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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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:iconteddyheadcrab:
TeddyHeadcrab Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
is this from one of those character books??? i dunt remember this part in the actual series -.-
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SnowyDaPup13 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Longtail has been in the series since the first book! He died in the last series but appeared in the last book
 Now him getting blinded wasnt in the Main Series as far as I know but it is mentioned.
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Eagleknight226 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
OH NO! I'LL GO GET SOME GLASSES!!!
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Flanamore Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
R.I.P Longtail R.I.P
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aleenasan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omfg this is fantastic, your talent is illegal!! <3
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Haileydraws22 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I just realized... if Jayfeather was blind and he could become a medicine cat why couldn't Longtail become one like Cinderpelt did after her injury?
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Tomato-Power Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think he'd be good at it. He was getting old, and had been very used to a warrior's life. You don't just switch from a warrior's like to a medicine cat's. Take Yellowfang, for example.
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Shinyrobin123 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student General Artist
I think it's either he was too old and wouldn't transfer easily to the life of a medicine cat, or that leafpool was still in training and cinder pelt couldn't really train two apprentices (at least I think she was still in training...)
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swiftfeathers Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
StarClan wasn't feelin it, I suppose.
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ClimbToTheStars Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
idk maybe longtail didn't want to lol
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:iconhaileydraws22:
Haileydraws22 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I don't think anyone said anything about letting him be a medicine cat, I think.
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Sketch-Petra Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember this part so well for some reason 
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Tomato-Power Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought this was Brokentail at first, but dang. 
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muffintaft Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
IKR! XD
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Leoparddream Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
i hate u erin hunter for doing this to him and then killing him with a tree!! Another thing that angers me is that during the scene of his death, all the focus seemed to be on briarpaw instead of longtail. no one cares about millie or her brats anyway
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moyashisoba Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017
good job.*:.。.:*・゚(n‘∀‘)η゚・*:.。.:*☆
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HigherEagle Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
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they set up a special room to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the
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Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on
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she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if you copy and paste
this to ten comments in the next ten minutes you will have the best day of your life tomorrow.You
will either get kissed or asked out, if you break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room
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CreativeCrepeOwO Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Higher eagle. do you seriously believe that shite? I read those all the time and I am still alive.
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Adderstrikewc Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Student Artist
Wow. This is senseless either way xD One, it's spam, two, you told us to continue reading or we'll die. Then you tell us if we read the note, we'll die anyway. Idiotic.
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Stellarheart2004 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Enough with the spam chain mail. Please.
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:iconlunar0malk:
Lunar0Malk Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no chain mail pls
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yellowfangisawsome Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
how do you copy and paste
????
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Silverthepiratefox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you know, immunity cat can help with that. So I suggest you go to :iconsilverpelt50: 's profile and gallery
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AskBluestar1204 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Student Artist
poor poor longtail who didn't deserve to not serve his clan until he was old enough to retire
its such a pity
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xXEmberPoolXx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! what did you use to make this, and got any tips?
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11560345 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
YUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LUV LONGTAIL!
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queensmaug Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Its like something oit of a movie! looks amazing!!
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:iconkaitlin-wolfy:
Kaitlin-Wolfy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Student General Artist
Stupid Rabbit
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:iconstellarheart2004:
Stellarheart2004 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm confused,nwhat do you mean by "fake" screen shots???
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SilverSunArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
They mean like, for example: Like if it's a book of something, they kinda try to like, draw the scene or something, like a picture from the book
IDK OK DONT BLAME ME D:
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:iconstellarheart2004:
Stellarheart2004 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok, that makes sense, thanks!
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SilverSunArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Np lol
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Stellarheart2004 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-) :-) :-)
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animatorfun Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017   General Artist
*snifling*   WHY U DO DIS???
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:iconiamtheintrovert:
Iamtheintrovert Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sobs
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:iconnightytheflowerbear0:
When you realize StarClan is mad at you when a rabbit doesn't run away and attacks you XD 
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Freyathenorsegod Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017   General Artist
wow this is amazing art
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Archippa Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  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 Feb 18, 2017
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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TheDETERMINEDJolly Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate how he became blind, I wish he became blind from a cat while battling bravely not a rabbit -_-
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Mousemaskdraws Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But rabbits are sexy
I would be honoured to be blinded by my food.
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hoffnungziege Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ummm...
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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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dinahthefluffyfoxx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this reminds me of warrior cats
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ClimbToTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017  Professional General Artist
.....it is warrior cats
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dinahthefluffyfoxx Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh (whoops)
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CautiontaleItalic12 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Though i havent read the books this. Is. AWESOME!
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makerofmuch Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
no Shit Happens sherlock
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SpringlesSprangles Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
e  d  g  y
( good art btw )
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