dominion series

I like the stars. It’s the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they’re always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from here, I can pretend…I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come, and gods go. Mortals flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don’t last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend…

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chris schmelke angel!? YES! finally working on some concept/reference for him! as i said, he’ll show up in the standalone swaingel book. i got really excited because the last of what i needed for him was a weapon design, and it finally hit me as i was falling asleep last night

it’s basically a light saber powered by grace to become a concentrated energy beam HELL YEA (i feel like @winjennster and @mittensmorgul will appreciate this)

& it’s a wild thing when you first discover porn
at an age where you’ve finally come to accept

that girls do not have cooties & what a way
to disprove this except with the recording of two people,

close enough to be indistinguishable
from the other; “pleasure,” in such a new format

that you become frightened of it, the way a face looks
in the eye of a camera: undressed & unapologetic,

their genitalia knitted & glazed as if dipped in oil,
seeming to be so edible that you have to try it:

the dish of salt-sleeked skin, a woman’s oval
valley flushed & fluid with gelatinous light,

a man holding the base of the woman’s bottom
against the wall, ascended in the air with her legs

corralling his hip like a belt & I often think that
this is how I wish to be held in the stark night

but thank god the human invented secrecy,
for I couldn’t tell my mom the things I’ve learned,

how the areola often desires a tongue to blanket it,
how desire has become the word that governs me,

sex thickening my imagination, wanting sex to be
done beneath the light-loosed coverings of the sun,

beneath the shade of a forest, in a room dark
enough to not see what you touch, knowing

only that you are & there is such risk, to know
your eyes do not tell you much of anything

but when looking at a video of a man smoking
while a woman’s mouth becomes the sheath

to the cock as his hand holds the neck down,
I’ve then become the witness of a culture of dominion,

with a series of no’s slipping into the sky as prayer
& I only speak of this knowing I’ve also been taken

in the brooding dark, my own body abandoning itself
when facing a mirror because of what has stained me,

the imprint of a hand that I can still recall on my shoulder,
the disturbed flesh in a slight quiver, the bones ringing

like wind chimes, loose & unresisting to what slips
through it; a feeling of the body being shear,

common ground for the damaged, being as weightless
as a phallus without blood, as the curtain of a labia;

the parts most ashamed but look there- the video
shows us a woman smiling, the grin of a man,

both in union, even their shadows making love
in independence, so of course there’s a lucid form

of joy here but when the camera sleeps, when the outside’s
eyes cannot see how pleasure defines us, I depart my room,

exhausted from a lonely fantasy, wondering how
will the world fall inside the open parts of me,
with all its terror, loud enough to almost be a moan.

—  Nkosi Nkululeko, Culture of Dominion (via Vinyl Poetry)

You need new episodes of an awesome TV-show, right? I know that. Here’s something to help you through hellatus:
It’s called Dominion. Let me tell you a little about it.

You may or may not know the movie ‘Legion’. God disappeared and some angels think it’s the humans fault. Michael is on their side and saves a child that is supposed to be the saviour of humanity.

Dominion is what happens 25 years after that. There are lower ranked angels that need human bodies to walk on earth.

This is the archangel Michael. He helped building Vega (Las Vegas after the angels raised Hell on Earth).

This is the (rebellious) soldier Alex. He’s gay for Michael (and since Michael is gay for him, too, that’s okay).

They don’t admit it buy look at this and tell me they aren’t.

Then here we have the archangel Gabriel, Michaels brother. He is the one who leads the angels against humanity and with that against his brother.

There is this guy, he’s a soldier, he’s gay but no one questions that.
Then there is a female soldier, she’s awesome and at the same time she isn’t sexualized.

If you look at it, it’s a wonderful plot, there are a lot of wings and awesome fights, beautiful (and mainly gay) people everywhere.

I think that’s convincing enough. So go, do something during hellatus.


[1/?] sci-fi/fantasy edits

suho as michael the archangel from the SyFy series Dominion

Seth’s Dominion, directed by Luc Chamberland, is a hybrid documentary/animation film exploring the life of master cartoonist Seth. The film won the Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival and had an international debut at London’s Raindance Festival. Now, Seth’s Dominion is coming to the CBC’s “Absolutely Quebec” series! Seth’s Dominion will air on CBC Saturday, August 22nd at 7pm.