Western Force


but, i’m getting ahead of myself. ahem. let’s take a look at a little gif that’s been floating around the internet recently, one of my favorites, actually.

That whole “favorite” thing was sarcasm. Don’t know if I communicated that directly.

I fucking despise this gif. It’s so god damn simple. The fucking head shape has to morph like 3x to transition to each character. It’s literally the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen try and validate the similarities in today’s cartoons, because it’s a BASIC FUCKING HEADSHAPE. THAT MOST CHARACTERS HAVE. Yet somehow, it’s kind of a centerpiece to this anti-CalArts sentiment that’s spreading. So uh, let’s break it down, shall we?


The Amazing World of Gumball was created by Ben Bocquelet, who didn’t go to CalArts because he lives in the UK, fuck you. Like, i’m not even gonna make an argument for this.

also have you seen the fucking plethora of creative designs on this show in a fucking multitude of mediums? why is this even in this gif

Steven Universe

Steven Universe was created by Rebecca Sugar, who went to the School of Visual Arts in New York, fuck you.

also, uh remember the fucking pilot?

oh man so simplistic and generic

wOW tHe FuCK?? ? they A L L  LOok the SAme


jesus okay, how about the 3 shows from this gif actually made by CalArts grads, Gravity Falls, Clarence, and SvTFOE.

you ever considered that CalArts grads (or art student grads in general) don’t just come out the school tassel to the left, directly to the studio, and sit down at a table and draw for nine months until the show is born, with the show looking exactly the same way as the first sketch? ever considered that studios, simplify design for appeal or due to constraints? That maybe some studios have a style that no matter the initial design the creator has to adhere to? That maybe some execs MAKE the creators draw in a way that’s similar to other shows, in order to bring in an audience?

also have you considered the plethora of cartoons that exist not spearheaded by calarts alums? cause there’s a lot.

TL;DR stop demonizing CalArts (and its alums). It did nothing to you. It was sitting across the schoolyard minding it’s own business and you threw a dodgeball at it’s head. Now apologize or you can go stand on the wall for 5 more minutes.

hiatus again??
  • Miraculous Ladybug:hiatus until season 2 in September
  • Steven Universe:hiatus until June
  • Gravity Falls:infinite hiatus by ending
  • Star vs The forces of Evil:hiatus until late spring/early summer
  • Over the Garden Wall:has no sequel yet???
  • me:kiss kiss fall in hell

Chris Alcock, Nathan Charles, Luke Morahan, Rory Walton, Zack Holmes (?), Angus Cottrell (?), (?) of the Western Force go for a dip at City Beach. Sorry about the question marks. It’s difficult to ID the players when they are semi-naked and dripping wet. Fun but difficult.


I normally don’t post pictures from Twitter accounts, but this was hard to resist. David Pocock has long been a straight ally of LGBT issues. He has participated in efforts to end homophobia in sport, and he is an advocate for marriage equality. The advertisement speaks for itself

Bam Bam is also a strong advocate of  human rights, and he has helped to create a foundation, EightyTwenty Vision, to assist communities in Zimbabwe to achieve self-sufficiency. I will try to help in the small ways that I can. One way is to buy a pair of Budgy Smugglers from the site!

You’re my hero, David Pocock!

Yeah, Baby!

(Ed. Note: David Pocock Twitter)

DAVID POCOCK - An observation….

A man who puts me to shame the more I watch him.

His brilliance as a sportsman is somewhat outplayed by his dedication to his beliefs. Outspoken without a hint of staged controversy, Resilience beyond the lip service of others - this is not new, he’s publicly supported Gay Rights for years. And always finding ways to inspire himself and others.

That someone so young and in a position of privilege (I think we all agree he certainly worked hard to get to the top of his game and the awards that come with that) is uncompromising in his own moral make up.

When many would expect a famous 24 year old International Rugby player to be out living the good life - and who would blame them, the tenacity he has for his own Charity ‘8020’ speaks volumes of his focus. Something I wish I had at that age….even now at 40.

It’s undoubtedly these qualities that put him in the Captaincy role for the Wallabies in recent matches, not because it’s a star role, but because it requires the right Leadership…. someone who walks the talk.




Eighty Twenty Vision

Marie Claire I DO

GET UP Action for Australia

The corpse of a German officer killed in his slit trench and covered by a dusting of snow during the Battle of the Bulge (also known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive) is photographed after the Allies take the area. Mabompre, Luxembourg Province, Belgium. January 1945.