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Banquet (Goodbye Ghost) by adriengnotpiy
Banquet (Goodbye Ghost)

"Turning away from the light, becoming adult. Turning into myself"

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I don’t want to make a big deal of this piece for what it is, but I can’t help but feel a sort of guilty fondness of it.

The lyrics are from Bloc Party’s “Banquet”, a song that is very dear to my heart and holds a number of memories both wonderful and gloomy. It served as my introduction to Bloc Party by a person who meant the world to me at the time, was the first song I learned to play on the guitar and one of the songs she and I covered in the band we formed amongst friends. It’s stayed with me throughout the years and has held my hand through thick and thin.

The photo is a double exposure I achieved in the darkroom and depicts said person from our trip to New York together. I happened to be browsing through some photos I had taken in the past after developing the ones I took in Niagara Falls during the week, and I noticed the connection between the two photos. I told myself that this unification of past memory and my current day self would be my formal goodbye to this person after our friendship took a turn for the worst last year.

As I mentioned earlier, “Banquet” holds a strong connection with her and my heart, so I felt slightly torn whenever I listened to the song as I would feel a little sick indulging in anything that reminded me of her. As time passed I began to learn that mementos could serve a purpose greater than just that. Though “Banquet” had been passed to me from her, and I had initially adopted her appreciation for it, I didn’t realize that its significance to me was growing as much as it did. I’m glad to say that while it also stands for memories of our time together, I now know that it is a symbol of inspiration, beauty and care for me.

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First, I'd like to apologize for the massive influx of deviations today. I haven't uploaded anything for a while and now that I've started again, I wanted to show everybody what I've been up to!

I needed to take some time to sort things out in my life and consequently took a break from social media. I can't say that everything is smooth (when are they, really?), but I thought that with summer here, I'd try and get back into the swing of things.

Every single one of your favourites or watches means the world to me and lifts my spirits in an inexplicable way. I love every single one of you for the support and courage you give me to keep my head up.

Thank you.
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:icondawonderer:
DaWonderer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
HappyBirthday and a healthy new year! :wave:
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adriengnotpiy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi Adrien,

Coming this August the 16th is :icontoronto:'s biggest and best DevMEET of the summer and we hope you can attend! We will be heading to Centre Island to hang out, check out the petting zoo, going out to eat and exploring the island. It's an all ages meet; come by yourself or with a friend if you like, everyone is welcome!

Journal with full info:
toronto.deviantart.com/journal…

RSVP Page:
toronto.deviantart.com/devmeet…


If you can make it then please RSVP so we know you are coming. Even if you will be there a bit later than when it starts that's okay too but we still need you to RSVP. So again, hope to see you there! :D

Admin,
-Midnitez
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello there,

I'm one of the admins from :icontoronto: and I wanted to let you know we are having an all ages DevMeet going on this month. July's DeviantArt meet up will be at the Evergreen Brickworks in the Don Valley followed by possibly some dinner in downtown on Saturday July 19th. If it's your first time coming then feel free to bring a friend or someone else if that makes you more comfortable. But I assure you everyone is pretty nice and very easy to get along with. For full info on the meet check this link:

toronto.deviantart.com/journal…

And if you are sure you can go or at least somewhat sure please click the RSVP button here (we need at least 6 people to RSVP to make it official):

toronto.deviantart.com/devmeet…

We sincerely hope you can make it and if not then we hope to see you maybe next month. :D (Big Grin)

Admin,
-Midnitez
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello there,

I'm one of the admins from :icontoronto: and I wanted to let you know we have an all ages DevMeet going on this month. June's meet up will be exploration of the Steam Punk festival and lunch on June 21st. For full info on the meet check this link:

toronto.deviantart.com/journal…

And if you are sure you can go or at least somewhat sure please click the RSVP button here (we need at least 5 people to RSVP to make it official):

toronto.deviantart.com/devmeet…

We sincerely hope you can make it and if not then we hope to see you maybe next month. :D (Big Grin)

-Midnitez
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adriengnotpiy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi! Sorry for the late reply (or for the reply at all if this isn't supposed to be responded to),

Thanks for letting me join. I wasn't able to make the meeting on the 21st, but I am looking forward to upcoming meetups!
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:iconmidnitez-remix:
Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well we hope you will be able to come for the next one. :)
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:iconm-vladimir:
m-vladimir Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Thank you for fav on m-vladimir.deviantart.com/art/… :)
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adriengnotpiy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem! It's so pretty! Thank you for the favourite too!
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yama-dharma Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav! :) Glad you liked it!!!
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