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The Path by AMX-269 The Path by AMX-269
Well, ain't this a shift? One day, I'm drawing Adventure Time, the next day I'm drawing art about a horror game about six sisters and some metaphorical wolves.

Yeah, The Path is creepy, but my overwhelming desire to psychoanalyze everything keeps me hooked to it.

Little nine-year-old Robin's wolf is obvious. It's clearly a werewolf, but Robin just think it's a big puppy dog she can play with. However, that's clearly not the case. Robin basically learns that there are things in the world that can and will hurt her.

Eleven-year-old Rose, the girl with her head in the clouds...literally. I've also noticed something else about her: when Rose walks through the little greenhouse area in Grandma's house, she starts swaying, as if she's dizzy. I'm beginning to think she had a bad allergic reaction in the woods, began hallucinating and saw the Cloud Wolf, got into the boat, and fell out into the lake and nearly drowned.

Thirteen-year-old Ginger is the epitome of the subject matter discussed in Reviving Ophelia. She's clearly a tomboy, and would rather just have fun instead of having to accept that people are expecting her to act more like a girl. Some people claim the Girl in Red Wolf symbolizes menstruation (which I admit could be plausible, considering Ginger's age), but what I think is that she symbolizes someone who can show Ginger that it's better if she continues to be herself, without getting involved with mean girls (symbolized by crows in the game) who like to spin webs of lies and gossip (symbolized by barbed wire in the game), as many insecure teen girls may resort to.

Fifteen-year-old Ruby does not have a very positive outlook on life. She has to wear a leg brace (perhaps from a car accident), and this seems to have caused her to have a negative self-image of herself. And yet, she wants to be noticed and appreciated, as any fifteen-year-old would. Unfortunately, she seeks that attention in the wrong ways. Take note, boys and girls: do not smoke cigarettes, especially when they are offered to you by a Charming Wolf.

Seventeen-year-old Carmen is clearly trying to master her newfound sexuality. However, all she really knows how to do is flirt. So, not only is she willing to flirt with a middle-aged Woodsman Wolf with an axe, but she's willing to accept beer from him. Either the woodsman took advantage of Carmen while she was drunk, or she feels ashamed of the fact that she forced herself into something she wasn't ready for by making herself black out.

Nineteen-year-old Scarlet, the matriarch of the six sisters. I don't think she hates any of them. She just hates the fact that she had to grow up much too quickly and be the responsible one. All she really wants to do is play her music and read books, but she can't because she has to take care of the other girls. It's pretty much a given that the girls' mother is extremely busy, and has been putting Scarlet in charge for many years, at the price of Scarlet's loves; now, Scarlet feels like she has no other choice. Some view the Fey Wolf as some sort of evil puppet-master, and at first I thought that too, but now I've been playing around with a different theory. The Fey Wolf seems to be someone who appreciates the arts and music as much as Scarlet; she's finally found someone she can relate to. Seeing how unhappy she was, the Fey Wolf used his claws to cut off the puppet strings (her mother's expectations) holding Scarlet back; this way, she could now find a more healthy balance between taking care of her sisters and pursuing her dreams.

The Path (c) Tale of Tales
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Artist
Wow! I like how you interporate the stories. I agree with you on most of them. I think that the GiR is a bad girl that showed Ginger to stay as a child forever, but in the end she hurt her (probably running around so fast that Ginger got dizzy from following her, and ran into barbwire) which explains why she is wearing something around her neck to hide the mark of the barbwire scar.
For Scarlet now that you mention it, her wolf can be either good or bad. He probably is the only 'good' wolf in the game.
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012   Writer
Glad you like the picture. Thanks for commenting.
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Artist
You're welcome :)
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LaylaAlvedo Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I love Ginger's comment.^^
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   Writer
^_^

Thanks for commenting.
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LaylaAlvedo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Welcome. Did you notice Ginger's wolf looks a lot like the Girl In White?
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Writer
Yep. If what I read on the game's official website is true, this was on purpose. The Girl in Red is the Girl in White's dark side.
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LaylaAlvedo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
All the other wolves are male. Robin's is the scariest.
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Writer
Yeah, that's true. If there's one sister I always dread throwing to the wolves (no pun intended), it's Robin. You'd think she'd have more common sense for a nine-year-old girl.

Scarlet's wolf is my favorite. ^_^
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LaylaAlvedo Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Who jumps on the back of a flapin werewolf?
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Writer
Robin. You find her wolf, the werewolf, in the graveyard. When you let her interact with it, she skips up to it and jumps on its back.
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ADB-Fantasy Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I like your theories quite a lot. Your art's fairly good, too.
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AMX-269 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012   Writer
Glad you like it.

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