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Photo: Human Convention by StevenRoy Photo: Human Convention by StevenRoy
Do we wear our masks to hide who we are, or to show who we are? Is it only what's inside that counts, or is it more meaningful to put on a brave face for the world's benefit?

Am I who I am, who I want to be, who you think I am, or who you want me to be? Probably some crazy mix of them all... or probably none of the above.

Or maybe I'm just making up random crap here to try to sound more deep than I actually am right now. I call it "faux-losophy"!

...Or maybe I actually did say something. I dunno. I'm tired.

There is one thing I'm certain of, though: I like the title I came up with for this. It actually means two, possibly even three, things at once! I kinda have a fondness for subtle double-meanings like this. (As one of my characters put it, "Every word is a novel!")
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a great representation of how we can identify with masks more than our physical selves, as more often than not our mortal forms do not fit the persona we endow ourselves with, and identify better with. it would be strange to see anthropomorphic animals with human masks, or from my point of view, ponies wearing human masks. to see things people identify with lusting to be the thing that those people are. i really did enjoy this and the chance to play the part of the philosopher. we are, at the end of the day, what we see ourselves as, but to the world we are what they label us, what the made us. and those things can be worlds apart. great show.
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I often wonder about this too.

What are these fellows, anyway? I'm guessing they are The Land Before Time plushies but honestly I'm not sure. How come you have three of them? :)
StevenRoy Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, this is the character "Littlefoot", the main character from at least six "The Land Before Time" movies.

And I actually have ten of these! I had one since the 80s, got another one in the 90s because the first one was wearing out (you can see the loose threads in this photo), and then I bought a whole bunch on eBay just a few years ago because I had an idea for a funny video I wanted to make. (I still haven't made that video, but eventually I'll get around to it...)
Oly-RRR Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Lucky you! :D I don't think I've ever seen those on sale (and I loved the movie when I was a kid), except maybe something really recent. I try to pretend all those movies after the first one didn't happen though.

And I think having ten of them is pretty cool, I hope they sit proudly on display (and possibly scare new visitors with their sheer number) and not in some box in the attic! :dummy:
painting-with-light Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Cool idea
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