Dictionary of Symbols in Kemono.

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Dictionary of Symbols in Kemono.

Postby SRBrant » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:13 am

My in-progress novel, Kemono, will have illustrations very heavy with interesting symbolism. Here's an in-progress dictionary of the symbols you'll see in my work and what they represent. Please comment. :3

23: Otherworldly forces.
26: Higher power, God.
28: Psionics, Man's true potential.
108: Struggle, spirituality, the path to enlightenment.
6EQUJ5: Alien life, the unknown.
731: Suffering, horror, sins of the past, terrible secrets, evil.
Advertisements: Civilization, life.
All-Seeing Eye: Paranoia, oppressive forces.
Arrow: Aggression, speed, mass destruction.
Bent ruler: Forcing chaos to conform to order and failing.
Bleeding: Violence, damage, injury.
Boat/sailship: Journey, travel.
Bridge: Crossing.
Buried sword: Honorable death.
Burning: Destruction, enchantment.
Burning/destroyed texts: Betrayal, broken promises.
Cave: The womb, mystery.
Cracked egg: Revealed secret, imminent birth, flawed creation.
Crab: Sex, luxury, defense.
Dice: Chance, randomness.
Dead Astronaut: Dangers of space, hubris, fear of the unknown, cosmic terror.
Dragons: Powerful forces.
Egg: Birth, rebirth, transition into a greater form.
Fox: Divine trickster, deception of the wicked.
Guillotine: Retribution.
Handgun: Murder, brutality.
Harp: Order
Laurel: Patriotism, loyalty.
Lightbulbs: Illumination, revealed secrets.
Ouroboros: Anxiety, cannibalizing thoughts, rumination.
Pipe wrench: Sabotage.
Razor blade: Pain, trauma, suffering.
Red capes, curtains: Other worlds, the past, heroism.
Serpents: Invasion, evil, piracy, dangers of space.
Spiked Wheel: Samsara.
Sunflower: Childhood, innocent pleasures.
Tchaikovsky Equation: The tyranny of science.
Trumpet: Declaration, mass media.
Twisted keys: False truths, rejection of common sense.
Vajra: Enforcement of virtue.
Vase spilling water: Plenty, revealed secrets.
Wheelchair: Injury, suffering.
Winged key: Elusive truths.
Worms: Buried evil.

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Postby Masato » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:09 pm

can't believe I hadn't replied yet

This is some Tolkien level stuff, SRBrant!! Truly amazing, please do your best to continue manifesting this from your head to the rest of us :D

I still would love to do an interview/podcast one day talking about your creative methods and ideas, I think they are super unique

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Postby SRBrant » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:49 pm

Masato wrote:can't believe I hadn't replied yet

This is some Tolkien level stuff, SRBrant!! Truly amazing, please do your best to continue manifesting this from your head to the rest of us :D

I still would love to do an interview/podcast one day talking about your creative methods and ideas, I think they are super unique


Tolkien? Come on, there are few writers alive that can approach his dais of talent and acclaim. Like how I used the All-Seeing-Eye to represent oppressive forces and paranoia?

Thanks. Also, you need to get Discord.


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