Monday, 19 December 2011

Flip Books

Flip books or flick books are a series of illustrated images that move gradually one page to the next, so when the pages are turned rapidly the pictures appear to be animated by simulating motion. Flip books are essentially a primitive form of animation, they rely on persistence of vision to create an illusion of continous motion, rather than a series of discontinuous images. The book must also be flipped with enough speed for the illusion to work, so the standard way to "read" a flip book is to hold the book with one hand and flip through its pages with the thumb of the other hand. The German word for flip book—Daumenkino, literally "thumb cinema"—reflects this process.

This flipbook by PRS works well as the motion of the image is very simple of a character just walking, but the flip book itself has a nice finish. It looks like, it may well of been a published book of a series of different characters. 

With this flipbook you can see its thicker in width and the sequence lasts for longer as the characters moves in a dance. 

This flip book is really impressive, created by it's difficult enough to draw geometrical and precise. But what this person has done is cut out parts of the shape which gives it a 3D effect as the shape rolls in movement. Literally mind blowing but very cleverly made. 

These flip books made by Paper Bag Records have been made into a music video which must of taken a pain stackingly long time. I like the roughness and use of different papers and efemra then being clamped down with a bulldog clip. 

We Are Will has taken a good contemporary approach with a flip book using photographs instead and stop motion with film. This looks like a long and difficult process, to even get the composition and perspective right. It works very well and for a simple idea of a flip book has taken it a whole new level. 

Bird in a Cage

Thaumatropes are optical illusions, a disk or card with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to combine into a single image due to persistence of vision.

Most Thaumatropes have a poem or a rhyme on the side of the card and will bestow a victorian tale. In a way these are narrative withi poetry and visually tells a story. A typical example is a bird that becomes enclosed in a cage. I made my own version which you can see here and also made a gif in the previous post.

In order for this to work, which i found out the long way is that both images on either side have to oppose each other. Otherwise if you twirl the string the bird looks like it's in a upside down cage which doesn't really work. 

With this it isn't really animation but i guess it does look at the fundamentals of how motion image came about. Thaumatropes are nice victorian items as story telling to children whilst using one of these would deliver a better imagination to a narrative.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Zoetropes / Phenakistoscope

I've been looking into real basic methods of creating animations and to try experiment with them...

zoetrope is a device that produces an illusion of action from a rapid succession of static pictures. The term zoetrope is from the Greekwords "ζωή – zoe", "life" and τρόπος – tropos, "turn". It may be taken to mean "wheel of life".
It consists of a cylinder with slits cut vertically in the sides. Beneath the slits on the inner surface of the cylinder is a band which has either individual frames from a video/film or images from a set of sequenced drawings or photographs. As the cylinder spins the user looks through the slits at the pictures on the opposite side of the cylinder's interior. The scanning of the slits keeps the pictures from simply blurring together so that the user sees a rapid succession of images producing the illusion of motion, the equivalent of a motion picture. Cylindrical zoetropes have the property of causing the images to appear thinner than their actual sizes when viewed in motion through the slits.

This is a video, quite a old one and excuse the man demonstrating how to make a Zoetrope as his voice is a bit muffled. But i liked the distressed footage in this tutorial so still used this. This is a very traditional way to create a moving image, yet other creators have developed a more elaborate Zoetropes.

This is a really lovely video from Pixar explaining Zoetropes and their animations.

With this Zoetrope it's really intriguing how they have created a massive one with various images. I'm not sure if its just for aesthetics and doesn't properly work, or it generally does. But the juxtaposition of victorian circus theme with contemporary fashion very much works. 

Temperley London Circus Zoetrope from LEGS MEDIA on Vimeo.

I saw this Victorian Phenakistoscope when i visited the V&A Childhood museum the other week and luckily managed to find this video. I remember seeing Victorian Zoetropes when i was younger and thats how i always pictured them to be like. 

Different ways to animate.

I'm looking at various ways to animate so i have a broad understanding of what opportunites and techniques i could use that would be most effective. I think what makes me really interested in animation is the final outcome is far more satisfying that just an illustrated image trying to tell a story, where instead you can literally bring it to life in moving image.
The first idea of animation is linked to sequenced images that depict or tell a story following each step by step. Giving a more detailed version of a story than a simple series of images.

"An Egyptian burial chamber mural, approximately 4000 years old, showing wrestlers in action. Even though this may appear similar to a series of animation drawings, there was no way of viewing the images in motion. It does, however, indicate the artist's intention of depicting motion." Wikipedia

This is a very detail description of a story of two wrestlers, as your eyes follow the drawings at a face past you could see it moving in a right pace for it to move. This is 4000 years old, this is before people could imagine the use of electricy or even comprehending a television. This is animation in it's earliest steps.

"A 5,000 year old earthen bowl found in Iran in Shahr-i Sokhta has five images of a goat painted along the sides. This has been claimed to be an example of early animation.[1] However, since no equipment existed to show the images in motion, such a series of images cannot be called animation in a true sense of the word." -Wikipedia

Like most vases back in this time period that told stories especially greek vases, this one from Iran shows more of motion that story. 

Friday, 25 November 2011

Bring me monday.

I have no money and all i have to eat is some really disappointly average peanut butter and brown bread. Should of gone for Sun Pat. 

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

My brand spanking new desk.

This is my work space, thanks to a friend who has left the course to discover the world i have this amazing desk. Built in light box, big enough to fit my legs under and enough room to stretch... Scanner and A3 printer fit nicely. Also I drilled in some hinges in the desk so now i can screen print in the pleasure of my own room.

This desk is also great to take spacious methodical pictures of the work i'm doing, which may seem dumb. But this desk is probably the best thing that has happened to me, clear working space and a clear mind.
But yeah this is what i've been doing along side the narrative unit, lino printing for the Boscanova/Beach Hut Exhibition. Themed winter, i'm making some cards with a deer looking up at the stars. Not too overwhelmingly christmassy but festive enough. This isn't obviously the final print, i was too eager to see what it will look like i put a book and my body weight on top the lino. Tomorrow i shall take it to the print room to do properly, hopefully if there is any space and time!

Family and Friends expect these on the festive holidays!

Missing opportunities

I'm pretty livid that i missed the sign up sheet for the Stop Frame Motion Workshop tomorrow morning. Either way i have to wait for a cheque to come also so will be spending my morning by the door listening for the door bell as i am, i swear, deaf.

I'm hoping maybe someone will share their knowledge with me or hopefully there will be another work shop, if not have to find it out the hard way and do it myself. Which might be the best option even though i'm slow it will be done quicker.

In the email sent by my tutor, sharon has attach a video with an example of a Stop Frame Motion video and it's really good, so here it is.

Her Morning Elegance video
Directed by: Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan
Featuring: Shir Shomron
Photography: Eyal Landesman

Visit Her Morning Elegance Gallery on

You might already seen this, but i feel ashamed to say, even working in a music shop and this video having 21,136,933 i have never ever heard of Oren Lavie. Sorry.
What i really like about this video is how when she is on the bed walking she really looks like she is walking. Also when it's meant to be underwater, i think with animation what makes it effective is the smallest movements and expressions, the little socks move just like fishes in the subtlest way.

I just came across this as well browsing on youtube which i think is very good for someone doing it in third year. I hope i will be as talented then as this guy!

Dir. by Dean Fleischer-Camp
Marcel is voiced (untreated & unenhanced) by a genius named Jenny Slate
Written by Jenny + Dean

This, is probably at the moment my favourite Stop Frame Motion animation.. Marcel the Shell with Shoes on. Genius idea, also very imaginative, which definitely needs to have for anything to be good. I'm not sure how the mouth is animated i reckon it is rotoscoped.
I believe audio is also a big point in animation, if you have crap audio it can ruin a animation sequence.
This is a key point i want to the sequence i make, like Marcels voice and the person asking questions voice has a delightfulness.

If you enjoyed the first one, here is the second one for your enjoyment.

Also as you can see on this still marcel is sitting on the keys, the little things in this video are amazing. On the screen you will see as the shell is on the key z the page going zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
such a nice little added gesture.

My car is a bug.

Few ideas

I've been thinking over the week what sort of thing i would like to do, which is definitely animation as i want to have a decent head start before the next unit. I really love the idea of recording a mixture of different people's voices on a old tape recorder. Which will sound a bit dated and have a difference of accents and ages.

The point i'm trying to make i guess, is that i feel at the moment with peoples voices today it just doesn't sound as distinctive as it used to. I love how sort of charming different peoples voices used to be like from videos i've seen.
Perfect example is The Beatles 'Yellow Submarine.' through out the film you can just listen to their liverpool accents bubble on and sound quite crackled on old recording. It definitely gives a charm throughout the film. Also the very psychedelic animation interests me a lot.

Which leads me to another video, actually there are so many animations i love here is a few on the sort of morphing and contorting sort...

Flying Lotus- Zodiac Shit
Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim (apparently they “produced” the video)
This animation for me makes me feel like it's the balance of life, it falls into itself so well. It made me panic as i wondered how the hell they get the imagination to morph the creatures into another. But yesterday i was trying (first time, quite a poor attempt) with tracing paper to animate and morph a fish baby. I guess once your drawing the different stages you can think many different things as you see it change. Obviously this is at a ridiculous skill and level, but maybe tomorrow i will be able to make my little fish baby animation grow.

Blockhead- The Music Scene
Official music video for Blockhead's 'The Music Scene'.
An animated mind melt into a post human New York where TV and animals rule. All cast to the sincerely melodic soul of Blockhead's 'The Music Scene.'
Directimated by A.F.Schepperd
Commissioned by Ninjatune Records
Music by Blockhead

This is such an amazing video and was made by one person which is absaloutley crazy. Morphing animations i find interesting and to have the imagination to be able to contort and create new imagery is very talented. It may seem tacky and cliche that most people love to watch these when fucked, but i'm not going to lie i really do love watching them when swear i'm seeing kaleidoscopes.

Liquid TV

This, is probably one of my favorite things to find, as i wasn't alive when it was aired. But MTV have short animations by Liquid TV that contained sordid chaos, overwhelming shit to the viewing in varied animated ways. I love it. How it's so trashy and obnoxious. Which i'm guessing all the angsty teens in america it totally 'got' them they probs felt. I don't know, i find i like sort of animations that really push it and can be controversial or perverse in a sort of fucked up way.

This is one of my favourite shorts from Liquid TV

Liquid TV
Art School Girls of Doom
'The Bra'

It's so manic, trashy and confusing. Bare in mind these girls are actually men, though got to give it to them they look amazing. The use of collage and film, especially with a big fly crawling about it, and random very close ups. I think i'm defiantly going to give these sort of animation a go.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


The new project that we are currently starting on is Narrative, literally can do whatever we like aslong it follows a narrative. I'm definitely going to do an animation sequence as I want to set myself a real challenge, as i have never animated anything. I've found myself to be always looking at different videos on youtube and vimeo for hours and will take this into consideration for a future career perhaps. Even debating to do a MA in Animation after graduating at AUCB.

What i want to do is to record peoples conversations and animate like 15 seconds of it, then go onto another snippet. I find myself when i walk i always pick up on odd sentences from people that past me by and always find it amuses. To combine a couple of what people say into a over lap of conversation would be interesting, this week if i can get my hands on a voice recorder I'm going to try capture some peoples random conversations.

I find this video really charming, as the idea is so simple and works so well. Lara Lee animates the children into what they describe to be their favorite animal, which is interesting as she doesn't literally draw for example, a horse. But how the child actually says and if you were not to know what this animal looks like.

My Favourite Animal (Full Ver.) from Lara Lee on Vimeo.

  I want to for an experiment to try and animate some sketches, build up a body of testers of different ways of animating. Even if it's a couple of seconds long, i can get a feel of what it's like. This short clip of a boy being mislead by some demon I think is so effective. In the way you can see each sketch that has been lapsed and captured the emotions in the face so well. That's the one thing i'm worried about if i can't capture the right expressions on faces or gestures.

Change in the air.

Right, going to change this blog dramatically. No more inappropriate posts, not too sure whether to delete prior ones but then i wouldn't have any posts..
This blog will now consist of all my inspirations, work, ideas and current projects that are on going.
No ranting or moaning, eventually will find a nice web design student to give me a helping hand on developing this blog into my website hopefully.
So expect a constant flow of interesting things to appear on this space, like how it used to be!
I feel sick with all the blogs that i have, i need to create one boss blog that has links to flickr, twitter, cargo ect. I need someone with the skills, also my laptop as its bloody broken!!

Monday, 26 September 2011

Been a while

But things were hectic and i find it hard to keep organised or focused on things that are important.
But whenever i know i'm going to write a post with a certain feel something always changes that, like i thought i would be excited to scan up all my Berlin photos but i haven't yet. Actually, might do that now as i'm in no state to sleep i think.

Just flicking through other peoples blogs and see how they haven't made a post in like over 9 months, probably because at the beginning of uni they were told to make a blog and didn't have one. It's strange how i always see that i have to write on this at least couple times a month, even though i know mostly no one will see it, but that doesn't really concern me much. I'm crap at writing and this is the best i will ever do!

"Neil Young is like black coffee, acquired taste and doesn't make sense to children."

I just read that somewhere and well i think it's a good quote. It's strange how my tastes have dramatically changed, not with Neil Young, but like how i couldn't drink black coffee for ages and now that i have recently. I feel like even in my head the way i think has dramatically changed turning myself against what i would normally want. Worst of all i knew completely where i was going with life and what i wanted to do, never been so lost as of late. I'm thinking i'm better alone, serious note.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

I'm off to Bestival this weekend, i literally want to be there now. This is what i've been looking forward to this whole year, after this horrible summer. What i like about festivals is that i don't feel like myself and there is no reality, the date only matters for bands but all else just doesn't. I imagine that i might go a bit too heavy with this and end up dead, let's hope not.

This is just an insight of some of the things i draw in my sketchbook that i do show, dunno why i have but i guess blogging makes me feel that i'm being motivational about something. 

I'm so awkward.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Yeah glad got that post out the way,
I really don't know how i've been so narrow minded with my work, like i look back at printed cut outs for pastes and i think really. Two years ago i was more inventive, i think it was just first year of uni of being depersonalised depressing idiot who just went out to get fucked.
I think going to Berlin made me realise how poor effort i was doing, so tonight me and flipflop (housemate but i prefer to call him that as his surname makes me think of flipflop..) decided to sort it out.

I've done bigger designs and painted instead, i haven't used paints in fucking ages. I probably should of posted images of my sketchbook at the moment, as it would explain all these gurny jaws i've been drawing as of lot. Well actually there is no reason just happened.

Also i think i've let people put me off things so much, i can't help looking at people with disgust with everything they say. 

So yeah also mushrooms too, which was so quick to paint. The marker brings it out otherwise it looks shit. That's flipflop's "A" he is very good at typography. For those who don't know thats the uni board at the university, it pisses me off when i see shit about beach break live on it. Fuck that shit. 

Though quite like those pastes behind of the woman, do wonder who did that. 

Also giving cardboard and no more nails ago.

Probs should let it dry before taking a picture but doubt it's life expectancy will last long.

Photo quality is shit i know. 

It's 4.30am and i'm just listening to Girl Talk, i fucking love these remixes.

Even though you can't see this hama bead, this is about 3-4 metres, fancy showing off my climbing skills. Pah.

Oh also, i think i am on for second year for uni now which is good, i literally would not know what i'd do if i wasn't in. Same again, really don't know what will happen after this degree, it isn't like i'm making it easy for myself. Could just draw some shitty childrens illustrations for books but instead i prefer to stick crap around town. Who knows. 
So glad it is September now, end of a horrific summer. I adore autumn and the bad weather.

In a nutshell.

Things i've been doing

-Gone to Berlin and did the following:-
-Stuck lots of stickers and hama beads about
-Wish i had more than amateur stickers and hama beads
-Ate a lot of cheese and sushi
-Gained 1 1/2 pounds from cheese and sushi which pleasantly suprised
-Pub crawl and a brawl with my sister
-Night at the museums crawl til 2am
-Went to very good exhibitions which lead to buying the books in german
-Trying to learn german
-Being very cynical
-Bought original artist prints
-Wanting to be by myself and realising i prefer to be a loner
-Drawing and collaging alot
-Debating how to create genocide against wasps

Thats about it really, the moment has passed to write about shit passionately with berlin. But i will put a few photos up, you can see the rest at my flickr or tumblr..

I literally can't be bothered to upload anymore go on the site if you are vaguely interested in what i do, that i doubt.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Black Coffee and Fountain Pens.

I've got a lot of time to kill at the moment as i'm waiting for my passport to be processed, just sitting here in Victoria station. Previously met Jayson and Luke at Hyde Park but i was hating people and having my  case with all my materials and clothes for Berlin. Yeah i'm going to Berlin, i've got stickers to make and hama beads to glue to buildings, and fair few cameras.
Sitting in this cafe with pigeons flying around, probably regret buying food from here. Just listening to Nico and melting, such a stressful day. Woke up late as i stayed up all night watching Curb your Enthusiasm, considered to stay up. Also that dreaded feeling when you know you've lost something, like some books and my birth certificate which i think might still be at the old house. Was considering to cycle over 6.00am this morning but i'm not sure why, i feel abit scared of my old house. Such a sad looking place.
Oh well fuck it.
It costs so much money to be able to sit in somewhere and use your laptop, as you can't just sit there and not buy anything. Firstly i went to Costa and spent like £5 coffee, sandwich which was shit and couldn't even get internet connection. So having to go somewhere else, and on mid course to this place ended up buying a Swatch watch. As i've left mine in bournemouth and that's a perfect excuse to buy another one of course, and then ended up in WHSmiths buying bare magazines and moleskines, came to £30. Like who the fuck spends that, money is never good for me.

I've also got my hand tattooed with a key, but i won't put any pictures up until the ink has dropped out and is less so boldly black. I plan to get a series of shit on my hand and on the crease of my elbow on my forearm, if that makes sense. A portrait of my cat, as she is a top cat and deserves to be there. I'm not weird.
Shit i'm tired.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Just a thought.

Back in bournemouth and i got less than a week to do a essay (which was so irrelevant) to defy whether i'm on second year. I can't even remember what my point was for the contexts and theory, nevermind.
I'm going somewhere next week which i feel i can't say as of yet incase i jinx it, but will be needing to make a load of stickers.
Anyway i'm assuming i will be on for second year otherwise i will hang myself, i might threaten the course board with that, could work. I'm thinking about the animation unit that we have to do, wanting to get it right what sort of thing i chose.
This is what i am expect to create, although this is my friend Jonny Trussel's animation sequence who is going on to third year..

This literally scares me, just works so well, the track and how it's develops. What i'm worried about is that i couldn't really possibly create something digitally like that. But this is why i've been thinking about it now as i want to overcome this sort of reluctantness i have when the tutors mention After Effects, same with Indesign. I dread the fact i will have to learn everything with these programmes.

I would really love to do something along the lines of this..

Body (2004) from Patrick McHale on Vimeo.

The simplicity of it seems to work so effective and probably quite easy to do. Might have to look into it to make one before i go back to uni. The expressions are so spot on, and have a innocence to it even though it's quite menacing.

Oh also, i'm getting so dyslexic it's killing me, anything that i've written probably doesn't make sense as i'm so tired, but felt like i needed to knock this post out.

I'm thinking simple is the most i could achieve realistically, as i have very little idea in what i would be doing. This video i bloody love because it does make you feel quite uncomfortable. I think whatever i will make, depending on the brief, it will have a underlying grimace to it. It's slowly coming out in my work and probably healthy to just let it flourish ha.

I'm watching Waltz with Bashir now, just to give me some ideas what sort of animation i want to do, i'll probs regret this when it cuts the real footage of genocide..
I'm thinking of a lot of things but can't really be bothered to post it now, yeah i really probably shouldn't of watched this film.

You know what, probs end up making some bullshit models and do stop motion.

Monday, 8 August 2011

Moomin Card

This was done a while back but i never thought to blog it. It was my friend's birthday and on the way to Brighton i realised i hadn't made him a card as i'm shit like that. So in Southampton bought some Tippex, Glue and Scissors (i will always have pen and paper on me) and made him a card on the train.
It's just a little something, but moomins are amazing in europe they are more vastly popular. In Belgium i used to watch it as a child and love it. 
I wanted to find a clip on youtube of Hattifatteners but couldn't plus what i did find, was the clay version. I don't think i was even born when that was around, i'm all about the animated series, which i'm sure true die hard moomin fans would like to point out it's not the same. I don't care.

All up in the air.

Been a while since last post but been moving out from old house to new one. 28 Bishop road was in such a state, the house just needed to be knocked down and have something else built. Rotten, it was hell moving out as i was all over the place. Also this was under the fridge, and this is what i could imagine what breakfast in hell would be..
This clearly wasn't us as we never possessed magnetic letters, our landlord never hired in professional cleaners before us.  I doubt if i see any of the deposit back either, the man is an arsehole and i have even told him so myself.
Nether less, the new house is amazing. Very sociable which is much more to say than the old one. My new room is very large which is great, i can feel like i can actually work in it. The kitchen is very special, we have a table where we can eat and not spill food on ourselves and all over the bed, like in the old house..

This is the round table where we eat lasange and chain smoke. Joe and i plan to spend evenings drawing whilst sitting around the table and other such things. I can't call that anyone else i know living in student housing actually having a table, we are expected to eat off the floor like animals. Which i bet most would do..

This is my room and para sitting on my bed, it's pretty sweet how i've managed to blag the biggest room. My bed fits nicely in the bay window and it's a double, i can't quite make out how large it is as i'm not used to it, yet my feet still hang over the edge.

The room came with some real nice vintage furniture, which i'm quite lucky as most houses you would have cheap old M.F.I desks that are broken. Yet i have this classic looking desk which matches my lamp that i got in a car boot sale in Wycombe perfectly. 
Also to have all my books in actual shelves, i have a large collection but not quite enough. 

Also i have a sink, which is perfect for when your hammered. I tend to wake up still drunk and quite aggressive as i need a drink and having a tap across the room is ideal. Then go back to sleep, wake up feeling fine and no hangover as you spent previously 3 hours ago your head underneath the tap drinking for about 7 minutes..

My wardrobes are amazing, yet somehow manage to fit the majority of my clothes which is confusing. As it's a vintage men's wardrobe is has name plates on the shelves, if i was at home now i would take a picture but i'm back in essexs... But it would say "sundries, shirts, underwear" which is interesting. Also for the pyjamas section it's a glass cabinet, i will put photos up.

Unlike my old room, i'm not going to have shit load of pictures up of shit. Done with that, clean and clear is the new plan.
This is what i can see when i wake up, i like to peek on the street. 

There is enough room to do activities like spread out on the floor and not touch anything at all as the room is so big. Twister will be perfect in my room, yes i do have twister. 

So yeah i wanted to post something about my new house but been too busy to do so, but back home in essexs and thought might as well, would taken more photos or something.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

My retreat.

Oh the joys, the fucking joys of money. The joys of coffee, the joys of being a complete art fag blogging in a cafe which isn't a chain, OH THE FUCKING JOYS. To be out of my house, it's a big one. I can't stand to be in those rotting four walls which are so retched.
Met our new housemate rachel, she is very lovely which is a huge relief as the house was falling to bits at one point. Saw my new room again, it will be weird to live in a large space again. I feel like being in a small room i've managed to compact myself, i always feel on edge in it, everything is so close and crowded.
I'm meant to be packing now, but fuck that seriously. I have so much shit, it's beyond me. Though tonight i will dedicate to ebaying items, sorting out clothes and minimize my wardrobe which needs to happen.
Got distracted there, ran out of minutes and coffee refill. I felt like if i didn't buy anything else just a coffee they would judge me for stealing their internet. So i bought this involuntary cookie, it really isn't worth it. 
But yeah i drew this lady up there, out of boredom, should of been packing, fuck packing. 
I just realised after this week, my awful summer will be over. The bleakness of the scraping and scrawling will be over. THANK FUCK. Seriously this has been the worst summer, compared to last year, well it doesn't compare. Once July is done with August and September, mostly September will be ultimate. 
I've also done this, i've got so many doodles and bits of stuff i have drawn, they really only come into their own once edited. And i will go out of my way not to pack, and edit these probably tonight. 

There isn't much point in this post, i just can't emphasis how much this cafe chills me out, fucking hell. I can't explain it, or whatever but yeah. I can't wait to turn my back on summer, this has been a joke. 

God bless europeans in their short shorts, they have overruled bournemouth with their thighs and buttocks. Mostly the men, i never seen so many europeans in Bournemouth. Even though we english (well i dunno about me, fill in race remarks "chinese, japanese, ect") are europeans, we don't act like it. 
Like i love how continental europe is, which the odd foods and traditions. English is so bland, we are like a potato. I don't even like potatoes, so there you go. 

This reminds me, of the last post i was writing but then forgot as joe got me stoned. Seriously need to stop being so lazy and a cliche. 
But yes, it was raining outside, i was trying to pack but ended up watching Etre et Avoir. It reminds me strongly when i lived in Belgium with my sister, the clothes, classrooms and scenery. 

Even though wasn't best of times then, i remember a lot vividly even though i was so young people didn't think that i would have. I stopped talking and was really weird, i'm not sure why i'm writing about this as it's not really easy. But yeah watching this film made me think back to a lot of things. 

This isn't the clip i wanted to put in, i couldn't find where Elize has a rubber stolen from her, but this will do. Jojo reminds me of myself when i was younger, especially with the "pardon, oui, pardon! oui! PARDON! oui... monsieur..."

I've purchased a new film today which will await me some point at the bottom of the stairs through the post.

Submarine, i don't know anything about it and i can't wait to watch it. I forgot how i used to buy random films and watch them, i've been lost since not working in Fopp. Where the fuck have i been!