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Higanbana by SinistrosePhosphate Higanbana by SinistrosePhosphate
I made this wallpaper a while ago.

The original photo came from the Gothic & Lolita Bible, issue #21. The model is a Japanese visual-rock singer named Kamijo (ex-Lareine, now of Versailles). In this case, he is cosplaying the role of Lestat from the movie "Interview with the vampire".

The line on the right bottom corner is the title of Lareine's 10th anniversary memorial book, roughly translated to "the Young nobleman in the name of 'Queen'" ("Queen", because the band was called "Lareine", of course.)

The flowers on the side are higanbana, spider lilies; or Lycoris Radiata. There is a mystical meaning attached to the flower in the Japanese Shinto tradition. They are intimately linked with those who have passed before us.
In this case... strangely apt for the subject matter.


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Lost-Remnant Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Beautiful! And nice touch with the symbolic flowers.
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the higanbana, really. (If you won't yell at me... I like them more than the rest of the wallpaper in this case... ^^;) But they certainly play a special role here. Vampires and death goes hand in hand, after all.
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Lost-Remnant Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I won't yell at you, dear. They're lovely!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They most certainly are, aren't they?
Unfortunately, when my last computer died, I lost the picture file to these flowers, too. I haven't been able to find them again. I'm still aggrieved!
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Lost-Remnant Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Aww . . . I'm sorry. I guess you can't just copy and paste from this picture? I don't know anything about this stuff . . .
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is actually several overlays of the original image. I can use this picture, but I will be taking -all- of these flowers with me. That's why I miss the originals.
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Lost-Remnant Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Oh, I see . . . :( Always keep a spare!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I try, I try. But what can I do when my computer breaks down and eats my files...? :stupidme:
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Pikachupalooza Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KAMIJOOOOOO *u*

YOU'RE SO BOOTIFUL
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the comment.
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Pikachupalooza Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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blackinuyaju Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
ooh, very pretty
what a great idea! the symbols are astonishing (not to mention gorgeous =3)
and good choice of model =P
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Why, thank you ever so much!

I'm really glad you liked it. :)
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Ladyvaltor Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
anf thios photo explain kamijo DOESN´T GAY!!!! i luv it!!!
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
My condolences, madame, on your unfortunate love life.

The Kabuki theatre were originally made of all women actors, but since they were also hired out as prostitutes, the government at the time banned all women from public perfomances. The tradition continues even today. I am very sure the tradition has nothing to do with people being homosexuals.
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Ladyvaltor Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
yes that was patetic....:D

I know about the teathre kabuki.. its a very dificult teathre because the expression but in the modern life most of all actors are almost gay... well if is for the people gay... every world is homosexual :D
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think the world is homosexual.

I think it only feels that way because we've gone on for so long without hearing anything from the people who are homosexual. They have been prosecuted, medicalised and generally silenced for a long, long time. It's only recently that they've found a voice. After thousands of years of silence, the only thing they can do right now is to scream out as loud as they can to make up for it.

I tend to think it's only a phase that this world is going through. Eventually, maybe in 30, 50 years, when the homosexuals realise that they are just normal people, too (and when the rest of the heterosexual people in the world realise it as well), we won't hear about them so often anymore.

Only about 5% of the male population and about 3% of the female population are homosexual according to an English study done in the mid-90's. There's a lot of "normal" people i the world. You just have to look for them, that's all.
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings:

I am unaware that Mr. Kamijo is gay.
Most, if not all of the visual kei artists are heterosexual, and dressing up is a part of their performance. It is part of their on-stage persona, like a role in a kabuki play (where females aren't allowed on stage.)

If there's anyone who believes dressing-up means "gay", I believe we should set out to educate them on these matters.
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Ladyvaltor Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
really? huh he say it.... GOOD!!! they past like 1000 years wondering that.. but Why the gays ruins my life? ..... Gosh...!!! i have like 2 boyfriends with that genetical illness ...
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retroelectric Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Student General Artist
It's Japanese Lestat! haha. This is absolutely gorgeous! :D
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That... is definitely a fitting description for it.

Glad you liked it. Thanks a million! :)
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Alyona-Eva Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Gyahh!!! Kamijo!! He's gorgeous!! I love his aristocrat dressing style!

Love Lareine too. Sighh....so sad they disbanded :(

Nice work on the wallpaper ^_^
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SinistrosePhosphate Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings:

Thank you very much!
I love the man for his fashion sense, too. It's "Visual", but not exactly "over the top" (in my humble opinion, that is...).

Glad you liked the wallpaper, and nice to meet you, too!
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