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Top 5 most influential artists

In lieu of the usual top ten list, I thought I’d do something a little more interesting: the top five most influential artists, the ones who have helped shape how I approach and think about creative endeavours. Which isn’t the … Continue reading

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I have an actual art blog again

So I actually went and addressed my complaint and made myself a site for my art – Purple Dragon Studios is now a Thing, so subscribe to it if you actually want my drawings clogging up your feed. It’s a … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a blogger

I don’t really have a dedicated place to upload my art at the moment and am considering creating something like a separate wordpress site for it. But right now I feel that this blog could use a little more silliness. … Continue reading

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Weird personal post don’t read

So I’m making a comic book. Recent experiences have impressed upon me a couple of needs: the need for my art to have a focus if it is to avoid hitting a plateau, and the need for myself to have … Continue reading

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Video games as opera

Hey, let’s see if we can do something fun with an ongoing argument. Are video games just a glorified skinner box? Will some of them one day be considered canonical works of art? In a lot of these “are video … Continue reading

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The fear of kitsch

Roger Scruton has an article on the relationship between modernism and kitsch. The argument is something like this: modernism in art arose as a reaction against what was seen to be a growing insincerity in the use of traditional forms. … Continue reading

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How to be horribly repressed

(This is a followup to my previous post on Melinda Selmys’ book Sexual Authenticity, as I have now finished it) I really like this book, and it is a lot more weird, funny and geeky than I expected it to … Continue reading

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Day 23. W is for W.H. Auden

I have watched through a window a World that is fallen, The mating and malice of men and beasts, The corporate greed of quiet vegetation, And the homesick little obstinate sobs Of things thrown into being. I would gladly forget; … Continue reading

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Day 18. R is for Rarity is best pony

  File under “ohmygosh how have candy coloured ponies absorbed so much of my time and money??”. I think we need a bit of silliness after the past few days. Fashion is something that has always remained slightly arcane to … Continue reading

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The video game post

I’ve been meaning to write about tee vee games for a long time, and my thoughts are still pretty inchoate. But Thomas L. MacDonald recently linked to a dumb article in the Atlantic about how video games are a reflection … Continue reading

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