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The nice people over at Silver Bullet Comic Books want to do a creator profile on me, which is great and I'm flattered. However, they want to know my personal motto.

I stared at the "personal motto" blank and the halves of my brain rose up, gabbling, like a flock of geese who've just spotted a St. Bernard coming in at full tilt. "Bark like a fish!" "I just work here!" "Draw, Antonio, draw, Antonio, draw and do not waste time!" "Recedite, plebes! Gero rem imperialem!" "To be invincible is best." "Just because I painted it doesn't mean I know what it means." "Uncharismatic Megafauna Forever!"

Etc, etc...

If anyone can suggest an appropriately pithy personal motto, I'm all ears...


Who actually, in all seriousness, HAS a personal motto? That said, I must throw in "semper ubi sub ubi," in a blatant display of childishness.

I met a guy, once, who had a personal motto. He stole it from Eastern Airlines, though: "Every day, we have to earn our wings." Still, he was fairly successful and happy, so maybe having a personal motto isn't such a bad thing.

"Deny everything."
"If it bleeds it can be killed."
"It wasn't me, officer!"
"If you say 'motto' enough, it loses all its meaning. Isn't that funny? Motto. Motto. Motto." (ad infinitum)

"Wombat? What wombat?"

"Art shouldn't match the sofa unless you paint it yourself"?

"Great art won't match your sofa, unless you paint it yourself. And oil paints are a bitch to get out of the upholstery."

I suspect my motto is "Never do anything for just one reason. 'Because I want to' is a reason."

At least today.

I'd be wary of "Just because I painted it doesn't mean I know what it means", because some of your past posts seemed to be on the subject of "Just because you looked at it doesn't mean that you know what it means, either." ;)

I think in your position I'd probably translate "Bark like a fish" into Latin or something.

I vote for "Bark like a fish" in Latin. ^^

-Raeburd, lurklurk

Hmmm...

Quos deus vult perdere, prius dementant.

Whom Gods would destroy, they first make mad.

Good for all occassions, I think.

Hmmm...

Quos deus vult perdere, prius dementant.

Whom Gods would destroy, they first make mad.

Good for all occassions, I think.

My personal Motto is "Fuck You and the Horse you rode in on..."

But I rather like, "Just because I painted it doesn't mean I know what it means."

Somehow I think it fits you.

"It sure beats Burger King"

Oh, you tempt me sorely...

Some "dog-latin" may perhaps fit the bill:

Illegitimati non carborundum and varients there of.

Which roughly and rudely translates to Don't let the bastards wear you down

A facinating etymology of the phrase can be found Here.



CYa!
Mako



It may or may not be appropriate, but I always find this one rather uplifting, punkish, and cynical all in the same. Thank God for Margaret Atwood!

"Nolite te bastardes carborundorum."

Scrawled on the walls of a Handmaiden's room. I imagine you know the meaning, but for the uninitiated, it's "Don't let the bastards grind you down." Fun to utter in school or work! Great fun at parties, too.

Good luck, Ursula ;)

Great minds think alike apparently, touche'! :)

CYa!
Mako

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"The soul of a wombat. A wombat who reads books on wombat evolution and shlocky fantasy novels with equal enthusiasm, drinks Earl Grey tea, and hoards Flavor-Blasted Goldfish, while lounging around in a grey bathrobe and in general acting like a female human artist."

"I came, I saw, I ranted."

"That which does not kill us, makes us poorly." With apologies to your mother and Nietzsche.

"Latre similis piscem, imprecore!" (Take my translation with a large grain of salt, however.)

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[Alopex] I have to agree. That one seemed very appropriate to me too.

I doubt Ursula would want to us this, but just to throw out something I saw on a T-Shirt yesterday...

"I'm drunk and you're still ugly"

by way of a real suggestion: "What doesn't kill me better run like hell before I return the favor."

"The only true measure of success is how you feel when you wake up each morning."