I found a really cool animated Portrait project on tumblr that I think would be really fun to make. I’d use some of my favorite authors for this. Edgar Allen Poe and maybe some H.P. Lovecraft. I’d like to remake some portraits of them to reflect the titles of these stories. This would be the very first post on my own Domain as I love dark scary stories and would love to write some of my own.
I’m the type of person who has extremely vivid dreams, call me Lovecraft.
I decided to combine two assignments from DS106. Take any image and change the color & Write about a dream.
My dream was long and extremely confusing because it consisted of other dreams, apparently I was having an Inception moment.
I was on a cruise ship somewhere tropical almost reaching my destination. I could actually already hear the cheering coming from the crowds of people awaiting our arrival when suddenly my phone goes off and wakes me up! I look at the phone and my mother was calling me. She warned me about a storm and urged me to come to her house before it hit so that I was with her and my sisters and not alone with no food(as of course MY mother would know is the case).
I quickly get ready and step out of my house grabbing my keys and my metrocard. As soon as I open the door to my apartment, which is on the ground floor of a New York City building, I step onto a boardwalk. The scenery is so beautifully eerie. In my dream it is very clear to me that it is night time although the sky is a VERY bright royal blue color. The tide is extremely high leaving me a very small walkway in the sand, but the water is very still and calm keeping my feet dry.
The water itself is very dark almost as if the sky doesn’t reflect against it. The moonlight is almost irrelevant because the sky is so vivid. I get to the street and hop in a cab to my mothers house where I end up waking up again in my bed when the car door slams.
Below is a picture that I found on Google of the night sky that I changed to match my dream a little better.
My name is JB. I decided to make a post to show you guys some of the fun posts I got the opportunity to make last semester before I had to drop pretty much all my classes last semester.
I made a couple posts that were fun to make and I thought I’d add them here so you all can see them.
My very first post was “Kathy Takes a Tumble.”
I titled it like so because of an old video called Scarlet Takes a Tumble. Maybe you’ll remember the gif? LMAO I can’t help but CACKLE every time I see this
Another post was about a MountainDew commercial that I was OBSESSED with for the longest.
Third was a post about actors of Color and the appropriate opportunities that DO NOT INCLUDE BLACKFACE.
Lastly, My favorite project to do was create a story using photoshop based on the LEGEND OF THE GALIPOTE. which scared the shit out of me as a child growing up in the Dominican Republic.
For a class I had last semester I tried to tell a story with an image. I was telling my professor about The Legend of the “Galipote.” I took an image of a house in my neighborhood in the Dominican Republic and remastered it to tell a little story.
It’s a myth told to children to keep them from going out at night alone. It also serves to scare them into doing good in school and making things happen for them selves.
Legend says the Devil sets out to make a pact with bad people promising them riches and health as long as they turn into an animal at night and do his bidding. They are said to be ugly animals with some type of deformity (A super big head, an abnormally long tail, super long claws, humanlike eyes, etc…). They perform tasks like sucking the blood of unprotected children, stopping strangers and travelers in their path, playing tricks on people; all done at night.
Kitty, the Galipote:
Seeing an actor like Zoe Saldana do such a great job representing herself and your community is a feeling like no other. Being multiracial there are very few depictions or accurate representations that one can relate to.
That said, there are many actors out there that would play an awesome Nina Simone without having to commit blackface in the process. Opportunity is not being given to black actors of darker complexion. That is what Nina Simone stood for in part, equality and acceptance of all. Less discrimination against people of darker complexions. To then see that a afrolatina actor is being painted black as opposed to hiring someone more qualified to play the role like Mary J Blidge, who dropped the project, or Jennifer Hudson.
I am not the only one outraged by this… Lets take to twitter :
The official witter for the estate of Nina Simone tweeted this after a quote tweeted by Zaldana.
it later continued to post better candidates for the role that is already in post production.
Here is the official Trailer for the BioPic of Nina Simone.