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Trying To Relax For The Holidays...And Failing

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 19, 2014, 8:56 AM


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After my previous journal, and seeing some people state that I do go too far at times, though not very far overboard, I decided to try and give myself a break and get in the mood for the holidays. Relax a little even as I try to wrap up some projects, and fix up my current place a bit more. So I went out last night and got myself a decent new Christmas tree, a six-footer with built-in lights. It was on clearance at Meijer for $25, so that works. I also got a nice wreath for $13, and am getting ready to trim everything and try and relax a little.

So naturally, I recently had a call that very nearly gave me a heart attack. I got a recorded message on my answering machine from the IRS, stating that I was being given a final warning before being subjected to a lawsuit.

Cue me nearly jumping out of my skin. Seriously, not even the Joker wants to deal with the IRS. So you can bet I don't.

I did a quick bit of checking around, specifically the phone number that I was told to contact in the message. Apparently, several others got similar calls. Turns out that I was just another intended victim of some scam artist.

I swear, I felt more relaxed while doing research on various rape, bullying, and abuse cases. Just the thought of being blasted by the IRS still has me feeling creepy and on edge, despite having learned that it was a scam.

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Am I Too Serious? Do I Go Too Far?

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 16, 2014, 11:08 PM


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Is anyone familiar with the concept of Moral Guardians? People who campaign against excesses of violence, sex, foul language, etc. in the media? And tend to be self-appointed overzealous purveyors of the Moral Code?

For those of you interested, here's a link to the TV Tropes page describing such individuals. tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php…

Jack Thompson is probably the best known specimen of a Moral Guardian that I know of. A self-appointed crusader against video games, he blames them for virtually everything that is wrong in the world. In fact, his own rants cost him his credibility, as well as his license to practice law.

The reason I bring this up is because...I want to make sure that I don't go down the same road as he and other such individuals.

I've also pictured myself as a relatively tolerant person. My mother often noted that I was a lot more forgiving than she was on many issues. I have no problem with people who have a different ethnic background than I have, those who sexual orientation is different, or who practices a religion different from mine. I honestly don't care what most people do for a living, as long as said living isn't made at gunpoint. And I've always felt that, as long as they didn't get off on causing pain for pleasure or for personal gain, then I was more-or-less okay with them. True, some people annoy me, or (in all honesty) creep me out, but in those cases, I basically adopt a "You don't bother me, I don't bother you" approach to them.

But...well, I've had some people remark about my rants against works that glamorize abuse, bullying, and so on. And so, I took some time and pause and reflect. And I have to ask...do you think I'm taking things too far? I am going down the same road as people such as Jack Thompson and his ilk?

I mean...I see nothing wrong with what I've been doing myself. But by the same token, I have to realize that moral zealots and fanatics and so on likely don't see anything wrong with what they're doing, either. And while I really and truly believe that it is wrong, immoral, and irresponible to glamorize and fetishize things such as rape and torture and more, and that to do so is damaging to both one's self and to others, I don't want to go completely crazy or anything of that nature.

Now, there are a lot of works that, while I don't like them, or am even repelled by them, I won't speak out against or really castigate them. For example, imagery of females with male genitalia...really do squick me. But I don't speak out of them. I just hit the back click icon as fast as I can, and try to forget I saw it. Even works that hinge on some...morally questionable subject material that lands in the dark shades of grey, I won't attack it, because they don't go out of their way to defend something reprehensible, or they at least put a good effort in showing that, while such an act would either morally questionable or socially reprehensible under normal circumstances, it works in the story or image or whatever, and does not qualify as an evil act.

I realize that everyone has different tastes. And I don't think I have the right to attack someone because they're into something I am not. But to take something that is irrefutably evil and try and defend it or make light of it...I've come to realize that's a pretty major Berserk Button for me.

For example, in my previous place of residence, I was talking to someone who wished he could be an assassin-for-hire. I called him on it, and he went on to say that "Hey, everybody dies! What's wrong with making them die sooner for some extra money?"

To say that I was livid would be a major understatement. I wanted to punch his lights out so hard that when he came to, it'd be next week.

I don't try and typecast a given media as being evil. Movies, anime, comic books, cartoons, and more all capable of telling a wonderful story to entertain. But by the same token, they can also be used to convey what I would consider to be an absolute abomination that serves no purpose whatsoever, save to glorify and justify something that is evil beyond defense for a quick thrill. And I really and truly believe that, if something is irrefutably wrong under any and all circumstances, then it should always be treated like this. Whether in real life, or in fiction.

But...please, be honest with me. Do you people think I take these things too seriously? Am I going too far?

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Rei R-Hulk TF - WIP by OrionPax09
Rei R-Hulk TF - WIP
A work-in-progress commission for :iconnescaro:, featuring Rei getting in touch with her inner gamma mutant.

Again, I find myself having a bit of difficulty with Rei, this time with her plug suit. Or more specifically, those green portions protruding from just beneath her breasts. It took me several tries and studying different forms of production art to get them to look as good as they do, and even now, I'm not a 100% certain I got them down. So please, everybody, take a look and let me know what you think.

I think I can safely pronounce Stage 4 done. Once I get the approval from :iconnescaro:, it's on to work on Stage 5...and all the rest of the stuff that's been taking up space on my backburner... :work:

She-Hulk © Marvel, Evangelion © GAINAX

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Trying To Relax For The Holidays...And Failing

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 19, 2014, 8:56 AM


COMMISSIONS WAITING LIST


After my previous journal, and seeing some people state that I do go too far at times, though not very far overboard, I decided to try and give myself a break and get in the mood for the holidays. Relax a little even as I try to wrap up some projects, and fix up my current place a bit more. So I went out last night and got myself a decent new Christmas tree, a six-footer with built-in lights. It was on clearance at Meijer for $25, so that works. I also got a nice wreath for $13, and am getting ready to trim everything and try and relax a little.

So naturally, I recently had a call that very nearly gave me a heart attack. I got a recorded message on my answering machine from the IRS, stating that I was being given a final warning before being subjected to a lawsuit.

Cue me nearly jumping out of my skin. Seriously, not even the Joker wants to deal with the IRS. So you can bet I don't.

I did a quick bit of checking around, specifically the phone number that I was told to contact in the message. Apparently, several others got similar calls. Turns out that I was just another intended victim of some scam artist.

I swear, I felt more relaxed while doing research on various rape, bullying, and abuse cases. Just the thought of being blasted by the IRS still has me feeling creepy and on edge, despite having learned that it was a scam.

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J4RRE77 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Merry Christmas, OrionPax09!!!
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J4RRE77 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Orion. What are you doing?
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OrionPax09 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Trying to wrap up the Rei sequence I was working on.
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J4RRE77 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Cool. Cool.
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J4RRE77 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Orion. How has your weekend been?
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Rabukurafuto Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014   Writer
Happy birthday Five Nights at Freddys 2- Chicas Cupcake -Icon GIF 
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marcoasalazarm Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Happy birthday!
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday
hope you enjoyed it
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bbeagleeye Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Happy Birthday!!
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FoxMcCloud12000 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014   Writer
Happy birthday, buddy!! I hope you're having a GREAT B-Day, dude and if you're not, "make it so", 'cause you deserve to celebrate being around one more year. Best wishes, all good things to you and remember: success all the time! Cheers!
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