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HeartGear - Clarion Call by HeartGear HeartGear - Clarion Call by HeartGear
This is the Image, and Direction, I want to take my art, goals, my entire art career in.

I want EVERYONE to play BIG in their OWN ADVENTURE.

YOU are your own Protagonist.
YOU are the hero of your own story.

Don't settle for a side character, an NPC, or even a midboss.
You're not a henchman or the castle servant.

You are the knight, the princess, the villain.
You are the dragon.

I'll say it as many times, and in as many ways, as I need to,
Because I believe this message can really change the world.
_______________________________________________

I became aware of how important this mission was after reading
Jane McGonigal's book, "Reality is Broken". Agree or disagree
with her, finding ways to take what is successful and enjoyable
in gaming and applying it to the real world is a fresh and
fascinating approach.

Things like

Put our personal strengths to better use,
To things we're good at and enjoy,
With clearer missions
And Improved chances of success,
In which we build stronger social bonds that lead to more active social networks,
and become part of something bigger, giving epic meaning to our actions.

Lets share stories in which we stopped thinking of ourselves as
small, our needs unimportant, our contribution insignificant, and
we started to play big in our own Adventure. Let's talk about
ways in which we can transform our lives and the world we live
in.

I'm working on this in concert with my Commission Quest game
(learn more here [link] ) My goal is to empower others by helping
them think of themselves as powerful in their own Stories.
Because when we all "Show Up To Play", we can change the world,
together.

Sincerely
~HeartGear
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hoodiefiend Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
we must be on the same wavelength O_O I've always wanted to work on a project like this + bring it to life...
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dolphin64575 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool! *adds book to 'To Read' list*
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katsmithart Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm a fan of this concept.

Additionally, I'm a princess *and* a knight. A princess knight. Pretty dress with armor plating and a bad-ass sword of ass-kickingness. How's that for main character material? :D
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RaeFlynne Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I can dig it. *snaps*
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Zaiger Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen to that!
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JillianNC Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Oh, I really like this concept!
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kinkykiki123 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Fighting the urdge to cry, I like the idea and thought behind the description oh to much. Be proud and cheer! :3
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Sin-the-evil-one Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Damn HeartGear, you never seem to disimpres.
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TraceMem Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute picture and a pretty good life philosophy too.
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Elsewhere042 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Adorable. The first thing to put a smile on my face today. Love the picture and the sentiment that goes with it.
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