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I know, I know... theories about the prequels (trying to make them tolerable), but this one makes too much sense (to me) not to share.

I was reading one of Ina May Gaskin's midwifery books (this one from the late 70s), and something clicked when I was reading about toxemia.  It's a complication in pregnancy that doctors aren't really sure about the cause.  Most sufferers are young women, with their first pregnancy.  It's more common in multiple pregnancies.

This is what really killed Padme.  Not a broken heart.

Need convincing?  Toxemia has two parts: pre- eclampsia and eclampsia.  The symptoms include severe headache, severe nausea, nervous irritability, visual disturbance, and pain in the upper abdomen.  It can be fatal.  Eclampsia comes on suddenly, and the woman may die of shock, convulsions, or edema in the lungs.  Sometimes labor has to be induced to avoid that, and even today it can turn into a save the baby, or save the mother scenario, although it can be prevented with prenatal care like special diets, bed-rest, and other measures to ensure proper circulation.

It's probably a given that Padme had little to no prenatal care (she was probably afraid to seek it out), and she couldn't very well have taken bed rest.  The fact that pre-eclampsia can mess with your head would explain some of her changes in personality, as well as dealing with the physical symptoms.  And it explains her sudden death a whole hell of a lot better than "she lost the will to live."
  • Listening to: "I Drove All Night" Cyndi Lauper
  • Reading: Victorian Murderesses
  • Watching: nothing currently
Sirius Black: Goblet of Fire by AuraMajesty
Sirius Black: Goblet of Fire
As the title suggests, this picture depicts what I thought Sirius would look like during the Triwizard Tournament.
For reasons that are too complicated to explain here, I always imagined Sirius as resembling Errol Flynn, the best Robin Hood ever to swashbuckle.
So I took an photo of Errol near the end of his life and changed it up to look like the gaunt Sirius.   The window bars behind him are meant to give it a noirish look.
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Mary, Full of Grace by AuraMajesty
Mary, Full of Grace
Another drawing for my religious art in modern dress series.  This one is basically an icon, as it doesn't depict a particular scene, of Mary... although it could be where she meets the angel (I tried to give her a "who, me?" expression, or at least make her look a little tougher than she usually is portrayed as being).   She stands under a pear tree, because they symbolize God's favor.  She's wearing her M as a necklace, and has some of her other symbols printed on her tunic.  And lots of blue.
I might have had a little too much fun with her halo.  But this time around I had a proper flesh-colored pencil, so her skin looks so much better than the last time I drew her!
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Star is Out Tonight by AuraMajesty
Star is Out Tonight
I heard the news Monday, oh boy.
Here is my tribute to David Bowie-- who has had such an impact on my life.  I honestly think without the influence of his music and other aspects of his life, I would not be where I am today.

In this drawing I tried to incorporate several eras, as opposed to just picking one.  The scenery is supposed to suggest "Valentine's Day."  The black star, blindfold, and haircut are all from "Black Star."  The pose and scull are from a Serious Moonlight photo.  The hair and suit colors are meant to suggest "Life on Mars" but look even more burned out and ghostly, for reasons that are all too apparent now.
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Darth Vader and the Dancing Girls by AuraMajesty
Darth Vader and the Dancing Girls
Given how everybody's dying this week, I thought I'd upload something light-hearted, frivolous, and saucy.
Darth Vader learns that Luke and Leia are his children and worries about the kiss.  He comes up with a surefire plan to end their accidental romance.  Hilarity ensues.
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I know, I know... theories about the prequels (trying to make them tolerable), but this one makes too much sense (to me) not to share.

I was reading one of Ina May Gaskin's midwifery books (this one from the late 70s), and something clicked when I was reading about toxemia.  It's a complication in pregnancy that doctors aren't really sure about the cause.  Most sufferers are young women, with their first pregnancy.  It's more common in multiple pregnancies.

This is what really killed Padme.  Not a broken heart.

Need convincing?  Toxemia has two parts: pre- eclampsia and eclampsia.  The symptoms include severe headache, severe nausea, nervous irritability, visual disturbance, and pain in the upper abdomen.  It can be fatal.  Eclampsia comes on suddenly, and the woman may die of shock, convulsions, or edema in the lungs.  Sometimes labor has to be induced to avoid that, and even today it can turn into a save the baby, or save the mother scenario, although it can be prevented with prenatal care like special diets, bed-rest, and other measures to ensure proper circulation.

It's probably a given that Padme had little to no prenatal care (she was probably afraid to seek it out), and she couldn't very well have taken bed rest.  The fact that pre-eclampsia can mess with your head would explain some of her changes in personality, as well as dealing with the physical symptoms.  And it explains her sudden death a whole hell of a lot better than "she lost the will to live."
  • Listening to: "I Drove All Night" Cyndi Lauper
  • Reading: Victorian Murderesses
  • Watching: nothing currently

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I'm a student, and hopeful writer, but that doesn't limit my creativity to just writing. In fact, things get quite ugly if I don't draw for a week or two....
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
long time no sea.
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AuraMajesty Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, things have been crazy.
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015
like how?
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AuraMajesty Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots of homework, mainly, and work-work.  Also computer issues.
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A-M-A-P Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello my fellow human! Nuu  I want to personally invite you to join my awesome, wonderful and very fun and active group, FantasyLegends and to submit your fine art with us! La la la la 
And, may I ask if you can possibly make a donation to me, for my group because my goal is to make it a Super-Group in time! If so, click this link: abalamanderson.deviantart.com/… I would really appreciate it, if you so kindly would.

And, I have also taken the liberty in Faving some of your work. I sent you a nice pet Llama and I also became a Watcher! Oh my, I just loaded you up with some awesomeness!!!Nuu 

Thank you so much in advance, should you decide to donate and/or join my awesome group!
Llama-Emoji-12 (Left and Right) [V1] Wolf Uhh 
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
so how the drawing of the Ghost of Zhao mother coming along?
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AuraMajesty Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Almost done... and thanks for the :+fav:!
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
okay then and your welcome anytime.
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Pen-and-mouse Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Happy Birthday! :heart:
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AuraMajesty Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :heart: :hug:
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