Category: dark fantasy

“The Dog who Swallows Millions” by…

“The Dog who Swallows Millions”
by Dimitar
Ivanov

Flesh Render by Todor Hristov

Flesh Render by Todor
Hristov

End of White Rabbit by Eugen Klushyn

End of White Rabbit by Eugen
Klushyn

Resistance by beeple .

Resistance by beeple
.

Stunning concept from artist Shahab Alizadeh.

Stunning concept from artist Shahab Alizadeh.

It’s funny how my mind goes right to the literal as opposed to metaphorical. I feel like that’s a big reason why I’m not into poetry. I prefer the fantasy over the metaphor. Like, when I see this I think of a Hell for giants, as if they were bested, captured and confined to a literal prison where the lowliest of human pawns – this malnourished cell guard – is now their master, and they beg for the scraps he tosses them when he’s in the mood to torment. Whereas a poet would see something like his inner anxieties pushing through this tiny, bloody slit in his psyche, and he (the little dude to the left representing the poet’s conscious mind) serves them in desperate hopes to hold his insanity.at bay.

The metaphorical is deeper, of course, and probably more relatable, but the literal has so many more possibilities for storytelling and to let the imagination soar. You got the metaphor, which is basically just colorfully describing everyday life – job and family troubles and (gag me) typical relationship drama – and you have the fantasy…which entirely transports you into another world, detached from those three things above that so obtusely pollutes so much of our so-called “entertainment.” But, it boils down to personal opinion. I’m not into the “feels” so much. But those who are, often consider fantasy childish or lame because it’s “sooo fake, dude! Omg…” lol

For my money? Imagination/fantasy is the fuel for all progress in society.

Emotions/drama? Not so much…

-z/cm

Pale Knight by Daria Rashev

Pale Knight by Daria
Rashev

Regular

New one from @alexruizart Brilliant stuff.

The Old King by Alexandre Chaudret

The Old King by Alexandre
Chaudret

Regular

New one from one of my favs @triztaess on insta

Demon by David Masson

Demon by David
Masson