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Deal With It by tohdaryl Deal With It by tohdaryl
Day 30 Challenge (finale): Something youd like to share with your followers or friends.

I'm tired of hiding behind masks. I'm tired of being in fear all the time.

Nobody should be discriminated or judged because of their sexuality. Nobody should be judged at all in the first place. If one should be judged, it would be the deeds of their actions, the work and support they contribute to society and the legacy they leave behind for future generations that could benefit from it.

So judge me as an artist, on my talent, on my profession, and the work I do. Not because of my sexuality.

Thank you, to all my friends, followers, fans, people who love my work and what I do. You are my reason to continue what Im doing till now. Love you all and please love one another.

Daryl Toh Liem Zhan
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CaylexTimewise Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I KNEW IT! YES!

Oh, sorry about that. It's all good, your sexuality isn't our business. Just keep up with that great art.
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tzucin929 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I admire you man.
You have my support!
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JohnyBlades Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Glad to see the mask off. You have my full support. :)
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MercysWrath Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:) im very glad your open. And your artwork is beautiful :)
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emZosmiLes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I have the up most respect for you, fellow artist.
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RoxasRockLobster Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am so glad you are so comfortable with yourself. <3 We still all love you just the same.
Not gonna lie part of me died abit though, I was like, "NOOOOO HE IS GAY! FOREVER ALONE!"
Not that I had a chance in the first place. xD lol <3
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sameus-dray Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome in the dark side of the rainbow ! You're work is amazing ! I aprove ♥
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KemonoApocalypse Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh hey! You're gay! That's kinda neat that you came out to us like this, good on ya.
+10 Respect for you, if people don't like it they can kiss your ass. Haha.
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Patchumli Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is perfect
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astral-ursus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
you were already inspiring me with your amazing artwork, but to see someone so successful and strong enough to come from behind their mask makes me wanna toss mine off right away. thank you so much for sharing.
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FrozenFlower95 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being gay. Your art is still your art, you are still the same artist that I respect and started following years ago. I applaud you for sharing something that must have taken a lot of courage to admit. Don't feel any shame in being gay, Takeru-san. :)
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glad-eye Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Its fine to say what you want, everyones fine with how you live your life! :)
your an amazing artist! i always look forward to your artwork! i guess you can say you inspire me
to draw! :D
keep up the awesome work!
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MondoArt Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nothin to be embarrassed about :) good for you that you're proud!
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theamazingsmartone Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hell yeauh
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Jeeshwa123 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Preach on brother!
Good for you man.
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Niri-art Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
<3
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ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Ain't nothing wrong with that. :)
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McJaews Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Way to go Takeru-shi!
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jackeyfaber Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
S'cool, bro. We like you for your art, not your sexuality. ^_^
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:icontyr4:
tyr4 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
I couldn't stop enjoying your art if I tried! This just gives a bit more of a face to my favorite artist.
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white-etihw Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
"It's okay be gay, let's rejoice with the boys in the gay way..."
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Chrysley Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This just made me love you even more. ;) Been just a silent fan of yours for a while now. I guess this breaks that silence. Anyway, I'm happy for you! I wish you all the happiness, love and fulfillment in the world. Continue to be an inspiration to me and other gay artists out there. ;)
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jrld Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
:)
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:iconvsencke:
Vsencke Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Artist
MY only problem is, now I can't have you. U///U
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Urahkin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
yay
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ASleepingWillow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
There's something very wrong with the world to make you feel like you had to hide. Of course it's cool, you're cool, and if anyone thinks otherwise it seems we're a few here who'd love to beat some sense into them. Cute pic by the way, love the expression!
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thereaperdestiny125 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
nothing changes, you are still mr.takeru, and i still think you are awesome, and for the people that just discriminated, well lets just say that i have something "SPECIAL" for them buajajajajaj!!! and im serious..........na but maybe.....when i become adult i will visit them jajaja, until that time comes, live happy mr.takeru and send a bird if you want someone to "go away"
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PullItApart Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
:thumbsup:
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fortifex Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I highly apperciate this!
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angsorbetes Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
i still love your art! :love: nothing will change! :headbang:
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Chibikotan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
I've also been in a situation similiar to yours.. My parents arent cool about it.. But i have some close friends that know bout my secret and has been quite supportive :) plus i think im quite lucky cause my partner's family accept us and already think of me as their "in-law". X)

Well, the point is even tho some of your family members can't really accept the way you are yet, just so you know you have so many of your friends and watchers here support ya! Hope things will get better and better for you.

Stay awesome and draw more awesome art!! *BRO FIST*
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MWAlex Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Takes a man with serious guts to do what you have. Anyone who judges you on your sexuality, gender, or race hides behind a mask of insecurity themselves.

Good on you.
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Exunary Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Be proud of who you are! A wonderful person, an awesome artist, and a honest one! Have a wonderful day, you deserve it!
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Grand-Sir-Thebus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've followed you for a long time, I've never commented because I never thought you'd have time to see/reply to me. But I'll comment on this just because I want to show my support, regardless if you get the chance to see it or not.

It takes balls to do what you did. I don't know what it's like to be in that position because I'm straight, but seriously... You're a strong man. I have friends that were in similar situations as you and, it wasn't easy for them either to say the least. I'm there for them, and I support you as well. I don't know you personally, but I still feel strongly about this. There's only so much text emotion that text can convey. I deeply wish you good luck in the future.

From man in the internets,

Theo
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tohdaryl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Theo, thank you bro. Thank you for your kind words and support. You are a good man and a friend not because you stood up for me but for your own buddies too.

Regards,
Daryl
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notadeadmoth Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This just makes you all the more awesome! :D
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notadeadmoth Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Not a problem xD
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tohdaryl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, bro.
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PatrickGavin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
This deserves an exploding bro-fist at the very least, be proud Daryl, you have plenty of reason to be!
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QueensOwn-LadyWolf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student
Okay.
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fractalside Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
If your feelings are good just be yourself, other way is even more complicated :)
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Pikafaa Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!! :D this claim for celebration!!! ~♫♪
You are one of my fave "watches" LOVE TO YOU!!
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Riley--Stone Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
I know how you feel. Not sure if this helps any, but you'll always have me as a fan and a supporter :) :hug:
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Blackismycolor Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Never really took you as Gay....but I never knew my nephew was gay and he is just 2 years younger then me, and a old friend that I didn't think to be so....so ya I miss a lot on stuff like that, but I don't really ponder on that type of stuff. Your amazing artist and story teller that's all that matters.
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beansproutt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
:iconhappytearsplz: :iconbrohugplz: wooo conGRATZZSSS!! [link] <--another good idea tbh haven't tried it myself since i got no idea what orientation i am yet i've always sucked at those orienteering things you know like tbh i find women sexy and stuff but i've never had a crush on a girl before only guys so idk but anyway i hope you feel a lot more comfortable now!!
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Forsaken8 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!
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lequick Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that's my favorite so far from you, and i love your works , but this one talk to me personally
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MosspeltofFireClan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(: Congrats, daryl!! You're damn awesome if you ask me/really actually anyone out there. Have fun being yourself.
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trypD0fann Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student General Artist
i love that look on his (your?) face XD
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xelanesque Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
:happycry:
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