meme/poll

favorite frozen desserts

Recently had a chance to enjoy my favorite flavor of ice cream--oatmeal and brown sugar--and that got me wondering what flavors you all like. Or if you even like ice cream at all. There are people who don't, I've hear.

If you do like ice cream, what's your favorite flavor? What's the most exotic flavor you've tried?

If you don't like ice cream, do you have some other form of frozen desserts that you entoy?
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Valley of White Birds

This is a little slow at first, and the story is a little confusing, but the visuals and soundscape are beautiful. It's nice to be reminded that 2D animation is still producing wonders even in the age of CGI everything.
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misc

Poem: Clown in the Moon

- Dylan Thomas


My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.

I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.
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faith

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

(Anything in need of prayer?)



My Lord, He said unto me
Do you like my garden so fair?
You may live in this garden, if you keep the grasses green
And I'll return in the cool of the day
Now is the cool of the day
Now is the cool of the day
Oh this earth it is a garden, the garden of my Lord
And he walks in his garden
In the cool of the day


[Then my Lord, He said unto me
Do you like my garden so pure
You may live in this garden, if you keep the waters clean]

Then my Lord, He said unto me
Do you like my pastures of green?
You may live in this garden if you will feed my lambs

Then my Lord, He said unto me
Do you like my garden so free?
You may live in this garden if you keep the people free
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Tiny Capital

I've long been fascinated with tilt-shift photography, and this is the most extensive example I've seen in that style. Gives you a change in perspective, not just altitude.

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meme/poll

Shakespeare!

My parents started taking my sister and me to the state's official Shakespeare festival when I was around 12, and we've gone pretty much ever year since then. Tonight I'll be going to see Twelfth Night with a friend, and that has me wondering what your experience with/opinion of Shakespeare is?

Shakespeare

Love him!
7(58.3%)
He's okay!
5(41.7%)
Loath him!
0(0.0%)

What's your experience with Shakespeare?

Assigned reading in school
11(27.5%)
Voluntary reading outside of school
7(17.5%)
Watching some movie versions of the plays
9(22.5%)
Seeing some live performances
9(22.5%)
Reading/enacting the plays with friends
2(5.0%)
Acting in at least one public production
2(5.0%)

Any favorites?
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Project: Mapping out the MoL Bunker

I know I've been kind of bad about replying to comments over the last week or so, but I've been a bit preoccupied with a project--a slightly insane project, I must confess, but one that might prove useful. It's not done yet, but it's getting close enough that I feel like it's worth sharing: Bunker Blueprints is a website dedicated entirely to documenting the interior of the MoL bunker, with the final intent of mapping out as much of the labyrinthine hallway complex surrounding the archives and bedrooms as is possible. It's probably mostly not, but I figure I'll give it a solid go and see how far that gets us.

A few of the completed rooms that I'm particularly pleased with:At the moment there are five additional pages planned, as well as an update to the text on the home page:

  1. The war/map room

  2. The library

  3. Dean's bedroom

  4. The Portsmouth chapterhouse seen in 13.17, "The Thing"

  5. The final impossible task of mapping out the hallways themselves

The only thing I'm dissatisfied with about this so far is how badly the upload process seems to degrade the screen caps I've been working with. The versions saved on my computer look great, but they're terribly pixelated once I put them up on the website. Not sure if this is some kind of throttling by WordPress on their free websites, but it's something I'll worry about down the line. First thing is just to finish getting the site built.

If you want to know when updates happen, there's an option at the bottom of the website menu to subscribe by email--that's probably the best way to do it.

Hope you all enjoy!