Well dears. I thought the look of our pretty little padded cell was looking rather drawl. So I've contrived this bit of aether manipulation to bring us something more decadent and tinkered about.
The wallpaper of the asylum is now papered with an image from the wonderful steampunk animated short from Australian director Anthony Lucas, who is best known for his work in the Animatrix. But it was his unique animated adventure 'The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello' that won him an Oscar in 2005 for Best Animated Short. You can find the main website for it here, Jasper Morello
. Or if you'd like to see the first few minutes of the short here is another link into the aether for you. This way
A mixture of traditional stop motion animation and CGI, most of the characters look like victorian shadow puppets, standing only in silhouette and lacking in facial details. Wonderfully cast with top class actors, and brimming with mad scientists, airships, inventions of many kinds and all set without and within the steampunk vivid city of Gothia makes this a need to have addition to any vernian library.There are rumors from the director that there might be two more shorts to follow the travels of Mr. Morello as well as a feature length film that may or may not be live action. And with the way this first voyage into the animated world of gears and clockwork, the future additions can only promise more delectable images for our glutenous pleasure. But be fair warned, my darlings. This tale is delightfully dark. ( Jasper Morello Photos )
Now, of course. You have command over your own state of mind and what ceiling you wish to stare at through the duration of the night. And I shall not take such a choice from you now. So, please. Tell me how you all feel about the changes to the asylum, your input is appreciated and vital to the future of my decorator's fragile heart. For I don't know whether I should let him keep it or pickle it for dissection later in the laboratory.