K introducing herself to the tombstones.
Tonight we walked through the pitch-black woods, crossed the bridge over the swift river and strolled into the old cemetery. We danced with the dead, made light of the blood moon, and poured wine on the ground in celebration, in resignation — the moon, the tombstones and ourselves would be gone one day, but we have this time shared.
As we exited, I left my hand out and open, as I always do — inviting anyone that hasn’t been touched to touch, inviting the dead to hold onto the living once more.
Entering the woods, we played Time in a Bottle on our device softly, letting its music echo as we stumbled over hills and clumsily crunched through autumn leaves, holding hands all the way, glancing at the ever-rushing river next to us…
We walked among the graves in the light of the blood moon, All of the dead whispered that they had parted too soon…
Except for Jeff.
Yeah, except for Jeff.
Jeff just kept asking what the fuck pumpkin spice latte was.
Captain Blanket, Legally Pig.
Captain Cup Aristocats Cat
Captain Booker The Pangolin
or if you’re not into proper nouns:
Captain Dog the Pangolin
Either way I’m rockin’ it.
Captain Picture Frame, Guardians Cat
Yes, Captain Picture Frame, or ‘Piccy’ to her friends.
Zhang Ding: Analgesic
Free-Standing Sculpture Tinted copper, 18K Gold, pure silver
Analgesic is easily the most blatant of depiction of materialism. This hand in particular takes on the fallen nature that ZHANG wants the audience to see; the pills lay around the hand as if they have been dropped.
The hand itself is holding the mass produced pain pills beyond its control. Here we begin to see the control of the market over society.
ZHANG has taken a well known and popular household product and made it into nothing other than material gold and silver purchased and held by the hand of society. The human has lost identity and lost control, implying the degradation of consumerist culture. And now all we know is the pills given to us; the drug of the masses.
I know I’m out of the art loop when I saw this and thought:
"What is the point of watch batteries to this sculpture?".
OH MY GOD APPARENTLY TAKING AN ARROW TO THE KNEE WAS AN OLD NORDIC SLANG FOR GETTING MARRIED
I THOUGHT THAT ALL THOSE GUYS IN SKYRIM HAD LITERALLY BEEN SHOT IN THEIR KNEES WITH ARROWS BUT I GUESS NOT
And at that moment, the foundation of that entire meme became something like this:
THAT EXPLAINS WHY MEN GO DOWN ON ONE KNEE WHEN THEY PROPOSE
OH MY GOD
I will never not laugh at this.
"The Thief and the Cobbler" is considered a true masterpiece of animation, and easily the most ambitious independent animated film ever conceived. A…
Do it. Only 16 more to go. Should have a bigger limit but whatevs.
I…I actually have to disagree with this petition.
Now, my information comes strictly from a recent documentary concerning The Thief and the Cobbler and as best a story of the entire debacle one can get by interviewing everyone except Richard Williams (he declined).
(https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thethiefdocumentary/documentary-on-lost-animated-masterpiece-the-thief-0 This is the doc, actually)
The Thief and the Cobbler was made with no set end goal, and was made more as a hobby and gamut-run for any animators who worked on it. It was mostly funded by Williams’ work for commercials, and the one time that it was picked up by a studio led to the film still being over budget, and considerably behind deadline, which was after 15 YEARS of regular incredibly mind-blowing, complex animation (on ones! 24 individual drawings a second!). For example, if Williams’ didn’t like a shot, it would be scrapped and completely re-done on multiple occasions. The opening layout painting is roughly 6 foot square and has detail equivalent of a Heironomous Bosch painting. Williams is a perfectionist, through and through.
The overall impression anyone working on the film had (other than Williams, again) was that no one knew how the story would end. There weren’t even boards for it. For a film that is supposedly 80% completed (as stated by to this petition), not knowing how a story is completed is a massive problem for the story leads and especially for the producers.
So, with Richard Williams demanding utterly pristine technical work from his team combined with no light to guide the entire team towards the end of the film, you end up with a lot of money being spent for a lot of work that ultimately goes nowhere. 15+ years to complete a film to 80% is not efficient, and no matter how many people want this film completed, no one is going to invest the considerable millions required to finish that last 20% because it will take another 10 years. This especially with Richard Williams no longer ‘in the groove’ of his work, and even moreso with none of the current animators animating up to his magical standards. The first 5 years will be bootcamp in order for them to make anything passable to what Williams’ vision is, I can promise you that, and I only have a small knowledge of the classical animation field.
Do we love the Thief and the Cobbler? Of course, and there are many ‘Official’ and Fan-Made cuts alike that we can pore over and try to aspire to match, but this film is like the Spruce Goose - it was an epic built because it could be, and hardly got off the ground.
Had a guy try to give me a story about how he was down on his luck and couldn’t find a job and I cut him off halfway through with “I’m sorry, I have no cash on me.”. He gave me a look and left; wasn’t until I was home I found $5 visibly sticking halfway out of my back pocket.
Still wouldn’t have given it to him. Sure, I’m a heartless bitch, but now I’m a heartless bitch with $5.
News is that Disney is doing a live-action Beauty and the Beast remake thanks to Maleficent (and possibly frozen).
So it seems that Disney is doing the ‘Fairy tales with a different take on the story’ sort of deal. And now they’re gonna do Beauty and the Beast.
They have a chance here that I have been hoping and wishing for out of SO MANY adaptations and interpretations of Beauty and the Beast:
They ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS have a male Beast.
Well, I want a female Beast.
Every single one I have seen: the 1980’s tv series, the weird TV movie in theatres that had one of the Olsen’s in it, the classic Disney movie, that book where the Beast was a lion and from a predominantly-Muslim Kingdom from the middle east and beauty was French and there was a big deal about ‘entering a room with your right foot first’, the original fairy tale itself:
ALL of them = Male beast, Female beauty.
Dear Disney: You have one chance to impress us: show me that this story can be more than a Stockholm syndrome, abusive-relationship, ‘male = big scary monster that will change if I just love him enough’, ‘female = if I’m pretty and stubborn enough then maybe it will be worth this shit’ thing.
I wanna see a Beast Disney Princess. Make me hate her, and then make me understand her.
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT THIS STUFF
I BOUGHT IT
TRIED IT ONCE
I THOUGHT IT WAS HORRIBLE
IT WAS STICKY AND CEMENTED MY LIPS TOGETHER
IT GOT ON EVERYTHING
IT DIDN’T SUPER-STAY
I THREW IT INTO MY DRAWER WITHOUT ANOTHER THOUGHT
AND THEN OUT OF THE BLUE I DECIDED TO TRY IT AGAIN
HOPE IN MY HEART, PEACE IN MY SOUL, I DECIDED TO TRY IT AGAIN
I READ THE DIRECTIONS
AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, I SAW THE LIGHT
I COULD SEE CLEARLY NOW, THE RAIN WAS GONE
YOU HAVE TO PUT THE RED STUFF ON FIRST
WAIT FOR IT TO DRY
COMPLETELY (I MISSED THIS STEP BEFORE)
IT SHOULD BE SO DRY AND IF YOU KISS THE BACK OF YOUR HAND, NO MARK SHOULD SHOW
AND THEN I PUT THE BALM ON (I ORIGINALLY TRIED PUTTING THE BALM ON FIRST…. DON’T DO THAT.)
AND IT GOT RID OF ALL THE STICKINESS
AND THE RED DOESN’T EVEN GET ALL UP IN THE WHITE BALM
IT WAS A MIRACLE
THIS STUFF IS THE FUCKING BEST
IT STAYS ON FOR A REALLY LONG TIME
IT DOESN’T GET ON ANYTHING
AMAZING I WANT TO BUY THIS IN FORTY SHADES OKAY I ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO TRY IT
NO BUT DO KEEP IN MIND THAT IT REALLY DOES STAY ON FOR A VERY VERY LONG TIME
AS IN, LONG ENOUGH TO FORCE YOU TO SCRUB IT OFF AT THE END OF THE DAY
THIS STUFF ISN’T FOR THE WEAK, THIS IS FOR THE POWERFUL BADASSES WHO WASH THE BLOOD OF THEIR ENEMIES OUT OF THEIR CLOTHES AT THE END OF THE DAY LIKE ITS NOTHING
IF YOU RUB TOOTHPASTE ON YOUR LIPS IT COMES OFF EASIER
YES THIS IS A GOOD TIP I HAVE HAD THIS EXPERIENCE
GIVE IT A LIL SCRUB WITH THE OL’ PEARLY WHITE RUB A DUB DUB
IT WILL COME OFF
IT WILL DO AS YOU COMMAND
THIS MAKEUP O B E Y S
IT S T A Y S
you guys are really good at this promoting products thing, I really would buy the hell out of this
I kinda want to start wearing lipstick, just for this.
Instead of grossing out every other place I usually post public things to, I’m choosing this never used tumblr to air my grievances.
Just so you know.
Anyway - I love (fricken’ LOVE) walking places.
Mostly because I
am convincing myself I can be healthy don’t have a car.
As such, I have pretty tough feet.
So I got this wart on my heel and it showed up a few days ago.
And I thought-
"No fancy kits for me, I got this like no ones business."
And on goes the duct tape.
-1 Hour Later-
Duct tape is off.
So I think-
"Oh, I got shitty duct tape"
And put on fancier duct tape.
-30 min later-
THAT tape is off.
What happened afterwards went through:
MORE duct tape, packing tape, three layers of medical tape (lasting the longest at 6 hours), and fucking Crazy Glue (lasting at about 3 hours).
STICKS TO MY FEET.
The transformation is complete, I am on par with a hobbit with pink toenails.