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Simpsons: Don't Say Goodbye by The-StarDog Simpsons: Don't Say Goodbye by The-StarDog
Medium: Sketched on paper and coloured in Photoshop 7.0
Time Taken: About 5 hours

As the town slowly became mad from their entrapment, they turned their focus to the mother and her teenage daughter, who had been caught stealing food. Every resident of Springfield was emaciated and short-fused, closing in on Ruth and Laura Powers as they crouched in front of the statue of their town's founder.
Ruth looked about desperately, but she knew that wherever they ran, they would be found. She knew that she hadn't been the best mother; in fact, far from it... She had stolen her ex-husband's car, been imprisoned for using steroids and on top of it all not being there for Laura when she needed her.
And now, Laura needed her more than ever.
And Ruth was there. And she wasn't budging. She protectively held onto her daughter behind her back, feeling the unfamiliar sensation of tears sting her eyes.
Ruth and Laura were both trembling in a heap, as they watched the crowd draw nearer, berating and threatening them.
"Run," Ruth whispered.
"What..? Mom, no, but I.."
Ruth hushed her softly. She focused her stare ahead toward their enemy as a single tear went down her cheek. She gritted her teeth.
"Laura, listen to me... Run. And don't look back."
"I love you, Mom.." Laura whispered, gently hugging Ruth's arm.
"I love you too."
Laura ran as fast as she could. Few chased her, mainly focusing on her mother who had now become the local criminal for trying to survive in this hell.
Ruth didn't stand a chance.


For those of you who don't know, Ruth and Laura Powers are two reoccurring characters in the Simpsons. For those of you who have seen the movie, the situation would make sense to you.

I always liked Ruth and Laura, despite their flaws. Just stunning personalities for two seldom-used characters who more than not appeared as extras.

This is part of a Simpsons fanfic I'm drafting which I hope to be finished with before the year's out. :nod:

I hope you enjoy it!

Characters (c) Matt Groening
Image (c) Amanda Dressel & Purple Airedale Studios 2007
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HoneyGoddess57 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Great work on this.:thumbsup:
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Kibbert Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this drawing. It's amazing. I totally added it to favorites!
I also love the episode when Marge and Ruth go on the lam and I LOVED the movie.
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Gforceisanutter777 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Student General Artist
The technique you used was brill.
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RozenMaidenFan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
0w0, This sounds epic, where can i read more? <3
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The-StarDog Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks! ^^ Actually, this is being adapted into a large fancomic titled 'Home'. :nod: There are a few pages on this account, but I have since totally restarted and hope to get it finished within the year!
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Gojira012 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Looks like To protect Laura Ruth will have to rebuild herself up
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RozenMaidenFan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, i saw them on your page, GL! =3
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samthefox Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wats the fanficcalled
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Raviskool Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Cool! I like the drawing even though i think ruth wears birkenstocks with two straps but i still like the drawing.
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Raviskool Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Nice Drawing!
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