A blog full of fandom and angst



fletchingarrows:

Unidentified arm of the Roman (possibly Hadrianic) variety
Vatican Museum, Rome

(Source: memoirs-of-hadrian)

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madoka kaname bow l review  ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

madoka kaname bow l review  ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

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believebeluga:

cetaceandreams:

Levitate

Wingardium leviorca

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condesces:

what i’m talking about re: gaslighting is

  • the denial of someone’s perception of reality as true
  • the denial of someone’s experiences as meaningful
  • the denial of someone’s experiences as legitimate

all of these things equate to “what you experienced didn’t really happen as you perceived it, and my perception is more true than yours, and you should listen to me instead of trusting your own experiences”

and that is gaslighting

and that is abuse

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aes192:

are you triggered by lots of capital letters? i made this for you

introducing no caps, an extension to make all uppercase letters lower!

go download now from the chrome web store!

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luciidkitties:

 

wholockian-bookworm:

Witches-Circa 1800s

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Government: students should either study or get a job
Government: *raises tuition by tens of thousands of dollars*
Government: *cuts thousands of jobs*
Government: god those young people are lazy shits
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notmysecret:

*aggressively cares about you but doesn’t want to be clingy about it*

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superdoctorharrylock:

Someone on my floor did this.

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The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl from mike roush on Vimeo.


modmad:

parkersimmonsyall:

shirtsnshorts:

MIKE ROUSH / The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl / 5:16

I have always been fascinated by wildlife documentaries. As a kid I would take my mom’s camera and try and get as close to the neighborhood animals as I could. Most of the time this would mean long hours sitting motionless on the back deck with bird seed sprinkled on my lap and shoulders. I never got the shot I wanted, so when Chris and Shannon  asked me if I wanted to make an animated film for Titmouse, I said yes before they finished asking. 

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Chris and Shannon Prynoski, Dik Pose, and I Line up a shot in the middle of nowhere. photo by Steve Kellener.

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Early thumbnails of the burrowing owl.

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Rough turnaround.

"Owl" was animated in Flash. I used a technique where I would animate traditionally very rough, then I would take a second pass cleaning up symbols that I would be able to reuse later. Most of the final animation you see in "Owl" is puppeted symbol animation with hundreds of symbols and a different puppet for each shot. This way I could get the detail and animation quality I wanted.

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The Flash break-down on one of the owl puppets. Lots of feathers!

One of my favorite parts of making this film was having to get out of the studio and go on location. I found an amazing place in central California called The Carrizo Plain using google maps. I spent the weekends driving all around taking pictures and exploring. Fun fact: The burrow used in the short was an actual owl burrow. On one of the days I was taking photos of the burrow one hissed at me from inside the burrow with it’s rattlesnake like call. It scared me nearly to death.

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This is how I made all the “live action” backgrounds. I drew a storyboard of what I wanted and photo collaged lots of pictures together to make it look like what I drew. Unfortunately these places don’t exist in real life.

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Whenever the owl had to touch the flower or fork, I took hundreds of photos, cut them out in photoshop and animated them. Fun.

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On location I used a couple stand-in models to get the lighting right and a maquette when animating for inspiration.

I had a great time making this film and when I was done we were lucky enough to show it at festivals around the world. After 4 years the “Owl” showed at more than 40 festivals, in over 25 countries. 

Can’t wait to do another one.

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Mike Roush’s incredible short film is now online!!! Don’t miss this one, folks! It’ll stick to your ribs likes delicious cartoon BBQ!

I was lucky enough to catch this at an animation festival a while back and it blows my mind as much now as it did then

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blackturtleneckgirl:

blackturtleneckgirl:

if you’re a guy and you say you support women and feminism you better never say bitch. just take it out of your vocab it’s not hard

and gay men are included in this don’t think there’s an exception

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