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TylerSF87 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Some people see the world as fake, cardboard, an illusion.

Some people see the world as being too real and overwhelming.

Both try to escape their version of reality.

Which category do you fall into and what is your chosen method of escapism?
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ThatGirlWhoRuinedArt Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
I read, contemplate building a time machine, try to be perfect and then hide in my room. That's about it besides making an idiot of myself.
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workoutprogress Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012   Photographer
I think a lot of people live in constant denial about a slew of different things...

I prefer raging at gamers over the Internet...
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brainninja11 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I think we are on a rock in the middle of nowhere desperately searching for an inherent purpose in life, when it simply doesn't exist. Life only means what you choose it too. I don't really try to escape reality, I think of philosophy often. The only thing I escape with is art and my friends. And video games.
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WilliamRobertRussell Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to consider solipsism (only my conscious mind exists) but i do not take it to be true. I escape reality by preoccupying my mind with hobbies. I would say when i am not doing anything i tend to imagine the world does not exist, and that i am alone.
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mmxivrip Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
If you're not happy with your surroundings and your situation, it can be liberating and wonderful to dream and "escape reality". I think that's all there is to it. I believe most escapists do it because of their situation in life, rather than reality as a whole being boring/overwhelming/fake/whatever.
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WhiskyOmega Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
The world is real, or at least my perception of it, and when it gets overwhelming I tend to escape in little spurts to keep myself sane through it all. I do so through drawing, reading, watching movies, playing videogames, or just something to destract my mind for a while and give it a chance to reboot.
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reality is just kind of a constant, kinda hard to actually escape it. So I will exploit reality as I need to, and then play computer games and talk to people many miles away and pretend that I have a life :3
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Scnal Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The second, but I don't feel the need to escape from it. I do quite often, it's fun in moderation, but I'm very fine with facing that reality.
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Fuyuko7 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I...
play games
read
watch anime
...to escape reality
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CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I am not sure where I fall into. For starters I must be some kind of escapist as I am using the net and on an art site, the same goes for you all. Although, I do not find the world overwhelming, it takes a lot for me to be overwhelmed I have amazed people how I can handle what they call 'tough situations'. But that is beside the point and rather off topic. I guess I am an escapist, for what reason i do not know. All that I know is that I have a different way at looking at things compared to others and I try and show that in my artwork, sculpture, photography, writing and music creation.
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0rg Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I take respite from my miserable existence by playing video games
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
None.
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Bullet-Magnet Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Both, largely related to society. It seems stupidly fake, which makes its reality simply stupefying.

Science if for me escapism, even though (and because) it is real, and it seems more real than the shit I have to put up with in civilisation. More sensible too. I can safely say that quantum mechanics makes more sense to me than other people.
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IncandescentInsanity Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Everything is reality. You can't escape it
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Flicher Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is overwhelming,so I like to be who I am and forget what normal is.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you be both?
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Kimihro Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see the world as something I have to return to after I'm finished playing video games.

Through media I visit other "worlds" that I otherwise wouldn't ever experience.
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Kamal-Q Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Reality is what persists, emotions/perceptions included - escapism what you do to hide that reality from view. I try to live with reality, and accept it as it is.
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Knightster Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
If you want to get down and dirty, you could say that everything beside survival and fornication is just a way to escape the reality. Hell, by using the internet you're doing it too.
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LBtheCC Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nothing is more fake than reality or more beautiful.
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whiteguru Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Some people see the world as fake, cardboard, an illusion.


Hmmm. Its like the two sides of a coin. One side illusion, the other side ...
Some people see the world as being too real and overwhelming.


Hmmmm. Reality check needed. Ectually, balance is needed.
Both try to escape their version of reality.


Uhuh. Sounds like an assumption to me.
Which category do you fall into and what is your chosen method of escapism?


Toss a coin?
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TimLavey Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I choose to look at the world through a pair of 3d glasses. That way it's still reality I'm seeing, but it's not too real.
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Endeavor-To-Freefall Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I really don't mind the world I live in :shrug:
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StripedPower Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
I don't try to escape from reality.
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:icon3wyl:
3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Must be boring. :B
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Digital Artist
You cannot escape reality. :no:
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How can you POSSIBLY know that?
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
You can only travel around its many layers, parts, dimensions, because reality is everything and everything is real.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Try some mushrooms sometime.
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StripedPower Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
You don't understand.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I do. You are utterly refusing to take into account how we percieve the world.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We can. :)
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
No, you think we can. You cannot escape from yourself. :p
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I could. With stuff. :B
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   Digital Artist
What stuff? :evileye:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Movies?
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Smkiller Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I don't see the world as fake. And I don't understand how something can be considered "TOO" real. Overwhelming I can understand, though. I suppose if I had to choose one, it'd be the latter category.

I guess you could say that my method would be listening to or writing music. There are many other things, of course, but music would be my favorite one.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Death is the only reality.
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:iconsmkiller:
Smkiller Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist
I don't believe in you.
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Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I don't care, since it's the reality I'm stuck with, and escapism isn't true escapism :B
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