Kill La Kill: see above, but with a commentary on fanservice and the anime industry. also main female characters
Death Note : morally ambiguous main character kills people, eats potato chips. everyone loses their shit
Fullmetal Alchemist (both 2003 and Brotherhood) : 2 brothers fuck shit up, also save the world through alchemy.
Cowboy Bebop : guns in space
Every Goddamn Ghibli Movie : do it, you weakling. watch them all theyre all good
Ghost In The Shell : theres more than just the first movie. watch the other ones. also the tv series. do it. its about being human
Yu-Gi-Oh : believe in the power of the fucking cards karen
CLASSICS II (you probably haven’t watched these and it makes me sad):
Perfect Blue : the movie black swan tried (and failed) to rip off properly
Future Boy Conan : because miyazaki also does tv series
Revolutionary Girl Utena : sword lesbian, a lesbian with a sword
Oban Star Racers : racing, but in space. half french
Mushishi : spirits, in all their contemplative beauty
Black Jack (the OVAs are the best but you can watch the rest as well): the original Dr House, with more money and assholery
Koi Kaze : quite possibly the only redeemable anime about incest
Sherlock Hound: did i mention miyazaki doing great tv series yet
SHONEN (young boys fuck shit up):
My Hero Academia : crybaby protagonist turns out to be most loveable character of all time. becomes a cool hero. love him
Mob Psycho 100 : a show about a boy who just wants to be good. ONE manifests in your house to physically punch shonen tropes in the face. breathtaking animation. read the manga before tho. trust me
Avatar The Last Airbender (& Avatar The Legend Of Korra) : fuck you its anime because i fucking said so. watch it. the story is great and culturally diverse and also cool shit happens
Naruto & Naruto Shippuden : whatever you say some arcs were fucking legendary so whenever you want just watch some cool, non-filler shit. every thing after the Pain arc doesnt matter dont watch it
Soul Eater: i have no goddamn clue whats going on but it looks cool. also spirit vore
Hunter x Hunter : young boy adopts new adults in his family, gets killer best friend. literally
Keroro Gunsou : alien frogs try to take over the world. it,,,,, doesnt work very well. featuring otaku frog, angry frog, gay fanboy frog, gay nerd frog, alone frog as well as many other things. the humans are also good
Wakfu : its. basically french anime. fantasy stuff, it has great animation (especially in the later episodes) and the main villains are fucking incredible. its on netflix and by all that is holy watch it in french with english subs else i will physically manifest in your house and punch you.
One Punch Man : ONE tries to mock shonen manga, does it too well
Shaman King : the french OP is in my head and I CANT GET IT OUT
Black Rock Shooter (OVA + series) : this times its girls fucking shit up, and theyre also crying. it looks amazing
SPORTS ANIME (i dont give a shit about sports but goddamn i love these):
Baby Steps : the most realistic and likeable sports anime ever. weak art but great story telling and pacing
Haikyuu!! : what even is volleyball. i care about these characters and the animation is fucking phenomenal. the soundtrack is so good. watch it
Ping Pong - The Animation : weird-ass art in the best way, great story & characters. cant fucking believe this was achieved on flash
Welcome To The Ballroom : n e c k s
Hajime No Ippo : punching people and your own FEELINGS
Yuri On Ice!!! : gay ice skating. everyone loves quadruples. very nice and sweet. you will care about dogs
Akagi: lets just pretend playing mah-jong while using your blood to bet is an actual sport. also known as ‘wow thats a peculiar art style - the anime’
OTHER SHIT I’M TOO LAZY TO CATEGORIZE (but watch them theyre good i promise):
Fume Wo Amu : autistic man discovers how to make dictionaries and friends. some sad happens
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu : like a greek tragedy, except sadder and directed by gods. incredible animation as well. gr8 storytelling
Doukyuusei : a short, sweet love story. the animation style is stunning i fucking love it with all my heart
Steins;Gate : time travel bullshit. great direction
Journey To Agartha : a movie i tried to get people to watch back when they didnt know who makoto shinkai was yet. pls watch its good
Usagi Drop : aka “dont read the manga - the anime”. the fluffiest piece of animation you will ever encounter. a dad dadding his life away
Psycho-Pass : great thriller/action show. makes you question morality
Uchuu Patrol Luluco : fuck you and your feelings im more important
Monster : naoki urasawa Does It Again™
Kiznaiver : a deconstruction of drama anime in general, with godlike animation and art. the OP makes me want to cry because its so good
Wandering Son : a touching anime about trans kids. read the manga
Akagi : just makin sure you watch that one. while youre ahead read the manga too
Nichijou : slice of life anime presented in the most hilarious way
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica : magical girls but with a twist. dont fuckin trust that piece of shit plushie
Lupin III : arsène lupin except hes more of a piece of shit than usual
Parasyte : i am scarred for life by the things i have seen
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventures: whatever the fuck is going on here
thats it for now, i will probably update this in the future when i think of it. these are my opinions and my opinions only im not some kind of anime guru kthx
School: We have a lot of important tests coming up so make sure to study
The CW: Hey. Hey kid. New episodes of Jane the Virgin and Supernatural came out this week
Netflix: Fancy a bit of Voltron Season 4? And how about that new show Mindhunter?
Rooster Teeth: Wowze! We got your new episodes of Rwby here as well as a trailer for Lazer Team 2 that you’re going to be obsessing over for the next month. You also have to rewatch Lazer Team because you can.
the warrior cats fandom is one of the most creative and hardworking fandoms ive seen and some people are just so unnecessarily mean about the fandom like sure we all poke fun but at the end of the day i’ve never seen a fandom where hundreds of kids spend hours, months, even years on a full blown animation just because they enjoy the series. like the warrior cats fandom has dealt w/ a lot of shit and im so annoyed w/ this mentality of “oh take a shot every time u see this in a warriors amv” or “that fandom is full of a bunch of kids” like fuck yeah it is and these kids are 10x more talented than most of u 20 year olds out there contributing nothing to ur fandoms other than bad anti SJW tangents so
I just had a thought. Like…Lance. And Ikanaide. Did someome make animation yet?
Like…Ikanaide is so perfectly? Song about Lance who loves Keith and want be just as good as him in Lance’s eyes. But he’s sure he is just a seventh wheel and can’t reach Keith. So he end up on thinking about this all and repeating “Don’t cry”
OKEY BYE, HAVE A NICE DAY
THIS PERSON LITERALLY STOLE MY VIDEO?! WHAT THE HELL
THIS VIDEO TOOK FOR EVER!! I WORKED SO HARD ON IT AND THIS PERSON DECIDED TO STEAL IT?? ARE YOU SERIOUS?! THIS LITERALLY MADE ME CRY IM NOT EVEN KIDDING THIS IS THE EXACT SAME THING I PUT ON THE DESCRIPTION ON HERE THE COMMENTS ARE SO KIND AND THIS PERSON IS TAKING ALL OF THE CREDIT.THEY ARE MAKING MONEY OFF OF OTHER PEOPLES HARD WORK?! THEY ARE GARBAGE THEY STOLE OTHER PEOPLES VIDEOS AS WELL
PLEASE SPREAD THIS
LET OTHER ARTISTS AND ANIMATORS
KNOW ABOUT THIS STEALER
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SIGNED YOUR ARTWORK OR ANIMATION MINE WAS SIGNED BUT IT GOT CUT OFF
SO PLEASE TELL THIS PERSON TO STOP STEALING
IT MADE ME CRY SO HARD I STILL CANT BELIEVE THIS…
But I honestly worked so hard on that video,it took me all day to finish! They copied my description! They got views!! They got likes! They got more subs?! And they really hurt me!! This was not funny.Im really sad…this person is really rude they like to make money off of stuff they didn’t even make.they get nice comments,they get paid! They don’t even say a word about the artist.thats really depressing.
IF THE PERSON THAT STOLE THESE VIDEOS SEES THIS:I HATE YOUR GUTS YOU STEALER YOU PIECE OF GARBAGE I HOPE YOUR HAPPY FOR MAKING AN ARTIST FEEL LIKE GARBAGE I HOPE YOU GET BANNED FROM YOUTUBE AND BLOCKED ON HERE IF I FIND YOU I WILL TELL YOU SOME STUFF AND YOU WONT LIKE IT.
I wanted to hold off on this to see if anyone else really noticed, but I never saw anything about it so here i am
In the wormhole scene with jerry, its only rick, jerry and the alien whos name i forgot. They are the only people in the trip out scene, but there was something weird during the victorian part. The statues on the fireplace were of beth and birdperson. Beth was the a bronze-ish color because she was a statue, but birdperson’s head was in color. Im pretty sure that was either an animation error or birdperson (phoenix person) was stalking rick when he left to a public, well known place. I know he doesnt appear in any other scenes, but the alien dude was missing in a few of them too, so its not implausible that birdperson was there.
Sorry this was kinda long, but i just wanted to give my two cents on that part
hi! first of all i love your art and i've been super inspired by your animations!! i'm an animation student too and i'd like to know more about your school if you don't mind? it's in denmark right? what is the level for entering? the cost? i just have one year left to get my bachelors degree in 2d/3d animation and im looking for 2d oriented schools... otherwise, how is it going for you? (sorry if im asking too much! i'm very lost)
It is in Denmark, Viborg. To enter you must have finished high school (or our nordic equivalent gymnasium), you have to prepare a portfolio according to the requirements on the website, write a personal letter. Then, if you pass the first round, you have to do a test and an interview (the test can be done here or via skype).
In Nordic countries, tutition is not a thing, I don’t pay anything. We do have a material fee, which includes programs, computer at school, drawing tablet, pens, sketchbooks, papers, school trips etc. It is 2200 danish kr/month.
I don’t know how it works if you come from outside Eu, if you have to pay, but I’m pretty sure you don’t (since we do have a couple of students that are, and I’ve never heard them mentioning it)
The school is not 2d oriented though. 1st year is 2d only, 2nd year is 3d only (though the last couple of assignments can be in 2d if you ask nicely), 3rd year is dedicated to creating the bachelor film in teams of around 10 people, and you choose which film you want to work on yourself. 4th year is internship.
The character animation program is a Bachelor, with 3 years + at least 3 months internship, graduating january your 4th year.
For me it’s going okay! I like 2d better, I don’t think I can…. live? Without drawing? so 3d can be fun but I just can’t love it the same way.
So. I heard people bitch about Soul Contract aka Spiritpact aka Ling Qi having a TERRIBLE animation, cuz its chinese, trying to copy anime, its worthless crap and im like… sure dude sure… really heartbreaking… awful…
i can certainly SEE YOUR PROBLEM with its ANIMATION
I thought too that “this “animation” gonna kill me…”
Honestly, I sort of came in feeling like I’d be annoyed cause I’m distinctly worried that Blake, the girl with the most story, would be the only one with the a story trailer, Yet I honestly think this trailer just works at every level, (minus some stilted animation, but doing 3 shorts Im sure they had to cut corners not to take important time away from where it matters making the season look good)
Story wise it does some important stuff, for one its really not about Blake at all, but about filling the important empathy gap for the white fang to feel morally ambiguous. Aside from having already jerks be racist, the Faunus as second class citizens narrative was never shown to us and as such its hard to feel for the White Fang and (especially with Adam the most unambiguously evil character aside from Salem, an actual demon and tyrion an insane killer)
Here in a tight package we build a lot of that empathy. We see a still active member of the white fang tell her story which does a number of good things.I adored.
1) It tells us Ilia was/is a normal person, who wanted what we want, and wasn’t extremist or nationalist, the fact that she happily passed as humans shows her sense of identity as Faunus wasn’t a big source of pride and puts the fault of her radicalization on humans without a drop of ambiguity to it.
2) From my perspective as a Hispanic person who grew up passing for white in the south, this narrative also rings distinctly true, and the subject of passing is a not wholey unusual subject, but feels a little less warn and more ethically complex then Velvet’s or Blake’s shown and described experiences.
3) It Mirror’s Blake’s life in Beacon and shows how the people around you can change the outcome of a similar event. It begs the question of would Ilia be a terrorist if her friends had been more like RWY, even if in Weiss’ case racist, still invested in her as a person after she was outed.
4) It’s an actual modern example of racism in the show, especially racism as disinterest in the lives of others, a utter lack of empathy. Ilia’s friends totally and completely see Faunus as some other that isn’t to be concerned with. This complete lack of empathy ends up feeling more dark imo then someone saying mean names, and its telling that this complete lack of empathy is what emotionally pushes Ilia over the edge. This story does more to explain the White Fang then 100 scenes of Cardin the class bully, bulling a faunus.
5) It leaves us with two sides of Ilia in the final shots, Both an Ilia that watches, but does not hurt Blake, one who we can view as a human and a person of empathy, and two the shot of her explaining “I broke their teeth.” Painting a very good mental image that her mercy is limited, and ethically she is not at all opposed to violence. (I also find it interesting that Ilia as merciful is shown in the present and Ilia as violent is shown in the past, inverted from the emotional expectations, I don’t think there’s anything to this besides a fun inversion.)
All and all I think its one of the better writing bits in the show, and I hope more villains are given this treatment in their own way. Most importantly, I really hope Yang’s short is a story short. The girl needs more story pls.
-not 3D animated?? at least not the characters. i thought i’d heard it was gonna be cgi early on but maybe that idea got scrapped
-new theme: 10/10 thanks lin
-i saw a really funny post in the tag complaining about the new animation and they posted an old screencap and a new one side by side and oh man,,,, i dont know how to tell you this my guy but they are both bad. this has never been a well-animated show
-the character animation is certainly not,,, great. tho with the high-profile actors/musical artists they got im surprised they didnt spend more money on the animation
-the head writer is Mark Banker, who’s worked on a bunch of animated shows including Adventure Time! this gives me some hope for sure
-the “animation technical director” is Jason Lin, who’s worked on Wild Kratts and My Little Pony so,,,,, idk folks
-none of the rest of the voice cast is on imdb!!!!! i need to know this shit!!!
-overall im fuckin pumped and honestly even if its bad im gonna watch every ep and post about it constantly so it’ll bring joy to my life one way or another
and not only does it totally work but im also all about it… (Except the same-face thing. But the designs are marketable I give them that. Nothing about this is Lego related but im sure thats just so they can make toys?) Its cheesy but I think thats due to the chosen demographic, I can enjoy it either way. It might pick up. Animation and Art is of course beautiful.
Also Farran? Plantboy au Lance 100%, cant tell me otherwise and also my new son, welcome to the collection of sons. Also throw Tidus in there as well, ive only seen 30 seconds of him but he is adorable.
Ive always thought of crossover AUs like this so its kinda cool to see elf x element bender x magic become a thing I just wish it was for a older demographic so it would be deeper but you know…
Bendy: “It all started when i bought a monkey head at the flea market.”
Doctor: “Why did you buy a monkey head?”
Bendy: “I needed a new door stop.”
Doctor: “And you were fired from your job?”
Bendy: “I didn’t know being a fireman meant i had to put OUT the fire.”
Bendy: “Ever since then, i have been wanted in seven countries.”
Doctor: “But what happened to all the organ?”
Bendy: “Thats actually more traumatizing than what happened to whale.”
Bendy: “Everything was fucked up, man. You wake up every morning, and
everything had a face. The houses, the cars, the trees, even the goddamn
son had a face. I can’t believe how few kids were traumatized. I know i
Doctor: “I see. And, did any of the rubber hose have any defect on your body?”
Bendy: “Where do i begin?”
Bendy: “And before we could do anything, his kidneys were coming out of his tear ducts.”
Doctor: *throwing up in a bucket*
Doctor: “So THATS how WW1 started?!”
Bendy: “Legally, im not allowed to talk about it, so you can expect some Interpol agents knocking at you door.”
Doctor: “The entire village…”
Bendy: “In my defense, they did give me coffee”
Bendy: “The animation industry was a mistake.”
Bendy: “Thanks doc! Talking about my traumatic experiences and government secrets sure helped!”
some of the sites said it’s be a cameo appearance- i personally think he’s going to be in the later half of the season
Everyone quotes the rotten tomatoes article that only mentions john and exorcism in a list of things they are doing so…. it’s hard to tell how it’s ACTUALLY gonna play out and it’s down to matt’s schedule as well
and it’s definitely later part of the season cos he couldn’t have made it to film anything. He’s been practicing and performing a play since like summer, all dark hair and huge beard.
I bet this is like last time with Arrow cameo, Matt heard about it the moment everyone else did at SDCC and he was like “I’m gonna be in arrow? I cant be in arrow I got a play in NY??” and then he called his agent and he was gonna be in arrow apparently. Then they modified the filming schedule to fit him in.
1) AARMAU HATING COMMUNITY
In my recent rant about the Aphmau fandom i forgot to talk about something that some fans didn’t care at all: Aarmau hating community.
I don’t exactly remember where did this start but im quiet sure it was on igoogle.
Jason talked about this on his Tweeter, expressing his disappointment on the whole fandom.
This drama catched just ¼ of the fans’ attention and after a while everyone stopped fighting for making this community stop.
Now, i don’t know if this keeps going or no, but i would like to put the light on this topic once again, hoping someone will open their eyes and help out the ones who already are, for making this fandom a better place.
2) MARMAID TALES
ok this serie is simply awesome.
The crew putted a lot of effort on the animation on the tails and preparing the maps and skin needs time, so let’s appreciate that as well.
Fans have been complaing about the dirty jokes and little swear words like “hell” (to me it isn’t a swear word).
Jessica is pointing into an older pubblic for her contenent, and let’s say it, even younger fans swear so if she does that don’t “OH mY sHe sAid a BAd wOrd” because you’d lie if you say “i never swear” (plus those words aren’t even that heavy so)
i made some fanart for Aphmau and let me say this out loud: i didn’t get any credit from the ones who reposted my art.
I politely said that i wanted credit and they didn’t do it.
This happens to a lot of artist on this fandom, and some of them are famous enough to have their own fans to say “hey, that’s @ name’s art. Credit them”.
Also, don’t force artist to draw aphmau’s fanart, they are free to draw what they want, have their own ocs and draw art for other different fandoms.
Finding art online leads automatically into a link, which is most of the time the link to the artist’s account, so it is not that hard to find out who drew that and credit them, instead of putting down “credit to the artist”.
4) R34 ART
Jason said on twitter that he didn’t like to see their hard work begin turned into 18+ content. This leads as well to point 2: if you support this then you should not point out the dirty jokes.
I personally don’t support this kind of art except if the artist draws these kind of contenent about THEIR OWN CHARACTERS.
5) RP COPYING JESS’ IDEAS
just no, don’t do this.
A roleplays is pure imagination, you can create your own rp without copying her work and, to me, ruining it with overpowered characters.
Roleplaying WITH aphmau’s characters (like, rp account about Zane, KC or Reese) is a thing.
Roleplaying USING aphmau’s ideas is different because it’s copying.
You can use her as ispiration to start YOUR OWN story, but not as your first source for copying and pasting the storyline into your roleplay.
Do you have any tips on having smoother animation?
if you know about the 12 principles of animation, the ones i’ve been practicing the most have been:
Follow through/Overlapping animation
Ease in & Ease out
im no teacher, but im sure there are many tutorials that touch upon all 12 basic principles, and through them you can concentrate on these few. i’ve learned these 5 are kinda the most important, at least for my aesthetic haha~