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Bewildering... by Himmapaan Bewildering... by Himmapaan
To say the least.

(A heavy sigh is recommended as accompaniment when reading this)

This will probably be moved to my scrapbook, unless enough voices say otherwise.

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By way of a little further clarification, this is my reply to a comment left by *Sir-Pumpkinhead:

'... I don't deny the benefits of digital media and the digital age in the least, I'm very thankful for them; but the number of pitfalls are as just as many. The opportunities for misunderstanding, misinformation, incrimination, injury, etc are as vast and varied as the speed, convenience and avenues of connection at our fingertips. The irony of that 'connection' is that we fail more and more at what it means to conduct our social relations with grace and responsibility. It's all too easy now to insult someone on the internet without once thinking of what it means to do so, and to sever the association at just the click of a mouse. People forget that they would never - or extremely rarely - do so in 'real life'. Then there's the huge problem of theft and violation of copyright, simply because digital media is somehow seen to be a free-for-all. And you know we can devote whole essays on that subject alone. And as you pointed out in the first instance, we have become incredibly lazy and impatient, and far too dependent. It's almost depressing that we would feel crippled if we are without our computers or mobile/cell phones, and that's merely on a personal level.'
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:iconkhaelan:
khaelan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
well said!totally agree!
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:iconthejabberwokk:
TheJabberwokk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Even before I read the comment.. I read this with a heavy sigh at the end..

. Lovely handwriting and a great bit of prose.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconthejabberwokk:
TheJabberwokk Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student General Artist
You are very welcome!
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JenJenJen2520 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   Writer
Inside this statement is the answer: We are becoming wild again. We need to rediscover our feral natures, and the digital age is a Be - Wilder - ing one. Connect with the earth, connect with your inner nature, don't prejudge or deny, don't control, just be wild. JenJenJen
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:iconflorian-lipan:
florian-lipan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
DON'T MOVE IT! FOR ME...
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I decided not to. :) It's staying here.
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:icontaobunny:
taobunny Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
I think this is just fine in the gallery. It kind of sums up the challenges (and benefits and threats and advantages and ethical questions, and...) that the digital age presents to artists.

I know I feel like this too. And, while I'm not completely tech challenged - the questions that the digital age brings up do puzzle and concern me often.

And, I have to say, I like the fact that this quotation looks like it was handwritten with a quill in sepia ink on parchment paper. (Ironic, much?) I can almost see something like this written in Leonardo da Vinci's sketchbooks. (Except it would be in Italian and written backwards in code!) :D
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aryl5 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
I sorta agree. *heavy sigh*

Beautiful script by the way :)
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:iconridits:
ridits Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
i say keep it up
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconkoshersoulmachine:
KosherSoulMachine Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
True, true, and true. Agreed.
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:iconexterna:
externa Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Laziness, impatience and dependence - the evils I surrendered myself to...
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:iconkatira:
Katira Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
It is indeed. Facebook and I have never learned to get along. ^^;

Although, really, I think any age has its share of bewildering phenomena...
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:iconellichen:
ellichen Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes... big sigh...

I don't think this should move to scraps... too much truth included ^^
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:iconperidot-magelette:
peridot-magelette Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
:heavy sigh:

lovely writing.
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:iconlizn:
LiZn Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Reminds me of my crinkled paper, only my version is digital. :blush:
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:iconreplicantangel:
ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Calligraphy is a dying art - save for wedding invitations and the like. You should keep it where it is. :)

I have to say that I adore my computer. It makes my life easier when I write. And legal research without technology is pretty exhausting. However, I don't care for the disconnect that it has created. I don't like that everyone thinks they know best just because they happened to have read it someplace on the internet. For every good thing the digital age has given us, it seems like it gives us a horrific one to go along with it.
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:iconpeachtales:
peachtales Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Keep it right here please!
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:iconsir-pumpkinhead:
Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm? :? May I enquire what catalized this, Niroot?
Let it be stated that I agree with you on it though, however, it may not be for the same reasons: This era is bewildiring to me, because we have so much information at our disposal, yet, most are quite adamant on reading; the quick transference of information just makes it easier to missinform; relying too much on machines is just killing some aspects of our brains (logic, reason, introspection, etc...). There are other details, but these are the important ones to me.
What about you?
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
There wasn't one thing in particular which prompted it but those things you mention are certainly some of the many reasons for the sentiment. :nod: I think we would be here forever were I to list them. :giggle: I don't deny the benefits of digital media and the digital age in the least, I'm very thankful for them; but the number of pitfalls are as just as many. The opportunities for misunderstanding, misinformation, incrimination, injury, etc are as vast and varied as the speed, convenience and avenues of connection at our fingertips. The irony of that 'connection' is that we fail more and more at what it means to conduct our social relations with grace and responsibility. It's all too easy now to insult someone on the internet without once thinking of what it means to do so, and to sever the association at just the click of a mouse. People forget that they would never - or extremely rarely - do so in 'real life'. Then there's the huge problem of theft and violation of copyright, simply because digital media is somehow seen to be a free-for-all. And you know we can devote whole essays on that subject alone. And as you pointed out in the first instance, we have become incredibly lazy and impatient, and far too dependent. It's almost depressing that we would feel crippled if we are without our computers or mobile/cell phones, and that's merely on a personal level.
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:iconshappo2009:
Shappo2009 Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
I will agree probably.

The digital age is a bewildering me and disappoints.



:devart:
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:iconsir-pumpkinhead:
Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:

It has plenty of positive points, but there are a few things that downright disappoint me... Though, I guess that looking at it objectively, there are more pros than cons :) (or so I hope)
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:iconshappo2009:
Shappo2009 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
I agree. In the world in which we live, not all is unequivocal.
:)
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:iconsariei:
Sariei Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
*sigh* i really dont like digital art
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I'm not speaking of digital art, but this so-called 'digital age' in which we live upon the whole.
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:iconsariei:
Sariei Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
sorry^^ but u know i dont mind having warm water whenever i like to have it. Its strange, yes but its comfortable.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I know. :) And I don't mean the 'modern age' either, for which I'm thankful, or even technology in general, but specifically the 'Digital Age' and all that it entails, and perhaps with greater emphasis on its prime example: the internet. It clearly has benefits, but there's no denying that it, as well as its audiences and everything that it generates, can be very bewildering indeed.
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:iconsariei:
Sariei Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhhhhhh! Bad english sucks

Yes i totally agree^^
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Don't worry, my German is far worse!
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:iconsariei:
Sariei Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
cant say something about it, cause i never heard^^
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I sighed before reading the comment...
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconsadnod:
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:iconteresaclark:
TeresaClark Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Did I tell you I'm painting digital as a job now?

With Photoshop :roll: I can sigh more and more yet somehow I'm grateful I'm not in some office job heh ;)
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:iconlemonysocks:
lemonysocks Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Very beautiful, and very true. :)
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:iconersi:
ersi Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
I wish you didn't scrap it :D. It's a fine piece of conceptual art and visual poetry.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconlunarie:
lunarie Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
*sigh* It's true.
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:iconowensangel10:
owensangel10 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
KEEP IT...IT COMPLIMENTS YOUR WORK....SO ELEGANT!
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:iconice-deathrunes:
ice-deathrunes Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
my sentiments exactly. it's nice to know there are others who feel the same way.
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GuttermouthGurl859 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
i enjoyed reading this thank you
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconnightwing-girl:
nightwing-girl Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
So incredibly true! Insta-fav!
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
You should make your handwriting into a font. It's lovely :)
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Personally I love both,traditional and digital.

Whether as a spectator or as an artist :)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, yes. I speak not of artistic media so much, but of this so called 'digital age' in which we live. :)
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:iconmako85:
MaKo85 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
oh OH!

I apologize I misread that, but indeed we are being overtaken by technology quite rapidly.
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
nah.. shouldn't be scrapped : )
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
I am in hearty agreement with the sentiment and did give up a heavy sigh.
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