Wargoon Flishe Watch

including the Pome of the Day Project

Thursday, March 30, 2006


This is Dr. Hubert Zork, and no, I am not about to write to you about the vibrations of ancient jazz that still rumble in my gut, I am instead here to write to you more of the on-going journals in the life of the unaccomplished fictional animator John Akre.

Yesterday morning and yesterday late at night he created more animation. Chief among his animation activities yesterday was the creation of a new piece of locatiamation. For those of you who did not read the entries upon this practice from weeks ago, here is a recap.

Locatiation is animation on location. He uses a piece of glass connected to his camera so he can wave it around. He makes his animation frames with post-it notes.

Yesterday he quickly drew out, post-it by post-it, an animation of a train leaving a station and leaving Wargoon behind on the platform. He moved the notes over slightly to trace the train for movement and then moved each note directly over the previous to draw the station and growing Wargoon. He drew Wargoon turning into abstract lines.

Then he rode his bicycle to nearby railroad tracks and shot the frames one by one with the tracks and sky and overhead wires as the frame around the animation.

He also created some more animation with his beloved movie theatre set and his beloved office building set.

That is enough animation talk for today. And now, for all you fans of shorter lines than usual, here is the Pome of the Day Project.

i am quite gnarly
and have plenty room for ants
i am lighter than my connected cousins
but still maintain a certain weight
i have traveled far and wide
and seen both shores in passing

my travels now have ended
and so i contemplate this mud
i am going nowhere
someone might even burn me
i am all washed up
i am the driftwood

Written in sincerity and with fingers,
Dr. Hubert Zork


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