STAR WARS x Foo Fighters — “Everlong” [mashup]

•May 4, 2021 • Leave a Comment

So much frenetic energy concentrated into one video, I love it!! Mashups tend to play for comedic effect and are a real hit-or-miss because of that. But this… I like this (full screen)

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The Star Wars Bar with Bartender Richard Pryor (1977)

•May 4, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Every star pilot and their droid knows about the Mos Eisley Cantina on Tatooine, but there are other bars in the galaxy.

A lot of official alien costumes from the films were borrowed from Lucasfilm and featured in this skit as part of the short-lived Richard Pryor Show. It doesn’t matter what Disney says, as far as I am concerned, this is canon!!

Deleted Scene: Luke’s Lightsaber Construction (Star Wars VI Return of the Jedi)

•May 3, 2021 • Leave a Comment

For decades, fans were intrigued by a rumored “lightsaber construction scene” in which Luke constructs this lightsaber in a cave on Tatooine. Though storyboards for the scene existed, Mark Hamill denied that he ever filmed the scene. However, at Celebration V in 2010, Hamill and George Lucas debuted the deleted clip, which included a brief sequence where Luke assembles the lightsaber, then activates it for the first time. The clip was later included in the saga Blu-ray boxset.

The film plays better having omitted this scene and keeping Luke’s reveal on the planet a secret. I do like this footage though. It wasn’t until I played KotOR on Xbox that I learned about the crystals placed inside of lightsabers. Too much of a world-building plot-hole to mention in the films I suppose.

Jewels in the Night Sea by Photographer Ryo Minemizu

•August 7, 2019 • Leave a Comment

I do not think I am allowed to post these images online, but I mean, I am a rebel 😎 and besides, the world must know of life’s unfathomable beauties!!

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Japanese marine life photographer Ryo Minemizu focuses his lens on some of the tiniest and most abundant life forms in our oceans. His series Phenomenons explores the diverse beauty and extravagant colors of plankton, and is shot amongst the dark waters of the Osezaki sea near Mount Fuji and other coasts around Japan, the Philippines and Maldives.

To capture the small creatures Minemizu sets his shutter speed to just a fraction of a second, while ensuring that his own movements don’t disturb the surrounding organisms.

“Plankton symbolize how precious life is by their tiny existence,” he explains. “I wanted other people to see them as they are in the sea, so it was my motivation from the beginning to shoot plankton underwater, which is quite a challenge. Most plankton are small, and their movements are hard to predict.”

Tornaria larva of acorn worms (Krohn stage) April 2016 Palau

Eudoxid of Enneagonum hyalinum. Eudoxid is sexual reproduction stage.

It’s a marine benthos, inhabiting sand or under stone. Adults are long and slender, grotesque. However, some larvae are beautiful like this picture, and they are floating.

March, 2012 Yakushima Kagoshima, Japan.

Amazing! I’m all about science fiction, but whenever there is a popular article about anything space related I scoff, because here on Earth is where the real mysteries of unknown life lie swim.

You can see more of Minemizu’s underwater photography on Instagram and Twitter, with prints from his Phenomenons series available in his online shop 🐟🐟🐟

Independence Day: A Star Wars Story [mashup]

•May 4, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Ever since Disney took over Star Wars, we’re getting at least a movie a year from the franchise. But one film that’s not currently slated is an unknown side story in which Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum must destroy the Death Star after it blew up the White House.

May the Fourth be with you!

•May 4, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Today was the first thick morning fog of the year and I happened to have a thick torch, so yeah, naturally I goofed off on the job, in honour of a classic, because I’m fun like that.

You seem all good, but no one else must know! Move along, move along.

Star Wars Theme Performed on Musical Calculators [♬]

•December 30, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Oooo the force is strong with this one. The mysterious It’s a Small World recomposes elaborate tunes using her musical calculators. “This calculator doesn’t have every note, so there’s many arrange. but i hope you like it..”

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The image below (from GitS) immediately popped in my mind when I first saw the video lol. I must say, I am intrigued by her unique skills. I wonder what her WPM is?

And holy lolz, here is Darude Sandstorm on ballpoint pen:

TIE Fighter: The STAR WARS Anime! [fan film] [animation]

•May 4, 2017 • Leave a Comment

YouTube is great for kitten hijinks, fan theories and achievement fails, but at its best it provides the average Joe and plain Jane with a forum to showcase their skill. Such is the case with this most impressive STAR WARS fan animation created by user Paul “OtaKing77077Johnson. One guy! Four years!

Essentially a montage of a mammoth space battle, the video depicts the Empire’s TIE fighters and the Rebel Alliance’s X-wings (among other ships) blasting it out in epic fashion. Simple proposition, awesome execution, and a great many wonderful sights are contained within—Lucasfilm pay attention:

“What if there was an Empire-focussed short Star Wars animation, drawn with the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime that’s all but vanished from Japan nowadays? Drawn and animated by yours truly over 4 years’ worth of weekends, with music by the living guitar solo Zak Rahman and sound design by up and coming audio technician Joseph Leyva. Fans of Lucasarts’ seminal 1994 TIE Fighter game may notice a few familiar sights and sounds. That “incoming missile” noise gives me horrible flashbacks to this day…” ~OtaKing

More supplemental material can be downloaded here: http://www.mediafire.com/file/cpnc1oj27dkosc4/Tie+Fighter_project+materials.pdf OtaKing also has a patreon if anyone so wishes to contribute to his cause: https://www.patreon.com/otaking77077. His dedication has brought much balance to the force franchise. The only negative here is that it’s not longer. OtaKing does have a one hour original mech film in the works though, which sounds pretty cool:

It may be a while before that’s completed. In the meantime you can enjoy this much shorter version of TIE Fighter but with a more traditional soundtrack:

May The Fourth Be With You, Always ;)

•May 4, 2017 • Leave a Comment

 

DRONE STAR WARS!

•May 26, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Brilliant, immersive POV footage of slick drone maneuvers dressed as a STAR WARS dog fight, composited of practical in-camera effects with touches of 3D VFX:

Watch in-depth behind the scenes:

Hand Star Wars (1990) [fan film]

•May 4, 2016 • Leave a Comment

No, no, no. It is not some creepy sci-fi porn with Princess Leia giving Han Solo a little rub and tug. It’s a quirky low-budget Star Wars fan film from 1990, re-enacting the Death Star trench run scene from A New Hope. Directed by Itami Rose, the literally handmade Super 8 film was shot entirely using, you guessed it, nothing but hands:

STAR KART [mashup/fan film]

•February 13, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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STAR WARS and MARIO KART collide for one incredibly realized fan made mashup — so incredible in fact that it is actually hurting a few people by them knowing this is not a real game that they will ever get to play (lol), as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. Yes, it is that good:

Created by Casen Sperry, Mike Brown and Landon Sperry using 3ds Max, vray, and FumeFX!

The Kart Awakens! This video took us much longer to complete than we initially thought it would, but we learned a HECK of a lot along the way! Mario Kart and Star Wars just go together so perfectly now! We didn’t even realize it before, but now we can’t live without it. This game needs to be made! Super Mario Star Wars is an absolute necessity!

Feel the Force of All Six ‘Star Wars’ Films Simultaneously!

•June 25, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Because…Someone went and just did it, giving us the option of acknowledging it, or not — all 6 Star Wars movies combined, battle for your attention/nausea:

Sensory overload! I feel like Top Dollar (Michael Wincott) when Eric ‘The Crow‘ Draven (Brandon Lee) gives him hours of painful memories in an instant: #spoiler

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BLUR WARS: BLUR OF THE BLURBLUR

Actually, a few of these stills look quite aesthetically pleasing.

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“Hey are you watching Star Wars?”

“Yeah!”

“Which one?”

“Yup!”

ライトセーバー剣道 Lightsaber Kendo Brings Star Wars’ Japanese Influences Full-Circle

•May 4, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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It really should not come as a surprise to know that much of Star Wars borrows from Japanese culture. George Lucas’ hero is acclaimed filmmaker Akira Kurosawa, and he was inspired by the Japanese director’s films, such as The Hidden Fortress, so much so that he even wanted actor Toshiro Mifune, who starred in many Kurosawa films, to act in Star Wars. Lucas tried to get Mifune to play Obi-Wan Kenobi—Lucas confirmed.

Through Kendo, we directly see how influential the fighting style is to the Jedi order. Only unlike the movies, there is nothing rehearsed here, just pure adrenaline and skill:

So if you want to be a Jedi, start learning Kendo. Here’s something related I stumbled across—if you liked the video above, then you will love this:

And here are some related videos for your viewing, procrastinating pleasure:

PRETTY BOY by OMOCAT [comics]

•September 29, 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Bill Hicks “It’s Just a Ride”

•February 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

A fantastic speech from the late Bill Hicks:

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly colored, and it’s very loud, and it’s fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, “Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?” And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, “Hey, don’t worry; don’t be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride.” And we…kill those people. “Shut him up! I’ve got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.” It’s just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok… But it doesn’t matter, because it’s just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It’s only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace.”

Metal Hammer’s February Magazine Cover “These Are The Bands You’re Looking For…”

•January 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

One night in Mos Eisley’s Spaceport Cantina would be insane!

Metal Hammer - Star-Wars

With the blessing of Lucasfilm and the skilled hand of artist SIXMOREVODKA, Metal Hammer’s Feb. 2014 issue cover contains way more tension smoldering animosity between the light and dark sides of the force — and facial hair — than that other galaxy far far away. Poor droids*.

Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor as Han Solo // Zakk Wylde as Chewbacca // Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn as what appears to be Qui-Gon Jin // Opeth‘s Mikael Akerfeldt as Obi-Wan Kenobi // Ghost‘s Papa Emeritus as Emperor Palpatine // King Diamond as Darth Maul // Iron Maiden‘s Eddie as Darth Vader // Down‘s Phil Anselmo as an Imperial Officer // Motörhead‘s Lemmy Kilmister as an Imperial Officer // Mastodon‘s Bill Kelliher as Dengar // Devin Townsend as C3PO // Anthrax‘s Scott Ian as Boba Fett // Soulfly‘s Max Cavalera as Yoda // Ronnie James Dio and Slayer‘s Jeff Hanneman as Force Ghosts // Ghost‘s Nameless Ghouls as Jawas // Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe and Avenged Sevenfold‘s M. Shadows as Rebel Pilots // Within Temptation‘s Sharon Den Adel as Princess Leia // KissGene Simmons‘ Kiss Demon as a Stormtrooper // Ihsahn as an Imperial Officer // Skindred‘s Benji Webbe as Lando Calrissian // Clutch‘s Neil Fallon as Wicket // While She Sleep‘s Loz Taylor as Luke Skywalker

HAPPY STAR WARS DAY!

•May 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment

‘May the fourth be with you’ is a popular pun spoken by most Star Wars fans on this day. Other fans may not say much, but you just watch them close! They could be using Force persuasion to delude your senses:

I must be getting old. Finding office stationary more exciting than a gallery of slave Leia girls should be of concern to many a fanboy. Pretty sweet X-wing though, right?

STAR WARS: UNCUT!!!

•March 1, 2012 • Leave a Comment

WIZARD! The full-blown, not-blown-at-all, no-budget remake of the cult phenomenon sci-fi opera epic STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE is available for your viewing pleasure in all its entirety, online for free!

Here’s the run down – all around the world Star Wars fans were given the opportunity, the power, the privilege to retell and take part in this epic swede-ish project.

A New Hope was broken into 472 clips all 15 seconds in length. Fans/individuals/teams then reserved their moment in Star Wars history and went about recreating their clip however they wanted, be it animation or live action, CGI or miniatures, actors or geometrically shaped inanimate objects, high-production value or crap-house.

The whole thing is a confusing mess (obviously the point to its charm) and breaks every single gosh-darn cinematic rule ever established through history, but it looks fun and certainly comes with a lot of force:

I’m glad to hear the original score was kept; it binds the piece together. Anyone keen for a marathon then?

Badminton Jedi

•April 16, 2011 • Leave a Comment

This is too hypnotic and too good for it to only last 25 seconds:

And thus it is proven that a little After Effects lightsaber magic turns even the most mundane things into something exciting…though we are suprised the plasma blades don’t melt the birdie.

‘Han Solo’ is in Firefly?! [cameos & easter eggs]

•January 16, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Who knew Serenity was in possession of Han Solo’s carbonated body? Fellow geekdom blogger Amy Ratcliffe did! She discovered this gem and shared her finding on her blog Geek With Curves, but I suspect she may have been tipped off by Boba Fett himself:

Heart of Gold – Han Solo in Firefly

Objects in Space – look to the left of Book on the counter

The Message – look above Kaylee’s hammock on the top right

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Apparently, the props department jokingly added the statue on set, as the show’s star Nathan Fillion is a big Star Wars fan, and in a bunch of cases, the statue was never caught or removed before filming began. [more]

“There’s a rumor that there’s one hidden in every episode, but these are the only ones I could dig up. It makes me extraordinarily happy to know about this hidden gem in the Firefly ‘verse.” – Amy

Star Hour [mashup]

•October 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

You are no doubt already accustomed with the phrase “mashups”, even Empire Magazine recognise these as becoming an accepted art form, and even went as far as to compile a list of the Internets 50 greatest YouTube mashups ever. Here is one I hadn’t seen before today — Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi meets Rush Hour:

Though they annoy diehard fanboys and copyright lawyers alike, movie trailer recuts are becoming a refined art. ~ Fact

Star Wars Yoga Positions

•August 26, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Nerds don’t do yoga, do they? Mock-ups by Matthew Latkiewicz and he totally nails it:

Nice, but I’ll wait for the Star Wars Kama Sutra 😉

Every Lightsaber Ignition & Retraction EVER in Chronological Order [movie montage]

•August 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

This suddenly all seems sort of, homoerotic… Every on-screen lightsaber ignition in movie chronological order:

That video only reminded me how good the originals are compared to the watered-down CGI-porn-heavy wrap-up titles (Phantom had it’s moments though).

“I only put in clips where you can see the lightsaber ignite/retract and not just hear it. Also only put in clips where the lightsaber is intentionally ignited/retracted — 6 total hours to complete.”

BLACKSTAR WARRIOR: Blaxploitation meets Star Wars

•August 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Watch the trailer preview for Blackstar Warrior, the “lost” Star Wars film starring Lando Calrissian:

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Animals With Lightsabers [new site]

•September 14, 2009 • 1 Comment

“Search your feelings, you know it to be true.

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TigerCubFight

Squirrel Battle

Cat Fight!

[ANIMALS WITH LIGHTSABERS]

DEATH — “Politicians In My Eyes” [♬]

•April 1, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Three black teenage brothers started a band called DEATH in the early 1970s playing punk-rock during the era of Motown — “Politicians In My Eyes” is still as relevant and exceptionally cool as it ever was!

Thoughts & Prayers Myanmar

•March 30, 2021 • Leave a Comment

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“Gloomy Sunday” [♬]

•March 28, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Billie Holiday was an amazing woman. Before I ever listened to “Gloomy Sunday” and its countless renditions, the title and accompanying story is one I had known about since an early age.

There is a recurring urban legend which claims that people committed suicide while listening to the original song. The original “Gloomy Sunday“, also known as the “Hungarian Suicide Song”, is a song composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress and published in 1933. Since its recording it has been blamed for more suicides than any other in the history of music. In the same decade, the composer himself, his wife, and at least eighteen suicide deaths in Hungary were reported to have had close links with Gloomy Sunday, although urban legend embellishes its more in the hundreds range. This ultimately led to its banning on various radio networks in 1936.

Regardless of whether you choose to believe in the mystery or rather in the social climate of the 1930s in which the song was composed; this is a beautiful piece of music:

The Great Depression had begun and suicide rates were skyrocketing in the U.S. and Hungary. Additionally, antisemitism was taking hold across Europe. He didn’t know it when he composed Gloomy Sunday, but Rezső Seress would later be interned at a Nazi labor camp in Ukraine. He survived the camp, but his mother did not. Prior to becoming a musician Seress had lost his career as a circus performer through injury. He was struggling to make ends meet. (“Rezső Seress.” Wikipedia. August 2,2013.)

This set the perfect (gloomy) tone for Seress to compose Gloomy Sunday. And he did so by putting his heart and soul, his sadness, and his disappointment into the composition. Seress composed the song in the sad key of C minor, and the music alone was said to be enough to make a person extremely depressed or suicidal. Then came the wretched lyrics on top of the music. As the story goes; Hungarian poet, László Jávor, had recently broken up with his fiancée, and his heartbreak served as the inspiration for the mournful lyrics to Gloomy Sunday.

Seress eventually succumbed to his own depression, and jumped from his apartment building in Budapest. He killed himself just after his 69th birthday. His legacy endures:

The Godmother of Rock-&-Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe “Didn’t It Rain” Live in Manchester, 1964

•March 20, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Time for a wonderful history lesson, from a woman riding horse and carriage to perform a Rock and Roll show:

Reconstructionist and Literary Jukebox hero Sister Rosetta Tharpe is celebrated as gospel music’s first superstar, the godmother of rock and roll, “the original soul sister.” No better way to celebrate her spirit and legacy than with her legendary, electrifying 1964 live performance of “Didn’t It Rain” at the Manchester train station, complete with her iconic white coat and electric guitar.

The Death Metal Cowboys of Botswana

•March 19, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Yo, Botswana holding it down! Thankful to have found this video about a unique subculture of death metal music and fashion coming out of Africa:

Shot and edited by: Judy Lelliott / Featured bands: Skinflint and Overthrust

Good stuff. Self-expression is a birthright, not a privilege. Dress how you want and listen to whatever you like. And in the same day, coming across this Nigerian wedding reception rocking out to Toxicity by System Of A Down, made me very happy:

Music is a universal language.

I will close this post with a word from legendary British singer-songwriter, Lemmy, best known as the founder, lead singer, bassist, and songwriter of the British heavy metal band Motörhead, for all the black rockers in the world, and everyone else for that matter:

One more thing about Lemmy; last October I watched a Sci-fi/Horror film called “Hardware” (1990), and it was nice to see Lemmy make a brief cameo appearance.

Hardware director Richard Stanley tells us how Lemmy came to be in his post apocalyptic horror movie Hardware, we learn Lemmy’s fee, and his views on acting.

Metal enough for you?

R.I.P. Lou Ottens 1926 ~ 2021

•March 16, 2021 • Leave a Comment

“The cassette tape was invented out of irritation about the
existing tape recorder, it’s that simple.”

Lodewijk Frederik Ottens was a Dutch engineer and inventor, best known as the inventor of the cassette tape, and for his work in helping to develop the compact disc. Ottens was employed by Philips for the entirety of his career. He died aged 94 at his home in the village of Duizel in North Brabant.

“We were little boys who had fun playing.” […]
“We didn’t feel like we were doing anything big. It was a kind of sport.”

So true, and what of the people who create the platforms and formats that allow the world to share said music; they are called ‘pioneers.’ Mixtapes never would have existed without Lou Ottens. Some could even make the argument that everlasting bonds were formed over the simple act of sharing music cassettes with then, future lovers.

Music means a lot to me and my family. I have been working on a post about a song from a mixtape since February. It started out simple enough, one song, then two, but the more I delve into the past the longer the post becomes. So many avenues of music and memories to travel, I most definitely understand Lou Ottens’ MAGNIFICENT contributions and what great reverberations they undoubtedly inspired.

As lamenting as deaths are, truly it is a blessing to know and honour the name of this unsung hero. Rest in peace, Lou Ottens.

Scientists Teach an A.I. About Humanity #aklfringe

•February 17, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Playing as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival 2021 (14 Feb—6 Mar)

Don’t be fooled by these scientists’ scientific jargon, this machine (actually) has a voice of its own and a mind to use it… A must for sci-fi lovers, this ambitious blend of live comedy and genuinely generated artifical artificiality is sure to be a standout at this year’s Fringe Fest. Hopefully for the right reasons, but hey, that’s Fringe at its core!

Tickets available below:

https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2021/scientists-teach-an-ai-about-humanity-at-pitt-st/auckland/newton

•February 14, 2021 • Leave a Comment

GROWTH IN THE BOY (2021) [F]

•February 13, 2021 • Leave a Comment

Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, my dearly unknown. I truly hope you discover, acknowledge, and honour your strength and the natural gifts you were put on this earth with, and prepare yourselves for brighter days ahead. In case no one ever shared this with you, you are a cosmic snowflake — one of a kind — and the world belongs to those brave enough to believe in their convictions. …Life is kind of like psychic warfare. Too much? I believe 2021 will be a year of stepping up. Since you are on my blog, I mean, you gotta be one of the coolest people I’ve never met, so please, I want YOU to have yourself a great year!

Secondly, f-r-e-a-k-i-n-g c-r-a-z-y last couple of months huh!?! I have been to the darkest corners of the web and seen things I will never, ever, ever, reveal to anyone ever. The dark-web is aptly named. I am strong willed and an optimist at heart, and my optimism is not blind. It is fueled by what I experience and learn, so naturally I am like that rare animal that charges toward the fire to see how it can be overcome. Rawr. Getting burnt sucks, yes. Being unfairly judged, mistreated, or taken advantage of is no walk-in-the-park, but there IS a trade-off occurring during those utterly personal moments of defeat. Trust me, story of my life sees me starting from the bottom over and over again, like that cool movie with time manipulating aliens, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Growth is the trade-off, or as Sister Wendy Mary Beckett (25 February 1930 – 26 December 2018) had written as a caption in a book under a captivating painting (see below), one I had read at the local library years ago and immediately adopted as gospel:

“There is divine reason in suffering.” ~ Sister Wendy

The Barque of Dante (French: La Barque de Dante), also Dante and Virgil in Hell (Dante et Virgile aux enfers), is the first major painting by the French artist Eugène Delacroix (1822)

As awful as 2019-2020 seemed, was, and in cases is still ongoing for many, there is a lot of GOOD CHANGE occurring as well. Keep this in mind — for all the sadness, comes clarity and growth. Simply be kind and do good works, and my friend, you will be incorruptible. Ghastly behavior and wickedness has always been in the world. The big difference is now the ghastly are coming out of the dark towards us in the guise of protocol. Chocking on their own shame, they want to stifle the incorruptibles ever-growing propensity for being able to change the world without them. In case you’re wondering why, read the first paragraph again. We are all one of a kind. The most insidious trick is to convince us that we are in the same boat, but our differences is what will save humanity from itself.

(Sheeeiitt I haven’t written on this blog in soooo long, feels good homie)

Thirdly, it is revitalizing to start something afresh.

Yes, a new blog! Still a work in progress. More of the same but with less NSFWish content (to start with anyway hehe). I have hopes it evolves thematically towards writing/words/language/communication. Make it a space where I can be more personable. Hopefully monetized. But overall, there is no escaping from myself, so yeah it will likely still be the same old stuff just repackaged for a new decade. If you’ve read this far, well shucks, I guess I have to update you with that new URL when it is ready huh.

Thank you for being here.

I do wonder who could be out there visiting the digital footprints I casually leave behind. Although I have never made any attempt to connect, it’s sort of a new-nice feeling to have on the brain, just knowing that people are out there doing their own thing in the world is enough. None of this ‘please hit the like and subscribe button’ rigamarole (is there a German or Russian word describing this nice-enoughness? … S.T.A.L.K.E.R. No. … Enoiceness. …No. Idiot).

Fourthly-oh-fourthly! Thank you, Dad. You were the one who suggested I “start a blog” all those years ago. Casually mentioned. Very vague. Short and sweet but with monumental consequences. I know I don’t talk much, but I hope you know my love for you is implied in who I am in the world. I will never bring shame to your name. The man I have become is impart thanks to you and all the little things you have said and done. I am an observant sponge. I mean, helllooo, super cool blog writer. Although my best ambitions are unfulfilled at this time, I do have them. I’m not going to tell you I wrote this, so if you should be reading now please don’t tell me, in kind. It’s enoiceness.

Thank you all for being here.

~ Fin aka DarkintheBoy (2008-2021)

 
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