|Tim Burton Draws Pokemon|
I read in a comment that these are actually how Edward Gorey would have drawn Pokemon, which I thought was blazing true: Edward Gorey's influence on Tim Burton is obvious. And you know what else I think? That's awesome. Artists --hate to break the news--are mortal. How sad would our world be if a singular artist and writer like Edward Gorey spoke no more, unless someone like a wacky Tim Burton took up his vision, and then made it his own? You're probably thinking now I am a huge fangirl of Tim Burton. Kind of. I still can't forgive him for the jet-pack penguins in Batman. Can't. Won't. And Shouldn't. But I digress.
But artists copy one another, mimic, and steal, borrow, and beg for inspiration. We can't help it. I'm not comparing myself to the late, great Edward Gorey, nor the current Mr. Burton. But no idea is born in a vacuum. I love collaborating with Navi, and nearly every post Tome inspires me, too. When I saw the Tim Burton Pokemon drawings, and then read Tome's post about her unlovable SWTOR pet, how could I not think of ugly dog contests?
|Be very cautious in clicking on 'ugly dog' images. Very. Careful.|
Recently a young squire I know, who is reaching for a biochem/chem double major, recently posted on Facebook something about Science taking a day off, and not working at all. My comment back was "Does it call a temp service? Gets Magic on the job?" (Thumbs Up Like! I'm validated!) Besides thinking of myself as very clever, my mind started wandering (if you see it, will you please tell it to call home? It owes me rent money...) and I thought of all the occasions when things that should work don't. Maybe that is where Magic, Superstition, and Faith step in: the trifecta of Mojo. I think about this stuff all the time -- the uncomfortable gap between what we humans are reaching for with knowledge, and the what is forever out of reach.
This weekend is going to be so gorgeous - one of those weekends that makes up for all the drippy, rainy, cold days, like a bonus check or a debt paid, with interest. I decided I had to, right now, this day, clean off some bookshelves and clean out my work area. Now. Right now. Oh wait, did my queue just pop?
|One of his friendlier messages...|
This is what my pile of books from one small shelving unit looks like now. (There will only be a "Before" image. Don't hold your breath for the "After.")
|See that book on top? The Big Words one? Haven't read it through, but it has words like "acculturation." Man, if you can't find inspiration on that, I can't help you.|
|Peggy: Human female rogue?|
Oh, and if you have time, please go cheer on Zwingli. There are terrible Bureaucrataurs trying to ruin his mission.
|Thank goodness in Azeroth we only have Auction House fees.|
That Pokemon/Burton tattoo? Just kidding. I'm not even that much into Pokemon. But I still do like mermaids, and this is my real future tattoo:
|Pat Fish, artist|
We need more naga pets.
Damn -- look! Naga aren't original with WoW? Learn something every day.
|Naga King Dasavatara Temple|