"so how do you portray the sentiment?"
I could not stop thinking (and being upset) about “The Dream Box”, today. It was a play that was only shown to a convention audience and involved Garak and Bashir coming across something that translated every nuance of meaning between them, so they could finally *really* understand each other, rather than relying on the Universal Translator. According to someone who saw it, Garak had Bashir say ‘I love you’ to himover and over, in as many ways as he could think of - to a lover, a child, a friend, etc - just so Garak could relish actually being able to detect the differences.
I don’t know what the thing they found to do that looked like, or even was, but I was so wrapped up in how *close* an experience that would be, and with it being called Dream *Box*, I ended up with some obvious imagery that was perfect to try my new liquid frisket on.
my usual MO of naming my G/B paintings after a lyric in The Birthday Massacre’s “Pale” continues here. I couldn’t believe I found something to paint to this lyric, it’s wonderful~
OMFG those lucky souls who saw that have my eternal envy. Good lord. The whole idea is so fucking beautiful and you captured it wonderfully in the art. *happy sigh*