The Devil

The greatest evil is physical pain. Saint Augustine

 

The greatest evil is physical pain. Saint Augustine

I’ve wanted to do a picture depicting a fight with pain. It’s something that a lot of people live with every single day and I am part of the group who deals with pain on a daily basis. There are some seriously strong souls in the world who deal with this struggle every single day. It’s not easy.. In my own personal journey, I’ve learned to really look towards those people who struggle like myself or worse with a high amount of respect. They’ve taught me to be a better person and really how to deal with my own evil demons that I fight every day.

In the major arcana, the devil card represents the negative forces that restrain you. It’s the fears, addictions, and impulses in each of us. We have the power to over come them, but the devil controls us–when we allow him to. Much like this card, pain can control our emotions, when we allow it to. We have the power to breath and take a minute for ourselves. We have the power to over come pain by allowing positivity in our life, recognizing the pain but not giving it the power to control our emotions and behaviors. It’s easy to lash out at people, when you’re in pain. It takes strength to walk away, when people upset you, rather then unleashing your anger on the people around you. The people who are around you will ultimately be the ones that you’ll need on your hardest of days. So you can’t let the devil completely beat you, rather you have to fight its power with your own. And I am lucky that medical intervention may be able to help me fight.

I’m lucky in the sense that I have a chance at beating my pain with surgery. I’m bringing this up because I will be scheduling surgery soon. And I will be away from my blog for a little while. I will inform everyone of that information, as soon as it is available to me. But for now, in the evening, I am usually fighting the good fight against it.

In the past few months or so, my own pain has knocked me down. It has stolen my time. It has stolen my emotions. It has stolen me completely. In the above photo, it represents the evil that is pain. And I am fighting it in a losing battle. The thing about chronic pain is that sometimes you don’t beat it. You just call a draw at the point of exhaustion. Then you wake up again and deal with it all over again. It’s draining, frustrating, and infuriating. I do not wish physical pain on my worst enemy. It’s bigger than I am. It blinds me to reason and steals my voice in the haze of medications. I could never put into words the true evil that pain is. It is indeed a fight with the devil.

Every person fights their own demons. This one is mine. It is second life in which that I can artistically create an image that depicts exactly how I feel. That girl is me.. that skeleton is my own hell on Earth. I know that many, many, many people go through there own battles to include pain. In banding together, we lose the empty room and find others just like ourselves. This picture is dedicated to every person with their own demons who fight them every single day. You are not invisible. And… you’re not fighting alone. My picture doesn’t show the people behind me, fighting alongside me. BUT, they are there. Keep fighting the good fight.

Now to help me fight the good fight, some very wonderful designers created some fantastic things. My skeleton is from a previous gacha by clueless. My dress is by Eliavah, which is available at the crystal heart fair. I waited to blog this for a little while because getting into the event was difficult. I really do love this outfit. My stockings are from Blueberry and my boots are available at !Rebel Hope’s mainstore. Finally, my hair is from stealthic, which goes by the awesome name of Sensual. My pose is available at this round of the Pose Fair by Bauhaus Movement. I can not gush enough about Eliavah’s awesome work and Bauhaus Movement’s sick poses. If you’re interested in any of these items, please check out my credits.

Before I end this, I want people to know that I take drugs in the evening. My pain has increased. So I’m asking everyone to please have patience with me. My thought process is slowed and I’m not always at my best in the evening unfortunately.  Thank you.

Be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet xoxo

Credits

Boots–!Rebel Hope –Gossip Mesh Platforms by Rebel Hope
Blindfold with pins–.Shi. & Messiah –Lazarus by Joy . החמְשִׂ 石毓文 (joy.laperriere)
Mouth Harness–Shi. & Messiah –Lazarus by Joy . החמְשִׂ 石毓文 (joy.laperriere)
Dress- Eliavah –Everbloom Dress by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–Crystal heart fair July 2018
Claws–{CX}–Shredder Claws–by Cᴇʀʙᴇʀᴜs (kamayari)

 

Decor/pose

Skull–Curemore–Gashadokuro by kaori domínguez (kaorinette)
Pose–Bauhaus Movement–Kunoichi Blades prop by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)–Pose Fair 2018
backdrop-Minimal -Hell back door by Ørs (ors.quan)

The Moon

I don't know what sex appeal is. I don't think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they're seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal. Omar Sharif Read

“I don’t know what sex appeal is. I don’t think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they’re seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal.”  Omar Sharif Read

I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Romp. This round is pretty great. However, I do wish that more clothes and items were geared towards men. But I’m always wanting more items for men. Girls have all the fun. It’s so not fair. I know …I know.. I know, but you’re a girl!! So? I still want options for everyone to enjoy. 🙂

Anyway, I chose this quote because I totally agree with it. I think the most seductive people seem to be those who have no idea. It’s always the way! There’s something so alluring about a mask, and a neon dark lit room. I know that it just screams seduction or at least it does for me.

Now onto the title of this post, the moon is another major arcana card in the Tarot deck. It’s a card that I get a lot, in readings. It represents hidden facts, jealousy, deception. This card is connected to the night. I always think seduction happens at night—why…. I have no idea. But anyway, that’s enough about this card, lets talk about Romp.

Every time I go to Romp, I always find items that make me feel a bit hawt. The bed, corset, cuffs, and shoes are all from this wonderful event. This is definitely one of my favorite outfits. And it came from this event. breathe created my shoes. My corset was a collaboration between Altair and [CX]. The bed is by Dictatorship and it’s called contempo. I really do like this company. They do run on the expensive side, but some of my favorite furniture comes from this company. The bed in the picture is currently available at Romp.

Speaking of pictures, I felt very inspired by Nicki Minaj and her videos for this one. I think they are insanely creative, so there are links to some of her music with this post. I love taking pictures and listening to music. I think music and art go hand in hand. It adds to my creativity and sets a mood for the pictures. I had a lot of fun creating this picture.

I thoroughly enjoy taking pictures. I would never be able to take these photos without the help of the designers who spend hours of learning how to make their creations. Thank you so much for allowing me to be creative. Without you, my photos would not exist. I really do appreciate all of their hard work. So a big thank you!!

Also, to change the subject a bit, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Belated Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!! I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday.

My next blog post will feature Collabor88. I’m sorry that my post is a little late. It is coming soon. I promise. Real life has been super busy lately. BUT I’ll be around a bit more soon.

Before I end this post, I want to put love out there in the world again. I really hope that everything is going well for every one inworld. I’m sending you all love and light. It’s important to put out love in the universe. I always believe what you put into the world will come back to you in spades.

Okay now get out there and head to ROMP!!! If you like any of the items featured in the above photo, please check out my credits down below.

Credits

Hair–stealthic –Paradox by Hunter (stealthic)
Mask–Le Forme –Bunny mask by Lou (louise.marsault)
corset–Altair&[CX] collaboration–Bunny Suit by Helli Nikiforov (thanako) and Cᴇʀʙᴇʀᴜs (kamayari)–Romp May 2018
Cuffs–Altair&[CX] Collaboration –Bunny Suit by Helli Nikiforov (thanako) and Cᴇʀʙᴇʀᴜs (kamayari)–Romp May 2018
Shoes–Breathe–Michi by daisa Admiral–Romp May 2018

Bed–Dictatorship –contempo by Dee (dictatorshop)

Pose–Bauhaus Movement –Disseminated Anime Style by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)