I’ve been really busy with freelance and schoolwork, but I’ve been working on this little Newsies project. Most of the designs are based off the broadway musical, but I can’t deny my love for movie Spot Conlon and Racetrack.
Sorry for my absence lately, I’ve been busy with graduation and holiday stuff and luckily it’s all over now! So I figured I would upload a little of my portfolio work.
I designed some characters from the movie Newsies as if I were developing it for an animated feature. It was a lot of fun to do and a good piece for my portfolio. I took a lot of inspiration from Minkyu Lee’s work for an animated Wicked.
PS. I made Spot a girl because girls kick ass.
EDIT: I have been informed that Spot’s last name is CONLON and not COLLINS. Seems to be a common mistake among fans. That will be edited in the future! Thanks for the heads up, anonymous commenter!
I honestly don’t get why most Disney fans can’t seem to understand that you can still love Disney and still be critical about it. I mean I still love Pocahontas as movie on it’s own, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to turn a blind spot to the problems the movie has just for the sake of nostalgia.
Author’s Note: This can be read by itself. Disneyland Version here.
Pairing: Avengers x Reader
After little argument from the team, you and all of the available Avengers went to Disneyland for the second time. However, this time, you had two new additions, Sam and Bucky. You were very excited to see their reaction to Disney, especially when Steve told you that Bucky and him were huge fans of Disney back in the day.
This time, instead of going to Disneyland, the team was going to California Adventure. This was better, because this park had more rollercoasters and entertainment that you thought they would enjoy. It was a treat for Steve and Bucky when they entered the park to see it was 1920s themed. It brought a smile to their face, making your heart flutter. Mission accomplished.
“You know I can totally just rent the park for the day,” Tony suggested as you wrapped your arm around his.
“I know,” you reminded, looking at the tall Carthay theater ahead. “But part of the Disney experience is having others to experience with.” The circle was decorated for the 60th anniversary with blue ribbons and diamonds. There were characters wondering throughout the crowd, playing characters from the 20s and even some classic Disney characters.
Note: Special thank you to Mary for helping me out with location spotting! Now I’ll have to see this place when I go to Cali!
Anyway, thanks for being awesome readers and accepting that I needed a break. Back on track now!
Enjoy the story!!!!!!
Underground – Part 2
Tarrant kept his promise and walked Mally to the offices just off property. When they entered the big glass building, the same one that Mally had been in previously for the meeting a couple days ago, they were met by a heavy set woman with thick glasses and a deep, raspy, voice sitting behind a desk.
So yesterday I was a photographer at a carnival parade when I spotted these people. They’re men dressed as disney princesses/characters. They weren’t part of the parade, but they made themselves part of it and everyone LOVED them. :D
Why the hell is my phone going off at a time like this? It was way too early. Jack and I were out at a party until 4 in the morning last night. I’m surprised I’m not dead from a terrible hangover. I grab my phone and see the first name I wasn’t expecting to see; Gilinsky ;)
“Wow, so you aren’t dead?” I jokingly asked him.
“I should be saying that to you. You got pretty drunk last night babe.” I could hear the huge smile in his voice.
“Oh, shut up. Did you call just to check up on me?”
“No, I called to tell you to be ready in about a half hour. And make sure to wear something comfy and something you can walk in all day without complaining, but make sure you look cute. See you in a little bit.” And with that his line went dead.
What was he planning for the day? I rolled out of my bed, throwing my comforter to the other side of my bed. I walked to my bathroom and brushed my teeth and washed my face. I looked in the mirror and smiled, remembering last night’s memories. I remember telling Jack I loved him, of course I never realized I was talking to him at the moment.
I walked to my closet and thought about what Jack said. “Wear something comfy that I can walk in all day without complaining, but make sure and look cute? What is he trying to get me to wear?” I mumbled to myself as I searched through my clothes.
I ended up settling on one of Jack’s old Westside shirts from his freshman year, that I stole from him, and just a normal pair of black shorts and my all black vans.
Getting dressed I looked at my clock, making sure I had enough time to just apply the minimum amount of makeup needed. I covered the dark circles under my eyes and applied mascara and chapstick. I grabbed my phone and purse, checking to see the time. Jack should be here any minute. I made my way downstairs and just as I said goodbye to my mom, Jack rang the doorbell. I hugged him after shutting the front door.
“Hey, where are we going?” I hoped he would tell me.
“It’s a surprise. And you look cute in my old shirt. I’m glad you have it.” He grabbed my hand and walked me to the passenger side of his Jeep. We got in and left my house.
After two hours of driving, I saw the sign. ‘Walt Disney World. Where dreams come true.’
“Jack, we are not going to Disney World?” I asked, getting even more excited after each word.
“Yep. I wanted to take my Princess to meet all the other Princesses.” I couldn’t help but have a huge cheesy smile on my face.
“Jack Gilinsky, you are literally perfect.” I smiled and leaned over, kissing his cheek.
“Okay baby. Which Princess do you want to meet first?” Jack grabbed my hand and walked us over to Cinderella’s castle.
“Ariel.” I squealed out as I saw her. She has been my favorite princess since I was a little girl. I always wanted to grow up and be just like her. I would dream about meeting my Prince Eric. As I posed with Ariel, I thought about how I have met my Prince Eric. He was behind the camera, taking a picture of me.
I said goodbye to Ariel and Jack insisted I take a picture with each princess.
“Babe, I just want to buy it. It only suits you.” Jack whined.
“Jack, I don’t need a plastic version of Ariel’s crown.” I tried to get him out of the shop.
“Yes you do. It’s not right for a princess to not have a crown.” He walked over to the checkout counter and bought the crown. He walked over to me with a huge smile on his face. He placed the crown on my head. “Now you are a complete Princess.” He leaned down and kissed my nose. I smiled and grabbed his hand, walking out of the shop.
“One more try Jack, then you are cut off.” I smile as Jack frustratingly tried to knock the stacked bottles with a ball. He focused on the bottles and threw the ball. He managed to get most of them over and grabbed the other ball. He knocked the rest of the bottles over and turned towards me and smiled. He lifted me up and spun me around.
The old man who worked the game smiled. “You get to pick any of the big stuffed animals.”
Jack turned to me. “What do you want baby?”
I pointed at the big, floppy eared elephant. “I want Dumbo.”
The old man grabbed it and handed it to us. “Might I just say, you two remind me of me and my wife? We have been married 51 years next month.”
I smiled at the compliment. “Well Happy Anniversary to you and your wife.” Jack and I said goodbye to the old man before making our way to the main road.
We found a perfect spot and waited for the parade to begin.
As all the Disney characters walked by and waved at the little kids around us, Ariel walked by with her Prince Eric. She must have remembered us from earlier because she and Eric walked over and hugged us. I smiled and looked at Jack. He looked so beautiful in the different colors from the parade floats. I’m really glad I have him.
Suddenly I heard a loud crash from a firework. I looked over at Cinderella’s castle where the fireworks were coming from.
Jack wrapped his arms around my waist. He rested his head on my shoulder and kissed my cheek.
He looked even better in just the light of the fireworks. I turned around in his arms so I was facing him. I stood on my tip toes and kissed him. We pulled away and rested our foreheads on each other’s.
“Jack, I don’t know if you remember this from last night. But I love you. I really do.” I looked into his eyes. “You are my Prince.” I saw a smile form on his face. “I remember when I was little I would always sit in my window and think about a life where I grew up just like Ariel and I found my Prince Eric and when I really grew up, I realized that life isn’t like a Disney fairy tale. But that changed when I met you. I had found my Prince Eric. And I couldn’t be happier to have you as mine.” I couldn’t contain my smile.
His arms tightened around my waist in a hug. “I love you. You are my Princess and you always will be. I love you so much.”
Now I know my life isn’t a perfect fairy tale, but at least I have my Prince by my side.
Meeting Tink and Rapunzel - aka fairy hair madness.
So first of all, Tink has been one of my favourite characters in popular media for as long as I can remember. From a spunky, jealous sprite to a jingling little spot of light to the brave, competent, and slightly stubborn character Disney has evolved her into, I love her. She’s strong and fights for her loved ones, even if she’s a bit moody and jealous on occasion.
I was already a bit choked up from having my birthday lunch at Be Our Guest, and when we got to Tink’s meet-and-greet, I just lost it. I started blubbering like a toddler. I was just so over-emotional that I couldn’t hold it in anymore. The actress playing her could very easily have just sort of thought oh man, what a weirdo to herself, posed for one quick photo, and sent me on my way. Instead, she gave me a huge hug and distracted me by gushing about my hair. She asked me if her fairy friend Rosetta had accidentally changed my hair colour because she likes to change the colours of things. When I explained that I’d had it done on purpose, her face lit up. She told me she wanted to do it too. I told her we’d tried to make it look like a galaxy and she grinned and pointed at me and said “I knew you were from space!” I also mentioned that I’d had lunch at Belle’s castle and she told me that she and Belle were “sort of like cousins”, because their names are similar, and she’s a tinker fairy and Belle’s father is a tinker human. She then hugged me again. For such a tiny person, she gave huge hugs <3
That little bit of warmth made me feel a million times better. I know they’re trained to do it for the kids, but the fact that she took the time to make me feel better as well means the world to me.
Rapunzel was adorable too - she also gushed about my hair, and I suggested she speak to Rosetta over in Pixie Hollow. I think she got a kick out of the fact that I played along.