Usually I blow my own horn in these blog posts, and rightly so, but today I celebrate the recent accomplishments of my two brilliant and beautiful children, Ben and Rebecca. First up, the socks that Rebecca designed for the 2015 Design a Sock of Contest for the company Sock it to Me- which were third place finishers- are finally here in their true physical form! Show them off to your friends and family- you are sure to have the coolest slidy penguin socks around.
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by Warner Home Video
Check out Rebecca’s website for more information, or use the link below to order a pair from Amazon! (This link through the Amazon Associates Program directly benefits The Feed And Clothe Ben & Rebecca Fund):
Next, Rebecca’s latest animated short, following up on the award-winning THE BLUE GECKO and THE SUMMER DRAGONS, is a video promoting Hugo Award winner Mary Robinette Kowal’s novel THE GHOST TALKER, a magical fantasy set in World War I.
This link takes you to a page where you can view the short, as well as see some of Rebecca’s preliminary art and production photos.
Ben is back at University of Washington, but he was home for the summer, and one of his summer projects was a shred video (It’s a thing; watch a bunch of them here) of ABBA performing DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW? live in concert. Check it out on YouTube.
For the video, Ben replaced the original music track with out-of-tune instruments, mistimed handclaps, and extremely strained vocals by him and Rebecca. This screencap gives you some idea what you’re in for- imagine vocals as painful as these expressions: