I spent today “enjoying” time at home while my digestion waged war with my menstrual cycle over who would reign supreme over my lower body. I’m still not sure what’s “winning”…
With THAT lovely image in mind, I did find some comfort today as I was browsing the Internet between costume designing, laundry washing and watching some channel’s marathon of self-purported “Movies That Don’t Suck”.
One bit of fun was this little stop-motion animation of books doing the jig to a song that I’ve recently danced in a huge skirt:
The same folks also did a bit longer and more elaborate animation that was cute as well. Then, I found myself falling into… not so much a “melancholy” so much as a mood wherein I really appreciate a good somber bit of video set to a good swelling of emotional music. It led me to this fantastic piece with a Cello, a Piano, and a Drum that really makes me want to be the sort who creates emotional videos with scenes from a show because I think it would PERFECTLY work with a series of scenes taken from the Dr. Who universe:
I liked it so much I found the song on Amazon so I could purchase the mp3! Not only is that music beautiful to me, it is a very creative embellishment on classical works; a taking of something “original” and “classic” to make it one’s own; to give it a new and broader life. The height of creativity to my thoughts today.
In a more FA-related finding I came across this fake advertisement for a new beauty product called “Fotoshop by Adobé”:
It is, for the most part, a rather clever put-together of many of the ideas that many have already discovered about today’s media images: that they are all creations manipulated from reality in such a way that no one can actually approach the goals of “beauty” they uphold. My slight “beef” with it is a line about “why eat right or exercise when you can just LOOK like you do” for the, hopefully obvious reason (among others) that it fully endorses the conflation of visual appearance with internal health. Otherwise it is at least a bit encouraging to me to see something of this nature making the usual Facebook rounds. There is room for improvement but I still hold out hope!
Thought that in 2012 I might give readers a taste of some small measure of what else makes April D “tick”. This is today’s “entry”. What’s making YOU tick on this early January day?