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GUMI Cantabile 2012 Spirit Day by HikariTenjou GUMI Cantabile 2012 Spirit Day by HikariTenjou
Woahs! I totally forgot that it was Spirit Day today @__@ *spits out artwork done just a few hours ago* Anyway, a kind of motivational poster towards the anti-bullying cause this is ^^The bottom, in case people can't read it, says "Say no to bullying and Yes to dressing as Kappas." ^^ Always choose Kappas over bullying.

I've noticed from the other works submitted that people were telling their stories on bullying and how they were often victims, so I guess I'll share mine. In elementary school, I had just come to Canada so I knew no English whatsoever. I hung out with a group of people of the same ethnicity where all of them were male except one. That one other girl was the leader of the group and since I was the only other female she wouldn't let me leave! >.< Well after being the butt of pretty much all their jokes (I was a little slow back then) I found a real friend (AMU TANNNN this is you!!! Do you still remember? :D) She invited me to her birthday party where I had the most fun ever! Then she moved. Then I found out I was moving to her area. I was overjoyed! Then I realized that we didn't go to the same school XP though the area was a 20 min walk away. At my new elementary school I was still shy and quiet and went out of my way to make others happy. I made two new great friends (one of whom eventually turned into my best friend~ Arinaliiiii :heart:). Without them I don't know what I would have done.

I was a weird kid as a child despite being quiet (still proudly weird now ^^) and everyone knew. My two friends at my school would tell me how the popular people told them to stop being friends with me and to be friends with them (they never did :)). Even though they'd say I was really nice to my face, I knew what they said behind my back. But you see, with such good friends that never bothered me. Eventually I stopped being nice to people/ going out of my way to do things for them. They didn't really care about me so instead I invested my time into hanging out with my real friends :)

Moral of my story is: friendship is awesome! If my friends weren't there to be supportive and weird with me, I don't think I would have ever survived! Thank god I made real friends! Thank god I met these wonderful people~! Epilogue: Now in high school bullying for me has subsided (I expected it to be the worst here but actually elementary school was the worst. I guess we all just grew out of it.) and I have plenty of true friends :)

Ok now back to the actual picture :3 It's a good thing Gumi and Roro have each other as weird friends~ I'd totally dress in a kappa jumpsuit if only someone would do it with me T^T ... and I knew where to get one >.> And yes those are staring people in the background XP They feel awkward but Gumi and Roro could not be more proud of their strangeness ^w^
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shina0990 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
<font><font>www.facebook.com/pages/Gumi-Yu…  Yuma Gumi !! :S</font></font>
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axxifi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cute <3
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HikariTenjou Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ty! ^^
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berrii-chan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
ooh! i remember!! XD
it was hard figuring out who were your real friends back them. >.<
now i know, and i love all my friends!!!! <333

Sorry i can't go to the sushi buffet! >.< i have art!
I went to La maison do japon b4
it was pretty good. =D
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HikariTenjou Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY FOR NOSTALGIA + FRIENDSHIP! XD

Really? Maison du Japon is good? :3 Do they have red dragon rolls and spicy salmon?! *drools*
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TeapotCannon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
You're getting better at tablet-ing and drawing hands by the way : D
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HikariTenjou Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^ It's easier now for sure but my lines are still very wobbly and not straight D: hands I was normally ok with... it's the proportions that KILL me *faints*
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TeapotCannon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
At first I LOLed, then when I took a closer look at those suits I got scared o_O
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HikariTenjou Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL I can't draw male/muscular bodies yet XD well the next unit in Art we're doing is body drawing so maybe I'll learn from there >.>

I know you're scare of muscles ?_? is there something else about Them? Or is it about Gumi's drawn-on abs? XDD
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TeapotCannon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
It's the abs, they look kind of out of place on her >.<
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