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Finishing the Hat

An experiment in pointillism of the mind: Or posting random stuff for kicks.
Jul 29 '14

saharanprince69:

"describe the color red without using the word red"

white people in the sun

(Source: secretpapi)

Jul 29 '14

shakespearevillain:

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So I might have lost one of my copies of “Dance to the Tune” with the majority of the work I’d done for the next chapter on it. 

I’m still looking for it, but right now it looks like…

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I’m also coming to the realization that I need to sort and clean my copies. I have about ten of them—if you don’t count the single chapter versions that I make so I can upload easily and which, sometimes, get revised as a sort of last check before publication.

Does anyone have a good system for this?

Update: I found the copy with the new chapter. Also it would do me good to remember that I can’t label things as “Dance to the Tune 1.10” without it getting mixed in with “Dance to the Tune 1.1” and, once I get to 10, that I should just switch over to “Dance to the Tune 2”. 

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Jul 29 '14

So I might have lost one of my copies of “Dance to the Tune” with the majority of the work I’d done for the next chapter on it. 

I’m still looking for it, but right now it looks like…

I’m also coming to the realization that I need to sort and clean my copies. I have about ten of them—if you don’t count the single chapter versions that I make so I can upload easily and which, sometimes, get revised as a sort of last check before publication.

Does anyone have a good system for this?

Jul 29 '14

I’m going to play Pokemon until my anxiety med kicks in. Then I’ll start in on “Dance to the Tune He Plays”.

Jul 29 '14
Jul 29 '14

So I was going over Youtube versions of “Mr. Cellophane” (since I’m doing a female version of it for a concert), and I noticed something…

I think I’m the only one who’s doing a version where Mr. Cellophane is taken seriously.

Everyone I’ve seen is playing up the comedy aspect of someone who’s so pathetic they feel like they’re made out of cellophane. They make him into some sort of absurdity because no one could actually feel like they’re invisible.

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I know a lot of people who’ve felt like they’re invisible. Even my bouncy, extroverted sister sometimes feels invisible from time to time. I, in contrast, could almost make a career out of being invisible. During high school and part of college, I actually made it a game to see how invisible I could be since I could “sneak up” on people without even trying or be declared missing when I was actually sitting on the couch. The number of times I’ve heard “Where’s Alice?” when I’ve been within three feet of the person who asked borders on the absurd.

Which makes me surprised and somewhat disconcerted to find that there’s not a good English* version of “Mr. Cellophane” where the sadness of the whole situation is played. The closest I can come is the film version. Even there though, the song is punctuated with a funny scene with Roxie’s lawyer and he’s wearing clown make-up the entire time. The clown makeup, I realize, may be written into the script, but I don’t see why that can’t come off as “Vesti La Giubba” rather than “Make ‘Em Laugh”. Far from my usual view on comedy, I think the clownishness actually takes away from what’s otherwise a gut-wrenching piece of theatre which highlights something a lot of people feel at some point in their lives. 

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*As I wrote this, I found a Spanish version that played the pathos successfully. It also showcased the singer’s voice, which was excellent.

Jul 29 '14

cloysterbell:

I think my favorite thing about this generation is how seriously everyone takes their Hogwarts house.

Jul 28 '14

Of course it occurs to me at midnight that I ought to write some more “Dance to the Tune He Plays”.

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Jul 28 '14

mickeyandcompany:

From concept art, to final animation and to Disney Parks

Jul 28 '14

Claude Frollo at summer camp

mo0themo0n:

This fire 

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