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Death, Come Near Me by GothicNarcissus Death, Come Near Me by GothicNarcissus
"By day I sleep, at night I weep!

O Death, come near me.
Be the one for me,
Be the one, the one who stays.
My rivers are frozen and mischosen,
And the shadows around me sickens my heart.

O Death, come near me
And stay, by my side.
Hear my silent, my silent cry.
In sadness I'm veiled, to the cross I am nailed,
And the pain around me freezes my world,
My cold world.

In life I've failed, for years I've wailed.
Frozen in time, left behind.
The rapture of grief is all to find.
The rapture of grief is all!

Behind the shadow of life,
The lost hopes are grieving.
I seek the night and hope to find love.
So I drown in the silence of life's short eternity.
The tears fill the void in my heart, astray.

Embrace me now, delightful ease,
Give me a world of wondrous peace.
Calm the desperate scream in my heart!

O Death, come near me,
Save me from this empty, cold world!
O Life, you have killed me,
So spare me from this cauldron of misery!

In life I cry, away I fly.
Chosen to fall within these walls.
The rapture of grief is all to find.
The rapture of grief is all!

Oh, shed a tear for the loss of innocence,
For the forsaken spirits who aches in us.
Cry for the heart who surrenders to pain,
For the solitude of those left behind.

Behold the pain and sorrow of the world,
Dream of a place away from this nightmare.
Give us love and unity under the heart of night.
O Death, come near us, and give us life!
"

[ Death Come Near Me - Draconian ]


Oh my Goth. I started this photomanip back in August 2009 and I finished it only now. Shame. On. Me. It's very, very gothic and perhaps also clichéed, but I don't really care.
The inspiration for this work came in my period of greatest Draconian addiction, last July, after seeing the statue stock (which I found browsing resources for another photomanip). I was stuck by the sort of homoerotic passion of that statue and started thinking about using it for some manip of mine involving a loving worship of Death, perhaps kissing the scythe. Well, the idea went along perfectly with that Draconian song, and there I went.
The most difficult part at the beginning was finding a background. I really couldn't find any, so I eventually did it myself when I found a perfect wall in the Cologne Cathedral while I was in Germany (and that photo was a pain to take, due to stupid tourists walking around and the lack of a tripod). Then I did the whole background + Death, and I only needed the model. I had decided I'd model myself, but never had the occasion to take the goddamn stock photo, which I eventually did during the last Easter holidays, courtesy of my mother. This is the main reason why it took me eight months to finish this work.
Oh, and before you start worrying, no, I do not have suicidal intentions, it's just for artistic purposes.

Manip, model: Me
Stock:
~amptone-stock, ~DamaInNero, ^FantasyStock, *GothicBohemianStock, ~Hiljainen-stock, *rammkitty-stock, ~SusieStock, ~ValentineSinStock, sxc.hu
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:iconseraphimtenshi:
SeraphimTenshi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Love it! *rawr*
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :)
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firestorm11768 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Where in the nine hells have you all been hiding? Love this work and the "Master" enjoys this pain and love for him!! Great work!!!!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:icondjmorphasis:
DJMorphasis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Very nice!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :rose:
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:icondjmorphasis:
DJMorphasis Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
your welcome =D
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xxXXGH0STXXxx Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and when he falleth....he falleth like lucifer.......ne'er to ascend again..............ne'er to ascend.....again......
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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MeetMeAtTheLake2Nite Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
LOVE this song and this art!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Me too, I really hope to see them live someday. *w*
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Vampbrix Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist
This is the best song!
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed! :heart:
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:iconpumpkin-queen-ildi:
Pumpkin-Queen-Ildi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really really amazing!!! It's poetry in a picture captured.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :rose:
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:iconpumpkin-queen-ildi:
Pumpkin-Queen-Ildi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I enjoyed looking through the gallery, can't wait to see more :gallery:
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The--Pessimist Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Photographer
A very expresive manipulation and a good song.
I love Draconian :love:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! Also for the :+fav:s and watch! :hug:
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:iconthe--pessimist:
The--Pessimist Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Photographer
You're very welcome ! :aww: :hug:
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silvershadoww Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
This is... really cool! I like everything about this picture. Really good job! :)
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :rose:
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SirNaelyan Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hm...I don't think kissing death's scythe even implies a suicidal tendency, so you don't need to worry about people thinking that. I think it does imply a comfortable acceptance of death, and that Death as a character is in control of life. In that way this picture really ties in with some pretty classic artistic themes.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
Well, I just wanted to clear that out just in case. ;P
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:icongloriuzza:
Gloriuzza Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Una sol, minuscola imprecazione che esprimerà tutto un concetto: Ohccristo. :heart:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Alantya Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, again an amazing picture.
It shows great emotions and a obscure atmosphere...I like it.

Well Done!!!
:jawdrop:

Greetings
Alantya
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much, truly! :rose:
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Alantya Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's curious that a friend of mine has a project called "The Art of Death" and asked me if I had some ideas and if I want to take part as a model...somehow I had this idea too in a way:
a girl kissing a scythe of the personified death or the deaths' hand... I made a video about death based on a shakespeare sonnet (no. 71) with my friends and yes...for a first try in storyboard-writing, directing, editing and acting of course it's quite beautiful in a way...unfortunately I can't upload videos on DA :sniff:
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww, really? Well, this image's sort of fascinating, you know, begging sewwtly for death.
Really, can't you upload it on here? That's a pity. :/ I don't know how the video policies work on dA. :(
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Alantya Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very confusing and complicated...and the worst: I have used songs from other bands, so in the eyes of DA I can't upload it because of the copywrite. I'm only allowed to use selfmade music but unfortunately I can't play an instrument *haha* so I can only show it some people via ICQ or on myspace... :-/
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
If you upload it on myspace, could you please send me the link so that I can see you? I'm really curious. :)
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Alantya Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course I can send you the link.
Maybe you can post a comment, no one has left a comment for me for that video. :-(
A second (longer) video is planned about death. It's all written (storyboard, music is ready) I only need two good days, my precious actors, and then: let's go.

Note that I'm NOT the blonde girl, I am the black.haired one ;-)

So enough of it, here's the Link

[link]
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Hiljainen-stock Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Job well done ! Thanks for having used my stock.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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OghamMoon Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Love it! Many thanks for using my stock :-)
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks to you! :heart:
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Skye-BluePink Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Just amazing :heart:
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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IronGate Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
i really like ur work alot
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :hug:
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IronGate Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome sweet angel :)
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DevilPrince2525 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is definetly a masterpeice I can see it hanging on my wall, lol.
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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:icongothiclunacy:
gothicLunacy Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Lascia perdere il fatto che potrebbe essere un clichè, è un CAPOLAVORO, questo!:)
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Grazie :heart:
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dani-stock Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Non avrai intenti suicidi, ma secondo me un po' di sfiga la porta!

Metti lo smalto nero anche sui piedini!! *-*
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:icongothicnarcissus:
GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol! XD
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Obscure-Elegance Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks great, good work ^^.
Clichéd... not too much, slightly. And Im glad you are not suicidal or thinking it amico mio. This world needs more creative people, dark or not ^^
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GothicNarcissus Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahah! Thank you so much! :heart:
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angeluscaligo Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you look really gorgeous and beautyfull in this one and it has a great sphere ^^
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