Today’s the day!! If he were still alive, Jack Kirby would have been 100!!! So much stuff in comics pop culture and superhero art and film, (especially Marvel) owe it immensely to the imagination of Jack “the King” Kirby!! I hope you all have enjoyed my ABC tribute and this bonus piece, it had been a long time coming and hopefully a worthy tribute to the King of Comics. Happy Birthday Jack!!!
“The deadly thing in my job is to attach too much meaning to everything. You have to have a sense of humour about yourself…I’m definitely trying to figure this all out as I go along, how to craft a career. As things get bigger, I have days of depression, sitting in the house and wondering ‘What are you doing? Is it even relevant?’”
Happy 34th Birthday, Adam Driver! [November 19th, 1983]
The boy had a way with words, he sang, he moved with grace He entertained so naturally, no gesture out of place His road in life was clearly drawn, he didn’t hesitate He played, they saw, he conquered as the master of his fate
Happy Birthday Freddie! (5 September 1946) 🎉🎁💖
Thank you for your beauty, your creative genius, your innate musicality, and the many, many beautiful songs you left to us. Thank you for playing the piano with rhythm and passion, even though you doubted your own talent, and for keeping up with those three chords on the guitar. But most of all, thank you for sharing your voice with the world - a singer so versatile you can go from heartbreaking high notes to vicious rock lyrics on the same album (sometimes the same song!), but always with power and true emotion. A lot of artists in the charts, then and now, can carry a tune, Freddie, but you are able to make us feel the pleasure (or pain) behind the words. You remain the heart and soul - and the crowned king - of Queen.
I wish I was old enough to have been one of the ‘sweeties’ or ‘beautiful people’ who saw you perform live, but your music at least is timeless. Your modesty, dedication and self-made success are an inspiration, but your shyness, humour, love of cats and Earl Grey are some of the little reasons why I love you too :D
If you’re familiar with the Characters page, you may have noticed there are some birthdays coming up. You are officially invited to celebrate them with us!
August 18: Asriel’s Birthday
8/18 was chosen as Asriel’s birthday for his association with the number 8 in Undertale. (For those keeping track, Asriel is a Leo.)
September 9: Chara’s Birthday
9/9 was chosen as Chara’s birthday because of their many associations with the number 9. (Chara is a Virgo.)
“How can I join in the celebrations?”
Being a part of the festivities here is easy. If you create a birthday tribute to the Caretaker AU version of Asriel and/or Chara we will reblog it during their birthday week! Whether it’s drawing, writing, or even memes, be sure to tag your posts with #caretaker au as well as #chara’s bday or #asriel’s bday so we see them.
In The Caretaker of the Ruins, both Asriel and Chara have lived a lot of years, so feel free to depict them at any age. Art/stories can include any of the other characters from Caretaker, too. There are no real rules to stick to, just keep it PG-13 please!
As for us, we have some surprises in store for those two days as well!
“That’s what you do up there … you dance love, and you dance joy, and you dance dreams! I know … if I can make you smile by jumping over a couple of couches or running through a rain storm … then I’ll be very glad to be a song and dance man, and won’t worry anymore that the Pittsburgh Pirates lost a helluva shortstop!”
Remembering Gene Kelly on his 105th birthday 🌹
A tribute to a great dancer, actor, director, producer and choreographer 🌟
Born on August 23, 1912as Eugene Curran Kelly in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died on February 2, 1996 in Beverly Hills/L.A., California
“I took it as it came, and it happened to be very nice.”
I picked ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ to pay tribute to Gene, because it will be my all-time favorite movie, and I love him so much in this masterpiece!!! Besides, it was the first time I ‘met’ this amazingly talented man … and my “Invitation to the Dance”!
Thank you Gene … for all the memorable, magical dancing you put on the screen or stage and for being such an inspiration! You will always brighten up my day! Love you ❤!
May the heavenly stage be set for your dance among the stars tonight … I know, it will be fantastic! 🌟
“I learned long ago that there is no shortcut to success. You have to work hard for what you get. And it must be planned work, based on a firm foundation of some natural talent or desire. That’s where I got lucky. I was born with a hankering to dance.”
“In the 1930s there was this tendency in Hollywood to portray everyone
as rich. Even if they were doing a poor man’s dance, they were all so
nicely clothed, gowned, coiffured. That’s why I decided to wear white
socks, loafers, T-shirts, and blue jeans. I had a sociopolitical context
in front of me: I was a child of the Depression who danced in a way
that would represent the common man.“
“I wanted to invent some kind of American dance that was danced to the music that I grew up on: Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, and Irving Berlin. So I evolved a style that certainly didn’t catch on right away. But I had some good mentors in New York who encouraged me.”