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Any professionals out there who have given up flying? How has it impacted your work? I never want to fly again, seeking role models.
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When I fly, I have a %0.00000323 chance of dying, and a 100% chance of wanting to.
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I'm speaking in Calgary TONIGHT!  https://www.ucalgary.ca/fsc/pluralism-week/paley
Animating Epics: an evening with Nina Paley. Nina Paley gained notoriety for her 2009 feature film Sita Sings the Blues, an animated musical based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. Today she turns to Abrahamic religion for her feature-in-progress, Seder-Masochism. Nina will show clips and discuss ...
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ALL TEN PLAGUES IN ONE CONVENIENT BLOG POST! NinaPaley.com: The Ten Plagues of Egypt http://blog.ninapaley.com/2015/03/22/the-ten-plagues-of-egypt/
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Awesome work! Love them. :)
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The Eighth Plague: Locusts (rough) https://vimeo.com/122815352

"4 Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast:
"5 And they shall cover the face of the earth, that one cannot be able to see the earth: and they shall eat the residue of that which is escaped, which remaineth unto you from the hail, and shall eat every tree which groweth for you out of the field:" --Exodus 10, KJV

Wrapping up here with the final stanzas of Oingo Boingo's 1982 "Insects," which I also used in "Lice" and "Flies." Lyrics:

Insects make me scream and shout!
They don't know what life's about
They don't have blood
They've got too many legs
They don't have brains in their heads
They know they'll rule the world someday
They bite and sting me anyway
They bite and sting and SUCK
They bite and sting and SUCK SUCK SUCK
They bite and sting and SUCK SUCK SUCK
Dance (Dance)
Those insects make me -
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I really like your Locust-Gifs.
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The Marching Munchers...
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Tomorrow, which is Saturday March 14th, 2015, is being widely touted as a super-special pi day, because it's 3/14/15 and pi is 3.1415.... (Of course this only works in the US where we use the month/day/year system. Countries that use the more logical day/month/year system have their pi day on 31/4/15. Unfortunately April only has 30 days, so I suppose they have to celebrate it on May 1st.) But back to the subject of pi day: Needless ...
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qool quilt! :)
PIanissimo! shhh..
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Angel O' Death shirts available again! So many people asked to buy one after my Calgary talk ('cause I was wearing one), I reopened the Teespring campaign. http://teespring.com/angelodeath
By popular demand! Everyone loves a winner, and no one wins more than Death. Adapted from animated shorts This Land Is Mine and Death of the Firstborn Egyptians, this Angel O' Death will be printed in white ink on your choice of black shirt. The perfect gift for your mortal friends and loved ones.All profits support artist Nina Paley in making her next feature film, Seder-Masochism. (Direct donations accepted here.)
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I got one in the last round. I really like telling people about your work when they ask about this wonderful design. 
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ALL TEN PLAGUES in one convenient blog post: http://blog.ninapaley.com/2015/03/22/the-ten-plagues-of-egypt/ That's about 12 minutes of Seder-Masochism animation, for your Passover pleasure.
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And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
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NAME THIS MASCOT!
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The Seventh Plague: Hail (rough) https://vimeo.com/122215154 "23 And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
"24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
"25 And the hail smote throughout all the land of Egypt all that was in the field, both man and beast; and the hail smote every herb of the field, and brake every tree of the field.
"26 Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail. --Exodus 9
Music: Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here by Nat Shilkret, which you can download for free here: archive.org/details/NatShilkretCollection1925-1928partOne
This has many little hailstones and cloud spirals and fiddly little things that get out of alignment easily and slow down Flash with their numerousity*. It's under 30 seconds. It's not perfect but I'm tired so I'm just putting it online now so I can move on. I may go back and fix some things before I put it in the final movie.
I just made up the word "numerousity". I prefer it to the more dictionarily* acceptable word "volume" because it's more specific, and I prefer it to "numerousness" because it feels less awkward, in spite of not actually being a word.
** I just made up "dictionarily" too.
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2 days left to order a Passover Satyr shirt! We've met our goal, but some folks still might want one. They'll ship in time for Passover (which is April 3 this year)! http://teespring.com/passoversatyr
You've heard of the Easter Bunny - now there's a mascot for an other, older Spring holiday. Perfect for Jews, Pagans, Jewish Pagans, Pagan Jews, Gentiles, Apostates, and people who like puns. All profits support artist Nina Paley in making her next feature film, Seder-Masochism. (Direct donations accepted here.)
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copying is not theft
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I made the film Sita Sings the Blues, and am artist-in-residence at QuestionCopyright.org.
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Sita Sings the Blues, Minute Memes, Mimi & Eunice
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Urbana, IL