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Queunuch by BenGoodspeed Queunuch by BenGoodspeed
Queue:

The Queue Order (simplified Chinese: 剃发令; traditional Chinese: 剃髮令; pinyin: tflng), or tonsure decree, was a series of laws violently imposed by the Qing (Manchu) dynasty in the seventeenth century.
Manchu men shaved their foreheads, leaving a long tail, traditionally called "queue" in English.
The Manchus seized control of Beijing and overthrew Li's Shun Dynasty.
After the Manchus had reached South China, Dorgon imposed the Queue Order for all Han Chinese, giving the Han Chinese 10 days to shave their hair into a queue, or face death.
The slogan adopted by the Qing was "Keep your hair and lose your head, or keep your head and cut your hair"
The Han Chinese people resisted the order and the Manchu rulers struck back with deadly force, massacring all who refused to shave their hair.
The three massacres at Jiading is one of the most infamous massacres, with estimated death tolls in the tens (or even hundreds) of thousands.


Eunuch:

A eunuch (/ˈjuːnək/; Greek: Ευνούχος) is a person who may have been castrated, typically early enough in his life for this change to have major hormonal consequences. Less commonly, in translations of ancient texts, "eunuch" may refer to a man who is not castrated but who is impotent, celibate or otherwise not inclined to marry and reproduce.

Castration was typically carried out on the soon-to-be eunuch without his consent in order that he might perform a specific social function; this was common in many societies. The earliest records for intentional castration to produce eunuchs are from the Sumerian city of Lagash in the 21st century BC. Over the millennia since, they have performed a wide variety of functions in many different cultures: courtiers or equivalent domestics, treble singers, religious specialists, government officials, military commanders, and guardians of women or harem servants.

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petrova Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Correct link: [link] ^^;
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petrova Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Congratulations on 3rd place! This have been featured here [link]:
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Hfeather53 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! It's haunting, but amazing nonetheless!
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TiaVon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here! :heart:
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Photographer
Congrats on your 3rd place win in the Self-Portrait Contest!
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Sweety-Wanda Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Omg- your portait looks like a photo!
Interesting choice u.
I really like thiiiis! :D
Congrats on the 3rd place... this is my price: feature of your self-portait in my profile page.
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ricardo-bruins Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that you will win the self portrait contest.

Even without a mouth i can still clearly see that its you.

Very well done.

I dont stand a chance but i dont mind. You are so much more original

really nice
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
you think soo? I was wondering about that.. I thought maybe it ended already u_u

thanks so much though..
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MisterSali Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Amazing job on this! His emotionless features are bizzare and captivating! :)
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
n_n
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CatCouch Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting... I love the photorealistic tones. It really gets across the creepy vibe when it's rendered with such realistic muted hues.
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
n_n
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natenutron Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME!
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Yarkspiri Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a very nice piece.
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alexis-luigi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student
THAT IS AWESOME
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
hahaha aww thanks so much
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alexis-luigi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student
Hahah no prob by the way LOVEEEEEEE THE ART
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Midniyt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool
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laraclo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand it's art, but this is fucking scarry ):
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JesterTheTear Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
immediately added to my faves <3
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
hahah awww
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JesterTheTear Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome :iconkissyplz:
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FABRYKING61 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww crazy :-)
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MarshalGraham Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
creepy cool
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SurrealGrotesque77 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Artist
Feel free to join our group, we love creepy shit ;) [link]
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XxKraitxX Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
This is cool. Like, a whole new boogeyman inspired by historical massacres. Kudos. This was very imaginative.
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chrysalis-of-glass Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Very creative and striking concept, and I like how you include the historical reference, as well. If I remember rightly, the queue was based upon the hairstyle of the Manchu's horses, wasn't it? To show their power over the Han Chinese? It's kind of a sad how people throughout history have seen the need to humiliate certain groups and abuse their power.
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Nothing like western culture where we are all about the individual.
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Ohhh the horses, hrmmm I don't know if they did? Ancient China is weird, they're all about honor and loyalty and nobility and all that, so I suppose shaving their heads was seen as a symbol of proof of respect.
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chrysalis-of-glass Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, I guess. And for some reason, the whole castration thing was popular in western and eastern hemispheres, alike. The former for castratos, the latter for servants.
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Heathenflame Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Very Nice!
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Kairixxxkiss Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think ill be going to sleep tonight XD
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
heheh
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Hearts-Are-Cold Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Wonderful job. The hands and face look very good. I like the eyes. Overall, a good and interesting piece.
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Tsubane Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Wow, awesome. Was this based on a photo?
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
yessir
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Serpiente-Solida Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb! Freaking realistic.
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Jezzy-Fezzy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Like I said before, this piece is impressive. It does have that dark edge appeal to it. It's pretty good indeed!
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BenGoodspeed Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
:)
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Ehrling Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really cool.
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