i’m waiting for when hannibal bases episodes off of american food like, ‘hotdog’
'chili cheese fries'
the best kind of friendships are fierce lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other, and think the other deserves the world.
"Books! And Cleverness! There are more important things…friendship and bravery."
|Your art is glorious. Here is a medallion to broadcast your hard work *hands you a statue of a snail wearing sunglasses* Please treasure it. It took me 8 years to chisel.|
I will take your beautiful statue and put on my mantel for all to bask in it’s glory. Thanks, you strangely attractive can of soup…
This was really fun to chop up an bring to life! Take a closer look and a peek at the coloring process over on my Behance portfolio
To sum it up in it’s most basic form, I can see why this was his ‘farewell’ film, even if it actually wasn’t. I am a huge fan of Hayao Miyazaki and honestly, when he first announced that he would be ending his career I was actually quite devastated. I knew that he had been through cycles like this before, but the man is 84 years old, he deserves retirement if he so chooses. It was more difficult to let go of the influence he’s had on me, knowing that it would soon come to an end. When I was a kid, his movies captured me so completely that I became immersed, separate from my own reality and apart of his. He’s one of the incredibly few directors who can capture that same spirit in me even as I’ve grown older, maybe even the only one to ever do so.
I know I’m young, but I’m in that stage where I’ve currently been thrown out into the world in a sea of debt and insecurities, ripped unceremoniously away from my home and, consequently, my childhood. I’ve been told through all of my goofs and trip-ups that I’m an adult now, it’s time to act like one. I even feel like one at times, and through all of these expectations and responsibilities I’ve somewhat lost the ability to slow down and remember myself.
Not to seem arrogant, (or that I’m some sort of genius,) but I was able to identify with Jiro on a lot of levels. My dreams, even as a kid, were always about the future. I always wanted to create, get my ideas into a format that could be manufactured for the world. This, and only this, could give my life meaning. My own mother still brings up how obsessive I was about it, coming straight home and closing the door to the basement where I would sit and write for hours on end. The book, of course, was awful, but it was 148 pages long that even included a resolution for the juvenile story. This determination latched itself to anything and everything I cared about and still remains with me, only it’s been masked. Going to college is suffocating who I am, it consumes my thoughts and leaves me barely a second to reflect on how I’m doing, I sometimes forget why I even came. The most harmful thing yet has been meeting jaded artists, ones who claim that everyone who works eventually hates what they do. Money will always be an issue, there’s always someone who’s better than you are, dreams are for idiots, passion for the naive, and true balance left unobtainable.
I was starting to think, despite everything, that I was going to end up like them. I would never make my stories into a reality and I would end up illustrating local ads to pay the rent, and who’s to say I wouldn’t? Being an artist is the first step to being unhappy, both with yourself and your life. This is what I have been told.
Jiro was well aware of this concept, or at least a version of it, but in his dreams with Caproni he is asked, even if his work would be used to destroy, would he still pursue his dreams anyway? Jiro confirms that he will because he knows that his work will be imprinted in the advancement of technology in Japan and will inspire others like him to create beauty. It is humanity’s choice to use that beauty for evil.
Everyone of us is born with something inside, one could call that a soul, but I think it’s more than that. I think it’s something that can spill out and fill others, welded into the metal wings of a plane, or sewn into the stitches of designer jackets, felt in every note of every song, and in every mark made in a piece of artwork. No idea is original, but every idea is inspired, a weird patchwork of people like Jiro and the designers who came before him. This is how we live on, through the people we touch with our ideas. It’s the light inside of us that we bequeath to world before our own time runs out.
This is what gives our lives meaning, I think, for Jiro and for myself.
do you guys want me to write a long rambling post on my the wind rises is my favorite hayao miyazaki movie because i will do it
I Need My Girl | The National
I can’t get my head around it
I keep feeling smaller and smaller
Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
Last of Us again, cause I just finished the DLC last week and cried many tears.