Satoshi Kon - Editing Space & Time
Tony Zhou : “Four years after his passing, we still haven’t quite caught up to Satoshi Kon, one of the great visionaries of modern film. In just four features and one TV series, he developed a unique style of editing that distorted and warped space and time. Join me in honoring the greatest Japanese animator not named Miyazaki.”
See these beautiful pictures of this beautiful woman?
That’s my Nana.
My Nana has always been the most important person in my life. She has been there with me through all of the awful things I went through as a child, taking my brother and I in when things got really bad. She was feisty, but loved harder than anyone I’ve ever known.
Her and my Papa have one of the greatest love stories I know:
When my Nana was a sophomore in high school and my Papa was a junior, my Papa was a pass runner (which means he delivered mail from the school office to the teachers and students during his free period). One day, my Nana was in her math class and my Papa was running a pass to the nun that taught the class. He says that he opened the door and the first thing he saw was the most beautiful girl he’d ever seen, sitting in the front row. Needless to say, he was frozen on the spot, just watching as she took her notes from the blackboard. After a few moments of standing motionless in the doorway, the nun began to shout at him to do his business and get on with what he was supposed to be doing (which embarrassed my Papa quite a lot). After class, he waited outside my Nana’s classroom and walked her to her locker and they’ve been together ever since.
However, everything changed in May of 2013.
My Nana was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
For those of you who don’t know what pancreatic cancer really is (it’s not as common as breast cancer, so don’t feel dumb- I didn’t know what it was at first either), it’s an awful cancer that attacks the tissues of your pancreas. You can read more about it here, but the bottom line is that it is a very fast spreading disease with a poor prognosis, even when spotted early. It’s a brutal type of cancer that works so quickly, you hardly have time to process what’s happening.
I lost my Nana in February, 2014. Ten months after her diagnosis.
It was the hardest time in my life. For her last two months, she couldn’t do anything independently; even visiting the bathroom by herself became impossible. We had to feed, bathe, and do everything for her. She couldn’t even sit up without assistance. She was taking copious amounts of drugs every day to combat the pain in vain.
Suddenly, in the matter of less than a year, my role model didn’t even have the strength to hug me anymore.
Here’s where you come in:
On September 9th, (my Nana’s birthday!), I will be walking in the Pancreatic Cancer Walk in her honor. My goal is to raise $50 in her name!
100% of the proceeds go to pancreatic cancer research!
If you can spare a few dollars, you can visit my page and donate. Make sure to let me know if you donate- I will be forever grateful to you (and probably cry a few happy tears).
Thank you guys so much for reading and thank you even more if you donated!! I love you guys!!
The Titanoboa, is a 48ft long snake dating from around 60-58million years ago. It had a rib cage 2ft wide, allowing it to eat whole crocodiles, and surrounding the ribcage were muscles so powerful that it could crush a rhino. Titanoboa was so big it couldn’t even spend long amounts of time on land, because the force of gravity acting on it would cause it to suffocate under its own weight.
I’m so glad they aren’t around
omg me too. I’m scared enough of 26 ft long anacondas. I’m so happy Megalodons, those giant sharks, aren’t alive either
Praise natural selection
I remember watching Walking with Beasts or something similar, or some British tv show about evolution
The subject was something like a 12 foot long water scorpion
I was so startled by its sudden appearance and narration that I yelped: “12 fucking feet?!?! I’m fucking glad it’s extinct!”
Dude, prehistory was home to some fucking TERRIFYING creatures. For some reason, everything back then was enormous and scary. Extinction doesn’t always have to be a bad thing!
And Poppy, what you saw was an arthropod known as Pterygotus (it was actually featured in Walking With Monsters). Not only was it as big (or maybe even bigger) than your average human, it had a stinger the size of a lightbulb. REALLY glad that bugger isn’t around anymore.
Also, Megalodon deserves to be mention again, because just hearing its name makes me want to never be submerged in water ever again.
GOD, I HATE THIS POST. HOW DO WE EVEN KNOW THAT SHIT ISN’T STILL AROUND? LURKING? EVOLVING? WE DON’T. WE DON’T KNOW SHIT ABOUT SHIT DOWN THERE. THE OCEAN IS A PRIMEVAL HELLSCAPE NIGHTMARE AND WE ALL JUST DIP OUR STUPID FRAGILE UNPROTECTED FETUS BODIES AROUND THE EDGES OF IT LIKE THAT’S NORMAL. FUCK THE OCEAN.