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A Photo Essay with words by Ayn Rand

Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.

I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.

Guilt is a rope that wears thin.

Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice--there is no other.

with Kurt Weller as Jenks Scott

I just received the script for episode one of The Edge Of Sin. I am pleased to announce that I will be supplying the voice for Jenks Scott, the teenage Latin tutor.

Stay tuned for more details!

The Basic Outline has been Sketched

THE KING OF THE NORTH

A cult in the tundra...

A mass transmigration...

An escape by giant robot...

3,000 miles of isolation.

Kurt Weller to do voice work in upcoming The Edge of Sin!

I am pleased to announce that after a short audition period I have been slated to do some voice work in MayFlowerSoapQueen's upcoming The Edge of Sin. I've been told by the director that production will begin soon. I am unsure of which character voice[s] I will be doing but I am very impressed with thenewly completed intro and am very flattered to have been invited onboard.

Here is a brief synopsis of the project [from MayFlowerSoapQueen]:

Opening for upcoming campy 2008 Barbie Soap Opera about three matriarchal families in the fictional city of Sunnyside: The Gregg's, the Stone's and The Kerrell's.

Divorcee, Monte-Bella (named after dad Monte and mom Bella) Kerrell runs the family business, KerrellCo Cosmetics. Chief chemist and creator of the company's hottest selling compound, Radondo Number9, Elizabeth Gregg is also Monte-Bella's stepmother and nemesis and primary suspect in M-B's father's disappearance. Kathryn Stone is the go-between among the …

Graphic Corner

Non-Paid Endorsement by Kurt Weller for the Gimp

Anyone who knows me knows that for the past eight years I have been looking for an Open Source alternative to Adobe Photoshop. For me Photoshop has been an excellent tool but to stay caught up with all of its different versions was much too cost-prohibitive.

Well, I'm here to tell you that I have found the solution to my problem with The Gimp.
This software does it all and it does it in my favorite way - fast and friendly! The interface is easy to learn [especially if you are familiar with Photoshop] and as far as plug-ins and other visual effects the sky is the limit!

I made the switch a couple of weeks back and have heard no complaints about the quality or precision of my images so I am confident that I can safely announce that I am a Gimp enthusiast.

Go download yourself the latest version TODAY!

[From the Gimp Site:]

GIMPis the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retou…

The Plaza of the Mind is Looking for a Spiritual Medium to help with Potential Interview!

I have been enjoying the eponymous BB Gabor self-titled LP. It is a perfect mix of pop and rock with one of the most soothing voices I have ever heard.

I am almost convinced that during one of my youthful forays into London Ontario I had heard Gabor's song Metropolitan Life. For those unfamiliar with the amazing Canadian Pop Singer here is a brief introduction:

B. B. Gabor was the stage name of Gabor Hegedus (1948-1990), a Hungarian-born Canadianpop singer. Generally classified as a one-hit wonder, Gabor is best known for his 1980 single "Soviet Jewellery (Nyet, Nyet Soviet)", although he had two other minor hits with "Metropolitan Life", "Consumer" and "Jealous Girls".Hegedus fled with his parents to England in 1956 after the Soviet invasion of Hungary. He subsequently moved to Canada at age 23, launching his musical career in Toronto's Queen Street West scene.On January 17, 1990, Gabor's body was found by police at his Toronto apart…

The Title:

The King of the North


And a mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and do as he pleases. But as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out toward the four points of the compass, though not to his own descendants, nor according to his authority which he wielded, for his sovereignty will be uprooted and given to others besides them.

Daniel 11: 3-4

TOLIVER PBeM

Greg Lester and I are in the process of play testing the Beta Version of our new Play By EMail Action Role Playing Game TOLIVER.

This is a project that has been on my back burner for quite some time. If you want to check out our progress go to TOLIVER PBeM.

I have often felt that the game can act as an expression of mood as much as any painting or film. The TOLIVER site will include details of the first campaign as well as the basic rules. If any Plaza readers are interested in embarking on the next campaign, feel free to let me know.

National Novel Writing Month

I guess this is like the marathon for writerly types.

I've signed up to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November.

That means I have to write 1,666 words a day, which is doable, actually.


So be prepared for some insanity - I think I may finally write that Giant Robot epic I've been meaning to do all of these years.


Check out my profile [here].

On November 1, we'll unlock the novel-excerpt and word-count area of your profile. At that point, you'll be able to publicly post your escalating word-count, view your personal stats, and offer a taste of your work-in-progress to your new friends and fans.

Before you head off to begin training those typing fingers, we wanted to offer a few bits of advice. You'll find many great tips in the forums, and we'll be sending weekly pep talks directly to your inbox during November. But for now, here's a quick overview of the three-and-a-half things we wish we had known for our first NaNoWriMo.

1) It's okay to not know w…

Trade Them in Daily

Cherie in the Stairwell looking out Window at Parking Garage.

As I look over the old images I realize that they must become new images. The images, though digitized, are still maleable. Only now the ink is no longer like ink, it has become like charcoal, only my fingers do not get dirty. I have never liked getting my fingers dirty with pastel or charcoal.

This old image became new. Soon I will forget what the old image ever looked like. The image should undergo an evolution like this, until it has been deemed correct by the creator or alterer. Of course, correct is a completely subjective term. But so is the Plaza of the Mind.

It is my mind. It is subjective. It can be no other way.

I have created thousands of images. They are in a large file setup waiting to be corrected and displayed. Soon all of the images will be corrected. They will come closer and closer to the image that was originally in my mind's eye. When the image transcends print space and enters into the tac…

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From the Outer Channel Mission Statement:

This is the important and the trivial - a distinction that seems to get more and more blurred with every breath I take. I hope you enjoy seeing what interests, inspires and entertains me.

It may also interest those at the Plaza of the Mind to see what gets stopped at the gate and what gets pushed through [albeit usually in a different form].

Kurt Weller

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Graffiti of Kurt Weller Hip Hop Experiment

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Breakdown

Rhyme

Girl got curves like Miss Della Reese
I'll be walking down your street like Mister Gary Sinese

Paul's Case

Willa Cather had something with this story.

Paul steals some money and runs off to the big city to enjoy the arts until he is discovered and he then kills himself.

I used to be a janitor at a large auditorium at the college. I would stand on the stage and look out at all of the seats and imagine putting on some sort of show.

I had seen a girl perform with her cello on that stage a few years earlier.

There is something to be said for the romance of the talentless Paul, who only wants to surround himself with sensitive artisans, running away from his father though he knows there is no way he will be able to maintain this lifestyle.


That sort of describes University - without the suicide of course, but basically hopeless, romantic and unable to sustain itself.


I feel as though I am peering out of my eyes from deep within a snowy cave.

I interact and everything the same as usual but I think that if anyone were to look carefully they would see that something strange has developed.

More on this la…

From the Deriva_K Archives:

The Plaza of the Mind is proud to present the release of Deriva_K Laboratories seminal masterwork: Deriva_K Ultra: Experiments with Acid.

Below is an excerpt of the original release notes taken from the now defunct Deriva_KLaboratories homepage:








January xxth, 2002Notes on our first release, 'DERIVA-K ULTRA' :The audiologists at the Deriva_K Laboratories have attempted to make original art using only the basic components given them by the Sonic Foundry Corporation. Much like the do it yourself home recording 'studios' that were available for console gaming systems over the past few years, the software vaguely suggests the possibility of fame, stating that the home stereo aficionado playing around with their program may somehow hear his or her creation on the radio. One of the audiologists comments that:'We found this depressing at the Deriva_K Laboratories, and decided to take th…