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Postby Fitts on Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:09 pm

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Postby Caleb on Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:15 pm

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Postby Cybermotron on Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:38 am

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Postby Fitts on Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:42 pm

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Postby practicecactus on Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:19 pm

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Postby Fitts on Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:32 am

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Postby Cybermotron on Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:36 pm

I know you were joking cactus, I was just running with it, except for in my last comment. When I'm talking shit to women, telling a story, making an observation, often the ideas I come up with in these situations turn out to be my best stuff, because its when I'm most motivated to impress and get a laugh. I wouldn't tell them I was filing away my comments for later use in a comic, unless they were interested in that kind of crap, or depends on how drunk I am, then I'm likely to say anything.

And damn tootin ya gotta do it for yourself, but I think you've also gotta have other people in mind or why would you bother showing it to anyone?

Muse is just a word, granted it is a wanky one, thats prone to overly romanticised interpretations. I find it hard to believe that no one here is inspired by anything else but themselves. To me that idea is a much wankier one.

For example the subject for your next sci-fi comic? You must have been inspired by robots or space, or Isaac Asimov, or Terminator what ever gives you your kicks, gets your creative juices flowing. The dictionary just says a muse is whatever gives you your inspiration, it can be anything.
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Postby Fitts on Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:09 am

I guess any discussion about influences and inspiration tends to have the passive/active thing raised at some stage. Granted I have many passive influences, but right now I don't see many active ones, and so my productivity drops. I am hoping that after my next four days away I will be back up and fighting fit.
Still I think the idea of a partner who is supportive of art in general would be nice. Seems that there are not many people I know in such a situation.
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Postby catfish on Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:51 pm

hee! i may be queer and female but my muse is not women.. though i do tend to base my main characters on the current love interests of my life :D

yes, finding a chance to get away from modern day distractions is very tricky to manage, but for me it's sometimes very productive. i find that a window looking into the garden and an idling playstation seem to be my muses. (the playstation gives me the illusion i can stop working and this soothes away stress/pressure). also before i work i usually garden for 30 mins.
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Postby melongod on Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:22 pm

I find my initial muse is me just wanting to do [/i]something.
And then, if I've created characters that I really like, my muse comes from me not being able to wait to see what they do next.
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Postby Demongoldfish on Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:02 pm

im looking at this topic and wearing a muse Tshirt. since i have nothig to add i will just say MUSE are a kick arse band and you should all love and worship them... unless you dont like their music in wich case buy their CD's and throw them at trains
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Postby Cybermotron on Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:16 pm

Hmmm...I must try that...I think I'll burn their CD first though.....I'll want to do it a few times.
My 24 hour comic from this year which I'm still finishing....
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And the one from last year which I did finish...
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Postby Demongoldfish on Sat Jun 24, 2006 2:06 pm

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Postby Cybermotron on Mon Jun 26, 2006 3:46 am

Heh...purists!
My 24 hour comic from this year which I'm still finishing....
http://forums.pulpfaction.net/viewtopic ... 1956#31956

And the one from last year which I did finish...
http://forums.pulpfaction.net/viewtopic.php?t=1895
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Postby Christian on Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:38 pm

I love the notion of the Muse. I think its a beautiful idea. The idea that a beautiful woman comes down and inspires us. But sort of ultimately... useless.

I don't think 'creativity' is anything really special. Every man jack one of us on this board has plenty of ideas. This leads to a discussion of 'where do you get your ideas from?' I think that is both a really unimportant question and a hugely important one. My personal belief is that we cobble creation together from our lives, what we experience in them. Be that a desire to impress girls (a motivating factor of art I think is grossly underestimated), the books we read, the tragedies of our lives or a desire to comment.

So I think in that sense, ultimately, we are each our own Muse.

For the record, I get all my inspiration from Terry Brooks, Di Morrisey and Sidney Sheldon.
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