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February 19, 2011
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The message of books by Bucikah The message of books by Bucikah
:omg: Thank you so much for the nice comments, the loads of favourites. Special thanks for =Kenobigirliz for suggesting and ^Kaz-D for featuring it as a Daily Deviation. :heart:

Day Five Zero fo the Three Six Five Challenge of 2011

A milestone of the 365 challenge, the 50th day. I don't have
any special feelings about it, so let's get to the description:

Recently I've searched facebook in a bit more effectively, looking through the pages of my friends, and sadly there aren't many who like books.
This is a big problem in our world I think. In my opinion one of the causes of aggressivity is not having read enough in our lives.
Books can teach us so many things,

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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-05-25
Suggester Says: Quirky, fun, and full of meaning exactly how it feels to read a book.
The message of books by =Bucikah ( Suggested by The-Theory-Liz and Featured by Kaz-D )
:iconkaleidoscopewoman:
First off, I love this. All of the different sizes of books piled messily on top of each other not only produces a quirky effect, but it also sends an inspirational feeling to the onlooker-- there are so many books of all different kinds to read! And the hands without an identity, springing out from nowhere, throws the command out at the onlooker as if is coming out of the computer screen. I love all of the different aspects to this photo-- the clumsiness, the haphazardness, the spontaneity of all of it, the numerous titles, all of the books-- some right side up, some upside down... This is the sort of photo that would be in an add for a book store-- it makes you hunger for the texture of the pages and the certainty of the text. Just that simple command thrust out with such force can get me thirsting for any book in the background. I love it. Love it. Love it.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
45 out of 47 deviants thought this was fair.

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It's not often that I find myself enjoying a piece of work simply for it's message. Generally I am concerned with the technical details of the image. The techniques used, the overall aesthetic, ect, all end up being a part of wether or not I really like a piece in the end.
You however, have decided to be stubborn. You made me fall in love with this image, long before I could soak in all the details and scrutinize little things in the background, and really decide wether I wanted to Fav it. You had me hitting the Fav button before I even maximized the image. Why?
Message. This is an image about message. And the message is so strong, so blunt, so straight forward that it can not be missed by even the simplest mind: Read. A wonderful, beautiful message. One that reverberates in me on a personal level, as I am an avid reader of novels. And when I look around and see my fellow citizens unable to comprehend the awesomeness trapped between the covers of a book, I would like to show them your image. There really is something about this image (and mind you I don't know what) that makes it impossible for me to say no.
Long story short, I love this. It's beautiful, it's simple, it's imperfect. And I'm a big fan of imperfect.


Damn....rating system. Well it's a good thing I already have an opinion, because now I do have to look at the details. Damn.
What do you think?
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46 out of 47 deviants thought this was fair.

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:iconlubalubumba:
lubalubumba Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
totally agree haha
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:iconfitzofinspiration:
FitzofInspiration Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clever! :D
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:icongrubcloud:
GrubCloud Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@_@ love it :heart:
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:iconkurosakii:
kurosakii Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! You are featured: [link] :w00t!:
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:iconbucks7t2:
Bucks7T2 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Yes! Put down those joy sticks,and pickup a book.
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:iconaxalendra:
axalendra Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
obey.
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:iconlady-of-the-shield:
Lady-of-the-Shield Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
OOh, I couldn't live without books!!

I don't recognize any of the title, from what I can make out, and most of it is in a foreign language anyway.

Anyways, I like the focus and the pair of hands reaching through the books- almost as if the books themselves are talking!
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:iconrioiu:
rioIu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you whole-heartedly. I probably shouldn't be expecting "this much" of freshmen, especially those that still act like middle-schoolers, but when asked how many people in the room read, my hand was the only one that shot up. And you're really right! Since I've been reading, readingreadingreading I've accumulated alot of knowledge, and plan on more for as long as I live!
Great job! Loud, clear and simple!
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:iconpolaristhecepheid:
PolaristheCepheid Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
a very good message indeed :D
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:iconeyenblack:
EyenBlack Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*drowning in books*
I love books!
I think this picture is wonderful!
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:iconroseemma:
RoseEmma Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Photographer
This has been featured here [link]
Have a beautiful day & take care :heart::huggle:
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:iconblueninjafairy:
blueninjafairy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Since I've added this to my favourites, it's given me inspiration to read. Then when I look at it again, I want to read even more!
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:iconscaryzwer:
scaryzwer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
LOVEITLOVEITLOVEIT. I couldn't imagine my life without books.

It's great!
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:iconparisbound-11:
parisbound-11 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Can I use this as my desktop background?
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:iconbucikah:
Bucikah Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Photographer
Yup. But I'm planning to upload this one as a background, so if you can wait until then, you'll have a background that fits your screen. :lol:
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:iconparisbound-11:
parisbound-11 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
yayayay!
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:iconmerryvillemiss:
merryvillemiss Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just too awesome
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:iconkarmensphotos:
KarmensPhotos Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey!
Your picture is featured here: [link]
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:iconkecharagrl:
kecharagrl Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
simple. to the point. just awesome. :)
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:iconxseastar:
xSeaStar Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Cute! (although the red nails make it look a bit creepy..)
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:iconmidodesigns:
MidoDesigns Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great .. :)
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:iconpeaceindespair:
PeaceinDespair Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Remarkable ^_^

I love the portrayal spoken through this, giving Perspective!

This is my 2nd Day in DeviantArt, but I know your probably one of the best!
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:iconbucikah:
Bucikah Featured By Owner May 30, 2011   Photographer
Now it's yourth day, so you probably found out that I'm not one of the best, althought I'm honored that you think I am. :))
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:iconpeaceindespair:
PeaceinDespair Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I still believe you are truly wonderful ^_^
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:iconbecursed:
becursed Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Writer
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconangel8621:
Angel8621 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
it's lovely....
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:iconyumetsukai182:
YumeTsukai182 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
AGREED!
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:iconspikeyhairedbeast:
SpikeyHairedBeast Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, just great in every way.

I <3 books.
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:iconcheesevision:
CheeseVision Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I love the concept and the photo, I love reading and wish I could encourage some of the younger kids to do so too.
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ShadowDrift387 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i would read more.......if i didnt get graded on it FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
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:iconarthuria99:
Arthuria99 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I like the concept, wonderful work :)
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:iconlivadialilacs:
Livadialilacs Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great photo! :D
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:iconsilverwingeddarkness:
silverwingeddarkness Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I really love it. I wish I could plaster this message in the sky for all to read. Haha. I don't have many loves in my life, but foremost among the few is a good book, a comfy place to read it and a good friend to share it with.
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:icondannyska:
dannyska Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student General Artist
awesome!
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:iconmopotter:
MoPotter Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well I hope you'll find that opinion {of reading} very different her eon dA! Reading FTW!! And fantastic photo-a DD well-earned! :D
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:iconasourcookie:
asourcookie Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome pic~ :la: It's like the books themselves are speaking to you. :meow:
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:iconaxlaru:
axlaru Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Writer
If I could make a career out of reading I totally would.
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:iconzgm-zgm:
ZGM-ZGM Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
YES.

I like this. Very simple yet complex and whimsical.
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:iconfilteredwords:
Filteredwords Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Student Writer
Reading is my favourite thing to do.Great pic! I could read for days.
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:icona-glass-brightly:
A-Glass-Brightly Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Oh my! That's cool!
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:iconmusicmousey:
MusicMousey Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a lovely picture. It really did pop out at me! I love reading and I do agree that people should read more. People who don't read much miss out on so much! I even hate it when I don't have time to read for a while because I feel I'm missing out on something. This is really great! :D
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:iconra-meenan:
RA-Meenan Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm totally going to buy this print and hang it in my office. XD
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:iconaerisastrum:
AerisAstrum Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Simple yet colorful! c:
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:iconkrowcrow:
Krowcrow Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I,LOVE this picture!It's AWESOME!
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:iconauroralune:
Auroralune Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I am horribly sad because I'm trying to read the titles of all those books but I just can't :cries:
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:iconmysteryofsky101:
mysteryofsky101 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
YES! READ READ AND READ SOME MORE! :dummy:
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AMEN!!!:library:
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:iconjosephmaher:
josephmaher Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Professional
movies are much better
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:iconabi-m:
abi-m Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
:nod: another good pic with message, I agree, now I have to make myself some time for those dusty books I've been wanting to read
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:iconsketchesinminutes:
SketchesInMinutes Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely job m'dear!
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