these two are my favorite film couple

Just because Newsies: Live is a thing now does not mean I won’t protect and cherish all of my Newsies boots with my life. Corey and Kara are still my favorite Newsies couple and nothing can change my love for that boot - unless they professionally film the two of them which is highly unlikely at this point.

My Ranking of the Fast and the Furious Film Series

After watching all eight Fast and the Furious movies with @craniumhurricane over the last month, I’ve finalized my current rankings of the series. These could change once the next two come out, but that’s a couple years off. For now, here’s my completely biased opinion. Han and Gisele forever!!

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Imagine Tom’s reaction when the interviewer asks about you and Harrison

“How did you and the best friend/assistant, Harrison?” The interviewer questions, Tom smirks and takes a side glance at you while you blush slightly at the mention of him.

“We…” You take a moment, trying to put into words how you and the blonde got along. You think about the awkward waves on set to the long talks in your trailer, the high fives to the embraces, and the blushing stares to the kisses. “We managed.”

“Ha!” Tom snorts and leans over while laughing. You hit his arm and try to not blush. “Managed is a bit of an understatement.”

“What do you mean?”

“Let’s just say that I need to knock when entering any room they’re alone in now.” He blabbers, your eyes widen and you face turns bright red.

“Thomas!” You scold.

“What?” He holds his hands up in defense. “Oh.” He realizes what he said. “I’m sorry, I don’t mean they’re having sex or anything, I just mean they’re just intensely making out.

“Well, I mean there was that one time.” He sighs.

“Tom, stop.” You beg.

“I’m sorry but you guys are just too cute!” He exclaims. “The way you two cuddle on the couch while watching tele is heartwarming. How you already memorized how to make his favorite tea.

“Oh! I remember walking out of my room that the apartment we were staying at while filming and seeing you sitting on the counter with Harrison standing between your legs. You had your arms on his shoulders and his just bit your nose.” He smiles, lazily staring off.

“Not in a violent way, no, no.” He clarifies, waving his finger around. “Like in that cute couple, disgusting way.” He rambles on, you kind of liking him talking and the interviewer imagining the headlines. “And don’t mention that time when I walked into your trailer and you were cuddling–” He lets out a fangirlish squeal.

“You’re a big supporter of their relationship, I see.” The interviewer chuckles.

“110%!” Tom claps his hands, drawing out each syllable. “Usually when your best girl mate and your best guy mate get together, it’s all drama and awkwardness but with them, it’s not. I’m really happy that they’re happy and that they aren’t rubbing their love in my face.” He crosses his arms over his knees and takes a glance at you. Tom laughs at your face is beet red.

You turn your lips up into a smile and wrap an arm around his shoulders, pulling him in for a side hug, showing your appreciation for his support. Tom smiles and leans his head against yours.

“You know what’s funny though?” The interviewer questions.


“You play Tom’s love interest but you fell in love with his best friend.” He points out, you laugh.

“I mean, he’s beautiful can you blame me?” You shrug.

'Star Wars' Is Resurrecting 'Rogue One' Heroes Cassian and K-2SO – and Prequel Jedi Mace Windu Too – in New Comic-Book Series
Cassian and K-2SO cover (Image: Marvel Comics)

We know for certain that the heroes of last December’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won’t be returning to the Star Wars movie universe in any upcoming sequels, due to the fact that most perished during their mission to steal the plans for the Death Star and deliver them to Princess Leia and the Rebel Alliance. Yet fear not — we haven’t seen the last of those do-gooders, thanks to a newly announced comic-book prequel series that, in August, will recount how two of the film’s characters first partnered up for intergalactic adventure.

Written by Duane Swierczynski, with art by Fernando Blanco, Star Wars: Rogue One — Cassian & K-2SO Special No. 1will detail the first meeting between Diego Luna’s Rebel captain and his trusty reprogrammed Imperial droid K-2SO (voiced, in the film, by Alan Tudyk), and explain how the unlikely odd couple became one of the most fearsome galactic duos this side of Luke Skywalker and R2-D2. As Swierczynski says, “Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be invited to tell a small piece of that story. And it was even cooler that I was asked to write about the first meeting of Cassian and K-2SO — easily my two favorite characters in the movie. What can I say? I love bad-asses and robots.”

As if the resurrection of two Rogue One heroes wasn’t enough, Mace Windu — the noble Jedi Knight played by Samuel L. Jackson in George Lucas’s prequel trilogy, who perished at the hands of Anakin Skywalker and Senator Palpatine — is also getting a second lease on life (which we’re certain Jackson is happy about). In the five-issue Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic — Mace Windu, the Jedi will embark on a quest that takes place during the Clone Wars. Written by Luke Cage TV writer Matt Owens, with art by Denys Cowan, the series will focus on Windu’s moral dilemma of upholding the Jedi’s pacifistic code while also leading soldiers to war.

Mace Windu cover (Image: Marvel Comics)
Mace Windu variant cover (Image: Marvel)

Marvel has already published two printed prequel series — last year’s Obi-Wan and Anakin, and this past February’s Darth Maul — while a separate six-issue comic adaptation of Rogue One began rolling out in April, so it’s clear that these latest titles are part of an ongoing strategy to truly flesh out Star Wars’ sprawling sci-fi mythos. Cassian & K2SO is due to hit store shelves on Aug. 9, and Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic — Mace Windu is set to begin in Aug. 23.

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A/N: Let me know what you think ya’ll!!(:
Warnings: slight swearing, mention of smut, FLUFF

“Come on. Let’s just get out of here and do our own thing for a little while.” Justin’s hands had been working on the tight muscles of your upper back.

You flipped the page of a script, your manager had insisted you read right away.

“Justin I don’t know. I might have to do some reshoots in Atlanta next month.”

“That’s fine, we could make our way down there if you need to.” Justin switched positions so that he sat behind you, with his legs on either side of your body.

“Mhmmm.” You replied not actually giving him the answer he wanted.

“Y/N. You’re not even paying attention to me.”

He was right, you weren’t. You couldn’t help it, this script was actually fucking good. You were only halfway through the screenplay and it had all of your focus. You just had to be a part of this project. Suddenly, your shoulders are being shaken lightly.

Baaabe, listen to me.”

Looking back at him, you could see how annoyed and hurt he was that you weren’t playing a part in the conversation. So you placed your pen and highlighter where you left off and placed the script onto the wooden coffee table in front of you.

“Alright, I’m all yours.”

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Thinking Out Loud- Tom Holland One Shot

Pairing: Tom Holland X Reader

Prompt: You were the dancer in Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ music video and, for your anniversary, Tom learns the dance moves to it.

Word Count: 1250

A/N: Because I’m in love with the fact that Tom can dance.


You and Tom had been dating for almost two years, so, when he asked you to be his date for his most recent premiere, you naturally said yes. You were both very supportive of each other in your careers. You had known each other since before major fame-meeting when you joined him in 'Billy Elliot’. You had gone on to become a professional dancer while Tom turned to the big screen. A premiere was nothing new to the two of you, but that didn’t quit the nerves.

“Do I look okay?” You asked him, smoothing out your dress as you sat together in the backseat of the car bringing you to the premiere.

“You look gorgeous as always.” Tom said, holding your hands in his.

“You’re handsome. You would be even more handsome if your tie was straight.” You stated, letting go of him to fix it.

“I don’t care how I look. Every camera will be pointed at you, love.” He mumbled, kissing your lips. The car came to a stop at the carpet and the chauffeur opened the door. Tom stepped out first and then stretched out a hand to help you. He kept his arm around your waist as you both posed for pictures.

You were ushered down the carpet to where the interviews were being held. One interviewer asked to speak with both of you.

“Hello, you both look wonderful. May I just say how adorable you two are. My favorite celebrity couple.” The interviewer, who probably wasn’t much older than you two, commented. Your cheeks heated up from the excessive compliments.

“Thank you.” You replied.

“I really got lucky, didn’t I?” Tom asked, wrapping his arm right around your waist.

“Now, Tom, while you were filming, you-Y/N-were on broadway. How difficult was that with scheduling?” She questioned, holding out a microphone for you two.

“It wasn’t very difficult because we were at least in the same timezone. There weren’t many times when I wanted to call her and then couldn’t because it was 3 AM for her. We both had fairly busy schedules, but we made it work and called each other almost everyday.” Tom explained.

“We have a pact where we have to call each other at least once a day-even if it is just voicemail. I survived mainly from hearing his voice. He put all of his films on a thumb drive for me, so whenever I’m down, I can just watch those.” You replied.

“So you have seen all of his movies?” The interviewer asked.

“Of course. Granted, some aren’t as good as others, but I’ll still watch them. I support Tom no matter.” You smiled, making Tom lean over to kiss your head.

“Do you ever watch his movies together?”

“Nah. I can’t stand to sit there and watch myself like that. Only if I have a small part, then I can.” Tom stated.

“It’s almost impossible to watch one of his own with him because he will bring up memories of filming it throughout the whole movie. The first time I watched 'In the Heart of the Sea’ he continuously brought up different memories from shooting and I would have to pause it every ten seconds and be like "babe, shut up. I don’t know what’s happening”.“ You laughed, pinching his cheek.

"I asked fans on Twitter to send in some questions for you two and the main one was if Tom knew the dance to 'Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran. Do you?” She asked. A grin formed on your face. You had been Ed’s dance partner in the music video and, besides Broadway, you would consider that your greatest achievement.

“No, I don’t actually. How embarrassing to admit that.” Tom laughed lightly, “I really need to learn it.”

“Do you still know the dance?” The interviewer asked you.

“Yeah, I do. It’s not one that’s easy for you to forget. I’ll probably know even when my legs don’t work like they used to before.” You joked. The interview ended shortly afterwards and Tom was swept away to another one, continuing the standard routine of a premiere.


That night, you and Tom were exhausted as you arrived back to the hotel room. You began to take the bobby pins out of your hair as Tom shrugged off his blazer.

“I’m going to grab a quick shower.” You stated. Tom nodded in response as you left for the en suite bathroom. He changed into his comfy pajamas and pulled out his laptop. He grabbed his headphones from the side table and plugged them in. He typed into the search bar: 'Thinking Out Loud Dance’.

Your two years anniversary was coming up in a week and Tom had no clue what to get you. He thought of the idea of surprising you with the dance, but suddenly began to fear it wouldn’t be enough. He really needed to brainstorm more.


Your manager had called for a meeting in London the day of your anniversary. You were a bit disappointed that you couldn’t spend all day cuddled in bed with Tom, but went to your meeting anyway. When you arrived home afterward, it was dinner time and the lights were either dimmed or off. You smiled as you saw the candles lighting up the dining room where two place settings sat on the table.

“Happy anniversary, darling.” Tom greeted you with a rose.

“Ever the gentleman.” You replied, kissing him quickly.

“I made dinner. I don’t know how well it turned out, but we’ll see.” He said, making you laugh. You both sat down at the dining table and you admired how, in the two hours you were gone, he had set up the whole house to have a romantic atmosphere and cooked dinner.

“Looks delicious.” You stated, eyeing the red spaghetti on your plate.

After dinner, Tom pulled you into the living room. He had shifted the couches to make extra floor space in the area.

“Take off your shoes.” He said and you did as ordered to. Tom went over and plugged his phone into his speaker. He hit the play button and your eyes lit up when you heard the first note.

“Tom, you didn’t.” You smiled in disbelief.

“Sh, you’re going to ruin it.” He said, meeting you in the middle of the room. Ed Sheeran’s voice filled the room as you danced with Tom to the popular love song.

“Am I doing my whole routine?” You asked.

“Yes, although I haven’t actually practiced the flipping techniques.” Tom said, making you laugh.

“I’ll walk you through it.” You replied. You couldn’t remember the last time you had that much fun while dancing. It was new to you-dancing with Tom. Both of you were dancers, but neither of you danced together, especially to a song like 'Thinking Out Loud’.

“I thought you said you didn’t know the dance.” You said to Tom as you two lied down on the couch once the song ended.

“I didn’t, but then I decided that it’d be a great surprise for you if I learned it.”

“I’m happy you did. Have I told you how much I love you?” You asked, snuggling into his chest.

“Maybe once or twice.” He laughed lightly.

“Well, Thomas Holland, I love you with all my heart.” You smiled, shifting so you could kiss him.

“And I love you with all my heart, Y/N Y/L/N.”

“She played my girlfriend in Gunday, now my sister in Dil Dhadakne Do and my wife in my next film, Bajirao Mastani. The only thing left to play is my daughter and my mother… I don’t know (laughs) but the truth is, as I have always maintained… and it sounds better in Hindi: ‘Maine Priyanka Chopra ko hamesha bhai ke hi nazar se dekha hai! “ - Ranveer Singh

favorite horror films so far in 2016:

4. The Invitation: The Invitation sits more on the psychological thriller of the line but is close enough to count. It’s about a man and his girlfriend who go to a ridiculously extravagant dinner party at the home of his ex-wife. Throughout the movie, he becomes increasingly paranoid that something isn’t right with the hosts. 

This movie took awhile to hit me. I think it was the next night that I decided yes, I liked it, I actually liked it a lot. It’s subtle without being boring and the lead performance drew me in within the first scene. Also the ending is sort of bitchin.

3. They Look Like People: They Look Like People is about a man who thinks that the people around him are turning into evil creatures. That’s all I’m going to tell you. Also you should know that he’s staying with an old friend during all of this. 

I loved it. I loved it. My whole heart was in this movie. I usually don’t look for that in horror, but it simply happened and was unavoidable. It was also one of the scariest movies I’ve ever seen and the ending had me on the edge of my seat. 

2. The Witch: The Witch is about a family in 1630s New England who live on an isolated creepy farm on the edge of a massive creepy forest wherein lives honestly the scariest fucking witch I have ever seen. The family becomes plagued by witchcraft and possession as the children begin to go missing.

There aren’t enough good things to say about The Witch. From the atmosphere to the cast performances, it was perfect. It stuck in my mind, it freaked me out, and I can’t recommend it to you enough.

1. Southbound: Southbound is a horror anthology film that takes place on a long unnamed highway in the middle of nowhere. The four interwoven stories tell the tales of two men who are running from some floating grim reaper type things, a trio of girls whose van gets a flat tire who are forced to catch a ride with a strange couple, a brutal car accident, and a home invasion. 

Southbound probably isn’t technically the best film on this list, I guess, but it’s my favorite. It may be one of my long-time favorites. The music is perfect, the flow of the segments, the gore and the subtlety. I’ve seen it six times. Six. The accident segment alone is worth sitting through the entire movie. 


classic disney week; day 5 - favorite classic couple

lady and the tramp (1955)


Prequel Appreciation Week: Favorite Movie

For me, it is undoubtedly Episod III, Revenge of the Sith.

It was the first Star Wars movie I saw in the theater after I became a real fan (just two months earlier; and though I had seen Ep II in the theater, I wasn’t very interested back then).

Even though it broke my heart - I had to go home from school the next day because I felt so sick (yes, because of the movie), it made me feel like a raincloud for a week and I still cry like a baby every time - I just love it so much, possibly more than any other Star Wars film. (The only one which can compete is Return of the Jedi.)

I think it is largely because it is the culmination of the trilogy’s story, a lot of important character development happens, we see the prequel and original trilogy blending more in the design of thing, and the storylines finally meet. These moments where we see the trilogies connect are even more special because of the order the movies were made, with the middle coming last.

Also because it is the only movie where we get to see my favorite two as a married couple, even if only for a short time and with a tragic ending.

Seeing Anakin make his final, physical transformation into Vader is also a very powerful moment, and more on the theme of “the trilogies meeting”.

And of course, the movie ends with “a new hope”, when we get to witness the birth of Luke and Leia.

Why Disney May Not Make Finn-Poe A Reality - And Why They SHOULD!

I read recently that Disney is NOT making Finn and Poe happen. That evidently, the “StormPilot” is nothing more than a mere fantasy or fanfiction hot topic in the Star Wars fan universe. Why? I do not know the solid grounds for that, but I do have a theory that based on the many various articles that I have read - and let me assure that is A LOT - it has to do with the question that a gay couple in Star Wars may not be a suitable “family friendly” film plotline. 

Let me just begin my posting in support for StormPilot by saying, to Disney, that…. It is 2016! LGBT is a HUGE film and television topic! Modern Family, The Fosters, New Normal, Ellen… just because it is a LGBT storyline doesn’t make it unsuitable for children. Gay and lesbian couples are now able to adopt children and are now starting families together. Seeing a gay couple on the big or small screen isn’t going to make a child go insane or in need of a life-long therapist. In fact, I actually saw a video of a little elementary school age girl who was playing with Finn and Poe action figures/dolls and re-enacting the reunion scene between them in the movie. Twist? She ended it with the two kissing and was smiling over it. If that isn’t proof that LGBT couples are NOT damaging to a child’s mental health, I don’t know what is. 

Also, in these days, LGBT is MUCH less of a taboo topic in comparison to the 80′s and 70′s. Now, LGBT marriage has been legalized in every state of America. This isn’t 1990 where gays and lesbians are keeping a low key about their sexual orientation under fear of being bashed. It is majorly popular, and quite frankly, people love it. Especially in entertainment. (Ever hear of a thing called Yaoi, girls?)

Children of straight parents are ALWAYS seeing hetero couples on screen. How often are children of LGBT couples seeing people “like mommy/mommy or daddy/daddy” on screen? Relatively, not much. It was only in 2014 that Disney actually made the choice to show a lesbian couple on the “family friendly” show Good Luck Charlie. A Disney first. While there was controversy among a few bigoted people, Disney decided to be bold and do it anyway - with a lot of praise and support from the audience and fans. Even a few celebs tweeted and posted their support of it. 

Why is it so different for Star Wars?

Oh, yes. Because of the HUGE and GIANT fanbase and fear of “losing profit” from those who disapprove (because suddenly a gay couple isn’t good for “the children”). Let me remind you that Star Wars only made a $1 billion dollar grossing in less than TWO WEEKS. A box office success that only beat out films like Avatar, The Avengers, Jurassic World and even Harry Potter! Yet, Disney is afraid of losing profit from those who will boycott it due to a thing we all know as homophobia. 

Now, I am not saying that a “bromance” isn’t a good thing. It is. I love seeing two goofballs have a good brotherly on-screen chemistry. (One of my personal favorites are Mike and Harvey from Suits. God, I love them and their movie quotes!) It is a real treat for us fans. 

But, I see the major potential here for Star Wars to go even MORE down in history! If they were to go through with making Finn-Poe a real, actual on screen couple they will be the first major Disney franchise to actually have an LGBT couple. Also, a Star Wars first! And GOD FORBID that Star Wars become an even BIGGER legend than before! -_-

So, maybe, I am wrong. Maybe fear of losing profit and boycotts are not the reason as to why Disney will not make Finn-Poe a couple. Maybe this is just another long vent from a strong passionate fan about a hit entertainment series. Maybe, they really just don’t want Finn and Poe to become a couple. They just want a strict, platonic yet loving brotherly friendship. And it’s not like there’s anything wrong with that. (FanFiction and the Finn-Poe tumblr pages are ALWAYS going be sticking around for the fans fantasies.)

I am just saying that if the reasons stated above are the reason why Disney will not make StormPilot a fan reality, then… that’s just a real shame. Because, they’d be losing out on a lot of success and praise due to backing down in fear from a few bigoted idiots. And if we stuck to that kind of action and thinking, then we wouldn’t have the LGBT success that we can say that we have today. Now would we?


yay okay so i got an anon asking if i had a maserlist and i don’t so here it is:

4/4 Preferences:

The Morning After

You Find Out He Self Harms

Your Brother is in the Band and You End Up Dating Another Bandmember

You Play Soccer

You’re Tall

Him Meeting Your Parents

Luke Preferences:

Luke and You Get in a Physical Fight

You Have a Panic Attack at School and Luke Calms You Down

You’re Playing Sports and Get Overwhelmed and Luke Calms You Down

Wrong Luggage

Being in a Long Distance Relationship

He’s Your High School Boyfriend and Has to Tell You That He’s Leaving For Tour

Calum Preferences:

Clingy Calum

You’re a Famous Youtuber and Calum Helps You Film the ‘Boyfriend Does My Makeup Tag’

You’re Under 18 and Non Australian

Wrong Luggage

Michael Preferences: 

You’re Under 18 and Non Australian

You’re a Soccer Player and Get in a Fist Fight

Picture Preferences:

Song He Sings To You

Shoes He Buys You

First Date: outfit place

Song That Reminds Him of You

First Dance Together As A Married Couple

Food He Makes You

Song He Wrote About You

Your Celeb Best Friend (Female Singer Edition)

Prom Dress (Long&Short)

Concert He Takes You To

His Favorite Swimsuit on You (One&Two Piece)

He Texts you First

Tattoo He Takes You To Get

First Award Show with Him (your outfit)

Song Preferences:

They Just Don’t Know You by Little Mix

I’m With You by Avril Lavigne

A Love Like War by All Time Low featuring Vic Fuentes

Fix You by Coldplay

Next to You by Chris Brown and Justin Bieber

Fall For You by Secondhand Serenade

You Be The Anchor That Keeps My Feet On The Ground, I’ll Be The Wings That Keep Your Heart in the Clouds by Mayday Parade

Photograph by Nickleback

Other Edits:

Take Me Away To Paradise

Ashton: Listening to the Album

so after making this i realized that i have none that are specifically ashton (because i usually write 4/4 unless i’m requested specifically to do one person) so i’m going to be writing a bunch of ashton ones bc i’m having an ashton day today :)

Personally, I’m still on the fence regarding the chance of Beth showing up alive in 5b. But for anyone holding on to this hope, you need to watch this MTV interview with Andrew Lincoln. It was posted in October and due to the state of his beard, this interview definitely took place after filming the mid-season finale. But the reason I wanted to talk about this particular interview is because Andrew says some very telling things as he discusses Season 5. If anyone already pointed this out, I apologize.

“There are a couple of episodes that are probably my favorite that have ever been written. If we had started the show with these two episodes, I don’t think we’d be here today. But I think we’ve earned those two episodes after the four and a half years of this story we’ve been telling. I’m really, really excited to see how the world reacts to it.”

In my opinion, what he says completely supports the theory of Beth showing up alive. Even as a huge Beth fan, I have to agree that Beth showing up alive would be insane. Yes, people can survive getting shot in the head, but it’s still a bit of a stretch. However, clearly something huge is going to happen in those two episodes, something the show has never done before and something the world will react very strongly to. What could possibly be crazier than Beth showing up alive? 

But what really caught my attention was this: “If we had started the show with these two episodes, I don’t think we’d be here today.” Bringing back a supposed dead character in the beginning would’ve been very risky, but it’s something they can absolutely get away with after four and a half seasons of making this show. Maybe I’m looking too closely at what he says, but right now I’m looking for any amount of evidence that might support team delusional.



Flights: 60+
Miles in the air not including tour bus travel: 121, 697
Tour: 38/52 weeks

This is me in Manchester, UK. Photo taken: Adam Elmakias.

This year was a ride. Having an opportunity to shoot for one band for about 10 months all over the world was a blessing. It is hard to keep inspired when you photograph the same concert every night. I try to keep it different and work on personal work along side of what the band wants by candids, portraits, and squeezing time for other artists between tours. All Time Low took me on tour all year, although I still got to work with some incredible artists and on some other projects of my own. Here are my favorite 1-2 images of each month of 2015.

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The broken hearted Hotel Paper crew...

I know we are all broken over this fic. And I guess it was me who drabbled the other what I hoped had happened.. anyways… @victors-mockingjays, @carolinepeeta, @titania522 @notanislander, @kleeklutch, @arbyeatscheesebuns, here is a more expanded version… 

And I need to thank @gentlemama for a quick read, and her sweet comments!! 

Summary: this takes place 2 to 3 years after Hotel Paper. And gentlemama says that you will love it! 


“You know they told him about the games.”

“They did?” I try to keep my voice level, but I hate it when I hear it waver, “What did they tell him?”

“Someone in the Capital recognized him, and Plutarch made them tell him everything. He’s even been watching the old videos,” Jo says. “My friend wouldn’t tell them what they told him about you.”

“Probably nothing,” I murmur. “What are they doing now?”

“No one really knows. He’s been back at the hospital for a week now.”

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pandanimaniac  asked:

Hello Mr. Haycock. What is your opinion on the animation industry transitioning from traditional animation to CG? I've observed many avid fans that prefer traditional criticize studios for using CG, as it seems less personalized. Thoughts?

I’ve got this question a couple times (I’m looking at you Bagel-beagle!). Though, naturally I lament the dearth of Hand Drawn films being made today, I do love a lot of the CG films. I’m less concerned about the medium (when it comes to liking something) than about the story and characters. If those are good, I’m sold. “The Incredibles” is one of my favorite animated films. But I also love “The Iron Giant”. Brad Bird showed that the medium isn’t as important as the execution of the material. They are two very different movies, but I enjoyed them both for their humor and heart.

With that in mind, I love hand drawn animation. It has a personal quality that can’t be duplicated. It’s a quality that comes across in the personal styles and approaches of drawing and timing and acting of the individual animators. I love being able to identify an artist’s work by these things. It’s an artistic quality that lets me in the mind of the artist, tells me how he/she feels about what they are drawing. That kind of individual approach is possible, but has been discouraged in CG animation. The goal is to make all the animation look as if it were done by one person. A valid goal. I think, however, by casting an animator on a specific character, letting him/her live in that character, the character itself becomes more an individual, defined not only by the story, but by the views and feelings of the animator. It’s something that other animators (CG and Hand drawn) and I have talked about and some agree. So, we’ll see how it plays out in future films.

I think Disney right now has the finest CG animators in the business working on their films. They are every one capable of achieving the kind of artistry I’ve been describing. They have already set the bar very high in the quality of their work and I believe they can achieve that personal quality I’m talking about if they are given the opportunity and the material.

One last word on hand drawn animation. I love to draw. I love expressing myself though drawing. I get into a “groove” when I’m animating pencil on paper. It’s a state where I can’t get my ideas on the paper fast enough. Hours flow by unheeded, and before I know it the day is gone. It’s a euphoric feeling that I cherish. So I will always find a way to animate with drawings because it makes me happy to do it. It’s one of the best things about being an artist, and I don’t take it for granted.

Ok, wow! The soapbox is free. I hope that answers your question. I feel better, anyway:)

"Do you fancy me?" Part 3/?

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“Is everything alright?” he was concerned “I’m sorry for calling you in the show, I know it’s out of your comfort zone but I thought it would be… I don’t know, fun? and…"he trailed off.

"Hey, everything’s fine, silly. I’m just, um…radio is tiring” you stared at the ground of the parking lot. Dan remained silence. It felt like an eternity.

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Talk about a huge coincidence. Two days before the unfortunate death of Bob Hoskins, The Nostalgia Critic uploaded a “What You Never Knew” video about Who Framed Roger Rabbit talking about several of the little touches and hidden things present in the movie.

Of course he doesn’t mention all of them because as he points out there’s too many to go over in a short video, but it’s still a nice informative video about the film.

Although I am disappointed he missed two of my favorite hidden things. In the scene where the camera pans over Eddie’s brother’s desk there are a couple of newspaper articles showcasing some of the Toon related cases they have solved.

One of them being this:

And my personal favorite:

I don’t know why, that just makes me laugh.