Rituel

Created by Maéva Gruaz, Amaury Rospars Maxime Couturat, Jean-Baptiste Bellande, Sebastian Durouchoux and Jordane Koessler at Bellecour Entertainment.

No, I didn’t misspell the title of this short film.

What I find most interesting about it is that the whole story is told without almost no use of dialogue. It takes a lot of creativity to pull that off.

The Downside to Living in the Moment

Last weekend my better half and I visited a mall that I like to think of as Toddler Alley. As you might imagine, there are 4391* malls in Toronto. This particular one seems to specialize in giving young families a safe place to walk around in when the weather is uncooperative. The first time I noticed…

Suggestion Saturday: October 18, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, photo essays,  and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. ‘White Canada’ and the Evolution of Racism. This is really interesting stuff. I very briefly lived in Vancouver once and heard a lot of these arguments from the people I met there. How to…

Why Spoilers Are So Terrible

This post is a response to something a friend of mine wrote recently. I’m one of the people he talks about who gets incredibly irritated by spoilers. Now is a good time to talk about why that bothers me so much as well as what I do to people who gleefully reveal every single plot twist 0.25 seconds…

The World Is Blue At Its Edges…

The world is blue at its edges and in its depths. This blue is the light that got lost. Light at the blue end of the spectrum does not travel the whole distance from the sun to us. It disperses among the molecules of the air, it scatters in water. Water is colorless, shallow water…

Happy Real Thanksgiving

Drew and I jokingly wished my side of the family a Happy Real Thanksgiving earlier this weekend. I hope my Canadian readers are having a great three-day weekend. I hope my American readers realize just how much they’re missing out on by waiting until the end of November to celebrate Thanksgiving. If you celebrate Thanksgiving…

Suggestion Saturday: October 11, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, walking tours, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. A Hobbit’s Guide to Walking. This is fantastic whether you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings or try to walk 10,000 steps a day. I happen to like both of them. My Boobs…

The Point of Gossip

Someone found this blog recently by searching, “What’s the point of gossip?” I’ve talked about gossip before on this blog, but I’ve never shared my theories about why people do it. 1. They assume the worst interpretation is the most honest one. If you sneeze, you have ebola. If you drink one beer, you’re clearly an alcoholic….

Adults Need More Imaginary Friends

Sometimes I have to explain the videos I share with my readers, but the title explains it all. I think I’d really like Andrew Roblyer if we ever met in person.

Where Do Lost Ideas Go?

Last night I had an idea-with-a-capital-I right before I went to sleep. It had to do with what I was planning to blog about today, and it was so interesting that I didn’t think there was any possible way for me to forget it overnight. Regular ideas are easily forgotten, but Ideas usually lodge themselves firmly…