French vanilla, bubblegum, butter pecan and cheesecake?
French vanilla - how old am I? I’m 23 and ½.
Bubblegum - books or movies. Books. I enjoy movies immensely and enjoy taking them apart and putting them back together, but reading is one of my true loves.
Butter pecan - favorite songs for life? In Memoriam - the Oh Hello’s, Wherever You Go - Audrey Assad, Savannah - Relient K, The Unknown - Imagine Dragons, Fake You Out - Twenty One Pilots, ALL of Les Miserables
Cheesecake - what’s my zodiac sign? Scorpio. I don’t find that I particularly line up with the characteristics, though.
It was a pretty god damn great movie. I enjoyed it immensely. I do not think it surpassed the first film though, possibly because like I said back with Star wars 7, you can’t make that same amazing debut twice.
Generally I felt that v2 was a bit less meticulously crafted. It’s less focused I think, in terms of the plot, which doesn’t bring it down really, but for example my main thing is the soundtrack for this one is not nearly as important an element as the first movie. The songs seem to be in there more to fill space between scenes now than being an integral element of both the plot, and the scenes they were used for in the other movie.
It’s still cool as fuck, great design, great character development and interaction, laughs, feels etc. If I gave Guardians of the Galaxy an A+, Vol. 2 would be an A.
Despite my initial protestations of, “movie reboots are fucking stupid”, I enjoyed Ghostbusters immensely. Was it a perfect movie? No. But it was a GOOD movie and a lot of fun. Holtzmann and Patty were the best parts of the movie.
So I drew a maniacally laughing Holtzman on my phone during a meeting at work this morning.
High Speed! - Character Designer Futoshi Nishiya interview
Not too young, not too old, carefully depicting that space in-between.
- Nishiya-san, please tell us what points you find charming about High Speed! –Free! Starting Days–! This time, we’re depicting the beginning of puberty where both “child” and “adult” are starting to twirl around inside the characters.
- What do you find charming about middle schoolers? Mentally and physically, they’re not yet fully developed, so it feels a bit dangerous. I want to find that delicate sense of growth in them.
WE JUST WANT TO PROTECT THINGS AGGRESSIVELY: the civil war story
Or, This Movie Had A Message, But It Was Lost In Twitter Hashtags, the meta.
Oh man. So, uh. It’s been nearly a calendar year since I’ve sat down with @daisyyjohnson and actually produced coherent, readable meta content for this hellsite, but Marvel Fandom, you are So Much you brought these bitches out of retirement.
I would like to preface this work of concentrated rage and frustration by first thanking the lovely @jediporthos and OF COURSE to the magical @daisyyjohnson, who produced like most of this content and had many many ranting sessions post-film and provided A+ editing and commentary while watching me try, and fail, to marshal the English language into something coherent.
And just for the record: I am writing this meta wearing a Captain America t-shirt, drinking tea out of a Captain America mug, so like. Don’t come @ me like i’m not a cap fan, okay, I LOVE CAPTAIN AMERICA most of the time. Fandom makes it hard, though. Fandom makes it hard. Zoe likes Steve, too. A lot.
ANYWAY now that the intro is out of the way, let’s talk about Captain America: Civil War. CW for, idk, swearing, discussion of trauma, discussion of various and sundry mental illnesses, discussion of brainwashing, discussion of. Idk. Whatever Zemo is, etc etc etc. We’re gonna go over a lot, kids.
Mad Max: Fury Road is among the most popular and original action movies in recent years. Personally I enjoyed it immensely. As Valhalla by Ari Bach is also a modern action work, comparisons are inevitable. So I’d like to present them here, not in the context of competition, but for mere explanation. Neither is necessarily better than the other and they’re different enough in medium and content that they needn’t battle one another for attention. But it’s good to see how they line up, for those interested.
Here’s a basic breakdown of which features what:
Different works, but with some degree of kinship. If you liked either one, be sure to check out the other!
I’ve finally gotten around to doing my own piece for Big Hero 6. I really, immensely enjoyed this movie. Just everything about it made me so giddy and happy. Tadashi is always here – don’t you dare say otherwise!
One of my pastimes is going on Youtube and watching fight scenes from movies. I enjoy it immensely and it also lets me subconsciously absorb material as reference and inspiration for fight scenes in my work. A few of my favorites are: the existing footage of Bruce Lee from “Game of Death”, the final fight between Rock and Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV”, and the single-shot staircase fight with Tony Jaa from “The Protector”.
Seeing some more modern MMA inspired scenes lead me to want to make a brutal, beat-em-up style, Shonen-like story involving MMA fighting, but with all female characters so our protagonist Anna-Lucia here was created.
I’m still hammering out some things with the story but those lighter sketches on the side were me trying to give her a slightly bulkier frame and more prominent features because I felt as a fighter she was still too “conventionally” attractive.