Category Archives: perfection

Purity of the Art

People always idealize perfection as a necessity, but he wants people to know that “Nature herself is not to be too closely copied” (41). Nature offers the inspiration for the artist and the artist has to create with that inspiration, merely copying would prove that there is no substance to what they have done. The […] Continue reading

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I’ll Pay You For Your Screwed Up Game

By A. A. BENJAMIN   There is a potential Donkey Kong kill screen coming up if anyone’s interested.     This, to me, was the most powerful line in the entire King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters movie. For a couple of reasons. First, I appreciated the dorky way Brian Kuh ran around announcing this […] Continue reading

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Proverbs of Energy and Imagination

The “Proverbs from Hell” are an odd mixture are proverbs that seem incredibly similar to Proverbs found in the Hebrew Bible it is meant to counter and proverbs that obviously occupy the position of counter to the Proverbs of the Hebrew Bible. One of my personal favorites of Blake’s proverbs is “What is now proved […] Continue reading

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The Perfect Type

What is “perfect?” You can cite dictionary definitions, but in the end those are essentially impossible ideals to obtain. “Perfection” as we know it is almost a purely theoretical concept, used mostly as emphasis. But Dan Fang discusses perfection in the context of scientific endeavour; what is considered a “perfect” organism, so that it is […] Continue reading

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