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Drugs of choice: Italics; music; art; &
"oh, the symbolism"®

Anonymous said: I'm very sorry for my ignorance and you totally don't have to answer this, but is the significance of the "ari binyamin" name going to be spelled out in the fic? I don't have much experience with Jewish culture and Hebrew words so I know there are things that I'm missing when I read that fic! Again you don't have to explain if you don't to!

Pffft, it’s no trouble at all! I’m sure there are issues with the name as I have it; oh well. The animal associated with Benjamin in Jacob’s blessing from Genesis is the warlike wolf, just as Judah’s in that passage is the lion - but I wanted to have Erik have been given the nickname “Lion of Benjamin.” Like the Lion of Judah - the lion on the seal of Jerusalem - except I had this idea of Erik being seen, symbolically, as the Lion of Judah’s somewhat uncouth … little brother? Maybe?

Since in this fic Jerusalem was a victim in WW III, and the city Ir Tzedek was established after a long journey to Siberia, a quasi-mythological ‘righteous judge’ label for the person who helped lead them there could emerge from those stories. (Hat tip to stoneandbloodandwater, who had lonnnnng conversations with me about this, and from whose knowledge I have benefited so much!)

Perhaps it’s early in ensuing history for that to have already occurred, true. And perhaps more I will write more in author’s notes, someday, after this is finished. :P But I hope this is enough for now!

plavapticica:

subtilior:

dwaroxxx:


Ari Binyamin

Alas, poor Erik. One more for 9 11 10

Oh my f’in holy … everything. This is perfection.
I do love that the lion from the Jerusalem seal has surfaced in this art. I disseminated another version of the lion, but I had a craving to see this one too - especially for huladori (who wanted to see it, and may have changed ze blog name - huladori, do you see? :D
And yes, getting a tattoo is against Levitical law / a big no-no, from what I have read and from what Jewish readers have told me. There’s actually a whole slew of reasons in the fic for Erik having received this one. It’s tied up in irony, sadness, all the different levels of his memory …. I just wanted to let all know that I did not just have him have this tattoo in the fic for casual reasons/ “it looks cool.” Far from it!
This whole piece of art looks cool. Amazingly cool. Amazing. Thank youuuuuuu, dwaroxxx!

 especially for huladori (who wanted to see it, and may have changed ze blog name - huladori, do you see? :D
I did see it and yes, I did change my name ;)  but also yes I screamed as soon as I saw this painting and hugged the computer

skreeeee! yes, of course it’s you! I forgot you made the jump to plavapticica, even when you told me - Subtilior fail! :P

plavapticica:

subtilior:

dwaroxxx:

Ari Binyamin

Alas, poor Erik. One more for 9 11 10

Oh my f’in holy … everything. This is perfection.

I do love that the lion from the Jerusalem seal has surfaced in this art. I disseminated another version of the lion, but I had a craving to see this one too - especially for huladori (who wanted to see it, and may have changed ze blog name - huladori, do you see? :D

And yes, getting a tattoo is against Levitical law / a big no-no, from what I have read and from what Jewish readers have told me. There’s actually a whole slew of reasons in the fic for Erik having received this one. It’s tied up in irony, sadness, all the different levels of his memory …. I just wanted to let all know that I did not just have him have this tattoo in the fic for casual reasons/ “it looks cool.” Far from it!

This whole piece of art looks cool. Amazingly cool. Amazing. Thank youuuuuuu, dwaroxxx!

especially for huladori (who wanted to see it, and may have changed ze blog name - huladori, do you see? :D

I did see it and yes, I did change my name ;)  but also yes I screamed as soon as I saw this painting and hugged the computer

skreeeee! yes, of course it’s you! I forgot you made the jump to , even when you told me - Subtilior fail! :P

dwaroxxx:


Ari Binyamin

Alas, poor Erik. One more for 9 11 10

Oh my f’in holy … everything. This is perfection.
I do love that the lion from the Jerusalem seal has surfaced in this art. I disseminated another version of the lion, but I had a craving to see this one too - especially for huladori (who wanted to see it, and may have changed ze blog name - huladori, do you see? :D
And yes, getting a tattoo is against Levitical law / a big no-no, from what I have read and from what Jewish readers have told me. There’s actually a whole slew of reasons in the fic for Erik having received this one. It’s tied up in irony, sadness, all the different levels of his memory …. I just wanted to let all know that I did not just have him have this tattoo in the fic for casual reasons/ “it looks cool.” Far from it!
This whole piece of art looks cool. Amazingly cool. Amazing. Thank youuuuuuu, dwaroxxx!

dwaroxxx:

Ari Binyamin

Alas, poor Erik. One more for 9 11 10

Oh my f’in holy … everything. This is perfection.

I do love that the lion from the Jerusalem seal has surfaced in this art. I disseminated another version of the lion, but I had a craving to see this one too - especially for huladori (who wanted to see it, and may have changed ze blog name - huladori, do you see? :D

And yes, getting a tattoo is against Levitical law / a big no-no, from what I have read and from what Jewish readers have told me. There’s actually a whole slew of reasons in the fic for Erik having received this one. It’s tied up in irony, sadness, all the different levels of his memory …. I just wanted to let all know that I did not just have him have this tattoo in the fic for casual reasons/ “it looks cool.” Far from it!

This whole piece of art looks cool. Amazingly cool. Amazing. Thank youuuuuuu, dwaroxxx!

dwaroxxx:

I promised to make a step-by-step process, so here you go.
High-rez 

And the step-by-step is so interesting & cool! I can hardly make it to the end without wanting to kneel before Frost, though. ;D

dwaroxxx:

I promised to make a step-by-step process, so here you go.

High-rez

And the step-by-step is so interesting & cool! I can hardly make it to the end without wanting to kneel before Frost, though. ;D

coldcloudsandchaoticstars:

And they can A L L be deceived

Nine Eleven Ten

Awesome.

And no worries about German - mine own is not good at all! I count on the kindness of readers to set me on the correct path.

I love the raven here! especially how its wings are only just visible behind all the pictures …

coldcloudsandchaoticstars:


He can be evaded - defeated.

Nine Eleven Ten
aka Erik the Pink.png

Ah, the Knave of Hearts. >:D (… not diamonds, ironically enough …)

coldcloudsandchaoticstars:

He can be evaded - defeated.

Nine Eleven Ten

aka Erik the Pink.png

Ah, the Knave of Hearts. >:D (… not diamonds, ironically enough …)

coldcloudsandchaoticstars:


Frost can be fooled.

Nine Eleven Ten

Haven’t done that litany in a while. It will be v. relevant for the next chapter. :D

coldcloudsandchaoticstars:

Frost can be fooled.

Nine Eleven Ten

Haven’t done that litany in a while. It will be v. relevant for the next chapter. :D

dwaroxxx:


The White Queen

Tovarisch Morozova, the 5th one for  9 11 10 

fffffffffffff - YES, PLEASE. :D All I can do is sputter. But the expression! The bodice! The jewelry! The traces of … something ethereal, all about: is she in someone’s mind? like knight!Charles?
In sum: this is fantastic and I love it. Thank you so much for making it!

dwaroxxx:

The White Queen

Tovarisch Morozova, the 5th one for 9 11 10 

fffffffffffff - YES, PLEASE. :D All I can do is sputter. But the expression! The bodice! The jewelry! The traces of … something ethereal, all about: is she in someone’s mind? like knight!Charles?

In sum: this is fantastic and I love it. Thank you so much for making it!

I love the snow! and how it actually looks like the veil of thought the raven flew with in one of your other pictures. *hugs this art* It is lovely: a quiet bit of wintry peace, though with ominous footprints in the snow …

I love the snow! and how it actually looks like the veil of thought the raven flew with in one of your other pictures. *hugs this art* It is lovely: a quiet bit of wintry peace, though with ominous footprints in the snow …

(Source: clavelrojo)

:D

Busy, busy, with final preparations for the upcoming class. So teach. Much syllabus. Wow.

… every single time, I wonder whether any of my students-to-be are in fandom. Boy, would that be fun. And/or, super-awkward.

ETA: shouldn’t mention it, should I? *knocks on wood, frantically* :D

coldcloudsandchaoticstars:

Charles

Nine Eleven Ten

And, of course, Charles. I love what you’ve done with the birds, here, and I absolutely adore the choices you made for his different expressions & actions. Perfection!

coldcloudsandchaoticstars:

Emma

Nine Eleven Ten

Alas, she cannot seem to decide on a crown. My Queen … from most innocuous at the top, to most dangerous in her diamond form. Nya ha ha.

coldcloudsandchaoticstars:

Erik

Nine Eleven Ten

Love it! The layout, the colors, the blood, the river … and especially the torn page, implying what it does … *ominous music*

kageillusionz:

codenamecesare:

How does he do all that with his face??

Puppy Eyes: Activiated.

I particularly like how, with his coat and shirt, there are three different shades of blue in this gif. 
in other words: … MY HEART. ;____;

kageillusionz:

codenamecesare:

How does he do all that with his face??

Puppy Eyes: Activiated.

I particularly like how, with his coat and shirt, there are three different shades of blue in this gif.

in other words: … MY HEART. ;____;

(Source: starrose17, via theletteraesc)


Professor X

The intensity!

Professor X

The intensity!

(Source: sea-of-sin)