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OK so it's been a while since I have been on DA, but it appears that some people are still following my page + some new watchers even though I haven't uploaded anything since 2012.  Given that, I have decided that it is past time I let people know what is going on.

First of all, I just got married earlier this year.  It was the result of a long distance relationship, using an online match making website (shaadi . com in case anyone is interested).  I brought my wife all the way from India in order to dodge the bullet of feminism and the general corruption and lack of values which is pervasive among my generation in what is left of western civilization.  So I had my wedding, honeymoon, and all that.

I also spent some time looking for work in my field, so that I could have a better paying job, but I failed at that.  Thankyou Democrats, for improving the economy so much that it's easier than ever before to find work.  Lot's of change but no hope.

On a brighter note, I have succesfully published my first book.  I want to try to become an author.  If I can't have my first career of choice then I would like to have my second career of choice, which would be writing.  I have been working on the story and illustrations during the time I was absent from DA.  But I didn't post any of the new artwork here because I'm publishing under a false name.  I'm going to have a secret identity, like Batman, and for similar reasons.  I am opening another DA account for that identity, which will contain the full color illustrations I created for my story and links to places where my books can be purchased.  If you are interested in seeing that then please send me a private message.  Given how paranoid I am I will probably only share with a select few, but do let me know if you are interested all the same.  

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Hey guys, I just wanted to take a moment to recommend a book that was recently published by a fellow deviant SlayerSyrena.  When I ordered "The Spyder in The Cracked Mirror" I had no idea how it was going to be.  Normally I am not particularly sanguine about amateur authors, because most of what I have read so far has not been very good, but this one is definitely professional quality literature in my opinion.  I can safely say that it is better than at least 90% of whatever you may have read in English class (which may not be saying much), and it's even better than some of the books published by some of my favorite authors (which is definitely saying something).

The story is about an orphan left behind on a human colony world.  His city was decimated by a war with arachnoid type aliens, and he is left scrounging and starving in the ruins.  Just as he is about to be eaten alive by a wild animal he is rescued by one of the aliens belonging to the species that decimated his hometown.  The question of why the alien took him and what he wants him for is dealt with through a series of adventures and situations of peril.  Like any good sci-fi story the elements of problem solving, adventure, and peril are all there.

The author wastes absolutely no time in getting down to the story, and once the story starts it never lags, it just moves on from one thing to the next and has a good flow to it.  I finished reading this book in three days.  I have read a lot of books in my life, and most of them were put out by major publishing companies, and a lot of books I have read contain filler content which creates a lull in the story.  Sometimes they start off slow with a lot of pointless stuff (eg. Wheel of Time) which could have been intended to establish a particular mood or feeling, or to create some level of familiarity with the character, but mostly what it does is just take up space before the real story starts.  Or they have some lull in the middle of the story to focus on some minute or irrelevant detail (Moby Dick).  I hate all that kind of stuff.  I would rather have the story be used to establish the character and settings rather than long rambling exposition.

So if you like fast paced stories that get started quick and don't slog down then you should definitely give this one a chance.  Another reason why you should give it a chance is because there are lots of good authors that never get the attention they deserve because a major publishing company doesn't know about them, and on the other hand there are crappy books which ought never to get any attention but somehow get turned into major franchises and movies (like Twilight and Hairy Potsmoker).  So we should help out the good ones that are trying to get started.

If you are looking for something to read then I recommend this one, and you can find the purchasing information here:
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I will of course be writing a full review on Amazon.com.  I will also be illustrating a scene from the story at some point in the future, not sure when yet.

Professional authors I like include Isaac Asimov, Edger Rice Burroughs, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, and Frank Herbert.

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Last night I went out and saw the Hobbit movie, and I have to say, for a movie it is OK, but for a book adaptation it is terrible.  If you have never read the books then you would probably enjoy the movie, but any true Tolkien fan is going to have a problem with the movie.  If you thought LOTR was distorted the Hobbit is distorted even moreso.  I recognize that for movie adaptations some things have to be left out, and sometimes dialogue has to be added in to fill in holes that might have been filled by 3rd person narration in the book, but which is of course absent from the movie.  But what I do have a problem with is when they change the story, and add things to it that run contrary to the story itself.

On the upside, the visual aspects of the movie are very good.  They do a good job rendering the charactars, costumes, and settings.  That being said, there were so many gross distortions in the movie that by the time it was over I had a headache, and before it was over I was wanting it to end already.  Let's go over a few:

1) There was no condemnation of greed or divine right in the book.  It is a well known and established fact that dwarves are greedy, but not in a dishonest or slinky way, they just like treasure and making stuff with their hands.  Everything they have the work for, and they use their skills to generate wealth.  There was no talk about wealth being a source of corruption that attracted the dragon.  The dragon doesn't care, he just wants treasure, and also, I don't want to hear any movie producer talk about greed or negatively about having wealth.  Also, there was nothing in the Hobbit about divine right to rule, or that being a bad thing.  If you read Hobbit and LOTR by themselves you get the impression that there is a Supreme Being and that he has a plan (as opposed to the evolutionist backdrop that a lot of other authors opt for), but you don't see him referred to directly unless you read the Silmarillion.  

2) The elves of Mirkwood never paid homage to the dwarves, they are wood elves, they don't involve themsleves in much and they don't care.

3) Dwarves and elves had mutual distrust and dislike well before Smaug came, and the coming of Smaug had jack all to do with that.  The problems between them came about as a cumulative effect from a series of events in the 1st age.  Thorin doesn't have anything against the elves, he just doesn't care for them because they're elves, and they feel the same about him.

4) Azog the orc was never in the Hobbit, nor did he chase the dwarves, nor was he even alive at that point.  Azog actually can be found in the Apendices at the end of ROTK, and the story was quite different there.  The dwarves aren't trying to get revenge on Azog, they just want their stuff back.

5) The Great Goblin was killed in his throne chamber by decapitation.

6) The trolls caught the dwarves a few at a time as they came to check on what was taking Bilbo so long.  Most of them were caught before they could put up a fight, and it was Gandalf that confused and delayed them not Bilbo.

7) Bilbo never fell down a pit or shaft in the caves, he simply got lost and separated, and he came across the ring while groping in the dark.

8) Radagast was not in the Hobbit, nor was Galadriel or Sauroman, although that meeting was alluded to.

9) When the dwarves are chased up the trees by wolves Gandalf throws down burning pinecones, and the wolves are running around helpless until the orcs come and put fires beneath the trees, but at that point the eagles come to save them.  There is no fighting there or falling off the cliff, and no one gets down to fight the orcs or wolves.  Also the way the wolves are depicted in all of the movies is wrong.

10) Sauron did not make the spiders in Mirkwood, nor were they a new addition to the forest, nor was the title "Mirkwood" a new one.

On the other hand, one thing they did right was show Sauron as an actual physical being rather than a floating eye (as they did in the LOTR movies).  I hated that floating eye so much.  That thing was so stupid, and it had jack all to do with the books.  The books never say that he was a floating eye, that was just Peter Jackson trying to be clever, but now, because of those movies a lot of people are drawing him that way and browbeating others for not doing so.  

But all in all PJ added so much to the Hobbit that wasn't supposed to be there, and distorted it so badly.  I don't know if I'm going to see the next Hobbit movie, and I really hope they never make any Silmarillion movies.  Someone needs to remind PJ that people are going to see the movies because of Tolkien, not because of him, and that he should stay true to the books.  By the beard of Durin.

In general I am not too sanguine about movie adaptations of books, because they are often full of painful distortions due to the arrogance of the director, and I don't like seeing my beloved books distorted or dragged through the mud.  I stopped seeing the Narnia movies for that reason.  Too much pain involved there.  All I can say is that at least it wasn't a Bible movie.  Bible movies are often the worst, and that is something that people really do need to be careful about distorting.    

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Guys, I am in the process of starting to start a new project.  For about a year I have been toying with the idea of bringing back a hero a created when I was in middle school, 7th grade to be specific.  I ran this character from 7th to 9th grade.  His name is Dino Dave.  I'm not going to give away too much about the character beyond his name, but basically what I am going to try to do is stay true to the original tone of the comic and character (a middle school-ish tone), which should not be hard for me because part of my mind is still stuck in middle school.  It used to always make me happy to work on Dino Dave when I was young, so I figured I would bring him back and as a result bring some happiness into my life, but I will also share that happiness with all of you.  When I was in middle school I used to turn out episodes of DD pretty quick.  I could one done within a week if I wanted.  My drawing speed was pretty fast back then, although the trade off was that the quality of my art was really low.  In theory I could produce them that quickly even now, but I would be drawing with a middle school level of technique, and that would just be lame.   

HOWEVER, this time, I have a partner.  I am partnering with The-M-Man, so the work load will be split in two, which means that things should actually get done.  What we are doing to do is trade off.  For one episode he will do the art and I will do the coloring, and then we will switch.  We haven't decided what our rate of publication is going to be.  Don't know if it will be one page a week, one strip a week, or something every two weeks.  we haven't decided that yet.  Right now we are in the idea and concept art stage.  Meaning that we have some ideas and concept art, and are in the process of working on more.  I'm going to put up some completed character art for everyone to enjoy and to get a taste of soon-ish.  My partner is also contributing an OC, so there should be lots of humorous dialogue as our witts play off of one another.  That is of course assuming that other people are capable of appreciating our humor.  For the most part is probably going to be mostly light hearted weirdness, with a few serious themes thrown in just so that it has some sort of skeleton.

Anyways, we shall see how it turns out.  When I was in middle school people made fun of me for Dino Dave, but those people lacked vision.  This time I have a feeling it's going to be a hit, assuming we can put them out at a semi decent rate.

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Guys, I am back from India.  I had a really great time, except for getting sick near the end.  I went to Hyderabad in Andra-Pradesh and Korba in Chattisgarh.  I spent most of my time in Korba because that's where my girl was, but I spent a few days in Hyderabad as well.  India was a very interesting experience.  Going there is like going to another planet.  Everything is different.  EVERYTHING.  The architecture, the traffic, the city planning, the vegetation, the animals, the food, the people, etc.  For example, being in big cities and not seeing a single black guy really messed with my head.  I also got some interesting stares from people myself.  Lot's of stares.  Whenever I caught someone staring I would usually stare back.  Usually they would look away but sometimes they didn't, and sometimes they would look away but then start staring again.  If I had gone to the Punjab or someplace in North India I probably would have been able to blend in on some level, but not in Chattisgarh or Andra-Pradesh.  

My girl was great and awesome.  I am planning on going back to India to get married (although my financial situation is still a problem).  Until then part of my heart will always be in India.  She was so different on every level from every girl I have been with in the past.  So much better.  Not only is she a good deal better looking, but she is very happy, has a great attitude, and genuinely wants to please me.  In the past I was always working so hard to please the girls I was with, and they still treated me like dirt anyways.  I am thankful for all the people who told me that I should try to find an Indian woman.  If any of you guys are single you should consider doing what I am doing.  It is difficult because of the distance and US immigration policies, but it is completely worth it.  More than worth it.

Anyways, here are some videos.

This is a slideshow of pictures I took over there mostly showing us together.  If anyone is curious about what she looks like and how we compare:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l14m0…

This is a video I took while riding in a cab in Chattisgarh.  The standard of living there is quite different, as is the standard of driving:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl9iy4…

Some night time driving in Hyderabad: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zH-6o…

If anyone has any questions please feel free to drop me a note or a message.  

Now that I'm back I would like to resume work on my story.  I also have some ideas for new drawings and some old drawings that I need to finish.  But there are some other things that have to take precedence (like getting everything in order so that I can get married and support my wife), so we will see how much actual work I will be able to do.  

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Guys, I know I haven't been very active lately.  Been spending a lot of time working, looking for work, studying for some tests, and arranging a trip to India.  I don't think I said anything about this on here before, but I got into a long distance relationship with a girl in India.  I'm leaving this Saturday to go see her.  When I come back I will probably post a picture here so everyone can see and maybe I will get more active again.  But I still have to look for work so my life is going to be kind of cluttered.

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Hey guys, I know it's been a while since I have done anything or left any comments.  There are some reasons for that.

I haven't done a lot of new artwork this year because I have been working on writing a novel.  We'll see how that goes.  Some of you already know about it, and I was thinking about asking some of you to help me market.

I also got involved in another relationship, and this is overseas so I'm trying to save up for a plane ticket. I have been interested in Indian women since I broke up with my second girlfriend about 5 years ago, and searching since then.  I just feel that they are the only sort of women who can offer the type of companionship I need.

Also, I am having a lot of difficulties in life due to my job situation and the frustrations associated with that.  Since I graduated with my second degree, which was supposed to help me make more money, I have been struggling trying to find a decent paying job.  The irony.  Right now I'm studying for some tests which I paid a lot of money to take, and a lot of money for study materials for.

As for anyone who wants to debate and/or argue with me, for the most part I allow it even though time is scarce for me.  I don't mind if people want to debate and ask questions, and for the most part I don't mind insults.  I put up with a wide range of insults from opponents and have for years.  I'll put up with insults to my intelligence, looks (when applicable), and race, but I am not going to put up with insults to my character.  It's a weak and cowardly tactic, and a strong indicator that someone cannot produce a real argument.  It is the same tactic that the media used to drive Herman Cain out of the presidential race.  So I am going to be setting rules for people who want to leave contrary comments on my page.


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Hey guys, I wanted to tell you about this weird dream I had last night/this morning.  I had this dream that I was living in some underwater city inside of a pressurized artificial environment, and somehow these seeds or spores from an alien plant got inside and started infecting people.  The way that the infection manifested depended on the willpower of the individuals that were infected.  For people who were strong willed they would retain full control of themselves and not display any symptoms until the final stages of the infection, at which point the plant would just erupt up out them and consume their bodies.  For those with weaker wills it would first begin to change their personality and control their minds.  Then in the later stages of infection they would start to have plant stuff growing out of them and turn partly or fully green.  They would also become more aggresive and violent.  Finally the plant would consume them completely and they would die.  Then the plant would give off more spores and infect more people.  The plant mostly targetted the strongest people leaving the scientists and other thinkers free to come up with a solution.  Somehow I didn't get infected.  

Eventually they came up with a cure and eradicated the plant entirely, except for some spores or seeds (hard to tell by looking) that they kept in a lab for some reason.  Then of course some idiot released the spores and got infected, and the second time around it went after the smart people first.  The second time I also got infected but wasn't manifesting symptoms.  Anyways, it suffices to say that this turned out to be one of those rare occasions where I was actually glad to wake up in the morning.

So I don't know, maybe I will draw this sometime.  Dreams are weird.

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Guys, and girls, I got Mortal Kombat for the PS3 and beat the story mode and the ladder mode (with a few different characters).  The game is for the most part pure awesome.  But since I did beat it, I am going to give advice on how to beat the bosses.

Goro and Kintaro:

Goro and Kintaro are actually really easy to beat.  You just jump kick them until they are dead, and change sides as you do it.  Jump up, kick, jump up, kick.  That's all.

Shao Khan, Ladder Mode:

The best thing to do is put distance between you and him, and as much distance as you can.  I think that all the characters have a projectile attack, so just use that to take him down from a safe distance.  If you want to get up close to him to lay a more powerful attack you have a chance whenever he stops to gloat for the audience or stops to talk smack to you.  But the safest thing to do is just blast him from a distance.  He has all sorts of attacks which you cannot block, and most of your attacks will not work up close because he is immune to them without even blocking.  The way they make this guy tough is by giving him lots of health, powerful attacks (many of which you can't block), and making him immune to most of your attacks.  

Shao Khan, Story Mode:

The last time you fight Shao Khan is with Raiden, and it is outside of the arena.  During the story mode you will fight him in the arena and in those cases it's just like the ladder mode, but the final combat is with him outside of the arena and is way harder because he does not stop to gloat.  Getting up close doesn't help because most of your attacks don't hurt him even without blocking.  Getting at a distance doesn't help because he just throws his hammer at you which cannot be blocked.  So what you have to do is make heavy use of Raiden's teleport power.  You get in close, and when he takes a swing you teleport to the other side, kick him, and let him come.  When he takes another swing you teleport back to the other side and kick him again.  It is a slow, irritating, and time consuming process but it's the only way.  

--Shao Khan is the worst part of MK for PS3.  I don't mind killing big huge monsters, or tough boss sequences, but I hate boss sequences where they take most of the tools out of your hands and force you to win by attrition.  

Anyways, Kratos is in the PS3 version but not in the Xbox version, and Kratos is pure win.  He fits right in with all the other characters.

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I went out and got a PS3 last week.  So of course one of the first games I got for it was Dynasty Warriors 7.  I have always been a fan of the Dynasty Warriors series even though all the dialogue is really Japanese and all the characters are supposed to be Chinese.  Anyways, the game is awesome, and the new character designs are awesome.  Check them out: www.lordyuanshu.com/dynasty-wa…

They all look awesome, except for Zhou Yu.  That's a definite step downwards from the last few games.

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Was watching an interview with Alice Kirge on youtube, just killing time really, when I heard her say that she met a fan who had a detailed image of the Borg Queen tatooed on his chest.  What kind of an idiot does that?  I wonder if any of the people who voted for Obama got an Obama image tattooed on their chests.

Anyways, I am a Trekkie but I don't consider myself to be a fanatical Trekkie.  One thing I don't understand is how some of the more hardcore fans can find the Borg Queen attractive.  Nothing against Alice Kirge, she did a good job, and in real life she's actually fairly attractive, but the Borg Queen was a hideous character.  She's disgusting (just talking about the Borg Queen here).  I consider her to be sci-fi horror, an abomination.  She isn't seductive or exotic, she's monstrous.  Leaving aside the fact that she's missing most of her body there's also the fact that she's bald and has metal things sticking out of the back of her head.  Her skin is probably the nastiest feature.  She's slimy and mottled.  Her skin kind of reminds me of a cave salamander that I saw as a little kid when I was caving once.  Both were mostly white and coated with a sheet of slime, but to be fair the cave salamander had much better skin.  The salamander wasn't mottled with grey and black spots, bleh.  You know, whenever the Borg queen kissed Data I literally cringed.  If something like the Borg Queen were to exist in real life and she kissed me, then I would probably throw up within a few seconds.  If I were Mr. Data I would have lost my synthetic bio-nutrient polymers all over her armor.  

The Borg Queen was a walking nightmare, and how anyone can have fantasies about a monstrosity like that is beyond me.  I mean, every man has fantasies at some point, but usually it's about the sort of woman who is better in some way than what he can get in real life.  At least, that is the only circumstance under which fantasies make sense to me.  I don't know what it says about a man when he fantasizes about grotesque walking abominations.  

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As I mentioned before I was working on a novel which I intend to publish.  I had a few of my friends reading and helping me as I go along, and my mom was reading as well.  I sent my mom up to chapter 15 which was about half of what I wrote, but since then I modified and edited the stuff.  In any case, my mom's computer crashed.  The computer wasn't even half a year old yet but it got some malicious virus which totally wrecked the computer, so now I have probably lost about half of what I wrote.  It suffices to say that I'm pretty mad about it. So if I want to finish my novel, I have to completely retype half of it, and the stuff that survived is going to have to be edited and modified again.  So I lost about 10 or 12 hours of my life to some prick who made a computer virus, and more than that if you count all the time I am going to have to spend doing the stuff all over again.  I'm also not too happy with Norton Antivirus.  I honestly do not understand people who make viruses.  I think they should be treated and classified as domestic terrorists.  As far as I know no one has been killed from a computer virus or any other type of malicious program, but it has caused a lot of suffering and loss.  I think if these guys are caught they should be locked up and forced into strenuous menial labor.  Put them in chain gangs and on work crews where they have to break stone or lay roads.  Something along those lines.  

But I have to say that I understand these guys even less than I understand the physical terrorists.  They aren't trying to make a political, philosophical, or religious point.  They aren't racially motivated either.   So they must be doing it just because they get off on the idea that others will suffer because of their actions.   But unlike Hamas or Al Qaida, there is no way they can see how the people they hurt are affected.  Unless someone gets online and complains about it like I am doing.  So I don't get these guys at all.

Next month I'm thinking that I will get a new computer.  I was thinking I would get a Mac so that I don't have to worry about breakdowns and malicious programs, but my friends are telling me that I won't be able to play any games if I do.  So I don't know what I will get.  It's still up in the air.  If I get another PC I'm going to need better protection than Norton or McAfee.

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This makes me think that maybe I should never write a vampire story: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44192205/…

What an idiot.  I never understood these people who try to be vampires.  If someone came into my house and attacked my wife like that then I would give him a severe reality check.  19 years old is old enough for a legal buttkicking.  He would learn really fast that he didn't have any dark gifts, other than perhaps a dim intellect.

Guys, there are no such thing as vampires.  Drinking human blood is only going to make you sick and get you arrested.  And actually, drinking raw animal blood is also dangerous.  There are all sorts of parasites and diseases that need to cook out.  I mean, I like my steak rare but I'm not getting ready to go out and suck on a cow like a freaking tic or something.  

So they are talking about how people like the idea of being immortal, which might be cool, but one could just as easily be obsessed with elves if that was all there is to it because elves are also immortal.  And elves at least are not parasites.  Since this is a guy I can't believe that Twilight was the inspiration behind his actions, but anyways, now I'm going to be scared to ever write anything with vampires because I don't want to provide inspiration for nut jobs like this.
Stocks fall sharply (again), but it's OK because Halle Barry is sizzling at 45.  Somehow that makes it all better.  Well, not really, but maybe according to the media and the tabloid junkies.

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I have a question for the DA admins.  How much is the Barack Obama campaign paying you guys to run his ads, or is this just a matter of liberals looking out for their own?  I would really like to know.  Obama should be less concerned with getting reelected and more concerned with doing his job.  Ever since that clown got into power I've noticed that his primary focus has been to get re-elected.  We would be better off outsourcing the presidency to India (as it said in that joke email).

Seriously, why would I ever vote for that fool?  Either he's the most inept bungling dolt to fill that office, or he's a clever villain deliberately presidinf over the destruction of the US.  I don't know which it is, but there is no way I would ever help him out, and what's more, I don't like coming into DA and seeing images of his face.  He has downgraded us technologically (we now hitchhike with the Russians to get into space), militarily (can no longer act unilaterally against foes), economically, and socially.  Whether it's by design or not, everything he has done has moved us closer to 3rd world status.  I think maybe his goals are similar to those of Kim Jung Il as depicted in Team America.  

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Now this is what I call science: news.yahoo.com/korean-scientis…

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So the space shuttle program has expired, and with it the US space program has functionally come to an end.  Somewhere around 10,000 scientists will now be without work.  To be fair the space shuttle program old, but it was beyond foolish to allow it to expire before a replacement program was fully operational.  There was a replacement program in the making, but Obama cancelled it.  Without a doubt Obama is the worst most underqualified and foolish president the US has ever had.  

I will elaborate.  Anyone who knows anything about military tactics should know that whoever has the high ground on the battlefield has the advantage.  I have come to the conclusion that all presidential candidates should be x-military or at least have to read Sun Tsu before they run for office.  Space is the ultimate highground.  For the US not to have a space program while other countries do is a tactical disadvantage of such great severeity that I cannot even put it into words.  So now the plan is to have Russia take our astronauts up into space, to the international space station which was probably funded primarily by US tax dollars, which means that we are completely at the mercy of Russia for access to our own property.  

I have often heard people on the left argue against the space program, on the grounds that it is wasteful and unecessary, and that the money should be spend here helping the poor.  I would like to address those arguments.  First of all, aside form the scientific knowledge and tactical advantage gained the space program produces more ancillary benifits than any other government program, which have led to advances in computer science, medicine, and engineering.  The microwave (which at least 65% of people in the US make heavy use of) was created so that astronauts would have a way to warm their food in a zero-g enviroment.  

For more on that see: www.nasa.gov/50th/50th_magazin…

Also, I find it arguments against space exploration disingenuous when they come from the same people who are concerned about things like pollution and overpopulation.  Space colonization is the best answer to both of those concerns, and the only answer with long term viability.  In any case overpopulation is not a real problem in the western world, in fact we have the opposite problem.

As for the economics of it, a great deal more money has been spent on the continuing wars.  A great deal more is spent on welfare, relief money/donations to other countries, and Obama's stimulus plan.  Any one of those items by themselves is more costly than the space program, but unlike the space program each of those items is a sink hole.  They are all items which represent a negative return on investments, while the space program represents a positive return.  

The government has been throwing money at poverty for decades, and hasn't so much as put a dent in it.  There will always be poverty, the best that can be done is to ameliorate it by allowing a healthy economy to grow up, and then letting private organizations and individuals deal with the poverty situations in their area.  But that can't happen if businesses and investors are taxed to the point where they can no longer generate wealth.  

Now back to the space program.  When a society turns it's back on science, exploration, and progress then the society is in a state of decay.  The society has become weak and rotten.  The loss of interest in science and exploration is a late symptom in the process of decay which has actually been going on for some time.  Just like when one sees the leaves dying on a large tree in the forest, one can safely surmize that the process of decay inside the trunk is already in the advanced stages.  

Most people don't know this but don't know this, but the Romans actually had steam power for a time.  Unfortunately all that they used it for was opening and closing the doors of temples, they never developed the technology beyond that.  Why?  Because their priorities were in a state of decay.  They were no longer looking for ways to improve and grow, and innovation took a back seat to 1) entertaining the masses and 2) competing for political power within the Empire itself.  In the end the Empire rotted and fell apart.  The same is happening to the US, and in our case we have politicians whose primary concern is to get re-elected, and they appeal to people who think their own immediate desires take precedence over everything else.  We don't have all the civil wars that Rome had but because of all the politics dealing with elections we get batches of poor leadership, and the decay process is going at a faster pace than it did in Rome.  Rome lasted for nearly 1000 years, the US has been around for a little over 200 years but already we are in the advancved stages of decay.  


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Hey guys, what I'm wanting to do is take all my pages where I did costume designs and concept art and put them into a binder rather than have them loose around my room and in my drawers, etc.  So I have seen some people who use (years ago) using these clear page slips that they put their drawings inside of, and those pages they put into a 3 ring binder.  In my case the artwork is done with ink and marker, but before I go out and get something I want to know 1) what should I get? and 2) will it adversely effect my artwork?  Because I don't want to get something like that if it eats away at the colors.  Anyways, please advise.

Also, I have been drawing again doing art for my novel, which I may or may not put up on deviantart.  I want to publish my novel but the thing is, as soon as I upload my own illustrations then whatever mental image people had on their own will automatically get destroyed.  Sort of like what happened to the majority of people who call themselves Tolkien fans after they watched the LOTR movies (even though the movies are neither authoritative nor canon).  Maybe what I will do is upload the images of cities and costume design templates for the different people groups I have made up but leave out most of the main characters.  I don't know, we'll see.

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So I went to Barnes & Noble to get a new comic after work, and while there I ended up reading DC comics for a while.  As a result on the way back whenever I saw traffic lights I thought of Atrocitus, Sinistro, and Hal Jordan respectively.  Well, depending on which light was up when I reached the intersection I should say.  



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OK, so now I can add Virgin Comics to the list of comic producers that I like.  A while ago I decided that I liked DC (although certainly not everything they make), and I already like Marvel and IDW (IDW makes the best Star Trek comics).  But no I also like Virgin Comics.  Virgin is an Indian comic industry, so the backdrop for their comics is usually Hinduism or at least generic polytheism.  Anyways, the art is great, and the stories I have read so far are great.  The style of writing and art is pretty interesting, and I find the costume and architectural designs to be inspirational.  I reccomend their stuff.  If all one ever does is watch Bollywood movies then you would never be able to guess that anyone in India could write.  I don't think that Bollywood is a really good representative of Indian culture.  Bollywood is terrible, I'm sorry but it is.  I think the only reason anyone watches Bollywood is to see Indian actors.  But enough of that.

Right now I'm reading a comic called India Authentic volume 2, and it deals with some of the old Hindu mythology.  One thing about the Hindu gods that's kind of mind boggling is how you every once in a while come across deities with animal heads.  I already knew about Ganesh, but I just read a story about this other guy with a bird head (the name escapes me right now because I'm tired and need to go to bed).  The thing that's strange is how these guys with animal heads still have attractive humanoid wives.  I wonder if anyone ever thinks about the implications of that.  I mean, I can see how women might fantasize about characters like Indra, but certainly not Ganesh.  Anyways, the same thing occurs in classic Egyptian mythology where you have gods with animal heads married to humanoid wives, and you have humanoid parents giving birth to animal headed deities.  I don't really understand how traditions like that get started.  I know in Greek polytheism the deities were supposed to have idealized forms, but I don't see how that could be true of Hindu and Egyptian mythology.  At least, it could be partly true but not generally true.  


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