Paul Bond just alerted me that he saw the animated cover of a Famous Monsters of Filmland issue featuring some Ray Harryhausen magic on the sidebar of the Destination Nightmare blog. I am honored!
That little animation is hold up the Monster Channel link, and I could not be prouder! here is the animated GIF in all its glory. Far from perfect, but definitely one I enjoyed making.
Now this is usually where some folks (ahem Cogdog) start getting upset about attribution, but frankly I really don’t care. I take freely from around the web and I sometimes don’t give credit where credit is due, and part of the reason is because the web feels a bit less serious when it is treated as a media free-for-all—which was how it was in the early to mid 90s when I cut my teeth on it. It’s hard for me to shake the sense that discussions around permissions and attribution is driven by the logic of media ownership, but I own very little of what I share on this blog. In fact, it’s the ownership idea of the new web that got my YouTube account deleted with countless takedown notices, and it’s why I have avoided licensing my work on this blog at all. I really don’t care who uses what I’ve written or created here, cause I never felt like it was mine as much as it was a reaction I was having or thing I was engaged in. I understand the web is more serious now, and the stakes are higher, but then why not abandon the blog and use that fact as the perfect excuse to write a newsletter, or even a book? 🙂 If someone wants to freely take a mashup I did of media I remixed and re-used without permission, than who am I to take issue? I never did the ds106 assignments for credit beyond a comment or two saying “That’s awesome!” That was always enough. In fact, I am more thrilled to have discovered this is still be found and used in 2019 than anything else, just another thing to make me long for the good old productive years.