Comic 926 - Random Art Sunday

5th Oct 2013, 9:00 PM
Random Art Sunday
Average Rating: 4.85 (13 votes)

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Tokyo Rose 5th Oct 2013, 9:00 PM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
When I was in high school, I did a project on Edgar Allan Poe in an English Literature class. Pretty much every American kid's had to read some of his stories or poetry--"The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado", "The Masque of the Red Death", "The Raven"--but for about two weeks, I lived and ate and breathed Poe. The man was talented and brilliant and disturbed and very, very sad; I wanted to give him a hug and then feed him handfuls of lithium tablets.

The final stanza of "Annabel Lee" has haunted me ever since that project. At completely random times, for no reason I can discern, those lines will drift across my mind and bring a vivid image with them. For years, I've wanted to illustrate that image somehow, but my drawing skills were never up to the task.

DAZ Studio, however, has given me the outlet I needed to take that image out of my head and let me share it. Hopefully it finds favor.
Centcomm 6th Oct 2013, 10:41 AM edit delete
hiya one and all - the ride to pheonix is all done = im ALIVE AND HERE safe and sound :D more later :D
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cattservant 5th Oct 2013, 9:21 PM edit delete reply

A deep-cover romantic you are...
May the Wellsprings down in your Soul
Freely flow!
mjkj 6th Oct 2013, 3:19 AM edit delete reply

Nice, Rose :)
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2013, 5:24 AM edit delete reply

Very nice image, Rose. Very haunting, which I expect is what you were going for. :-)

Just try to not follow Poe's path too far down, okay? :-) He was undeniably brilliant but disturbed is too tame a word for him.
KarToon12 6th Oct 2013, 9:25 AM edit delete reply

This is beautiful! I especially like how her hair is blowing in the wind.
Antonious 6th Oct 2013, 10:41 AM edit delete reply

Very nice. I agree with Stormwind13. There is a distinct possibility Poe could have made Stephen King nervous if they had met in person.
Don B. 6th Oct 2013, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
I believe that from now on I'll have that image in my head when I think of this poem. Well done Rose. It's a great moment when you realize that you've successfully completed a work that has been on your mind for a long time isn't it? I've found that Poe is one of those writers who could evoke powerful images to the point that I'm reading the words but only seeing the image. I've found a very few writers that can do that and in my opinion, Poe was better at that kinda thing than anyone else. If you have anything else like this, I'm sure that we'd all like to see it.
Rashala 6th Oct 2013, 1:31 PM edit delete reply

Oh Side note here

Thank you Rose on the last post for giving a link to the uh......PAst showing why alchol and AIs do nto mix
highlander55 6th Oct 2013, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

@ Rose.. I remember watching EAP movies with Vincent Price in High school. Really bad rip off of his work but entertaining.
@ Centcomm- Glad you made it there OK. ☺
Keera 6th Oct 2013, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
Try reading "The Bells" by Edgar Allen Poe. That would leave you screaming or drive you crazy just by remember it when ever you hear any type of bells going off. Had to listen to the recording of it in my High School (Engish Lit.) by a very good actor of the time.
Tokyo Rose 7th Oct 2013, 1:21 AM edit delete reply

Thanks for the positive feedback. :) It makes me nervous to trot out something that has as much weight for me as this particular piece, and I'm glad to find that I'm not quite as inadequate as I thought. :)
Centcomm 7th Oct 2013, 4:09 AM edit delete reply

UPDATE: Im at the final destination - got some Ahem.. cleaning to do but ill get it fixed up. Luckly I have a loaner laptop so i can keep in touch :D HUGS to all
Stormwind13 7th Oct 2013, 5:19 AM edit delete reply

Good luck with the new place. :-)

Yay. Glad you can keep in contact at least. :-)
Marcus Ramesy 7th Oct 2013, 5:22 AM edit delete reply

midnight calls for tech support withstanding :P
Stormwind13 7th Oct 2013, 6:40 AM edit delete reply

Did someone get woken up, Marcus? :-D Poor Marcus. That's what friends are for though, to be abused, right? :-D
Centcomm 7th Oct 2013, 6:44 AM edit delete reply

I actually messed up and forgot the time diffrence. >_<
Stormwind13 7th Oct 2013, 7:13 AM edit delete reply

Whoops. Yeah, you are going to have to adjust to that, aren't you. Of course, you don't have to deal with Daily Savings time, Arizona doesn't use it if I remember right. So right now you are 3 hours ahead of East Coast? Yup, kind of messed up. At least he got you fixed up and working. :-)
Highlander55 7th Oct 2013, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
3 hours behind East coast.
Stormwind13 7th Oct 2013, 3:04 PM edit delete reply

Darn it, you are right. I typed that wrong Highlander. I meant it that way, but typed it wrong. Thank you for correcting my goof. :-)
Tokyo Rose 7th Oct 2013, 4:44 PM edit delete reply

Nope, Arizona doesn't do Daylight Savings time. Right now we're lined up with Pacific time, but we'll be on Mountain time when November 3 rolls around.
cattservant 7th Oct 2013, 7:40 PM edit delete reply

Amazing how 'fluid' time is...
mjkj 7th Oct 2013, 3:18 PM edit delete reply

Great :)

I hope you are fine and enjoy your new place. *returns hugs*

So, you are even farther away time-wise; nine insted of six hours...
Stormwind13 7th Oct 2013, 11:22 AM edit delete reply

And it is official. The City of Titans Kickstarter has PASSED its goals. Currently at $329K.

So if you have the money and want to play in City of Titans, go and throw your credit card at them. :-D Encourage them all you can.
Centcomm 7th Oct 2013, 12:52 PM edit delete reply

I would throw money at them but im a bit tapped out *cries* maybe after I get a job >_<
Sheela 7th Oct 2013, 3:14 PM edit delete reply

Eww .. work. :(
Stormwind13 7th Oct 2013, 5:04 PM edit delete reply

Yeah. Puppies need to have a job for fun things too. So get in the harness and drag that load, so you can play City of Titans too. :-D
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 10th Oct 2013, 10:04 AM edit delete reply

I was home-educated, but my mom read some Poe to my sisters and I. Many years later, I made this:

Thomas 18th Apr 2014, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
In my acting days I was part of a choir made up of actors of mostly broadway level talent. We had a few concerts and lasted maybe 5 years before we broke up. We would do original compositions by new york composers.
On of our favorite pieces was a rendition of Annabel Lee as a four part harmony. It was really quite beautiful.
Doctor Seuth 26th Dec 2014, 9:57 AM edit delete reply
If you liked the Poe you had to study in high school, google up Alan Parsons Project, 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination'. Puts an interesting twist on your Poe-try.
Zimriel 29th Feb 2016, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Clark Ashton Smith is worth a try, too.
Speedy 4th Dec 2016, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Great page, Tokyo Rose! Poe's works are so creepy, that I used to paraphrase them late at night, by the campfire.

I've gotta say, though, that Centcomm's typo has me creeped out almost worse than Poe. "hiya one nad all" What does that mean? Does that mean that every guy has to give up one of his nads? I'm very attached to both of mine. I don't even wanna think about the methods of separation and distribution! I'm all for gender equality, but I draw the line at "one nad all" ;)
Centcomm 4th Dec 2016, 7:55 PM edit delete reply

.. ok fixed that.. LOL that lappy i was not used to.
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