i want your salvation

aesthetic punk modern mythmeme // Amanikable, Philippine god of storm and sea 

“Hold your breath. Don’t deny the pressure until I tell you to. I want the water inside you to be so unbearable in its ravaging that you would have no choice but to drown in me." A beat. And then, "please." Passed over again, and then again, his anger stretches itself thin until it breaks to reveal the desperation, the solitude. But what has he to offer to a girl of the earth? 

“This is the stupidest thing we’ve ever done,” John muttered as they drew up to the front door.

“Smile,” Sherlock said through his teeth. “No, not like that, you look like you’re going to break someone’s arm. Smile like you’ve glimpsed salvation and want to share it with everyone.”

“I’ve glimpsed salvation in your arse,” John said and they were both giggling when the door was flung open.

“Good morning,” Sherlock said brightly in his atrocious American accent. “I’m Elder Smith and this is Elder Young and we’d like to talk to you about the Church of Latter-Day—“

“Fook off,” the wiry man with the bad teeth said unceremoniously and slammed the door.

Inspired by a scene in chapter 15 of Chryse’s brilliant A River Without Banks where the quote is taken from.

It also works for Day 17: Spontaneous Musical of the 31 Day Domestic OTP Sketch Challenge devised by kowabungadoodles (despite there not being any singing in the scene …). Another drawing inspired by this marvellous fic is Day 19.

  1. Milkshake drinking competition
  2. Aggressively feeding ducks
  3. Massage
  4. Secretly shopping for the other
  5. Buying a Pet
  6. New Pet regrets
  7. Sudden rainstorm
  8. Watching terrible television
  9. Sleepy kissing
  10. Starbucks AU
  11. Fighting over fridge space
  12. Sharing a shower
  13. Sexy day dreams
  14. Unfortunate public boner
  15. DIY project
  16. Tickle fight
  17. Spontaneous Musical
  18. Costume party
  19. Walking home drunk
  20. Sex interrupted by phone
  21. Trying a new sport.
  22. Home cooking!
  23. Fell in a river
  24. Minor Phobias
  25. CHRISTMAS FLUFF
  26. Magical AU
  27. Can’t sleep
  28. Night time confessions
  29. Getting lost
  30. Awkward dinner party
  31. Holiday (vacation)!
The God

Sources: X X X X X 

“I belong to you [man].
I serve not of requirement, but of choice.
Not from fear, but from love
Not out of pity, but rather out of hope.
I want to end your pain and fill your lives with joy.
I want to become your salvation”

-The Red God

Names

  • Creator of Paradise
  • Lord of Serpents and Reeds 
  • The Holy Mother
  • The Sun
  • The Eye of Night
  • The Savior and The Demon
  • The Beast

“Inside us there is a word we cannot pronounce, and that is who we are.”

– Anthony Marra

The God is a pop-culture deity from the Silent Hill Games. Featured in mostly in the 1st and 3rd game, she is usually depicted in a monstrous form, though her depictions in the cult’s artwork show her as a beautiful, young woman. 

“The Form of The God that is born to the earth changes depending on those who summon it.”

-Book of Lost Memories “The Eye of Night” creator’s comment

I am the merciless sun: proud and strong. 

Though I give light, I am a destroyer. A wild beast that can be swayed to protect or to attack at any given moment. And though I do aid in life, one must not forget that I am untamed. 

I am the merciless sun: ever truthful. 

My form is merely that which one can perceive. I am a flickering image that changes as the heart’s of men change. A mirror that shows only the truth within its reflection. 

I am the merciless sun: the eye of night. 

The brightest star in the blackness. I am the wish of one’s inner most desires and secrets. I give birth to one’s dreams, for I am born of a dream. 

I am the Red God

 humanity existed before God. Here, people knew only pain and hatred. Seeking salvation from the world around him, a man offered a prayer and a serpent to the sun. A woman, offering prayer and a reed to the sun, asked for joy. Taking pity on a world consumed by sadness, the pleas of these two people breathed life into God, and from them, She was born.

The world, as it was then, had no understanding of linear time. So, the first thing the god did was establish a linear, measurable time, separating it into night and day. After this, She outlined to humanity the road to salvation and gave the world joy. Since people weren’t able to die, God took away their immortality. The reason for this was so people could know the freedom that comes from death.

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The Red God reflects our inner selves. The part we cannot hide. She is a mirror that only depicts that which we expect (and sometimes don’t expect) to see. 

“Do not be fooled, all depictions of my face are false. Always cover my face, mark it out, scribble over it. 
The eyes of man cannot look upon me, otherwise fear shall take their hearts and forget what I truly am. 
Their sight shall see me as a beast.”

“A woman, barren and lacking, prayed for the one joy she so greatly desired.
A man, broken and poor, prayed for the salvation he needed quite badly.
A priest, lost and forsaken, prayed for a purpose that he could be given.”

-the three mortal angels

When she was created from man, she established time, removed their immortality, created various angels and beings to help aid her, and died trying to create a paradise for her (now mortal) creators. 

It was the act of freeing them from immortality that she damned herself. 

“It is by the hands of man that I am both born and destroyed. For my heart is theirs, I can only show the truth.”

– the red god

Symbols and Representations 
  • reeds
  • serpents
  • red
  • blood
  • veils 
  • knives
  • mirrors
  • the sun
  • gold
The Lord greatly loves the repenting sinner

The Lord greatly loves the repenting sinner and mercifully presses him to His bosom: “Where were you, My child? I was waiting a long time for you.” The Lord calles all to Himself with the voice of the Gospel, and his voice is heard in all the world: “Come to me, my sheep. I created you, and I love you. My love for you brought Me to earth, and I suffered all things for the sake of your salvation, and I want you all to know my love, and to say, like the apostles on Tabor: Lord, it is good for us to be with You.”

-  St. Silouan the Athonite