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MrDataTheAwesome Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
It's cool to see how Corelle thinks on this page. The things she's saying make a lot sense and I myself do the same thing with my own life decisions. As much as I'd like to say her family was and is a good family, it's not really true. I mean they aren't necessarily bad people either they just....didn't make the best decisions. It just sucks for everyone in that situation really.  Also i wonder who is calling Corelle off screen.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I like your thoughts. 
I also like how you're the first person to notice how there is a second person involved in this page. 
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
I love how you draw bushes.  I really do.  They're simple, but they're wonderfully believable.  I wish I could bottle your bush-draw magic.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you XD I mastered that in middle school. Just make those lumpy bumps with a loose wrist. 
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Codynn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I love so much how interesting is theCharacter of Corelle. 
Sometimes in my life I happened to wonder if, as being nice with people makes ME happy, it was not, finally, selfish. I had to be explained that it was just called being nice or empathic. So few people take really care about their beloved ones that I really thought I was weird.

Well, I am but it makes me and my friends happy. <3 And I learned to be a little more selfish, too. I definetely love your story. 
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Learning how to ballance your own needs and the needs of others is one of the hardest and most complicated challenges in life. 
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Girlysprite Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
The storyline resonates with me. At a certain point I also realized that my parents have made some pretty shitty decisions about some things, which impacted me too (but I didn't know at the time). And at some point you realize that certain experiences weren't exactly normal, even though you never batted an eye at them before. It can lead to some sort of crisis like 'what does that mean about me and my experiences now?'. It gets more complex when your family didn't act out of malice, but tried to handle something in the wrong way and not really thinking about the consequences - maybe not even being able to perceive them at that time. They may have been shaped by their own experiences which have led them to making such decisions, and when you hear those you're like 'well, I can understand where you're coming from.' But at the same time you just wanna be pissed off because of the impact it had on you. 
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
These are the kind of comments that make it great. 
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NyQuilDreamer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
It's rough when your family sucks pretty hard.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
tru dat
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional
I'm sorry, I don't quite understand this sentence... maybe because my English isn't good enough yet. Could you explain this one, please?

"But since when is faith you like and have given you no reason to fear stupid?"

^^;
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You know fully well that was a mistake. Don't pretend.  
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional
Seriously wasn't pretending, just thought it might be something with commas missing, I don't know.
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JuneDelph Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The hair helmet looks kinda weird, but it also makes a sort of cushion between her thoughts and the outside world, so, win-win ? x)
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
oh. OHHHHH
Yeah that's the new thing I'm going to say
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WrittenRuse Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017
Humans are just shitty creatures, that's what makes us so wonderful~

Also, I get the whole googling someone thing, I've always found it really creepy. A guy I went out with once said he'd googled my name so he could find out my age and then tried to get me to have sex with him. When I refused he harassed me via email me for months.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Jeez, dude
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WrittenRuse Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017
It's okay now. He backed off after the cops got involved, and all of my limbs are still intact. :meow:
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TwilightHomunculus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a villain Corelle
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
We need Hagrid up in this bitch
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TwilightHomunculus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quentin as Hagrid?
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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TwilightHomunculus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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spycat109 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
She wouldn't have had to run away if her family had taken her more seriously.
I hate that she feels like a bad person because of it too. ;-;
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Rogancryd Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's called selfish denial - if her family had to admit there was something wrong, they would also have to admit that they had no money to fix it; they would have to admit to her and to themselves that all they could do was watch helplessly as what was wrong consumed and ultimately killed her, and that kind of guilt and grief would have broken them all. So the bubble of selfish denial means less casualties - it's not right, it doesn't miraculously heal, but it works short term when you have nothing else.

Selfish denial like this has killed countless lives, both old and young, and it's easy to persecute when you're on the outside... but when you live that life, you can't help but wonder if it's any better that you suffer alone or force your loved ones to suffer with you. You can't help but feel that tinge of guilt that maybe, just maybe, you yourself are a selfish and cruel person to wish that you did not have to suffer this alone when nothing can be done to help you anyway.

On the flip end, I think Corelle maybe confusing really good friends for family: everything she's described about them, I'd equate to the best friends I've had, but never my family. Family members worry, judge and criticize, and they scold, but they do it out of familiarity (I wouldn't call it love, but unconscious closeness beyond comfort levels). They raised you, what they know they get from seeing you most of the day, every day, for many years. So they see no issue with telling you if there's a problem about you that you can fix, or caution you about being around bad influences - it's all in the name of making sure you become a better person, even if it's entirely based upon just their point of view on the situation. Friends weren't there from the beginning, but they're there for a steady good portion of your life afterward. They see the side of you your family never got to know, and they embrace whatever that is. They aren't obligated to change you, after all, and they see no need to. So they don't judge you as harshly and just refrain from saying or doing things that would jeopardize your relationship.

Do I side with Corelle's family? No. I understand them, but Corelle would have died and they would ultimately say, "I had no idea."

Do I think it's wrong for Corelle to be with three "questionable white guys"? Yes and no. So far she is sheltered from who and what they truly are, and has only seen them for a set amount of time involving a lot of positive things. And until that changes, when truths come up and resolutions settle, it's just an extended internship with some great friends.

So what the hell is my point? My point is, she ultimately did what was best for her, and benefited from it. If it's right or wrong for her to "abandon" her own family in favor of her new friends is beside the point when you consider the end deal. Those feelings of guilt she has are normal, but unless she talks about it with someone those feelings aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
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RomanJones Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, exactly.
That doesn't mean people won't still judge the hell out of her for not staying with her family even if it meant her death. 
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