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1st April 2012
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i had to get off the boat so i could walk on water, this ain't no tall order, this is nothin' to me, difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week
i just finished reading life of pi for the second time, and i think i enjoyed it even more this time around. partly because i had an idea where it was heading, yet also because i forgot enough details to keep it surprising and interesting. also, like the best movies which have unexpected endings, you find subtle clues and pointers which you ignore and dismiss at first glance. i read online that ang lee is making a movie version which will probably be released some time this year, which i was cautiously optimistic about until i heard it was going to be in 3D. either way the book is so well written that i'd recommend consuming that before the hollywood version. i thought of that book with this photo as in an early chapter the lead character talks about the flight distances of certain animals, which is the minimum distance at which an animal wants to keep a perceived enemy. for the first example of this behaviour he writes a flamingo in the wild won't mind you if you stay more than three hundred yards away. cross that limit and it becomes tense. get even closer and you trigger a flight reaction from which the bird will not ease until the three-hundred-yard limit is set again, or until heart and lungs fail. now i'm not exactly sure how long a yard (or three hundred of em) is - but based on the triggers we pulled from the boat in this lake, that sounds fairly accurate.

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01/04/2012
walking on water
i just finished reading life of pi for the second time, and i think i enjoyed it even more this time around. partly because i had an idea where it was heading, yet also because i forgot enough details to keep it surprising and interesting. also, like the best movies which have unexpected endings, you find subtle clues and pointers which you ignore and dismiss at first glance. i read online that ang lee is making a movie version which will probably be released some time this year, which i was cautiously optimistic about until i heard it was going to be in 3D. either way the book is so well written that i'd recommend consuming that before the hollywood version. i thought of that book with this photo as in an early chapter the lead character talks about the flight distances of certain animals, which is the minimum distance at which an animal wants to keep a perceived enemy. for the first example of this behaviour he writes a flamingo in the wild won't mind you if you stay more than three hundred yards away. cross that limit and it becomes tense. get even closer and you trigger a flight reaction from which the bird will not ease until the three-hundred-yard limit is set again, or until heart and lungs fail. now i'm not exactly sure how long a yard (or three hundred of em) is - but based on the triggers we pulled from the boat in this lake, that sounds fairly accurate.

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