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WARNING: SOCIOPOLITICAL RANT AHEAD.

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I got into Tumblr mostly for art and writing purposes, but then I posted the wrong meme and realized that Tumblr is basically the female answer to Reddit and 4Chan. I stick around mostly for this one comics blog I submit to weekly comixwarriors.tumblr.com/ but other than that, there is no shortage of things that piss me off about that site:

- Teenage girls/college students claiming to be third-wave "feminists." The RadFems are the worst offenders, to the point where you can only assume that they are trolls (or risk losing all faith in the human race). Then there are those that claim that "everyone for equal rights [between the sexes] is a feminist," and the only logic behind that statement is either a) they legitimately think that men are at the pinnacle of equality and women need to catch up, hence "being equal" or b) they don't understand what egalitarianism is. I don't have any issue personally if somebody wants to identify as a "feminist," but too many on Tumblr don't even know what their own convictions are, which makes it hard for me to take them seriously.

- Whatever the hell passes for "gender" these days. Remember how about a decade ago on dA, every girl and her sister was "bi"? I don't know how many of those girls still identify as bisexual, but I'm seeing a new trend on Tumblr with (mostly female-born) people identifying as "trans*" - not necessarily transgender, as in identifying as the opposite sex that one was born with and all that, but any and all parts of genders across the board. The most common is "genderfluid," which I don't understand because a) the concept of "gender" (not to be mistaken with biological "sex") is subjective depending on culture, region, upbringing, etc. and b) I only ever see girls identify as this, making it seem like some sort of social cue to be accepted (when I was younger, I used to think that being a guy/more masculine would get me more respect/acceptance, too, so I'm not trying to be judgmental here). And then there's stuff like otherkin, which doesn't even make sense outside of the furry fandom. And then there's a bunch of extremists who think that anyone who is not trans ("cis," if you would) is evil and needs to die...that is never acceptable.

- Racism/cultural appropriation accusations. I see a lot of normal, well-meaning young white girls get bullied because they wore some kind of braid that originated in another culture, or cosplaying as a character of a different ethnicity...all justified because they supposedly "approppriated" that look from another race. If you point out that all cultures assimilate parts of other cultures into their mainstream regardless of ethnicity (for instance, Japan's "Gothic Lolita" style), they give you some idiotic excuse about how non-white races are entitled to do such because white people have done it to them for so long. Then there's the whole "white privilege" thing, which makes me angry because it forces people who are otherwise in similar situations (for example, poor whites and poor blacks) against each other for no reason other than perceived social stigma, further widening the gap between haves and have nots.

- Doxxing, cyberbullying, etc. This speaks for itself. And of course, whoever is in charge of the website these days does nothing about it, at best...after reading Tumblr's new "guidelines," I'm convinced that the original creator left his spoiled teenage daughter to look after the site while he takes a vacation with the CEO of Yahoo! or something to that effect.

(I understand that a lot of the aforementioned arguments are based on American ideologies, which is a problem in and of itself.)

Long story short: There is just so much hate, immaturity, ill-informed arguments, double standards, hypocrisy, logical fallacies, and all-around idiocy perpetuated by the "social justice warriors" on Tumblr, and I can't stand it.

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EDIT #2 (4-8-14): In my original comments I didn't mean that transgender and whatnot isn't a real thing. I admit that I don't have a full understanding as to nonbinary individuals, not having said experience myself. My problem with the community in question (on Tumblr, anyway) is that it has gone to a level where it is hard to tell what is a real issue and what isn't, and the way things are handled is all too reminiscent of the problems in the bisexual community several years ago (which I am a part of). Back when I was becoming aware of my sexuality, there were too many young people (mostly girls) who identified as "bi" and were willing to shove their beliefs down other people's throats, making it hard to take them seriously. To this day, it is still hard to take them seriously, and what's more is that most of the outspoken ones no longer identify as "bisexual" and will probably never admit that they did. I see this same pattern of behavior developing on Tumblr with the trans/nb communities, and I predict the same outcome. If there is SJW hostility in any cause, it's going to do more harm than good.
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:iconbirchnutter:
Birchnutter Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Social justice in general: hell yeah!
Tumblr's version of social justice: stop
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Timon-Berkowitz Featured By Owner 4 days ago
What the hell is supposed to be a 'social justice warrior' and why dopes everyone seem to hate it.  The community I was a part of...  ANYONE talking about gay rights or racial equality was labeled as a SJW and hounded out of the group.  NOw I hear BI people talking about this thing with hate too. and look at the reccomendations to your deviation.  Maybe you can explain this for me?
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Capt-Red Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
If you know Tumblr with their SJWs, you would understand why they are hated, some of the SJWs i seen does the opposite of "equality".
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Timon-Berkowitz Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Well I dont see tumblr.  And I dont think what someone sees on tumblr defines everything.

Im well accuainted with the heavy metal community.  One day a well known person in the community spoke of the word SJW.  was the first time i heard it... and everyone were all suddenly claiming that the metal community were suddenly beset by socially conscious egalitarian kids that were gay-supportive + supportive of feminine rights...  And everyone was absolutely livid.  They were all screaming that 'queers, niggers, and feminist cunts' were polluting heavy metal and needed to be exterminated from the culture.  And they called this all social justice warriors.  When I countered this and told them I was a gay crossdresser  they told me to 'take my SJW bullshit out of heavy metal'

If a 'social justice warrior'  is any person who supports GLBTQ rights and racial equality, or someone who supports transgender freedom... then I very much feel that the use of that term is a form of persecution.
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kumokitty-cloud Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that gender is a thing that can go through phases, like sexuality. As a nb identifying person, I honestly don't know if I'll be nb in the future, as I'm still pretty young. and... honestly to me that's okay! It's like how your thoughts on your career choice change as you grow, you know? :) I've seen plenty of dmab people identifying with something other than male on tumblr, but I do understand what you mean by how it's more common for dfab! Maybe it's because dmab have a lot of pressure on them to be "masculine" (which is actually a point that most femenists make.. it has a name but idk what it is) anyways... i probably sound annoying ;=; sorry
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LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My idea of "Social Justice" is affordable health care, Child Care, Higher Education, and livable wages for ALL.
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Capt-Red Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The warriors is specially the reason why i hate Tumblr so much, these are people who complain about the presence of other, they glorify people and degrade others, everyone is not perfect as they claim,

I remember during the Whiteout thing, people have been severely Bashed by the other, the worst part is that they also receive death threats, people want to belittle them only because they exist (and even if they did nothing wrong), if that it's their "justice", 

they does the opposite, they are nothing more but a band of bullyiers.
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Swedens-Fridge Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Using.
I agree especially on the racism and cultural appropriation accusations. 
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LivtheShinyVulpix Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
After seeing these idiots on Tumblr... I really wanna troll them.


Really bad.


*makes Tumblr account*
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JeweledFaerie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
hows that going? :lol:
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LivtheShinyVulpix Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, you know them... Don't listen to reason. XD
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd be willing to wager that most or at least half of humanity is in fact, bi and genderfluid. And polyamorous. Look at bonobos. They're our very close cousins, and they behave very "bisexually." "Gender" is socially constructed, so of course it's fluid and malleable!!! You just said that! It varies across times, cultures, etc. People, having gained sufficient awareness to realize that their clothing choices, hobbies, and feelings and mannerisms do not rest on an artificially constructed binary then feel free to call themselves genderfluid. It seems more of a term for the actual reality most people experience (e.g., a guy getting in touch with his "feminine side") than some weird fringe thing. 

People can deny that they have SSA (that infamous study of LGBT hatred being linked to unacknowledged gay impulses) or be socially conditioned to only stoke and follow their hetero desires, but on the whole, as we get less uptight about it, I think these will be the new norm in vocabulary. 

As long as, like the transgender thing, you are not claiming that white privilege and malicious or denigrating cultural appropriation does exist in some contexts, I have no problem with anything you said, because it's true. 
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LordGoom Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is no proof of genderfluidity even being a real thing, and if it is I'm pretty sure it's a mental disorder.
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MenollySagittaria Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your profile says you've been a Deviant for a year. How is it you don't know how to properly reply to a comment chain? *facepalm*

If a person is a guy, do they never have vulnerable or emotional moments? If a person is a girl, do they never have assertive moments? When you have a culture that defines masculinity and femininity as strictly as it does, it's all too easy to pick it apart. 

Can you honestly tell me you've never thought to yourself, I'm just a person? Not so much a gender? You've never ever gotten annoyed at the way people assume something about you because you're a guy? (you must like sports or some other thing) You throw around this word "proof" like people who talk about being genderfluid are somehow not real?

A "mental disorder" is something that gets in the way of functioning on a day to day basis. Genderfluidity in most cases does not do that in the least.
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LordGoom Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You sound like an arrogant asshat. I'm using the deviantart mobile app, which happens to be very confusing and glitchy. Using these stupid terms just further confuses people. 
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LordGoom Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I've never met an actual retarded person before, what's it like wearing a helmet 24/7.
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FrankRT Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They ruined Doctor Who for me, you know!
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TroySkunk Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I have a sister, who does nothing but go on Tumblr, and she is SO annoying. Half the time I can't deal with her.
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masterofsmuppets Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
it's a sad time where 4chan/8chan whatever people seem a little less intimidating when compared to the garbage that pour out of tumblr on a daily basis.

but the tumblr crusaders who're also 4chan users are the rudest, most elitist pieces of trash i have ever encountered.
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claworbu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015   Traditional Artist
so many people on tumblr claim to love astronomy...

... just because galaxies and nebulae are pretty.
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wingedoracle Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
And because all of those stupid zodiac posts no one gives a shit about.
I actually like astronomy, I've been interested since 3rd Grade.
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claworbu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Mmm yeah
lol i've loved and known about outer space as long as i can remember too ;)
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avenged-sevenX Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
it's sad really
ask them if there's a such thing as a red giant and they google it LOL
as them how a solar system is made and they'll bitch about how system sounds like cistem and google the answer
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claworbu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015   Traditional Artist
and they don't know what a vacuum or a lightyear or a white dwarf is, lol
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heaviestpetter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh yeah, here's the thing. cis and straight people already have rights. they don't have rights revoked from them because they are cis/straight. people of marginalised orientations and gender alignments actually have rights revoked from them for being so and are victims of all sorts of oppression from the said groups.
so, they have every right to be 'cis/heterophobic'. :^) it's like having a boss who treats their workers with minimal respect and if those workers actually stand up for themselves they are at risk of being fired. except in this case it would be getting anything from namecalling to harassment to murder.

if you want 'equal rights for all', you fight for lgbt+ people. not cis/het people. they're already at the top. :^)
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burihamachi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm not fighting for cis/het people ^^  (//wealreadyhaverightsjustsomeofusarehugedouchebags)
I'm sorry but I am very terrible at wording things but I'm speaking about the people whom are ignorant, if you get what I mean? 
I understand what you mean, and I agree very very much, and I apologize if I worded anything wrong????? <: ) 
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heaviestpetter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Um, okay? i don't understand how that links with your original comment. 
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burihamachi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
SORRY!!! I'm very very bad at this! 
But I mean, I'm against people whom are ignorant about this subject...
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heaviestpetter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay, i'm bad at wording stuff too sometimes. but that doesn't make sense. because what you originally said actually implied that you were one of those ignorant people, you know.
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burihamachi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Did it??? Oh no... Sorry.. I didn't mean that at all.. 
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heaviestpetter Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nahh... you did. there is no way you could have just mistakenly typed that. if your views have changed since then that's good though.
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The-Scarved-Whovian Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is why I don't really sign into Tumblr these days. The only time I go on there is to talk to my friends. :P
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iWuzang-Fan Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I already had to suffer with an acquaintance REALLY hating men and straight people.

"Boys are gross."
"Ew. Straight people."
"If I see straight couples making out in front of me I will [insert inhumane threat here]."
"If you aren't a feminist you are a [insert insult here]."

Guess which blog she came from?

This is part of the reason why I hate like 80% of the SJW posts on Tumblr. I signed up for Tumblr for laughs and giggles, not... misandric (however you spell it) "feminists". 
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dragonwolf1775 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love tumblr... but I do feel the same way.... some people on there are absolutely awful about stuff like this
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nonbinarycode Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nice hat
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SilverBeastLaguz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
"Then there's the whole "white privilege" thing, which makes me angry because it forces people who are otherwise in similar situations (for example, poor whites and poor blacks) against each other for no reason other than perceived social stigma, further widening the gap between haves and have nots."

I have a problem with this whole "white privilege" thing too and for a number of reasons.

1) It makes white people feel ashamed of themselves, which leads to low self-esteem. When people have low self-esteem, they're going to resent those who they think have it better. I know what having low self-esteem is like. Because back when I was a teenager in high school, I felt ashamed of being a black female because I believed society thought of my kind as the most ugliest of all people after hearing about things like black guys preferred white girls or black girls being the least preferred kind of women for reasons like "they're loud and trashy". Because of that inferior complex, I became envious of white people and hated them. Good thing I'm over all that after getting some pride in myself and growing a brain.

Also, nobody likes to be demonized. You know those furries/elves/other species vs humans stories, where the humans are the bad guys and the other race are the good guys. If you feel the humans being portrayed as the villains (or inferior, regardless of whether humans are good or not) is an attack on you, then you might end up hating the non-human race(s). I know I get jealous sometimes when humans are portrayed as the weakest race in stories. This example can be a reflection of white people starting to get fed up with being demonized as the worse race of all.

With all this in reason #1, it's important to not attack the Caucasian race as a whole and only criticize the individuals who do bad things. Because white-guilting/demonizing leads to creating low self-esteem in whites, which eventually turns into self-hate and envy, which then turns into racism against those outside the race. That kind of process can happen with any other race as well like it did me. With all this in mind, I have a very important message to all those reading this: Love yourselves and have pride in your race. Because without pride, it'll be hard to love others and avoid being a racist. Now I know there are white supremacists who are very arrogant and look down on non-whites, but they do not represent all those who have pride in their race. Remember, one can have pride without being a douchebag. Pride and supremacy are two different things. Pride is when you love yourself and your background; supremacy is when you think you're better than the others and deserve special treatment, sometimes at the expense of others. We know black/Asian/etc. pride isn't racist, so why should white pride be called racist? It's not at all.


2) There's been this attacking of the Western culture or "white" culture as some call it (which I refused to call it that, because non-whites live in it and practice it too) about how it's the most racist, sexist, and homophobic. Never mind that there are cultures that are worse off in those prejudices than America, Canada, and Europe. Apparently, it's okay to criticize the west; but if you criticize a foreign culture (and even rightfully so), then you're labeled a racist. People, not criticizing a culture is how you keep those who oppressed by it in turmoil. If you don't call out Uganda on its homophobia, gays keep getting killed. If you don't criticize the middle eastern cultures, then women, homosexuals, and non-Muslims will continue to be oppressed. Criticism is how one gets a chance at reforming themselves to be better. Don't be afraid to call out any culture's bullshit when you see it.


There's probably more reasons that need to be addressed, but I'm too tired to speak right now. Maybe some of you people would like to fill in for me?
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RainbowIcePop Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"1) It makes white people feel ashamed of themselves, which leads to low self-esteem"

THIS, THIS THIS SO MUCH :iconclapplz:

And this is coming from a black/Korean girl. If people were demonizing me because of my race, I would be breaking down. Just being honest here.
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wingedoracle Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
4chan did more important things for social justice than tumblr does.
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Dylan-the-dude Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a lesbian myself and all I want is equality.
I don't want more rights than men, I just want the same ones they have. I like equality. 
Call me messed up in the head, but honestly, I don't believe it when people say they are bisexual. Yes, they do exist, But I don't think they are very common. I have doubt when a person tells me they are bi, and I assume they aren't, especially if they have only been with the opposite gender. As a true lesbian (I only like women, not men, romantically.), it might look bad that I don't believe people off the bat about their preferences, but I highly doubt them. I think they re trying to fit in when they are just straight allies with occasional interest in the same sex. Having brief crushes of the same sex doesn't make them bi. In the same way, occasional brief crushes of the opposite sex doesn't make me bi. I have been with three men, but I only prefer women. 
Does anyone get what Im saying?
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h-irsch Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I do not support your doubt, however, I do find it understandable.
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Dylan-the-dude Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its my view that I don't support people who claim to be someone they aren't to feel included. True Bisexuals exist, but they are pretty uncommon. 
If you don't agree, why reply?
I know its freedom of expression, but its just a sentence. No offense, but I see a lot of similar things on religious groups.
For example, in LGBT stamps, there are some that say "I don't support gay rights but Im okay if you do."
Its a waste of space. 
Unless it has value or has criticism of worth, then don't put it down. 
It might sound harsh, but I have a point. 
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cranegoose Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do get what you are saying, and there's no doubt there are "fakers" who are only trying to fit in with what they believe is "cool." (I've known a few such people...)

I identify as bisexual, though I have only been with the opposite sex (not for lack of trying), and am currently married to a man.  Unfortunately, the women I was sexually and romantically attracted to did not share my feelings, though there was no shortage of men who were willing to have a "relationship" with me.  The fact that I am now married to a man does not make me less bi.  It just makes me married to a man.  I still feel attraction towards both men and women.  :)
Many people, (and I assume you as well), would try to deny me my own identity, but I feel it's better to take people at their word.  The "fakers" will reveal themselves in time, even sooner when you take them at their word.  I've found it makes them uncomfortable.  ;)
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Dylan-the-dude Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes. You are a true one. 
Its not cool to be gay or bi, in fact its harder for us to live a normal life because of true oppression. They don't see how we feel. I got harassed a few times for being a lesbian. Its painful. I can understand that heterosexual people are much more common than homosexual ones, being I am one myself. 
For the fakers, I am tempted to ask them something awkward and funny like
"so, how was your night with (person of the same sex)?"
They'll probably say "yeah, it was great!"
"Do you like them?"
"Oh yes, we talked a lot!"
And i'll be like 
"Was the sex any good?"
And they'll be all: "EWWWWWWW sex with them???"
Then I'd be all: "you're not bi"
If only I had the bravery to tell them that. 
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Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
There are some topics that are important. I remember one about public execution in North Korea. It explained the oppression of the people, and the fear of everyday living in the country.
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Midnight-Splash Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
XD Okay
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