OMG WHAT DID I DO!?
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Van Gogh’s PaintingsTilt-Shifted-
After seeing how tilt-shift photography could make real world scenes appear like miniature models, Serena Malyon, a third-year art student, decided to simulate the effect on Van Gogh’s famous paintings. Using Photoshop, she manipulated the light and adjusted the focus to make us see these paintings in ways we could have never imagined.
n. the inexplicable urge to push people away, even close friends who you really like—as if all your social tastebuds suddenly went numb, leaving you unable to distinguish cheap politeness from the taste of genuine affection, unable to recognize its rich and ambiguous flavors, its long and delicate maturation, or the simple fact that each tasting is double-blind.
When a group of dog rescuers arrived at the market to show the dogs available for adoption, somebody had left 12 puppies on the street – 8 of them were approximately 5 weeks old.
In shock, the rescuers didn’t know what to do. The group had recently canceled several adoption days at the market because of bad weather, so they were over their capacity with puppies still needing to be adopted out. Also, the abandoned puppies were so small that they needed to be fed every two hours, including at night.
That’s when a spayed stray dog approached, lay down beside the shoe box where the puppies were sleeping, and began caring for them.
She wouldn’t let anyone get near the babies.
Very carefully, the rescuers placed the puppies closer to her.
She began caressing them and offering the warmth of her belly to the newborns.
The maternal instinct kicked in and…
after a few hours, she had milk and was feeding the puppies.
The rescue group named her Vida, which means “life” in Portuguese.
Has this ever been mentioned before? I had one of those I-really-need-to-be-going-to-bed-now thoughts the other day about the quirky conflict between the Drazi, the infamous purple-green conflict in “Geometry of Shadows”.
But here’s what I wondered. Was the whole episode a comedic foreshadowing of the Vorlon-Shadow War to come? The Shadow vessels fire purple particle beams. The Vorlon ships fire green-colored lightning.
Just as the fight between the Drazi feels arbitrary because it is arbitrary…they pulled sashes out of a barrel…the leaders of this conflict were leaders because a special sash said so. While there is a reason behind the conflict, the reason is hardly satisfactory. It ultimately feels like such a silly way to determine leadership.
The Vorlons and Shadows are arbitrary sides in a conflict. Whose side you ended up on was more an accident of birth than anything done purposefully. The leaders were leaders because they declared themselves so. When the nature of the conflict is finally revealed, it ultimately feels like such a silly way to promote growth and evolution.
The Green leader was the one who proposed the plan to space the purple Drazi to bring peace to the station. The horror of this caused Susan Ivanova to come up with a novel solution to the problem.
The Vorlons were the ones who escalated the conflict by destroying whole worlds associated with the Shadows. The horror of this caused John Sheridan to come up with a novel solution to the problem.
There are certainly other parallels I’m thinking (I’d offer more but I’m posting while tired…I don’t recommend that when attempting quality speculation). Lorien is probably involved in at least one of them. And here I (not gonna speak for the fandom) have gone all these years without putting that particular two and two together…