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Wear purple and/or pink today, October 20, 2010.

"Today we mourn victims of gay bullying. Wear purple. Stand together. Remember the dead. Fight for the living. FCKH8."
--FCKH8.com

Kage Kirkwood and Torin Zalman are fictional, together, and my babies. Copyright LAJ.

A/N: This was originally going to be a lot cooler, and include a lot more faces, but the 20th snuck up on me. D: But hey, for what it's worth, anyway...

Edit: Hey look! devART made a Spirit Day category! :woohoo: And purple-themed! W00tage!
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komischFee Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are an amazing person!
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Er... well, thank you! :la:
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MissedMemories Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I opened up the website and the first thing I though was "OMG this looks like porn"

Anywho~ Are they doing it this year as well?
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What, FCKH8.com? Yeah, they're pretty INYERFACE about awareness. :XD:

I haven't heard anything about another one this year, but National Coming Out Day is on October 11... :shrug:

:pride::meow:
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MissedMemories Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Geez I guess so, lol. I hope they do another this year, I plan on partaking in it.

I Never knew there was a national coming out day until like, 3 days ago. I was like, "Well that kind of makes sense, doesn't it?" :)
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'd like to see another one this year too, but I think the one last year was mostly in response to all the media coverage of the multiple suicides... It was kind of a grassroots thing in response to that.

There's also the Day Of Silence in April, and there's a Pink Shirt Day in February for general bullying awareness. There might be more, but those are the ones I know about, anyway. :D
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Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What does the "Q" stand for? I know the LGBT is lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgenders...And I thought the color was only purple for "purple spirit day" or at least, that's what I found out on this day in 2010 during Lunch (half day thru already)...if I'd known before I would've shown my support for sure! :)
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The "Q" is for "questioning." I dunno, it's pretty much optional, but a lady who ran a Gay-Straight Alliance I was a part of made a big deal out of including it, so now I do. =P I think it was supposed to be only purple, but I heard about Pink Shirt Day first, which was for bullying awareness in general (not just queer bullying). So I just included both. :shrug: I almost didn't even wear purple (...whoops, heh heh.)
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Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know...the bullying part. Thx for the clarification tho ^w^
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob. :meow:
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Insaneymaney Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS!!! >w< & FCKH8 n all n supporting! :heart: :)
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Pride YEAH! :pride: :w00t:
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Scarlette333 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
can i use this as my webcam? its fine if i cant, i just love it so much ;w;
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be alright with me, as long as you credit me somewheres. :meow: I'm glad you like it! :D
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Scarlette333 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why thank you! it doesnt seem to want to work though, which is fine C:
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Theshadowiscoming Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Love it!
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Chibi-Jack Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
RIGHT ON! 8D sorry im let tho :(
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GaianBells Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Awesome to see this in the old inbox. :heart:

Wow, Kage seems to have grown overnight. XD Was the height difference always so pronounced?
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooraaaay~ :meow:

And that... wasn't intentional. D: He's only supposed to be 2-3 inches taller than Torin. Go Go Gadget Growth Spurt! ...? ^^;
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GaianBells Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Skelegrow gone wrong XD
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
But I would think going wrong would be like sprouting an extra arm or something... :XD:
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GaianBells Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
True that. XD I wonder how Torin would take to being the "short" one.
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Torin has always been the short one. ^^; I guess I'm not very good at showing that... It's only by 2.5 inches, technically, though, so... pfff.
He's small, but spunky! =P (And stronger than skinny-ass Kage. :laughing:)
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GaianBells Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Ah, I see. :) 2.5 isn't that obvious, haha.

Torin should make Kage eat better? ^^;
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He tries. Kage's stubborn. :ohnoes:
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silvercrow13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
thank you for making this. i have not had to deal with bullying yet, and i hope i never will. thank you
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
And I as well. You are welcome. :)
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silvercrow13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
:)
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MissWiggleButt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
It's a good thing I check my DA before I go to school. I saw this and definitly made sure to wear purple. Thanks for reminding me:)
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: Purple, purple, everywhere! :giggle:
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MissWiggleButt Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Yes!!:) Good thing was, I did hear people ask others every now and again if they made sure to wear purple which was awesome.
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Flying-Tackle Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Hey, good thing I wore something pink. I didn't even know! And this is beautiful by the way, in more ways than one. :]
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooray! Is it kinda like accidentally wearing green on St. Patrick's day...? :giggle: Oh well, it works. :D

And thank you!
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Flying-Tackle Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Ha, I suppose it is.

You're very welcome. <3
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CatGirlPrime Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I think I saw three people at my school wearing purple, and they were all girls.
That's rather pathetic, considering this day was even talked about on the radio and whatnot; you'd think they'd've heard something. It's not difficult to plan an outfit based on a single colour. :/

=^..^=~
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww. :/ Well, at least somebody did it. It seems like there's been a lot of press coverage, but sometimes it's still easy to miss. I didn't even know the more "official" color was purple until yesterday. I thought it was pink. ^_^;;
But hey, it's a step in the right direction, eh? :meow:
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CatGirlPrime Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
True. Even a bit of participation is better than none at all.

Pink was Monday for breast cancer...at least the high schools and middle schools did that; I don't know if it was an "official" day or not, but pink is claimed by cancer awareness.
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Apparently, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so there's sure to be a lot of pink floating around, too. I heard the pink for bullying awareness was something that started because of some kids who stood up for a classmate who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt. Purple's a favorite/symbolic color for LGBTQ pride, though, so...

...I just wore both. Can't lose that way, I figured. ;) Cancer's a good cause, too.
~Pink and purple everywheeeeere! Faaaaabulous!~
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CatGirlPrime Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, yea. I've been seeing a lot of those ribbon things everywhere.
I haven't heard about the bullying, though. No one ever said that once a colour is "claimed" it's unusable, though, so it's interesting to see what groups use what.

Pink and purple are my favourite colours, so I wear a lot of both anyway. I'm showing support I didn't know I had! :'D
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just heard about it through Facebook. :'D I guess it might be somewhat less effective, though, if three different groups/causes decide to wear the same color for awareness on one day, since then it isn't clear which one you're supporting, or even if you're supporting any of them. Confusion, galore. ^^; We all just need more press coverage, that's all... :ninja:

:lmao: Well, at least you can say you're well-prepared, right?
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CatGirlPrime Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Most people won't even ask what the colour's for, so all that matters is the person wearing the colour knows they're showing support?

I'm very well prepared.
Even in my underwear. Every colour under the sun: even rainbow. ;D
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good point. D: Seems to work out that way much of the time... X'D

:lol: Dang. Serious coordination is serious. XD
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The-Wall-flower Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
:wow:

It's beyond epic that you did something like this for today~

I'm not sure what else to say, I'm sick at the moment and kinda only half here. xD I really like the overall design. The colours and positioning of Kage and Torin and the words compliment each other well. I also really like the font you chose. Not sure how or why, but the semi-graininess is that even a word OTL of it really adds something to the urgency of the message.

I'm gonna purple everything up so hard today. D< Good thing I actually owns lots of purple.
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooraaaay~

I've been planning it ever since I read one of the first articles in the paper about Tyler Clementi's death. It seriously made me cry. :( I'm so glad to see so much news coverage on the issue, and support for those affected.

Sick? Oh noes! :ohnoes: Get well soon, m'dear! Though I'm glad you could still comment. XD

And guess what my favorite color just happens to be, and therefore is quite present in my closet? :lmao::meow::XD::giggle::tunes: Ohhh yes. >:3 Viva la Purple!!
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The-Wall-flower Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
There have been so many (reported) suicides and even homicides of LGBTQ people these last few weeks. It's terrible. :(

Cough medicine will never keep me from commenting. >:U Never.

Purple is one of my favourites too, so I lucked out with Spirit Day. Usually I don't have enough of a given colour for these sorts of days. xD
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. It feels like everytime someone reads off a list of names, it's longer. :( Honestly, though, I am glad it's getting so much press coverage across the USA. This whole time I've been thinking: it's about damn time. :/

THE SICKNESS SHALL NOT DEFEAT YOU! NOR SHALL THE NYQUIL!! I salute you, soldier. :salute:

Yaaay, purple. :meow: I almost felt bad, since I didn't really dress any differently than usual... ^^;
Me on St. Paddy's day:
"Oh crap, I gotta wear something green... hmm, I have this and... uh.... WTF, that's it?!" D8<
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WalkingFatJoke Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH new work. been waiting 4 this day all month.
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XyzaDT Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woot! =P Sorry, I've been swamped lately. But I'm glad you enjoy! :D
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Striped-Calico Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Excellent job! I already have my purple outfit ready to wear. This is an awesome job! 8D
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