Super Mario World inspired series
by Ronan Lynam
I tell you about the animals
how they suffer how they die,
You try to hide guilty doubt
from me with an appeasing smile,
You never want responsibility
for this murderous cruelty,
The wasteful piles of blood-soaked bodies
you won’t let your conscience see.
Ask yourself what makes you want this
torn ripped flesh so desperately,
Are you worthy of having this suffering
Brought about to fuel your greed???
Not satisfied with killing animals
You’re killing millions of people as well,
as the numbers increase of those dying
in your man made 3rd world hell.
Millions dying all the time
Locked in your abattoir of greed,
Whilst you destroy them and yourself
by taking much more than you need,
There is no justice in this death
No illusion i’ll let you hide behind,
The tradition you use to hide animal murder
is nothing but a thin disguise.
Young Boy George
“Poe interests me… there is a dark, very dark side to my work and Poe is quite a dark guy…” -Federico Castellon
The Spanish-American artist Castellon on his selection of The Mask of the Red Death as a book to illustrate: "I picked it because a lot of my work is devoted to this kind of questioning of what the hell is it all about and to me that was typical of the philosophy that Poe seemed to project. That we try to pose whatever we want, do whatever we want, everything, and therefore the whole game… Poe depresses me enormously in the sense that his compositions are basically lonely people all the time, rarely puts two people together. He has of course very often but a great bulk of them are alone and he impresses me with the uniqueness of an individual, this kind of floating and trying to find a niche that really isn’t there. You have to function within what is there, but none of them is a comfortable niche for anybody."
The skull of the Chinese Water Deer is one of the most iconic skulls out there.
Like many small Asian deer species, it does not have antlers. Instead the males fight each other with their extremely sharp tusks, slashing at rivals with downward head swings.
When not actively shanking others, the tusks can be folded back slightly., so they don’t interfere with eating.
Countless studies conducted have failed to demonstrate that capital punishment acts as a deterrent to violent crimes. US states that don’t have the death penalty have much lower murder rates, while the southern states have the highest murder rate and 80% of executions have been carried out there, although, it must be said, actual executions are waning.