Kelly Ann:I'm the same way. It's not the fear of the dark itself, but rather the fear of what's lurking in the dark around you. It doesn't help me that someone picked the lock on our door, walked in to the darkness then walked back out. Sort of like he was trying to find someone but the person he wanted wasn't here. Whenever I think about that night, I think about how easily he got in, and how he could be hiding in the shadows waiting to kill me.... TT___TT
I broke into your house looking for some marmalade to make a late-night snack, but I couldn't find any so I left.
Everyone has internet these days. Local hoboes send me e-mails asking for food. They also won't stop commenting my Facebook status! Garrh.
There's a homeless guy in my neighbourhood who sits outside the grocery store and leeches their wifi to play WoW on a laptop.
And in response to the actual topic of this thread, I do a lot of my work by hand. With the style of art I'm doing, there's really no other way. Actually, I've been trying to figure out an easier way to do what I'm doing, but short of simplifying the linework, I can't think of anything. And I don't really want to simplify the linework because it's sort of my style.
Yeah the only thing worse than forking out thousands of dollars to go to a second-rate art college is forking out thousands of dollars to go to a second-rate art college online. My advice is, either go to a real art college or don't go at all... the middle road is attractive but it won't get you anywhere.
2gcomic:Ok, I dont see why you guys have to dis-encourage him about doing a Pokemon sprite comic. If he truly wants to do a Pokemon sprite comic, then let him. I think he will be able to do a fine job, and not like your "average pokemon sprite comic"
Dis-encourage = discourage.
And the way he worded the first post, it sounded like he wanted our opinion.
IMHO, fanfiction, in any form, should be avoided. I love to see original, hand-drawn, thought-provoking stuff.
I've seen this discussion so many times. First off, it never ceases to amaze me how many different viewpoints there are an a given forum. It's cool, actually. Second, I'm putting my two cents in (against my better judgement) because (a) I'm drunk and (b) I find this topic really interesting.
I'm that rare animal known as a strong atheist. I've met other strong atheists, mostly online, but I've found most of them to be sort of obnoxious and fanatical in their atheism, resorting to arrogant insults and so on. In other words, I have a feeling most of them treat atheism as a religion... a lot of them came out of religion, and needed something to replace it, so they use the same extremist mindset for atheism, calling Christians morons, using catchy quotes, etc.
I don't think religion is universally bad. In fact, I think religion is usually okay, and in some ways and in some circumstances, it has really done a lot of good for a lot of people. Unfortunately, religion's greatest weakness is that it operates (typically, and with some exceptions) under the assumption that an arbitrary system of beliefs is correct, to the exclusion of other (equally arbitrary) systems. For this reason, globalization (the mixing of all the cultures and people of the world) is the bane of extremist religion. Ideally, the nature of religion will change to accomodate a global mindset; more likely, people will continue to hate and kill each other until some particular mindset becomes global, with the suppression of all others. The end result is (more or less) similar.
As far as I'm concerned, there's no strictly rational reason to believe in God. I think it's important to understand that the previous statement is dependent on what definition of God you're using. One of the most frustrating things about arguing the existence or nonexistence of God is the way people keep disagreeing about what exactly this "God" thing is. The way I see it, there's no reason to believe in a god that has no significant, measurable effect on our lives outside of the normal workings of the universe, since such a god would, in fact, be synonymous with the universe. And since the diligent efforts of science have, thus far, failed to observe any such effects under controlled, experimental conditions, and I have also failed to observe such effects in my own life and the lives of the people I know (that could not easily be explained by perceptual or interpretive error on the part of the observer), I must conclude that there exists no version of God worth believing in. That's what I mean when I say I'm a strong atheist.
This is just my viewpoint. Some people feel that a truly complete idealogy includes allowance for viewpoints that may not be strictly rational, but I'm not one of those people. Even the acceptance of irrationality requires rationality, so rationality is still the first and the last place I look for truth. At the end of the day, though, I don't think it's a big deal if people believe in all kinds of strange, unproveable things, as long as I still get to eat Nutella right outta the jar and knock back a cold one on my porch in the summertime.
I'd probably die as a child, but if by some miracle I didn't...I'd die as an adult unless I was born into the nobility, in which case I'd become a foppish, hedonistic Renaissance man, fascinated by every art and science but lacking the motivation to really do anything important. Then I'd die of a venereal disease.