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My laptop,which I bought at considerable expense only 6 months ago, just died this morning. It makes me feel so sad, like I can never really have a good day or anything nice no matter what I do.

Image is sad Lady Emma Hamilton by George Romney.

Lawrence Alma-Tadema's "A Coign of Vantage" shows three beautiful girls watching the ships (and the boys...) pass them by, ever receptive to each new pleasant sight and sensation.

This is my piece "Love letter hanging in trellis window in front of pink dark nebula"; it's a foreground I've used before, but I love how well it goes with my pink dark nebula.

This is my piece "Pink and black nebula and star cluster"; the boundary of the cluster is a bit sharp, but I think it's kinda cool!

This beautiful 19th century English School portrait has such autumnal energy: the softly-lit fair girl, the pleasantly feminine fashion, and the woods behind her all look their best!

Today I learned that James Bond's family motto, "The World is Not Enough", apparently wasn't just made up whole-cloth. In the 17th century there was a Thomas Bond whose family's motto was the Latin version: "Orbis non sufficit". Cool.

Image is Luis Ricardo Falero's "The Planet Venus".

This is my piece "Pink heart nebula", a beautifully romantic sight in space that I imagine would be very popular for lovers' dates in a space-opera civilization.

I know it's still fall, and it's still , but I can't resist sharing Édouard Bisson's "Winter", a snowy vision of two beautiful girls enjoying the season, flakes sticking onto their pretty hair.

As an aside, the darling in the image I used, Charles Dana Gibson's "Yes or No", even looks a bit like Ayn Rand, albeit far prettier and more feminine. Might be the angle and expression. IDK. A bit eerie.

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And if you're thinking that last part sounds vaguely familiar, you're right: it's a close paraphrase of one of Ayn Rand's famous quotes. Deal with it.

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Never let anyone shame you out of expressing yourself creatively, no matter how high-minded their pretext sounds. We often wish our art to have a warrant for being. Art needs no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon its being. Art is the warrant and the sanction.

As for what actually awaits us, and what's in store for our ruling class, I'll paraphrase one of Q's quotes from Star Trek: "You judge yourselves against the pitiful enemies you've encountered so far: the Pauls, the Trumps. They're *nothing* compared to what's waiting."

Image is "The Great Day of His Wrath" by John Martin.

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God, the whole style is so Generation Z it isn't even funny. Despite me technically being a (younger) Millennial, it's not at all like something a Millennial would do. Maybe I really am a Zoomer at heart...

Image is "Roses of Youth" by Henrietta Rae.

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My dream political campaign is anarchist radicalism, high class, maidens in Grecian dresses and rattlesnake regalia, Gadsden flags as backdrop, "No Time to Die" as the campaign anthem. Makes Trump look downright normal, Trumpism the lowbrow statist milquetoast it truly is.

Deriding physical appearance as "superficial" and thus unimportant is demonic advice. If you're looking at someone for even an hour, let alone the rest of your life, what he or she looks like really matters. Ugliness sucks the life out of you; beauty breathes life into the soul.

Image is "Venus Preparing Herself" by Jean-Baptiste Regnault (1754-1829).

This is a reddish-purplish version of my digital painting "Gibson girl in the sky"; somehow more striking and passionate next to the feminine dark outline of space dust.

Thomas Francis Dicksee's "Waiting" shows a cute, soft, stylish girl gazing out the window awaiting...what? A lover? A new life? Her destiny? No doubt a truth is on her mind: youth is too precious to waste on waiting.

How hard is it to get into the vaunted top 20% of men? Interestingly, it's not only not hard, it's outright easy if you set your mind to it!

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This post's featured image is "The Farewell of Telemachus and Eucharis" by Jacques-Louis David (1818).

Remote work seems predominately focused on "do your same job but from home", so I wonder how anyone new is supposed to break into or stand out in these businesses. Seems like once again incumbents have pulled up the ladder behind them and shown they care nothing about the future.

Image is "On His Holidays" by John Singer Sargent (1901).

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