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  1. @Waggo as a mod I come across some posters more than others who are quick to jump in with controversial opinions and then back peddle with the 'well I didn't know that/you can't say anything round here' defense. So that does influence how much credence I give to such posts. However I genuinely wouldn't want anyone to feel they aren't able to post. I do think there's some common sense needed though, that if a subject being debated involves particularly sensitive subjects, eg race, religion, disability, etc that people should be prepared to either research their point or read some of the discuss
  2. Listening to a number of other posters having an informed discussion is a lecture? How so? I read a lot of stuff in the covid threads from people on here with medical/scientific backgrounds. I don't decide that they're lecturing me because I haven't got the same level of contribution. I don't get a curt response if I ask a question, but I would expect one if I just tried to shoot down their posts without having anything worthwhile to counter.
  3. In order for you to have a discussion, you need to have some basic knowledge to discuss. If you don't have anything to discuss then consider listening to others who have taken the time to inform themselves of the subject first.
  4. FWIW there have been other examples where public figures have compared treatment of X group, or strategies used by X group, with the treatment of Jews, or with the Nazis. If that comparison is felt to be obviously wrong, IE that the thing they are comparing is anything other than genocide, then it is widely accepted under the definition of anti semitism. The reasoning behing that the act of comparison is minimising the seriousness of the Holocaust and what actually happened. That might seem like a stretch until you remember that attempts to undermine and minimise public perception
  5. I think I said I'd move more art talk to another thread but I'm really enjoying the attention this subject is getting
  6. @Alex W. I think the art chat has been exhausted but if there's anything further I'll move it to Arts & Lit @Thor I did my first degree in the subject and was coincidentally looking at some of my old books on the subject. You have to remember this was a generation who experienced genuine terror at things seen from a first person view on a cinema screen. You can only imagine what they would have made of HDR! (Also fwiw I lurk in discussion but rarely have anything worthwhile to post, and I guess even in this thread that's still questionable )
  7. Tbf that was pretty much the position of the Dadaists, so I don't think it's an area to argue for an elitist viewpoint Anyway I'm going off topic. As you were!
  8. No more of this please either. If you post this shit and then have the temerity to report people's responses to it, you're liable to be banned for wasting mods time.
  9. This isn't necessary, people can like what they like - but you're showing your lack of awareness of the subject. People don't look at Rothko and see meaning. That's not what his art is about. He created it at a time when people were buying art for restaurants and private houses and he didn't want to create art for that market. So he created huge canvases of intense colour that when you experience them up close (ie not with the viewing distance of a gallery size space) are unpleasant and unsettling. He wanted to see if pretentious people would buy it and he liked the idea of people putting up w
  10. I'll have a look at generic ones as I think they do tend to be less 'grainy' (and they're cheaper so no harm trying them) It's not so much that colour that bothers me, more the effect on the resolution. I've seen some in videos where the protector makes the screen look almost pixelated, which isn't great for using other apps/browsing, but also affects drawing apps if using fine detail. I don't rely on my iPad for anything so I'm not worried about a bit of an effect on the display but maybe not as much as some of the ones I've seen reviewed. I'll have a look, but good to know that it adds to th
  11. Thanks @yakumo that's interesting. The reviews I've come across are mainly for one called 'paperlike' but it describes it as feeling more like sketchbook paper, ie with a strong grain. I would like something with some texture but that seems a bit too far (and has quite a big impact on screen display for everything else, as you might imagine)
  12. I posted upthread about just starting digital drawing (iPad + procreate) just wondered if anyone has any tips for a beginner - Best way to keep/organise art? I'd quite like to keep track of progress/ideas and perhaps have the ability to organise chronologically/thematically. It'd be nice to have the option of publishing things eventually but most of what I'm drawing now is following tutorials or making notes of different techniques. It'd be nice to look back and have a record. Obviously procreate has a gallery but I wondered if there's preferred sites for uploading to. - scr
  13. I tried these today, they're incredible! Really rich tikka flavour and no weird after taste as you find with some substitutes. If I hadn't made the food myself I would definitely have needed to check that they were vegan, for the yoghurt style coating as well as the 'meat'. In a toasted sandwich with Helmand vegan mayo and rocket was an excellent lunch.
  14. I don't think we've had anything with enough leftovers for lunch yet, I'd need to get a bigger roasting tin Do you find most the recipes reheat ok?
  15. Ooh I might add that to my list! And yeah, one thing I really like about GRT is that very quickly you get a sense for what will work and how to make sauces or dressings that will spice things up. So instead of trying a new recipe and having lots of unusual ingredients left over and at risk of being wasted, glancing in the fridge to see a few random vegetables and tofu you instead start to think of what tin of pulses + chilli & ginger, or miso, or harissa = dinner. Favourite so far I think was sticky coconut rice with squash and broccoli. Definitely more than the sum of its par
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