divine turtle

P4 Official Design Works Records: Himiko & Kanzeon

“Himiko’s body is the only thing that is in line with Rise’s idea of what the historical figure looked like, while the head is totally an antenna. Historically, it is said that Himiko ruled over her lands with shamanic powers, and I thought the antenna would be a good modern representation of those powers. The goggles are like Himiko’s crown, and Rise wears them in order to monitor the others. 

Initially, I was going to add more mechanical bits to Himiko to make it so that the character could actually ride on top of her. Unfortunately, limitations like the screen size forced us to settle for this simpler design.”

-Soejima

“The antenna’s honeycomb pattern is a reference to the shamanic practice of divination through turtle shells. Himiko can only function when Rise is wearing the goggles, so she was not designed as a Persona who directly joins battles. This is also reflected in Himiko’s long dress, which would be difficult to maneuver in. Since Kanzeon is capable of gathering more information than Himiko, I added additional layers to her antenna.”

-Soejima

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The Divine Zero – Pierce The Veil

Maybe I could swim into your thoughts like your drugs do
Paralyze your body
Sick and tired of waking up too
Burning eyes and cigarettes
I’m falling through the couch like a suicide mission tonight
My God, here comes the downside 


Wild eyes of terror pray for sex on the beach while
Oceans of kerosene will soak into me
I’m not meant for this world, I just don’t see the point
So I don’t think about it, don’t over think about it
And life is a joke
But everything’s riding on me tonight
Been counting the stars and scars
How I’m becoming a work of art 

In desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile

The whispered words “You’d better hide the bullets”
You stayed on the phone and talked to me day and night
Trigger my nightmare once again
And it’s fucking loaded in hand
And we’ll let the fire rage
The smoke and the drowning flames
My bedroom computer light is the only menace to my new faux wooden blinds

In desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile
Now, I only pray when it all goes down
I’ll be surrounded by all of the ones I’ve loved and cared about
And then burn it down 

And life is a joke
But at least I can love you, naked and tattooed
Counting the stars and scars
And if the pain is a sound, let’s slow it down

Desperate times and desperate measures
I come so close, my hopes are severed by the downside
A million waves in the ocean crash at once to make you smile
Now, I only pray when it all goes down
I’ll be surrounded by all of the ones I’ve loved and cared about
And then burn it down

Your serotonin’s gone
The kerosene is gone
The sunset is gone
So hold on 

Your serotonin’s gone
The kerosene is gone
The sunset is gone
It’s all gone 

All gone x4