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Hedy - what keeps me going by oomizuao Hedy - what keeps me going by oomizuao
Hedy is a girl who've been bullied for a long time, but she stays strong because of something Spike told her.
On Hedy's first day of school she was both excited and nervous. She had just moved to the town, and was going to start in fourth grade. Her mother had fixed her hair and given her new clothes to give her that little extra confidence her beloved daughter needed that day. Hedy felt very pretty that day, but the other girls in her class didn't seem to think so. During recess, out in the school yard, they gathered around her, mocking her, calling her fat, calling her ugly. It broke little Hedy's heart. They pulled her hair, threw dirt at her clothes, and were being awful to her.
Sam and Spike noticed this on a distance. Sam wanted to do something about it, and suggested getting the teachers to help them. Spike just snorted, saying that the teachers wouldn't give a rat's ass about bullying. They never did, he said. So Spike took the matter in his own hands. He chased the bullying girls off, telling them to leave Hedy alone. Hedy was in tears, trying to utter a grateful 'thanks' but didn't get the chance to do so before Spike asked her; "Why did you let them bully you like that?"
Hedy wiped away her tears, "I don't know," she said. "I probably had it coming."
"I'm ugly. I'm not thin like they are."
Spike snorted again, saying "you don't have to be thin to be beautiful."
It was something Spike said in an honest way, although rather casually too. He never realized how much that one sentence would mean to Hedy. How much his words meant to her and kept her strong throughout her life. Spike, her new hero whom she looked up to and admired, was what kept her going. The bullying went on from that day on, it never really stopped, and there were days when Hedy wanted to give up. Still, seeing how Spike was being bullied too but never gave in, how he would always put up a fight and never let the bullies win, it gave Hedy strength. Mental strength. She kept wearing nice clothes, kept fixing her hair, kept trying to look her best. She never gave in to the bullying, and eventually, the other girls stopped trying to get her down. They stopped pushing her and being physical towards her, and instead gave her mean looks and words. Laughed at her when she did clumsy things. Hedy didn't like it when they mocked her, however she would just put on a smile and carry on. Letting Spike's words echo in her head; "You don't have to be thin to be beautiful."
To Hedy, those words meant the world. To her it meant litterally that; she didn't have to look like the other, thinner girls to feel pretty. Because once, there had been this boy who called her beautiful. That alone was enough to give her strength. That, and seeing that the boy she admired never gave up either.

...myep. That was a pretty long explanation to this drawing :B
But I hope you like it :3

Hedy was created by ~JuliePig . I've been given permission to use her in my Spike story. I based her off Julie's main idea of Hedy being a clumsy girl who has a crush on Spike, and then I've just trying to bring her more to life as a character :) She's not a major character, and doesn't appear a lot in the story. She's a friend of Sam's, and Spike runs into her now and then, often literally due to Hedy's clumsiness. He doesn't care too much when she accidentally makes a fool of them both, because he knows she has her struggles too. Plus, she's the only girl at school, and the only person besides Sam, who's being nice to him.

so, well, what I was going to say was that Hedy is (C) :iconjuliepig: and myself.
Art is by me too: Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2013
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piinkmachina Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
hedy and I have the eggzact same name, spelled the same way! Lol
hermafrodite Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
makes me feel slightly better for waying in 149 at my last dr visit
akiokid Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
god.... I wish this were true for me... I mean, even my best friend calls me a potato all the time (ALL.THE.TIME) im much thinner than what I used to be, but im still fat and, with what she says, not very pretty I guess...
TrotterReviews Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh god, I don't know if I should have a conversation with this thing or eat it with a side of potatoes!
BlackBeWhite2k7 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Very touching and adorable.
shortcake1012 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww !
HockeyGirl88 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I like the message. I want to see more of her
garrettjn Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
I want to see more of her. She really cute.
shewolf66 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
She is so gorgeous...*Smile*
Roker-Flower Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student General Artist
T^T It's beautiful! Realy nice draw and really nice explanation, you make me cry! T^T
OhSoWicked13 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Awwww! I wish I had a friend like this when I was younger. <3
Thebest88 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, I really like the drawing, and I love the story! 
It's awesome!
xXCageDreamXx Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
She's so cuuuute <3
SmallSoulXV Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful
Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
What a beautiful story and picture. I love Hedy now!
digitalcirce Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
This is truly awesome.
stormbiscuit Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
amazing job! lately (not to make a sob-story or anything) i've been really insecure about my weight and stuff, and sorta hating myself about it, but when i found this, it really boosted my confidence. i can kind of identify with the character and whenever i feel upset about the way i look or how much i way i like to think of this, it really gives me some of the strength i need to move forward and be positive. so i just wanted to say thank you, you really made my day with this :)
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
She is adorable! And actually the cutest pig girl I've ever seen! :D Great work!
homosexual-denial Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SaracideBunny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you must feel like shit
homosexual-denial Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SaracideBunny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
people don't go around spewing shit unless they feel bad. 
also known as a miserable human being.
homosexual-denial Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not??? really??? lol. why would "miserable" people spew? if theyre miserable they wouldn't want more hate. I mean, a couple do it. but not me. other people, such as myself, spew to get people angry, known as a "troll". yes, I did spew to get people angry. it what trolls do really. but people don't realize trolls do it on anything they can see. I really liked this drawing, but the troll of me said, "Hmmm, this got a lot of attention" so me being... well, me, I wrote that comment "ew." which surprised me. as a troll, you can definitely spot when one truely likes what theyre trolling on. all I said was ew, not a big deal right? it still got attention. if I wrote something such as "EWW! WHAT A FAT PIG!" or something even worse, I wouldn't like it. it's just how trolls work.

TL;DR : I'm not miserable, just bored.
SaracideBunny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you might think of finding a better way to deal with your boredom, you seem too smart to be a troll anyway, now that i see how you actually type xD

i might say something like "ew" too, but only if i was close with the artist so they knew for sure i was joking.
homosexual-denial Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeahh, most trolls are dumb, but you know, I just find it funny when people get all angry at me, for my opinion. ahhh, the internet. 

well that makes you nice. uvu good job to you sir! (are you a sir???) m'am??????  (idk I'm sorry)
SaracideBunny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm one of those people who parades around as the opposite gender online. female in real life but i'm ok with being referred to as either, so no worries :)
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9-11-00 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why? why are you commenting here if you're just gonna be mean?
homosexual-denial Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rebellioushamster Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
oh my god she's SO DAMN ADORABLE.
PaintIngMANiAC Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
OoooooOOhhh!!! I liked the explanation, what are you talking about??xD It's a wonderful drawing :D I'm not thin either.. and I can be clumsy myself xD so looking at this is like "Aw~" it was kind of like looking back to elementary and middle school for me, although I've never been physically bullied the way Hedy has, I've had sneers and laughs, mockery and thin girls make fun of me cause of my weight, I'm still big though xD but this made my day~ seriously, haha! I LOVE IT x) :3
GarrettsMommy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS! I'm not a thin girl and wish other women my size or bigger would just love theirselves....not all people can be model thin :)
crescentnocturn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful backstory along with a very uplifting sentence too.

Wonderful job.
Flyingpikachu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognize myself way too much in this character, but she's really adorable!
XxKiweeh-AdoptsxX Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Artist
I really think she is cute, because of their characteristics and between us I do not care much for weight.
Blackrose1323 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Deskleaves Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Omg I love her, she's so cute. <3 I love piggies, too.
Navdis Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful. It's touching in a deeply personal sense, seeing as I've always been the "biggest" of all the girls in my classes. Though, it would have been nice to have had such a wonderful support team such as Sam and Spike.

But, my sob story aside, I absolutely love this picture. Love it to pieces ;3;
meowsap Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So precious, and so true. :)
RebekahKroeplin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
My gosh, that is the sweetest thing ever! I would have loved to be Hedy's friend. She reminds me a little of my friend, but my friend is different in the way she acts. Like she'll act like she doesn't care what people say about her, but the reality is is people don't like her because she acts kind of like a jerk. Still, I love Hedy's character! She sounds super sweet! ^-^
kungfudemoness Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
awwww! she is so adorable
toxicfairy1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i was reading the explanation and the song i was listening to fit in just perfect with story.
ChibiShadowPanda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
;_________; That was so beautiful
Sketch-Zilla Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
A great message to them girls who are obsessed with being skinny

Good job :D
LilPsychoHTF Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
SO CUTE :love:
And that is so right!
9-11-00 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Emiwolf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I used to be bullied in 5th grade! :cries: for da same reason! :cries:
DJ-Bleach Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Is there a version of this without the text?
nihongosakura Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconblushplz: ermagerd this is so freakin adorable!!!!
technicolor-trashion Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
She is adorable!!
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