Currents claim all of my possessions- my thoughts, beliefs, loves. And everything is destined to find the sea. Some things sooner than others. But it will be everything, dissolved into the incomprehensible mass.

Currents claim all of my possessions- my thoughts, beliefs, loves. And everything is destined to find the sea. Some things sooner than others. But it will be everything, dissolved into the incomprehensible mass.

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Tuesday, 18th January
This is what it should have been, instead of the orange monkey butterfly rat puppet. This is like, 100X cuter.

This is what it should have been, instead of the orange monkey butterfly rat puppet. This is like, 100X cuter.

This photo was taken and posted a while ago by one of my acquaintances on Tumblr before I got here. This is my mini 2x4  inch painting, evidenced by my additional photo of it when it was in  progress.. It’s acrylic on canvas. I have the tiniest brush that I used  for detailing. I made it for my friend who absolutely loves Disneyland  and it’s always the most fun going there with her because she knows  exactly what to do there (and so we always get our money’s worth). Over  the past few years my love for Disney & Disneyland has deepened.

This photo was taken and posted a while ago by one of my acquaintances on Tumblr before I got here. This is my mini 2x4 inch painting, evidenced by my additional photo of it when it was in progress.. It’s acrylic on canvas. I have the tiniest brush that I used for detailing. I made it for my friend who absolutely loves Disneyland and it’s always the most fun going there with her because she knows exactly what to do there (and so we always get our money’s worth). Over the past few years my love for Disney & Disneyland has deepened.

(Source: disneyverse)

new semester

Transitioning from a long winter break to a big fat chunk of spring classes-

I feel like Miss Yukari on her first day:

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Monday, 24th January

I would have the hardest time deciding.

I would have the hardest time deciding.

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Wow, Season 5 has already produced a  masterpiece episode. Skins has spoiled most all other tv programs for me  because of its quality. There are so many.. layers.
Only Skins can take severe things (drugs, guns, etc.) and- not soften   them, but show them in a light where we can understand why they’re  part  of a character’s life; and, with our close connection to the  character,  what would normally be our shock or repulsion is more like   fascination.. Like this scene, where a victimized Frankie retreats to   some candid place, doing target practice as she indulges her anger and   frustration.. She’s on the very verge of snapping; at the edge of the   cliff, looking down into the abyss…
 And then a stranger appears.  And this is the amazing part. He’s her angel.  He comes out  of nowhere. His presence suddenly throws off of her  isolation; her  downward spiral. And he has an omniscient, all-knowing  aura about him.  What results is a gorgeous scene. Somehow it’s  this  event that saves Frankie. His actions were simple- yet profound-  and  maybe, most of all, gave her the sense that she was recognized, that   someone saw her. She has lived with the torment of bullying for so long   that she has naturally begun to believe that she’s worthless. But the   angel sees something different. The difference is that he  sees Frankie  as Frankie. And although the gun reappears  later on, she chooses not to  act on her darkest thoughts. And with that choice- when she disposes the weapon- we see Frankie’s first step toward embracing her genuine self. 
 

I really loved this shot as direct symbolism. It parallels the shot  where Grace puts lipstick on the mirror Frankie is looking into.

We don’t know everything about Grace from this first episode but we can  tell that she has a pure heart. Simply drawing the lipstick on the  mirror was a mere suggestion- nothing forceful.

Wow, Season 5 has already produced a masterpiece episode. Skins has spoiled most all other tv programs for me because of its quality. There are so many.. layers.

Only Skins can take severe things (drugs, guns, etc.) and- not soften them, but show them in a light where we can understand why they’re part of a character’s life; and, with our close connection to the character, what would normally be our shock or repulsion is more like fascination.. Like this scene, where a victimized Frankie retreats to some candid place, doing target practice as she indulges her anger and frustration.. She’s on the very verge of snapping; at the edge of the cliff, looking down into the abyss…

 And then a stranger appears. And this is the amazing part. He’s her angel. He comes out of nowhere. His presence suddenly throws off of her isolation; her downward spiral. And he has an omniscient, all-knowing aura about him. What results is a gorgeous scene. Somehow it’s this event that saves Frankie. His actions were simple- yet profound- and maybe, most of all, gave her the sense that she was recognized, that someone saw her. She has lived with the torment of bullying for so long that she has naturally begun to believe that she’s worthless. But the angel sees something different. The difference is that he sees Frankie as Frankie. And although the gun reappears later on, she chooses not to act on her darkest thoughts. And with that choice- when she disposes the weapon- we see Frankie’s first step toward embracing her genuine self. 

 

I really loved this shot as direct symbolism. It parallels the shot where Grace puts lipstick on the mirror Frankie is looking into.

We don’t know everything about Grace from this first episode but we can tell that she has a pure heart. Simply drawing the lipstick on the mirror was a mere suggestion- nothing forceful.

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Sunday, 30th January

just a little anxiety

Last night I was once again curling around the anxious concept that I carry no weight in this tremendous scheme; recognizing my eternal anonymity.

I had a dream this morning where I had to move somewhere urgently, and I had only a limited time to collect all of my things. I just kept finding more to take, stressing over how to pack; my clothes, my travel souvenirs, sketchbooks, music, letters, electronics, baby photos.. Acting like my house was going to burn down. Ransacking my mind to make sure I wasn’t losing anything.

And the dream kept extending itself in that funny way.. As I was too occupied collecting everything I could think of to preserve, I never even got to leave.

I woke up wondering where I was going.

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Monday, 31st January
One of my most favorite photos that I’ve taken. The saturated air produced a bright orange haze in the late afternoon, giving everything a magical glow.

One of my most favorite photos that I’ve taken. The saturated air produced a bright orange haze in the late afternoon, giving everything a magical glow.

What’s on my desk at the moment. :P
I like reliquaries and the idea of bones being just as precious as jewelry.. And somehow pairing the two is just naturally complimentary.

What’s on my desk at the moment. :P

I like reliquaries and the idea of bones being just as precious as jewelry.. And somehow pairing the two is just naturally complimentary.

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Saturday, 5th February

So, I love Skins. I wish they wouldn’t make an American version of Skins though - it just doesn’t seem right to me.

Agreed!! The mistake they’re making is copying UK’s season 1. The adaptation is missing the rich subtlety of the original. Also, the original actors are their characters and it’s like no one can ever be that character ever again. Rophy Does sums it up so well. For me Season 5 has already beaten US-Skins to death with its epic greatness. And it’s only on episode two.

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Saturday, 5th February
Places I’ve been:
Neuschwanstein. One of the most iconic castles in the world and the inspiration behind Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Although travelers come to see the castles, the surrounding countryside itself is incredibly dynamic and beautiful.

Places I’ve been:

Neuschwanstein. One of the most iconic castles in the world and the inspiration behind Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Although travelers come to see the castles, the surrounding countryside itself is incredibly dynamic and beautiful.

Things are made to dissolve
beautifully

Things are made to dissolve

beautifully

Saw this in film class; Vertov’s documentary/montage Man with a Movie Camera. I couldn’t help focusing on the music when this was originally a silent film. I love this particular score for it, especially 4:20 in, a theme which plays throughout the rest of the piece. It’s a beautiful breathing melody. I feel like it could be remade with more variations in tempo & volume or something different to really push its ethereal tone..