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Better than I know Myself by SnaiLords Better than I know Myself by SnaiLords
Just a composure of some conversations I had with people.
You say one thing, they leap to a (wrong) conclusion. 
It's as ridiculous as them trying to tell which flavor of cereal YOU like.
or should like. lol Shut up. Go away. Don't tell the owner of this operating system what it does or doesn't like.

Just because I don't say much doesn't mean I'm insecure or afraid of what others will think. My mind just go blank around people. I have nothing to say to them. (Unless random jokes or superficial small talk. I can handle up to 4 minutes of mindless small talk with strangers. But after that, I just want to leave the room.)

Being an introvert is not "different" either. Many people are introverts. I don't mind conversations if it's meaningful or with company that I enjoy. 
Still, even with company I enjoy. I'd desperately need my "me" time to recharge. Either indulge in a book, in a story, in a drawing, or drawing or climb a mountain, run on the treadmill. I need that solitude.

This lady, my acupuncturist for my hand was like "Recharge yourself? Well, if you were giving off positive and compassionate energy you would have endless energy to give instead of feeling drained by the end of the day."

Something about that angered me, I can't place my finger on it. I guess she's right partially.
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:iconblazewind95:
blazewind95 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand this pretty well i think I'm the kind of person where I'll interact but i don't think I've even survived more than 3 minutes of a conversation with a stranger

I've known myself to space out but it's usually because my mind is thinking of a million things, to have them shatter that noise I've grown used to just bugs me. I get the folks that say I need to get out more and interact, which i do when I can but often times all i want is my tea, my sketchbook and a nice spot to sketch

I have to commend you on being able to tolerate such things because I can't help but be impressed and want to try more to handle interacting with people
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fantasyfangirl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student General Artist
I relate to this so much!
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KouhaiKun Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This might be uploaded ages ago, but I totally relate to this. I really like your comics, please never stop! You're an awesome person ;')
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MikeyTMNTrules Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I hate when people jump to conclusions, in my head I'm like "Go away go away go away shut up! GOOOO AWAAAAAAAYYY! OMG! I'M GONNA PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE! Ok Slendy, Ninja turtles get ready to beat the crap out of this person while I run." But on the outside, I just sit there ignore them than walk away. X3 I'm so wierd.
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LoveMangaStyleArt Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
An interesting book to read on this topic would be "Quiet - Susan Cain" I THINK that's the author's name..... but yeah it was an interesting read if you like books ^^

I consider myself an introvert too and I love this comic strip :) thanks for making it!
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DazedDaisiesO-o Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can relate. :)
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JavaBeanJohnny Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I relate sooooooooooooooo Much. Except I really was shy for a while, that kind of screwed me up. Along with other things...
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mangaroxs23 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Artist
i know exactly how this feels! especially at school....
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JasminnimsaJ Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
...Good one!

Doesn't mean we can't have a normal conversation or hold a speech, we just don't love it
not stupid, not afraid of being judged, just introverted.
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Orankinan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   General Artist
QUESTION! If you feel that way about conversations in real life, do you feel the same way with us always talking to you on a constant basis?
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MikeandTom Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist
I guess that on the very slim chance that I discover you somewhere, I'll just hand you like a note or something... or like a message written on a coffee cup.
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:iconsnailords:
SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
There better be ice cream in the coffee cup. lol
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:iconmikeandtom:
MikeandTom Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist
There will be. And mixed in with it will be chocolate chips that spell out "I care"
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WalkerMonetArt Featured By Owner May 1, 2014   Digital Artist
I hate when people just refuse to believer you are what you are because a few people decided they wanted use being "shy" or an "introvert" to seem hip or cool.
I'm usually the same why I can hold a conversation find via the internet but I get in front of a person and all I can do is laugh out of nervousness 
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SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Same XD.

The laptop barrier makes it easier to converse.
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:iconninih:
Ninih Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I know how you hell.And man it sucks :|!
So...did she leave you and you're cupcake alone after a while or did she annoyed until you finish you're lunch?
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:iconsnailords:
SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nah, she annoyed me until I remain silence. 

lol I stop talking when I'm annoyed. (Not that I say much prior) 
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BiOzZ Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
"All you have to do is be more like me and" beech shuddup you can scream at random people on the street all you want i just want to feed birds D<
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:iconsnailords:
SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love feeding pigeons. 

They're so fat.

And some are aggressive.

Awesome.
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BiOzZ Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
xD where the hell do you live? 
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:iconsnailords:
SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
In hell.
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:iconbiozz:
BiOzZ Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
penguins in hell? ... I KNEW IT
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Nikoru-chi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>_< I'm glad nobody really pays attention to me, though apparently I'm a teachers pet. My English teacher asked me if I was an introvert and I just kinda nodded before taking my fruit rollup and leaving.

I don't really like people that aren't relatively interesting. I make awkward cat noises at awkward moments, make pervy jokes, and eat all of the food in my house.

So yeah. This sums up my life. People can go sit on wet paint for all I care, I like my internet and food.
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SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yus~

Only interesting people deserve your attention.

Hahah aww, nothing's wrong with being a teacher's pet...you can secretly be a delinquent and teachers will never believe it.

You can go wreck havoc and they'd still vouch you're innocent. OHOHOHOHOHOHOH
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Nikoru-chi Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD they share food with me and talk to me more...and let me do whatever I want practically, so it's fun. XD

My biology teacher asked me how do I draw the way I do, and I responded, "I look up naked bodies." He looked at me, patted my head, and laughed saying, "Good one." XD and his children love me XD hehe

You're amazing ;-; you deserve all of my attention
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TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Why can't people understand introversion? That's how it exactly works! At least it does for me. Either people are annoying!
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SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
They just want everyone to act like them..
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TinyandHuge Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
That's literally impossible! Ever hear the word different, peoples!
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addesin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I relate to this toooo much. ;n; 
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:iconsnailords:
SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
humans, man. They cray.
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S-Lioness Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol same here
they always say get out of ur cave -my room- i like to stay alone soo much it's unhealthy XD
though i find no problem communicating with pbl but yeah it's rly tiring & drains energy
(my laptop is the only one for me)
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SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lol hey we don't need to physically interact with others to feel mentally fulfilled.

A few online companies are better than 1000 strangers I come across each day. 
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babykiwi25 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I don't draw anymore, by the way in case you were wondering.
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babykiwi25 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Also, you are a good anime artist. I used to draw too, when I was younger. I could copy characters like that verbatim, and make new ones. But, in recent years I got more interested in writing. Not comics or anything like that, but novels and fan fictions. Would you be interested in viewing my page and helping me out with some fan fictions?
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babykiwi25 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I'm sort of the same way as you. Sometimes, I enjoy getting out and being social for a few hrs. But, most of the time I prefer to go off and do my own thing. I need re-charging too. I guess we're both kind of like laptops in a way. Do you have Autism? Because I do, and what you said reminds me so much of one of the main issues with that disability.  
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S-Lioness Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yup totally agree :D
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InnerBushman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Only two snails? Bleh.
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:iconsnailords:
SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HAHAHHA 

You're actually still hunting the snails huh.
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InnerBushman Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
YUP! ;]
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Dreamintheclouds Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
yup i do this all the time ... even with my "friends" and family sometimes , and it gets pretty annoying when al they do is judge you when your "talking" to them,
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SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
They should just shhh and listen.

Listening is a great skill many lack. 
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waj317 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
*waj*: * throws knifes at peoples faces*.... I know myself better the anyone!!!!! we are all anti-social inside...but I show mines on the outside.
*ghost*:  in secures is my favorite cupcake flavor! 
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:iconsnailords:
SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have plenty of that flavor XD
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cagatintas Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
definition of camazing: a porcupine in bright rainbow colors
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:rofl:

Believe me, I know what it feels ..... but after a few decades of living that way, you tend to flock back to guerer, but is no longer possible.
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SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lol I can live with being a colorful porcupine 
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cagatintas Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
you're young
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Orangejuicegod Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I get irritated by people like that too. I need a lot of time to recharge after prolonged interactions. So much so that people have stopped telling me when events are happening because they assume I don't feel like going. Which in itself is annoying when I actually feel like interacting :(
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SnaiLords Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
HAHAHAHAHA they never come to you for interaction at the right time.
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Orangejuicegod Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
That's when they even try :shakefish:
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Thallen Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
I'm quite the same there. Unless it's a person i really know then i can be all awesome. Thoug if it's someone new would i rather just be enjoying the silence
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