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DISCONNECTED by Raindropmemory DISCONNECTED by Raindropmemory
About 2 weeks ago, staring at the monitor and surfing internet, play games and listen to music.

Most of the day I usually stay in front of the monitor, clicking the mouse, tapping the keyboard.Hit the Enter key.

Suddenly I just realized,

What the hell am I doing here?,
in front of this lifeless monitor, staring all day long.

I realized that recently I rarely go outside, to meet sunshine and listen to bird's song. I also have habit that don't like to go outside and meet people. I prefer staring at the monitor, surfing internet endlessly, chatting with friends through text, and live in my fantasy world.

Speak frankly, I'm nearly lost contact with the people around me. When I come back at home from study, I plugged myself inside my room and enjoy virtual world, and it even more worse that I rarely have conversation with my mom or brother.

Just when I finished my visiting the virtual world, they all go to bed.:(



But no more.

I disconnected everything: Shut down PC, turn off MP3 Player, TV, Radio, every gadget, everything artificial,

and go outside,

at the green lawn of my house,
Flowers and plants.
Ants walking, carrying their meal.
Group of bird that chirping on the roof.
Cloudy Sky.
Now I can see them all.




Feel like a new man I am.

Disconnected.
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:iconkest2000:
Kest2000 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Great! The picture and the think behind it.
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:iconkapookeng:
kapookeng Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011   Filmographer
ทำแสงออกมาได้สวยมากครับ...จินตนาการสุดยอดไปเลย
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randomphenomena Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
love the colors!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconpaintausea:
paintausea Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I know the feeling. I should try that tactic. But I eventually like to go out to bike around and take walks. Seeing is believing. So you need to go out to see the true beauty of it all.
Beautiful work!
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cheungygirl Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010   Digital Artist
so true for most people these days who are stuck to texting, msn and facebook including myself! :( wish i had the courage and motivation to do what you did!

also your work is lovely and makes me feel very warm and happy when i look at it :D
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010   Digital Artist
I still have problem disconnected too! But I'll try harder! >: D =D
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mizuu-chan Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
That definitely happens, without us even realizing it.

I've been looking through your gallery, and I love it all. You're inspiring.
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner May 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Glad to here that ><~! =D Thank you :)
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CemeteryWeather Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
i should do this some time. but outside intimidates me :c

Glad you got to do this for yourself though ^^
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Cappippuni Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2009
I know the same problem about the digital life... ^^

I spend all my days on my computer, on the Internet (downloading and commenting lots of creations on DeviantART, posting on my favorites forums or helping the modding community of Oblivion...), playing video games (especially with Morrowind, Oblivion, Fallout 3 and some free2play MMO..), working with Photoshop...

And, I can't go outside without my iPod Touch, and going on the web via the public wi-fi hotspots on my city!
I'm addicted to the digital life and the fantasy!


Hmm... After seeing your comment, I should disconnect all my digital stuffs: PC, iPod Touch, cellphone, TV (not a big problem, I hate watching TV!), Nintendo DS, digital camera... and going outside, see the falling leaves, the brown/red atmosphere of the autumn in France, see the beautiful park of my city and his great fountain, listening some students speaking in chinese or japanese in the streets (there are lots of universities and foreign stidents in my city...), looking the beautiful volcanos in the background (The Puy-de-Dôme and the Puy de Pariou are so beautiful!), and, maybe, trying to draw something with my hands and a pencil, without any digital help... ;)

Discover the simplicity, the real life, be a new man...
I'll try to live without these moderns stuffs for one week-end...
Thanks a lot for your great and very helpful comment! :aww:


The digital life is artificial, the world outside the door is the reality...
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009   Digital Artist
I'm really appreciate your *epic* comment~! Thank you!! ^^

Since we're living and working in digital age, we surely cannot escape all thing digital.
and there are wonderful new gadget come out everyday that made us addicted to them!

but at least, we can spend out time wisely.
and as you mentioned, nothing better than going outside in the nature scene~!


(Recently I feel quite sleepy when I start working in front of computer , lol, maybe my body just want to tell me that I have to do something else outside.)

P.S. Wow, you play quite serious RPG~!
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moonela Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am using this illustration of wallpaper, it's true almost to all the people happend that, and we forgot about nature, about the son, about our family, i try to have a balance. I love this illustration is more tahn amazing!
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Jadeit3 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
brillant. i've noticed same at my house. perhaps this weekend will be a no-gadgets weekend. thanx for the share!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009   Digital Artist
That'll be cool!! ^^
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hinoraito Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I try to disconnect myself every day. I just hate feeling something lifeless is sucking up my soul
XD

Beautiful illustration :hug:
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009   Digital Artist
Hope you can disconnect sometimes~! ^^
Thank you!
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wapamup Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
great!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you~!:heart:
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arashi-yukawa Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Wow... this is really deep... And beautifully executed, too! ^^
I'm trying to "disconnect" myself. :) Now I'm faving this illustration more than just because I like it, but because you motivated me. Thank you! ^^
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008   Digital Artist
I'm glad to here that! ^^
Thank you!
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crayonrabbit Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I agree. This is a great message.
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008   Digital Artist
O, Thank you~! =D
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xxxKei87xxx Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I really love the meaning of this illustration, is really well done and full of sense!great!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot~!! =D
I'm glad that you like my idea. =D
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xxxKei87xxx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
sure!your arts are great!
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pipipink Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
เท่มากค่ะ อยากdisconnectedแบบนี้ด้วยจัง
ติดที่งานที่ต้องทำส่วนใหญ่อยู่กับหน้าจอแบบเนี้ย
แล้วตอนที่ได้ออกจากหน้าจอ คือตอนกระโดดขึ้นรถเมล์ไปคณะ =.=
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
- -" ชีวิตรันทดไม่ต่างกัน
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Catharin4 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
awesome!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Many thanks~!! :hug:
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:iconnei-no:
nei-no Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is mah new wallapaper. <333
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
8D Many Thanks!! My friend. <3<3
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Nydroj Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Dude this is deep and pretty. Instant love.
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
:) I'm glad.
Many thanks~!! :hug:
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nyanooman Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
i need to get disconnected too... :(
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
Yeah, try it sometimes and you'll see the difference in your life!

Life without technology is free like the wind! :hug:
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kimpn Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
whoa! that is awesome! i love how you paint =D
I see a Wii, a DSlite, a PSP, a few laptops, a few towers, a few phones, heaps of wires
anything i missed?
That's beside the point; I love this! :D
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Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
=D Oh,
You missed iPod, and PS2(But the ';P' letter is absent, so you can see only 'S2' ;)

Thanks anyway friend~! :hug:
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asrneo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
beautiful:D i love the powerful message you chose to express in this piece, and you executed it so beautifully. you really know ho to take a great idea and apply it perfectly with your style:) great job! it really makes you think.
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like the message! =D I'll try to think about new idea & style more. =D

Many thanks for detailed comment again by the way~! :kiss::kiss:
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asrneo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
no problem:) its funny that you created this piece because my good friend just decided to unplug completely for the entire month of august, to become a new person. i cant wait to see his transformation when he returns:)
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momota Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Really like how you used purple to present the computer world there... it's very original, and looks perfect with the green lineart there!
The light around the butterfly is very attractive too. Makes me really want to go outside and feel the nature! (Even when it's very hot there!)
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008   Digital Artist
=D oh, thank you~!
Just find the shade to stay outside, or you'll get skin burn. =D
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momota Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
=P Indeed!
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nabeyaki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
Amazing!!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008   Digital Artist
Oh, long time no see~!! =D
Thank you~!
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nabeyaki Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
yaa I've been hiatus for a while since I'm too busy with college life O_O
how are you doing? your arts are sureee soo amazing~

you're welcome!
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:iconraindropmemory:
Raindropmemory Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008   Digital Artist
Not much. ^^
There is exam soon, but I still prefer drawing than reading(as always). =D
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nabeyaki Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
haha yes u're rite~ there will be exam soon here, same as you.. But I'm feeling too excited with my internship though :P
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Cheylin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
Another one of your pretty arts! (:
xD
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