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Shaun-shau Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mmm k i am crying very much right now (guess why)
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pitrickisawsm Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read that part again and I felt the same way
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CrookedCain Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Veronika Decides to Die is one of the greatest books I have ever read.
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lady-meff Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i just finished reading this book today and it was absolutely fantastic experience.... i can imagin this picture as a illustration for this book, it's simple and... dunno how to say it, i just feel it... ♥
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stardragon91 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Then what does it mean when you like the bad guys?
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:iconeditor-san:
Editor-San Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
I haven't read the book; but for what it's worth ST I could relate to that extract too. :thumbsup: I hope you don't worry about it too much.
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:iconhell-and-malfunction:
that book is fantastic.
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:iconfudging:
fudging Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I have no fear of death, but I'm not bitter. Must be insane :slow:
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0palesque Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I read that book too, and perhaps focussing on the overall, more encouraging theme could be helpful? As bitter as Veronika starts out, she does remain open to ways in which she can feel more alive, and finally does embrace life.
It's hard to advise anyone on anything, and I'm not claiming I can put myself in your shoes, but hang in there, and try to perhaps do the same? :hug:
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:iconlunalibera:
lunalibera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I love this book, and I felt the same...but in the end, ST, Veronika stops suffering from bitterness because life takes hold of her--could that work for you as well? Could you explore life and free yourself so that bitterness is expelled forever? Veronika is re-born. Can you rise from your ashes?
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Rush-the-chosen-one Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
2 things:
I agree, but Paulo Coelho rights about a lot of sh*t he does not understand.
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AmberSpike Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I like the picture you drew :) The girl at the piano, it's really nice.
The quote is interesting too.
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x-x-sakura-x-x Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
briliantly depicted secret, i like the drawing. and i can relate to this quote, i actually can. tahts sad, but i really don't mind.
hey. if it was actually you, ten that doesn't matter. life is short, make it happy, for you. do what you like. not what anyone ese would.
its all about you <3
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RaitoL Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
:hug: I feel this way often.
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RememberTheBeauty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I could not count the number of quotes, paragraphs, and even PAGES of that book that I have high-lit...In fact, I just posted a blog with a block of text from it today.

There are some days when I read parts of that book...and I am baffled by the fact that I was not the one who wrote it about myself.

You're not alone..and I almost cried just now when I found out that I'm not, either :heart:

:hug:
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x-x-sakura-x-x Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
small question, what's the title of the book?
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lunalibera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Veronika Decides to Die, by Paulo Coelho
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x-x-sakura-x-x Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Brilliant song <33 just looked it up (:
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:iconlunalibera:
lunalibera Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
um...it's actually a book? :iconconfusedplz:
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x-x-sakura-x-x Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
ew it is? D: i looked it up on youtube, and it had a song named after it D:
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lunalibera Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
oh :lol:
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KageNoKarasu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
That's really interesting....
I am a very, very bitter person (among other things, to include one or more diagnosed psychoses), and yet this makes sense.

I like the hero that doesn't fear life or death, and I am often that way too (I don't fear death, but I'm not gonna go seek "him" out, but life is an adventure too sometimes)
(of course... I can't stand self-sacrificial pacifists... but I think that's something else)

I just didn't know bitterness could be suffered through... huh..
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lunalibera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
"Bitterness" is the term in the book given to all those who stop living life...basically all the depressed, tired, suppressed people. The doctor in the book claims that vitriol, a chemical also known as bitterness, is the source of this meloncholia; the accumulation of which leads to giving up. The girl in the book attempted suicide because she couldn't see what life was all about, so the doctor diagnoses her problem as an excess of vitriol--bitterness.
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KageNoKarasu Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Thank you for the explanation! That's (again, also) interesting!
My opinion hasn't really changed, but my understanding is deepened, thanks!
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:iconlunalibera:
lunalibera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Yeah, it didn't have much to do with what you said, but you were wondering if people could suffer from bitterness, so i thought i'd elaborate ;)
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undeniably Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Writer
I wish I understood this...I keep re-reading it over and over again trying to figure it out :P I think it's the opposite of me, as I've always been really wild and carefree and have never really been to concerned with dying. (but that also makes me different from many people :p)
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KyraShangea Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's... very deep. O_O
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Have-Not-Sheep Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Sounds like me too. How come the only people who ever seem like me are people in secrets?
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:iconundeniably:
undeniably Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Writer
Because it's the things people keep inside themselves thinking that no one else will relate to them, when the truth is that so many do, and if they shared, they'd find people who truly understand them for who they are, rather than people who like them for the shell they've put on.
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Jshei Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
wow this comment is hardcore.
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:iconundeniably:
undeniably Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Writer
It is?? hmmm...didn't mean for it to be lol!
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:iconjshei:
Jshei Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
hehe, be proud!
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:iconundeniably:
undeniably Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009   Writer
Oh, it's a compliment? Well yay thankyou :P
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awshroom Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I'm not really sure what to say, but that drawing is badass.
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:iconlunalibera:
lunalibera Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
it's easier to relate if you've read the book and know what it's about...i actually thought it was pretty well sketched.
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:iconfudging:
fudging Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
"Badass" is positive ;P
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:iconlunalibera:
lunalibera Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
O.o right. umm. embarassment. :iconhideplz:
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:iconcluisanna:
Cluisanna Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I've never heard of the book or author, but this seems quite interesting. All in all I think though that it doesn't make that much sense.
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:iconwindyrein:
WindyRein Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I feel I misunderstood something... -.-'
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WindyRein Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
That can be taken in many ways, I think, but the one that comes first to mind is a scary thought indeed if it makes you think of someone close to you.. :/ But you should try to fight the Bitterness and "cure" the person of it.. :) How you'd cure them, well, I can't say since I also suffer from Bitterness but maybe try opening their eyes to the wonders of the world and how lovely and colourful everything is if you just let it be :)

Good book, btw, definitely worth the read :)
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Pancake-fairy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
o3o bitterness.... hmmmm.... >,O
-licks you-
I don't think so....
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:iconfour-parakeets:
four-parakeets Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Haha xD
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Pancake-fairy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
^^
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IMPERFECTIONxxx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009   Writer
awwh. :hug: it'll get better, ST. You're not the only one that thinks these small things to themselves. :]

Hang in there. :]
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