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Leonard Nimoy, David Bowie, Ronda Rousey.

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 1, 2015, 9:40 AM


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....you know, my best friend and i have an ongoing thing, wherein we pretend to revere the cast of the original Star Trek as demigods.  We're half-joking of course.  He is a devout Shatnerian, who worships the Shat as the true savior of humanity, while i am a dissident Nimoid who believes that Leonard Nimoy is the real messiah...

...it's all in fun.  We even wrote a silly poem about them.  You should read it.

The Bastion of Shatner                                                          I. Initiation
William Shatner, the magic-man rice snatcher, record-breaker ice smasher, fetch me a lie detector, you know I tell the truth, and I'll put it to the test and I will best the best while William Shatner beats the rest.
No easy feat, you know it's true, impossible for you, hoo-hoo, but not for Mr. Shatner, he will beat them through and through.  They fall onto their knees, hands shaking violently, they beg and then they plead because they know GOD. IS. SHATNER.
William, William, Mr. William Shatner.  Do your thing and bust it up, you own it, Mega-Shatner.  The master, the faster, the wily


....so, needlless to say, the death of Leonard Nimoy made us very sad.  

>__<

I don't need to go over all the reasons.  Everyone else already has.

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Even though i'm finishing fewer works these days, i really like everything i've completed in 2015 so far.  You guys might really like what's coming up next.  I can feel it.

Foooosh.... apart from working, and working, and working some more, and walking my dogs, my only other endeavor is listening to all 26 of David Bowie's studio albums.  I tried to do this before, back in 2006, but i only got about halfway through.  My brain was not yet of a large enough size, and i ended up latching onto his more accessible albums like Hunky Dory and Scary Monsters, and not even really listening to stuff like Black Tie White Noise and Lodger.  This time through, i'm really digging his obscure stuff, especially his trilogy of '80s sell-out albums, especially Never Let Me Down, which is painfully '80s in every way.

DAVID BOWIE. 

Either you know who he is, or you don't.  My coworker said "who the fuck is David Bowie?" which is not surprising these days, i suppose.  He's... he's the Sovereign from The Venture Brothers, you know?  Or Jareth from Labyrinth?  Yeah.  Bowie's days are over.  But the man made some great music.  But... like, it's hard to even recommend his songs.  Whenever i hang out with a younger person at work and the subject of music comes up, i remember that all the music they love, all the music that they grew up with, nearly all of it is modern pop/rap/dance.  And modern pop music of that sort isn't bad, necessarily, but it's all easily digestible.  Slick beats, sexy vocals, sparkling production, bouncy lyrics.  It's a bunch of ear candy. Some of it i like, some of it i don't like...

...listening to David Bowie is different.  Like other acts of yesteryear, it's hard to like his songs on the first listen.  They are strange and dense and full of cryptic lyrics and threatening, ominous soundscapes...

...in those days, lyricists would write things that used so much random imagery and metaphor, the meaning of a song was not immediately obvious.  I like the song "Time Will Crawl," with it's lines about Top Gun pilots, black streams, giants and churches -- but i'd never guess that it was about the Chernobyl incident if Bowie hadn't said so at some point.  It was just... different back then.  Music wasn't just a bunch of singles, it was albums.  You'd buy an album, and you'd listen to it over and over because it might be awhile before you had the $16.99 to buy another album, so albums were involved, dense, complicated objects meant to be digested over a long period of time.  And every song wasn't instantly likable -- some were meant to be challenging, or uncomfortable, or just plain bizarre.  For decades, rock artists were rebelling against the notion that music had to be pleasing, polite, and fun... which is how it is again today...

...anyway!

I'm rambling.  I need to go walk my dogs and then sleep.

Here are a few neat Bowie songs.

If you're interested.

This song is supposedly about the threat of nuclear war, a concern not relevant to today's music fans.




This song is so unhinged, its beautiful.












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Yes.  Bowie.

One more thing!

I love Ronda Rousey!  This woman is a beautiful death machine!






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Current Movies: Lucy, Grave of the Fireflies.
Current TV show: Gotham. Better Call Saul.  The Walking Dead. Vikings.
Current Tunes: All 26 David Bowie studio albums.
Current Foods: Turkey ruben sandwich.
Current Drinks: Folgers' Instant Coffee w. Kerrygold butter.
Currently Feeling: like a Radiohead song.
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"When I was alive, I believed -- as you do -- that time was at least as real and solid as myself, and probably more so. I said 'one o'clock' as though I could see it, and 'Monday' as though I could find it on the map; and I let myself be hurried along from minute to minute, day to day, year to year, as though I were actually moving from one place to another. Like everyone else, I lived in a house bricked up with seconds and minutes, weekends and New Year's Days, and I never went outside until I died, because there was no other door. Now I know that I could have walked through the walls."

-- The Skull.


"The first duty in life is to assume a pose. What the second is, no one has yet discovered."
--Oscar Wilde


“Meaning is not in things but in between them."
-- Norman O. Brown


You're never going to find true happiness, what are you gonna do, cry about it?"
-- Weird Al Yankovic


"What's wrong with running away from reality when it sucks?"
-- Shinji Ikari.


"Life IS pain, your highness. Anyone who says otherwise is selling something."
-- Westley, The Princess Bride


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-- Master Shake


"This is why i hate middle-aged people -- all they want is attention."
-- Super Milk-Chan


"Comedy is a dying artform. But tragedy? Now THAT'S funny."
-- Bender


"Principal Skinner is an old man who lives at the school. I had to go to his office once because i was dirty."
-- Ralph Wiggum


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-- Stephen Gooch


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-- Gandalf.


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-- Ludwig Wittgenstein.


"All you need is love. Love is all you need."
-- John Lennon.


"There's no such thing as love. It's just another puffed-up word used by Madison Avenue to sell their skin creams and two-seater cars!"
-- Stewie Griffin.
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Do you watch Gotham? Did you see this scene? www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQkUw_… 

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14 deviants said Meh. Mark Hamill is the one true Joker.
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10 deviants said Whoah. That's the Joker right there. That's awesome.
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4 deviants said Other (tell me.)
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1 deviant said Meh. Jack Nicholson is the one true Joker.
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1 deviant said Meh, Cesar Romero is the one true Joker, and i'm such a hipster for saying that, please kill me now.
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No deviants said Meh. Heath Ledger is the one true Joker.

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:iconbarricade64:
Barricade64 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
Do you take requests at all?
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:iconchronorin:
Chronorin Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Nope.
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spottyskunk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Hope you're staying safe during your Snowpocolypse!
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Chronorin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm trying.  I have one of those jobs where you have to show up no matter what.  Makes things tricky.  
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spottyskunk Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
I know how that goes - still do, actually. :/

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
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Chronorin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, thanks.... surprisingly, the streets seem back to normal tonight. So now I'm an hour early for work.... parked at the old folks' home and killing time listening to David Bowie's "Station to Station." What a weird record that is.
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Tallboy-Dave Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Hey there man; how's things coming along?
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Chronorin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good.  Finishing a few other things before the Oni spree resumes.  When it does, though, there will be onis for months.

Remember, i can start that drawing at any time when you decide which pose you want.  Unless you just want me to pick one?
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Tallboy-Dave Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist
Well, I tried asking the dev team, but not a word was heard from them. So let's go with Option 4:

" Reclining on his bunk and reading a book while off-duty, with his uniform jacket worn loosely open and his boots on the floor beside him."
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Chronorin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds good. I'll start on it on my next day off. This will be a very good portfolio piece for me, so it may take me a bit of time to finish it. Like the Aries pic I did recently, I want to do more involved works that take weeks to finish but are of a slightly higher quality than my normal stuff.
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