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It’s the Equinox, y’all!

Hoo boy, that illustration does not work in black and white at all. I stole it from this article. From the article:

The equinox happens at the same moment worldwide, although our clock times reflect a different time zone…Interestingly, due to time zone differences, there isn’t a March 21 equinox in mainland U.S. during the entire 21st century! We won’t see a March 21 equinox again until 2101.

I’m going to post that paragraph just as if I understood it.

It well and truly felt like Spring over the weekend, but we’re back to damp and miserable today and for the foreseeable.

Changing the subject, I enjoyed this video: man demonstrates the ten types of magic. This guy is a brilliant stop-motion animator, so that’s probably a clue. If you want to know how he did #10, it’s not the obvious. I watched it a bajillion times to work it out.

If you don’t feel like watching it a bajillion times, I’ll spoil it in the comments.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 20, 2023, 7:51 pm

Spoiler: the shirt very gradually changes from blue at the beginning to blue-green at the end. He tweaks the hue steadily throughout the video. Because of the way it queues up, at the end of the video it jumps to a still frame at the beginning and it looks like a much more dramatic color shift.

The reason it took me a long time to work that out was the video kept hanging and I watched the timer go round and round for the damnedest long time.

Comment from Teej
Time: March 20, 2023, 9:09 pm

“Haec est mustela mea.”


(Yeah, it’s today’s Duolingo lesson. I’m sorry to keep spamming you with this, I just get such a kick out of Latin weasels.)

Comment from Teej
Time: March 20, 2023, 9:12 pm

Ok, now I’ve watched the video. Stoaty you’re wrong about how he did it. He’s obviously a wizard. Duh.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 20, 2023, 11:04 pm

*stares at teej in amaze*

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 20, 2023, 11:11 pm

Mustela mia – sounds like a pasta dish.

“and how would you like your weasel cooked?”

Comment from Teej
Time: March 20, 2023, 11:29 pm

Quomodo mustelam vestris coquere volis?

Comment from ExpressoBold Pureblood
Time: March 21, 2023, 1:34 am

Does stop-motion animation have anything to do with the changing color of the shirt?

I mean he’s not changing shirts at each iteration of a type of magic so he must be manipulating the hue of the shirt only in the raw video…

Comment from technochitlin
Time: March 21, 2023, 1:04 pm

Teej: LOL

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 21, 2023, 2:37 pm

Yes, ExpressoBold, I think that’s what he’s doing. He must have made a mask for the t-shirt, though, because nothing else in the shot shifts color.

Comment from BJM
Time: March 22, 2023, 3:17 pm

@Durned Hmmm…would one choose a garnish of Parmigiano or Pecorino?
Harumphhh! Spring!! I think not in California…we got the shite kicked out of us again overnight…we have five more old multi-trunk river oaks down…including one from my favorite groupings…the right-hand leg of the “Big W” at the top of the drive. It made me smile every time I drove under it.

Amazing…there are so many talented people and wonders online that finding the gems makes wading through all the noise worthwhile.

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