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***SCIENCE***

I sometimes wonder what would happen if this website was called Deviant Science instead of Deviant Art. These two areas of study are exact opposites of each other, which is why they give out degrees to graduates of Olympic College called Associates of Arts & Sciences. Here are the major differences between art and science:

 

Art is internal, science is external. In other words, art comes from the imagination and science comes from the real world.

Art deals with opinions, science deals with facts.

Art is creative, science is restricted by rules.

Art begins with a subject, science begins with a hypothesis.

Art is about asking questions, science is about seeking answers.

Art deals with pathos (emotions), science deals with logos (logic).

 

So what exactly would happen if Deviant Art became Deviant Science? Would we still have pictures of My Little Pony characters or just their X-rays to study their bone structures? Would we still have stories about elves and dragons kicking each other’s asses or would that battle be purely technical? Would we still have art contests or would we have science fair projects? Would we still wear reading glasses or would we trade them in for safety goggles?

You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about science in the first place. The inspiration for this subject came in the strangest place: the Music Choice channels on Wave Broadband. As they play whatever songs need to be played, the side screen gives out little “fun facts” about the band that’s currently playing. Did you know that Jeanne Sagan, the bassist for All That Remains, has a college degree in animal science? Did you also know that Jon Davis, the singer for Korn, considered studying mortuary science prior to joining the band?

Zoology (animal science) and necrology (mortuary science). Let’s flip these two subjects into art for a moment. How can we do that? Maybe for necrology, we could take the dead body’s bones and build a castle out of them. Too extreme? Too disrespectful? Then how about we do something a little more lighthearted. Let’s sew Halloween costumes for puppies such as bumblebees and navy sailors. All together now: aww! ^_^

My point is that there’s a fine line between art and science. Sometimes the two genres can cross over and we have scientists who become famous for their discoveries. In which case, their legacies become art. They created a life path for themselves that they can be proud of. Are there any other ways in which science and art can cross over? We’ve got ears, say cheers!

 

***GARRISON’S LIBRARY***

Last night, in an effort to get out of my mental exhaustion slump, I wrote an entry dealing with dreams I’ve had about getting in fights, particularly with criminals and bullies. For my next blog post, I’m going to do something a little more lighthearted. Have any of you seen the video on You Tube where complete strangers kiss for the first time? That’s not science, that’s art!

 

***AMERICAN DARKNESS***

A few minutes ago, I edited the hell out of an old military story I did called Desert Dragons. The main themes of that story make a lot of people uncomfortable: desertion and military rape. If you can get through my story, congratulations. The next story I edit won’t be any more comfortable to read. It’s called Ding, Ding, Ding and deals with a frustrated blue collar worker and his crumbling love life. Wish me luck! Better yet, wish yourselves luck once I’m done editing it.

 

***DOMESTIC DIALOGUE OF THE DAY***

MOM: Garrison, you need to take your boots off.

ME: Noooooooooo!!

MOM: Do you need to take a psychological test?

ME: Nooooooooo!!

 

***POST-SCRIPT***

Psychology is also a science, it’s just considered a social science.

  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Before the Lobotomy by Green Day
  • Reading: Dewey by Vicki Myron
  • Watching: WWE Raw
  • Playing: Piano
  • Eating: Baked Chicken and Coleslaw
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi

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Garrison Kelly
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Garrison Kelly has been writing creatively since January 2002 and made it official with an English degree in 2009 from Western Washington University. He’s tried to find work ever since completing school, but so far, no dice. His only source of income is through social security payments as he is mentally disabled with schizophrenia and autism. Mental illnesses are a favorite topic of his to discuss when writing, as are liberal politics, violent situations, anti-bullying politics, heavy metal music, and the occasional shy guy love story. Garrison’s favorite writers include, but are not limited to Carl Hiaasen, Lilian Jackson Braun, Brett Battles, and Susan Cain. Four flash drives full of first drafts along with reading countless novels has lead to the publication of three e-books and a blog, all of which can be found in the links below:

Dragon Machinegun: www.smashwords.com/books/view/…

Confessions of a Schizophrenic Savage: www.smashwords.com/books/view/…

Brawl Mart: www.smashwords.com/books/view/…

Garrison’s Library: garrisonslibrary.blogspot.com/
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saffronpanther 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's one for ya. Since we've been talking about the Eds, do you have a favorite episode of the show? Mine is "An Ed is Born", the episode where the Eds attempt to make a video to "prove" how "grown up" Eddy's been to his brother.
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Garrison-Kelly 3 days ago  Professional Writer
My favorite episode is the one where Ed turns into a grump.
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saffronpanther 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, "Little Ed Blue". Oh that death glare...

And Ed using Eddy as a bat to strike Kevin out of the park.
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Garrison-Kelly 3 days ago  Professional Writer
SARAH: Ed! You listen here, Mister! You can't kick me out! I live here too!

ED: SO MOVE!!
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Garrison-Kelly Mar 29, 2014  Professional Writer
I know people that are like that.
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saffronpanther Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too. I just found it amusing because of how it was made into a sporting move.
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Garrison-Kelly Mar 29, 2014  Professional Writer
Maybe they'll make one called "The Flat Affect Garrison".
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saffronpanther Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
RAT [reading the newspaper]
Why do all of these obituaries say that so-and-so 'passed away peacefully'?

GOAT
What do you mean, 'why'?...because the person died peacefully.

RAT
Yeah, well, when I die, I'm gonna go out punching nurses and doctors, just so someone can finally say, 'He passed away violently'.

GOAT
What a goal.

RAT [fists raised]
Bring it on, Death!
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saffronpanther Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ANDY
Bees? What kind of a science project is that?

LOUIE
I had a choice. It was either bees or dung beetles.

ANDY
You shoulda gone with the dung beetles! At least that's an insect you can work with.

LOUIE
So are you gonna help me?

ANDY [offended]
You kidding? Bees are vicious. They're nature's kamikaze pilots! They're bayonets with wings. My great uncle Thermador was destroyed by bees!

LOUIE
I thought he died of old age?

ANDY
Well, the bees destroyed his spirit first, and then old age got him. [He groans.]
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