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Obey-Resist- by sicksubroutine Obey-Resist- by sicksubroutine
Say what you want, just resist. Resist anything, resist everything.

Do anything you can to get the message out.

The pink symbolizes the oppressive psychological damage of society that tells her that she needs to obey, go along, conform, and she even goes so far as spouting the same message. The pink is very attractive, happy, and addicting.

The brown sign is very unattractive, not happy, and is easily disposed of. But represents the inner psyche's refusal to accept the the programming that society has inflicted.

Even though she is part of the machine; part of the juggernaut, a small semblance of inner resistance appears and remains - this is also found in the colorful spark of her eyes.
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:iconirako-shogo:
Irako-Shogo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
A clever way of portraying your wisdom. Enjoyed it!
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sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Photographer
Glad you enjoyed it :)
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djbridget Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
it's cool!
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voimatoy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
great work!  for me, it captures an ongoing inner struggle and tension that i still don't understand.  in addition to societal conforming pressures, i feel often drawn, even eroticizing the 'obey'.  yet then i feel the inner psyche you mention rise up.  i seem to be in a resist-obey-resist-obey loop.  can't tell if im progressing or addicted to the loop itself.    thanks for creating this. 
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sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
I appreciate thoughtful comments. Thank you!
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ShockFire113 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I'm more attracted to the brown XD Nice piece x3
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hayley--jade Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
featured! : [link]
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TheCrookedFox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
I'm with you. The passivity and submissiveness of plebeians, brought about by elitist lords of industry, maintained by an increasingly sedentary lifestyle that revolves primarily around consumerism, has always broken my heart. Routinely I hope for a change to manifest within our society, but we're conditioned from birth to believe in an outdated way of life designed long ago by single-minded businessmen. To me, economy, politics, taxes, government, and words of a similar distasteful nature, are equivalent to one word: Control. People are so afraid of losing their possessions, their reputation, their bank accounts, and what little "freedom" they do have, that no one will stand up for themselves or the common whole that suffers daily as a result of these despicable guidelines meant to benefit one social class and one social class only. Resistance burns within me, within my heart and mind. It's at the foreground of my thoughts, coloring my perception of society and those on its outskirts. Sometimes I feel unaccompanied in my views of resistance, in my views of obeying what we’re told and the lies that sugarcoat that perverted obedience. But your artwork and its description made me feel hopeful. Don’t ever stop. Resist. At any cost.
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
Your comment just won an internet. Thank you.
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scart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
f'in brilliant, love it.
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:iconelfiane:
Elfiane Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
I'm just in love with your concept! I did the same theme (on hypersexualisation) for my ID, but I was searching for other concepts and your work is really inspiring :) Thank you!
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sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Why thank you :)
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Scotchtapeworm Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Brilliant
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
indeedio!
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:iconmoode-girl:
Moode-GirL Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Awesome works!!!
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
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KajuKoi Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
Fantastic!!!
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconxxacid:
xxacid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
An idea that needs to be spread around more often and that you definately represented in an amazing thought provoking way. :clap:
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
I appreciate that :)
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kilO223 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
nice . she looks like a doll :D
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Agreed :)
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reddhedds Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
beautiful portrait. The pink on her eyes really makes them pop. the model's Chloe, right? Any idea how/where I can contact her?
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
I was about to say model mayhem but I went to her site on there and its not there anymore.. you could try looking around myspace?
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:iconreddhedds:
reddhedds Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
is there a last name to look for, cuz I imagine that there are a lot of Chloes
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:iconsteamed-pepsi:
steamed-pepsi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
sorry, I know this is late, but she is my best friend's friend. :)
[link]
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
I'm not aware of it, sadly. Sorry.
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VioleRodrigo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Great concept and result. :D
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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VioleRodrigo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
:) Welcome
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black-chinese Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
she has such a perfect face and perfect hair, the colors are bright ...really cool concept and awesome light also :D great photo!
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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WitchSpell Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
wow babe that's amazing concept and beautiful model.
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sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thanks hun :D
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Dolore Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
I really like the idea!
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
Me too :)
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:iconplatinum-roze:
Platinum-Roze Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008   Digital Artist
And here :D :[link]
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:iconplatinum-roze:
Platinum-Roze Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008   Digital Artist
This has been featured here: [link]

:heart:
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Koda-chrome Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008
This is really interesting and I love the colours and message. I am slightly confused as to what is what at the bottom but its really striking.
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2008  Professional Photographer
What are you confused about?
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Heiderich-Luvur Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Wow, I love the message and the colors used.
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :-)
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Cameron-James Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
wow. its powerful and i love the models makeup
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
Its a rare time that I had a semi-unique idea - everything in this photo is my idea which I'm proud of, thank you.
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:iconi-am-anonymous:
i-am-anonymous Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
well, i resist gender norms, does that count?

and i love the pink on her eyes, it looks great!
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sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
Its a start. Examine what else can be resisted in your life and the lives of others.

.. and thank you.
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i-am-anonymous Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
one thing i am resisting a lot is increasing the suicide rates of the country and of the transgendered community. but that's about it really

and welcome
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:iconsicksubroutine:
sicksubroutine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Photographer
I think you should always keep life in this context : you are normal and everyone else is unusual for not being themselves.
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:iconi-am-anonymous:
i-am-anonymous Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! and your right everyone who isn't themselves are freaks!
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