Research and Doing Art Right

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Research.  Research, research, research, research.  Research.  Oh gods, I don't know what I'm doing!  Write what you know...  But I don't want to write what I know, I want to write about a sociopath who takes over the world as we know it.  I want to write about a nation corrupted and laid to waste from the inside out.  I want to write about wars and power struggles and places I've never been and occupations I've never had.  *whimper*

So... research.  Research, research, research.  Anybody know how to research destroying one's own government FOR FICTIONAL PURPOSES without showing up on some kind of Homeland Security watch list?  Love the paranoia.

Hehe...  heh.

In other news, Amanda Fucking Palmer (sorry for the language, kiddies), has done it once again.  Her Kickstarter project for her next full length studio album has been funded by fans, both new and old, 10 Times Over.  You read that right.  Her goal was $10,000 and we, the people, with no help from any record label, have raised/donated over a million dollars to make this album a reality.  And there are still 51 hours to go (from the time of this writing).  I signed up and donated my meager five bucks, just to get all the extra stuff.  And because I believe in what she's doing--making music, on her own, supported by no one and nothing but fellow musicians and her fans.  This is how art is supposed to happen.  And it's why I'm sharing it with you here.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/amandapalmer/amanda-palmer-the-new-record-art-book-and-tour



7 comments:

nosuchsafety said...

She. is. so. cool.

firespark said...

I know. Another artist whose existence makes my world go round.

Speaking of which, I need to drop in on your blog and catch up! I've been so out of touch with everyone lately. Time to make the rounds to my favorite blogs. :)

Martin Willoughby said...

Maybe writers could do the same one day, but it's a great idea that I hoope she succeeds with every time.

T. Z. Wallace said...

You have SO been added to some "Watch List" somewhere. You know that, right?

firespark said...

Martin - lots of writers do! Go look, there are lots of literary projects on Kickstarter. It's such a great outlet for so many fantastic creative endeavors. :)

TZ - I know. I'm probably under surveillance right now. All I need now is to buy a copy of Catcher in the Rye and they'll be at my doorstep.

Lauren said...

If they ever put me under surveillance they'll be really confused.

firespark said...

Lol! That's good, Lauren. Always play with their minds...