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lilveganmami:

new trend: hanging out with positive ladies who support each other

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toonzeldas:

Disney fans trying to explain the difference between Rapunzel/Anna/Elsa/Honey Lemon’s designs like:

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steampunktendencies:

"Impressive-Looking Gothic Castle in Connecticut Can Be Yours for $45 Million

Gothic castles aren’t commonplace in America, so this impressive real-life Hogwarts in Woodstock, Connecticut, definitely stands out. ‘Chrismark Castle’ is only a decade old but with its moat and turrets, it has all the markings of a genuine medieval castle.

Chrismark Castle presents itself as a perfectly preserved medieval structure on the outside, with all sorts of modern amenities and technology concealed on the inside. It stands on a 354-acre property, encompassing 22,000 square ft. and consists of a massive lower-level garage, eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, a maid’s room, a library, a pool, and several massage rooms.

The star of the castle’s opulent interiors is perhaps the 1,200 square ft. circular kitchen – it has windows all around the walls, offering a 180-degree view of Lake Porter. The dining room spells grandeur as well – it has a unique ceiling design and can accommodate a huge dinner party. The master bedroom also offers gorgeous views of the grounds, and the granite-fitted master bathroom has its own whirlpool. All the doors in the castle are custom-fit and handmade, as are the hardwood floors.”

(View & Learn more : Oddity Central)

Posted 13 hours ago

tom-sits-like-a-whore:

batsyandmrj:

There’s thousands of notes on posts about how unfair it is that there isn’t a wonder woman movie and now that its been officially announced nobody is talking about it?

Like Can I get at least a hell yeah?

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS

but all i know is DC better fucking rock this movie they better pull all the stops, make it the best fucking movie in their entire cinematic universe because she deserves NOTHING LESS.

Posted 13 hours ago

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

Posted 16 hours ago
mostlycatsmostly:

Please keep your black cats safe on this Halloween.
Thanks to all-prettythings for sending in.

mostlycatsmostly:

Please keep your black cats safe on this Halloween.

Thanks to all-prettythings for sending in.

Posted 16 hours ago

thehystericalsociety:

Jack o’ lanterns - c. 1900 - (Via)

Posted 16 hours ago

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

映画『ハーフ』予告編 Hafu: the mixed-race experience in Japan [Official Trailer]

Has anyone seen this? I haven’t but i’d really like to. I really feel like people need to recognize the fact that Japan isn’t this exclusively closed off country, that conforms to the West’s delusional beliefs that we are “conservative”, “quiet”, and “meek”.

This high lights the lives of many different people: an Australian / Japanese, Venezuelan / Japanese, Korean / Japanese (important to me). Mexican / Japanese, and a Ghanian / Japanese person.

I really hope that this film was well made and has a good message. At any rate, it’s extremely important to convey to people - both our own people and to foreigners under terrible misconceptions - that Japan is an ever changing nation.

How often I hear “How are you Japanese and Korean? DON’T THEY HATE EACH OTHER?!?!?!!?!” really reminds me how incredibly uninformed others are about our country, our culture and our people.

Again, I haven’t watched this yet. But it looks good.

What do you guys think.