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Two Sides by RunawayKid Two Sides by RunawayKid
"The bird...or the cage?"
"If you're going to be a sore loser, I shan't do this again."


:3 If you're interested, you can buy the double-sided shirt here!
Or other merchandise on my Society 6 account!



I just really love these two, okay?

Tumblr version.
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Tulpen-Teufel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one a lot, especially the important detail, that the bird is dead.
The main message from BS Infinite being that no matter which decisions you make you will still follow a certain predestined line, never truly experiencing freedom from fate.
But I suppose I might just be overinterpreting this motive here a bit. xD;
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
No no, I definitely agree with your interpretation! :3 Either way, there's an unavoidable downfall.
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Tulpen-Teufel Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally. :nod:
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WadeAlma Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
I love this piece but I have one question if you don't mind. Why is Rosa holding the bird and Robert holding the cage? I thought it was opposite.
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, that's ok, someone asked me that earlier too so here was my reply:

"Well, I guess they both line up with the character that holds them (i.e. the bird lines up with Robert's body, and the cage lines up with Rosalind's.) And also if you notice the symbols in the game, while it seems like the bird is equivalent to freedom and the cage is equivalent to imprisonment, the way the bird's head is positioned almost looks like it could be dead, while the cage is empty. This could in itself be a sign of freedom (as in, the bird is already free of the cage). So with that interpretation, it's actually more fitting to their characters to have Rosalind carry a dead bird (because her sense of morality is more clouded than Robert's, who has a more of a moral conscience), and Robert to carry an empty cage (because he was the one who insisted on bringing Booker in to free Elizabeth from her metaphorical cage)."

And I mean, you can interpret it any way you want, obviously, but I think it's interchangeable. :3 Hope that helps, and glad you like it! :heart:
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:iconwadealma:
WadeAlma Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks for the reply, and sorry for bothering you with the same question you already answered. <3 I love the way you stated it, and described Rosa and Rob while not making Rosa seem like.... well you know. Love 
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Not a problem! :heart: I love them both a lot so I feel strongly about it XDD 
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JonaKutcher Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I find it cute. This is somehow interesting though.  - Michael Courouleau
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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alma111 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
what progra, are you using?
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Photoshop CS6, but the sketch and ink was done by hand.
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:iconlolsteve102:
lolsteve102 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Bird=Freedom
Cage=imprisoned(what's imprisoned mean anyway?tell me what is the true meaning of cage?)
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
XD Imprisonment is just the opposite of freedom.
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:iconlolsteve102:
lolsteve102 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
sooo....am i right?if yes wooohooo!:iconimhappyplz:
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
There's no right or wrong, it's all just a matter of perspective. 8D
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:iconlolsteve102:
lolsteve102 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok
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:iconminose400:
minose400 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
The bird, or the cage?
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:iconhakuisthebest:
Hakuisthebest Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Or perhaps the bird? Or the cage?
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Heads, or tails?
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:iconshazzsteel:
Shazzsteel Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just finished the game, I get the artwork now. :D
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
WELL DONE YOU. Wasn't it amazing?
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Shazzsteel Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing is an understatement :P
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
That it is, that it is. I'm gonna be cosplaying Rosalind at Cosfest, probably! :D
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Shazzsteel Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
YES! Oh god I have to see this. Any Robert to go with that?
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student General Artist
My friend might be up for it! We'll see :D
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Shazzsteel Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes!! Keep me updated.
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Consquare Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
GEE THANKS FOR THE HEART ATTACK (brought on by the awsomeness of this)
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Consquare Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*shouts from heaven* TOOOO LATE lol jk
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
LOL I AM SORRY FOR INDUCING A HEART ATTACK :hug: I am very glad you like, though!
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graveseller Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
this is wasome but you have them mixed up. The male Lutece offers the bird while the female lutece offers the cage
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
XD I know that. But they both line up with the character that holds them (i.e. the bird lines up with Robert's body, and the cage lines up with Rosalind's.) And also if you notice the symbols in the game, while it seems like the bird is equivalent to freedom, and the cage is equivalent to imprisonment, the way the bird's head is positioned almost looks like it could be dead, while the cage is empty, which could in itself be a sign of freedom. So with that interpretation, it's actually more fitting to their characters to have Rosalind carry a dead bird (because her sense of morality is more clouded than Robert's, who has a more of a moral conscience), and Robert to carry an empty cage (because he was the one who insisted on bringing Booker in to free Elizabeth from her metaphorical cage).

OTL I'm so sorry I went all philosophical on you, but I wanted to explain my choice X''D I'm glad you liked it though!
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:icongraveseller:
graveseller Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Thank you for the explanation, It was quite insitful. :) Thats alright i have no probloms with having philosophical debates.

For Example i would disagree with your assumtion on the cage meaning freedom and the bird meaning imprisonment. Though i have been wandering what the meanings behind both broch's mean but take a looke at the basic symbolisoms. The bird is not dead, but flying downward in a dive with its wings folded in. Colombia is a 'flowting city/battleship' so it would make sense on that note that the bird represents freedom. The cage obviusly repressents imprisonment as Elizabeth's/Anna's home, Memorial Island, as well as Colombia itself, is just one big cage with Songbird as its guard and Comstock as a warden who, like Fizroy, wants to use Elizabeth/Anna for their own perpose's and cause's.
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
XD That would be the conventional interpretation, yes. Which is why most people choose the bird, having just sprung Elizabeth from her cage. But you could also interpret it as I have, which is an alternative option that most people don't think of. It's just an intepretation.
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graveseller Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
It maybe a alternative interpitation but still it sound like somthing worth following. Unfortunatly i only have the game for a sort period and will have to return it soon. However i will look into it and see were it might lead. :)

Im starting to thank that Elizabeth/Anna as a kind of songbird that has the apperance of a Bluejay.
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Flamestorm11 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just bought the shirt OuO
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG it was you??? :hug: Thanks so much! You're like the first person who isn't me to buy it! X'''DDD
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Flamestorm11 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't wait to get it! It's a really cool idea and everyone at school will be insane with jealousy cx
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
X333 Ahh, thank you! :heart: :heart: It means a lot to me that you like it that much! :glomp:
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Flamestorm11 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! I love the way you draw them cx
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart:!
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Flamestorm11 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's in the mail now and should be here friday
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm excited for you!!! I saw the little Spreadshirt status on your order turn into "in production" and I was like YEEEEEEAH 8D
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LunaDormis Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I LOVE this piece a lot. The concept is really great and the image is just really interesting over all. <3
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
;w; AHHH thank you so much! I'm always really nitpicky about my work, so seeing comments like this specifying what it is you like about it really makes my day. X'33 :heart: :hug:
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TheLittleAya Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool <3
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student General Artist
:hug: Thank you so much!
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SA-sotilas Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Heads or tails?
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Heads!
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SA-sotilas Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Damn. Well there will always be the next time.

And meanwhile remember kids, do not take debt because if you do you will create multidimensional time and space paradox and fuck up the laws of physics and reality.
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:iconrunawaykid:
RunawayKid Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student General Artist
That's the real moral of the story!
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