Tuesday, May 24, 2016

LEA 11: What Is It to Fall?

Mourningstar: Let Go

The adorable abomination has graduated from pushing against tropes of cute and beautiful always being kind and good and into a trope of it's own. It's a high contrast, wide extremes combined in a single body and somehow co-existing. In many ways, it's the embodiment of chaos - evil wrapped up within an innocent shell. I'm a fan of high contrast, but I'm not sure there's much I can learn from this type of evil; it can only reflect for me my own limited perspective on evil. Cruelty I have some experience with - I have tasted the sweetness of schadenfreude - but my lived experience of evil is extremely limited. Even the cruelest people I have known have had within them a heart of suffering which sought to bring others under it's influence; less evil in the handlebar mustache and cackling sort, though it increases suffering none-the-less. I wonder sometimes if that is why people dislike good so much in narrative; good is seen as facile and shallow with depth reserved for anti-heroes and misunderstood geniuses. Good is also challenging to understand - how do you remain kind in the face of suffering? How do you wrestle with the full weight of your emotions without becoming cruel? These are questions far more difficult than simply combining bows and horns.

Mourningstar: Leaving the Nest

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Dakota
Horns: Plastik, Machocka Horns
Eyes: .:Soul:., Blinde Eyes (Enchantment)
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Ears: .:Soul:., Uni
Wings: Avatar Bizarre, Manticore Wings
Body: SLink, Body, Hands & Feet
Jewelry: Plastik, Craftian
Nails: La Boheme, Abalone
Outfit: Ambrosia, Off Shoulder Dress
Underclothes: Goji, Bloomers
Stockings: Izzie's, Cat Tights
Feet: {anc}, Schoolshoes

Poses: Grafica

Location: LEA11: Mourningstar
Windlight Settings: Phototools, Moon Light 02
Water Settings: Mirror water

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping

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