beneath this mask there is more than flesh

-jeffery-woods-  asked:

❝ Why wear a mask, buddy boy ? You too ugly to accept your reflection ? I was like that once myself ! Now look at me-- I'm beautiful-- ❞

  Blank is the expression given to the avid conversationalist who approaches without apprehension. A mask can no more change its expression than the wearer below can muster a single word in retaliation ( not that he would have much to offer, regardless ) and he very much likes it this way. A mask alone renders the identity of the wearer below ambiguous, and the one that he has chosen to adorn his face is expressionless, empty-faced, leaving the face that lies just beneath a rubbery layer of latex an utter mystery. For all the other knows, he could be hiding something truly HIDEOUS below—of rotting flesh, a vast collection of needle-like fangs, eyes black as midnight that consumes their entirety. If only they knew what lingered below, hidden so purposefully from sight. How afraid of him would they be then? He does not speak a word to attest to any monstrosity below but merely faces his talkative foe and tilts his head fractionally towards his left shoulder and discreetly forward as the blade clutched in his right hand shifts as his fingers adjust their grip around a smooth handle.

  Unfazed is he by barbs meant to sting with remarks of physical appearance. Rather, he is much more focused on the face before him, as pale as a ghost ( much like himself! ), hooded eyes, and—that SMILE. So deliberately carved into smooth, clean features by what Michael can piece together is a blade not unlike his own, healed into a rough scar that leaves a pair of lips forever upturned in a smile. How INSPIRING. An active mind alights with ideas both great and terrible, awhirl with plans most devious as he contemplates how he can incorporate such brutality into a treacherous game of cat and mouse. To leave a permanent grin on the face of a slaughtered victim, ripped open and torn apart would only serve as a taunt to the authorities, a grim reminder of the lack of motivation for the butchering of Haddonfield’s youth. What he aims for is chaos and terror and with these elements in mind, the slaughter will not stop until his bloodlust is quenched. Eyes hidden shadow rake over that smile etched into a young face and he wonders—Would he still be so talkative  if he were to have those scars torn open afresh?

a-flower-in-the-dawn  asked:

Sunflower please

Thank you so much for asking,my dear :>

- what’s your favorite quote ? My favorite quote is definitely (beside all the Jhin lines) one of V’s quotes (from the movie V for vendetta, which I really recommend)

V: ‘’Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea […] and ideas are bulletproof.

For me personally that means: however you get enchained and oppressed, all your ideas, dreams and basically everything that represent you are still free. And you are the one who should do everything to show the world your dreams.

Top 5 - Twilight of the Apprentice

for @jedifest16 Top Picks challenge

The s2 finale of Star Wars: Rebels was *the* Star Wars event of the year for me, the catalyst that sent me hurtling back into a fandom that I had distanced myself from for a long time. This episode single-handedly rekindled my love for Star Wars at a very dark time when I’d thought I had lost it forever.

Nothing can ever capture the tumult of emotion and the intensity of feeling I experienced while watching the now-iconic confrontation between Ahsoka Tano and Darth Vader. My heart exploded; my soul ascended. The moment Ahsoka slices open Vader’s mask is etched upon my memory forevermore: Vader, brought to his knees, and the voice of Anakin Skywalker, calling out the name of his beloved former apprentice.

Nothing can replicate it, and nothing can ever compare to it. But these five incredible fanworks sure come close. 


1. Over Now by dyingsighs

Hands-down, this is the TotA fan art I reblogged more than any other this year. This piece makes me feel things I didn’t even know it was possible to feel. Even now, all these months later, all I have to do is look at it and I want to burst into tears. The lump in my throat forms as soon as I read the words “And there he was: the man beneath the mask, the flesh within the machine. Anakin, my master, you shall be avenged.”  Just typing it out makes have to stifle a sob. Because this is such an incredibly important but often overlooked element of Ahsoka and Vader’s encounter – the fact that, all these years later, here in the midst of the Dark Times, in the depths of the Dark Side itself, Ahsoka Tano is declaring that she will avenge Anakin Skywalker. That Anakin Skywalker was, and still is, worth avenging.

2. Torn by lledra-fanstuffs

Another gorgeous and heart-wrenching piece that captures the overwhelming emotion of this episode. The composition is simple, yet incredibly moving. It feels almost like a look into Ahsoka immediately after her encounter with Vader. She stands in the darkness, clutching the shining Convor to her chest, a symbol so reminiscent of the Daughter of the Mortis arc—and of the moment when Anakin, via the Daughter and the power of the Force, brought Ahsoka back to life. And at her back, is a figure shrouded in almost complete Darkness, save for the hand that reaches out from the shadows and rests upon her shoulder. The pose is that of a master, reassuring his apprentice of a job well done.  It is ambiguous whether it is Anakin’s hand, or Vader’s. Perhaps it is the part of him that is still Anakin, reaching out from the Darkness to thank her, for trying to free him. And for choosing to remain with him, in his prison, no matter what he might say. 

3. Vader’s Mask in Twilight of the Apprentice by ncfan-1

Much has been written on this ep, but this is the meta that best captures my own thoughts and feelings on the significance of Ahsoka breaking into Vader’s mask. Far too many seem to interpret their entire encounter as something wholly angsty or tragic, but the OP manages to convey everything that I had felt while watching, and more. I often feel as though I hold a much less negative view of this entire episode, its symbolism and meaning, and on its eventual intended outcome than a large portion of the fandom, so it is lovely to know I’m not entirely alone. :) 

4. Time by theredsoxfan18

A fan vid that retells the tale of Ahsoka and Anakin/Vader in a devastatingly beautiful way. Somehow I manage to hold myself together most of the way through….until the part that says “and many possibly futures”, where I completely lose it. 

5. Ahsoka Tano by Darren Tan

Here, I leave you with a rare positive depiction of the Vader and Ahsoka encounter. I like to call it, ‘The Force Strikes Back’. It’s just such a beautiful interpretation of the moment when Ahsoka runs up behind Vader, just before she is about to slice open his mask. What I love is how it shows us the scene from his point of view. With the Convor flying behind her, she leaps through the air toward him, and he turns just a little too late (you can see the edge of his red blade just at the bottom of the composition). Ahsoka is coming for you, buddy. There is no escape. She is going to break into the prison made for the ‘Jedi who had lost his way’, and there she will stay, whether you will it or no.