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I found this online and thought it was a really sad but beautiful story I just wanted to share.
“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.
Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?
I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!
With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.
The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.
In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.
This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.
I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.
My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.
On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.
On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.
She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.
Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.
Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.
But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.
She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.
That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed -dead. My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.— At least, in the eyes of our son—- I’m a loving husband….
The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves.
So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. If you are not in a relationship now, remember this for the second (or third) time around. It’s never too late.
If you don’t share this, nothing will happen to you.
If you do, you just might save a marriage. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ♥
Credits: Prince (NBBC)
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‘Fludic’ – A Sculpture in Motion from WHITEvoid: A seemingly floating point cloud above a water pond and consisting of 12,000 translucent spheres marks the heart of the installation. Due to a complex computer algorithm the spheres are arranged seemingly random within the cloud. At the same time the algorithm observes the positions and projection angles of eight high-speed laser projectors that are being arranged around the artwork. They are sending out beams scanning through the arrangement of the cloud. Generating bright and dim light points, this creates a highly organic and natural distribution of voxels (3D pixels). Emerging lines and shapes finally form graphical compositions without any sweet or blind spots. Keeping the same density and intensity the FLUIDIC graphics enables their viewers to observe and interact with it from every point of view.
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Demonstrate the ability to rigorously apply specialist knowledge, understanding and creativity in the production of your extended major project.
I rigorously applied myself using my specialist knowledge, understanding and creativity to this project and this can be seen in the finished piece of work, how we developed our ideas of how the characters act and react on screen to the situations we put them in. This can be seen in Luke’s character as we started out with Luke been some what of a alcoholic, a party goer. Who always had a can of beer in his hands, but this soon changed to a juice box as we felt it just some what added more to the character and having a juice box we felt was funnier and made the character more distinctive. Idea’s like these were developed though a understand of the Misfit and The man of the house in the world of TV and given them a unique twist.
Demonstrate the ability to manage the complexity of practice demanded by the extended major project by managing your time and work efficiently.
We managed our time efficiently between the various areas of the production and this can be seen because we have a piece which is finished to a high standard an we never had to rush in any of the area’s of the production.
Demonstrate ability in the coherent use of various representation techniques, documentation and presentations to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
We have demonstrated a coherent use of various representation techniques, documentation and presentations to our audiences both specialist and non-specialist by really thinking about what our unique selling point and who our audience is.
Demonstrate your awareness of the ethical, social and cultural issues appropriate to the concept of a responsible professional practitioner, whether working independently or as part of a team.
We demonstrate our awareness of the ethical, social and cultural issues by using meta referencing, and use of rather ‘Blue’ themes and realism in characters for example Paul’s homophobia and lack of moral’s and understanding similar to Louie De Palma, Danny DeVito’s character in the 1978 TV series ‘Taxi’ and we laugh at him not with him.
Filming Dispossessed, was a really fun experience filming improv is an extremely hard, this is because it was difficult to find the right place in which to conclude the dialogue between characters and sometimes the dialogue between the actors would go of track and it would be difficult to get them back on track. We tackled this by simply communicating really well with the actors about where they were going wrong, what to keep and what to do more of, we did this for every scene.
Lengthy improvisations like ours were developed over a period of weeks to build characters and story lines. We started with some sketch ideas of how we thought things might and should develop and yet will not reveal all our intentions to the cast who discover their fate and act out their responses as their destinies are gradually revealed. including significant aspects of their lives which will not subsequently be shown on-screen, The final filming draws on dialogue and actions that were filmed.
Making sure the idea is right for the channel you are submitting to.
I would consider both the BBC and Channel 4 as these are the ideal networks ‘Dispossessed’ would fit into as they both have a great comic output, with show such as Channel 4’s “Inbetweeners” and BBC’s “Parks and Recreation”
Where the programme will sit in the current schedule.
‘Dispossessed’ would need to played after the water shed due to it’s content and use of langue, and I would personally say ten o’clock on a Thursday would be the ideally time to broadcast the show, as it would grab our key demographic which is 17 to 28 due to is content and underlining themes. and the reasoning behind it been shown on a Thursday is because it has less competing programmes in term’s of comedy programming, our biggest competing programme would be BBC Threes’s “Russell Howard’s Good News” and ITV Two’s “Celebrity Juice”.
Celebrity Juice returned for its ninth series on Thursday evening in its regular 10.00 – 10.50pm slot on ITV2, and also celebrated its 100th episode. The first episode attracted 1.6m (9.1%), leading to a Performance Index of 220.4, and became ITV2′s most watched programme of the year so far. In addition, repeat transmissions of this episode on Saturday and Sunday night drew in 597,100 (3.2%) and 159,600 (3.0%).
BBC3, Russell Howard’s Good News was back for its eighth run. The topical show which brings a comedic perspective to the week’s events is produced by Avalon Television, and became BBC3′s third highest rating comedy show ever in November 2010 when an episode in its third series pulled in an impressive audience of 1.2m (7.3%), only being beaten by Little Britain and Gavin & Stacey. Thursday’s opening episode attracted 779,600 (4.3%) – over 200,000 viewers down on the first episode of Series 7 which drew in 989,300 (4.5%), and losing out in the mutichannel slot ratings to ITV2′s Celebrity Juice, which entertained 1.3m (7.5%).
Defining the format.
‘Dispossessed’ is a Situational Comedy based upon four house-mates in which one happens to possessed by Demon what makes this show so different and unique is that is completely improv based and we have put a interesting spin on demonic behaviour as we haven’t gone down the traditional routes of demonic behaviour in fact our demon Tony who is possessed by a demon from hell trapped in human form less possessed than the others in the house in fact, as we explore the characters, Tony will pick at these flaws and try to get them to connect with other people and with the house been students allows for interesting twist as been a student is seen as a socially environment and that is what being a student is, been social and being educated I was want this to be a exploration of what being a man today means this is why we have a the main cast as been males and would later introduce females charters as friends and girlfriends.
The reason behind these character vignette’s is to simply generate more interest in the series and introduce the audience to the individual characters.
LP Basecraft Logo designs
Logos i designed to go along with Luke’s character vignette in which he plays ‘Tubular Bells’ on a Base Guitar.
Designing the logo for LP Basecraft was a simply task i set myself, as we just wanted a simple logo with a nice grungy typeface and simply grungy sketch of “Cthulu” from HP Lovecraft. this character vignette came from talking with Jay Warner Jones about the character Luke who has grown an attachment to HP Lovecraft and the fact that Jay also play a base guitar so we decided to put these two elements together and create this character vignette.
Orb Central Logo Designs
These logo’s I designed to go along with Paul’s character vignette in which he try’s to explain what orbs are. Again this logo I just wanted to keep it nice an simple and stylish to advertise the show and the shows character Paul, now we didn’t actually use any of these logo’s for this character vignette as they all where too stylish for Paul’s Character and the logo should just be a purposefully crap title using “Comic Sans” this was because it just fits better with Paul’s character as he wouldn’t take any-time to create a stylish logo.
- A avid film fan
- Ideally would like to be left alone
- Hates breaks in his routine
- Simple (but smart)
- Loves Gothic horror especially HP Lovecraft book’s
- Has an incredible memory
- Wilfully cruel to others
- Hates being put down
- Ego centric
- Likes to be charge and has a need to be
- Smart but lacks direction
Below is one Teaser Trailer and two Cut Scenes from the series we have deiced to release as promotionally material for the series as this will help generate hype for the series and also give the commissioning body a idea of the show, and as they a only small pieces there would be more inclined to watch them.
This is a short scene in which we learn a little bit more about Paul and his general arrogance and we see a slightly darker side to Luke, an how they interact with no actual bearing on the story itself.
In this short scene we get further introduced into Mark’s character and see how he deals with mess and how he try’s to deal with Paul’s belligerent ignorance and me attitude. Again this has no bearing on the story itself, and is purely created to give the audience a deeper insight to the characters.
Behind the Scenes
VLOG about the shoot:-
Dispossessed is presented by MoorLand
The YMCA are looking for a vibrant and fun logo for the new ‘Y-Kids’ service.
These services include three types of YMCA childcare activity services – ‘After School’, ‘Holiday Playschemes’, and ‘After School and weekend Activities’. The name ‘Y-Kids’ needs to be included within the logo, an below are some of my logo designs for that brief.