04 June 2008

Evidence of Smarm

The school year comes to a close, and on my last day of animation class I animated a short piece called "Evidence of Smarm" that is satirical of the Green the Vaccines thing, Jenny McCarthy, and more. I posted it on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fgw45gWew8

Tomorrow to celebrate graduation I get to go to Benihana. I have always wanted to go there, but we've never been able to afford it. So needless to say I am excited.

Also excited about grad night, though I hear that the buses will be crammed with three to a seat. Last time I sat in a bus that crowded was on the way to summer school about five years ago, and I had a meltdown. One of my friends suggested (half-jokingly, I assume) that she bring a dummy with her for me to have next to me.

I think I'll be fine, though, I'll bring a portable music device to listen to music. It's been rough getting up these last couple days, particularly as my parents' schedules have gone haywire in that they're constantly working these last few days. It's so they can afford to take graduation day off, but it's still difficult, and there has been much running late around here.

My mom's boss is extremely NOT understanding of these kinds of things (lately because of my parents' weird work schedules, I have a much harder time initiating movements for getting ready in the morning, having as much difficulty as I used to have about 8 years ago, and because my dad's work changes he hasn't been here in the morning to help prompt me to the things I need to do.

So, in the spirit of the day, I link back to my post earlier this year regarding the vaccines/autism thing. I don't write often about it (I couldn't really do as good a job as say, Kev Leitch or Joseph of Natural Variation), but sometimes I feel I need to put my words (or animated images with audio) out there.

Oh yeah! I published an essay in our school's award-winning literary magazine. It's about my experience being an autistic person in the system.


abfh said...

Ha, I like Jenny's head randomly coming off and bouncing around, and the chief bigot in a cloud of dust like Pigpen from "Peanuts." That suits them quite well.

Casdok said...

Love your video clip!
And congratulations on your graduation.