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2011-06-13 01:54 am

...I can't even use a hula hoop.

One of my sister's very good friends had tickets to see Cirque du Soleil's Alegria on Saturday night at the Yum! Center-- he and his wife decided to do something else instead and gave Brandy the tickets. She invited myself and Frankie to see the show. They were phenomenal seats, probably the best seats I've ever had to any show... ever. Right in front, although not in that little VIP-looking area down near the stage. (I'd be nervous to be there!)

Anyhow, the show was just amazing. I'm so inspired and impressed. I've been in an artsy mood for the past few days and jumping to escape into odd stories (probably why I'm hooked on Alice in Wonderland again) and this was totally right up my alley. It was so bizarre! But beautiful and colorful and the costumes were incredible.

Cut because I must babble about this show. )

The end of the show was met with probably the longest standing ovation I've seen to date. My arms were starting to hurt from clapping so much. :P I have so much respect for the people who work on these shows. I mean, every aspect of it -- I read it takes 200 hours just to make one of the Old Bird costumes. I got the impression that the actors and performers last night truly enjoy what they do. I think you'd have to love it to spend your whole life working on it. I dunno. I'm definitely going to try to check out some of the other Cirque du Soleil productions at some point; just videos online for now, since I have no idea if or when they'll be heading our way again.
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2011-04-27 02:52 pm


Larger under the cut. )

There are some more lightning shots in my photostream but nothing as nice as this, which I got last night. It's not perfect, I know, but I'm still pretty excited. :D
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2011-04-20 06:02 am

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I still have like... thirty-ish pictures from Thunder Over Louisville to post, but that requires more formatting and linking than I feel like dealing with at this hour. SO I'm just here to post two quick photos.

Not thunder-- LIGHTNING over Louisville. )

While typing this up, I took a break to take some more pictures of downtown and saw not one, not two, not three, not four... but FIVE seagulls fly past. YES. I knew I'd heard them in the area before.
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2011-04-10 02:48 pm

spring photos.

A while back [ profile] flyingbrownie told me to post. I started to but then forgot to actually... well... post. Oops. But I am going to try to update more. Here's a photo dump to get things started. :)

Birds, a squirrel, lots of robins... and one bird bully. )

God I feel awful today. And it's so hot out. I should really work in the yard at some point but... I think I'm writing today off. I might take pictures, paint and read, but mostly I just think I'm going to take medicine and nap.
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2010-11-14 03:20 pm

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This is just amazing. Sadly, my computer is not fancy enough to run it so well and there are a number of bugs in it on top of that, but... what a fabulous concept all the same. XD

*watches a Let's Play Octodad video on YouTube and laughs her ass off for the afternoon*
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2010-11-08 02:16 am

hawk no doesn't dance quite this well.

This is the best dancing bird video I've ever seen. XD

ETA: PFFT those fakers. Original video is in the comments. 1. That bird is still hilarious. 2. Whoever changed the song managed to find one that fit REALLY well. I'm kind of too impressed to be pissed.
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2010-10-15 03:35 pm

wait for it, wait for it...

An Unexpected Visitor
By Joe Pitt and Clio Chiang for 24 Hour Toons.

This is TOO cute. I am still grinning like an idiot, hahaha.
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2010-09-13 11:26 pm

A zoo photo dump.

Taken while chilling near Lorikeet Landing. I am weirdly fond of this picture.

More photos behind the cut. )

Cross-posted (mostly) to [ profile] naturesbeauty. Sorry if I spammed anyone!
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2010-08-07 01:04 am

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Hi new LJ friends! I've been kind of busy and forgot to update, oops. I will try to be more active in the future. At the very least, I'll probably be updating my tumblr like crazy, so follow me there if you want!


This is the most adorable thing I have seen in forever. I love both of them.


Also, holy shit. I'm officially working at the zoo now. Goodbye, unemployment! :D
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2010-07-26 09:59 pm

don't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.

Inception: take two. And random JGL picspam. )

This trailer is beautiful.

Jim Emerson agrees with me.
Normally I don't like to watch trailers because they have come to consist of all the high points of the movie condensed into a big spoiler package. I don't recommend watching them for anything you might want to have the opportunity to discover for yourself. But this one (shown before "Inception" this weekend) is more than just a collection of clips from David Fincher's "The Social Network," about the founding of Facebook. The use of a choir singing Radiohead's "Creep" over images from Facebook pages is inspired: an angst-ridden, self-loathing (but aspirational) song about a self-described "creep" yearning to be accepted.* All of us tailor our identities for particular audiences (it's called "living"), and in its first 30 seconds or so this mini-movie encapsulates something poignant (and, perhaps, somewhat sinister) about that process in the era of the online "social network."

Also, instead of telling you the whole story of the feature film (much of which is already well-known Internet history), these two and a half minutes pack more emotion -- related to friendship (in several senses of the word), ambition, success, betrayal, rejection, revenge -- than most features. Rather than simply condensing the juiciest bits into a quick sales pitch, it poetically (and cinematically) suggests what the movie might be... something that combines an entrepreneurial success story with a legal drama and a portrait of a (sociopathic?) misfit who achieves... what? You'll have to see the movie to find that out.

This version of Creep is really fucking amazing.


I rewatched Avatar the other night and I already kind of want to watch it again. The story and dialogue make me cringe so hard, but... but... it's so pretty. I am such a sucker for blue and yellow and Neytiri is just freaking beautiful.


Apparently I'm in the mood to cuss today.
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2010-07-25 04:06 am
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cruising deviantart before I head to bed.

A work of art that just took my breath away. )

Also, this has nothing to do with anything, but:

Meet Orbit, the orphaned owl, snuggling with his toy/bff.

*weeps over how ADORABLE this is*
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2010-07-24 10:59 pm

hermione can't draw~

A Very Potter Sequel. )

I'm happy that they're already talking about ideas for their next project. Bring it on!


Brandy and JP won a bunch of tickets to HullabaLOU for tomorrow, so that'll be interesting. If I go. I'm still so freaking sunburned and it's so hot out. Ick.
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2010-07-18 04:54 pm
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I didn't teach you to be a thief.

I've been wanting to see this movie ever since I saw that shot in the trailer where the city starts to roll up in the distance. Talk about ~goosebumps~.

Inception. Cut for SPOILERS. )
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2010-07-15 02:54 am

you monster.

Everywhere I turn now, I see... HARRY POTTER. I can't escape it! Everyone is doing fanart or reviewing movies or doing a reread and it's eating away at meeee. A Very Potter Musical is STILL lurking in my thoughts -- every now and then Draco, wake-up! pops into my head and all hope is lost. [Have I mentioned the perfection that is Joey Richter's face? I just want to sit and draw him and his weird jaw and his fabulous expressions. They are GOLD.]

Anyway, I think I want to do a reread now. It's been forever! I remember really being disappointed with the last few books for a million reasons. The ~magic~ was kind of gone for me. So maybe I'll like it more this time around, I don't know.

A week from now I will probably be descending into Harry Potter madness and popping out fanart and fanfiction. D:


Nowadays, I pretty much live and breathe for all things animated. I am hooked. I think it started because I was looking for a book on illustration and found one on animation instead, The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams. And to see him describe all of these master animators that he has met -- it's just incredible. Now I can't see something that's animated and not stop what I'm doing and try to break it down in my head. Even cartoons I used to look down on, I realize now how much freaking work they require! And I guess I just keep watching anything and everything animated with one real question in mind: what makes this good? Or bad? What could make it better? Why is Pixar the best? Why was Disney so great? And from what I can see so far, it's all boiling down to 1) the writing and 2) attention to detail.


Meet Wheatley; Portal 2 Trailer.

Eeeee. So excited for this. :D
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2010-07-10 06:59 am

This could mean... daaaaanger~

I could be falling in love, falling in love, falling in love... with Hermione Granger~

I decided to give A Very Potter Musical a try [guess I'm late to the party, oops] and now I can't stop listening to Granger Danger. I CAN'T. I mean, yeah, this musical is hilarious and I'm loving it [only probably halfway through it so far] and every character is totally awesome, but... this song is genuinely good. I am blown away. :o

Kudos to everyone who has put this production together, seriously. A+++ job. I'm dying to check out their other work.
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2010-05-24 12:57 am
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the end.

LOST: Series finale. )

I will honestly miss this show.
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2010-04-14 02:07 am
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the laughing heart.

Stolen from Monica.

"The Laughing Heart"
By: Charles Bukowski

your life is your life
don't let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is a light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
know them.
take them.
you can't beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
in you.
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2010-04-03 05:19 am
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it's been a long, cold, lonely winter.


Larger copy. )

Everything is BLOOMING. Ugh, I am in heaven.