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I can't see! by ClimbToTheStars I can't see! by ClimbToTheStars

Longtail's eyes were closed; blood welled from beneath the swollen lids and spattered over his pale tabby fur. "I can't see! I can't see!" he wailed.


ah i felt bad for longtail. he was only a few moons older than graystripe/dustpelt/sandstorm and yet he had to retire around the age of 3 due to being blinded while hunting. 
a scene i've been wanting to do for a while now and i finally sat down last night to flesh it out. i know the overdone warriors challenge is going around, and i kinda wanted to do the opposite and do some underdone warriors scenes, this being one of them.
i took some color + composition inspiration from the amazing Mizu-no-Akira's work, if you haven't seen her fake screenshots i suggest you go check them out.
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:iconnightytheflowerbear0:
nightyTHEflowerbear0 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  New Deviant
When you realize StarClan is mad at you when a rabbit doesn't run away and attacks you XD 
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:iconfreyathenorsegod:
Freyathenorsegod Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Student
wow this is amazing art
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:iconarchippa:
Archippa Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can see that.

Sorry, I'm sightsplaining my privilege here.
Actually no, I'm not sorry.

Props to anyone who actually gets this joke.
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dove0162 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I don't get it, when he became blinded why didn't they just retrain him to heighten his other senses. Longtail could have been a great blind warrior but instead he was banished to the elders den
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:iconthedeterminedjolly:
TheDETERMINEDJolly Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
You can't see because your eyes are closed....
boom there ya go common sense guys XD
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:iconhoffnungziege:
hoffnungziege Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  New Deviant
I hate how he became blind, I wish he became blind from a cat while battling bravely not a rabbit -_-
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:iconverfaieli:
Verfaieli Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
When I see that kind of tragedies in Warriors I can't help but think:
I know they are wild cats and by that I mean that they are not domesticated like kittypets, but it would be a good idea for someone like Briarlight to be put before some human's door and let them take care of her. Maybe they would be able to save Longtail while he was at that stage when he were losing whatever sight he had. Fireheart would know how to do that, he advised Graypaw about doing so the first time they met... But I suppose that they didn't do it even once because there was no honor in it and it makes Warrior Code less respected. Being ready to die for your clan means so much less when you yield to humans if you have a chance to prevent it...
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:icondinahthefluffyfoxx:
dinahthefluffyfoxx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this reminds me of warrior cats
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:iconclimbtothestars:
ClimbToTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
.....it is warrior cats
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:icondinahthefluffyfoxx:
dinahthefluffyfoxx Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh (whoops)
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:iconcautiontaleitalic12:
CautiontaleItalic12 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
Though i havent read the books this. Is. AWESOME!
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:iconmakerofmuch:
makerofmuch Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
no Shit Happens sherlock
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:iconspringlessprangles:
SpringlesSprangles Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
e  d  g  y
( good art btw )
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:iconmooontheshinesonhill:
MooonTheShinesOnHill Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Longtail ;-; 

But the pictures great! Good job!
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:iconkilu-zu:
Kilu-Zu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've forgotten which book this is from, gosh darn it and I want to read this scene again now. If anyone could remind me that would be majestic
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:iconcandyswirlaj:
CandySwirlAJ Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
between the first and second arc, in Firestar's Quest ^v^
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:iconkilu-zu:
Kilu-Zu Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alright! Thank ye!
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:icontumblepatchkits:
Tumblepatchkits Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Longtail! Great picture though! Like others, I disliked him, then slowly grew to like him again! XD Unlike Darkstripe, who I just couldn't help but like... << >> Ahem, but yeah, fantastic picture! Good job! <3
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Artsette Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
The book made me cry 10 times, dis made me cri 99999999999999999 times...
only because the thought and feeling put in to this makes it sadder 
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:iconlightfeather12432:
Lightfeather12432 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  New Deviant
Longtail is cute I love him and I was sad that he became blind especially from a rabbit but now he is in Starclan so may Starclan light ur path Longtail 😃
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:iconalphaareus:
AlphaAreus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
Oh Bluestar.... watch over my poor Longtail.. 
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:iconlunakittyrose:
LunaKittyRose Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student General Artist
what you use to draw this?
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:iconpastel-prxnce:
pastel-prxnce Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
longtail is my daddy
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:iconalphaareus:
AlphaAreus Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
:( I really liked Longtail.
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:iconnightmareclaws2456:
NightmareClaws2456 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
and yet

this did not happen to any other cat ever

it's just depressing

he should have lived a good warrior's life

buuuut instead he got stuck with Mousefur in the elders' den XD

does anyone else lowkey ship Longtail x Mousefur
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:iconsneakyfox55:
Sneakyfox55 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I do (even though it's confirmed that's it's not canon). x3
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:iconshadowonwater:
Shadowonwater Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do
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:iconenotaji:
Enotaji Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
wait, which book was this in? I am rereading right now and getting very confused xD
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:iconcookiecrumbfnaf:
cookiecrumbfnaf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist
It happens between the first and second arc, in Firestar's Quest ^^'
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:iconenotaji:
Enotaji Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
ty!!
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:iconcookiecrumbfnaf:
cookiecrumbfnaf Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist
Np ^^
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:iconcatzinminecraft:
Catzinminecraft Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I also felt bad for him... and then his own mother had no choice to kill him with deathberries.. that part killed me to read on the inside.. reading the part where he was choking to death. 
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:iconaroruaholly:
Aroruaholly Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Are you now talking about Brokenstar? Cause Longtail didn't die from that a lot. That's how Brokenstar died not Longtail
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:iconcatzinminecraft:
Catzinminecraft Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I said I got mixed up between the two. The two cats have always confused me
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:iconaroruaholly:
Aroruaholly Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Ah I see
Well I didn't see that "i said" thing but i gotcha
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:iconclimbtothestars:
ClimbToTheStars Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
this is longtail not brokenstar lol
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:iconcatzinminecraft:
Catzinminecraft Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yea! Sorry I get mixed up between the 2 of them XD 
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:iconcatdoeswoof101:
CatDoesWoof101 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student General Artist
I thought the same when I first saw it xD
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:iconrushingwater2:
Rushingwater2 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor guy
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:iconpuppylover18947:
PuppyLover18947 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Which book is this from?
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:iconcodykit:
CodyKit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Firestar's Quest one of the super editions of the Warriors series. 
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:iconpuppylover18947:
PuppyLover18947 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Ok, thank you!
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:iconcodykit:
CodyKit Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No Problem. I am currently looking over Firestar's Quest as i go back to one of my fanfic for Warriors. 
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:iconimthefrenchiestfry:
IMTHEFRENCHIESTFRY Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  New Deviant
Bruh u got blinded by a rabbit

#avengehim
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:iconkittencu:
Kittencu Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
7^7 I'm so sad now.
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:iconmystictabbs:
Mystictabbs Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
rip xD
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:iconmintbubbie:
MintBubbie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just open your eyes, c'mon man. Of course you can't see with your eyes shut.
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:iconclimbtothestars:
ClimbToTheStars Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
do u not see the blood or
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:iconmintbubbie:
MintBubbie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I'm just being silly lol or more, being a smartass.
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:iconjay-fnaf-theorist:
Jay-FNAF-Theorist Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Student
I felt bad for Longtail.......
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