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Grim tales ch2 p7_8 by bleedman Grim tales ch2 p7_8 by bleedman
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I felt a bit nervous when I started making these pages. And I can truly understand if I have made some people very upset over it .But at least hear me out..
I too am entitled to express my point of view.

I was just trying to find ways how I can relate the concept of the characters with our real world.
I guess we'll start off with Mandy. What I love about Mandy as a character is that she sees the real world, not some idealistic “only good and justice prevails freedom for all and love is everything screwed up”wonderland.
Although she's just a fictitous cartoon character, for me she's someone I can trully relate in our world.
You can’t really blame Mandy for what she did, she’s only doing her job as the Grim Reaper, sure she made the plans. But that’s what every Grim Reaper should do (remember the movie Final Destination) At the same time Mandy is a reincarnation of all evil, her existence is the source of humanity’s darkest and most cruel essence. While Billy on the other hand and is a representation and a source of man’s stupidity .And because mankind welcomes both evil and stupidity so willingly Mandy is able to carry out her plans.
In short, Mandy simply presented her ideas to mankind and mankind simply accepted it with open arms.
( Because we am dumb and bad humans.)
And as for the natural disasters she came up,
let’s just say she had an appointment with Mother Nature.
These things happen because I believe there is a Billy and a Mandy in all of us, we can be stupid and evil, and with it comes our bestest friend, The Grim Reaper.
We have no one but ourselves to blame.

A couple of themes I want to point out is…
”Will humanity ever learn?” …I guess not.
Is Mother Earth pissed ? I guess so.
That’s what I like about comics, add a pinch of idea based from our real world.
To help remind us of things and never ever forget.

Things like our wounds, and I’m talking not just America’s wounds, I’m also talking about Iraq , Indonesia , Sri Lanka
and every other country that’s facing hell.
So please look at it not just in your own nation’s perspective ,
but through other countries as well.
Try to look at the wounds through the eyes of the
whole world you self-centered bastards.
The wounds are painful and have yet to heal , well it shouldn’t.
Cause it’s only through these wounds that you can become Hard-ass.
It's the only thing that makes you stronger.
Pain and suffering is part of life, it's what my pappy taught me.
These things happen and will continue to happen so
you better get used to it and face it you bunch of wuss.

The images I used were not intended as a mockery or a tribute,
but a slap in your face to remind you that life is not all sugarpuffs and candycorns.
Life can be cruel, very ,very cruel. Life’s a bitch, and so is Death.

If you feel offended, angry or pissed right now….well ,you should be.
If you feel the urge to email me concerning this issue do so.
Emails, hatemails, flamemails. You have every right to.

Ok I was just kidding about the
“ Especially if you’re a wuss who whines a lot” thing on the warning page.
Seriously, speak up.
If you have something to say about these pages positive or negative, or that
I’m a heartless dick, say it. You wanna make a political issue out of this ,knock yourselves out.
Please comment and spare your 2 cents.
God bless America.
Allah bless Iraq.

P.S.
I took a big risk making these pages, and if I so seriously give a horse shit about my reputation just so people can love me and praise me I wouldn’t bother posting this in the first place. But I don’t, so hate me, flame me.
However, I still give a damn about respecting other people’s feelings and opinions.
So I want to apologize to everyone I offended.
I’ll be posting a poll on Deviant art whether these pages should stay or not.
Technically the grim tales storyline can go on without it.
If Majority says to have them removed then so be it.
You people decide.
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:iconhanahsakura17:
HanahSakura17 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Clicking the image wont work for me, I'm not sure what is wrong.
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protoss1210 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Life aint all sunshine and rainbows after all. Live and learn. 
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9ufan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Professional Artist
I read grim tales its online
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AnimeRia4210 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
where's the pages
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ScorpioTammi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Do you sell these comics? I'd buy them... Even if it's fanart, it can still be sold.
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r0b0tic-k47 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I agree with your points but I take on a different interpretation of events. To be fair humanity is constantly relearning the lessons from the past. As our elders pass away it is up to the young to relearn the past.  I believe there is a difference between knowledge and comprehension; one can know something on an intellectual level but it is experience and critical thinking that brings true comprehension.  

Sometimes it is a good thing, the young are more willing to experiment and play with new ideas, and even succeed where their precursors had failed.  What people dismissed as nonsense it turns out they were not looking at the situation the right way, or maybe they didn't have the technology at that point. 

The downsides lead to the sins of the past constantly repeating. "It'll never happen again" "We are so much more enlightened" "What does history matter, the past is the past", "They are just [insert slur here]", etc. Humans are good at detaching themselves from events that don't interfere directory in our lives.

The patterns of how history repeat itself is very telling of human nature. It is unreasonable to expect a child to know what their elders did. Which is why education is important and explains how history repeats itself. We are a part of nature; neither good nor evil. I don't believe humanity is dumb necessarily, only ignorant and constantly getting collectively set back.

Keep your pages up. It is your imagination and creative expression. We all have viewpoints that will offend somebody. 
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Gh0st11 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the evil plotting.
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allyvania88 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
okay all i see is mandy as the reape
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HitokiriGeisha Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What happened to the pages?
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swguygardner Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm a massive fan of your work, I've only read ppgd and grim tales so far but I think they're absolutely brilliant! your art style is beautiful, and I love the way you bring in more and more seemingly unrelated characters and give them world they can live together believably :) I would never have thought Raven would fit in so well with Blossom and Dexter, or that Samurai jack could be such a good mentor to Buttercup XD most of all I love the way you work characters descendants in the Grim tales stories, and how you portray the characters as they've aged :D old mandy is one kick-ass bee-otch! Gushing over :) please keep making magic!!! :D
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LordofStupidity Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
You make epic speeches AND comics. 'Nuff said.
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epichode Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Shitty comics still make people stupid
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Vortex-Oblivion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
What we can do about?...
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zoroark-trainer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
why did you skip pages 9 & 10?
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Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Man it is all cool besides its Mandy we are talking about she's an unstopable machine of chaos. It fits so don't feel bad.
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DaklozeDuif Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I recall a certain Captain America story in which it was revealed that aliens caused the 2nd World War.
NOBODY made a fuss about that.
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PuccaFanGirl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You are entitled to your own opinion, and bad things DO happen in real life, yes. But if you are entitled to it, then some of us are entitled to find it offensive. Assuming that people who DO find it offensive, are not wusses. It is only their opinions.
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TechnologicTea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is no link in the description guys. You click on the download image button for the comic.
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mephonic1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Writer
i can't see it
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originalgrin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Ok, I give up. How do you view said controversial pages?
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SaltSprayRoses Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bleedman's takin about some page's featured in "Grim Tales from Down Below" that you can read at snafu-comics.com or more specifically (the pages I consider to be the ones their referring to) begin at [link] and continued for the next page or so.
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NonnyFox Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
It'd be great to see a larger version of the title page image. Your version of Mandy is way better looking than Cartoon Network's original.
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Dragonking17 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You said it!
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Snugglebunny805 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I'm a really big fan keep up the good work
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AlaskanHighlander Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Where's the link?
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Nazo-the-Keidran Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
AH MORALS!!! Naw I'm just kidding, Inunderstand at what your getting at.
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warriorsofskaro1010 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say, do what ever the hell ya want with it. Its inclusion or removal won't really make a difference as it was just so forced and unnecessary to the over-all story.
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alexceltare2 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Yeh but let's face it Vinson. You wouldn't like to put yourself in the victim's situation. Just stick around with the fictional universe as it gives more logic. It's not cool to say that all horrors were caused by Mandy.
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TheComicBookGuy Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Its just a comic. You don't even earn a profit from it, so its not like you're using other peoples pain for greed, you're simply making a statement within this storyline and i believe it should stay as such. It is your right as a human being to individualistically create works of art, be they offensive or not
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warriorsofskaro1010 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually I believe the 9/11 thing was just thrown in as some sort of pretentious message that just feels forced. If he wants to make a political or philosophical statement, then I'm fine with that. Just don't throw it in just to put meaning into something that the original creator probably never intended.
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bunniesrule6 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WHERE DO I CLICK!!!!!!!!!!??!?!??!?!?!?!??
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Sakrey Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
TA hell with gettin rid of it! keep it! no one should ever try to inhibit anything you ever try to say or make a point out of! so if they got a problem with it then dont read it. okay well im done with medium rant. any way i like the disclaimer pic :D
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MiniFearling Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally I believe that people should find the reminder "that life is not all sugarpuffs and candycorns" refreshing. It seems to me that many people try to hide that fact.
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SuzyTheKat Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
i cant view the page for some reason :'(
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strange-cat-13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Artist
Lol! CX
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TheBlackRoseParade Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
THESE PAGES ARE TERRIFIC D< WTF IS WRONG WITH THESE HATER PEOPLE?!
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Penyu-chan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally, I love Mandy. SHe's just the most BadAss chick ever, slapping her own children with no regrets, not shedding a tear when her daughter's soul was carried to heaven, causing one of the most deadliest diasters.... She's the embodiment of evil that lives inside all of us.
That only leaves one question for me, who is the embodiment of good?
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Penyu-chan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, you should be proud of your great artwork and storylines! Don't let a bunch of random people bring you down! While they're wasting their time being offended, they're STILL thinking about your work right? So that means you've made an impression, which means your idealism is of great impact!

Grim Tales is excellence at its finest! >:D
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indignant-nobleman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I agree. My dad taught me that life is anything but fair, and it'll kick your ass numerous times before you have a relatively safe period in which you may stand on your own. We just have to get back up, try again for the tenth time, and persevere. As if his lessons were a vague prophecy, he was hit by a car one night when our income and his alcoholism were just starting to seem to get better.
I'm a fan and commented even though it's unlikely that you'll see this. It's amazing how many people have contributed to this thread five years later.
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LightneyHedgehog Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Cool!!!
P.S.
Her hair make that she looks like a devil
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Zoeythebuglady Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmm candy corn...
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AncientDevice Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I believe in alternate universes. Somehow there has to be some form of retribution. Some thing, that ties a truer undertone of hope regardless of the current circumstance. That something, somewhere can save us from ourselves.

I think your stories have a remarkable similarity to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann <- as far as pointing out our human flaws, and such things like how the evil of mankind is rooted deeper than that which we can control - that our very existence is a plague to the universe.

I'll even extend another idea to you - something I read recently about how primitive our species is, versus another intelligent species that eventually overcame their initial differences and bonded as a solid single race. That would be called, as the discussion led, a Tier 1 race. A race ready to expound into space and settle planets and moons. In our current state of constant bickering, chest-puffing, fighting, and random acts of violence - basically we haven't 'bonded' as a race yet, we would be considered a Tier 0 race and any efforts to begin life extraterrestrial would prove meaningless, because the main struggle would not be survival, but cohabitation.

Btw, in case you wanted to know, a Tier 2 race is one that's settled two or more planets as a single unified race. A Tier 3 race is one that spans the galaxy (like Star Wars) as either a single or (hopefully) mixed race. Humans lack such potential.
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warriorsofskaro1010 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you a Reaper from Mass Effect or did Harbinger "Assumed Direct Control"?
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AncientDevice Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I believe I was in direct control. But then again assume I am Harbinger. :D
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warriorsofskaro1010 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit! You actually responded!
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avril9 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
awesomeness.

DARK ROMANCE ROLE!!
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Yapzzkin Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
you're a great artist. Keep it up.. I did learn a lesson from grim tales. I enjoyed how you involved Christianity in it. You're very creative. I hope you'll just focus on 1 comic until it is finished then another comic. I really can't wait for another couple of days for the latest page.

SO PLEASE.. FOCUS ON GRIM TALES D: D:
THEN POWER PUFF GIRLS DOUJINSHI
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I wasn't offened by those two pages. You have a lot of courage to put them up and I can only congratulate you.
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EdEddnEddyRocks13 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
CooL Speach.:)
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