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Looking For Alaska screencap by Alethea-sama Looking For Alaska screencap by Alethea-sama
SPOILERS~~~~~ DONT LOOOOOOOOK if you are reading this book and are not at this part XD. I warned you~~




I read Looking For Alaska in my english class this year, and I had to do a drawing of an important scene in the book for a character sketch. SO I picked the scene where Alaska is talking about her worst day. Screencap-y goodness.
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JenexiBolt22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Portrated the moment perfectly.
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Southparkfangirl99 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
AAAnd the Feelz come back
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GumXThief Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
xD GOD , this part... MY FEELS 
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shadamy20 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Love it
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Nyx99999 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
This is absolutely amazing. 
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MonotonyArt Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful. Looking For Alaska is one of my favorite books by John Green, and you managed to capture the sadness of this scene perfectly. I cant say just how much I loved this piece. Instant Fave.
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JasminSalen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This is lovely! Nice change to see art featuring young Alaska, not just Alaska in her Culver Creek days. Very powerful scene.
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jesstron21 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
D': This is so beautiful and you just made me cry and this is amazing :'(
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LumosGriffon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just a book, and yet the tears come.
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MakeMagicNotMayhem Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Aww, you made me think this was an anime! Would've made my day/week/month/year/exsistance.
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luna-awesome1097 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student General Artist
omg, such a good depiction! I love it! DFTBA
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monarci Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
I loved that book. But I also hated it. I hated how self centered she was, and how she forgot about the colonel, and jake, and how her mother would want her to live. I hated how she made their lives painfull, but I loved how she made their lives exceptional while she was alive. Anyway, great screenapp
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marykate3000 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
poor alaska...
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Arikawaii13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I LOVE THIS ITS SO SAD! have u read paper towns? Its by him to its rlly good!
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JenexiBolt22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE PAPER TOWNS! (and yes I read it long before the movie :) )
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Arikawaii13 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit, I decided to look back at my trash artwork four years later..... and i have a reply..... what is this fucking website
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Ink--Beast Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That book was amazing :D

And it really hit home hard in the "after" part : /
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hanaishi-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Aw this is such a sad scene in the book!
Great drawing :heart:
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kitsune-hasu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
Wow, well done. You captured that scene perfectly. :)
I actually cried when I read that bit.
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manga-faery Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
oh thank god i read the spoiler alert befor the full size pic came up! HA I'M AN IDIOT!

i really shouldn't be searching for pictures of the charectors before i've finished
but i can't help it! its such a good book!

i'm commenting so i can come back and look at it once i'm done reading :giggle:

DFTBA
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FuryKat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
That's exactly how I pictured this scene.
Well done.
:+fav:
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jennybooo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
omg this really helps me i just read this book n i fell in love w/ it. This part is sad...well i need help doing a drawing and im so confused, dont know wat to draw about one of the characters?
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Dreamsofperhaps Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student Photographer
I can't believe there wasn't a single thing about nerdfighters on this comment page. :( go check it out, somewhere john green mentions them on his website {haha, UNITE}

but anyways, this is absolutely beautiful looking for Alaska art. kinda sad that there isn't much on deviant art, you are a rarity!
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Nova-Caine666 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Wow. That's intense. Wonderful capture of this scene. I love this book.

DFTBA!!
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Leormon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Aw, that is sooo sad! ;-; But it's a really nice picture.
I cried while reading that part in front of my bookclub. Which, I may add, is full of people at least two grades above me. Embarrasing.
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IDoodle16 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Student General Artist
awwww, this is really good, i think its a good illistration of what she would have looked like then =)

btw, that book is GODLY. damn anyone who says different.

*~NERDFIGHTERS!!!!~*
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riotfaerie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the book. I really do. I'm currently reading 'An Abundance of Katherines' by John Green. I have ';Paper Towns' in line after I finish reading Abundance. Poor Alaska...

I like how you drew the expression.
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Regretful-Sorrows Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008   Digital Artist
I cried my eyes out when I read Looking For Alaska. John's books are amazing.
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Goalkeeper01 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
GREAT AMAZING WONDERFUL BOOK! I absolutely LOVE This book! amazing picture! is anyone here a nerdfighter??? If you don't know what that is, then you clearly are not one. or at least you don't know it yet if you are one.
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thegoldleaf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
great job this is nice not a lot of people know about john green books were i came from. So when i saw this i was like YES
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Tinkerbellprincess2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
It's so sad, all of their worst days are sad, I guess Lara's isn't that bad but, in a way it is. I just got done with this book tonight and I am in love with this book, I haven't read An Abundance of Katherines just yet but when it comes to my bookstore finally I want it sooo badly.

What did you think of it?
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BoboeTheElf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
An Abundance of Katherines is excellent! It is everything a teen book should be - quirky, hilarious, irreverent, profound, intelligent, sometimes sad, and vividly real.

I have so many favorite books - somewhere in the 100s, I think. But An Abundance of Katherines became immediately tied for Number One, along with The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
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Tinkerbellprincess2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
I'm almost done with An Abundance of Katherines, and so far I feel ultimately bad for Colin, but he's kind of whiny.

Did you get Paper Towns?
I have sad Margo :)
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BoboeTheElf Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
That's kind of why I relate to him. I was like that from hen I was 6 until I turned 15: too smart for other kids, nearly friendless, clingy, and whiny. But I got sick of feeling like that, so I changed my attitude. Ihave to say, I like myself much better now.

I have happy Margo.
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Tinkerbellprincess2 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
lol, I just finished An Abundance of Katherines last night and I'm frantically trying to get Paper Towns in before I have to read Twilight for my friend and then I have to read "Let it snow" before Winter is over and it won't have a purpose anymore.

When I was young I was the dumber kid :) But I was very emotionally mature for my age, and I still am. I guess. I got held back in Preschool though, it's still fuzzy as to why.
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BoboeTheElf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Twilight... I'm known at my school for being a Twilight- hater. =D It had an interesting concept, but it was not executed well.

Oo, I want to read Let It Snow. I'm not one for romance, but if the story is excellent, then I'll accept the romance.

I'm emotionally mature for high school, which is why I think I piss off a lot of people. I don't buy into the drama, or the BS.

You got held back in preschool? Was that your parents' choice, or the decision of a teacher?
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Tinkerbellprincess2 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
I don't really want to read it... but my friends are really into it and I'm the one sitting there at lunch, writing in my notebook "Harry Potter is better and will always be the first."

I didn't know it was a romancy type of thing until my teacher read the back and I was surprised.

I sometimes piss off a few people, but I avoid drama and b.s. at all costs. One of my teachers even has a sign on the door that reads "When you enter, you will leave your b.s. at the door." It doesn't say the actual words but I find it halarious
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BoboeTheElf Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
I do very much the same thing, except that I write "Avatar: The Last Airbender will always dominate Twilight". But Harry Potter is magnificent. Even if some people don't lke it, at least it's well written. I read some of Twilight. It was very much like reading a cliched, poofy, pukey fan-fic.

I want that sign! =D
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maid-marian Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
"I'm scared of ghosts, Pudge. And home is full of them."
>>Is it just me or is John Green SO good at foreshadowing?
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Alethea-sama Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Student General Artist
I actually had to do an assignment about all the foreshadowing in that book. There is TONS XD~<3.
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xEdWaRdCuLlEnIsHotx Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
That scene was soooo sad that i couldn't stop sobbing!!!!!
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ConstantSideQuest Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
eh!!!
that scene was so sad. one of the many parts i cried during.
i wish we could read it for our english class...
you were made to read it, but did you enjoy it?
this is very good, is she supposed to have brown hair? i always pictured her blonde.
<333
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Alethea-sama Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Student General Artist
I didnt enjoy it at first, but I really liked after a bit. So, yes I did enjoy it. I also enjoyed John Greens other book, an abundance of katherines. Have you read it?
A few people have said that she was blonde but I never read that anywhere in the book. Maybe I just missed it. IDK XD. I always pictured her with red/brown hair, mostly because I think green eyes and red hair look great together.
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DefaultedMemory Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
One of the things i love about the book is it leaves most of the charactors apperiance to the imagination of the reader. I picture her with black hair, personally. Haha.
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ConstantSideQuest Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
ooh, red hair does look good with green eyes. I'm still reading Katherines, so no spoilers, please!
I'm reading his books because I'm a fan of him, and his brother Hank. I don't suppose you've heard of thier youtube project, brotherhood 2.0?
well, they're amazing. john read the first chapter of his new book aloud in one of his vlogs. it's called Paper Towns, it comes out this fall, i think? and it sounds amazing. so i'll be waiting for that!
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Marykke Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Aww.. this is so sad :(
i love this.

the book was amazing. :)
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Lollyredantsquirrel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
I really loved this book, actually.
I read An Abundance of Katherines.
I enjoyed that one too.
It had more of a...sarcastic comical take on it.
It also has some hilarious side notes and facts!
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SaraKismet Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2007   Writer
What a drinking game to win.

It looks so sad... and she looks really vulnerable. A critique would be that her eyelashes are too thick -- for a girl her age, and that it almost made me think her eyes were black.
I like that everything is monochrome except for her, too.
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thelastchance16 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well alethea my sweet for not knowing how to draw anime anymore that was pretty darn good !
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finfan7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Makes me smile.:fuzzydemon: But then again you know I'm an evil bastard. Good drawing. You're getting better.:thumbsup:
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