“the last two soldiers on the battlefield
survivors of the war
they aim at one another while their mothers beg the lord
“if you’re listening, i’m missing him
so somehow bring him home
how did it come to this?”
so the soldiers lift their rifles and
they’re aiming at the head
they think of their first love before they take their final breaths
and somewhere in the distance
they hear something someone said: “how did it come to this?”—Streetlight Manifesto (The Big Sleep)
Officially meeting my VeeMee clients for our latest school project on Tuesday.
CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS SEMESTER TO GET STARTED!
Also, I have a paper due mid-March, but our teacher is giving us a massive head-start, and we can (if we like) submit a paper topic outline for review on the 23rd of this month.
So here is my deal:
I want to write about the use of animation/animation culture in Scott Pilgrim and how it transforms what is effectively a real-world scenario in a live action film, and makes it fictional.
I can do one of two things in my paper to highlight this:
1. Compare and contrast with another animated feature (I’m sure I could bend this to being another animation/live-action hybrid, perhaps something motion-capture?)
2. Compare and contrast to another visual tradition, such as cinema, illustration, painting, sculpture… (I’m sure I could bend this to video-games as well)
WHAT CAN I COMPARE SCOTT PILGRIM TO TO BEST HIGHLIGHT MY DISCUSSION TOPIC?
I met once again with Paige and Kendra today.
And I will say this anyway, even if we all knew I was going to say it, since I said I was going to say it, and Paige also said I was going to say it:
Never, when adventuring with Kendra and Paige, let them lead. Particularly Paige. Particularly if you are out-of shape, or enfeebled.
These kids have a death wish.
We took the most obnoxious routes to get to everything, and at Arthur’s Seat, scrambled around in the gorse. Clambered up and down rocky, slippery surfaces, and generally enabled neck-breaking opportunities everywhere.
It was good fun though, despite that.
This is the gif that most accurately describes Paiges’ navigation techniques:
Paige took some pictures, (since my dumb-bum self forgot to bring my camera) perhaps we can get these up here in the near future.
So many Sherlock/Lord of the Rings/Disney/Princess Bride jokes.
We probably looked insane. Also, we were probably the loudest people for miles. Isn’t it great being Canadian?
We also went geek-shopping, got myself the last Fullmetal Alchemist, and drooled over a shit-tone of Doctor Who merchandise.
I wonder if the ECUAD anim department would appreciate a pet Dalek?
What will you do when they call your name and you’re not ready to go? Everyone will stare at you and tell you what you know, that you’re in too deep and you can’t quite keep your secrets, one and all. We might just make it after all, on our own…
a moment of silence, please, for those who never get the chance. they show up to the party, but they're never asked to dance. the losers, the liars, the bastards, the thieves, the cynicists, the pessimists, and those that don't believe in nothing.
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”— J.R.R Tolkein (Lord of the Rings)