“The Bourne Culmination” – A Short Film

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“The Bourne Culmination” - A Short Film

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Friday 18th July 2014

I <3 SHORT FILMS

 

“The Bourne Culmination” Alex Cornell

This is the trailer for the hypothetical (though most likely, inevitable) finale to the Bourne series. The Bourne Culmination is our tribute and also our parody of the Hollywood process. It’s a fake movie, but with five friends, a weekend, and some airsoft guns, I think we got pretty close to the real thing.

Full “official website” here: thebourneculmination.com

Tell Me A Story: The Sociology of Gossip

tell me a story
The Sociology of Gossip

TED Talk: Elaine Lui

Post Created Jennifer Kiley

Post Thursday 17th July 2014

 

 

This story Elaine tells us about Gossip will surprise you. It opens up a view on gossip one would not expect to hear. Gossip has been around since the beginning of cave hieroglyphics. It is a way of showing the morality of the times we are in. And a great deal more comes from Elaine Lui’s story. Be surprised. I feel all will Enjoy who Listen. Jkm  ;-)

The Sociology of Gossip - TED Talk: Elaine Lui

Published on Feb 5, 2013

Lainey isn’t looking to impress anyone, especially celebrities. The ETALK Reporter and scribe of the immensely popular celebrity gossip blog, LaineyGossip.com, does what she does for one reason — to provide a gossip education to the Canadian public. The Toronto-born, self-proclaimed gossip maven got into the gossip game in a very roundabout way. What started as an email to two friends grew to a website with active followers from around the world. More than one million people now read LaineyGossip.com every month, making it a leading international celebrity news source. Elaine’s years of experience in the media, celebrity entertainment and blogging space have helped her shape a fascinating TED talk about gossip and it’s critical place within modern pop culture.

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“MACROSTRUCTURE” – A SHORT FILM

amazing visions
“MACROSTRUCTURE”

A Short Film

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 16th July 2014

 

AMAZING LIGHTNESS OF VISION & BEING.
VISUALIZATION IS OUTSTANDING.
IMAGINATION OR REALITY. ARE WE SURE WHICH IS WHICH?

NOW IMAGINE YOU ARE FOUND.
IT IS NOT YOUR PLANET OR YOUR PEOPLE.
WHAT DO YOU DO?

WATCH THIS INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED
ARTISTIC PRODUCTION. PREPARE TO BE BLOWN AWAY!!!

Here - I give you: “MACROSTRUCTURE”

“MACROSTRUCTURE” – Eric Schockmel

Inspired by science and video games, Macrostructure is the first episode in a micro-series and story world entitled “What If You Created Artificial Life And It Started Worshiping You”. We are taken on a 3D animated journey through a world inhabited by synthetic life forms and the self-aware machines who manufacture, control, and recycle them.

Like or share if you want to see more episodes.
Preview how it continues: seditionart.com/eric_schockmel
Further infos: ericschockmel.net

Private Writings: Chapter #70 – “Her Name Is Sylvia Kendall”

private writings a novel of true fantasy by jennifer kiley [shawn's 2d blue name]

“Her Name Is Sylvia Kendall”
Private Writings #70
Written by Jennifer Kiley
Post Tuesday 15th July 2014

WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT
Not Suitable For Children.
ALL CHARACTERS ARE FICTITIOUS.
Anyone Resembling Anyone Living or Dead
Is Purely Coincidental.

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Crypticistic Synopsis:

private writings to dr. annie haskell psychoanalyst

I am the storyteller using imagination fantasy feelings & thoughts

to discover self soul eternal serenity & bliss

but to most importantly tell the best tale ever after upon a time.

see you down the rabbit hole.

Private Writings: Chapter #70 “Her Name Is Sylvia Kendall”

Tuesday 6th January 2009

Dear Annie,

Her name is SYLVIA KENDALL.

How could I have forgotten her name of all names. PTSD maybe. She is the one who hurt me. She is the person who pushed me the final step over the edge. It wasn’t nice for her to do. The accident at the set. Sylvia was driving but she had a valuable passenger who just wanted to do a small part in our film. How was anyone to know she would crash the car, trying to take our daughter Alison Porter with her. The detectives are pushing for attempted suicide. But there is going to be a full investigation. It’s not everyday accidents like this happen while filming a scene where there are no stunts and there shouldn’t have been any danger in the scene.

Sylvia did it to me, trying to destroy me, and now to my daughter. Mine and Scottie’s daughter. Sylvia is in critical condition in the ICU at Cedar Sinai, dying I have heard. Letting her go is not the hard part but she is trying to take our daughter Alison Porter along with her. Only thing is, they wouldn’t be going in the same direction.

Alison is in critical condition, also. Her vitals are dangerously low. She has swelling on the brain. I can’t bear the thought of losing her. Scottie is by her side. She had a bed brought in for her in Alison’s private room. Last time Scottie contacted me in a text, she told me Alison was in a coma and on a ventilator. Alison broke an assortment of bones, along with a concussion. That is why it is essential she wake up soon.

I have to get out of Redcliff. I must see her, Alison. If anything happens to her. If she doesn’t make it, I don’t know what I will do. I need to be with her and Scottie. They need me. Please, Annie, if you can do anything, get me out of here. Once Alison is safe and back home, I promise I will return. You can monitor me while I am out. I could be in contact with you every day or as much as you want me to be. I spoke to Dr. V. She feels it would be difficult for me to see Alison in this condition after the way that Tosh died or was murdered. I’m sure she was murdered.

I will explain what my feelings are about Tosh dying in an identical accident. It is identical, isn’t it?

Just get me home, Annie. Now, PLEASE. I need to see Alison & Scottie. And I really need to see you & to smoke some Medical Marijuana. My nerves have fallen off the edge WANT into an extremely STRONG NEED.

Bring me home.

Goodnight. Ciao Ciao!!!

Love,

Madison

@>-;–

© Madison Taylor 2008

“I think writing really helps you heal yourself. I think if you write long enough, you will be a healthy person. That is, if you write what you need to write, as opposed to what will make money, or what will make fame.“ — Alice Walker

Maksim - Somewhere In Time - Composer John Barry[Dedicated to Annie]

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“A Dream
The beginning always starts out
With a dream.
It is all a dream
In our own nightmares”
— Madison Taylor

Le Chateau de Rocher - Home to Madison & Scottie   Their Cats & daughter Alison. She has her own place on the estate

Le Chateau de Rocher – Home to Madison & Scottie
Their Cats & daughter Alison. She also has her own place on the estate

play is not just play meryl streep“Pretending is not just play.
Pretending is imagined possibility”
— Meryl Streep

Medicalmarijuana red cross marijuana leaf black bgMedical Marijuana

 

Private Moments #70 “The Writer First”

private moments in paintings & poetryPrivate Moments #70 “The Writer First”
Poem by Jennifer Kiley
Poem for Private Writings: Chapter #70
“Her Name Is Sylvia Kendall”

Painting “Alternate Dimensions”
by Jk McCormack
Post 14th July 2014

“For that fine madness still he did retain,
Which rightly should possess a poet’s brain.”
~Michael Drayton~ (1563-1631)

ripples in colors dimension by jkmccormack (c) jkm 2014

“Alternate Dimensions”  Jk McCormack (c) jkm 2008

hands reaching out into rain

“The Writer First”
By Madison Taylor
6th January 2009

I am the writer
I am the reader
Crossing the finish
To win first prize

Learning understanding
What the words are saying
Separate then joined
Going from one
To understanding
To none

And nothing
Being
Without meaning
Questioning it All

No bears to witness
The senses are raw
Deciding what real is

If not
Life holds no meaning
What then are we
A being never in tomorrow?

© madison taylor 2008

Written while under the influence
Of the Mad Hatter
Do the best to translate
Or go with the meaning
The Non-Senses share in explanation

candle flame flickering gif

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Composer Rachmaninoff – Pianist Maksim Mrvica

garden waterfall private gazebo overgrown 4pmip&p

“Doorway to a Place of Enchantment”

“Creating is having the courage
to allow the seer into the private
moments of our imaginative lives.”

— Jkm the secret keeper
aka Jennifer Kiley McCormack

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“Artifact” My Biography – Joshua Snow

white dragon jr snow facing to rightI would like to mark the
13th of July 2014 as the date I formally Introduced
J.R. Snow, a young emerging writer. For the past
three Sundays, he has been our Guest Artist and
his work, in the form of a three part short
story, has been presented here on
‘the secret keeper.’
Thank You Joshua
Jennifer Kiley
jkm

white dragon jr snow

Now it is time for the writer to come out from
behind his worded mask of storytelling and
talk to us about himself and his aspirations.
The following is J.R.’s
introduction of himself
in his own words.
Thank you ALL. Now I
give you - J.R. Snow

 

Artifact
My Biography

Joshua Snow

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

There are a lot of things I wish to say in this, things I wish to express and explain, but words can only describe so much. My name is Joshua Snow. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan like me, you probably already caught onto the fact that my last name is Snow and you know what it means. Yes, I have been told that I know nothing. (Another Game of Thrones reference) However, people are just trying to be funny rather than rude. Besides that, allow me to introduce myself.

Dragon Spirit for j.r. snow bioI live in Texas, a very big place deep in the south. Within this very big state I live in Houston. To put it bluntly, I do not like it here. Its too hot, not enough forest and mountains, and the winters are too short. I plan to move up north someday to some place I feel like I belong. I am 19 and I will be turning 20 this year in August. I am currently enrolled in college classes for the first time and will be starting June 2nd. A lot of change is coming my way, and for the most part, it has been scary to feel.

Now I bet you’re all wondering, “What is a child like me doing talking about myself?” Well, besides what I just told you, I am a writer. A creator. A daydreamer. My mind is always somewhere. I was always that kid in class caught with his head up in the clouds. Even my principal said so when I graduated high school.

I’m fascinated with anything magical, and most of all, anything having to do with dragons. Dragons to me are the most wonderful beings in the world. I read about them as a kid and I have dragon décor all over my room. I have a Celtic dragon flag that’s rather large, a dragon poster by the wonderful artist Christina Yen, a dragon clock, dragon books, Dragon’s Blood incense, (I promise its not really made of dragon’s blood) dragon pendants and a dragon incense holder as well as a box with a dragon laying on it. I’m pretty sure that’s all of it. Dragons are like family to me and I strongly believe they are my guardian angels. I’ve dreamed about them a lot too and I’ve had a lot of dreams of flying. I get a running start and I just leap off my own two feet and fly. There was one particular dream where I was flying with a lot of dragons and a green one stood out to me.

Awesome dragon Poster facing rightI’ve been working on a big fantasy story for the past three years now. I’ve rewritten it a lot of times, and combining all those rewrites, I don’t doubt in my mind I’d go up to 300-400 pages. The characters are probably the closest part to perfect out of the whole story. The plot is still in motion and being worked out in detail and I also drew a map of the world.

I’ve planned for this to be a series of books. I designed the characters via a certain video game where I was allowed to create my own fighter and I designed them through that. I created eighty-two characters until I found the very few I desired. Out of all of those, the few I kept are probably six or seven. My most precious character I created is a Seraphina, a dragon who can transform into a woman with long, white hair and keeps the beautiful blue eyes I gave her. She’s the last one who carries the power of old magic inside her, magic that no longer exists in the world.

In the world I created, magic is dying. Other species like elves no longer exist, and dragons and humans are the only ones known to be alive. However, humans can use magic as well. There are witches and mages, good and evil. I never liked the idea that witches and wizards were all evil anyway. I found it to be tasteless and narrow minded. Also, in the world, there is a war going on. It is a private war, one that is hidden from public knowledge. No one is aware of but those involved. I do have deeper details but I do not wish to spoil. I hate spoilers myself. The entire series is inspired by the idea that despite all of cruelty, corruption and darkness in the world, there is always a chance for happiness. There is such a thing as a happy ending. Its just that not everyone gets one, and those who do get one are blessed. Not everyone gets a happy ending, sadly, for everyone who deserved one.

dragon white looking left into the sea while sitting on a ledgeAs for magical things, I do believe there is some sort of magic in the world. From what I’ve felt and seen, I can’t doubt it. I can no longer think it’s as simple as science and logic. I had a friend once who told me the reason spiritual things were still around was because you can’t prove them wrong because that individual believes it so much, so it carries on, and you can’t prove them right because there’s no physical proof or evidence to show to people. If I believe in a so-called god, I cannot call this so called god and have you meet him in person. I cannot show you a spirit of a dead person or show you a dragon or something magical with my own hands. His logic and reasoning were very interesting, and he actually offered to hear my opinions and to tell me if I was wrong, but I decided not to.

All I know, and believe, is that there is something in matters of spirit and magic. And through things I wish to write like a short story or this big fantasy story I spoke of, I wish to share that. I believe magic breathes through everything, I believe in different dimensions, spirits, souls, guardian angels, and past lives. I believe everything has a life and a spirit and a name. Everything is like a little artifact. It has its own identity, meaning, and its come from something. Everything has an origin. Everything comes to us for a reason. That’s what I ultimately believe. Everything happens for a reason.

joshua snow 9th june 2014
 

If you want to contact

Author J.R. Snow
[Joshua Snow]

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Thank you.   jkm the secret keeper

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“A Thousand Kisses Deep”

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“A Thousand Kisses Deep”

Poem Written & Read by Leonard Cohen

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Saturday 12th July 2014

 

Sony – Two Worlds

“That’s What I Heard You Say”
Original Poem Written & Read by Leonard Cohen

Don’t matter if the road is long
Don’t matter if it’s steep
Don’t matter if the page is gone
It’s written that we’ll meet.
I loved you when you opened
like a lily to the heat
and I love you when it closes
a thousand kisses deep.

I know you had to lie to me
I know you had to cheat
You learned it on your father’s knee
and at your mother’s feet.
But did you have to fight your way
across the burning street
where all our vital interests lay
a thousand kisses deep…

[the rest of poem below is Not on video]

Don’t matter if you’re rich and strong
Don’t matter if you’re weak
Don’t matter if you write a song
The nightingales repeat
Don’t matter if it’s nine to five
Or timeless and unique
You ditch your life to stay alive
A thousand kisses deep

I hear their voices in the wine
That sometimes did me seek
The band is playing Auld Lang Syne
But the heart will not retreat
There’s no forsaking what you love
No existential leap
As witnessed here in time and blood
A thousand kisses deep

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In Bed The Kiss - Artist Toulouse Lautrec