Created this 7 day of Lisa project that focused on my mental health last year. Most of the time, the only thing that can make me feel better is by expressing myself through my art. This project is one that I will always look back on as it helped me put everything into perspective - enjoy! 🔥 (swipe to see all 7 days) The idea is loosely based off the 7 stages of grief and is also the idea that inspired the Under Pressure series.
hope you like it✨ & I wanted to try smth new with the background, but I don't fully like how it turned out?! BUT I LOVE THIS FRAME.
(this is a bit unrelated but purple is my all time favorite color. last year I wrote my first and only song. It's called 'purple' & it is about me and my oc mishty💜)
15. Emperor Commodus, Reign: 180 AD – 192 AD (12 years, 3 years as co-emperor with his father before that)
What madness had befallen emperor Marcus Aurelius, that instead of naming someone who was worthy to rule he named his son Commodus as his heir. The boy was obviously not fit to rule. Commodus his reign was full of conspiracies, making Commodus ever more wicked, cruel and paranoid. Being a great lover of gladiatorial combat, the emperor chose to partake in the arena. Dressing himself as Hercules he would fight himself as a gladiator. of course, no one dared to hurt the emperor so Commodus would always win. It is said that weak, sick and injured citizens would be forced to go to the arena for Commodus to be slaughtered. After a great fire Rome was mostly destroyed and had to be rebuild. Commodus saw it as a new era for the empire with him as its new founder. Ever the humble emperor he renamed Rome as ‘Colonia Lucia Annia Commodiana’, the legions would now be known as Commodianae, and the senate as the Commodian Fortunate Senate. He basically renamed everything after himself. This obviously could not happen and so a conspiracy was formed to end his tyrannical life. That night when Commodus was taking a bath, he was strangled to death by the wrestler Narcissus who was hired by the conspirators. His death marked the end of the Nerva-Antonine dynasty and soon another bloody civil war broke out for the now vacant throne. It would take five good emperors to create an era of peace and stability. An only one bad emperor to end it all. The golden age of peace was over, the decline of the empire would now begin.