Anything I can say regarding this Deviation simply wouldn't do it justice. This piece is ineffable.
I think your description of what war has come down to is regrettably true, and reading how children as young as twelve are finding entertainment in killing people is sickening and downright horrifying, even if it is a video-game. It may be just me, but I found an advert for the United States Marine Corps in a video-game magazine, and it was dismaying to see that kind of thing there. This is possibly a contributing factor as to why society is treating war like a game. For those who have a sense of reality, know damn well it isn't.
Thank you for sharing this piece. It undeniably deserves much more recognition.
PolishchukFeatured By OwnerApr 9, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
Seen the mentioned photo before. My opinion about war & society's consciousness about violcence is pretty similar to yours; I hate when people are no-lifing in games without any thoughts about life and death. Great drawing.
Maybe it makes him forget his experience there if he thinks of it as a game. Like he never really was there in the first place. It's not a nice place to be if you're serving that's for sure thanks for the comment
well that depends. I'm assuming he was on the front lines? Then yes , that shit will scar you. My dads friend went there to "Serve" (serve who though that's a good question because I know my fellow countrymen don't support this "war" that the yanks has dragged us into) He was NEVER the same , sometimes he would just stare at stuff when he came over. and the stories he would tell us. ugh
I don't think he was on the front lines as much, he was intelligence.
But...the only reason is scarred him so much...well...I was told that one of the men that was trying to kill them, strapped a explosive on his sons chest and sent him out to my cousins base location...I don't know what happened next, he just...paused and not a single word was said after that, the subject just immedantly changed...
The stories are sad, yea. I like listening to them though, because I feel like it lifts something off his chest and he knows everyone is there for him, I dunno...
It's better for them to talk about it sometimes because otherwise it will feel like they're all alone with their troubles , but I do know that some things are better left unsaid . yours for example was most likely gruesome. We as civilians don't know what goes on because the media sugar coats it all. Not much you can do