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I am not a pattern to be followed
The pill that I'm on is a tough one to swallow
I'm not a criminal, not a role model
Not a born leader, I'm a tough act to follow

I am not the fortune and the fame or the same person telling you to forfeit the game
I came in the ring like a dog on a chain and then found out the underbelly's sicker than it seems

And it seems ugly but it can get worse
'cause even a blueprint is a gift and a curse
'cause once you got a theory of how the thing works
Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first

And I'm not a robot, I'm not a monkey
I will not dance even if the beat's funky
Opposite of lazy, far from a punk

Ya'll oughta stop talking
Start trying to catch up mother fucker
And all the people say
Ahhhhh ahhhhhhhhhh ahh ahh ahh

Try to catch up mother fucker

Lauryn said money change the situation
Big said it increase the complication
Kane said don't step, I ain't the one
Chuck said an Uzi weighs a mother…

Stop being afraid


"I know you're out there. I can feel you now. I know that you're afraid... you're afraid of us. You're afraid of change. I don't know the future. I didn't come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it's going to begin. I'm going to hang up this phone, and then I'm going to show these people what you don't want them to see. I'm going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you. "

Camera Obscura

This first sketch isn't by Leonardo but it shows the principle behind the "Camera Obscura" which he developed.

The other images are by da Vinci and are from his notebooks where he describes the process. It was a precursor to Photography and works in mostly the same way.

A small hole (the aperture) allows light into a dark area where it projects an image of everything in front of it. It could then be sketched or painted accurately. Essentially a "Painted Photograph" (Camera Obscura)- if the image is reflected onto film or a digital image sensor (Camera)- it's photography. 
This accounts for some of the precise detail in Leonardo's work - he could literally "Trace/Paint" the photographic image of something. It's also possible he worked with photo-sensitive materials and that he should be credited as the worlds first photographer. Hundreds of years before anyone else would 'invent' it again!

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Perspective of the i


Behold here O reader! a thing concerning which we cannot trust our forefathers, the ancients, who tried to define what the Soul and Life are—which are beyond proof, whereas those things, which can at any time be clearly known and proved by experience, remained for many ages unknown or falsely understood. The eye, whose function we so certainly know by experience, has, down to my own time, been defined by an infinite number of authors as one thing; but I find, by experience, that it is quite another."

This is an Intro to yet another not-published book by Leonardo da Vinci about perspective and how the eye works. His studies and research on painting and perspective led him to try to understand how the human eye actually functioned. 500 years ago no one really understood how vision actually worked and other authors before him tried to explain it with very limited information - most of which was based off of previou…