Wednesday, May 28, 2008

and your vanilla friend, she looks like something I need

Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square
Was fashion the reason why they were there?


It's been an odd few days. I'd like to describe it more concretely, but...that's really what it boils down to.

Odd few days.

They disguise it, hypnotize it
Television made you buy it


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There are now twenty-eight official species across three conjoined lands--various spots in Caledon, Winterfell, and one deeply thicketed patch of Lovelace.

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my...

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Remind me, next time I think the World's Cutest Underworld God sounds like a fun avatar? To not buy it.

It's toxically adorable.

She's scared that I will take her away from there
dreams that her country left her with no one there


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Mushroom hunting of an evening, when suddenly, the grid skewed sideways. It was odd and deranged, there seemed to be no position I could put my camera in that would cause the lines and bars to leave.

Mesmerize the simple minded
Propaganda leaves us blinded


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After a while, I was less worried, and more intrigued. Purple, grey, moss-green, cobalt blue--all banded through with black, and sometimes, planed fields of solid smoke-black, curiously velvety in appearance. How far would this go?

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl
I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl
I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl


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Ultimately, it finally became too disorienting to stay, and I was off. Still puzzles me; I've had visual oddities affect photographs I've taken; I've had splashes of odd lines, "UVOs" (unidentified visual objects) across the visual field; but never had I moving transitory patches that flickered and changed radically.

Disturbing.

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my...girl

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Seen on the Isle of Lesbos. Amazing, truly amazing thing. Gorgeously detailed. Inexplicably parked in girl central. But lovely for all of that.

I stood and listened to the waters lap at the sides of the wooden frame and contemplated dichotomy.

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my...girl

Odd few days. Hunting and not finding, discovering and challenging, disturbing news and pleasant tale telling. More in the life to reflect upon and resolve.

As always, we'll see how it goes. It's how I do things, after all, and it's worked out fairly well so far.

(Lyrics are System of a Down's "Hypnotize".)

2 comments:

Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle said...

I should post my pictures of what happens to my computer every now and again. I've heard of similar experiences from a few other people, most recently Her Lyonesse. So far it seems to be nVidia graphics cards, but that could simply be because they're fairly common rather than because it's a driver conflict.

Emilly Orr said...

And it is true that I have an nVidia card. Considering we'll be upgrading machines soon, I wonder if it would work better to specify a non-nVidia card?