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My main point is that a lot of people use "health" as a tool to make the fact that they find fat people "unaestheticly appearing" politically correct, even if they couldn't care less.

I. The reason I choose to use the word "fat" instead of a word like "overweight" is mainly due to the fact that I agree with the body positive community that "fat" should be reclaimed as a neutral word. But also that the word "overweight" implies that the person weights more than they should or want to.

However you want to define "weighing too much", I consider it an impolite word, and I wouldn't call anyone that, just as I wouldn't call a skinny person "underweight" in everyday talk.

II. If you read this and thinks "It's not true, I really DO CARE and make comments about EVERYBODY'S health, not only fat people", congratulations. You don't fall under the category "hypocrite", but your friends probably find you really annoying. js.

Edit: fixed some unclear and odd wordings. I hope the message gets through better now. Thanks ~ClockworkLyre for the feedback!

It can be read in original Swedish form here: [link]
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joneshenry72 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  New Deviant
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Precipitous120 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
O FUCK THIS!

Do you know why gay is out lawed in the Bible?

Because it was unhealthy then

which is why I can support that it's ok now... but damn, now you just saying everything is ok.

Is it's ok for me to jack off in public, because I'm fairly sure I would do it if it was legal.

Honestly

I would push people like you in a oven... fat is not ok no matter the justification it's just not
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nonbinaryartsybabe Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think people should choose whatever lifestyle suits them. i'm trying to gain weight simply because it looks good, but i also want to be conscious that i don't go overboard...
the body-positivity movement isn't really about promoting obesity, it's just about loving yourself no matter how you look
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INDIJAZ Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
yes to find the inner image is the key? 
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Responsebility...okey
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KurvosVicky Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with these points a lot. :) Though, kinda weird how you seem to only focus on women, save for one single panel...
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aaaaceace Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I know one guy who works at the same Ihop I do and he is so fat that he waddles when he walks and it looks like his face is trying to devour his neck. Yet the chefs keep serving him fried chicken and other junk food. Now I know we have to respect other people's freedoms but this does not mean we have to support their choices in life. So if you work as a chef at an Ihop or anywhere else and a morbidly obese co-work who can't even find his own manhood asks for a plate of cheese covered fried chicken with bacon and chocolate just say no. You may not be able to stop him from killing himself with food but that does not mean you have to contribute.     
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Feiring Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Urgh, I know. That's one of the things I hate about some people perception of things. @__@

I'm one of the person who sit around all day doing nothing and eat, but I don't gain more weight from it (so far I haven't, it'll probably kick in someday). I'm not going around saying I'm healthy. Because I'm not and I know it. Just because I don't gain weight means my body is healthy.

A bunch of more heavy person are more in shape than me.
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Artist
yep body and health can be so different (people are sometimes rude to thin people too for this reason too, that's not nice either. :[ )
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Mangamad2K9 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, 'overweight' is a clinical term, referring to being over the weight that is healthy for humans. Obesity is a very serious health problem, as is being too skinny. In other words, you need a balanced diet. Junk food is bad for you when you have too much, just as anything else. People should never be discriminated against, and certainly not because of their weight.
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odezia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree, but I always call smoking out as a nasty unhealthy habit. Weight and what you choose to eat is more of a personal issue, smoking affects the health of the people around you as well as yourself.
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AngelRose552 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Well done.

Can't fix it if it ain't broken.
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Tris1994 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gosh i love your work!!!! its such ...GAH I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN!!!!!!
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Artist
Thank you!
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Paiwan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I think it's healthier to be fatter than to be skinnier. I burn calories really fast therefore lose weight very easily, so I have to be careful not to skip meals just so I can keep my energy up! Also I find it more someone with extra ounds more apealing than someone too skinny!
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PlaidSheep Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student General Artist
My girlfriend is bigger, simply because of genetics. The only thing I'd want from her is to be happy with how she looks, and if she wants to lose weight because of that? I encourage her then! If she doesnt? I've nothing wrong with that in my mind. If she was bigger due to eating habits... I'd be a little more concerned. And if she was skinny due to bad eating habits like eating disorders? I would be very concerned! But she eats perfectly healthy and fine, so I think that's good. I'm no health nut, but its always moderation, moderation, moderation. (to me, at least)
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Artist
Yep, genetics matters more than food. The important part is being comfortable in oneself.
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LezleyDavidson Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm fat. I'm okay with that and I've never had any problem finding people interested in me, and my current boyfriend thinks I'm personally bringing sexy back. :P
However, having said that - my knees are turning middle aged and are telling me to go fuck myself, so that's a problem.

People cover up their disgust and judgement at fat people because they don't recognize their own shadow. Becoming fat is what they fear so they react and project their fear onto those that have the NERVE to parade around in their lives fat. God forbid that they're fat are happy. I've met some people like this who resent me more that I'm fat, happy, successful and in love. It blows their prejudices to pieces. Being fat is supposed to make me miserable and my life meaningless. Oh, my bad. I'll try and be more depressed later. Assholes.

Glad you joined. I'm looking forward to more interesting comics.
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Artist
Yes, it's a interesting point. People don't want to see people with a different appearance or something which can be associated with "bad" habits to be happy with it. It makes their affords to be the "perfect" person themselves pointless.
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Caraphae Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
*big fat applause*
The sooner we can divorce the concept of fat from health and especially moral failing the better.

If only so I never again have to have the "Oh I'm so FAT" conversation with another girl friend. X/ Could anything be less relevant? It makes as much sense as saying "Oh I'm so TALL, I feel awful!"

I comment on smokers all the time, though. Because I'm asthmatic and allergic, I can't get close enough to say "hey, stub that out, ok?" so I'm left seething at a distance. The fattest person in the world isn't affecting MY health, but the skinny smokers are tryin' to kill me!XP
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Artist
Yes, I understand. Of course, one always have to show respect to people with certain kinds of allergies. However, if a person smokes in their backyard every day, it doesn't make hir a "bad" person. Just a less healthy one, which is quite irrelevant in most aspects.
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explosiveangel838 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this. <3 And what I wish people would see is that not all fat people just eat and lie around. for example, I will flat out say that I am fat. And although I am, I LOVE healthy food, compared to junk food, and I am very athletic.
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Telepfenion Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Health... It is interesting how much people stress over it - especially when they are feeling good.
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Artist
Yep. I don't really get it.
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Lord-of-Potatoes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I've never come across any of these "kind" of people.
But since you brought up how the word fat should be viewed as neutral.

I had a fat friend who when spoken of in situations relevant to him being fat where instead referred to as fat being referred to as, well, a substitute word trying to make it sound not-so-bad. That makes it worse, that implies that fat is a bad thing. This was a long time ago, I think I was about 10 years old, so I never said anything about it out loud.

This was almost turning into a rant about offtopic subjects so I stopped myself. xD

I hope you can help society raise the bar of acceptance and make the world into a better place. Just a bit.
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Student Artist
Ah, interesting!

And yes, I hope so too.
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Lord-of-Potatoes Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
instead of being referred to as fat*
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shayanadutch Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Yes i also find it impressive and new thouhts thanks for sharing....
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Late-Bloomer27 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
I was just discussing this point with someone else. Don't forget those who drink more than they should and those that don't get as much sleep as they should. Both can cause serious health issues over time. Thanks so much for posting this!
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Artist
Glad you liked it!

And yes, there is a lot of examples.
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OS9 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Fet, super smal, röker, röker inte, dricker, nykterist, knarkar, motions/adrenalin-narkomani etc etc etc.
Yup, det spelar absolut ingen roll vad man gör: bara man gör det för att man känner att det är rätt, tycker jag. Vad andra tycker och tänker om en persons vardagliga vanor [negativt tänkande] är så onödigt och tyder oftast på misnöjdhet med sig själv [iaf om det inte finns en god grund till de tankebanorna, t.ex. om personen i fråga är ett total ash-hole...]. Fine om man är OROLIG över en familjemedlem/vän/parter/medmänniskas hälsa, men om han/hon/det/dom mår psykiskt bra, är det egentligen ingen fara - denne gör ju ändå något den tycker om so be happy. :3

Oh well, jag börjar mer och mer hålla mig till "mind your own bussines and keep forward~> :star: ".

ALSO: du är grym när det gäller färg kombinationer och att föra fram känslor som du vill förmedla. Bloody good job, mate!

Hoppas att iaf något made any sence. Dålig sömn, tråkig atmosfär i datasalen på S.U och inga pengar till lunch makes me sort of light-headed.
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Student Artist
Nja, det finns en gräns. Narkomani belastar samhället, och "kostval" som anorexia är rent av destruktivt och kan resultera i en oerhört tidig död. Så det finns en gräns enligt mig, men den ligger en bra bit bortom "tjock".

Tack så mycket!
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NooniePuuBunny Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent comic.

What people don't realize too is there are ones who don't know what they're doing wrong and are eating acceptably healthy, but their metabolisms don't quite work like everyone else's.

I had to do some drastically severe changes and massive amounts of research through all the "weight loss" hype to find what my particular body needed to eat to stay healthy. The rest of my family has no problem staying thin on what I grew up eating, but I ballooned in weight right after puberty. It has taken a long time to figure it out what caused it and root it out. I'm happy to say I have lots of energy to do things now and can actually jog (couldn't even do that before I started gaining weight).
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student Artist
Yes. I'm sure that a lot of people with a weight over "average" have a healthier lifestyle in general, compared to other.

Good that you found out what suited you! :)
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NooniePuuBunny Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, yes. Its interesting because in my second job, I work at the Walmart Deli, so we sling out lots of fried goodies like cheese sticks, jalapeno poppers, fries, chicken of all varieties, and popcorn shrimp. I see all body types getting all kinds of portion sizes and even avoiding the stuff.

Metabolism, body type, stress, hormones, and age play into these things, and people will continue to eat what they can get away with if they have the money to do it.

I'm glad I do what I do now (even if I slipped out of it for a few years >_>) and I don't plan on straying.
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OMGEESHOEZ Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I don't really care if someones fat, it just really bothers me when fat people think they are skinny...sort of like when skinny people think they are fat, its extremely annoying to me.
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Student Artist
"think they are skinny" in what kind of way?
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Stephinours Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so true! Thank you for pointing it out in such a lovely comic.
P.S.: your* friends probably find you annoying.
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psychedelis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Artist
Oh man, I promised myself to never mix "you're" and "your" up. I blame the time I was posting it. Thanks for pointing it out though, haha. And for your kind words!
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Stephinours Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem, I meant it. And don't stress it about the 'you're' and 'your'... I don't know what's worst; grammar nazis or people who spell horribly?
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Tyshea Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
AMEN! :heart:
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LooneyLolita Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional
Fully agree!!! :D
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Abi-R Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
This is such a great comic. It's exactly my thoughts, put into my favourite artform - thank you so much for creating it.
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vieveila Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
That ending said it all! Perfect! :iconfblikeplz:
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Thundercat16 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is how hypocritical the world is today.
I, personally, don't honestly care if someone is fat or not, I judge people based on how they act, which is a much fairer way to do things.
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DoctorBollocks Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Excellently done, I so enjoy these. You're absolutely right and it's sad it's such a universal trait among people. It's definitely wrong but it's been this way =/ still it would be nice if more people saw this.
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supervore123 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
i agree! :)
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