soltian: (adrian throat)
Reposted from the Watchdom community because I literally can't contain my own rage. Spoilers for BW: Ozymandias 1 under the cut.

this rant is titled fuck you DC )

purple

Oct. 6th, 2006 06:14 pm
soltian: (kabuto-nyan)
purple is the combination of blue and red. the ultimate hot and the ultimate cold combining together to create something even more intense. purple is a melding point of opposite elements.

when you compare purple to green (combination of the cold blue and neutral yellow) and orange (combination of the hot red and neutral yellow), there's no question that they each have their own unique qualities. each green and orange has their own range of mood, both on their individual scales of "soothing" to "sick". but does purple act that way? no matter what shade or intensity, if not combined with other colors, purple continues to read the same. it's "weird". it's distinct. it forces itself noticed. it's flambouyant.

no wonder it's so ridiculous.

i just sorted my colored pencils into warms and colds. there are exactly the same number of each. this makes me smile.

purple

Oct. 6th, 2006 06:14 pm
soltian: (kabuto-nyan)
purple is the combination of blue and red. the ultimate hot and the ultimate cold combining together to create something even more intense. purple is a melding point of opposite elements.

when you compare purple to green (combination of the cold blue and neutral yellow) and orange (combination of the hot red and neutral yellow), there's no question that they each have their own unique qualities. each green and orange has their own range of mood, both on their individual scales of "soothing" to "sick". but does purple act that way? no matter what shade or intensity, if not combined with other colors, purple continues to read the same. it's "weird". it's distinct. it forces itself noticed. it's flambouyant.

no wonder it's so ridiculous.

i just sorted my colored pencils into warms and colds. there are exactly the same number of each. this makes me smile.
soltian: (kabuto-nyan)
So what is fanart, anyway?

Fanart immediately brings to mind cheesy jokes or overly-dramatic portraits of characters that are not the artist's own creation, but rather characters they love after having seen them through someone else's work.

There have been many, many, many mentions of the "lower" worth of fanart, how original art should be prized more, how creating new concepts, ideas, characters, and stories are of much more value than this cop-off echo of something already established.

I don't agree with this idea, and I'm going to explain exactly why. When an artist creates an original object or story, one that has worth and reaches out to people enough to invoke the desire to CREATE fanart, that is the point when the fanart should be created and it would be a damn shame for it not to be. Reason? From the stupidest gag to the most involved form of thought given to any given character or scenario, fanart is a response from the readers on a story, a commentary, a communication. Almost always, an author or artist of a story is not able to tell you everything, and you can always feel for the gaps in what you've discovered about these characters you've come to love. Whether it's through repetition of what you already know, trivialization of a more complicated situation, wishful thinking, a demonstration of complex analysis, or a combination of any or all, fanart allows you to see a story through many sets of eyes instead of just one. It allows you to branch out your understanding of it through affirmation or denial of the fanart's validity, allows you to enjoy the ideas and concepts and characters that much more. A story that invites commentary but gets none would be a sad, empty thing.

Fanart is the physical manifestation of Fandom, which is the very purpose of Stories to begin with. Yes, the purpose of telling stories is the people who read them. People do not tell stories so that there will be no reaction. People do not tell stories to stand stiff and alone, invoking no change and no sort of impression. People tell stories to reach out to people, and stories that create a response like fanart are coming round full circle in their development.

In essence, a good story is only half of this circle, and the communicative response of the readers or viewers is the other half. This marks fanart in equal importance to original art, not downplaying the validity and value of either, as I adore, condone, and create both myself. I'm working very hard on my own story at this time, and I hope to be able to communicate it well enough that it can touch people and have an impact, like the stories I have read that have inspired me. But after my work is done and the story's over and there's nothing left for me to tell, I would still consider that only half finished.

Your response: Y/N...?
soltian: (kabuto-nyan)
So what is fanart, anyway?

Fanart immediately brings to mind cheesy jokes or overly-dramatic portraits of characters that are not the artist's own creation, but rather characters they love after having seen them through someone else's work.

There have been many, many, many mentions of the "lower" worth of fanart, how original art should be prized more, how creating new concepts, ideas, characters, and stories are of much more value than this cop-off echo of something already established.

I don't agree with this idea, and I'm going to explain exactly why. When an artist creates an original object or story, one that has worth and reaches out to people enough to invoke the desire to CREATE fanart, that is the point when the fanart should be created and it would be a damn shame for it not to be. Reason? From the stupidest gag to the most involved form of thought given to any given character or scenario, fanart is a response from the readers on a story, a commentary, a communication. Almost always, an author or artist of a story is not able to tell you everything, and you can always feel for the gaps in what you've discovered about these characters you've come to love. Whether it's through repetition of what you already know, trivialization of a more complicated situation, wishful thinking, a demonstration of complex analysis, or a combination of any or all, fanart allows you to see a story through many sets of eyes instead of just one. It allows you to branch out your understanding of it through affirmation or denial of the fanart's validity, allows you to enjoy the ideas and concepts and characters that much more. A story that invites commentary but gets none would be a sad, empty thing.

Fanart is the physical manifestation of Fandom, which is the very purpose of Stories to begin with. Yes, the purpose of telling stories is the people who read them. People do not tell stories so that there will be no reaction. People do not tell stories to stand stiff and alone, invoking no change and no sort of impression. People tell stories to reach out to people, and stories that create a response like fanart are coming round full circle in their development.

In essence, a good story is only half of this circle, and the communicative response of the readers or viewers is the other half. This marks fanart in equal importance to original art, not downplaying the validity and value of either, as I adore, condone, and create both myself. I'm working very hard on my own story at this time, and I hope to be able to communicate it well enough that it can touch people and have an impact, like the stories I have read that have inspired me. But after my work is done and the story's over and there's nothing left for me to tell, I would still consider that only half finished.

Your response: Y/N...?
soltian: (Default)
Totally didn't want to get up this morning. It's wrong for my bed to be that soft when I need to be awake. And the kicker is I almost never get so comfortable, so it was like giving up a rare treat so that I could get up and tumble into some clothes. UNFAIR.

Point of this entry! Something I've been feeling like ranting about for a while.
Rant entitled: Creativity as Disease )

Annnd, for those of you who want to skip the personal rant, here's something else!
So uhm, Goblet of Fire is a movie now. )
soltian: (Default)
Totally didn't want to get up this morning. It's wrong for my bed to be that soft when I need to be awake. And the kicker is I almost never get so comfortable, so it was like giving up a rare treat so that I could get up and tumble into some clothes. UNFAIR.

Point of this entry! Something I've been feeling like ranting about for a while.
Rant entitled: Creativity as Disease )

Annnd, for those of you who want to skip the personal rant, here's something else!
So uhm, Goblet of Fire is a movie now. )

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