Did the Ancient Greeks see a mermaid? Brizo from Delos

How do legends start? They’re usually based on some kind of truth. Or what someone with a lot of charisma thought was the truth. On the Ancient Greek island of Delos, women would leave offerings to a beautiful nude female creature that they called Brizo. They’d leave her offerings in…

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How to deal with distractions

Distractions. Nowadays, it seems like we have more than we’ve ever had before. Before, we had the telephone and the television. And that was it. If nobody called and nothing was on TV, you got shit done. So much easier to have a creative mindset back then. Note that I…

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Why do people buy art?

Have you ever asked anyone why they bought art? I don't mean in a negative way, like "why the hell would you buy that?" I mean, ask them sincerely why they purchased that particular piece of art. You'll be surprised at the responses you'll get from art buyers. You pretty…

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Why Opium Tales?

I am a Romantic. No, not the cheesy 20th century definition. I fucking hate how they took something awesome like Romanticism and turned it into something pretty fucking stupid. I am a Romantic, 19th century definition. If you have no idea what I'm referring to, read the Wikipedia page on…

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What’s in a name? Sometimes, everything

Dammit. I open up one of my old tales and it's called A Pirate's Tale. Written before Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean series came out, one of the main characters was named Jack. So no. Not going to keep that name for obvious reasons. Everyone will think I copied them.…

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