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Media Empire
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Published: December 31, 2012
© 2012 - 2019 William-John-Holly
A killer's name spread
While the nameless lie dead

Mistakes of society
Give them notoriety

Hear in the voices so shaky
Behind make-up so flaky
We multiply terror
Now we all want to be
The tragedy bearer

As the ground is layered in blood
Into our minds it started to flood
Bodies fall and land with a thud
Corpses harvested straight from the mud

Another batched killed
Prepared to be thrilled
We've made up our minds now
Nobody really cares who
But we only obsess on the how

Build a rogue's gallery
Build up a salary
Talk straight to the lens
Now everyone can see
Patch worked the murderous trends

Spiraling control
Selling your own soul
Making misunderstood heroes
Straight out of killers
Viewer numbers stacking the zeroes

You wonder who did this?
Turn on your T.V.
Gaze into the abyss
The blood fills a sea
Hear the leeches all hiss
Hey, catch the next spree
You just won't want to miss!
This, I guaranty.

Worship what you say you deplore
Keep track of every killer's score
But before you go and explore
The blood and gore you must adore
It is evil you underscore
All of the lives that you ignore
As their tiny skulls wash ashore
You are just a killer's whore

-I drew this one on cardstock printer paper with Prismacolor fine line markers using black, red, brown, and orange colors. I suppose I've always had a flair for dark imagery, but this one I think may be one of the darker topics I've based any of my art (that I've uploaded) on so far.
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N0W41T's avatar
This is cool but where did you get the written part from? If its yours too thats awesome!
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William-John-HollyHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yes, the written portion is also mine :)
N0W41T's avatar
Nicely done, I thought it was a classic or something!
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Krystian3PolishStudent Traditional Artist
Well, your art is like a wave. Not everything's perfect but it well reminds us how imagination is the greatest tool to use... So basically, I like it
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Featured [link] by :iconevil-incarnated: :evillaugh:
Cherrypie26's avatar
this is sick and awesome
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jelk1Professional Traditional Artist
Great drawing. The red and black go really well together
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This is so Nostradamus. This is the one eyed beast.... 666. Media is the Anti christ. My generation was the first generation that TV became the baby sitter now its the Xbox 360. Beware of the Deceivers!

Great Work

Spooky....haha. Companies are using CULT PROPAGANDA to attract customers by giving a false sense of security and belonging. Playing on persons emotions and loneliness. People are getting Starbucks logos tattooed on their arms now. Companies openly say that they use cult techniques in what they call BRAND training. You are being methodically brain washed already. BRANDS are gods that we worship. There are no what if's anymore. Its already happening. I quit the commercial industry because of it. I helped brainwash you for many years. Commercial Agencies have R&D divisions that operate in complete secrecy. They are some of the most secured facilities in the world requiring retinal scans and palm scans.

We are a society of media illiterates. We can no longer discern truth from fiction. Nikes make us look cool and Pepsi makes us younger. MEDIA ILLITERACY is worst problem facing this next generation. WE can't read between the lines of bullshit to get at the truth. It is cancer to a society that depends and runs on CONSUMERISM. If people don't believe all this nonsense, the system crashes. We exist in a really badly shot science fiction movie right now with all the cheesy effects but everyone is sitting around and saying this is the greatest film ever made because the media device in their hand is telling them it is.

Your view is dead on but it not a project that is in development or even in production.....Its finished and in wide release and it is spreading across the rest of the world like a virus and will mostly like win alll the oscars.

George Orwell's 1984 was a great book but I never believed that we would ever be forced to put cameras and tracking devices in our homes. A future like that has no future. Conscious oppression has never lasted. Tyranny never lasts. WE WOULD HAVE TO DO IT VOLUNTARY AND WE HAVE. WE have cell phones that track and can LISTEN to our conversation. WE have web cams and security cameras every where. We have voluntarily given up our freedom in order to feel SECURE and SAFE. 1984 believe it or not is already here and has been here for a long long time. WE are a bunch of monkeys who love shiny buttons..... We are f**kin sheep. WE ARE ALREADY UNDER CONTROL.....MEDIA WHORES...MEDIA JUNKIES.

Thanks for the drawing. Its got me all amped up and pissed off...... I will get off the soap box now. HAHA. You've got an awesome brain dude. Thank you.
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Damn man, sounds like you've been holding onto that one til it festered and burst!
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haha...... evil stuff. Your right though on how dangerous this is. I used to see results from these groups when they would perform "tests" in the guise of market surveys were they would watch how people react to certain stimuli presented to them in commercial campaigns. They would hide subliminal bits and stuff to see if people would catch it sub consciously and what is scary is that they did. They would either write about in responses or bring it up in discussion.

Bush got in trouble for it when he ran anti Gore ads with quick clips of rats. His father did it too but all that stuff is grade school compared to what they are doing now. Its really creepy.
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scARTissueSoulStudent General Artist
I absolutely love this... Reminds me greatly of [link] , which is one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite singers...
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William-John-HollyHobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! Damn good song, really cool video to go with it too. I can see why my drawing would remind you of that :headbang:
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o_o Im so glad you actually watched it! lol

For real, though, amazing piece. :heart:
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NephilimSonStudent Traditional Artist
I have to admit, I really like your line work. Keep it up!
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awesome! I'll prob critique it when i'm not at work lol
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This is such a perfect visual representation of that subject. (Also cool poem/song) Makes me think...
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* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!

¡Feliz Año nuevo 2003! :iconcelebration1plz::iconcelebration2plz:

* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!

Happy New Year 2013! :iconhnyplz:
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ReatGethsAleStudent General Artist
just from the image before I read the title or the poem the phrase "the media thrives on human blood" ran through my head.

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FlyingFishPeopleHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow the thumbnail definitely looked like a technologic Marilyn Monroe standing over the wind thingy. Lol the actual pic is much cooler.
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William-John-HollyHobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, thank you :) I'm trying to imagine that now! I was THIS close to adding a beauty mark too, that wouldn't have helped with that first impression XD
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