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Monthly Archives: December 2009

I am going to try to breathe some life into this blog. While it was intended for discussion of my stories written for The Matrix Online, MxO’s time has ended and so I will try to take it in a new direction of its own. This means more frequent posts with other unique pieces of creativity found on the internet, such as Marble Hornets in the last post. This also means I will slowly try to update the “The Matrix Online” page with an arrangement of my former story content from MxO. This means the Watchmaker puzzle, the Joker nodes, the thermal map, etc. I also intend to post pieces from my new story work (such as the lost woman on the bus).

For this post, I present Alma, a short animated film from Spanish animator and now director Rodrigo Blaas. Featuring French animator Bolhem Bouchiba, character designers Carlos Grangel and Sergio Pablos, Art Director Alfonso Blaas, music composer Mastretta and sound designer Tom Myers. Winner of Grand Prix Award at the Bradford Animation Festival and Best Opera Prima at Italian renowned Animated Festival, I Castelli Animati. You can watch it on their webpage at almashortfilm.com or on Vimeo.
Enjoy!
Alma Short Film

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One of my friends recently introduced me to Marble Hornets, which I believe would be classified as “chaotic fiction”. It is the ongoing story of the narrator’s attempt to discover what happened to his old friend Alex by examining the videotapes from his film project “Marble Hornets” that he left behind. As the narrator watches more of the tapes, he uncovers a sinister mystery. While there isn’t necessarily much in the way of solving to be done for the viewers, it is an interesting and creepy story presented through a series of short videos on youtube.

Here’s the link to the introduction: http://www.youtube.com/user/marblehornets?blend=1&ob=4#p/u/21/Wmhfn3mgWUI
At the moment, there are 20 entries (as well as responses from a related “totheark” account) and the story is still on-going. Worth a watch!

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