sleepy towns breed sleepy minds
dreaming incoherant babbles
about where they wish they were
the water on the lake
moves slow and tastes of poison.
hanging heavy over it
clouds of insects
foot to ground
pencil to page
hovers much the same
fruit rots from bruises
and the stifling heat
sleepy towns breed sleepy minds
(For some reason the GIF’s action seems to get a little hung up on tumblr… if it’s tweaking or jittering, wait a few seconds, or refresh the page if you want to see it move smoothly!)
May I present to you, the first character I’m going to be playing with for FreeCel… friends, “comrades”, and fellow (not) workers: meet Sabo the Cat. The Adventures of whom will be coming one day, eventually, when I get around to it, to a screen near you (possibly even yours!) in serialized Saturday-morning-style cartoon shorts talking about topics from direct action tactics in the workplace, to random smashy smash.
The cycle’s made up of 23 frames (for a nod to slackerdom I chose not to round it off for a balanced 24 frames) of traditional hand drawn animation, strung together on an open source 2D animation software called Pencil, which is available for download on a variety of different OS at http://pencil-animation.org/
The GIF and the video are both created by me, and being offered under creative commons. If you want to use either for non-commercial purposes, please give me credit for what I’ve spent the last two days working on (my name and email address are at the end of the video).
If you’d like to support the production of this series, please feel encouraged to get in touch at ngryphon[at]gmail.com. Donations/support are readily accepted (whether that’s through cash dollars to buy lentils and help pay rent, or offers to collaborate).
That’s right kids! I get to smash the fuck out of our giant fold out couch with a sledge hammer and then throw the broken parts over the fire escape!!! Yeah!!!!
At the AKA, we have already taken a fatal blow against the poisonous notion that Workers’ Parties are just for the Commies! And have proven, time and time again, that we know how to do them with much more postive social impact… even when we’re just smashing things!
Case in point: though the demolitons may be done (and most of the reconstruction too!) we still have a prime opportunity for you to brush up on, and show off your smashy smash skills. Tomorrow morning (who am I kidding… very early afternoon) I’m going to be skinning (alive?!) our dirty old unsalvagable pullout couch and then smashing the bejeezus out of it with a sledge hammer and throwing the bits over the fire escape! Sound like fun? If you want to get in on the action, call me tomorrow (or… I guess, at this point… when you wake up later today?) between 11 am and noon.
If you have a camera, it would be epic to get some shots of this for the lolz.
In the first ever weekly installment of my informative, wildly popular “How To” series, we’re going to focus on retrieving your head from your ass once the second sphincter seems to have gotten a death grip on your lower jaw. Luckily, even though it narrows at the neck, your shoulders act as a handy flared base, so the risk of upsuck is minimal, which should save you the embarassment of a trip to the hospital to be stuffed full of laxitives or have your intestines opporated on. If whatever lubes you used to get your head in there has dried out apply a liberal ammount as far inside as you can slip a finger (especially in the case of having a beard), and bracing, attempt to slowly withdraw. If your head becomes stuck again at any other point (ie the nose) attempt masturbation by using one of these easy exercises, as sexual arousal (esp orgasm) can cause the sphincter to tighten and relax in a rythmic patern. Don’t become discouraged, continue to apply lube, and remember to breathe. If you experience neck pain, don’t fucking shove your head up your ass in the future.
And, if you shoved your head in your own ass in an attempt to avoid doing anything that may reflect poorly upon you, remember:
- By doing so, you already have, and that was entirely self defeating, now wasn’t it?
- At least you haven’t done any of this. Your life could be worse, and you’re clearly not quite as embarrassing and thoughtless as you’re worried about being.
- Now that your head is out of your ass, stop focussing on your shit (maybe take a shower to make that possible) and get to work!