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-- Aristoi Achaion -- by xela1234 -- Aristoi Achaion -- by xela1234
(Actual title is Aριστοι Αχαιων, but dA won't let me put that as title because it's not the Latin-English-whatever alphabet. <-<)

M'kay, so I finally decided to upload this little thingamajig here. xD

It's really just fan art for a book I read, The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. It's her first novel and she's done a hell of a job at writing it. <3

A basic summary would be that the story is about Patroclus, a young and awkward prince being exiled to King Peleus' kingdom, where he meets Achilles, a half-god. The two soon become friends, and as Achilles head off to train with Chiron at Mount Pelion 'till they're say, seventeen-ish. Meanwhile, Patroclus starts developing feelings for his friend.
When Achilles is requested back home, Patroclus comes along and a war is slowly approaching, testing the bonds between Achilles and Patroclus.

And the book is just so amazingly written and there are Greek words tossed in at places and I can translate them because I recently read about Achilles and the Trojan War and whatever and augh <3

Also, the book has its own little funny moments tossed in here and there, and it overall just is a great book. It's a fictional intake on the Iliad, and since I read part of it, I just totally love it because I recognize bits and pieces of stuff I've read and it's just fun to read. x3

Long story short, have an Achilles and Patroclus chibi drawing thingamajig.

Also proof that I suck at drawing chibis; it was just a doodle, really

Also, the title of this picture is Greek, as well as my lovely (cough) handwriting at the top of the picture. The actual text would be αριστοι Aχαιων, which means 'The Best of the Greeks'. Achilles often is referred to as the αριστος Αχαιων (ah-ris-tos A-ch (k-sound, same in Achilles' name) ai-on), but I also consider Patroclus an amazing person just because he's Patroclus and augh so I made it plural and whatever and just <3

Also, Achilles is barefoot because he always walks barefoot in the book. :'D

~ Xela

The Song of Achilles (c) Madeline Miller
Drawing (c) Me, ~xela1234.
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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...OKAY okay I went and actually picked up the book which was in fact in my bookstore and SDFGHJK whatwhatwhat ASDFGHJKL

I like totally used to be into Classical Greek stuff andI like totally understand what's going on and like the story's told in Pat's POV and that's so friggin' awesome and Pat is so dang cute and insecure and relatable and and their relationship actually reminds me so much of a romance-y-fied version of Kellyn and Keith so that's like doubly relevant to me and like the read is like a breeze through it's so succinctly and delightfully written and the author's actually from Philadelphia which I lived close to and WHAT IS THIS AWESOMERY SDFGHJUKIOLP;;;A;;;;;;

:star::star::star::star::star:
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xela1234 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I KNOOOOOOOW

That's all I can say. AND OH MY GOSH YOU'RE SO CLOSE TO PHILADELPHIA I'M SO JEALOUS I STILL WANNA GO TO THE STATES ONE DAY AND WHATEVZ AND AUGH
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I still wanna go somewhere in Europe. Everywhere actually.
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xela1234 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Come to Holland, okay? :'D
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes \O/
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xela1234 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Woo! :D
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What language is the book in? Seriously. xD

Achilles x Patroclus is like one of the original shippings out there xDDDDD (Aside from Gilgamesh x Enkidu WHICH IS CANON, and David x Jonathan if not for the latter being promoted into religion)
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xela1234 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Plain 'n normal English. XD Hiiiiiighly recommended. ;u; <3
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder if it's published in the U.S. though. ;n;
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xela1234 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think it is. ;u; And if it isn't, there's always an Ebook of it somewhere. ;u;
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Aetherya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay :la:
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Kellyn87 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Again Very cute!
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xela1234 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much! :D
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