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thatcupofjo  asked:

Hey! Creator of the Hollywood (Our Work Isn't Done) vid here-- just wanted to clarify, since the press we got is kinda misleading. We didn't take anything from Hamilton the Musical. We're riffing off of Immigrants (We Get The Job Done) from the mixtape. When we were coming up with the idea I was purposefully avoiding any of the songs from the musical itself, because I felt like they were... overdone.

I haven’t listened to the mix tape, hence my confusion (because yeah, the press is misleading).  Thank you so much for the note, and for the video itself!  It’s beautifully lain out and staged, your cinematography is fantastic, and the message is so important.

Thank you for doing what you’re doing.  It’s not easy, and it’s so needed.


I’ve never seen the anime that this is riffing off of, but this is so great. They did a great job putting Naruto characters into these roles. Tsunade making Jiraiya jump, Madara’s “boo!”, the Akatsuki conga line, the three way dance between Kakashi, Obito and Rin. I had to watch it over and over just to catch all the little details.

I’m holding out for a hero to awaken the Light,
She’s gotta be strong, and she’s gotta be fast, 
     and she’s gotta be fresh from the fight!
(Racing on the Falcon and rising with the heat,
It’s gonna take a Jedi Knight to sweep me off my feet~! )

Riffing off the Disney/fairytale theme once more, because Rey is the hero we all need and I’ve always dreamed of, I’m in love…….. *__* 

also having fun with potential “level-up” Jedi outfits! (I know this is more PT than OT style, but I really like the PT tunics…) I can’t decide between Rey making her own classic lightsaber, or making a dual-bladed saber to complement her quarterstaff… the dual blade was just fun to draw :D


Dave Filoni: “To my mind, I kinda riffed off of Cate Blanchett’s Elizabeth for the performance of Satine and some of the design. I just loved the way she carried herself in that film, and it was a big inspiration for how to do this character because to have a female character that'… I wanted her to stand right there with Obi-Wan Kenobi and be every bit as smart. Stand toe to toe with him and even be a bit wiser perhaps, and I think she does that really nicely.”

anonymous asked:

Omg, you're answers are always so thoughtful and thought provoking. I have nothing to add really, except, "his desire to give himself to John competed with what he believed to be the logical decision" Bloody Gemini indeed! Lol but yes, the conflict of freedom vs closeness and how it fostered hurt and confusion (especially when they weren't on the same page, re. Paul doing his own thing in 66-67 and John pulling away in 68-69) is so fascinating to me.

thank you! i love thinking about this kind of stuff, so please always come to me if you want a good old hypothetical chat because i’m up for it always!! 

it’s interesting you mention freedom/closeness as a dichotomy of emotion. i think when it came to 66/67 john was intellectually intrigued by sgt. pepper but other factors in his life (drugs, loneliness, his depression) tended to eclipse all that to the point where he felt distanced from paul - especially because i firmly believe that paul was the sort of person who was capable of sitting on the fence or having his fingers in all the pies just because he could. he had so many projects and he was/is capable of vast amounts of work output and creative imagination, and i think at times that closed out anyone who wasn’t “there” with him - which john wasn’t, not really. when i mention 66/67 in terms of their relationship it’s.. tricky.. because i have a fan fic version of events and the real events. i feel like in terms of being “free”, john had almost never been as separate from cynthia as he was in those years; likewise paul with jane, who was travelling a great deal for her work. i think in those times where they were together, writing, it stands to reason that if they were having an affair, these would be prime moments to be close and to be in love, because in a sense they were alone. the trigger is the extent to which yoko becomes involved in john’s life. i am intrigued by the idea that had john/yoko not happened to the degree that it did, john/paul could have had a very different time in 67. but that’s all hearsay.

back to freedom/closeness.. john is a purist. he hated touring, put up with interviews and so forth, and had only the dimmest interest in “how to be a pop star” because that was what was paying for his holidays, his cars, the style of life that he thought was owed him by the world (anyone who thinks john didn’t have a deep streak of selfishness or entitlement is.. incorrect). if john could run away and only create music, he would - and he did. it’s paul who continues the machine, who enjoys it all, who loves the attention, who is an up-and-down showman. those conflicting feelings of how the band should continue, in addition to whether or not they could be “together”, whether that’s 66/67 or even later, in 68/69 - despite or because of india - are profound moments and are keys to how they felt and subsequently reacted. i think up until that point john and paul fed off each other: it was a mutual exchange of power. they were each other’s greatest competitors and partners. but when john diverts - drugs, yoko - and paul remains on track, there is a conflict that goes beyond business. because john would have thought that if paul loved him, really loved him, he would have followed him down the rabbit hole. but paul didn’t. because with paul it’s always a conflict of heart/head. and in the end, the head won out. after that, instead of feeding off each other, they reacted to each other - that is a very, very different exchange of power. that doesn’t make paul’s decision the right decision: it makes it the decision that paul convinced himself was the right one, and that self-talk would have helped later when it came to cutting ties with the band to the extent that he did. the question as to whether paul really cut ties with john is a moot point, because you only have to listen to the music. in true paul fashion, he was still there, with john, even when he thought he wasn’t. in the end, it’s all in the music.

I don’t know if you guys are aware, but I LOVE bad movies.  Like so bad they’re good movies.  SHE is a personal favorite of mine, partially because my sister hates it so much, but mostly….for the costumes.  Simply the weirdest, cheapest costuming imaginable.  I’ve riffed off of SHE costumes before, but i thought I’d draw them just as they are.  I hope you love them too.

The Harry/Cisco dynamic was one that neither of us expected. It’s one that we had to figure out and discover as we went along in season 2. Honestly a lot of it came about through improv, improvising and adlibbing and riffing off each other throughout the season. I think the fruit of that was something very positive. Fans have responded so positively to this Cisco/Harry dynamic. They love it. They eat it up. I think the only people that eat it up even more than the fans are the writers. They love that dynamic. So it would be hard to imagine them letting go of that or throwing it away and leaving that for season 2 in the past. I think for them it might be a dynamic that’s too hard to resist.

Carlos Valdes [x]

“Can you talk a little bit about the father figure relationship you had between Cisco and Harry, because it’s changed, when he first came in there you didn’t trust Harry, but by the end of the season you guys are almost best friends (Carlos: “Yeah!”), father and son. How is that going to change going into Flashpoint?”

So I’m horrible at speaking Spanish. My grammar sucks and my pronunciation is 10xxx worse. But I can understand it, written and spoken - enough to have a conversation with someone who can understand English. And sometimes I forget??? That we’re speaking different languages??? Like one of the Latino men in my building was responding to things I said in Spanish and I was laughing and riffing off the joke in English and all of a sudden he stops and he goes “you speak Spanish?” And I genuinely was like OH THAT WASNT ENGLISH and had to stop and re-orient and I can’t imagine what it’s like to be truly bi/multi-lingual, language rocks

He was like ‘well you’re gonna have to play bass’ and I said 'okay’ and Ashton gave me his bass that was lying around and I just fell in love with it. I just enjoy playing it, I felt a lot of freedom. I like the confidence of having Ashton as a backbone and kinda riffing off of him and just creatively, Ashton really inspires me to push myself to be a better musician. It couldn’t have worked out any better.
—  Calum on when he started playing the bass (x)

So you walk into the new Korean joint around the corner and discover that (gasp) the head chef is a white guy from Des Moines. What’s your gut reaction? Do you want to walk out? Why?

The question of who gets to cook other people’s food can be squishy — just like the question of who gets to tell other people’s stories. (See: The whole controversy over the casting of the new Nina Simone biopic.)

For some non-white Americans, the idea of eating “ethnic cuisine” (and there’s a whole other debate about that term) not cooked by someone of that ethnicity can feel like a form of cultural theft. Where does inspiration end? When is riffing off someone’s cuisine an homage, and when does it feel like a form of co-opting? And then there’s the question of money: If you’re financially benefiting from selling the cuisine of others, is that always wrong?

When Chefs Become Famous Cooking Other Cultures’ Food

Photo: Sergi Alexander/Getty Images
Caption: Rick Bayless is a master of Mexican cuisine. He’s also a white guy from Oklahoma. Over the years, that has made him the target of criticism. 

Unused 1992(!) aquatic mecha design from the miniseries Dirty Pair: Sim Hell, rather straightforwardly riffing off a Shirow design from the first Intron Depot—yet, shockingly, failing to rip off the aforementioned Shirow mech’s crossover status as a combination exoskeleton and push-up bra! I should note further, though, that the mecha’s light-and-dark value scheme was almost certainly an homage to artist Ikuto Yamashita (Evangelion), whose manga Dark Whisper was also a major influence on my design work. Anyhoo, I assume that Sim Hell’s space limitations forced me to ditch this hardware from the actual story. 

Side note: Unearthed this sketch whilst picking out original art for this weekend’s Emerald City Comic-Con (where I’m set up at table HH-10). Feel free to swing on by and say hi!

Leave it to a Canadian ad campaign to deliver the most inspiring message of this U.S. election
Canada wants America to know it's still great.
By https://www.facebook.com/colby.itkowitz

Oh Canada. You’re making us blush.

Our ever-friendly neighbors to the north have watched from afar a U.S. election cycle that has broken all norms for civility. It’s created tremendous stress and surfaced deep tensions within our society. It’s been disheartening and demoralizing to watch. But now Canadians are here to offer a sympathetic message to lift Americans’ spirits.

Riffing off Donald Trump’s slogan, the Garden, a creative agency in Toronto launched a campaign, Let’s Tell America It’s Great. It encouraged Canadians to send videos of themselves telling America all the reasons it’s already great.

“As their closest friends and neighbors, we thought it was important for us to do something to cut through the negativity and help remind them that no matter how bad things might seem, there are a lot of reasons to believe that America is still pretty great,” the Garden wrote in a Medium post titled, “A Friend in Need.”

What resulted was what one might call peak Canada. A diverse group of individuals sent optimistic videos praising America for everything from its musical influences to its public policies.

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