XPD is a brilliant display of elements from prior books and it’s not a slow build. It’s yet another example of how in Deighton books, characters’ motivations have an impact on the direction of the plot equal to or more so than their actions.Declassify >
Since it’s first incarnation years ago, the Small Oddities series has morphed into a kind of small and occasional DeviantArt Exhibition.
Part of that transformation is because while I am adept at using words, I am not an artist in the visual sense, so it’s nice to celebrate the artists I come across that take similar inspirations from the pop culture that I enjoy and turn them into their own works of art in various forms.Declassify >
Some of the most visually stunning pieces of art are landscapes. And as breathtaking as nature can be all on its own, the talents of some artists apply that beauty and that inspiration towards fictional landscapes. Some that we are faintly aware of and others that we know by heart.Declassify >
When it comes to “geek spaces” none is more personal than the screens we toil away on, whether for profession, profit, or passion.Declassify >
Sometimes a great piece of visual art can just bring a smile to your face. In this edition of Small Oddities I’ve compiled a few of the pieces that I’ve recently found on DeviantArt, that do just that, so let’s dive in.Declassify >