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Wednesday Bitching-Whining and crying for fun and profit!

Posted on June 1st, 2011 Written on darkallison's blog


  Ok so I said I would wait til Wednesday to have a once a week bitch fest.Here goes, first I hate the fact that my computer is broken. I'm soo very tired of having to beg people for computer time.I feel like this weird drunk guy I see downtown shouting out "HEy can I have a quarder"!! "Hey can I have your computer" is even more annoying. I am also hoping it's only the power cord because if it's the motherboard I'll have to wait. It also doesn't help that my secondary's laptop now has a broken s

Technical Tuesday-So why am I crying.

Posted on May 31st, 2011 Written on darkallison's blog


My computer died about a week ago so, I was sincerly doubting that there would even be a technical Tuesday today. But thanks to my fiance, Cambridge Community Television and Women's Lunch Place (I am so lucky to be poor and female in Boston-a million thanks guys). I've been able to continue blogging. So what did I do on NYVS this week: I signed up and started blogging I watched all of the past live lectures over Memorial Day weekend (thanks Justin with all of my heart) I completed

Monday Movie Madness-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Posted on May 30th, 2011 Written on darkallison's blog


  The 1930's  Wizard of Oz is an iconic  American film. However, it is not the original 1910 version which Frank Baum and Wiliam Selig shot as a drak and gritty  adjunct to the book. The original film is hosted on archive.org . I chose this as today's film becaucse it demonstrates the power of the  moving image alone to tell a story without words,color or song and dance. Three other original Oz films are also hosted at archive.org ;

Tags : Monday , Frank , Baum , Wizard , of , Oz , silent , movie

Sunday Morning Cartoons-Ub Iwerks Flip The Frog "Fiddlesticks"

Posted on May 29th, 2011 Written on darkallison's blog


The story of Ub Iwerks life  is interesting  and tragic. You can read the whole story on Wikipedia and in the book his grandaughter recently published The Hand Behind the Mouse (Disney Editions, 2001). He was the creator of Mickey Mouse and Flip The Frog who I consider the better of the two characters. Unlike, the one dimensional Mickey; Flip is a very real and mischevous sprite. Ub Iwerks  cartoons are as  surrelistic and nightmarish as they are childlike and innocent.I choose to showcase Flip The Frog as my first Sunday morning classic cartoon for two reasons. One, it shows a really early prototype for the character that became Mickey Mouse. Two, it shows the power of animation without words.I hope you all enjoy this and please tell me what you think.

Tags : Ub , Iwerks , Flip , The , Frog , cartoon , history , Mickey , Mouse

Tenative Blog Schedule (site record keeping)

Posted on May 28th, 2011 Written on darkallison's blog


I have a confession to make ...my first lover was a beautiful gold fountain pen that I fell madly in love with at the age of six at a yard sale on Long Island. It was one of the first possesions I ever bought with my own money. It was heavy and cold in my chubby little hands but it made me feel like an adult and a princess every time I used it. I was heart broken when I lost it when I was 9 years old in a taxi coming home to the East Village.Writing has always been my dark,cold hard evil mistres

Tags : schedule , blog , writing
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