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Journal Entry: Wed Apr 17, 2013, 1:33 PM


Hello everyone!
I've got some pretty depressing and personal things to tell you so …prepare yourselves.

I'm sorry but this is important and I want you to read this.


First of all, I want to thank you. Thank you for something you don't even know you've done. But it will be explained in this text.

As you all probably know, life has its ups and downs. Sometimes it gives you lemons, sometimes you go through really tough times and sometimes the unthinkable happen and you don't even know if you are strong enough to survive it.

For me and my family this year has been very, very though.

Today it's been a year since my stepfather died.

When someone really close to you passes away, it's hard to accept it and even harder to move on. But when a person you love. A person you trust chooses to take his/her own life, it's indescribable. You can't even think about moving on. You are left with so many questions and feelings you can hardly think straight.

But one thing is certain: life will never be the same again.

Now you can probably guess why this year has been tough.
But
I'm not writing this to make you depressed or to get attention or something like that.

I'm writing this so that you can understand why I want to thank you.

Because even though this year has been hard I've had some things that have helped me through.
Apart from the great support I've had from some incredible people, my wonderful friends and my parents for example, YOU people here on DeviantArt have helped me a lot as well. You see, being able to do one of the things I love most, draw, and then share it with you and get all the positive feedback! I mean all the support and nice comments you have given me throughout the year. I don't think you understand how much it means to me. First thing in the morning, every day after uploading a new drawing, I've looked through the new comments and :+fav:s and it always cheers me up.

You guys keep making me happy every time I log on and I can't thank you enough! :aww:


Today it's been a year since my stepdad died. Throughout the year I've learned that even though terrible things happen life goes on.
I'm strong in mind and heart.
But I have survived thanks to my family, friends and You. :heart:

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WhenThingsGoBoom Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
:tighthug: I want to let you know that I think it's really amazing that, though you suffered a great loss, instead of brooding to get attention you thank people for helping you through :heart:
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RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you.<3
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JakeCiafre Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am a poor reader but I am glad I chose to read this. We are all here for you friend, I am glad you are strong enough to share and you are in the right environment where everyone will help as much as possible.
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:iconratherpeculiar:
RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :hug:
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soIIux-captor Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE YOU :iconratherpeculiar:
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DragonLovaArtist Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry about your stepdad, but we'll be here for you if you need us!
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OptimisticWriter Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i'm sorry to hear about your stepdad... =(
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Cyan-Star-X Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry to hear that friend :'( But I'm glad that everyone was here to support you! I am so thrilled to see that no one said something like 'Oh everyone dies one day' No. Just no. Anyone who says that really has no idea how much it affects someone. Everyone does go through tough times, but the stories are never the same. If everyone supports each other through thick and thin then that's how we can get through the most unexpected things in life. You give us the will to keep going with your fantastic art and optimism! We are all here to support you no matter what comes our way! :hug:
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RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, it makes you so very happy! (':

I couldn't have said it any better.

I must admit I was a little bit worried yesterday. You know. Asked myself if it really was a good idea to write this.
But today, to log on and see all these positive comments. I don't regret this at all. Quite the opposite.

I'm deeply moved by your sympathy and that all of you clearly want to cheer me up. :happycry:
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Cyan-Star-X Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We never want to see one of our fellow Deviants that we love so much feeling down! Whenever you feel uncomfortable with anything, we will support you all the way :] :glomp:
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zeldawerwolfvian Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-HUG- KEEP ON BEING AWSOME :3
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RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :huggle:
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MimicLiteratures Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think I shed a tear while I was reading this...
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RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconsadtardplz:
...asdfghjklno :iconsadhugplz:
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Agent-Love Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i know how you feel, my father died 4 years ago.
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:iconratherpeculiar:
RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear that. :worry:
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Agent-Love Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
well, we have DA to get some feelings out and the people here to help us be happier
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rebma97 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! *le hug*
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Millahwood Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry, I'm glad that you are getting through it and hope you will feel better with the love from all of your friends here on DA! :heart:
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RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, and thank you! :iconsweethugplz:
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Millahwood Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: :heart:
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Invader-Jad Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Aww *hugs*
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kirbecio Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Glad to hear we help, I'm pretty sure we'll be here anytime you need us. And never give up mate! ^-^
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:iconratherpeculiar:
RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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kirbecio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
your welcome mate ^-^
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katie0202 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to help, thank you for the great art and cosplay.
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linkpwns13 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just know that all of us are here for you, all right? c:
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cleokoenig Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
That was beautiful and moving. Thank you for sharing this with us, and for sharing your talent with us. ^.^ Keep up being awesome!
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:iconratherpeculiar:
RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Maestrander Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug: Stay strong, friend! You can push through it!
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MidnightSoiree Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your feelings mirror my own almost precisely. My grandmother passed a little over two weeks ago, so I know what you're going through. You're right - the support and friendship your can find online helps so much, and is more meaningful than you can express!

You're a positive figure in the community, and a undoubtedly a great friend - you deserve the support you're getting and much more! Just keep chugging forward!
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RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, it's wonderful to have friends to help you get through hard times.

Oh, I'm getting so emotional when reading through the comments!!! :happycry:
Thank you. :heart:
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MidnightSoiree Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I can imagine! I got emotional myself reading through the ones I got when I had to tell everyone what had happened two weeks ago. It gets to you, even when you think you're strong enough to handle even a few comments. I've come to learn that people can be just so unexpectedly sweet, even when you barely know them. c:

Well, you're welcome! If you even need someone to talk to (or, just need to girl chat!) shoot me a note or something, I'm sure we could find something to talk about! c;
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RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww~
Yeah, there are many who are willing to help their fellow human beings. :aww:

Ok. c':
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Darkitteh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
6 days ago, it was 1 year since my grandmother died. I understand, and thank you for cheering me up with your art :heart:
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RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart:
No problem, whatsoever :hug:
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Forest-Fern Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You, my friend, are an inspiration both as an artist and a person who has dealt with such a situation as having a loved one die, and we're here for you every step of the way ^_^
:hug:
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RatherPeculiar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! It means a lot! :iconsweethugplz:
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Wariogirl-64 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry that your stepdad died but gotta keep going forward, I'm sure your stepdad wanted that.
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Harmelodie Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Many things have happened to me too... My dad has been... Well... Unfaithful to us all and my nan died last year too. I wish your family my best wishes and I am flad that we are helping you.

NOW LET'S LINK ARMS AND FLY AWAY! :D
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TheRedDragoness747 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very sorry to hear about that... But I'm glad you are getting through :)
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SuperPoptartGirl Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*tacklehugglomps*
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