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Updated digital commission post!
Have a gander if you'd like an OC drawn, or one of your favourite characters (I'd love to do some Star Trek commissions, but have yet to do examples. So expect me to spam this once more)
My prices:
Ones with backgrounds (like these) - $65 / Β£50
Full Figures - $45 / Β£35
Busts - $33 / Β£25
More of my work here :
instagram.com/oh_hai_ku
Thanks!

So I'm not gonna go to sleep until I get on a 10-hour coach journey at around 8-9 am, which will apparently be driving through a storm. I mean, this has been a shitty month, so yeah, why not.

I just had an uncharacteristically reasonable response to overwhelming stress: Show more

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Also it's always nice to discover a new (to me) trans artist to break up the long art history parade of cis white men.

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This looks like a great keyboard for gamers, comes with a headset, I mean handset

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boost if you think work is bullshit

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the recent Brazil museum fire means that they lost *all* the indigenous languages collection - including chants in languages with no more living native speakers 😒 languagehat.com/the-loss-from-

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Geoff, neighborly magic source Show more

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so dumb: source of magic = Geoff Show more

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It's not a question of is Shelley better than Kapur, not really, it is a question of the stacked societal pressure of art being a performance that is still being praised when it makes it way up the class ladder rather than blooming amongst the people it was conceived.

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Yes the lower classes are missing context and education, but aren't they missing out as much as the upper classes are by distancing themselves from Rupi Kapur?

Wether or not you believe instapoets are bad poets (I have some thoughts as a poet, they aren't kind) is irrelevant when you call something nuanced and balanced but favour the classics and refute the newcomers that measure themselves up against a different standard, and a different class.

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This is coming from a "nuanced" class view where they have had the opportunity to read a lot of poetry in their schools, at home, between friends. They know Shelley deeply in their English roots and Rupi Kapur belongs to basic beyonce liking girls and their refute to her ground as a poet is both based on class and race.

But they have lost all sense of nuance from the lower classes where poetry from Shelley doesn't resonate because it is so distant, classwise, timewise.

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The problem I have with arguing about art across classes is that there seems to be and underlying expectation that quality of art travels upwards.

The middle class has more resources to experience and be critical of art and therefore more nuanced, the higher middle to low upper class even more so and the upper class famously so.

But at each step of class upwards you lose nuance from below.

Look at it this way, I see a lot of posh twats argue that instagram poetry is ruining poetry.

I've realised that i joined the fediverse quite a bit after I started doing these illustrated haikus (as a means to practise drawing digitally) - so while i'm on a short hiatus, I should probably post some old favourites, though they're formatted a bit weird.
I've actually done a new one of this same character, but I've yet to put it up!

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This NES glitch accidentally become art on it's own
8-bit hardware is tru magic

Hey, did you know that the etymology of the word 'sky' is from old viking? It meant 'cloud' - but in Britain that's basically the sky most of the time, hence the semantic shift

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