I advise everyone to check out this post by Alex Steffen. Steffen always manages to inspire me in some way or another, and this time was no different (as you can tell by my double commenting). My brain is now champing at the bit with ideas. It’s a wonderful, frustrating feeling, sort of like standing at the seashore and knowing you just can’t wiggle out of your jeans fast enough.
Also, there’s this glorious bit of animation, which Steffen criticizes for its all-too-familiar darkness and dampness, but which I find visually riveting and evocative: