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Hey guys.

Someone who's name has escaped me (wanted to put it with a icon thingy but theres two problems, no name, and no clue how to do the icon thingys), told me about a Beatles contest with dA points as rewards :D

Here's the link :3…

Good luck to all who participate!

...and luck to those who don't ;)
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NamelessSaint Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2015  Professional Writer
When you’ve essentially been canonized as a modern secular saint, there’s no way to not be overrated to one degree or another, but in the case of the legendary John Lennon, the gap between the idol people worship and the real person is so enormous, and the accolades that come his way so over the top, that it’s impossible not to try and mitigate the damage to some degree. The truth is, many people – young and old – all over the world model their lives and beliefs after the Lennon icon, and they really, really shouldn’t. 

There’s simply no way of disputing this: the revered icon of peace and love had a serious problem with violence against women. This has been documented all the way back to his Liverpool days, and he eventually admitted it himself later in life. His first wife Cynthia and his second, Yoko Ono, were both victims of Lennon’s brutality at one point or another, and given that most men who beat their spouses or girlfriends regularly are not particularly discriminating about the object of their violence, it’s frankly impossible that they were the only ones. It seems clear in hindsight that the gentle icon the hippies worship was actually a man with very serious psychological problems who often flew into uncontrollable fits of rage which he took out on the women in his life.

Without question, the greatest victim of Lennon’s character failings was his oldest son, Julian. Lennon clearly resented the young boy whose conception had forced him into a marriage he didn’t want and trapped him in a domestic routine he was too immature and narcissistic to sustain. Both Julian and his mother Cynthia have publicly stated that Lennon was alternately absent, indifferent, drug-addled, and generally unpleasant to be around during Julian’s early childhood. After he divorced Cynthia, Lennon took off with Yoko Ono and dropped out of his son’s life for years. After they reconnected, Lennon severely emotionally abused his son on several occasions, berating and screaming at him until the boy was reduced to tears. Once, Julian giggled and Lennon shouted back, “I hate the way you fucking laugh!” Julian was not yet a teenager at the time. In perhaps the saddest statement ever made about Lennon, Julian later stated that Paul McCartney was more of a father to him than his real father was.
CaitiePaiige Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, So my friend :deviantRinaVells: :iconrinavells: drew John for his aniversary. I just think that this should be seen by lots of people because its amazing. She loves the Beatles and especially John.
Do you reckon you could possibly feature this piece for her? (:
Thanks. (:
I submitted it, she's a good artist :P
Tundrapath Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
YOu may sayyy imma dreamer... but im not the only one.... I hope somedaaayyy you will join us... and tha worrllld will live as one.[link]
You Sir, Have won the game (Really hopes your a guy XD)
lohziviani Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for featured my work =D
mysoulhasdiedandleft Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
no problem i guess :P

to be honest I've grown a little detached from dA so I hardly even police the group, though I'm sure your work is good :D
lohziviani Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much my friend!
mysoulhasdiedandleft Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
No problem :P
Capn-Shenanigans Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
O thank you for putting me as a contributor n all but ummm I think id be better as just a member...
I love John and all but I dont think ill contribute art :( cuz I dont really draw them.
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