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Plato's Symposium by Shira-chan Plato's Symposium by Shira-chan
I stumbled across a quote today that inspired this comic:

"According to Greek Mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves." -Plato
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:iconnodogan:
NODOGAN Featured By Owner 4 days ago
and once again, Mythology prooves Zeus was kind of a dick, still amazing art piece XD
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SapphireSparrowFilms Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
I see this on tumblr every few months, it's lovely. <3Clap 
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jan-cesky Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
:)
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Sparks-the-Ninja Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
:happytear: This is so cute!
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8Darkness-Seeker8 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw. Zeus is a dick
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Alvar09 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
- Se mi bone memoras, tion li faris por fari ilin pli malforta, timante la povo ili havis kaj baldaŭ aŭ poste defii lin kiel la Titanoj faris antaŭe.

- if i remember, he did this to make them weaker, fearing the power they had and soon or later challenge him like the Titans did before.

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Si recuerdo bien, él hizo ésto para que sean más débiles, por temor al poder que tenían y tarde o temprano le desafíen al igual que los Titanes lo hicieron antes.
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Corgel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Someone just lifted off your comic:

9gag.com/gag/aozvW6e#_=_
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Shira-chan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know! Every couple of months this comic makes the rounds online and everyone starts posting it around the internet like they were the first ones to find it :P
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RainonEagle Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
brilliant
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KichouTenshi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Artist
Daw, this is so cute :3
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:iconmellowmallu:
MellowMallu Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Writer
I've seen this before!
And this is how they explained homosexuality and heterosexuality apparently.
I would'a loved this.
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shannunonon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been looking for this comic for about an hour because I've seen it on tumblr and couldn't find it. This is seriously my favorite thing ever!
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Shira-chan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, yay :hug: I'm glad you found it!
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:iconazurecanine:
AzureCanine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THis is one of my favorite things I've been trying to find it since ever ^ ^
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:iconshy-fox:
shy-fox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the way you illustrated this story :D great work!
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:iconandymoshi:
andymoshi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:') Fantastic...
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist
aww that's touching. The Greeks were genius storytellers even a mellenia later their story still induces "feels". :iconfeelsplz:
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cmconzett Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I would really love to buy a high quality print/photo of this comic to make a print. How can I do this pretty please?
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BloodGracht Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^this
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cmconzett Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I would really love to buy a high quality print/photo of this comic to make a print. How can I do this pretty please?
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Deedeekinz Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I FOUND YOU!!! :D

Saw this on tumblr and fell in love with the concept and idea! you should leave a signature on ur work so people can find you easier ^^;

great concept!! and the simplicity of the work makes it even more adorable :aww:

I hope everyone gets to find their other half someday.
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Shira-chan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I'm realizing now that putting my website on my comics is the way to go! I never thought they'd get as popular as they have! :D I'm really glad you liked it and you took the time to hunt me down :)
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:icondeedeekinz:
Deedeekinz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
you're most welcome :D
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:iconlorntak:
Lorntak Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Makes you think.
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Xylobell Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Thank goodness I found you! This photo has been on tumblr for quite some time, but no one sourced it?
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Shira-chan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I think the last time I checked someone had posted back to me in a comment, but those are easily lost. I think I need to start putting my URL on all my comics if they're going to keep getting all popular like this! :)
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InsayneAsylum Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
I saw this on Reddit. It wasn't linked back to you, but I found it via google images.
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samanthapeartree Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Very cute! Really well-done presentation without the words. And pretty succinct--you used exactly as many panels as you needed to tell the story.
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mrnekokat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, may I show you the alternative version of this beautiful comic of yours. :3 [link]
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PrimoCat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Beutiful
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ICESSDGRAFF Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
learn to spell kiddo
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:iconwaswat:
Waswat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Zeus was such a dick. :<
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Shira-chan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Heck yeah!
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Summer-Wren Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
just just. awwwww..... <3 <3 <3 This comic just made my day.
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goldensparkprincess Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thats just...so i cant even.. AWWWW!!!! *cries like the sad pathetic fangirl i am*

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Never be afraid to try, remember... Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
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luixxiul Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Actually it's not what Plato believes in. This is a hypothesis of Aristphanes, and Plato denies it later in this book, introducing the talk of Socrates.
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JollyRedQueen Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is the most adorable thing ever!! :3
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xXTecnoRainXx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
its very sad
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xXTecnoRainXx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Still a better love story than twilight! lol but seriously that was a story of mixed emotions and it was beautiful, nice job
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Ultermarto Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I guess the quote didn't tell you about how the male-male couples were superior because of their minds, huh? But it's great to see some other philosophy comics.
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Shira-chan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, I hadn't heard that before. But that's pretty cool! :D Bonus points for gay couples!! XD
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:icongrimwell:
Grimwell Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
...And the inspiration of a bitchin' song from the "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" soundtrack!
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kattenjadams Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
^^^I think a LOST of us were thinking that x3

<3
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:iconconnia:
Connia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:clap:
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:icongrimwell:
Grimwell Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I only know about that song because of Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
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Caleighrg Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    I love this comic. I've heard the quote before, but this comic does it more justice. :love:
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Brian-Easton Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
This brought a little tear to my eye. I love it!
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murdocisgod Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a brilliant piece of work and fits with the quote perfectly!
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Esperta Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe, read that somewhere as well :)
but it's kind of a sad idea that there's only one person right for you. You gotta be lucky to find it.
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estoy-aqy Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
A modified version of this quote was mentioned in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, which is grate and you should really read btw :V
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