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That Is Obscene

After posting The Lovers -VI- [B] [Photo-realism version] and The Lovers -VI-[pseudo-painted version],  made for the Tarot Contest, sponsored by Spicy-Manips;

It reminded me of some recent posts about DA Guidelines regarding Nudity and the Mature Filter.

:iconspicy-manips:

 

The Lovers -VI- [B] by Can-Cat      

Mature Content

The Lovers -VI- by Can-Cat

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DA Guidelines: Re. Mature Filter:

According to the DA Guidelines

Nudity: This flag is appropriate if your work contains explicit nudity; revealing the genitalia of a model or fictional character or revealing a full female breast including nipples. 

Ideologically Sensitive: This tag is intended to be used in the event that your work contains a controversial opinion, religious, political, social, or otherwise which can be considered offensive. 

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The latter may be a problem; as a friend said, a lot of people seem to find my existence a political act of defiance.

A girlfriend said being around me is just too hard, having to fight all the time with her family, church, and politicians, all the time.

I get that. I thought it would get better; but, she thought otherwise; and, she is a lot smarter than me; and, so far, she’s been proved right.

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So, is this the Committee on Climate Change politically sensitive, and potentially offensive, or Boris the Bear and His Ventriloquist Dummy? Idk, maybe…

Committee on Climate Change by Can-Cat    Boris the Bear and His Ventriloquist Dummy by Can-Cat

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Anyway, back to the matter at hand…

As to the former, we really need to stop identifying nudity and breasts as inherently objectionable or sexual.

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According to “Topfreedom” in Canada - Wikipedia, in Canada,the law on public decency is found in sections 173 and 174  of the Criminal Code.

In 1991, toplessness as an indecent act was challenged by Gwen Jacob in Guelph, Ontario, after she removed her shirt and was charged with indecency.

Part of her defense was the double standards between men and women. Although she was convicted, this was overturned by the Court of Appeal...

So, being topless is gender neutral and not indecent in Canada.

And, Women can go topless in Canada, as reported by the CBC.

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In Hylonome the Centauride for Fairytale Fantasy Contest, hosted by Spicy-Manips

Both Hylonome the Centauride and her spouse Cyllarus the Centaur are nude;

But, you know- centaurs.

Hylonome the Centauride by Can-Cat

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Okay, In The Library..., for the Mask Contest, sponsored by  EroticManipulations, is obviously meant to be fun; and, a little provocative;

But, Nature Tour, or Look Back, for RETRO GLAM CONTEST - EXTENDED, sponsored by we-HEART-photomanip, is just intended to be funny.

And, in Sculpture Gallery for the Out of Your Comfort Zone Contest, hosted by CRPhotomanipulation, again they’re mythological.

  In The Library... by Can-Cat    Nature Tour by Can-Cat     Sculpture Gallery by Can-Cat

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My Dad always argued that there was no difference between Playboy and things in an art gallery, like Sculpture Gallery.

He’d say that the only difference was the frame or the thickness of the carpet.

Obviously, there are other differences.

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My Dad’s argument has always been that all art is an obscene waste of time and money.

He was so mad that my Mum went to an art gallery, without his permission;

And, I was in the school play, when my health allowed, that he sold the all-electric, specially built house, which we had;

And, moved us to an old house, built on a swamp, between a foundry, highway, and mill; not surprisingly my health suffered.

And, the school was so bad; the teachers had been fired from my old school for groping the female students, as well as being Neo-Nazis and denying The Holocaust: the history department said it was a British plot to spread Typhoid, as a bio-weapon.

The librarian refused to have The Diary of Anne Frank, in the stacks, because she claimed it was a hoax;

She said that it was also pornographic: promoting homosexuality and lesbians.

That is obscene.

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Watching:

Who Was Anne Frank? | History

Animation of Anne Frank, the graphic biography

An interview with the creators of the new graphic novel about Anne Frank

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Anne Frank - Courage, by LittleRamona

Anne Frank - Courage by LittleRamona

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Amsterdam Prinsengracht, by Snowflaky

Amsterdam Prinsengracht by Snowflaky

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The Anne Frank Statue, by Penguin

The Anne Frank Statue by Penguin-Humper

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Anne Frank
, by LinZStylee

Anne Frank by LinZStylee

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This issue of Mature Filters came up before, when I posted Spaekona, for the MYTHOLOGY NORSE Contest, hosted by majesticARTS

:iconmajestic-arts:

Spaekona by Can-Cat

Which someone said needed a Mature Filter, according to the DA Guidelines.

It didn’t occur to me; since in the scene they’re just bare; not in any way sexual;

Since it shows the Spáekona [völva]: seers and shaman in Norse mythology.

Of course, seiðr (sorcery) was considered female, or Ergi and argr, in  Old Norse, in the Viking Age.

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Sidebar:

In Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard:  a trilogy[1] of fantasy novels written by Rick Riordan, based on Norse mythology.

Which is set in the same universe and shares characters with the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles, and The Kane Chronicles series. 

Alex Fierro is a  gender-fluid demigod child of Loki, whose gender identities  is both masculine or feminine in the original sources, in terms of  gender binary.

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In Pendragon-Art’s Journal, Porn and Violence  on DA, she discussed the problems of some things that clearly are offensive.

And, reposted mirandaadria’s Journal, Nothing Exists in a Vacuum: Stop softcore porn., further discussing the problem of some things being posted on DA, which clearly don’t belong, not being art.

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There have been some things posted on DA, which compelled being reported, because it violated the DA Guidelines prohibiting  “obscene or pornographic materials”;

And, anything which promotes “hate propaganda… which strongly implies and encourages violent acts against any individual, race or ethnic or social groups”;

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But, there have been times, when the images are so ubiquitous, when just looking on the main page or searching for Stock Images, for anything that it’s just numbing.

And, I’ve scrolled through, trying to just ignore the objectionable materials, which are taking up space and bandwidth feed on the internet.

Of course, that’s not very helpful.

If we want things to be better; the only way is to try to do something.

As my Granddad often said, if we don’t vote, or do anything, we can’t complain.

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As the tagline says, DeviantArt “is the world's largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art.”

It launched in 2000, with people who modified computer programs and modified them to their own tastes, or who "deviated" the applications from the original designs.

So, members are known as "deviants" and submissions as "deviations”.

But, it is not a porn site.

DA has over 26 million members and 4 million visits weekly. So, that’s a lot.

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Recently, I’ve been reading The Trials of Apollo, by Rick Riordan, which reminded me of the story of Apollo and Daphne .

Watching:

Apollo and Daphne - Greek Mythology - See U in History

Apollon and Daphne - an animated short, 2011

Bernini, Apollo and Daphne

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Obviously, this has some inspired some fantastic art-

Apollo and Daphne, by cgaddictworld [link]

Apollo and Daphne by cgaddictworld

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Daphne and Apollo, by BeatrizMartinVidal

Daphne and Apollo by BeatrizMartinVidal

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Daphne and Apollo, by isnukwin

Daphne and Apollo by isnukwin

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This reminded me of a scene in the movie Better Than Chocolate [1999], a 1999 Canadian romantic comedy shot in Vancouver, directed by Anne Wheeler.

Part of the story is taken from the Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium being unfairly targeted by Canada Customs, which the Supreme Court of Canada found had violated Section 2 of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms-

Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and religion; (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication…

-Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Laws.justice.gc.ca-

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Better than Chocolate - Trailer

Better Than Chocolate (1999) (Trailer)

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But, this mantle of free expression is not intended as a cloak to protect obscene materials, promoting violence or hate prohibited by DA’s Guidelines.

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Fukari has a couple of funny pieces about this- mature filter in real life and how to censor your artwork

  mature filter in real life by Fukari    how to censor your artwork by Fukari

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Listening to:

Ice Cream (Live) - Sarah McLachlan

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The Last Ice Cream, by Lampputar

The Last Ice Cream by Lampputar

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After all, everyone likes ice cream;

Even if you’re lactose intolerant, there’s always rice milk treats-

Like Rice DREAM™ Vanilla

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But, even some botanical ingredients can be toxic, if not handled properly.

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Reading:

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks,

By Amy Stewart 

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The Botanist, by uglybug

The Botanist by uglybug

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The botanist, by LidiaVives

The botanist by LidiaVives

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Llama Prayer for deviantART, by VSConcepts

Llama Prayer for deviantART by VSConcepts

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Pax

Healing: Concordia and  Pax by Can-Cat

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Take Care and Stay Warm, or Keep Cool, depending..

-Cat…

The Lovers -VI- [B]

The Lovers -VI- [B]

Nota Bene: 

This is a variant on The Lovers -VI- for the Tarot Contest, sponsored by Spicy-Manips.

This emphasizes the photo-realism of photomanipulations, over the pseudopainting qualities via filters PSE9, in The Lovers -VI-.

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Although, it's not the case in Canada; and, I disagree with it myself; DA requires bare breasts to have a Mature Filter.

Seriously? How absurd. -Not sure if this applies to both genders.
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Memo: 

The Lovers (VI) is the sixth trump or Major Arcana card in most traditional Tarot decks. 

It is used in game playing as well as in divination.

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This was made for the Tarot Contest, sponsored by Spicy-Manips

:iconspicy-manips:

Theme: The LoversThree of [Heart] Swords, or The Fool

Skill Level: Intermediate

Due Date: March 31, 2019 at 23:59 SAST

-Theme Songs:

Bruce Cockburn - Lovers In A Dangerous Time

Kylie Minogue - All The Lovers

First Entry: III of Swords
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Memo:

My Mum and Granddad often said there’s always a choice, though you may not like;

And, there may not be a good option: there’s always a choice; and, even not making a choice, is still a choice.

That’s why there’s no reverse position for The Lovers (VI) in Tarot reading, because the choice cannot be avoid, regardless.

And, something will be learned.

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The Lovers (VI)

The Lovers represent relationships and choices.

Whatever the choice, it should not be made lightly, as the ramifications will be lasting for the Querent. Indeed, the choice may be irreversible.

The Rider Waite Tarot deck shows  Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, making the choice to eat the fruit from the Tree of the knowledge of good and evil .

There is no reverse position; since, a choice must be made; and, even choosing not to decide is still a choice; and, something will be learned, regardless.

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The card represents blessings from the heavens above, and spirit;

And, from the earth below;

The Apple represents the choice of mortality and the Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, on the left, as well as fecundity, and light;

Balanced by death, desert, rest, darkness, and renewal:

All of which are part of journey of Life. 

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The card is sometimes called The Twins, and is related to the Zodiac sign of Gemini;

As well as the Hebrew letter ז (Zayin), and represents the number seven,

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The more we learn about the cosmos, the more we see that Nature relies on balance.

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Resources:

Required Stock: [At least one of:]

*Tarot Card Base, by Stock7000

Simple Tarot Card Template PSD, by nitchwarmer

1013 - Valentine Papers By Tigers-stock, by Tigers-stock

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The Lovers/ Twins:

Nude 15, by almudena-stock

Rose 3, by Vandart-Stock

Check out the timed art reference video on YouTube here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMmSl9…

Seraph/ Sun:

Pink Nude XII, by fetishfaerie-stock

white swan - stock wings, by Nexu4
Sun
, by lish-stock

Waterfall Stock 18, by Malleni-Stock

Golden Planet Sun PNG, by RavenMaddArtwork

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ

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Angelus Terrae: [Earth Angel]:

Nymph Pack 1, by lockstock

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Flora:

Wintertree on Gravestone by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Bare Tree Png, by TinaLouiseUk

cherry blossom branches png STOCK, by AStoKo

Blooming tree, by Olgola

Tree PNG, by Jean52

apple stock by cindysart-stock, by CindysArt-Stock

cut out apple, by SolStock

apple blossoms, by margarita-morrigan

Red Aplle, by belem3579

desert tree stock 1, by stockf8

Tree with pink blossoms by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Bare Branched Tree II by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Bare-Branched Tree by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Trees with blossoms in pink white by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Wild Flowers With Grass 2 Stock Photo- 0081-PNG, by annamae22

Wild Flowers 3 Stock Photo- 0082-PNG, by annamae22

Straws PNG, by raduluchian

Spring Orchard 2010 Stock 6, by SimplyBackgrounds

Draped Devils Ivy, by LilipilySpirit

Ivy by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

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Fauna:

Wing stock 14, by rewston-stock

Dove, by ViolettaLeStrange

Bird 312 - flying crow, by Momotte2stocks

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Background: Landscape:

Volcano Desert Stock, by leeorr-stock

Other Resources:

Earth 4K Stock, by Hameed

STOCK Eggs 16 Easter fantasy nest dragon, by AStoKo

Fuzzy moon, by TinaLouiseUk

Moon Png, by TinaLouiseUk

Stars 1136 by zummerfish, by zummerfish

random Starscape, by crowlord1975

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ

Sky, by TinaLouiseUk

Vintage Paper II TEXTURE PACK, by Knald 

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Cutting Room: These were helpful; but, edited for spacing or lighting:

Old School pack3, by lockstock

Gemini zip pack 1, by lockstock

Skydancer-Stock 6688, by skydancer-stock

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Software:

Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10

Clip Studio Paint

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Hardware:

Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet

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Reference:

Hierarchy of Angels in Theology

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Memo:

Since The Lovers (VI)  signifies choices in Tarot card reading, I posted a survey asking for suggestions of songs about making choices.

LindArtz suggested “Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, a power ballad, featured on the band's debut album in 1973. [I don’t remember hearing this before- cool- :nod:]

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Listening to: [There is a famous guitar solo. Don’t miss it.]

Free Bird Lynyrd Skynyrd: Lyrics

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CBC Music played this the other morning, with the lyrics:

“You… feel like a loser, until you see/ That as you bend/You learn to be…/ Sometimes you gotta take a stand…/ Oh you gotta run you gotta run…”

Listening to: 

Buffy Sainte-Marie & Tanya Tagaq "You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)"

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The Polaris Music Prize Collaboration Session, presented by CBC Music featured prize winners Buffy Sainte-Marie[2015] and 2014 winner Tanya Tagaq [2014].

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"You Got To Run (Spirit Of The Wind)" was written by Sainte-Marie, inspired by champion dogsled racer George Attla, who competed in the first-ever Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, in 1973, and the subject of the film, Spirit Of The Wind [1979], starring Chief Dan George.

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For his yearbook quote, my brother used the line from Stairway to Heaven: “There’s always time to change the road you’re on.”

Of course, that’s not true: if you’re here, you can’t be there; and, sometimes it’s too far to go back: there just isn’t time, or energy.

Heart - Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin Tribute - 2012

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It always bugs me when characters say there’s no choice, just to move the plot along. They could just sit down and see what happens: that’s a choice.

Although, there may not be any good choices: in my case, I’m not sure how long I can afford the prescriptions and everything to live anywhere, with increased costs and cutbacks to coverage.

So, that’s a choice; although, it wasn’t mine.

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Take Care and Stay Warm, or Keep Cool- depending.

–Cat…

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P.S.-

Oh, I almost forgot this video features Tarot reading.

Wonder if there are other songs that do.

Curiouser and curiouser…

Listening to: 

Serena Ryder - Got Your Number (Official Video)

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1,001 Things To Do With o2

1,001 Things To Do/ Not Do With O2

Editing some very old cartoons and sketches for a project;
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Resources: 

Software:

Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro and 7

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10

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Hardware:

Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet

CanoScan LiDE 20

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Listening to:

Spiderman theme song 1960s

Post Malone, Swae Lee - Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

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Watching:

SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - Official Trailer (HD)

Spider-Man Into The Spiderverse ‘What’s Up Danger Song’ Movie Clip (2018) HD

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Oxygen Therapy:

Oxygen therapy, also known as supplemental oxygen, is the use of oxygen as a medical treatment.[1] 

This can include for low blood oxygencarbon monoxide toxicitycluster headaches, and to maintain enough oxygen while inhaled anesthetics are given.[2] 

Long-term oxygen is often useful in people with chronically low oxygen such as from severe COPD or cystic fibrosis.[3][1] 

Oxygen can be given in a number of ways including nasal cannulaface mask, and inside a hyperbaric chamber.[4][5]

Oxygen is required for normal cell metabolism.

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A hyperbaric chamber would be so cool, like on Star Trek-

Star Trek - Pressure Chamber

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Quotes:

 “Someone who is concerned about other people’s well-being, and will go out of his or her way to help them—even if there is no chance of a reward.

That person who helps others simply because it should or must be done, and because it is the right thing to do, is indeed without a doubt, a real superhero.”

-Stan Lee

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“Let’s lay it right on the line. Bigotry and racism are among the deadliest social ills plaguing the world today.

But, unlike a team of costumed super-villains, they can’t be halted with a punch in the snoot, or a zap from a ray gun.

 The only way to destroy them is to expose them—to reveal them for the insidious evils they really are.”

-Stan Lee

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Take Care of Each Other.

-Cat…

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Guess this is "Other" in the categories. idk.
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Anyway, now we dance…

Tom Holland Performs Rihanna's "Umbrella" | Lip Sync Battle

Yup, it’s true. You can’t un-see something…

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The Phoenix Project Prospectus:
Re. Devious Dreams:

To help deviants achieve their creative evolution, DeviantArt is awarding over $20,000 to artists like you! Yes, you!

1. Brainstorm // 2. Comment // 3. Cross your fingers

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Well, this is exciting. There are a few things in the hopper.

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Things are often so dismal and dark, wrestling just to survive; and, wondering why.

It’s nice to think of dreams getting to their wings; and, having help to rise up.

Wings

Wings by Can-Cat

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Listening to:

The Parachute Club - Rise Up (Canadian Video Version)

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Project Title: The Phoenix Project Prospectus:

Proposal: Finish editing pencil sketches and mixed media for the graphic novels, The Deadman Lives, Beware The Windigo, The Hedge-Bird, The Phoenix Project, and The Quest: a captioned collaboration collection, with Environmental Activist/ Photographer, Marie LeBlanc.

The Deadman Lives [Cover] by Can-Cat   Beware The Windigo by Can-Cat   The Phoenix Project: Shipyards by Can-Cat The Quest by Can-Cat

Plan: Focus first on finishing The Deadman Lives, Beware The Windigo, and The Quest. Keep unit costs down by keeping volumes around 33-50 pages;

Publish with an eco-friendly publish on hemp paper and vegetable ink; if a publisher cannot be found immediately, offer through a web site an eBook directly on-line, in a similar model to Amelia Hill, a disabled environmentalist and inspirational writer’s You Can and You Will;

Print small promotional run on eco-friendly paper with vegetable ink, to be available at store fronts, such as Eco-Freako, and Marie LeBlanc’s art installations, as part of her on-going Endangered Humans Project.

Prospectus: Here are a few things that would help bring these projects to fruition.

DA Core Membership: Upgrade from Membership, for 3 years: $50/ year

Clip Studio Paint EX: Upgrade from Clip Studio Paint and Sketchbook: $219

[This would help manage large, multi-page work.]

Photoshop/ Creative Cloud: Upgrade from PSE10: Single App: $20.99/month

Adobe Stock: [To add resources from DA Stock Images.] $29.99 /month/ year

Secure Licenses for Cover Art for The Hedge-Bird: Stand and Deliver, from PirateLotus-Stock and Elandria. >$50? TBA

The Hedge-Bird: Stand and Deliver by Can-Cat

Secure Licenses: prn: pro re nata: as necessary: prn/ TBA -$?

Wacom Mobile Studio i7, SSD: Upgrade from Asus EP121 Slate: $2,199.95

[My current machine freezes with large files at dpi/ colour profile adequate for print.]
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[Does anyone have any experience with the Huion Kanvas 13"? Is it a more affordable alternative to Wacom?]
www.huiontablet.com/kamvas-pro…
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I'm afraid my Asus will permanently plotz the way it freezes up, whenever I try to edit a large file, 
especially something with a high enough dpi for print.
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Presuming the lights can stay on; and, can otherwise continue to juggle expenses in the interim to cover oxygen, other prescriptions, electrics, and have a roof over my head; and, literally keep my head above water-

Anything to help bring these projects to fruition would be greatly appreciated.

It would be nice for them to see the light of day.

Everyone Has To Be Somewhere

Everyone Has To Be Somewhere by Can-Cat

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The dream, of course, is to find an agent, and/or publisher; and, not always be wrestling in a perpetual panic, struggling to survive.
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And, away we go…

-Cat…

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Great Caesar’s Ghost! Is it light out already!

Well, back to the Salt Mines.

Exhaustion

Exhaustion by Can-Cat

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Addendum:

A Whole House Water Filter, with Point of Use, for the well, should help reduce costs.

The doctors prescribed bottled water; but, with increased costs and decreased coverage, this is becoming untenable;

And, doesn’t address the quality of incoming water.

Doulton Whole House and Point of Use Water Filters, >$1,2oo
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Background:

The government health plan used to cover the prescription for bottled water; or, filters; but, not anymore.
And, I used to have a hospital grade whole house filter; but, had to leave it behind, when I had to move via Air Ambulance.
People often think everything's covered by Canadian health insurance; maybe, that's the theory; but, it's hardly true in practice.

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Tip Jar:

Everything goes to o2, Rx, + hydro, 

www.paypal.me/EcoloCat

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Memo:

That’s one thing I like about Spaekona, for the MYTHOLOGY NORSE Contest, hosted by majesticARTS :

In Norse Mythology, the Spáekona [völva] are seers and shaman can see the end coming.

They know Ragnarok is coming for; but, they still strive to live and do what they can every day.

Spaekona by Can-Cat

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Take Care.
-Cat...

Looking for a music video about making a choice to go with The Lovers -VI-, for the Tarot Contest, sponsored by Spicy-Manips
The Lovers -VI- by Can-Cat
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go (Official Video) is the closest I can find so far.
-Cat...

Pride

DIVERSITY IS ART

Made with pride by the DeviantArt community BROWSE ALL ART

That Is Obscene

After posting The Lovers -VI- [B] [Photo-realism version] and The Lovers -VI-[pseudo-painted version],  made for the Tarot Contest, sponsored by Spicy-Manips;

It reminded me of some recent posts about DA Guidelines regarding Nudity and the Mature Filter.

:iconspicy-manips:

 

The Lovers -VI- [B] by Can-Cat      

Mature Content

The Lovers -VI- by Can-Cat

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DA Guidelines: Re. Mature Filter:

According to the DA Guidelines

Nudity: This flag is appropriate if your work contains explicit nudity; revealing the genitalia of a model or fictional character or revealing a full female breast including nipples. 

Ideologically Sensitive: This tag is intended to be used in the event that your work contains a controversial opinion, religious, political, social, or otherwise which can be considered offensive. 

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The latter may be a problem; as a friend said, a lot of people seem to find my existence a political act of defiance.

A girlfriend said being around me is just too hard, having to fight all the time with her family, church, and politicians, all the time.

I get that. I thought it would get better; but, she thought otherwise; and, she is a lot smarter than me; and, so far, she’s been proved right.

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So, is this the Committee on Climate Change politically sensitive, and potentially offensive, or Boris the Bear and His Ventriloquist Dummy? Idk, maybe…

Committee on Climate Change by Can-Cat    Boris the Bear and His Ventriloquist Dummy by Can-Cat

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Anyway, back to the matter at hand…

As to the former, we really need to stop identifying nudity and breasts as inherently objectionable or sexual.

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According to “Topfreedom” in Canada - Wikipedia, in Canada,the law on public decency is found in sections 173 and 174  of the Criminal Code.

In 1991, toplessness as an indecent act was challenged by Gwen Jacob in Guelph, Ontario, after she removed her shirt and was charged with indecency.

Part of her defense was the double standards between men and women. Although she was convicted, this was overturned by the Court of Appeal...

So, being topless is gender neutral and not indecent in Canada.

And, Women can go topless in Canada, as reported by the CBC.

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In Hylonome the Centauride for Fairytale Fantasy Contest, hosted by Spicy-Manips

Both Hylonome the Centauride and her spouse Cyllarus the Centaur are nude;

But, you know- centaurs.

Hylonome the Centauride by Can-Cat

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Okay, In The Library..., for the Mask Contest, sponsored by  EroticManipulations, is obviously meant to be fun; and, a little provocative;

But, Nature Tour, or Look Back, for RETRO GLAM CONTEST - EXTENDED, sponsored by we-HEART-photomanip, is just intended to be funny.

And, in Sculpture Gallery for the Out of Your Comfort Zone Contest, hosted by CRPhotomanipulation, again they’re mythological.

  In The Library... by Can-Cat    Nature Tour by Can-Cat     Sculpture Gallery by Can-Cat

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My Dad always argued that there was no difference between Playboy and things in an art gallery, like Sculpture Gallery.

He’d say that the only difference was the frame or the thickness of the carpet.

Obviously, there are other differences.

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My Dad’s argument has always been that all art is an obscene waste of time and money.

He was so mad that my Mum went to an art gallery, without his permission;

And, I was in the school play, when my health allowed, that he sold the all-electric, specially built house, which we had;

And, moved us to an old house, built on a swamp, between a foundry, highway, and mill; not surprisingly my health suffered.

And, the school was so bad; the teachers had been fired from my old school for groping the female students, as well as being Neo-Nazis and denying The Holocaust: the history department said it was a British plot to spread Typhoid, as a bio-weapon.

The librarian refused to have The Diary of Anne Frank, in the stacks, because she claimed it was a hoax;

She said that it was also pornographic: promoting homosexuality and lesbians.

That is obscene.

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Watching:

Who Was Anne Frank? | History

Animation of Anne Frank, the graphic biography

An interview with the creators of the new graphic novel about Anne Frank

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Anne Frank - Courage, by LittleRamona

Anne Frank - Courage by LittleRamona

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Amsterdam Prinsengracht, by Snowflaky

Amsterdam Prinsengracht by Snowflaky

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The Anne Frank Statue, by Penguin

The Anne Frank Statue by Penguin-Humper

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Anne Frank
, by LinZStylee

Anne Frank by LinZStylee

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This issue of Mature Filters came up before, when I posted Spaekona, for the MYTHOLOGY NORSE Contest, hosted by majesticARTS

:iconmajestic-arts:

Spaekona by Can-Cat

Which someone said needed a Mature Filter, according to the DA Guidelines.

It didn’t occur to me; since in the scene they’re just bare; not in any way sexual;

Since it shows the Spáekona [völva]: seers and shaman in Norse mythology.

Of course, seiðr (sorcery) was considered female, or Ergi and argr, in  Old Norse, in the Viking Age.

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Sidebar:

In Magnus Chase and The Gods of Asgard:  a trilogy[1] of fantasy novels written by Rick Riordan, based on Norse mythology.

Which is set in the same universe and shares characters with the Camp Half-Blood Chronicles, and The Kane Chronicles series. 

Alex Fierro is a  gender-fluid demigod child of Loki, whose gender identities  is both masculine or feminine in the original sources, in terms of  gender binary.

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In Pendragon-Art’s Journal, Porn and Violence  on DA, she discussed the problems of some things that clearly are offensive.

And, reposted mirandaadria’s Journal, Nothing Exists in a Vacuum: Stop softcore porn., further discussing the problem of some things being posted on DA, which clearly don’t belong, not being art.

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There have been some things posted on DA, which compelled being reported, because it violated the DA Guidelines prohibiting  “obscene or pornographic materials”;

And, anything which promotes “hate propaganda… which strongly implies and encourages violent acts against any individual, race or ethnic or social groups”;

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But, there have been times, when the images are so ubiquitous, when just looking on the main page or searching for Stock Images, for anything that it’s just numbing.

And, I’ve scrolled through, trying to just ignore the objectionable materials, which are taking up space and bandwidth feed on the internet.

Of course, that’s not very helpful.

If we want things to be better; the only way is to try to do something.

As my Granddad often said, if we don’t vote, or do anything, we can’t complain.

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As the tagline says, DeviantArt “is the world's largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art.”

It launched in 2000, with people who modified computer programs and modified them to their own tastes, or who "deviated" the applications from the original designs.

So, members are known as "deviants" and submissions as "deviations”.

But, it is not a porn site.

DA has over 26 million members and 4 million visits weekly. So, that’s a lot.

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Recently, I’ve been reading The Trials of Apollo, by Rick Riordan, which reminded me of the story of Apollo and Daphne .

Watching:

Apollo and Daphne - Greek Mythology - See U in History

Apollon and Daphne - an animated short, 2011

Bernini, Apollo and Daphne

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Obviously, this has some inspired some fantastic art-

Apollo and Daphne, by cgaddictworld [link]

Apollo and Daphne by cgaddictworld

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Daphne and Apollo, by BeatrizMartinVidal

Daphne and Apollo by BeatrizMartinVidal

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Daphne and Apollo, by isnukwin

Daphne and Apollo by isnukwin

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This reminded me of a scene in the movie Better Than Chocolate [1999], a 1999 Canadian romantic comedy shot in Vancouver, directed by Anne Wheeler.

Part of the story is taken from the Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium being unfairly targeted by Canada Customs, which the Supreme Court of Canada found had violated Section 2 of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms-

Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: (a) freedom of conscience and religion; (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication…

-Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Laws.justice.gc.ca-

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Better than Chocolate - Trailer

Better Than Chocolate (1999) (Trailer)

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But, this mantle of free expression is not intended as a cloak to protect obscene materials, promoting violence or hate prohibited by DA’s Guidelines.

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Fukari has a couple of funny pieces about this- mature filter in real life and how to censor your artwork

  mature filter in real life by Fukari    how to censor your artwork by Fukari

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Listening to:

Ice Cream (Live) - Sarah McLachlan

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The Last Ice Cream, by Lampputar

The Last Ice Cream by Lampputar

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After all, everyone likes ice cream;

Even if you’re lactose intolerant, there’s always rice milk treats-

Like Rice DREAM™ Vanilla

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But, even some botanical ingredients can be toxic, if not handled properly.

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Reading:

The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks,

By Amy Stewart 

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The Botanist, by uglybug

The Botanist by uglybug

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The botanist, by LidiaVives

The botanist by LidiaVives

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Llama Prayer for deviantART, by VSConcepts

Llama Prayer for deviantART by VSConcepts

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Pax

Healing: Concordia and  Pax by Can-Cat

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Take Care and Stay Warm, or Keep Cool, depending..

-Cat…

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Since joining dA, it's been interesting learning about photomanipulation and digital art, and seeing all the wonderful work on here.

The challenges and contests help give inspiration, and learn more about techniques.

A few of my cartoons have been used in journals, about the environment and health; and, some of my things have been used by a organic companies and environmental groups.

I'm working on a couple of book length things, trying to figure out the best format to publish.

It's been interesting learning about digital art and photography, and fun seeing all the great work, on here. The favs, comments, and watches are always greatly appreciated.

With asthma, allergies, chemical sensitivities, and being on oxygen, it can be hard to manage, in a world where pollution, perfumes, and pesticides are so prevalent.

Hopefully, humans will learn to live healthier lives, more in harmony with nature. An economy without respect for ecology and health is unethical, unhealthy, and unsustainable.

It's been great having contact with everyone on here.

Take Care.
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