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danceswithhooves Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
@00:08How do you post a video on DEVIANTART????? :D :la: :XD:
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C0y0te7 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
@01:46Good point! I have felt this recently ^o^
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wabousse Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
@01:04$spyed - Thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement and sharing your thoughts!
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Xenia178 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
@00:59very true...bullyn n disrespect with other people is gettn outta hand :(
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rikuxion123 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:29hey it is my b-day OCT 22!!
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DanceOnMines Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:58I agree with practically everything you have said here. Very true. Thank you so much and the rest of the team for keeping this place alive. x
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jpmeister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
@02:43Its very creative to use "Creativity" as an outlet to social pain. I think it's brilliant though, and I like to think that I do that everyday. :D
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PreciousGaby Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
@02:09toucing words and I think I'm turning into a bully and I'm 13
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kdennisnaz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
@01:35Wow... what a bunch of rambling crap. Should be called "Bow down to political correctness" day.
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Romazaki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@03:17Let we enjoy the Purple Day!!
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Alicemonstrinho Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:01It's a very important toppic that I haven't tought about. It's really nice that DA has a real concerarn on bullys and Spirit day, thank YOU for leting us know about it =)

And I'm wearing purple socks hehe
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ohmylitan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student General Artist
@00:03People in my school also wore purple yesterday, including me. Seeing the website purple just made my day better. :3
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Draco-demonicus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
@00:50Viva Spirit Day!
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AMDphreak Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
@02:22ethos. a word I haven't ever used.
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Sandy33311 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
Thank you. You really did upset me so I greatly appreciate your setting the record straight. It upset me because I don't feel I did anything wrong. The reason is that I don't believe any of us should sit back and watch someone being bullied any more than I'd sit back and watch someone beating a dog. And in this case, the bullying was done at the very highest level.

Angelo could have easily ignored Thaddeus's comment. No matter what people write to Angelo, whether it's nice or neutral or giving criticism, Angelo ignores 99.9% of the comments, yet he chose to publicly chastise Thaddeus. I don't know Thaddeus but I checked out his profile and he had information there (which was there before Angelo chastised him) regarding why he's using that avatar. I doubt Angelo took the time to do what I did.

I don't know how anyone can watch the video, read Angelo's comments and not be shocked. In addition, the way I was raised and the way businesses treat customers in the real world is by following the motto: "The customer is always right." That's generally the first thing an employee is taught.

Also, I think it's unconscionable for the person in charge of this site to try to silence its members/customers and to tell its customers what kind of avatar they should have, especially when this site is infamous for its x-rated smut, nude children in sexual positions and situations, extreme and brutal sexual fantasies, including torture and death, and worse.

Once in awhile, RARELY, but once in awhile Angelo and his staff do listen to us. But even if they didn't, I don't feel as a human being that I should stand idly by when I see people suffering at their hands. And a lot of people are---most of which have left this site.

Best wishes to you. :heart:
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FlyingFatality Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@00:15 Loving the purple so much. <3 I have higher respect for deviantART, for you guys supporting the LGBT community and being open to them here on dA.
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Shadow-is-crazy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
@01:52Thumbs up! I express myself here! XDDD
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Drake09 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
@01:17Awesome vid! Puts out a really good point! :thumbsup:

Great Job! Keep up the amazing work and support that you guys and Deviantart does! ;)
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InfinityWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
@00:25Lovely. SPIRIT!
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As we commemorate Spirit Day, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts on the bullying epidemic that's been receiving a lot of attention in recent weeks. I think you'll agree with my sentiments about the deviantART community being diverse and wonderful and...just the way we like it! :) Keep up the good work and keep channeling emotions into your creations.

And you can't tell, but I'm wearing a purple shirt :P
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Aquarian-Areli Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was bullied alot and way alot i was about to kill until a boy name nathan who's now my boyfriend stopped me. One they i told my brother to draw about bullying. He did little stick figures showing his feelings about bullying. He uploaded it in DA but because his account was hacked it was lost. well thanks $spyed  i'm really honored of your words about spirit day! ^^
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danceswithhooves Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
@00:08How do you post a video on DEVIANTART????? :D :la: :XD:
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C0y0te7 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
@01:46Good point! I have felt this recently ^o^
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wabousse Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
@01:04$spyed - Thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement and sharing your thoughts!
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Xenia178 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
@00:59very true...bullyn n disrespect with other people is gettn outta hand :(
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rikuxion123 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@00:29hey it is my b-day OCT 22!!
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DanceOnMines Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:58I agree with practically everything you have said here. Very true. Thank you so much and the rest of the team for keeping this place alive. x
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Sendo-Eevpix Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
@03:19That is true man.
It is sad how people takes attacks on them and just feed into it. :(

Though many people does try to turn it around like me. All of last year there were these three people always trying to make me look like scum with no future, but instead of hiding away, I used it to motivate my self to become a better person. :meow:
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely very well
said
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
@03:19very well said......
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jpmeister Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
@02:43Its very creative to use "Creativity" as an outlet to social pain. I think it's brilliant though, and I like to think that I do that everyday. :D
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AM3RA Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I was suicidal for 2-3 years and depressed from elementary school up until 9th grade. The only way I could deal with the negativity and pain was to write poems.
A lot of my watchers that have actually read my poems have said they can literally FEEL the emotions and sometimes cry, get angry, happy, feel the love, ect. I can agree so much that creativity does in fact help express your emotions, and if someone realizes that may be it is a sort of cry for help, you will get that help.
I started to write poems the second year of feeling like I need to just die. After a while, friends and teachers started to help me more with school and getting me to cheer up more and helping me. I have changed a lot in the past year and a half (that is how long I haven't been depressed or further down that path) and those at my new school do not know of what I went through or my attempts, but they love me for who I am now. I am openly Bisexual and Pagan and no one seems to judge me. And since I was helped, I try my best to help those who are in my past situation.
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aniadabkiewicz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
@03:19hi what ? you thank ok
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dasjnrollerskater Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@03:19I hope some of the depressing commenters on here, realize the meaning of this video.
This day is a great thing, not something to argue about.

read my signature. We are all people.
but we can learn. some may be mean, but if you think about it one more step, saying something mean, is just saying it about yourself.
we can all be good people.
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hybridinsurgency Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Also, I was really expecting you to be running around in a ninja mask 24/7. Even in the shower. I'm disappointed... But I still love dA!
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hybridinsurgency Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This was cute! It made me smile. I like your included thoughts about creativity as a way to deal with negative (and positive) emotions. I think it is nice that such a communtiy exists to help out all sorts of people. I hope everyone realizes that all people have the right to not be ostracized for things that are beyond their control.

I'm also really annoyed that so many people who are commenting on this are distracted by other issues. I think it is pretty obvious when someone is trying to capitalize on the emotion or outrage associated with a symbol with negative connotations.
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PreciousGaby Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
@02:09toucing words and I think I'm turning into a bully and I'm 13
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Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for this, Angelo.
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lost-angle Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been entered in #dA-Dictionary's Dictionary Entries.
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kdennisnaz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Rambling crap!.... should be called, "bow down to political correctness day".
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kdennisnaz Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
@01:35Wow... what a bunch of rambling crap. Should be called "Bow down to political correctness" day.
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Romazaki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@03:17Let we enjoy the Purple Day!!
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xxxcoolfoxxx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
That a nice video . But I wish people can get along . It make anger to see people get pick on .
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MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@03:18I am a a christian and I support spirit day.LGBT shouldn't be bullied in any way
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BitterSweetAngel13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Love Love Love Love Love you all! *Mwah*
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Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Angelo, here is just one comment I found on the Internet about your video and your comments here:

"I refuse to watch the video on principle alone, however I was reading the comments and his intolerance is hypocritical at best, pathetic and juvenile at worst. He is a bullsh#tter, always has been and always will be. I rank him with used car sales people, but less shiesty, not by much though.

Since he wants to judge based on an icon, lets judge his shall we? His icon is a ninja, a ninja is a sneaky murderous bastard, cowardly hiding in the night to sneak up on his/her defenseless victim. There are no "nice ninja's". so yeah, he should not be judging based an icon. While I find the icon distasteful, Angelo is showing just how intolerant he really is."

(I got permission from the author to post this quote.)
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nicolejordan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Hmmm. I can't imagine who you could be referring to <snark>. Angelo's comments are from the heart and wholly sincere. To not watch the video and judge for yourself is really contributing to the definition of what intolerance and acceptance is. Thank you Angelo, for taking the time to share your thoughts and your advice. Channeling negative energy into creativity vs being destructive is a message that should be more wide spread.
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Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Not that it matters, but if you're saying I wrote it, you're wrong. I already wrote what I feel so I certainly wouldn't write that quote and then pretend someone else wrote it! A little bit of logic or common sense would help before insinuating things!

I read what I quoted on FB. If you're saying that you also read it on FB and know who wrote it, why write "snark"? I asked for permission to post the comment because the person expresses his or herself about a hundred times better than I can. I didn't list his or her name because I don't want to be responsible for causing the author problems as the person is prominent in the dA community. But I do have permission in writing to quote it here.

If you talking about ME not watching the video, I myself watched it twice and certain parts more than twice. Had I not watched it, how do you think I could have quoted Angelo?

Yes, his comments are from the heart. That doesn't mean that he doesn't have a twisted heart as evidenced by his comments to the person with the swastika icon. Angelo is the one who, right here of all places, shows himself to be intolerant! You say the person who wrote the quote should watch the video, how about if Angelo, before writing what he did, read the swastika person's profile. How about that? What Angelo did here is too bizarre to be true, but true it is for all to see!!

In addition, most of the greatest artists here are leaving dA----BECAUSE of Angelo and the things he allows his administrators to do and the way he's changed this site into a kindergarten. (The kids he's catering to now are staying.) So I hardly think anyone should feel they'd want to watch a video of him telling us what he thinks. We don't like what he thinks. And, in addition, he's proven that what he says to us and what he does are two different things.

I hope this clears things up for you!
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nicolejordan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Wasn't referring to you at all in my post. But thanks for following up and sharing your thoughts.
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Alicemonstrinho Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
@00:01It's a very important toppic that I haven't tought about. It's really nice that DA has a real concerarn on bullys and Spirit day, thank YOU for leting us know about it =)

And I'm wearing purple socks hehe
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ohmylitan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student General Artist
@00:03People in my school also wore purple yesterday, including me. Seeing the website purple just made my day better. :3
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AnnaCullen09 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my god...i think i just felt in love with :iconspyed: u.u <3
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monica3981 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for doing this. Just thank you.
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NaruTwilightFan1515 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
My best friend is gay. and he is having a hard time with bullying. its great to know that DA cares and wants to get it out there. personally here are my words of wisdom.
"Sexuallity isnt a choice. Hate is." people are people and we shouldnt treat them differently even if they are different. have Allophilia people.
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Draco-demonicus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
@00:50Viva Spirit Day!
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supersonic318 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Writer
@01:58I Love DeviantArt Because I'll Respect
People Personal Art Work Job ') It's Was Very Interesting Ideal To Celebrate And Anniversary Plan
(Incredible)
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supersonic318 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Writer
That Was Very Interesting Speech Excellent Job For Spirit Day Purple Color It Was Unique Way.
Also I know how You Feel The Same Way to learn Express our Self. And I Feel Positive Person Aging Also To have Great POWER And Great Responsibility.
oh yeah Be The Way Don't Get involved With Bad people it Always Happens All Time. Oh Almost Forgot I Have Something To Say May
The GOD Be With You
(Strength)(Speed)(Agility)(Stamina)(Durability)And(Intelligence)
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dxd Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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Snowy-Ninja Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
hn... I have met people on here who are nasty and rude... And its not all happy families on here but i have to admit that my watchers and friends on here are supportive so anyone outside them does not bother me... I never really understood the urge for bullies to do what they do and i have never herd of this spirit day until You guys at DA... posted and changed your colours so yeah... Your awesome :love: thank you!
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JesusDave Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
WHAT YOU SAID WAS AMAZING! This Made my whole day better. Thank you
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Chocolate-Kunai Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Lovely video. >_<
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redmarlin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I feel kind of bad, since my first thought in seeing this video was, "wait a second! I didn't know this site supported video now! When did that happen?"

Meh, anyways, nice to have a day to devote to bullying, as we have all been a victim, I believe, at some point or another. And again, thank you for pointing out that bullying and suicide happens to more people than just LGBT's.
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AlexaChan95 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I simply :heart: that speech you did. I'm with you
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AlexaChan95 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This wa a lovely and great video, I didnt actually knew about this day, but it's great that it is a day to remind us about the pepole who gets bullied on the net. I once watched an american documentary about this and there like people that have had a great timr in there life, they are clever, nice and had a nice childhood. But one of a sudden they killed themselves cause there was other persons on pages where people that thinks about sucide connect and there it is people that pushed them to kill theselves and said how to kill themselves and that they deserved to die cause they ment that the victims did have it so bad so they needed to die to escape the pain in the world.

(sorry for a very long and not so understandable text, I'm norwegian and english isn't the language I'm very good to expresse myself in)

But I dont think persons can support others to take theyr lives, and I think those pushers just want to be evil
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quitaqreations Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Thank you.
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JamesHoppy Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
@03:19....this is good and also confusing?
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Seenshadows Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
@03:19Right on Man! Very positive message and wisdom. It's easy to a follower, way to take a stand and become a Leader!
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ikreate Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010   General Artist
Let the Spirit commence! I agree, I DO feel that this is an issue that should be brought to everyone's awareness. :heart::blackrose:
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Kryana Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
@03:19Another sad thing is I don't think very much people actually knew it - in my school I was the only one wearing purple, and that's only because I've heard about it here on dA.
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LazyLionus Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Nice video, and I think it's great that dA supports this event!

However... I think you're kind of pulling a blind over things, because there is a lot of hating and flaming going on in dA, too. Sure it might be a bit better than other places, but I don't think we should pretend it doesn't happen here.
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