Sita Sings The Blues

I’m auditing a Flash class this semester at SFCC, which is sorta exciting,
& it became a good reason to finally watch this entertaining 2D animation, which I’m glad I did.

This is an amazing movie made in Flash by Nina Paley, loosely retelling the Ramayana (an old Indian legend), while paralleling a modern day break-up story, & featuring the 1920s music of jazz singer Annette Hanshaw.  

The visuals are so beautiful, & Sita Sings The Blues was awarded “Best Animation” at the 2008 Santa Fe Film Festival.

You can watch it here at Reel 13. More Info About The Movie Here.

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snow fall

Norsk Word Of The Day: “Snørås”, Meaning: (Snow) Avalanche

We know the rules, momentum is equal to mass multiplied by speed (p=mv), heh.  Apparently it’s a myth that shouting can trigger a “snørås” but I wouldn’t tempt fate. Freaky events avalanches are, Canada has a whole site dedicated to them, which you can find here, &  they’ve been spotted on Mars too now, by NASA.

“You’re my big distraction, my favorite attraction, I’m falling fast, like an avalanche…” – No Doubt


sorry

been in hibernation mode


Robert Louis Stevenson

was born 160 years ago today, the author of Treasure Island & Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he grew up in Scotland, he also spent some time in Hawaii later in life, and befriended the last Hawaiian Princess, Ka’iluani

“Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a poor substitute for life.”

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move. “


thanks

for hanging around, some real progress is finally being made with the updates, & organizing

stay tuned!


Apophysis

freeware fractal flame editor, it’s a cool  fractal software program I’ve been tinkering with lately

you can get it here: http://www.apophysis.org/ 

it was created by Mark Townsend & expanded upon by Peter Sdobnov, Piotr Borys, & Ronald Hordijk


State Of Dress

http://stateofdress.blogspot.com/


Olivia Wilde

www.wildethings.org

actress, ACLU member, & co-executive director of Artists For Peace & Justice, noticed her while watching an episode of Real Time With Bill Maher


celtx

useful, free, script-writing software I’ve been using: http://celtx.com/index.html


The Flintstones

An animated/cartoon American TV show produced by William Hanna & Joseph Barbera, The Flintstones began airing 50 years ago today. Set in the town of Bedrock, the main characters included Fred Flintstone, his wife Wilma, their daughter Pebbles, and pet dinosaur, Dino, their neighbors were Barney Rubble, his wife Betty, and their son Bamm-Bamm. The show eventually ended in 1966, but it’s characters have had several various revivals through the years.


changes

… are brewing! please stay tuned

in the meantime, if you’re really curious about who is this random person anyway?, I humbly offer some ramblings from my personal life here while it still lasts (vox, that blog host, is shutting down at the end of this month) so as to fill the gap here where iapetus has been severly lacking in new material


Super Mario

The beloved Nintendo game turns 25 years old today. Originally released in Japan, millions of copies have now been sold.

More History Here


adding to the mix

I’m in school again.. such busy-ness


changes on the way

new theme/design for starters


test

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the iapetus blog is currently being rethought, shifts may be ahead


Jewel Cave National Monument

located in western South Dakota, U.S.A.

http://www.nps.gov/jeca/index.htm