Anonymous said: I get an increasing sense that all social justice today is based on defining borders for the sake of identity. Excommunication is a way of knowing other-minded people are on the other side of the street when you're protesting in favor of/against abortion rights. Boycots etc. have the same purpose. Progressives buy McDonald's, conservatives buy Chic-fil-a. At its extreme everyone just wants to know where they stand so they can live in a comfortable political stalemate.
social justice as a monicker, as a platform, as an ideology, is being solidified around whats commonly known as party lines. Democrats, republicans, etc etc.
There is no humility, no sense of critical self awareness, and so on. No one is encouraged to rock the boat, in fact you are shouted down for doing so. Even if people who regard themselves as social justice activists recognize there are fuckwits who charade as SJWs, their reaction is not to lambast and confront them for the sake of objectivity, fairness, commitment to justice and consistency in their message - but grumble about it and ultimately let it persist because they fight for the same side.
It’s why an army arises to protect Zoe Quinn from abuse when she herself is implicated as an abuser and her closest friends victim blamers. No one stops to address the victim blaming, the allegedly individual who was sexually assaulted and then silenced or even acknowledge the chance for abuse because that would be taking shots on the same side.
It’s why an army arises to seek justice for the inebriated young girl abused by several football jocks in the American midwest.
But no army arises to bring justice for the 1400 young girls who were raped in Rotherham and condemn the leftist ideological social workers and politicians who refused to help them for fear it would embolden right wing pundits.
Confronting that would reveal that their notion of Social Justice is demonstrably not infallible so therefore it’s ignored.
Anonymous said: Can you elaborate on concept artist not expanding on groundwork? Do you mean that it lacks some kind of world-building/layout to the things they create?
concept artist are like the automatons of the creative industry. The creative industry demands record speed in churning out images for tight production schedules. The concept artists are unparalleled masters at delivery. But in order to meet such demands on time, they draw inspiration for their work from a tiny pool of mental imagery. To expand on that mental imagery involves time doing an outrageous amount of research and practice. Their practice is the same things, over and over again to hone the speed at which they produce it.
When I got my foot in the door to be a concept artist for the videogames industry, landed my first job, I quickly saw that for developers above the indie level, some studios with thousands of employees rely on literally one or a handful of concept artists if they don’t farm the work out to collectives or the same dozen or so freelancers. My employer was also trying to push me to produce like those on conceptart.org do. That’s when I made my exit.
Ever wonder how the aliens in all contemporary science fiction movies look the fucking same and come out of the same fucking space ships? Or look at the environments of Guild Wars 2.
It’s a whole bunch of shit thrown together because it looks cool but otherwise has no sense of context or depth to it in spite of the lore. It looks and feels like expediency. The load screens display concept art that’s more a Magic Eye Puzzle with photos of vaulted arches photoshopped and smeared in than a rendering of a weighted environment. So the final product also looks and feels like expediency. It’s fucking spectacular to look at but has the depth and immersion of a Bob Ross painting.
Concept artists are digital Bob Ross’s
Replace the happy little bush with amorphous crystalline looking space car and the sweeping mountain with generic Scottish highland castle insert.
I’m not saying all concept artists are trash but this is the model from which they work from. Speed over quality.