During preparation for Woods, the musical director warned Kendrick that no Cinderella had ever nailed the big ballad, “On the Steps of the Palace,” an atonal whirlwind.

"There’s always a note or two that’s wrong, because the song is impossible," Kendrick says, "so I made it my mission to actually get the fucking notes right, which I didn’t realize was going to be such a problem." Doesn’t that sounds like the vow of a Type A overachiever, after all?

"I guess," Kendrick says reluctantly. She pauses, then bursts out laughing. "Or you could look at it like, well, that’s my fucking job."









Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.
A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.

thanks for writing a more elaborate explanation. i’ve seen these pictures be spread like wildfire without mention of the technology behind it.

Oh, I remember the html5 version from a while back.

Wow, if this were captioned at the top with a big black box that just says, “Screensavers From 1994”, everybody who actually remembers the first half of the 90s would be even more astonished by these. That is amazing.

programming is cool kids!!!



Every time I see someone complaining about being crappy at what they do compared to others (usually drawing or writing) I say something along the lines of “get over it and just keep doing what you do.” And invariably somebody says “well, Ched, it’s not that easy”

The thing is, that’s true. It’s not easy. It’s hard as hell. Just because the answer to your problem is simpledoesn’t mean it’s easy.It just means you have to do that one, difficult thing. Learning to push past your insecurities, especially when it comes to comparing yourself to others, is one of the most difficult things to learn. But it’s vital. I don’t say “get over it” because I’m mad or trying to be rude. I say it because it’s the best advice I have. I learned the hard way, and I’m a better artist for it. And I would have been an even better artist if I’d learned it earlier

If you want to make art (or improve your skills in general) you have to abandon the notion that others are just BETTER and that your talents only exist in relation to theirs. Saying “it’s difficult, I can’t stop comparing myself to others” means you’re more concerned with being better than others than you are with being better than your current self. Only wanting to make art so long as you can maintain the notion that it’s good is no way to improve. You have to embrace the failures and all the crap you’re gonna make before you get to where you really want to be

Discouragement can feel like a bag of bricks on your chest. Is it hard to push the bricks off? You bet. But there’s no other solution than to just do it. Otherwise you’re just gonna lie there, and the bricks are only going to get heavier