Jul. 10th, 2007 09:21 pm
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Okay guys, I know I haven't been great to you lot in the past few months but I promise my course is almost over. Thursday to be exact but I really need your help. For part of my portfolio I have to write and essay on Freedom of speech in the Arts, and get people from outside the course to comment on it. You are all intelligent well thought people, so I'm giving you my best puppy eyes that you will go give your thoughts. Not on the essay... but on freedom of speech in the arts. Thought I'd better make that clear lol.

[ profile] freedom_in_art

**Uses puppy eyes again** Pretty please. I promise to be a good friend again!

Responses added

Date: 2007-07-11 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My goodness, it's fine, Velvetina. *smiles* I feel guilty for the time that I spend on the net instead of on studies. And you're not obligated to read me droning on in deep and winding thought in my journal.

I added my thoughts in general and then my thoughts in general which happen to tie into your essay. I'd rather give you too much to choose from that you can sort out than the opposite. Gods, it seems a million years ago that our paths crossed and you once blurted out my name to a stage troop. Long live the uh, freedom of the arts, eh?

Re: Responses added

Date: 2007-07-11 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
**Hugs** Thank you so much! The responses you gave were amazing :-D

I just feel guilty by how much time I have let slip away from me. You guys are the most important people to me, there's certainly few people in RL that I trust anywhere near as much. And I like reading your 'droning' as you call it and I hate the fact that I haven't had the time to respond properly... heck even read them properly at times.

Like I said before the responses were fabulous, and I've got a whole wealth of things that I can use for my portfolio.

**Grin** Lord it does seem a while since that happened. Though more than once during this tour have I found myself thinking about you just before I go on stage. Old habits and all that. I'm so glad that our paths crossed and that they continue to. ^__^

Do you know what seems even odder? It's been over a year since Matt died... *Shakes head** Where did the time go? It seems like yesterday he was grinning at me and yet at the same time it seems forever since I was able to give him a hug.

Freedom of the arts! Woot. Actually freedom of speech in general should be promoted! Hee

Really? That pleases me.

Date: 2007-07-11 09:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was afraid that I didn't say anything that could be of any help.

I've sort of been sitting about feeling sorry for myself tonight. Neither my body nor my soul are feeling too well, the stupid pills make me feel worse still. Ugh. I've been through it all before. I don't know what's wrong. I've been doing well. As gross as the pills make me feel, I'm lucky to have them. Fukkin' world of medicine and doctors too, huh? We've got that in common too.

Did you get or do you need me to spell out the references to David Bowie and Japan? In brief, Mr. Bowie explores where the line of crime and art lay in that album. He starts a story based on real fact. Mr. Bowie owns art magazines and contributes handsomely to the arts. That is his charity. He has a specific passion for African arts (which often go underappreciated in a mostly white dominated art scene and specifically male and homosexual as well).

What we call "chan" began in Japan due to the PTA, ironically. They banned comics from showing adult parts and pubic hair. This grew to using under-aged and hairless people, i.e. children, to skip around those laws. (I got this information from Frederick Schodt's Manga, Manga, The World of Japanese Comics). Isn't it interesting how the placement of laws makes things worse sometimes? In another example, Norway has no laws about child pornography. Guess what? They also have an incredibly low rate of 1. teenage pregnancy and 2. no real problem with child preditors. Yeah. We're doing something wrong in my country.

The arts in general, in America, are completely under-valued, causing me to devalue my own abilities.

I was afraid that bringing that up might bring up Matt. I didn't know him and yet I do feel a pain too. It is good that you can talk about him. The whole thing puts so much in perspective... I understand. I'll take the hugs instead. It seems I could use one just now too. But really, I'm impressed that you're doing this and getting on with your studies.

Yes, freedom AND responsibility. True freedom, used to question the status quo is dangerous. Forget mucking about as an anonymous pervert on the Net.

Yes, really!

Date: 2007-07-11 08:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Believe me, its helping big time at the minute while I sit here glaring at my portfolio with hate.

Don't worry about it too much, we all have those days when it comes to ill health. But I've recently found that when you dwell on it too much you get worse. It's okay to get down as long as you pick yourself back up. Yeah, the world of medicine is a crappy one, and one that I wish daily I didn't have to deal with. I've got a couple of things coming up that I really wish I didn't have to deal with **Rolls eyes** They always find some new fun way to torture people. Yeah we've got that in common, and it means that we've always got someone who understands no matter what.

I'd love to have that David Bowie stuff, it would really come in handy for me. And again more interesting facts for me to write about. You are wonderful! **Hugs**

I've finally got to the stage where it doens't hurt as much to talk about Matt. At first throwing myself into work so much was a way of escaping how much I missed him, and then as I grew to love it more and more I found that I could think about him with less and less pain. I still get a pang in my heart when I think about him but thats always going to be there, it would seems wrong not to have it there now. On the anniversary of the date I sat on my own for the evening and drank a glass of wine and watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and it felt like the final real goodbye if you know what I mean. It's nice to be able to speak to someone who understands what I mean and not mock me, which I have had happen. **Blush** I don't know that I've done anything that impressive just tried to get on and stop the hurt. As for hugs you know I'm always here for that **Hugs** see, whenever you need one just think of me and I'll send you one no matter what 'kay. I'll have my angel keep a special eye out.

freedom_in_art ?

Date: 2007-08-04 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, did you take done the community? Heh. I was going to retrieve some of my comments.

Re: freedom_in_art ?

Date: 2007-08-04 11:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
**Nods** I'm really sorry but I did. I do still have your comments saved onto my computer if you'd like them though.

I understand

Date: 2007-08-04 01:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Did you get negative comments or it just didn't make sense to keep it open? Either way, yes, I would appreciate you sending them comments just for my own thoughts/amusement.

Re: I understand

Date: 2007-08-04 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Didn't make sense to keep it open. However, I found that 'cause I did it less than 30 days ago I could open it again so all your comments are still there in their original form for you!! **Smile** I forgot I could do that lol.

Got it, you can close it again

Date: 2007-08-04 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm still surprised at the lack of response, especially from our own fandom. tsk.

Re: Got it, you can close it again

Date: 2007-08-04 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
**Chuckles** Ah well, it got me what I needed and I passed with flying colours!

Date: 2007-09-24 04:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naxto
Sorry to bug you but could you please credit me for the icon I made that your using? Tis the GuhSanzo one. Thank you!

Date: 2007-09-24 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Can do. I'll put it up on my front page


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