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Relativity by Ommin202 Relativity by Ommin202
Pokemon Life Lesson: There will always be someone better than you; but there will always be someone worse - you can only do you.
Thanks very much to the wonderfully talented :iconzennore: for her help with the designs and other flashy details. Some of her other work:


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Pokemon copyright Nintendo/Gamefreak/The Pokemon Company International, apparently.

Edit: This one doesn't use any copyright pixels so it ought to be okay to sell, though it's more of a poster than a shirt. [link]
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:iconzeta-neubourn:
Zeta-Neubourn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
If it weren't for Gen6, I'd totally say, "Unless you're Ghost/Dark. Then you win." :P
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:iconjibs227:
JiBS227 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Artist
But what about air? Ain't nobody better than air.
...That's not what you referenced, but IDC XD
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:iconnemelex:
Nemelex Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
is the red ball the psychopath who wants to kill the blue one?
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:iconcheezy805:
Cheezy805 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could I get a version of this without "And that's okay." please? This is the best motivational poster I've seen yet, but too much motivation turns me away from things, haha.
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I could, if you're sure. The original in my head was like that, but I got a lot of feedback that it wasn't motivational at all, it just made people sad to think they would never be the best. I thought it was silly but some people can't live without the hope of the being the best, I suppose. Personally I think achieving your personal goals is better than comparing yourself, but who am I!
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:iconcheezy805:
Cheezy805 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd like an alternate version, yeah. Just a link in the description to a scrap piece or something, haha.
Keep in mind that for every person who likes really motivational things ("And that's okay."), others just like thinking.
If the picture ends with the rock-paper-scissors effect, it leaves room for the viewer to just stare and think. I could think about my friends, who I hold higher than myself, or my enemies, who are below me. I could think about English, which I'm good at, or physical education, which I'm not.
Adding the words "And that's okay" down the bottom just sort of seals it. It says to me "and that's all there is to it, don't bother thinking".
I used to be a hobbyist writer, but while I don't write anymore, I do still like making people think. Leaving open ends like that is something that allows creativity to flow.

tl;dr yeah I'm sure, ahaha.
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
ommin202.deviantart.com/art/Re…

Sorry it took so long :) It was a pretty simple change, even with all the smaller elements below. Sometimes art projects just slip away from you, ya know?
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:iconcheezy805:
Cheezy805 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that's cool; you did it faster than a lot of art projects people ask of me, haha. Thanks!
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, yeah it's a general problem affecting most of DA (and probably the whole world's art community) that they don't work particularly fast. In my other line of work I have to get things done right away, so I always feel like I'm slacking and letting people down when I work at art-speed!
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:iconneko-hitomi:
Neko-Hitomi Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
And there'll always be someone you're better than
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Exactly :)
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:icontoxiclandfill:
ToxicLandfill Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Omg so true !
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:iconmylittlesyn:
mylittlesyn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you for this art piece. This is something I Have always struggled with and this art piece helped me understand the concept a lot better and why it is ok. I never quite had it in perspective before but now I do and I think now it will be easier to accept. So thank you.
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's fantastic, I wish you the best of luck with everything :) I'm glad I could be helpful
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:iconcoolcat9728:
coolcat9728 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
But what if I wanted to be the best? Like no one ever was?
What if to catch them is my real test... and to train them is my cause?

I'd travel across the land... searching far and wide.
Each pokemon to understand... the power that's inside!

Pokemon! ~ It's you and me,

I know it's my destiny

Pokemon! ~ Oh you're my best friend,

In a world we must defend!

Pokemon! ~ A heart so true,

Our courage will pull us through!

You teach me and I'll teach you- Pokemon! Gotta catch em' all~

Every challange along the way... with courage I will face...
I will battle every day to claim my rightful place!

Come with me, the time is right, there's no better team!
Arm in arm we'll win the fight it's always been my our dream!

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I may have got carried away with this at one point. ಠ_ಠ
Oh well. Nice poster, I just was remembering the theme song and noticed it had some not so... "some one is always better than me" lyrics XD

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CrystalTheRenahog Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student General Artist
XD
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Those rules only apply to Ash :)
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:iconcoolcat9728:
coolcat9728 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
xD of course~
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:iconluvharrystyles:
luvHarryStyles Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic :iconlapokemonplz:
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:iconxafala:
Xafala Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Wow, this is a really inspirational piece of art. The design looks gorgeous but the message is what really struck a chord in me. Thank you so much :)

Also if you haven't noticed your work seems to be getting a lot of attention on reddit ([link]
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I hadn't noticed! I submitted each piece, one at a time, to reddit back when I started but they didn't seem to get much attention after Struggle so I stopped. Glad someone else did though :)

Thank you for the kind words!
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:iconnysudyrgh:
nysudyrgh Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There will always be someone better than you ... Unless you're Sableye. :trollface:
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Or Spiritomb!
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:iconnysudyrgh:
nysudyrgh Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spiritomb too? I wouldn't know because I traded mine away when I caught it on Diamond, stupid thing to do because it's a pain to encounter it with the Keystone and stuff. >_<
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Diddyd47 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I still dont get it, how does leaf hurt water?
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You'd have to ask pokemon! My guess is that leaves like water, so defensively it wouldn't hurt them... I guess grass would suck up water, as far as offense goes? /shrug
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:icondiddyd47:
Diddyd47 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
like dirtieing it up... eh, makes sence
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:iconelectric-raichu:
Electric-Raichu Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great idea for a poster and for a life lesson!

not keen on the font though.
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the original game font, or one very close it.
I agree though; I think this one is more artistic than the others - it doesn't have anything else direct from the game - so perhaps the font could be different.

Thanks!
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:iconbasukaro:
BaSuKaRo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Woah *-*
Really nice one
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:iconblackholeinajar:
BlackHoleInAJar Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
The trick is to not let anyone you know hear about them.:XD:
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:iconforgottenfandom:
ForgottenFandom Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
pokemon.
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
*digimon
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:iconmidmorningdigger:
MidmorningDigger Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wait... that's ok?
...
well thats rather a relief actually.
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Takes a long while to accept it, but yes, that's a-ok. Just keep improving yourself and don't compare yourself to others :)
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:iconmidmorningdigger:
MidmorningDigger Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think that's the best advice I've had all week. I think I will try and take that advice
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It's all yours to take!
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:iconzennore:
Zennore Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really loves the concept of this image. The arrows that point to each other doesn't really give me a sense of who is stronger than who, but rather a concept of who can help out who. It's like a huge cooperation cycle, and everyone is trying to help each other out and work as as team.
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:iconred-london:
Red-London Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I think that's pretty depressing =/

"Accept that you will never be the best at anything, so just stop trying" ?
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No one said anything about not trying :( The idea is not to worry about being the best, instead worry about being better than you, yourself, were yesterday!
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:iconpilinonamae:
Pilinonamae Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I remeber when I actually defeated Giovanni at the Silv. corp. with only one pokemon... It was pretty easy! XD All hail Gyarados! XD
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gyarados and magikarp forever <3
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:iconpilinonamae:
Pilinonamae Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
TThey are awesome, leveling up for fifteen levels isn't very hard when you get used to it.
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:icontheazurekite1:
TheAzureKite1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
there was NEVER anyone better then me in the original 3 games, I whooped everyone the first time, WITH a TYPE DISADVANTAGE!
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I always just out levelled everything so the type advantage didn't matter!
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:icontheazurekite1:
TheAzureKite1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
EXACTLY!!!
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:iconnekokan-l:
Nekokan-L Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is epic *^*
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:iconommin202:
Ommin202 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I had to bring in the big guns to make it as HM05y as it deserved to be :)
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