I started a new jobby job this week so I'm far too important and busy and everybody wants to be my friend and take me out for a beer so I have like totes no time for Re-whatevers anymore - lol just kidding but I have started a new job so I am farking exhausted but here are some gems I happened apon this week.
where armor & skin meet by annmarie57 - Ann Maries puts up stunning photography on the site (not often enough in my humble opinion) that are really strong in scene however very inviting. It's a wonderful combination for photographer as storyteller and I highly recommend checking out her style through out her photography contributions but this image in particular resonated with me. Nudity speaks of comfort to me in most images, comfort in oneself as well as with another and I love the connection these two share, the double (tirple?) exposure creating great movement, like we just caught these characters at a crucial moment in their day/relationship, we're watching a play. I'd love to know their back story.
Blank by Ella Jean - I always love a good template for image REmixes and this image is perfect for that. Building an album of these images is super helpful.
We Won an Emmy! by RegularJOE - BECAUSE WE WON A FREAKING EMMY! I expect to see that little gold lady cohosting regularities with Matt from time to time. WE RULE! <3
Tis all good people of this realm, happy trails and happy REmixing!
I'll do a video when I can but I just learned about this awesome thing so for now...
Back a few centuries ago there was a superstitious practice in the UK to hide objects in the walls, ceilings, chimneys and floors of homes, usually near an entrance such as a door, window or fireplace to ward off evil spirits. The way it went was you concealed an object usually a shoe, clothing, coin, sometimes even a deliberately killed cat (ew) that was worn or owned by a good person in your home and evil and witches would not hang around or enter the home. Evil must get like a really bad rash or sneeze a lot around good objects so they avoid them.
This tradition/superstition came to Australia from the UK with the convicts. Being convicts these men worked hard labour as part of their prison transport sentence and built many a stately home and governmental building across the country also hidding objects throughout the place during the build as was the custom. Here's the twist though, these cheeky buggers didn't like the bosses or the work would conceal objects owned/worn by a bad person, often themselves, to encourage bad spirits to enter and do what bad spirits do, create havoc, mayhem and generally be a pain in the ass.
There have been, and continue to be objects found during restoration on these old buildings that are from convicts. In other homes you may find coins or a child's shoe as protection in places where evil may hang out. There was even a child's shoe found in one of the pylon's of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, dated c.1920 placed their by a worker or engineer as obviously children didn't work on the bridge.
May be something in this for secret compartments.
Very rough, playing around to get a feel for the timing and if this is the kinda thing that'll work. Just base, needs way more collage-esque clips/layers and short animations, etc.
Came across epocadofim's fantastic short Twice: Tiny Film Re: Patterns (V1) for RE: PATTERNS theme for last season and after a slight edit considering time, visual impact and cutting the titles (Gory said be brutal!) thought it a good fit for RE: THE NUMBER TWO.
Really awesome stuff from hisa, thatsnotveryravenofyou and epocadofim.
Unknown origin however may be from local azer "fire" + baydjan (Iranian baykan) "guardian" refers to fire-worship.
'Ears are burning' - nothing to do with fire per se but Pliny in his best selling thriller Naturalis Historia circa 77A.D stated that if your left ear was burning someone was talking smack about you (left being evil and burning being, well not pleasant and evil). This pops up a fair bit throughout literature so say on the interwebs and is pretty common place where I live.
Better late than never!
Short Story Collection by thatwasnotveryravenofyou - Awesome new collaboration for writers as well as a fantastic resource for everyone looking for inspiration and stuffs to REmix.
The day I learned I wasn't made for running by Sarah Scott - Great story about not cheating. Really endearing and could be a cute animation. A childs VO would be cool to hear too.
How To Live In The Dark (RE: The Dark collab) by Luis C. Lewis - Cool twist on RE: THE DARK and could be a wicked live actionvid with VO.
Overlooking the Citadel Plains by Day Glo - Really love the story and that it was inspired by MarkDrummond's awesome Citadel Plains. Awesome example of an image RECord inspiring a text RECord that could be developed for the RE: THE FUTURE collab. REmix high five.
Writing challenge - Automatic by ChrissyRegler - An oldie but a goodie. Wicked short story inspired by christopher.harn's They Always Come at Night. It's always awesome to see development of an established story whether that be a story in an image, video, audio or another text. REmixing at it's best!
That's all kids! Byyyyyyyeeeee :D
No costume, naked (hence the emperor) and his power is to jump in front of people naked and they are momentarily stunned. It is a great sidekick power but his past superhero let him go because it made him uncomfortable in the workplace.
releasing it as separate RECord from original
Red Dagger is a teen female with super relaxed casual attire and a very large red handled dagger in a holster on her belt.
Why are you leaving your current superhero?
Urgh, he was such a dick. Seriously I have skills but noooooo he had to go all mighty powerful overload on everything and gave me the shit jobs like picking all the seeds out of his watermelon. I mean, c'mon, you've heard of seedless watermelon right? It's totally a thing plus that's a minions job not a sidekick so I was like 'see ya loser!' and I quit.
Whats your greatest weakness and strength?
My greatest strength would totally be my jumping over shit, like watch this - (gets up, attempts to jumps over chair but falls, comes back into screen) - ok, so I haven't warmed up or anything this morning so that doesn't count so forget that one ok? Um and my greatest weakness would be that it took me a long time, like at least 3 weeks, to get used to working with a villian for evil. That certainly wasn't part of my five year plan but like I'm cool with it now so yeah.
... You do know this sidekick position is for good not evil right?
... Ahhhhh whhhaaaaatt... I ah, so shit, I left my ah... my cat... in the car... yeah cat in my car, so better go fix... that... ok so... see ya! (runs out of frame)
The Great Scott is a well dressed nice looking earnest young man, classic attire, suit, bow tie, slicked hair, bit vintage. He is super excited to be interviewing for this job.
Why are you leaving your current superhero?
Well, I don't want to speak ill of my previous employer however... she was... well... really demanding... yes, demanding.
In what way was she demanding? You're aware that this too is a demanding role - see it literally says it on the ad (passes flyer) 'demanding role'
Oh no, don't get me wrong I am a really good sidekick and I work hard but she was... you know... demanding... and I just... boy oh boy I did not sign up for that!
Oh ok, whats your greatest weakness and strength?
Oh I love this question! My greatest strength is my friendly nature and my greatest weakness is my mom's lemon pie. Boy oh boy I love that pie. I ate three slices last sunday!
Describe a difficult work situation and - (interrupted)
- Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry! I should really answer regarding work shouldn't I? I'm so sorry, can we start again?
Ah sure, whats your greatest weakness and strength at work?
Thank you (whispers). At work my greatest strength would be my bare knuckle boxing and my greatest weakness would be - (interrupted)
what?! bare knuckle boxing?
Oh yes, I am the tri-state area bare knuckle boxing champ 3 years running! I know you wouldn't think to look at me but I'm very good (does cute little punching action). My last bout with Mr. Al 'Mad Dog' Johnson I knocked his eye clear out of it's socket (giggles). It flew right across the ring and into one gentleman's drink! You should've seen it, we all had a good chuckle about that afterward, well after the doctors put Mr. Mad Dog's eye back in.
Wow, ok. Describe a difficult work situation and how you overcame it?
Well my previous employer Serpenia was getting a little (gestures with hands) if you know what I mean and I am already spoken for plus it would be highly unprofessional to franternise with your boss so as not to hurt her feelings I knocked her out cold.
You punched your Superhero?
Oh it wasn't hard, just a tap to put her to sleep and she woke up none the wiser.
What was the biggest accomplishment / failure in your last sidekick role?
Hmm, that's a toughy! My biggest accomplishment would have been finding a store that sold mulberry schnapps (leans in) Serpenia enjoyed a drop or two after work if you know what I mean, and my biggest failure would be... well golly, I can't think of one! I am one great sidekick I tells ya!
What are your passions outside of work?
My beloved Abigail - we're childhood sweethearts, walking my salamander Edgar, quilting and of course my Mom's lemon pie!
Would you be willing to undergo a rebranding if required?
Well sure if it's what you folks think is best but I gotta say I haven't come across a villian yet that when I lay my knuckles on em doesn't cry out 'Great Scott!'. Ha, guess they just didn't see it coming.
How your superpower/s would they benefit this partnership?
I can usually take out the badies in one punch, not to brag but my left hook is really quite something so I guess that would mean less work for the Superhero.
Do you have any questions?
Yes, where abouts is the bathroom?
Ah just down the hall on the - (interrupted)
Oh no! I've done it again! You mean work related questions don't you? Oh no, I'm good so I'm just gonna... (gestures to door)
Yeah sure, go ahead -
(pops back into frame, only arm, shoulder side of head visible, reaches out to shake hands with interviewer) Oh and it was just lovely to meet you, just lovely. You have a great rest of the day won't you.
Yes, thank you I ah, will.
Excellent, good to hear. Bye bye now!
Since there is a forum for all stuffs hitRECord I wanted highlight this again.
Copyright issues are a mess, but because there are laws and shit we have to abide by them. The laws re: intellectual property can be confusing and a lot think that because old or it's on the internet it's 'in the public domain' which is not the case, so of course hitRECord will have it's fair share of copyrighted material uploaded, possibly unbeknownst to the uploader.