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Anti-Depressants by Lockstin Anti-Depressants by Lockstin
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There are 2 ways to take this photo from what I've heard from people I've shown it too. That it symbolizes suicide, because bullets can be anti-depressants. Or that it reminds us that even prescription drugs can kill us and/or are already slowly killing us.
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:iconbrileigh8:
brileigh8 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Photographer
Right in the feels. 
I love it.
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:iconfoxiwan:
Foxiwan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I take an anti-depressant everyday, this picture really gets to me.
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:icontheme101:
theme101 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Hmm, nice concept indeed.
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LaViktora Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved this photo when you posted it up in class, it has just a deep meaning to me. I've lost a good portion of family members to misprescription, addiction, or side-effects. It depicts exactly how I feel about the quote on quote "safety" of prescription drugs.
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mikestevenson1955 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Like it!
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:iconlockstin:
Lockstin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for all the favs and comments and stuff guys! this is so far my most successful work! Check out my other stuff too and perhaps give me a watch! While not all of my work is deep, making them this way is my favorite thing to do. Expect more.
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mjbdisaster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
22 cal. is that for a whole family, take one daily, or a moose who has to shoot repeatedly, cuz i herd moose are hard to kill with 22 cal
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grim667 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very deep taken either way like the symbolism
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:icongrey-paradigma:
Grey-Paradigma Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
DAMMIT! I HAD THIS IDEA, MONTHS AGO! >< I EVEN HAVE THE BOTTLED, LABELED IN MY ROOM! DX ...Ehhh...no crying over spilled milk. Nice execution ^^ Cheers, mate :chew:
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:iconzergmarex:
zergmarex Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
seems legit
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darklight436 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
are those real bullets? why do they not have percussion caps?
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:icongrim667:
grim667 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
22 rim fire the cap is the bottom of the case, they are small and cheep so no point making a special cap to reload them seeing as they're so small.
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What scares me is how dirty the bullets are :D
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:icongrim667:
grim667 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe true true but they get hot engulf to sterilize them.. so you can die germ free HAHA
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:iconnewhere:
newhere Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your right....that's the same thing i thought....pills are slowly killing the population (that and a few other things). cool concept
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:iconhanciong:
hanciong Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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:iconlorntak:
Lorntak Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Pills are suicide of the mind.
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:iconnewhere:
newhere Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your right....that's the same thing i thought....pills are slowly killing the population (that and a few other things). cool concept
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:iconnewhere:
newhere Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your right....that's the same thing i thought....pills are slowly killing the population (that and a few other things). cool concept
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KLBowserGannondorf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Interesting fact. There are articles at Natural Health News regarding the bad side of anti depressant.
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grim-puppet-demon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
eh i've been suicidal when i was a teenager and the first thing i tryed to go for wasn't a gun it was the street i went down the stairs and just before i reached the street i pussed out, thank god. now i shoot guns as a hobby and i'm happy to say i don't go to the fucking psych.- retired-hippie
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Huntan-Peck Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
A powerful visual statement on a tragic and all too common problem!
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:iconlilredwagon:
LilRedWagon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
“ Pills, Pills, Pills “
(For Whatever Ails Ya’)


A pill for this - A pill for that
More types of pills - Than types of hat
You toss and turn? - Can’t get to sleep?
Take two of these - Will soon count sheep


So many ads - Cannot keep track
For sniffling colds - Or aching back
Now hooked on cigs? - Just chew this gum
You’re all stressed out? - Take these, feel numb


For all the men - Can’t get ‘IT up?
Try some of these - Act like a ‘pup’
Be careful, though - If lasts, four hours
Get to thy doc! - Take cold showers!


Companies say, - “Take OUR great meds”
No more heartburn - Or throbbing heads
Side effects may - Lay you out flat
Not to worry - Have PILLS for THAT!


Cannot afford? - Dear Ma and Pa
Point compass north - Oh, Canada!
Told, “Is not safe!” - Yet, have not seen
One, dead Canuck - (A big smokescreen)


MANY ‘recalls’ - In last few years
Causes people - To have great fears
New studies go - Through F.D.A.
Tested ‘rodents’ - (WRONG D.N.A.?)


I must now go - (Time for my pills)
One makes me hot - One gives me chills
I sure do hope - They will soon stock
Magical pill - For writers block




Prozac-ically yours,

LilRedWagon/bls35mm - 2012


WINK!
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MarianaErwin555 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
This is one perfect photo of symbolizing how depression is. I mean REAL depression, not depression as in just tuning to your computer everyday. They say it can be the anti-depressant but really it's not. Instead it takes all life away. And ropes are anti-depressants, but they aren't. Depression is one real issue today. It's like to shoot a bullet to your wrist or chest and your depression is gone, but you are going away from the Earth. Really good conceptual photo.
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Control-A Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
i hate guns
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:iconairpainter13:
Airpainter13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
why?
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:iconcontrol-a:
Control-A Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
people use them to kill
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perttime Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Some "third interpretations" have been suggested.
Here's another "third interpretation": go to a shooting range and focus on hitting the targets perfectly. That will make you forget everything else for a while - even your depression.

Other activities that demand focus on the here and now can have the same effect if you'd rather not have a gun.
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:iconsidmaster:
SidMaster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome.
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AaronFoss Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
There's also the obvious "drugs = magic bullet for your problems" interpretation.
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:iconaplos:
Aplos Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
which is why I'm slowly getting off them... but I have been extremely irritable lately... hmmm
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:iconwilburmercer:
WilburMercer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
great concept! :thumbsup:
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DimensionMoth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As a guy that takes several meds for depression and paranoia this hits places I would rather leave alone...damn this powerful....fuck
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SD-DOGWOOD Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is powerful.
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:iconflaivdar:
Flaivdar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My prescription because of stupid people. Ugh.
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Spacegryphon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty intense :O
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sammyrandompants Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Or that shooting guns makes u happy lol
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Kody-Boye Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
As someone who does take medication for bipolar disorder and depression/anxiety symptoms, I have to say that the whole 'prescription drugs are slowly killing us' line is really disturbing. I'm fairly certain I'd be dead were I not on my medication.

Just my two cents. Always have to look at it from the opposite perspective.
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Lockstin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well yeah. and I know plenty of others in your situation. but even more often i know of gullible patients being taken advantage of by America's health care system. Being put on prescriptions they don't need or that actually cause harm.
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BethanyAngelstar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sounds like my situation too. I have to take meds for depression and anxiety, or else I'd be almost a vegetable with my disorder (I have somatoform which makes it impossible to walk some days, due to any amount of anxiety). If I didn't have these meds?

... ... ...yeah.
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crimsonlegion Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
There is a third way, also the best in my humble opinion, which involves some of those little friends a six shooter and a few scores to settle HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA>: ), after that theres no more need for anti depressants!

now on a serious note; i agree with the "Or that it reminds us that even prescription drugs can kill us and/or are already slowly killing us.", most people today are looking for some kind of "magic button" to solve their problems quickly and without doing any effort whatsoever, and in a lot of cases they use these pills for that (unfortunate) end and abuse the power that was supossed to save them.
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DompteurLoup Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally agree with the first part! I need more than just 1 six-shooter though for this method to truly be effective though.. haha :D

Too many people rely on outside, damaging substances, even if they are prescribed by doctors they aren't necessarily healthy for one's body. every problem has a solution lying inside yourself (and friends), you just have to get up and find it. :)
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EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Or the third way to see this photo is bullets are candy and candy is happy!:P
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BundleFullOfJoy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Chilling but great concept.
Oh, it could also stand for taking out those who bring you down.
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:iconbibiter:
bibiter Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
yep, what else to do with them? make them tea?
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photoninja333 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student
:(
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