Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I don't even know what to say...

There is the weirdest comment spam on the Pretty Girls Make Graves illustration post. It's a giant, rambling manifesto. I'm not really entirely sure what the core points of the manifesto are, but here are a few excerpts:
"When you hear people speak in your head you are not listening to the actual people. It is the computer role playing."

"Another example Italians are grossly disfavored are their foodstuffs::::
Tomatos are highly acidic and provides an "open door" for the gods to inflict upon those whom they so chose. Pasta is very starchy and fattening.
Italian food creates fat people with stomach problems."

"When white people capitalize or exploit Asians they incurr and one day will be punished. This includes Chinese buffet restaurants, so prevalient in disfavored cities and the Southern United States, for the gods hate these people and want them to incurr."

Lots of subjects are covered, pretty much any race, religion, women, sexuality, homosexuality, Princess Diana, Apple and Intel.
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Sinking Ship

A recently completed painting - a commissioned piece on the theme of "My Beautiful Sinking Ship." It was fun to do this piece. I work so much digitally these days that I don't have many pieces anymore that involve the accidents of ink and paint. After I inked this piece (with waterproof ink) and painted over it, the ink bled all over the place (apparently you have to let it dry longer). At first I hated it, but by the time the piece was done, I really liked the effect. Usually I spend so much time obsessively cleaning up individual pixels, so it was nice to work a little looser and to have to accept the mistakes. And then to pretend that those mistakes were intentional.