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In this modern age of technology, you either keep up or get left behind.
If the internet needs an update, everyone then needs that update just to be able to view the same data as everyone else.
If you don't update, you won't - Can't - see the updated content.
Then people treat you as though you're handicapped somehow if you don't.

This urge to keep everyone "ahead of the curve" is not advancing mankind in any way;
It's advancing technology, while at the same time undermining moral values that have held fast for centuries;
And thus grand-parents feel they must ask their children for help to learn, in a world where education is sliding steadily downhill.
This in itself makes a mockery of the Heirarchal Meritocracy we have created;
Putting knowledge of Tech before knowledge of life.

I'm becoming increasingly tired of a world that thinks it can judge me because of how i dress or think.
Judging me by my purchasing choices - the only real free choice we have left in these modern times -
instead of judging me by what i can do.
Surrounded by neighbours with room-temperature IQ's, and fellow parents who look down their noses at me because i don't tow their party line - they expect me to force my daughter to sit and watch mindless drivel all day.

After spending literally years training my body and my mind,
they still fell qualified to judge me- these wheezing, wobbly, pale, unfit, unintelligent and depressed mindless drones.
Yet the only thing they study is soap operas, Hollywood movies and gossip. the latest smart phone or whatever other new toy is being touted as being able to help your life in some way.

I am faster, stronger, and more intelligent than most of these people.
Thats not opinion, it's fact. I could beat them in a race, in a fight or in an algebra test.
I could make their head spin with the mastery of the English language i hold.
I could literally kill them with my bare hands if the urge took me;
And yet, they think themselves better than I because they do nothing to advance themselves -
They (these dull cow-minded-people) look down on others, because they carry on learning and bettering themselves,
while these sad excuses for humanity cannot.
Why then am i still nice to them all, every day, when none of them would even help me?
because I am more intelligent, i'm supposed to know better. I am bigger and wiser than these bullies and hypocrites.
So i hold doors open for them, i smile and laugh at their brutish jokes.
yet they still treat me like an untouchable, like a homeless vagabond they cant stand to even see.
well, sorry. thats just the way it is.
I'm better than they are, and there is nothing they can do to change that.

They laugh at me because I'm different.
I laugh at them because they are all the same.


This is a direct rebbutal to the way i have been treated recently by fellow parents around where i live. My family is being subjected to childish bullying tactics by people twice, or even thrice my age, who should effing well know better.
unfortunately they seem to think they are better than anyone without a flat screen tv or the latest adidas trainers for their kids.
well, i couldnt care less about their moral conundrums.
Just felt like sharing, because sometimes people online dont realise everyone else is alive too, and maybe not everyone with a happy-go-lucky attitude is actually happy inside. I may be wise beyond my years, but this brings me a great cost within my own society. intelligence is not canonised here, it is ostracised.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Alex Boye - Good Life
  • Reading: ramez naam CRUX
  • Watching: the world going down the pan
  • Playing: at breathing like baba ramdev
  • Eating: too little. gotta eat more.
  • Drinking: decaf XTRA - like coffee but less so.

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simonpark81
Simon Park
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Biography:
Simon Park has been an avid drawer his whole life, striving to create a style that is unique, provocative and powerful.

Influenced by modern fantasy films, comics, orchestral scores and rennaissance art, he uses cross-hatching and vivid colours, With a heavy emphasis on dynamics, scale, tiny details and down to earth characters to drive forward the old adage that every picture tells a thousand words.

He does not usually intend a specific story during the creation process, but rather builds an elaborate snapshot for the viewer to imagine a story for.
Many of his works are intended to open dialogue; to embrace or question ideals and ideologies of modern society, and look upon them with new eyes.
He relishes in hiding in plain sight details which the viewer can find upon a second or third viewing.

His time not spent with his partner :iconbizkit66: and their children, or curled up somewhere drawing, is spent hiking, mountain climbing and meditating.



I do commissions for points too =P

we think therefore we am, right?
XD


Current Residence:Europe (the english bit)
Print preference: canvas or card
Favourite genre of music: nu-metal dubstep classical orchestral
Favourite style of art: landscapes and Surrealistic inclinations more and more as time goes by
Shell of choice: silver and disc shaped
Wallpaper of choice: allsorts of posters
Skin of choice: grey and wrinkly with LARGE black eyes O.O
Favourite cartoon character: Snufkin
Personal Quote: If you can look down upon the clouds, and know that you are safe,
then you have learnt to fly. good on you!
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We Are Defined by our Actions by simonpark81
We Are Defined by our Actions
This took quite a while to finish....
Firstly, this image is not just a photograph warped by the glowing edges command on photoshop.
I did use this tool, but then edited the hell out of it, adding shading, tone and definition to my clearly not-so-pretty visage,
and those clearly apocalyptic clouds behind me.
This was taken from a photograph taken on my holiday to Holland. what a brilliant experience.... so very humbling to be a dumb tourist, talking loudly in a foreign lingo (english) and smoking cigars wolverine would be proud of.

Photograph taken by myself, on the shores of lake Aalsmeer, Netherlands.
Edited by myself. copyright Simon Park 2014.

TO MY WATCHERS:
I KNOW I HAVEN'T BEEN UPLOADING MUCH OF MY FULL SIZED WORK RECENTLY.
This is because I'm going through a hectic period of rapid change; I got commissions coming out of my commissions,
And mostly what little free time I have is being devoted now to working on stuff for
AUTOPSY BOYS
a horror themed punk-metal band from Leeds, who have just finished their latest european tour.
As and when i'm legally ok to put the latest stuff up, I will -
And these pieces will be available as t-shirts, stickers, back patches and more-
from their website ;-)
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In this modern age of technology, you either keep up or get left behind.
If the internet needs an update, everyone then needs that update just to be able to view the same data as everyone else.
If you don't update, you won't - Can't - see the updated content.
Then people treat you as though you're handicapped somehow if you don't.

This urge to keep everyone "ahead of the curve" is not advancing mankind in any way;
It's advancing technology, while at the same time undermining moral values that have held fast for centuries;
And thus grand-parents feel they must ask their children for help to learn, in a world where education is sliding steadily downhill.
This in itself makes a mockery of the Heirarchal Meritocracy we have created;
Putting knowledge of Tech before knowledge of life.

I'm becoming increasingly tired of a world that thinks it can judge me because of how i dress or think.
Judging me by my purchasing choices - the only real free choice we have left in these modern times -
instead of judging me by what i can do.
Surrounded by neighbours with room-temperature IQ's, and fellow parents who look down their noses at me because i don't tow their party line - they expect me to force my daughter to sit and watch mindless drivel all day.

After spending literally years training my body and my mind,
they still fell qualified to judge me- these wheezing, wobbly, pale, unfit, unintelligent and depressed mindless drones.
Yet the only thing they study is soap operas, Hollywood movies and gossip. the latest smart phone or whatever other new toy is being touted as being able to help your life in some way.

I am faster, stronger, and more intelligent than most of these people.
Thats not opinion, it's fact. I could beat them in a race, in a fight or in an algebra test.
I could make their head spin with the mastery of the English language i hold.
I could literally kill them with my bare hands if the urge took me;
And yet, they think themselves better than I because they do nothing to advance themselves -
They (these dull cow-minded-people) look down on others, because they carry on learning and bettering themselves,
while these sad excuses for humanity cannot.
Why then am i still nice to them all, every day, when none of them would even help me?
because I am more intelligent, i'm supposed to know better. I am bigger and wiser than these bullies and hypocrites.
So i hold doors open for them, i smile and laugh at their brutish jokes.
yet they still treat me like an untouchable, like a homeless vagabond they cant stand to even see.
well, sorry. thats just the way it is.
I'm better than they are, and there is nothing they can do to change that.

They laugh at me because I'm different.
I laugh at them because they are all the same.


This is a direct rebbutal to the way i have been treated recently by fellow parents around where i live. My family is being subjected to childish bullying tactics by people twice, or even thrice my age, who should effing well know better.
unfortunately they seem to think they are better than anyone without a flat screen tv or the latest adidas trainers for their kids.
well, i couldnt care less about their moral conundrums.
Just felt like sharing, because sometimes people online dont realise everyone else is alive too, and maybe not everyone with a happy-go-lucky attitude is actually happy inside. I may be wise beyond my years, but this brings me a great cost within my own society. intelligence is not canonised here, it is ostracised.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Alex Boye - Good Life
  • Reading: ramez naam CRUX
  • Watching: the world going down the pan
  • Playing: at breathing like baba ramdev
  • Eating: too little. gotta eat more.
  • Drinking: decaf XTRA - like coffee but less so.
I sold two pieces :iconyeahplz: out of the five i had on display.
the two sold are:
Contemplation by simonpark81 Kiriban: The Dancer by simonpark81
a good turn out; next time I will put more on display! now to search out other places for exhibiting my work...
:evillaugh:
life has been hectic and things have been going from strength to strength for me.
im working on a few projects, and look forward to being able to share them in the fullness of time.

:sun: :community::star:: :sun:
hope everyone is doing well,
the world can be hard and cold.
i hope your all finding your way
as the end of the year unfolds.
i hope you can turn a blind eye
upon anomalous heresay,
and find your way well
into the chaotic times ahead.
keep your head.
:sun: :star: :community: :star::sun:

have a good one, people of the world!
much love and namaste
:iconbowplz:
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: levellers
  • Reading: ramez naam NEXUS
  • Watching: eagerly awaiting terminator 5
  • Playing: at breathing like baba ramdev
  • Eating: fajitas (woop woop)
  • Drinking: heavy decaf. like coffee but...not.
hi, people of the interwebs!
hope your day is going well and all is right with your little piece of the world.

some thoughts;
Is the glass half full or half empty?
I have been posed this question a few times.
What do you do when, if you're like me, you see that it is half full of water, but also half full of air-
just as important to our continued existence?
so i say "nope, the glass is full. look closer."

half an hour. Is that a long time?
certainly it's a long time to be on hold for a phone call.
but is it long for waiting for a take-out?
how about if you were laid on a battlefield, bleeding to death? i imagine half an hour could drag then.
how about half an hour, just once, to meditate? would that be a long time? or a short one?
half an hour doesnt seem like a long time... unless you remember the fact that you are mortal, and will never get back a single minute.

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.
This is why i don't "do tv".

so!
I have an upcoming exhibition, helping out the charity "St. Gemma's Hospice" -
five of my works will be on show and for sale-
at very competative prices-
And there will be hundreds of other artists going in for the event too, if im to believe the hype on their website.
here is a link to check it out:
www.st-gemma.co.uk/artexhibiti…
The exhibition will be set at Leeds Grammar school, West Yorkshire.
30% of all sold exhibitions are given to the charity and put to a good cause.
Please, if your in the area and can make it, come check it out! it will be guaranteed to be a day to remember :w00t:
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: hardcore dubstep
  • Reading: stephen king - mr mercedes
  • Watching: meditative visions...
  • Playing: at breathing like baba ramdev
  • Eating: whatever comes my way currently
  • Drinking: anything but the coffee :S
If your gonna read this, i beg you to read the whole thing. then i welcome any and all comments.

As i grew up, i questioned every belief that was thrust at me.
I had people try moulding me into a christian, a muslim (once upon a time), a badass, a hippy.... a soldier, a solicitor, a scientist...
i had people begging me to accept their beliefs, instead of making my own, based upon my personal judgments...
none of the people who did this to me had a care for my actual beliefs;
they only wanted me to emulate theirs.
In such a world where individuality is both prized and frowned upon,
a world in which literally you can be praised for something in one country, but arrested for the same thing in another country;
is this really what people want? for tomorrow to be just like today? for your children to be just like you?
i pity all that think this way.
you are causing the destruction of not only your own values, but also you are making a mockery of everything that we have here. we were given a paradise to live in, and we all add to its destruction every day-
with the misguided vision that perhaps the world might just go away when you die.

evidence of A god is everywhere, written in science and terrific works of genius -
things like the himalayan balsam, capable of firing its seeds up to nine metres away from the mother plant-
things like the duck-billed platypus, an egg laying mammal.
things like the fact that atoms are structured EXACTLY the same as solar systems.

and you know what gets me?
you all argue over what name your going to give to this god.
and when you dont agree, you get nasty with each other, with other beings also of god's creation;
proving that you are in fact the least intelligent of this god's creations-
not just because you cant agree on what to call it, with your silly little human tongues - supposedly based upon the design of god itself's tongue - but also because you then throw into question the things you spout as truth.

if god is infallible and cannot be wrong, how come certain people need circumsizing? were we designed badly by god? did he make a mistake, and then demand through the bible, torah and quran that due to this mistake, people should cut pieces of their children off?
why do we have an appendix? again, does this not prove that something went wrong?

or perhaps -

just perhaps -

whatever created everything - maybe...

just maybe.... it left everything to get on with it billions of years ago, was astonished and pleased beyond belief when animals began to change and develop on their own - and decided to sit back and enjoy creation -
 
and then of course human beings came along. and we argued over which bit of land was ours. we argued over cutting pieces off our children. we argued over priests taking advantage. we argued with our neighbours and our children. we argued until we had to go to war....
 maybe the ten golden commandments really did happen. maybe jesus really did die for our sins. maybe mohammed (peace be upon him) truly did preach the word of god itself. maybe even joseph smith did find golden tablets written about jesus living in america.
and then god just gave up on us.... right?
thats the logical decision to make at this point, when the seas are dying, the world is at war, and no two people can agree on anything?

because obviously, our sins are not forgiven - because we continue to commit attrocities every day -
crimes like beheading people because they believe in something you do not.
crimes like burning witches at the stake because they could cure people.
crimes like torturing innocent people because they MIGHT know something ...
crimes like indefinate detention, like a legal system that is funded by drug money. like going to war over oil,
or like attacking holiday makeers because they are beautiful people and you are poor.
people of earth, you have been given a chance to be beautiful, and you squander it all over such piffling little insecurities as to what name we should use for god? over how we should worship god?
we should all be ashamed of ourselves.
no holy book was written by god. they were all written by men - whether they believed they were being guided or not -
i have heard of plenty of misguided fools claiming to be guided by god -
tony blair claims he was guided by god during the war in iraq too. and all he did was follow george buddy-boy bush into killing hundreds of innocent muslims, just to hunt down a few that they mostly didnt catch anyways, and who are now obviously pissed off and fighting back. with good reason.
the time will come for humility. the time will come for redemption and seeing through the shadows.
but i will not swear allegiance to a single "self service holy scripture" because they are all a means to an end.
stop worshipping god and start looking up to it instead.
decide for yourself - what is best for humanity? not for you, not for your belief system, but for your BIOSYSTEM.
because that is tangible, that is here right now, and it WILL kill your children if we keep bombing, polluting and destroying all life around us.

As my work evolves and becomes something i never foresaw, it leads me to question myself more and more.
The more i question, the more i find i dont need outside interference, god is in me, and you. i can feel it now.
its in the trees, the birds and the whales- the wind, the sun and the very mother earth herself is all god.
most of which are being killed every day by humans.

and dont worry, im not unhappy (before my watchers start trying to cheer me up) - i actually find this funny.
you see, if god is infallible, that means we are meant to destroy the world, we are meant to shoot animals with no reason other than boredom, we are meant to slowly poison the world until it can longer support life. we are meant to argue over god's name until we are all dead;
because we are gods creation, we are meant to do exactly as we have been doing.
no worries! world wars, genocide and plagues are all part of his master plan. he moves in mysterious ways after all.
perhaps then.... we are simply the virus debugging file for the world? maybe we are here to end all life so it can start afresh.
apparently.
i have heard the argument that satan is doing this, and that is either absolute tosh, or that is also gods plan.
so.... no worries eh? even if your depressed, you're meant to be that way!
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Without.Directive
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett - building steam
  • Watching: meditative visions...
  • Playing: at breathing like baba ramdev
  • Eating: fajitas
  • Drinking: coffee, YUM.

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thank you so much!!! :boogie:
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Happy birthing day lol
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thank you so much!!! am getting old... :smoking:
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sir, we will live to be 850 in this life lapse, even if ya don't, merely a transition into the ethereal, perhaps reincarnation DOWN the line perhaps is actually the next steps. May you live to 3450 and you become an enlightened tree :D 
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happy birthday :)
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thank you so much!!!
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