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26 Illustrations Vividly Show What It’s Like To Suffer Depression

They are beautiful and sad at the same time.

Unlike before, people now are starting to accept depression as a serious mental health issue. This is perhaps due to the growing number of suicides, we hear in the news. Interestingly, an artist who also struggles with said issue found a way to use it to her advantage. Or at least, it is where she gets ideas for her art.

Alice De Ste Croix, or better known as DestinyBlue, is an artist on DeviantArt and she has been posting her work on the platform since 2004. She is widely known for creating vivid and thought-provoking illustrations.

The interesting thing she does with her art is the way she injects emotional stories. Known as “Blue” by her fans, the self-taught artist crafts her masterpieces using Photoshop CS6. Take a dive into DestinyBlue’s imaginations and feel the loneliness she is trying to convey.

#1. Because deep inside, she is…

#2. When “forever” actually means “over”.

#3. No matter how bad it can be, there is always hope.

#4. Victims try to appear ok, but in reality, they feel broken.

#5. Friends can always be there for you.

#6. When you’re too anxious of the people around you…

#7. Sometimes, they try to hide things just to keep their loved ones happy.

#8. Trust is key.

#9. “I’m fine.”

#10. Tears do leave scars, the ones that cannot be seen.

#11. Depressed people also feel like life is complicated.

#12. Or that they have no friends at all.

#13. They tend to act strong and invulnerable.

#14. They always try to keep their true self to themselves.

#15. In reality, they just want to be freed from the shackles of loneliness and depression.

#16. The makeup for war.

#17. Depression sews the very intents of the heart.

#18. No matter how comforting life can be, they still feel alone.

#19. The truth can be seen in their eyes.

#20. That everything for them is wrong.

#21. Eyes are the windows to one's soul.

#22. The missing puzzle piece.

#23. At the end of the day, they just want to open up.


#24. They want to speak from their hearts.

#25. Giving them wings is a start.

#26. Depression kills.

You can check the other works of DestinyBlue on DeviantArt.

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30 Tattoo Fails That Will Make You Cringe And Say ‘WTF’

They got what they paid for.

Getting a tattoo is a big decision to make. In most cases, the process is not even something that can be done overnight. It takes a good amount of patience, research, and guts. After all, it stays on the skin forever. Unless of course if you plan to have it laser-removed, which is a dumb thing to begin with.

We compiled a list of tattoos that are pretty much a reason for regret. In other words, they look quite messed up. And obviously, they are all worth hiding.

They are either spelled incorrectly or the artist just do not know a thing or two about tattooing. Give a look-see and you will definitely cringe. Well, at least, you know exactly what not to do in the future!...

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30 Comic Strips That Show Blatant Double Standard In Today’s Society

Whatever happened to humanity!

Comic strips, when done right, can be a powerful medium. Although we usually associate the art with humor and levity, comics can actually deliver profound messages that can make you stop and think.

Case in point, the strips below allow all of us to see and realize the rampant hypocrisy of the modern world. As you will see below, these thought-provoking comics about society's double standards are tinged with so much wit, sarcasm, and reality it actually hurts.

Go scroll down to see for yourself....

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Photographer Hopes to Break Negative Image of Rats by Taking Cute Photos

These photos taken by French photographer Diane Özdamar are downright adorable.

When people hear about rats, lots of negative things come to mind. Dirty and smelly, they are pests that most people fear of and want to get rid of from their homes. However, there is a positive thing about rats that some people may not be aware about. For example, they are not only test subjects for scientific research, they can also be great pets.

Case in point, a French photographer spent years taking cute photos of rats to break them from their negative image. Diane Özdamar, 32, is an illustrator, photographer and graphic designer. She took photos of her pet rats as well as some rats of her friends. Her pictures are amazingly sweet and lovely. There are even some accessories and the typically horrible creatures are nowhere in sight- they too, could actually look cuddly and fluffy. Look at the pictures below:

For this little one, a flower can be used as a hat...

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