Joker / Harley Quinn Painting: Gesso is Important

I found a set of cheap canvases at a distant Walmart. The canvas was course and had a difficult time taking on paint. I didn't think much of it until I realized how time-consuming the painting was becoming. I picked up some Gesso for the first time this week and gave it a shot.

Whats Gesso?
Gesso is a thin paint-like substance that everybody but me knew to use as a base coat on canvases.

It's a whole new process. The paint moves more and blends better.
Somehow, I remember painting like this last over a year ago.

Here's Joker...

I Am Legend (2007) How to Regulate Unstable Realities

Reality is substance and significance shaped through time, narrative and exchange. A world exists! exhaustively populated by things and people. Small things and large things. Parasites and elephants. Each ordered and regulated by a peoples need for a minimal exchange. Quid Pro Quo. A dollar for a sandwich. and a sandwich for a dollar. But what is a sandwich? A couple slice of bread hugging meat and mayo. A set of object, each their own unique significance. Bread. Meat. Cheese. Mayo. Separate concepts conjoined and wrapped into something more than just a compound word. Sandwich, in so far that it is a thing and idea, is also a condensation. The individual uniqueness of a Sandwich's parts becomes collateral to its summarization. That thing we eat.

Reality is an assemblage of parts. Shattered, expanded and folded over. Chasing entropy, yet needing a reformation of significance's totality. Or, a re-conjoining. An exchanging or blending of parts. Reassigned for an eventual re-exch…

Amelie (2001) or How Creatives Make Better Lovers

On September 3rd 1973, at 6:28pm and 32 seconds, a bluebottle fly capable of 14,670 wing beats a minute landed on Rue St Vincent, Montmartre. At the same moment, on a restaurant terrace nearby, the wind magically made two glasses dance unseen on a tablecloth. Meanwhile, in a 5th-floor flat, 28 Avenue Trudaine, Paris 9, returning from his best friend's funeral, Eugène Colère erased his name from his address book. At the same moment, a sperm with one X chromosome, belonging to Raphaël Poulain, made a dash for an egg in his wife Amandine. Nine months later, Amélie Poulain was born. (Amelie 2001)Amelie is an unpredictable love story between two oddballs. Amelie the waitress, who counts the cities orgasms from the rooftop of her building by night and waitresses by night. Nino, on the other hand is a porn store clerk by night and a collector of destroyed photo booth photos. The romantic fit between the two is obvious. Both are creative empaths strained by their awareness of their own a…

Dear Zombies: Big Announcement!

Dear Zombies, 

A couple minutes ago I launched a Patreon page! Wait you mean there are even more ways to give me money? Well, it's not really about that. I've always had the goal to make enough money from blogging to offset the cost of the movies and books I purchase that help me create content for this blog. After 4 years of google adsense I have made 23$, for the amount of blood and sweat I've put into writing such a low return is abolishes my self-esteem. So what is Well, its a way for creators like me to ditch the ads and crowdsource my blog. 
What I am hoping to do is use Patreon as a hub for all the content I'm creating, some of which does not find its way on to this blog, and make it easier for more zombies like you to find me. 
Also, I have no clue if people on the internet are reading or enjoying my blog. We live in a world were very few comment, and I know the way I write can be intimidating. But those are the words needed for the given situation. …

Plank Face (2016) or How to Renounce Humanity and Join the Darkside

What do the people gain if their very condition of civil tranquility is one of hardship? This is peace in dungeons but is that enough to make dungeons desirable? To speak of man giving himself in return for nothing is so to speak absurd, unthinkable; such an action would be illegitimate, void, if only because no one who did it would be in his right mind. To say the same of a whole people is to conjure up a nation of lunatics; and right cannot rest on madness. - Rousseau  Why would the seemingly ordinary man choose to renounce his former self and commit to savagery? If we are to follow Rousseau, beneath the thin veneer of societies social contracts lies humanities true nature. A nature rich with violence, chaos and a war on all to acquire substance. We are only freed from this savagery by the often arbitrary but mostly utilitarian social agreements between people. Over time this grew from small communities to large cityscapes kept in check by an enforcement of societal contracts throu…

Best Photos of 2017 - Adventures of Cthulhu the Cat

Little Cthulhu has had quite a crazy year. A strange human boxed up all her toys put her in a box and drove her across the world. It snows every day, but at least I am well fed! Check out some of Cthulhu's greatest photos from 2017.

Trash Fire (2016) Love and Greater Evils

Trash Fire centers around a couple and an impossibility fulfillment. On first look, it may appear that Owen and Isabel's relationship is flawed due to incompatibility. Competing expectations about what it means to be in a relationship. Or some conscious decision to avoid empathizing. But I argue that there is something else going on. That the pair shows an intentionality which targets the other's expectations and perceived flaws. A kind of evil badgering that maintains continuity.
Isabel, you voiced a concern about Owen's drinking. - Do you still have an issue with that? - BOTH: No. Because I told him I'd cut his dick off, and he knew that, and I meant it. She did tell me she'd cut off my dick... ...and I did know it, but I wasn't particularly concerned on account... ...of the fact that I don't use it for much except pissing. In fact, I'd love to see it go... ...because all I do is look at it every day and it reminds me of better times. Now when I brough…

Adventures of Cthulhu the Cat #28 Setting up the Christmas Tree


Dear Zombies: Minions in the snow!

I think this is the right point in my life to move on. I've been harboring old demons and allowing them to crush my mood. 

How To Watch A Movie Like A Philosopher

I am having a problem today. I feel self-conscious about writing to the point that I feel stuck. In this post, I am going to gather what I've learned about watching a movie like a philosopher. In hopes that, I will find a new path. Fostering my inspiration has become tricky. I am overcome with thoughts that I am not reading enough to write. But I am reading. Maybe I'm not reading enough of the right books. Something to rattle me, and knock loose some creativity. Other times I feel like my biggest problem is making the time to write. Over the years, I've planned and schemed to try and find the best method keep the content flowing but nothing has worked for very long. I start, I stop and I start again. I'd like to try a new angle because I think there may be something wrong that is unrelated to my intellectual prep work but in the way, I am watching movies.

1. Make a decision
Problem: One of the more nauseating and seemingly simple obstacles to watching a movie is picking…