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New Personal Project, “Ramble”
October 3, 2010, 11:23 pm
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I’ve decided to start a new personal project, a video project in fact. Now, I’ve been a fan of This American Life for several years and I was always fascinated with the idea of recording actual people telling their stories. So, this little project of mine will simply involve me interviewing someone about an interesting topic or recording them telling an interesting anecdote.

So, the vimeo channel where I’m posting this is at http://vimeo.com/ramble

Here is the first one, please enjoy and tell me what you think in the comments. Be aware, these videos are recorded on my Motorolo Droid X. So, they are great quality for a smart phone but… best not compare them to a real camera.

and the sequel,


THOUGHT UPLOAD
September 30, 2010, 6:27 pm
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These things are all I think about.



Gettin’ Back In The Literary Saddle

Well, the summer semester is just moments from ending and I couldn’t be happier. Autumn will come soon and with her bring cooler weather, more friends, and new classes. My schedule is as follows:

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
Sculpture (9:30 – noon) Writing Fic.
(11-12:15p)
Sculpture (9:30 – noon) Writing Fic.
(11-12:15p)
Photography
(1:30 – 4p)
Art History
(5:30-6:45p)
Photography
(1:30 – 4p)
Art History
(5:30-6:45p)

Busy but satisfying, I hope.

An article linked on huffpost got me looking into novels of the ancient world (it seems the proto-novel was not Robinson Crusoe) and I turned up a couple treasures I will now hunt for copies of.

 

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The Tale of Genji

Written in the early eleventh century this book seems like my cup of tea. Ancient cultures, aristocracy, fairy-take creatures, a hero, it’s got it all. Plus Yoshitaka Amano apparently did a book of illustration for it, so, I’m sold.

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The Story of Burnt Njal

Now this looks fantastic. It’s an Icelandic traditional from about the 13th century. I read the first little bit of it concerning this man named Fiddle and his daughter Unna.

 

Honestly, I don’t know which one I’m more excited about. I’ll admit that I adored The Lovely Bones and I’m sure The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is going to be enchanting; still, it’s really refreshing to be enthusiastic about something that’s not on the best seller list or has movies made about it.

Now y’all have a nice Summer terminus, as for me I’ve got a math project to finish and a paper about Hamlet to write.

 

-Joshua



The Scarf
July 23, 2010, 11:34 pm
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It’s preposterous to say it’s never happened before, however, I’m glad to say that it has happened now. Something has cheered me up. Not in the illusive video game way of cheering you up where you are simply distracted from the object that’s bringing you down. I was cheered up about a particular issue directly. The show Pushing Daisies, recommended to me by a particular girl, has healed my distress concerning a particular scarf.

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Flag Hunt
July 12, 2010, 12:48 am
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A friend of mine recently bought some kick-ass flags from a flea market in north Georgia. It’s a Union Jack and Irish flag. He’s really excited about them while we were walking around looking at what will be my room next semester he suggested I get some flags to hang up on the exposed sprinkler pipes. I liked the idea and went online to look for a cheap flag or two.

I approached the idea of flag buying the same way I’ve approached the idea of getting a tattoo. (not that I have one yet, I’m far too young. I’m perfectly comfortable admitting that no nineteen year old knows what they would really want tot last forever.)

If I got a tattoo I would certainly want to it be something of personal significance to me. Ireland’s flag is cool, so is England’s, but my friend is neither of those things. I mean he’s white, but that’s about it.

So, what flag relates to me? Gay Pride? Hardly. America? I love America, but I’d like something a little more interesting than what’s hanging at every freaking street corner. I found one flag. One I really liked though.

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Something about this. It kind of speaks to me. I think it’s the strong red color. I used to be kind of scared of red.

But there’s still more looking to do.

My point is, anyway, I guess I don’t have much allegiance to anything. I’ve been kind of afraid of the idea since I was little. Even when I was hardcore Christian I didn’t like to be called that. It’s sort of the fear that my identity will be taken away or lost in the transaction of loyalty.

I don’t want to let go of that, so I guess I’ll just buy a flag for something I admire rather than something I am or am trying to be.

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I’ll have to keep looking.



MAGIC ADVENTURES
July 8, 2010, 1:15 am
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Err… ‘What I’ve Lately Been Up Too’

We did a puzzle.

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Now, the fun bit. My friend Griffin and I made butterbeer from a recipe I found here.

And yes, it ws Fox News. In my defensive the stumbleupon button brought me there. I don’t actually read Fox.

Here’s a photo log of the fun.

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It was INTENSLY sweet. The recipe honestly was rather imperfect, but I feel I can improve it. Stay tuned for more updates.

In other news, I smoked a cigarette while looking at this today:

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