're only making yourself look like an opinionated dick.
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Nightmare-Woona Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
You are an 'opinionated dick' for replying, hypocrite 
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GlassBottleDemon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How so? I'm not the one telling this artist their hard work shouldn't count.
It may not be on par with some other art on this website, but its a cute piece nonetheless.
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