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I gots stuffs on the burner.

Don't worry.

Not COMPLETELY dead yet.

Only half dead.

Don't quite need the miracle pills yet.
You know, I don't like feeling like a sane person when it comes to politics, mainly because I don't consider myself sane.

But we are living in a system that is in fact fascist and people bury their heads in the sand when confronted with contradictory facts. The reason I haven't been writing anything political lately is because what's the fucking point?

We've rejected truth. We're spiraling downwards towards a dictatorship with the endorsement of every Nazi in the country and there is no debate anymore. You confront someone with facts and they go insane. If you back them into a corner by dispelling every argument they call it a conspiracy. There is no reason anymore. We're running the country on a steady stream of corruption and madness.

Guess I'll focus on art.
I need to admit a little bias.

Usually I don't play most games because I am not attracted to the hypermasculine "HHHHHHHHHHHHNNNGGGGGRRRRRRRRRR GEARS OF WAR STEROIDS WHEY PROTEEEEEIIIIIN" vibe I get from them.

However, upon seeing a full playthrough of the newest God of War I decided to go back to the original game. I got the original God of War in my teens and...it was frustrating. I never finished it because I regarded it, even back then, as clunky. Tried to get it out again earlier this year. Yep. Still as clunky as ever. So I casually slid to Youtube for a commentary-free playthrough so I could enjoy the story.

Kratos is a character I kind of regarded as a male power fantasy and make no mistake, he fucking is. But like Doom 2016, there's a few layers you can pull back. The narrative presented paints an extremely empty character in a shitty world where gods act as warlords and kill for petty reasons. Kratos aspires to kill the current God of War, Aries, for that reason. But through the game, you slowly come to realize that Kratos is even more monstrous than he initialy comes off as. He is ultimately responsible for the things he did in his past and upon realizing this, and realizing that the gods will not let him forget, he tries to kill himself.
Instead, he becomes the new god of war and lives a life of eternal suffering, bestowing his torment upon the helpless humans for all ages to come.

Now, any game not bearing 1, 2, or 3 I am not familiar with.  But I do know that Kratos has had brushings with with the Titans and other gods in between these games. God of War 2 paints Kratos as a rampaging monster just as bad as Aries and the gods of Olympus cast him out and trick him into draining his god power. The rest of the game, Kratos embarsk on yet another quest to defy the gods by changing his fate.
...by starting a war that by God of War 3, pretty much ends the world.

At the end of God of War 3, Kratos finds Pandora, an automoton who is supposed to be an object, but both her creator and Kratos consider her human and for the first time in the main series of games, Kratos begins to take responsibility through sheer regret of his actions. He tries to prevent Pandora from dying, and fails. Once he has killed all the gods on Olympus, he angrily reflects on how there is nothing left, how it will never stop, and to prevent it from happening again, kills himself, releasing hope into the world...whoever would be left to use it.

By the fourth game, Kratos has had a complete 180 of character.

I have no given this franchise enough respect. This is effectively a game where you play as a villain, doing evil things to innocent people and fucking over the world you know to achieve your selfish ends, and how in the end, it isn't worth it. Kratos is someone defined by pain. He lives in constant agony, trying to shut it out.
I'm reminded of a quote from another game that wasn't quite as well received even though its story is on par with God of War.

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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:holly: :rudolph: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :santa: :holly:
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AranniHK Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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artmatrix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :bow:
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcomes!!
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artmatrix Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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I wish to thank you for your  :+fav: :boogie: :hug: :iconthankyouplz1:


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artmatrix Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :bow:
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmmm you're welcome.

Usually I just ignore "thank you for the fave" comments, but you make this every time and it kinda makes me feel bad.
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artmatrix Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: :devilish:
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:holly: :santa:  Merry Christmas  :rudolph: :holly:
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You too, good sir.
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artmatrix Featured By Owner Edited Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for all the :+fav: :bow:
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very much welcome!
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I wish to thank you for your  :+fav: :boogie: :hug: :iconthankyouplz1:


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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave. That picture was shitty though.
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LeftHand-Black Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
thanks for dat watch!
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

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Drusatis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave!
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves.
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artmatrix Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for all the :+fav: :bow:
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MevrouwRoze Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
It's Like One of My Japanese Animes!_Sailor Moon by MevrouwRoze
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
Thanks for the fav.
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dan-zigg Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
So... Thought I'd drop by again. :p
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry
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dan-zigg Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
I know things are tough, but I just wanted a lil' update.
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been playing arond with Mara for a bit so I might just base a picture offa her.
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