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drhoz remembered that the creator of that music video I pointed out last time, I Lived on the Moon, is also responsible for a wonderfully odd little short, Krapooyo. Perfectly work safe, though people will wonder what you're watching..

On the much fluffier side of cuteness, though, marko_the_rat recently came upon a new Optus ad featuring some wonderful raccoons - check it out! (29s, 3.7MB. There's no audio, but that doesn't detract from the adorability. ^_^ The schtick is they're spying on people to find out what they really want from a telco)

relee might want to make time for this clip that ristin found.. someone waking up to find they're a teddy bear. ^_^ (His purple bunny is rather sweet as well, though I'm not sure about that outfit)

Churches ad hoc is an amusingly irreverent collection of photos and captions. Recommended to those for whom a Stephen Fry alarm clock would be a welcome gift.

A look at the ongoing troubles of the US subprime and Alt A mortgage markets, and the knock-on effects. "The big chill gripping global credit markets has caused 46 leveraged financing deals around the world to be pulled since June 22, representing more than $60 billion in funding that companies had planned for mergers and acquisitions. The number of deals pulled last year: zero." "According to people who took part in the conference call, Jochen Sanio, head of Germany's financial regulator, is said to have warned of the worst banking crisis since 1931."

If you're in need of more hare in your life, try dailybunny. ^_^

Inch resting. There's a new LJ directory search, currently available to plus/paid/perm members. (If you can't reach it, this is what it looks like)

Was it tilton who's especially fond of fine pens? Pharyngula recently pointed out a quite gorgeously eccentric example: Jules, designed after a squid. ("Available in solid sterling silver, solid 18k gold, and solid platinum". Funnily enough, no prices are listed)

And now for something completely different: Gus Visser and His Singing Duck (1m32s, 5.2MB).


But that's not all! Select audio channel two for commentary by Donald Crafton, Chairman of the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame.
 
 
 
 
 
 
At least there it doesn't add much to the load time, and looks cool. ^_^ So many official movie sites seem to snuggle up tightly with Flash, though - and a fair few other corporate ones, too. So annoying.. for one thing, very few bother to provide any means of linking to a specific page, so you're stuck having to give (often fairly abstract) navigation from the front page. And if you want to copy text? Time to transcribe, or just take a screenshot. :-P

The short itself I really enjoyed - whereas a lot of CG animation strives for a certain toony realism, that went for something truly different. Hm. Wonder if the Beanworld creator's thought of trying a Flash animation..

I do like the idea of a lockable suit, definitely - especially one that's very toy-like in appearance, as with the teddy, as that plays right into my love of transformations. (Another excellent example, which I linked to a while ago, is this teddy from somewhere on M*S*ace, a fairground prize stuffed with a human instead of expanded polystyrene beads)

I wonder if I could do something along those lines with Red.. a bit tricky, as the neck fur extends from the body, tucked into the head. Still, something to ponder when I make my bunny. Or maybe even one of them.. perhaps one more realistic, like patch_bunny, and one more toony.

Indeed, I noticed the link was showing up with a user icon, rather than the community or feed icon. Hastily corrected, the better to ensure people aren't deprived of sufficient lapinity in their lives. ^_^

*noddles* Yeah, I just watched the short earlier, and it was really rather cute. :) As for the website, I'm not a fan of using Flash for complete sites because it locks out blind or otherwise vision-impaired people; HTML and CSS exist for a reason, and it just bugs me when content and presentation are fused so profusely as is the case in Flash for no reason at all. (I'm certainly not opposed to Flash in general, but creating an entire website in Flash makes it about as navigable to a blind person as using one huge image with clickable regions for the entire site.)

Ah well. :)

But yeah, I agree about lockable suits. ^_^ I rather like the idea of being locked up or sewn into a fursuit in general, but plushie-like suits lend themselves to this quite naturally - they're an obvious choice. ^.^

That other video is quite nice, too, BTW, although I probably would've removed the head myself, if possible. :) I'm not sure it still would've been large enough to wear then, but there's other manufacturers that make huge plushies; http://bigplush.com/ for example has an 8 foot bear, and in the past at least, they also used to offer unstuffed plushie "skins" (which should not only be much easier and less expensive to ship but also lend themselves quite naturally to being turned into plush suits). :)

Personally, I'd still add fibrefill to provide further confinement before lock the suit or sewing it shut, of course. ;) The only thing left to do then is figure out a way to prolong the period of time you can spend that way...

Who's Red? ^^