okay I feel like I'm the only person who knows that Paul Bunyan was a real person and not talked about enough

He wasn’t really 20 feet tall more like 15 and his bull was more of a cerulean color but he carved mount rushmore for us and the king of america was like whOA that’s really good can you do one of me but that’s when paul revealed he didn’t do commission work and disappeared into the mountains forever. there’s even a tree named after him

anonymous asked:

Probably a dumb question given your interests, but what are some of your favorite non-animated films?

Not a dumb question at all! Even if I mostly post about animation I have a deep love for all film which is why I went into studying it. Some of my favorite are

-Back to the Future
-O Brother Where Art Thou
-Kill Bill
-Royal Tenenbaums
-Hot Fuzz
-Shawshank Redemption
-Ed Wood
-Men in Black
-Little Miss Sunshine
-The Muppet Movie
-Inside Llewyn Davis

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Nicknames: Al or Ali

Birthday: January 25

Gender: cis female 

Height: 5”5

Favorite color: Black

Time & date at current moment: Tuesday 3/31/15, 6:13 pm 

Average hours of sleep: 8 hours 

Lucky number: 21

Last thing googled: Gmail

First word that comes to mind: Soprano 

One place that makes me happy: My room

How many blankets I sleep under: three thin ones

Favorite fictional character: Here’s ten: Alex DeLarge, Harley Quinn, Adriana LaCerva, Johnny Sack, Gustavo Fring, Lola Lombardi, O-Ren Ishii, Carmela Soprano, Tiffany Valentine-Ray, Mike Ehrmantraut 

Favorite books: 

A Clockwork Orange, The Catcher In The Rye, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Slaughterhouse Five and The Picture of Dorian Gray

Favorite movies:

A Clockwork Orange, Fargo, Rushmore, Scarface, The Silence of The Lambs, All About Eve, Do the Right Thing, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Vertigo, 8 1/2 

Favorite TV shows: 

Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Better Call Saul, Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Father Ted, Fawlty Towers, Project Runway, Batman: The Animated Series and Teen Titans 

Last movie i’ve seen in theaters: 

Danny Collins

Dream vacation: 

Ireland or London, because I’m so cliche. 

Dream wedding: 

Sweeney Todd themed. Hell yes. 

Dream job: 

Paid writer

What are you wearing right now? 

Black Yelawolf hoodie, polka dotted skirt with ripped pockets and grey leggings with black roses on them

Last book you read: 

Bette Davis Speaks by Boze Hadleigh 

I’ll tag: fromdusktildarko, youremyfuckingsinger, carmela-soprano, sopranomonroe, fabulouscutie and stevita!

It’s time.

It’s all about time.  Time travel.

Time Baby is worried about Bill.

The portal was supposed to bring knowledge.

The only way to avoid a time paradox is to use a Time Wish.

Time Baby, the future ruler of the world, is the villain.

At an unknown point, the Time Baby was frozen in an antarctic glacier. According to the Northwest Cover-up, the statues at Mt. Rushmore are actually robots to be called into action to fight the infant upon his release.[1]At some point in the distant future, he is freed and wreaks havoc on human civilization, ultimately overpowering all opposition and ascending to global domination  Gravity Falls wiki

What if there’s a resistance?  One that uses stolen tech?  Like the gun on his back?

Bill Cipher is trying to undo something.

And Stanley is helping.

100 FILMS IN 2013
→ 33/100 Films: Rushmore (1998)

Herman Blume: What’s the secret, Max?
Max Fischer: The secret?
Herman Blume: Yeah, you seem to have it pretty figured out.
Max Fischer: The secret, I don’t know… I guess you’ve just gotta find something you love to do and then… do it for the rest of your life. For me, it’s going to Rushmore.

forosha asked:

Hi Dana! I really dig your work, especially your storyboards. Are there any tips or books that you recommend for people who want to improve or learn essential boarding skills? Thanks for your time!

Tips! Sure I have a few of those. 

If you’re interested in boarding then you have to study film. And I don’t mean cartoons or even animated movies. Study actual films. I’m talking Indiana Jones, Rear Window, Rosemary’s Baby, Chinatown, Citizen Cain, Rushmore, North by Northwest, Moon, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, There Will Be Blood (there are a million more, you get the idea). Study things by Alfred Hitchcock, Roman Polanski, Stephen Spielberg, PT Anderson, Orson Wells, David Fincher, again, you get the idea. Do little thumbnail studies of screen shots, note where they decide to put the characters and how they may balance out the compositions. Study Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and how seamlessly they interact with their environments. 100 years old and still 100% relevant to today’s film students. 

If you have trouble drawing backgrounds then it’s a great time to start learning. You can pick up a cheap book on beginner perspective at any art store. Being able to convincingly put your characters in a space is VERY important, and you better be ready to draw that space at any angle. Do studies of your own room or places around you. Try to compose an interesting shot. Can you make your room feel hostile? Can you make the same place feel safe and warm? How does the angle of your camera and the lighting affect that? Experiment. 

Don Bluth’s Art of Storyboard is one of the best storybooks I know. Sadly it sells for like.. 70-80$, not very affordable for the average student. Ask your parents for Christmas or something. Star Wars Storyboards : The Original Trilogy is worth taking a look at (and is much more affordable). It’s not so much a how-to but a collection of the boards used for SW. You can see how professionals can describe space in a few marker strokes, how they can lead the eye depending on where they place things in environments. It’s really lovely to look at and study. Ghibli sells books of their storyboards for EVERY SINGLE ONE of their movies. I HIGHLY suggest getting one. Or two. Hell, get em all. Some are more expensive than others but it’s so so worth it.  

These are just a few things that can help punch up your boarding abilities, but they’re some of the most important. Remember to draw clearly, make expressions readable, know where you are in space, don’t be afraid to move the camera. Don’t confused your audience (unless you want to). Despite having done this stuff professionally for the past year I’m still learning new things everyday. 


Whether you’re a professional or student watch these videos: Every Frame A Painting by Tony Zhou. They’re incredibly insightful to the techniques of film making. He even dives into the advantages of animation as a MEDIUM! Something few live action filmmakers/critics recognize. 


Part 1 of documentary, The Making of ‘Rushmore’, by Wes Anderson’s brother, Eric

Making of Rushmore - Part 1 - YouTube)

West Wing Quote of the Day
  • Donna:Eliminating the term 'north' from North Dakota is an important state issue and the President feels it should be resolved on a state level. While the President is sympathetic towards the cause and understands the large economics ramifications of this name change, he feels the issue is not yet ripe for national attention. The President wishes you well on your endeavors and thanks you for your support.
  • Man:Uh, Miss Moss? Are you aware that studies clearly show the word 'north' leaves the impression that this state is cold, snowy and flat, significantly depressing tourism and business startup.
  • Donna:With due respect, sir, your average temperature is 7 degrees. Your average snowfall: 42 inches, and a name change isn't going to take care of that.
  • Woman:We enjoy roughly the same climate as South Dakota. We took in 73.7 million in tourism revenue last year. They took in 1.2 billion. They have the word 'south'.
  • Donna:Also Mount Rushmore.