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Shisha Pipes at Three A.M. ...

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:35 AM
There's nothing quite like sitting back on pillows in a dim room with painted murals and UV lights discussing the problems of the world and how we can change the future for the better through the aromatic smoke of several shisha pipes with complete strangers. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

I feel like I can change the world. Maybe not in big ways, but in small, baby steps. I want to finish this animation, I want to get my message out. I want to make a graphic novel that underlines current issues through the eyes of my characters; I want to make a difference. I feel justified in knowing I'm not the only one who thinks like this.

I want to change the world.



... Damn, this sounded so much better in my head at 3a.m. in the cafe toilets when I thought of it.
--Sak

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BellaSylph Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL< it always sounds better in your head, at 3 am, after filling your lungs with smoke of some unknown (or unmentionable) kinds!! ;D
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Celero38 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
You can, and you do.
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LouElfen Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You already are changing the world, dear Sak!

All that you're doing on DA (and beyond, I guess) proves that. You've already made so many things at such a young age: comics, Album cover for Voltaire, animating/drawing like a boss, etc... You're changing the world when your characters take life through the little pieces of gold that you share with us, because they bring happiness and life their own way and make them stuck in minds for the rest of our days.

You already made a difference. Such a difference.

So yes. You're so right to trust in that. (don't blame the shisha!)
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh gosh, I just draw silly comics because I enjoy making people laugh! But I am so glad that I'm at least doing that. It honestly makes me so happy when people tell me I helped brighten up what might have been a bad day. Thanks so much. =)
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TransparentGhost Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Many people has been changed by media such as movies, tv shows and comics and peoples minds is a good place to do some changeing :)
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Latinidiot Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do those pipes have anything to do with pot? And yeah, I can get behind that.
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MayJackson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You absolutely can :) Influencing individuals is the only way to ever really change things, and you have the potential to reach a LOT.
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I really hope so ... imagine being the little pebble that starts the avalanche ... not that that's a great comparison to make.
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MayJackson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
No that's a perfect comparison :) Except with an animation or graphic novel, it will reach a lot more individuals, so it's more like a bag full of pebbles that could start an avalanche.
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
But ... avalanches kill people!
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MayJackson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
LOL! Well, in that case you could affect lots of people and make Laz proud at the same time! ^.^
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OtterThanMost Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen!!! I want to change teen violence, school shootings, drug abuse, bullying, and so much more. Thank you, you're truly inspirational.
God bless you!!
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Go for it!
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Tessiie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You go, girl. :3

You've got a whole bunch of fans at your back, ready to support you when you need us!
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Baww, thanks. It's a little frightening ... must keep ego deflated. It makes me work harder.
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yoyogo Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
same here.. always thinking of genius things in the night, remembering them next day and realizing how strange my mind works when it´s late.
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Scringeheart505 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, it doesn't matter where we are (or what we're on) when we come up with great ideas....what matters is if we follow through.

And your life sounds more interesting than mine is right now....
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CharlieK-33 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen to that.
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nightmare7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Inspiring. I have to say, you really inspired me with your thoughts. Really. Thank you.
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You are most welcome.
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
love that idea ;) :heart:
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
At the moment, I personally would be fine with changing my own world, as it's been... nicht so gut.
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Shendin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've also been feeling this way as of recent.
Two words: Dream big.
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Imagine if HAT got off the ground and managed to change some peoples' perceptions of the issues in the world through caricatures like James, Louis, and Santiago. It'd be great.
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Shendin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think about that with my novels sometimes. If not world-changing they would at least be profound. That's my hope for them in any case, that they'd move people.
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stupidyou3 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aye... that's a dream I strive too, to send a message to the world and inspire others...
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013   General Artist
Hear hear! You can do it! I know how that is too, and you are seriously an amazing artist and person. You can do it! Know I am routing for you and would LOVE to see a comic in the future! :D
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Myricae91 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Power, girl!
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Missbunks0613 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Photographer
Shisha pipes are great. They really do make you think you can change the world. Such a great atmosphere.
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Pluie-Froide Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad you think like this. I had one of those moments a few months ago, but I wasn't even sure if anybody else thought like that so I kept my mouth shut.
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I think it's safe to say there are a lot of people who think this way, but sadly most don't follow through.
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Pluie-Froide Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
If you don't mind me asking, what are some of the major things you'd like to change through your comics, besides the one you're currently working on (liberal thinking+government+religion)?

If I ever get a choice, I just sort of want to make people care about other people more...
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
While the theme for the animation is essentially the corruption and hypocrisy of religion and the state, the larger graphic novel will hopefully be able to tackle the animations' original concept of acceptance. James and Santiago both begin with a preconceived notion of Louis based on how he looks, acts, behaves, etc. but over the course of time it will inevitably change. And while Louis seems on the outset to be a "drag queen" according to some, hopefully I can make them see that there's more to him then that.

Not even sure if I'm making sense anymore.
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Pluie-Froide Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Of course you're making sense; I think it's a well-needed focus point, honestly. Could be hard to pull it off, though. When do you think you'll start working on the graphic novel?
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Oh I have no idea. The story isn't 100% sorted because I'm concentrating on my animation. Once that's out of the way I need to worry about work, where I'll stay, real-life issues. All the while I'll be working on the plot.
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Pluie-Froide Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Student General Artist
I believe I'm going to be you in about a year. :fear: Real life can suck. Good luck!
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MataalTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My motivational speeches come up from deep, important discussions with my pillow...hm...
Are you sure it was shisha in your hooka? XD
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Dreamer-T Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Go for it! :w00t: I want to change the world someday as well. I want to create many things and inspire others through my work. :)
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"... Damn, this sounded so much better in my head at 3a.m. in the cafe toilets when I thought of it."
Most of my motivational speeches come from the shower.
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Nithela Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
This actually sounds heartfelt and legit, Sak! Go for it!
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Bloomins Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Thinking up philosophical thoughts while in the bathroom. Sounds legit.
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The text on the bathroom walls read: "You are a spiritual being having a physical experience!"

... It's a very zen sort of place.
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
... What's going on?
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sunbead Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
We all know you can do it! And we can't wait to see it! Go Sak!
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SithaSheikh Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Everything sounds better at 3 A.M, especially on or near toilets. Considering the fact I'm high on medication, even if your current idea didn't sound good, I'd still be behind it anyway. Regardless, I can assure you that your message is well understood. I think through hard work, preserve and creativity, you'll get what you want across, with your animation and everything else. It'll take time, but you'll pull through.
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Unknown-Variable Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Heh. It still sounds pretty good. :)
I sometimes face bouts of feeling helpless about what I'm doing in life, and it's coming across messages like these that make me feel better about what I'm doing again.
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