margonaut blog archive (2004-2014)

30May/101

“being your own (have a go) architect”

This link went over well on Facebook, so I thought I'd repost here (thanks to the special person who showed it to me!)

A Low-Impact Woodland House
www.simondale.net/house
The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings.

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28May/100

smiling

Some city-sanctioned street art near a train station I frequent...

behind Exhibition GO station

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25May/101

con-testing

So a few weeks ago, I sent the screenplay to two different contests, each of which promised to provide feedback. I received it from both this morning.

One of the contests obviously didn't read past the first 10 pages, while the other actually provided some useful feedback.

I'm done with contests, but I'm going to continue sending the thing around to real people. I'm still optimistic I can go somewhere with it, and last week I got a tingly feeling when I walked into a The Baitshop, a skate shoe store and more (photos) in the neighbourhood that would be a perfect location for Bryce's shop.

The same thing happened a few weeks ago at The Music Gallery, a converted church used for concerts and events. I had finished writing a few days earlier, and felt as if I was sitting inside what I had just created. The performer I saw there even said something about "emanate, elevate" like my female lead.

So, I carry on.

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23May/103

normal day to day stuff for me

Coat rack with cowboy hat and faerie wings...

Coat Rack with Cowboy Hat & Faerie Wings

21May/102

a new view of urban life

Despite my country western activities, and heading to the burbs twice a week for practices, I'm spending most of my time in the fair city of Toronto these days. I'm loving it here and learning to see it from a higher perspective.

Toronto from the 37th Floor

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16May/102

cormorant town

Today was all about biking, and I headed down the Leslie Spit to see the cormorant colony. Humans aren't allowed to get too close this time of year...

Cormorant town

don't bug the birds

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8May/102

windmill

Toronto's windmill may be more symbolic than practical, but I think it's so beautiful...

Toronto windmill

beautiful Toronto windmill

croppedwindmill

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5May/101

band name

We decided to name our band "Giant Triangle."