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Priest
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Published: March 16, 2013
Forgive me Father, for I have sinned.
I'm afraid I've let the darkness in.


Just another bit from another song I'm writing. If there is a Hell,
this raging priest fetish I have is surely going to send me there.

Edit: Yes, I am aware that the inverted cross is not a symbol
directly linked to evil.


It is first and foremost the symbol of the martyrdom of Peter. It
is believed that Peter requested this form of crucifixion as he felt
he was unworthy to be crucified in the same manner that Jesus
died.

Though I used it here with a deeper meaning than mocking Jesus's
crucifixion or portraying the Cross of St. Peter. The inverted cross
is a symbol of a Christian martyr. During the early Christian centuries,
the term 'martyr' acquired the extended meaning of a believer
who is called to witness for their religious belief, and on account
of this witness, endures suffering and/or death.

This priest is possessed by the embodiment of the very belief
system he refuses. He's going to be called to witness for his
own beliefs and will, indefinitely, endure suffering and death.
I'm using it here to mock the martyr.



Texture: fav.me/d1091kt



Tools: SAI & Wacom Tablet
Hours: 4



Art: ©Voxsi 
Lyrics: ©Voxsi

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Roccodog1's avatar
Upside-down cross is a holy symbol of Saint Peter...
Tortive's avatar
TortiveHobbyist General Artist
Cool.
Roccodog1's avatar
Other than that very nice.
IasminGloom's avatar
IasminGloomStudent General Artist
Omg! That's awesome! I love the symbols do you use... The title remembers me a Cradle of Filth song ("Forgive me Father (I have sinned)", did you heard it?
Nagneto's avatar
NagnetoHobbyist Writer
"and I LIKE it."
TheMuff1n's avatar
I think you just gave me a priest fetish x.x oh boy, images lol This is a painfully beautiful picture i love it
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WhoreLenoreStudent General Artist
Oh my god. Raging-priest-fetish-FIVE! I realllllly love this :D

XO WL
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CiriaJacobsStudent Digital Artist
That face and then that colar.. very meaningful and well said with a single picture
Voxsi's avatar
VoxsiStudent General Artist
Thank you kindly~
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CiriaJacobsStudent Digital Artist
My utmost pleasure :)
failings's avatar
failingsHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I adore your use of simple, striking lines along with a hauntingly complex image and background. The symbolism of the upside-down cross and those deep black eyes... I hope you continue to make these intricate poetic images!
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VoxsiStudent General Artist
Thank you, as always. <3
This type of work is usually what I turn to when I need to
relax so I'm sure there will be plenty more to come. (:
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JoseJorgeArguellesProfessional Traditional Artist
Good use of black and white. The words themselves are full. If I were to not think about it I'd think the character to the right were feeling bad about something they've done. But on closer inspection I can think of nothing else that might come of it. The theme is enduring. There's nothing more enlightening than redemption and nothing more classical than comedy and tragedy and you've brought them together very wisely.

Give it a 4.5 because face value I'm drawn to it and thought-wise I'm provoked by it.
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VoxsiStudent General Artist
Thank you so much for such an in depth analysis.
I live for these kind of critiques. Thank you!
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angelenrouteProfessional Writer
that picture of the priest is hot! (as is your profile pic by the way) ...former monk here, took a trip to Rome when I was in the order and saw the bones of St. Peter underneath the Vatican, amazing experience...love your poem too of course =)
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VoxsiStudent General Artist
Haha, thanks! And oh? You were a monk?
How interesting! You should note me, I'd
love to hear more of your story if you're
willing to tell it. I visited Rome last year
but sadly I didn't get to see the Vatican.
You're so fortunate! ^^
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6-9ChangelingHobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting meaning! Glad you explained it |D Can't wait for the songs!!
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VoxsiStudent General Artist
Thanks! x3
6-9Changeling's avatar
6-9ChangelingHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep! c:
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ShiroIriHobbyist General Artist
14 words with so much meaning.
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VoxsiStudent General Artist
Thank you, my dear. They do have quite a lot of meaning to me, so it's a strange
relief to find that others read meaning amongst the lines as well.
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innercartwheelStudent General Artist
These little lines, I sometimes wonder how in the world I never find them first. You have great theatricality in your writing.
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VoxsiStudent General Artist
You know, I wrote this and I had to Google it to make sure I had gotten to it first, haha. I was fortunate (and surprised) when no one else had.
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innercartwheelStudent General Artist
Ha, I have to do that too sometimes. ^_^
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