Mutation, it is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve
into the dominant species on the planet. This process normally takes
thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millenia,
evolution leaps forward.
When Twin Peaks’s in-house photographer had quit and no further promotional shots were needed since the show was cancelled, Richard Beymer (Benjamin Horne) took his Olympus camera to the set and was given David Lynch‘s thumbs up to document the last days of filming the show.
His behind-the-scenes photography, partly included as an extra on the Twin Peaks Gold Box DVD set, has become legendary, showing the actors both in and out of character and the Black Lodge from angles you haven’t seen the place before.
Donald Trump will hit the four-week-mark Friday on a presidency that has begun like no other — full of big promises, constant controversy, the ever-present encroaching of major scandal, and zero regard for the previous norms of American politics.
Beneath the noise, however, there has been a march, however halting and disorganized, toward Trump’s promised radical remaking of American policy, foreign and domestic. The border wall his critics said he’d never build has been ordered, his promised rollback of regulations is in full swing, his Supreme Court pick that will likely sit on the bench for decades, and even the “Muslim ban” he promised during the Republican primary was put in place, however briefly, in altered form.
The dual track is familiar to those who watched his campaign, during which a series of controversies and scandals garnered mass attention while few foresaw Trump’s success in building a winning coalition. But a presidency is a longer race than even the campaign, and it remains to be seen whether Trump can outrun his missteps the way he did last fall.
So far, Trump has signed at least 23 executive actions, signed five bills into law, seen 12 members of his Cabinet confirmed, nominated one justice to the Supreme Court, sent 168 (undeleted) tweets, fired one acting attorney general and demanded one resignation: that of his own national security adviser.
Line art my me; final colors by the fine lads of Guru eFX.
Note that I tossed in a cameo (purple-skinned woman, at right) by one of the many neat Exaltedcharacters drawn for the sourcebooks by the great Ross Campbell. His heavily pierced and tatted ladies were clear standouts among the RPG’s various illustrations, IMHO.