Mark "ArakniD" Zamora - Born and raised in El Paso, TX.
Skating where the puck is going, not where it has been.
"The only way to do great work is to love what you do."
"They're always telling you 'Get on the plane! Get on the plane!' Fuck you, I'm getting in the plane."
- George Carlin
"Let my armies be the rocks and the trees and the birds in the sky. "
- Henry Jones Sr./Charlemagne
"It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."
- Rocky Balboa
"There's a reason The Muppets have endured for 40 years. I can't think of anything else that's done it and I've figured out why, I believe.
It's that The Muppets remind us of who we wanted to be when we were kids. They remind us of our best selves. There's something about this wide-eyed innocence, "I can achieve anything." that the world sadly beats out of you as you get older. You come to terms wtih the reality that "No, I can't be anything. I have to pay the bills." Well, The Muppets have never lost that. They do beleive they can accomplish anything and they do believe friendship is more important than money. All the things that when we were kids we hoped we could hold onto those things but down the road it goes away, but not for The Muppets."
"You know, there's a million fine looking women in the world, dude, but they don't all bring you lasagna at work. Most of 'em just cheat on you." - Silent Bob in Clerks
Things to learn from Pixar:
1.) When possible - Always innovate. Always entertain. Push to make people feel something.
2.) Your 1st work of art sets the standard. Your 2nd piece seals the deal. That 2nd piece is crucial.
3.) Never settle for less than the best. Never. Scrap the whole idea if you have to and start over.
4.) The important thing is not the idea. It's the people. Encourage unplanned collaborations. Take criticism, and learn from each other.
5.) Don't be afraid to break the mold, sometime you need to.
6.) Most overnight successes take a long time.
7.) Just because something hasn't been done before, doesn't mean it's impossible.