Monday, June 27, 2011

Fantasy Inspiration

From the website:
A Digital Magazine dedicated to Fantasy concept art, showcases, reviews, interviews,inspiration, features and artists.
Translation - excellent brain food for those looking for visual fantastickal stimuli...seriously, this website is awesome, check it out.... (click on the image above...of the link below...)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thought for the day

The older I get, the more I realize that the wanting is better than the having...

Friday, June 10, 2011

No Escape - Rie Sinclair

Good song for a strange mood...

Just Because....

Cracked Wisdom…distilling pure wisdom in gleefully obscene nuggets. Anyone looking for a reason why the state of American movie-making resembling nothing more that a reincarnated landfill in 3D could do worse than to consider this perceptive bit of insight:
If you're reading this, then those movies weren't made with you in mind. They were made for the international box office (Transformers 2 made $400 million overseas, for instance). Now, before you even have a chance to think it, we are not saying foreign audiences are stupid. The movies made in their home countries, for them, are no doubt just as deep and thoughtful as any Best Picture winner.
What we're saying is that to make a movie that appeals equally to American, Japanese, Korean, German and Mexican teenagers, you need to simplify that shit down to things they all understand equally. Anything dealing with, say, the subtle trials and hardships of everyday life in the American Midwest is going to be totally lost on someone from the other side of the planet.
But there is one thing that everyone in the world can understand and sympathize with, no matter what their culture or ethnicity: The need to run away if you are being chased by giant robots.
In other words, the worldwide infotainment complex conspiracy has succeeding in blanding everything to the lowest of the lowest common denominators…turning what was once a veritable buffet of delights into the international cultural equivalent of a McDonalds Happy Meal…

Full article HERE

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Our fantasies come to life...

Someone once wrote that Science Fiction describes the plausibly impossible, while Fantasy is about the impossibly plausible. Scifi also has the additional glamour of imagining the future, coming up with concepts that may seem outlandish at the time, but more often than not end up being true. Fantasy on the other hand is stuck creating worlds that by definition cannot actually exist. But here’s the thing…what if this might no longer be thew case? Science is getting to the point where it might very well resemble magic to the untrained eye. Elves, dwarves and orc’s might merely be flickering’s of overly imaginative minds at the moment…but whose to say that at some point in the far-to-near future someone might not cook up strange creatures resembling them physically in a test tube somewhere, thereby creating whole new races that may their roots in H. Sapien’s genetic mud, but are then branched out in different ways. Transhumanism, some might call it…or bringing what was fantasy into a no longer mundane reality. Imagine the theme parks of the future, where the Snow White really does frolic with the Seven Dwarves, the ren faires of tomorrow, where The Dragons Are Real! Pointy ears and all the rest… Come to Orc World! Kill three beats and get a fourth one for free! -Axes not provided…. (What the porn industry might go with all this…no, let’s not go there. I just had lunch.)

Scary thing, the Brave New World that might come. But when figments of the imagination can be turned into reality…what does that leave for imagination?

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Source Of Unexpected Bliss

Here's an idea for those seeking a total head-exploding mental escape...

Load the full version of Sleeps Dopesmoker in your iPod 9see previous post on this most excellent classic of stoner doom metal from the guys who went on to form High on Fire....)

Go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Walk to the right of the main staircase through the miniscule Byzantine Section while taking out the iPod and placing the buds in your ears. Start the song while in the reproduction of the medieval church. Wait five seconds...then walk through the European Decorative Arts section with the song playing as loud as your ears will tolerate....

Trust me, it works.