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1000 Words book is ready for order here at HERE at :D

For previews and other info, please visit 1000 WORDS Book Pre-order w/ photos by yuumei

"1000 Words" was inspired by a comment on one of my other work "Tape it Back Together" Tape it Back Together by yuumei . In the comment, this person told me when she first saw the drawing, she thought it was sad but couldn't connect with the situation. Three months later, her parents divorced and when she saw the drawing again, she began to sob. It made me wonder, had she shown something like the torn up picture to her parents, would it have made a difference?

This story also explores the purpose of art, what can be art, and what art means to me personally.


:iconahnline: made this beautiful tune for my story :D… :heart:

Woot! I finished my first ever one shot comic! :D It's 56 pages excluding the copyright page. I don't know how long it took me but it was a lot of work.

For all those who are curious, the little girl's name is Fantine, and the guy's name is Linus. I MIGHT continue 1000 W0RDS after I finish my other projects years from now :D

Drawn in Paint tool SAI, texture and editing done in Photoshop, web comic programming done in Macromedia Flash.

Please check out my other flash comic, Knite Knite: Chapter 1 by yuumei and interactive narrative, Rumination Rumination by yuumei.
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Given 2009-06-24
1000 W0RDS by *yuumei - It's rarely you ever see an entire community support a single artist like this, and when that happens it should be a memory well kept. This art is worth it, its impact is incredible. It's my honour and joy to feature this piece of true art. Thank you community for your MASS number of suggestions, we hear you. :) Well deserved *yuumei. ( Featured by OneFreeInternet )
FlyingNightFury Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This book is beautiful.......
Konekomoon Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Student General Artist
This story reminds me of a movie I saw as a kid. Not sure if it's a movie a lot of people actually know of, it's really great. It's a Japanese animated movie called "Junkers Come Here" about a girl named Hiromi whose parents never have time for her and are going to divorce, but don't understand how negatively it effects her. They think she is a strong girl who can handle it and she tries to act like an adult, but really she is just a kid who needs her parents. Her magical dog grants her 3 wishes to try and change her life, in the end she uses her last wish to show her parents her true feelings through a dream and makes them realize how hurt she is. Her parents decide to stay together for her sake, but it tells the importance of showing how you really feel instead of letting things fall apart or keeping emotions locked up inside. Just reminded me of it, but what I like so much better about 1000 Words is that the artist was trying to show the parents the art of how the girl was feeling to try and make a difference, but it's reality that sometimes things just can't happen the way you would like. At least they tried and even though the artist and the girl failed to make a difference in the parents they made a difference in each other.  :) (Smile) 
choshow Featured By Owner 13 hours ago
It is such a good movie :happybounce:
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MortalCompass Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cried. I'm still crying. How you manage to capture a feeling like that in a short comic, how you draw it so beautifully, is just unbelievable. Thank you for making this.
queenofthegods Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
Okay, this is the second piece of writing (or art in general, I suppose) that has ever made me cry (the first of which being Beth's death in Little Women). So. Beautiful. *continues crying*
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amazing... very inspiring
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Almost.. crying D: god damn Q__Q but really reaaaally good 
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Beautiful ;-; <3
doki2nine Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;n; i almost cried for this
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Pisokely Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*cry out loud* OMG !!! This is just amazing, not only the drawings but also the story, so touching, it gives so many feelings to the reader !!
Your art is so beautiful, same as your story... 
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SSJgokuVSshinymewtwo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Artist
When I was a young child, I didn't understand...
my mum and Dad, they seemed so happy together, and their love for me was undying.
When me, my mum and my brother moved away, I didn't know why my Dad couldn't come with us.
"Is he working? Is he going to join us later?" I asked as my Mum took her anti-depressants one night. She smiled, but even at six years old I knew that smile was hollow.
"You'll still see your Daddy, but him and I won't see each other any more..."
I started to wonder then.
Why did my parents have to do this to me?
What was wrong with our lives before?
Was fault?
But now I know, it was for the best.
They didn't love each other any more, and if I had suffered through their arguments, it would have torn me even worse.
My parents are happier than ever, living free lives without each other.
And I see my Dad regularly.
But still, I wonder...
what would my life be like if they had stayed together?
Would I be happy?
Would they be happy?

If your parents or other family members are going through the same thing, please remember it is ALWAYS for a good reason. It is never your fault.

Thank you for this, it was refreshing.
                                                            - Charly <3
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I never cry....but this time :'D
PapierowySzczur Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  New Deviant
I've read that story before I joined this page. I think it's great piece of art. It contains dedicated time, hard work and piece of you... Thank you for sharing it with us. I know that it's hard to live with only one parent... and seeing second one just once a time.
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How dare you put this water in my eyes... again.
Each time I read it, it make me cry again.
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You do not know how much I love this omg .. This made me cry ;u;
Niel-x Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Thanks.. so meaningful :')
JoJoHose Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always thought that art is very expressive, yet I never realized to what extent until I read and saw all of your works. They are beautiful and inspiring; I hope you never stop creating hope and enjoy making art. Thanks for all the feels and I wish you the best of luck. <3
MorgainaShiki Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
very nice read.
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This really was beautiful. It will forever be one of my favorite pieces of art on dA. You are such an amazing artist
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This is awesome! I simply love it! ^^
Angelhart79 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely...
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This really impacted me
nice job on it
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