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  1. Avalanchemike
    06-18-2012 02:13 PM - permalink
  2. Doctor You
    10-17-2011 01:47 PM - permalink
    Doctor You
    I noticed that you started the Doctor Who favorite thread!
  3. Coconut Water
    03-16-2011 11:57 PM - permalink
    Coconut Water
  4. Malia
    03-15-2011 07:26 PM - permalink
    I didn't do aaaanything <3 :333

    And scheme? What?? o:
  5. Malia
    03-15-2011 07:14 PM - permalink
    I lol'd all through your post xD
  6. 8bit
    03-05-2011 02:48 PM - permalink
    I just don't understand. Are you trying to say that the quote is saying that these are inherent qualities of human nature? That would be a misread of the quote. It is saying that those were very prevalent qualities at the time, in the 1930s, which was true.

    At any rate, Orwell was a socialist who fought alongside the anarchists in Spain, which is why I find it odd for you to quote him.
  7. 8bit
    03-05-2011 02:10 PM - permalink
    Lol, I'm not either. I'm just wondering what you were trying to convey with the quote. I don't necessarily have anything to say about it, because I don't know what you were trying to say by referencing it.
  8. 8bit
    03-05-2011 02:02 PM - permalink
    Right, but what were you trying to convey, and how was it relevant to your earlier discussion?
  9. 8bit
    03-05-2011 01:52 PM - permalink
    Yes, I got that part. What was the relevancy of the quote?
  10. 8bit
    03-05-2011 01:47 PM - permalink
    Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    Nothing to do with man/woman equality, but a nice quote for anyone who was following mine and Andross' discussion on human nature and liberalism earlier in the thread. From George Orwell's essay "Wells, Hitler and the World State", which I found in the library today:
    What was the point of this quote?
  11. Coconut Water
    03-05-2011 01:38 PM - permalink
    Coconut Water
    Okay, here's a little something extra:

    Also, you can delete whatever posts on the wall that you want.
  12. Coconut Water
    03-05-2011 01:33 PM - permalink
    Coconut Water
    Your wall could use a bit of love and humor.

  13. Malia
    02-28-2011 03:49 PM - permalink
    OH: you aren't on Skype, are you? :3
  14. Vynrah
    02-25-2011 11:44 PM - permalink
    Hey, as an aspiring female artist, I did just want to point out how blatantly offensive I find this and would like to provide you with a nice, brief view of women in art.

    Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    Yes, obviously I know there are plenty of women who attempt to be artists, and I know their must be some outliers, some special cases, who have created some truly great art, but generally speaking to my knowledge women simply aren't very interested in creating art (or perhaps just aren't very good at it). I was just asking for handful of specific examples.
    Unfortunately, women have been oppressed throughout the centuries and as such have not had the same opportunities as men except in very specific circumstances, but I would like to point out some female artists that are desperately in need of some credit and were trying to seize equality.

    Let's begin, shall we?

    I know Astrael has provided you with a list, but I'll provide you with some context and highlights in case you're feeling a bit lazy.

    This is a Roman mosaic that copies an earlier Greek painting. It depicts the confrontation of Alexander the Great and Darius III at the battle of Issos. This is a significant painting because it shows a huge progression in the ability to depict perspective. The wheels on the chariots are ellipses rather than circles, there is foreshortening, especially in some of the horses, there's even a bit of atmospheric perspective. This painting is also largely attributed to Helen of Egypt. A woman.

    Sofonisba Anguissola is a very well known female artist of the Renaissance. She was forced to stick to portraiture in order to compete with her peers because she was not allowed to view nudes to study anatomy in order to undertake religious pieces. She is quite famous though, it's a shame you've never heard of her.

    Artemisia Gentileschi is also quite famous. Her paintings are heavily influenced by the works of Carvaggio, but retain their own unique quality to them. She worked hard to portray strong women or women who were being mistreated in the Bible, if that's not trying to display the plight and potential of women, I don't know what is. Women have been trying to legitimize themselves for thousands of years.

    A bit of a skip in time because I'm not quite as knowledgeable in other decades, but if you haven't heard of Mary Cassatt, you've been living under a rock. An impressionist painter, she too tried to depict the lives of women and through art, elevate their place in society to one of reverence. The private lives of women were important aspects of culture, an entire 1/2 of the population was women and they were not having their side of the story of life told. Mary Cassatt tried to change that.

    Surely you know this photo, right? It's the definitive "Great Depression" image. And who was the photographer? None other than a woman, one Dorothea Lange. I don't even know what more to say.

    Again, surely you know Georgia O'Keeffe? She's pretty damn famous for her feminine imagery.

    And there are thousands upon thousands of women artists still at work today. Not just in the fine arts such as painting, but in fashion, advertising, music, sculpture, photography, film, and the list goes on...and as I mentioned in an earlier post, women haven't just been vying for equality in arts this whole time, they've been doing so for centuries. Hatshepsut led Egypt long before Cleopatra, regarded as one of the most successful Egyptian pharaohs bringing Egypt a huge amount of prosperity and wealth when she opened trades with Punt and had great military victories in Nubia. It's also suggested that the first true Emperor of Rome, Caesar Augustus, left his wife Livia in power of Rome in his absence. And from there it only expands.

    Women have been trying to make names for themselves and have done fairly well throughout history considering the harsh opposition to such. We're a few centuries behind men unfortunately, you got a bit of a cultural head start. Please don't think that means that we're incapable of or are not trying to be equals, that's fairly ridiculous.

    Much love~~
  15. Malia
    02-25-2011 06:40 PM - permalink
    Jeebus, I come over to your wall to send some luvin' and there's all this debating going on. EXCUSE ME WHILE I MAKE LOVE TO YOUR WALL AMIDST THE EXCHANGE OF OPPOSING VIEWS, GOOD SIR.

    Liah Plus. Dude, I was all voice call-ish with (Avalanche)Mike when I read that and literally lol'd, and read the quote to him. You make me a happy lady, but I bet all the girls tell you that, even the potentially-guys-pretending-to-be-girls on the internet.

  16. Malia
    02-18-2011 09:32 AM - permalink
    Just having my daily stalk-Sam's-wall dose. I've been suffering withdrawal of late because I skipped a few days. It was terrible. Hold me.

    lol hi <3
  17. Coconut Water
    02-17-2011 07:10 AM - permalink
    Coconut Water
    I've started an MC thread in the Feedback section that I suggest you need to check out! It concerns MC having its own subforum here instead of just a crammed thread. Go and support!
  18. tallgeese
    02-15-2011 01:18 AM - permalink
    Those two things do no relate since I'm talking about your attitude in general and you're talking about me defining your attitude in general.

    And, no, I've got no particular intention of making any effort to sugar coat everything I say.
    No one is asking you to sugar coat. I'm simply asking you not to pepper coat.

    Anyway, I tried to reason with you. Good luck in the future.
  19. tallgeese
    02-15-2011 12:36 AM - permalink
    I was not rude to you. At all. I don't know where you gained this notion.

    My "sensitivity" to being told to shut up has nothing to do with anything. You telling people to shut up will never be tolerated here. You're trying to find justifications to why you're a d-bag. Just tell me with a simple yes or no: are you going to make an effort to be less rude to others from now on?
  20. tallgeese
    02-15-2011 12:14 AM - permalink
    You didn't answer my question.

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