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134 • FACE MASKS AND FREEDOM PART THREE WITH SPIDER-MAN

Spider-Man takes over this week, as we continue with part three of our Face Masks and Freedom series.

Lots and lots of stuff on this one, but the mainly it’s about Anxiety, Following the Feeling, and the Balance between Positive and Negative.

Other topics include:
Name the Mole competition,
How Fear Stops Action and Courage Creates Action,
Anxiety of not wearing a Face Mask vs Anxiety of wearing one,
Escaping Reality via Video Games,
How you have to Play the Game,
How you don’t Fight a Dragon in your Boxer Shorts,
Beliefs create Reality,
Feeling a Connection to other Humans,
The power of Positive Lies,
Are there Shape Shifting Aliens Living Among Us?
The New Earth,
Brain Washing,
A Transgender Makeup experience,
Something Fishy’s going on,
and does Spider-Man’s bum look big in this?

Hope you enjoy.

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133 • BURNOUT, ADDICTION, AND THE POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES OF VIDEO GAMES

Brain Dump time, as I talk about Burnout, Addiction and the Positives and Negatives of Video Games.

I really liked this, it does go all over the place, but the main topic really was trying to find Balance, and understand Are Video Games are bad for you? Some of the tings include :

Negative Thoughts,
Are Video Games bad or you?,
A new video series called Why I Love…,
Dealing with Addiction,
Doing too much of the wrong thing,
Guilt,
Needing Rest,
Hitting Burnout,
Discipline,
Some of the Positives and Negatives of Video Games,
Meditation,
Observing the Lies of the Mind,
How Portal 2 helps with Problem Solving Skills,
Website Development,
Connecting with Stories and Characters,
Escaping Reality,
How Bad Habits Snowball,
The power of Immersion,
How Video games are Social,
and there’s a lil bit of wisdom from the Talking Shoe :)

Hope you find this one interesting.

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132 • 366 DAYS OF DRAWING? THE DRAW EVER DAY FOR A YEAR ART CHALLENGE

I did it! I finished the Draw Every Day for a Year Art Challenge, which saw me showing up to draw for 366 days in a row. How was it? What did I learn? What did I like? What did I struggle with? Time to find out, in this episode which goes all over the place :)

So many tings are covered on this one, and I still have tons to say, but some of the topics include:

The Importance of Routine, Discipline, and Focus,
Drawing Exercises,
Using Reference,
Inktober,
Being ok with Imperfect Work,
Where do Ideas come from?
Drawing Characters Consistency,
Not Sketching Enough,
Having Limited Time,
Drawing from Imagination does not mean Ignoring Reference,
Adding Story to your Characters,
The Higher Self and Sketching when half asleep,
Realistic Pencil Drawing,
Needing a Rest,
How to Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed,
The Struggles of an Art Challenge,
How an Art Challenge helps you find out what you do and don’t like doing,
Creating Characters,
Video Games and Inspiration,
Balance between Creating and Consuming,
and I think Kitty’s pregnant lol

Hope you enjoy this one.

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130 • ENTITIES IN DREAMS

This ‘About The Tings’ episode is all about Entities in Dreams, as lilDENNiS and I talk about some of the various entities I’ve encountered in various Dream, Meditation, and Lucid Dream states.

Some of the tings we talk about include:

Facing Fears,
Interacting with Scary Entities,
Demons and Angels,
How the Dream Realm Helps you in the Waking State,
Shape shifters,
Alternate Timelines,
Geometric Shapes,
Studying Insects,
Balancing Extreme Emotions,
Meditation,
Lucid Dreaming,
Light Beings,
Conscious Beings vs Thought Forms,
The Subconscious,
and we have a new froggy friend join us :)

Hope you like this one :)

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129 • SKETCHES VS FINISHED DRAWINGS

Sketches are almost always more fun and exciting than finished drawings, which is the topic for this weeks episode, as lilDENNiS and I talk about Sketches vs Finished Drawings.

Topics include:

Gesture is Key,
How to Study,
How Sketches Connect with the Spirit of the Artist,
Mind Attacks during Drawing,
Finding Balance between Feeling and Structure,
Traditional vs Digital,
Confident Lines,
Dean Yeagle and Simone Grünewald,
Tips to Maintain the Feeling,
How Art is Spiritual,
and Kitties got some Titties :)

Hope you find this one interesting.

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128 • VIDEO GAME FAVOURITES, WITH LARA CROFT

Lara Croft takes over the show this week, as I do a bit of cosplaying, and talk about my Favourite Video Game Characters, Stories, Games, Systems, and Memories :) This was a fun one.

Some of the topics include:

My Day out Cosplaying as Lara Croft,
Retro vs Modern Day Gaming,
Playing Games in the Arcade,
How Video Games Bring People Together,
SEGA vs Nintendo,
How Mario is just a fat bloke,
Playing C64 games with my Sister,
Inspiration for Drawing,
and we end with some Real Life Duck Hunt lol

Hope you have fun with this one :)

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127 • PLAGIARISM : JAKE PARKER AND ALPHONSO DUNN

Hey that’s mine! Plagiarism is the topic for this one, as I talk about my thoughts on the recent Jake Parker and Alphonso Dunn controversy.

This is a super interesting topic, because what one person calls plagiarism, another calls research!

Some of the topics on this one include:

Can you Plagiarise Art Fundamentals?,
Discrimination and Minority Groups,
Everybody is Stealing From Each Other,
What Jake Parker should Do Next,
Transgender Support Groups,
How Beliefs make you see what you want to see,
Taking Offense to stuff,
Accusing people publicly,
and the rubbish men reverse a lorry down my back lane .. beep beep beep beep :)

Hope you like this one.

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126 • FACE MASKS AND FREEDOM PART TWO

Thoughts are everything, that’s what I discover on this weeks about the tings episode, which sees me talking about Face Masks and Freedom part two.

If your heart says it doesn’t feel right, than it isn’t right. Instead of focusing on the fear, focus on the feeling, let the feeling grow, and it will out grow the fear.

I’m realising it’s crunch time for the human race. Thoughts create actions, but will we take control of our thoughts, or let out actions be taken for us?

Topics on this one include:
The Matrix,
Subconscious vs Conscious,
Following the Feeling,
Fear vs Courage,
How a lil bit of Fear is Good For You,
Nothing is as important as Freedom,
Black Lives Matter,
The Domino Effect,
Finding Courage,
Reiki Healing,
Baby Steps,
Beliefs and Reality,
How Conflict is Inevitable,
Feeling Helpless,
Two Timelines,
Hope,
and I wonder, what is the point in being a human if you haven’t got freedom?

Hope you find this one interesting.

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125 • ROUTINE AND SPONTANEITY

This be a brain dump episode about Routine and Spontaneity.

I talk about a lot of stuff on this one, but mostly it’s about trying to get the balance between doing the tings you’ve got to, the tings you want to do, and the tings you have to do.

Other topics include:

Day Jobs and Routines,
Blogs vs Videos,
Procrastinating,
Drawing Habits,
Doing the things You Want To Do,
Website Development,
The Sun as an Alarm Clock,
Why Do We Itch?
Filling your Creative Bank Account,
Distracted by YouTube,
Banning Devices in Bed,
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle,
Not Drawing Enough,
and I sing a lilDENNiS song :)

Hope you enjoy this one.

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120 • FACE MASKS AND FREEDOM

No Kitty Kisses for lilDENNiS this week … or are there? Face Masks and Freedom are the topics for this weeks episode, which sees me talking about the recent law that forces all UK people to wear Face Masks in shops.

Is it right? Has our free will been taken? Is there anything we can do about it? Should we do anything about it?

Lots of Topics on this one, such as:
How We Always Have A Choice,
Finding Courage,
How You Have To Be In The System, To Change The System,
Concentration Camps,
Suicide,
Protesting Face Masks,
Taking Offense To Stuff,
and lilDENNiS and Kitty get dressed to do a bank job lol

Hope you find this one interesting.