layouts, bruh

layouts, bruh

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royalboiler:

It’s that thing we’re working on. 

royalboiler:

It’s that thing we’re working on. 

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malachiward:

Submerged.A panel from the short comic I’m working on. There is a pretty drastic shift in style in this story… hopefully I pull it off…

This is some world class illustratin’ right here folks

malachiward:

Submerged.
A panel from the short comic I’m working on. There is a pretty drastic shift in style in this story… hopefully I pull it off…

This is some world class illustratin’ right here folks

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Finished hallway

Finished hallway

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More “pencils”

More “pencils”

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Bridge to Nowhere

Here is bit more formal rendition of an enthymeme I ran into today, and see all too often:

 - a's are 'wired' for x, therefore a's should x -

As I saw it today, it was stated as, “a's biology lends it to x,” but, in any case that I have come across the argument,  the term that replaces my term “wiring” is meant to refer to the result of the evolutionary development of the “a”*.

unpacked, It looks something like this

1. a's are wired for x**

2. the flourishing of a is maximized when it acts according to its wiring

3. if an a desires to flourish it should act according to its wiring

4. a's do desire to flourish

5. a's should x

I am fairly sure this is a valid argument, but it is not sound (one or more of its premises are probably not true).

I think that both 2 and 3 are unsound (and 4 is dubious - as Nietzsche said, “only the Englishman does”), but I will simply consider 2. All one needs to undermine 2 is an instance of an action that is in accord with the wiring of a creature that does not promote the flourishing of that creature.

There might be a way to make this line of thought plausible, but I am skeptical. 

*I take it that as used here “wiring” or “biology” are naive evolutionary-psychological terms. Wiring refers to the behavioral tendencies that have arisen as a result of selection pressures on the species in question.

** Or! More dramatically, “a's have been wired for x by millions and millions of years of evolution.”

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70sscifiart:

madddscience:

"Mirror of Time," by Vladimir Tarasov, 1967. A ten-minute film about the Soviet future.

Watch this slice of retro-futuristic history, and follow my Maddd Science tumblr for more while you’re at it.

Whudda trip

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Creepy hall with @malachiward

Creepy hall with @malachiward

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More of the same

More of the same

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Isaach de Bankole

Isaach de Bankole

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The Solicitation of Tiger Lung

simon-roy:

imageThis past weekend, I had the slightly terrifying realization that me and Jason’s book “Tiger Lung”, which I was recently put the finishing touches on, was ALREADY BEING SOLICITED! It was right there, on page 54 of previews, (order code AUG140080!)

Here’s the solicit summary:

Oh yea

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JP: Why does science fiction matter?

GW: I think it matters a lot, because it’s mind-opening. That’s its great virtue. Ordinary fantasy opens minds, but not nearly as much. The Oz books [1900–1920] may open someone’s mind a little bit. Alice in Wonderland [1865] is kind of mind-opening. But a lot of science fiction is much more so. For instance, I could write a story in which a man has a conversation with his gun. I might do that sometime. Prince Valiant had his singing sword, and I always thought they could have done more with that than they did.

JP: Many people say that science fiction matters because it is about contemporary society—that it is a kind of satire.

GW: Unfortunately. It’s true that a great many people think that it must be.

JP: You mean: it needn’t be so.

GW: You could write a book about a landing on Mars in which a landing on Mars is a metaphor for something that is going on now. You could also write a book about a landing on Mars that’s a landing on Mars.

Excerpt from an interview with Gene Wolfe. (Thanks Matt!)

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Some character designs

Some character designs

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Warm up doodle. I’m going to have to draw so many faces over the next month or two… So many

Warm up doodle. I’m going to have to draw so many faces over the next month or two… So many

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Paul Klee, I like his little jaggedy lines

Paul Klee, I like his little jaggedy lines

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