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Sometimes that's how it is by Keiichou Sometimes that's how it is by Keiichou
But I know you're stronger, stronger than this


So today's my birthday, and I'm giving you guys stuff haha oh.

Living up to my reputation as a darker artist again haha

I was massively overwhelmed by feels for Shannon Noll's 'Lift' yesterday so it was an influence/inspiration for this picture, even halfway through haha

The anatomy is shocking yes but i really wanted to draw this and yeah. so is the background. you guys know the drill


He does have his Sebastian's sigil but this isn't RP related, thankfully.

OH GOD THAT SCYTHE was hard as. bloody stufff. Did he harm Sebastian somehow o:
or what? who knows <3

Don't forget to ask for my tumblr~ <3

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xXPurpleWolfieXx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Ronald don't cry T^T
*Le hugs him*
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InochiAme Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist
This tears... :(  :iconruncryplz:
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Shirvell Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Eyes. * . *
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KnoxOneBack Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
...I love this picture but there is one thing that annoys the crap out of me... You used Malthus' sigil. Malthus is commonly confused for a crow because he is called a 'night raven' in the key in which he is written, in fact, in the context of that key, a night raven is an owl, and he is commonly linked to owls in many other texts. -- The common image of him as a crow is because of reoccurring images put forth by Christians, who mistranslated many texts in the late middle ages. He does not share very many common traits with Sebastian. He is known for his deception and his theft of sacrifices by conjurers. Also, he takes pleasure in restoring dignity of men.

The idea of Malphus as a crow is a terrible mistranslation that has been propelled throughout history.

Perhaps a better demon to apply to Sebastian is Raum, who is literally a crow, not a 'night raven' as translated from many texts, whose first form is always a perched crow who will not transform into a man, but any image desirable to the conjurer. He has the same abilities of building and restoring as Malphus, and is greatly knowledgeable about all things past, present and future. Raum enjoys restoring treasures to those deserving, but takes pleasure in watching humans fail of their own accord. Also, he does not lie. He has links to ancient Egypt and is said to have a smooth, melodic voice in comparison to Malphus' rough voice.

I'm a practicing Luciferian, so I take my demons very seriously. :)
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Keiichou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Well you obvious know a lot more about it than I do, haha. I did know that Raum was also depicted as a crow. But I admit I've likened Sebastian to Malphas for a long time now. I like the idea that the demons have a true name. I even have him to be revered as a Prince in Hell, but that's not 100% accurate either.

And it would be excellent if there was a fitting demon (written in the Ars Goetia?) for the demons in Kuroshitsuji. Alas there is no spider or arachnid sort of demon for Claude, in fact I can't find one that shares any of Claude's distinguishing traits. But wanting him to have a true name as well I've headcanon'ed him to be Cimeries, even though they don't share any traits at all.

So I'm aware that this isn't historically accurate, and I'm sorry it annoys the crap out of you!

I'm just your friendly neighborhood secular humanist, what can you tell me about Luciferianism?
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KnoxOneBack Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Technically speaking, Malphas is a President, and Raum is an earl. Also, while Sebastian is clearly modeled after a demon in the Key of Solomon, as indicated of course by Sebastian's hand seal, Claude appears to be modeled after a spider demon of Eastern Origin, and thus isn't the kind that would be included in a Christian text, the reason you probably can't find a name for him is because Eastern cultures treat demons (in general) as entities and not as named bodies, they believe a demon to be less of a cohesive spirit and more as a general presence that cannot be defined, its most likely that Claude is modeled as a rendition of a Japanese or Phillipino general spider demon, which aren't given specific names.

Luciferianism is the idea that Lucifer was cast out of Heaven for questioning God's power. In the beginning most believe that there were some angels in heaven, and many less developed souls that lacked intelligence as God had not completed them, instead of creating these souls into Angels, God decided to test them on earth to decide if they were worthy. Lucifer, who was an angel himself, argued that it was unfair to test the souls because they did not have the knowledge to make an educated decision about religion on earth, and that because they were unfinished evil would naturally grow and that god was setting them up for failure. God insisted that Lucifer was not to question him, and as punishment, cast him into a Fiery pit, to spend eternity with those he felt were unworthy. Many of the other angels saw that it was in just as followed Lucifer into the pit, and became demons to help him create a land for all those who questioned God's authority, and to adequately punish those who went against 'true morality'-- Sins that actually harm another person, not just sins that god would punish like Blasphemy. Because those souls that were unfinished were left in heaven, they could not follow Lucifer to hell, so over time god sends all those souls down to earth to test them. Lucifer encourages people not to blindly obey god, but make decisions for themselves, and develop their own morality to suit and benefit those around them on earth, and not to please god in heaven, and to search for the knowledge that God denied us to keep us blind to his corruption. While Lucifer himself cannot come to earth, his demons are free too and they are willing to help humans in exchange for payment, as long as their requests are in the pursuit of bettering life and gaining knowledge.

Lucifer and Satan are separate entities in Luciferianism, and there's a separate little tale about how Satan came to be, its probably my favorite, as I believe Satan to be a more emotional and tender spirit than Lucifer, who does not generally indulge in human emotion, rather just raw knowledge. To me, Satan represents emotional knowledge, and Lucifer represents logical knowledge.

I pray to demons often, give sacrifices, and everything else that entails, I am theistic which means I believe it to be real and do not use demons as an atheistic tactic against Christians (LaVeyan Satanists). :)

Sorry if that is more information than you wanted, There are stories for Satan, Beelzebub, and various demons. Each Luciferian is highly individual so we do not congregate, as organized religion is seen as a corruption of human condition by most, so we all have very different beliefs based on what we feel and observe from our personal encounters with spirits. :)
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Keiichou Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the explanation! Probably explained a lot better than Wikipedia or something could, haha. Even if you're a theist and I'm an atheist, it's good that we both have a lot of interest in morality! That's pretty much what secular Humanism is all about.

My next choice would be non-religious Buddhism because it's also very lovely. There are many religions out there that I think are fascinating and actually do some good for the world instead of bad, I'm just too big a believer in science to actually have faith in any of them. Buwuwu
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DareDreemer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found that whole conversation quite fascinating!
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Keiichou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Good to hear! :D Religion can be an interesting topic at itmes. :3
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DareDreemer Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very! lol... If only you knew! ;)
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