Archive for January 23rd, 2012

Space Angel print
Space Angel by iggymak
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Oh, dear, here he goes again…

One of two I made the other day. Finally got around to posting at the store today.

I keep doing that lately, not finishing things. It’s troubling. Probably a side effect of the decades long depression.

One issue is naming the things. Stared at this one a long time. I think it looks something like a winged entity. In general.

As angels have a bit wider market than winged entities, I chose that. Not at all sure it was a good idea.

Space mainly because it looks extra sporty on black, which, being a spacey sort, is my default canvas color when creating all these lovely non-sellers.

And describing them… well… that’s another thing.

Might very well change the name if someone comes up with something good, but it’s growing on me. And if I can move myself to do it. We’ll see how ‘angel’ flies.



Decided to continue my infrequent series and have another peek inside the insidious hell hole known as North Korea, or, DPRK. Yeah, I’m a bit obsessed with the place. Why? I don’t know. The unprecedented cruelty is a part of it. The fact that no other power does anything about it except feed their army at our expense is a part of it.

Looked in my forlornly full drafts folder and dug this out from last October, when I tried to shut it out of my mind for a while.

Readers need to understand that this sort of thing goes on all the time there. It’s not by any stretch of the imagination a rare event that would spur big time coverage in the news, as it would anywhere else. The fact that they don’t actually have news is neither here nor there. Just understand that this is very much just another day in the life of a North Korean. And the people have to watch… or else.

Just like they had to cry over the death of the head bastard, oops, excuse me, Dear Leader, Kim Jong-il. Out in public? You cry.

The unfortunate thing is, the situation is not going to get any better. It’s just not. That can be assured as the Great Successor, the fat little 27 year old psychotic twerp Kim Jong-un, son of the Dearly Departed, said it would not. Directly.

Uploaded by on Mar 10, 2009

The blurry film – apparently from a hidden camera – appeared to show one man being shot in Yuson town near the border with China on March 2, 2005. The condemned faced the firing squad shortly after a brief trial in which a judge found him guilty of trying to cross into China and smuggle others there.
Three gunmen each fired one shot at the prisoner who was tied to a pole.

Another female defendant was sentenced to10 years of labor camp.

The video was carried out of North Korea by several defectors. It was filmed by unnamed residents of the Stalinist state.

It decided to publicize the tape after determining witness accounts of the executions matched the images captured on film, the statement said.

A Seoul-based group called the Commission to Help North Korean Refugees said last month that North Korea had executed 70 defectors who were captured in China and sent home to discourage its citizens from fleeing the country.

The number of people fleeing North Korea decreased drastically following the executions, the group said.

A trickle of defectors from the communist North has swelled into a steady flow in recent years as more attempt to flee hunger and political repression in their homeland. Nearly 1,900 North Koreans defected to the South last year, an increase of almost 50 percent from the year before.

More than 100,000 North Koreans are living or hiding in China, the Commission to Help North Korean Refugees has estimated.

I can hardly imagine the balls whoever managed to film this had. Because if caught, they’d have hauled his or her ass right up there to that little spot – right then and there – and the show would have gone on.


Posted: January 23rd, 2012 in Forteana


This guy…

Is heart wrenching to hear.  How many of you could this be, if you lost your job next week?  How many of you are just 1 paycheck away from being homeless or destitute?  Often people think that Unemployment Benefits are a safety net, but this is not always true.  For example, commission only jobs do not have this safety net.

Just take a few moment to consider yourself in this mans shoes.  And then remember that feeling when you are dealing with someone who is having a hard time.

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