The “M.I.A.” Influence

   There is a sense of punk injected into my artistry and into The Destiny Saga as well. It’s not punk in the Sex Pistols-I wear ripped jeans-I get myself effed up-kinda way. It’s more like a “I know who I am and will stay true to me” type of punk.

   For those of you who have no clue who M.I.A. is (or do know and could care less about her music), she gets off on provocation in the name of bringing third world issues to light. There is this debate going on whether she is “authentic” or not when it comes to her background. This argument is irrelevant to me (like I stated in an earlier post, I worship the art and NOT the artist). The point that I am trying to make with this “influence” that she has over my artsy side is that concept of making straight up noise.

   Most of her music is atonal and loud, this meshes well with her brash personality. In The Destiny Saga there is a sense of different storytelling genres (sci-fi, fantasy, romance, drama, action, adventure, horror,etc) smashing and crashing into each other until they make a loud sound when all the themes and characters collide in the final novel.

   The same way she uses the different sounds of the world to make a sonic collage to represent her thoughts, I’m using the various types of stories to represent to my readers that everything in this world interests me…

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