An Introduction of Darth Mantis

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Despite what you may think, in the beginning there was not light, but total and ultimate darkness. The light could not exist without Darkness, but Darkness can exist without light since that is what darkness is. The light brought only new levels of brighter darkness.

I've found it's best to live in the Grey , having experienced both the light and dark sides. The battle to keep both in check is what gives me power and ultimate wisdom.

I create ambient artworks inspired by my teachings. Common themes (But not limited to) are Star Wars, Politics, Sexuality, Architecture, Landscapes, Mythology, Various Portraits, Weed, Psychedelic's and Philosophy. I currently have a certain look or style but have changed and adapted styles as my moods change.

I have recently become interested in Cryptocurrency and NFT's and have heard great things about Hive.

Below are a few of my recent works to show you some of my essence:

















How do you create NFT's on HIVE ?


That's one of Hive's NFT options for you.

Thank you, I am browsing now. What an amazing Universe you guys have over here. Won't be a secret for long !

Yeah. It's cool. And so is your work. I reblogged. Maybe a few others will notice.

I reblogged too. His work is pretty awesome.

Certainly doesn't deserve to become another member of the unseen.

I agree completely

Yo @darthmantis I sent you some 'Resource credits' in the form an HP(Hive power) delegation. Temporary loan that I can pull the plug on at any time. Posting, voting, commenting; these all cost resource credits but it does recharge over time like a battery. You were 8% which would have taken five days to recharge fully. Now you're at about 70% so as long as you're not being wasteful that should allow you interact with the platform somewhat normally. Just be sure to build up some Hive Power of your own through earnings or even making a purchase; your call of course. Think of it like: It takes money to make money. You're in a position where you could even sell an NFT and convert some of that into HP instead of just buying weed.. LOL! Plenty of opportunities here but getting started is always a grind so be patient and have fun.

Good luck.

wow, can't thank you enough for this gesture. I am really humbled by the welcome I have received here. I learned about the resource credits and it's like the "Force" in Star Wars. I plan to make an investment in this account. In the meantime I appreciate your loan and hopefully you can take it back soon and give to some other newbs that join up. I'm a bit overwhelmed at this point but this place is amazing. A rabbit hole really. I need more time in the day to spend just exploring. Thank you !

Just take it slow. Another thing to know is there's a 'force' behind voting as well. I have a decent stack of HP, so my vote is worth more than someone with less HP. But we can only use the vote so many times in a day (roughly ten at full power, 20 at half power, we can adjust the 'weight' to use up more power or less). The voting power drops down with each vote, making them weaker or worth less, the more one votes, but that too recharges like a battery. It's not like a traditional 'like' button. So with limited voting power, there's only so many votes to hand out in a day, and plenty of people around. Posting too much in a day is typically a waste of time. Quality over quantity. Something to keep in mind. Ease in. It'll make more sense as you progress.

Try to mingle as well otherwise you're somewhat invisible here. There's a lot to learn and also a lot people that can help.

great advice, very helpful, thanks

Hello, @darthmantis! This is @anggreklestari from the @OCD team. We saw that you already posted your first post here in Hive Blockchain! Congratulations and welcome!

Well, you can explore the communities that are suitable for your content. You can read some of the communities in this post: OCD Communities Incubation Program

For tips and information as a Hive newbie, click here: newbie guide.

The important thing is Hive is a bit different from other social media platforms since you are monetizing your blog. You can't include content that you don't own without sources. For more information, check this post: Why and How People Abuse and Plagiarise.

If you have questions or concerns, you can hop into OCD's Discord server and we'll gladly answer your questions.

Have a great day!

thanks for the helpful tips !

@lovesniper is awesome. Please be sure to review the newbie guide and the informative article Why and How People Abuse and Plagiarise. I think @hivewatchers is a group that tries to do good. If I ever had questions about the kind of content that I create I never hesitated to ask them or @anthonydavisii's group Hive Downvote Rewards. Honestly, they've always given me guidance.

Hi Darthmantis,

I think you found the right place. Your pictures tell a story and as time goes on I look forward to reading the story behind the story.

There are secondary tokens community here have built on Hive. It takes a little while to get used to but I think you will find some good friends here to help you^^ !LUV

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awesome, thank you! I look forward to sharing more and meeting like minded creative people here, seems to by a goldmine of talent and inspiration

Love it when I can't pick a favorite.

thanks, can't wait to share some more !

It's almost like the skewed images represent the how various groups can twist a meaning around their own beliefs. Was that your approach? What do you think @Calumam? @samsmith1971?

I agree to your analysis, it's more about nothing being strictly black or white, everything exists in the "Grey"

Yeah, my guess is that is what @darthmantis is going a warped sense of reality...transferred directly into art. Personally, I prefer New Virus Variant, Burning Weed, Old Man, Koi Pond, and Paris...the unwarped ones lol. Of these, my faves are New Virus Variant, Burning Weed, and Paris.

Welcome to hive!
It looks like you have some interesting work to show.
I don't know much about NFT but I am sure you'll find your way :)

yes, I have found NFT Showroom. Thanks for checking me out !

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Great works. I look forward to seeing more. You already have nonameslefttouse's support. I hope you gain more as you progress.

I hope to share my best works with the community here

Welcome to the Proof of Brain and VYB tribes! Something we yearn for here is art like yours but also your inspiration for them. Best of luck on the Hive blockchain!

I make creations daily for as long as I can remember. Most will not ever be published, but I will do my best to share my works here

It would be a privilege. Make sure you post your work on the NFT show rooms.

All these are beautifully crafted. I love every bit of what I see. Welcome home @darthmantis

thanks for the warm welcome !