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Die:

Such a simple word, spewed without thought.

"I wish you'd die, I wish you'd be killed."

But what if we actually gave meaning to those words?

Can you understand the emotion, the magnitude, the weight,

Of actually seeing the life of an individual depart?

Can you look them in the eyes, as they bleed into your hands;

Observing their final moments, as the light fades from their eyes?

Or are you simply a soft-hearted coward,

Sitting fat behind a computer, wishing death upon others?

To say that one is deserving of death,

Suggests that you are ready to kill.

And if indeed you are ready to kill,

Then you too must be prepared to die.

"Now please, stop those tears my good man, we've only removed three of your toes so far (^_^)"




-Chen Yuan Wen, 9th July 2013
Somethin' that I can never stand is someone who likes t' tell others t' die.

Honestly, have ye ever thought about ye words. Do ye understand the weight of what yer suggestin'? If you're still thinkin' about this in a childish manner then perhaps ye might be pardoned fer ye immaturity, but those of us who understand the act, who understand both its beauty and its terror would never wish it upon anyone without bein' able t' take responsibility fer our actions.

Only a fool draws his blade t' make threats. Ye draw yer blade t' draw blood and you end it at that. Ye don't wave it around callin' foul, involve a dozen innocents in yer petty dispute and then run away behind an invisible screen.

You talk about death, you be ready to kill. You can't draw, then don't speak. This is what I believe in.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Havin' Co-Captain post this up on me behalf while I'm preparing fer me trip back t' singapore. Packin' is goin' well, I thank ye all fer ye support ^^.
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m4xm0u53 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In days long before computers or even electrical power, saying something like that to the wrong person and you enter mortal combat immediately.

That is why you should never provoke another man unless you are the better warrior. Live by the sword, die by the sword.
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rOsso-mimi Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I can see the look of the man that the last line was said to.. EPIC OAO
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Lol x'D

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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Ikoter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student Writer
I take it ye've seen plenty a death yerself. Or maybe not?

Well perhaps ye should consider yer words more carefully young lass. Ye'd be surprised how elusive and dismissive a backstabber death can be.

Don't speak about death as if its some old codger who's gone deaf. Ye'd be surprised how active that old codger is. Even if your tellin other younger lads to stop usin death's name in vain. Your simply complainin. This be not the place for that!

Dough, ye might actually be older than meself.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Writer
First off, I'm male, so hello there x'D

Other than that, I reckon that death is something which I respect. It is an ending and it carries the touch of finality, for there is no changing it, no taking it back. Even the burning memories of the past may be changed, but not death.

As such, I think people should respect it without senseless use, lest they be caught by death itself.

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:

P.S. Sorry this reply is like months late ._.
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Ikoter Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Writer
Been more than just a month.

Respect it or not, death becomes your greates enemy when it happenes around you.

Bleah.What good are words?
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Writer
Yeah that's why I said months, plural x'D

But I agree, words are unable to explain.

-Chen :iconwordofchen:
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Cammie-Pink Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013   Artist
hm... this is something that most people need to think about before they start spewing out those hateful words. 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Agreed x'D

Also sorry for a reply like 5 months late

-Chennie :iconwordofchen:
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Cammie-Pink Featured By Owner May 25, 2014   Artist
it's okay. i'm sure you were busy handling other projects and stuff like that.
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KurlyCrazyKat Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WTT is up with that ending? But this was awesome, and so true. It's like saying you hate someone. If you hate somebody you have already murdered them in your heart, if you really really hate someone then you would be willing to kill them...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Writer
The ending is a portrayal of dialogue :3 (I explain it in other comments as well) x'D

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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KurlyCrazyKat Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just like, "Toes? Wait...what?" Hhaha! I'm a little slow...
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LibbyDear Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
And what if I tell myself to die? 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Then I have no real solution to offer you, but I do suggest plenty of candy rush *3*

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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khirth11 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
It makes me sad when someone says to others to go kill themselves i do my best to help others through that so that they will not feel so bad about themselves because i know how that feels i have been told to go die ever since i was a baby i was really hated and i still am by many but i am loved by few so that keeps me going....i try my best to help others to see the good...i wish sometimes the people who say that would get sent somewhere for help. 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Writer
That's a good way to live ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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khirth11 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Yesss :3
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Sanddune798 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People are very quick to tell someone to kill themselves, and it's infuriating.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Wow another late reply x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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smokedragon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I did like that last line. Fitting, delightfully bitter and cleverly sarcastic. You definitely conveyed your disgust well, and the piece is better for it. Ever since I was a child, and first read stories where the lesson of "be careful what you wish for" or others that taught the value of paying attention to what you say, I've had an aversion for occasions where I heard someone carelessly throwing condemnations around. Not only does it have a karmic element to it, usually, but people in general these days just don't seem to have any idea just how powerful words can be. They can make or break a being. They can make a passing happenstance have meaning. They can make the most important of events trite and useless. They can leave a psychic imprint on places, both good and bad. The message you're conveying is an important reminder of all of those things.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you kindly ^^

Sory this thanks is so late ^^;

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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smokedragon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
You're quite welcome, and no worries :)
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Writer
I've always been fascinated by the word "die." When conjugated in the imperative tense, it can constitute an entire sentence; that means that with one word, even one syllable, you can compel a person to cease existing.

Now THAT is power!!! :mwahaha:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Writer
Perhaps :3, but power is often abused is it not? ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ellenah1 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"To say that one is deserving of death,

Suggests that you are ready to kill.

And if indeed you are ready to kill,

Then you too must be prepared to die."

That line reminds me of Code Geass. *sigh*
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thankfully never watched it before x'3. I actually thought up that line after reading many books on the speeches that warriors gave. They always said that only fools dream of glory, whilst warriors respect life.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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ellenah1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it's a beautiful line, even though it's a bit morbid. :3 (But morbid, I say, is a good thing) 
Good job using your resources though! :) 
And keep making brilliant pieces! :D 
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Writer
My thanks ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Like1guy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I've never told someone to die (I think) but cool little excerpt. I've wished death upon myself. I guess he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Well I've often told people to die and wished death upon them...but after ye understand it's meaning. After ye really see it; it has a way of quieting the tongue.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Like1guy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see.
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noorelven Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
hahaha that request to stop crying ... EPIC
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Glad ye liked it me dear friend, more on th' way ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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noorelven Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
:D :fuzzydemon: 
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XxRockFiendxX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
<3
i wish people would think before they say things too
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Agreed eh? x3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Only a fool draws his blade t' make threats. Ye draw yer blade t' draw blood and you end it at that."
Sage words indeed. I'mma going to share that quote; it's awesome.
It's true... We spe words without stopping to think about their meaning. It's depressing and distasteful to me as a writer because so much meaning is lost when once strong and mighty words that held so much strength and meaning are stripped of their weightiness and power by the people who flippantly sling them around. But it is even more distastefull and detestible to me as a person when someone wishes death on another. If it's just and fitting, then it ought to be pronounced, by one with the authority to do so, upon a person, not wished out of conciet.
...as I find myself saying to a great many of your works, Amen, sir. Amen.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Yer most welcome me dragonic friend. I've seen plenty o' this world and will continue t' see more of it, but that which I've experienced has taught me much.

Death is t' be respected and understood, but never t' be feared, abused nor hastily thrown about. Sadly, men who order others t' their death have rarely seen it for themselves. They've rarely tasted of blood, or perhaps not at all.

That taste, that smell, those things never leave ya.

Thank ye fer enjoyin' me works friend ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Feanor-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Too true.  When I was really young, I say the 9/11 attacks on the news.  I didn't understand it at the time... but it's definitely something I'll never forget.  Not quite the same, but it's the most vivid image of actual death that I've seen... or at least the most striking.  Never smelled it, never tasted it, but I'm sure it's one of those things that scars you.

You're welcome, my friend.
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Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Writer
It truly is sad that words these days seem to carry too little value...
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Agreed eh, but then again that stems from too many of us dreaming of what it's like instead of seeing it for ourselves. Most who do probably wish they don't have t' again...

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Oyechi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Once I was in eight grade and there was this girl who was complaining about our teachers. She was drawing them and then killing them. The guy around her agreed that they should die. I thought they were overreacting because they are doing their job. It's nothing personal against us. And the fact they can't understand their words and the meaning of them made me rly mad. I told them they were overreacting. I told them it was a job. They didn't listen. /:
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Well that's just how it is, people will never realise the weight of death, until th' moment when they see it fer themselves.

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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I used to wish for some people's deaths. But now I realize life is enough punishment.
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Depends on how ye look at it really x'3. I rather enjoy life most of the time x'3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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There it is, "most of the time". There are the other times. Dark times. While death only happens once.
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Americaiuno Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I agree with you! You have great morals here *WordOfChen!
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WordOfChen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye fer enjoyin' it :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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Americaiuno Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
cute avatar!
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