"All of them, better worlds."
Sunday, November 5, 2006

I was actually working on a Kaylee piece for a change, lol, when I thought of this. Title and theme are pretty self-explanatory, I think. "All of them, better worlds." Yeah, right. Tell that to River! And the juxta-positioned Doctors: on the left those who hurt her; on the right the one who saved her. There's good people in the 'verse. Not many, Lord knows, but you only need a few. I promise, the next ones will be better. All of them, better posts.



Sunday, November 5, 2006 5:47 AM


Ahh, Asarian, your muse has returned and she is mighty!

This is awesome as have such a grasp for how River is feeling, and are able to portray it in such a manner that 'we' feel it too.

Like your River and Mal piece, it's almost too much to bear, but insight into River's true torture and Simon's saving her.

Brilliant work!

Sunday, November 5, 2006 8:46 AM


this is very, very good work. I like your style.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 9:13 AM


Yay! New asarin pic! I really like the little River in the egg shaped brain image. Your things are always so beautiful.

And I can't wait to see the Kaylee piece.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 12:16 PM


Very beautifully put together image.

Sunday, November 5, 2006 12:29 PM


Oh, my.....gah!

I love this!

Great job!

Sunday, November 5, 2006 5:38 PM


Wow. That's really good! I see it as her being trapped by/in her own mind.

Monday, November 6, 2006 6:49 AM


I try not to post comments in the Blue Sun Room as I post images here, but I had to comment on this. I cannot put into words how much I love this image. It's absolutely perfect and beautifully put together. Balancing the images of the Doctors who hurt River with the image of Simon trying to help her, the image of River crouched in a corner inside her brain, the colour, the blurring... it's brilliant. Very well done.

Monday, November 6, 2006 9:25 AM


It's amazing but the beauty here, I think, comes from the relative simplicity of the image conveying so much about how doctors have impacted River's life, for good and evil. Especially like the little touch of having River curled up in a foetal position inside the 3D image of her head. Lots of symbolism there:(


Monday, November 13, 2006 4:38 AM


cool i love it good job.


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The title really says it all. This is River, deeply happy for her brother and the way things turned out. This is "I'm all right." at its finest hour.

N.B. A improved redo of an earlier work. I removed the text balloon, and significantly cleaned up the 'embrace' scene and various other small changes and fixes.

P.S. Right-click and 'save' to get the original-size image.

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in the same vein as piratenews has been posting.

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