Saturday, December 13, 2008

vita brevis, ars longa

  Welcome to iKzut!

  As this will be my first post, I'll just do a brief intro. This is my mascot, Tuzki:

1st tuzki

  Created by the eminent Wang Momo, this cute little guy is my current favorite Flash :) Tuzki will be a frequent visitor on most of my posts; most of which will cover a broad range of subjects.

  My interests run the gamut from graphic design to classic (and neo-classic ;) English lit, Flash animations, shooters, and Star Wars trivia. 

  A hazy goal of mine is to be a writer someday, so expect the occasional dribble/drabble/droubble (^_^) As a pretty voracious reader, I also intend to post a couple of book reviews. I do ruff sketches on-and-off, and those might be posted too. Maybe. XD

  Vita brevis, ars longa. Life is short, Art is long.

  Check me up later on :D

  Btw: Please don't overfeed the hamster ;)


  1. Sweetie!!! I'm so proud of you! :D Your blog's really cool. And hey, I'm very, very interested to learn more about your art stuff and all. Andddd....where do you learn all those french words?!?! Are they even French?! >.<. I'm that bad. haha.

    Koi and hamsters...cute :)

    Have fun blogging and DO blog often. Don't follow my lazy example. Haha!!! XD

  2. Haha... glad you liked it (^_^")

    Mm...those aren't french (o_O) They're latin.

    The koi and hamsters (and Pacman ;) are meant to give the readers a little interactive activity :D Have fun feeding them!!

  3. I might have overfed the hamster. Sorry.

    Reason I'm commenting is the mention in your profile that Rachmaninoff is some of your favorite music. While my music genre of choice is hardcore/screamo/metal, there is one piece of classical music with which I have a deep emotional attachment: Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto, all three movements, but particularly the first. It is music that usually moves me to tears. Don't know why, but it strikes a very deep chord within me.

    So now you know.

  4. To Mike:
    Thanks for commenting.

    I don't really know much about Rachmaninoff's piano concertos (I'm more into his violin solos, like "Danse Hongroise" ;), but now I think I'll go check it out.

    Thanks, man.
    Hope to see you around sometime ^_^

    (I wondered why Little Niknak gained an ounce last month o_O)

  5. Hey, I see you finally have a blog! :D

  6. LOL....errm..would you mind explaining what the Life is short, art is long thing?

    Btw tell P.S. that I have opened up a blogger account...and that I have already abandoned my wp one. Thx...tell him thx for the new year wish...hope you guys hav a great year too!

  7. To Eugene:
    Hippocrates' famous latin phrase has several different meanings.

    The common translation is: “Life is short, [the] art long." Or in its (Hippocrates') full form: "Life is short, [the] art long, opportunity fleeting, experience misleading, judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the patient, the attendants, and externals cooperate.”

    Quoting Doderidge J. -
    "Vita brevis est, ars longa, our life is short and full of calamities, and learning is a long time in getting."

    A more popular intepretation is:
    Life is short, but our art endures long after us. (This is the one I like ^_^")

    (Anyways, it is from this latin phrase that we get our English aphorism: "Life is short.")

    Btw, "Vita brevis, ars longa" is a shortened form of "vita brevis est, ars longa". There are many variations of this latin saying. (Such as "Ars longa, vita brevis" :)

    Hope you guys have a great year too ;D

  8. Tell me dear, where do you get all these lovely *latin* sayings/quotes? I know nothing, absolutely nothing of them :(. Probably because I only read english books. I mean english english. haha. Funny I never came across these.

  9. Law ;)
    Doderidge J. was a Soliciter General.

    Anyways, just Google "Latin sayings" - there are websites aplenty that cover that subject.

    Try this one: