Can Not Prevent It, But There Is No Need To Prevent It
Ryohei Hase (b. ~1982)
Digital, April 2007.
CROE: i feel like there needs to be an accompanying sound effect
TARBOT: what kind were you thinking?
CROE: well zap doesn’t seem to quite cut it
since it’s a rain storm, lightning seems like the obvious culprit
but i think lightning leaves more of charred mess.
this looks more like an alien space weapon
maybe they use the rainstorm as cover!
I was seeing it more as — either of two options:
1 – this woman lives in a desolate place
and feels like she’s about to burst into flames
just to feel some life
CROE: oooh i like number 1
TARBOT: or 2 –
the world is fine, but she’s not and feels like death is the best alternative
so she’s dying as the other people are going about their daily lives
CROE: ah, so she’s chosen to explode!
points for creativity!
TARBOT: spontaneous human combustion
it’s been known to occur
don’t let the “hearsay” bit fool you
CROE: i like all the details on her outfit, like her shoes! and the ruffles on the umbrella
TARBOT: I can barely make out her shoes
CROE: haha! i think my imagination was adding a lot to her shoes
“Can not prevent it, but there is no need to prevent it”
what do you think “it” is?
CROE: i don’t know!
i wondered if it was a mistranslation from the japanese?
well i mean, it could go with the lightning strike
but she didn’t mind
it combines our theories
TARBOT: I think you can make out part of her face
the lower half
she doesn’t seem to be screaming out in agony or anything like that :)
CROE: i think the way shes standing, purposefully
rather than walking
gives support to your hypothesis
either that, or she knew the aliens were coming