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PARTIES AND EASTER

15 April 2006

I have good news and bad news. The bad news, as always, comes first and it is that the new website has been temporarily thwarted by that whole 'Easter' business.

For those of you who don't know what it is, it's basically a few days every year in which we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The irony is that this date changes every year, so it would seem we know as little of it as you do, if you didn't know what the hell it was two sentences back.

Intriguingly, I'm reading Joseph Campbells classic book 'The Hero with a Thousand Faces', which concerns the monomyth; the archetypical journey of the hero that is remarkably the same in every myth, story, religious parable or fairytale regardless of time and culture. And the story of Jesus also follows exactly these set rules of engagement. It would be tedious and against the doctrines of brevity to go into the specifics at this point, but let's just say it's just another convincing plea for the fact that his tale is one of human imagination and ad-libbed exaggeration. You know, if you didn't already have enough evidence already.

Still, Easter is fun for reasons of the abundance of chocolate and the chance for me to get a rest at home from my daily duties. Speaking of which, on to the good news: my roommates had a party Thursday night and I'm happy to report that it wasn't at all as horrible as the last party we had. I reported to you about it back then and I'll admit I was somewhat furious at the time. Not so this time around, because I rather enjoyed myself. This was also because I worked all night to get a TV-animation done for the prestigious Dutch game-show '2 Voor 12'. So I got a nice productivity vibe going whilst also being able to get some brief respite from my duties by venturing downstairs where there were legions of people sitting drunk on the couch, smiling away or pondering heavy thoughts with the inherent sadness of someone who has much to think about, but can't get the right braincells to start working on it.

I've throw the animation online onto the forums, so you'll be able to see what I made of it. You can find it in this topic. Don't be afraid to spill your thoughts on them, we're all just learning here.

So, to sum this up:
1. Bad: the website must wait a few more days until after the weekend.
2. Good: parties needn't necessarily be horrible, and I finished a nice animation which you should, really, go and review.
Sounds like a fair deal to me.

Roderick.