Friday, August 5, 2011

Land of Smoke and Sacrifice


I'm currently addicted to a new series, the first one is called Thirteen Orphans, the second is Nine Gates, and it's a fascinating series based around the language and symbolism of mahjong. Part of what I find so charming about it is that not only are the female characters varied, interesting, and not stereotypical, but there are also multiple races represented despite the basis of the stories being ancient China.

The characters originate in a place called the Land of Smoke and Sacrifice - and going to this China sim made me think about that image, about the impermanence implied by brushed ink creating a world. The centrality of language for the Thirteen Orphans is also very familiar; words are central to my religious and spiritual life and their power weaves through the entirety of my experience. To find it reflected here, in such a beautiful and evocative manner, is really a pleasure.

( More pictures here. )


Skin: De La Soul, Kei Cream
Eyes: De La Soul, Charlie Makeup Faerie Pastel
Lips: Skinthesis, Liquid Heat - In Denial
Ears: Illusion, Mystic Ear
Hair: Illusory, Yew - Streaked Purple
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle Wings
Dress: Falln Angel Creations, Melyna Dress Purple

Pose: Glitterati, 011

Location: China
Light Settings: Places Pathfinder

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only

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