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Marquelle Rhodes
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Colorado The Beautiful
Favourite genre of music: The inspirational kind
Favourite style of art: Like movies, too many, and for different reasons!
Operating System: The brain
No matter where we are, how many people are killed, or who did it; it would seem that life never ceases to shock us.
On Thursday as I was leaving the theater, a police officer approached my car asking me if I was waiting for someone. I said no, then the officer explained to me that the theater was not a safe place to be at the time. He asked if I watched the news.
"No," I said, confused. "I've been at the theater for the past 6 hours."
The officer gave a concerned look in my direction. "There has been a shooting at a theater not too far from here. No theater in Colorado is safe right now." Then the officer proceeded to stop the flow of traffic to allow me to back my car out of the parking space to leave the theater parking lot.
The first thing I thought was to text all my friends, since I knew they were at several other theaters attending a premiere of the Dark Knight Rises movie. At the time, I did not know which theater the shooting took place, or any further details other than what the officer had told me.
It turns out that all my friends still live and are not injured. However, the theater was about 20 minutes away from where I was at the time.

I am so thankful for all of the law enforcement and medical officials that were so quick to arrive on the scene. Because of them, so many lives were saved and still live to love their beloved for another day. My brother-in-law is a police officer at Columbine PD, he was one of the officers on duty that night. He sacrificed his time off to help others in this time of need.
I am so grateful to live in a place where law enforcement and medical officials are trained for this type of situation, that thought quickly on their feet. This is not the first shooting in Colorado, and I highly doubt it will be the last. Do not be fooled, for this experience will only make us stronger and faster for the next time around.
Blame who you want, or whatever you want. It doesn't stop the fact that there are people out there who simply want to hurt others. They will always figure out a way if they care to.

What is done is done... All we can do now if comfort each other and help the people around us who need it. It is obvious that this has not only effected our home, but many around the world as well. Hang in there, Everyone. <3
  • Mood: Sympathy
  • Reading: A Clash of Kings- George R.R. Martin

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Fenris31 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Paint more, you selfish girl! :heart: 
Fenris31 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Killer DeviantID!<3
foreverknight13 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Merci for the watch mademoiselle
TheFearMaster Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch :D
goor Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the Fav on Apocalypse Girl
DeimosComics Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012   General Artist
Thanks for the interest!! :)
LochaBWS Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
safiahikari Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
featured here: [link]
mckenna-rhea Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
hey marquelle! i really love the dragon one.lots of detail :) how long did it take you?
LochaBWS Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I think around 23 hours. And your mother told me you had an account on here! I haven't been on here in sooo long... haha, catching up on messages and art! whoo!
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