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just a not-so-discreet little reminder that you can now purchase "conversion", a feature film i wrote and starred in, alongside paul ash, one of montreal's hottest comedic talents and which dominic, my long-suffering other half, directed.

it tells the story of two friends trying to make it home through the city in the middle of the night with no money to their name and with a cast of bizarre characters waylaying them at every turn.

a mere $5 will get you streaming access to the film for six months, courtesy of vimeo's "on demand" service. you don't even need a credit card, since the site accepts paypal. every penny goes to supporting the film and its makers, helping us offset some of the costs of making it available and producing it to begin with, as well as to supporting our continued efforts to promote our little 100% indie flick.

in case you haven't noticed "big movie" is having some problems lately and the timing has likely never been better than it is at this moment for creative people as the availability of cheap technology dovetails with the realities of a restless and dissatisfied movie-watching public.

check out exactly what you can accomplish by checking out what we accomplished!

here's a little peek to pique your interest:

ready to spend $5? please proceed...


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i keep seeing this ad for tictac candies:

am i the only one who finds the suicide bomber clown at the end a little unnerving? all the nice natural things like the bunny and the [extinct] woolly mammoth and the fruit get devoured by a trying-to-appear-nonthreatening-but-obviously-psychotic clown who then blows himself up. congratulations, tictac, i think this ad has landed you on about a dozen watch lists.

oh and by the way, showing me that your product will somehow cause my stomach to explode in a rainbow of wtf makes me believe that doing consuming tictacs would be a worse dietary decision than the time i ate two raw eggs and a half a bottle of hot sauce on a dare.

making faces :: soft touch

ah winter, how my lips hate you. it's too bad, really, because the rest of me likes winter, down to about -12 or so. but there's no arguing that i get dried out. nuxe rĂªve de miel is my super best friend at this time of year, even more so than otherwise. [i gave bite's agave lip mask a try only to find out i'm allergic to something in it.] but our [still] new apartment is somewhat drier than the old one [electric vs hot water heating], which meant that, for a long stretch, virtually every kind of lipstick was uncomfortable. the horror. [i wrote a post a while back about the formulas that are friendliest to chapped lips.]

faced with this dilemma, i decided to try something not exactly new, but [for me], out of the ordinary: being a gloss girl. now, i don't mind glosses. i buy them from time to time, and i used to buy more until i discovered that i just wasn't using them near enough to justify the continued purchases. my issues with glosses are that they feather…

making faces :: a lip for all seasons [summer edition]

this may seem like an odd time to think about summer, but not to think about coolness. it can be hard to wrap your head around the idea that summer is considered "cool" in colour analysis terms and, in my opinion, reads as the coolest of the cool, because everything in it is touched with the same chilly grey. winter may have the coldest colours, but its palette is so vivid that it distracts the eye. everything in summer is fresh and misty, like the morning sky before the sun breaks through. in my original post on the season, i compared it to monet's paintings of waterlilies at his garden in giverny and, if i do say so, i think that's an apt characterisation.

finding lip colours touched with summer grey and blue is, as you might expect, kind of tricky. the cosmetic world seems obsessed with bringing warmth, which doesn't recognise that some complexions don't support it well. [also, different complexions support different kinds of warmth, but that's another…