Hero turning into friend
Un Café à Paris
Secret Project n°4, also known as `zemotion
has arrived in Paris yesterday. I thought I could write about how awesome she is, but I'd rather link to =islamaia
's journal, who expressed my feelings better than I could: [link]
You can see pictures of our meet up here, on Facebook: [link]
However, a few words: I have met many deviants that I met here over the years, and it always, always has been a pleasure. Meeting `zemotion
was certainly not an exception. Many of those who came to the meet up when because they admired her work so much. Now, I surely love most of `zemotion
's pictures, but, to be honest, I didn't really want to see her because of it, it was more kind of a bonus. I have been following her and I have read her journals/blog entries etc for maybe 3 years now, and beneath the talent, I was expecting to see a great human being. I went to this bar to meet someone nice, and dear Lord, I wasn't disappointed. Of course her work is amazing, and it truly is very inspirational to meet such a great talent and to share artistic views, references, etc, but we talked about a lot of different things (I'm more or less assisting her on her trip to Paris, so I stayed with her the whole day) and I hope that, one day, I will be able to proudly say "this person is my friend". Especially considering the circumstances in which we met, I found her to be very friendly, honest, and open. AND, she likes meca and air riffle, which just adds a billion cool points to the character. I knew before I met her, but, still
, I still think it's really cool
A last thing: I kinda feel one person will be forgotten to be mentioned in everybody's stories of this meet up, so I would like to say that Jingna's publisher, Chin Leng, is also a very, very nice person, and so far a very good one to work with.
Life's wonderful, isn't it?
A new way of broadcasting shows
Today is a very important day for the world of TV production. Today, in about 30 minutes in France at the time I am writing this, will be released Yann Artus Bertrand's last documentary, Home. Produced by Pinault (one of the French richest business man, and Salma Hayek's husband) and Luc Besson (Fifth Element, Leon, La Femme Nikita...), it will be simultaneously released in 130 countries, in cinema theaters, internet (youtube, dailymotion, torrent releases... in HD!), on TV, with public projections all over the world...
I didn't see the documentary yet, but knowing Yann pretty well, I know what it will say: humans are virus, the earth is beautiful, we destroyed it, but HEY, this man can produce beautiful HD pictures, in an helicopter! While I could agree to say that humans ARE virus (remember Smith's speech in the first Matrix? I mean, he's right. Humans are a plague, humanity, a blessing. But humanity is a fantasy and never exists, like real democracy, but I disgress...). No, what I find really interesting is the way this is released. I don't know how it went on other countries, but here, we heard about this documentary for a long time, especially the last month, with big posters all over the city, news articles, etc...
Isn't it somehow amazing to release a movie on any medium at the same time, for free, or almost? (you can buy the DVD for 5 here, 1/4 of the normal price, and the Bluray for 10, 1/4 - 1/5 of the normal price...) Sure it is an important matter, sure it is exceptional... But still. With good will, it is very clear we can do it, in the way Antitrust (movie with Ryan Philippe and Tim Robbins, watch it, it's kinda good for a movie about geeks) imagined, 10 years ago: global, worldwide communication. In HD. Kinda cool, huh?
Hm, to be honest, I thought I could write something way smarter than that, but I'm watching TV at the same time, and my brain feels empty...
Totally different thing: I'm looking for any visual references on modern/futuristic architecture, especially comics and such. I found with great pleasure this comics from belgium, Les Cites Obscures, but I'm looking for more... Any ideas, dear watchers?
I had a lot of things to say but now I forgot them all at once.
So, Super Secret Project N°1
is apparently running smoothly. I seriously can't wait for it to go public so I could be proud to be part of it. Super Secret Project N°2 (and N°3 now!)
are really a big step for me and a friend of mine, and hopefully it will brighten my future in ways I didn't expect a few weeks ago... Super Secret Project N°4
is not going as smoothly as we both wished, but the wonderful and amazing Vina (and I, but my role is so small I feel I shouldn't take credit for anything really) are working on it so it can be as magical as we first thought it would.
A lot of things are happening at the same time, it surely will keep me busy all summer... I hope so, at least! Ha, I can't wait for the exams to finish so I can finally start doing real things!
Sorry for the 99% of my watchers that didn't get a thing about what I just wrote, that was much fun for me, though. Or not, I hate writing long html tags (seriously acronym? Couldn't find a shorter word?).
Aw, and, last but not least, 300th watcher today! And I uploaded 300 deviations so far! THIS IS MADNESSSSSSSSS (or something like that).
Did you know?
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to slow film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.
Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
The average length of an orgasm for a pig is 30 minutes.
You spend 7 years of your life in the bathroom.
Garfunkel and Oates. Music, lyrics, funny girls. The female FOTC, but meaner. Delightful for the ears and the brain.[link]
Different typefaces in books for different people speaking. I had this idea several years ago for one of my book. WRONG IDEA.[link]
Lego. Architecture. Reunited. (I spent something like 2 hours on their website that day...)[link]
Google Wave. I think it will be as much revolutionary as... text messages, mails and instant messengers together. But with more Google awesomeness in it. And YAY for 1hour 20 minutes long youtube video.
Don't trust the horrible picture. You will laugh.
"Barba non facit philosophum"