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NCIS:LA Ratings

Preliminary ratings numbers are in and better than last year!
High Value Target is at a demo of 1.5 and 10.25 million viewers
Belly of the Beast is at 1.3 demo and 8.63 million viewers.
(Last hear’s premiere opened with a demo of 1.2 and 7.89 million viewers)

Coming out of football and 60 Minutes, on a 20 minute delay and competing against Sunday night football on NBC (on the east coast anyway), I was happy to see these numbers! And I can’t help but wonder if the second hour could have been higher had the first hour been more suspenseful and better at leading into what was going to happen in Syria.

You wanna know what my favorite thing about Thomas & Friends is in recent years (besides the upgrade in story writing and everyone back in character)? The animation by Arc Productions (now known as Jam Filled Toronto). Good fucking god, since they took over the animation production in King of the Railway (2013), it just keeps getting better and better! In the KotR, it seemed questionable as they were still getting used to animating talking trains…

But by the following year with “Tale of the Brave” (2014), they really stepped up their game.

However, nothing, NOTHING compares to what they accomplished in the 2015 special, “Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure”. JUST LOOK AT SOME OF THESE SHOTS!!!

IT’S BEAUTIFUL! 

AND THIS IS THOMAS THE FUCKING TANK ENGINE FOR CHRIST’S SAKE!!

I will say though that the animation with this year’s film “The Great Race”, probably not as spectacular looking as “Lost Treasure”, and that’s understandable give that shortly before the film was released, Arc went through a bankruptcy, but thankfully Jam Filled stepped in and saved the day. We’ll have to see what they can accomplish next year. 

Comparing the animation by Arc to the previous animation studio, Nitrogen Studios, the differences are severely striking. 

Here is Brendam Docks animated by Nitrogen. 

And here is the same location animated by Arc. 

Look at how much more detailed the Arc image is compared to the Nitrogen one. The Nitrogen one looks so flat and dull. I feel bad for the people at Nitrogen because they could’ve done a lot of great things, but remember this was the era where HiT just flat out didn’t give a damn about anything but selling toys. Thank goodness that Mattel bought them out and pretty much gave the entire franchise a massive overhaul, because they knew the iconic history the series has and they wanted the series from just being something to keep your toddler quiet for an hour and turned it into an almost Disney-like experience. 

anonymous asked:

Why everyone get so excited about Harry looking like Mick? Honestly Mick is not a person to look up to, he's 72 years old and having his 8th child. He's the exact opposite of what everyone THINKS Harry is- Mick was the rockstar womanizer the media wants Harry to be but all I think is that people and the media need to stop comparing him to Mick and just let him be himself. (1/2)

Let him be Harry Styles- the band member, the loving friend, the amazing son and brother, the guy that loves kids, the incredible human being, the goofy, loving guy. Let him be Harry. Let him do his own thing and create his own legend without being compared to an old one. What I’m trying to say just wait and see what he does and let him be Harry, just Harry. (2/2)

I think people - me included - are getting excited and comparing him to this already-known legend because Mick Jagger is classed as a big and adored legend from back in the day. I don’t think it’s all about Harry being like Mick as a person but more about how he has the same mannerisms as him as a performer. That’s pretty exciting; a modern day Mick Jagger on the stage and under the spotlights. 

Harry has his own image and he’s creating that himself and he’s doing a better job at that and it’s great to see that, but, he has a very Mick Jagger look on stage - that’s when it comes to comparing the two. I wouldn’t ever compare the two as the same person because they aren’t; yes, Mick Jagger was a womanizer and yes, Harry was given an image as a womanizer but after the years, we’ve seen that that isn’t him and we know the true Harry Styles so I’d rather compare them as the same on stage and with the same mannerisms during photoshoots and when he’s performing. 

I’m letting him be Harry Styles - then again, who are we to control Harry? We’re just fans so we sort of have no say in the way he goes in life. Yes, he’s the family-friendly, kid-loving, adoring-son and annoying-brother, cuddly-looking-bandmate that we all love and enjoy seeing. He loves The Rolling Stones so he probably revels in the fact that his stage presence is being compared to that of Mick Jagger and legendary stars from the past. x

anonymous asked:

I hope your grandmother is okay 😔 It seems like you're going through a really difficult time right now, but you can do this 💪 Much love to you xx

She’s okay in her spirits but she has terminal lung cancer that’s now spread to her spine. My whole family is going through kind of a rough time right now but of course none of it can compare to what she must be going through. Thanks for your kind words though, I appreciate them. Have a lovely day!

I don’t even know where to start with Trump’s racist diatribe.  I know I’m behind on posting compared to what I’m hearing, but I can’t even process my thoughts on what he’s saying fast enough to type anything at all before he says something asinine again.  Some people like to say that Trump is not racist himself and that only his supporters are, but listening to this I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Donald Trump is an “accidental” racist.  He is an “ignorant” racist.  He is the kind of racist who says he can’t be racist because he has a black friend.  He is the kind of racist who justifies to himself that a hispanic candidate just wasn’t qualified enough for the job but doesn’t question the fact that someone white was hired with the exact same level of qualifications.  Before anyone says anything, those are not the specific actions and statements I am accusing him of, I’d have to see a transcript of the debate to find the specific quotes that irk me, but that is the kind of racist he is.  The kind who doesn’t outright say the n* word but refuses to admit the privilege he has and therefore does nothing to stop when others are violently racist, because if you stick your head in the sand long enough maybe it will go away, maybe it never existed and you were right all along and you can feel good that you worked hard for what you have and that none of it came from any kind of bias.

disciplinxry replied to your post:          “Huh….”

“They are military boots! How dare you insult them by comparing them to /that/?!”

        “What was that, Ishimaru? Hold up, I dropped my pen.” 
         He then proceeded to do a thot drop.

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‟Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who’ve ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” — Fight Club

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ilvermorny houses + palettes

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it’s okay to be different. in fact it’s one of the best qualities a person can have. be yourself damnit!

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#barry realized he had powers when he placed iris’ hand over his heart#he broke the sound barrier creating a sonic boom in order to save her knowing it could kill him#their first kiss gave him such an adrenaline rush that he became faster than time itself#and actually traveled back in time#all it took was a reminder of a spark that happened over a year ago for iris to realize that barry is actually the flash#i mean how more epic can they get?#their connection is just that powerful#it’s impossible to not ship it

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I’m not lonely, Sherlock…