29 January, 2011

Say 'Yes' More.

So, I'm sure the vast majority of you have heard of the movie Yes Man, and perhaps others have read the infinitely superior book that it's based on. Here's a question: How often do you say yes? To anything? Everyone is always saying no to anything. Want to hang out? Nah. Want to help me with a project? No thanks, man.

Fools! You realise that saying yes will benefit you far more than you know? Perhaps not at first, but in the long run.

Now, I'm not saying to say yes to EVERYTHING like in the book and movie, but say yes to those that are reasonably accomplished. You can spare an hour of your time to help a friend that needs it. Plus, they'll feel obligated to help you out in the future. And if not? Well, at least you did something nice. That counts for something.

The Best Rapper Alive, When the Best Rapper Retires

Soulja Boy is unquestionably "in dis hoe," but how many of you know the true story behind Young Soulja?

When Soulja was a little boy, he started to realise he had a much different swag than that of his peers. Not only was his faster and more dynamic, it also had spikier hair. This, quite simply, is because Soulja was the first person to attain what professionals like to call "Anime Swag."

Throughout his years, Soulja was ridiculed in school for looking like anime. Not only were his digital watch, digital clock and cell phone anime, but he also wore Pikachu diamonds - an idea unheard of at the time.

Soulja Boy eventually broke big when he was roughly 16 (nobody knows the real age of this genius.)
After attaining more money than anyone could imagine, he started going by the name Rich as Fuck.

Well, Mr. Rich as Fuck, you have secured a place in all of our hearts. The Little Engine that Could of the rap game.

Not only do you know that you are on another level, you openly acknowledge your shortcomings in lines such as, "I'll be the best rapper alive, when the best rapper retires" - an obvious ode to Eminem.

Thus, we have learned more about the precarious individual known as Soulja Boy. I'm Ian, and you've been informed.

The Nature Around Us

I would like to imagine a world where people took the time to truly grasp that which surrounds them. Nature is not just plants and animals, but humans and the interactions between them that occur. Nature reveals itself to us in many different aspects, yet most will simply ignore it.

When I started doing filming my documentary in July of 2010, I purposefully started without much knowledge of that which I was to be covering. How could I possibly relate to those without experience if I did not show my learning process as well? Quite simply, I couldn't.

Unfortunately, there were many technical difficulties along the way, and the majority of footage was lost. However, I am adamant to film Into the Ether, and I shall resume filming once Spring has shown its subtle face.

28 January, 2011

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