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Carl the Animator: “And to think, people said no one could finish 700 frames in half an hour.”

Ted the Animator: “Dumbest deadline thus far, yet we prevailed. Gracious, my heart’s still racing.”

Carl the Animator: “Man, there was no time to think… you just have to draw, and draw, and draw, and hope it all works.”

Ted the Animator: “I think my scenes should look fairly solid… I had some tricky group shots, but I didn’t let myself get too sloppy. Lemme look back.”

Carl the Animator: “Oh, yeah! Hey, that looks great for a rushed frame.”

Ted the Animator: “I don’t remember drawing Daphne’s face so minimalistically… and Fred looks a bit off, and Velma looks 20% ogre… eh, I guess it’s passable.” 

Carl the Animator: “It was under crazy circumstances, though! You hold yourself to too high a standard, Ted… I mean, compared to some of my group shots….”

Ted the Animator: “…what’s that supposed to mean?”

Carl the Animator: “Well, in the last scene….”

Ted the Animator: “…oh.”

Carl the Animator: “It’s got everyone’s favorite characters. There’s Derpy Scooby…”

Ted the Animator: “Who looks severely ill.”

Carl the Animator: “…Paranoid Shaggy…”

Ted the Animator: “Who looks like he’s on mushrooms.”

Carl the Animator: “…Three-Eyed Velma…”

Ted the Animator: “…what with her glasses, I’ll bet middleschool bullies called her ‘Six Eyes.’”

Carl the Animator: “And… uh…”

Ted the Animator: “…”

Carl the Animator: “And I really don’t know what’s up with Freddy, or what to call him.”

Ted the Animator: “Terrifying, that’s what I call ‘em.”

Carl the Animator: “…yeah, that’s accurate.”

Ted the Animator: “After this, I’m gonna have some weeiiird dreams tonight, I can feel it.”

Carl the Animator: “Well… do you at least feel a little better about your frames now?”

Ted the Animator: “I guess, thanks… it’s good to know that no matter what I do, or how sloppy I get… I’ve never accidentally given Velma a third eye.”

The Elements of a QUIET SCENE

I got a great question from @jailmom on the post “The 7 Elements of a Scene”. The question was about how that post could apply to quiet, distinctly-not-actiony scenes. I didn’t even think about writing a post like this, so thank you for the excellent observation! 

Anyway, here’s how the elements apply to a low-conflict scene, illustrated by a scene from Up.

Mr Fredricksen, Russel, Dug, and Kevin are on their way to Paradise Falls, but must set up camp for the night. Russel has tried and failed to make a tent. 

What’s at stake? Mr Fredricksen’s resolve to remain unattached to anyone.

Russel’s Goal: He really wants to be Mr Fredricksen’s friend. 

Carl’s Goal: He really doesn’t want to be friends. Thus far, he’s regarded Russel as a mildly annoying obstacle, slowing down his goal of getting the house to Paradise Falls. And since he’s stuck with Russel, he wants to keep him as a mildly annoying obstacle. Growing attached to anything would be the worst thing that could happen (he believes). 

Escalating Conflict: They’re “fighting”, meaning their goals conflict. It’s not outright of course, not an argument; they’re not even aware what’s at stake, and what the significance of the situation is. But really, the subtext is battling over what their relationship is going to be. Annoyance and annoyed guy? Or kid and grandfather-figure?

Beat One

Russel: “Awh. Tents are hard.” (Exhausted) 

Carl: “Wait, aren’t you ‘Super Wilderness Guy’? With the GPM’s and the badges?” (Grumpy derision)

Beat Two

Russel: “Yeah, but … can I tell you a secret?” (Sheepish) 

Carl: “No.” (Russel wants to share something. Carl doesn’t wanna hear it.) 

Beat Three

R: “Alright. I never actually built a tent before. There. I said it.” (Says it anyway. Honest. Mostly, sweet.)

C: “You’ve been camping before, haven’t you?” (Surprised, slightly judgmental.) 

Beat Four

R: “Well, never outside.” (Honest again.)

C: “Well, why didn’t you ask your Dad how to build a tent?” (Curious, in spite of himself.)

Beat Five

R: “I don’t think he wants to talk about this stuff.” (Suddenly concerned)

C: “Why don’t you try him sometime? Maybe he’ll surprise you.” (Helping him, in spite of himself.)

Beat Six

R: “Well, he’s away a lot. I don’t see him much.” (Explanatory)

C: “He’s got to be home sometime.” (Trying to prove that Russel can fix this on his own.)

Beat Seven

R: “Well, I called, but Phyllis told me I bug him too much.” (Now kinda sad)

C: “Phyllis? You call your own mother by her first name?” (Beginning to be emotionally involved, so covers it with contempt. Kids and parents these days!)

Beat Eight

R: “Phyllis isn’t my mom.” (Surprised.)

C: “Oh.” (Realizes he’s been wrong about him.)

Beat Nine

R: “But he promised he’d come to my Explorer ceremony to pin on my Assisting the Elderly Badge, so he can show me about tents then, right?” (innocently optimistic, hopeful. Sad.)  

C: “Hey, uh, why don’t you get some sleep. Don’t want to wake up the traveling flea circus.” (Danger! This kid is invading Carl’s closed-off little world. This must be avoided.)

Beat Ten

R: “Mr Fredricksen, Dug says he wants to take Kevin prisoner. We have to protect him! Can Kevin go with us?” (Worried)

C: “Alright. He can come.” (Relenting, though keeping up the grump act)

Beat Eleven

R: “Promise you won’t leave him?” (Hoping to rely on him, trust him.)

C: “Yeah.” (Agreement, still grouchy) 

Beat Twelve

R: “Cross your heart?” (Sleepily, one last promise.)

C: “Cross my heart.” (This is the turn of the scene, and the moment that Russel “wins” it. Because this is something Ellie said to Carl. Something that symbolizes her, part of the moment he started loving her. Saying it again signifies the turn.)

Beat Thirteen

Russel is sleeping peacefully. 

C: "What have I gotten myself into Ellie?” (Looks at his floating house, the symbol of his attachment to the past and to Ellie. Knows he’s lost the battle. Russel isn’t just an annoyance anymore.)

Turn: Well, Carl is officially emotionally attached.  

So! Scenes work no matter the level of conflict. As long as there is conflict present – two characters (or more) in opposition – the scene will work. Anyway, this was really fun to write. Thank you to @jailmom for the excellent question!


When did you start shipping them? SEASON 4: Episode 9 - After

Long Before My Tumblr/Fandom Days:

I enjoyed the show. Thought Michonne would end up with *gasp* Daryl. : I was young and naive, I swear!: Anyways, it was this episode and the scene where Michonne cries when she realizes it’s Rick and Carl in the house. I hadn’t expected more tears. But she was so relieved. My heart had broken a bit more for Carl. He was afraid and angry and lost. I ached for him.

Then the knock at the door. I heard the “Ship” horn started blowing when Rick reacted as he did. Rick, beat up and defeated, peeps through that hole and sees Michonne. He crumbles to the floor and tells an anxious Carl, “It’s for you.” He smiles, despite his lips being cracked and bloody. You know it was painful. He smiled. Then fades to black. I screamed Nooo! I wanted more. I wanted to see what happened when the door was opened. I was hooked. I was officially Trash.

Then is see the clip where Andrew Lincoln is shipping 🚢 Richonne. I was thrilled. I joined Tumber, stumbled upon this wonderful Fandom and became a Landfill. 😜💋

I miss spazzy Carl. Peter’s always such a handful that Carl often looks like a regular dad-person by comparison. People seems to forget that Peter Doherty, who wears mismatched shoes and ductapped jeans and asks for tin foil to cook eggs in, sees a soulmate in this man, what does that say about him?


(I was so sure there was a gifset of this moment but I can’t seem to find it. Let me know if you’ve posted it and want this taken down)

Richonne 7x12 party

The scene that made you ship Richonne: So I was late to this party, as usual. I didn’t actually ship Rick and Michonne until that scene on the couch in 6x10 when he said “have your mints.” It’s really weird because I’ve always been a huge fan of their friendship, but I guess I never saw all the subtle romantic gestures. Before Rick and Michonne took over my life and made me total trash, Carl and Michonne’s friendship was the most important thing to me on TWD. I loved how she told him about Andre and how she was there for him during the whole claimers incident. Anyways, I’m a huge fan of TWD graphic novels and I actually read them (are still reading them) before I started watching TWD. I can’t remember exactly when it happened but I started secretly shipping comic book Michonne and comic book Rick. They were perfect for each other and Michonne is such a badass bitch in the comics. In the show I feel like it’s debatable between her and Carol. Anyways, Michonne kept hooking up with black guys that would die and Rick and Andrea eventually got together, so I thought well this is never going to happen. So last February my friend Gary texted me that Rick and Michonne hooked up. My exact words were “wait, what? did Andrea die?” It didn’t even compute to me that he was talking about the tv show. Anyways, I went home that night and watched TWD totally oblivious to the scene that was about to ruin my life. The couch. The smiles. Talking about their day like a married couple. I thought “this is nice”. Then “have your mints.” Michonne lacing and gripping Rick’s hand as he patted her hand. The look. I started smiling and clapping. The rest is history. I think I really discovered tumblr that night and have been liking Rick and Michonne post/gifs ever since. Anyways, here’s a picture/gif of that scene. I still don’t know how to properly work tumblr so credit to this picture goes to officialrichonnetrash. 

anonymous asked:

12 and 17

12. Did you like Cars 2?
I could…..take it or leave it. I REALLY liked the spy elements, and the idea of an international, multi-machine Grand Prix is really intriguing, but like……..mater did not need a whole movie………and Lightning was really OOC the whole time…..and Sally was only in it for .2 seconds………..

17. Fave Route 66 destination?
PH MY GOD THE WHOLE THING……..imean im really partial to St Louis cuz that’s where I live……….Carl’s Diner is really really great, I really love Forest Park, im in LOVE with Ted Drewes… im really looking forward to the Wig Wam motel, Munger Moss, Devils Elbow…….MMMMMM

mysimsspace  asked:

14 :D Second Gen main people (sorry I pressed ask before I was done)

It’s fine I laughed a bit!

14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?

Maverick: He’s just kinda weird in general. He tugs at his hair when he’s nervous, chews his lip, and he used to scratch at his arms. He’s also got the Giles heir tooth gap.

Mickey: He cracks his left index finger exclusively and he’ll just crack it all the time, especially when he’s trying to focus. 

Nadia: She twirls and braids her hair a lot even when she’s not aware of it. She also bites her nails to the nub.

Carl: yikes. He’s just incredibly anxious and he’s the ass who bounces his leg so hard you can hear it from the other side of the room. 

Thanks for asking!!

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The people who worked for Trump’s labor secretary pick are in the streets opposing him

  • In 24 cities on Monday, fast food workers took to the streets, hung banners from the tops of buildings and even shut down a corporate office in St. Louis. 
  • They had one simple goal: to stop Trump from making fast food CEO Andrew Puzder the top government official for protecting workers’ rights.
  • Puzder serves as the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the umbrella company that owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. burger chains.
  • Less than a month ago, cooks and cashiers filed 33 legal complaints against CKE. One complaint says that the company surveilled employees and sent out intimidating memos warning them not to speak to the press. 
  • One woman fought off advances from a manager who, after he was rejected, allegedly told her, “If you don’t start giving me what I want, I’m going to have to start taking it from you.” Read more (2/13/17 8:12 PM)