Starting in 2007 this blog documents the multiple attempts to write a book about Leonardo da Vinci, with random thoughts and posts along the way. In early 2016 I finally gave up (or in?) on that and it was the most free'ing decision I've ever made. Maybe i'll go back to it eventually but now i'm able to focus on my other passions. The things I wanted to do "Once I finish, someday." I learned what I didn't like and what didn't work. Now it's time to figure out what I do want and what does.
Feather Duster Budgies
"Feather Duster Budgies" are caused by a recessive genetic disorder that causes their feathers to never stop growing. They have trouble moving and cant fly and rarely live longer than a year because their nutrition is used up for feather production. They also have a deeper voice. This is a side effect from too much inbreeding to increase their size and make them fluffier. Most of them are culled and are considered a taboo among budgie breeders. Others are purposely bred and sold but they are difficult to care for and most live only a couple months.
This one reminds me of the Secret of Nimh Owl:
This shows the difference between normal budgies and ‘English Budgies.’ English doesn't mean they are from England (They are native to Australia) but rather they are specifically bred for a certain appearance similar to the different breeds of dogs. English budgies are larger (by almost a head) have thicker feathering, a different shaped head and body. They are thought to be more ‘easy going’, more docile, and arguably better talkers w a different tone of voice. Wild budgies are usually green and yellow while pet budgies come in many coloring a ranging from white to blue and turquoise.
The shining is one of those movies that the people who only see it once won't appreciate. If you go into hearing that 'it's scary' you'll be disappointed. It's not your typical horror movie. It's not your typical - movie movie. It's just weird in a way that is hard to put your finger on. It's a movie with a lot of layers.
It's an example of a weird type of paranoia- questioning- is there a hidden meaning or isn't there? Are you just reading too much into it and seeing things or was it intentional? This is also a great example in that it definitely has some hidden meanings but also brings some vagueness since the director is dead and can't verify if they are his intention or coincidence or just accidental.
The idea that he filmed the hallways and blueprints of the hotel being 'impossible' is definitely true. It invokes a type of sub-conscious confusion in that we realize there is something 'wrong' with the orientation but…
I've been thinking about how each animal seems to have it's "ivore" - opposite. Or a herbivore/ carnivore opposite. Almost as if each type of animal divided into two different types and with each comes almost universal characteristics not just shared between the two similar species but all of the herbivores/ carnivores and even more interestingly- omnivores.
This made me think of humanities place within this potential contrast.
For example a Panda bear exclusively eats bamboo (Herbivore) and a Polar Bear exclusively eats Meat - they can probably eat some vegetables (saw them eating carrots in a zoo) as well but their natural diet is almost all meat. A Panda could also probably eat some meat but the idea is they are definitely more one or the other. Another dividing factors isn't just "will eat meat" but will actually hunt or kill an animal to get it. There are a lot of animals that could or would eat meat if it was in front of them but wouldn't eve…