Have you ever been in love? Horrible, isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up this whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life…you give them a piece of you. They don’t ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you, or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so a simple phrase like “maybe we should just be friends” or “how very perceptive” turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It’s a soul-hurt, a body-hurt. A real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love.
--Rose Walker, from The Sandman by Neil Gaiman (via vivatregina)
Superheroes and maybe some villains
I was able to squeeze a personal work last week (I can’t this week, too much work but I ain’t complaining) and was able to finish it in one day. I got the inspiration since I will always be a fan of comics and graphic novels especially the ones from Chris Ware, Craig Thompson and Neil Gaiman. I guess this affiliation with these awesome things started back when I was a kid and was (still is) a fan of the Power Rangers. I was never pedantic on which superhero shows to watch as long as I get to have my save-the-world-and-rescue-the-girl-from-the-boiling-pot fix and then I’m good to go. There’s a certain charm superheroes have, heck even some villains look way cooler than some superheroes (Hi, Harley Quinn!). I assume that all of us are fans of these fictional characters at one point in our lives, ‘cos there is a certain comfort in believing in something even if it involves masks, capes and some ridiculous tactics to save the world from oblivion.
Hope you can guess the corresponding characters from the poster (Hint: it’s arranged alphabetically). Ruds by far has the most right guesses with 11 correct matches. Goodluck and have fun!