to the folks who recommended shows to me a while back, thank you. i should have prefaced that i am a wimp and stopped watching Battlestar Gallactica because it was scary. i tried to watch Game of Thrones and Sleepy Hollow and it took me like 3 hours to finish one episode because i had to stop and look at kitties or light my virgensita candle.
during this winter break i want the following:
- a qpoc in recovery or who are sober google hangout to build a support network. this is also open to qpoc folks in solidarity with sober/in recovery folks
- a qpoc/disabled/immigrant/diaspora [folks who are identify as mix of these or are in solidarity with the the experiences they don’t hold] people in or considering grad school google hang out to discuss soul survival in academia
i will figure shit out when i am not overly busy but keep it in mind and lemme know if you wanna be a part of it. message me here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- good: i got all my text on screen portion of my film editing done and then tuned the audio to sound more like i want. i feel really good about my film.
- the stressful: i got so focused on getting my film stuff done that i didn’t eat for like 6 hours and then had to leave because i felt i was gonna die of nauseating hunger.
- the cute: me
damn i took my car for granted and now that i am walking everywhere i realize how i got used to moving at speeds beyond my physical limitations. i never took breaks between the minutes i parked and walked to class, i dreaded walking because of the time it took my body to warm up and now i have to walk everywhere because i have no other choice and it’s got me thinking how i got used to moving at speeds that matched my daydreams. although i wish i could move with less pain, i am moving at the speed of my thoughts and it’s good to be grateful for slowness.
toniangelougiovannihughessaid:::single tear falls, boyz II men hard to say goodybe starts playing::
i will be here for a while. i just really do want a more professional looking website. it’s always been something i have wanted but all the times i asked for help to get one up there hasn’t been follow through so i am doing it on my own, slowly. not sure what that means for this space yet. i might just blank it out and ask for people not to reblog personal notes so that only followers see my stuff. i really just need more privacy but i also like sharing with people who care for me, so i gotta find the balance. xx
finding more reasons to leave tumblr or at least move all my stuff over to another website. facebook won’t let me share my tumblr links on my page anymore. oh well. i am moving in that direction anyways.
I told Miyazaki I love the “gratuitous motion” in his films; instead of every movement being dictated by the story, sometimes people will just sit for a moment, or they will sigh, or look in a running stream, or do something extra, not to advance the story but only to give the sense of time and place and who they are.
"We have a word for that in Japanese," he said. "It’s called ma. Emptiness. It’s there intentionally.”
Is that like the “pillow words” that separate phrases in Japanese poetry?
"I don’t think it’s like the pillow word." He clapped his hands three or four times. "The time in between my clapping is ma. If you just have non-stop action with no breathing space at all, it’s just busyness. But if you take a moment, then the tension building in the film can grow into a wider dimension. If you just have constant tension at 80 degrees all the time you just get numb.
nube-brillante asked: Um, I don't think I ever asked, what is your film about?
for our final project this quarter at school we were asked to make a 3-5 minute film on our concept of home. i made a short film narrated by a poem i wrote for the project called “to be home.”
it’s very artsy, i am taking film theory from Trinh T. Minh-Ha’s work and working with it. she made a film called The Fourth Dimension which is considered an experimental full length film. she specifically talks about how in western cultures our eyes have become accustomed to quick motion and she subverts that by slowing down images and scenes, by capturing the mundane and challenging impatient viewers to look at the life in stillness. she also talks about the ethics of film and the concept of filming “near by” a subject rather than claiming to capture fully the complexities of a culture or people. she is really fucking rad and i fucking love her.
so anyways, my film is a mix of her ideas (slowing down as resistance to modern film) and what i have seen online from other poets. i figured that the energy of a performance cannot be fully captured on film (because it turns images into 2-d) and i had to try and re-create the feelings via abstract images and sounds.
it’s artsy and nerdy. i have had fun. it’s also fully captioned so that when i share it more of my friends can enjoy it. i intentionally made it visually poetic and i have the poem as text on screen so that hearing and Deaf folks can enjoy it.
thanks for asking! i love filmmaking it’s so fun.
toniangelougiovannihughes asked: hey there! random questions: what is your favorite non-food scent? do you have a favorite article of clothing and what is it? what are 3 things you enjoy about my blog? morning person or night owl? would you ever go to a nude beach?
i love the scent of crisp air on a cold day, even when my nose is red i still feel the smell. i love my black wool sweater, i got lucky one day at the thrift store and since then it’s been my staple, it goes with everything and always keeps me warm.
i am glad you found my blog, i like yours. i like that you are also hopeful and not ashamed of it, that you share personal things and are open to answers and that you share a list of things you have enjoyed daily.
i am more of night owl and it’s sometimes my undoing. i stay up late writing or get the urge to write in the middle of night and when i am focused i can’t stop until i feel done and that can keep me up all night. i am not a morning person at all.
i’ve never been to a nude beach but i am not opposed to it. if the opportunity ever arises and i am with good people i will probably try it. :)
you’re great! xx