Sunday, September 27, 2009

A career

I decided I want a job that involves movies, design, writing, and interacting with great people.

Please and thank you.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Kickpleat recommended this short film yesterday
. It is amazing. I sat rapt from the opening frames. Available on youtube in three parts (8 minutes each), it is absolutely a masterpiece of mood and tension.


Friday, September 11, 2009

Labyrinth again:

Apparently there is an authorized English language manga sequel to Labyrinth...



I watched Labyrinth tonight, and as I watched I was struck by two things.

One: Sarah's outfit is almost exactly what I see on 18 year old girls all over campus every day. The sleeves are maybe a little extreme, but aside from that, these girls might be carbon copies.

Two: Jareth the Goblin King was probably my first encounter with sex and danger so intertwined in a character. I'm not sure how old I was the first time I saw the film, but I must have been pretty young, and I'm pretty sure it must have had a major impact on my psyche, romantic and otherwise.

See both here:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Things I love today

The number 9.




Looking forward to seeing District 9 when I make that happen. (Maybe it should be today, theme day.)


Wooden boats (went to the maritime museum yesterday with friends from Vancouver - cried at the Halifax Explosion exhibit. Also - Tuesdays are by donation, yay.).

My half-price sunscreen that smells like creamsicle, even though the hornets love it too.


The library (as per usual).

Scott Pilgrim.

Thinking about space.

Serendipity: I was sitting on a bench, reading the aforementioned Scott Pilgrim, when I came across the word gallivanting, and paused to reflect on the fact that it was spelled differently than I thought it was. As I was staring at the word and thinking about this, the woman sitting next to me said into her cellphone, "Yeah, they're off gallivanting around..." It just made me feel like I was in the right spot.

Cutting off split ends.

Thinking about food.


I love the number 9. Happy 9 day.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Steve McCurry

Explore the gorgeousness that is the Steve McCurry website. He is the photographer who took that uber-famous portrait of the girl in Afghanistan with the eyes. His other work is also amazing - the colours especially. I love the geisha in the subway (?) stairwell.


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I think I might be addicted to books. And noodles. I need the ocean. I want to know everything. Almost. I love love. And loving things. Like love. And like.