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My childhood was spent immersed in the popular culture that millions of children were exposed to in the post war era of 1950’s America. Between watching the countless horror, sci-fi, war, cartoon, cowboy, and puppet shows that glowed from our black and white TV set, I had my collection of comic books and styrene plastic models to occupy my immature brain. My parents subscription to National Geographic magazine fueled an early passion for prehistoric man and primitive cultures. All this under the looming threat of nuclear annihilation. I was a nervous, high-strung child and my mind was filled with a constantly shifting and swirling vortex of imagery in unnatural juxtapositions and combinations – pretty much the very definition of the word “surrealism” as stated in Webster’s Dictionary.

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How to Cut Quill Pens from Feathers This is a document written in flux. I'm still experimenting even as we speak (1 June 1999), and as I figure more things out, they will be reflected on this page. Quite a lot of this material is an attempt at reconciling conflicting reports on how to cut a quill. People are of many opinions, but the material's the real test. est qui ? C'est Sagaki. ... Sagaki Keita est une seule et même personne. Il est d'origine japonaise puisqu'il est né et vit encore à Tokyo (quoique, je n'ai pas les dernières infos). Sagaki est aussi un petit peu diptérosodomite à ses heures perdues (il aime bien enculer les mouches) et son travail artitique va vous le prouver d'ici pas longtemps, voir ci-dessous. De prime abord, ses portraits semblent assez classiques dans leur forme.

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