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Life, Death and World Cup - III - 2014

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 31, 2014, 10:42 AM








Busy Person is Busy!


Hello, people!
As some may have noticed, I wasn't able to keep you guys updated last month, althought the commissions were delivered as usual. I remember one of my new year's resolutions was about being more participative on the community, but I wasn't able to acomplish that so far.
It seems days are getting shorter as thing to do are overhelming me. There's too much happening in the world at the same time, and it's hard to follow it all.
When you need to catch a breath, the flow carries you away for a while...



One life ends, another begins.


One of the events that marked me this month was that one of my best friend's father passed away after a long battle against cancer.
I wasn't able to learn as much as I wanted from him, but it's very evident the void left on the lives of the ones who stayed, which were a LOT of people.

My friend is carrying on very well, as what we believe keeps us confortable, but the rest of his family still needs time to deal with the pain.
On the last five years, I watched several deaths from people all around me, but more than the sadness from missing that person, it brings me also reflections about these events...

First is about religions. As a non-believer, it seems to me very cruel what some religions have to offer... It's not the acceptance, but the denial of death.
The promise that you'll live forever makes you procastinate lots of things in life because you're just "passing by", and it allows SEVERAL abuses to be commited by those who doesn't care.
The suffering becomes justifiable, and by thinking you will life and never will die, you die without ever really enjoying life.
Also, for those who "stay", the pain becomes even larger as you are thaught to avoid thinking about death, and when it happens it's very shocking.

It's very strange for me that most of people feel really disconfortable when talking about life and death. They don't want to remember that we'll die some day, and people around us are also going to die... Maybe because it brings a feeling of urgency, and suddenly you realize that maybe you're wasting your life with things and people you don't like...
And when it happens, shitty jobs and licking balls becomes unnaceptable, and the system would break!

So yes, another thoughts that come to me are about this system.
When we really start to pay attention, it's clear that most of the people around us don't die of diseases. They die from poverty, from lack of access to the best treatments discovered.
There is a lot of knowledge on this world, but it's on everybody's reach. When you're rich and the BEST doctor with the expertise you need lives in Germany, you go to Germany. If the machines he needs are on United States, you go to United States. But most of people are stuck with what can be considered OUTDATED techniques, and our beloved ones die from this lack of access...

So, how many still need to die so we start to pay attention on how hazardous is inequality?



Should there be a World Cup?


Four years ago, when Brazil was announced to be the next country to host a world cup, I made some comments trying to show that nothing good would come out of that.
I remember I was harshly criticized, and had to hear that world cups benefit the "Country".

Now here we are in 2014, and wondering what the "Country" means...

I'm not sure if the corporate presstitutes in your countries are covering it, but here we have a huge blackout about how this event is being done.
Luckly, we have the alternative media, and all we can know is that World Cups are built upon blood, specially blood of poor people.

Governments all over Brazil are abusing force to remove poor people away from the Event zones.
Thousands of families are told to take whatever they can and abandon their houses before the police comes with gas canisters and rubber bullets. They don't care, mothers, children and elders are maced. After that, comes the buldozers to remove their houses to build things like parking lots to the tourists...

Billions of dollars that could be used to improve healthcare and education were used to make construction companies richer, and that's tax payer money being used! A LOT of money. Brazil is the 4th richest country in the world, but it's on 85th place when it comes to equality, and distribution of wealth.

Even the laws were temporaly twisted to make the country a dictatorship so the event can be protected. Protesting against the world cup can now make you go to prison for THIRTY YEARS. It's harsher than if you kill somebody!

Another sad side is that most of the un-politicized people (which we call "Coxinhas") tend to repeat the same speech of the Right wing parties, because our super-powerful corporate media defends the interests of the right wing. Rede Globo for example, is almost as powerful as Fox News, and tries to blame the current government which is slightly to the left, and almost everybody buys it. With this scenario, if the world cup goes wrong, they'll use the disaster to promote Right Wing parties (which favour corporate interests) to win the next election, also happening this year.

The oposition to the event is becoming so strong, that even those who doesn't care now want to protest just to promote themselves.

But don't be fooled, it's not fault of an specific political party, nor a specific corporation, it's a scheme.
Class struggle is happening in front of our eyes, and poverty is being pushed out of sight.

This event doesn't deserve any support, it's not for the people, and it's not about sports. It's for Profit, and for an Elite. FIFA doesn't deserve any support, it's a parasitic group that invades countries, transform them into dictatorships, use the public money and then take away the profit.

I'm sorry if you like soccer, but the event is rigged, the table is tilted...

And for those who think the profit from the event stays in the country, or is used to benefic the people, here's a comparison. Notice that the slum is the same, the only thing changed is the stadium...

Favela by StriderDen

From 1964 to 1985, Brazil lived under a Military Dictatorship.
Now that something big is coming, we just realized that the althought we think we live under a Democracy, the structures didn't change. The press, the buildings, the police, the LAWS, are the same as before, just like if they took the Military constitution, wrote "Democracy" on the top, but the content is all the same.

In the end the truth is, opression times never end by here...



Commissions Batch


Hello, people!

My name is Rodrigo, and as you can see, my Job is to materialize your ideas through visual Artworks.
If I didn't have to eat and pay bills, I'd gladly contribute to some cool projects for free, but as it's not the case yet, I have to charge for those.

Also, due to some content incompatibilies, I have a gallery on Fur Affinity, where you can find and request different kinds of pieces, including mature content.

You can find it here: www.furaffinity.net/user/inert…

So, I hope we can do friendly business, and I thank you for the support!

And thanks a lot for the opportunities, and for all the Kindness.
I'll put all my efforts to honor your support!

What can you Request? How Much?

LineArt Commission: $50 USD (+$20 for Each Extra Character)
(Just the lineart. And a one-color flat filling, if desired)
Draenei Sketch Test by StriderDen Khrainos Commission by StriderDen

Simple Colors Character: $60~80 USD(+$35 for Each Extra Character)
(The colored character, with the lineart appearing, and very simple coloring)
[b]No examples yet[/b]

Complex Colors Character: $65~100 USD (+$45 for Each Extra Character)
(The Full colored character, without the lineart appearing and complex shading technique. A very simple background may be included. The character complexity also interferes on the price)
DragonKin Commission by StriderDen Devias Shadesong Commission by StriderDen

Very Complex Commissions
Send me a note with the information so a fair price quote can be provided.
Daughter of Deceiver Commission by StriderDen Hermedhie Andel Commission by StriderDen Raedon's Cityscape Commission by StriderDen Son of Divine, Daughter of Deceiver by StriderDen


PROCEDURE:
1) I'll receive the note, with the description;
2) A reply with the price quote (and other tems if necessary) will be sent;
3) If all is agreed, the requester will added to the queue;
4) A sketch review will be sent;
5) Payment happens here;
6) Lineart and Color reviews will be sent;
7) Final approval;
8) High Quality files Delivery.

About Reviews: Every customer can claim FIVE reviews, and other modifications beyond that will be have a +$10 charge. (Mistakes made by me, like some detail that was mentioned but I forgot, won't count as a review)

The "Wing it" discount.
If the person pick up this service, I'll receive the description and references of the Character(s) you want me to do, but it will be all up to me to decide the kind of pose and detailing will be done on the commission. If you choose this, a -$10 USD discount will be received.
(Bear in mind that if you want this, you'll have NO right to reviews.)

Thanks for the Support Folks!
I'm glad to share this with you!


Commissions Information:

- Queue and Status: -

01. [ Vagoshar ] [Src: FA] [ PAID ] [Req:09/02] |=======---| - 70%

02. [ Salthanath ] [Src: FA] [ Not Paid ] [Req:21/02] |=======---| - 70%

03. [ hyperfreak666 ] [Src: FA] [ PAID ] [Req:25/02] |=======---| - 70%

04. [ raedon ] [Src: FA] [ PAID ] [Req:26/02] |=======---| - 70%

05. [ riptorstormwolf ] [Src: FA] [ Not Paid ] [Req:03/02] |=====-----| - 50%

06. [ riptorstormwolf ] [Src: FA] [ Not Paid ] [Req:03/02] |=====-----| - 50%

07. [ Mallikeet ] [Src: FA] [ PAID ] [Req:04/03] |=====-----| - 50%

08. [ serril.raccoon ] [Src: FA] [ Not Paid ] [Req:03/13] |=====-----| - 50%

09. [ Raedon ] [Src: FA] [ PAID ] [Req:03/28] |===-------| - 30%

10. [ Hyperfreak666 ] [Src: FA] [ PAID ] [Req:03/29] |=---------| - 10%

11. [ Fictional ] [Src: FA] [ Not Paid ] [Req:03/29] |=---------| - 10%

12. [ Renzey ] [Src: FA] [ Not Paid ] [Req:03/30] |=---------| - 10%


Status: Open For Work
Aproximate Waiting Time (For the last on the list): 3 to 4 Weeks

Thanks for the Support Folks!
I'm glad to share this with you!






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Rodrigo Martins
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Rodrigo "Den" Martins is not playing "the Game."
The current rules of the game are: "The one which dies with most stuff, wins." ~ And that's the modern definition of success.

You have to ask yourself:
When you get the ultimate job, the ultimate house, when you store up financial security and climb the ladder o success to the highest rung you can possibly climb it...

And the thrill wears off... and it WILL wear off.

Then what?
How far you have to walk down that road to see where it leads?
Surely you understand, it will never be enough.

So you have to ask yourself the question:
What matters?

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StriderDen Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Happy birthday~!  :cake:
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StriderDen Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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bizrat Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday. :meow: 
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StriderDen Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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bizrat Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :) 
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FelipeMaker-BR Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Meus parabéns, Rodrigo!

PS. Vc joga WoW? Se joga, em qual server?
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StriderDen Nov 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Obrigado! Não tenho mais jogado não!
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FelipeMaker-BR Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay!
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