illustration is art

Not Bound By Physics


When Alice goes down to the Baltic to swim, all the males go insane with lust. They have, however, mostly learned to give her a very wide berth, and to lust from afar. This is due to several factors. Firstly, Alice, herself, is not averse to seriously hurting anyone who makes improper advances, or is foolish enough to actually attempt to molest her. Secondly, should enough men attempt anything nasty, in the belief they have Alice outnumbered, a certain alien countess appears out of nowhere and, as is her style, kills them all. This is very traumatic for the males concerned, as well as any bystanders, who tend to wind up covered in their friends insides. There is another thing, though, which unnerves all these hardened fishermen and thugs… since becoming psychically bound to Creaturina, who draws her own power from another planet, Alice is no-longer bound by the the laws of physics. Because of this, she often walks to a nice, secluded place to swim… a few kilometers from shore. All the hard men back on shore find this extremely hard to fit into their world view, and this, more than anything, causes them to respect the Countess’s ward.


5 responses

  1. Whoa, definitely not Barbie here! Although Barbie also defied the laws of physics in her own twisted way.

    January 15, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    • When I decided on the title, I wondered if anyone would draw that particular inference from it. My Alice is, of course, a totally idealised child/woman, I’m fully aware of that; when I first created her, I took real female proportions, then literally stretched/thinned them. I also work hard at giving Alice a smouldering-eyed pout. Barbie, however, was not my intention… Bambie, perhaps… Alice is meant to look like an impossible, child/faerie/adult, in order to create the juxtaposition between her looks/seeming vulnerability and her actual, scary nature. So, nope, not Barbie.
      And, yes, I deliberately made her more sexy for this one, because that was part of the narrative. Usually I keep her almost asexual, just to avoid the puerile titillation aspect.
      For most of my degree, I would never have created/developed Alice (I created Creaturina, instead) because literally all my art tutors were females with chauvinistically zealous feminist agendas. I had to defend myself against creating Creaturina in a similarly elongated/long-legged form. Now, I just want to have fun.

      January 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      • Getting in pretty deep here…don’t let too many of your secrets out!

        January 16, 2014 at 7:02 pm

  2. throughhisown

    The eyes have it!

    January 16, 2014 at 1:53 am

    • Absolutely! I put a lot of effort into those gorgeous, golden windows (:

      January 16, 2014 at 2:23 am

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