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John Martin
United States
Current Residence: Citrus Heights
Favourite genre of music: All Music...anything that sounds good to my ears and moves my soul.
Operating System: MS Windows XP/Linux
Favourite cartoon character: Optimus Prime (Generation One all the way)
Personal Quote: When all is said and done, hope that you lived like this was your only chance to do it.
  • Eating: Oscar's special
  • Drinking: Sunkist orange juice
I made a terrible mistake today...I read the newspaper. I have always been aware that bad news sells papers, and so the focus of the media will lean towards the tragic. I expect there to be article, after article of bad news, by reporters that seek the negative to the exclusion of the more common, everyday examples of why humanity isn't a lost cause yet. I expect natural and man made disasters, accidents and wars. That's not what upsets me...what upsets me is the increasing frequency and acceptence by society of extreme violence. Teenagers being set on fire over videogames, or beaten to death over text messages. Rage killings are on the rise, and I don't know what or who to blame. I won't point a finger at entertainment ventures aimed at adults...there have always been violent movies. I think I blame parents...I think...When I was growing up we had some very, very violent and gory movies...the late 70's and early 80's were splatter central on the big screen. Robocop, Predator, Total Recall, Rambo, Dirty Harry, Scarface, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street...Violence is nothing new. It's society that is changing...Violence in film used to be an escape, over the top entertainment spectacle...but more and more we are living in a violent society. We are living in an America where children are murdering children...not that I'm saying that is new either, but instead of being a fringe element, instead of being gang related (which is still tragic and has always bothered me) but it is mainstream. It is all sleepy, close knit communities. Children are not being given the tools or the knowledge of how to control their impulses. They are largely unsuppervised and are growing up faster and faster due to the rise of the information age. They cultivate online personalities, in an environment without social guidance an arena where peoples thoughts are unfiltered and you can be anyone.

Im probably talking out my ass, I'm certain I'm way off base, and certainly I don't have the answers. All I know is that my daughter doesn't go a minute of the day without knowing how loved she is. She doesn't go a minute without someone nearby to guide her and teach her. She isn't being raised by the internet or the media. Of course she explores the world around her, and as she grows she gets more and more independent, but I will not leave her to her own devices as she grows. I won't let this sick society teach her it's twisted ways.


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Uddermadness Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
read somewhere Josh Hoopes is your agent???
laureng2 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Thanks for the :+fav:! ^-^
shadowscythe Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi sweetie, miss your lovely art, can't wait to see even more lovely things from you. :love:
joseph-blake Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
you should do a dalek holding a cake ;))
Lokotei Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves! ♥
martoo1973 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Wonderful gallery :D
Kynaii Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
You've been TAGGED!
Go see at my journal.
Lokotei Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving "I Define Me". ^__^
Lokotei Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving Reflections of Tomorrow III.
Lokotei Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving "as easy as a nuclear war".
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