When he got home they patched up his wings and told him everything would be alright. They told him that he had done something very brave for his country - that he was a hero. But no golden medal could save him from the horrific memory of a brutal war.
I'm really proud of this one! :'D If you didn't get it, he has post-traumatic stress disorder which I think is one of the most horrible things in the world. And that's a ponified WWII US air force helmet/mask.
Zero (c) ~raptorc MLP:FiM (c) Lauren Faust, Hasbro, etc this image was made by me for ~raptorc
I'm reminded of a scene from the first Fullmetal Alchemist series that seems somewhat related to this scene, talking to an old war vet who lost a leg in battle:
Veteran: "Men are not men on the battlefield. We turn into some other creature. You can do the cruelest things. It doesn't even matter if it's an order or not. To protect yourself, your mind shuts out any emotions you have. It's like a steel door. But once the war is over, you can't keep it closed anymore. I can never let myself forget what I saw there and what I did. This leg is my constant reminder. When I look at it, the whole thing comes rushing back."
Ed: "That's your reason? You don't want auto-mail that could make you functional, just so you can wallow in your guilt?"
Veteran: "That's not the only reason. It's true I've lost my leg, but I've gained something in return. Something much more important. Quiet. Peace of mind. The chance to live with my grandchildren, and watch them grow. It's only after we've given something up, that we obtain the thing we really want. Isn't that the way of the Alchemist?"
Ed: "Yeah, that's right. But what about all those men who went to war and came back in one piece? That's the whole dream of the soldier, right?"
Veteran: "Those people who came back without a scratch have lost something just as real. Even if it's something you can't see on their skin."
Veteran: "A dream to get everything back the way it was. But once you have it, what will you do with your life? The pleasure of a dream is that it's a fantasy. If it happens, it was never a dream."
Your art is really amazing, creepy as heck at times, but really amazing.
war...war never changes it effects us all but none can ever understand what it does to the soldiers on the front lines how many friends did he see fall. how many had familys waiting back home? how many times did they look to him as there life faded from there eyes. no one can truly understand what the soldier sees unless they were that perticuler one.
a very nice picture a tear shed for those lost along the way.
I've seen those, only the Canadian version (not exactly sure what the difference is though ) this is really neat, reminds me of my grandfather he fought in the war too as a bomber pilot. I even wrote a story dedicated to him, want to take a look?