Birthday Special: Ruby’s “Original Sin”

A while back I was watching a video essay about how commonly Women's curiosity gets punished in old fables and legends, and while contemplating Eve's temptation, I realized something about myself too.

About a week later, I decided to stream myself making this comic that it inspired, and got it done over the span of about 5 hours. I'm extremely proud of how it turned out, especially given that the moment I put the very first line down on the canvas, my confidence in the idea abruptly evaporated.

On the one hand I'd very much like to gush about its significance to me and why I'm so pleased with the sheer amount of subversion (and frankly, mild blasphemy) I got done with basically appropriating this story for my own purposes; on the other, I'd very much like to see how many folks will manage to prise the two stories - the personal and the religious - apart, and figure out the parallels between them.

Mind you, none of that should distract from the fact that it's also just really fucking hot.

I figured that posting it now would make for a good way to commemorate the day. I really hope you like it.

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