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Looking for Alaska by Sunberriyu Looking for Alaska by Sunberriyu
"So I know she forgives me, just as I forgive her. Thomas Edison's last words were, "It's very beautiful over there."
I don't know where there is, but I believe it's somewhere, and I hope it's beautiful."


This is me illustrating books I'm not done reading yet. (Why weren't you born in fucking May, Seb?!) Anywayss, happy 20th birthday!! :) I hope you like it and that you will one day forgive me for peeking at both the middle AND the end of the book. (I'm a terrible person)
This thing is some sort of a combination between the first time Miles talked to Alaska on that swing facing the lake (in my head it faces the lake ok?) and the last line of the book. Because I'm psychic and I know you like that line.

(welcome to the crazy world inside my head in which fir trees are blue, leaves are red, reeds are orange, the gravitational field is amazingly distorted and the sky looks like it's about to swallow you.)

Watercolors, wrong brush, wrong paper - everything I need is 40km away and I can't drive
Looking for Alaska John Green
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porsheee Oct 25, 2013  Student Writer
The last page.. last words of the book.. was so beautiful it sent shivers down my spine. That book was amazing, and so is this painting! 
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Sunberriyu Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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porsheee Oct 26, 2013  Student Writer
you're welcome... but really... the thoughts it make me think. I take it this is the better place or what's out of the labyrinth?
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Sunberriyu Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, to me getting out of the labyrinth isn't a place, it's an act, as I think Miles said that to get out you need to forgive. So this would be the place Edison mentioned in his last words. But you can see it any way you want. :) (I'm aware a "place" can also be a state of mind, etc. I don't myself take the last line too literally, although it might look this way on my painting) It's been a while since I read the book, I hope I understood your question properly?
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porsheee Oct 27, 2013  Student Writer
yes, well yeah. To me it was sorta the feeling of the painting. Like freedom and colors and beauty. And I haven't read it for a year either :p but it was so good.... 
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Sunberriyu Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I see what you mean, I guess by killing herself Alaska did get out of the labyrinth, so in a way this is both Edison's place and out of the labyrinth, you could say they're one and the same. (it's really hard for me to discuss this becaude I don't really agree with any of it so um I'm trying to assume JG's point of view or something)
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porsheee Oct 27, 2013  Student Writer
haha lol or like Pudge thought she got out of the labyrinth Straight and fast... 
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Sunberriyu May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Nana-Urasawa Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The colors are a hot-cold effect
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