Big Artist, Small Artist, False Dichotomies and the Nuance of It All

An assortment of thoughts inspired by the latest Discourse from the position of someone who is boringly a midcareer, midleveled artist. A Mid Artist, if you will.

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Fascination for Viscera

Thoughts on liking body horror in media - a creative fascination I rarely speak about openly, even though it's hinted across most of my work. Obvious trigger warning since I talk about the insides of bodies coming out. There's some media reccs in here if you are interested in this sort of thing.

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If Only

I was reading this striking essay by a childhood classmate, about his recent trip to London (the place where he went to university), his melancholy about coming home to Malaysia - after having grown into a queer, non-gender conforming, self-realised person - and the ever-present panopticonic fear that creeps into every action, every expression, every word he says. This is my response in agreement with him, as we more or less have the same life experience, and the sorrow we share is mutual.

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Death of the internet in real time

I am doing this thing I should have done a while back and converting all Twitter embeds on this blog into blockquotes. It's been more horrifying than you'd think.

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This Thing, Again (I see through fog)

There are some things online that reemerge incessantly, astounding the seemingly neverending amounts of people who missed out on the earlier editions of discourse while frustrating the ones to whom this would be their 3 billionth encounter. Again?! Again. Again. An apple is one of these things.

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A Personal Website VS a Portfolio

With the impending degradation of Web 2.0 the past few months, I have been accelerating my quest to archive everything I have (almost) ever posted on social media (Twitter, Tumblr, DA... there's not much on IG or FB) and other places (Flickr, Neopets, Google, and Photobucket). Rants, text, threads, doodles, art - anything from my 16 years of being online is being taken out and given their rightful place on my website.

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The Automated God and Angel

The last of my thoughts about machine intelligence in general, about how people treat them as divine.

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The Loud Silence

Who got absorbed into the maw of academia? That's right! Moi!

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Return to Academia

If you recall, I have spoken several times in this blog about my past life in academia, the quarter-life crisis that resulted from it (not the full story), and the occasional spasm of desiring institutional recognition.

I am willingly! voluntarily! going back through the gates of the ivory tower.

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A Letter to the New Year 2023

For the past 3 years I had written my letters as personal blog posts - it used to be in comics form for the public. Will it ever return to that old format? Who knows?

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Reimena Yee is a graphic novelist, artist and flamingo enthusiast.

She writes and illustrates quite a few webcomics and graphic novels. When not making books, she lulls away her time with essays on craft, life and experiences in the publishing industry. Some of her thoughts of art and life are rather unstructured and will evolve over time as this blog matures, as they should be.

Currently committed to being Alexander the Great's death doula. Is a nerd for all things spooky and historical.

Melbourne / Kuala Lumpur

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