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Trapped by School by DestinyBlue Trapped by School by DestinyBlue
She slips in after class, just to be away from them, waiting till the sound of shouting and laughter has subsided, till it's safe to walk home alone.


School occupies a strange place in my mind. It wasn't so long ago, but when I look back it seems foggy; so different from the life I experience now. I was bullied, a lot, at first it really hurt, but I learned to not let it get to me. I was the 'weird' girl, who drew anime. I relised people would always judge, and knew it's you who has to be happy with yourself, you shouldn't change to please them; I noticed the things people would tease me about were the things they were insecure about in themselves. The most valuable lessons I learned weren't in the classroom. I got very comfortable with my own company :) 

My art teacher told me "Cartoons are not art" so I drew in my spare time and let myself indulge in a world all my own.

Schools such a strange place, and this girls having a hard time of it... I can certainly relate to feeling trapped there sometimes, for many reasons...

~How is/was it for you?

Edit: Wow, thanks so much for the response on this one guys :heart: I've enjoyed reading about your experiences, all those having a hard time- It will get better! School is temporary. Use the time to better yourself. While I do read all comments it is a tall order replying to hundreds, so I'm sorry if you don't get a personal response from me, but please do know myself and others support you :) 

Peace, Love and beating the bullies,
~Blue x




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:iconpokemonwarriorcat:
pokemonwarriorcat Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
School starts on August 12th for me. It's time to go back to that place...
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:iconhighlyanimated:
HighlyAnimated Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What kinda art teacher would tell a student that?? Rude!!
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:iconjust-a-nomad:
Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Caged in
No room to breath
Stifled by
The slightest breeze

Nothing makes sense
It's all a big mess
When the hell
Will I find rest
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:iconmoonjumper4:
moonjumper4 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
cartooning is an art 
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:iconhope-pearson:
Hope-Pearson Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
What do you believe art is?
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:iconsnowyowl765:
SnowyOwl765 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe it is anything that expresses inner feelings, has a meaning, or just something creative. :)
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:iconaussie91:
aussie91 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
WOW! your art has a strong views 
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:iconpuppylover1123:
Puppylover1123 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
noooooooooo!!!I hate school!even math.
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:iconramosismario89:
RamosisMario89 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same when I was in school I was judged for liking certain games 
and anime but I did not care over time I learned to be strong in myself and love 
what I enjoy so much and that is drawing, great job on this art. :) Clap 
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:iconmusicforchloe:
MusicForChloe Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
I'd love to hear what your art teacher would say about you now. (:
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:iconcamilokabipolar:
camilokabipolar Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  New Deviant
amo tu hermosa arte!!!!!! TTOTT
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:iconerichzanniii:
ErichZannIII Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew it!! I bought several of your pictures at New York Comicon 2014.  You were in the Artists Alley.  I recognize your Broken picture.
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:iconlittlebunny012:
LittleBunny012 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Artist
I hate your art teacher, because she made me think my art isn't art.
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:iconnatimanga:
NatiManga Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow your art teacher is insane, what did he/she draw anyways? o.o
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:icondasu:
dasu Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Your art "teacher" probably wouldn't know actual art if someone rubbed their face in it. Anyone who excludes a chosen form of artistic expression simply because it doesn't fit their personal tastes isn't worth the paper their degree is printed on. I might hate what people like Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol have turned art galleries into, but I can't deny that they're still art.
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:iconrythmcolors:
RythmColors Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Youre not alone...
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:iconpeacelovehalstewart:
peacelovehalstewart Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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:icontechnada049:
Technada049 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconmasteranimejoker:
MasterAnimeJoker Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  New Deviant
Trapped? Not at my school, buddy. It was all about beating up nerds, digging through garbage, girls running around topless and the teachers not giving a fuck.
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:iconcosmicsturm:
CosmicSturm Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
She seems to write with left hand (be a lefty :-p.)
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:iconfmageek77:
fmageek77 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
That's cool, I didn't notice now, thanks!
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:iconknightxayvion:
KnightXayvion Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  New Deviant
I still have a year of school left. And in 10th grade, my art teacher said the same thing... He said I couldn't draw "cartoons" for projects and that they had to be based off of something real. I also used to get bullied a lot. I had a lot of issues in school, but It's so strange to think there's only one last year for me left. It even felt weird when summer began. I almost don't want to forget the precious memories of those I've made friends with or have became fond of. That includes some of my teachers as well. I still miss my teachers and friends from where I used to live. It was an entirely different state than where I live now.

Your artwork is astounding! I'm in awe, it's so breathtaking. I just can't explain how beautiful it truly is!
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:iconmantathemisukitty:
MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was also the weird one, who drew anime :la: Only difference was, that my art teacher(s) was more open, and I usually had the best grade in the class :lol: Otherwise school sucked. When I look back at it now, I wonder how I ever managed to get through it all. I'm completely burn-out from it all, and I can't imagine going to school anytime soon :faint:
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:iconfmageek77:
fmageek77 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
Same situation except my peers were the ones who got me into anime, it looks like us otaku artists are a lot more common than people think.
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:iconameliahalfdead:
AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
I always felt that way~
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:iconstormver:
Stormver Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cartoons are art! I know what it feels like to have school trap you. I felt like that when I got bullied by 'friends' (I hate them now). I didn't have much of an escape, so I made my emotions go into my writing and drawing, and there are pictures of me, a small bird, wounded by the bigger, stronger birds, the eagles. I bled to death in the majority of those, because that's what it felt like. I was out alone, surrounded by only a few friends, and I couldn't do anything about it.
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:iconlionkingwarriors561:
LionKingWarriors561 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cartoons are art!!!!
My school has weighed down on me.... But its friends who take that weight off my shoulders.
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:iconadriotaku:
adriotaku Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015   General Artist
I´m bullied by my friends, ya must say theyr not my friends but they (akwardly) are, even tougth they bully me and annoy til they notice Im bout cry, then they try to cheer me up, thought they end bullying me or someone else so . . . I give it a 5
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:icondrawinggirl13:
drawinggirl13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Schools are a strange place and how cartoons not art that kinda really makes me mad if my art teacher says that and when I was in middle school it was kinda hard for me to do and now I'm going to high school and it's going to be really difficult D:
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:iconborn2kill99:
born2kill99 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Love Love Love Love 
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:iconpainsplayground:
painsplayground Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I showed this to my daughter who is in high school going through this EXACT thing. I think it really helped her. You're awesome for creating such touching and honest art like this. Thank you. :) 
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:iconkeik173:
Keik173 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
...strange. School gives you intelligence. Great work by the way.
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:iconcatgal15:
CatGal15 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
How are cartoons not art? -scratch head- 
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:iconlittlebunny012:
LittleBunny012 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Artist
Cartoons are art.
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:iconcatgal15:
CatGal15 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. Art is anything you create, if you ask me...
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:iconcolo-lutz:
colo-lutz Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
trop beau !
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:icon13thefreerunner:
13thefreerunner Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Same here
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:icontheskylovesyou:
theskylovesyou Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work so much ^_^ <3
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:iconpazzazzu:
Pazzazzu Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is very good.  Well composed, good color and your idea is well presented to the viewer.   Impressive!
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:iconbubsyfanboy:
bubsyfanboy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant
i can rela-*attacked by people trying to help me*
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:iconpony-fighters:
Pony-Fighters Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Schools hell I've been buying up with bullying for eight years now like you I learned to block it out but I have a kind sort of, it's been over filling for a while now but no matter what I do there's always a shadow
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:iconlouintheshadows:
LouInTheShadows Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
To me, school is a cages that strangely provides my little freedom. It surpresses my creativity and yet I alwas find a way to draw. Sometimes it paints my inside black. I know it'll be over soon and I can't wait for this to happen but... what comes next could be even worse. So I don't complain,sit back and smile silently
Erm..sorry for the long coment 
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:iconbbbhyt:
bbbhyt Featured By Owner Edited Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist
I felt the same It was like I was locked up with a pack of animals in high school
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:iconsuperniki48:
SuperNiki48 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  New Deviant
When my teacher screams at my face for some reason I just feel like the drawing
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:iconlizzartslounge:
LizzartsLounge Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
it's beautiful!
and I totally feel with you... my art teacher used to tell me I'm "narrow minded" and "primitive". But then again he was an oddball (he once threw the class register at a colleague of mine) so I guess it wasn't so bad.
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:iconarachnid98:
arachnid98 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww, it's so  beautiful! I can relate to being bullied; school was pretty tough for me, too...
But hey, we made it through, didn't we? Guess we're tougher than the bullies! :D

On a side note, screw that art teacher, cartoons are so art... :XD:
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:iconriassasin:
Riassasin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I can totally relate to me to be honest school is like a prison
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:iconforevercluck:
ForeverCluck Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Dang! cool and touching!
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:iconfrevee:
Frevee Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going trough this right now
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:iconholothewolfgaming:
HoloTheWolfGaming Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Im going threw the same thing right now be big time bullied about drawing anime or anything at all and One of my bullies live in my nahborhood so i stay inside most of the time and my friend dosent like it but she understands but no matter what they still bully me,and its pysical for my drawing........D (Alphabets) E (Alphabets) A (Alphabets) D (Alphabets)  is how i feel sometimes....but i learn through drawing...........
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