lunedì 31 marzo 2014

Shinsekai Yori - The tale of the Karma Demon

Salve lettori fissi e di passaggio!
Perdonate la mia assenza ma sto attraversando un periodo molto impegnato, che è destinato a rimanere tale fino a settembre.
Tranquilli comunque, ogni tanto mi farò viva a tormentarvi (?) con i miei disegnucci ed esperimenti artistici.

Quest'oggi vi lascio con un'altra fan-art di Shinsekai Yori.
Sotto l'immagine vi aggiungo il racconto preso dal romanzo su cui è basata la serie.
Spero vi piaccia e al prossimo disegno! ^__^

Tale of the Karma Demon

This story is from about eighty years ago. There lived a boy in the village. He
was an incredibly bright child, but had one flaw. As he grew older, this flaw
became more and more obvious.
He was extremely proud of his intelligence and looked at everything else with
He pretended to accept the teachings in school and from other adults, but the
important lessons never really reached his heart.
He began to sneer at the foolishness of adults and laugh at the laws of the
Arrogance sows the seeds of karma.1
The boy gradually drifted away from his circle of friends. Loneliness became
is only companion and confidant.
Loneliness is the seedbed of karma.
In his solitude, the boy spent a lot of time thinking. He thought about
forbidden things and questioned things better left alone.
Unclean thoughts cause karma to grow unchecked.
The boy unknowingly built up more and more karma, and transformed into
something inhuman — a karma demon.
Before anyone knew, the village was empty; everyone had fled in fear of the
karma demon. It went to live in the forest, but all the animals there disappeared
As the karma demon walked, the plants around it twisted in all sorts of
unimaginable positions and rotted.
All the food it touched instantly turned into lethal poison.
The karma demon wandered aimlessly through the dead, deformed forest.
Eventually, it came to realize that it shouldn’t be living in this world.
The karma demon left the darkness of the forest. Before his eyes, he saw it,
wreathed in a glittering radiance. He had arrived at a deep lake nestled in the
It walked into the lake, thinking that water as pure as this would surely
cleanse him of his karma.
But the water surrounding it instantly became dark and murky, and started
turning poisonous.
Karma demons should not exist in this world.
It understood that, and quietly disappeared into the bottom of the lake.

( Thanks to the translation group for making the novel in english - link: )