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Fantasy Genesis

Author : Chuck Lukacs
ISBN : 9781440309878
Genre : Art
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Get Rolling on Your Most Inventive Artwork Ever! What lurks in the shadows of your imagination? This book takes you deep into the dusty corners and dark recesses where your most original ideas lie in wait, showing you how to lure them out into daylight, and shape them into fantastic yet believable concept art. Experimentation is the cornerstone of Fantasy Genesis. A series of dice rolls and corresponding word lists present you with an infinite variety of jumping-off points and visual problems to solve. The challenge (and the fun) is to meld seemingly unrelated and everyday elements such as a caterpillar, seashells, fire or a hammer into exceptionally curious, grotesque, oddly beautiful and totally unexpected creations. • 40+ step-by-step mini-demonstrations illustrate basic techniques for drawing a wide range of fantasy elements and forms • 3 game variations (complete with game sheets) lead you to create fiercely imaginative objects, creatures and humanoids • 3 full-length demonstrations show how to play the game from your first rolls of the die to finished concept drawings Use this art-game as a warm-up, a bulldozer for creative-block or a daily sketching exercise to generate a stockpile of inspired beasties, heroes, costumes, weapons and other never-before-dreamt creations. It all starts with a roll, a word and your imagination.
Category: Art

Fantasy Genesis Characters

Author : Chuck Lukacs
ISBN : 9781440350016
Genre : Art
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Conjure creatures and characters from your imagination! To generate fantasy characters and inhabitants that populate an imaginary world, sometimes you need a little creative fuel...and a 20-sided die. Fantasy Genesis Characters is a choose-your-own-adventure game where a roll of the dice decides what type of creature you create. Each chapter expands on mimicking the observable world to engineer original populations by mashing up unrelated quirks and concepts--think "vegetarian zombie," "Byzantine goth" or "gangster sheep." Roll the dice to combine traits from word lists. Mix random emotions, behaviors, costumes, cultures and anthropomorphic attributes to create infinite and unexpected characters. Short lessons supply the building blocks to develop character components--expressions, gestures, posture, etc.--while mini demos, creative challenges and RPG-like activities help you bring them to life. • 30+ challenges and demonstrations illustrate how to conceptualize and create fully developed fantasy characters • Use free-association word games to jump-start your brain into forming original ideas, crazy-cool mash-ups and visual solutions • Includes a crash course in anatomy, plus tips for drawing from life and reference photos • Learn to sketch facial expressions and modify classic archetypes
Category: Art

Second Genesis

Author : Donald Moffitt
ISBN : 9781480499966
Genre : Fiction
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Many centuries ago, an alien race known as the Nar were able to recreate human beings from genetic code, broadcast from Earth into outer space by a beleaguered humanity. Although the Nar are kind and benevolent masters to the humans, discontent leads the humans to revolt, and the Nar realize that they do not yet fully understand their rebellious creations. They allow a group of humans to travel millions of light years through the galaxy, in order to discover what has happened to the original occupants of planet Earth. However, none of the human participants of the expedition are prepared for what awaits them at the completion of their journey...
Category: Fiction

Genesis Of A Serial Killer Fantasy S Integral Role In The Creation Of A Monster

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ISBN : OCLC:46396022
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Jeremy Anderson presents the full text of his senior paper published in May 1994 and entitled "Genesis of a Serial Killer: Fantasy's Integral Role in the Creation of a Monster." The paper discusses the fantasy life of the serial killer, which becomes an addiction. Anderson details the addictive behavior and psychological progression of the serial killer over time.

Genesis Ideology

Author : David H. Aaron
ISBN : 9781532609466
Genre : Religion
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Genesis Ideology explores the purpose of stories in the book of Genesis as building blocks for ancient Israelite culture. This book exposes the intersection of the author's ideological agenda and the contemporary reader's interpretive practice. This volume, written for a general readership, is informed by contemporary scholarly approaches to biblical literature as well as questions of contemporary relevance.
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Forever Pursuing Genesis

Author : Leonard Mustazza
ISBN : 0838751768
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The title of this book, Forever Pursuing Genesis, derives from a statement that Vonnegut once made about the nature of the universe and humankind's place in it. This study applies that statement to the narrative themes that Vonnegut has treated in his career.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fantasy And Mimesis

Author : Kathryn Hume
ISBN : 0416380204
Genre : Fantastic literature
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Category: Fantastic literature

Political Myth

Author : Roland Boer
ISBN : 9780822390053
Genre : Political Science
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In this provocative and necessary work, Roland Boer, a leading biblical scholar and cultural theorist, develops a political myth for the Left: a powerful narrative to be harnessed in support of progressive policy. Boer focuses on foundational stories in the Hexateuch, the first six books of the Bible, from Genesis through Joshua. He contends that the “primal story” that runs from Creation, through the Exodus, and to the Promised Land is a complex political myth, one that has been appropriated recently by the Right to advance reactionary political agendas. To reclaim it in support of progressive political ends, Boer maintains, it is necessary to understand the dynamics of political myth. Boer elaborates a theory of political myth in dialogue with Ernst Bloch, Theodor Adorno, Alain Badiou, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj Žižek. Through close readings of well-known biblical stories he then scrutinizes the nature of political myth in light of feminism, psychoanalysis, and Marxism. Turning to contemporary politics, he examines the statements of prominent American and Australian politicians to show how the stories of Creation, conquest, Paradise, and the Promised Land have been distorted into a fantasy of Israel as a perpetual state in the making and a land in need of protection. Boer explains how this fantasy of Israel shapes U.S. and Australian foreign and domestic policies, and he highlights the links between it and the fantasy of unfettered global capitalism. Contending that political myths have repressed dimensions which if exposed undermine the myths’ authority, Boer urges the Left to expose the weakness in the Right’s mythos. He suggests that the Left make clear what the world would look like were the dream of unconstrained capitalism to be realized.
Category: Political Science

The Genesis Of God

Author : Thomas J. J. Altizer
ISBN : UOM:39015033121255
Genre : Religion
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Thomas Altizer, one of America's premier theologians, searches for a proper understanding of the Christian God, which he believes can only be explicated when the question of origin is raised. He begins with an investigation of Hegelian thinking, develops his insights in dialogue with such thinkers as Augustine and Nietzsche, and then focuses on notions generated by the Christian epic poetry of Dante, Milton, and Blake. By developing the absolute origin of God that only Christianity knows, Altizer discloses the origin of a uniquely Christian freedom while also touching upon such important themes as predestination, the fall, evil, and eternity. This new book is a major contribution to his comprehensive apocalyptic theology.
Category: Religion