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John Ward
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I paint. I write. I enjoy meeting new people on Google+, participating in their conversations and learning what makes them special. Here are the topics about which I post most frequently: Writing, Digital Self-Publishing (eBooks), Comics, Art/Illustration, and Movies/TV Shows.
I paint. I write. I enjoy meeting new people on Google+, participating in their conversations and learning what makes them special. Here are the topics about which I post most frequently: Writing, Digital Self-Publishing (eBooks), Comics, Art/Illustration, and Movies/TV Shows.

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Ever wonder if we've transitioned into the Darkest Timeline? #community
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I just realized that Ancient Alien Theorists are probably the most daring and promiscuous¹ people on the planet. They always say yes to everything. I mean have you ever heard about them saying no? Even a single time? This is probably because no one has ever asked them, "Do you believe we're alone in the universe?" Someone should try that just to see if their head explodes when they can't respond with their normal Yes.

¹Promiscuous: ...demonstrating or implying an undiscriminating or unselective approach; indiscriminate or casual.
"the city fathers were promiscuous with their honors"
synonyms: indiscriminate, undiscriminating, unselective, random, haphazard, irresponsible, unthinking, unconsidered
"promiscuous reading"
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+Curt Thompson, I thought you might enjoy this article.

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While we were in New York, we also visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This place is enormous. We could have easily spent our entire trip just exploring all of the various wings. As it was, we saw parts of the Greek and Egyptian wings and a tiny portion of the European Paintings.

It's difficult to pick a specific exhibit as my favorite because there were so many items on display that I'd read about as a child. Being able to stand in front of 3000 year old sculptures that I'd only seen in pictures was an amazing experience. However, I was also able to see some of Rembrandt's most well known paintings. In addition, the museum has ink drawings and etchings done by Gustave Dore and Albrecth Durer. There's a ridiculous amount of fantastic things to see here, but you really do need a week's worth of time and a go-cart because it's A LOT of walking.
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7/25/17
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My wife wanted to celebrate my birthday in a big way. So, we spent 5 days in New York City. I'm going to write a few posts about the different things we did while there, but one of the things I enjoyed most was going to the Society of Illustrators.

While there, I was able to see original paintings by Frank Frazetta, J.C. Leyndecker, Sir Arthur Rackham, Brian Froud, Michael Whelan, Norman Rockwell, and Drew Struzan (!). In addition to them, the museum was currently exhibiting a feature on Spiderman with many of the originals drawn by John Romita Jr. Seeing the original inked drawings by the guy who defined how every character in the Spiderman universe looked was a great experience.
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7/24/17
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Just got home from spending 5 days in New York. I'll probably post more about the trip, but one of the coolest things we did while there was visit the Society of Illustrators where I saw this original Frank Frazetta painting that was used as a cover for Edgar Rice Burroughs' books Swords of Mars and Synthetic Men of Mars.
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For my good friend +Gregory Lynn
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One thing I haven't seen anyone comment about regarding a female Doctor is the question of what will this mean for his/her marriage to River Song? Does this mean that we will not only have a female Doctor, but also a lesbian one? Although, it is possible that the marriage took place after this incarnation. River has referred to previous incarnations of the Doctor as having been exceptionally young. Hopefully, the writers have figured this stuff out.
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+Rick Wayne I see your Elric and raise you a door. This is the door to a WW2 munitions stockpile in Alaska.
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Too soon?
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