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EDIT: The response to this has been so overwhelming. I thank each and every one of you for taking the time to look, comment, fave and even watch me. Your reactions have truly been humbling. Also to those that shared a story of having gone through some kind of violence, to those that live through prejudice and hate. The message is clear, Keep your head up. While this is just a small step forward there is hope, all you need to do is look at some of the responses below.

All in all, thank you very much. Also apologies if I haven't replied or thanked you personally, my inbox is flooded with beautiful messages.

So once again Thanks.Shukran. Toda raba. Shukria. Mange tak. Muchos Gracias. Merci. Tai Merbani. Doh je. Danke schön. Efharisto poli. Na gode. Agyamanac unay. Domo arigato. Kotohuadan. Salamat pu. Ngeyabonga


EDIT 2: While I appreciate that some comments are tongue in cheek, the message here should be looked at within the appropriate context (humanitarianism).

There are so many moments when I almost lose all faith in humanity. Then are those people. Those people who stand up and be counted. Those that strive for the betterment of all of us. The real humanitarians.

This is dedicated to all those people out there who do their bit each and every day. It doesn't have to be big, as long as you've managed to touch someone in a positive way then that's you.

With so much going wrong in the world, now is the time for us to Stand Up, Be Counted...


:icontypoholics: has my allowance to add this deviation to their gallery.


Wowza!!! Thanks for my first ever DD!! Woooot.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-05-05
Stand Up, Be Counted by ~a2designs The suggester says: ''Even today we still live in a world filled with prejudice, discrimination, hatred and violence. This deviation gives a strong message: stand up. No one should ever have to live with any form of violence or abuse. Ever.'' ( Suggested by Mandyrobin and Featured by Sander-Seto )
:iconbilztwing:
Bilztwing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree! Gonna make this pic my webcam.
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:iconprof-stein:
Prof-Stein Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I finally found something that fits my philosophy.
So many people don't know that they need to stop doing these four things, that said problems are the reasons for all the pain and suffering in this world.

I wish I could change that.

I wish I could change our sad little world.
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:iconsimbabadass:
Simbabadass Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
your work is featured on my other account here [link] thank you
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thank you
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:iconmrnadeemzahid:
mrnadeemzahid Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
perfect .....................
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
thanks
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:iconspoonthesockmonkey:
spoonthesockmonkey Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D *stands up*
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:iconmontia:
montia Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I featured your design on my blog post about Propaganda style posters: [link]
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
very nice collection!thanks :-D
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:iconsnow-valkyrie:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thanks
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:iconsnow-valkyrie:
snow-valkyrie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!
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:iconbeastlybeats:
BeastlyBeats Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I completely totally and utterly disagree to violence being wrong.
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:iconsupersuki:
SuperSuki Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
simple and straight forward :D great job
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :D
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:icondos-diez-design:
Dos-Diez-Design Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
You got a DD for my birthday! :)
I like this very much.
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:iconloverz116:
loverz116 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
[link] featured! :heart:
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers, I really appreciate that :D
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:iconloverz116:
loverz116 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
:D i'm glad.
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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:iconloverz116:
loverz116 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
:]
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:icontakusan-no-ai:
takusan-no-ai Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
An effective way of getting the message across. Well done (:
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you :D
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:iconsokratif:
SoKratif Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
nice typo grid :D
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:iconsokratif:
SoKratif Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
nice typo grid :D
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:iconsokratif:
SoKratif Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
nice typo grid :D
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:iconpapagaaislaai:
papagaaislaai Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
very cool :-)
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Cheers :D
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:iconpapagaaislaai:
papagaaislaai Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
pleasure :-)
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:icontombydand:
TomBydand Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
um so you want me to stand up and be counted do you?

sure :D

sounds like an excelent plan! :D


*stands up*

*points at some one being predudice and threatening*

"oi! you! go away! we don't want non of your bad vibed pettyness here! grrrr. shoo shoo!"

right sorry on a more serious note. as some one who has beenon the receivign end of predudice and violence (bullied badly for being diferent.

i couldn't agreee with you more. we all need to stand up and be heard, seen, counted. not likeing someone or some thing is ok as much as id like it we can't all get along. but respect and comon decency should apply to all. i never was predudice or violent to those that were to me. i accepted that they didn't like me. i did not accept thair predudice or violence. i stood up to them and when i did others stood up with me.


a wall of respect against a pebble of hatred.

the wall won.

also reaaaly cool design :D
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:icondwillsn:
dwillsn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
'a wall of respect against a pebble of hatred.

the wall won.'

i like that.
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:icontombydand:
TomBydand Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
thanks. i guess lol

i like it too. hence why i wrote it.

it looks nice in writeing, it was a thousand times more efective in the flesh. i never got the bit in sparticus when they all say "i'm sparticus" but that is exactly what my classmates did. they sood up and were counted. i had no idea anyone would do that for me. and when they did it made me want to do the same for them.

so yeah. a wall of respect. thats all we can be when faced with small mindedness. i'mnot saying be all selfrichious and snobby. but we cannot let predudice and violece get to us.

(sorry its 4am here so this comment may not make scence)
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:icondwillsn:
dwillsn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
dont worry, it makes plenty of sense.
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, Glad you did. Kudos to you for that :D
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:icontombydand:
TomBydand Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
thank you :D i only wish more people did the same. it took me a wile to stand up. i only hopr others dont take so long
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:iconview-graphic:
view-graphic Featured By Owner May 7, 2009   Interface Designer
Really Excellent.... :D good job :D i lub it D:D :love:
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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:iconasoulforallanimes:
asoulforallanimes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
thanks
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:iconasoulforallanimes:
asoulforallanimes Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconmattsma:
Mattsma Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I featured this in my journal :D
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Oh thank you :D
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:iconmattsma:
Mattsma Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, THANK YOU! :iconbigheartplz:
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:iconamysimply:
AmySimply Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful posters!

Take a look at this site, maybe you have enough skill to participate :D

[link]
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks very much for the link. Looks very much like something I'd be interested in.
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:iconamysimply:
AmySimply Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nothing :)

In any case you can take a lot of inspirations!
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:D
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great work!
whats the "D!GO" stand for, though?
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:icona2designs:
a2designs Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
D!GO = digo.

That's just my nickname :D
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:iconhkk:
hkk Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhhhh :D cool. then i'll fav it xD
just didnt wanna fave it if that stood for some randomy company/organization i didnt know about
love the statement!
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