"Although ravens now bring news of life and death, people still persist uncertainly; since none can truly fathom fate, I shall end it with one strike of my blade."
The inspiration behind this piece is Shā Wú Shēng (殺無生 or Setsu Musho in Japanese, meaning Eradicator of Life) from the Japanese-Taiwanese glove puppetry show Thunderbolt Fantasy (東離劍遊紀). He is a skilled swordsman and an infamous assassin known as the Screaming Phoenix Killer (鳴鳳決殺).
I got into this show because of SinistrosePhosphate, whose gorgeous fan works and love for the show convinced me to give it a try. Musho captured my attention from the moment he first appeared, and by the time I finished the prequel film, he became my favorite character. I've watched all of his scenes several times, bought the gaiden novel because of him, and even got my sister, who almost never shares my taste in characters, to like him as well xD.
I purchased this gemstone for another character two years ago, but couldn't come up with a design for her. After I saw Musho's tragic backstory, I felt that I had to make a piece for him. Purple is one of my favorite colors, so I was super excited to have a purple-themed character finally make it into my favorites; I immediately started brainstorming the design for his piece, and didn't lose motivation even though I waited two more months to actually start crafting him xDD. I mainly used his 2D artworks as references, so some of the elements in my piece don't match up with the ones on his puppet form.
P.S. You can expect more TBF-themed crafts from me in the future .
Thunderbolt Fantasy belongs to Gen Urobuchi, Nitroplus, Good Smile Company, and Pili International Multimedia. I don't own the character who inspired this piece. Musho's soliloquy is from Season 1, Episode 5.
For more about this series check out the S1 opening: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jRxLs… and official site: www.thunderboltfantasy.com/.
Materials: Silver Plated Artistic Wire (28 gauge), Enamel Coated Copper Wire in Black, Blue, Gold, Hot Pink, Ice Blue, Orchid, Pink, Rose Gold (20-26 gauge), Aluminum Rose Bead, 20 CTs Charoite Cabochon.
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