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Writer/artist/composer/singer. I'm a closeted nerd and this is my closet. I enjoy castles, music boxes, and military dress hats. I post the things I make and reblog the things that catch my attention. You can visit my art and music tag links on the left to see some of my stuff =) Sometimes I get involved in fandom discussions (mostly Pandora Hearts), but otherwise I try to keep this blog's content limited to art and music.
So, you guys, in light of the meta revelation in Pandora Herats, how do you think the reincarnation cycle really works then? We know it actually exists and isn’t just a belief for the afterlife that the people came up with, since Jack was barred from it.
I believe the reason we were originally given was because he soul had become too tainted or something like that, but I think it is more likely that this happened because he got so heavily involved and connected with Irregular characters (Lacie, Oz, etc.) that not only did it mess up his status within the story (was he an Irregular Character now, or still a Regular Character?), but it also took him so far away from the original ending of his story that he had no where to fit within the Abyss (and the story’s originally set plot.
So, it does exist, but how do you think it fits into and relates to the meta aspects that are now being explored in PH?
(Reblogging because whenever I want to talk, it never fits in the comment spaces oTZ).
It’s mentioned that the Abyss/core couldn’t recognize Jack’s soul anymore, and that’s why he couldn’t enter the reincarnation cycle, and I agree that Jack’s connections may have been the cause—
A contract between a human and a chain seems to occur between their souls, so by that rule, Jack’s soul was literally connected to Oz, who was created (more or less) by a CoM. Thus, Jack’s soul might truly be tainted, and Oz himself may have been the entity that tainted it.
On top of that, the confrontation between him and the Alices is said to have broken his soul and caused it to wither away over time—perhaps the reason Oz’s soul was able to take sole control over Jack’s body in the first place is because he’s more than an average chain, and his nature may be more closely related to the rule-breaking CoM.
My thought about the reincarnation in general is that the souls are simply reborn into other stories/universes. Other than that, I have a lot of questions about the Ph world’s history, like how far back it extends/has been recorded (if at all), and if there’s any recorded evidence of a soul being reborn after 100 years (because that would tell us for sure if the souls are reborn into the same timeline).
"Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you — I’m always asking why this crazy world had to lose such a ray of light…we never knew. Gone too soon…"
*Video I made for Lily’s birthday cause she loves her some Baskervilles (as do I).
Just a thought: Leo loves books and stories so much—they mean everything to him; they were his escape and his solace and in a way, they were the reality he chose. When I think of that in light of Retrace 91—of course he’d get pissed at Levi’s suggestion their universe as a “story” is hilarious and ridiculous. I have newfound faith in Leo after suddenly realizing how genuinely he cares about stories themselves—he knows how much they matter.
(I just love how the themes in Pandora Hearts continue to build and evolve and gain new meanings or more significant meanings than you could have guessed)
I decided last minute that i wanted to add Dean into the picture. I think he looks great.
'Dad's on a hunting trip, and he hasn't been home in a few days'
sammy was saying i should do more PH, so i experimented with this poor thing. ah, and i forgot the hair thing…
I see the moon, and the moon sees me…
"She is me… and I am she. We’re one and the same, yet different beings…
- The Sweet Far Thing (Libba Bray)
I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE HDR EFFECT WAS HARD BUT IT’S ACTUALLY LIKE A 5 STEP THING BESIDES DUPLICATING AND FLATTENING SHIT HOLY FUCK I CAN DO IT. I’M SO EXCITED WOW THAT’S LOVELY and I have to share because no one every taught me this.
- Open your picture.
- Duplicate layer (Ctrl+J)
- Overlay that shit 50%
- Flatten image (Ctrl+E)
- Duplicate that one layer that you have now (Ctrl+J)
- Desaturate (Shift+Ctrl+U)
- Invert (Ctrl+I)
- Gaussian Blur it to 40
- Now overlay that B&W Blurred image
- Duplicate and sharpen if necessary
- AMAZEMENT WOW HOLY SHIT
MOTHERFUCKER, I’VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND THIS FOR HOURS. TAGG(NG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS.
So it took me 91 Chapters to realise Vincent is left-handed.
|Leo:||IT'S NOT FUNNY|
Remember how Lacie once told Oswald the day before she died that this world was cruel and terrible—but in spite of all that she found it beautiful in its entirety? I think Leo regurgitates the idea in ways which we, the fourth wall, agree.
"Even if this world is nothing but a story, even if we exist only to entertain someone far beyond our reach, I don’t think this world is ridiculous."
-Leo Baskerville, Retrace 91
There were so many good moments in this chapter, but I think the one I loved the most was the fact that Oswald remembered Lacie every time the children of misfortune were acknowledged as loopholes in the Juries’ plots. And I had this feeling the whole time he killed the creepy Jury grandma with Vincent, Oswald was pissed. I think we sometimes forget that in all the recent things he’s done against the protagonists we love (Oz, Gilbert, Alice, etc.) he also lost Lacie. It was like he pushed it in the Jury’s faces—hey, this child you wanted me to kill, my sister, I know why now. They aren’t yours to push down into the abyss. They’ll be your death. Even if he didn’t say it, I imagined him feeling that way. Levi notices too that Oswald!Glen never really trusted the Jury lady, presumably because she was the one who always pushed him to get rid of Lacie.
That does beggar the question though. If he’s ridding the world of the Jury and attempting to change the story/universe still by going to the past, is he going to kill Lacie again or something else entirely? The way I see it, I feel like Oswald regrets his past more than anything. Like Break acknowledges about Vincent wanting to hide all his shame by changing the past, it makes you wonder if the humane side of Oswald that remains wants to rewrite the past not because of the universe but because of what he had to do to his sister and his own best friend in the past.