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My art varies. I love doing all kinds. I'm not so much a digital artist since I lack digital skill and material, but I love oil painting, sketching, drawing, and writing!

I paint almost anything on my mind...or try to. Landscapes I've been told are a strength of mine. Though I like drawing and painting cartoon stuff. I'm slowly and surely learning anatomy I think...hopefully. I write weird free-verse poetry from time to time, or if I'm really feeling creative...I will write stories.

I'll organize my gallery soon! Hope you enjoy what you see so far... Feedback is appreciated.

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If you're gonna go see Moana, I have one thing to say to you: See it in 3D. You won't be disappointed. I'm actually kicking myself because I didn't see it in 3D, but I can tell you it's will worth the extra few bucks. I'm actually shocked that it wasn't available in Imax at my location. Going into the theater, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew this would carry on the Disney Princess-esque tradition, but I literally had no idea what to expect as far as story or whatnot. And I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised on multiple levels, in just so many ways. I've not seen too many of the newer Disney Princess films.  I've seen Tangled, but skipped Frozen. It needs to be said that Disney is getting my attention again, and that more and more, I'm giving these films with a more fairy-tale take to their stories, more respect than I've given them in the past.
Right out the gates, this film transports you into this world, filled with gods, monsters, spirits, and legends, and it's actually quite exciting. It's not often you see someone battling a giant lava monster in a Disney movie, in the first five minutes. It's all very fun. And I gotta say it's really cool to see Disney Animation Studios adapting so many traits that made Pixar so fun to watch not so long ago (before they kinda began to...get mediocre). There's coherent storytelling, pleasant humor, and I gotta say, despite my shaky ground with musicals, this one did have its fair share of surprisingly strong musical numbers. In fact, as I'm writing this, the song "How Far I'll Go" is stuck in my head. A lot of it is really well done, and very enjoyable. And I gotta say that the musical score by Mark Mancina? Absolutely gorgeous. Those who go out of their way to get this film's soundtrack will have plenty to enjoy.

The film surprisingly draws strength from its lack of too many characters. In fact, as the credits rolled, I found myself surprised that the cast was as small as it was. This isn't a bad thing, as the film does a great job of developing our two main leads in the Chieftain's Daughter, Moana, and the Demigod, Maui. The characters are fun, funny, charming, likable, easily some of the best of any of these kinds of films I've seen. And that's a good thing too, because there are times that they literally feel like the only people in this movie. We see Moana's family, from her overprotective father, her wise yet crazy grandmother, and her...mother...who's there I guess (no seriously, the mother does nothing in this film), and that's really about it. We don't really know too much about her tribe she's supposed to eventually lead, we don't have a best friend or an exact enemy, and despite it all, the film pulls through.

Now I will say that some of the storytelling aspects are pretty...stretched beyond my disbelief. I won't spoil anything but there is one part in the beginning of the movie that honestly just kinda comes out of nowhere. There is no hint that it'll happen, the film just turns the page, and moves on. No buildup. And despite a good amount of these tunes being trait strong, there are plenty that I didn't care for. Like the song this giant crab sings halfway through the film. I can't remember his name. He's literally like Smaug from the Hobbit, if he were a giant crab. But I guess he was such a hit that he deserved his own post-credit scene where he almost kinda mocks how his musical number was as forgettable as it was. And while not all of it is forgettable, a lot of it does come out of nowhere. Some of the transitions from story to music seemed very sudden and not exactly fitting. But these relatively few faults can be overlooked, because it needs to be said that the journey you go on in this film can be breathtaking.

And I gotta devote an entire paragraph to this film's absolutely stunning animation. I honestly don't think Disney has looked this gorgeous in a very long time. I wasn't joking when I said go see it in 3D. The lighting of this film can be absolutely phenomenal, and the water, which is everywhere in this film looks practically flawless. The way the water moves, how it's influenced by the spirits in this film, how it looks both above and below, is just amazing to look at. Even small things, from hair on the characters, to animation on the ships, to the action in this film, to the environments, it is all just a beauty to behold. Absolutely stunning at times. If I scored movies based on look alone, this film would be near perfect, but this film does have a lot more going for it than its animation, and I'm very happy to say that.

Moana earns a solid three and a half star rating out of four for me. A wonderful experience, incredible journey, and just very pleasant surprise honestly. I had more fun than I thought I would. It's been a good year for Disney. While the film has its problems, they're just too few and far between for me to really get worked up about it, especially when there is just so much more to look into with this film. I'm willing to bet that those who aren't even that big on the Disney Princess-esque (I'm not sure if I wanna call this one), will be entertained by this. Can certain musical numbers be annoying? Sure. Are some characters forgettable, or just pulling tropes we've seen one too many times with Disney? Yeah. But there's plenty of new things here to keep your attention as well.

Feel free to request any film you'd like me to review in the future. Leave a comment down below annotating your own thoughts on the movie, and as always, thanks for reading.

Final Verdict: 3.5/4
  • Listening to: Pink Floyd
Vincent Kaayan (Birthday Art by B-Meister) by ThrashMetallix
Vincent Kaayan (Birthday Art by B-Meister)
Well it's certainly been a very long while since we've seen anything from Vince or Aestus, hasn't it...truth be told, I've got like three unfinished projects involving them, but yeah, today was my birthday, and Brandon...known here as TheBMeister, was nice enough to give Vincent a little face time....Aestus likes the spotlight I think. Vince doesn't mind. He keeps to himself.

But regardless, I'm not dead, the motivation is slowly but surely returning. Thanks Brandon!

Vincent Kaayan us an original character created by me.
Art by :iconthebmeister: (give him some love)
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Yup, I'm 26 now. So there's that.

Been a pretty rough past week emotionally as I said goodbye to my friend Brian Moore, who sadly lost his battle with Cancer not too long so. I remember talking about him briefly, and I had a little time of grief as I remembered a few things he did for me and whatnot. He was a really great guy.

But this weekend was needless to say much more fun, and happy. From laser tag, to the steakhouse, to dominoes, to....lots and lots and LOTS of Skyrim. Yeah I'm playing that again. It's consuming my life again.

But all in all I had a good birthday, and am feeling better. Hope you're all doing well. To those who wished me a good one, thank you very much. I'll try and get more active here. Got a lot in the to do list.
  • Listening to: Pink Floyd
Some of you may recall me talking about my friend, Brian Moore, who was battling cancer. Please keep his friends and family in your thoughts and prayers. Last night, he lost his battle. Despite being a bit shaken at the news, I'm fine. May say some more words later, but for now, I just ask you ask to keep his family and friends in your prayers.

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Travis Linton
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"...and I can't help but wonder where I'm bound..."

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I'm a man with many interests. Art is one of them, though it's not really a strength. I honestly am kinda surprised that half my work comes out the way it does. I draw or paint what's on my mind. I will even write...though most of it makes no sense... Since I no longer have access to a scanner, getting it up can be a hassle because digital photos from a phone or cheap camera...aren't the best things to go by here. Also since I am starting to paint a lot more, it's a real time consuming thing. Oil paint is not a fast drying material, and it requires a big amount of patience...so if you do think my paintings are good and love to see them when they come up...thanks for your patience.

I can be rather critical of myself in art and life. Let's just say there are some things I have done in life that I wish never happened, but I guess we all have those times. It makes me strive to be a better person in general, and a better person through Christ. I have made many friends here, who I have shared many experiences with, conversations, ideas...God bless each and every one of them. I've shared many conversations with them, and I have even walked some through some very difficult times, and continue to do so today. Some even call me "brother" or "Big brother". Not many do that. I guess that should be an honor. To me, I just did what I thought was the right thing to do...and so far, I don't regret it. They remain happy for the most part. I've been down many roads before.

I love and am easily calmed by the sight of water. Dunno what it is. It's just a meditative thing I guess. Love being in it, around it, under it...just wish I could breathe it. I'd take it over flying.

Yeah I mentioned above, I follow Christ. I don't really like the term Christian. I don't like to associate myself with a term that has caused pain before. Have I caused pain? Yes. And I'm not proud of it. I've had to move on in a lot of ways because of it. But it doesn't stop me from trying to learn from what I've done and try and make things better...though sometimes...I guess it's easier said than done. I study questions I know I will never find the answer to. I am pretty big in this area, and I love talking about it. I also bring philosophy into play sometimes. Let's just say this area of my world.....I cannot describe fully here. Feel free to talk to me in this area, or talk to me in general.

Or feel free to talk to me at all. I don't deny a listening ear. If you took time to read this, I smile to you. Drive on. It don't mean nothing.

Current Residence: Golden, Colorado
Favourite genre of music: Heavy Metal/Rock
Favourite style of art: Depends. I'm good with any kind of art for the most part.
Operating System: Macintosh
MP3 player of choice: Try to stay away from these. CD's are coming back.
Wallpaper of choice: Water, or game art.
Favourite cartoon character: Buizel I guess.
Personal Quote: Layne is not amused with your foolishness.

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If you're gonna go see Moana, I have one thing to say to you: See it in 3D. You won't be disappointed. I'm actually kicking myself because I didn't see it in 3D, but I can tell you it's will worth the extra few bucks. I'm actually shocked that it wasn't available in Imax at my location. Going into the theater, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew this would carry on the Disney Princess-esque tradition, but I literally had no idea what to expect as far as story or whatnot. And I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised on multiple levels, in just so many ways. I've not seen too many of the newer Disney Princess films.  I've seen Tangled, but skipped Frozen. It needs to be said that Disney is getting my attention again, and that more and more, I'm giving these films with a more fairy-tale take to their stories, more respect than I've given them in the past.
Right out the gates, this film transports you into this world, filled with gods, monsters, spirits, and legends, and it's actually quite exciting. It's not often you see someone battling a giant lava monster in a Disney movie, in the first five minutes. It's all very fun. And I gotta say it's really cool to see Disney Animation Studios adapting so many traits that made Pixar so fun to watch not so long ago (before they kinda began to...get mediocre). There's coherent storytelling, pleasant humor, and I gotta say, despite my shaky ground with musicals, this one did have its fair share of surprisingly strong musical numbers. In fact, as I'm writing this, the song "How Far I'll Go" is stuck in my head. A lot of it is really well done, and very enjoyable. And I gotta say that the musical score by Mark Mancina? Absolutely gorgeous. Those who go out of their way to get this film's soundtrack will have plenty to enjoy.

The film surprisingly draws strength from its lack of too many characters. In fact, as the credits rolled, I found myself surprised that the cast was as small as it was. This isn't a bad thing, as the film does a great job of developing our two main leads in the Chieftain's Daughter, Moana, and the Demigod, Maui. The characters are fun, funny, charming, likable, easily some of the best of any of these kinds of films I've seen. And that's a good thing too, because there are times that they literally feel like the only people in this movie. We see Moana's family, from her overprotective father, her wise yet crazy grandmother, and her...mother...who's there I guess (no seriously, the mother does nothing in this film), and that's really about it. We don't really know too much about her tribe she's supposed to eventually lead, we don't have a best friend or an exact enemy, and despite it all, the film pulls through.

Now I will say that some of the storytelling aspects are pretty...stretched beyond my disbelief. I won't spoil anything but there is one part in the beginning of the movie that honestly just kinda comes out of nowhere. There is no hint that it'll happen, the film just turns the page, and moves on. No buildup. And despite a good amount of these tunes being trait strong, there are plenty that I didn't care for. Like the song this giant crab sings halfway through the film. I can't remember his name. He's literally like Smaug from the Hobbit, if he were a giant crab. But I guess he was such a hit that he deserved his own post-credit scene where he almost kinda mocks how his musical number was as forgettable as it was. And while not all of it is forgettable, a lot of it does come out of nowhere. Some of the transitions from story to music seemed very sudden and not exactly fitting. But these relatively few faults can be overlooked, because it needs to be said that the journey you go on in this film can be breathtaking.

And I gotta devote an entire paragraph to this film's absolutely stunning animation. I honestly don't think Disney has looked this gorgeous in a very long time. I wasn't joking when I said go see it in 3D. The lighting of this film can be absolutely phenomenal, and the water, which is everywhere in this film looks practically flawless. The way the water moves, how it's influenced by the spirits in this film, how it looks both above and below, is just amazing to look at. Even small things, from hair on the characters, to animation on the ships, to the action in this film, to the environments, it is all just a beauty to behold. Absolutely stunning at times. If I scored movies based on look alone, this film would be near perfect, but this film does have a lot more going for it than its animation, and I'm very happy to say that.

Moana earns a solid three and a half star rating out of four for me. A wonderful experience, incredible journey, and just very pleasant surprise honestly. I had more fun than I thought I would. It's been a good year for Disney. While the film has its problems, they're just too few and far between for me to really get worked up about it, especially when there is just so much more to look into with this film. I'm willing to bet that those who aren't even that big on the Disney Princess-esque (I'm not sure if I wanna call this one), will be entertained by this. Can certain musical numbers be annoying? Sure. Are some characters forgettable, or just pulling tropes we've seen one too many times with Disney? Yeah. But there's plenty of new things here to keep your attention as well.

Feel free to request any film you'd like me to review in the future. Leave a comment down below annotating your own thoughts on the movie, and as always, thanks for reading.

Final Verdict: 3.5/4
  • Listening to: Pink Floyd

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