A quick post I’m doing just to amuse myself.
There’s nothing wrong, I think, with having artists you look up to and try to emulate, but some people take it too far.
I once read a short story based on the idea of a writer in the future, who tried to emulate Mark Twain in every aspect of his life; he’d been born in a year Halley’s Comet visited; we pick up the story at Halley’s Comet’s next visit. You can guess what the writer’s gonna do.
One of my influences as a writer is Stephen King who, as we all know, was once hit by a van.
NSFW (or anywhere else) pic follows (me, shirtless) :
This is not how to emulate your artistic heroes, people. Don’t do it.