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Third time in a row, tagged! Well given my lack of motivation when it comes to writing journals, this may be something of a recurring gimmick so be warned. :P

1. I hold a provisional driver's license (learner's permit, for anyone on the other side of the Atlantic) for the sole reason of having valid ID when it comes in handy.
2. I've been training in Judo since 2004, it's mostly for fitness and social reasons but it's led to some work experience as a official/volunteer at competitions (the closest thing to a job I have as I type this).
3. I'm something of a borderline misanthrope when my perception of things/people I admire gets smashed to pieces.
4. Social realism in the arts is something I'm beginning to loathe. It's fiction for a reason?
5. Though most of the stuff I own and use is digital (computer, camera, iPod etc), the sound of vinyl LPs is just as godly.
6. Andy Warhol is among my favourite artists, even though commercialism isn't one of those things I stand for or desire to express in my work.
7. I can curl my tongue, but then again who can't?
8. I over-analyze people too much for my own good at times, and it leads to what I mentioned in fact 3.
9. The moon was one of my pet fears as a small child, now it's something I can't help but photograph constantly when I have the chance.
10. This is the last time I hopefully write one of these lists.

As you please.

  • Listening to: Chilled tunes
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lilblondezombie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't do any amazing folding with my tongue, it just kinda lies there......stupid tongue. :aww:
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Unlucky...:P
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B9CC1D Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"I hold a provisional driver's license for the sole reason of having valid ID when it comes in handy."
In this city, if you don't have any ID, a set of keys, or more than $20 on you when stopped by the police they arrest you for being a vagrant.
"Social realism in the arts is something I'm beginning to loathe. It's fiction for a reason?"
Perhaps it's because art that is forced to fit a mold isn't art.
"Andy Warhol is among my favourite artists, even though commercialism isn't one of those things I stand for or desire to express in my work."
But then again, Warhol's art was a cynical approach to commercialism.
"I can curl my tongue, but then again who can't?"
It's a genetic trait. There are many people that can't, but even fewer who can either "fold" their tongue and fewer still who can "roll" their tongue more than once.
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Student Photographer
It being post-9/11 I'm not the least bit surprised, be it in America, the UK or anywhere else in the world. More than anything society's biggest drawback is it's paranoia. With regards to Warhol, he was never commercial. An elder statesmen and advocate in the underground art scene, his works could glorify a very Bakshi-esque world if possible.

As for tongue curling, the amount of people I've met lately who can't do it is growing rapidly. And here I am thinking it was something anyone could do :laughing:
Are you, like myself, a tongue-curler?
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B9CC1D Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can curl, and I can fold [link] , but I can't double-curl [link] .
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Photographer
Same here my friend =P
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Photographer
Shit in the woods...sums up society's more idle and day-to-day aspects pretty well if you ask me.
What you're saying about Warhol is 100% true (maybe more? I'll leave that tangent for now.) Many of his works have that satirical quality often found in cartoons/articles one often reads in newspapers and even underground publications of varying forms. In a strange way his glorification of commercialism was somewhat counter-productive, but that's what made him so great and immortalised. Supposing he didn't die, I could see him experimenting in styles which are quite different from those we all know so well.

Thanks for the link, this should be interesting :)
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DocSonian Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Part of a ramble, "It's All Shit in the Woods Sometimes"
this was originally intended tongue in cheek, but after reading your list it came to my mind and can say a few good thoughts in your list.

Just a few months ago my father stopped driving, one reason was his license had expired. I had to take him down to the Department of Motor Vehicles and get him a California Identification card. He found it odd why he would need one, then i told him he needed like you said, a valid ID. He wondered why. He had had a drivers license for over 50 years. At his age, at the other end of the spectrum from where you are at, it seemed puzzling to him. I explained. He found it still strange.
I just said, keep this in your wallet in case someone asks you to prove who you are. He said he knows who he is.

I met (in a way) Warhol at an opening towards the end of his life, I was studying painting, and he was there in the middle of the room with folks fawning around him. A few of my painter friends and i walked up and said mischievously,. "Hey Andy where's your Polaroid camera?" He laughed and mumbled something about that he now used smaller instant cameras (think it was some kind of Instamatic 35mm maybe) and pulled it out and clicked a few shots, mumbled something about good luck painter boys and then walked away.
That was a fun memorable moment. A couple years later he died in a hospital mysteriously while recovering from routine gallbladder surgery. Rumors were that someone at the hospital messed up and he died of cardiac arrest. When i heard of his passing i thought of those shots he took that eve at the opening.
Warhol has always been an inspiration in my painting, even though I no longer paint realistically.
My take on that whole era of Warhol at the time, late 1950s of his and Raushenberg and Lichtenstein etc in the US and Hamiltion in the UK evolving into what later was tagged as Pop Art, were not doing commercial art, they were inventing a view to what had happened to culture post WW II to society and the middle class. Without maybe ever knowing at the time of what would come of it and how they themselves, esp Warhol would become in their older days, a vision of world-wide commercialism. To me their early work were classic naive images of a disposable society.
Now with recent waves of 5th generation Pop artists copying the first generation it is maybe just all shit in the woods.
It's through Warhol and the rest of the Pop boys of the late 1950s eyes some of us now can see what we now have to live amongst. I look at a Campbell's soup can on the shelf of a market and can not even for a second not think of Andy Warhol.

You might enjoy this. When i first heard about this in art school a friend and I did our own version. I still enjoy looking at the one i kept.

Here from the master himself in 1953, explaining maybe the first historic true historic break from Abstract Expressionism to what would become 1960s Popular Art.
[link]

Warhol did become 'the commodity' by the 1970s and 1980s, like all things contemporary, he was the poster boy and died a bit too early.
What would he have thought and done with an Apple.

My painting still keeps me sane.
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Kazogoth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
7: me not! you know is something that depends on the tongue and cannot be trained, right?
i'm concerned about that disability XD

fact 8 make me curious about your opinion about me, even if we don't know each other much XD
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Photographer
Lol :laughing:
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Kazogoth Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
XD I hope you don't have a too good opinion of me, I love to disappoint people who admire me, my old friends IRL know how awkward and silly I can be but I usually find that people that know me little tend to say I'm smart, THEY LIE!
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ikelly77 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student General Artist
lolz at number 8 ... oh the irony of it XD ps bunny says hi! XD
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Photographer
I know, :laughing:
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Photographer
Hi bunny, bedtime was three hours back =P
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ScanneDMerrick Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'm interested to here what you think of the movie Moon.
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BluDevil93 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Photographer
I've never actually seen the film, but from what I've heard it seems great. Looking back, the main reason I was scared of the moon was because of the "face" that always seems to be staring at you.
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ScanneDMerrick Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah that face can get a little creepy.
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