legal production

stuff that was (probably) overheard in the haus

holster: dude, which of these ties for the banquet?

ransom: well, I’d say this one looks better with your suit, but that one brings out those beautiful baby blues, bro

holster: …bro


nursey: how can you not appreciate this? it’s ART, man! it’s a huge fuck-you to society’s standards, to their rules, to their total control over how we all have to look and talk and think!

dex: just admit that you put your shirt on inside out by accident


shitty: as she simultaneously tackles and proves herself in yet another field of art, this is clearly some of ms. duan’s most inspiring work yet. the composition, the lighting, the sheer beauty of the subject-

lardo: all i asked was if you thought this selfie was good enough for instagram


bitty: what the HELL, jack. i thought you were my FRIEND. i thought you had my back. i thought you were my captain, i thought i could trust you…but you betrayed me. get out of my kitchen. i can’t look at you right now. i need to be alone

jack: bits, all i did was accidentally buy margarine


farmer: i was super into yu-gi-oh when i was a kid

chowder: damn that’s weird because i’m super into YOU-gi-oh right now

farmer: that was terrible and i love you


jack: where are a double double and a box of timbits when you need them, eh?

ransom: ugh i know

bitty: what language is this


holster: if i staged a one man production of legally blonde the musical would you come see it

ransom: yes but you have to come to my one man show of wicked

holster: deal


lardo: if you could have dinner with any person who died who would you have it with? i think i’d pick frida kahlo

shitty: whoever invented weed


jack: when i was little i used to have nightmares about global warming because i was afraid the ice would all melt so i couldn’t play hockey anymore

bitty: that is simultaneously adorable and heartbreaking


dex: okay so you literally know how to knit but the minute i play any journey music I’M the old man

nursey: i’m classy old. i’m a gracefully aging angela bassett. you’re a white dad at a barbecue whose secret spice is pepper

The Disastrous Production of Howard Hughes’ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Disney’s 1954 production of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues by Richard Fleischer has long been the definitive cinematic version of the story. But it was not the first to enter production. In 1946, famous billionaire Howard Hughes attempted to make the film, following “The Outlaw” which would become his final completed film as director. The production would become one of Hollywood’s greatest disasters, taking the lives of over 90 actors and crew, costing nearly half a billion dollars (adjusted for inflation), destroying an entire island, and almost causing a third world war.

As the second world war drew to a close, Hughes was setting his sights on what he intended to be his magnum opus. Verne’s book had long been an inspiration to Hughes, in part inspiring his ventures into nautical enterprises, including the construction of the “Mahogany Mackerel,” one of the largest ships ever to sail. A party was held to mark the start of production at one of Hughes’ seaside homes outside of San Francisco (the mansion is now the home of director David Fincher), and was sadly marred when a drunken Hughes began shooting into the air with his crossbow and killed an albatross, which fell into the punch bowl.

The party featured the intended stars of the film, actors Gene Kelly, Gregory Peck, and Orson Welles who would portray Captain Nemo. It was an early blow to the film when all three actors departed the production on its first day due to infighting over an unsuccessful orgy the prior week. This caused a massive production delay during which Hughes bought up over 50 warehouses (including the world’s largest building at the time) to hold the sets and specially built water tanks until casting was replenished.

Two of these warehouses burned down (including the world’s largest building fire at the time), destroying the sets which then had to be rebuilt. By the time Hughes decided to cast unknown actors in the lead roles, ten more major set pieces had rotted away delaying the production further. Finally in October of 1948 the new sets and all actors were in place on the luxurious island of Bikini Atoll. The crew was to arrive at the shooting location on October 26th but was delayed by weather. This turned out to be a good thing as the United States conducted an unannounced nuclear test on October 27th, annihilating the island and the sets completely. The island is still not inhabitable to this day, and Howard Hughes, who owned the island, was compensated only $212 (adjusted for inflation) for his losses by the government.

Undeterred, Hughes began again with fresh sets, and new actors as the previous group had long since departed by 1950. This time, production finally began and footage was shot. It was never developed however because despite the expenditure of $800,000 (adjusted for inflation) on pyrotechnics for the first scenes shot, nobody had thought to temperature-protect the film canisters, which were opened at the lab and found to have melted completely into what amounted to large plastic hockey pucks. Hughes filmed the scene again, at the same cost, and then a third time when he was not satisfied with a background extra’s hair. This new footage too was lost when it was captured by rebellious 1950s teenagers who held it for ransom. They asked only $50 (adjusted for inflation) but Hughes refused to pay on principle.

The actors and crew were even more upset than Hughes that their work had been for nothing and so began the “Leagues Riots” of 1951. What sets remained were once more burned down, this time in protest. The lead actors were rehearsing in the sets at the time and all died of smoke inhalation. Hughes was also injured in an unrelated accident on the same day when he flew an experimental plane on its first test flight. He managed to steer the wayward jet back to his own property but missed the runway and instead crashed into another set, which had already been rigged for pyrotechnics the previous night, resulting in the loss of the set, pyro, plane, Hughes left pinky toe, and over 30 million dollars in production costs (adjusted for inflation).

Then the real problems began.

Hughes replaced the lead actor with Sam Normanjensen, once thought to be an great star on the rise. Unfortunately he was also a serial killer known then as the Sherman Oaks Ripper. He had killed 17 actors before he was cast, and filmed for only two weeks before he slaughtered and ate the spleen of one of his co-stars. Hughes was exonerated of any negligence but only after 50 million dollars (adjusted for inflation) in court fees and settlements with the actors family, one member of which visited the set on a later filming day to fire his pistol randomly at the remaining cast in anger, killing two more, wounding Hughes who lost his right testicle, and destroying a filming balloon that was the largest air vehicle ever built at the time (adjusted for inflation).

It was then that the Verne family withdrew their rights from the plagued production. Another legal battle cost in the millions, and by the time it was over in 1952, the sets had once again rotted away and had to be rebuilt. By that time, the Disney production was under way and Hughes spent millions more to spy on and sabotage the rival production. Several Disney employees fell victims to car bombs, others to arsenic poisoning, and one to auto-erotic asphyxiation, but Hughes was not considered responsible for that particular event. Walt Disney, of course, declared war.

The “War Between The Sets” began in 1953 as Hughes forces were driven off by Disney’s hired guns, the Mouseketeers which in those days were a fully armed paramilitary force. This skirmish took seven lives, but it was only the beginning. Hughes used his government contracts to secure two bombers and arms weighing in excess of 500 tons, all of which were dropped on Disney owned installations. Disney’s retaliation was severe. Hughes hotels burned days after, there were so many fires that Vegas and LA were both lit as bright as daylight even at midnight from the blazes. Hughes responded with bombings and drone strikes, with “drone strikes” in 1953 referring to dropping bees on ones enemy. One such strike which killed Disney’s allergic son, Walt Disney III (There was no Walt Disney II as Walt felt that talent skipped a generation). The conflict at one point threatened to spill over into Russia’s Southern American interests, leading the president to demand Hughes back down before turning the cold war into a nuclear conflict.

By the time a truce was called, Disney’s film was in theaters and Hughes was ready to call it a loss. He became reclusive and wasn’t seen much in public from that time on. Disney continued to be one of the largest entertainment companies in the world, and remains the producer of the most definitive adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

The book has not been adapted since, but David Fincher’s new version begins filming next week on a budget over 200 million dollars. Sadly, the production has already seen its first fatality, when fireworks during the production party at Fincher’s San Francisco home went astray and killed an albatross. 

We at FIJMU wish Fincher the best of luck on his upcoming production. He’s going to need it.

Makeup in Movies

Being the beauty addict I am I can’t help but pay attention to the numerous beauty products that appear as props in movies…

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is filled with beauty products which isn’t surprising since Andie Anderson (Kate Hudson) works at a top Women’s magazine. Throughout the film Revlon appears with nail polishes and advertisements in “Composure”. Later on we can see an array of products that Andie has placed in Ben’s bathroom such as: Revlon Nail Polish, a Stila Palette, and an Estee Lauder Cleanser.

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Well, I finally found the time to work on my shot for @gemanimate 2. The original shot had some pretty dramatic dialogue but visually I felt it was a little flat so I rejigged it a little to be a bit more “cinematic”. 

While I was working on this today I got given 2 weeks notice by the studio that employs me, after almost 3 years of service to them and spending thousands of my own dollars to be able to leave Canada and come back to continue working for them on a new VISA. Sounds like its because they cant find enough work to sustain my role (I cant legally work on Canadian productions on my VISA due to how the tax credits system works) Getting this animation done feels pretty bitter sweet. If anyone is looking for commissions etc I am opening myself up to try to save the money in the next few months I need in order to ship myself and all my equipment back to Australia. <3

A product’s resources are farmed, mined, or harvested. The farmers, miners or harvesters are paid for their labors so that they can pay for bills and groceries.

The product is manufactured and labelled. The farms, mines or other are paid for their services so that they can afford continuing to sustain their own businesses. The manufacturers are paid for their labors so that they can pay for bills and groceries.
(Note: for each green, clean or guilt-free label, the manufacturer is additionally charged for verification and legal certification.)

The product is packed and loaded onto distributors’ trucks for delivery. The drivers are paid for their labors so that they can pay for bills and groceries.

The product is unpacked and priced in the back of a retail store and stocked in the aisles by the retailers assigned accordingly. The manufacturing company is paid for its services so that it can afford continuing to sustain its own business.

The product is charged and sold accordingly at check-out. The store is paid for its services so that it can afford continuing to sustain its own business. The retailers are paid for their labors so that they can pay for their bills and groceries.

If you have a problem with the price of a product, don’t act like it’s the cashier’s fault.

With the help of a friend, we created a translation IwaD’s tweets from yesterday. He was speaking out his grievances against illegal uploads of Rejet’s content. 

(Since off site links now prevent posts from showing up in the tags, I’ll just tell you his twitter handle instead of linking to the tweets. It’s @  Iwasaki_Rejet on twitter.)

In regards to cases of illegal uploading, it’s become quite common place, hasn’t it? I get reports every day; Creators are slammed by e-mails pertaining to it on a regular basis. I really want people to stop uploading entire situation and music CDs. I Imagine whoever reading this should already know, only the illegal uploaders are getting anything out it it. It does nothing in return for the voice actors, illustrators, and the company.

Of course I am thinking about this company’s business scheme, but lately it’s been really terrible. Uploading the same day as the release date is really making me weary. In short, my focus is not on the legal product itself. I would like you all to stay away from those who are distributing stolen content for free.

Things like listening to illegally distributed tracks and saying “I love this work” is just wrong. Moreover, you can’t say that you ‘like’ it in front of everyone, can you? I imagine one wouldn’t be able to, towards the voice actors, illustrators, and creators, you wouldn’t be able to say it out of embarrassment. 

So please make sure to buy the genuine product. Please ignore those sites. It’s no surprize, but it hurts to receive reports of illegal uploads of the production that you worked hard to develop and create, on a daily basis.  

I thought it was important to remind people of this in the english speaking realm. I’m not without sin so I’m not here to judge anyone I just find it exceedingly important to remind people, and to consider it from the point of view of the creator.

Please Respect the creator, and pay for the content you love. don’t support illegal uploaders who provide download links publically! They may buy the CD but they don’t support the company by sharing it publically!

Day 38 / 100 days of productivity 

Woke up early this morning because I had to go to my internship in the city at 9am. I also finally finished Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals and I’m going to start When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi on the train to my parents’ house this evening. Lastly, I began constructing a post about what to do and how to handle finishing your undergraduate degree!

Crystal Meth: What You Should Know

Crystal meth is the common name for crystal methamphetamine, a strong and highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. There is no legal use for it.

It comes in clear crystal chunks or shiny blue-white rocks. Also called “ice” or “glass,” it’s a popular party drug. Usually, users smoke crystal meth with a small glass pipe, but they may also swallow it, snort it, or inject it into a vein. People say they have a quick rush of euphoria shortly after using it. But it’s dangerous. It can damage your body and cause severe psychological problems.

Where Does It Come From?

Methamphetamine is a man-made stimulant that’s been around for a long time. During World War II, soldiers were given meth to keep them awake. People have also taken the drug to lose weight and easedepression. Today, the only legal meth product is a tablet for treatingobesity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s rarely used and is available only by prescription.

Crystal meth is made with the ingredient pseudoephedrine, which is found in many cold medicines. It helps ease congestion. Because it’s used to make meth, the federal government closely regulates products with this ingredient.

Most of the crystal meth used in this country comes from Mexican “superlabs.” But there are many small labs in the U. S. Some are right in people’s homes. Making meth is a dangerous process because of the chemicals involved. Along with being toxic, they can cause explosions.

How Does It Make You Feel?

The powerful rush people get from using meth causes many to get hooked right from the start. When it’s used, a chemical called dopamine floods the parts of the brain that regulate feelings of pleasure. Users also feel confident and energetic.

A user can become addicted quickly and soon finds he will do anything to have the rush again. As he continues to use the drug, he builds up a tolerance. That means he needs higher doses to get the same high. The higher the dose, the higher the risks.

What Are the Effects?

  • Meth can make a user’s body temperature rise so high he could pass out or even die.
  • A user may feel anxious and confused, be unable to sleep, have mood swings, and become violent.
  • Looks can change dramatically. A user may age quickly. His skinmay dull, and he can develop hard-to-heal sores and pimples. He may have a dry mouth and stained, broken, or rotting teeth.
  • He may become paranoid. He may hear and see things that aren’t there. He may think about hurting himself or others. He may also feel as though insects are crawling on or under his skin.
  • A meth user is at higher risk for HIV/AIDS. The drug can affect judgment and lessen inhibitions. Someone under the influence of the drug may be more likely to engage in risky behaviors, such as unsafesex.

What Are the Signs Someone Is Using Meth?

Have you noticed changes in someone you care about? Consider these signs:

  • Not caring about personal appearance or grooming
  • Obsessively picking at hair or skin
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Dilated pupils and rapid eye movement
  • Strange sleeping patterns – staying up for days or even weeks at a time
  • Jerky, erratic movements; twitching; facial tics; animated or exaggerated mannerisms; and constant talking
  • Borrowing money often, selling possessions, or stealing
  • Angry outbursts or mood swings
  • Psychotic behavior, such as paranoia and hallucinations

How Meth Addiction Is Treated

Meth addiction is one of the hardest drug addictions to treat, but it can be done. If you know someone with the problem, don’t try to help him by yourself. Users need a professional counselor or drug treatment program

captain-dorrito  asked:

*shoves past carts and racks* *moves "closed" sign out of the way* *ducks under the rope line* *climbs mount doom* *destroys 7 horcruxes* *blows up the death star* *approaches counter where I am wrapping up food/ throwing away waste/ using chemicals that aren't legally allowed around the production of food* "excuuuuse me but are you still open, please I just need 1 sandwich" -_- bitch we have pre made stuff on the wall. Eat that.

What do you mean your closed. What am I suppose to feel my baby. “Well there is a 7-11 across the street”


anonymous asked:

i'm in a school production of Legally Blonde and our middle aged white mom choreographer incorporated dabbing into one of our last routines. i have to dab to the tune of an irish jig. send help.

swanginghustla5  asked:

So have you heard of "City Shrouded in Shadows"? What do you think about it? And do you think it will be coming to North America?

Oh man, I have and I CANNOT wait for it! 

I do not have a PS4 but I may get one JUST FOR THIS GAME!  Seriously it has not just the original Ultraman but now Ultraman Tiga is confirmed!  As well as Godzilla, Gamera and Evangelion?!  Oh heck yes I am excited for this!

As for its chances of getting released in the US, let me quote another of my own posts:

I sadly, don’t have much hope of it coming out stateside or in the West.  It’s a lot like the situation involving most of the Super Robot Wars games.  The only one to see a Western release were from the OG series which had only original character entirely owned by Bandai/Badai Namco.  The licensing headaches involved in the West are legion (no pun intended) considering who has the rights to distribute the individual properties in the West.

For example, Sony has some of the Godzilla movies, others are owned in the US by Universal, Warner Brothers and even Funimation has the distribution rights to Shin Godzilla.

The US rights to Gamera are held by Neptune Media (I think).

I am honestly not sure who has the actual rights to Evangelion right now, I know Funimation has the rights for the Rebuild movies but the TV series and I know the original movie (Death and Rebirth, The End of Evangelion) rights have lapsed.

Worst of all is Ultraman.  I could go on for hours about the mess that is the rights to Ultraman (at least the first six series) and how trying to get a game featuring him licensed in the West made in Japan would be hard at best.  There has been a protracted legal battle between Tsuburaya Productions in Japan and Tsuburaya Chaiyo from Thailand for years with both sides holding the rights at various times.  

Currently, as far as I know, Tsuburaya Chaiyo (which has NO actual connection to Tsuburaya Productions) has the licensing rights to the first six Ultraman series outside of Japan.  This is one reason that the earliest Ultraman series licensed by Crunchyroll from Tsuburaya Pro is Ultraman Leo, because that one is the 7th series.  It all goes back to a suspect contract supposedly made out in the 1970s supposedly between Noburo Tsuburaya (Eiji’s son) and Sompote Saengduenchai that said Sompote’s Chaiyo production studio had the exclusive rights to the Ultraman franchise outside Japan.  Of course, this contract didn’t surface until after Noburo’s death in 1995 and that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how suspect that entire thing is.

Suffice it to say, getting a Japanese Ultraman product licensed outside of Japan involving the original Ultraman isn’t easy.  Even the DVDs we do have of Ultraman and Ultraseven are not from the original Japanese masters as they had to be secured from Tsuburaya Chaiyo, making them of much lesser quality than the ones available in Japan. This also makes a Blu-Ray release highly doubtful.

So while it is easy for Bandai Namco, who own the rights to produce merchandise for all of these franchises inside of Japan, to put them all in one game the chances of that game getting a release outside of Japan are slim.

As a quick addendum here, there is currently a court case filed regarding an Ultraman Movie made in China without Tsuburaya’s approval that may once and for all solve the international rights issues.  Maybe. We hope.

I still don’t hold out a lot of hope for this game to come out over here though.  I just hope for a decent fan translation.

Honestly talking about “spooky business” just gives me a mental image of a bunch of bland-faced people in suits sitting around a table at like. a board-room meeting. One of them produces a briefcase, sets it on the table, opens it. Some kind of unholy eldritch entity is inside, wailing the song of the slow collapse of the universe.

Several people nod. Two of them make studious notes on legal pads.

It is another productive day at work.

          If this sketch of Alex hugging Michael isn’t enough to show you guys how much I am grateful for this then I don’t know what will tbh BUT before I can continue on with this sappy journey of mine, I would like to personally thank Shinjikun from @drawsrs for making this touching piece :’)) her art pieces give me LIFE and you guys should DEFINITELY commission them once their commission slots are open!!
          But yes, as I’ve learned from the last bias list that I’ve made, I wanted keep things short above the cut so: for those of you who haven’t seen my SAPPY MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE in the GIVEAWAY post, you can read it HERE  { it’s under the cut btw }; I’ll expand my never-ending gratitude and love further under the cut for this post as well. After I’ve tagged my mutuals for the bias lists, I’ll tag my closer mutuals afterwards for a special message that’s also below the cut!! 
          Alright before I get on with the business, I just want to let you guys know that even though you aren’t mentioned on this list, I’m still grateful that you chose to follow me and just..put up with all of my rping stuff. I would’ve left a long time ago if it weren’t for you guys continuously showing interest about my muse and the game she’s from and..I don’t know if I can ever say this enough but- thank you. THANK YOU for making my experience on Tumblr a phenomenal one!!

THE BEACH BASH HYPE aka the mututals from night surprise studios { or oxenfree fan artists in general }, and the mutuals who’ve always liked my posts- i see you, and you’re not getting away so easily without a shoutout!! 
olly.     @edwardsisland, @michaelstrietz, @firstorderelite@zctsubou, @paytno, @audgpog, @sanzuwuya, & @kalreyno!!

THE COOL KIDS ON THE DASH aka the mutuals who i adore from afar & the mutuals who are pretty chill. you guys are awesome, and keep doing you!!
olly.     @notyourprinccss@manaborn, @polaroidreveries, @pvssywhipped / @coqcette, @navigrave@desbearer, @kyoukokiwigiri, @ceruleansniper@niflheimqueen, @junesreceipt, @lamentis, @itsfuckinpink@jigenxmusouka, @femaletype, @ofgelum, @ofstygian@alltheoutsarenthere, @radiowielding, @skippedschool, @ophantasma, @jokeren@forgottenelysium, @ilcomplice@tiaarra, @sadiques, @hakureimaiden / @erosgiven, @saiichii, @spottedcharms, @kunaine@iliyovunjika@skullheist, @fatedly, @vagrantryuko, @righteoustold / @fausselune@picarexque / @marbledichor, @rationalclover, @doppiavitas@moanaialiki, & @blazerought!!

& THE BREAKFAST CLUB aka the “fam” in “oxenfam,” you guys are the real mvps. check out your special message under the cut!!
ox.enfree.      @enquiren@wonderbrownie, @oxenfreers, @gamenu / @gooselullaby, @favdream, @narxkami / @dietted, @nxrestfxrthewicked, @kaminotsumahajiki, @pandakong, @nightschoolstudio, @clqrissa / @oxensfree

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Okay, but hear me out: a production of Legally Blonde: The Musical where nothing is different except Emmett is Emma

Young girl watches her mom get abused by a string of violent men and vows to go to law school to buy her mom a house with the money she wins from prosecuting domestic abusers

She graduates and gets a job at a firm where the senior partner sexually harasses his female employees–she is either ignored by him (as a perhaps masc-presenting lesbian) or gets harassed by him and grits her teeth because she just wants that house for her mom SO MUCH

And then there’s another young woman. She’s in love with an asshole of a guy, but Emma shows her what potential she could have if she just focused on herself. In return, the girl shows her how to stand up to her boss (and how to dress)

In the end Elle proposes to Emma and all her sorority sisters are SO EXCITED for their president’s wedding where she will marry a woman

Queer-inclusive sorority

Bisexual Elle Woods