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Today’s doodle was inspired by the first real weekend feeling of the year. Most of the employed population had to go back to work this week, and my heart goes out to you hard working folk. I fight sleep every school night, but hey, sin it up, tomorrow’s Saturday! Only a few more hours of being good to go! Credit to the very cool Nick Cave for the quote.

The sea refuses no river.

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I’ve chosen another of my favourite extracts from Waking Life for today’s doodle. It’s a cool quote to take with you on your weekend adventures. I know the film off by heart by now. If you haven’t watched it, trust me, make an effort to do so soon.

It will seem difficult.

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Today’s doodle is a quote from one of my favourite films, Waking Life. The film is animated by many different artists giving it its dreamy and surreal look and feel. The scenes fluidly change from states, styles and themes. Creating the illusion that you are personally part of a continual conversation touching on topics such as existentialism, evolution, language, the afterlife, the nature of reality, creativity, individualism and the experience of time. The cast includes famous actors like: Ethan Hawke, Adam Goldberg and Stephen Prince. But also features modern thinkers and controversial figures like: Alex Jones and David Sosa.

If you need some inspiration or a new perspective, I strongly suggest you give Waking Life a look.

Every child needs a monster.

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Halloween is such a cool holiday and it’s right around the corner! You get to dress up, get drunk, watch cheap movies, eat candy, and you’re allowed to tell flat out lies and call them “scary stories”. Sadly, Halloween is terribly neglected in South Africa, and children are warned about  the dangers of hell, devil worship, and diabetes instead. But sometimes celebrating the silliness of witches, ghouls and ghosts can neutralise instead of encourage fear. Today’s doodle is a quote from a short story by Nataniël, which illustrates the difference between having a fear or a friend for life.

“When a child learns how the world works, he becomes scared, said Grandfather. He needs his own monster to fight the others. They have been giving children monsters in every fairytale since the beginning, dragons, eagles, geese and bats, creatures that can protect them and help them escape.

From what? Said Grandmother.

You know what happens, said Grandfather. You know what they do to children. Teachers, strangers, people they know, parents, uncles. Better you have a monster when you need one, than a demon at my age. You know what happens.

It took me many years to find out what happens. But since that day I have loved my grandfather, he might have been a little alcoholic, but he gave me the monster that has been my protection to this day.”

Nataniël, When I Was 8, When I Was, 2008