“XoX – The Unknown” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

Sunday, as opposed to a day of rest, is our day of CLEANING. (Not restful.) I’m old and lazy and infirm, but I help in a tiny, unhelpful sort of way… (You know, folding clothes and playing music. Yes… I’m spoiled.)

Anyways…

Here’s some artz, which I use to attempt to stay slightly sane…. (Just a little bit…)

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15 Mar. 2023

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“We Can All Be Free” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Does it need a meaning? Does it need an ibuprofen? Or, perhaps, some penicillin… (Cat Power needs nothing, except to keep singing!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/205

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[Posted to my Tweeterz page]:

“What if my art isn’t BIG? What if I’m a “HAND-PRINT IN A CAVE” type of artist?

[BIG art, sometimes, bugs me…]”

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 88

Let’s start with a bad poem:

‘Social Media’

Stay warm by the fire
but don’t get burned.

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ART ART art… It’s all ART. This ‘forced writing project;’ my current journal; all those boxes filled with my older journals; my blogs (there are many); my self-published books; the ‘ART PARTIES’ that Mariah and I have thrown over the years (many); the countless zines and collages and pieces of mail art that I’ve sent out; DJ gigs; mixed tapes and cds and playlists I’ve put together over the years; the conventions I’ve work; and the museum booths I’ve run; and the workshops I’ve taught; and the courses I’ve taken; and contests I’ve entered and/or judged; and the radio shows I’ve hosted; and every conversation I’ve ever had; and and and… It’s all part of the ART. All part of the PERFORMANCE… (Even the stuff that came BEFORE I knew what ART really is…) ALL ART. ALL NONSENSE…

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If you read this far, you are now a POPE. Sorry!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9511

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“Eat (Cold or Hot)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ultra fine point Sharpie on cardboard, digitized, colored, and layered over an 80 year old piece of found imagery.] Will you eat (cold OR hot?) This ghost might be a ghost because he refused to eat… I’ve never actually asked his (her?) cause of death… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/206

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“Racing Towards Nowhere in Particular” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] I’m not sure what kind of creature this is… I just know that it’s naked. (Mariah reminded me that underneath our clothing, we’re ALL naked!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/207

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16 Mar. 2023

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 89

Frazzle drazzle meazle schmeazle. I could go on with the nonsense syllables, but I won’t. (I could also stop to check my spelling on “syllables,” but then I’d lose my flow. I often get that word and syllabus mixed and jumbled. I’m not a good speller.) The day is long and the night is full of funny dreams.

Most of my recent dreams have involved folks who are no longer with us… (Dead, I mean.) They aren’t particularly scary dreams – at least the inclusion of the dead folks isn’t bothersome. My dreams ARE almost always scary, though. Unsettling, at the very least. Things like this: I’m back in college (horror!) or I work at that record store I slaved away at for seven years again (damnation!) or, for some reason, I’m stuck at a house that I no longer live in (weird!)…
What is my unconscious brain digging for in these psychological journeys? What does my brain-pilot hope to find in these old places and inaccessible faces? No clue. I just know that I often wake up feeling anxious…

I DID have a particularly creepy dream a few days ago about someTHING that was crawling around in a garage where I had some vinyl records stored. When I first spotted the creature, it looked like a baby, but it moved more quickly, like a roach or a hummingbird, and then it’s head transformed into something decidedly inhuman… Pretty cool dream, but it did give me enough of a shock that it woke me up.

I layed in bed, half awake, thinking about the strangeness of the dream (the setting was a collage of a few different places from my past), until I eventually slipped back INTO THE SAME DREAM… The setting had shifted a bit and was something of a mash-up of our current home and one or two previous places, and it wasn’t just me that saw the creature this time. (I got the feeling that it was either ghostly or some interdimensional THING.) In this second dream, my older daughter thought she saw something moving just out the sliding glass door. (We don’t have a sliding glass door at this house, but did at our last one – but our older daughter never lived at that house, so…) When Frankie went to see what was outside the door, she moved the curtain, and an adult sized creature (with the same skin color and texture as the baby I’d seen in the garage in the previous dream) was standing there staring wide-eyed into the house. Frankie screamed and I got all adrenaline-juiced, which woke me up AGAIN!!! (Hooray!)

At this point, I turned on the television and started an old episode of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. I figured, considering that I’d already fallen back into this unsettling dream once, it was possible that I might do so again, so I felt a bit of comedy might keep my brain distracted (and out of the creepy-baby-monster-dream-neighborhood.) It seemed to work.

Since then, I’ve turned my night-time audio player UP a bit to help keep my brainwaves pulsing in a more positive frequency (metaphorically speaking… Maybe…) I don’t know. I’ve had scary, apocalyptic, horrifying dreams since I was a little kid… Like four or five years old. And I can honestly say that it’s helped me create some fun horroric stories, but having frequent nightmares doesn’t always make for a good night’s sleep! Ha! (I guess that’s what the drugs are for…)

Later!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9516

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“Alchemy” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen, paint pen, and brush pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] Alchemy is exploration. Symbols are ingredients and thought is the medium. —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/208

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“Phobic in the Parking Lot” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen on paper with digital embellishments, colors, layering and drawing.] Fear. It’s a funny thing. (Not “Ha Ha” funny, but “I’m about to slip into a coma because of how terrified I am” funny…) You know… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/209

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17 Mar. 2023

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HAPPY NO SNAKES IN IRELAND DAY!

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 90

Freewriting… Any words I want. Anything I can think of… GO!

Sand in swimming suit. Painful. Walking half-a-mile back to the hotel with sand in the swimming suit… Not fun…

What’s that tangled in the seaweed? Is that an arm?

Freedom is both a blessing and a curse. Open eyes see the good and the bad. Closed blinds keep out the apocalypse.

Gerald flame broiled his clothing to make sure it was nice and crisp. His hair had mutinied many years ago, but he had a detective, Franko Paracelsus, searching for the long lost strands. (Franko charged by the hair.)

Maybe I’ve just invented my new anti-hero, Detective Franko Paracelsus. The funny thing (to me) is how I tend not to stick with characters, except in my drawings. Snake, Bunny, Ghost, Other Ghost, Moon… Those peeps show up quite often, but the only thing in my stories that stays consistent is my fake city, Henpeck. (Henpeck is a stand-in for Longview, WA, USA, where I was born and grew up…Sort of grew up…)

Lambent cheese sticks hummed in the night. Their microwaved pustules [that word makes me very uncomfortable] shimmer like ancient, malevolent biscuits. Don’t eat with your feet.

Half of forever is not as long as we think. Wrapped in a skin of material goo… Travel by thought (said The Church.)

Today, I recommend the “kid’s” show, RON’S GONE WRONG. It deals with goat wool, geology, and solar energy. There might be a touch of “social media critique” in there as well. asdfjkl; (Mavis Beacon teaches typing…)

Standard deviation. That’s all this is. (I forgot to set a timer, but I think I’ve reached the end of this ‘freewrite.’) Thanks for stopping by!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9517

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“Poetry (16 Mar. 2023)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Found image with digital drawing and color manipulation.] I’ve found two different web sites that attribute the original image (and the very clever “Poetry in a Street Fight” concept) to Johan Deckmann ( https://johandeckmann.com/ ). Like Duchamp, I just added some fake googly eyes to the postcard and said it has a hot ass… Does that make me an artist? (Sure! Why not???) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/210

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18 Mar. 2023

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“New Foolishness (12 Mar. 2023)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Phone selfie with digital drawing.] Self portrait minus irises and pupils wearing a primitive listening device. (You can tell it’s primitive because it has these “wire-like” strings hanging off of it. This is a “wireless” world now, but I’m still all wired.) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/211

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“Jabber Wacky” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created in MS Paint on my ancient (and increasingly senile) laptop.] So many strange things in the grass – even in our own backyards! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/212

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“Moonshine Synergy” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon, felt pen, and colored pencil on reclaimed cardboard with minor digital color tweaking.] They all brought their own energy to the project, but it was the COMBINATION that made things go to Hell! (Great weekend!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/213

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“The Web (Freaky Vers.)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Photograph taken with my phone of a paused television show, after which the image was moshed and manipulated and given a strong tranquilizer.] Creepy. That’s what I want to be when I grow up! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/214

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“Face Off” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ballpoint pen on paper with digital embellishments and color.] This is either going to be a knock-down, drag-out brawl…or some kind of weird mating ritual. Either way, I should probably sell tickets! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/215

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“Can’t Hold Us in the Lines” by RFY (HF) & FEH (TT)

[Color changing markers and sticker collage on paper with digital color tweaking!] Controlled chaos is supposedly quite popular amongst the cognoscenti, but I prefer the UNcontrolled kind. That’s why I like to work with Felicity. She has energy unbounded and don’t give a HOOT if things “work” or not! Go, kid, go!!! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool) & Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/216

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“Singing Creep” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created in a no-longer-supported, free app on my phone.] Heavenly voice from a decidedly subterranean creature! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/217

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 91

I once read that a thousand mile journey begins with the first step. Somewhat poetic, though not always true. There is no beginning and there is no end (that any individual human will experience.) It’s all “in the midst” for mortals.

BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM (sang Suburban Lawns.)

Sent out a handful of postcards today inviting folks to the PANDEMIC POSTCARD ART SHOW in Longview, which a few friends of mine and I are about to exhibit beginning April 1st, 2023. (Fitting? Perhaps. The FOOL FOOLS on FOOL’S DAY!) Will there be a riot, as was frequent in the DADA days? Probably not. I’m too old and broken to riot, anymore. Best I could manage is probably a MILD PROVOKING. Hardly seems worth the effort.

But, here we are at DAY 91 of this “forced writing project,” and I’m still at it. Why? Is it just a habit at this point, or do I GET something out of it? (There are many shallow questions I could ask, but I’m doubting that anyone would answer. Maybe I should have another go at CHAT GPT. It was MADE to answer questions… I think. [There might be other, more nefarious purposes, but probably not. Most people are so dull that GREED is all it takes to motivate them. Dullsville…])

Anywho… Maybe I’ll write something more interesting tomorrow. Maybe not. I keep teetering on the edge of trying to write FICTION, (more than “unreliable narrator journal entries” fiction), but that requires thought and planning… I’m fresh out of those at the moment. PLUS the orange cat always walks up and bugs me when I’m trying to write, just to ENSURE that I get nothing but jibberish produced. Excellent job, ASS CAT. Tell your MASTER that you were MOST successful!

That is all…

—Richard F. Yates (Holy FooL)”

https://typed.art/9521

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19 Mar. 2023

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The end (of this post) is near. The ARTZ never stop, but the post (I’m afraid) must… Until next time!

—RFY (HF)

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“Welcome to the Whatever Factory” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

Relax. Don’t do it. When you want to go to it. Relax. Don’t do it… Frankie say…

Here’s some stuff!

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11 Mar. 2023

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“Phantom” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color removal.] These things are hard to see, but they’re even harder to photograph!!! (I got lucky!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/188

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“Mini-Mani” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon and felt pen on plasticized paper plate with digital embellishment and color.] Some manifestos are complex (even genuinely confusing), but not this one. I am of the opinion that this one is pretty straightforward… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/189

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“Hash-Tag” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Oh man! This is so symbolic! FANCY! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/190

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 84

I had fun with yesterday’s experiment, but I SECRETLY only shared HALF of it! This is the second section…

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—Character: Fizzle Westenrod IV – Wealthy Moron

—A dream in the night of a scream on the phone and a terror more powerful than common sense. He melted from the fear.

—Apples cause zombiism

—FreeSkull

—‘Where’s the flashlight?’ he said – the panic rising in his voice…
‘I didn’t pack a flashlight! Did you?” she yelled back. The stomping and growling outside the tent continued to circle their thin bubble of protection.
‘Damn it… If we had a light we’d be fine,’ he said.
‘Could we pretend?’ she asked.

—Always wanted to tell a story about a creepy hotel. What could be more bizarre than a termporary abode? New guests almost each day… WEIRD!

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Thus we come to the end of another “forced writing experiment” entry. The only way to get whatever you’re working on written is to WRITE IT!

Later!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://typed.art/9470

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12 Mar. 2023

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“Eyes in the Night” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] When you think you’re alone, resting peacefully through the night, be aware that there are always EYES watching you from the apparent darkness… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/191

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“Spelunker” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen and paint pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Digging in a cave! Watch out for CAVE MONSTERS! (They might look like weird, fuzzy bugs with no eyes!!! You never know!!!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/192

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“A Flash of Vision” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen on cardboard over photograph of glitter dumped (accidentally) on a wooden table zoomed in until it’s blurry, with digital embellishments, color, and layers!] And then, like a FLASH, the idea struck me! (It apologized immediately, and claimed it will watch where it’s going more thoroughly in the future…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/193

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“Go To Sleep!” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ultra fine point Sharpie on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/194

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 85

I’ve been making the ARTZ lately, but I’m also feeling that the currents are shifting. (The mood on TWEETERZ is hostile and unruly – and the universe feels on the verge of a new collapse.) Meanwhile, I’m being pulled towards text as a creative medium again (but oddly NOT away from images. A mixture of the two seems to be a happy place for me at the moment.) (If clever, one can lie both with words and without!)

I’m also unthrilled with sales lately, almost to the point where I’m thinking about flipping the universe off and just BLASTING my ARTZ to the heights of [value] madness. Why the SMURF not? I’d rather something not sell for 101 tezos than not sell for 1 tez…FUG IT! And by the way, it’s not selling out if you don’t expect anyone to buy!!!

Here’s the funny thing, I enjoy the MAKING way more than the selling. Money is stupid. There are (it’s true) things that I need, like food and electricity to play my music and maybe one or two other odds and endz, but that’s about it. Mariah (my WIFE) and I have been watching videos on apocalypse farming lately, and Mariah and Frank (my older daughter) started working on the garden yesterday. (That’s food handled) And I’ve also been pricing hand-crank / solar generator devices, so that maybe someday I won’t need money even for electricity or food! (Neat! Fuck society!) I just want to be free…

I might be going to hard in this direction. Maybe I’m just in a bad mood. Who knows?

Anyway, I’m going to keep making my weird, bad artz, and I’ll keep putting them up on the various platforms that I’ve been using so that people can ignore my work at their leisure. The artz will still accumulate in my “gallery” spaces, and who knows, maybe someday peeps will arrive in these virtual space and look at my wares and go, “Why not?” and buy a couple bits. Either way, I’ll still keep going, doing my thing, and talking to non-human entities that visit me in my head! (We’ll sing songs and draw pictures and pretend we’re not tired and underwelmed with the world…) Got it? Yeah? We good? Sure…

LATER!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9481

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[Posted to my stupid Tweeterz page]:

“RADICAL REALIGNMENT OF THE STARS. PRIORITIES SHIFT. FOOLISHNESS MAGNIFIES.

Hand crank emergency light activated! #art #fool”

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“In Another Life…” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ballpoint pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] In a different life, I tried really hard and got lucky and had all the breaks and got super rich, and then I did a bunch of drugs and died of an overdose… But I had fun, right? Is that better? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/195

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“11,000 Days (All at Once.)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen, crayon, and colored pencil on construction paper with digital embellishments and color.] After the ritual was complete, time meant nothing. It had lost its grip on him…but he had also lost his anchor to any singular moment of existence… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/196

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“Zombie Crush” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color subtraction.] You have to sew my mouth shut, real real tight… Dark magic brings the strangeness!!! Before and AFTER… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/197

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13 Mar. 2023

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 86

Had myself a semi-traumatic morning. I took notes (cuz of course I did) and made some artz about it (but you folks won’t be able to see those here in the world of TYPING-ONLY… I’m pleased with this…) Here’s a transcription of my field notes:

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‘Sitting in a waiting room. The HORROR… (Getting old isn’t fun, but I suppose it’s better than the alternative.)

Weird dreams last night. As is often the case, the setting was from my past (T—-‘s house in C———-), but a number of people were there that never appeared there IRL (in real life.) And there was something vaguely poltergeistish going on.

Yeah… Very strange…


‘What could my brain be trying to tell me??? [Odd geometric doodle here]


‘This could take up to two hours, according to the paperwork. Can I kill that much time with just a pad and pen?

Any other thoughts for now? Mariah wants to eat after this, if she’s not too groggy… (Sounds okay to me.)’

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Luckily, all went well, and Mariah and I did eat food before driving back home; (I know social media types go for the whole FOOD thing, so I’ll comply: I had a black-bean burger…) THEN we took a nap, which was also good! Now, after dinner, I’m going to work on shoving my extremely expensive art into people’s faces (and snicker to myself knowing that nobody is going to buy it, so I can secretly keep my punk-rock self happy by claiming that what I’m doing is the opposite of consumer culture! You can’t sell out if nobody’s buying!!!) LATER!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9490

[Original handwritten notes.]

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“Eye in the Sky…Plague” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ultra fine point Sharpie on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Anxiety art. Rough morning for somebody with severe phobias. Horror…. Horror….. This was my attempt at alleviating some of the anxiety… (It was not entirely successful.) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/198

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“How You Doin'” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen, brush pen, and paint pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color manipulation.] I think this piece is a serious critique of the current economic system (or systems) that cause humans to lose all their hair and not get to eat cupcakes and milkshakes for every meal… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/199

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“What Lies Beneath” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ultra fine point Sharpie on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments, color, and layers.] A deep and frightening question that all of us have pondered on dark and shivery mornings… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/200

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14 Mar. 2023

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“Specter of Worry” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Oil pastel on orange cardstock photographed over my old journal with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] I’ve been haunted lately. Perhaps, once the proper sacrifices have been made, the entity will ease its anxiety inducing behaviors… Or… Who knows… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/201

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“Delicious Demon” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created in a no-longer-supported, free app on my phone!] The Sugarcubes were an underrated band…. Even though Bjork went on to fame and fortune, the Sugs need to be rediscovered… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/202

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“Floral Ghost Scene” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Oil pastel and water color on paper with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] Nature is a big bunch of yuckiness. Stuff trying eat other stuff. Everything turning into dirt and mud. Poor little ghost is probably afraid his sheet is going to get stained if he goes out there! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/203

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“Recycled Pop Arts” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Found cardboard, hand cut, photographed, and digitally manipulated to remove the color and soul.] Image vs reality. Conspicuous vs inconspicuous. ARTS vs not-arts. This piece is all of these. (Plus, if I get sued, I’ll get some media exposure. Maybe I’ll wear a pink wig in all of my press appearances and people will think I’m crazy! I think it’s a good plan!!!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/204

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 87

I don’t have to explain myself, but I frequently TRY TO. I would guess that these jaunts down INTENTIONALITY LANE are more for MY use than for other people’s entertainment. When I write things out, this gives me a chance to determine if they make sense. Much of what I do is nonsensical, but that’s not the point. The point is that writing IS thinking. Ideas and emotions and predictions and song snippets smash and swirl through my brain constantly, and (coupled with the noises from OUTSIDE my head) it can be difficult to stop and concentrate long enough to formulate any specific thought.

Writing, however, is thought CRYSTALIZED. The ideas have to be formed enough to put into words and the words have to be sculpted into proper syntactical units in order for anyone (even me) to understand the meaning. For instance, “a;lknsd f;oiawpeoi flasdfm ;alj” isn’t WORDS. It’s just my fingers striking random keys. No meaning there to be found (unless it’s injected by the viewer. But putting together meaningful words in a readable order is difficult. It takes effort and thought and at least enough quiet to get the concepts out of the brain and onto the paper (or keyboard) or whatever…

I used to write a lot, but I don’t anymore. Interestingly (for me), THIS “forced writing project” has lasted longer than any of my previous attempts. I’m not 100 percent certain why I’ve kept this going when at least three (probably four or five) other attempts have only lasted a couple of weeks. There must be something about this publication method that clicks with me, at least at the moment.

Anyway, that’s today’s thoughts. Maybe, if I can get my brain to function again, I’ll try to work on more FICTION for a future entry… If there IS a future!!!

Later!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9508

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Is that enough for this post??? How do I know for sure??? Let’s just say, done…

—RFY (HF)

“Zen and the Art of Not Giving a Sh….” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

I’ve been way too flippin’ busy lately. TOO BUSY. I’ve had to sneak my creative acts into tiny niches and moments. Just a bunch of LIFE happens, and I try to make art a big part of that, and I think I do a good job of getting SOMETHING done, even when I have almost no free time… Am I making beautiful masterpieces?? No… I’m making STUFF, which is exciting… (For me… Do other people like it??? Maybe! Perhaps they get a laugh, and that’s good enough!)

ARTZ & WRITING… Let’s go…

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6 Mar. 2023

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“Strange Dream” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital painting over older digital drawing created with a free app on my phone.] They drifted by in bunches as a bizarre greenish creature stared at him through an open window. He stopped for a milkshake and onion rings on the way home (though he was craving a banana split, which he despised), and he was never seen during daylight hours again… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – WINTER DEPRESSION BE DAMNED! We (all of the me-type beings in I) shall combat the UNHAPPINESS of it all with colors and weirdness! (It is my calling!) Let us create 23 editions of this piece and release them for a mere 0.13 #tezos each! Love is a floating banana, after all…

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/180

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 79

Watching a video on A.I. assisted music creation… Shazbot! It’s an interesting time to be around. I came from the era of rock (my aunt and uncle listened to stuff like KISS, The Who, Rush, Frampton, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack,) and I lived through New Wave, Hair Metal, Rave, Hip Hop, Grunge, then LimeWire, Napster, Kazaa, MP3.com, MySpace, and the total collapse of the traditional music environments. (Radio died, MTV went reality t.v., record stores closed, the rollerskating rinks went away, and all of the fun clubs either shut their doors or switched to dull, repetitive shit….)

Personally, I’m a digger. I love looking for those weird little singles or unsigned performers sharing their work on Bandcamp… I also flip through the records at second-hand stores and vintage shops. But what I don’t know, what I don’t have any notion of, is how folks FIND new music (or old music that they’ve never heard) in the MODERN AGE. Is it all just sheer luck? Is it mostly from movie and television soundtracks? How do YOU find music, or is that something people even bother with anymore? (Now that everything is available thru STREAMING SERVICES, do people even COLLECT music anymore???) Somebody share your process, please. I would love to find some new, interesting tunes, and I fear that I keep looking in the same places, suggesting that I might be missing a ton of great entertainment…

There ya go… Type at you again tomorrow!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9433

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7 Mar. 2023

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“Hey (6 Mar. 2023)” by RFY (HF)

[Crayon on textured, blue, glitter paper! (This is some thick paper!)] Icon is gender neutral! (It’s none of your business what equipment they were born with.) All you need to know is that they are fully GLITTER-GLAM! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://nftshowroom.com/gallery/richardfyates_back-to-primitivity_hey-6-mar-2023-by-rfy-hf

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“Binary System” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ballpoint pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color removal.] In some sense, zero and one are both equal and opposite. The system is rudimentary, but it can be used by a clever machine for a variety of interesting processes. But is the default 0 or 1? Which is the “NATURAL STATE?” If it’s not natural, what is it??? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/181

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Time to share more ARTZ that I have collected over the last… Okay, let me be honest. I am MONTHS behind in sharing the art that I’ve collected!!! Please forgive, oh lovely ARTISTS, for your work is like a MILKSHAKE (to a guy whose doctor says he has to cut out milkshakes or suffer the dire consequences! Thankfully, ARTZ don’t cause medical horrors!!!

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“SPAMART SPAM ART ART SPAM” by SPAMART PARTY

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1WAS45txYVocqd95eEQ3u2YajqK98vVpjx/1

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“LSD” by mfarinato

https://nftshowroom.com/gallery/mfarinato_hip-hop_lsd

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“SPAM POSTCARDS” by SPAMART PARTY

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1HLK3bgVLPiNgbNXCB4pSuN9WRxqR7mXLy/0

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“penny for your thoughts” by letsaskspirit

https://typed.art/9115

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“[Untitled] 9124” by WhyNotSneeze

https://typed.art/9124

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“#190123A” by Christian Bok

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1VGHQmD85HV9mmzejQQRhx5gZLaiRYRjpk/475

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“#SPAMART and #BADVIBESONLY comic – B&W Version” by SPAMART PARTY

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1WAS45txYVocqd95eEQ3u2YajqK98vVpjx/4

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“Ghost #23” by Ghost in the Head

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1A1Ci8UrWKC9LHucE1cpmv84jgq9MbsSxf/23

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“WcDo Acquires All Seed Patents After WW3” by Stellabelle

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1LFRuHush76gpumcmRi51KWXKg8rgwfpJW/6

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That didn’t really even make a dent in my recently collected works… I’m going to have to KICK IT UP A NOTCH if I’m ever going to catch up! (PREY FOR ME, FOLKS!!!)

Back to the Holy Fool artz!

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“Zinger (X)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen and crayon on orange construction paper with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] Low effort doodle nonsense! It’s simple and silly, but that’s what it’s SUPPOSED to be! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/182

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“Automatic Poetry Ghost” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ultra fine point Sharpie, ballpoint pen, crayon, and felt pen with a tiny, little glitter sticker, AND digital embellishments, color, and drawing.] The ghost spewed forth bizarre, rambling, free-style poetry, more powerful than any exorcist! This ghost seemed unstoppable! The end!!! (Wasn’t that a wonderful story?) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/183

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 80

SOMETHING. I’m writing words. These are words. If you can see them, they may hold some meaning for you. (They might not.) But, still, it’s SOMETHING. Is some THING better than no THING? It’s the kind of question that some people will never ask. How did I become the type of person who asks questions (especially questions that other folks wouldn’t ask?) That story would be SOMETHING. (I can’t remember it, though, so it is not a THING anymore…) I could just make SOMETHING up. (That’s sort of what I’m doing right now.) There is or was or had been without the ever after being how we had the what of the SOMETHING… At least twice.

That’s how we do it in the NORTH. (Wait… If “NORTH” is in all caps, and “SOMETHING” is in all caps, does that mean “NORTH” is “SOMETHING?” Or is this a false flag operation??? So many questions…) Day after day. With fuzz and SOMETHING sugary (meaning I’m supposed to avoid it.)

Let’s go team! Rah! Rah! Rah! SOMETHING. Words. These words mean SOMETHING…or they don’t. I’ll decide later. (Then probably forget!)

LATER!

————-Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9440

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8 Mar. 2023

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“Half of Forever” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen and ultra fine point Sharpie on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishment and color tweaking.] Time and space are linked, equated, essentially THE SAME (in a mathematical sense.) But what about the ENTITIES that live in time and space? Are THEY also the same? (How could the universe be X but the creatures that come from X not be X?) Maybe we’ll find out, someday… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/184

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 81

Most of the good books on writing say the same thing: SHOW, DON’T TELL. So let me tell you what I have planned… (I’m a rebel.)

It occurs to me that I have a PLATFORM here that is not unlike some of my older blogs where I used to tell stories. Lately, most of my stories have appeared only as descriptions to some of the ARTZ that I’ve shared on various platforms (primarily Objkt.com). With this in mind, I’m contemplating using this platform as something like a weird publishing outlet. (“Weird” because of what I’m planning to write, not because Typed.art is strange… A typing-only blockchain forum is only mildly odd, not full on bizarre.) I have even started coming up with characters and situations for the next phase of this experiment. We’ll see how it goes. (As long as I’m having fun, I’ll keep going! This is DAY 81 of THIS weird project, and I’m still going. Let’s see if adding this twist ruins it for me!)

Later!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9451

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9 Mar. 2023

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“In REAL LIFE, stories never start at the beginning, and the end either comes too early or far, far too late – but this isn’t real life. This is LITERATURE. Slick words for clever readers, so that they can feel good about themselves for “GETTING IT,” (even when there’s nothing there to GET!)

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Old Smokey heard the train long before he saw it. He held his dirty, gloved fingers over the small fire he’d chucked together to help fight off the frost bite, and could have sworn it sounded like an old coal runner. He’d played around the docks as a kid back in the 1950s, watching the last of the BIG TIMBER being tossed off of train cars and loaded onto the BIG BOATS, back in the “good old days,” before Life had its way with him. He knew a train when he heard one.

Smokey considered getting up and poking his head around the crumbling wall of the depot to see if someone was chugging along the tracks in some antique, but he figured it was just his hearing finally giving out on him. (It was bound to happen, eventually!) As the sound got louder and the rumble under the milkcrate that passed as his bench started to make his seat buck like a mechanical bull, he realized that it was actually happening.

And as his lungs emptied of all air, a coal black engine sliced into view, steam-breaks spewing a thick, grey fog around the depot, and the screech of the metal slowing the train caused his teeth to ache. He stood and backed into a shadowy corner of the depot overhang. He didn’t want to watch, but his body had gone rigid.

The train slowed, screamed a metalic trill, and stopped. A lone figure in a long black coat, a wide brimmed hat, and carrying a single, slim suitcase, stepped out of a folding doorway and onto the cracked cement floor. The train huffed and began to crawl forward as the man in the black coat moved, long legged, across the depot, which was still mostly covered by the rotting, moss-brown, shingled roof. The figure seemed to notice the fire burning in the metal canister, and then moved a featureless shadow of a face towards Smokey, who was shaking in the darkened corner.

Smokey could have sworn he saw two white eyes – more like sparks from a welder’s torch than windows into anything conceivably like a soul – that looked directly at him as the figure walked past, and he HEARD (as opposed to saw) an uncountable number of sharp, boney teeth clicking in the night-black jaws beneath the hat. At that point, Smokey lost consciousness, and the engine picked up speed. Given the fact that this particular train line had been closed for nearly a decade, it seems only appropriate that the train melted like smoke as it sped away into the night.

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – This is DAY 82 of my ‘forced writing project.'”

https://typed.art/9457

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“Toddler Flash” by Richard F. Yates (HF) & Felicity Echo Hanson (TT)

[Photograph taken with my phone then run through the mosh-machine and animated as a gif in a free app on my phone!] My co-conspirator and fellow artist, Felicity, showing off her “carnival lights” powers! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool) & Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/185

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“Beast in Sox” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created in a no-longer-supported, free app on my phone!] This little creature was friends with Adam and Dirk, and it also likes to wear white sox! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/186

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10 Mar. 2023

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 83

Yesterday, I attempted actual FICTION. It wasn’t a long piece (because my ability to concentrate has been eroded by meds and anxiety and noise), but I’m happy with the result… Will I CONTINUE that story? Maybe. Maybe not. I’m a fan of fragments. In that spirit, here are some notes that I’ve been writing to myself on pieces of cardboard and scraps of paper. (When I write, I look for a sliver or tiny ember of an idea, regardless of how ROUGH [or nonsensical] the raw material that the idea comes from might appear. This is a PROCESS experiment. See what you think.)

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—Capt. Puff (grizzled) [sketch of a cyclops with a beard and a sailor’s cap at the bottom of the scrap.]

—Headline: Bodies Found in Woods Just North of Henpeck. – From THE HENPECK DAILY OBSERVER – 9 Mar. ’23

—Pasternac Von Entwhistle…

—We don’t believe in superheroes. We only believe in EVIL…

—pop arts

—Sky jellies – DANGEROUS – (Do not eat…) Electrical in nature.

—Gangs roam with rageful impunity throughout the city… Who can stop them??

—Empty beehive. Deflated casket. Languid, heartfelt tooth-marks all across her cold pink forehead. Lock-tight tuna can…

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Will any of these idea-sketches become a story or an element of a future story??? I don’t know. (Writing is a spontaneous, subconscious thing for me.) Sometimes, writing is just getting sounds out of my head and onto a chunk of paper so I can see how they FEEL. (Mixed metaphor, but appropriate.) Sound and sight and conceptualization all have to work together (for most people) when they read, thus, if I’m going to create something that other folks might enjoy reading, it all needs to click together like the gears of a clock. However, that doesn’t mean that every element needs to go into every story. I start VERY messy. I like to turn off the critic when I’m brainstorming and just go with it… The beginning is a time for experimenting…

Maybe I need to go back to DAY 1 and read EVERYTHING that I’ve written so far to see what I can re-integrate into future pieces… (For that matter, I have [no exaggeration] THOUSANDS of online posts going all the way back to 2003/2004 that I could look at for more ideas.) (Ideas can neither be created nor destroyed, only transformed or transferred…or am I remembering that wrong?)

Whatever… LATER!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9467

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“The Basics (Found Text)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Found fortune cookie fortune, photographed with my phone (on the restaurant table), and then colored digitally.] Should one take advice from a random piece of paper that they found inside of some FOOD??? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – Probably. If a cookie isn’t going to give you good advice, WHAT WILL???

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/187

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11 Mar. 2023

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[Posted to my Tweeterz page this morning]:

“Is it SPRING? Time to thaw??? (Art in the backyard with Blondie blaring… Yep… Not bad…)”

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That’s enough for this post, right? Yeah… Yeah it is…

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

“Trickster Island” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

Some view the Trickster as evil, but that seems inherently silly to me. That’s like saying that the judges at a sporting event are evil, just because they give you a bad score on your high dive. No… No, no, no… A trickster TESTS you, gets to the MEAT of your being, and sees how you act (or react) from within the deepest core of your YOU. If you are JUST, a trickster is a teacher… (But we’ve seen how TEACHERS are being treated these days… Soon, sharing the TRUTH [or the critical thinking skills that can help EXPOSE the truth] will probably be illegal. Don’t let it happen!!!) Meet the Trickster with honesty and compassion as your guides, and you’ll do fine. (You’ll PROBABLY survive, at the very least…)

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2 Mar. 2023

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“Blue Coyote (26 Feb. 23)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen and paint pen on paper with digital embellishments and color.] Coyote is a barrel of laughs! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/171

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[Posted to my TWEETERZ page yesterday]:

“I’m not sure how many people remember ELLO (or knew about it at all…) BUT I just hit ONE MILLION VIEWS. It took about 6 years and more than 1.4 thousand posts….but I made it! #art #weirdo

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[Posted to Typed.art today (that’s 2 Mar. ’23, if you forgot. I did. Had to look it up…)]:

“DAY 75

Is it Easter yet? What I REALLY want is a milkshake, but the doctor said I have to give up the sugar or be eaten by swarming insects. I’m not a fan of flying bugs, so that don’t sound like fun to me! I’ve cut down from a milkshake every day to only one per week… Imagine that!!? The HOLY FOOL without a milkshake (or a Kraken and Coke) in his hand… Jeebus…

At the door – every night – an orange cat meows at the door… For hours… And it’s MADDENING! (If we weren’t already crazy, we’d be visiting soon!) Unfortunately, the cats here (did I mention that we have EIGHT!!! Not even a prime number!) – the cats here do NOT have a “chill mode.” They are crazy bat-shit wackadoos at all times. If one hides under the bed when we crash for the night, at about 1:A.M., the little bastard will climb onto the bed and jump all over our faces. I don’t know why… They hate me…

Hope is an open flame. Beware if your hair has hairspray in it! (Woosh!)

I guess I’m tired. That would explain it, right??? Sure…

Later!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9413

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3 Mar. 2023

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 76

Typing on my phone in the car. My wife and I iz picking up our younger daughter and her guy at a bar. They wuz respinsible and got a ride instead of driving drunk! Smart!!!

Meanwhile, I spent almost the entire day swimming in music. It was very pleasant, but now it’s midnight, and old folks aren’t supposed to be up this late. I’m crashing!

Later!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9418

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4 Mar. 2023

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“Everyone Loves Unicorns” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments, color, and drawing.] So…. Is creating a #1of1 piece, like, revolutionary now? WTF? I’ve been doing tons of 1 of 1 pieces since I joined HEN about two years ago, AND I’ve got a slug of 1 of 1 works on ETHEREUM thru MakersPlace going all the way back to 2018. Since when is it a big deal to create unique pieces??? (Everything old is new again, I guess…)

Anyway, here’s a unicorn!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/172

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“Experimental Gallery” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool) & Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror)

[Color changing markers on construction paper making use of a makeshift stencil, with digital embellishments and color.] Felicity and I had some fun with this piece, creating a mini-gallery of monsters and strange inter-dimensional phenomena. (Obviously…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool) & Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/173

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“Hope Springs Eternal…” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created with a no-longer-supported, free app on my phone.] I love a good juxtaposition. The old saying (which implies some form of optimism) coming out of the head of a cat (which is obviously quite worried about something) is funny (to me.) MEOW. —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/174

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“Psychedelic Astral Bug” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital photograph of a computer screen run through the MOSH-machine and tweaked to high heaven!] You might not see the same thing that I do, but I KNOW that this piece is a representation of a psychic bug traveling between dimensions… (Hope you brought your Dramamine!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/175

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 77

If you’ve never heard the song “77” by Alice Bag (and you like punk rock), do yourself a favor and seek this tune out!

We had an emergency dinner (Mexican) this evening, and now I’m all tired out. Too tired, in fact, to drag my laptop out, so I’m typing this on my phone again… Actually, it’s kinda neat that I can broadcast my thoughts to a blockchain from my phone…. And in written for, no less! Wouldn’t have been possible (for me at least) just a few years ago…

In my opinion, people get used to novelty far too easily. When something bordering on the miraculous comes into the world, people should appreciate it. Personally, after carrying record crates and CDs to DJ with for decades, I’m still amazed by my iPod! 5,000 songs in a space the size of a credit card!!! Holy shit!!! That’s goddam AMAZING! And I can just connect it (without wires!) to a little speaker the size of a shampoo bottle that BLASTS the music (on random, cuz I like random) all night long!!! This has got to be appreciated for the MAGIC that it is!

So…yeah…. Shit’s pretty neat!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9425

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5 Mar. 2023 (DAMN… Time is slamming past like a hurricane force blast of hot wind…)

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[Posted to my TWEETERZ page this morning]:

“Several weeks ago I did a Zoom interview with a PhD candidate working on a thesis dealing with social media, digital art, and creatives in which I rambled about my artistic philosophies. She was very polite, despite my craziness, and yesterday she sent me a gift card! NEAT! #ART”

“Now the REAL question is: Do I use it to buy more art supplies OR to get the new KEPI GHOULIE CD!!!!???”

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[Also posted to my Tweeterz]:

“Such a procrastinator… I’ve had since December to write my artist statement for the upcoming “Covid Postcards” show (which opens April 1st), and I haven’t done it yet!!!

[@stellabelle A couple of the postcards you sent me will be in the show!]”

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“Underwater Lava Flow” by RFY (HF)

[Oil pastel and water color on cardstock with minor digital color tweaking.] IT’S THE ALIENS! THEY’RE IRRADIATING THE UNDERWATER VOLCANOS and making the ocean water all freaky! SAVE US, Mighty Mouse!!! Please!!! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://nftshowroom.com/gallery/richardfyates_back-to-primitivity_underwater-lava-flow-by-rfy-hf

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“Have You Finished Your Homework?” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ballpoint pen on reclaimed paper over flannel duvet cover with digital embellishments and color.] A note to myself to include these artists in my next iPood playlist: EMF, Cat Power, Everclear, Local H, The Cure, David Bowie, Blondie, The Damned, Adam Ant, Depeche Mode, OMD, The Faint, They Might Be Giants, the D.I.Y. Punk series (by Rhino Records), Gary Numan, Nirvana, the KERPLUNK album by Green Day, Bully, Pixey, Pixies, Hammerbox, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Prince, Corey Hart, Jesus Jones, Oingo Boingo, the Kaos series of techno CDs, the I SHOULD COCO album by Supergrass, The Shins, Beloved, Candy Flip, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Bright Eyes, Don Diablo, Joy Division, Sparklehorse, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, My Bloody Valentine, Danielle Dax, Generation X, Blur, Stone Roses, Xymox, and Beta Band! That isn’t everything that ended up on the playlist, but I didn’t want to forget these performers. —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/176

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“WTF?” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital something created in MS Paint on my crappy, old laptop!] If I haven’t made somebody say “WTF” in a couple of days, I feel like I’ve just gotten lazy. Wake up the sleepwalkers!!!! WAKE… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/177

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“a (28 Feb. 2023)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] The RAW eye of a minor deity peeking through the paper-thin veil between worlds. (Obviously a pervert god… They rarely come THRU the veil, preferring to watch us humanoids from the shadows…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/178

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“Ancient Ruler” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon and felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Small sandstone statue of an ancient ruler found in the ruins of an abandoned shopping mall. This item is cursed (of course) causing anyone who looks at it (even a photo of it) to have horrible nightmares and, eventually, to go completely mad. (Sorry!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – WINTER DEPRESSION BE DAMNED! Let us conjure 23 editions of this cursed idol and let them slide into unsuspecting victims’ collections for a mere 0.13 #tezos each! (Gasp!) Yup… Limited time only, folks!!!

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/179

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 78

Who is going to read these posts? Anybody? (Maybe a few people will read a few of the posts, but who WOULD bother to start at DAY 1 and keep going all the way thru to DAY 78???) What if I get to 101 days in a row and then compile every post (spelling errors / typos / boring parts and all) into a PDF file and publish THAT as a work of cryptoart. Cryptowordart… Again, nobody would be likely to READ it, but so what? That’s half the fun of making stuff: wondering if it will find an audience.

When you get to be as old as I am (I’m 50, by the way), you stop giving much of a shit about impressing people or needing constant confirmation that you’re doing great stuff. (Especially if you go out of your way to make “BAD” stuff.) I’m mostly just amusing myself AND seeing how long I can keep something going. (For my old blog on WordPriest, THE PRIMITIVE ENTERTAINMENT WORKSHOP, I had a run of 366 days in a row without missing. That’s a pretty good stretch, and there wasn’t anybody telling me I HAD TO, nor was the activity part of any “JOB” or school project. I just made a HABIT out of posting whatever I was working on that day…) (That’s sort of what this has turned into!)

Here’s something completely different: I’m having some weird “grandpa” issues in which my older daughter (who is a bit of a Wiccan-woo-woo type) and her husband aren’t really “church” people, but her husband’s parents ARE church peeps, so whenever they have the grandkid over for the weekend, they take her to church on Sunday morning. (I’m assuming it’s one of the Christian denominations, but I couldn’t tell you which one.) While my wife and I were raising OUR kids (Mariah and I are both atheists), we didn’t have our girls go to church, but when they had friends at school that asked if they wanted to attend a service, we didn’t make a big deal out of it and let them go. The DIFFERENCE is the AGE. A toddler is very receptive to the stories that they are told, particularly if those stories come from adults that they care about. By the time our kids when to their first Vacation Bible School events or a synagogue, they could listen to the stories being told there and decide if they felt they were believable…

I was raised by a Christian mother, and I attended various churches until I was 16 years old, and I remember the GUILT and PRESSURE that can be applied to kids (not adults, but juveniles!) who might not be completely in the loop with the religious ideology. It can turn nasty rather quickly… So, my consternation over my granddaughter being subjected to the supremely judgemental and anti-progressive ideas while she’s still just forming her understanding of the way the world works seems justified. HOWEVER, I don’t know if it’s my place to introduce what might be considered as competing ideologies (or even EVIL DOCTRINE) by the in-laws. They might turn UNPLEASANT. Consider this example:

It is not uncommon for religious folk to go door-to-door, knocking and handing out books or pamphlets or soliciting for their chosen ideologies – and we are all supposed to be okay with that, but if I were to write up some literature about the arguments for atheism or (BOB forbid) paganism, Chaos Magick, Satanism, Discordianism, the Church of the Subgenius, or some other “alternative” belief system and then go door to door trying to convince people of the legitimacy of my cause, I probably wouldn’t get more than three or four doors before I was verbally abuse or even physically threatened or assaulted. REASON is a powerful tool, and most folks don’t want anything to do with that shit.

So I’m wondering what to do… Should I continue to stay neutral and let my granddaughter’s parents take charge of her mental development, are should I begin ANTI-brainwashing measures and attempt to equip her with critical thinking and logic skills that she can use to help her judge the stories she is told for herself??? (She is THREE by the way… Almost too late to begin the training, if she is ever going to become a FULL Holy Fool herself… (I started when I was three down this path, as has been well documented in my somewhat scattered and chaotic body of written work…) Something to ponder on a Sunday evening, I guess!

Later!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9426

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That’s enough for now, folkies! See you next time around!

—RFY (HF)

“Chicken Fangs” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

Those eyes… If eyes are the window of the soul, then that chicken’s soul is a raging thunderstorm…

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24 Feb. 2023

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“Heroes Fall” by RFY (HF)

[Crayon and felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments, drawing, and color tweaking.] Yes. Heroes do fall. (Ask The Bangles!) The trick is not going with them! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://nftshowroom.com/gallery/richardfyates_back-to-primitivity_heroes-fall-by-rfy-hf

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“Beyond the Gates of Meaning” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ballpoint pen on notebook page with digital embellishments, color, and erasure poetry.] The guardian of the gates has no hands, but that’s to be expected. The words themselves swirled wildly and without clear purpose. This was no square-dance! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/155

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“He (And His Mustache) Was Watching” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing, moshed, then more digital drawing, all done with my phone!] There is no background nor foreground, only underground. The eyes betray us, but we can’t look (or look away.) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/156

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“Anxiety Screams” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created on my phone.] Self portrait. The world is not a free lunch. You got to catch your own lunch. Monsters! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/157

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 69

Nobody kisses on the first date, do they? (I haven’t had a first date in over 30 years, but I’m assuming that my experiences still hold.) Sitting in bed with a heatpad on my back, cuz I need it. Day 69 of my forced writing project. Friday. I had too much sugar today. (The doctor told me to cut the sugar out or SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES… But is a life without milkshakes REALLY a life???) It’s cold. (Both as a fact of life and as a temperature in this room!) At least we get to sleep in tomorrow!

(Already 8:36 P.M.!?) That sucks…

Tomorrow we have an outing planned. My social anxiety is cruising high at the moment. Hopefully, it will be more fun and less not fun. I think I’ve just been so freaked out lately that I want to have a couple of days to chill (without medical shit or emotional shit or mortality creeping in the window…)

Still making lots of artz. Not certain if anyone else cares, but that’s okay. I’m making for the joy of making. (Selling is boring.) Joy should counteract anxiety, but my neurosis is STRONG… (The DARK SIDE, for sure.) Monsters and ghosts and snakes and bunnies and suns and moons… These are my usual subjects. They probably mean things, but we can’t know FOR CERTAIN what the true meaning is… (We don’t question. We just enjoy.)

Haptic. I’m super bothered by physicality. (The doctor upped my meds, but I’m not comfortable with increasing the dose. Don’t want to lose my “creativity,” which some might call my “craziness.”) Haptic knick-knacks. Twitchy, touchy… I also don’t like people standing behind me. I have one friend (haven’t seen him in a couple years, but I still count him as a friend) who thought it was hilarious to slowly walk behind wherever I was sitting and just hover. For a long time, he was a bingo caller at an old-folks’ facility, cuz he said the old grannies had the best pot… We live in a weird world…

In other news, my computer died on me for a while this afternoon. The battery has been essentially non-functional for years, but now the charging cable (which I always have to keep plugged in) has started to randomly “disconnect” on me. If this happens, I have seconds to spot it and snake the cord around until it reconnects, otherwise the laptop just clunks dead… Then I have to work to resurrect it, which isn’t easy, especially if I haven’t figured out where the kink in the electrical flow is yet… GOSH!

Knee knay knigh know knew…. Couldn’t think of anything more clever to say…

Later folks!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9370

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25 Feb. 2023

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[Posted to Typed.art]

“DAY 70

Met with humans today. We (the group) are putting together an exhibition of postcard art which will be up in the Koth Gallery (in Longview, Washington, USA.) for a month starting April 1st. I love postcards, but being out of the house all day means that I got little done (art wise) today. Fine.

All work and no play…

More noise tomorrow!!!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9380

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26 Feb. 2023

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 71

Have you ever wondered what an OFFICIAL “holy fool” reads? (Probably not. Why would a fool read? So he can find new things to not know about!) I’m one of those kinds of fools who keeps a list of what I’ve read, although a book or article or whatever only makes the list if I FINISH reading it. (No cheating!) Here’s my most recent chunk ‘o readin’s:

—22 Jan. ’23. Finished rereading this:
Sedlmeier, Cory (ed.). Atlas Era Tales to Astonish Volume 1. Marvel. 2018. (Individual issues originally serialized from 1959 to 1960. Good, fun, cheesy monster stories written primarily by Stan Lee and illustrated by a ton of different folks, including Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, etc. etc.)

—Also 22 Jan. ’23. I reread:
Thompson, Jill. The Dead Boy Detectives. DC Comics. 2005.

—28 Jan. ’23. Finished rereading:
Lacatski, James T., Colm A Kelleher, and George Knapp. Skinwalkers at the Pentagon: An Insiders’ Account of the Secret Government UFO Program. RTMA, LLC. 2021.

—31 Jan. ’23. Finished rereading:
Tezuka, Osamu. Astro Boy Books 1 and 3. Dark Horse Manga. 2008. (Collects comics originally published from 1960 to 1975.)

—2 Feb. ’23. Read this:
Endo, Tatsuya. Spy x Family. VIZ Media. 2020. (Originally serialized in Japanese in 2019.)

—7 Feb. ’23. Finished rereading:
Powell, Thom. Edges of Science. Willamette City Press. 2015. (Psychic bigfoot stuff! Great fun!)

—13 Feb. ’23. Finished reading this horrible, awful, racist, colonial-minded piece of shit of a book. (Disgusting. Not recommended.):
Rogers, L.W. Elementary Theosophy. Theosophical Book Concern. 1917. (Utter bullshit.)

—17 Feb. ’23. Finished rereading:
Sedlmeier, Cory (ed.). Atlas Era Tales to Astonish Volume 2. Marvel 2018. (Individual issues originally serialized from 1960 to 1961.)

That’s what I’ve stuffed into my head in the last month or so. Some great stuff in there, and at least terrible piece. However, I am of the opinion that it’s important to read opinions that you DON’T agree with, as well as those that you do. This helps keep you sharp and teaches you to evaluate based on the evidence being presented by the author (even with fiction!) I love reading supernatural / paranormal texts, but I also eat up the skeptical books that refute the entertaining stuff. (Seems important to me. There’s nothing in the world more DANGEROUS than certainty!)

K.O. folks! We’ll see you on the flip-flop!!!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9384

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“Zero Percent Skull” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Photograph of a “zero percent loaded” screen on my ancient laptop, moshed, with digital drawing over the top!] Mariah said this skull reminds her of the “Cockney” character from MIGHTY BOOSH. I get it (even though the ring around the Cockney’s eye is white… Wait. The eye on the right of this image has a white ring around the “pupil…” It’s all too complex for me. I just draw stuff…) Meanwhile, let’s put this piece on SUPER SALE!!! We’ll do 101 editions for only 0.013 tezos each! (Why the fluff not???) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/158

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“Holy Fool” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen, felt pen, colored pencil, and crayon on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] The job of a HOLY FOOL is to engage with difficult ideas, spirit folk, and dream creatures, and then come back to the NON-FOOLISH and lie to them about what we have encountered. The lies are (of course) for the protection of those who are unprepared to deal with the reality of the fantasy. Some of us enjoy our jobs more than others… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/159

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“Cloudy (With a Chance of Stitches)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Photography, sticker collage on carboard, and digital drawing with digital manipulation and wtf-ness.] The toaster’s trying to kill me and the television’s been laughing at me again!!! So it goes… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/160

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“Hardcore Consumption” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Oil pastel and watercolor on paper with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] CONSUME UNTIL DEATH! (AND THEN CONTINUE TO CONSUME!!!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/161

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“Flame Broiled” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created on my old Kindle Fire (1st gen.)] Too much spicy food, or is this critter just a very convincing speaker? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/162

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27 Feb. 2023

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 72

I was born in 1972. Doesn’t seem that long ago to me…

Mariah is sitting in bed, drinking tea, and watching some western-leaning t.v. show. I’m mostly watching it, too. I’m not usually a fan of the western genre, unless there’s ghosts or it’s played for farce. This one isn’t particularly funny at all… (Not as funny as Apple Dumplin Gang…)

Jeeze. I’m sitting with a blanket on my shoulders, a heat-pad on my back, and a laptop on my lap. (Funny place to put it!) Doot doot!

I’ve been looking online for a new laptable / lapdesk (since I’m usually sitting in bed or on a couch or on the floor…although it’s harder to get up off the floor than it used to be…) Seems like it might be useful, especially if it allows me to do things like READ and DRAW. Those are my favorite things, ya know: reading, drawing, writing, listening to tunes, too (although that doesn’t need a lapdesk.) LAPDESK. Strange thing to even think about! If I did like most of you folks (who were NOT born in 1972 or before), I would write and draw and read all on the computer, but I don’t. I like to hold the pen in my hand and feel the smear of the oil pastels across the paper. Drawing digitally is okay, and I do occasionally create that way, but I think my art is more wild and interesting if I start with physical media…

Jah jah jah! Tomorrow is another day!!!

Later…

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9393

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“Night Beast” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon on black construction paper with digital embellishments, color, and drawing.] Mariah says, “Something bad happened to that bird!” I think she’s hit the nail on the head… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/164

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“gm (Fake Volcano)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created on my phone then moshed until it threw up and passed out, and then I drug it inside and painted it with psychic essence.] Negative Zone looks lovely this morning… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/165

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28 Feb. 2023

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“Zombie Grumpus” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Gel pen on paper with digital embellishments and color.] I think this grumpy zombie is actually a spirit communicator. He has the marks of the eternal about his visage… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – WINTER DEPRESSION BE DAMNED! I’m going full INDIFFERENCE for a while. Enjoy while you can!!! 23 editions for only 0.13 each (for a limited time!!!)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1ABGYuE84UQNDJdWtMEhiBi6yhsfTQ7W56/1004

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“Be BAD!” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] This one is just a solid, useful piece of advice! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – WINTER DEPRESSION BE DAMNED! My indifference is growing stronger! Bring on the bears, the bad weather, the sickness, the crippling depression! I don’t care, cuz I can just make ARTZ! 23 editions for only 0.13 tezos each! Eat ‘um up while they’re still cheap! (This price won’t last forever!!!)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/166

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“Food for Thunk” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen, brush pen, felt pen, and paint pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] Reading Robert Anton Wilson brings on the INSPIRATION! The world APPEARS this way or that, and it IS neither this nor that. The perspective is a matter of flicking a switch (and I don’t mean a Nintendo!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – WINTER DEPRESSION BE DAMNED! I find inspiration in the damnedest places… Like books! (Even books with no pictures in them, sometimes!) Maybe this will be inspiration for others? 23 editions for only 0.13 #tezos each! Unbelievable!

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/167

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“Copious Judgement” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] Some monsters can be SOOOOO judgmental. I mean, let he who lives in glass houses not be a dick, if you know what I mean… Live and let lie… (Or no??) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – WINTER DEPRESSION BE DAMNED! Let those who wish to judge judge. Let us who choose to create create. We’ll see who is the happiest in the end!!! (23 editions for only 0.13 #tezos each!)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/168

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“Found in a Cave” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Paint pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] A team of Archie-ologists discovered this odd scripture in a cave in Toledo, Washington, USA. Nobody knows exactly what it means or who created it, but the team believes it MIGHT represent either a shaman in a bird costume preparing for a ritual, OR it might be a depiction of a creature from outer-space! (There is nothing to SUPPORT this latter claim, but does that stop a good story??? Apparently not…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – WINTER DEPRESSION BE DAMNED! Let’s do one more fun-filled weirdo piece just to make it an even FIVE. 23 editions for only 0.13 #TEZOS each! Amazing for such an intriguing, ancient artifact!

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/169

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 73

Pretty good day today, other than the horror of living with eight cats… That’s too many cats, and they’re too goddam friendly! I like pets that don’t climb in your face or scratch the shiznit out of you when they’re doing parcore…

Artz iz fun, though, and I had lots of time to work on artz today, so… NEAT!

Short post, for me, but not empty… Here are some bonus words: Iron death chunk candy actress floats oblong thru the chilly purgatorial air. My life vest had rotted but looked like a million bucks. The waterfall is an excellent means of getting down the mountain, but not a perfect method….

I lost my laugh bone. Too much cartilage!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9397

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1 Mar. 2023

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“TEZTRASHONE (March 2023)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Bugs and digital drawing over found image with digital embellishments and trashiness.] Trash art has been around for a long time. Some of my TRASH HEROES: Andy Warhol, Kurt Schwitters, John Waters, Divine, Ed Kienholz, Oscar the Grouch, and Roy Yates (that was my dad’s name. You should have seen his HOUSE made almost entirely out of found materials!!!) Trash, to be honest, is in the heart! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/170

Sold!

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 74

Time keeps on slippin’ slippin’ slippin’… (Steve Miller Band, obviously…)

I don’t know. I don’t. I’m not even going to pretend.

I wonder if my wife has come home yet. She went to zooombah with our younger daughter after work, and I’ve been hiding in the bedroom, so I’m not sure if she made it home. I should probably go look… That would be the right thing to do…

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She’s home now. (Don’t let anyone tell you that being a neurotic is no big deal. Being full of fear and anxiety all the time can kill you!) Hooray!

Make sure that you are kind to the freaky people you know. They are suffering, even if they are making you laugh with snarky humor!

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SLAM BANG WOOOOO! WOOOOO!

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Here’s a question: Given that I write (primarily) for entertainment and pleasure, and complicated by the fact that I love Dada-like jibberish and nonsense, would it be possible for an A.I. to emulate my writing style. (For better or for worse, my written voice is distinct, including spelling errors, punctuation anomalies, and quick trips into nonsequiturs and abstraction…) One might counter with this: Who would WANT an A.I. to emulate your writing style? And that is a valid question, but only a meanie would ask that. Don’t be that kind of nasty entity.

Enough junk for tonight. Maybe more tomorrow… Perhaps!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9402

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LATER SKATERS!!!

—RFY (HF)

P.S. – Eat your cereal and keep watching the skies!!!

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haunting season by rfy (hf)

Rest assured, we will get to the bottom of this issue. There may be supernatural activity, but there is absolutely no reason to believe that it is in any way interesting or noteworthy. A mass email will be sent should the situation alter. Until then…

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20 Feb. 2023

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“Haunted Doll (Glitch & Swirl)” by RFY

[Photograph of an unwilling subject, moshed and manipulated!] She cries. She screams. She talks backwards, and he eyes roll up into her head… It’s all very sweet. —Richard F. Yates (with Felicity Echo Hanson as model)

https://nftshowroom.com/gallery/richardfyates_back-to-primitivity_haunted-doll-glitch-swirl-by-rfy

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 65

Started the day doing some watercolor and oil pastel works with the baby. She quickly got bored, (only completed three pieces,) but I was much more efficient and finished FOUR! (I win!!!) I also finished a new HIVE post today (utilizing the Peakd front end,) and then shared it on several other sites: Ello, Tumblr, and WordPress. This may seem like CHEATING, but I think of it as similar to syndication. Some folks don’t look at Ello but they might have eyes on Tumblr. Some people might enjoy all four platforms, but with the thousands of posts that go out per second, who can guarantee that a potential viewer will be looking at the screen just as I post my piece but before the slush pile of OTHER posts by OTHER peeps buries mine 20,000 fathoms deep? So, I compile my materials for a few days from various posts, conglomerate them into a single piece and then smear them throughout the interwebs. It’s worked so far! (Worked for what, I don’t know…)

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All me…

https://objkt.com/profile/richardfyates/created
https://peakd.com/@richardfyates
https://ello.co/richardfyates
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/popculturerecoveryproject
https://freaksandspooks.wordpress.com
https://primitiveentertainment.wordpress.com
https://nftshowroom.com/richardfyates/gallery
https://makersplace.com/richardyates/gallery/created

For even MORE me, go here:

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Watching a Discovery Channal show (with a wonderful “attacked by a pillow” scene), but it seems to be falling for the “if it ain’t Christianity, it’s probably Satanic” trope… What a ridiculous oversimplification… Still, I love this blatantly horseshit stuff! It amuses me to no end!!! Automatic writing, “spirit art,” this show has it ALL!!!

Time to read? Almost… Almost… Meanwhile, have a good evening!!!

Later!
—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9330

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21 Feb. 2023

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DAY 66

Declaring this a “sick day.” Don’t read too closely or you might get virused…

uioi eio ee ay ia ssssss wom boom voom

You have been scanned. We are sorry. It was, however, inevitable…

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://typed.art/9355

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22 Feb. 2023

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“My Name is Mud” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ultra fine-point Sharpie and sticker collage on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments, drawing, and color.] Mixed media collage is fun. My hope is that the context is significantly reordered by the juxtaposition of various found images such that a viewer is forced to reconcile the possible cohesive meaning or intention of the product as a whole. Would be nice… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/146

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[Posted to my Tweeterz account]:

“My TEZOS birthday is coming up! April 23, 2021, I released this bird / lizard / cave monster thing on the unsuspecting populace (on HEN, of course.)
Token ID #45810″

https://objkt.com/asset/hicetnunc/45810

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“Spaam Bunny with Serpent Guides” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] Lord Spaam Bunny contemplates his next move. Will any of us see it coming??? (Doubtful!) (I’m bad at trends, but that’s okay. I’m also bad at drawing, so it’s a win-win, right?) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/147

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“A Bunch of Thrills” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] Autobiographical pieces amuse me. They are momentary gestures, like ephemera, Dude, and I really enjoy making them. People can look at them and go, “Ah! I see!” —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/148

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“Sketch Man” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created in a free app on my ancient Kindle back in 2013. Ten years old.] Is this a self-portrait? No. This is an attempt at creating a realistic portrait of a demonic puppet, but somehow (unfortunately), it comes across as sympathetic. Why? Why do I always have sympathy for bad guy? (Maybe it is a self-portrait…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/149

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“Can You Feel It” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on orange construction paper with digital embellishments and color.] Here’s a silly question… Does this piece count as concrete poetry? Do people still know about concrete poetry? Did I ruin it by including the triangles? (I don’t mean aesthetically, cuz I like the color touches. I mean in regards to literary form.) Here’s another really important question: DO I CARE? No. (That one is answerable.) I just made something, and in the moment I decided to have the skull say what it was saying with written words instead of a mouth. There might be some deep, psychological reason for WHY I made that choice, but the real reason is that I did it cuz I FELT LIKE IT, at the time. These pieces are moments captured in artifact form / gestures / that follow their own logic. —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/150

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“Drip Confetti String” by Felicity Echo Hanson & Richard F. Yates

[Felt pen, brush pen, and paint pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] This is a recent collaboration between my three-year-old granddaughter, Felicity, and me. I helped a little with this piece, but it’s mostly her show! —Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror) & Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/151

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 67

Finished eating my dinner, put away the few leftovers, helped load the dishwashing unit, started it (the unit), and slunk back to my room. Still feeling chest-yucky today, but not as lethargic as yesterday. Lethargy’s a bitch… (That latter statement is completely meaningless, in a syntactical sense, although it may have a bit of colloquial currency.) Now (7:17 P.M.), I’m sitting in the bed typing on a laptop to the quiet hum of the washingmachine churning away just outside my bedroom door.

These might not be interesting details to you, but for a person working thru a free-writing exercise, the important thing is for words to hit the page (or “screen” in this case.) The meaning OVERALL (ultimate meaning) is that I am writing. This is a FORCED WRITING PROJECT, afterall… I’ve done these sporadically over the years, but they usually don’t last more than a few weeks. This one is different. It FEELS different… (Perhaps I’m an exhibitionist, and the other forced writing projects didn’t have the “PUBLICATION” element that this one does. Who knows. I’m writing. Writing is good… Even if all I’m doing is blowing away the cobwebs…)

I have this image of “RICHARD THE WRITER” as a dusty, badly damaged, but one-time top-notch automaton that I bring out of the BRAIN ATTIC when I need to create meaning (or nonsense) with words… When I first turn the machine on, it coughs and shoots dust out of the exhaust port, and trieds to turn the gears and wheels and other fancy automaton gizmoids – kind of like an old Ford car. It will probably start, eventually, but it’s going to let you know that it ain’t happy about it!!! In order for the WRITER to get back to FULL STEAM, all the cobwebs and dust particles and dead bug bodies have to be ground up, lubricated, and smashed back into the system.

You know, “BLOW AWAY THE COBWEBS…”

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Did I tell you folks that Mariah and I already have some “doing stuff” plans for the times-coming-up??? We have a GHOST CONVENTION in March (in Seaside, Oregon); and we have a Duran Duran concert in April (in Portland, Oregon); and we’ve decided to catch a play (in Ashland, Oregon) in July or August. I think we’re going to visit our favorite local theme park, Enchanted Forest, (just south of Salem, Oregon…guess we do a lot of stuff in Oregon, even though we live in Washington!) sometime this spring. No solid date on that one, yet, though. If I’m still doing this writing project while these events are in session, I’ll have to do my entries via phone, but I usually take a bunch of pictures and write a post about each “THING,” when Mariah and I get up and go, so there’s that to look forward to, as well.

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Is that enough for tonight? Probably. I’ll do ya some more tomorrow!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9363

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[Posted to Typed.art]:

“DAY 68

Writing (23 Feb. 23)

10:29 A.M. – How can my ass already be tired? I just STARTED!

I feel the need to explain myself, and therefore…. I won’t. Federal prison is not a vacation home. Donuts on the lawn. (How many things could that mean???) Dead Milkmen…

So much has happened since our last episode. My notebook has LINES now. It’s so…restrictive. I either have to conform to the pre-set values, OR I have to make a special concerted effort to override the lines (pretend they aren’t there – BUT THEY ARE THERE!!!) It’s seriously affecting me. Not infecting. That’s different.

Enjoying the beat-pulse. I like just sitting and listening to music. It’s calming, even if the music isn’t particularly calming. (My blood pressure isn’t terrible right now, but my blood SUGAR is out of control. Why is my blood always trying to kill me???) (Okay… Maybe it’s not the BLOOD as much as it is the milkshakes and soda pop and seven dollar coffees and candy and chocolate muffins and…. Perhaps I’ve made my point.) When you get old, you have to work on your diet. I used to eat little else but cereal, donuts, and chocolate milk. (Had no future consequences!) (Worth it. I love donuts. I used to love chocolate milk, until I decided that I could no longer support Nestle as a company. They lost MILLIONS in revenue when I stopped buying Quik.) Now, as in at the moment, I have a jug of WATER by my bedside instead of anything yummy.

Did I mention that I’m sitting in bed with a pair of old Skull Candy headphones over my ears, an ancient laptop on my lap, a heating pad on my back, and the blinds slanted so I can see the sunshine trying really hard to melt the little bit of snow that fell last night, despite the fact that the temp is still 32 degrees f (which is 0 degrees c.) ;alksdf j;aklsdjf ;aslkdfj ;as;dlkj

The noise. The news. The noose. Slipped and fell… Fell up. Fell up the stairs and landed at the top. The tippity top. Slipped. Noise. THE noise. The noise of falling…

The distinctions are not clear. The effort is supercilious (at best). (Recursion time…)

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I went astral projecting to this place: https://astral.ninja/ I don’t know what it means. I like to explore. Could it be my new thing? (Must there always be a new thing???)

I said something here: https://astral.ninja/npub1yr752235fq6zhfdv57f7ua4gfmznrtaq9re0qmqu4shjgwsskmjsfes239

I don’t know what it means… It might not mean anything, and that’s great! We need more meaningless stuff in the future (in the present, too.) (LIVE IN THE NOW!)

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Should I eat lunch? If I don’t each lunch, now (12:03 P.M.), I probably won’t eat until after 5:P.M. (If you saw my stomach, you might think I could miss a meal or two… Maybe you’d be right.) I have some chips (orange and triangular and pseudo-cheesy) that I could NIBBLE… Seems weird to eat chips without soda, but soda is OUT! (Doctor said so.) Shit. Dang. How come all of my favorite things are so deadly? Why can’t brussel sprouts be poisonous and milkshakes be like the fountain of youth??? WHY? What kind of sick creator makes the world like THIS instead of THAT?? Is this proof that, if there is a GAWD, who could have made the universe any way they wanted to, that he/she/it/they chose to make MILKSHAKES evil and brussel sprouts good? Does that make any sense???

I don’t want to hear about it. I’m just listening to tunes and writing, now that I’ve finished exploring a weird new space that I don’t understand. (I can’t even figure out how I’m supposed to move the screen up and down. Ha! Old people on computers….)

This is enough writing for today… (for now…)

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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Writing Playlist (23 Feb. 23)

—Red Planet – “Blackout”
—Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue”
—Psychedelic Porn Crumpets – “Cornflake”
—The Move – “Do Ya”
—The Movement – “Jump! (Mutha Mix)”
—Neneh Cherry – “Buffalo Stance (Nearly Neuebeat)”
—Sister Bliss – “The Future is Now (Future Pulse)”
—The Prodigy – “Omen (Extended)”
—Alice Cooper – “You’re a Movie
—Jack Stafford Foundation – “The Hard Way”
—The Diceman – “Supervisor Error”
—Flipper – “In Life My Friends”
—Bauhaus – “Departure”
—How I Became the Bomb – “Temporary Secretary”
—Lionrock – “Push Button Cocktail”
—Division of Laura Lee – “Trapped In”
—Butthole Surfers – “Hey”
—Fugazi – “Margin Walker”
—L.A.L. – “Puget Sound Sanitation”
—The Pretty Things – “Walking Through My Dreams”
—Krome & Time – “The Slammer”
—Slam – “Positive Education”
—Resentments – “Ok Ok I’m a Starfucker”
—They Might Be Giants – “Your Racist Friend”
—Chrome – “Meet You in the Subway”
—X-Ray Spex – “Let’s Submerge”
—The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “She Said”
—The Dead Milkmen – “Bitchin’ Camaro”
—Play Dead – “This Side of Heaven (Extended Version)”
—The Gruesome Twosome – “Hallucination Generation (Syametic Nightmare)”
—Swamp Terrorists – “Dive-Right Jab (‘Til You Drop KMFDM Remix)”
—Underground Sound of Lisbon – “So Get Up (Kingsize Mix)”
—SNFU – “Wild World”
—Snuff – “Iyehf Taidu Leikh”
—Bazuka – “Dynomite”
—Sukpatch – “Fleet”
—Long Hind Legs – “Open Wide”
—Paul McCartney – “Mr. H. Atom / You Know I’ll Get You Baby”
—45 Grave – “Evil”
—Orange Goblin – “Scorpionica”
—Black Sabbath Riot – “Suck Blood”
—Grateful Dead – “Hell in a Bucket”
—Heavy Water Factory – “Delusions (Left Turn on Albuquerque Mix)”
—Flesh for Lulu – “Decline and Fall”
—The Raincoats – “Don’t Be Mean”
—The Breeders – “Safari”
—Krust – “Coded Language””

https://typed.art/9368

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“Psychic Vampires Attack” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] Don’t give in! Stand up for your MIND! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/152

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“Spirit Bird” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Rainbow pencil on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] You can tell by the eyes that this is not a normal bird. It’s also over six feet tall, and it SAID it wasn’t a normal bird, but the EYES… That’s the real tell! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/153

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“Not Textile (But Textile)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon and colored pencil on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] It’s like ABSTRACT man… Color experiment with some digital elements. Totally… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/154

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Thanks for visiting! May your days and nights be filled with frights!!! LATER SkATERS!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

Thrashing in the Undergrowth by Richard F. Yates (HF)

This is a transition period post… See if you can find the tipping point where one era ends and a new one begins!

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15 Feb. 2023

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“Time is on Our Side” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Metallic paint pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] SUPER-ULTRA-MEGA SALE TIME!!!! This night watcher is going full thrifty-market! Imagine, 101 of these piece for the startlingly low 0.013 tezos each!!! (ARE WE ALL MAD??? That might be a discussion for a different time. We’re talking about spooky monsters right now… So why did I bring it up? CUZ WE’RE ALL MAD HERE!!!) We good??? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/130

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 60

Mariah is making a milkshake for me because she is the best human alive.

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Now I am milkshake stuffed! (We make “cheap shakes.” [My dad taught me about these when he was still with us.] You put a couple scoops of icecream in a cup, poor in some milk, and stir with a spoon! Tastes great, but doesn’t cost $7 or $8 per drink!!!) As an OLD GUY, I actually remember going to a corner icecream shop and sitting up at the bar and ordering a chocolate malt! If I had any dough left, I’d play Donkey Kong or Frogger! I miss that shop. It was called Cricket’s Corner… Did I get off on a tangent here? Sorry!)

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There we go. Another day: another dredged up memory… See you again tomorrow?

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9304

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16 Feb. 2023

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“Health” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] I have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow (to renew my medications.) I hate visiting the doctor, cuz I’m always afraid that they’re going to try to keep me! Terror… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/131

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“Stuck To” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on construction paper with digital embellishments and color.] Things like this come out of my brain all the time. (I should probably have that place fumigated! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/132

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“Taxes” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen, paint pen, metallic marker, and brush pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] I’m a sick S.O.B. I don’t mind paying taxes, if I know that those funds will be used to promote education for kids, repair public spaces, and keep systems that provide for the population functioning. I’m cool with that stuff. (NOT so cool with a massive military budget. Seems to me like, once you can destroy the entire planet several times over, then you have enough weapons, but I’m just a fool, so…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/133

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“Skooching (Feb. 20223)” by Felicity Echo Hanson & Richard F. Yates

[Performance piece by FEH photographed and digitally manipulated by RFY.] When one lives with an artist, it’s important to always have a means of documentation handy. In this case, I spotted Felicity doing a strange reverse-inch-worm movement across the floor of the living room. I don’t know what prompted it, but when she did it more than once, I felt it was important to document the action! Then, naturally, I made an animated gif out of the photos! Ta da!!! —Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror) & Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/134

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“Placing the Final Stone” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen, glitter, glitter glue, sticker collage, printed cardboard pieces, and various bits of debris with digital embellishments and color.] This mixed media piece is. I’m fairly certain of that. It certainly does exist. It’s real. (I can even see it!) Beyond that, it’s up to the viewer… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/135

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“All That Anxiety (Ain’t Good for the Brains)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Anxiety art… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/136

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 61

Let’s see how tomorrow is. Hopefully, there will be a day after tomorrow. This is 16 Feb. ’23. Days happen quite sequentially, I’ve noticed. I suppose this means that tomorrow will be the 17th, and if we’re careful, we’ll get to the 18th after that… Would be a nice turn of events, actually. —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9309

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17 Feb. 2023

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“Twitchy Skull Blastoff” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Colored pencil, felt pen, and crayon on paper with digital embellishments, color, and moshing!] …4, 3, 2, 1…. AND WE HAVE LIFTOFF! The skull is moving now, upwards, towards the unknown! We’ll give you more information when it gets there! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/137

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 62

I survived my ordeal. Tired, stressed, and a bit melodramatic, but still alive… That’s enough for this one.

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9310

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18 Feb. 2023

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“After the Marathon” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen and crayon on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color manipulation.] After it’s all over, can you tell yourself, “Yeah… That was alright!” Hopefully! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/138

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“House” by Richard F. Yates & Felicity Echo Hanson

[Crayon, felt pen, and colored pencil on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] One of many collaborations between my three-year-old granddaughter, Felicity, and me. I’m quite happy with this one! Certainly a HAUNTED house! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool) & Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/139

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“Feeling Tatered Today” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created in a no-longer-supported, free app on my phone.] Yesterday was my annual physical. For those who don’t know, I’m bat-shit insane phobic about “doctor shit.” Somehow, thanks to my psychonautics training, I was able to get my blood pressure down to the lowest it has been in a medical office in decades. (Mariah claims that it might have been from the medication… Six in one hand, half a dozen in the other…) But while they had me trapped in the office, I had to have a new Covid shot (my 4th – I should be nicely brain-controlled by now), a flu shot, and a shingles vaccine… Plus, I had to give a bunch of blood to the vampires (they say it’s for tests…) On the bright side, the doctor has decided to up my anxiety meds – and the insurance company has decided not to pay for it… Great stuff! And, to add to all of this fun, I’ve been hanging out with a baby with a cold for the last four days, and I might be starting to “get it!” Dreams truly do come true! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – On a positive note, they didn’t try to keep me this time… (They have in the past, so it’s not an empty fear!)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/140

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 63

The mysteries of life are endless. The problem is how few people are interested in exploring them.

I am not on a soap box tonight. I’m on a bed. I do my best philosophizing when I’m comfortable. All the thrills, all the spills, all the cookies for later…

Nobody told me there would be days like these… (John Lnnon was an influence. Obviously.)

Let’s try a bad LOW-KU…

Flash your fantasy
My low brow output is cold
Do not limit dreams

It’s all that we have when the world give us ice. Time to be cold… But THANK BOB, we also have heating pads. The joy is in the REdiscovery of old comforts…

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9314

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19 Feb. 2023

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“Zero Percent Loaded (Glitch)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Photograph of an annoying notice on my laptop taken with my phone then sent to the MOSH-machine.] It turns from an unpleasant waiting game into a cosmic horror viewing your dreams at all hours! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/141

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“French Toast” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Gel pen on paper with digital embellishments and color.] I doodled while out to breakfast with part of the fam… Autobiographical nonsense insanity art! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/142

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“Not Ready for This” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing made on my phone.] This is an autobiographical work of anxiety art. This is how I felt (metaphorically) before my yearly physical. Phobias are horrible to live with! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/143

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 64

I’ve been watching stuff today, mostly on YoooTooobs: mini-docs on topics, such as commercialism in the Harry Potter films, whether it’s okay to enjoy art by “bad people” or not, the gear used to make old jungle / drum ‘n’ bass tracks, and ghost / supernatural videos. (I’m a sucker for bad video of Bigfoot or haunting evidence or UFOs…) Mariah ALSO got me out of the house TWICE today!!! (Whoa!) We went to breakfast with the younger daughter (who is 25) and her boyfriend’s family. Then this afternoon / evening, we went to the Kelso Theatre Pub (in Kelso, Washington, U.S.A.) to see the new ANT-MAN movie. We usually find those films entertaining and funny, and this one was no exception. It was sci-fi / sci-fantasy with a heavy humor bias. Best not think about scientific accuracy, cuz…. NO. But if you’re watching a film about people in suits that can shrink and grow at the touch of a button getting sucked into a microscopic, psychedelic universe (with nods galore to Star Wars), you probably shouldn’t expect scientific accuracy. I thought it was fun.

oaiwfje;l mkafeoija/ak f oiewj;a o94 a;lsk a

Alien poetry. (Don’t try to pronounce it, please; you might injure your spleen.)

Not sure what’s up for tomorrow, although I do know that Mariah has the day off. (Some kind of holiday.) Maybe I’ll get more art done… Maybe!?

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9322

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20 Feb. 2023

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“Poooch” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ballpoint pen on notebook page with digital embellishments, layers, and color.] Dogs may be a man’s best friend, but MY best friend was genetically engineered to see in about 13 different dimensions! (Proves quite useful, sometimes!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Foo)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/144

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“Just Drifting” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon, colored pencil, and liner pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Astral slack… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/145

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That’s it for this post! Hope you had some fun here!!!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

“Deep Interior” by Richard F. Yates

It’s funny… When one has a passion, “work” is one of the greatest pleasures. However, when the general understanding of the “VALUE” of that passion is entirely based on dollars, that passion and work is considered a “hobby,” and it is thus treated as a leisure activity. A dedicated individual still finds time to work, although the most strenuous task is simply CARVING OUT TIME to be creative. This has been DIFFICULT lately… But not impossible…

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10 Feb. 2023

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“Zamano – Not For You” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Hand cut collage, paint pen, gel pen, and felt pen on reclaimed cardboard.] Zamano Corp. takes maximum profit but gives less than a shit for how well YOU are doing. After all, as their adverts always say: “Zamano! It’s not for you!” —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/122

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“Clueless…” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Gel pen on paper with digital embellishments and color.] Obviously, these two creatures have issues. I’m not picking sides; I just wish that they’d make the effort to try to get along a little better (at least when they’re out in public!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/123

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“You Never Give Me Your Money” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created in a free sketch program on my old Kindle Fire 1!] This piece was drawn (and titled) in 2013! It’s prophetic!!! Here we are ten years later, and you STILL never give me your money! (Chilling!!!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/124

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“Beneath the Quilt” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ballpoint pen on paper with digital embellishments and color.] Tired creature (and, perhaps, a pet???) trying to stay warm and get some sleep while covered in a crazy quilt. (Doesn’t seem to be going well – but don’t blame the blanket, please…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/125

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 55

Greetings computer screen. I’m surprised to find you here!

The last time we met, you were breathing heavy – bleeding – and suffering from a slight case of three bullets in your gut… But here you are… (Normally, when I END someone, they stay ENDED… So congrats…)

What’s that? You’ve been waiting for ME… FOR ME!!! Nobody pulls one over on the FOOL. I AM the last laugh…

But my back hurts, so maybe we can do all of this tomorrow sometime? Maybe Sunday? Yeah… I’ll be good by tomorrow. You just wait. Tomorrow. HIGH NOON. We’ll finish this…. No. I’ll get the door after you leave. Thanks…

Later!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9272

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11 Feb. 2023

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It’s been a while since I shared some of the cryptoart that I’ve collected. (Some purchased, some sent to me as gifts or as SPAAM ART!!!

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“4fterTr4sh” by VLDZ

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 56

I am using my phone for tonight’s entry because I’m too lazy to get the laptop set up…

For fun, I used a freebie “SPEECH-TO-TEXT” program to get the following jumble of words… Can you guess what I really said?

‘My beard was red my beard is no longer red this is speech to text it is highly inaccurate soon I will take this and transfer it to a thing to type. art not art BP pop up pop up I laughed did you hear me laugh I love how I’m making nonsense noises and it’s trying to interpret what I’m saying so here trying to figure out what this means Ella olohoo yeah it does not appear as though it does very well with just sound you have to use words so here we’ll do some words elephant pita hand cushion ice cream vindaloo salad over easy egg soap foot paste tiny Archaic hypochondriac from Tunisia thank you for stopping by this is quite an experiment beep’

Quite inaccurate, I’m afraid, but that’s okay. This is ALL an experiment…

For tomorrow, I’m planning on typing a giant list of songs for folks to play on random. It MIGHT require a two part entry… We’ll find out tomorrow!

Later!!!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

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12 Feb. 2023

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 57 (Part 1)

This is a long (ridiculously long) playlist that I’m thinking of as a “JUKEBOX” from an imaginary social club where I DJ on the weekends. (It’s POSH, but in a shabby and democratic sense…)

I recommend listening on RANDOM because chaos is wonderful… Here’s Part 1 of the “Into the Night (Jukebox)”:

Adam Ant – “Bright Lights Black Leather”
Agent Ribbons – “Obituary”
Alice Bag – “77”
Alice Cooper – “Lady Down and Die, Goodbye”
Alien Sex Fiend – “R.I.P. (Blue Crumb Truck)”
Amanda Palmer – “Ukulele Anthem”
And One – “Rearming Strafbomber”
Andre 3000 – “All Together Now”
Anything Box – “A Moment’s Shifting”
Apoptygma Berzerk feat. Anneli Drecher – “Back on Track (Northern Lite Remix)”
Architect – “Closer (Jo Beschil Remix)”
The Associates – “Club Country”
Athletico Spizz 80 – “Effortless”
The B-52’s – “There’s a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)”
Band of Horses – “Is There a Ghost”
Bash Street Kids – “The Power of Darkness”
Bassbin Twins & Skint – “Twins Meet Slim at The Lincoln Memorial”
Belly – “Super-Connected”
The Beloved – “Sweet Harmony (Come Together and Consolidate Mix)”
Beru Revue – “Hoods a Go Go”
The Beta Band – “Out-Side (Depth Charge Remix)”
Big Black – “Heartbeat”
Bill Haley & The Comets – “Rock Around the Clock”
Bill Pritchard – “Black Souls Under White Skies”
Billy Idol – “Dancing with Myself (RAC Remix)”
Black Devil Disco Club & Kerrier District – “Timing, Forget the Timing (Kerrier District Remix)”
Black Flag – “Wasted”
Black Flamingos – “Experiment in Terror”
Black Kids – “I’m Making Eyes at You (Joy Electric Remix)”
Black Randy & The Metrosquad – “I Slept in an Arcade”
Blind Melon – “Three is a Magic Number”
Blossom Dearie – “Just One of Those Things (Brazilian Girls Remix)”
The Blow – “Get Up”
Bo Diddley – “Bo Diddley (Single Version)”
Bob Crosby and His Orchestra & The Bobcats – “Big Noise from Winnetka”
Bob Vylan – “We Live Here”
Bomb the Bass – “Mega Dis”
Boney M. – “Young, Free and Single”
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band – “Look Out, There’s a Monster Coming”
Bran Van 3000 – “Drinking in L.A.”
The Breeders – “Cannonball”
Brian Eno – “Needles in the Camel’s Eye”
Buffalo Springfield – “For What It’s Worth”
The Buggles – “Elstree”
Butthole Surfers – “Human Cannonball”
The Byrds – “Mr. Spaceman”
C.L.A.W.S. – “C.L.A.W.S. Theme (Curses Remix)”
Cabaret Voltaire – “Here to Go”
Cake – “Frank Sinatra”
Can – “Vitamin C”
Capital Punishment – “Muzak Anonymous”
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – “Electricity”
The Cars – “Take It on the Run (Early Version of ‘A Dream Away’)”
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone – “When You Were Mine”
The Charlatans – “The Only One I Know”
Charlotte Gainsbourg – “Deadly Valentine (Soulwax Remix)”
The Chats – “AC/DC CD”
Cheap Trick – “Don’t Be Cruel”
Chelsea – “I’m on Fire”
The Chemical Brothers feat. Beck – “Wide Open”
Chemical People – “Don’t Tell Me”
The Chills – “Heavenly Pop Hit”
Chops-EMC + Extensive – “Me’ Israelites”
Cibo Matto – “Know Your Chicken”
The Circle Jerks – “Put a Little Love in Your Heart”
Clan of Xymox – “She”
The Clean – “Anything Could Happen”
Clinton – “Saturnday Night & Dancing”
Close Lobsters – “Got Apprehension”
The Coasters – “Yakety Yak”
Collide – “White Rabbit”
Cosmo & Dibs – “Sonic Rush”
Craft Spells – “Our Park By Night”
The Cramps – “People Ain’t No Good”
Crass – “Poison in a Pretty Pill”
Cream – “As You Said”
Crimpshrine – “Tomorrow”
Crocodiles – “Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)”
The Crystal Method feat. Le Castle Vania & Amy Kirkpatrick – “Ghost in the City”
The Cult – “Love Removal Machine”
The Cure – “Primary (Red Mix)”
The Damned – “Standing on the Edge of Tomorrow”
The Danse Society – “Angel”
Danzig – “Mother”
Datarock – “Tick Tock”
The Dave Clark Five – “Because”
David Bowie – “Palla Athena (TAO Jones Index)”
David Essex – “Rock On”
Dead of Alive – “Something in My House (Deadend of Eurasia Mix)”
deadmau5 – “Digitol”
Death Grips – “No Love”
The Death Set – “Nowhere is Here”
The Deathray Davies – “Corrective Lenses”
Depeche Mode – “Suffer We (Tiga Remix Edit)”
Depth Charge – “Cool It Vixen”
Devo – “Deep Sleep”
Dexys Midnight Runners – “Show Me”
Die Antwoord – “We Have Candy”
Digable Planets – “Time & Space (A New Refutation Of)”
Dillon Francis & Alison Wonderland – “Lost My Mind (Yomi Twice Remix)”
Dire Straits – “Romeo and Juliet”
DJ Hype – “Weird Energy (Hells Bells Mix)”
DJ Miko – “What’s Up”
DJ Sammy – “The Boys of Summer (Humate Remix)”
The Doors – “Peace Frog”
Dr. Hook – “Freakin’ at the Freakers’ Ball”
Dragonette – “Fixin to Thrill (Don Diablo Remix)”
Dubfire & Miss Kittin – “Ride (Vince Clarke Remix)”
Eels – “Last Stop: This Town”
Enon – “High Society”
Epic Rap Battles of History – “Steven Spielberg vs Alfred Hitchcock”
Erasure – “Sweet, Sweet Baby (Moo-Moo Mix)”
ESG – “Moody”
The Essence – “Only for You”
Essential Logic – “Wake Up”
Ethan Fawkes – “Forget the Sunrise (N.U.K.E. Remix)”
Eurythmics – “Love is a Stranger (Coldcut Remix)”
Everclear – “AM Radio”
The Expelled – “Blown Away”
Ezee Possee feat. MC Kinky – “Everything Starts with an E”
The Faint – “ESP”
Faith No More – “Easy”
Far East Movement, The Cataracs & Dev – “Like a G6”
The Farm – “All Together Now”
Fastbacks – “Gone to the Moon”
Feed Me – “Starcrash”
The Fixx – “Priviledge”
Flesh for Lulu – “Postcards from Paradise (Extended Version)”
Flight of the Conchords – “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros”
The Flowerpot Men – “Beat City”
Foetus – “Is That a Line?”
Fontaines D.C. – “Skinty Fia”
Funkstorung & Tes – “Fat Camp Feva”
The Future Sound of London – “Moscow (Remix)”
The Galaxy Electric – “Stardust”
Garbage feat. John Doe & Exene Cervenka – “Destroying Angels”
Gary Numan – “I am Screaming”
Gentlemen Afterdark – “Open the Door”
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly – “Find the Time (Plimsouls Remix)”
GG Allin – “Don’t Talk to Me”
Gloria Jones – “Tainted Love”
The Goops – “Buld Me Up Buttercup”
The Gothsicles – “Ultrasweaty”
Gray – “Dan Asher (I Saw You Liking Everything?)”
Green Day – “Junkies on a High”
Grimes feat. Janelle Monae – “Venus Fly”
Hardcore Pong – “Excitebyte (Rude Quasar Remix)”
Haujobb – “The Cage Complex”
Hayley Ross feat. N-Joi – “Come Back (N-Joi Remix)”
Heloise & The Savoir Faire – “Pick ‘n’ Choose”
Hexstatic – “Red Laser Beam”
The Honeydrippers – “Sea of Love”
The Hooters – “And We Danced”
Hotel Lights – “The End of the Tour”
The Hula Girls – “The Curse of the Tiki”
Human Sexual Response – “Cool Jerk”
The Hypnomen – “Hush”
I Start Counting – “Rawhide”
Ian Dury – “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”
Implant feat. Front 242 – “The Creature (David Carretta Mix)”
Industry – “State of the Nation”
Information Society – “Heffalumps and Woozles”
Jack White & The Electric Mayhem feat. The Muppets – “You are the Sunshine of My Life”
Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart – “Invaders of the Heart (Exotic Decadent Disco Mix)”
Jane’s Addition – “Underground”
Jenna Riot, Joey Casio, Piper McKenzie & Scream Club – “Girl You Look Expensive”
The Jesus & Mary Chain – “Far Gone and Out”
John Cooper Clarke – “Evidently Chickentown”
John Fred & His Playboy Band – “Judy in Disguise (Original 45 Version)”
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Talk About the Blues”
The Juan MacLean – “By the Time I Get to Venus (41 Small Stars Version)”
Judas Priest – “Turbo Lover”
Julian Cope – “World Shut Your Mouth”
Kaotic Chemistry – “Illegal Subs (Krome & Time Remix)”
Kid Cudi feat MGMT & Ratatat – “Pursuit of Happiness (Nightmare)”
King Crimson – “The Great Deceiver”
Kite – “Ways to Dance”
KMFDM – “More & Faster 243”
The Knocks & Foster the People – “Devil’s Haircut”
Koen Groeneveld & Fierce Ruling Diva – “You Gotta Believe (Koen Goeneveld Extended Re-Edit)”
Kraftwerk – “Numbers”
Le Castle Vania & Gigantor – “Komputer Problems: The Otherside Series, Vol. 3”
Lee Hazlewood – “Dark in My Heart”
Lemon Demon – “The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny”
Liam Lynch – “We’re All-Nighters”
Liars – “No Help Pamphlet (The Alpha Ceti Orchestra Remix)”
Lick the Tins – “In the Middle of the Night”

More to come in Part 2!

—RFY (HF)”

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[Also posted to type.art]:

“DAY 57 (Part 2)

I’m sure you’ve been holding your breath for the second half of the “Into the Night (Jukebox)” playlist. Wait no longer!

Lime Spiders – “My Favourite Room”
Liquid Liquid – “Cavern”
Little Boots – “Stuck on Repeat (Fake Blood Remix)”
London After Midnight – “Kiss”
Long Hind Legs – “Open Wide”
Los Campesinos! – “The International Tweexcore Underground”
“Love Bug” Starski – “You’ve Gotta Believe”
Madness – “Wings of a Dove (A Celebratory Song)”
Manfred Mann – “Do Wah Diddy Diddy”
Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat. MNDR, Wiley & Wretch 32 – “Record Collection 2012 (CSS Remix)”
Massiv in Mensch & Individual Totem – “Green (Green Hill Mix)”
Maurice Joshua with Hot Hands Hula – “This is Acid (With Hot Hands Hula)”
Me First and The Gimme Gimmes – “Never Tear Us Apart”
Meat Beat Manifesto – “Mindstream (Fire Escape Version)”
Meat Katie & Elite Force – “Ju Ju (Original Mix)”
Men at Work – “Overkill”
MGMT – “Little Dark Age (Ghost Vision Remix)”
The Midnight – “Ghost in Your Stereo”
Misfits – “Last Caress”
MNDR – “Faster Horses (Hednorton’s Touch)”
Moby – “Next is the E (Victory Mix)”
Moderator – “Night Fright”
The Modern Lovers – “Roadrunner”
Modeselektor feat. Jackson and His Computer Band – “Hood”
Modest Mouse – “Lampshades on Fire”
Mojo Nixon – “Elvis is Everywhere”
Moon Runner – “Cultural Track One”
The Mothers of Invention – “You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here”
Mouse on Mars feat. Dodo Nkishi – “They Know Your Name (7″ Version)”
Mrs. Miller – “A Groovy Kind of Love”
The Murder City Devils – “Ready for More”
Murk feat. Oba Frank Lords – “Dark Beat (Addicted to Drums) (Oscar G & Ralph Falcon Mix)”
Nancy Boy – “Deep Sleep Hotel”
NASA – “Back to Square One (Single Version)”
Nazz – “Open My Eyes”
Neon Indian – “Toyota Man”
The Neon Judgement – “TV Treated (DJ Hell Remix)”
Neotropic & Small Fish with Spine – “Party Fears & The Alcohol Loves You (Small Fish with Spine Remix)”
New York Dolls – “Jet Boy”
Nick Lowe – “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass”
Nina Hagen – “Born in Xixax”
Nocturnal Sunshine & Maya Jane Coles feat. Peaches – “Possessed (Nathan Micay’s Energize Therapy Remix)”
NOFX – “All of Me”
Objekt – “Theme from Q”
of Montreal – “First Time High (Reconstructionist Remix of ‘An Eluardian Resistance’)”
Officers feat. Gary Numan – “Petals”
ohGr – “Due They Know”
Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Cold Blooded”
The Olivia Tremor Control – “I’m Not Feeling Human (Peel Session)”
The Ones – “I Feel Upside Down (Antony Reale & Funky Junction Club Mix)”
The Only Ones – “Another Girl, Another Planet”
Orange Juice – “Rip It Up”
Orgy – “Opticon”
Patrik Fitzgerald – “Safety Pin Stuck in My Heart”
Paul McCartney – “Darkroom”
Paul Williams – “An Old Fashioned Love Song”
Peter Zaremba’s Love Delegation – “After Midnight”
Phantoms – “Be Just Fine”
Pigface – “Radio Bagpipe (Martin vs 909 Fight to the Death Mix)”
Pinhead Gunpowder – “Big Yellow Taxi”
Pixey – “Sunshine State”
A Place to Bury Strangers – “Situations Changes (Davy Drones Remix)”
Plug-In City – “Electric Light”
The Polyphonic Spree – “Section 12 (Hold Me Now)”
The Pop Group – “Mad Truth”
Pop Tarts – “Girlie Pop”
Pop Will Eat Itself – “She’s Surreal”
Portishead – “Wandering Star”
The Posies – “I May Hate You Sometimes”
Praga Khan – “The Power of the Flower”
Primitive Radio Gods – “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand”
Psychic TV – “I Believe What You Said (Leather Strip Remix)”
Pussy Galore – “Sweet Little Hi-Fi”
Queen – “Flash”
rachel kann – “i Know This:”
The Radiators from Space – “Television Screen”
The Raveonettes – “Beat City”
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – “Spinning Round (12″ Crash Mix)”
Re-Flex – “Flex-It (12″ Extended Mix)”
Renegade Soundwave – “Renegade Soundwave (Leftfield Remix)”
The Replacements – “I’ll Be You”
Revolting Cocks – “You Often Forget (Malignant)”
The Rezillos – “Destination Venus”
Rich Kids – “Ghosts of Princes in Towers”
Richard Cheese – “Baby Got Back”
Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Manning Redwood, Darlene Johnson, Jessica Harper & Barry Humphries – “Shock Treatment”
Ride – “Moonlight Medicine (Portishead’s Ride on the Wire Mix)”
Rilo Kiley – “After Hours”
Riton & Primary 1 – “Who’s There? (Style of Eye Vocal Remix)”
The Rosedales – “Nightmare Dreams”
Rubella Ballet – “Unemployed”
Rufus Du Sol – “On My Knees”
Rufus Wainwright – “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk”
Sad Lovers & Giants – “Imagination”
Samantha Fox – “I Wanna Have Some Fun (Extended Version)”
Say Hi to Your Mom – “Prefers Unhappy Ending”
The Scarlet Opera – “Big City Thing”
The Scary Jokes – “Death, Thrice Drawn”
Screeching Weasel – “Cool Kids”
Servotron – “The Image Created”
Severed Heads – “Twenty Deadly Diseases”
The Shamen – “Destination Eschaton (Hardfloor Vocal Mix)”
Sheena & The Rokkets – “You Really Got Me”
The Shirelles – “Dedicated to the One I Love”
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man”
Sinead O’Connor – “I am Stretched on Your Grave (Apple Brightness Mix)”
Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Stargazer”
Skinny Puppy – “Tin Omen (Reload)”
Sly & The Family Stone – “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”
SNFU – “Wild World”
Snowden – “Kill the Power”
Sofi Tukker – “Purple Hat”
The Soft Boys – “Positive Vibrations”
Soft Cell – “Chips on My Shoulder (Mark Moore & Kinky Roland Remix)”
Sonic Youth – “100%”
Sonido Lasser Drakar – “I Feel Great”
Sparks – “Music That You Can Dance To”
The Speakeasies’ Swing Band! – “Bright Lights, Lat Nights (S Strong Remix)”
Specimen – “Stand Up Stand Out”
Spoek Mathambo – “Control”
St. Vincent – “Los Ageless”
Star on 45 feat. The Beatles – “Stars on ’89 Remix (Extended Version)”
The Steve Miller Band – “Abracadabra (Round n’ Round) (Club Mix)”
Stevie Wonder – “Sir Duke”
Storm Large – “Ladylike”
The Strangeloves – “I Want Candy”
Suburban Lawns – “Janitor”
Sunscreem – “Perfect Motion”
Superorganism – “Something for You M.I.N.D. (Joe Goddard Remix)”
The Supervillains – “Careless Whisper”
Supreme Love Gods – “Souled Out”
Swanky Tunes & Far East Movement – “Enterain Us (Going Deeper Remix)”
SWMRS – “Miley”
Syd Barrett – “Octopus”
T99 – “Anasthasia (The Freestylers Extended Remix)”
Tarantula Ghoul & Her Gravediggers – “King Kong”
Teddybears – “Sunshine”
Telekinesis – “Car Crash”
Television – “Marquee Moon”
Tenacious D – “You Never Give Me Your Money / The End”
That Petrol Emotion – “Groove Check (Check This Groove Out)”
They Might Be Giants – “It’s Not My Birthday”
Thurston Moore – “Queen Bee and Her Pals”
Tiga & Zyntherius – “Sunglasses at Night (Original 12″ Version)”
The Tikiyaki Orchestra – “Exotic in Blues”
Tommy Roe – “Dizzy”
The Tornados – “Telstar”
Towa Tei – “Pac is Back!”
The Toxic Avenger feat. Sophie Tith – “Adrenaline”
TR/ST – “This Ready Flesh”
Tranquility Bass – “Never Gonna End”
Transvision Vamp – “Sister Moon”
TRS-80 – “Body Talk (Screener Copy)”
Tuff City Kids feat. Annie – “Labyrinth (Club Mix)”
twenty one pilots – “Stressed Out”
Uffie – “Weed & Drum Machine”
Ultramagnetic MC’s – “Traveling at the Speed of Thought (Hip House Club Mix)”
The Undertones – “You’ve Got My Number (Why Don’t You Use It!)”
Underworld – “Born Slippy (NUXX)”
The Untamed Youth – “Haunted Castle Party”
Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall”
Visage – “Frequency 7”
VNV Nation – “When is the Future?”
Wall of Voodoo – “Back in Flesh”
Wallows – “OK”
Wallpaper. – “Fucking Best Song Everrr”
Was (Not Was) – “Your Luck Won’t Last (Ramin Sakuri Remix)”
Ween – “Ocean Man”
“Weird Al” Yankovic – “Beat on the Brat”
Wet Leg – “Chaise Longue”
Wham! – “Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do?)”
What So Not feat. DMA’s – “The Change”
The White Stripes & The Glitch Mob – “Seven Nation Army (The Glitch Mob Remix)”
The Who – “Behind Blue Eyes”
Wild Willy Barrett & John Otway – “Beware of the Flowers (‘Cause I’m Sure They’re Going to Get You, Yeh)”
Wire – “Small Black Reptile (10:20 Version)”
Wu-Tang Clan – “Method Man (Smoked Out Version)”
X – “Los Angeles”
Yaz – “Nobody’s Diary ’08 (A Copycat Remix)”
Yellow Magic Orchestra – “Day Tripper”
Yungblud – “The Funeral”
The Zoltars – “Homicide”
13th Floor Elevators – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”
32Crash – “Beware!”
808 State – “Cubik (Kings County Perspective)”
999 – “Homicide”

Remember! Random is your friend! LATER!

—RFY (HF)”

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Yes, yes, yes… Now it’s time for arts!

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“Radioactive Exercise” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] The neon running thru her veins made Helena’s exercises mesmerizing to watch! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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“Have U Tried Bad Art?” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on construction paper with digital embellishments and color.] There is so much GOOD art in the world… Good, perfect, tedious, boring ass art… BUT have you ever tried the THRILL of BAD ART??? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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“Sight” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] That double vision always seems to get the best of me. (The eye is a symbol with so many meanings, and I can’t know which meaning YOU take from this image…until it tells me, tonight, in my sleep… Ha!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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“Oversaturated Skull Blastoff” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Colored pencil, felt pen, and crayon on paper with digital embellishments and color.] I wonder where it’s going? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 58

I’d like to thank the Academy, my hairdresser, several members of the wait-staff at that diner that used to be inside the Newbury’s store at the old Triangle Mall, the ghosts who float thru the room at night and give me inspiration, my wife, and Donkey Kong for all the love and support.

We are fast approaching 60 days of typing this nonsense onto a black screen (with white letters… If they were yellow instead of white, I’d almost be reliving the days when I did most of my computing on a monochrome Apple IIc home computer system. There are definitely days when I miss 1984…) For some reason, I’m still going. It ain’t easy. There have been days when I’ve had absolutely NOTHING to say, but I said stuff anyway. WROTE stuff anyway. I’m not, technically, saying anything right now (even if I can “HEAR” what I’m writing in my head…. BRAINS ARE FUCKIN’ WEIRD MAN! It’s all goddam magick, and I don’t think we will ever understand them completely…) We call it FREEWRITING when you just type (or write, if you’re still into pen and paper…)

Hopefully, my fingers clicking on these keys isn’t keeping my wife awake. She has to GO to work tomorrow. (I have to STAY to work, cuz my job is trying to keep a three-year-old granddaughter from killing herself or destroying the house. It’s a very difficult job sometimes, especially when we consider the torture of having “baby shows” on the t.v. for eight or ten hours at a time… Almost wishing that an EMP would hit and take out all of the electricity! I’d enjoy the quiet for quite a while before the swarming mobs of looters busted into the house to steal our non-perishable food items…) I should call it a night so she (my wife, Mariah) can rest… LATER!!!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 59

This was a long day… Very long… Days are long, but the nights are short. Tuesday.

Fear is the mindkiller… I will face my fear… Pass the fuckin’ spice, people.

For Valentine’s Day, Mariah bought us tickets to see Duran Duran in June in Portland, Oregon! Duran Duran is quite good (for one of them “new wave” bands…)

It’s a fragmented mind. Can’t get it together. Can’t get it together. Some days are tougher than others. Perhaps, after a bit of sleep, we’ll be able to focus a bit more.

Got a couple bits of art done today, but not many… Not very many….

More tomorrow…

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

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There will be more… Eventually…

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

P.S. – DID YOU KNOW:

I have 13 books, either as author or editor! I’ve done poetry collections, a novella, edited books written by my uncle (his freaky, folk stories), and compiled several collections of short pieces from blog posts!

(Sorry! This is a lot!!!)

Here’s a link to several books:
https://wordpress.com/view/primitiveentertainment.wordpress.com

And here is a list of a bunch of FREE PDF zines and one-sheets!!!

FREE ART AND LIT PDF ZINES FOR YOU TO ENJOY (AND ABUSE!)

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VACATION! (ALL WE EVER WANTED!) Zine
(22 pages of vacation photos full of sights and experiences and arts (and not too many words)!)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pchIGu0Au4_syvbCocBGkc6iYnzq9rqz/view?usp=sharing

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BY THE POOL ZINE (July 2021)
(14 pages of STUFF drawn on July 30th 2021, mostly by the pool at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Y6s4I83HtKGZ6RQzDaYUOTBw6LKpAkB/view?usp=sharing

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23 ARTZ + WORDZ zine Issue #1
(23 somewhat randomly chosen, tokenized works of crytpo-art, created by me over the last four years on various platforms, PLUS the wordz that give them context or help the art make less sense!)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YOrq_CGoGTv_NYmn7iG13RFTxtryVzKZ/view?usp=sharing

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SMALL TOWN SHADOWPLAY (UNFINISHED ZINE)
(Lit zine collecting the unfinished SMALL TOWN SHADOWPLAY serialized story! Do-it-yourself ending!)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AafDYDv0Cj05cD8m8l2kxRD-E0I35CQ4/view?usp=sharing

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METAPHORICALISM (001)
(12 inch by 12 inch digital collage pdf.)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gJrWzCi6YkIaislryg69ScG2Q3F1zkin/view?usp=sharing

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PUNKTRONIC COVER ART PDF
(The first 37 pieces of “cover art” for my PUNKTRONIC pirate radio podcast.)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13UOCbfLsDl9kc9P7bOfKyz-ayqvQEDIS/view?usp=sharing

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IMPOSSIBLE TO PRODUCE ZINE 01
(Odd collage “zine” produced at 30 inches by 30 inches… Not sure why I did it this way, but there ya go!)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W3Ij8vhBrViRpbyMZN1nhrjVNMSrRwvs/view?usp=sharing

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FAKE ARTZ ZINE
(Art / lit zine.)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JdjzBmEdGVTLPbfOd2JArxtI8s0AEd0u/view?usp=sharing

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THE FIRST LAUGH
(11 inch by 17 inch propaganda poster!)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c6UKxoBm1ze-2BsVpwgyl_G73FQtEXH3/view?usp=sharing

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“Slipped and Fell Up” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

Babysitting a three-year-old is difficult. There are certainly some fun moments, but there is also the anxiety of making sure the kid doesn’t succeed in all of the unfathomable ways the kid attempts to kill themself. When you add 8 cats to the mix, shit get’s crazy… That’s where we live: in the mouth of both insanity and death… So here’s artz!

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5 Feb. 2023

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“Iron City” by Richard F. Yates (HF) & Felicity Echo Hanson (TT)

[Felt pen, crayon, and sticker collage on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Felicity and I compiled this a few days ago. (Weeks ago, maybe???) After the physical piece was done, I digitalled the HELL out of this piece, with the obvious results. How you like me now??? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool) & Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Hanson)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/112

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 50

The hound from Underton salivated on cue. His map was ripped and shellacked to HECK. The hound placed a dollar coin in the pop machine, and his grandfather came out – but he got too cold and decided to go back in!

We’re supposed to be DUDE-BROS, otherwise, we can’t investigate the paranormal together. “BLESSED ARE THE CHEESE MAKERS,” my wife just said… I couldn’t agree more.

The hound rented an apartment with a dirty, green pool out back. This was comforting. He paid rent three days early.

When the flying jukebox landed in the street, everyone thought it was the end of the world. (It was a very large jukebox.) But a brave teenager noticed that choosing tunes was FREE, and the dance party began. Even the hound’s grandfather came out of the pop machine to shake his booty. The dude-bros, however, felt the music machine was demonic, so they smudged it with sage and vanilla ice cream, in the hopes of attracting angelic SHMEEP guardians. Dude-bros have a hard time, sometimes… Dude!

ELO was blasting out of the jukebox, (“Sweet Talkin’ Woman” was the tune, if you were wondering,) while floating orbs of light strobed throughout the neighborhood. Party all the time! Party all the time! Was this a space disco invasion? The dude-bros had theories, but the hound just enjoyed the show…

That’s all. (Sorry, but only a little…)

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9236

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6 Feb. 2023

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“Movie” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] Watching isn’t the same as doing. Do. —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/113

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“Scrape Face” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color manipulation.] The horror… We’ve seen it coming through the wall, and we sometimes hear its voice, calling as if from far away… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/114

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“Mini Neon Dino” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created with a free app on my old Kindle Fire (1) back in 2013… That wasn’t very long ago, was it?] This dinosaur might be missing a few of key pieces of its DNA string… Seems a little short and floppy! Oh well… The tech is new! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/115

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“East” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen, oil pastel, crayon, and gel pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Old maps often included monsters that adventurers might encounter… So do we want to visit this land if the entire MAP is monsters? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/116

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“51 DAYS

The world is still spnnnning. Know what I says? You know what I says?

I don’t have a clue what to talk about tonight, I just know that I said I was going to write everyday. (This usually ends up being at night, though.)

[I have paused to eat a banana… You tell me if what comes after is more interesting…]

Having contemplated the meaning of a fresh, blank screen, I realize that infinity CAN BE TAPPED… The neurological tentacles are theorized to be capable of contemplation in as many as 11 dimensions. I’m completely cool with that, as 11 is a prime number. Of course, I would love for it to be 13 dimensions, so I’m going to work on expanding my psychological investigations until I encounter at least two more horizons than typically possible…

Yeah… Probably better if I don’t eat in the middle of writing. Your opinion?

Perhaps I’ll have something in mind when I hit the keyboard tomorrow… I should just be treating these as free-writing exercises. That’s what they are, in fact, BUT if I don’t TREAT them as such, maybe they become something else… Slammed against the brick wall of writing block… (I wonder if I should force myself to write for another thirty minutes? Probably…but not tonight!) Blah…

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9249

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7 Feb. 2023

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“Fenced In” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ballpoint pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] Speaking as a feminist myself, I don’t think wimmin should put up with it! Break the chains! Kick down the fences! DO YA THANG!!! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/117

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“Creepy Bug” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing and pixel art over hand drawn, mechanical pencil and colored pencil on cardboard background with digital manipulation and layer effects.] Terror. Sheer, unadulterated terror – in pixel form! (Don’t look it directly in the eyes!!!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/118

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 52

So so so… Ack… I intended to post a whole bunch of art today, but instead, I got sucked into music. I put together a new playlist (of 373 songs), that will keep me entertained for the next few days… Thrills!

Doop. Doop. Doop.

THEN, my lovely and talented wife brought me a gift card that I used to buy some new BOOKS for my electro-reading device! (I read a lot.) We went to an IN-REAL-LIFE book store a few days ago, but I’m out of room for physical books, plus I do most of my reading at night. Yeah…

Nah nah nah….

Stop drop and roll. (That’s come up in the recent past on Tweeterz. I was amused. It’s a blast from the past. We were taught so many weird things when I was little… “Wash you hands after going to the bathroom… Wash you hands after changing baby, too… Cuz you don’t want to get hepatitis… And we don’t want hepatitis to get who? You!” Weird shit…)

Bah bah bah…

Who is the King of Candy Lane? (That’s a nonsense line that just popped into my head.) Is the Pope friends with the King of Candy Lane? How does the King address his mail? Is he from THIS planet or THAT one? We’ll find out in the spring!

Yeah… I got nothin’…. Sorry. Still going, even if it ain’t great. This lull in productivity is a knock against keeping the project going, but I’m gonna stick with it. There is always a chance that FORCING myself to keep going might produce something interesting. (I’ll ask the King of Candy Lane what he thinks, next time I see him…)

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9256

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8 Feb. 2023

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“Wednesday” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Gel pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] This is not the famous female character who recently got her own show, but is instead a reference to the DAY when this piece was drawn. To ME, this looks like a demon bot…

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/119

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 53

For reasons both mental and physiological (and entirely mysterious), I didn’t do much sleeping last night. I was up until about 2:A.M. reading (and flipping and flopping), and then I slept until about 5:A.M. Maybe tonight will be better…

I’ve been reading a bunch (which is good), so I don’t think insomnia is necessarily a terrible thing, but I do have a bit of a headache tonight. (Note to self, don’t forget to buy some ibuprofen…cuz you’re out…) Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Had the granddaughter most of the day today, so I didn’t get much art finished. It’s okay. I’ve done about three pieces per day for the last few weeks, so having a day with only ONE new piece minted (not counting this “forced writing project,” which I don’t expect anyone to actually purchase) isn’t going to kill me… I hope… I’m pretty sure I’ve got the kid tomorrow, too, so we’ll see how much I accomplish…

Thanks for stopping by!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9263

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9 Feb. 2023

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“Snake (From a Sock Puppet Nightmare)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon and felt pen on reclaimed (printed) glossy paper with digital embellishment and color.] It came hissing into the room and said funny things about naked people. We all laughed, and then I woke up, and I SWEAR the snake was still there in my room for several minutes before it slid under the bed and vanished! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/120

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“Spooky Spectral Ghost” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Gel pen on paper with digital embellishments and color.] Spooky, scary ghostie ghost is just hanging out in that one room with the yellow wallpaper. That happens, sometimes! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/121

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Posted to [typed.art]:

“DAY 54

10:10 P.M. Sitting in bed (although I’ve already brushed my teeth and taken the usual handful of pills.) Got to, got to… Let’s see…

Did you know that tomorrow is Friday? (This will only be true for another hour, meaning that for most of the rest of all time, this is going to be a lie. Funny! How strange is it that something can START as truthful but, after a little bit of time, it becomes false. Time is weird.)

Mariah is giving up for the night. She’s got to work in the morning. Technically, I do too, but my work is just hanging out with a three-year-old and coloring. (No, there’s no dental with that.) I’ll probably read for a little bit when I’m done here. I’m just about finished with a book on Theosophy (a strange, semi-magical movement from the late-19th / early 20th century. I think I mentioned a few days ago that I intended to read a book on this topic. Not sure what I’ll read next. Maybe something by Robert Anton Wilson??? He’s fun.)

Yep. All of these things that you didn’t know and didn’t care about and probably wish you’d ignored: that’s what you get when you read ME. Ha! Because that’s what happens when people publish their personal junk, (I mean “thoughts.” Other folks could accidentally read it – sometimes… (Sorry!)

Still making arts! Still doing this daily “forced writing project” thing, too, I guess. How long until I give it up?? (Have I already beaten your initial bet? OR is this the first one of these that you’ve read? If it IS the first one, I’m going to be very surprised if it isn’t also the LAST one! Ha!!! But I’m still having some fun just typing away. (Did you know that a different part of the brain is activated when someone TYPES versus when they WRITE something with a pen on paper? Seems weird, doesn’t it!? Brain stuff is always weird, and that’s why I find it interesting!!!) Is that enough rambling for this post? Probably… Probably enough!

Later!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9267

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Hopefully, it won’t take me as long to get the next post done. It’s been a trying week, but so far, we’ve all survived. That’s good, right???

Later! Later! Later!!!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

none or one or none by richard f. yates (hOLY fOOL)

How many fingers do I have up behind my back? (Are you psychic?) I’m not, but I’m willing to be, if the price is right!!!

Here’s artz:

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2 Feb. 2023

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“Red Racer” by RFY (Holy Fool)

[Crayon and liner pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] When I was very young, I used to hunt for snakes (under pieces of wood and in tall grasses and such), but there was nothing quite as cool as finding a RED RACER! (At least, not when I was five!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://nftshowroom.com/gallery/richardfyates_back-to-primitivity_red-racer-by-rfy-holy-fool

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“Comfortable of What I’ve With Lately” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Ballpoint pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] This is some erasure / slash / nonsense poetry. It vaguely implies something to do with comfort (plus, the blue is supposedly calming), but I suspect this is all a lie!!! (Or maybe it’s just wishful doodling… We’ll have to wait until someone finds the notebook that this drawing comes from…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/102

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“Liminal Space (By the Lake)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Photograph taken with my phone while walking at night.] Certain spaces just seem creepy. There are many places in the little town where I was born and live today that are uncomfortable to be in, but the areas surrounding the fake lake in town (it used to be a slough, but it was “rebranded”) are particularly unsettling because, once or twice a year, a body is found floating in the water… (I suspect a lake god that requires sacrifice…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/103

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“Primitive Domestication” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Good dog??? —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/104

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“Nebulosa Engrossa” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen, crayon, ballpoint pen, colored pencil, and sticker collage on reclaimed cardboard with minor digital color tweaking.] This one just appeared (after my hands moved, mysteriously, for some time) on a chunk of old, cut-up cardboard. So what does it mean? (I bet’cha Bigfoot knows!) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/105

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“Contemplating the Web” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Photograph that I took of a paused t.v. show, with digital embellishments, drawn letters, color, and moshing.] Are we trapped in the web? (Or are we happy to be here? Or these mutually exclusive states?) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/106

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3 Feb. 2023

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 48

So… Maybe I need to learn to PLAY THE GAME. I don’t follow the rulez of Tweeterz, staging my posts to appeal to the nebulous “Algorithm.” It’s pretty sad to think that, in order to get a bunch of views on a platform from people who I might or might not know, I have to play specific formatting games. Don’t do this. Don’t include these. DO blah blah blah…

I can’t do it. I’m making myself queezy just thinking about it!

When I play games, I like to play the games that I want to play, not some garbage that a corporation tells me I need to play. Screw that.

However, when I decide that I’m NOT going to follow the “rules of engagement” on a social media platform, I probably don’t have the right to complain or be sad when I get all zeroed out. In addition, there are tons of things that I could do to improve engagement: join “spaces,” and say all the “gm”s and other junk, comment on people’s work (this is a good idea, regardless), and similar stuff. But I’m not good at that stuff. I like to draw and color and paint and write silly stories. That’s how I’d like to spend my time. (It’s what I’m doing RIGHT NOW, in fact.)


Meanwhile, it’s Friday night. Mariah (my wife) doesn’t have to work tomorrow. Hooray! I need to find a way for her to be able to retire so that we can hang out and watch ghost shows and make artwork. I think we’re planning on driving to Vancouver, Washington (about 40 minutes away) to hit one of our favorite bakeries. (I have a sweet-tooth.) After that, we’ll probably find a book shop and see what we can see. (I don’t have a lot of room for more books, but… You know. Books are cool!)


Hmmm… Ever look out the window and imagine some creepy, non-human face looking in at you? I’m trying it right now, just for fun, and…nope. It’s just a window. (I need to work on my thought-forms. Probably need to read some Theosophical books. [I think I have two, but I haven’t read either, yet.] Maybe? I mean, who doesn’t want to be able to project their imagination into the physical world?)

Okay. That’s enough nonsensical stuff for now! Thanks for stopping by!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9230

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“Can Opener (Maybe)” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Liner pen, ballpoint pen, and felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] Some kind of demon kitchen utensil, perhaps. We just don’t know! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/107

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4 Feb. 2023

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“You Don’t Have to Like It…” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] After some don’t-have-a-soul searchin’, I decided to make sure that I’m having FUN with my artz again. (It’s good to reorient every once in a while…) So what do I like? Bright colors and visual noise and bad drawing and clashing nonsense… That’s this piece, for sure! —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/108

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“City on the Edge of Whatever” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon and felt pen on brownish paper with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] From a distance, one can barely see the evil! (The closer you get, though…) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/109

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“No.” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital comic created on my phone.] No…. Just… No. —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/110

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[Posted to typed.art]:

“DAY 49

Today was a “fun day” with Mariah. We drove to Vancouver (Washington, not B.C.) to hit a book shop, then a bakery, then Trader Joe’s, and then we ate Thai food and headed home! Now, I’m wearing the pig-tails that Mariah put into my hair. (Makes her happy, so… Sure!) I’d show you pictures, but unfortunately, this is TYPED ART only!

Tired… It’s only 9:30 on Saturday night, but I’m about ready to konk out. (Grandpa’s can go to bed whenever they want. It’s a federal law.)

I’m happy with my new artz! Can’t wait to leave it all on the laptop for weeks while I procrastinate (instead of just minting everything…) I’m back in garish, over-saturated color mode, which is where I tend to spend most of my awake time.

Zoom! (Do you need anthing else??? I suppose it’s not up to you, is it!) Short post, so lets do another quicky LOW-KU!

Massive memory
Depleting the endless sea
Most of the socks float

Please, please, please don’t look for any meaning in that piece. (I don’t want you to strain a neuron!)

That’s it! LATER!!!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)”

https://typed.art/9233

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5 Feb. 2023

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“Swirling Mysticism” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Crayon on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Without a body, the psychic’s form can often become distorted. This is actually an advantage, as the astral traveler is no longer restricted by the form of the physical body… —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1ABGYuE84UQNDJdWtMEhiBi6yhsfTQ7W56/1003

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“Altered” by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[Digital drawing created in MS Paint on my ancient laptop.] I get frustrated with digital art. When drawing with a pen on paper, the project can’t get accidentally deleted, nor can large chunks of progress get “lost” because of a glitch… This definitely happens with digital art. Frustrating… (I had an alternate version of this piece, with a chompy figure facing the opposite direction and wilder colors, but it was destroyed by an “auto-save” feature of the art program I was using… Lame…..) —Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

https://objkt.com/asset/KT1F94smAkoLSgNT7PLaxYj7Ba1SKqXfGjsY/111

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And thus I cut the stream-of-nonsense here, although by now, I’m sure you are aware that more absurdity shall be coming soon!!!! PRAISE BOB!!!

—Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)