In this modern world of soulless art that has been digested by a chain of ideologues before it reaches the general public, unbiased neural networks come forth to bring us pure, innocent beauty, as well as raw madness.
I have posted many, many entries that feature AI-generated images. Check them out.
To render moments of this chapter, I relied on a neural network that churns out mesmerizing masterpieces as long as you pay that artificial intelligence a monthly wage for it (which is fine; great work should be rewarded). A second neural network, one trained on anime and furry shit, also helped.
The following images are related to chapter 80 of my ongoing novel We’re Fucked.
I have posted many, many entries that feature AI-generated images: check them out.
Don’t know about Mr. Darger? According to Wikipedia:
Henry Joseph Darger Jr. (April 12, 1892 – April 13, 1973) was an American writer, novelist and artist who worked as a hospital custodian in Chicago, Illinois. He has become famous for his posthumously discovered 15,145-page fantasy novel manuscript called The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion, along with several hundred drawings and watercolor illustrations for the story.
The guy was likely autistic, was neglected throughout his childhood, and lived the rest of his life in isolation. On and off, he believed that girls have penises.
As it pertains this entry, the serious neural networks that produce images were trained on Darger’s stuff as well. So let’s bring this motherfucker back from the dead, shall we?
Check out the following images while listening to the song that Neutral Milk Hotel made in his honor.
Below are dinosaur-themed images in the man’s style:
What if Darger had lived long enough to discover virtual reality?
The following are depictions of the brutal Glandeco-Angelinian war: