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Not from that world by Exileden Not from that world by Exileden
I need to unlearn what I've been programmed to believe since birth. That software no longer will serve me if I want to live in a world where everything becomes possible. That truth I am able to see when I'm at the arctic edge on our beautiful planet Earth, being so far away from manipulative west civilization.
I was truly happy.
PS: No one has to agree with my personal experience. I do not need to justify anything. Feel free to believe in what you want.
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Jagdwolf Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
what a beautifully peaceful shot
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ezliribs-apprentice Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful picture. I'm going to the Arctic this summer (Greenland and Baffin Island) so this picture made me excited:)
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MithiorenIthere Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
That is a great thought. I'm happy to see some people still think like that ^_^
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Anna-95 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, technology makes me kind of depressed. Living today makes me kind of depressed. I wish I could live many, many years ago. But then again, there are things that are today, which weren't then, that is good. Haha... I'm feeling constantly tired, can't wait to summer is here, so I can go and be by myself. x)

Oh, and just a side note: This isn't my opinion, I fully agree with you that the ways of civilization today can be, and is often, manipulative. But it's not just what you call "western civilzation". It's pretty much the whole civilization of today. And so, I think some people got offended, because they think of themselves as "western" people, and you called them manipulative, which certainly isn't a positive word. Leaders are manipulative, media is manipulative. But not each and every person of the western civilization. I think it's important not to judge each and everyone of one single culture. It's like saying you don't like dogs, because one dog bit you - when there actually are many nice dogs out there.

Anyway, it's a beautiful picture - would love to experience what you have for myself. Have a nice day. :) And yes, indeed, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But when you state it as boldly and publicly as you do (you being a known person) you should expect and tolerate the fact that people will argue on it. Everyone is different, so no double morals. ;)
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Ah, well, term of "western civilization" is not meant to be a geographic location, or specific culture but general term of our civilization i.e. people from cities, media, tv, technology, that system of beliefs and governing, our flags, language creations, that whole system of politic governing that creates one site and money value (such all 193 our United Nations plus off nation tribes that were influenced by our civilization). I dont want to name it whole civilization because we dont want to refer to WHOLE humanity on this planed because there are very faraway, different world, tiny tribes which are cut off from western civilizations- that have far different living values than ours. As well that includes animals ;)
That term is not made by me but is general psychological term stated by journalists and scientists.

Also, that my personal note has a very deep meaning and yes, there aren't many people who are aware about this but honestly, I didn't intend to write a whole essay about it. If I were about to explain to people if I wanted to share my knowledge what I've experienced that would be a really decent writing and essay because I'd have to go on points of the past, how our consciousness and subconsciousness works in brain and so on. But, honestly, I do not expect anyone to take what I write. I am absolutely fully flexible to those who disagree but if they do, I don't owe to them any explainations (though that point you have pointed- I get it what you meant. Though, I thought it was a mere common sense.). Because I wrote something personal, it doesn't mean that I have to twitch or change it.
I don't want to explain them because sometimes no matter how much I'll be explaining, the more and more I'd have to justify and explain and because when people have coded in their brain this values of our civilization, convinctions and beliefs- whole essay of explaining will be more or less a failure where I waste a lot of my own time. Once the mind is convinced, I think it's the best on their own to find answers or discover LATER that whole meaning. That meaning yes, requires a lot more spiritual deep thinking. I think explaining like that will not help them and that would be the best for them to find out on their own. And our world became so complicated it's because we constantly demand more and more explainations and justifying. Sometimes the best is silence.
If someone doesn't agree, simply can ignore it. Walk away. No one has to take this meaning. It's more a mental/spiritual meaning, not physical. ( btw people above there who were arguing were leaning on physical meaning i.e. it's thanks to our civilization that we have technology to reach to arctic or faraway places and find beauty. Technically it has nothing to do with civilization. It has nothing to do I REACHED to arctic and found peace but meaning that I reached out of expansive civilization and without tech, I would have much more flexible reach to out of civilization areas- perhaps we would live in nature and wouldnt need to have such crazy mental escapes. The real meaning of it, the beauty lies everywhere in the world, not in arctic. If we did not have technology, we would have wow factor in our local place or 100km away by foot which is reachable. Arctic or forest in your local area is very regardless in "which is better". Now because we live in the land of machinery and expansive civilization we use only technology to "exit" from it and here exit is more far away so that's why we have to use. Now pure nature is shrinking more and more so there we have to escape to the edge of world. Actually, technically more gains of nature and long journeys we would have if tech would not exist. Tech only makes it to shrink. I hope you get the point :>)
Like I said, I'm fine when someone doesn't agree but no one should to twitch my own experience :>
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Anna-95 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to write such a long answer back to me. I totally respect your opinions, and I was not trying to change any of your views. I'm sorry it looked like that. Still, it is understandable that people get defensive and misunderstand the term.

I agree with you, the best way would probably be for people to discover things for themselves, to experience things so they can form their own opinions. But I still stand by my opinion that when you voice such strong opinions yourself, which can be offensive, it's decent to at least just explain that you're not out to offend anyone. Of course, you don't HAVE to do anything. It's your life, you decide. But the way you come off when you so offhandedly answer people, you can seem a little arrogant. However, this might be a language barrier.

In the end, I respect you philosophy and agree that "western civilization" have created some problems. I myself, as an individual who do not fit in very well in this kind of hyper, extremely social society (sorry, I don't know quite how to describe it), suffer because I cannot adapt and change. Everything happens too fast, there are too many people crammed into too little space. All the artificial light in the city makes it harder to see the stars. It's never fully silent in the city, and I can't see many animals here, except the ones we have domesticated. Alas, I am depressed. Maybe living "off the grid," and somewhere I can be more interactive with nature and animals will be better.

Again, I am sorry if I offended you and made it seem like I don't respect your opinions. I do. :)
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Frozen-Inferno Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I agree. Beautiful picture by the way! I want to go far north one day.
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MalinSama Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is amazing. I wish to see the arctic before it's to late as well :love:
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Maskyr Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can agree. :) :happybounce:
I feel the same way
I just never really admitted it..
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kaze26 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
beautiful
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Fuzzyhair Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   General Artist
This is the reason why you are one of my favourite artists.
You speak truth and you believe that everyone can achieve potential. :)
It's a fact that so many of us seem to be lacking..

Btw,
is that some kind of scientific research station I see in the photo out there?
It looks vaguely familiar..
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KaysCraftShop Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
beautiful , I would like to go there some day
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psybionic Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
def feelin that ... keep on diggin that tunnel
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Black-Wren Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Such a beautiful scene, sky and ice as far as the eye can see.
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FOX-hime Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that looks cold
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JonnyAltezza Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The description is pretty much what I'm living to do, but failing badly.

Great shot btw. I just wish that it had been taken by that superb looking camera attached to you. :D
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CharlieAscende Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"That truth I am able to see when I'm at the arctic edge on our beautiful planet Earth, being so far away from manipulative west civilization."

That's how Solid Snake was along with his father "Big Boss" (Metal Gear references).
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RinTheCrazyWolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wonderful ~
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Kowwalska2 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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Swiftlook Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
it's so true i' would live in north alaska and try surviving why i hate city's but is just a little to early. Love the photo continue !!!
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Zhaanman Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing lighting and setting wow love it~
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AmyLynDesigns Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, spectacular
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MP-NW-Photography Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
What a great photo!! Love it! Looks like you had a great trip too.
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ShiroIri Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an amazing sight!
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DreamFutureAis Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Everything about this photo is just amazing.

May I also ask where this photo was taken? It's a beautiful place as well that I would love to visit one day, and truly experience what you're feeling.
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Drake-Constantine Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow what an amazing sight!
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Jierado Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I agree. Most people don't realize that the shit we use like PH, Maya, and After effects and so on are only just tools its what we do with it that matters.

You can have an awesome rendering skill but that won't do you any good if you don't do something appealing.
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Rawliett Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You make me want to cry with this photo. I miss that place so dearly. Now I will eat some Häagen-Daz and cry in my room in the dark...But seriously I want to leave Reality with you again and go someplace wild in Odyssey again. It sucks that my summer class actually starts this Wednesday and doesn't end until two weeks before I start Fall term in August. So, the only possible travel for me would be somewhere in FL or to GA to visit my grandparents and their farm. It would be very affordable to do though and it can be wild if we go to the right places.

Oh and whoever took this photo is pure GENIUS!!! They should totally be featured on the front page ;)



Btw...when will we, well I, swim that lake to rid us of bad luck?







OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHH!!!! And I TOTALLY THOUGH I SAW BIKE-PAPA AT THE ART EXHIBITION I WAS PART OF! I was roaming around the gallery and spotted someone that looked just like him, so I went up to him to ask but it wasn't him ;-;
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Lol at my Hagen Dazn ice cream which 80% has landed to trash in Anchorage :D
Same here, I was just looking at dozen folders of photos... I feel the same what you do. You know how it feels. I really, really miss that. I very cherish these memories and our crazy adventures. And yes you really need to swim in your lake and we need to schedule that ASAP. I truly believe it will change your luck... oh by the way what about idea which you mentioned that we could go (Kat, you, Dan and me) to Key West for fishing?

Yess!! I wanted to copyright her but I forgot her name!! :XD:




Awwww man! We really need to plan going up to north on fall time and we will see him <3<3 You need to have a photo of you and Bike-Pop together! :'D
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ElementalShifter Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I definitely feel you there. I didn't think it was possible to respect you more as a person or an artist, but I've just been proven wrong. The Wilderness never truly leaves you, it stays within you for as long as you keep it. :)
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xXZackataXx Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful, and the words in the description are unbelievably true. Fantastic photo, I wish I were there to share the experience, away from most civilization and human. Humans are horrible creatures.
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Humans were not brought down to the earth to be a terrible creature but something has happened that caused a crackle in their minds a long time ago. What is terrible is how our mind is programmed in that way....
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xXZackataXx Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, and unfortunately it will probably never be reversed.
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GreyRadian Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Where are you? It looks so free! :D I wish I can feel like that and enjoy that moment. I'm too brain dead from school assignments... constantly being on the computer these days X_X
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Yeah, right now it's been two months from that realm and I'm back here. I'm already so mentally drained over.
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Theillst Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Where are you? It is a very pristine looking place- one I wouldn't mind visiting.
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
That place is really, really far away and that place isn't like "I don't mind to visit" :XD:
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NewtonianNocturn Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
A view you're able to enjoy thanks to the advancements made in the "manipulative west civilization."
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Not really :)....
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sulfide Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
The Arctic, huh? And how to you suppose humans even discovered the Arctic..?

Meditate on this for a while.
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This is not that meaning.

I've been writing whole explaination but my internet browser has crashed, in result deleting what I wrote. One thing I know and trust me, this has nothing to do with having technology or not. But I have came to that point I don't need to justify or explain to people what I've experienced and in what I'm believing.

You can believe in what you want and believe if that justifes your life, that's fine :)
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sulfide Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
You may want to clarify it in your artist description, then. It appears as if you're demonizing technology.
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Exileden Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Oh dear, I don't owe any explainations to anyone from my own personal thought.
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sulfide Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
You're right, you don't, but just expect more people to have their own interpretations of how you said "manipulative west civilization," and you backpedaling to say "that is not the meaning."
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thinktinksmilewink Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is more due to your lack of interpretation and understanding rather than what he wrote. You may want to be less presumptuous. Meditate on that for a while.
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sulfide Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
"That truth I am able to see when I'm at the arctic edge on our beautiful planet Earth, being so far away from manipulative west civilization."

What's your interpretation of this sentence then? :)
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thinktinksmilewink Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That there is beauty away from over developed places that tend to overrun our natural world. Western culture can be very out of touch with the natural world. It is often manipulative. Ads on television, the radio, billboards, people who try to impose their interpretations of someone's words (^), etc.
Yes, technological advancements have allowed us to do great things, but that doesn't make our culture, or any other culture for that matter, any less manipulative. And, FYI, people traveled to and settled in extreme climates like this before a lot of technological advancements. He's not demonizing technology or western culture. He's just saying it's nice to get away and appreciate untouched beauty sometimes. He also stated that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
I don't mean to sound argumentative, but your comments to him seemed a little ignorant and rude (which is why I responded to you). Perhaps you didn't mean it that way, but that's how it came off. Maybe a trek away from it all would do you some good too :)
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jesusmarvelite3 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what's better -- the photo, or what you put in the description. So awesome.
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Thoughts-and-Bubbles Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
What an artistic shot I mean like wow
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FleetastheWind Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, what a breath-taking landscape. Sometimes it's just nice to take a break and get away from all the noise and lights of society as we know it.
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