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If Stranger, such no longer be.
If Foe, our love will conquer thee.
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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Solution Revealed

I'm so surprised!

My youngest got me hooked on the NBC Series Heroes just in time for the writers' strike. I bought the Season One dvd set and he and I watched several episodes together. This was great fun for me and he seemed to enjoy it, too. We used to spend a lot of time together when I was a band mom and would drive him all over Southern California to competitions and performances, but now that he's grown (26) we don't have as much in common.

Anyway, here's what we were waiting for.

For those who've never seen it, Heroes is the story of a group of people who discover that they have "powers." One of them is an artist named Isaac Mendez. Mendez's power is that he can paint the future, and his paintings are an important element to the overall story of the series. I had commented to DS2 that this was my favorite of the Mendez paintings, and he did a Google search to see if prints were available anywhere. He purchased this from an Ebay seller in the UK. It's a print on canvas and I love it. In the show most of Mendez's paintings are not framed, so I will hang this in my room as is.

In our conversation the issue of copyright came up and I could see byDS2's face that it didn't occur to him to be concerned. My guess is that this seller is not paying the requisite royalties for use of the image. I'll check before I buy another (there are two or three more I would love to have).

But I'm not giving this one back, regardless.

Now we look forward to a fair and equitable settlement for the writers. We can't wait for the series to continue!


Lili said...

We're fans of the series too!
This is a beautiful painting, that conveys the fear experienced by the heroin perfectly. I'm not sure I'd like to have it hanging in my bedroom due to overwhelming nightmares though... Lol!
Nice find.
We're also looking forward a fair settlement for writers. Lost is another fav series too.
Have a nice week,

xsquared said...

I've never seen the show, but that's a very cool print! Hope the copyright is on the up-and-up.

Marita said...

Great picture. My hubby loves Heroes but I refuse to watch it as he did the wrong thing and downloaded it. Am saving up to buy the DVDs and will watch it then.

Missy said...

What a great picture! And such a special memory for Mama! I hope that Connor is just as considerate when he is in his mid twenties. I have never seen Heroes, but I know that many people love the show.

Such a sweet present, and so thoughtful!

: )

Chiloe said...

How come I missed THIS post??? It did not appear on my google reader :-(( I hate google !!! lol I like this serie too : watched the season I. The frame is really nice. Maybe you can paint it and is you don't sign it , it's not illegal? Don't know actually ... It's a very nice detail that you son thought of buying you that frame !!! He must love you very much.

The magazine I showed on the blog is the febuary 2008 issue . That would be great if you can find you. Let me know how much it costs ;-)