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X. History by egypturnash X. History by egypturnash
One of the extra cards in my deck.

You're the one tying yourself up in a story; you're the one defining your past and dictating your future. Change the story and you change your fate.

Full deck now available - directly from me or via Amazon!
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Alecat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Oops, those kittens are unable to see _horizontal_ lines since they take them for granted. [link]

Still an interesting point about how we can be so conditioned by our surroundings.
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Alecat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist
I love this one.

I tend to think that, "We are the protagonists in our own stories" - in many ways this is my cynical remark about how people broadcast their lives on the internet and the way they expect the world to fall in line around them. In another way, this reminds me that the people I interact with have built up themselves as a 'protagonist' and that if we have conflicts, perhaps I should be forgiving if they're totally ignorant and unwilling to see my point of view. And maybe, like a kitten that has been exposed to only horizontal lines for her whole life, this person is actually _unable_ to see vertical lines. Their story has been complex and personal, and their experiences totally different from mine. They need my patience and understanding instead of my ire.

I think that's the flip side to this card. The Protagonist continues to walk through life in a role he takes for granted. The message I get from this one is to question your story instead.

Been working through your cards over the last day, I may have to get myself a deck!
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As an illustrator, I say this is awesome. :D
As a historian, I say this is cruel. :XD:
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egypturnash Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Remember the past and you can learn from it; edit the past and you can change it!
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe... :roll:
In fact, there is no past. There is just an ancient present that was recovered; but HOW you rescue it, THAT'S the question...

It's a very common mistake, to believe that history studies the past. History works on the present, the knowledge of the past is just a tool.

:)
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enricap Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love this one so much.
I'm definitely going to get a print of this when I'll have some wall space that I can call mine (hopefully, in a few months.)
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SoreThumb Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
I know someone who could use this card. It seems unusually specific in relation to the vagueness shown by other cards... Well, I like it 8)
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