Spent a couple hours painting Jem from Jem and the Holograms! Probably the most girly painting I’ve ever done, but one of the most fun! AH NOSTALGIA!
So fortunate for my lovely co-workers and job where I get to print pretty things like this! Feelin the love! #hersleffwedding
Birds of Australia photos by Bill Robinson on Flickr.
2-Varigated Fairy Wren
5-White Faced Heron
6-The Dance of the (yellow) Crimson Rosella
7-Black Shouldered Kite
8-The Stretch (Galah Cockatoo)
10-Silver Eye on a Kangaroo Paw.
"I think I’m surprisingly different in real life than what people expect or what people project on to me. I’m not actually that awkward, I don’t think. I think people see me as this sarcastic person that doesn’t care about anything. But, on the contrary, I’m pretty emotional and sensitive and I care a lot about things and people. I think in moments where the spotlight is on me — like if I’m doing a talk show — my defenses come into play and maybe that’s why people see me that way. But, I think my sarcasm is often a way for me to get through those moments. I mean, if you came over to my house, I’d make you a cup of tea and be probably really interested in you."- Aubrey Plaza for Refinery29 [x]
2. Untitled (Van Gelder 3; JM D-1.05)
3. Rogue Ascension
4. Entropia (Review)
8. Local Calm
9. Rising Down
10. Rising Down (detail)
1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)
sketchbook from camping! so so fun.
Re-Cut Trailer of the Day: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off re-cut as a Sofia Coppola-esque indie coming-of-age film.
So they recut the trailer to be…exactly what the movie is?
Like really. The trailer doesn’t present the film in a different light, not really. It just changes the music and makes it seem kinda hipster-y.
the movie is certainly a coming-of-age film, but there’s nothing about it that’s remotely Sofia Coppola-esque, and if the movie reflected the sort of content present in this recut trailer, it would be a completely different movie. while there’s certainly a lot about the film that is fairly serious and weighty, most of that is subtext and wouldn’t ever be presented by a marketing department as the reason to go see it.
the best way to sum up how this changes the context of the film is to compare it to the official trailer, which portrays it as a fun teen comedy about a teenager trying to avoid having to grow up because it simply isn’t a very fun thing to do; this trailer instead portrays it as being primarily about the struggle of not knowing how to grow up and the fear of failing to do so properly. another important consideration is the choices of shots used and how they’re composed; most notably, the official trailer is fast: I couldn’t keep an exact count, but it has somewhere in the neighborhood of 120 shots in a little under 3 minutes. this one has about 35 shots in about 2 minutes. lingering on one image that long and placing dialogue over unrelated long shots featuring little action gives the viewer a radically different impression of what the movie is about than showing us a rapid-fire series of images of people dancing in the streets over the sounds of “Twist and Shout”.
this doesn’t diverge incredibly far from the actual content of the film (although I’d argue it does diverge somewhat), but it definitely does give an extremely different tone to the whole thing.