All posts by scottobear

Starting on Netflix’s Wednesday

IMDb: : Wednesday https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13443470/

Watching first episode, Gomez seems to lack the enthusiasm and warmth I associate with other tv and movie appearances of the character.

Wednesday, seems more hostile than clever, but it can chalked up to the show’s premise. I did like the cello “paint it black” bit.

Thing, well animated, but not crazy about the Frankenstein stitches makeover.

I’ll keep watching, I think it has potential outside the initial pilot-itis.

Update, episode 2 is much more engaging. It’ll survive the three strikes rule, I think.

Midjourney queries cont

Concept art

  1. ancient indonesia, indonesian villagers, punakawan warriors and priests, cinematic, detailed, atmospheric, epic, concept art, wimmelbilder, matte painting, background mountains, shafts of lighting, mist,, photo – realistic, concept art,, volumetric light, cinematic epic + rule of thirds | 3 5 mm, 8 k, corona render, movie concept art, octane render, cinematic, trending on artstation, movie concept art, cinematic composition, ultra – detailed, realistic, hyper – realistic, volumetric lighting, 8 k
  2. city made out of glass : : close shot : : 3 5 mm, realism, octane render, 8 k, exploration, cinematic, trending on artstation, realistic, 3 5 mm camera, unreal engine, hyper detailed, photo – realistic maximum detail, volumetric light, moody cinematic epic concept art, realistic matte painting, hyper photorealistic, concept art, volumetric light, cinematic epic, octane render, 8 k, corona render, movie concept art, octane render, 8 k, corona render, cinematic, trending on artstation, movie concept art, cinematic composition, ultra – detailed, realistic, hyper – realistic, volumetric lighting, 8 k
  3. a cute magical flying dog, fantasy art drawn by disney concept artists, golden colour, high quality, highly detailed, elegant, sharp focus, concept art, character concepts, digital painting, mystery, adventure

More midjourney queries

**Wallpaper**

1. The Legend of Zelda landscape atmospheric, hyper realistic, 8k, epic composition, cinematic, octane render, artstation landscape vista photography by Carr Clifton & Galen Rowell, 16K resolution, Landscape veduta photo by Dustin Lefevre & tdraw, 8k resolution, detailed landscape painting by Ivan Shishkin, DeviantArt, Flickr, rendered in Enscape, Miyazaki, Nausicaa Ghibli, Breath of The Wild, 4k detailed post processing, artstation, rendering by octane, unreal engine

2. a lone skyscraper landscape vista photography by Carr Clifton & Galen Rowell, 16K resolution, Landscape veduta photo by Dustin Lefevre & tdraw, 8k resolution, detailed landscape painting by Ivan Shishkin, DeviantArt, Flickr, rendered in Enscape, Miyazaki, Nausicaa Ghibli, Breath of The Wild, 4k detailed post processing, atmospheric, hyper realistic, 8k, epic composition, cinematic, artstation

3. A grand city in the year 2100, atmospheric, hyper realistic, 8k, epic composition, cinematic, octane render, artstation landscape vista photography by Carr Clifton & Galen Rowell, 16K resolution, Landscape veduta photo by Dustin Lefevre & tdraw, 8k resolution, detailed landscape painting by Ivan Shishkin, DeviantArt, Flickr, rendered in Enscape, Miyazaki, Nausicaa Ghibli, Breath of The Wild, 4k detailed post processing, artstation, rendering by octane, unreal engine

4. walking on the starlight,dreamy ultra wide shot, atmospheric, hyper realistic, epic composition, cinematic, octane render, artstation landscape vista photography by Carr Clifton & Galen Rowell, 16K resolution, Landscape veduta photo by Dustin Lefevre & tdraw, detailed landscape painting by Ivan Shishkin, DeviantArt, Flickr, rendered in Enscape, Miyazaki, Nausicaa Ghibli, Breath of The Wild, 4k detailed post processing, artstation, rendering by octane, unreal engine

5. futuristic nighttime cyberpunk New York City skyline landscape vista photography by Carr Clifton & Galen Rowell, 16K resolution, Landscape veduta photo by Dustin Lefevre & tdraw, 8k resolution, detailed landscape painting by Ivan Shishkin, DeviantArt, Flickr, rendered in Enscape, Miyazaki, Nausicaa Ghibli, Breath of The Wild, 4k detailed post processing, atmospheric, hyper realistic, 8k, epic composition, cinematic, artstation

6. cursed zelda ruins landscape vista photography by Carr Clifton & Galen Rowell, 16K resolution, Landscape veduta photo by Dustin Lefevre, 8k resolution, detailed landscape painting by Ivan Shishkin, DeviantArt, Flickr, rendered in Enscape::8 –iw 10 –no blur, blurry, bokeh, dirty, eyes, face, figure, hair, human, man, noisy, oversharpened, paint flecks, people, person, scratches, skin, text, too dark, too sharp, unclear, underexposed, undeveloped, watermark, woman

7. A trail through the unknown, atmospheric, hyper realistic, 8k, epic composition, cinematic, octane render, artstation landscape vista photography by Carr Clifton & Galen Rowell, 16K resolution, Landscape veduta photo by Dustin Lefevre & tdraw, 8k resolution, detailed landscape painting by Ivan Shishkin, DeviantArt, Flickr, rendered in Enscape, Miyazaki, Nausicaa Ghibli, Breath of The Wild, 4k detailed post processing, artstation, rendering by octane, unreal engine

Midjourney queries

Architecture

  1. Residential home high end futuristic interior, olson kundig::1 Interior Design by Dorothy Draper, maison de verre, axel vervoordt::2 award winning photography of an indoor-outdoor living library space, minimalist modern designs::1 high end indoor/outdoor residential living space, rendered in vray, rendered in octane, rendered in unreal engine, architectural photography, photorealism, featured in dezeen, cristobal palma::2.5 chaparral landscape outside, black surfaces/textures for furnishings in outdoor space
  2. the living room of a cozy wooden house with a fireplace, at night, interior design, d & d concept art, d & d wallpaper, warm, digital art. art by james gurney and larry elmore.
  3. Realistic architectural rendering of a capsule multiple house within concrete giant blocks with moss and tall rounded windows with lights in the interior, human scales, fog like london, in the middle of a contemporary city of Tokyo, stylish, generative design, nest, spiderweb structure, silkworm thread patterns, realistic, Designed based on Kengo Kuma, Sou Fujimoto, cinematic, unreal engine, 8K, HD, volume twilight

**Portraits**

1. ultrarealistic, (old woman) portrait, cinematic lighting, award winning photo, no color, 80mm lense

2. a beautiful Cotton Mill Girl, symmetrical, centered, dramatic angle, ornate, details, smooth, sharp focus, illustration, realistic, cinematic, artstation, award winning, rgb , unreal engine, octane render, cinematic light, macro, depth of field, blur, red light and clouds from the back, highly detailed epic cinematic concept art CG render made in Maya, Blender and Photoshop, octane render, excellent composition, dynamic dramatic cinematic lighting, aesthetic, very inspirational, arthouse by Henri Cartier Bresson

3. a highly detailed epic cinematic concept art CG render digital painting artwork: Sadie Sink. By Greg Rutkowski, Ilya Kuvshinov, WLOP, Stanley Artgerm Lau, Ruan Jia and Fenghua Zhong, trending on ArtStation, subtle muted cinematic colors, made in Maya, Blender and Photoshop, octane render, excellent composition, cinematic atmosphere, dynamic dramatic cinematic lighting, precise correct anatomy, aesthetic, very inspirational, arthouse

4. 3 d rendered character portrait of serious sam, 3 d, octane render, depth of field, unreal engine 5, concept art, vibrant colors, glow, trending on artstation, ultra high detail, ultra realistic, cinematic lighting, focused, 8 k

5. glowwave portrait of curly orange haired mad scientist man from borderlands 3, au naturel, hyper detailed, digital art, trending in artstation, cinematic lighting, studio quality, smooth render, unreal engine 5 rendered, octane rendered, art style by pixar dreamworks warner bros disney riot games and overwatch.

6. a portrait of an old coal miner in 19th century, beautiful painting with highly detailed face by greg rutkowski and magali villanueve

Aiart thoughts Nov 27 2022

Is ai art actual “art” ?

Like most things, it depends on how you look at it.

Does using text to image programs like stable diffusion or midjourney make creation of images too easy?

I don’t know. Does listening to an audio book count as reading? Does photography count as art? What about collage? Does imitation of another artists style sully the work? What if you develop a style by blending a few or a bunch?

I lean into the camp of it being a useful tool for the creative. Maybe it falls into the craft side of arts and crafts, rather than the art side.

I do know that I can use these tools to create images never before made, based on what I tell it to do. Sometimes I get a good approximation of what I want, sometimes I get some happy accidents, sometimes I get inspiration to build something new,and sometimes I get something to just delete and start fresh from a new perspective. If that isn’t art, I’m not sure how I would define it.

Some sample prompts and images I have used in the last couple of days –

!paint blue and gold vintage 50s style robots in desert city , fantasy art, high quality, highly detailed, elegant, sharp focus, concept art, character concepts, digital painting, mystery, adventure, wide angle, many reflections, 8k, ultra-detailed –landscape

!paint red blue and green vintage 50s style robots in desert city , fantasy art, drawn by erol otus, high quality, highly detailed, elegant, sharp focus, concept art, character concepts, digital painting, mystery, adventure, wide angle, many reflections, 8k, ultra-detailed –landscape

!paint bronze droid in desert city , fantasy art, high quality, highly detailed, elegant, sharp focus, concept art, character concepts, digital painting, mystery, adventure, wide angle, many reflections, 8k –landscape

!paint bronze droid in insanely detailed still life of retro kitchen by Craig Mullins by narokdik , crypto art , pop art , extremely bright and colorful, funky art, shade the changing man, juxtaposition art , 8K upscaled, Heavy metal (Richard Corben) Greg rutkowski | great field of view , physically impossible city in background –landscape

Nov 15 2022 – side effect of PTSD?

Looking at my journals from my late teens and throughout my 20s, I dissociated quite a lot. I have notes to myself about waking up, realizing I was doing something, like going up the steps to Mr Vice’s class or talking to R&K about a science fiction author on I had never heard of, and then recognized after I “woke up”.

It was pretty scary then, and still is a bit frightening now. I wrote that it feels like something else was driving my mind and body on autopilot, and I just would snap into consciousness at random, realizing that I was in a fog mentally, but the body just went on about the business of hanging out with pals at D&D or driving home from school, only to snap back into sharp focus later on.

There was a real disconnect from my body, and reality in general. I wonder how many people had the same vibe and even gave it a second thought?

I don’t have any alternative personalities or lost time that I know of, more of just coasting. A lot more than just “highway hypnosis ” or getting lost in a book though.

Like I mentioned, no alternate identities, but depersonalization and serialization certainly seem to have made an appearance.

Via https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/ymiwzs/zlibrary_isnt_really_gone_but_that_maybe_up_to_you/

Z-Library isn’t really gone, but that maybe up to you.

Millions woke up to news today that Z-Library domains have been seized, cries that z-lib is gone were heard from red core to black sky!… but that’s not really the case so here is what you, a humble datahoarder can do about it.

In case you missed it a unique to z-lib (deduped against LibGen) backup was made and published by u/pilimi_anna a little over a [month ago.](http://annas-blog.org/blog-3x-new-books.html) While you did a [great job](https://old.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/) with SciHub, there’s still work be done to ensure the preservation of all written works and cultural heritage. So here is the 5,998,794 book 27.8TB z-lib archive for you to hold, hoard, preserve, seed and proliferate.

* [Database](https://archive.org/download/pilimi-zlib-meta/pilimi-zlib2-index-2022-08-24-fixed.sql.gz) | [Mirror](https://the-eye.eu/pilimi-zlib2-index-2022-08-24-fixed.sql.gz) ~ (metadata, extensions)
* [Torrents](https://archive.org/download/pilimi-zlib-meta/pilimi-zlib-torrents.zip) | [Mirror](https://the-eye.eu/pilimi-zlib-torrents.zip) | [TOR Mirror](http://2urmf2mk2dhmz4km522u4yfy2ynbzkbejf2cvmpcbzhpffvcuksrz6ad.onion/zlib-downloads.html)


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**Related Reading**

* [U.S. Authorities Seize Z-Library Domain Names](https://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-seize-z-library-domain-names-221104/) @ TorrentFreak
* [TikTok Blocks Z-Library Hashtag](https://torrentfreak.com/tiktok-blocks-z-library-hashtag-pending-piracy-investigation-221031/) @ TorrentFreak
* [ZLibrary domains have been seized](https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=33460970) @ HackerNews
* [ISBNdb Dump – How many books are preserved forever?](http://annas-blog.org/blog-isbndb-dump-how-many-books-are-preserved-forever.html) @ Annas-Blog
* [Mission to preserve SciHub](https://old.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/) @ r/DataHoarder

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**Alternative Libraries / Free eBook Hosts**

* [OpenLibrary](https://openlibrary.org/)
* [Library Genesis](https://libgen.is/)
* [PDF Drive](https://www.pdfdrive.com/)
* [Sci-Hub](https://sci-hub.hkvisa.net/)
* [Gutenberg](https://www.gutenberg.org/)
* [Obooko](https://www.obooko.com/)
* [ManyBooks](https://manybooks.net/)
* [FreeBookSpot](http://www.freebookspot.club/)
* [The Anarchist Library ](https://theanarchistlibrary.org)

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**Closing**

Support authors you love.. But abolish the strangle hold of DRM and licensing that kills ownership, seek to squash abuse of the DMCA, move to limit copyright terms and above all aim to ensure Alexandria doesn’t burn twice.

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[^Ukraine ^Crisis ^Megathread](https://old.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/t0fgg3/ukraine_crisis_megathread/) ^will ^replace ^this ^thread ^again ^within ^7 ^days.

https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/ymiwzs/zlibrary_isnt_really_gone_but_that_maybe_up_to_you/

Spookies

Art by Rudolf Sieber-Lonati one of the most prolific German horror pulp artists, most of them are from Dan Shocker covers

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