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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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:iconknightxayvion:
KnightXayvion Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  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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MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  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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:iconameliahalfdead:
AmeliaHalfDead Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New Deviant
I always felt that way~
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:iconstormver:
Stormver Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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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LionKingWarriors561 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  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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adriotaku Featured By Owner 3 days ago
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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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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: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  New Deviant 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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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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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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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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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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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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:iconholothewolfgaming:
HoloTheWolfGaming Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Its also why I listen to 'Headphones' alot
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Darkness-of-Angels13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
I'm in school right now and I've always been told that school is where you find yourself, but how can one find him or herself when teachers say "Don't do that your being distracting", "That isn't important, this is","This isn't art","do you want to get a good job, then listen". How can I get a good job if you don't allow me to figure out what I want to do that will also make me happy when your telling me to stop before I can begin. I've been bullied, but I've grown stronger and ever since beginning high school I've become even more 'odd' and 'different'. I'm the crazy girl who's made friends of all sorts now that I've grown wiser. But I still feel like I could know so much more if teachers just listened when I say, "can I learn this instead, I'd really like to learn it".
I'm trapped in a school that doesn't care about my education, but more on my stupid uniform, yeah that's SOOOOO gonna help me in the future.

Lovely art, I hope I'll draw like this one day and sorry for my rambling, school frustrates me with how silly the students, teachers and the school system is.
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Jadenyuki114 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
School is just a waste of time... Yes, we all have been bullied....We may have been bullies perhaps... but.... We can get threw it all if we just believe. <3
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An0nymousFlow3rs Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student General Artist
My teachers hated me becuase i'd draw on my work.

It got to a point where I had to leave the school

LEAVE THE SCHOOL.

At least at my current school, the teachers like my art :/
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:iconurzapw2000:
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
I felt like this sometimes...
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:iconclickeradopts:
ClickerAdopts Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*Insert Tsunandere "Tch" here*
What a dull "Art teacher" you had.

"not art"

Corn-dogs are not as glamorous as caviar,
Dose that make them "not food"?
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:iconnadianasedo:
NadiaNasedo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
your art talks to my soul. You are a beautiful being.
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:iconredeyeshadowdemon:
redeyeshadowdemon Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I was bullied all the time I was the strange silent creepy girl. Until I change school
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:iconmollywolfwere:
MollyWolfWere Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful and sad
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DemenSDev Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your "art" teacher was such a stupid person, no one can judge what's or what's not art.
I love your style, and the depth of your works Meow :3 
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:iconkyrtuck:
kyrtuck Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, shes got thick skin, and an elastic heart :sing:
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OakleyMark Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
This is a lovely piece of art.

How is it that SO MANY people share this same experience?

I believe that schools were designed at some level to have exactly this traumatizing effect on people.  The damage follows us all the way into adulthood, affecting our choices and relationships, our confidence and personal power.  The result is so ubiquitous across society, that full spectrum psychosis seems normal!

But it's not!

We're supposed to be more than this.  Few attempt, or even know *how* to attempt to rebuild their souls.

Art is a way to self-examine and self-repair, and help others along through the same process.
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that feeling
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DiscJockeyCandy Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant Student Writer
"The cage of chalk and paper will be broken by the simple seeds of temptation, confidence, and hope."-Unknown
This simple quote gives me power against the rough school days I endure.
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weepingxangel Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this one because its just.. so true. This is how I feel in school all the time. Dean Emoticon 
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Diamond-waterfalls Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I know what you mean ;o;
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:iconkaiatheshapeshifter:
Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
I'm werid and my friends and families are weird and I'm the one always saying that. So being werid sort of just runs in the family. I am the werid kid that is always daydreaming of her next story cause for me reality most of the time can just be boreing.
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:iconcyrnamoustier:
CyrnaMoustier Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
I hear yuh
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:iconx0strawberry0x:
x0Strawberry0x Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so lucky that I live in a place where being that "weird" girl who draws cartoons and anime is normal, I had no idea that it was so different in other places.
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:iconkaiatheshapeshifter:
Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Are you that girl?
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x0Strawberry0x Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I suppose, I draw cartoons more than anime, but the general gist is the same. It's never been a source of trouble for me though, most people at my school who draw at all draw cartoons, or anime, or the like.
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Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Knew it. There is at least one werid kid in each school but most of the time there is more then one. :)
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Skyilere Featured By Owner May 24, 2015
Art is practically everything,yes,I agree with AnimatedBunni.
It is music,it is the sound of a frog splashing into a pond,it is when bad changes to good.
Art is this. Art is moods.
If you can never express moods in your arts,you can never be an artist.
Blue expresses her sadness deep enough in each of her arts well.I admire that.
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:iconpikagurl98:
PikaGurl98 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Student General Artist
This is like an optical illusion, it looks like she is in the cage but she is not because it's on the chalk board, nice artwork!
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