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This is not a tall tale by any means. Throwing out the trash can be quite the adventure when you have cages to escape and wild beasts(alright just one) chasing you.
This all happened within one day of each other.  And so begins the tale of my Trash adventures.

So lets start by setting the scene. I live in an old 5-story apartment building. The garbage bin for my building is located outside at the back surrounded by a tall wooden fence, with a wooden gate that has one of those bottom locks you pull up.

The first tale goes like this. I was throwing out the trash around midnight. Not an usual practice for me,I enjoy throwing out the trash at night, away from prying eyes. It's a quiet night, like most nights in my neighbourhood at this hour. I opened the gate, entered the pen, a little deeper than usual.  and tossed the bag into the dumpster bin. As I tossed the bag, the gate behind slammed shut, effectively locking me in. Of course there's no was for me to open the pen from the inside. So I was trapped! The wooden fence was too tall for me to climb over, and I had forgotten my cellphone at home. I called out for help, but alas not a soul came to my rescue(even though there were a couple of people in shouting distance). I thought I would have to spend the night with the trash. When I thought all hope was lost, I decided to give the door one final shove, but it did not give in. I realized then the door was only locked at the bottom.I pushed on part of the gate, to create a large enough opening to squeeze my hand through. Though I had able to get my hand on the other side, I could not from my angle remove the lock that entrapped me. Before giving up total hope I decided to use my other hand instead, and with hopefulness I give the lock a tug, and freed myself from the smelly cage.

The second tale happened the following night, again around midnight. As I approached the fence surrounding the garbage bin, I noticed a raccoon perched on the outer gate.I decided not to enter the pen this time, hoping to avoid a repeat the previous night's events with a raccoon as company. I decided to toss the bag over the fence and into the garbage bin, to try and keep my distance from the creature. With luck on my side, it went in and I avoided hitting the raccoon. I thought all was well,as the raccoon had not made a single sound and began the walk back to the back entrance of my apartment. When suddenly I hear the snarling of the beast. I look over my shoulder to see the raccoon in a defensive stance ready to pounce, looking at me with demonic eyes. I began to walk slowly away not wanting to startle it even more. But the snarling soon turned into a growl and began to get louder and louder. That was my cue to run. Instead of heading to back door(a 15 sec sprint from my location... but the door was difficult to open) I ran around to the front entrance hoping to lose it as I turned the corner... but it did not give up the chase... I feel my heart beating out of my chest. I finally made it to the front door, an narrowly did I escape its sharp teeth. When I entered my apartment suite I could still hear the beast's snarling outside my window. I am never again throwing out the trash that late at night again.

Has some like this ever happened to you guys? What should be a simple mundane task, turns into quite the adventure. I suppose it tales like these that makes life interesting. Doesn't it make you wonder if the fables we all know, were figments of the imagination, or experiences simply stretched out.

Motion Capture Live Theatre and Innerspace feature

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 25, 2013, 8:45 PM


So I've been rather busy lately. I am will be more active once this week is over.  

My school's production of  Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream had it's first show on last friday.
As some of you know I am part of the digital media team for the production, we handle all the interactive effects of the show.
There were a glitches, but thats what previews are for right?  Opening Night went without a hitch!!

We got a feature on Innerspace!!! For those of you who don't know what Innerspace is, its an enterainment show on the Space channel( Canada's Sci-fi channel).
To see our work broadcasted on a national level is awesome! Sooo happy. Look at that magic!!

Innerspace vid:  www.space.ca/InnerSPACE.aspx?v…

If any of you are in the the Toronto neighbourhood we are still showing till this Thursday.


Trailers and interviews:

Trailer 1


Trailer 2


Inside scoop with the actors and director



Dream Time

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 22, 2013, 7:47 PM


Hey you guys,

Just a quick update, I know I haven't really posted anything lately, so sorry.... This week has been my only week off from school. I'll be posting some stuff sometime this week.

Well I having something that I've been wanting to show you... its a little teaser of the play I've been working on since October.
It's a high tech version of Midsummer Night's Dream. We're using Infrared Light to motion track and create fairy magic. Think of it as video games meets live theatre.

If any of you are in the Toronto neighbourhood, please come and see the show.

The show will be running from March 22 to March 28th.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceVHH1…

Wow, the last journal I wrote was a few months ago... so here is a little update... I haven't vanished or anything like that.... I've just been busy with school mostly...
It's been two weeks since the end of semester and now I'm two weeks away from midterms, wow time sure does fly...

The new semester has been treating me ok I suppose. On one hand I've had rearrange my schedule( because I failed to get to required grade for one of my prereq courses, got a c when I needed a c+, so close yet so far), from having to go to school 3 days a week to 5 days a week... as a commuter... that is not fun... having to commute a 2 hour round trip for a 1 hour course...

On the plus side, I've been working on a theatre production of Midsummer Night's Dream at my university. I've missed working  on a theatre production for so long. To be honest, working backstage has  been where some of my fondest memories were formed. Although the work I'm doing on this production is very different from the work I've been doing in the past, I'm rather excited.I am part of a the special effects team, aka the Dream Team. We create interactive projected visual effects, that the actors can interact with on stage. For those of you familiar with Midsummer, all the magic is interactive and computer generated. This project has definitely, pushed me and made me grow as computer programmer, and made me appreciate my major better.   In a few weeks we will be going into rehearsals, and in 2 months we will be preforming live. If any of you are nearby Toronto in March, please feel free and check it out. More details to come....

On a final note, I noticed I haven't done anything special for my watchers here in a while.... so sorry... I really do appreciate you all...
So I'm looking for suggestions... how should I thank you all???
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Da funk by Daft punk
Wow, the last journal I wrote was a few months ago... so here is a little update... I haven't vanished or anything like that.... I've just been busy with school mostly...
It's been two weeks since the end of semester and now I'm two weeks away from midterms, wow time sure does fly...

The new semester has been treating me ok I suppose. On one hand I've had rearrange my schedule( because I failed to get to required grade for one of my prereq courses, got a c when I needed a c+, so close yet so far), from having to go to school 3 days a week to 5 days a week... as a commuter... that is not fun... having to commute a 2 hour round trip for a 1 hour course...

On the plus side, I've been working on a theatre production of Midsummer Night's Dream at my university. I've missed working  on a theatre production for so long. To be honest, working backstage has  been where some of my fondest memories were formed. Although the work I'm doing on this production is very different from the work I've been doing in the past, I'm rather excited.I am part of a the special effects team, aka the Dream Team. We create interactive projected visual effects, that the actors can interact with on stage. For those of you familiar with Midsummer, all the magic is interactive and computer generated. This project has definitely, pushed me and made me grow as computer programmer, and made me appreciate my major better.   In a few weeks we will be going into rehearsals, and in 2 months we will be preforming live. If any of you are nearby Toronto in March, please feel free and check it out. More details to come....

On a final note, I noticed I haven't done anything special for my watchers here in a while.... so sorry... I really do appreciate you all...
So I'm looking for suggestions... how should I thank you all???
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Da funk by Daft punk
I've been tagged by: :iconbubblenubbins:

Rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Each person must post 6 things about themselves in their journal.
3. You have to choose 6 people to tag and post their icons on your journal.
4. Go to their page and tell them you have tagged them.
5. No tag backs.
6. No stuff in the tagging section about "you're tagged if you're reading this". You legitimately have to tag 6 people


Well thank goodness this isn't one of those "name 100 interesting facts about urself" tags.... I barely got through the last one... lol


alright, lets get the ball rolling...

1. Had to make a blog for class... man i hate blogging...
2. going to be teaching a photoshop workshop on friday... so excited... wish me luck ^___^
3. I've become an "Once upon a time" addict... started watching it during the break... now i'm all caught up...
can i just say how much I love RUMPLE!!!

4. also, I've began reading more, finishing usually a book a day... so proud of myself... since before I hadn't finished a book in since the last harry potter came out.( excluding the books they make you read in school)

5.umm.... chocolate... i want some chocolate... or ice cream... but not together.... not a big fan of chocolate ice cream

6. Been super busy lately... haven't had the chance to get on here... but its all for a good reason, 2 months away from opening day of the theatre production im working on.... more news on that later...


Now the lucky 6 are:

:iconevfankayda1020: :iconla-la-lo-loka: :iconxoxoaia: :iconsocanimer24: :icontoxikart: :iconsanctuary-4-all:
Well the next couple of weeks I'll be very inactive, so if I don't reply to comments,
I'm not ignoring you and don't appreciated your comment, in fact I love comments, I'm just rather busy at the moment.
Got three more midterms in the coming weeks to conquer.

Other than that I'm sooooo excited for tonight. I'm going to see Jonathon Young in Tear the Curtain!!!!!!!
There are no words to express what I'm feeling right now... I'll let you guys know how the play went after tonight...
Well the school year has begun( well ok it started a week ago but still...). Well its my second year of my program.  Excited? I was.... now not so much...
This year my entire course load is either math or computer programming....  which is depressing since I'm in the faculty of arts... lol.... weird right...
and i thought my first year was bad(course wise)... we don't even get to do any video editing or photo editing this year :(
well im a digital media major, which is a joint program between arts and computer sciences... so i  expected the computer science, but not this much.... I miss Photoshop already!!!

Well I just have to survive this year and then its on to third year where I'll get to do some awesome stuff... make apps, use kinect technology, make robots, and some other stuff...

So how was your first few days at school?

Now I have a question for you guys.
I've been contemplating if I should make a new DA account, as i want to refine my gallery, or should i keep my account, and just move items to scrap?

Well I know for sure that i'm going to be making a new youtube channel dedicated to tutorials of photoshop and some other cool stuff...
I know what you're thinking... sounds like the a hundred other channels out there.... well yes and no...
i am going to try to put a unique spin on these vids, i don't want to give too much away just yet....
Any suggestions on a youtube channel name? do you guys have youtube channels?

One more note.... Im going to get my laptop fixed in about a week so expect new stuff from me and the launch of my new youtube channel...
Hey everyone,
How are you guys?

Anyway I'm writing this journal, to let you guys know I haven't vanished off the face of the earth... I think i say that alot... do i?

I've been doing some what ok i guess... I've been freelancing most of the summer, while looking for a more stable source of income, but to no avail... Well im finally free to make something... but....

I have some bad news... Don't been expecting alot of art from me in awhile, at least digital art... as my laptop is broken... ok let me rephrase that better... its on the verge of breaking... Its hard drive is about to fail... NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!  As of this moment I lack the funds to get it repaired... and with school time approaching... i don't know....

So anyway, if you guys don't hear from me you now know why... I will try to get on once in awhile...
I have been tagged by :iconbubblenubbins:


Her Questions:

1. do you like domo?
Yes I do. I actually have a huge stuff toy of domo!!!

2. do you like chocolate?
yes and no. I like chocolate, but I'm not a big fan of chocolate ice cream or cake.

3. pants or skirts?
pants, definitely pants.

4. do you like to sharpen pencils?
umm... not really... only when I have to.

5. are you on tumblr?
yup. kakikaizoku.tumblr.com/

6. fave dinner food?
immma going to say..... pasta

7. fave breakfast food?
eggs, sunny side up

8. fave drink?
Canada Dry

9. fave show- and paring
Sanctuary of course. Pairing.... why must you make me choose.  hmm… so many ships to choose from, well I was going to say Teslen but… i just like to see them together (they are really entertaining together), doesn't matter romantically to me… i guess I would have to say Helen and Watson, what can I say Watson's a true gentleman, Sorry Tesla!!!

10. do you like pokemon?
First generation!!!

My questions
1. If you had to live the rest of your life on a deserted island, which three people( real or fictional) would be on your island?
2. Have you seen the Avengers yet?
3.  Who is your favourite marvel superhero?
4. Who is your favourite actor?
5. What's your favourite video game?
6. Iphone, Android, or Blackberry?
7. Cats,Fishes Dogs or Birds?
8.Whats your favourite colour?
9. If you had to move to another country, where would you move to?
10. If you woke up this morning, found yourself turned into an animal, what animal would you be?

I tag:
i dunnoo... whoeverr wants to do it, feel free to!
Hey everyone,

So operation 4ever Young is less than three weeks away and I haven't gotten alot of submissions. This is just a quick reminder.

The last day to submit something for the surprise is May 8th, Jonathon's Actual birthday.
So if you want him to receive your message please give it to me right away.

Your messages will be given to him on May 11th the day of his first performance in the play Stockholm in Toronto

Ways to send your message:

Please leave a name so he'll know who the message is from.

On another note. I just bought the book that will contain all our messages and stuff.
What should the opening dedication be?
From: Your fans......( insert something here)
To: Jonathon Young...( insert something here)

please do spread the word.
Alright I haven't vanished off the face of the planet. Just busy with school, I know I say that alot. I'll be free in about a month.
I'll upload some new work soon.

Anyway just wanted to say that I made a new tumblr. digtal-colours.tumblr.com/
I blog digital art, whether it be cool ads, behind the scenes of movies, music, or digital paintings.
Please follow. ^__^
A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told them to tell it they're sorry. Now even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it. That is what happens when a child bully's another child, they may say they're sorry but the scars are there forever. The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Pass it on or better yet, if you're a parent or a teacher, do it with your child/children.

original link www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…

pass it on
This will just be a quick journal, just wanted to wish you all Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

So for those of you on break right now any plans? how have your holidays been so far?
No I'm not speaking in code.

well today I thought I'd share something a little different, this was a fun little assignment I had to do... not the greatest but still...
We had to visualize data.... zzzzzzzzzz....

soo whats so fun about that? that just a pie chart right?
yes and no.

We had to visualize data using a software called processing... which is great....
its great if for the last 3 months you been looking at java code....
Processing makes java fun... lol

anyway sorry for the blabber....

Instead of visualizing stats i decided to visualize audio....
I have no programming skill whatsoever!!!  my first applet ever!!!

dm.finearts.yorku.ca/~lulitd/P…

enjoy?! Feedback would be greatly appreicated.
Depressing that so many had to fight and lose their lives when now people forget their sacrifices and start a whole new war, flowers that fall from the heavens that no longer love their children for the field they had once lived now burns with their ignorance and hate,

Love is singed and now they fight for nothing more then blood to be shed, and so I ask you when will this madness end? In our life time or theirs?, if they kill us who will teach them?, or will they teach each other?

One can only hope that it is soon they find peace, and that their war will end with minimal death, but that is also wishful thinking, for you must know war to know true peace, but you don't need to see death to be grateful for life, Keep looking forward.

~Pass this along if you are sick of the fighting
Hey you guys,

So well you all know that university has been draining the life out of me... sorry for not making anything recent....
Well the term is almost over, then its winter break yay!! Christmas yay, and New Years and New Year's Eve and oh the Sanctuary Marathon yay!!!
Anyway I will pretty much be free after this week till Jan. 9th so ya expect some new stuff from me. A lot more experimental stuff, different mediums, since I still got to finish my art portfolio( only 3/12 pieces done).

Anyway I'll be taking requests since I have the time, and its the season of giving.
- avatars
-signatures
-wallpapers
-anything else

Yes I promised a few people a few things a long time ago( sorry for taking sooo long)
but i will finish them by next week.
Today not the greatest of all days, well this week not the greatest of all weeks. Sorry for complaining to all of you. University is killing me.  I'm usually a happy go lucky kind of person , but i've had like 2 hours of sleep a day, maybe less so I am a tad cranky.  I AM SOOO SWAMPED WITH WORK!! Its not even funny.  AND to top it all off my laptop just won't start up, now of all days, not fun. Lost all my work, everything, THAT includes 8 major assignments. So I apologize in advance if I don't respond or anything. I am not ignoring you, just trying to get my life organized.
Operation: 4ever Young  is a surprise birthday event for the Jonathon Young.

The plan is well... that's for us fans to decide.The goal is to give him a collective gift from all his fans on his birthday, May 8th. He will be turning 38.  

This is just a idea I had. He will be preforming in a play  in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, starting on May 11th. ( just found out that J-yo moved to toronto, that makes me sooo happy) So this would be a belated gift from his fans all over the world.

The gift(s) could be:
-a collection of short video messages from his fans( maybe even some from the sanctuary cast) and compile it onto a DVD
-A photo album of pictures from/of his fans
-artwork from fans????( got to remember about shipping/storage/space)
-a video tribute

The fans who are in the area could meet up and deliver the gift before the show.  Perhaps even bring cake? And yes I haven't forgotten those who aren't able to come, the entire experience would be recorded.

Now there are  a lot of wrinkles in this plan that need to be ironed out:

- How to collect the videos and photos?
-When to deliver it? ( would have to talk to the theatre about that)
           -We might not be able to give the gift in person.
- we need inside information!!! (Got to talk to the electric company)
            - is it possible to give him the gift on his birthday?
                  - what kind of cake does he like?
- Who is going to deliver it? and how are we meeting up?
-cost?!
- and much much more.....

Now we have 5 months of prep. time. So right now I am looking for people to work along side with me and be the moderators of the event. Also am looking for someone to help me manage the site.  One more thing I am looking for a logo for the event any one want to take a shot at it? There are alot of details that need to be worked out. Once those details are worked out, the operation will start taking gift submissions. If you are interested please send me a note on deviantart or at the event's official website, oh and please do spread the word.


Additional Links:
Operation: 4ever Young official site operation4everyoung.webs.com/
Stockholm starring Jonathon Young play info.  www.seventhstageproductions.co…
NEW Jonathon Young Interview www.themortonreport.com/entert…
Promo vid for operation young www.youtube.com/watch?v=IafCku…

To contact me:
email: operation4everyoung@gmail.com
send ur pics, vids and  letters here or the website

I Act Like a Twenty Year Old!

Fri Oct 21, 2011, 9:00 PM
[x] You know how to make a pot of coffee.
[x] You keep track of dates using a calendar.
[  ] You own a credit card.
[  ] You know how to change the oil in a car
[  ] You've done your own laundry.
[x] You can vote in an election.
[  ] You can cook for yourself.
[ ] You think politics are interesting.

TOTAL SO FAR: 3

[x] You show up for school late a lot.
[x] You always carry a pen/pencil in your bag/purse/pocket.
[ ] You've never gotten a detention.
[x] You have forgotten your own birthday.
[x] You like to take walks by yourself.
[x] You know what credibility means, without looking it up.
[  ] You drink caffeine at least once a week.

TOTAL SO FAR: 8

[x] You know how to do the dishes.
[x] You can count to 10 in another language.
[x] When you say you're going to do something you usually do it.
[  ] You can mow the lawn.
[x] You study even when you don't have to.
[x] You have hand washed a car before.

TOTAL SO FAR: 13

[x] You can spell experience, without looking it up.
[ ] The people at Starbucks know you by name.
[x] Your favorite kind of food is take out.
[X] You can go to the store without getting something you don't need.
[ ] You understand political jokes the first time they are said.
[x] You can type pretty quick.

TOTAL SO FAR: 17

[] Your only friends are from your place of employment.
[ ] You have been to a Tupperware party.
[X] You have realized that practically no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job.
[ ] You have more bills than you can pay.
[X] You have been to the beach.
[x] You use the internet every day.
[ ] You make your bed in the morning.

Total: 20

Post this in your journal with the title saying
"I act like a ___ year old!"

hmmm.... that not tooo bad.... after all I just turned 18.