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The seeker by starg691

The soft focus around the edges helps to point toward the center which is sharper. The stray hairs are a fun touch. It is well lit. The...


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Constructs are purely hypothetical entities. It has no empirical basis. Social constructs are subjective and not objective. There is a personal world and a shared world. Challenging the norm of a social construct requires the antithesis of said construct. Success relies on the creation of a superior construct. In a civilization one pays taxes and in return they receive social structure support. That is the agreed social construct. If a superior construct were to be created one would not pay taxes.
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I just had a thought about mecha anime. It would be more plausible if the huge mecha fights were actually a video game. It would explain why only children would be piloting huge mechs. Their parents are involved in the entertainment industry and thatís why they are the supporting cast and not the protagonists. Any time I watch an anime about in this genre Iíll just assume that really its a bunch of kids playing a video game.
It needs a replacement. A filter that removes the chaff from the wheat. This would entail tests of literary fortitude. As there are rules in science, so should there be rules with writing. The best we've come up with is grammar which doesn't cover the narrative element. Rules are pointless if they aren't enforced. It would be nice to have a scientific method of separating the useful from the useless when it comes to writing.

Todayís topic is conquest. To start from a single point and influence an entire region or area. It is with a single victory that results in logarithmic expansion. It consumes everything that it comes in contact with. That may be the very definition of war. A gluttony of forced participation. Revolutions may need to occur for certain events to take place. Usurping the old order of things and replacing it with something new. History has a way of proving the futility of conquest.

A change will suddenly appear and all that progress will be swept away in a single moment. That isn't to say the process is meaningless. Every conquest has its own apogee and its zenith. Possibly even a perigee. Empires never last indefinitely. It is hubris that is always the downfall. When the decadence in a society reaches a critical threshold it is impossible to reverse. A societal collapse is its punishment. 

A conquest can be limited in scope. Its effects felt by few. This is the most benign of conquests. They can have a positive or negative purpose. Conquests have a life cycle with birth, growth, and death. That is unavoidable. Whether it lasts the lifetime of a fruit fly or Sequoia tree is up to the conqueror. Mistakes early in the campaign can completely unravel any progress. 

As it is a cycle, things can be re-born. Once was could be once again given the right circumstances. Periods of expansion and contraction are par for the course. The process is more important than the end result. The goal once accomplished removes the drive for conquest.

Thoughts, comments, questions?

Here is a novel idea. What if an artist or a group of artists painted murals on billboards. There are so many empty billboards on the Interstate. It could be interesting to see something else besides an advertisement. If there are no open billboards then maybe land owners will allow a billboard be put up on their land next to the Interstate. Maybe a time limit for how long a mural can stay up before it has to be changed. A plan to deal with inclement weather would have to be made. It is basically an open air gallery.

Thoughts, questions, comments?



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The semester is over. I made eight paintings. Still have a semester left before I get an Associates of Fine Arts. Nine more credits. My next three classes in the Fall are: Ceramics, Anatomy, and Art History 3. I'm gonna have a party for graduating. Its about time.
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Callibanda Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
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CourtneyBowen Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch!
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Cheers for the watch
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