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... Cause I am Sailor Pride by GBIllustrations ... Cause I am Sailor Pride by GBIllustrations
.:: Character Notes ::.

Name: Hokori, Sailor Pride
Age: 18
Birthday: June 27th
Color: The 8 Colors of the Rainbow (Yes, 8, not 7 ... 8)
Main Attacks, Labrys Strike: Forms a fairly large ethereal Labrys (double edged axe) which is launched towards the enemy.
Ultimate Attack, Rainbow Fireflies: Summons multiple glowing balls of energy which explode upon impact. Viewable in the image above.

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.:: Artist Notes ::.

The elaborate design of this picture took some time to finalize. From her locket, also the character’s transformation device, which shows the 8 colors of the original Pride Flag, to the gloves and boots, also reflecting the flag, each detail reflects one symbol or another of the gay community.

The triangular shape of the character’s fringe as well as the inverted triangle marking on her cheek, are reference to the pink triangle which original intended as a badge of shame, yet has nowadays become an international symbol of gay pride and the gay rights movement.

The pink triangle is only second in popularity when compared to the well renowned rainbow flag, who’s colors, even though nowadays were dropped down to only 6, were original 8. The colors, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, violent and indigo, represented sexuality, life, healing, sunlight, nature, arts, serenity and spirit respectively. I used these colors over the gems in the character’s locket, as well as her gloves and boots.

As a small inside joke, I also placed a set of fairy wings on the character’s back, as a mockery of the derogative term “fairy.”

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.:: Final Comment ::.

There are so many reasons why I personally –had- to draw this picture. I won’t really go into that. What I do want to get into however, is thanking 3 people for being such an inspiration and such help to me.

First off, *iamymai for creating the first Sailor Gay Pride, which is what started this idea in the first place. I congratulate her for her work and thank her for being such an inspiration.

Secondly, one of my bestestestest friends ~whisperelmwood for being so sweet, kind and lovely to me all the time, and for helping me out to correct some minor details. She listens to my ranting about my own work constantly and keeps me going more than she could ever know. Much love to her for everything she does for me! :heart:

And last but not least, the one and only !DracheaRannak which is one of my all-time favourite artists here on DeviantArt. I have watched and studies his art style for many seasons now, and I have to say that almost no one I have come across has nailed the classical anime style scene in series such as Sailor Moon and Saint Seiya (two of my most favourite anime ever) as much as he did. Through watching his work and reading his 2 tutorials over and over, I have learned how to color and refine my work as much as possible. I cannot thank him enough for sharing his work with us all, and for being such a sweet and kind person to me, listening to my ramblings on msn and whatnots!

Big hugs to all 3!

Now before I start giggling like a foaming fangirl, I’ll leave you with the picture.

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.:: Credits ::.

Even though I did edit that text/poem found in the background, I did NOT write it myself. Unfortunately, many people have posted this poem online, both in and outside of DeviantArt, and even though I tried my best, i could not find the original writer, hence, am not able to give the appropriate credit.

I truly apologise for this.

I also would like to credit !DracheaRannak for his tutorials, without which, I couldn’t have possibly achieved the result above.
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ElizaTheKitty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
I have 2 stnad by this cuse i give pride 2 thise who r so thats y i stay silent on national gay pride at my school
cuse if they dont have a voice then none of us do
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Magic-artsy-farts Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
The art is amazing and the concept is amazing! As a bi person it really cheers me up to know that there are people out there who support equality for everyone. Thank you for making this!
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PreetyCake123 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Powerful. Had me sitting in front of my computer for a few minutes just going "Wow.." and "Aww.." I love homosexual people because they are so special and lovely and I would love to have every single homosexual person in this world as my friend. It's crazy that countries ban homosexuality. What's wrong with gay and lesbian? Screw society and government.

Sorry that was long.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Writer
Wow, that was amazing.

It doesn't matter that you didn't write the poem yourself. I think you are a wonderful person to have shared it because it really brought me to tears.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are too kind. :hug: Thank you.
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Writer
:iconnewglomp:

I cry every time I read it.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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SavvyRed Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Writer
:tighthug:
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Grizzy3384 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This made me cry...May Sailor Pride Watch Over Us All
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*nod*
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Cr05511ngF4nd0m5 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
This is so beatiful and I wish we really did have a Sailor Pride for all the people that don't feel as though they can be themselves because of how harmful society can be. I'm Bisexual and proud, I hope some day, people don't have to be afraid of who they are anymore.
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Bloodypapercut Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
When you question who you are you don't know who to turn to. Sailor Pride gives me hope. In the name of the rainbow we fight for our pride!
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TasogareMoon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
All I have to say is 'thank you'.
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Usagi-Elric Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
although i am straight myself, and was brought up christian, i fully support the LGBT community. God claims to love all people, and wants everyone happy, but shuns those who love people not always their own gender? thats why i no longer believe in religion, everyone has a right to be happy. but on the flip side, not everyone HAS to accept this, although, they should keep their hateful, degrading, rude, innopropriate, and down right inexcusable comments to themselves. The world has forgotten what matters most, Love. the discrimination and rejecting that goes on has the potential to decimate lives, lives that people have every right to live, and they had no right to end. pictures like this should be made more often, so maybe some people can be saved from the deadly poison called itself hate and fear that worms its way into our world.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well said.
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Usagi-Elric Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanx
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Suchiniwa Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
About time I give my feedback on this.

You know, when I first saw this picture in 7th grade, I didn't understand the true concept of what you were trying to show. Now that I'm much older and not afraid to admit that I like yaoi, I understand it now. The name "Sailor Pride" truly does suit him, for his amazing rainbow colours represent gay pride. I think Lucaito would love this guy because he's a rare male senshi. I still wonder if I'll ever get this good with the current skills I have ...
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TheVioletViolinist Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Dear Lord, I cried at this pic! I feel like that sometimes whenever I mention liking a girl to people,and they just give me WTF looks. It hurts...
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*big warm hug* Judgmental eyes are evil.
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TheVioletViolinist Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You said it!
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PoisonPenPresents Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This pic made me cry! this is so beautiful in so many ways! and im not even that big of a sailor moon fan! this reminds me that truly good people are still there to stand up for those who have nobody else to. :,)
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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Rascalpound Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this is one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen
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DelarStar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
<3
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Diamondbreath Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I hope alot of people see thid and love it as much as I do
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alexiaNBC Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Wow, this is the most beautiful and touching piece I've ever heard. It really speaks out to the hardships and discrimination of the entire LGBT community.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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AnimeRomanceFan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Awwh! This is lovely~ Very pretty! I like the colors! I like the meaning in it too, A good message to all (^_^) Splendid job! This definitely goes on my favourites!
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DarkLightMaster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this. It makes me think of my friends who are gay/lesbian who get picked on all the time and what not. I should show this to them.
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AwesomeGirl113-L103 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
It's weird, I'm not gay...but I love gay pride e.o xD I love this, I saw these poems on a copy-and-paste thing somewhere, and it's nice to finally find them on here. ^^ I favorite, yes? =D
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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indecisivemage Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this.
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MermaidNinja Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Watch out, homophobes! She's going to triumph over evil, and that means you!
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Rangerlou Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
A powerful character with a powerful statement! Excellent work!
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Artist
This is a wonderful, inspirational and phenomenal picture! You should be very proud of it! :D
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fira-rayne Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Very beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for making this. =]
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Sugar-Senshi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
This is beautiful, equally as beautiful as the message it represents. :heart:
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SunWolfgod Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Wonderful. I'm straight but supported them, all the way no one should be treated that way, no one.
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
no one indeed.
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SunWolfgod Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Sailor pride made me cry when you wrote does words .
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mrs-drwho Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Writer
wow! this is amazing! so sad though, because it's true. :crying:
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
U_U
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tailsjm Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Beautitiful and amazing well done
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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tailsjm Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
No prob you picture and words were beautiful and really touching I wish more people could be as awesome and caring as you and sailor Pride
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: :love:
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believe-the-lie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
This is so beautiful! Thank you for posting this. 8)
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GBIllustrations Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you enjoyed it :heart:
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GunItNeko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...just...wow. (nod)
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