Sometimes relationships are complex. Today’s Media Of The Day by Chemicq certainly proves this. The title depicts the beautiful Akina Bottini, a character in Chemicq’s comic Universal Nation 2133, a work in progress.
Indeed, it’s worth perusing the other pieces surrounding this fascinating character to understand the nature of this woman’s relationships. Thought two or three could be complicated? This stunner is part of a ménage à quatre. Furthermore, it seems one of the other companions is her twin sister… Equally as hot I might add.
Set in a dystopian, Blade Runner-style future, the comic explores the nature of the relationship between the characters – some of which are cyborgs. Whether the protagonists be human, hybrid or machine, Chemicq’s approach to sex and love is a refreshing one. This artist isn’t afraid to plunge deeper into the complex nature of his characters’ relationships.
In this case, Akina is a contradiction in herself. She’s both seemingly innocent and perverse, free and taken. This image, in my mind projects that paradox onto the viewer. She lives according to multiple sets of norms. She is both sister and companion, lover and slave. Attaining her favor would be complex. For her to give herself over to us would take dedication, perhaps even devotion.
Indeed, it’s possible to feel her power over men and women alike. She’s both attainable and out of reach. All it would take to touch her would be for us to reach out, and yet who knows how she would react? In any case, no ordinary seduction would work here. No, a far more complex and subtle approach is necessary. For example, a gift or sacrifice. Maybe your freedom? In exchange for her lust and love. Seems like a fair bargain.