From the day that Roman Emperor Constantine adopted Christianity in 313AD until the fall of Constantinople in 1453AD, humanity experienced its greatest and most productive period in history. People knew faith back then – faith in the familial order, faith in their kings, and faith in God. Faith-based reasoning made the people strong, for they knew that whatever they believed, it was correct. Ever since the European Renaissance began in the 15th century, however, so-called "logic" and "rationality" have been spreading among Western society like a curse. Disguised as "science" and "humanism", they have destroyed our moral authority as a rac
Current Residence: Toronto, ON, Canada Favourite genre of music: Good instrumental world folk music Operating System: Windows 2000 Pro MP3 player of choice: None... I don't listen to music as background noise, so CDs are sufficient. Shell of choice: Seashell Favourite cartoon character: The Cat Who Walked by Herself
Favourite Visual Artist
Solaris (1972) Come and See (1985), Fantasia 2000, Star Wars Trilogy, Lord of the Rings, City Lights
Phyllis Eisenstein, Isaac Asimov, Stephen Leacock, Terry Pratchett, Piers Anthony, JRR Tolkien
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
A pencil, a pen, a scanner, a tablet, ArtRage, MSPaint, Paint.NET
Some thoughts that I figured were worth saving...
Something interesting my Creative Writing prof said... We were discussing the "subjectivity" of writing; how it's bizarre that while there is no right or wrong, we still suggest ways to improve each other's stories. And he said this, "When it comes to the subjective, the majority is always right." We asked him to elaborate, "Well you can't have a definitive answer, and if you ask the opinion of an individual, you can get ANY answer. it may be a good answer and it may be a bad answer. But when you ask everyone who's a participant in a subjective field, you start to see trends. You start to see
My best art comes when I am light on my feet. Comics, painting, music, film - they all seem to go best when I "dance" through them, keeping just ahead of my worries and doubts, not taking things too seriously.
But how can one be light on one's feet when working on a large project? As soon as I slow down, the magic stops. I begin over-analyzing things, my head becomes filled with my own work and I turn inward, feeding off of myself. I start taking it too seriously, become scared of screwing it up, and in the process stifle the work-in-progress. From there, it isn't long until the project becomes associated with weariness.
Do other people hav