Just a little food for thought. I found this post on http://theoddnormal.blogspot.ca I found it interesting and worth sharing…
Alternate Hell, Dungeon of the Mind!
ASSUME YOUR THRONE!
In the before time, I was always afraid that someday I would wake up to discover I was someone else or that my identity had been hidden from me until a specific time. Not that it makes any sense; but it happened just the same. Sometimes, I am still not sure it’s not true. I only hope it is someone good.
Biblically speaking, Paul urges us to constantly renew our minds. This concept refers to our knowledge of the scriptures, as well as the power of refreshing that comes from remembering the reasons for our choices, successes and most victorious moments. Since the human is such a fantasticly designed machine, the power of it’s mind allows memories to recreate the “energy” from any remembered moment; even as far down as the sensation of the smell, temperature, texture, heartbeat, etc. of said moment and revive them into the “now” no matter how long ago.
Biblically speaking, we are also warned not to “covet,” which is wanting something someone else has. Again, whatever we harness the power of our focus upon, becomes our state of mind. The human is capable of great good and even worse evil. There is so much to be said about what we as people can actually do. Created a bit lower than the angels, Man is given some “god-like” powers and dominion over the earth with a charge to become “Christ-like,” who is fully man and fully God. I am not sure I have my brain wrapped ALL the way around that one yet…but what a skull full. Anyway, there are oodles of “success stories” that involve people who set their mind to something or decided many years ago that some event/situation was going to take place and they kept that dream until it manifested. Hence; the power of the mind is not to be taken lightly and if we should dare to vent it on the torment of someone else; woe unto them and us.
I guess the point of all this is whatever you get out of it. Don’t limit yourself or your mind to irrelevant thinking…it creates very tiny, dark dungeons. It so easy to give up at the things we fail at often; but tomorrow does not have to be determined by today or yesterday. At the same time, actions have consequences. Think wisely.
3D version of the Simple Bot Hop
Ball w/ Legs Simple Hop
Scroll through the PDF after clicking on the link to view an animation scene of Ariel. Re-posted from Glen Keane’s blog.
After browsing around, I came across this and thought I would share it….
"Whatever its roots, the publication of this memo reflects the stance of the Richard Williams studio at the time, and how it was positioning itself in the hierarchy of world studios. The first paragraph of Dick’s introduction resounds with a cocky arrogance that, in the gentle glow of hindsight, now seems justified and hard to deny."
The full PDF for download is at the bottom of the linked page.
Well after so many questions about it, hopefully with this new blog name people won’t be scared to check out my posts. You will be missed HotFart
Animation titled “The Lonesome Ghosts”. Epic to finally find this again!!!
A little excerpt from a book I am reading called "The Imagineering Way"…
""In the lexicon of youth… there is no such word as ‘fail’!" -Edward Bulwer-Lytton
I wonder how many times these sturdy old words have been used in graduation speeches each year. They take me back to my own high-school days, When I had my first pair of white flannel trousers and the world ahead held no heartbreak or fear.
Certainly, we have all had this confidence at one time in our lives, though most of us lose it as we grow older. Perhaps, because of my wrk, I’ve been lucky enough to retain a shred of this youthful quality. But sometimes, as I look back on how tough things were, I wonder if I’d go through it again. I hope I would.
When I was about twenty-one, I went broke for the first time. I slept on chair cushions in my “studio” in Kansas City and ate cold beans out of a can. But I took another look at my dream and set out for Hollywood.
Foolish? Not a youngster. An old person might have had too much “common sense” to do it. Sometimes I wonder if “common sense” isn’t another wau of saying “fear”. And “fear” too often spells failure.
In the lexicon of youth there is no such word as “fail.” Remember the story about the boy who wanted to march in the circus parade? When the show came to town, the bandmaster needed a trombonist, so the boy signed up. He hadn’t marched a block before the fearful noises from his horn caused two old ladies to faint and a horse to run away. The bandmaster demanded, “Why didn’t you tell me you couldn’t play the trombone?” And the boy said, “How did I know? I never tried before!”
Many years ago, I might have done just what that boy did. Now I’m a grandfather and have a good many gray hairs and what a lot of people call common sense. But if I’m no longer young in age, I hope I stay young enough in spirit never to fear failure-young enough still to take a chance and march in the parade.” -Walt Disney (Animator, Dreamer, Father)