Monday, 24 October 2011

The bird and the story

These are some "I've pushed the levels too much in photoshop" pictures of my model.. I will hopefully manage to animate it (greenscreen it etc..) by tomorrow evening and start building its environment. The story around it will be a continuation of the story "Still life with Woodpecker" by Tom Robbins. It's a fairytale (some call it postmodern, i think it's contemporary always..) about a vegetarian liberal redhead princess that falls in love with a terrorist inside a packet of Camel cigarettes. The quotes that follow are picked from Wikipedia (as my book is in greece and in greek and can't reach it at the moment..) The bold words are the ones i like best and i'll link to the project.

Quotes from “Still life with Woodpecker”

  • I sense that the novel of my dreams is in the Remington SL3 - although it writes much faster than I can spell.
  • This baby (the Remington SL3 typewriter) speaks electric Shakespeare at the slightest provocation and will rap out a page and a half if you just look at it hard.
  • There is a similarity between juggling and composing on the typewriter. The trick is, when you spill something, make it look like a part of the act.
  • Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
  • Her surname resembled a line from an optometrist's examination chart.
  • Society had a crime problem. It hired cops to attack crime. Now society has a cop problem.
  • They'd be no threat to me. I have a black belt in Haiku. And a black vest in the cleaners.
  • There are essential and inessential insanities. The latter are solar in character, the former are linked to the moon.
  • Sharks are the criminals of the sea. Dolphins are the outlaws.
  • She lunched on papaya poo poo or mango mu mu or some other fruity foo foo bursting with overripe tropican vowels.
  • There are two kinds of people in this world : those who believe there are two kinds of people in this world and those who are smart enough to know better.
  • He looked at her with that kind of painted-on seriousness that comedians shift into when they get their chance to play Hamlet.
  • The man and woman firmly shook hands. The solution to the overpopulation problem might rest in such handshakes.
  • If you're honest, you sooner or later have to confront your values. Then you're forced to separate what is right from what is merely legal. This puts you metaphysically on the run. America is full of metaphysical outlaws.
  • Something has got to hold it together. I'm saying my prayers to Elmer, the Greek god of glue.
  • "I'll follow him to the ends of the earth," she sobbed. Yes, darling. But the earth doesn't have any ends. Columbus fixed that.
  • Any half-awake materialist well knows - that which you hold holds you.
  • Funny how we think of romance as always involving two, when the romance of solitude can be ever so much more delicious and intense.
  • It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
  • Albert Camus wrote that the only serious question is whether to kill yourself or not. Tom Robbins wrote that the only serious question is whether time has a beginning and an end. Camus clearly got up on the wrong side of bed, and Robbins must have forgotten to set the alarm.
  • If you believe in peace, act peacefully; if you believe in love, acting lovingly; if you believe every which way, then act every which way, that's perfectly valid— but don't go out trying to sell your beliefs to the system. You end up contradicting what you profess to believe in, and you set a bum example. If you want to change the world, change yourself.
  • "It's only a paper moon/Sailing over a cardboard sea." The moon can't help it if the best toys are made of paper.

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