log rider





Direct visual inspiration drawn from the Rider Waite Tarot deck. At present, the plan is to recreate all of the Major Arcana…and then maybe move into the Minor Arcana. 


Times The Signs Remind Me Of.

Aries: 3:00am. Telling myself I should’ve went to bed hours ago, but I’m still not tired. I just want to talk to you again, for you to miss me as much as I’m missing you.

Taurus: 5:00pm. In the park standing against a tree and carving my name into the bark with a house key. Maybe I’ll write your name too.

Gemini: 9:00pm. Hiding in the trees while playing manhunt and watching everybody down below search for me. I could stay up here forever.

Cancer: 7:00am. Walking down the street when the sun first begins to rise, and the sky is a swirl of vibrant pinks and oranges. My face stings from the cold, but I don’t mind it.

Leo: 6:00pm. Arriving at an event wearing a new red dress and feeling confident in my own skin. A feeling I never want to let go of.

Virgo: 2:00pm. Walking through the woods during the end of Summer, when you start to realize the leaves will be turning and Autumn is coming before you know it.

Libra: 3:00pm. Still at the waterpark, standing on the bridge with you as the log flume riders come down from the drop and splash us with water.

Scorpio: 12:00am. Laying down besides the river alone, looking up at the stars, realizing how many there actually was. The water crashes against the rocks loudly and the sound of crickets accompany the song of the night.

Sagittarius: 5:00am. Walking through the airport, watching countless faces pass by me. Where were they going…where was I going? I never seem to know where I’m going.

Capricorn: 10:00am. Sitting outside in the cold Autumn air, in my pajamas, reading. Somehow, everybody is still asleep except for me.

Aquarius: 1:00am. Sitting in bed, listening to music, thinking about nothing and everything at the same time. Wanting to talk to you like we did the other night for hours.

Pisces: 8:00pm. Walking down the boardwalk, smelling the ocean, laughing beside you. Eating cotton candy and wishing the Summer would never end.

Uber faces criticism over reports of privacy violations

BuzzFeed News: Ride-sharing service Uber is under fire this week after a report that a top executive suggested creating a team to dig up dirt on journalists who criticized the company.

The report also found that Uber employees had widespread access to riders’ travel logs, in violation of the company’s privacy policy. On Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken penned a letter CEO Travis Kalanick calling for the company to take action against the “troubling disregard for customers’ privacy.”

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Photo: Emil Michael, senior vice president of business for Uber, reportedly suggested digging up dirt on journalists who criticized Uber. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Wall Street Journal on new Disney Ride - features "mine train" style projection!

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Name of the ride is “FROZEN EVER AFTER" 

While it doesn’t feature any new songs, there are several new lyrics to existing melodies written for “Frozen Ever After” by movie composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson Lopez.

Maelstrom, on which visitors ride a floating log on a tour through Norwegian mythology, has been “gutted,” Ms. Mangum said, and is currently getting “a whole new overlay with ‘Frozen.’” While the logs and the path will remain the same, everything you see along the way is being replaced.

The setting for “Frozen Ever After” is the winter festival that takes place in summer, when residents of Arendelle apparently celebrate their favorite season of the year in the midst of its polar opposite.

While waiting on line, which is sure to take longer than the four-minute ride, visitors will walk by Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post. The trader with the thick accent will occassionaly clear steam on the windows to utter a hearty “yoo-hoo!” to people walking by. “We consider this scene one,” Ms. Mangum said.

Once they board their logs, “Frozen Ever After” riders will first see goofy snowman Olaf and equally goofy reindeer Sven setting up the Winter Festival premise.

Next is a stop at Troll Valley, where Grandpappy Troll tells a gathering of children the story of how Anna and Kristof met, before the log goes up a ramp to find Olaf again, singing a song while ice skating, right next to Anna and Kristof, who are singing with their friend Sven.

Behind a set of doors is the moment any visitor is sure to be waiting for: Elsa, on a balcony, singing “Let It Go” in her ice castle. It’s the centerpiece of the ride, “the big, big scene,” Ms. Mangum said, and it features elaborate effects to create simulated snow crystals soaring around the room.

Visitors will next ride by Marshmallow, the giant, formerly evil snowman from “Frozen” and his miniature Snowgie pals, who show up in the short “Frozen Fever,” which ran in front of March’s “Cinderella.”

Marshmallow himself yells “Let It Go” in time with Elsa’s song before the log travels through a mist cloud and reaches the final scene, which includes fireworks and a wave from Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven and Kristof.

The audio-animatronic characters will be cutting edge, Ms. Mangum said, using a new technology that includes projectors behind the faces to enable more lifelike animation. It was first used on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train ride that opened in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom last year.