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Ippolit's Dream by A3ulez Ippolit's Dream by A3ulez
Ippolit from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot, a book in which the author embodies a Christ-like figure in a modern, gullible fop. Sounds bad, but I actually love the guy XD

Ippolit, on the other hand, is a young consumptive tottering between salvation and damnation-- or between friendship with Myshkin (Christ) and Rogozhin (Satan). He has two dreams that he talks about that are associated with these two, but I really liked the first one. He is attacked by a monster, but an old dog saves him and dies in the process after being stung. This one is obviously a Myshkin dream ;)

Chapter 33 (Part III, Ch. V)

It so happened that just before he arrived I had a delightful little dream; one of a kind that I have hundreds of just now. I had fallen asleep about an hour before he came in, and dreamed that I was in some room, not my own. It was a large room, well furnished, with a cupboard, chest of drawers, sofa, and my bed, a fine wide bed covered with a silken counterpane. But I observed in the room a dreadful-looking creature, a sort of monster. It was a little like a scorpion, but was not a scorpion, but far more horrible, and especially so, because there are no creatures anything like it in nature, and because it had appeared to me for a purpose, and bore some mysterious signification. I looked at the beast well; it was brown in colour and had a shell; it was a crawling kind of reptile, about eight inches long, and narrowed down from the head, which was about a couple of fingers in width, to the end of the tail, which came to a fine point. Out of its trunk, about a couple of inches below its head, came two legs at an angle of forty-five degrees, each about three inches long, so that the beast looked like a trident from above. It had eight hard needle-like whiskers coming out from different parts of its body; it went along like a snake, bending its body about in spite of the shell it wore, and its motion was very quick and very horrible to look at. I was dreadfully afraid it would sting me; somebody had told me, I thought, that it was venomous; but what tormented me most of all was the wondering and wondering as to who had sent it into my room, and what was the mystery which I felt it contained.

I forgot about the barbs until I found this excerpts :o
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notsolittlelight Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
that dream struck me too. it was really well written. it makes you want to draw it. very nice work
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hpholo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This has to be the only fanart drawn for The Idiot, like, ...ever. :D But it actually makes me want to read it now! This character intrigues me. I like the little lizard thing. :aww:
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A3ulez Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
Hehehe ^^ It's very interesting. Not very much like any of Dostoevsky's other work, but I really enjoyed it.
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SaturneVent Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Eep, no that's not scary at all. >> << *runs and hides*

Very nicely done though btb ^_^
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A3ulez Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Thankies ^^
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