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Portrait With Piranha

Hi, Everyone,

So I’m taking a brief break from my tale of our visit to New England. That’s because I want to do two things. First, I’d like to thank everyone who sent me good wishes on my birthday. That was amazing, and I’m truly moved.

Second, to celebrate my birthday, or at least acknowledge it, I want to share a little video I did yesterday. It’s entitled “Portrait With Piranha,” and is a brief meditation on getting older, and how that’s not such a bad thing.

Also, just fyi, I’m using a great deal of AI on this piece. I did the writing and reading (obviously), and I used the Poser 3D software to generate the piranha and to make it move. However, I produced the image of the man and of the goldfish with Stable Diffusion. I then made the man talk with the D-ID platform. So, all in all, an interesting experiment.

See what you think.



Portrait With Piranha


Care to help out?

I provide these blog postings for free. That’s fine and I’m happy to do so. But, long ago and far away, I was told that if you give away your material, that means you don’t really think it has any value.

So, to get beyond that, I’ve decided to make it possible for you to leave me a “tip” for my posts.

If you like what I write or the videos I produce, and feel you could make a small contribution to support my efforts, please go here:

That will take you to a Gumroad page where you’ll have the option of leaving me a few pence by way of encouragement.

Again, I don’t mind if you don’t. I just want to provide you with the option so that I won’t feel quite so much like I’m just tossing my works into the wind.

Either way, thanks hugely for dropping by the blog :-)



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