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This scene just gets sadder and sadder the older I get.
Baba Yaga will chase you | » a mix inspired by russian tales. [ listen ]
Here is a comb and towel. Take them and run away. Baba Yaga will chase you; put your ear to the ground and, when you hear her coming, throw down the towel—and a wide, wide river will appear. And if she crosses the river and starts to catch you up, put your ear to the ground again and, when you hear her coming close, throw down your comb — and a dense forest will appear. She won’t be able to get through that.
I love the idea of Erik and Christine snuggling. It’s completely loaded with fluff, but I think both of them deserve a respite from all the high melodrama.
For the record, this is completely G-rated cuddling.
…….Okay, maybe PG because there was definitely some smooching involved. But that is it, kids, no Phantom hanky-panky here.
Also, I wanted to try drawing Erik wearing his false nose. Many false noses of the day were attached to glasses or had straps that wrapped around the face in order to attach them to the nasal cavity, which I don’t think would fly with Erik. I imagine he would have sculpted his own false nose and used some sort of putty to blend it with his skin tone and attach it to his face. What, exactly, I’m not sure, but he’s a genius, so I’m sure he came up with something that looked natural enough. That being said, I still wanted the “seam” to be visible because this is 1881, after all, and although Erik’s a genius, he doesn’t exactly have access to modern facial prosthetics.
Originally, I drew him with his mask on, but I thought it would be incredibly uncomfortable for both of them if he attempted to fall asleep wearing it (can you imagine it digging into Christine’s chest? OUCH), so I came up with a little back story that involves him removing the mask but still opting to wear the false nose because he doesn’t want to completely gross Christine out. She, for the record, couldn’t care less, but he sees it as the gentlemanly thing to do. A gentleman, after all, doesn’t wipe his gaping nasal cavity all over his lady’s bosom.
……….This went from romantic and fluffy to exceptionally disgusting.
Phantom of the Opera belongs to Gaston Leroux.
100% sure Erik didn’t mean to fall asleep because a.) he likes to watch Christine sleep (and let’s face it he IS a bit of a creep) and b.) he’s afraid of having nightmares and thrashing about and accidentally hurting her. But she’s so soft and warm and he can’t help but drift off to sleep in her arms.
I am also convinced that when dozing off his head was still on the pillow because he’s a gentleman and also terrified of touching her and when he wakes up he’s going to be both delighted and terribly ashamed of himself.
Aww, I’m so glad!! And thanks for sharing with me! :)
I really love villains
not in a ‘poor baby is so misunderstood’ way
in a ‘your amorality is so fascinating and delicious’ way
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are you seriously wearing white
okay this is getting out of hand