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some dull scrape
over a pretty face
give or take
to put me in my place
naked, beautiful
swallowed by the sea
isn’t it a pity?

I’ll break my chains and then
(queen of queens, ruler of men)
I’ll stake my claim over whole galaxies
foolish to think that you could offer me
(wasn’t it?)

Andromeda calling

a mouthful of stars
and a handful of batteries
by fits and starts
we’ll conquer their batteries
flying powerful
over messes of artillery
see their scales gleam

I’ll break my chains and then
(queen of queens, ruler of men)
I’ll stake my claim over whole galaxies
foolish to think that you could offer me
(anything)

Andromeda calling

listen close
I won’t be your scapegoat
I don’t care
whether you sink or float
I’m not interested
in playing the maiden
I’ll rescue myself

I’ll break my chains and then
(queen of queens, ruler of men)
I’ll stake my claim over whole galaxies
foolish to think that you could offer me
(to anyone)

Andromeda calling
Andromeda calling
Andromeda calling
The myth of Andromeda: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromed...
A lot of the traditional paintings of Andromeda are just weirdly sexualised. Like, I get that it's a naked woman chained to a rock, but in so many of these paintings her poses are the traditional "oh, woe is me, but look how sexy I am" kind of rubbish. She is about to be eaten by a sea monster. She should not be presented as some perfect, pale, unnaturally hairless body just chilling out waiting to die and, while she's at it, being sexually idealised for the male gaze. She is going to be sacrificed. This is not sexy, it's horrific.
Examples of paintings that annoy me: www.wikipaintings.org/en/theod...
www.shafe.co.uk/art/Poynter-_A... And don't even get me STARTED on the modern illustrations.
Examples of ones that got the pose/expression right even though she's still hairless for some reason (???): www.wikipaintings.org/en/gusta...
framingpainting.com/painting/a...
I wanted to present Andromeda as a strong woman, not just an object of sacrifice, and thus this song. I'm also thinking about a painting of my own...hm.
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ThyPoetSorcerer Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely breathtaking.
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:icontoxic-nebulae:
toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Student Writer
:heart: thank you!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   General Artist
again, this piece is too beautiful (so is your entire gallery but who's complaining? :giggle: :heart:)
congratulations on the DLD, sweetheart! :cuddle:

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:icontoxic-nebulae:
toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Writer
:blush: thank you!
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
most welcome, wonderful :heart:
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MaggiexMalarkey Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Upon rereading this it, too, reminds me of Amanda Palmer.
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:icontoxic-nebulae:
toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Writer
I take that as such a huge compliment. Thank you! :heart:
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this is a lovely way of looking at the Andromeda myth. :D
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toxic-nebulae Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Writer
<3 thank you!
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
is well done, absorbing!
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