22 June 2014

30x30: day 22. monkey business

Today is Day 22 of the Our Lost Jungle Thirty-By-Thirty Challenge, a challenge designed to help writers and artists foster the habit of engaging in creativity regularly. Whether you are an artist, musician, writer, or other creative type, this challenge is for you.

Each day in June will feature a prompt to help inspire you. Take on the prompt, or follow your own creative path! Please feel free to share your work here, post links to your work on your own blog or website, or just follow along (and share your progress)!

day 22. monkey business

The next installation of the current Planet of the Apes series is due out next month. The film series, from the first series beginning in 1968 to the series of the 2000s, has dealt compellingly with the nature of animalism versus humanity. It calls us to question who is the animal: who is the hero, man or ape? Even as we root for Charlton Heston's astronaut George Taylor in the original film, it's hard to ignore the blatant use of human logic and ideology against us ... and in some regards despite Taylor's apparent "superiority" it's hard to deny that he believes himself a bit more superior than he actually is. Today, let's talk monkey business. Write a "monkey see, monkey do" scenario. Redefine what it means to "go ape." Bake monkey bread. Slip the focus away from humans and focus on the monkey!

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Inspirational Quote: "Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape." ~Planet of the Apes 


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