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Poem: "Whatever We Feed"
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e_scapism101 From: e_scapism101 Date: September 20th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
It makes sense that he'd become attached to the dark cloud. It's what he knows, it's familiar and comfortable - when you lose that darkness it's really scary at first. When you're in a state where something like that has become normal, to be without it is jarring.

Without his darkness, he may not know what or how to be.
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: September 21st, 2012 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)


The black cloud is a motif that appears across cultures and over a long period of time, primarily in visual arts but also in some stories. Thought becomes image, image becomes entity. It is, however, inherently malleable and can have different effects; consistently associated with negative mental states such as depression, sociopathy, aggression, etc. Think about the contexts in which you've seen or heard about a black cloud hovering over a character, and you'll get an idea of the range.

Also, terrifically apt icon.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: September 21st, 2012 01:55 am (UTC) (Link)


... and it may be like armor. Sometimes, what looks fucked up and dysfunctional may still be an improvement over the previous situation.
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