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crochetdork:

Natasja at http://www.crochetime.net has worked out some motifs that might be of use if you wanted to recreate this beautiful blanket seen on Orange is the New Black. This is not a pattern, but it is very helpful!
http://crochetime.net/tag/orange-is-the-new-black/

So, I finally acquired and tested a bottle of the Sally Hansen big matte top coat and I’m impressed!

One coat of SH Xtreme wear black on each finger - left is matte right is the salon manicure, which I usually use

When I first put the matte coat on it looked very shiny, but it dried matte. Didn’t dry very fast though…the manicure top coat was dry by the photo, the matte still can smoosh around as I’m typing this a few minutes later, so I’m guessing this needs to set up longer. Could also be the polish under it wasn’t set up yet, I’m impatient. Good to know to watch for that though!

I’m also only just realizing how much of my nail Polish is Sally Hansen o.o tried and true I guess lol

Look who I found!

Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. I only just heard the sad, sad news of Robin Williams’s death. My wife sent me a message to tell me he had died, and, when I asked her what he died from, she told me something that nobody in the news seems to be talking about.

When people die from cancer, their cause of death can be various horrible things – seizure, stroke, pneumonia – and when someone dies after battling cancer, and people ask “How did they die?”, you never hear anyone say “pulmonary embolism”, the answer is always “cancer”. A Pulmonary Embolism can be the final cause of death with some cancers, but when a friend of mine died from cancer, he died from cancer. That was it. And when I asked my wife what Robin Williams died from, she, very wisely, replied “Depression”.

The word “suicide” gives many people the impression that “it was his own decision,” or “he chose to die, whereas most people with cancer fight to live.” And, because Depression is still such a misunderstood condition, you can hardly blame people for not really understanding. Just a quick search on Twitter will show how many people have little sympathy for those who commit suicide…

But, just as a Pulmonary Embolism is a fatal symptom of cancer, suicide is a fatal symptom of Depression. Depression is an illness, not a choice of lifestyle. You can’t just “cheer up” with depression, just as you can’t choose not to have cancer. When someone commits suicide as a result of Depression, they die from Depression – an illness that kills millions each year. It is hard to know exactly how many people actually die from Depression each year because the figures and statistics only seem to show how many people die from “suicide” each year (and you don’t necessarily have to suffer Depression to commit suicide, it’s usually just implied). But considering that one person commits suicide every 14 minutes in the US alone, we clearly need to do more to battle this illness, and the stigmas that continue to surround it. Perhaps Depression might lose some its “it was his own fault” stigma, if we start focussing on the illness, rather than the symptom. Robin Williams didn’t die from suicide. He died from Depression*. It wasn’t his choice to suffer that.

macromvontus:

candiedmoon:

Seal befriends woman sitting on the beach - Video

this is the cutest thing ever and I can’t handle it

seals are literally puppies with flippers

I want this to happen to meeeee

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dominoshark:

gailaandgamora:

It’s Knifehead literally anybody’s favorite kaiju? Because there’s always merchandise of Knifehead but not Otachi (my baby) or even Onibaba (who is present in a similarly emotionally intense scene as Knifehead).

To be honest, Knifehead is pretty much the…

There is indeed an Otachi in the works  from NECA :D They showed her off at SDCC.

When talking about the merchandise, there are a couple of things to think about:

1. The movie promotion was mostly done with Knifehead. He was the draw so he is the one most starting promotional stuff will feature. Those who don’t feel too strongly about the film or lean more toward the Jaegers/Pilots will probably pick the iconic Knifehead as the “one Kaiju” to get. Otachi is equally iconic, but leads to….

2. Manufacturing costs - the body for Knifehead matches several of the other Kaiju, meaning those Kaiju will be cheaper and easier to produce. This is especially important for a line where there is a more niche audience. NECA didn’t have any guarantee the line would sell, so they had to be sensitive to costs while not reducing their quality. Now that the line has been so successful they are able to branch into the more complex Kaiju that have less re-usable parts.

As the line has been progressing we’ve seen more resources put into it. That makes it possible for the bigger, more detailed Kaiju. If Otachi had been done from the beginning, which still good quality, I’d be willing to bet she’s be a lot smaller and less pretty than what we will be getting.

And, as for your original question, Knifehead is my Pat’s fav Kaiju :D

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retrogradeworks:

moriahbard:

Important cat facts:

1) Fat kitties is best kitties.

The first five cats are obese.  Fat kitties might seem cute and cuddly, but fat kitties are -not- best kitties.  Small animals don’t deal with those extra pounds the way we do.  Being this overweight is extremely detrimental to the health of animals like cats and dogs.  In extreme cases, owners have been prosecuted for animal cruelty.

I might be a fatass, but my pets have never and will never be one.  You and you alone are responsible for your pet’s health and nutrition.  I seriously hate that shit like this spreads like wildfire and nobody seems to give two fucks about the health of the animal, all they see is AWWW LOOK HOW FAT AND CUTE IT IS.

Or the cat is just naturally large…

I have a 20lb cat who is naturally large. He sits over a head taller and several inches longer than my two other cats, one of which is his brother. He eats indoor/weight management food, does not over-eat, does not eat more than the other two cats (who are “normal” sized cats), and has a clean bill of health from our vet.

Overall the cats in these pictures do not look obese to me, they look like large cats. Not every large cat is a case of obesity or animal cruelty.

Target finally put their “classic” cups and mugs on sale last week so I got a Wonder Woman coffee mug!! Brought my own iced coffee this morning, it was actually really good :D

I also took a really awful panorama pic to show all the pics around the mug :P

I start to get out then I get sucked right back in…Damn you Matty -.-

thnderthighs314:

markoruffalo:

batmasterson:

That sounds cool. BUT HOW DOES IT WORK?

(Helicarrier Hulk wakes up, no control, attacks everyone. New York Hulk is good guy buddy only hurt bad guy. Wait! OK! Loki was harshing the vibe on the helicarrier. No, wait further, Loki was just as there in New York. In fact, quite close to Mr. Grabby Hulk.)

I am continually drawn to this dumb film by the interaction between Downey and Ruffalo. I am continually put off by this dumb film by how dumb it is.

Wow, look at this! It’s 2014, and people are still saying things like this! Amazing!!! :D Here, let me explain to you why, and how:

First of all, why do people keep forgetting that The Incredible Hulk happened?? In that film it was shown that Bruce can actually control the Hulk when he deliberately hulks out.

Please notice that Bruce hulked out on the helicarrier because something blew up and he was thrown so hard he fell one floor down through the window. It was obvious that Bruce was hurt and in danger.

Hulk exists to protect Bruce, Bruce was in danger, you do the math.

Not to mention that Bruce was understandably angry at Natasha and Fury because he felt like they’d lied to him. (Therefore, causing Hulk to went after Natasha).

Manhattan Hulk showed up because Bruce ‘asked’ him to. Because he fucking did it on purpose. The Hulk is the physical manifestation of Bruce’s emotions — all his anger, frustration, empathy, sadness, disappointment, sympathy, love, hate, everything. That’s why Hulk knew which are the bad ones and which are the good ones, that’s why he saved Tony from falling off the sky, that’s why he listened to Steve’s orders. Hulk isn’t just some mindless beast who has no feelings whatsoever. He recognised and saved Betty in the midst of his rampage in TIH, looked hesitant when he saw the fear in Natasha’s eyes (it was brief but it was there), punched Thor as a payback, etc. Hulk is not that simple.

Bottom line is, that Bruce can control the Hulk to some degree when he has the option or actually gets to choose, and that’s not what happened on the helicarrier.

So, yea, that’s how.

In this post the uneducated are taught that The Hulk isn’t a mindless monster born simply out of rage.

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My computer has officially realized there is a problem with the fan. I feel the end is much closer than originally anticipated x.x

Did a good job resisting the school supplies until I found these! So cute. Love the company (Sasquatch) and their stuff is 80% recycled to boot :) at a dollar each I couldn’t leave them behind and I’m sure I’ll find something to do with them eventually. Or they can just get added to my collection of notebooks and the like I never use but had to have :P

cotilardmarion:

SpongeBob SquarePants & American Horror Story:Coven Parallels

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capnflynn:

laylainalaska:

fuckyeahsources:

Nope. But the real story is better. Bolding mine:

The late Ruth Thompson, a cell painter on “Snow White” who later became a multiplane scene planner, recalled: “We tried everything - airbrush, drybrush, even lipstick and rouge, which is perhaps the basis for the legend because we did, in fact, try it. But nothing worked.

The airbrush was difficult to control on such a small area; drybrush was too harsh; lipstick and rouge unwieldy and messy. Everything proved to be impractical and all hope seemed lost to give Snow White her little bit of color when the idea of using a dye was proposed.

Again Ms. Thompson: “Someone suggested a red dye because the blue day we added to give Donald Duck his distinctive sailor-blue never really could be washed off the cell without leaving a bluish stain where the paint had been applied.”

Ever since the mid 30’s when color became the norm for all the cartoons, not just the “Silly Symphonies,” all paints and inks were made at the studio. During this period as well cells were routinely reused for economic reasons, thus the need to wash them off. Apparently Donald’s special blue color was made with a dye added to the usual powdered pigments. “So we tried that.” As the women gathered around in what must have seemed just another dead-end effort, all eyes became fixed on the red dot which soon became a small glow with no perceptible edge. The hushed silence soon gave way to sighs of relief. The method had finally been found. Now the application.

Among the studio’s many inkers (an extremely demanding profession), was one young lady whose training and skill was unique: Helen Ogger. Just being an inker placed one within the elite confines of this most “holy of holies” area of the Nunnery, as the Ink and Paint Department was so called (Walt had strict and quite Victorian views that the sexes not mingle at the workplace, allowing no male personnel save the “gofer” boy and the paymaster “Mr.” Keener to enter this domain of mostly unmarried women ). But Helen was in addition a very fine cartoonist and one of the few women at Disney’s or anywhere else, who could animate.

Such a seemingly insignificant detail (as the cheek colors) might be thought not worthy of special mention (she, as well as the other inkers and painters, was given no screen credit). But when one adds up the number of footage required to be tinted freehand on each individual cell, the hours suddenly turn into weeks and months. In fact, such a treatment was never attempted again on such a scale and even today, the publicity stills from “Snow White,” most of which do not have the added blush, bear witness to how that little touch of extra care adds to the vitality we see on the screen.

The work was done on all close-ups, most medium shots, and even on some long shots. The Queen was also similarly tinted. Hundreds of hours were needed to complete this task, arduous, repetitive and, of course, hard on the eyes. Ultimately a handful of other girls were needed to assist Helen as the clocked ticked toward the deadline.

Helen had to place several cells together on an animation board, one atop the other, just like in the process of animation, in order to get the ‘registration’ right (the spot of red just right in relation to the preceding and following ones) - all of this without any guide. She would work out her own extremes and then ‘animate’ the blush in inbetweens. Her work deserves admiration and gratitude and it is unfortunate that her contribution has remained unknown and her anonymity unaltered during her lifetime. She was paid, as were the rest of the Inkers, $18 a week, which included a half-day on Saturday and the many, many hours of unpaid overtime “Snow White” would require - all given unstintingly, (by everyone involved, it should be added), to a project whose joy in participating was its own reward.

She eventually became head of Inking and Special Effects and even taught classes in animation at the studio. She left in 1941 (apparently part of the terrible strike that would leave the Disney Studio changed forever), taking her skills with her. She died in Glendale in February of 1980. Perhaps it is safe to say that her departure was critical to the abrupt demise of this now unique effect (it was also used, though on a much smaller scale in both “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia”). None of the other inkers or painters were animators and it is this fact, not just the factor of economy nor the changing tastes, which surely must be considered a reason why such details were never attempted again. The golden age was over.

Also, here’s an interesting article about female cel painters at Disney. I am now fascinated by the idea of writing something with a Depression-era cel painter as a protagonist.

I had the privilege of meeting one of the lady cel-painters, many years ago, and chatting with her for a little while.

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dr-archeville:

differenzeartistiche:

Can we please use this as a reaction image whenever DC does/says something stupid.
Wonder Woman is not a feminist…

Barbara Gordon was never Oracle…

Amazons are mankillers and Diana is Zeus’ daughter…

Lois Lane is a glorified trophy wife…

Cassandra Cain doesn’t even exist…

Amanda Waller is a thin supermodel…

See, it works.

This one’s also useful

dr-archeville:

differenzeartistiche:

Can we please use this as a reaction image whenever DC does/says something stupid.

Wonder Woman is not a feminist…

Barbara Gordon was never Oracle…

Amazons are mankillers and Diana is Zeus’ daughter…

Lois Lane is a glorified trophy wife…

Cassandra Cain doesn’t even exist…

Amanda Waller is a thin supermodel…

See, it works.

This one’s also useful

image

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