Have a great day, Sean. I don't know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods but it's sunny here in northern Utah..
Ah, there was no hassle, and for once my motorhome was (relatively) empty as I'd just delivered a load of non-contraband to my son over the border.CelticRambler, sorry to read you got hassled by some customs officers.
... or they may just be total headcases who have no sense of direction, or who can't control their vehicle, or mindless idiots who think that driving a 4-wheel-drive across a delicate ecosystem is great fun, and f**k the consequences. I would say a lot of "modern" art falls into this category, peddled by self-proclaimed artists who are mostly recognised as "artists" only by people with a vested interest in promoting them as such.The real artist are the ones who leave the paved road to drive off into the forest, clearing their own path forwards to get to a place where no paved roads go. It's about whether you're following the crowd, or blazing a trail to a new destination.
I mean, aren't all discussions of semantics pointless? Any time you don't have a factual or scientific basis for a point of argument, it's basically bullshit. Is a tree "beautiful"? Some would say all trees are beautiful, some would say they are an eyesore that's crashing the neighborhood property value, and some would say that only some trees are beautiful, like the weeping willows in Savannah, or the Redwoods in NorCal. If I assign myself with the role of "hero of the trees" and start badgering anyone who says anything negative about any tree, isn't that conversation also pointless? It's all in the eye of the beholder, so there is no clear end point for logic.Personally I think that I included the context...
I said "So, unless we can define what art is" in your quote, so IDK how that is taking you out of context but whatever, I'm not being too serious in this thread i was just answering your question on why nobody else was participating. It's seen as a pointless waste of time by me, even if you define art.
Because the thought of contributing to it gave me feelings of repulsion?so why single this one out, and label it as repulsive?
No one said otherwise. It's kind of a straw man argument for me to ask "why did you feel that way" and then you respond "don't tell me I can't have feelings" I never said anything of the sort.Because the thought of contributing to it gave me feelings of repulsion?
My feelings are valid, im allowed to have them.
But you have contributed to it, 6 times. It's all good..Because the thought of contributing to it gave me feelings of repulsion?
Yeah it's possible to go deeper and ask why do i feel a certain way, where do those feelings come from, probably from time in my 20s spent talking online that I now regard as unfruitful.No one said otherwise. It's kind of a straw man argument for me to ask "why did you feel that way" and then you respond "don't tell me I can't have feelings" I never said anything of the sort.
If anything my question was respectful of your feelings, in that I was curious to know more about your perceptions and understand your viewpoint better.
.......I just stopped by to say that I won't be stopping by.
Sean, if you ever make it to Utah you've got to look me up. I'd love to split a 6 pack with you.
Not trying to revisit this, but I closed that thread, not the moderator. I thought I should clear that up so you can direct your frustration accordingly. But hopefully you have moved on.Indietalk, I really don't understand. You say nothing when one of your moderators verbally assaults me then caps the thread to keep from ironing out any misunderstanding yet you laugh at this thread as though asking a group of creative people something about art is a joke. By the way, I did apologize to Mara for our misunderstanding.... She responded by telling me to fuck off.