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On Ice

a host for a host

A 12-piece series that looks at tragedy, grief, and its implications.

 

At first a hard, frigid, colorless wall of a new and sterile entity, virtually dimensionless. a is its centerpiece. The entity is subject to its will, which morphs and insists itself upon its host. Its centerpiece is immovable, encased and encrusted.

The entity’s host’s perspective changes, slowly, and more is revealed, partially released from the grip of a dimensionless void, yet always subjugated by it, at its mercy. A host for a host.

Form is revealed. Listless at first, then quickly volatile. A horrific persona emerges. An innate and tempramental source of energy from within the entity erupts, spreads, infects. Until it cools, hardens, fortifies itself. The contrast is almost indistinguishable, vacillating wildly. More is revealed.

More of the host’s entity can be seen as the host’s perspective strafes and pans with caution and intrigue, and as the entity’s moody vacillating hastens.

More of is revealed, released, slowly, now seen as if it were foreign yet somehow familiar. Its face unwelcome, subject to the mass of the void.

The impenetrable and all-consuming void persists and revisits with impossible weight, shaping the entity, slowly consuming it. The two are at war. The entity wages a counteroffensive with and the unseen mass of the void.

The entity crumbles, unable to sustain as it boils from within, slowly and hopelessly ejecting a.

All that will remain is unknown beyond the inevitable and climactic showdown of a and the host’s host.

 

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On Ice #1

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On Ice #2

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On Ice #3

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On Ice #4

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On Ice #5

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On Ice #6

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On Ice #7

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On Ice #8

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On Ice #9

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On Ice 10

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On Ice #11

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On Ice #12