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And this is how it goes. 
A rite of passage, of sorts. 
You grow up. You look around. 
You begin to have hope. And then, 
just when those above you, 
those shining examples held so high 
-by others or by yourself- 
carrying the very ideals you want to live by, 
if only in image, begin to crack. 
The cheap Hollywood veneer begins to crumble, 
giving way to the sneering monsters beneath.
The heroes you once looked to, as well. 
The Rock Gods and Goddesses, 
and Movie Queens and Kings, 
give no advice from their crypts, 
or from their death beds. 
Or drug induced stupors
after the show
Because they discovered early
that all of us, like each one before,
must face life's greatest mysteries alone.
And an idol is just a cheap thing
holding nothing
but misguided hope.
And misdirected energy
begging for strength from without
when it was already within
from the very beginning
The Cracking Veneer of False Hope
Description?! We don't need no Stinking Description!

Happy Fucking New Year EveryBody.
It is 12:37 AM
My brain vomited the above poem/prose/statement -whatever the hell you want to call it- through my fingertips/keyboard some time yesterday while pondering many things about how fucked up people have become and how misguided we can be. Placing trust in the corporations who are killing us slowly with pesticides and genetically modified foods, brainwashing us with ads, lying for political gain, poisoning the planet beyond any hope of recognition for immediate profit with no care for future generations. And so many get on their knees and practically chant Thank You, then BEG FOR MORE.

People worship these stars, living reckless lifestyles only the super rich can actually afford, riddled with disease, but pumped full of the best drugs money can buy so they can maximize their hellish existence. They binge on one drug after another, partying and drinking to excess, perform a few times. Whoops. Stank a couple up. Too Effed up to perform, even with all that vocal processing. Missed a show. My fans will forgive me. It's okay. At the worst case, I can always go back to rehab.

"Oh but he/she has had such a hard life though."

Pfft, fuck off.

You know how much money that fucker has? I'd say a much better shrink was within range than most could afford.

And yes there are exceptions

I'm just talking about the bad ones.

And we have lifetime icons of family values being revealed as serial rapists. 
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Joker-Makeup-10-21and22-collage by joseph-sweet
Joker-Makeup-10-21and22-collage
I gave myself a little plastic surgery last night.
Someone said I needed to smile more.
Yah, that was lame. Oh well.

I was experimenting with ‪‎makeup‬ again.
A friend came by and we each practiced on our own faces.
This is what I did. For some reason, I decided at the last second to try The ‪Joker‬ look from ‪‎Batman‬.
I used a ‪‎latex‬ cut wound ‪prosthetic‬ I had from something else. Luckily I had that, so I didn't have to make something. I clipped it in half with scissors and used either end for the wound on each cheek.

The only problem was that the normal edges all around the prosthetic were fine and blended in nicely with my skin, but where I had cut was thicker.

The quickest and easiest way to fix that was ‪#‎MorticiansWax‬. Works wonders. Learned how to make it recently. Super easy too.

Other than the area to either side of the mouth and some fake ‪‎blood‬/bloody scab. (that stuff is ‪‎awesome‬ too) It's all basic makeup from a cheap $3.00 makeup kit from Walmart. All in all, if you totalled up the cost of doing this, I think the prosthetic came in a kit that normally costs two or three and came with a tube of bloody scab. You probably have the materials in your house to make Mortician's wax so that won't cost anything. best case, 6 bucks. Worst case, maybe ten. Anywho... Happy ‪‎Halloween‬ early. 9 Days to go.

Note: There are variations in the makeup shown. This collage of pics shows a couple attempts and  me messing around with different things. And then adding the Mortician's wax. I think most of them have that. I think there are only a couple of pics from the first try. The others are from like early the following morning.

Actually, you could do the mouth part without a prosthetic easily. Mortician's wax is awesome. stick a glob on your face and smooth and shape it with a knife or other sculpting tool of your choice. Sculpt out the shape you want. You could sculpt a wound. I've seen people sculpt terminator cyborg parts with it and all kinds of things on youtube tutorials. You could make the wounds above using that and it would make this whole thing even cheaper. Especially since the recipe for the wax is as simple as two ingredients you probably have in your house already: flower and petroleum jelly. Just mix until you have a gooey substance, like putty or clay. Put extra Petroleum Jelly on your fingers to keep it from sticking. Some people don't like it too gooey and sticky. Some love it that way. Experiment until you get the consistency you like. There are other recipes out there too. You can also buy the stuff in costume supply places and online. fairly cheap usually in small amounts.  Names it goes by are Mortician's Wax, Syn Wax, Nose putty, Scar putty, FX wax and some others. There are a ton of FX places online to buy them. Ben Nye makes a good one if you'd rather buy. But just go with Amazon. Those places tend to stick to certain prices and you'll often find it 50% cheaper or so on amazon.  Plus, if you're running around last-minute hit the Halloween shops locally, supermarkets, drug stores. A lot of pharmacies start marking Halloween stuff half off by Oct 15th. But what you'll be looking for if you can find the straight stuff is cheap makeup kits with cheap prosthetics. Usually, you can find a few that have scar putty in a small package. and they're like 3 or 4 bucks a piece. 

Well, have fun. Scare the shit outta someone.
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I am an Artist, Author, Musician, Poet, from Upstate NY.
I've worked in television and radio, doing voice overs, making and editing commercials. I've even physically been in a few. I've been in a few bands. I have two short story collections and 5 novels published with more on the way. I write my own music, and do some amateur photography. I went to school for graphic arts and as you'll see, I do all sorts of different kinds of artwork, although I've been doing a lot more digital stuff lately.

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Thanks for the Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
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Your art gallery is gorgeous.
Thanks for the llama. :peace:
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Thank you. 
And, you're welcome.
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Happy Birthday!
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Thanks. :D
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Happy Birthday!!
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Thank you!llama cancan 
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Thank you also, and you're welcome. :)
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np. Love that story.
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Happy belated birthday Joseph Sweet and thank you once again for the feature , most appreciative, too honored my friend!

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