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  1. #1 Is it possible to create anything " original " ? 
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    Given most art is deviation of some idea or concept that existed before it I wonder how likely it is to create anything original ?

    Im thinking mainly in terms of characters you might see in film , that are instantly recognisble as an archetype unto itself i.e. literally a new classification altogether such as Darth Vader was in terms of villan when he first appeared .

    Also ,what elements do you think make this work i.e. is Papaltine more relevant / popular and as result a archtype of todays embodiement of evil than he was 20 years since Bush adminstration appeared ?

    Would darth vader be as successful if he looked different , and how does that lend to the character itself ?


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    Is art exclusively a somewhat material manifestation of a feeling? If so then the only way to create something that has never been created in some way, shape, or form is to either create something from a feeling that no human being has ever before manifested, or have an entirely new feeling that has never been felt before. However I would think that in the latter case that that type of art could not be popular unless suddenly everyone had this new feeling that had never been felt before.

    I think this is all kind of nuts though. As far as I know human beings have been around for thousands of years which makes the former an almost non existant possibility. As for the latter I think a person that thought themself to fall into this type of situation to just be blinded by pride.

    This idea is a good idea though, the idea to strive for originality, for uniquness. It can help to keep us motivated and accomplish great things.

    I read, 33, that you had some Joe Campbell and Bill Moyer quotes on a different thread, and now with the George Lucas. I believe that somewhere in the first 100 pages of Joeseph Campbell's book, Hero of a Thousand Faces, when he begins talking about what a hero's story is to a particular culture, he writes about this. I wish I had the book laying around here somewhere so I could give the exact quote...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Demen Tolden
    Is art exclusively a somewhat material manifestation of a feeling? If so then the only way to create something that has never been created in some way, shape, or form is to either create something from a feeling that no human being has ever before manifested, or have an entirely new feeling that has never been felt before. However I would think that in the latter case that that type of art could not be popular unless suddenly everyone had this new feeling that had never been felt before.

    I think this is all kind of nuts though. As far as I know human beings have been around for thousands of years which makes the former an almost non existant possibility. As for the latter I think a person that thought themself to fall into this type of situation to just be blinded by pride.

    This idea is a good idea though, the idea to strive for originality, for uniquness. It can help to keep us motivated and accomplish great things.

    I read, 33, that you had some Joe Campbell and Bill Moyer quotes on a different thread, and now with the George Lucas. I believe that somewhere in the first 100 pages of Joeseph Campbell's book, Hero of a Thousand Faces, when he begins talking about what a hero's story is to a particular culture, he writes about this. I wish I had the book laying around here somewhere so I could give the exact quote...

    Well it describes the process of creating recreating the myths but its trying to re-interpt that, thats difficult.

    Darth Vader is galatic bad guy no 1 and just because of how he acts or the themes , but his look as well.

    I suppose its being first to create a character that fills these representations or templates in way that works in pyschology , look and story.

    Im not sure as well that its possible to have counter females version of these established archeypes , would it be possible to have sort of galatic evil queen for example ?

    Vader himself covers so many different elements .

    You could argue hes undead like lich
    Hes a robot who can do magick i.e. use the force
    A mutated human
    An avenging angel
    The shadow
    The anti hero

    etc etc

    and theres the armour

    the light saber itself which was a first
    the helmet which uses military gas mask concept design
    and the grid mouth like prison in the form of triangle i.e. pyramid
    a samurai helmet
    the token bad guys cape
    the respirator box on his chest

    Im not sure there is or they'll ever be a better modern day example of a character, forget harry potter , whose appeal I never really understood ( boy wizard ) he aint got shit on Vader..

    I havent seen anything else that comes close
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    What about Cthulhu?
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    YES!

    Words, sayings phrases.........

    Youth culture is always making new phrases words and slang........

    I have a huge dictionary of words made up by Shakespeare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demen Tolden
    What about Cthulhu?
    Thats older than Star Wars ..

    Hardly original , have you read the Necronomicon ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33
    Quote Originally Posted by Demen Tolden
    What about Cthulhu?
    Thats older than Star Wars ..

    Hardly original , have you read the Necronomicon ?
    Necronomicon?

    Hardly original either.

    Also older than star wars
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demen Tolden
    What about Cthulhu?
    Thats older than Star Wars ..

    Hardly original , have you read the Necronomicon ?
    Necronomicon?

    Hardly original either.

    Also older than star wars
    That depends which version your reading
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    Quote Originally Posted by 33
    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Quote Originally Posted by 33
    Quote Originally Posted by Demen Tolden
    What about Cthulhu?
    Thats older than Star Wars ..

    Hardly original , have you read the Necronomicon ?
    Necronomicon?

    Hardly original either.

    Also older than star wars
    That depends which version your reading
    Really, i'd be interested to know what version you are reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Quote Originally Posted by 33
    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demen Tolden
    What about Cthulhu?
    Thats older than Star Wars ..

    Hardly original , have you read the Necronomicon ?
    Necronomicon?

    Hardly original either.

    Also older than star wars
    That depends which version your reading
    Really, i'd be interested to know what version you are reading.
    That makes two of us then...

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    It appears to me 33 that you are on this forum not to contribute to the debates or put anything intelligible into the pot.

    Instead you ramble with elusive psycho-riddles, meaningless questions and banal comments that achieve nothing and go nowhere.

    Some people seem to like to paint themselves as mysterious either because they are afraid of knowing themselves, or afraid others might get to know them because they are afraid to find out who they really are or they are lost in some kind of meandering mindless labrynth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    It appears to me 33 that you are on this forum not to contribute to the debates or put anything intelligible into the pot.

    Instead you ramble with elusive psycho-riddles, meaningless questions and banal comments that achieve nothing and go nowhere.

    Some people seem to like to paint themselves as mysterious either because they are afraid of knowing themselves, or afraid others might get to know them because they are afraid to find out who they really are or they are lost in some kind of meandering mindless labrynth?
    " He who bends to himself a joy
    Doth the winged life destroy;
    But he who kisses Joy as it flies
    Lives in eternitys sunrise "
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