When Famous Paintings Come To Life (Dust My Shoulders Off – Jane Zhang)

So this is a super cool thing I found because someone had gif’ed the “The Scream” portion of this music video and it is SUPER, and then someone in the thread linked to the full video and YAY! Such a happy song! So cheery and determined! And what an AWESOME music vid, with all the famous paintings coming to life! There’s some serious hard work gone into some of the scenes in particular and wow, yay, much happy.

Here. Enjoy and be happy for a little over three minutes 🙂

Dresden Files Film Clip – SO MUCH LOVE

Okay in keeping with the somewhat fannish theme of our Friday posts this term, something else I’m fannish about: The Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher. YOU GUYS. These books are ASTOUNDING. I love them SO. MUCH. They’re dark and gritty but hopeful and glorious, the plot is deep and complex while providing action and pace, the mythology is glorious (did I use that adjective already?) and just … *wavy hands of inexpressibility*. I love them. If you like urban fantasy (or even if you just like action movies, probably, and can stand your action movies with some magic thrown in) and you haven’t read these yet, go check them out. Immediately. <3

#BeInspired This is a warning: never let the oil in your lamp run dry, never stop making your music.

Okay I promise I’ll give the poetry a break next week, but did I mention I am a total Fangrrl when it comes to Omar Musa’s work?? AND YOU GUYS. I GOT HIS NEW BOOK, signed and everything! So much happy!!! <3

So yes. Enjoy this one – one of his earliest poems 🙂 <3

The Most Intense Marriage Proposal Ever o.O

As if not most intense marriage proposal ever. I am actually speechlessly in awe of how much effort this guy put in to arrange the whole thing. Like, whooooooooooa. #impressed. Clickety-click on the image to make it biggier B-)

(Source: My mum sent this to me on Pinterest originally, but I also found it at 9Gag here.)

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The Earth Speaks Not In Flowers, But In Squeaks And Pings!

Last Friday I mentioned that one of my favourite composers, Kerry Muzzey, had composed a track including the sounds of the Earth as ‘heard’ from space. It’s seriously amazing, so of course I had to share 🙂 (And OHMYGOSH when I went to find the video for today’s post, I realised THERE’S A VERSION WITH DANCE FROM THE LXD, who, as you’ll know from last week, is one of my favourite dance troupes! I either missed this a few years ago when I first found the track, or had totally forgotten, and OHMYGOSH SQUEE THIS IS SO MUCH AWESOME YAY).

So, uh, yeah. Ahem. Here’s the blurb from YouTube, explaining the ‘sounds of Earth’ bit:

In October 2012, NASA satellites recorded mysterious radio waves emanating from Earth. These radio waves known as “Chorus,” were given an audio rendering. This is what they heard. For the very first time, we could hear the Earth speak. So we decided to speak back.

See? How cool is it?! (Or is it just me, happily geeking out over here? :D) Leave a comment and let me know what you thought, and if you’d heard of the idea of the Earth making sounds before!

EEE My Favourite Dance Troupe + My Favourite Composer = SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE

Ermagersh, I couldn’t believe it when I found this video the other day: LXD are a dance troupe who’ve done a series of short films about dancers with superpowers (there are four seasons of it at present, and it’s directed by Jon M. Chu, who also directed Step Up 2 and Step Up 3D, movies I unashamedly *adore*) and they are AWESOME. Like, seriously, these guys are so pro it hurts. And the composer of the piece of music in the video below, Kerry Muzzey, is one of my favourite composers of all time too. The track that first made me fall in love, where Muzzey wrote a track setting the sounds that the Earth makes to music, (I should post that next week.) is just sheer glorious genius. So when I discovered that the two had been combined into three minutes of awesomeness on So You Think You Can Dance? (another fav show of mine, for the limited time we were able to get it here in Australia :\ #unimpressedfaces), I almost died of happiness 😀 Do yourself a favour: take three minutes out of your schedule, hit play, sit back, and enjoy the show.

Anyone else out there obsessed with dance shows? What good moves have I missed by not having access to all these amazing American dance shows? Leave a comment and let me know!!