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The Surge by spyderraver The Surge by spyderraver
It's all about getting into the Halloween spirit this year - since it's one of the best holidays without a doubt. I like it for playing the role as a sort of a "kick-off" for the more important season to come. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and everything in between... Good times. But if you didn't know, this wallpaper focuses on yurei, and this baby is an 'onryō' ghost: a "vengeful ghost who comes back from purgatory for a wrong done to them during their lifetime."

This ghost is clearly very angry and is a brief portrayal of the story of Sachiko from the Kamakura district in Kanagawa, Japan. Old legend has it that Sachiko was murdered behind the scenes at a Kabuki play which was happening during her death. Because it was her odd-job to provide the screaming and other effects for the part when the female protagonist is killed in the play (since Kabuki has a male-only acting cast), nobody could tell if her last scream of life was a reality or rehearsed. When the play ended, nobody could find Sachiko because the unidentifiable murderer (who had his way with her and disappeared) dragged her to a creek in the countryside and threw her body into dark and polluted water. Sachiko's spirit eventually lived on and somehow gained the control and trust of many wild nocturnal animals who resided close to where her corpse had floated off to. She is a yurei who can be identified by an evil mannerism through the living spirits of pests, rodents, and other lowly animals, as well as harmful reptiles. She is not a ghost to fuck around with.

Apophysis 2.02 & Photoshop.

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Rapunzell - Stock Snake [link] - ~rapunzell-stock
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Veil Brushes PSP 9 [link] - ~AzurylipfesStock
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:iconneolestat:
neolestat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
makes my eyes bleed with it's skillfulness... you have an awesome talent here my friend.
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:iconspyderraver:
spyderraver Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Thanks man! You don't know how much your American fan club has missed you!
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:iconneolestat:
neolestat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
Welcome dawg... I've been told off by RJ for being recluse. Seen the light now... I think.
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spyderraver Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Haha - RJ told you off!!!
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:iconneolestat:
neolestat Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
he freaking did! :lol:
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spyderraver Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
:rofl: That's funny.
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LamiaFemina Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Good luck to all in the Competition :)
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:iconspyderraver:
spyderraver Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Good luck to you too. Did you participate in the contest too?
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LamiaFemina Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
nope but there are some good works up there :) I am one of the judges :)
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spyderraver Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Oh, I see. Well, thanks for taking a fair look at my piece. Hope you like it!
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