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why there’s a rabbit on the moon – final page!

Posted in Chinese culture, computer art, why there's a rabbit on the moon with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/04/12 by greenteadoodles

A brief break to the ongoing “What if” poetic tale, to finally bring you the last page for the Rabbit on the Moon series!

As ever, you can see it en français on le 12 as well!

images, text variant and formatting (cc) 2009 & 2010 Hilary Farmer
French translation on le 12 courtesy of Maxime Dallaire – thanks Max!

why there’s a rabbit on the moon – page 4

Posted in Chinese culture, computer art, why there's a rabbit on the moon with tags , , , , , , , , on 2010/03/13 by greenteadoodles

It’s been a while since we saw a page layout for Rabbit in the Moon – I guess we needed a break. Anyway, here’s the second last page – final layout next month. I’m pretty happy with this one both because it has my favourite image of the whole series and because I did the layout myself this time! Check out this month’s le 12 for the version en français!

images, text variant and layout (cc) 2009 & 2010 Hilary Farmer

why there’s a rabbit on the moon – part 22

Posted in Chinese culture, computer art, why there's a rabbit on the moon with tags , , , , , , on 2010/01/21 by greenteadoodles

rabbit on the moon

To this day, if you look closely, you can still see them together, companionably pounding the elixir of immortality.

Epilogue:
Houyi died shortly after of rage – that’s what they called a heart attack back then – thereby proving the ancient saying that “a tyrant never choses his own death”. The people rejoiced and vowed never to have a king again… until the next time.

image and text variant (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

Here it is – the final image for “why there’s a rabbit on the moon”! I hope you had as much fun reading as I had producing the story. By-the-way, the ancient saying I quote here, was quoted in the Tao Te Ching as an already ancient saying, see verse 42.

why there’s a rabbit on the moon – recap 3

Posted in Chinese culture, computer art, why there's a rabbit on the moon with tags , , , , , , , , on 2010/01/14 by greenteadoodles

Well, I guess the final image will be posted next week since I am not completely happy with it yet. In the meantime, here’s the most recent recap… and you can check it out as usual en français on le 12!

images and text variant (cc) 2009 Hilary Farmer and thanks to Maxime Dallaire for the formatting of the page!

why there’s a rabbit on the moon – part 21

Posted in Chinese culture, computer art, why there's a rabbit on the moon with tags , , , , , , , on 2010/01/11 by greenteadoodles

becoming lighter

No longer having any reason to hesitate, Chang’e took the pill. Her body became feather-light and they floated up together towards the full moon, transforming to the glow of pure white jade as they rose.

image and text variant (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

why there’s a rabbit on the moon – part 20

Posted in Chinese culture, computer art, why there's a rabbit on the moon with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/01/05 by greenteadoodles

the rabbit speaks

Chang’e was suddenly inspired. She broke off a piece of the pill of immortality to give her beloved rabbit.

The rabbit gave her a peculiar look. “Did you not know all this time, that I was already an immortal? I chose this form in order to help you also become one.” he said. 我 是 仙 人

image and text variant (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

why there’s a rabbit on the moon – part 19

Posted in Chinese culture, computer art, why there's a rabbit on the moon with tags , , , , , , , on 2010/01/03 by greenteadoodles

overwhelmed

With someone approaching, there would be no time to destroy the pill! Not waiting to see if it was indeed Houyi, awakened from his hypnosis or one of his henchmen, she realized that the only way to keep the elixir of immortality from Houyi forever was to swallow it herself. The thought of eternity alone suddenly overwhelmed her.

image and text variant (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

Well, I’m back! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday break and all the best for the coming year!