An Opinion Journal on Art AuctionsHello, my pretties. I spent the entirety of last night learning what sarcasm sounds like so my language may be a bit skewed today. I'm feeling quite well, thank you very much, since I may have found a way to deal with my artblock if not conquer it immediately and will be working on commissions again (seriously, commissions are what I love to do). I'm feeling so refreshed that despite my stupid workload from school, I actually might have the energy to be angry instead of annoyed. Just a little.More Like This
I might be more long winded than usual here.
My good friend Na0h recently held a lovely, lovely auction of a few watercolor pieces. Here's exhibit A:
Go look at that. You might notice that in the end, all the pieces but one were bought up by a single buyer. Na0h has received several angry notes about how unfair it is that one buyer sniped all the bids. HELLO??!?! The only unfair thing that seemed to have happened is that a bunch of people who m
Silent Hill Downpour YT CommentI made a comment on Yahtzee's review of Silent Hill Downpour (he is astoundingly cruel to all but #2 due to some ridged black and white concept of quality) that people seem to have enjoyed. I personally have liked all of the Silent Hill games AND the movies, but then again I'm just an overly positive person who tends to find good qualities in just about everything so fuck me, right?More Like This
I'll re-post it here because I LOVE a good Silent Hill discussion.
Little known fact: SH Downpour is Czech, not American.
That's something I love so much about the Silent Hill series as seen by different developers (and yes, I believe the universally hated ones have solid merit to them).
The first four games are Japanese and follow what people find scary in Japan - fear of the unknown, isolation, crippling personal guilt and the punishment thereof. Broad concepts.
Homecoming was American and thus focuses on what many Americans are afraid of - domestic abuse, cruelty to children, violent fu