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Old SoldierS by MRBee30 Old SoldierS by MRBee30
War has changed... Old SoldierS never die; they just fade away.
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With reasonable men, I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost. For the means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

أستطيع أن أرى شخصين الدائمة. ببنادق مرفوعة.

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(c) 2011 Property of, Will Merzlak.
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Don't forget about mE...
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:iconhikagearashi:
HikageArashi Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Soldiers may be used as tools, but they nonetheless are human.
We sometimes tend to forget that they have faces as well.
Since you emphasize on that soldier's face in particular, people hopefully are going to remember that again.
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PetervonHesse Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
I like how you put emphasis on the eyes in a way, its really cool. Keep up the great work.
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simpleHITLORD Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Dead solder? why he have white skin, to much photoshop.
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
A ghost of a soldier long dead and forgotten. Or so was the plan.
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MelchiahAlex Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
:iconthemalesoul:

Your amazing work has been featured in this months News Article [link] :heart:
Please help pimp the group and all the amazing artists by FAV/HEART the article. :tighthug:

PS. Disregard that it says "June" in the headline, I goofed the date. This is the July issue. :facepalm:
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bamfandblueberry Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Everything about this is just beautiful, down to the soldier himself. He reminds me of a ghost. . .some man who fell in the desert and just came back and haunts the place he died. Or maybe the rest of his brothers in their dreams.
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MelchiahAlex Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
:iconthemalesoul:

Congratulations! Your amazing deviation has been selected for feature this week at [link]

Thank you for sharing your work with us!
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HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you by any chance seen the movie Dreams? The dream where an officer comes back from war and sees the soldiers in the platoon he had been commanding, who don't know that they are all dead.
Your photo so reminds me of that. Another job well done!
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AzianxPersuasion Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student General Artist
This reminds me of This is War by 30 Seconds to Mars. I love this photo. It's one of my favorites, definitely.
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Tapola Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The eyes make the soldier seem very cold blooded. Hesitation doesn't seem to belong into his vocabulary. Nice shot!
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Thank you my friend. People often seldom say that my eyes are unaturally blue. If the eyes are a winow into the soul, Than my shades are down.
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Tapola Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome.

It's you in the photograph? You got one of the best shade of blue I've ever seen. Be proud of the eyes you've born with.

Your eyes definitely show the way into your soul. The question is what we see through them.
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Dark-cities Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Reading through some of your comments, I'll definitely hand it to you. You've captured quite a story, and one that's probably different for everyone who views this.
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WelderFace Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This looks really nice, but if I was going to nitpick, the one thing i would probably say is that the guy looks a little too clean, but maybe that was the style you were going for =)

Great work anayway!
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Meredyth Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good shot! The face and expression really is reminiscent of some photographies of young WW! soldiers.
Citation a mixture of William Lloyd Garrison and Martin Luther King, took me a while to put it together. It fits fine.
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man, I try, Thank you my friend.
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RobotsWithCookies Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, you have completly blown me away. You expression perfectly conveys the point the quote is making. Very nice!
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. Thank you my friend.
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RobotsWithCookies Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: Which is what more people should also do...
You're welcome! =D
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TheSpazOutLoud Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the intensity in the eyes. ^_^
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dancinpencil Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful. makes me cry
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Come march with me in the ranks of ghosts. This is a song for the lonely, can you hear me tonight? For the broken hearted, battle scarred I'll be by your side...
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dancinpencil Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
did you make that up?
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MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Of course. I read a lot of memorable quotes and sayings quite often. By doing so my word library has increased, For poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
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dancinpencil Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love reading quotes too ^^ and yes there are alot of new words to increase ones knoweledge. Your so thoughtful to yourself^^ how sweet lol and that saying at the end is very magnificent :D
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droxy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Point up, and so pale- you look like an angel.
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MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty. Thank you my friend.
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SmokinBomb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
It has to be said. Yoou have such pretty eyes. ;w;
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MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Thank you my friend.
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SmokinBomb Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
c: its cool
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random-anomaly Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I find the concept of a badass emo soldier a little silly. The emotional range is broader than "unbearable inner anguish". I'd like to see your stuff branch out a bit, but maybe that's just me.
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Soullessdestiny Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Your so amazing, the paleness and dark eyes made my mind first jump to vampire. Then I saw your quote and though maybe vampire solider? >_> I'm sorry, my mind what can I say. But as stated previously this picture is very daunting indeed. I would be intimidated if I saw you walking towards me like this.

And I completely agree that our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. Its really a shame to be honest that the world is in this state.

*licks your face* oh and did I mention this is a great picture?
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BeLaBaRbIe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
did u just licked my bf's face @_@? lol
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Soullessdestiny Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
^_^ I can lick your face too if you want. *bites lip and winks at her*
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BeLaBaRbIe Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ekkk no ty im not into girls xD lol
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Soullessdestiny Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
V_V
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MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
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Soullessdestiny Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
lol
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Ovyntarus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
You look like a ghost.


Ghosts are cool.
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Come march with me in the ranks of ghosts. Forever into the rising sun...
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ThornsStoleMyRose Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Could you get any more handsome?
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Not sure. Can you?
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ThornsStoleMyRose Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
I'm not beautiful by any means... You, on the other hand, are like a God. :)
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dxeleven Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Very cool man!
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MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Thank you my friend.
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arvade Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow the eyes are a really unexpected blue. its a very scarey picture and kinda hard hitting but also really good. awesome!
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onewingedjrocker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
More people need to read your descriptions.

And of course, this is amazing.
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:iconmrbee30:
MRBee30 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
I try myt absolute to not only visually tell a story, but to verbally describe it aswell. Thank you my friend.
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HvyPetals Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
is that a p38
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