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These Hands.. by MissusPatches These Hands.. by MissusPatches
I was reading a oneshot about Leela and the Robot Devil in ~redwalgrl's Anthology of Interest fic: [link] and it struck me just how much I liked the symbolism of Fry's hands.

Loss. In making these deals with the devil, Leela and surprising the Robot Devil himself have both lost something. The Robot Devil will never again know the joy of making music fly from his fingertips and we know how he loves his music; he's sort of like the Phantom of the Opera (haha pic idea ??x] ). "Down once more to the dungeons of my black despair, down we plunge to the prison of my mind! Down we go to that pit of darkness deep as hell!" <- totally makes me think of him dragging Leela into Robot Hell 8P
Anyways, Leela lost Fry in a sense; remember that part of the ep where his cold robot hands freaked her out? Yeah. Even if Fry had succeeded in keeping the hands and "winning Leela's heart with the holophoner's art", she might never have gotten used to his new hands. In the pic(and the aforementioned fic), Fry's real hands are an everlasting reminder of him to Leela. In a way, they aren't Fry's hands because they lack his unique caring touch, but it doesn't change the way she feels.
Bottom line - Instead of improving things, the deals robbed them of what they held dear.

Siigh~ I dunno about you, but I find the whole idea dreadfully romantic X]

And my friend Cody was awesome and added: "well, i guess its sometimes u gotta make sacrifices for the ppl u love, or somethin like that :P " So the hands could also symbolize sacrifice. yay symbolism~ <3

Well, I'm done. :3


A few notes on the pic:
- using two light sources was fun and new :}
- I know I fail at hands, forgive me >.<
- I tried to make the Robot Devil look regretful-ish - did that work?
and if anyone has critques on anything, I'd like to hear ^^

Thanks for looking! <3

EDIT: Oh crud. After rewatching the ep, I realize her gloves and dress are completely the wrong colour. How I overlooked that, I don't know xD; Ah well..

Robot Devil 'n Leela belong to Matt Groening.
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MagicBats Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is amazing!!! I totally agree with you on that whole dragging Leela to hell thing with the Devil being the Phantom of the Opera, that would make an EPIC picture!! 'Pounded down by everyone, met with hatred everywhere, no kind words from anyone.. No compassion anywhere, Leela...' xDDD
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JiNdAwG Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
I read the fic right away
It's like...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwe :icondurrhurrplz:
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MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Hey there! :)

Yay! Another Leela/Devil supporter! I thought I was the only one, but apparently, I need to look through your Gallery more. :P Then again, I'm all for girls falling in love with robots...

Anyway, very lovely piece! I really, really like your color use in the background, and the posing is just so sweet. :)
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
hiiyas~ :'D

:highfive: Sweet! I love the concept of human/robot pairings, too~ it's a very interesting topic ^^ and we're not alone in likin' this couple - take a look at this pic I commissioned: [link] and this pic I got in an art trade: [link] fans are all around~! :dance:

Anyways, thanks for the fav and the kind words! I like experimenting with colour to bring the drama out in a piece. good to know it works! ^^
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MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Yes; incredibly! I was all over Sarah Connor getting together with the Terminator. ;)
Yay! Awesome pieces; I can definitely imagine him serenading her. :dance:
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
Ahhh I've always been meaning to get into the Terminator series! Thanks for reminding me - now I totally have to get a hold of those movies just so I can ship that XD
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EdwardElricIshKinky Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Leela also lost her freedom in the trade. D: So sad. And Fry lost (or almost lost) Leela. But in the end, he lost the gift that made Leela love him.

Gawd I wish Leela would just get over the fact that she's never gonna find someone who's perfect in every way/shape/form and just accept Fry for who he is. D:

I'm not sure if I've ever seen the end of the series, did they end up together?? I hope so...
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
aw yeah, poor them. D:

hah yeah, Leela needs to give Fry a chance at least ^^; I mean, it's been, what? 4 seasons ? Psh, he's done more than enough to prove to her that he really cares about her xP

well the last episode was the opera one with the Robot Devil and at the end of that, it sort of implied that they got together, but recently the crew got picked up to do 4 direct-to-dvd movies, so you could count that as the end of the series. So far, 3 have already come out, and the last one comes out in February. Hopefully, we'll get some closure in that last one...
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EdwardElricIshKinky Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
I sure hope so! If they don't end up together, I don't know what I'll do. D:
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Evilwomen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
aww man! I thought I was the only sucker out there who actually thought this pair could work! :faint:
Ever since that episode with the hands I secretly fell madly for the idea. Nice too see other people feel the same.
wow, now that you mention it it DOES kind of seem like POTO. :D
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Oh no, you're definitely not the only one! It's not very obvious, but there are others who think similarly - I know four other people 'sides me and you who've taken a liking to this pairing! :dance: So yes, you're not alone~ ;]

Hurrah~ GLad we agree on the POTO point~ :'D

Thanks alot for the fav~! ^^ (This is definitely not the last of the pairing you'll see in my gallery! mwahaha~ >D)
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punxdude Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
very nice!:+fav:!
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Thanks! ^-^
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OokamiInu Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
Now that is really something to put in depth babe. Really love how you captured the symbolism behind this picture and the ideas are defintely showing through it. :3
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Yeah, I like pics with deep meanings - they make me feel squishy happy inside :'D Thanks ever so much~! I'm glad I've gotten the message across effectively ^^
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redwalgrl Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
D: You read my miiiind!

Phantom of the Opera music was playing while I wrote that oneshot. :'D

Yay for RobotDevilLeela art! <3 Wonderful work on this. And you got the expressions and light sources down excellently. <3 :+favlove:
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
That's right! I'M IN UR HEAD READIN UR THOUGHTS :0

Oh, hah, that's perfect~ x] (We really are on quite the same wavelength here :B)

Yay, indeed. And there's more coming possibly >.> mwhehehe. Thanks a bundle! :hug:
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redwalgrl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Oh nues~!

Ahaha, it's good to see other people think alike!

Awesome! I'd love to see more! And you're welcome! <3
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madde84 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
aw that's so touching :aww:
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
don't it just give you the warm fuzzies Cx
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madde84 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
yeah, and I get emotional too easily :aww: I even cried a little at Comic Con after I met Maurice LaMarche :blush: I know that's kinda off-topic, but still!
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
aww =] whooa, dude!! you met The Brain!? o.o how'd it go?? Did he do any voices for you? did you mention that you were the one who sent him that fanart he signed? (Erk, sorry if I sound nosy or anything XD; )
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madde84 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Yeeees I did :D It went great! He's such a polite and humble guy! Like a teddy bear! :aww: I got many hugs!
He did quite a few, yes and saved Brain for the last one! :D
Oh, he already know that, we've been talking now and then since then. When I encountered him I asked "Do you recognize me" and he dropped his jaw and shouted "Madeleine! Hi how are you?! Great to see you" :aww: aw man that moment made me feel special (now that I think of it, I wonder what the people behind me in line though) :XD: even though it was only for a couple of minutes.
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
awww a teddy bear ^-^ yay hugs~! Oooh lucky! I positively would've melted if a voice actor did live voices for me XD
Ahaha~! Jeez, that is so, so cool that you were recognized by him! :D I dont' blame you, I would've felt special, too lol Congrats!! Sounds like the quite an experience~ ^^
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madde84 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
I had some Pinky & the Brain plushie keyrings on my bag and he pointed at them and said "Yeeees"! :XD: The only word that came out of my mouth was "wow!" That wasn't at the signing though, it was the next day when me and my friends had lunch with him. Geez, I hope you don't think I'm bragging or anything... I hate being like that :blush:
Aww thank you :) It sure was! And when he left I got 2 kisses on each cheek (one for my son and one for me) and THEN I wanted to die! :XD:
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Oh no, I don't think you're bragging at all - I love hearing about this kind of stuff! It's so, so fun! :excited: It makes me feel cool to know someone who's met these people - and sort of connected in a way I 'spose? XD aww what a sweet parting gift :giggle: damn, I said it before and I'll say it again: you are soo super lucky!! <33 :D
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Kimora121 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
Gifts of the Magi, anyone?
;)
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MissusPatches Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008
haha YES! 8D
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