IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!! WHEEEEE!
yeah. That had to be said.
To the picture: This was not easy.
I was intrigued by Vanitas as the image of vanity - something that's also central to the character of Riku.
I wanted to convey Vanitas being lost in his condition as pure darkness. He's not complete, he's not whole, and he doesn't even know what he's lacking. His vanity condemned him to fall from the beginning. This is what happened to him - he fell, into the light of Ven's heart actually.
I wanted to convey this terrible emptiness that vanity brings. He's all alone in himself and all alone in the light. There is no one to pull him back to the surface. He's closed within himself. He refuses even to show a face to face a world.
And also the image of falling into light is a central one of Kingdom Hearts.
I wanted him to be small in the picture and not in the center to strenghten the impression of being lost. Hope it worked out.
(me) as Vanitas
Birth by Sleep
photo by ~Ravenic
We all begin with good intent
Love was raw and young
We believed that we could change ourselves
The past could be undone
But we carry on our backs the burden
Time always reveals
The lonely light of morning
The wound that would not heal
It's the bitter taste of losing everything
That I have held so dear.
Heaven bent to take my hand
Nowhere left to turn
I'm lost to those I thought were friends
To everyone I know
Oh they turned their heads embarassed
Pretend that they don't see
But it's one missed step
You'll slip before you know it
And there doesn't seem a way to be redeemed
Though I've tried, I've fallen...
I have sunk so low
I have messed up
Better I should know
So don't come round here
And tell me I told you so...