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Your Suicide by linnyxito Your Suicide by linnyxito
In memory of my friend. A true story... It's been a couple of years since it happened, so it feels good to have finished this... A very personal project :)
(Hope I'm not offending anyone - I don't mean to. And you guys don't need to comment unless you really want to. I know this sort of deviation may make people uncomfortable...)



EDIT 3: This is harsh of me to say, but it's important, so I'll say it: If you are thinking about committing suicide, stop it. There is nothing "romantic" about it. A very select few of you may scoff at me for saying this and think, "Why'd you make this into art, then?" but I'll have you know I made this hoping to reach someone and maybe make them change their minds to the better - not the other way around. Suicide is only hurtful, to absolutely everyone involved. If you think it will fix things, you are wrong, and if you're thinking, "What do you know?!", I'd like to be so bold as to ask you to rethink things from scratch. And if you still intend to go through with something like a suicide attempt, then at the very least go do everything you have ever dreamed of first; It may seriously change your mind into wanting to live. I hope it does. This may sound dark, but suicide won't run away; You could still do it later after you have tried to enjoy life to its fullest.

Don't let the hard times get to you. Even if the bad stuff seems huge and never-ending and the good things are few and suuuper-small, try to only look at the good things. A life changing surprise may be just around the corner. Just gather up your strength and wait for it - or work for it, if you want it to come faster than that. Now that I've gone out of my way and said all that, let me finish up by saying one more corny thing: Go live!

And if you happen to be one of the people who've tried suicide/failed/decided to give life a new try: Seriously friggen' amazing job! You're amazing and I look up to you.



EDIT 1: I can't believe I got a daily deviation... I really have no words... And all those comments, whoa - you people are so amazing - I really am super-grateful. This means so much more than you know.
EDIT 2: Minor edits, plus I added a rather important line ("Told us to remember you").

As always, send me a note if you want to talk. I'm not dangerous, although I may be slow to reply sometimes. (:
And some of you asked if you could share this... Of course you can.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2012-11-05
Harnessing grief to inspire a singular act of faith and a courageous work of art: Your Suicide, by ~linnyxito. ( Suggested by Natalia-Luz and Featured by SRaffa )
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clickmenow19 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student Interface Designer
Anyone else's heart get heavier as they read through?
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:icondrewydrew:
DrewyDrew Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  New member
Ha I hope you send this to a lot of people and get this out there.
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:icondeidaratobi15:
DeidaraTobi15 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Writer
Really made me cry a lot, which is a good thing, really really emotional and hit right at home. This is a wonderful piece of art
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:iconnewroleplayer:
Newroleplayer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  New member
This is beautiful. Rip.
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thank you for reading.
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:iconnewroleplayer:
Newroleplayer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  New member
Thank you for creating.
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:iconyaudio:
Yaudio Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
andddd now im crying
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:iconkata97:
kata97 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i saw this on 9gag had to look up the source and i gotta tell you im not crying im pretending to be a fountain right now! amazing work!
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thank you - I appreciate it. I wasn't aware this made it to 9gag, but I see a lot of replies there - some helpful ones and some asking for help. Thanks again for your comment. (:
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:iconannaoi:
annaoi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the only deviation that made me cry. Seriously, I don't cry that much and I didn't have suicidal tendencies but this... makes my heart even heavier for those who had taken their own life, and at the same realize that there should've been a way for them to be saved. This deserves to be shown more. 
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Thank you - it means a lot for me that you say that. I really appreciate it. (:
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:iconannaoi:
annaoi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome

:iconhug-plz:
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:iconexlinard:
Exlinard Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for making this.
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
And thank you for reading it. (:
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:iconmelllorine:
Melllorine Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for making this (:
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
And thank you for reading this. (:
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Silverbessifus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
if i could cry i would, this really hits home. i have had suicidal thoughts and this reminds me of another reason to not attempt it, the people you will leave behind. i barely handled my best friend dying in an accident, i'm not sure how i'd handle any of my friends killing themselves. it makes me rethink it. you're right, it's not romantic, it should never be romanticized, but this isn't romantic, it's just...honest. it doesn't glorify it, shows the beauty of friendship and the hardship that comes with suicide without being too depressing.
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thank you for your kind words - they mean a lot to me. And I'm very relieved to hear that someone agrees that suicide is not something that should be romanticized... It creates a lot more suffering than it actually stops.
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Silverbessifus Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I wish i could say you're welcome without sounding terrible but you're welcome. It's hard for people who haven't experianced something themselves to understand things but that's no excuse to make things harder for people or to try to make light of something that is dark. Excuse the terrible wording in that last sentence but people need to stop making bad things seem better, cuz it's not and all it does is make it seem like something to be taken lightly. Same goes for the opposite, people need to stop trying to make good things seem bad just because they don't understand or agree with it.

Sorry i got a bit ranty but this is a very sensitive subject as i'm still trying to get over suicidal thoughts and depression while dealing with ignorance from people for being genderfluid and pan-asexual. I'm trying to feel better about myself but people putting me down isn't helping, it's hurtful. And it seems that suicide and murder are some of the only things that make people realize what they did was wrong, and that's terrifying.
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linnyxito Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
No need to apologize - what you're saying is true. Romanticizing suicide is going to make people less reluctant to do it...

Oh, and for what it's worth, straight, gay or pan-asexual people are all equal in my eyes. It's sad that more people don't see it that way - it's not the bad folks' job to judge others. Though it may be hard, try not to listen to them or let them get to you. I'm cheering you on! Don't ever give up. (:
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
No need to apologize - what you're saying is true. Romanticizing suicide is going to make people less reluctant to do it...

Oh, and for what it's worth, straight, gay or pan-asexual people are all equal in my eyes. It's sad that more people don't see it that way - it's not the bad folks' job to judge others. Though it may be hard, try not to listen to them or let them get to you. I'm cheering you on! Don't ever give up. (:
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Silverbessifus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you, your words are really helpful. for every person who puts me down about something, 3 more people accept me as i am. it helps
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
:aww:
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:iconwonderlandskiss:
Wonderlandskiss Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i wish i could have shown this to myself last year, and so many of my freinds
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:iconmikhailcarter:
MikhailCarter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Life does not get better, it only rots as we slowly decay.
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
It makes me sad to hear that you feel that way. :( I really hope your days will get better and make you change your mind little by little.
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
It makes me sad to hear that you feel that way. :( I really hope your days will get better and make you change your mind little by little.
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:iconthesnugheroine:
TheSnugHeroine Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Its just beautiful * crying* . i can really understand you.... I lost my fahter by suicide a year ago
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. Nobody should ever have to experience losing someone that close in such a way... I am so sorry for your loss... I hope that over time, you will somehow be able to recover, one step at a time.
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TheSnugHeroine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you Hug 
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girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Oh... My.... God. This tugged on something fierce in my heart.  This was amazing. Trying not to cry in public. Omg, this is amazing. How, I mean, just wow. 
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate them a lot. (:
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:icongirlonwantedposters:
girlonwantedposters Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Oh but it is all so very true! You deserve praise for such wondrous work. 
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:iconsampea:
sampea Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
...Wow...
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:iconsonallyfan:
sonallyfan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
Damn nice work there, super impressed, and such a strong message too
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Thank you. (:
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:iconsonallyfan:
sonallyfan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
np
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:iconkiramu:
Kiramu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautifully done... Heart 
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Thank you. :)
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:iconkleinstudio:
KleinStudio Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
crying...
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:iconleti-petelski:
Leti-Petelski Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Filmographer
this is really really beautiful, i really loved it! you made me cry.. i'm sorry about your friend, my grandfather died a month ago so i think i understand the feeling 
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thank you for your words, and also I am sorry for your loss...
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:iconleti-petelski:
Leti-Petelski Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014   Filmographer
You're welcome.
It's okay. It will pass, and I'm gonna feel better with time. wish you the best!
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SSJCyberSonic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This was just...wow.
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Thank you. (:
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:iconakalarii:
Akalarii Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, I can't find words for this masterpiece...
You just gained my whole respect. So sorry for your loss though.
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I appreciate it - thank you. (:
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:iconellif4in:
Ellif4in Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is tremendously beautiful and heartbreaking. I'm so, so sorry for your loss, yet managing to take that grief and turn into something so damn beautiful, well that's an incredible thing to do.
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:iconlinnyxito:
linnyxito Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thank you - I appreciate it. (:
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:iconsweet-sara:
Sweet-Sara Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
This is such a strong message - keep up the good work! 
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