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"Have you read any good books lately?"
"...yes. Yes, I have."

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I saw this off my Coilhouse feed, and I HAD to share it.

It's too late in the day for "Early Morning Gems" but it is stone cold awesome.

Janelle Monae - Many Moons

This is everything that is right with pop music. It's got robots, funky gadgets, people with crazy hair, and the song is fun. SOLD!
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Whilst doing my nightly browse through YouTube (yes, I'm addicted to YouTube, don't judge me), I discovered this very lovely and delightfully nerdy young lady.

She did covers of two Korean pop songs I happen to like a lot, and she's pretty good! Her pronunciation on "It's You" is really quite good and she handles some of the consonants that are tricky for native speakers of western languages nicely. Also, nice voice.

I thought they were cute.
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While sitting here at my desk and drinking tea (yes, at 1:00 am), this was brought to my attention:

That was cute, and it just made my Monday morning.
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Some of you may recognise his hand work as the contact juggling hands of Jareth from Labyrinth (1986).

Michael Moschen is THE reason I became *obsessed* with contact juggling when I was a kid.
And the way he moves is just pure body poetry.

And as an added bonus, my other favourite juggler/acrobat, Viktor Kee from Cirque du Soleil's Dralion. If Moschen is poetry, this guy is fucking rock and roll.

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Notre Dame de Paris (2001), dir. Giles Amado.


Oh... Garou!! That voice... ::swoon::
::coughs:: I'm better now.
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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] _thespookhouse_ I started YouTubing again and discovered a lot of the older, creepy animation shorts and excerpts of stuff I used to watch whilst I was growing up. In the spirit of it being October and me being in somewhat a nostalgic mood today...

Paul Berry's The Sandman (1991) )

Excerpt from The Adventures of Mark Twain, The Mysterious Stranger (1985) )

Tim Burton's Vincent )

Stop-motion is, by far, my favourite medium of animation. There's just something about it that gives me a sense of the eerie and the weird that none of the other animations forms give me. I loved the disjointed motion that one can't get away from even in the more modern ones. Not to mention, I love the meticulousness, attention to detail, and time that it requires to pull off.

Cordell Barker's The Cat Came Back (1988) )

Interestingly enough, I was having a conversation about these pieces with [livejournal.com profile] tangled_cianan and we were both remarking on how in the time that these were released people seemed a little less worried about what would "warp the mind of the youth." There was a lot more of this class of experimental, expressionist, cerebral yet weird stuff available to younger kids. Whereas the shit we've got warping people now seems to be a lot more literal - just more physically violent than anything else.

And as a bonus, something that was introduced to me a few years ago (thanks [livejournal.com profile] lizzie_borden!):
The Graveyard Jamboree with Mysterious Mose )
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I did like Sesame Street as a kid. I especially loved The Count and Placido Flamingo (yes, I've had a thing about horror and opera ever since I was very small) And this one was my probably my favourite Sesame Street song ever. The little dancing bats did me in every time...

One, two, three spread out the cape! )

And The Telephone of Brasil by Placido Flamingo )
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I don't usually post embedded video and such, but this one made me giggle for a good hour after I first saw it tonight, so I'm going to inflict it on you lovely people.

World of Warcraft meets The Muppets meets L337.

If I keep this up, I may start inflicting some Doug Anthony All Stars on you people. And then it's just all downhill from there.

Okay, back to homework...
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