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So I painted my whole screen red, filled up my pallette with shades and tones of red, thought about what (RED) is all about, and followed my heart. I saw myself looking at world where children can play without worrying if their life is over before it began, if they're going to have to depend on medicine just to survive. I saw a world where love isn't a death sentence in some places. Maybe the world was never like that, but it was a lot closer before AIDS and we'll get there again.

I just wish more people were participating.
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HopeSentinel Dec 22, 2012
I saw myself looking at world where children can play without worrying if their life is over before it began, if they're going to have to depend on medicine just to survive. I saw a world where love isn't a death sentence in some places. Maybe the world was never like that, but it was a lot closer before AIDS and we'll get there again.

This was great of you. I may not have AIDS, but I have Systemic Lupus Eurythmatosis (SLE), and I have to take medicine to survive as well. I thought this piece was very fitting, and I love the sketchy-styled effect for the background - it adds more anger, to me, at a world long lost at birth.

Great work.
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flamewarflipsides Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I'm really sorry you have to deal with Lupus... I've heard that disease is a real nightmare even with treatment, and it used to be a much scarier thing to have than it is now.

I've been told for years that I need to be on medication constantly to manage my asthma, but I found the side effects of the medication unacceptable and have been refusing the daily medicine for years. I'm doing ok, but I've always been resentful of this idea that I have to take medicine just to be normal. I can't imagine having to take medicine just to LIVE. My heart goes out to all the people who have more serious chronic illnesses than I do.

Anyway, thanks for the favorite and the comment. I'm glad my work had an effect on someone.
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You're quite welcome! Aww, it's alright. I have the potentially fatal type of it (there's about 5 types or so), but I'm alive and making the best of my life. :) While I'm here. ^_^ And it seems to be controlled decently. <3

Asthma can be awful to live with! I know of people who endure it. My goodness. x.x;; They thought I had Asthma for years when I was a kid, but it was really anxiety and such. I get bad panic attacks, but it's not Asthma. I just hope your Asthma is under control. <3333

Aww, you're so sweet. And of course, I love your work. Keep it up. :)
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flamewarflipsides Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I clicked add comment too early. Got distract.

Anyway, I'm glad to hear you're dong ok with the lupus. I hope science figures out all these autoimmune diseases soon. I have a couple minor ones and they're annoying, but yours is actully serious.

It's funny you say about panic attacks and asthma... I have both, but we mistook both of them for heart problems when I was a little girl!

Anyway, thanks. I hope to continue to please. :)
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HopeSentinel Dec 22, 2012
You're fine. :)

Aww, thanks. <333 I've got others as well, but Lupus is the biggest concern for me. :)

Oh my, on top of Asthma?! I panic often to a point where I hyperventilate. So I can't imagine how you can cope... D: <3 Keep up the good work with fighting it! It helps to have good will power with these kinds of conditions. :)

You're welcome. YAY!
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flamewarflipsides Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't hyperventilate much with my panic attacks since we figured out what they were. In fact, I'm down to limited symptom attacks most of the time. The problem is, the main symptom I keep is the emotional panic...
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HopeSentinel Dec 23, 2012
Hyperventilating is new to me. It scares me sometimes, nonetheless. XD;
Aww. :hug: I get that, too.
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flamewarflipsides Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very fortunate that my biggest trigger is exercise, so I can keep it under control easy by being lazy. Light, non-strenous exercise seems to help, too, but I've been kinda woefully lacking on that front lately.
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HopeSentinel Dec 22, 2012
I exercise to help keep my joint pain down!! XD I can see why it would make your Asthma act up, though. I panic sometimes while exercising, ugh.
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flamewarflipsides Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's so much more powerful than my other triggers that there's a special name for what's wrong with me: athlete's asthma. Funny, I"m no athlete... :p
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