On patriotism…

For the longest time I’ve said I’m not a patriot.

But recently I’ve thought more about it, and I’ve been wondering if it’s true or not. Because I realized I don’t know what is patriotism.

One definition reads: “love for or devotion to one’s country.

And here in lies my confusion: what is a country? what makes a country? land? people? government? history? culture? all of them? more?

I just don’t know.

I don’t have a deep attachment to my country’s land, or the central government. I do have a special feeling for certain places, but I don’t know if it’s enough to qualify. 

I love the people that surrounds me, and I like the people of my city in general, and my province to a lesser extent; but I find it hard to have a deep attachment to the rest of the population. 

I like my city a lot, and I’d defend it in case of war. But I’m not so sure of the rest of the territory. Maybe I’m a coward.

I’m not so sure what entails my culture since I’m so ingrained in it. I don’t really know what separates me form people of other neighboring nations. I speak different languages but I love my native one. Then again, it’s an imported language. I see the similarities with other people and I like to forget the differences. 

I love my countries food, and I always miss it when I leave. I do think there is no better food in the world too. That counts, I guess.

And, when I return there, and I get past migration, customs, and all the hassle… I feel safe. I feel like that’s where I’m supposed to be.

I don’t really know. :)

(I’m not american btw)

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My fourth (and best) attempt at a digital painting. I really like what can be done with skills, imagination, and a tablet. :D

Jace Wallace, aka wakkawa, is my personal hero, and role model in this field. Check him out. Follow him. Love him.

Then visit my campaign and learn how you can get awesome cool custom art! CLICK HERE TO LEARN!

I want to get a Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid, and I want to trade art for donations! :D

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1st Month REPORT!

I’m glad you’ll have been kind enough to visit, share, and even donate! I’m glad the campaign is at the 20% mark. I’m thankful for your support!

For today, I want to leave you guys with the cover to the original version of my creator-owned comic. Titled “Tales of a Stranger: The Suicide Cult,” it was meant to be a 24 issue story about the adventures of Alfred Lam, as he went around the world bringing justice to people. There was no big bad, but it had a character arc. I pitched it to Image, but it was not good enough. I feel like the version I’m telling now in HORIZON:E is much better! XD

Remember to check it out in Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thewordlwill

Update will come as soon as I can make them :D

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