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本是同根生 | by Boy Obsolete
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someone asked me while i was working on this, if there was any meaning/ story associated with this piece.


originally, i had a demonslayer in mind.

so that explains the horns on the character at the bottom of the cup.


then later on, i thought of a poem known as "Quatrain of Seven Steps" (七步诗) that i had to recite back when i was a student in singapore. 本(běn)是(shì)同(tóng)根(gēn)生(shēng), was a line in that poem, and it means "originating from the same root".


i thought it would be awesome to depict brothers who chose different paths in life, the righteous versus the corrupt, and their bloody battle in the end. BUT now i have to deal with making up a story for these freaking horns i just drew because they cant be brothers if one of them has horns."


i guess the story is, sometimes i dont have a story for all my works. i just like to draw.


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Taken on June 6, 2010