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Reality 1920x1200 by EranFolio Reality 1920x1200 by EranFolio
All right, kids, I've polished the image and re-uploaded it for a momentous occasion: I now have a print account! This image is the first to become available as a print, and I'm going to try to get others ready soon.

EDIT: The good Pitkon has been industrious enough to create a skin, using this piece. Check it out here: [link]
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Given 2005-12-22
Reality 1920x1200 by ~pyxelated is a stunning widescreen wallpaper. Dark, grungy and way beyond cool. ( Suggested by jorgehpz and Featured by zilla774 )
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korn-boy1991 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can see it now, world of warcraft.... in 2020. lol.
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:iconnooshiin:
nooshiin Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Professional Artist
awesome!!
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:iconmos2pmhottest:
mos2pmhottest Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
nice working
I love it 
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
awesome
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:iconteratornithidae:
Teratornithidae Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
Pyrovision?
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:iconarcher201977:
archer201977 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Amazing!
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TimmyTimTim85 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Good commentary piece!  This is probably the most true statement about society today, if that was your intent.
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jackalu09 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this simulating someone getting high?
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:iconkevotu:
kevotu Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
I think I'm in love with this!
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:iconsilverheart-nine:
Silverheart-Nine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Student General Artist
:D Love it! The details and pose are fantastic!
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:iconaisuruclover:
AisuruClover Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omg....
This picture is in my german-book o.o
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:iconchromecolossus:
ChromeColossus Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
I feel the same way sometimes
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SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
symbolic!
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:iconalteregoobscura:
AlterEgoObscura Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconhoneyhapkins:
HoneyHapkins Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Don't trust the oculus.
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:iconharuyukisiscos:
HaruYukiSisCos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Artist
is so realistic , I love it 
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:iconmasterblah777:
masterblah777 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
In the middle of reading Snow Crash and this really matches the imagery in that book. Good work.
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MomotsukiNezumi Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING! I love the sort of grungy, shadow-like atmosphere, and the overall bleak, unfettered image shown of what I think (and this is just what I get from it, no offense to anyone else meant, I promise!) is a very sharply-illuminating window into just how far technological reliance has come in recent decades, and that this awesome, yet also terrifying and, in an instinctive level, almost disturbing picture of our potential reality in future years is so refreshingly simple, and yet so eloquent in it's portrayal.....well, it's absolutely fantastic. Also, a bit unnerving. I imagine living life hooked into a virtual reality screen and wires while your bode potentially wastes away in the corner would evoke that sort of feeling with ease. 
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ClaudiD Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
love it!
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kossork Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
i remember seeing this image like.. years ago.
its awesome btw.
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:iconziimbiian:
Ziimbiian Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
yes me too
i renember it on 2010
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:iconstgeorge67:
StGeorge67 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
The perfect image of a so called digital native. Sad and true (I love it!)
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SirCravenNightwing Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
This picture is in my informatik school book. Anyways it is a great image of the sad future.
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babuOO Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
emo haker ...!!! this is emo haker filosofy..!!!
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geistvonpa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It simply shows how too many of use are still jacked into the Matrix. How to many are content living miserable lives being drones to corporate society. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. We are the ones in control of our own lives, yet we are the ones being pushed around like sheep, sheeple, letting entities bully us around. Those Entities will never tell anyone of their true and meaningful purpose, we must free ourselves and find that on our own.
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geistvonpa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Not to mention being like junkies when it comes to everything technological. It really deteriorates society as a whole when everyone's face is in the palm of their hands, making face-to-face interaction awkward which will become socially unexecptable in the long run.
From Cradle to Grave we are constantly force fed, more like brain-washed, to believe that whatever the newest is is the best. It's all bullshit, they don't care about anything but lining their pockets with the hard earned money you make, that is their business, robbing you through telling you what to wear, eat, play, drive, ect... If you are happy with being a slave, then so be it. I just hope that one day your children wake up, point the finger to the past (which is our present) and asks "why?"

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancesters, we borrow it from our children."
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SonicMasterHero Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
o.o
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist
This image really struck a familiar chord and is exactly the kind of world we live in today. Reality is just like the condition of that apartment.
Harsh, bleak, boring, no sense of vibrancy and life found anywhere. The environment is enough to drive anyone to seek escape by any means.
The goggles visually represent that means of escape, which could be video games, movies, any form of media that depicts images of a better and ideal life.
In many ways, we're all looking for something to plug into, any ounce of vitality that can spark some light of hope, even if it was just an illusion, it wouldn't
matter.  Anything that seems lively will attract any moth even if it kills in the process. One can say that it's allot better than what we see around us, and it is so true. The bandage on one foot is but one of many wounds as every step have been painful. The ripped and faded green pants, it's faded color may represent the desire to heal, while the black and white of his shirt and sweater reflects the world as being black and white, torn and devoid of life.

This is a very powerful image and really addresses the kind of reality that many of us even here have experienced. Who could really blame anyone who wants to get lost into a world of second life? There's a moment of feeling hopeless and powerless. We all have the tendency to alleviate our depression the only way we would know how to do it. It is a sentiment that many of us here can relate to. "If only life could be this colorful and lively, if only..."
I think about anime in this case, and how it is so popular with it's incredible colors and soundtrack that really captures our imagination. Overall this is a very powerful art work, well done. ^^
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babuOO Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
you are artist eyes..!! i know it. i like your coment have lot of humanity.
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks so much! ^^
I have learned so much through interpretation of art works,
that even the things I have never pondered before, becomes
known to me through people's art works. It's quite an experience.
And also enables me to really connect with artist on a deep level. ^^

So far the most challenging genres of art that I have ever attempted
to interpret was abstract and photography. And the most extreme challenge
I have ever attempted to interpret so far was macebre/horror.
Funny story, I was interpreting an image of hair in mouth and in mid
commentary, I gagged and almost threw up.  I was able to complete my
interpretation, but it was a funny challenge for me. XD
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babuOO Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015
ty ty ty ty ty ty ty ahora que lo releido otra ves me doy cuenta es el mejor reply que he tenido en todo mi tiempo de deviant art hasta ahora mas que la super modelo mis universo anime que me dio y que me gusta mucho.
eres un buen amigo y no te cambiaría ni por niguna chika millonaria modelo que me lo diera todo ni taylor swift y no es que sea gay. porque me respondiste escribiendo bastante y con buenas ganas. así soy yo. y prefiero existir solo o nunca ir con el romance o dejar de creer en el noviasgo enamorados o casamientos si no me dicta mi sentido que tiende a la justicia. yo creo que la justicia completa es in alcanzable en nuestra realidad.  
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist
Muchas gracias. Las tormentas de la vida me enseña mucho de cosas sobre mí y desafía a prosperar. No sólo yo debo aprender a ser fuerte para mí, sino también para los demás. Aunque debería tropezar o caer, tengo que ser rápido para saltar atrás porque todo lo que hago afecta las vidas de quienes me rodean. Tal vez es el complejo de héroe que habla dentro de mí, pero en casos, aprendí a ser más genuino en un solo paso decidido en un momento. No puedo ser el artista más talentoso, ni tiene tanta influencia o encanto o sea cualidades que gana el interés de la gente, pero lo que más me importa es el corazón. :)
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geistvonpa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a really bleak sense of what reality really is, I respect that. For I was once blind to the world, I wore my blinders well, but once those blinders are removed, through living without constant media being pushed into your mind and focused on what really matter, yourself, you will forever live that proxy-life-style, always searching for an escape. When you free yourself you will no longer need such devices to "seek a something better", your dreams will be fuller, more vibrant, your life has more purpose and you see the world as it is meant to be seen, with hope, love and fearlessness.
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babuOO Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
have to open mind there is a unknow factor...!! it is emo hacker filosophy..!! call it that..!! art of asking th value of the solution in praticing on the chaging reallity about if braking bad.
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist
I used to regard reality that way. This was part of
my interpretation of the art work, of the perception
being portrayed. I tend to put myself into that world
in order to interpret it. I do that with every other art work.
Funny story, one time when I was interpreting an image depicting hair in mouth, I literally
gagged and almost threw up in mid typing. XD Some pics I guess I shouldn't read into too deeply. Sweating a little...

But awhile back, I have already reached a turning point in my life and attained a sense of purpose.
And man, the storms of life has done nothing more than to strengthen character. Since, then, there
has never been a dull moment for me. I've chosen a road that was less traveled and since then have
certainly made a world of a difference. Once in a blue, I do admit wanting to escape from time to time.
That's a sentiment that will always come and go. But I've learned that I can make the better life, a reality,
starting first with the man in the mirror. I work my way from the inside out. All the answers I've looked for
has turned out to be allot closer than I thought. I just gotta make the most of things, and do the very thing
that makes me feel alive. Of coarse there won't be any road maps handed to me, that's where I have to draw
my own coarse as I initially take flight. And while I'm on adventure mode, I just as well win over a party of
fellow companions along the way. Come With Me 
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geistvonpa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
May you gain much wisdom through self-enlightment, but always remain humble to those less fortunate.
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Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist
Thank you so much. I certainly will.
God bless you. ^^
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Bellmoore Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
Very good work and, coincidentally, only a few details away from the main character of the book I'm currently reading, Ready Player One.
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gus-ms Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
amazing work and unfortunately so true, at some degree, for many of us.
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doolhoofd Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Currently using this as my cover photo on facebook.

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EranFolio Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. =)
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digitalpenblade Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE this !!!!!! It expresses what I must look like when i'm lost into what I'm drawing Lol Amazing work !
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MrMan01 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This chummer needs a break from his BTL chips. Can't blame him much though. The Emerald cities streets aint to invitin' these days.
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Chi030 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
this kind of reminds me of the movie NINE
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KingTouchstone Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"Reality is a lovely place, 
but I wouldn't want to live there."

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQmXgj…
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Hergire Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I remember coming across this image the first time you released it.  As a gamer I can't agree with the implications more.  Some people are so enveloped in their virtual world that they forget their reality.  I love a good distraction, but some people would let the world fall apart around them.  You know what?  I don't even think anything else needs to be said, this image says it all.  If I didn't say it last time, great work.
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EranFolio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It'd definitely a feedback cycle between escapism and neglect. I struggled with it myself, when I was younger.
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wow, taking something that was meant to be funny and making it depressing by bringing attention to its actual implications. Not bad. 
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EranFolio Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I aim to depress.
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