Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Art Should: DC In Review

Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed.
 - Anonymous

I count myself among the disturbed, and yet, I still seek to comfort others as my art comforts myself. At least, most of the time.

If you've seen my Domestic Terrorism posts, you know it doesn't always work that way. Depending on how you look at it, however, those posts could still be found comforting, most particularly to those who seek an excuse for their paranoia.

If you've seen my On Writing and On Language series, and find your own vocabulary wanting, you might find the posts both comforting (in the aspect of educating) and disturbing (in the aspect of discovering how your education might be found lacking), or you might find them just comforting (in the aspect that you already know these things).

If your dreams ever disturb you, I hope you find my guides comforting. If your dreams are drab and boring, I hope you take my guides and change that up.

If my own words are not enough to sate you, whether it is comfort or disturb you need, you can always find more by looking through my highlighted selection of quotes, lyrics, art, and books.

If your world is too big or too small, too busy or too slow, too full or too empty, and you need more comfort than can be provided through written means, my posts on spirituality and religion are there for you to help you discover your own way and provide your own comfort.

If you don't like the world as it is, I hope you'll find "If I Were King" to be comforting. If you have the means to change the world but a shortage of ideas, I hope you'll comfort me by finding inspiration among those posts.

If you're happy with the way the world is (a particularly disturbing thought to me), you'll probably find the IIWK posts disturbing.

If you find your material world lacking and you're in the market for more, you might find DC Reviews comforting, unless you've already spent the money and thrown away your receipts...

If you find your social feeds on Facebook, twitter, or Google+ are disturbingly barren, add us to your watch list, and we'll happily comfort you with posts.

If you find your webpage audience disturbingly small, link to us and we'll return the favor!

If you find you have disturbing amounts of money and are looking for a way to comfort someone with it, without acting too eager, I'd like to point subtly in my own direction. You can visit my Support page for a variety of one-time options, or go directly to our Patreon page for on-going contributions and be rewarded with some involvement with DC, including voting on which post comes next and topics for future posts. Find yourself comforted in knowing that all of your donations are fed back into the blog and the website.