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Once, there was a little girl. She was completely ordinary, just like you and me. One day however, monsters came and abducted her. They abused the little girl to the point that she had forgotten her humanity. By then, the little girl wasn't quite ordinary anymore. She had become a monster girl.

The monster girl spent most of her days in isolation. Not quite human, not quite a monster, she had no place to go. The monster girl may have spent the rest of her life living this way, but it was not meant to be since one day, a human boy came.

Instead of fearing the monster girl, he befriended, accompanied and appreciated her. He reintroduced her to very human things and although she can never be completely human again, bits and pieces of her humanity slowly returned.

But the story doesn't end there. The monsters decided to prey on the human boy. It may have been a form of their sweet revenge or perhaps plain entertainment. Their reasons may never be known.

The monster girl knew that the only way to save the human boy was to fight the monsters, a feat that human girls couldn't possibly do. And so, out of love for him, she decided to embrace the monster inside her, sacrificing her humanity once more.

With the monsters defeated, she knew that she was back from where she started. She was a monster again, and who knows? Maybe the human boy might fear her and leave her after seeing her true form. But she was wrong.

She found the human boy by her side. Despite knowing her true form or understanding that she will never be truly human, he stayed. Despite knowing that they may be attacked by monsters again or understanding that she may revert into a monster again and again, he stayed. And to the monster girl, that meant everything.

''Thank you.''

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This simple comic is actually based on a true story. 

I had an abusive childhood. My parents only found out about it when the neighbors told them that they could hear me screaming and crying from the house. Although I don't remember much of it, whenever my memories resurface, it stings and I feel like losing myself all over again. You could say that those experiences messed me up. Growing up, I knew how different I was from the other kids. I had very violent tendencies (I threw books at my classmates in kindergarten; I bit a classmate on the shoulder in Elementary; and I clawed a boy who harassed me in front of the teachers in high school). I also developed these strange mannerisms after being labelled a bruha (witch) and an aswang (demonic winged creature in Philippine mythology), such as a hatred of garlic, onions and vegetables (it was entirely psychological; I am slowly trying to get over it). 

With that said, it was hard for me to be accepted by my peers, no matter how much I try to ''act'' normal, since one way or another, my true self will just resurface, and it'll frighten or push them away. But there were these few people who stuck by me, despite knowing what sort of ''monster'' I can be whenever I lose control. These few people mean everything to me, which is why I do everything and anything to make them feel safe and happy, because they made me feel the same way. To these people, I am eternally grateful, and I dedicate this short story to them. 

Heart 

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:iconpapamurphy7:
papamurphy7 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Just WOW! This made me cry.
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Wolvesbaynedust Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Student
I can relate to this somewhat. Thank you for making this, it is great!
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1photographer1022 Featured By Owner May 27, 2016
This is very relatable for me! In a sort of different way,but I can understand the experience(I can't really explain how different cause it seems you described it a bit vaguely). People changing you into something completely different from how used to be and viewed yourself as? Definitely can relate! If you don't mind I wouldn't mind making a comic inspired by this one. It just gave me ideas I'd really love to experiment with and I'd obviously say in the description if I posted it's inspired by your work! Basically vent art. I hope that would be okay and I wish you luck with your "monster" self. Though I think you seem like a very empathetic wise person ;) not a monster.
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roombananas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2016  Student General Artist
Hello! Sorry, I'm not as active in devART as before QuQ but sure, go ahead! Also thank you! :heart:
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Hetalia-Filipinas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
My mom calls me bruha when my hair is messy XD
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TheNighteagle Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Kinda remember me of my childhood, always alone, sometimes bullied, and even worst being treated like a mad man when you fight back but in the end I founded people that were just like me and we fought together- sincerely thank you for remind me with this beautiful story how a difficult childhood can be overcome with only a few true friends and a good family
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear that, but I'm glad you've found true friends :hug: Thank you so much for reading, dear!
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:iconmjoycs:
mjoycs Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's too beautiful!!!
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Aw, thanks! :hug:
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:iconmagicfool64:
MagicFool64 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful Big Fool Emoji-07 (Cry) [V2] 
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you ;;U;;
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:iconmagicfool64:
MagicFool64 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
NP
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PastelAi00 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wow that was reaaally good!! ~<3
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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mangaweirdo Featured By Owner Edited Jul 1, 2015
Pikachu Crying Plz happy cry XD  1 Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] it's so sad yet so calming and warm! *sniff sniff*
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Awww :hug: Thank you for reading! :heart:
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mangaweirdo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
U're welcome :hug:
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kristyleann Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this. It's a very touching story. I'm sorry it's based on real events though. I've had an abusive past as well. But I'm glad your story has a happy ending. Love your art style too. :)
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
That's sad to hear, but thank you so much for reading :hug: Hope things are better for you now :D
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YouCanCallMeJoker Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work and inspiring story!
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Aw, thank you! ;;u;; :heart:
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jokersitaMerri Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it!... <3 :) :3

Great Job! :D 
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Talya-Serket Featured By Owner May 26, 2015
This is ana amazing way to face and tell about fears
You may helped so many People with your Motion book, that you don´t know about *^*
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Aww, thank you ;;u;; *hugs*
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Talya-Serket Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
no Problem, really!
*hugs back*
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AkaFudo Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sad yet so Happy! Good work!
Akari Akazaki (Smirk and Cries) [V1] Bunny Emoji-09 (Cry) [V1] Ai A-chan Fuuyuumi (Tears of Joy) [V1] 
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you Yuruyuri - Kyaa 
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BrokenTales Featured By Owner May 13, 2015   Writer
Cute artwork and a nice job with the build - you've made good use out of the MadeFire tool.

One thing I would suggest - you fade you pages out to either black or white, but the reader then has to click forward one more time to bring up the next page. The comic would flow better without that extra click. As a reader, when the page goes blank I'm left waiting for a few seconds, trying to work out if more motion is coming or if I need to click on.

There's a checkbox on the settings for each page that should solve this for you. ('Pause page at end', if you uncheck it, your pages will flow automatically after the fade out.) :)

Keep it up :love:
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh, nice! Thanks for telling me :D and thank you so much for reading :heart:
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nyxsaveria Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very touching <3 great job!!
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you! Yuruyuri - Kyaa 
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Gischie Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a brave person, your story is very touching to. It's good to have something to get yourself out of the world.
Keep up the good work :)
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww... :blush: Thank you so much! I feel really motivated now :hug:
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sum1me Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hug 
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
:hug:
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sum1me Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Crank Dat -Supaman Dance- Hope - NaNoEmo Day 13 
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
Teehee! :boogie:
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sum1me Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:superflirty: 
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dolly-the-arctic-fox Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student Artist
*heres a hug*
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Yay! :glomp:
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dolly-the-arctic-fox Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Artist
*pets*
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sky-dragon556 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Student General Artist
This so beautiful and I can relate to this...as for you awesome and all people have moments some more than others I know I was no angel that's for sure...but it's always good to have friends and i'm glad you have some. As for your work awesome! :D
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student General Artist
:hug:

Yes, I'm happy I have them :D Also, thanks for stopping by to read! 
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sky-dragon556 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Student General Artist
np it's an awesome story;) (Wink) 
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:iconroombananas:
roombananas Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww :blush:
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sky-dragon556 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Hug 
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Jonup Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
so Beautiful am crying 
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roombananas Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Aww... :happycry: :hug: Thank you for reading, hun. 
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EyelessClockwork Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student General Artist
this was so beautiful..good job on this! :)
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