Monday, 26 December 2011


This post has nothing to do with christmas :P
Here is a picture of Seb (my boyfriend) the giraffe to make up for it.

He has an awesome blog here that contains studies and information I have found very useful for going from thinking;

"Parental behaviour affects their kids massively and in horrible ways only changeable through therapy - all the issues in the world are caused by childhood trauma"


- There is no proof that therapy works
- Adoption studies have shown that parents/shared environment do not seem to affect (I have trouble with using effect/affect correctly) personality traits much long term.
- Why did I think parenting has such monumental power over the world :/ ?!?!

Yay for development in thinking.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

This podcast is an awesome help for any Harry Potter fan interested in learning how to think scientifically and in becoming... less wrong! (Potter and Malfoy sorta become friends!!)

I love the *idea* of going where the evidence takes me, it seems reliably exciting and like I would be less susceptible to manipulation by others.
On the other hand I am very aware I have my own biases which means I need to keep an eye on myself in terms of how I interpret evidence, but it feels great if a little intimidating to be on this track :)

Picture on the left doodled by me.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

New thingzzz*£@

My first post in abshalutely agesh.

Main reason being I made a banner (see top of page) and I love it :) so putting it somewhere seemed the next logical step.
I have been editing a lot of drawings with the purpose of building a website out of them, though assessing what is 'quality' enough is a little fuddly. (I made up that last word up before you check any dictionary for it)

I have been looking into how to illustrate freelance, learning Photoshop and Illustrator CS5 and painting again. This is a rather useful site for anyone interested in going down a similar path:

Some work in progress below painting wise, a self portrait, and I am looking forward to giving it a mouth!

I have also been reading a bit about copyrighting, main question being, do I HAVE to copyright stuff?
I like the sound of so far, as it is free proof of the date a picture was made.

I have yet to check out Ludwig Von Mises's case for NOT copyrighting...Something about it shutting down the creativity of others. But if someone makes money out of/directly rips off a drawing of mine I will feel ze rage.

I like this picture of my desk... But saying that, I dont work at it much, even though I hauled it up the stairs myself for the sole purpose of working at it.
I seem to prefer sitting on my bed, looming over my laptop in the shape of a prawn, or squatting like a frog on the floor for painting...