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Philosopher, Literary Artist and Entertainer.

My Artistic Philosophies.

Truth is the essence of all art; to look deeper, beyond physical reality and expose the truth that is woven beneath the surface, its purpose.

It is also the purpose of art to not only tell us the truth of ourselves, but to provide an appreciation of all that we have.

Art has no survival value, but instead is one of those things, like friendship and love, which give value to survival. And so, art should never be turned to hate or despair, but should encourage and show an appreciation for those things which make life worth living.


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I'm an antisocial dark wizard, now bring me some coffee before I turn you into an axolotl :laughing:

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I think I might be underestimating my own progress as a poet.
I know I still have a long way to go until I reach the peak of my ability, especially in regards to my literary education. But the point I'm at now seems to be much further along that path than I had believed.
Last night, on a whim, I decided to revisit one of my most beloved poets and one of the instigators and chief influences of my own writing. Spike Milligan. And for the first time ever, I found myself reading his work critically, picking out flaws and formulating ideas for how I'd improve upon his work. Improve upon his work. One of my greatest literary heroes, and I found myself at a point where I could improve his poetry... Part of me is appalled by this blasphemy, and yet, putting aside ego, vanity and hero worship, I actually could equal or even surpass his work.
This is a level I aspired to from the earliest days of my writing, and now I'm here I find it is not so lofty a height as it had appeared from below. But what is a man to do when he finds himself on a par with his gods and with the capacity to climb higher still? Keep ascending, until those gods are as mortals before him, of course. But I find myself directionless, without a goal to aim for. I need new heroes and new aspirations to lead me to the next level, but at this moment I have none... So for now, I think I should focus more on reading than writing, expand my horizons and seek a new challenge to rise to.

P.S. I still love you Spike. I've outgrown you, but you'll always hold a special place in my heart and my abiding respect and admiration. May your soul rest easy, and find joy in my voice, which was shaped by yours. 
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: 90's Brit Pop... It's on the radio... :shrug:
  • Reading: Any poetry I can get my hands on.
  • Watching: Ao no Exorcist
  • Playing: Red Dead Redemption
  • Eating: Grapes and cheese
  • Drinking: Watered wine. (too early to be getting plastered)

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