I decided to start toying with Adobe Photoshop and this is my fist completed piece. (It took about 30 seconds so that’s why it’s really choppy.
As a blog author, I feel it is my duty to educate the masses in the best movies of all time.
- Played by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, I present the first; Bill and Ted’s excellent adventure. Socrates will be forever changed in your mind if you view this wonderful creation. Please do, It’s amazing. (And just so you know what to expect, it’s funny and stupid.)
- A second movie that I adore is the Princess Bride. It seems to be viewed quite frequently but there may be those of you who have not seen it. It is an adventure and quite silly but I love it anyways. Main is played by Cary Elwes in his younger days.
- This film is quite old (1991) and many have never even heard of it; The Rocketeer. If you are a fan of super hero movies (ME!) you know that few superheroes have no powers without the help of a mechanical device. Billy Campbell plays a hero exactly in that category. (And plays it excellently!)
- Everyone has probably heard of Pride and Prejudice. I certainly did when I was forced to read it for a class. The book was exactly as I had feared, boring and extremely old fashioned. However when I saw the BBC version with Jennifer Ehle, I nearly fell in love with it myself. It is very funny and the characters are not dull at all. It’s seriously good, trust me. (Emma or its modern counterpart Clueless is very good too)
- But my absolute favorite move at the moment is Mirror Mirror starring Lily Collins. It is purely an adventurous, hilarious version of Snow White. I don’t expect anyone to love it but it puts a completely new twist on the old fairy tale it represents and you may be surprised.
- And this does not include Disney (there are too amazing ones many to count.)
If you are the type of person I am, then you enjoy listening to music while browsing the web for the best artists or writers and their tutorial videos. To be helpful here are a few good ones that I have found (there are more but these are the best yet): Continue reading
Plato was famous for many reasons, but one was his “Allegory of the Cave” which described his Theory of the Forms. The Allegory of the Cave is a metaphor for real life, depicting a row of prisoners chained to a cave wall, unable to see anything but that which they were facing. These represent all of the people who, unlike Plato, were average citizens. Behind the prisoners, their jailers had lit a fire and were moving objects back and forth in front of it. The prisoners could only see the shadows cast in their line of sight but they spoke about the shadows like they were the real deal. When the prisoners were freed to look around, they saw their mistake. The released prisoners are represented by the philosophers who know that we never see the real object, just imperfect and material representations. Plato’s point was that most people, like the prisoners, only see what they can divine with their senses (because they figuratively chain themselves to the wall by not using their centralized neuroelectric processor) and are not aware of reality or truth. Continue reading
Some of the reasons in the psalms for long term optimism
The Psalms are optimistic because they offer hope for all, especially for David. David knows that God will not abandon him if he obeys the law set down for him by his creator and he is right. God repeatedly shows mercy to David in the Psalms and promises to continue doing so if David always worships him. Extending beyond David, God pledges in psalm 25:12-13 that “All the paths of the Lord [are] mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies. For thy name’s sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity; for it [is] great. What man [is] he that feareth the Lord? Him shall he teach in the way [that] he shall choose. His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth. The secret of the Lord [is] with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” This offers long term optimism in true believers that still lasts even today.
(I feel like I should add what lesson this is, so this is lesson 20)
The top of the diamond is obviously Wonder Woman and the bottom is a character of my own creation (Mara). The left side is a sqik skeleton (a weird species that I created) and the right is Jeophi (recognize her from any other posts?)
When I went to Europe for the second time i brought some characters with me. They are all girls in the picture because I had not yet learned how to draw boys. Going from top to bottom and left to right we have Yvette, Jeophi, Kat, Bryne (her wing is completely fudged up), and Tasha. If you look carefully you can see the places where I left spaces for the others. And yes, I am aware that they are pretty bad pictures.
Deviantart is the new site that everyone is obsessed with so I went and checked it out. It turned out to actually be pretty darn cool so I made an account for my best works. Please check it out. I’ll put the address below.
2nd picture in art class of the year. As the title so subtly suggests, it’s a squirrel. (In pen and ink but shaded way darker than intended)
I’m taking an art course* (for my 5th or 6th year) so here is my first picture of this year. It’s not very good but fur is difficult as any fellow artist will understand.
*Glory Art Works. You should check it out if you are interested in taking a supremely good art class. It is held in the artist’s kitchen, transformed into a makeshift classroom. She takes all ages and fits them appropriately into four different level classes, the reign getting gradually free-er as you progress higher.