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Zagreus Sits Inside Your Head by Batced Zagreus Sits Inside Your Head by Batced

Zagreus sits inside your head,
Zagreus lives among the dead,
Zagreus sees you in your bed,
And eats you when you're sleeping.

Zagreus at the end of days,
Zagreus lies all other ways,
Zagreus comes when time's a maze,
And all of history is weeping.

Zagreus taking time apart,
Zagreus fears the hero heart,
Zagreus seeks the final part,
The reward that he is reaping.

Zagreus sings when all is lost,
Zagreus takes all those he's crossed,
Zagreus wins and all it cost,
The hero's hearts he's keeping.

Zagreus seeks the hero's ship,
Zagreus needs the web to rip,
Zagreus sups time at a drip,
And life aside, he's sweeping.

Zagreus waits at the end of the world,
For Zagreus is the end of the world.

His time is the end of time,
And his moment time's undoing.

This piece is a little bit more obscure than others, and considering its Doctor Who, its ironic to consider something obscure in relation to the franchise. Of course, the definition of the term is only related if you have listened to the audios from Big Finish to get an idea of what the purpose of the picture is doing.

 To put things bluntly in perspective, Zagreus refers to the audio plays “Neverland” and “Zagreus” that saw the Eighth Doctor fight off the Neverpeople in order to restore the Web of Time, a fallout from his inadvertent rescue of companion Charley Pollard from her fixed-point-in-time death in 2001’s “Storm Warning”. In order to stop the Neverpeople’s evil plot of unraveling reality, the Doctor materialized his TARDIS around the Neverpeople’s ship with the casket of anti-time, containing the explosion and saving the universe. Unfortunately, this hail-mary plan had the downside of infecting the Doctor with anti-time and unravelling his mind, giving him immense strength and making him torn between his two selves.

 “Zagreus” is not a well-liked audio, but far from the weakest thing Big Finish produced. Paul McGann was probably showing his impressive acting chops with these stories as he portrayed a Doctor opposite from the man we’d gotten to know: he’d gone from a man of hope and adventure to a creature of darkness.

 That’s what I hoped to accomplish with this piece. I was inspired by a painting I saw that showed one way of conveying the darkness inside the Doctor, and decided to duplicate it with my Eighth Doctor figure. The shadow and colors on his left side do morph his face into something demonic, wouldn’t you say?

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JameytheHedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I've listened to that, and I was struck by the mental anguish that he goes through, of losing his own identity. I can't imagine how creepy and heartbreaking it would really truly be if it were filmed, especially in that dark TARDIS interior of his.
Batced Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Photographer
I'd imagine the lighting and set would be quite similar to Aliens...but, I guess its probably a benefit that some Eighth Doctor audios could never make it onscreen, budget concerns aside our imaginations are just plain powerful than the visual would ever be.
JameytheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah, there's that... doesn't mean a photo of what said audio story could look like can't work perfectly.
Batced Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Photographer
That does titillate the imaginative processes.
JameytheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't think I'll do Spare Parts unless I have a really good opportunity to. So don't worry about me doing it. It probably wouldn't be as good as yours anyways.
crazyartist12 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
agreed, but now the poem is stuck in my head.
randomkeystone Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Poetry, Sculpture and Photography applied systematically make for great overall impact. Whoever lives in my head will find it vey crowded indeed.
JZLobo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I can see why people wouldn't like Zagreus, and I thought it was a bit too random when I started it. But I loved it by the end. Eventually I want to do a group cosplay with Zagrus, Mr. Clever and the Valeyard.
Batced Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Photographer
I actually didn't mind it too much, extremely hard to get through the first time through but I think after what, the cliffhanger in part three, it gels pretty well together. I'm actually re-listening to it to figure out what I missed first time round. I haven't even listened to any of the other "Divergent Universe" stuff yet, but have heard a lot of hate for most of the stories from that arc...makes me wonder if the main dislike for Zagreus comes from how up and down that arc was.

Your cosplay idea sounds like it'd be remarkable!
JZLobo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, a lot of the Divergent Universe stuff doesn't make much sense. But Scherzo is on a level all its own. Scherzo will fuck you in the head... and leave you liking it.
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