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I feel another rant coming on. What's more, it is about how I understand art, once again!

Art is supposed to be free. It should be free. Free to do its own thing. Free to be its own purpose.

But! Art should also be free to be political. Opinionated. Not only about beauty, but about issues. Free to be unpleasant, uncomfortable.

All art is about things that matter to the artist, in one way or another. That can be both "Ars gratia Artis" (Sorry for stealing, MGM!) and art that kicks some issue right where it hurts.

And another BUT! Art does not exist in a vacuum. Art exist as much because an artist makes it, as it exists because people see it. Art does not only spring forth from the artist's pen (or brush, or graphics tablet, or guitar, or hammer and chisel), but is also created in the heads of all the people who view it. (I have already done a journal entry about this.) Thus, NO ART IS ABOVE CRITIQUE, as no opinion is above opposition. And neither is it above dislike. No art is objectively antirely true, or valid, or good. Neither is it entirely untrue, or invalid, or bad. The rest is a matter of taste, and argument. A whole lot of argument, sometimes.
And that is just as well, because if it wasn't: Why bother? Why provoke? Why challenge our peers? Why be inspired or angered or touched? Why?

Knight-Poet out!

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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm a little late with this, but than you very very much for the watch. :heart:
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Knight-Poet Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Writer
You are very welcome ;)
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Book-of-Shards Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Thanx for the Fav! :)
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Knight-Poet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Writer
You are very welcome ;)
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Crystal-Magic13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is a happy late/early birthday card for all of my friends,
because I overdo it too much to make you all your own.
:glomp: I wish I could though! :huggle:

When I got on DA today, I was alarmed.
:icontruckglompplz: :icontruckglompplz: :icontruckglompplz: :icontruckglompplz: :icontruckglompplz:
It's almost your birthday!!!!!
:iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz: :iconcheerplz:
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3: :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:

Then I was like
 :iconscreamingemoteplz::iconscreamingemoteplz::iconscreamingemoteplz::iconscreamingemoteplz::iconscreamingemoteplz::iconscreamingemoteplz:
Because it's almost your birthday, and I have no plans for your party!
:idea::idea: :idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea::idea:
Suddenly I had so much to do.
Food,
:iconcaekplz: :iconcakechocplz: :iconcakepinkplz: :iconcakeplz: :cake: :iconchocolatesplz: :iconice-creamplz: :iconmegacookie: :iconoreoplz: :iconthecakeplz: :iconcheesecakeplz: :icongoodcheesecakeplz:  :iconthecakeisalieplz: :iconpieceofcakeplz: :iconcookie-plz::iconicecreamconeplz: :iconchocolatebarplz: :iconcupcakedivider1plz::iconcupcakedivider2plz::iconcupcakedivider3plz:
Music ,
:iconcrazysoloplz::iconmuzikplz::iconrockonplz::iconrimshotplz: :iconcrazysoloplz::iconmuzikplz::iconrockonplz::iconrimshotplz:
:iconmusic1-plz::iconmusic2-plz::iconmusic1-plz::iconmusic1-plz::iconmusic2-plz::iconmusic1-plz::iconmusic1-plz::iconmusic2-plz:
And awesome friends!
:iconbummiesplz::iconcarameldansenplz::iconparanoiddanceplz::iconhitlerdanceplz::iconmonkeydancetooplz::iconpyrodanceplz::icongrindanceplz::iconmashedpotatoplz: :iconflowerdanceplz: :iconcutedanceplz: :iconhappy-dance-plz: :iconfingerdanceplz: :iconhappydancerplz: :iconloopydanceplz: :iconcheerdanceplz: :iconveryexcitedplz::iconweekenddanceplz: :icondancingtardplz: :iconrelaxeddanceplz: :iconvictorydanceplz: :iconwindanceplz::iconspinplz::iconweekenddanceplz: :iconvictorydanceplz: :iconyaayplz: :icondancetogetherplz: :iconspacetaxiplz: :icondancenaoplz: :iconspinplz: :iconshallwedanceplz: :iconbummiesplz:
I was satisfied with my preparations.
:iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz::iconifeelfluffyplz:
Than I realized something terribly important. So important it would effect everything I had done.
I DIDN'T MAKE THE BANNER YET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:icontrampolinefunplz::iconpowernoes::iconexplodeplz: :iconheadsmashplz::icontantrumplz: :iconreallyangryplz:
There was only one way to fix it. PANIC!!!!
:iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz::iconomgonozplz:
Then make the banner.
:iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz::icontiphankeplz::icontiphankeplz::icontiphankeplz::iconsparklyplz::iconsparklyplz::iconsparklyplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz::iconkawaiistarloveplz:
:iconlovebottleplz: :iconnoneplz::iconnoneplz::iconletter-hplz::iconletter-aplz::iconletter-pplz::iconletter-pplz::iconletter-yplz::iconnoneplz::iconnoneplz::iconlovebottleplz:
:iconlovebottleplz: :iconletter-bplz::iconletter-iplz::iconletter-rplz::iconletter-tplz::iconletter-hplz::iconletter-dplz::iconletter-aplz::iconletter-yplz::iconexclamationmark2plz::iconlovebottleplz:
:iconbutterfly1plz::iconbutterfly2plz::iconbutterfly3plz::iconbutterfly4plz::iconbutterfly5plz::iconrainbowheartplz1::iconrainbowheartplz2::iconrainbowheartplz3::iconkittydividerplz::iconkittydivider2plz::iconkittydividerrbowplz:
We made plans. Everyone would
:iconhappybirthdaysignplz::iconglompplz: :iconsnuzzleglompplz: :iconattackglompplz: :iconhyperglompplz: :iconfurryglompplz: :iconredbullglompplz: :iconslowglompplz: :iconpounceglomp: :iconglompage: :icongwomp: :iconsuperglompplz::iconpyroglompplz: :iconnewglomp: :iconfail-glompplz: :icongromp: :iconglompsomethingplz::iconglompbackplz: :iconcocoglompplz: :iconcreepglompplz: :icondragonglomp: :iconsoftglompplz: :icongringlomp::iconnoesglomp: :icongwompplz: :iconglomp1plz::iconglomp2plz: :iconglompglompplz::iconsuperheroglompplz: :iconnomglompplz: :iconultraglompplz: :iconbatglompplz: :iconglitterglompplz::iconcopterglomp1plz::iconcopterglomp2plz::iconflirtglompplz::iconcookieglompplz: :iconninjaglompplz::iconcuteglompplz: :icondontglompplz::iconbouncyhai: :icontardwaveplz: :iconhellothereplz: :iconhihihiplz:  :iconwavesplz: :iconwave-plz: :icontard-wave-plz: :iconhappywaveplz: :iconcocowaveplz: :iconomghaiplz: :iconwavesplz: :iconworshipsplz: :iconworshipsplz2: :iconiworshipplz: :iconbowplz:

We were all in our places, prepared to surprise you, when suddenly I realized.
YOU WOULDN'T BE COMING!!!!! So we ate all the snacks, danced to all the music,
and made you this card! Also, we saved you something very very special.
:iconarrowplz::iconballoonsplz:
:hug: From us to you!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:

On behalf of SixWordStories, I would like to welcome you to our group!

We have many ways for you to get involved. If you have written six word stories in the past, feel free to submit them to Freestyle! We also have Prompts once every two weeks, where more information is listed here. Our guidelines are listed here, which includes our definition on What is a Six Word Story? to help you. :la:

Basically, all our happenings are displayed on the right side of our front page so please have a browse! If there are any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us! :love:
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Citrus-Orange Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thank you for the fav! ;) :D
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Knight-Poet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Writer
Sure ;) I like the doodle, and hope to see more of those.

I also like the Idea of hyphen being a character :) (Which might also be a pune, or play on words... :D )
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zuko4444 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013   Writer
Thanks for the faves! :D
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Knight-Poet Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Writer
No prob. I liked them :)
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