ok so am I correct in saying that Sollux and Aradia were so close that they developed the same reaction to being pissed off?
AND ADDITIONALLY GET THIS
they even make the same faces when they are sad and/or creeped out
if you don’t think they have a profound influence on eachother you’re wrong
Trying to experiment w/ my style and shit lately WHOOPS
THIS IS WEEKS OLD HAHA POOTS
“The Angel of History must look this way; he has turned to face the past. Where we see a constant chain of events, he sees only a single catastrophe incessantly piling ruin upon ruin at his feet.
The angel would probably like to stop, waken the dead, and correct the devastation - but a storm is blowing in hard from Paradise, and it is so strong that he can no longer close his wings.
While the debris piles toward the heavens before his eyes, the storm drives him incessantly into the Future that he has turned his back upon.
What we call “progress” is this storm.”
- Walter Benjamin, On the Concept of History
“…and in the dark, in the dark, the Recording Angel opens its hundred eyes and snaps the spine of the Book of Life!”
- From Tony Kushner’s Angels in America
FULL SIZE HERE!
March has been a weird month, both in my personal life and in the storyline of Homestuck, and I’ve found myself drawn once again to the play/miniseries Angels in America by Tony Kushner. Painting Aradia as Benjamin’s Angel of History that Kushner uses as a motif in the play was only inevitable.
A few new notes on the symbolism: I don’t speak or read Hebrew or Georgian, but I thought that using both languages would go well with Aradia, theme-wise. The large letter at the top is aleph, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The two letters below are mem and tav. When you have all three together, they spell emet (‘truth’), but without aleph, they spell met (‘death’). The small silver letter above Skaia is bet, the second letter in the alphabet. Aleph and bet are reminiscient of the Alpha and Beta sessions.
The Georgian script on the scroll is my feeble attempt to spell out the names of all the dead characters (so far). I’m not sure if it makes a lick of sense, but I did it at 3 AM, so logic was already out the window at that point.
I’ve been wrestling with my clunky bad scanner, and this was a fairly OK scan after all. I will be uploading a cleaner-looking version once I can get to the scan shop during the week.
Watercolors, gold and silver pigment, calligraphy ink and Copic marker on hot press watercolor paper.