mandy-baxter

just finished Last Man Standing

not sure whether it’s going to get renewed or not and I can’t make up my mind about whether I want it to be or not

on the one hand, BAXTER SISTERS ARE SOOOO AWESOME

on the other hand, MIKE BAXTER GO BURY YOURSELF IN A HOLE AND DON’T COME OUT UNTIL YOU RUN OUT OF AIR

on the one hand, diverse female characters (in terms of personality; the main cast is exclusively white)

on the other hand LOOK AT HOW THEY’RE TREATED ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT’S NOT ON THE LONG LIST A WOMAN NEEDS TO BE TO BE CONSIDERED A WOMAN

on the one hand, Ryan makes some really really good points against Mike’s racism, ableism, homophobia, american competitive spirit and general jackassery

on the other hand, RYAN IS OFTEN BEING AN ASSHOLE ABOUT IT AS WELL

so I just can’t make up my mind. I will say that Mandy is probably my favorite character, although I hate how everyone treats her. she’s a product of her society and she thrives in the world she chooses to live in, but any time she’s yanked out of it and put in a different world, everyone gets to make fun of her because she doesn’t immediately excel

she hasn’t had the chance to be “smart”. when she was little, way more attention was probably given to Kristen, the golden child. when she was a little older, more attention was given to Eve, Daddy’s favorite. but she chose the world of femininity and friends and she learned its rules and she KICKED ASS. she was never given the chance to be “smart”, but she’s immensely creative and resourceful. she has a good voice, an eye for fashion, could probably take up professional make-up artistry if she wanted to with ease. she finds ways to make things word, like when she had to write that term paper and found a HAM radio (I think that’s what it was called?) and got a bunch of accounts from people who were actually there during WWII. MANDY FUCKING BAXTER IS GREAT, BUT THE WORLD DOESN’T APPRECIATE HER, AND IN TURN ENABLES HER LAZINESS BECAUSE SHE THINKS SHE CAN’T AMOUNT TO ANYTHING IN THE AREAS SHE HAS TROUBLE WITH ANYWAY.

the women of this show are amazing; if only they were treated as such…

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marshmallowfury  asked:

So hey, Endo, I was wondering... do you have a favourite animator? Personally I adore/worship/sacrifice goats to James Baxter and Glen Keane. (And you. You're fucking rad.~)

I don’t know if I have just one fave animator, there’s no way in hell I’d ever be able to narrow it down to just one. That’s impossible. But by asking me, you have willingly opened the floodgates of animators I love, respect and admire. Buckle up, kids. This is gonna get messy. (Ones with stars are my faves)

★Not-A-Comedian - Visually flawless and incredible animations

★StringBing - Go check out their step by steps. They’ve got the hot guacamole

★Red Pencil - One of the best I ever seen. Just as good as James Baxter, imho

Pivot - knows his way around flash like nobody’s business

Padnote - Swell guy with really cute, simple and highly intuitive animations

★GoldenWolf Studios - One of my fave teams of animators, fucking incredible

★Mike Pelensky - Visually flawless and incredible animations

Paultervoorde - Incredible animator, amazing work you may have seen in eddsworld , some Starbomb music videos, and some collaborative stuff with Ukinojoe

★Anita Gaughan - Literally indescribable animations. Unholy animation demon sent from the animation underworld

★Shaz Enrico - Gorgeous and beautifully stylized, also excellent taste in musicians

Atrox - Wonderful animator and swell guy who knows his way around flash better than I ever will

Spencer Wan - Mind-blowing animations, has also done work on Starbomb music videos

Perel - He’s the guy who does those weird animated face over Disney movie gifs

Justin Chan - Visually flawless and incredible animations

★Kendall Nelson - I’ve reblogged maybe three or four of his things, you might’ve seen them. One of the best I can think of

Jeff Liu - If you watch Steven Universe then you’re seen their stuff. VERY good animator

★Neil Sanders - EVERYONE on tumblr has seen his animations. You can’t escape this wiggly doodles

★Tomblalaw - Incredible animator, beautiful style that I absolutely adore

Egofaptor - You know who this dork is

★SunCreature Studios - Creators of the short “The Reward”, one of my fave animation studios ever

★Michafrar - Not only does incredible animations, but also does them all in pixel work, which makes me feel very hot and bothered

★GalooGameLady - Incredible animations, also excels in key frames / layout designs and has gorgeous linework

C Cameron - Amazing simple animations, uses a singularly unique style that I don’t know I’ve seen anywhere else

Bill Plympton - Creator of the Academy-Award nominated short “Your Face”

★John R Dilworth - Creator of Courage the Cowardly Dog

★David’s Here Now - Makes some damn cool animations that really inspire me visually

Patrick McHale - the dude who made Over The Garden Wall

★Legacy - Holy shit how does he do it

★Charles Huettner - Awesome simple animations with amazing flow and weight

★Fnook & ★Daemonsparrow - Two super rad awesome people with awesome designs and animation

Thomas Hunter - Dank animations about dogs that blow up lizard men

Tom Bunker - funky fresh animations that are too juicy to look at. refreshing as hell

★Maxwell Atoms - The criminally insane man who made Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy

★James Baxter - I don’t need to explain who this is