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Rate The Power 2013 by DTKinetic Rate The Power 2013 by DTKinetic
Power. An abstract concept that is fueling and massively corrupting the world as we know it :no:
Almost none of us are politicians, the overwhelming majority of us are not rich, and I guarantee you all artists you're not bodybuilders, but even then, money is only an open display of cheap materialist power, brawn is cheap power as well, and history proves that you don't need a dime to your net worth or a pound of muscle to have engraved a significant impact on the world and its ideologies.
When you can use your intellect, charisma, communication styles to get someone to believe, understand, and support what you're saying... that's power, power money can't buy.
And we all didn't come out of law school but we're surrounded by judges and juries. And you are a judge and jury yourself. Every message presented to you, every advertisement you listen to, you rate the power on that--meaning you decide whether the message was strong enough to persuade you. When you ask someone out, they rate the power on you--whether you are likable, trustworthy, cool enough, attractive enough (whatever value they value here) to determine whether or not that's a yes or no.
So gain some intellect and work on your influence so you can be as powerful as you can be. :thumbsup:
And be open minded as well, influence...and be influenced. Persuade, and be persuaded.
And the next time you think about a choice, Rate the Power. :peace:

Revisiting the concept back from 2010: [link]
(c) DTKinetic
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I really like how this is thoughtfully put out - these "levels of power" make me think of this being a video game, with one being the easiest, and three, the most difficult.

For level 1, it kinda looks like an easy, simple road...I'm guessing. :XD:

For level 2, there are more hills and bumpy roads. And I'm guessing that there's a "fork in the road"?

And for level 3, the hills become mountains, and it becomes...the most difficult? If I'm not mistaken.

If I were to pick a level, it would have to be 2. Let's face it, I'm not that much of an extreme person :XD: But this really makes people wonder: how extreme is TOO extreme? How much 'power' do you REALLY need?
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Crett Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
yeah a little like darkzone i initially looked at this as kind've an allegory of power distribution. at first i thought 1 must have represented the lower class, but then i thought of it the other way around. the people making up the base of the pyramid VASTLY outnumber the people sitting on top. the "1" only have the power granted to them by society. but there's nothing tangible to substantiate that power. they aren't better.

however i guess that's not the intended concept lmao

i like to think i'm a Big Three >: )
I'm the kinda guy who had the bus miss him one too many times, got self-righteous and ran 9 miles back home, shouting my independence from vehicular timeframes all the while, and revelling in the justice and liberation of it all. Every time my body whimpered "but i want to live" my mind erupted "THERE IS NO POINT IN LIVING IF I DON'T DO WHAT I WANT"
so i guess i rated that choice a 3. and i had to keep rating it a 3 over and over until i was a smoking pile of ash on my front lawn


EDIT: I almost forgot to say that I love the imagery. the roads almost feel like they symbolize the journey from choice to choice, and the placement of the Powers feels like it represents the effort it takes to reach or sustain them. when things can be interpreted in that kind of open ended way pictures can do a lot with someone's imagination!!
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Given my interests in geography/politics, as well as that it is hinted in my artist's comment, there very well could be a socioeconomic meaning behind the different forms of power here :thumbsup:

Sounds like you are a very headstrong person. That's good! Keep that mindset and quality and you will go far, because you will learn how to overcome just about any obstacle :nod:

That final interpretation within your edit sounds closest to my original intentions, to reach the higher goals in life they will require a higher level of effort, but once you cross the finish line you will be in a much better place!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this =)
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DarkZoneGraphics Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm going to go in reverse here:

3 is the majority of the world, green with potential if only it would embrace it

2 is the group that has some power or influence, but they are afraid to wield it, kinda like the yellow light at an intersection, you can either floor it or slow down and stop

1 is the minority with all the power but the unwillingness to use it, which makes them infinitely smaller than they perceive themselves.
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, that's definitely an interesting and different interpretation, but I like hearing (and thinking about) what you had to offer :thumbsup:
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TheAnimalsRight Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one puts the 'POW' in power
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks :XD:
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YoshizawaArt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice concept. Great work.
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RoMaGrafix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Very interesting concept, creatively done!
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you =D
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BluebottleFlyer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hear the message that you're getting across here loud and clear. :nod: I like the contrasting colour schemes and the intensity of each level of power being represented here with the waveforms and the sparkle effect from each - very well done. :thumbsup:
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, good to hear =D
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