i like the tiny details

Coco literally made me cry like 3 times please go watch it it’s so beautiful and breathtaking and captures big aspects of Mexican culture and has like the perfect tiny details like omg as an artist I adored it because it’s such an incredible piece of art so much effort went into and you definitely tell like even from the concept art it looked amazing and as someone who’s Mexican it just made me so happy that a big animation company such as Pixar chose to make a movie based on very real Mexican traditions/lifestyles/etc and gave it a pedestal for the world to see and appreciate like honestly thank you so much Pixar I even almost cried 10 seconds in after hearing the mariachi rendition of the Disney intro haha and also with this who book of life feud: each movie is it’s own entity- they are completely different stories so quit trying to say they’re the same bc you can’t tell the difference between 2 movies that have a dia de los muertos and guitars theme. The creators of each respected movie gave kudos and support each other bc we want to see and support representation of Mexican culture!!

TLDR: go watch and support Coco!!!!!

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On vacation with 주먹 (Punch his sisters dog)
#한주먹 (Hanjumok) in English #OnePunch 👊

if u like animation or overwatch or just neat insight into stuff u prolly never noticed watch this vid

its literally just all about the incredibly subtle details to the first person animations for each character in overwatch and how it gives us information on who the character is without directly saying anything

also as an animation major i just really fucking love shit like this because throwing in tiny details that make sense but most people don’t directly notice is really cool imo cuz like …. u urself wont pick up on that but ur brain sure will

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When Flint and I are of the same mind, there’s no obstacle yet encountered that we cannot surmount. I don’t know why that is, he doesn’t know why it is. But it is.

*I call this one ‘Flint and Silver being stupidly perceptive about each other’s fears and insecurities’.

Why is no one talking about this?

(Note: this is a long-winded rant(?) about a genuinely minuscule thing that really is just an excuse to nerd out, so if you’re into that, too, keep reading! Otherwise, you might not be that impressed. )

Yup, still on the My Hero Academia bender. Followers may have picked up my obsession over this purple-haired character named Shinsou in particular, but let me tell you that this character has less than some 20 pages in the manga and less than 20 minutes of screen time in the anime and is already more nuanced, complex, and emotionally compelling in that time than most of the characters in the protagonist’s immediate circle.

There are character analyses out there that do a great job of explaining all those points (this is one of the best I’ve seen and you should probably read that first and come back: http://manipulatorshinsou.tumblr.com/post/166609989279/the-appeal-of-shinsou-hitoshi-analyses), but I want to point out a tiny detail that I feel like almost no one has explicitly brought up that says something so enormous about his character arc that, though redundant at this point, is such a small but lovingly crafted detail that it really encapsulates one of my favorite things about this series - subtle emotional storytelling.


Now, there’s mild spoilers for all this, but you REALLY should go watch/read this series at some point anyway. However, I wanted to point something out that’s unique to the anime adaptation. Though some details often get left out in the adaptation process or are edited to fit film storyboarding rather than comics, film has a distinct advantage over manga in two areas - color and space.

Now, the entire point of Shinsou and Midoriya’s duel in the Tournament Arc was to draw multiple direct parallels to each character and highlight the major and really only significant difference between them - luck. In the end, both must fight an uphill battle above and beyond what would be expected of them to achieve their dream; but unlike Midoriya, Shinsou loses and his dreams are dashed. He’s no longer just disillusioned with the popularity games of hero society - he becomes discouraged and disheartened completely from having every last effort and every last plan easily pushed aside from someone more fortunate than him despite his efforts to appear confident and intimidating and to put his rivals off-balance.

Originally posted by fadingsoulss

Midoriya knows exactly the kind of struggle Shinsou has been through, and half the battle was to keep himself from trying to comfort Shinsou, not just because of All Might’s secret, but because they were rivals fighting for their own individual dreams, and attempting to help him would have resulted in Midoriya losing the match and the tournament. He also knew that after the fact there was nothing he could have said to Shinsou that would have given him comfort. Despite every amazing effort, he would once again be put down - the loser who just has to deal with the cruel reality of life.

Okay, nerd analysis time!

MHA is amazing at being emotionally compelling. They hit just the right line of performance, framing, and music to make you feel exactly what it wants you to. The example in particular I want to bring up is this scene (that legit put my husband -who is very much a “manly man”- in tears when he watched it).

Originally posted by cloud-and-tifa

At this point, Midoriya is told by the person he looks up to and admires more than literally anyone else in the world that regardless of his past inability to even come close to reaching his goals he still had the power to become a hero because of something beside and far beyond just having a powerful quirk.

And Midoriya is broken and in tears.

The cherry blossoms are a detail unique to the anime regarding this scene (Chapter 1) and really serve to add to the drama of it - particularly because of the saturation of color and the cultural significance of the Japanese sakura: the beauty and fleeting nature of youth, the coming of spring, and renewal. The Japanese consider the falling of the cherry blossoms to be a reminder that “it’s time to pay attention to what’s happening right now!”

Midoriya has finally experienced his own blossoming as a hero. Based on the scene in this episode and the direction the petals are falling insinuate that this feeling is all around him. His hero is standing over him and telling him that he can become just as great as he is. Everything at that moment has come together to recognize his dream.

Fast forward to Shinsou’s flashback at the tournament:

Originally posted by lawlu

Absolutely the cherry blossoms are there, and it’s even clear in the manga that there are cherry blossoms outside the class window. However, what happens in this scene is that Shinsou recollects a point in his life that he considers to be the epitome of his struggle.

“Whoa, Shinsou! That’s a really cool quirk! Just don’t use it on us and make us your slaves, okay?”

“Heh, everybody says that…” 

And the scene goes grey. This should have been his chance to break out and come closer to his dream, but that wasn’t the case. No color, no focus- just a blurred, painful memory to encapsulate the seemingly inescapable feeling of defeat as he lays on the ground, out of bounds, so close but yet so far once again…

And then-

~~~~~~

“You’re amazing, Shinsou!”

“You’re the shining star of General Studies!”

“His quirk is so powerful and can be so useful in capturing villains!”

“What a waste that he’s stuck in General Studies!”

“I wish I had a quirk like that!”

Originally posted by allenzwalker

No “what a scary quirk” or “I hope he doesn’t use it for his own purposes”! Just:

“Look at what an amazing hero he could be!”

Originally posted by sajoou

Did you see it?

There isn’t a cherry tree for miles around this arena. Everything for so long has been against him from the start. The fire inside him has all but been snuffed out yet again. This should be like every other disappointment he’s had to endure, and yet somehow it isn’t - against every odd.

He may have lost. He may have fallen short, but his real goal has been realized. He’s been seen. It’s time to pay attention to what’s happening right now.  Shinsou has blossomed.

It’s not as flashy or spectacular as Midoriya’s, but it’s just as significant. In fact, it’s exactly the same, regardless of how big it shows on the outside - Midoriya and Shinsou are the same, and they’ve both made it.

Again, this detail of the single petal falling isn’t in the manga (Chapter 34), but it was even more emotionally impactful to me than Midoriya’s awakening because I immediately saw the parallel. I feel that many did, too; but the choice to have the one fall into frame hit me where it counted. It almost wasn’t there, but it was!

I’m done rambling at this point, but really if you haven’t at least checked out this series yet, I highly encourage you to - even if you don’t like normally like anime! Most of the elements that tend to put me off of a lot of popular series are minimal or non-existent, and though it still uses major tropes in the shonen genre it has a tendency to go above and beyond philosophically, intellectually, and emotionally than it has to. It’s not a good anime. It’s a well-written and impactful story!

Gang Reunion 

I really needed some digital practice before I started working on my zine piece so I quickly drew this haha 

I’m not dead just ridiculously busy with moving and whatnot!! I haven’t had the chance to draw in months and it almost started to physically hurt not to be able to draw so my resolution: to use the time i could be sleeping to animate 8,D

Got dem Sailor Moon feels back from marathoning all the newest musicals and crying at the beauty that is Yuuga Yamato as Mamoru Chiba.

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“A monster that refused, sometimes, to behave like a monster. When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?”  
 ― Kristin Cashore, Graceling

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Precision Obedience Workshop notes

with “my puppy’s fear period started in it” notes

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Scott from Retro Moto Co in South Fremantle in Western Australia sent me this email and the pics above to see if one of the major blogs were interested in featuring it. It didn’t get picked up so I’m featuring it here for my followers.

Peter McKiernan knew what he wanted in a bike when he approached us to build him his ultimate CB550. Go before show. The original Honda metallic orange paintwork on side covers and tank could stay, while everything else got upgraded, replaced or modified. We tackled this one in stages, first a no holds barred engine rebuild, top of the line suspension, exhaust system, carb rebuild, new ignition, custom seat and guards. After a few weeks of shaking down the new engine Peter brought it back in for a wide wheel conversion which set the bike over the top. The result is not over the top wild and eye catching, but a classy understated bike that still turns heads, with performance nearing some of the race bikes we build, but keeping enough road manners to ride it daily. In short, we love this bike!

Lots and lots and lots of details and info on this bike, I’m not so good with words and junk so best for them to maybe discuss and pen it however they like, or i can spend more than 2 mins on it and send something better, but this is where my inexperience shows, not sure what they are looking for to get it noticed, I’m always too close to the bikes, i get off on all the tiny details like the modified rearsets that clear by millimeters but work perfectly, or the way the Lossa engineering Yoshimura replica exhaust came out once we cut and welded it to sit a little tighter on the bike (not to mention how it sounds, auditory porn that is) That sort of stuff probably doesn’t come across well in print format though so I assume best left unsaid. Anyway, take a look, see what you think, let us know. (photos by my wife btw, could get bike back for a proper shoot, this was a quick half hour session in Freo one evening)

Cheers mate
Scott

((I just love how carefully he holds and places down that bell. ◞(˘ ‿ ˘◟) Please keep being adorbs, Virg.))

Harry Potter and thé gobelet of Fire.
Screenshot study 9/10.
This one was soooooooo long to execute 😑 the background and all the tiny details almost killed me 😂But I like the face of Snape , it seems to take a selfy with his crew don’t you think ? 😂😂😂


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