Influence and Originality

in all my injured boredom I end up doing random things like this. Here's a list of some of my primary influences (that I'm aware of). Its healthy to acknowledge your influences because they are there whether you like it or not. No point being pretentious about some kind of false sense of originality. Originality never happened in a vacuum anyway. I beleive the key to originality is not in the WHAT but the HOW. Storytellers know this best: We've been telling very similar stories for thousands of years yet we are always engaged when it is told through a new perspective.

hmm... I've probably missed some important ones like M.C. Escher...