Finally, after several tries I’ve managed to figure out how to draw these two. >.>
You thought I had stopped shipping underworld-ruling-gods at Hades and Persephone? I thought so, too. Apparently I was wrong. Blame this freaking perfect movie.
So, yeah, I watched The Book of Life a few days ago (now I just have to wait half a year for it to play in our cinemas to watch it again).
I instantly fell in love with Xibalba and La Muerte’s characters. Besides their beautiful designs, their personality is awesome too. Xibalba is absolutely hilarious, a complete trickster who’s sorta-evil one moment and (strangely, considering his sinister design) adorkable the next, La Muerte (or La Catrina, if you watched the Latin-American version of the film) is compassionate and very likeable, and their relationship’s dynamic is also extremly entertaining (you just can’t decide whether they are flirting or trying to prove the other is wrong… probably both).
Quick recolor i did instead of learning french, not even désolè. Its a recolor of the MESH by Pickypickachu, actually i dont know if she altered the mesh, or just did the solid denim texture that I worked on, but ANYWAY, all the credit goes to her, because she´s awesome and everything she does is freaking genius, and ALSO, because I love people that share their talents with the rest of us mortals, just because they can.
12 recolors All in one .package Stand alone object
My prompt was Teen!Eggsy defending Teen!Harry and this is almost exactly what I pictured, him standing up to some bullies trying to beat up Harry! And look how the ballsy bb Egg gives Harry his jacket in the second panel, it’s so cute I can hardly take it!!
Seriously, artist, I cannot wait to find out who you are and flood you with all my love and adoration because this is the best thing in the history of best things, thank you sooooo much!
What are your favorite books based on greek mythology or interpretations/variations of it? Also, what's your favorite mythology?
Hmmm… well you know, I really love Greek mythology and I love books that incorporate it or modernise it, but like 99% of young adult I have read based on Greek myth is FREAKING AWFUL. Like I don’t know what it is about this specific subgenre of ya that is so bad but it really is DO NOT READ ANY YA HADES/PERSEPHONE RETELLINGS. INCLUDING AND ESPECIALLY THOSE MEG CABOT ATROCITIES PLEASE BELIEVE ME I SUFFERED SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO. So yeah stay away from books with girls in floaty dresses on the front with names like ‘the goddess hunt’ or 'passion’ or 'evertrue’
(The only exception here, if you want to call them YA, is the Percy Jackson books. They’re a lot of fun and have soooo much Greek and later Roman myth packed in there, and tbh they’re worth it for actual angel nico diangelo QUEER SON OF HADES alone)
I have yet to find a book that does Helen of Troy justice like I want her to be done, but The Song Of Achilles is AMAZING and will fuck u up a++ very worth it. Kerry Greenwood has a book about Medea but it lacks any teeth (spoilers: she doesn’t kill her children at the end. I KNOW. I KNOW.), most modern Greek interpretations that centre on the female pantheon/heroines seem to want to make them likable at any cost (as if they weren’t.. likable before???), and so they suck the story dry of the blood and murder and vengeance that makes Greek stories… Greek? I don’t know man, it’s a problem this genre has (WHERE’S THE CLYTEMENSTRA BOOK Y'ALLLL)
The Secret History is a staple but honestly like if you haven’t read it yet, you need to - the best bachannal books are the ones where everything just goes to shit afterwards becausE YOU CAN’T BRUSH THAT CLOSE TO THE GODS WITHOUT RUINING YOUR LIFE, asoiaf has a LOT of awesome greek mythology interpretations (cersei as oedipus, catelyn as demeter, sansa as persephone, jon as persephone, jon as HADES, dany as a hercules or theseus COME TALK TO ME ABOUT THESE THINGS), the penelopiad by margaret atwood is wonderful, there is in general a lot of greek allusions in southern gothic literature, particularly faulkner and tennessee williams.
There are many death and the maiden books I could rec you but none that stand out to me about Hades/Persephone specifically (which really is a shame. i would give A LOT for a modern interpretation of them done right, i really would), but there is a lot of great poetry about them - I actually have some death and the maiden recs over here.
In other media - HADESTOWN. PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM. IF YOU TAKE NOTHING ELSE FROM THIS POST PLEASE DOWNLOAD HADESTOWN YOU WILL NOT REGRET, the lyre of orpheus by nick cave is another greek myth-based concept album that i absolutely love (featuring 'o children’ of deathy hallows fame), there is a lot of greek myth in the sandman comics, and in other gaiman works like american gods, there are many fun trash greek blockbusters (i’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for clash of the titans whatEVER, and i love troy even though THEY CUT OUT DIOMEDES THE BAE D:) but 'o brother where art thou’ is actually fantastic, AND southern gothic, AND has singing, so get on that, and like if you haven’t seen disney’s hercules or class of the titans HONESTLY WHAT ARE YOU DOING UH GUYS OLYMPUS WOULD BE THAT WAY
By 'favourite mythology’ do you mean like greek specifically, or favourite mythology of like any in the world? lmao well in greek i love hades/persephone (naturally), cupid and psyche, ariadne/dionysus/the minotaur/the maze, medea, specific parts of the iliad and i always loved the story of artemis feeding that dude TO HIS OWN ANIMALS cause he saw her bathing THAT’S WHAT IM ABOUT.
As for other mythologies - judeo-christian i’m fascinated with of course, celtic mythology is really interesting to me, central asian/mongolian steppe culture and myth is something i’m interested in, same with slavic myth, and i also really like mesoamerican mythology, specifically maya and tarascan. IM TERRIBLE I KNOW IM INTERESTED IN EVERYTHING IT’S A PROBLEM
KARASUNO -a fictional team from a volleyball manga (mind you)- FINALLY WON ITS WAY INTO NATIONALS, AND I’VE NEVER BEEN THIS FUCKING HAPPY AND PROUD FOR ANOTHER TEAM -real or fictional- IN MY WHOLE FREAKING LIFE!
Its funny I originally made a tumblr account to get naruto news. Then quickly became indulged with all the SS people on here, i didnt think there was a fandom at at all and as a guy that really likes SS(i would say love butt….) im glad to have came here. You all are freaking awesome!