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I'm Sorry My Little One. . . by Maaliks-World I'm Sorry My Little One. . . by Maaliks-World
. ... But I can't hang on any longer. . . .




Today Blue World Oceanarium mourns the loss of October, a 20 year old female orca.
October came to be with the Blue Ocean pod in 2014, shortly after the park opened. Though where she'd been captured was shrouded in mystery, it was determined that she had not led a good life before being sold to Blue World. She showed signs of several medical problems and required special attention regularly.
But the young cow grew well in the Oceanarium's care. In 2018, she gave birth to her first calf, a healthy young female fathered by Blue World's Akama.  Despite how healthy the calf was though, October suffered and was put under even more medical surveillance as the years went on.
In early 2022, October was determined pregnant again, despite being on regular birth control at the time.
Again, the calf was born healthy, however smaller then her sister. October would never recover from the pregnancy though, and two weeks after the birth of her calf, she was found dead one morning when trainers came in.

October will be remembered as a sweet and affectionate whale who was loved by all of her trainers.

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Just toying with some ideas. October is a bit of an underdeveloped character who's had many struggles in captivity. Her life will be shortened by it, despite the top of the line care at Blue World.

It's not matured, but if anyone feels it needs to be, please just let me know and I'll change it.
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Stephenbj4 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brings tears to the eyes
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Kosperry Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, my heart. D8
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
Oh whoa I thought you were talking about a real place and whale the whole time, and assumed 2022 was a typo. xD 
Great story because I totally thought this actually happened. hahaha
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Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, it's based off of a real story. A female whale in Seaworld San Diego named Kandu V died tragically of a fractured jaw and bloodloss after she attacked another female named CorkyII. Her calf, who was I think eleven months old, was in the pool with her as she died.
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SapphireLover4505 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
 sad If I was a trainer there I would cry the whole day Waaaah! nothing would stop my sobs
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:iconmaaliks-world:
Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It would be heartbreaking
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SapphireLover4505 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
yeah... and I would be traumatized and I could go on, but it would haunt me forever. Like it was my fault :( ;(
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DragonsongRequiem Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Harder than a wave of feels...
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WaveOfFire Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The year of 2022 hasn't come yet... Typo?
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:iconmaaliks-world:
Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, it's according to my timeline. I don't operate my facilities on a 'to date' timeline. Everything happens anywhere from the 1980's to 2040 depending.
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WaveOfFire Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Past and future nice ! :)
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:iconmaaliks-world:
Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah ^^
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Dolphingurl21stuff Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor baby! :'(
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Aniutqa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Like Kandu...
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Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm, yeah, the inspiration for the scene.
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:iconaniutqa:
Aniutqa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Good! Just remember :)
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:iconmaaliks-world:
Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Remember? :?
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:iconpathea:
Pathea Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015   General Artist
That is so sad... But the artwork is so beautiful, so much feeling in it... 
Good job Maaliks !
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Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: thank you so much ^^
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SapphireBlueOcean12 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
this is so sad.... :( ..... poor baby
but a beautiful drawing love this! :heart:
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:iconmaaliks-world:
Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you so much!
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AnoOrca Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very emotional piece; I had considered something similar with Kahna, but scrapped the idea when I couldn't come up with anything suitable. You pulled the idea off quite well :aww:
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Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you so much ^^
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Igloo9201 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I totally didn't think that was Kandu and Orkid.

Very sad.  Sometimes even the greatest facility can't repair old wounds; that happens in real life as well.  :no:
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Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They may have been the inspiration for this particular idea.

Mmm, sometimes real life is the best inspiration. It can't all be sunshine and roses.
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Igloo9201 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly.
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Lyreice Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
That's just sad!DX Poor October.<.< And poor bebe!!!DX Only just born and already loosing their mamma.:/ Very emotional picture though. you can feel the sad just looking at it.DX
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Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :hug: I'm glad I got the emotions across.
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Ninuturu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad :(
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Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah ^^;
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NarniaOrca Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful and so touching. Poor October! :heart:
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:iconmaaliks-world:
Maaliks-World Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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NarniaOrca Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are more than welcome lovely! (:
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