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My favourites are 'Hambletonian, rubbing down'

This is a very strange painting, I think it's worth pasting here for reference. Something to do with the foreshortening of the man on the right, combined with the length of the other grooms right arm and the fact he seems to be holding a bag of chips in his other hand. But those buildings in the distance do it for me. Other-worldly. I could look at this all day.
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Did this a while back. It's a portrait of my mother's dog. He's still lively, but back then was a lot worse. This was the best photo I could get, he never keeps still.
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I took photos of the stages I took to completing the painting.
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Lovely, I like the way you had the foresight to take pictures as it progressed. Do you have any others?

About Stubbs buildings, I agree, there's something fascinating about them, and the way they're spaced out and isolated from each other. That's what makes them seem so strange to me. As if they're waiting for a town to grow up around them and put them into context. My local cricket club has a pavilion that really looks like the one in the distance under the horse's stomach.
 

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Whilst watching Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie, I had brief moment of enlightenment. Jack Parsons and L. Ron were completing the Babalon Working in 1946, to conjure Babalon onto Earth. They also hoped, after the completion of the working, to create a "magical child", a Moonchild (after Crowley) who would become a Thelemic Messiah. Based entirely upon my ignorance of Thelemic/Enochian ritual and magic, and my slightly wonky facial recognition skills, I think the moonchild is here: Donald Trump

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Act like a child, and do a lot of mooning.
seems like you could get one for a couple of Original Wergthers or something, rather than a whole ritual?
 

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SCREAM!

er... what is a Moonchild meant to do?
Mainly what Myth says, but also a moonchild is a vessel for a spiritual deity: Babalon, in this case. Parsons wanted Marjorie Cameron to be the mother of the moonchild, but that didn't work out. So, my "theory" is that the magick went awry and instead the Earth ended up with a mashed up moonchild: Trumpton. Crowley cocked up some big ritual back in the day and supposedly conjured into existence the Loch Ness Monster, so these things can go rather badly wrong.

Also, Aleister Crowley's novel "The Moonchild" includes the concept, oddly enough! (although "Diary of a Drug Fiend" is more fun to read, in my experience!)
 

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strawberry blonde?
 

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Fanta orange?
 

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Which in turn reminds me of "You've been tango-ed!" :)
 

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How do you do that? I can't draw a set of curtains.

Image 1 puts me in mind of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (TV Vers) which I was watching yesterday - the sperm whale had a lot to say... before it went splat.
 

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Image 1 puts me in mind of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (TV Vers) which I was watching yesterday - the sperm whale had a lot to say... before it went splat.
It reminds me of whales shrunk-down to smaller than shrimp, then stranded upon a slice of green kitchen scotchbrite scouring cloth, prior to pinned dissection under a dual-turret microscope.

Man-made macro made merely mini or mainly micro...
 

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I'm so pleased that politics is banned on FTMB.

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Hey Max, you know how Pink Floyd told us that, actually, there is no dark side of the moon - it's all dark? Well, I've got something to tell you about the relationship between politics and literature...
 

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