Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
A really nice and true song from Paula Cole. I love the song, but unfortunately I can clearly picture those millions of women who live out the same life she is singing about. If only they had the courage to look for the better, though everyone is the blacksmith of his own fortune.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wow, this American guy really has talent! I made a small compilation of his artwork, these images are amazing. A short quotation from his bio:
When mentioning the terms 'Dark Art' or 'Gothic Art', most envision a rough, scary, and grotesquely distorted expression of creativity. Jason Beam's work has never fit into that category - his work illustrates emotion, beauty and sensuality intermixed with the dark, the distorted, and the tragic.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
I always watch the Robert Redford movies with admiration and reverence, for me he embodies the real man who is strong and tough but he is also soft and sensitive, and these charachteristics are not mutually exclusive. If I had a role model, definitely he would be the one. After a long time I rewatched one of my old favourites from him, The Horse Whisperer. This film always reminisces of how much I would like to ride a horse, the last time when I had the opportunity was in October only for a few days, and I miss it very much. I think there is a special connection between me and the horses, everytime I look into the eyes of a horse I feel we understand each other without words. I remember the last time: my friend found a big ranch on the countryside in the middle of a big forest, a really nice place with really nice people, my companion was a small girl, kind of a Marlboro Woman. Actually I prefer the Western style riding, I think it gives more freedom to both horse and rider, the English style seems unnatural to me. So I went to ride (I haven't done it before so I had to learn it from the basics) and it was an amazing experience, I've never felt so free and peaceful than when I was sitting on the back of horse. Touching the horse made me feel connected with the Mother Nature as if he had opened some sort of instinct channel between me and Her. After the riding I led my horse, Naughty with pleasant fatigue to a fenced feeding pasture where colts, mares and some other stallions were grazing, and there I had another, maybe even more overwhelming experience. First I was just standing there staring at them, then I approached them slowly, first the colts came closer, I began to stroke their hair, then the others joined gradually, and after a while I found myself being surrounded by a half dozen horses going around me in circles like a whirl and I was almost spinning with them, the time stopped and I felt like I came home, I felt I was accepted, I was one of them, I felt secure and uplifted, and I percieved a thick, soaring energy flowing around me what didn't let me go. After two hours when it was getting darker it was a wrench leaving them. I think this encounter changed me and opened up a hidden door in my soul, and if I want to go back to that room next time I just need to watch this movie:
This movie stands really close to me, it's a very good example to see it's really worth choosing the more difficult way, even if we have to work very hard for the smallest result, but at the end of the day the biggest traumas of our life can be cured with patience, persistence and love. (Let me note here how such a big delusion it is that "time heals all things", without any action taken the time itself won't help solving our problems.)
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I found this catching video clip among the YouTube favorites of one of my friends, and I was really carried away by this special-voice Australian singer, there is something very erotic in this music.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Everybody remembers those spectacular scenes when Tom Cruise was using an interactive computer interface in the great movie Minority Report. Just to reminisce:
Actually it was one of the film's science advisers who founded the Oblong Industrie company and they created the rudimentary but usable copy of the one seen in the movie called G-speak, the gesture-based interface with recombinant networking and real-world pixels.
I can clearly see that new interface technologies like the Microsoft Surface have big future, but while the MS operates in 2D, this new G-speak uses the absolute freedom of 3 dimensions. Amazing and unbelieveble. I'm looking forward to trying it one day.
An Islamist rebel administration in Somalia had a 13-year-old girl stoned to death for adultery after the child's father reported that three men had raped her.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
As a boy, Abin-Alsar overheard a conversation between his father and a dervish.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I started to discover the world of Need for Speed when the Underground 2 was out, and I became a real addicted to it - though I don't even have a driving licence, I was really amazed by that lifestyle, and if there was a reason to get the licence it would be to organize and participate illegal street racings, to experience when you are speeding with 200 miles on the roads of illuminated cities driving your cool, custom-designed car as one of the finest and most stylish members of the off-society. I played a lot with the Most Wanted either (when can I try a night police chase finally, please!), and I missed the Carbon though, but here's the next masterpiece of the NFS series:
The Need for Speed gradually becomes like a movie in which the leading role is yours and this is a damn good feeling, I'm looking forward to playing with it. Unfortunately a smaller power plant is necessary to run this game on computer and a really good gaming PC costs cca Ł 800-900 so I'm afraid the Undercover remains to be waited for a time being.