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disneyconceptsandstuff:

disneyconceptsandstuff:

James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.

As an added note: Any donations over $500 include a reward of an animation class taught by James Lopez himself! Not to mention other rewards for other amounts such as signed art books, the soundtrack, and even original art!

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ivyblossom:

Well, I mean. He isn’t wrong.

He knows more about fandom than I would have expected. I might have reached the point where I’ve stopped being entirely surprised by that, but that’s more information about what goes on in fandom that I would have expected from someone on the powers that be side of…

"There’s a point where the language of fandom becomes a way to make sense of the world, and to determine what is right, and what is righteous, and what is a part of the problem".
Beautiful.

samuraicinema:

"I don’t understand… I just don’t understand. I’ve never heard such a strange story."
Rashomon - Akira Kurosawa

samuraicinema:

"I don’t understand… I just don’t understand. I’ve never heard such a strange story."

Rashomon - Akira Kurosawa

(via acafanmom)

"The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. The gap has worsened in the last decade, and the United States now has a greater wealth gap by race than South Africa did during apartheid. (Whites in America on average own almost 18 times as much as blacks; in South Africa in 1970, the ratio was about 15 times.)" And yet " a 2011 study by scholars at Harvard and Tufts found that whites, on average, believed that anti-white racism was a bigger problem than anti-black racism."

Fuck. Me. Sideways.

unlockaflockofwords:

ughsocialjustice:

cracked:

sorenbowie:

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE
This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.
The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

“Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.
Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was
followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.
ALSO also?

So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.
And yet…

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s getting exhausting.

Not to be all SJW-y here, but this piece of news is false, people. - The Scandinavian one

I have spent 15 years living & working as a white person in areas where the majority of people aren’t white - in London, in the Middle East, in Asia & now Africa.
I have never, ever stopped benefiting from white privilege. Because racism against white people IS NOT A THING.

unlockaflockofwords:

ughsocialjustice:

cracked:

sorenbowie:

codyjohnston:

shinji-kun69:

Don’t ever fucking try to tell me that white people aren’t targeted and discriminated against for the color of their skin. Don’t ever try to fucking say that ANYONE has never been discriminated against. If you want fucking justice, then ACT on that justice.

HI UM NOPE

This headline is the deformed offspring of lies, bad reporting, and a Getty Image from 2012 taken after a man was beaten by police at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

The article cites no sources and reads like a Facebook Aunt telling a story they heard from their son’s buddy Taylor, most likely because it’s a poorly-paraphrased version of this also false article that calls itself ”White Man Cold-Cocked By Vicious Ferguson Mob In Blatant Racist Attack.” Money quote from the article:

Most recently, a man was simply standing outside of a St. Louis McDonald’s where he was surrounded by a group of black man who punched the man in the face for no reason whatsoever. Seemingly unprovoked, the group intentionally targeted this man for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown.”

Ah, yes, the classic “for no reason whatsoever” immediately followed by “for nothing more than his skin color in a backwards attempt at justice for Mike Brown” trick. That old reporting chestnut.

Anyway. The tale of an entire mob attacking this man was

followed up by showing these tweets, where the story originated:

image

This is all from the same article, mind you. There’s a paragraph describing a mob of black men attacking this white guy, and then they show the actual source describing a single black man punching the guy in the face once. Also? The Knockout Game doesn’t exist.

ALSO also?

image

So really, “Black Man Punches White Man In Face, Other Black Men Try To Apprehend Black Man Who Punched White Man In Face,” because Ferguson’s hero-to-asshole ratio is actually through the fucking roof.

And yet…

image

Anyway. It sucks that the guy got punched a couple weeks ago, but if you’re going to lie about it, try being just so much better at lying.

Cracked shouldn’t be the “journalists” catching this kind of thing. If you read something that sounds outrageous but tickles that part of your brain that wants it to be true, there’s a good chance it’s made up specifically to do that tickling. Take twenty minutes to research it before sharing or you sound like an idiot.

We can de-bullshit you on this kind of stuff but honestly it’s getting exhausting.

Not to be all SJW-y here, but this piece of news is false, people. - The Scandinavian one

I have spent 15 years living & working as a white person in areas where the majority of people aren’t white - in London, in the Middle East, in Asia & now Africa.

I have never, ever stopped benefiting from white privilege. Because racism against white people IS NOT A THING.

cultureunseen:

BLACK JEWS
(…nuff said.)

(via writingwithcolor)

mid0nz:

Sherlock BTS: What are We Looking At? 

Dolly Grip

The camera and camera operator are on a wheeled truck that’s on a track. The truck is called a dolly and the bald guy with the hoodie at the rear is the dolly grip. Preparing and operating the dolly is his responsibility. When the director (in this case Euros Lyn) calls action, the dolly grip will push the dolly, the camera operator, the camera and its rig forwards on the track. When the camera is on and recording, this motion allows the camera to zoom towards the action.  

(I love the glimpse of the ceiling.  It tells us we’re probably not filming in a studio and that the spectacular lighting was done on location.)

Focus Puller

The fellow on the right is the camera assistant, 1st AC, aka the focus puller. The fallow focus knob is sticking out on the right of the camera. Focus pullers are responsible for… well… maintaining focus. They do this mainly through the power of math and their own mind’s eye. Focus pullers don’t look through the view finder or a monitor to do their jobs! In theory the actors will have predetermined marks to hit so the focus puller will know the settings in advance, but actors act and miss their marks for all kinds of reasons, so the focus puller has to be in tune with their unexpected movements to make sure everything doesn’t go all blurry. Here’s a behind the scenes photo from Pink of the crew tape measuring Martin’s mark for the focus puller below. 

They’re either in rehearsal and prepping the mark to tell Martin where to step, or they’re checking to make sure the shot they just did was acceptably in focus. Looks like they’re rehearsing to me.

Sherlock, The Blind Banker behind the scenes (x)

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spiderine:

AHEM.

NOT TO MENTION

(via bellebonnesage)

The truth is that teen culture is not homogenous—and neither is fangirl culture. Teenagers are complicated and complex, and they behave differently in different contexts. The average teenager who goes to a Five Seconds of Summer concert and screams her head off is actually capable of writing an essay on the political situation in the Gaza Strip the next day. She’s capable of liking Taylor Swift and disliking heels, of deploying a Twitter hashtag or helping out a charity drive, of loving Twilight and hating Fifty Shades of Grey. She contains multitudes.

bookshop, in the fantastic “The teens on Tumblr are all right,” The Kernel (via elizabethminkel)

(via acafanmom)

At what point does the inner life of teenagers, as expressed routinely and normally through the naturally hyperbolic language of Tumblr culture, become accessible enough to the rest of us for us to stop treating them as foreign bodies? The answer to this question affects our ability to tackle the problems teens face fairly and without hyperbole. On the subject of fangirls, it’s even more important to acknowledge that empowered female spaces are what give adolescent women the capacity to fight back against a society that constantly seeks to disempower them, and worse, to sexually objectify them. Until that empowerment becomes the default, it’s probably safe to assume that there’s an entirely different reason fangirls scream: They do it because they know that when it comes to public perception of their identities, they’re fighting a losing battle.

The teens on Tumblr are all right The Kernel (via acafanmom)

YES.

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