Little Things That Don’t Necessarily Count, But Still Involve Numbers.


The problem with relaxing rules is that they keep on relaxing all by themselves. In an attempt to make up for missing a few weeks, here are some small things I’ve done. Firstly, a big thing which I played a small part in: the video for Gödz Pöödlz‘ song ‘345-5316008’, also known as ‘She Boogies’. The song was written in response to a Masters of Song Fu challenge to write a song about a number, which is why every word of it can be displayed on an old upside-down calculator. For the video, they asked for photos of calculators showing the words, and girls dancing with calculators. I submitted an ‘eligible’ calculator picture, and some dancing with the closest things I could find to calculators. I don’t usually dance, if I can help it, but I thought it’d be a good excuse to wear my Klein Four T-shirt, and I wouldn’t have to show the video to anyone I knew. But they edited it to make my boogying less embarrassing, and the rest of the video is great, so here it is:

Another small video thing I’ve made is episode two of Adventures of Mr. Super-Elephant and Friends, in which Arch-Enemy continues his conversation with Mr. Super-Elephant by inviting her out. I started this series on December 14 with a silly improvised three-line scene to try out xtranormal, and decided I may as well continue in this fashion, since it only takes a few minutes. Don’t expect it to make sense, or be good.

And one final small thing which I’m only adding to make these add up to something less small, is some kind of weird poem-like thing I wrote in a few minutes one day. The first line was something I actually thought would be cool to do, but then it unexpectedly turned grim. But compared with the Adventures of Mr. Super-Elephant and Friends, it makes sense:

I will get married in the snow, wearing white, and noone will see me do it.
We will consummate it at midnight under the new moon, and noone will know.
I will caress your skin, frozen numb, and you will not feel it.
I will give birth to a cold white baby, and it will not be aware.
Then unfeeling, unfelt, unseen, I will go.

Aside from that, I am working on a short story. I haven’t created much lately because I have a new job for which I need to get up very early, so I’m trying to make sleep more of a priority. I know, I shouldn’t do that until after I turn 30. Also, my camera stopped working, and my new Mac (the one introduced at the end of this video) was in the shop getting its DVD drive fixed, so I couldn’t work on any videos, although I have no excuse for not writing anything.

The Mac is back, but I’m still seeing if I can get the camera fixed. In case I can’t, I welcome any suggestions of compact (but not necessarily tiny) cameras that can take good photos, high-definition video and time-lapse video. Something like my Canon G9, but working. Unfortunately, the Canon G11 has cellphone/webcam-quality video, so it’s not an option.

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