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Spydrouge Featured By Owner Edited Feb 26, 2015  Professional Writer
I always thought Raistlin's most unfortunate curse was that he carried so much hate and cynicism that the people he hurt worst were actually the only people he genuinely cared about. Hell, even if we think the thing which mattered to him most in the world was magic, his actions helped lead to depriving Krynn of Magic XD so he even screwed that up.

He always struck me as completely unable to believe that people loved him, so he resented them so badly he couldn't do right by them. Cameron only 'pitied' him. And Crysania 'only' loved him because he was manipulating her into it. Even Bupa, he'd cast a spell on.

When he found out he'd still be just as alone after he ascended to being the one god, it broke him because it drove home that the way he'd gone about his life would never get him whatever it was that he craved; and he acknowledged that he'd missed whatever was important somewhere in the middle. 

So yeah, I do think he loved Cyrsania. But I reason he only figured it out afterwards when it was too late to fix.
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ricey1337 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Wow!
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Kessa78 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I LOVE this!
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Shalafi-sama Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Oh, I really like this!
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Thank you! ^__^
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Al-Jai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Ооох, давно искала что-то подобное, "чёрное с белым", но целенаправленный поиск не давал нужных результатов. Оказывается, нужно было положиться на волю случая : )
Обожаю эту пару. А здесь... всё выполнено потрясающе! Лаконично, просто, со вкусом - ничего лишнего и, тем не менее, всё на месте. Силуэты изящные, красивые. А уж волосы Крисании и посох, посох Рейста! Вот где глаз "залипает", фигурально выражаясь : )
Полный восторг!
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Благодарю за столь лестный отзыв, мне невероятно приятно! ^__^
Эти двое мне очень дороги, хотелось отдать должное всей символичности их отношений.
Уже сколько лет прошло, а всё не могу со спокойным сердцем о них вспоминать...
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isolanthe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Love your interpretation of the Staff of Magius. I believed they did loved each other in someways, but they were both too caught up in their own ambitions and trying to prove their worth to the world. I think we can all relate to Raistlin and Crysania relationship. When we first truly formed deep affection for someone but was too inexperience to move beyond our own ego and, in the end, that relationship failed. But the thought of that person still remained with us. That's why in Dragons of Summer Flame, both Crysania and Raistlin express a hint of regret whenever they mentioned the other person...........At least, that was what I got when I reread the Legends Trilogy and Summer Flame again recently.

Anyways, nice work!
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lots-of-lolz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I don't believe that Raistlin was really in love with Crysania. I think, Raistlin saw the girl's passionate fellings and use the girl to gain godlike power. What do you think, sister?
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Haha, I'm afraid I fundamentally disagree with you on this issue x) I dearly love Crysania, moreover, with Raistlin - they are one of my most beloved pairings ever.
Story of how Raislin just once again use another person on his way - thats not interesting. But the awakening of tender feelings in a dark soul - oh, this is one of my most favorite motifs in literature/movies/etc! So I prefere to believe in their love - a strange, warped by their overwhelming pride and blindness, yet still love.
/sorry for my english x_x/
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lots-of-lolz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
no, it's okay, i mean your english. it was hard to understand what you say, but now, think i understanded! :)
and, your answer... i respect your opinion, and please, respect my opinion too.
First of all, i read that: "Raistlin Majere has never been fallen in love with a woman who's living on Krynn. But we say, the only women he was interested in was Crysania." I still believe this. Because I was thinking like this too.
Secondly, if we think Raistlin's passionate for power, we can say that he is not be able to love.
And last of all, Raistlin is like me. When I read Raistlin, I see myself everytime. We are just crazy for power, we are kinda sly and mocking. And we are thinking that 'Nobody is more important than me.'

These three causes why I think Raistlin was not in love with Crysania.
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
After all, Raistlin is an average person - why must he not be able to love?! He is not pure evil! This is exactly what this story teach us - there is no pure black and white. And every, _every_ human being is vulnerable for love. And don't forget, that all his urge for power, all his way, all this plan with godlike powers has one main goal - to create a world, where people would _love_ him! The thing he needed most of all wasn't even magic (it was only means, but not the goal), but the one he really lacked through all his life - love. Yes, on his twisted way he had almost forgotten it. Of course, he is not much 'romantic' type, we can't wait from him out of a sudden Great Pure True Love tm (at least in the end of his way, in Soulforge we can see another picture). But saying he is absolutely unable to feel love - i am disagree.

>>>only women he was interested in was Crysania
Exactly! For him this is already a great step! Yes, such a broken heart and martyred soul not easy to teach to feel again, but all that moments in books - feelings slowly returned to him. And of cause that scared him. He will never admit it, even to himself, but still. Everything, that happened between them clearly wasn't just a dry calculation, it ended up getting out of control.

And, oh, come on! You can't be serious about that "he is like me" thing - people can't sometimes understand even themselves, so how could anyone know how another feels???
Raistlin's feeling were not written exactly word-to-word, (oh, so sly!) so this is exactly here we stand - everyone can judge from their own experience and intuition, all opinions have their right for existance.
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lots-of-lolz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
An interview with Margaret Weis:
-Why do the people love Raistlin? He is hurting the people who loves him, he is always mocking with others. How do we love such a heartless character?
MW-Like I said before, because; everyone of us have a part of Raistlin. This is the reason why do we love Raistlin...

Also, as you know, Weis said that: 'Raistlin is all mine.' She was meaning that she had created Raistlin Majere.

And at last, I said you that "Please respect my opinion." But now I see that you did not. I said, 'He is LIKE me.' not 'He is me.' It means, 'I share some personality traits with Raistlin.' I'd hope that you were understood.
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
In interviews she can say whatever to please fans, but books are books and they are separate. Besides, she is not the only author.

And hey, sister, I can’t understand, what do you expect to achieve from me?

You came to me, a shipper obviously (by the art), and try to convince he doesn’t love her. What reaction do you wait from me? Encroaching on something precious to me. You seem to be a troll.

As I've already said, we both had stated our opinions, any of each have a right to live (besides, why don't you respect mine, if you want respect for yours?), we both have our arguments reasons to believe in it, our own mind and experience to judge from, and we both obviously won’t change our minds. So, as I see, further discussion is absolutely useless.
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lots-of-lolz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
What? I do respect your opinion and didn't say anything far from it.

I did never expect something to achieve you. I just wanted to debate with an DragonLance fan. But you were not a good choise.

Yes, think whatever you want. And I will think my own. But unfortunately, I see that you understood everything wrong about DL. Maybe the books transleted to Russian wrong, huh? :D Cause I read all of them in the original ways. Just like what Weis and Hickman wrote.

Also, the 'sister' was just a word, if you couldn't understand, "sorry for your english"!

This debate is over for me. I don't think what do you think and don't mind. Bye.
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
O really! How I even dared to doubt! Only you can understand this books! Only you know how Raistlin feels and whom he loves or not! Only your opinions are right, how dare others not to disagree with you! Oh shame on me!
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Liva-Wilborg Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow!
Severely delicious!
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RaistlinColtaine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
WOW......THIS...IS...PERFECT!!!
I love every single line of it.
Raistlin-->The dark soul we all adore, full of shadows, malicious intent and tormented thoughts
Crysania-->The white against the black. Beauty and grace. Not looking at Raistlin is a very nice touch.

The staff is amazing. Raistlin's face being covered by the hood is amazing.

The picture is a most excellent representation of their relationship.

(ending praise and return to looking at the picture)
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pain-au-chocolat Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this kind of art/pics/draws. Cool Raistlin and Crysania
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Jade-Max Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
The style in this caught my eye first but the way Crysania seems to be leading the way, willing to take the steps forward and Raist is allowing her to do it, is almost chillingly displayed with the pure white background.

I think the descriptor I'm looking for is "haunting" -- but beautiful
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MisterTotality Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
This is absolutely wonderful! I love the style.
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wallpaperotaku Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Really pretty XD And so awesome
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CaroNanami Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Loooooooooooooooooooove it!!!
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ILoveVincent03 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Very symbolic, I love the fact that you left the background empty. As always, your art is stunning!
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EmeraldDragon88 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You made Raistlin's staff so pretty! :3 I love Dragonlance, thank you for making this. The lack of awesome Dragonlance fan art like this always disappoints me.
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bluelilyoffire3 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the flow of the lines in this one. Crysania's body is so fluid and shapely. It gives this piece a wonderful sense of motion. :iconlovenodplz:
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Thank you! :tighthug:
I've tried my best ^___^
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RaukoAilen Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
обожаю *___*
Господи,Вы просто...просто потрясающе!
безумно люблю эту работу!
"черное с белым смотрится дивно..."(с) х3
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Благодарю!
Очень хотелось нечто символичное нарисовать, уж очень я их двоих люблю. Можно сказать, одна из самых любимых пар, из всех фэндомов... :heart:
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RaukoAilen Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
У вас получилось))
именно то,что нужно.
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T-k-a-i Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You very much for drawing this...
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kissyushka Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Потрясающе!!!
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Благодарю ^__^
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Olegocich Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Отлично! Тащусь с этой работы уже третий день!
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Спасибо)) У меня самой эта работа - одна из любимых)
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boredomkillz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
I get a sense of sorrow from this, and it's terribly beautiful. As if she had to give up everything and follow a path she never wanted to tread. <3 Using just black and white makes a stark, clear, and somewhat, ah, harsh message. :heart:
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Thank you! :heart:
Thier story touched me so much, I can't find words for my emotions - all, I can do, is just draw them.
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boredomkillz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Welcome. :hug:
What is it fan art for?
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
=) :glomp:
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boredomkillz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
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Where are these characters from?
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
They are the black mage Raistlin Majere and priestess of light Crysania of from Dragonlance - fantasy novels by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. :heart:
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boredomkillz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Thanks! I'll go see if I can find it at the library. <3
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birdofj Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Lovely ~ I really like the long and lean look and your line work. Her left arm seems a bit long, though. Also, I like your interpretation of the Staff better than what's on the book covers! :love: Nice work!
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ILLanthan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Thanks a lot for reply & objective criticism! =)
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