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Medusa Retold by Acaciathorn Medusa Retold by Acaciathorn
For day six of JxC week [link] , I decided to draw Jimmy and Cindy dressed up as figures from Greek mythology! :thumbsup: I don't know about you, but when I watched Clash of the Titans as a kid, I couldn't help feeling bad for Medusa...she's such a tragic figure; cursed, feared, alone, and constantly hunted by nasty men who want to kill her and cut off her head.

In my version of the myth, Perseus falls in love with Medusa when he glimpses her reflection off his shield. She returns his affections, but because even a passing glance would kill him, she commands him to leave rather than risk turning him to stone. Determined to be with her at any cost, he does the only thing he can think of - he cuts out his own eyes so that he can remain by her side without fear of ever looking upon her. (Or, if you want the kid-friendly version, he puts on a blindfold and never takes it off, and the blood is simply a metaphor for his sacrifice).

Hope you like it!
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Be terrified,
It's you I love,
Imperfect boy, my own;
But I know you'll go, betray me,
Stray from home.
So better for me by far
If you were stone.
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:iconarchdruid89:
Archdruid89 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Very Shakespearean of a Greek mythological story.
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maryemm57 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I can't decide if this is tragic and heartbreaking or super sweet. Either way it makes me squeal. A lot. I just really like Jimmy Neutron crossovers.
This is great, love everything about it so much.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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rababco Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting idea, I like it. I kind of like the idea of Perseus just covering his eyes because it seems rather ridiculous and painful to cut out your own eyes when you can just where a blindfold. I've always kind of felt kind of bad for Medusa too, it's not her fault she turns people to stone it's not like she would do it on purpose it just happened. Your idea is a little like an idea I've had in my head for a while where a man finds Medusa and she wonders why he doesn't turn to stone, turns out he's blind so he can't see her.
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Jack-Walter-Darko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
I think that happened in a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits episode

Medusa was frozen using an amulet that was hanging on her neck, the amulet falls off in modern day and she starts hanging out with this blind guy and falls in love with him, he's later shot and killed while she ends up with the amulet back on her again.

it's a really sad episode.
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:iconrababco:
rababco Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really sad.
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:iconbanished-from-grace:
Banished-from-Grace Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Beautiful: The Art and The Concept
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:iconkarid3:
karid3 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aww should I be classified as messed up in the head if I find this photo and the description to be romantic and just plain sweet. (I am cheesy like that most times).
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jimmyneutronfreak1 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I wanna have J/C week again sometime this year!! :love:
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We're having an S/L weekend this year. :iconamorekristall: and I decided.
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Koizumi-Marichan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!!!!!!! I love Medusa and Jimmy Neutron !!!! :iconsqueeeeplz:
AWESOME !! :love:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t:
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Awesome
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci
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:iconjose-ramiro:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Extremely dramatic and touching love story here.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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spiderxand Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Acutually there was a myth where a many once looked upon Athena and she struck him blind. And I always wondered why didn't P appeal to M's womanhood. Nice to see this come out. Love it.
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LittleBoazFly Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful <3 and sad and heartmelting<3
I really love your Version of the Story :)
the Picture is mesmerizing and so beautiful :hug:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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bbb35 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Wow!! Poor Cindy thou....

"She was once a beautiful woman, but persued by a God she refused to be with, she peladed to her goddess for Aid....she was given it. Now NO Man will look upon her EVER or be turned to stone."

Such a sad maiden. :(
But stunning piece fo work :D
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CielsGirl123 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is absolutely beautiful. The expressions, the way it was draw, the.....EVERYTHING! Its amazing~ <3
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconcielsgirl123:
CielsGirl123 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem! :D
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projectGavy93 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
wow. I love it, If only a story were made based on your version of this tale, I'd love it!
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DeviantLilGirl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
i loooooove your version of the story!!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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DeviantLilGirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
ur welcome
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:iconthezombiemoshpit:
TheZoMbieMoshPiT Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here!: [link]
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconthezombiemoshpit:
TheZoMbieMoshPiT Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome! :meow:
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Writer
The symbolisim is so cool!! I think Jimmy is the type of person who wouldn't hesitate to do something drastic like this to be with someone he loved, I could just see it in my head as Cindy- Medusa- tells him to leave "....Sheen, gimme a dagger" :XD: I really love this X3
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
merci!
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Asagi-K-Kurosaki Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Writer
You're welcome~ *cannot speak French :XD: *
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animegirl414 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
:iconimsadplz: I wish I could leech off some of your talent. This is really well done - you can get a firm grip on what's happening and what the story is, without even reading the description (of course, you'd have to know a bit about who Medusa is to figure it out on your own ;p) BUT I LOVE IT. I'm surprised it doesn't skeeve me out, but I love the bloody blindfold.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, how tradgecly sweet.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow:
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:iconclairethekiller:
clairethekiller Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
y r his eye bleeding
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
read the description
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:iconclairethekiller:
clairethekiller Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
well that makas more seens
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tenderheartedthorn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
i love the idea of him falling in love with her
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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nataly-cindyfan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OOH WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconheeplz:
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Bloody-Passion Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i also like the little poem at the end did you write that too??
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, they're modified song lyrics
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kaylabeth93 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I love greek mythology and Medusa's story always made me so sad. I think this story is very sweet. Thanks you so much!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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dexter-cavanugh Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
wow that is great i love greek mythologhy
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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