I'm in the middle of the Big bang. Let me show you what I see. Thekingslayer.com gallery.
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Is there any doubt? Only if it’s Nas…lol
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Science fiction writing is much more of an art than it is a skill. It’s very essence is about bridging the gap between what you know, what is known, and what can become. At it’s finest the genre seeks to give definition to what our time cannot give, and that is the possibility of living vastly different than we do now. It’s not about the future, past, or present. Rather, it is the definition of those times. There have been many writers who have written about advanced technology in Egyptian times, The Victorian/Industrial Age, People living, and controlling dinasours, places, and cultures that live in galaxy’s far, far away. What binds them into science fiction is the environment for real drama. The thirst for thematic ideas that speak to humanity not from a technological stand point, but one that is about love, survival, triumph, and growth. All these elements have consistently made their way into science fiction work, but it’s the special ones that really bring a sense of awe, and wonderment that perhaps what I’m reading, watching, or hearing is some how possible.
The New Sci Fi I believe needs to take were we are in our history, and redefine it. For far too long we have ignored the present. Fallen out of love with our own moments, only to look so far into our past, or future that we neglect that there is time define us now. The new directive we like to envision is a litany of writers across mediums who have ideas on what is ‘next’. Highlight them, and see where they are growing. It’s time to explore the boundaries, and I believe the content is there. I’d like the men, women, teens, authors, artists, critics who read this, and like where I’m going to let me know what’s what. We need a new direction from animation to gaming. Doesn’t have to be Uber incredible (We’ll take it though), but stuff with heart, and substance. We have some ideas here at the site, and some talent we are paying attention so let’s give what we dig some new blood, and definition. We have a mandate, now the search is on…
Steampunk art is some of the most imaginative out there. There is a fusion of time, place, music, and science that finds a way to meld itself into a stew unlike any out there. You look at some work, and you can literally see a treasure trove of inspiration, newness, and a thirst for definition. When they say a picture is worth a thousand words you see that cliché exemplified in some really creative Steampunk art. Aleksandr Kuskov is one of those artist whose work is visionary, dynamic, and has a depth of quality you can see enriching a project. Can you imagine him working on the next Bioshock? Not the Milan team I’m talking the original creator’s team. We won’t mention names as that’s tacky. Heck, it does not even have need be a game, it could be a gallery, or animated 3d movie. My greedy heart would say leave the commercial alone, and try something daring if it is a movie, but it must have substance. Aleksandr’s art can live in that created world nicely. What do you see, and think of his work?
For LRG’s first in a series on Rich & Black Chronicles. The progressive LRG brand that does just enough, without over doing projects they get into. Serving as a launch pad for not just fashion, but various endeavors. LRG has a philosophy you can dig.The work they do with artists, some of the concept design work they’ve done. It’s no surprise that have something new on deck. With Rich & Black, it’s obvious they are focusing on people who have climbed a ladder of success that is not just monetary, but cultural as well. The first episode brings together two legends of Hip-hop. Nas & Raekwon. Two global icons in hiphop share their experiences, and nostalgia. It’s the kind of stuff you want to see out of an artist. The conversation about their career, the discovery of what was happening to them as they were moving.