I Am Legion

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I Am Legion

Title: I Am Legion
Pixel Artist: cure  (Level 11 Pixellite :: 79037 points)
Posted: 5/10/2011 14:52
Statistics:  43 comments    91 faves    0 avatars

When an unclean spirit leaves a man, it wanders through the desert looking for rest, and finding none. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house from whence I came’, and when it comes, it finds it unoccupied and swept clean. Then it returns with seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and dwell there, and the person is worse off than before.

How can one break into a strong man’s house and take his property, unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder the house. He who is not with me is against me, he who doesn’t gather with me, scatters.

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redmilion (Level 7 Bunyip) @ 6/9/2015 12:21

(Lc. 11.24-26) es biblico

Lyadrielle (Level 1 Gangster) @ 9/1/2013 09:43

 I love !

the handwriting font is just perfect.

failureboy (Level 7 Assassin) @ 5/4/2013 21:34

 This is one of my favorite pieces, and I especially love the super-duper small font.

orange08 (Level 6 Blue Crab) @ 3/6/2012 07:33

*jawdrop* :O Great rhyming!

Putmake (Level 2 Peon) @ 1/14/2012 08:03

 I like this very much. I understood the poem and I thought it was very poetic and profound. It seems like you have great talent not only for pixel art but also for poetry!

philippejugnet (Level 6 Hitman) @ 1/7/2012 09:49

its hard to see what is written even in 2x resolution =/

Risky2k (Level 1 Thug) @ 7/15/2011 13:04

I love this

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/19/2011 10:26

No problem. The poem might be easier to understand by itself, the illustrations push for a more literal reading perhaps (if not real demons, then at least imagined demons, and not purely allegorical demons). And the text is pretty minimalistic, so if you were reading at 1x I definitely see how that'd be a problem.

Thanks for the feedback.

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/19/2011 09:43

I see. Didnt notice to view it at 2X either, so sorry for that. It looks fine in 2X. Again, didnt mean to offend your piece in my first comment. This is a fine piece of art!

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/17/2011 16:34

It's meant, like most much pixel art, to be viewed at 2x (at which resolution I personally find the text legible).

The demons aren't literal demons, they're mental habits: bored desire, a lustful eye, the plotting that accompanies a feeling of being wronged, fantastical daydreaming, self-superiority, the internal oration of one’s beliefs/stances/values, and the propensity for laziness/inaction, respectively. They’re allegorical forms of internal monologues. Leaving one's house unguarded/sleeping are the unconscious identification with the mental habits (the house being one's mind and not an actual building), the light at the end is bringing the thought processes to conscious light (which effectively ends the pattern, unless of course you fall asleep again).

It's my interpretation of the verses quoted in the description. So I guess it's like a dream, in a sense, but really it pertains to unconscious thought patterns in waking life (unconscious in the sense that you let the thought pattern run without 'your' intervention, and not subconscious).

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/17/2011 14:17

First off, the font is a tad bit too small. I can read it, but hardly. The font style is great, but you could make it bigger still. So the story, it "doesnt add up" why some random dream-monsters invade your house, then you tell you were tormented... I dont get it.

Is this story supposed to be like a dream?

And let me add that the pixelart in this piece of art is really good. I didnt say that before.

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 6/17/2011 10:18

You're entitled to your opinion. What about the story doesn't make sense?

KrypToniTe (Level 5 Soldier) @ 6/17/2011 10:05

Not to offend you or anything, but I think this shouldnt be third of the months art. Meaby fifth... or sixth. I mean, this is quite simple and the story doesnt make much sense. Dont get me wrong.

tuaarita (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 6/16/2011 08:36

 I was thinking about this at work and what I think I felt was... inspiration. I haven't started on anything yet but I downloaded GrafX2 and I just might. :)

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 6/1/2011 15:08

4 looms



cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 5/24/2011 14:43

One of the verses (quoted in the description) mentions a demon returning with seven other imps (which I guess means a total of 8). I cut it to seven because, as you mention, it's a more 'biblical' number than 8.

big brother (Level 11 Admiral) @ 5/24/2011 13:03

Love the scale -- perfect for implying detail and celebrating the medium.

Any reason why there are seven imps? I believe seven is interpreted as a heavenly number based on its Biblical associations.

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 5/18/2011 06:22

I see... so... just don't do anything crazy and cut off your ear

cure (Level 11 Pixellite) @ 5/17/2011 15:04

I'd been trying to identify the most common types of habitual thought processes I have. I gave them names, I guess it feels easier to cut off such mental ramblings when I can just identify them and distance myself from them- not get caught up and mistake my thoughts for me. I read the verses quoted in the description and felt, rather than refer to actual demonic creatures that literally live inside of you, that the verses referred to these types of habitual thought patterns.

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 5/17/2011 14:03

Alright, second comment here. Didn't even bother to read before the first one, was already impressed with the visual part at first sight :D Kudos for the creative idea and poetic implementation (even though the changing meter (prosody) is a little bit troubling at first in some (few) places; I don't mind the "unclean" (?) rhymes here and there). May I inquire how you got the idea/how the piece started?

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 5/17/2011 13:49

terrific. always wanted to do a sequential piece myself, didn't find the time yet... too bad.

KalasMannen (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/16/2011 13:42

This is really good. I love the style you've done it.

antymattar (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 5/16/2011 05:06

 Wow....I should reconsider some things.

OSM (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/15/2011 22:12

So many good things about this I don't know where to start.

8bitty (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 5/14/2011 04:27

wow dude

|||| (Level 8 Venus fly trap) @ 5/13/2011 16:26

I like the lazy sleeper with his bong, dreamer has a nice simplicity about it.. but Eater's tile is my fave. naa~ I take that back..what Delicious said.

SpookyLotus (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/11/2011 19:50

I actually want to say thanks for this. :) Very true and metaphorical. You're a great pixel teacher, and great with words.

NobleValerian (Level 6 Manager) @ 5/11/2011 05:20


Jabberwock (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/11/2011 05:00

Oh my god. Like a Diafilm. Faved!

Dreamer, Speaker and particularly Sleeper is torturing me.

TheInquisitor (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 5/11/2011 03:19

I honestly appreciate the poem as much as the pixels. Top top stuff. Real flair and what a creative spirit you are!

Stickman (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 5/11/2011 02:56

My favourite of yours.

Photocopier (Level 11 Godfather) @ 5/11/2011 02:05

Oh good, now I can favourite it :D

bobowitzbob (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 5/10/2011 21:08

AMAZING. Beautiful poetry.

cai (Level 1 Rookie) @ 5/10/2011 20:38

 This is so fantastic!  Well done!

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 5/10/2011 18:51

One of my favorite peices of all time.  Love this.

Ovyx (Level 1 Depressed) @ 5/10/2011 18:31

Panel 9's my fav. :D

llshadow (Level 3 Stalker) @ 5/10/2011 18:07

Nice~! Fave it~!

JuninFC (Level 3 Hatchet Man) @ 5/10/2011 18:01

nice , i fave it

Mathias (Level 6 Garbage) @ 5/10/2011 16:29

A very nice work. Glad you picked a warm color for the text.

Well done! Top marks for this.

dumbo (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 5/10/2011 16:29

15 characters. Faved!

HA!!! beat the system.

Myfault (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 5/10/2011 16:09


Delicious (Level 9 Boss) @ 5/10/2011 16:06

Beautiful. Can't pick a favourite demon, love em' all. So much character in such small sprites! :)

Solii (Level 1 Intern) @ 5/10/2011 15:52

wow, nice story and pixels, i like the fairy tale aproach you gave it

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