Claire Hummel (shoomlah) wrote,
Claire Hummel


Go me:

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Fifth Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Very Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Moderate
Level 2 (Lustful)Very Low
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Moderate
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Very Low
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Very High
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Low
Level 7 (Violent)Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

Neeevertheless. Again, I bring up my neverendig frustration with the use of the term 'prodigy' when referring to young artists- especially when talent is often only acknowledged when in the field of fine arts, as if it cannot exist elsewhere.

Take, for instance, my newly-discovered 'child prodigy' Dylan Scott Pierce ( Now, he's good! He really is, and he does some gorgeous watercolours of wildlife. But then, he has this flashy website, with matching ads, all of which are plastered with '...the incredible art of a 16-year-old prodigy!' '...see more breathtaking art...' and that sort of crapola; is website is entitled 'Dylan Pierce: Art Prodigy,' for heaven's sakes. I mean, this kid's ego must be inflated to the size of Busch Gardens by now, and most probably at the fault of others. He's good, yes- but so am I, as are my close friends. He's good, yes, but this-

doesn't strike me as gasp!amazing.

Note- this boy is now hired by Busch Gardens and Sea World to do works concerning endangered species, he sells prints for over $1000, and he's homeschooled because he travels around the country too often visiting zoos. I'm sorry, but I stick to my belief that one shouldn't give up a good schooling to run off and do art- My art has improved to no end from my learning of philosophy and bio and art history! Grrah.

'He has that gift' my arse. You keep saying that, and he'll be burnt out before he's twenty. Give him a break, let him breath! He has a gift, not that gift. There are many gifts, and many who and currently honing them. The term prodigy immediately shames those of us who don't take on the label... Me no likey.
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