Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stunned am I!

Instead of throwing out weird ideas of my future comic book writing career,I wish all of you to think of a story I am quite fond of. "The Picture of Dorian Gray" not of the story itself but it's writer.Oscar Wilde, as I understand it we have come far since the days when Mr.Wilde was not able to be who he was. With Vermont being the fourth United State to legalize gay marriage,now I know we have quite a bit to go before homosexuals are no longer treated as second class citizens. But one Carrie Prejean proved it best by saying (using a 5-year olds vernacular) that homosexuals should not have the right to be bonded in matrimony. This was said on National Television.Jesus Christ and they bloody applauded that ignorant woman.I leave you with this, Perez Hilton had no reason to call her the most unholy of unholy words "cunt" but in sincerity he had every right to be offended and if she was supposed to represent America she needs to understand is this is a country of new ideas and that of cultural evolution, no matter what Conservatives will tell you!

Cheers,and until my next post,
"I fully realize that a person who stands for what I stand for, an activist, a gay activist, becomes the target or the potential target for a person who is insecure, terrified, afraid, or very disturbed with themselves."-Harvey Milk

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My reading list for this week!

Matt Fraction's Five Fists Of Science,as well as Casanova album 1!
Johnathan Hickman's Transhuman
Timothy Callahan's Teenagers from the Future.


P.S.-I just needed to say what I was reading!

Trend Bender Tuesday!

Alright now, here's my little rant towards scene children.......stop being posers!
Get your wallets out of Hot Topic and start buying your stuff at like Clandestine or Atticus. Hell even Cafe Press has some good stuff. Forget all that "i'm a non-conformist" bullshit, because anyone who puts clothes on is conforming everyone who breathes is conforming so realize that no matter what colour you dye your bloody hair, or how much you quote Morrisey, what makes you "hip or cool" is trying to understand how things work. If you like the way you dress fine but remember that you don't have to wear that shit every day. Even Pete Wentz knows who The Cure or the bloody Smiths are.

Sorry I guess that kinda ties into trends.Maybe.Either way, I don't mean to bash these kids but they are posers if they don't know who freaking Depeche Mode is.Those are same kids who cry and whine about Kurt Cobain, but don't know who Jim Morrison and The Doors are.

Listening to:Thunder Thighs-The Nextwave theme song.
Reading:The Once and Future King.

Cheers, and until next time,
"No One Here Gets Out Alive"

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday Morning Muse

I start today's entry with an excerpt from Edgar Allen Poe's essay The Poetic Principle.



IN speaking of the Poetic Principle, I have no design to be either thorough or profound. While discussing, very much at random, the essentiality of what we call Poetry, my principal purpose will be to cite for consideration, some few of those minor English or American poems which best suit my own taste, or which, upon my own fancy, have left the most definite impression. By "minor poems" I mean, of course, poems of little length. And here, in the beginning, permit me to say a few words in regard to a somewhat peculiar principle, which, whether rightfully or wrongfully, has always had its influence in my own critical estimate of the poem. I hold that a long poem does not exist. I maintain that the phrase, "a long poem," is simply a flat contradiction in terms.

I need scarcely observe that a poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul. The value of the poem is in the ratio of this elevating excitement. But all excitements are, through a psychal necessity, transient. That degree of excitement which would entitle a poem to be so called at all, cannot be sustained throughout a composition of any great length. After the lapse of half an hour, at the very utmost, it flags — fails — a revulsion ensues — and then the poem is, in effect, and in fact, no longer such.

There are, no doubt, many who have found difficulty in reconciling the critical dictum that the "Paradise Lost" is to be devoutly admired throughout, with the absolute impossibility of maintaining for it, during perusal, the amount of enthusiasm which [page 2:] that critical dictum would demand. This great work, in fact, is to be regarded as poetical, only when, losing sight of that vital requisite in all works of Art, Unity, we view it merely as a series of minor poems. If, to preserve its Unity — its totality of effect or impression — we read it (as would be necessary) at a single sitting, the result is but a constant alternation of excitement and depression. After a passage of what we feel to be true poetry, there follows, inevitably, a passage of platitude which no critical pre-judgment can force us to admire; but if, upon completing the work, we read it again, omitting the first book — that is to say, commencing with the second — we shall be surprised at now finding that admirable which we before condemned — that damnable which we had previously so much admired. It follows from all this that the ultimate, aggregate, or absolute effect of even the best epic under the sun, is a nullity: — and this is precisely the fact.

In regard to the Iliad, we have, if not positive proof, at least very good reason for believing it intended as a series of lyrics; but, granting the epic intention, I can say only that the work is based in an imperfect sense of art. The modem epic is, of the supposititious ancient model, but an inconsiderate and blindfold imitation. But the day of these artistic anomalies is over. If, at any time, any very long poem were popular in reality, which I doubt, it is at least clear that no very long poem will ever be popular again.

That the extent of a poetical work is, ceteris paribus, the measure of its merit, seems undoubtedly, when we thus state it, a proposition sufficiently absurd — yet we are indebted for it to the Quarterly Reviews. Surely there can be nothing in mere size, abstractly considered — there can be nothing in mere bulk, so far as a volume is concerned, which has so continuously elicited admiration from these saturnine pamphlets! A mountain, to be sure, by the mere sentiment of physical magnitude which it conveys, does impress us with a sense of the sublime — but no man is impressed after this fashion by the material grandeur of even "The Columbiad." Even the Quarterlies have not instructed us to be so impressed by it. As yet, they have not insisted on our estimating Lamartine by the cubic foot, or Pollock by the pound — [page 3:] but what else are we to infer from their continual prating about "sustained effort"? If, by "sustained effort," any little gentleman has accomplished an epic, let us frankly commend him for the effort — if this indeed be a thing commendable — but let us forbear praising the epic on the effort's account. It is to be hoped that common sense, in the time to come, will prefer deciding upon a work of Art, rather by the impression it makes — by the effect it produces — than by the time it took to impress the effect, or by the amount of "sustained effort" which had been found necessary in effecting the impression. The fact is, that perseverance is one thing and genius quite another — nor can all the Quarterlies in Christendom confound them. By and by, this proposition, with many which I have been just urging, will be received as self-evident. In the meantime, by being generally condemned as falsities, they will not be essentially damaged as truths.

I think that is a great work to be read by any writer.

In music: I am absolutely tired of this Lady Gaga character. I think everyone should look up a song called "In New York Everything is Tropical" because it's awesome. I think that Kate Nash needs to put out a new album, her stuff rocks.

Listening to:Kupek and The Gorrilaz.
Reading:Charles Dickens' "Old Curiosity Shop"

Cheers, and until next time,
"In the end a rose is a rose is a rose"

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Blarg!!!!!I have been working in the pollen filled forest my father calls a yard.But I have had to do work if I am to pay for the Chris Samnee Sketch I just commissioned.Blarg I must really get more of my work out there so I can get commissions so my nose doesn't explode because of springtime yardwork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers,and until my next post,

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Some order could help.

Alright so I was thinking that if I had a specific topic or segment to cover each day of the week then I won't just be posting to rant(which I do quite often) so here goes the basic process.

Monday Morning Muse-This is where i go through the some 18 bajillion poems writings and songs I need to probably already know about and say abit about the ones of note.

Trend Bender Tuesday-Whatever is popular in fashion, language, memes or whatever. I'll either knock it or dig it.

Weirdnesday-What ever I am writing or thinking about as far as story ideas go.

Thursday Fright- What ever photography I just think is kuul odd awesome or horrid.Mainly Horrid!

Art day- Every friday I will post two or three inks one marvel one dc and if I do a third it will be indy or pulp.

Weekend-chill and reflect.

Note:At the end of Every post I will from now on post what I am reading and or listening to.

Note:Aside from whatever the day is if something is late then I shall add it to the next post just to catch up,and if I am anxious to get something off my chest I shall.

Cheers,and until next time Excelsior.

Friday, April 17, 2009

In Class.

About to go to English Class just finished an essay to persuade someone of the idea that change is linked to time.

"Think for one moment about what you believe you will think about this essay by the time you have finished reading it. Please realize that your idea of what things are right now and what they will be when you are completely finished reading will be quite different. The fact is what you know now and what you will know tomorrow are two different entities entirely. But it takes time for things to transfer state.

Let me have a moment of your time and riddle me this. “Does one second end and become a new second every second?” Once you have answered know that I am not only trying to prove that change is linked to time but that time is invariably change in and of itself. The state something is in one instance can be different than the state at another instance but having more than one instance implies time therefore proving that for something to change time must pass.

Think again, isn’t that what time is anyway? Time itself is the change from one instance to another continuously. No matter how small the unit of time, it has passed. Even if it happened so quickly our technology could not even perceive it, something still changed even if it was just time flowing and changing itself. Tick tock, the sound of a clock telling you that seconds are ending and new ones beginning. 186,000 miles per second, that is the speed of light I use that in response to anyone who would argue that nothing of significance happens within a mere second.

Everything in the universe is of consequence, simply put if something happens something has changed. For if anyone is to tell me that something can happen without a cause and an effect then they are either lying or ignorant. If there is a cause there is an effect, implying something has changed because if there is an effect something clearly isn’t the same. Think now if there is any possibility for two things to be in completely opposite states at the same instant. If the answer is no then you have now proved my point.

Thank you, I believe I have just changed your mind, if at anytime you thought differently. And if you agreed before hand, show someone else who doesn’t quite get this concept my essay, but remember it takes time to change people’s mind."

That was tiring and abit redundant but whatever.I might post more art tonight.

Listening to:Kupek-The Nameless Faceless compilation.

Reading:Johnathan Hickman's The Nightly News for the second time.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

About ze Raygunz and why they are a goin!

This will mainly be a way to express my opinions on music, comics,art,as well as what I'm currently reading, writing or listening. I might also use it as an art blog. Cheers and here are some Inked works.Raygunz A go-go just happens to be an awesome name and also the title of a project I am currently working on. Inked Ironfist 2020 concept I did for Dr.Doom story I thought up.

And A phoenix 2099 inked Sketch.

Cheers until my next post!