shipwreckedcomedy: Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner…

Posted by jbc on May 31st, 2016 at 8:49 am

shipwreckedcomedy:

Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party has wrapped production. We can’t thank you enough for your support in helping make this project a reality. It was, without a doubt, one of the best on set experiences any of us have ever had. We are incredibly proud of the story we’re telling, the amazing cast and crew that came together to tell it, and how hard everyone worked to make our dream of Poe Party a reality. We have never worked with a more hardworking, talented group of people. This is the biggest thing we’ve ever done, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your support and the support of everyone who came together on set to make it happen. We created something very, very special with some of our favorite and most talented friends, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY NOW ON BACKERKIT!

All pictures by Christopher Higgins.

So much #poeparty!

They shot 10 pages a day (!) for 10 days. That’s practically feature-length.

They’ve all been gushing about how much fun they had and how good it looks and how hilarious it is. And yes, they would probably find a way to put a positive spin on things even if it hadn’t been fun and good-looking and hilarious. But this doesn’t sound like that. This sounds like the happy exhaustion of people who are still in the glow of pulling it off and don’t want it to be over.

I know there’s still a mountain of work and it will be months before it’s ready. I don’t want to jinx anything or get my own expectations too high. But I’m so looking forward to it. Because it’s going to be epic. It’s going to be “a very pleasant feast, in fact an engrossing entertainment: rich, abundant, varied, and prolonged.”

But more than that, I’m just so proud of all of them, and especially the four who were at the heart of making it happen.

Show people will change the world.

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thalassarche: Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) – photo by…

Posted by jbc on May 31st, 2016 at 7:11 am

thalassarche:

Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) – photo by Edward Post

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elodieunderglass: What Do Starlings Know

Posted by jbc on May 31st, 2016 at 12:01 am

elodieunderglass:

What Do Starlings Know

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What do you love most about sailing? Like what makes you want to go out again?

Posted by jbc on May 31st, 2016 at 12:01 am

I used to live 40 kms away from any kind of civilisation, and I would feel trapped on weekends, and then I started sailing and it was like an escape. I also struggled to make friends, but sailing gave me something in common with people and when I got into the regatta scene I started making so many friends from all over the country (I recently started uni and two of my closest friends are people I’ve recognised from sailing)

Now that I’m at uni and living in the middle of New Zealands largest city, I think its just an escape, like I can just get out and get away from all the craziness and just clear my head for a bit. I’d rather just go for a sail, than actually race. I love the sound of the water against the hull of my boat, and just the rawness of it all. for a few hours, I can just be myself. I’m a total water baby, so it gives me an excuse to be on the water. I also live right next to a yacht club now, so sometimes when not really knowing anyone gets too much to handle, I can just go down to the yacht club, and theres familiar faces, ya know? 

I just realised that a lot of that isn’t about sailing and getting out as such, but I don’t know, I feel like thats what I enjoy the most. (sorry for the novel)

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anonsally: scribblinaway replied to your post “Okay, self.” you CAN do this!!! Thank you for the…

Posted by jbc on May 30th, 2016 at 11:44 pm

anonsally:

scribblinaway replied to your post “Okay, self.”

you CAN do this!!!

Thank you for the vote of confidence! And you were right! I did it!

lies
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That sounds super interesting. Fun fact: my latest obsession is researching sea level rise for the general plan update process I’m currently involved in.

The show was indeed super interesting. I think the other thing about being in nature is that it makes us (or me, anyway) more patient. So even though the pace of the dancing/choreography was slow, and maybe a bit repetitive, that felt right for the setting and I didn’t get bored or impatient with it or feel that something more should have happened. It was sort of meditative.

Wow, that must be pretty depressing research, but important for long-term planning. 

You know, it’s not really depressing. Or at least, not unrelievedly so.

There’s definitely a stages-of-grief thing that comes with learning about climate change, as there is with learning about lots of other awful human fuckwittery. Because on some level, yes, it’s about things that are beautiful and precious being lost, and our descendants inheriting an impoverished world, and that’s legitimately sad-making.

I’m unwilling to deal with the issue by denying its existence, though I can understand the appeal. Getting angry has a place, and trying to craft bargains, and yeah, depression.

But there’s also acceptance, and a kind of hope. I didn’t choose to live my life during this time, but I can make meaningful choices about how I live it. I can choose to be an honest witness. I can educate myself and try to educate others, working with my neighbors to make choices that will strengthen our community.

It’s not all about fighting some big fight. There’s a point where acceptance means not pretending you can avert the inevitable, but instead that you’re going to make the most of the time you have.

You went to a marsh and watched people dance while the tide rolled in. A bunch of talented people used the Internet to collect money to make a dream of theirs come true during 10 days in a rented mansion. I can walk outside and listen to the birds.

There very much are things to be done. And doing something, even if it’s only a small something, can be a powerful antidote to depression. Add your light to the sum of light, like Billy Kwan.

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sixpenceee: An eerie photograph of Sparrows over the…

Posted by jbc on May 30th, 2016 at 10:57 pm

sixpenceee:

An eerie photograph of Sparrows over the Netherlands.

(Image Source)

Starlings, not sparrows. But yeah. Wild.

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drxgonfly: pink blossoms (by Sam Scholes)

Posted by jbc on May 30th, 2016 at 5:06 pm

drxgonfly:

pink blossoms (by Sam Scholes)

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shipwreckedcomedy: Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner…

Posted by jbc on May 30th, 2016 at 2:58 pm

shipwreckedcomedy:

Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party has wrapped production. We can’t thank you enough for your support in helping make this project a reality. It was, without a doubt, one of the best on set experiences any of us have ever had. We are incredibly proud of the story we’re telling, the amazing cast and crew that came together to tell it, and how hard everyone worked to make our dream of Poe Party a reality. We have never worked with a more hardworking, talented group of people. This is the biggest thing we’ve ever done, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your support and the support of everyone who came together on set to make it happen. We created something very, very special with some of our favorite and most talented friends, and we can’t wait to share it with you.

EDGAR ALLAN POE’S MURDER MYSTERY DINNER PARTY NOW ON BACKERKIT!

All pictures by Christopher Higgins.

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buggirl: Stumbled upon Horned Lizard adorableness while working…

Posted by jbc on May 30th, 2016 at 12:03 pm

buggirl:

Stumbled upon Horned Lizard adorableness while working in the field last weekend.

The perfect combination of cuddly/not cuddly.

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xwg: Field of Red. By Simon Fairless

Posted by jbc on May 30th, 2016 at 7:16 am

xwg:

Field of Red. By Simon Fairless

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dappledwithshadow: Tired, Ramon Casas c. 1895-1900

Posted by jbc on May 29th, 2016 at 5:04 pm

dappledwithshadow:

Tired, Ramon Casas

c. 1895-1900

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mashamorevna: you can erase someone from your mind. getting…

Posted by jbc on May 29th, 2016 at 12:02 pm

mashamorevna:

you can erase someone from your mind. getting them out of your heart is another story..

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spoutziki-art: Claude Monet, Oat and Poppy Field, Giverny,…

Posted by jbc on May 29th, 2016 at 7:03 am

spoutziki-art:

Claude Monet, Oat and Poppy Field, Giverny, 1890

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lies: Heh. Pretty, but wrong. If I were there I’d have to redo…

Posted by jbc on May 28th, 2016 at 5:32 pm

lies:

Heh. Pretty, but wrong. If I were there I’d have to redo it.

I’m sorry. I just can’t leave it like that.

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First off, you need to have the right geometry. Spring lines keep the boat from surging fore and aft. Breast lines (which are the ones going at a mostly right angle from boat to dock) keep the boat from moving in and out:

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That labeling is a little wacky, but whatevs. Onward.

There’s no reason to have a tangled mass of spaghetti at the cleat. Yes, extra hitches add a certain feeling of security, but you don’t need them if you know what you’re doing.

Unlike this person:

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No.

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No!

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Nee! Nooit!

Sigh. Look. You want to start with a straight turn around the back of the cleat, then wrap up around the opposite horn so you have a way to pull up to take the strain while easing out, or to tighten up after you’ve pulled in some slack on the standing part of the line. After that straight turn, you cross over the center of the cleat, around the opposite horn, then twist a loop into the line for the hitch to lock it. But unlike the image above, the exiting free end of the locking hitch should lie parallel to the previous crossover, not across it.

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Ooh; so close. The only problem here is that the standing part coming in from the boat should have gone around the far horn first, not the near horn. That gives better control when doing that easing-out-and-taking-in maneuver I described above, and makes it harder for the line to slip off the cleat or jam the turns applied later.

Like this:

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Yes.

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Ooh, yesss.

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Nice.

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That’s what I’m talking about.

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Mm hmm.

Thank you for your time.

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textless: Lichen on petrified wood in the Bisti Badlands, April…

Posted by jbc on May 28th, 2016 at 5:02 pm

textless:

Lichen on petrified wood in the Bisti Badlands, April 2016.

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mostlythemarsh: Under Cover Time passes softly and I’m a day…

Posted by jbc on May 28th, 2016 at 3:47 pm

mostlythemarsh:

Under Cover

Time passes softly and I’m a day older

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Heh. Pretty, but wrong. If I were there I’d have to redo…

Posted by jbc on May 28th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Heh. Pretty, but wrong. If I were there I’d have to redo it.

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davidcater: Had an awesome time on set for #poeparty….

Posted by jbc on May 28th, 2016 at 12:17 pm

davidcater:

Had an awesome time on set for #poeparty. @shipwreckedcomedy (@seanpersaudmd, @sineadpersuade, @hartandgrace & @mkwiles) are putting something very fantastic together that I’m sure we will all enjoy. They’re working positively hard on this and if what I saw is just a sample of the whole thing, then you’re all in for a real treat when it airs. Keep up the great work team! #onset

Browsing through the photos and commentary from the just-wrapped poeparty shoot on Twitter and Instagram is giving me feels. Even if I never got to see the end result, it would be worth having pledged just to know these people I admire so much had the chance to make something they love.

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thalassarche: Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) -…

Posted by jbc on May 28th, 2016 at 12:02 pm

thalassarche:

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) – photo by Frode Jacobsen

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toofarnorth: Every morning on a beach is a good one. Old shot…

Posted by jbc on May 28th, 2016 at 7:02 am

toofarnorth:

Every morning on a beach is a good one. Old shot near Kalaloch in Washington – toofarnorth

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