Tag Archives: Art

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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Aesthetic surrender

Carol Zaleski: The secret writing on the door is “Abandon skepticism, all ye who enter here.” To approach the Divine Comedy with an open heart is to be converted on some level, if only for the time being. The late … Continue reading

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