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My last post about Hatred pissed some people off. Most people seemed to not give a crap either way, but some it pissed off.  It is completely their right to be pissed off. I got some notes, responded, thought a bit and decided what I did was wrong. I shouldn't have made that last post about Hatred. 

I SHOULD HAVE MADE IT ABOUT CREATIVE FREEDOM! :D
 
Ok, seriously, I'm gonna set the tone here. I don't want you to think this is gonna be one long middle finger to those people who disagreed with me. It's not. It is what I honestly think creative freedom is and what it shouldn't be. But first, I think alot of the problem with the last post and more importantly, whats wrong with the whole issue of creative freedom in general, is a problem of subtlety. I was making a lot of statements and ideas that were, first of all jokes, and then secondly required a sense of subtlety; which is always the first thing to die on the internet. It's not the internet's fault. It's literally a medium of black and white ( text). When you read something you agree with, you nod your head and go. " YUP, I LIKE THIS." and of course when you read something you don't like you shake your head.  .  . and call them everything you can think of right at that second. Regardless of if they meant it as a joke or irony or whatever. ( I'm actually not calling anyone out, this is literally how the internet works.)

SO, to combat this little issue of subtlety I've come up with a brilliant solution. You may have noticed that certain sections of this journal have been Bold and Italic . Those are jokes. In those statements I'm mostly just saying something I think is funny and doesn't actually matter. In the spirit of our new understanding I've titled this entry.  .  .  . 

CREATIVE FREEDOM : WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT. 

(see what I did there? Tee Hee! )

First of all, I loves me some creative freedom. As I mentioned, I was around in the crap old days ( the 90's) when it seemed like everyone and their publicly elected dog was trying to take games away from us. Fast forward to now : they didn't. We won.  The only time we don't get to play a game we want is when it comes out in Japan and publishers think it'll tank over here, and even that doesn't happen much any more ( in the case of Xenoblade or Pandora's Tower)

So all in all it's a pretty great time to be creative, but the point I was trying to make with the last post was:  that now, with games like Hatred, we're getting into that area of " because we can" logic. Which I think is a big ol' bag of fried horse cocks. ( isn't this fun?! :D)

I don't know about you but when I look at people in "open carry" states, getting ice cream with a 9mm attatched to their hip, the first thing that goes though my mind is, " uhhh, yeah dude, you CAN do that, but , honestly, should you?" And inevitably the argument to that question , some might say almost without thinking, is , " IT IS MAH RIGHT AS A AMERI-" yeah, yeah, we get the idea. IMO I'ts black and white logic with zero middle ground, and it serves something dumb just as badly as it serves something good. 

And that basically is the point I was trying very loudly and hilariously  ( see! it's a joke! :D) to make. Yeah, you can make a game about a psycho shooting up town filled with random innocent people begging for their lives, but A: isn't it kinda a dick move to the families of the people who've gone through something like that? B' maybe it's not gonna make the next Sandy Hook murderer, but it's sure as shit not gonna say something meaningful or relevant about terrible events like those. And C, what the balls ass titties is wrong with you?!? To me, creative freedom without any kind of thought or scrutiny is just as dangerous as us having none at all. Because what is the line then? Are you telling me so long as it's done in a creative medium you can do anything? As I said in the last post, should a studio be able to make a rape simulator? Or a child pornography sim? If you're asking me, hell no you shouldn't. Comedian Jim Jeffereys has a whole bit about gun control and in it he says, " we have to walk as slow as our slowest person to keep society moving." which basically means some things should not be allowed to some people because some people are friggin nuts.   

That's what creative freedom is to me; It is, and should be, a tug of war not a absolute massacre. No one side should win absolutely. We should all think. With our brain minds. About each piece of media that is out there and how we feel about it. Not just toss a blanket on the whole subject and be like " Well I don't wanna mess with creative freedom so this must be ok"  There should be discussions, and thoughts, but also, when the time requires, action and consequences. I still think that game should get taken off steam. If more people disagree with me and do something about it then boom, I'm wrong. The system works, and everything is fine. However if MORE people agree with me and simply didn't do anything, like write a letter, or whatever then it's not working and we ( or more specifically you) should do something about it. What I said in the last post was me having a laugh trying to get other people who felt the same way to do something about it. 

And most importantly I get to make these comments and statements because I can say what ever the titty ass farting lubed up porcupine I want!!

You know why?

Creative Freedom.  


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Chuck Pires
Artist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: New York ( no, not the interesting part. . .)
Print preference: Only cool ones!!
Favourite genre of music: metal
Favourite photographer: I feel that photographs promotes nakedness and the stealing of old people's souls.
Favourite style of art: Soft, colorful and cartoony
Operating System: windows 7
MP3 player of choice: Mah phone! >:D
Shell of choice: ehhhhhh.......................... wut?
Wallpaper of choice: usually something from a game.
Personal Quote: If you never do anything, you never do anything wrong.
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  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: ANGRY CRAZY MUSIC!!!!
  • Reading: Ready Player One for the millionth time.
  • Watching: Alien (1979)
  • Playing: Witcher 3
  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
My last post about Hatred pissed some people off. Most people seemed to not give a crap either way, but some it pissed off.  It is completely their right to be pissed off. I got some notes, responded, thought a bit and decided what I did was wrong. I shouldn't have made that last post about Hatred. 

I SHOULD HAVE MADE IT ABOUT CREATIVE FREEDOM! :D
 
Ok, seriously, I'm gonna set the tone here. I don't want you to think this is gonna be one long middle finger to those people who disagreed with me. It's not. It is what I honestly think creative freedom is and what it shouldn't be. But first, I think alot of the problem with the last post and more importantly, whats wrong with the whole issue of creative freedom in general, is a problem of subtlety. I was making a lot of statements and ideas that were, first of all jokes, and then secondly required a sense of subtlety; which is always the first thing to die on the internet. It's not the internet's fault. It's literally a medium of black and white ( text). When you read something you agree with, you nod your head and go. " YUP, I LIKE THIS." and of course when you read something you don't like you shake your head.  .  . and call them everything you can think of right at that second. Regardless of if they meant it as a joke or irony or whatever. ( I'm actually not calling anyone out, this is literally how the internet works.)

SO, to combat this little issue of subtlety I've come up with a brilliant solution. You may have noticed that certain sections of this journal have been Bold and Italic . Those are jokes. In those statements I'm mostly just saying something I think is funny and doesn't actually matter. In the spirit of our new understanding I've titled this entry.  .  .  . 

CREATIVE FREEDOM : WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT. 

(see what I did there? Tee Hee! )

First of all, I loves me some creative freedom. As I mentioned, I was around in the crap old days ( the 90's) when it seemed like everyone and their publicly elected dog was trying to take games away from us. Fast forward to now : they didn't. We won.  The only time we don't get to play a game we want is when it comes out in Japan and publishers think it'll tank over here, and even that doesn't happen much any more ( in the case of Xenoblade or Pandora's Tower)

So all in all it's a pretty great time to be creative, but the point I was trying to make with the last post was:  that now, with games like Hatred, we're getting into that area of " because we can" logic. Which I think is a big ol' bag of fried horse cocks. ( isn't this fun?! :D)

I don't know about you but when I look at people in "open carry" states, getting ice cream with a 9mm attatched to their hip, the first thing that goes though my mind is, " uhhh, yeah dude, you CAN do that, but , honestly, should you?" And inevitably the argument to that question , some might say almost without thinking, is , " IT IS MAH RIGHT AS A AMERI-" yeah, yeah, we get the idea. IMO I'ts black and white logic with zero middle ground, and it serves something dumb just as badly as it serves something good. 

And that basically is the point I was trying very loudly and hilariously  ( see! it's a joke! :D) to make. Yeah, you can make a game about a psycho shooting up town filled with random innocent people begging for their lives, but A: isn't it kinda a dick move to the families of the people who've gone through something like that? B' maybe it's not gonna make the next Sandy Hook murderer, but it's sure as shit not gonna say something meaningful or relevant about terrible events like those. And C, what the balls ass titties is wrong with you?!? To me, creative freedom without any kind of thought or scrutiny is just as dangerous as us having none at all. Because what is the line then? Are you telling me so long as it's done in a creative medium you can do anything? As I said in the last post, should a studio be able to make a rape simulator? Or a child pornography sim? If you're asking me, hell no you shouldn't. Comedian Jim Jeffereys has a whole bit about gun control and in it he says, " we have to walk as slow as our slowest person to keep society moving." which basically means some things should not be allowed to some people because some people are friggin nuts.   

That's what creative freedom is to me; It is, and should be, a tug of war not a absolute massacre. No one side should win absolutely. We should all think. With our brain minds. About each piece of media that is out there and how we feel about it. Not just toss a blanket on the whole subject and be like " Well I don't wanna mess with creative freedom so this must be ok"  There should be discussions, and thoughts, but also, when the time requires, action and consequences. I still think that game should get taken off steam. If more people disagree with me and do something about it then boom, I'm wrong. The system works, and everything is fine. However if MORE people agree with me and simply didn't do anything, like write a letter, or whatever then it's not working and we ( or more specifically you) should do something about it. What I said in the last post was me having a laugh trying to get other people who felt the same way to do something about it. 

And most importantly I get to make these comments and statements because I can say what ever the titty ass farting lubed up porcupine I want!!

You know why?

Creative Freedom.  


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  • Listening to: ANGRY CRAZY MUSIC!!!!
  • Reading: threatening letters I'm sending Eidos Montrea
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  • Playing: VANQUISH!
  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
First off, I want to thank all the well wishers on this the day of my birth over some ( REDACTED ) years ago. I know DA tells you when my birthday is coming up,
and is indeed happening, but you still took the time to stop by and say something nice which isn't to be scoffed at. SO THANK YOU!

SO I'm a year older and a year dumber and fatter, so what old fat dum-dums do? They rant about completely trivial issues that effect no one but themselves. 

So here's mine. 

DISCLAIMER : I realize this is not the most pressing issue in the universe/on earth/ in town but it's one that I honestly cannot understand why it is happening, so I'm gonna rant about it until I get bored or hungry.

HERE WE GO!

HATRED. 

Remember that dumb game for psychos that was announced a while ago? I do. It's a game where you play as the guy the Columbine kids probably had sketched on their binders while they were being called names everyone gets called in high school, but never thought to use as an excuse to do murders. Imagine Nathan Explosion, and replace the characters cooky irony and self-awareness with with dumb, stupid cave-man hate for anything alive. Remember in the 90's, and into the aughts, when violent video game's opposition coined the term, " murder simulator"? THIS IS THAT GAME. IT LITERALLY CLAIMS TO SIMULATE MURDER.

The premise is simple: Jason Vorhees comes home from along hard day in the Matrix and instead of watching Chrisly Knows Best, he decides to load up his shot gun, put on his blackest trench coat and isometrically ( Diablo style) murder everyone outside who isn't him until the cops take him out, or he turns the gun on himself. So naturally it's rated E for everyone. Hah! The only good thing about the game was it was shot down pretty quickly ( pardon the pun tee- hee! :D)

 It was one of those rare times it felt like the clouds parted and Jesus Christ himself took his big ole stompy beardy sandal and said, " Nope! Not on my watch." and righteously stomped that crazy person simulator into oblivion. Through grass roots ( whatever that means) complaining, we got the piece of crap taken off steam and effectively making it cease to matter.

Until it came back on steam. 

GUUUHHHHH!. . . It seemed some other psychos, who hadn't made the game, did some grass roots ( I just imagine people who haven't bathed) complaining of their own and got their beloved murder-pa-looza back on the only platform that would give it a shot at making any money. 

"SO!" ( a dum dum might say) " YOU HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM WITH HATRED, YET WHAT ABOUT GAMES LIKE GTA WHO LET YOU GO ON RAMPAGES AND KILL INNOCENTS WHOLESALE?! HUUHHHHHH??"

To read a much better and more thoughtful reaction to this question please turn your attention to the following link. www.escapistmagazine.com/artic…

To continue reading me hurl crap like a chimp that just had Taco Bell please read on! :D

The basic answer to me is context. The people who populate GTA are the worst type of people ever: Celebrity loving, ignorant, idiots who shout dumb slogans, talk trash, and most importantly display absolutely no actual believable human emotion. Anyone with a brain who's actually played GTA can tell you one thing: the whole thing is a parody. The rich people are pompous jerks, the trashy people make Honey Bo Bo's parents look like Colin Firth and EVERYONE'S head is firmly placed well within their buttholes.

Ok so I realize saying, " those innocent people are just ASKING to be murdered!" isn't the best argument when it comes to the topic at hand, so I'll jump ship and take shelter in the island of:

YOU HAVE A CHOICE IN GTA!

Messing with people in GTA is just something you do when you first load the game up, or your brother in law is over at your house and bored. It's not the point of the game at all. As a matter of fact, you can get through the game pretty easily without doing that much harm to bystanders. You're gonna run over one or two getting away from the cops or chasing some objective, but you still can avoid it. 

Also, just so we're clear, I'm not saying GTA is a paragon of creative ethics in the industry at all. Especially the last one which had you doing more questionable crap than any of the other installments. 

What I am saying is it has a decidedly different tone than something like Hatred. Hatred is only about murder. You don't get a call from your cousin Roman and meet up for some bowling, it's murder. Murder all day, murder every day. And the stupid part is it's totally pointless murder. The people you kill don't know you, and you don't know them. Nothing has happened to this main character, he hasn't been wronged in any way. He just, apparently, woke up one day, put on his stupidest trench coat and decided to kill as many people as he can before he the cops do the only thing I'd actually like to do in this game, and kill this dude. Not even the most flimsy excuses are given. There's zero way to relate to him, you know nothing about him. The only way you can relate to the guy is the two things him and the people who wanna play this game have in common. They're nuts and wonder what it would be like to go on a rampage.

My biggest problem with this is, after the events of GamerGate ,( don't ask me what all that noise was about I'm still don't know what the crap was going on. ) the internet seems to be breaking it's arm jerking itself off to the fact that there's been actual discussions about weather this game deserves to be around or not, rather than mindless crap throwing and knee- jerk reactions. 

What do I say to that? 

KNEES JERK FOR A REASON AND SO DO I!!!! 

(what?)

This game is exactly the type of game that doesn't need to be made. All this does is act as a lightning rod for all the bat shits, legitimize claims that gamers are exactly who the press said they were back in the 90's , and scratches an itch for weirdos that, lets face it, prolly shouldn't be scratched.

If this game was called " Child Toucher Simulator 2015" and was a game about touching kids, this game would be destroyed and no one would think twice. See, that's good! That kinda knee-jerk reaction is exactly right in that situation. Hatred comes out and hides behind the shield of "creative freedom"and now it's time to sit around and marvel at what a bunch of adults we all are for not reacting too harshly to it's existence. 

Uhh, no. We need to stomp this crap fire out. 

Ok, truth time. I like video games. I like violent video games. Blood Borne is a game you LITERALLY get covered in the blood of your enemies from hacking them up to death. I effing love Blood Borne. Point being, we're at a good place with gaming right now. We've gone head to head with the Jack Thompsons of the world and essentially won. ( yeah I hear it's wicked hard to get some games in Australia but one country at a time, ok? )

In my opinion, the world has essentially told us, ok, you want your violent games, you got em. And we do. They are not policing us for the most part. We need to police ourselves. 

The point I've been trying to make this whole time is :


WHY RISK ALL THAT FOR A CRAP GAME LIKE THIS?


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Commissions completed!

:icontriple34: done!
:iconplopinou: done!
:icontmasongilbert: done!
:iconandronicusvii: done!
:iconguru-gamer: done!


Current slots:


 
1: :iconbashfullyshameless: 45% final lines phase
2: open!
3: open!
Moar Sketches by chuck-piresART
Moar Sketches
YAY Happy birthday to me! Thanks for those of you who've wasted no time in telling me so too! Already went out and snagged myself a copy of Witcher 3 and I have to say it's pretty cool so far. I didn't put these sketches in the other batch because. .  .  . frankly, I forgot about them. But they're here now so THERE! Lots of capcom stuff. I love capcom characters. Big colorful crazy fun. 

Thanks for looking!

btw commissions are still open. 
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run away by chuck-piresART
run away
Many sketches at various times all just jumbled together. Yeah I don't do a lot of black and white sketches. Mostly because I usually want something to color at the time and i don't like coloring other peoples work. 
Thanks for looking! 

All sketches done with my wacom companion and adobe photoshop cs5
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Arkam Harley by chuck-piresART
Arkam Harley
I'm not a super fan of the Arkam redesigns, some of them are great, some of them I'm not super into. For the first couple games Harley was on the " not so much" side, but the arkam knight redesign I like a whole lot so I thought I'd kinda take some of my favorite bits of the redesigns and mash em up. just a simple little piece. Tempted to call it a sketch, but, a sketch that's finished if that makes any sense. o___O

Yeah I made her boobs kinda silly big. lol I'm sorry feminists!!

A while ago I stumbled on to a feminists site mostly pertaining to how women are portrayed in media. The article was ripping the shit out of Hyung Tae Kim and his gigantic gravity defying boobs and adult bearing hips. So naturally I live in fear of the day the feminists come for me, tear my work to ribbons and tell my wife and mother what a bastard I am.  Jokes on you, bitches! They already know!

Honestly I drew this piece because I wanted to paint her face. lol I love throwing a light shadow on a light color and tossing a bunch of darks to make it pop.

Mostly killing time waiting for BloodBorne to get here. I'm so effing pumped for that crap!! I've been in a self imposed Bloodborne media blackout. I've seen the first screenshots from Sony Experience and literally that was it. it's all gonna be new to me. Now that I'm thinking about it I prolly should'a done a bloodborne piece :C

Whateves! Thanks for looking homies commission slots are still open!

Drawn and colored in Photoshop CS 5 with a wacom companion 
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Drakeo83 Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday (late but sure)
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upshdragoon Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday to you!
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Happy Birthday :)
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dartbaston Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy B-Day man!! have a good one!
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late happy birthday sorry
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Happy Birthday :D:party::cake::handshake:
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Happy birthday! :iconchampagneplz:
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have a fantastic birthday
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:cake: Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
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