faith is torment

Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith.
—  Lauren Kate, Torment

Deus in Absentia III (Sam Winchester) - Unholy Trinity

It’s so gooood to be back!! Well this concept is inspired of a french book named “L’evangile selon Satan” by Patrick Graham. You can find an interesting alternate ending to the death of JC. Before it happened, he was so full of anger against his Father for letting him down that he turned into the demonic version of Jesus, Janus. That reminded me of the dark side of Sam who, despite his faith, was tormented by anger, evil and destructive pulsion. 

Anyway, this new tablet will allow me to focus on my main goal : improve my technics in drawing, and only that. So now that this tryptic is over, I still have tons of ideas about SPN universe… Mmmh for the next realistic one, I was thinking about… Rowena? ^^ With butterflies, and stuff… Uh I already feel a tear of blood in the corner of my eye! 

Enought talk, hope you like it and sorry for the looong time since the last update! Kiss! 

EDIT : I correct some details but I think it looks a little better and a little more like Sam (dat nose dammit). I hope! Also, thanks @juhe-art :)) <3 

Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can’t always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith
—  Lauren  Kate, Torment
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Faith is a torment. It is like loving someone who is out there in the darkness but never appears, no matter how loudly you call.

The Seventh Seal (1957, dir. Ingmar Bergman)

You torture me to death, yet while I live
Your beauty makes me love you & forgive,
I am the lamp, you are the sun–Your might
Conquers triumphantly my waning light.
Your radiant eyes the fire envies you,
Tulips and roses fade when meeting you.
Be parted? Never! Kneeling I confess
Love and devotion, faithful unto death.
Tormented I endure, resigned, your blows:
Yours, if I die, will be the blood that flows.
—  Nizami [Layla and Majnun]

fluxed-touko  asked:

I like your DumaFaithfulAU already! Have you ever thought of drawing anyone else accidentally getting their soul stolen and have to hunt down Celica or Alm?

uhhhh i had this one au thought where jedah slowly turned all of celicas army into faithful just to basically torment celica but aside that im kinda happy with just ruining these two :’))

anonymous asked:

Has Anne Rice ever confirmed officially that Claudia=Michele?

^Stan and Michele Rice on the left, Lestat and Claudia de Lioncourt on the right. As a side note, before this gets into the more serious topic, AR has said she based Lestat on Stan, and there is a story out there that his name was meant to be “Lestan,” but ended up as “Lestat” bc of a typographical error. I don’t have a source on that.

Re: Claudia=Michele?

From the Vampire Companion:

(In the first draft of [IWTV], Rice described Claudia as three or four years old.)… Rice based Claudia’s appearance on her own daughter, Michele, who died at the age of five from leukemia. Claudia even shares Michele’s birthday, September 21.* However, despite the intense tone of suffering and guilt evident in Louis’s telling of the story, Rice insists that she had not been aware that she had included her feelings about Michele’s tragic death. “I never consciously thought about it when I was writing the book,” she says. “I wasn’t conscious of the connection. I knew that I was using the physical beauty of Michele as the model, but Claudia was a fictional character in her own right. The character, the voice, and the things Claudia say have nothing to do with my daughter - but there’s no question that this is the symbolic working out of a terrible grief. What else can it possibly be?”

In the first version of [IWTV], Claudia eventually goes off with three vampire brothers whom she meets in Paris. She does not die. As such, it was as if Rice had attempted to give her daughter a form of immortality. Rice, however, experienced psychological problems that cleared up only after she had rewritten the ending - by killing off Claudia and taking Louis through an experience of intense grieving. This version was much more cathartic for Rice.

*This is mentioned in canon in Claudia’s diary entry in QOTD, which recounts one of her birthdays.

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Revelation 14:9-12 (HCSB)
And a third angel followed them and spoke with a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he will also drink the wine of God’s wrath, which is mixed full strength in the cup of His anger. He will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the sight of the holy angels and in the sight of the Lamb, and the smoke of their torment will go up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or anyone who receives the mark of his name. This demands the perseverance of the saints, who keep God’s commands and their faith in Jesus.”