Archive for October, 2007

Dodos taking a break

Friday, October 19th, 2007

CyberDodo and his friend Panda

The two cute little fellow above are CyberDodo and his friend Panda. The plush dodo was created based on the character of Cyberdodo. By purchasing this product, you will help support the conservation work of the WWF.

CyberDodo is about 20 cm tall. And he looks really chic in his jacket, hat, and trousers made of quality corduroy! Best of all, he’ll let you hide your most valuable treasures in his knapsack.
His friend Panda goes everywhere with him thanks to the handy Velcro fastener on his back.

One more item to my “Dodo wishlist”.

31ª Mostra Internacional de Cinema31ª Mostra Internacional de Cinema

Sorry for lack of updates due to 31ª Mostra Internacional de Cinema (São Paulo International Film Festival). The festival starts today, and the dodos were here were busy watching tons of films during two weeks. This means no updates: I’m going to have a break from here and from the other two blogs. Before the festival starts, I was already covering the previous events of it at Cinematógrafo, that’s why I didn’t have time to update here.

If you have any interest in cinema, or just want to know where I’m, check the updates of the event and some other related things at Cinematógrafo. It’s in Portuguese, but the translator (on the top of the blog) helps a little. Anyway, just wanted to say that I’m still fine. See you in November!

Bookplate: Dronte

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Der Dronte - bookplate detail

Ornithology bookplate

Bookplate illustration (and detail) from Neue Seite 1.

1. Dronte (Raphus cucullatus),[ausgestorben]

Bei Oken: Walgvogel (Didus ineptus)

2. Kiwi (Apteryx australis)

Bei Oken: Kiwi (Aptery australis)

3. Großtrappe (Otis tarda)

Bei Oken: Trappe (Otis tarda)

4. Helmkasuar (Casuarius casuarius)

Bei Oken: Casuar (Casuarius indicus)

5. Strauß (Struthio camelus)

Bei Oken: Strauß (Struthio camelus)

Kristiina’s Housewarming

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007

Kristiina’s Housewarming

Harri’s dodos in the bedroom, protecting them while they sleep. Kristiina’s Housewarming photographed by Joshua Bousel.

Pickwick by akuma-neko

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Pickwick by akuma-neko

Pickwick by akuma-neko.

This is Pickwick, the pet dodo of Thursday Next from the Thursday Next books by Jasper Fforde. Personally, my favourite character. Based off a drawing that I traced over in Photoshop using my tablet. (Yay! it works again!!)
I would have just coloured the drawing directly, but apparently the blue pencilcrayon I used for the under drawing wasn’t nonphoto blue.

Dodos Are Forever – The Musical

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Dodos Are Forever

Dodos Are Forever is a musical for children in the 8-14 age range. It is based on the book, of the same title, by Dick King-Smith. Mr. King-Smith very kindly gave his permission for the piece to be premiered by the pupils of Comberton Middle School, Kidderminster in June 1999. There is a “Dodos’ Song” midi version on the page.

The chorus of Dodos from the first performance

Dodo Pancake

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

DuckCake

Duckgrilled pancakemess

DuckCake and Duckgrilled pancakemess dodo pancakes created and photographed by dr_loplop.

A Dodo In Grand-Bay

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

One more dodo painting

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Dodo painting

Dodo painting from Le blog de Posuto. I have no idea about who is the author of this painting.

Le Dodo

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Le Dodo

Espèces emblématiques disparues par la faute de l’homme (Emblematic species extinct because of men): French article about Le Dodo (The Dodo).