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Outou ([personal profile] outou) wrote2011-02-14 05:03 pm

Personal Entry No. 63

Sakura and Xiaolang from CCS

Look! It's what's left of the year-old requests! [livejournal.com profile] laury_kos is getting an updated illustration, since the old one was starting to look horrible, [livejournal.com profile] rainmage's is...actually pretty finished, and [livejournal.com profile] makwui's has been redrawn and is undergoing the long "lineart-replacement" process. [livejournal.com profile] mina_akira's and [livejournal.com profile] dropsofviolet's requests have already been uploaded to Pixiv, and there's something else in the works for [livejournal.com profile] lady_kikyou, too. Whew!

Now, last Valentine's Day I posted a selection of seasonal songs. I'd like to do such again, but since I'm a little more short on new works, here's something else to distract you!

This is an aerokinetic sculpture constructed by Theo Jansen, a Dutch sculptor who specializes in creating artificial "organisms" that are powered by wind and move about on their own.

And now for some music!

The above two pieces aren't exactly about romance, but they are centered on other versions of love.

Note: the lyrics to "Kazamidori" are absolutely beautiful. Maaya's performance of this song was much better on her "Kazeyomi" album, but I put the live version here due to how much more emotion she shows during the performance.

...I'm not quite an Edith Piaf fan, but I thought it would be interesting to compare her rendition of "Autumn Leaves" to that of Nat King Cole (who, as always, is a great joy to listen to!).

I hope you all had a great day today -- even if this year we can't combine Valentine's Day with the Lunar New Year celebrations!

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