- Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:49 pm
i think melatonin (melina) is THE destined death - think she made it quite clear in the flame of frenzy ending.
smurfette (ranni) is her 'conjoined twin sister' - they both spectres, they both have one funky eye, ranni even has her spirit floating near the doll and the doll having 4 arms - just to hammer that point in harder.
so we got mr corpseface (godrick) who in essence was the force of life getting shamked by 'cold dark night + destined death' - his 'soul' is destroyed - as such u could say that the nature of 'life' was subverted and he became the prince of death as he 'retained the powers of life' even in death. corpse 'lives' as it spreads throught the lands (can see his postules/eyes everywhere man). ranni+melina are two halves of the same 'coin'. this to me makes sense in the context that now getting yeeted to roundtable hold and azula makes sense as you said - we get yeeted 'into ourselves' - by melatonin. it is said melina wanders trying to find her purpose aight? she lost it when her body died - when ranni's body died. they got separated. as such i think both of them are a bit 'lost' without the other.
the whole lands between theme seems to be literally the whole painter story all over again.
we're locked in stasis of time and death, we're stuck, not moving, just rotting away slowly each day with the only thing being able to heal this whole situation is a flame of destined death. we're not meant to be like that, nothing is that's why its 'destined' death. that's why godrick body is an abomination springing forth more abominations of false 'life' in the form of undead/hollows (ya noticed how when u come near those poor sobs they just cover themselves in anticipation of u smacking them and most aren't hostile till you start whaling on them?). this 'painting' (as if you lock a scene in one spot in time you essentially create a painting) called the lands between needs to go bye bye so that a new canvas can be set and painted upon.
and finally - the flame color thing - i am pretty darn sure that initially flame was designed as being linked with 3 fingers (as u acutely pointed out 2+3 fingers = hand = grace of god that has now turned away btw from the lands between) they done too much messing about with flames etc during patches for it not to be the case. as such i think that 2 fingers is not the will of the 'god' and this makes u be able to extrapolate that neither whatever the fook is 3 fingers up to is. if we look at em like yin/yang - it can't be that the original idea behind frenzied flame would be to go michael bay on everything in existence - its not the same as fire - its FRENZY, its madness - it is not 'chaos' vs 'order' its oblivion. chaos is a force of creation and destruction - while order is the glue that ties all of the **** that chaos spews out into 'reality'. the fact we got multiple 'dead' 2 fingers all around lands between signifies imo that the forces of 'order' and 'chaos' are imbalanced, people threw the single 3 finger down the rabbit hole as far as they could and collectively tried to forget it exist - they tried to eliminate chaos in its entire nature both of creation and destruction - it went mental obvs due to that and became a corrupted tormented version of that force. as such there's no 'saving' the lands between, the current status quo needs to be literally burned down to the ground and the 'holy spirit' (aka the elden beast) of the 'god' must be yeeted out of the world. artist needs now to paint us a new painting and use new brushes cuz em old ones are no good and rotten at this point.
and i sure hope the artist paints us a fooken bloodborne 2.
its amazing how the same ****ing premise (Demon Souls, Dark Souls 123, Bloodborne, Elden Ring) can be retold so many times by the same group of people and each time be both intriguing and thought provoking.