Protect your skin, hide your wrinkles, or keep that beautiful skin-doodle on your body for days (weeks?)! This feels like a big deal. I don't know if I have anything else to say besides that.
You really need to see this if you want to be super disturbed. I found this gem (like most great things I find) on kottke.org. You should really check him out.
I wish all interactions were this bonkers. This is why I do improv.
Well, really these are "fonts", but that system better change if we want to be able to communicate with our brethren in the other sect of homo sapiens (iPhone people and Android people). Once the robot overlords control us (if they don't already), emoji will be the only way to code our communications - all other forms of encryption will become useless in the war against machines. #hugeproblems
God I need one of these. I want everything I touch to interact with me like this. Down with the Internet of Things - long live the Fluid of Things.
Putting myself out there on the internet feels a little strange, to be honest. Something about the curation of one's self in a "permanent" and singular form like the internet makes me really uncomfortable. But here I am.
I want to have many lives. I want to cultivate and grow things I care about and share them with people who can help me do something about it. I want to have everyone dancing with their feelers out. When something comes along that strikes your fancy, just make a connection and live that life for a little while. It's the millennial dream!
So anyway I'm trying that dream for while. Let's see where this goes. #strippingthebusinessofart
I'm tickled by quibbles about the *right* or *perfect* name for the color of something. This work by Ingrid Sundberg is incredible and really useful for such tiffs. I also dig what she says about collecting words - useful for specificity and spice in comedy, fiction, or arguing.
"I love to collect words. Making word lists can help to find the voice of my story, dig into the emotion of a scene, or create variety."
I have to admit I'm in love with the Justin Bieber "Sorry" video and it's gotten me delving deep into the youtube dancing world. Dancing's in the face, the butt, the stage picture, and the attitude, baby. So many ways to roll:
whatever this is
And, of course, bieber
Hayao Miyazaki is the best animator of all time, one of the best filmmakers in the same time frame, and an amazing, recently-retired storyteller. This video so perfectly sums up what makes great characters, including focus on emotions and desires, attention to physical details and mannerisms, and balance between good and evil.
You don't depict fate, you depict will.
The importance of letting narrative choices and direction flow from character development is also so important in improv and I've never realized that Miyazaki does storyboarding and script writing as the animation is happening. A man after my own heart. See also George Saunders on his storytelling process in short stories:
I think it's a little bit, maybe, like I imagine, you know, improvising your music or playing a sport. There's physics going on and there's a lot to be said about it but in the moment of doing it you're actually doing a kind of intuitive thing. And in writing, at least my process, it's based on an intuitive instantaneous assessment of the text that you're reading, that you've also just written. And then it's sort of like a seasoning to taste. And then doing that hundreds of times in revision and then slowly the thing starts to take shape and to mean something but, in my experience, early in my writing career was when I had a plan I would have the terrible failure of exactly fulfilling that plan, which was a disappointment for everybody so now it's much more a process of kind of looking at a story with real curiosity and saying, “What do you want to do?”, you know, “Where would you like me to go?” and then trying to keep the lines clear so I can actually hear what's coming back at me from the text.
A useful tool. But, like all things, it needs to be taken in moderation. I don't want total dependency and I don't want the shits/heartburn. I like to drink it only on certain days a week - the days (Mon and Thurs) when I need to get the most done or the most meetings.
Also, don't drink it first thing in the morning! As you may know, there are good and bad times during the day to take your 'ffeine. Your cortisol (which increases awareness) fluctuates throughout the day and you wanna get your fix when it's low. You can be a ffeind 9:30-11 and 1:30-4:30.