ok… no dupes… too much risk.

Since there is the possibility that Turbosquid might do something funky with my account if they detect that I have duplicate images with different names in their datbase, I’ve decided to NOT do as I was thinking about and reuploading every blasted image I have.

Instead, I’m going to, going foward in time, as new assets are created, put the new assets in to the database mentioned in the last posting. I also might try to blog/link to every past asset put on Turbosquid and may try to figure out the current file names that match. However, I’m not sure if I”ll do that or not. However, some of the previous images from the past that were put in to turbosquid may end up becoming a part of zip files that will be uploaded as batches. That way I can continue to use the files in their new naming structure without too many issues…

Image asset management is a major pain sometimes… People should really be made aware of this before they get in too much over their heads like I did, lol.

Lesson learned.



Over in my delicious links blog at http://mastermesh.wordpress.com I’ve recently posted quite a few links related to Mormonism, the occult, and a few other things that are related…

In thinking about all of that, I think there’s a lot of similarities…

In psychology, one area of relationship therapy studies the idea of the “Imago” is the subconcious ultimate love in your life, which was created through various psychic wounds you received over your youth which actually causes you to seek out a lover that has certain traits similar to those that wounded you the most in the past, mostly when you were a child, but also at any time in your life, which usually is why people seek out lovers with similar traits to their parents – who is the most caring relationship they’ve had, but also the most damaging on some levels.

I propose that the Imago and the Holy Guardian Angel idea in magic are really sort of one in the same. This also has to do with self esteem on some levels. Some claim the HGA is seperate from the self – which is just like the Imago, and that connecting with the HGA one gains control over the self – which is just like the HGA and Imago idea. Some also claim that there is a “higher self” in magic involved which is similar to HGA but seperate and more based on the magician changing themselves rather then talking to the HGA. That has to do, I think, with the ego and self-esteem in psychology. Magic isn’t really all that magical. Scientology’s cleansing thetans in order to gain control of one’s life and moving to a higher level is not much different of an idea then cleansing the mind’s of past psychological wounds – gaining control of the self, or any other religion’s various similar topics.

Scientology claims to hate psychology, but ultimately, they seem to have the same exact goal – cleansing the mind to gain control of the self. Magic and really just about every other religion on the face of the earth seems to have the same sort of goal – gaining control of the self to get in to contact with the higher self, which should be the real self. It’s the same whether it’s following the commandments Moses obtained, following Islamic law, cleansing the Thetan aliens from the self (which are really sort of like alien “sin” germs), seeking enlightenment through the Lightbringer in Freemasonry, wrapping yourself up as a mummy to live forever in your own temple as the ancient Egyptians did, seeking cleansing through confession as Catholics do, seeking others on the internet who share your ideas as the Brights and freethinkers do, seeking ways to get to Kolob’s holy light as Mormons do, or seeking to overcome real or imagined demons in order to talk to the Holy Guardian Angel so that you can gain control over the self and seeking your true self…

idea: rolling pin wood block printing.

here’s a bizzare idea that I just thought of… what about engraving rolling pins to create wood block type of prints. In a typical print shop you cut flat planks of wood to do engravings on and put it through a roller to apply pressure to the paper. What about just engraving a wooden rolling pin so that the pin itself acts as a roller that puts the ink on the paper. Strange idea, but for those on a budget without a typical printing press, it sounds like it might possibly work… but now the question is will a rolling pin stand up to that sort of damage? In printmaking class back in college, another cheapo alternative I remember talking about with the professor was using wooden kitchen spoons to sort of rub the paper on to the top of a cut up piece of wood or metal to make the print. This idea with the rolling pin sounds more logical to me as long as you can figure out a way to make the registration marks stay where you want them, and the paper stay while the rolling pin moves.

3d studio sucks somewhat…

I am learning to hate The 3d Studio’s website. Uploading there, I just had a bunch of stuff I was working on completely erased from their clunky image editing database thingy… also they erase images uploaded after about a week. That’s completely different from turbosquid, which keeps images for years, so if you don’t get around to adding keywords, etc. on turbosquid you are not out of luck completely… I REALLY WISH some image selling site would just auto sell stuff without having to add enormous amounts of work through adding keywords, etc. It’d be nice if there was a place that you could ftp images in, then the community could tag the stuff or you could later in bunches…


Photo of 555 Locust by Jeff Thomann
This photo of 555 Locust Street is available at Turbosquid. Click the image below or the following link to see the image on Turbosquid.