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UER Forum > Canada: Ontario > Strange Things are Afoot at The Circle K (Viewed 190 times)
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Strange Things are Afoot at The Circle K
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(The Dramatization of an Explore)

I'll open this sequence on me tearing up while taking the bus back to school from a friends house. (I had forgotten to 'tap-off' and awkwardly begged the driver to give me a ride in the middle of last winter.) That was the first time I saw these three beat-up houses in a row; just off the divide between suburbs and ambiguous 'farm' land. In that moment, they felt as deteriorated as I did. They probably didn't want to finish their action analysis assignment either.




So three days ago, I tied up my leather boots, threw on a mossy green coat and assumed my best urban explorer game-face. A great lie to myself of how I thought I should act in this movie.

The exterior of the 2nd house is grandly Victorian (I’m not 100% sure what that means, but the feeling is there) in my imagination. It was like I was in front of Edward Hopper's, "House by the Railroad". Just replace railroad with aggravated highway.



Given the amount of people staring at me and my intense fear of judgement, I didn't try the door and I think I saw a board behind it anyway. I carefully peaked through the back window to see sunlit bits of furniture in cramped quarters. The house reminded me of lace; it was beautiful, delicate and muted.

I moved on to the third house, taking a quick look from afar. There were little pine trees neatly growing in the back.



In my last scene, I doubled back to the first house and fought a battalion of burs. Escaping, I stumbled past a colourful garage and took refuge in the basement. I was disappointed to not find a collection of taggings, pieces, or bombs. Just one small red scrawl that said "Rebuild" -- Deep, I guess. It was airy and reminded me of fresh laundry (appropriately, two of the only things left were a washer and dryer in the basement). The perfect place for a secret, Termite Terrace style, studio.

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A wall of trees blocks the first house from a Circle K beside it. I bought two chocolate bars there and headed back to school.





(Now I just have to use all this stuff I learned on my excellent adventure to create an impressive presentation where I doge failing historyaction analysis class?)




I deeply want to master composition and am attaching my iPad thumbnail notes.



Why does photo editing always leave my desktop like this:




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The first two houses look interesting. Hopefully you can get interior shots at some point.




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great set, I really love the illustrations you did!




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Posted by Dave Summer
The first two houses look interesting. Hopefully you can get interior shots at some point.


Fingers crossed!


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great set, I really love the illustrations you did!


Thanks for the boost of confidence! I'm really glad you enjoyed them.




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I really like this, its refreshing to see something new and unique here.

I especially love that you used that 1st house as it's always been a favourite of mine. Sadly the inside is nowhere near as interesting as the outside.

I hope to see more like this from you here!




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Sadly the inside is nowhere near as interesting as the outside.

I hope to see more like this from you here!



Aw man, that's a bummer. I guess looks can be deceiving.

Thanks for the nice comment!




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Really, really aesthetically pleasing presentation!
And I don't mean because of the drawings (though they're awesome!). Bravo for getting around UER's weird uploader treatment of pics on your first post! I'm a little bit intrigued how you did it. Did you code this in html?

I absolutely love the field notes. Such a great touch!





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Really, really aesthetically pleasing presentation!
And I don't mean because of the drawings (though they're awesome!). Bravo for getting around UER's weird uploader treatment of pics on your first post! I'm a little bit intrigued how you did it. Did you code this in html?

I absolutely love the field notes. Such a great touch!




Thanks!

Having once been a weird tween on internet art forums, I am semi-familiar with BBCode/HTML. The uploader's shortcut buttons also help. I initially tried putting images in a table, and that went terribly, so there's a lot I need to remember. I'm glad the layout comes across as a success because it felt like a fail. haha.





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