Daily Doodle: Space Music (a doodle drawn while my Mom kicked all of our butts at playing Dominion tonight!)
Song of the Day: Space Oddity by David Bowie
Musical Pipe Dream: For about 10 years, I have had a complete vision of an animation I want to create in the Ender universe with Space Oddity being the soundtrack. It would be about the time in Battle School where they don’t tell Ender and his toons about a battle until the last minute. It would show them eating breakfast, all the other armies being ready in the Battle Room, Ender jogging towards the Battle Room and jumping up to touch a part of the ceiling, his army jogging close behind him and jumping up to touch the same part of the ceiling, the Battle Room door opening, and epic battle of skill, desperation, and deceit, and ultimately triumph as a soldier passes through the door. The animation continues with Ender in space in a ship with three seats, out of the spaceship window is a view from Earth at a distance, a flash of Ender facing two empty seats, a flash of Ender facing seats occupied by Peter and Valentine, then a flash of Ender alone again, far away. Finally, a view of an interpretive figure of Jane as she dances, hops on stars, and flows through space.
Blurb 1/365: It’s all up there in my head, all I have to do is get it down there to reality.