this was my first film of theirs

anonymous asked:

Riz Ahmed

my favourite role of theirs: my son bodhi rook!!!

my least favourite role of theirs: i haven’t seen enough of his work to have a proper least favourite

the first role i saw them in: the first 20 minutes i saw of nightcrawler like five months ago……… i’ll finish that film at some point ok

a role i’d like to see them in: he’s such a cutie just. any starring role

my general opinion of them: he’s an adorable man and everything he says about immigration etc. is wonderful n more celebs should speak out like that

send me an actor/actress

why-its-kai  asked:

For the band ask: they might be giants !!!!

I’M ALWAYS DOWN FOR TALKING ABOUT TMBG

Am I a fan?: They’re pretty much the only band I listen to so yeah I’d say I’m a fan

First Song I Heard By Them?: First kids’ song of theirs I heard was “Alphabet of Nations”, first adult song was “Experimental Film” (and that was the song that introduced me to the rest of their work).

Favorite Song?: Probably a tie between “Birdhouse In Your Soul”, “Destination Moon”, and “Elephants”. “Experimental Film” pulls a close second.

Favorite Album?: I’m not sure I could choose a definite favorite, but the original three, Join Us, and Glean are my top 5.

Favorite Music Video?: “The Ballad of Davy Crocket (In Outer Space)” and “I’ll Be Haunting You”.

Have any merch?: A metric buttload. I’ve got physical copies of They Might Be Giants, Lincoln, Flood, Apollo 18, Here Come The ABCs, Here Comes Science, Join Us, Glean (autographed by Linnell and Flansburgh eyyoooo), Why?, and Phone Power (most of their other stuff I own as MP3s). I also have 9 t-shirts (though i only purchased 3 of them, the other 6 were hand-me-downs), a tote bag, and a deck of playing cards (which I believe came with the tote bag). I’ve also got some fan club merch: 2 of the 3 t-shirts, Glean, Why, Phone Power, a DVD of their 2013 Berlin concert, a bumper sticker, a light-up pen, a pin, and some balsa planes.

Seen them Live?: Twice! I saw them once during their Nanobots tour with my friend Aimee, and once during their Glean tour with my friend Lizzie. Those were two of my best experiences of my entire life, and I’ve been dying to see them again.

Favorite Member?: Awwww come on you can’t make me answer this question.

Politics, Adultism, and Kylo.

Thematically speaking, most of my criticism of TFA is that it reflects the generational bias of a parent with adult children, who still thinks his judgment is superior to theirs and worries about their making choices he disagrees with. The original trilogy owes a lot of its inspiration and longevity to the fact George Lucas still had the sensibilities of a teenager when he made it, and aimed it unabashedly at a young audience. People who were kids when Star Wars first came out packed the theaters when he made the pre-trilogy – and overwhelmingly brought the next generation with them. Unlike so many films made “for kids”, Star Wars never admonished them from the point of view of a stuffy adult. On the contrary, the OT celebrated the wisdom and idealism of youth: even when Luke disagreed with and ultimately disobeyed his mentors, he was right to trust himself. The conflict with his father was developed from this narrative standpoint.

Compare the values of the Empire – an authoritarian structure that prioritized order, security, and the interest of the “haves” in hanging onto all they had – with the sorts of things a lot of parents antagonize their kids over – financial security, material comfort, and adapting them to an imperfect, unjust world without excessive rebellion – and you’ll see that they’re unmistakably echoing each other. Had Luke joined Vader, he would have had wealth, status, and even something resembling safety, as the Empire’s many guns would have been pointing at his former friends instead of him. But the galaxy would have lost its best chance at toppling a dictatorship. And Luke would have lost his ideals and his freedom. He and Vader clashed over it, spectacularly, but Vader realized in the end that Luke was right – right to expect more from him, and right to expect more from life than the Empire’s crushing social Darwinism could offer. They were able to connect, and then Anakin lived on beyond his death because he followed his son into the light.

In short, the OT showed young people fighting by any means necessary against a society that was driving everyone to cynicism and despair. It showed them blowing up their own government’s most advanced superweapon – twice – because they refused to live in a world where the threat of mass genocide would be used to extort obedience. It showed them attaining an overwhelming victory, going from being wanted criminals (traitors, terrorists, and spies, from the point of view of the Empire) to becoming the heroes and leaders of the New Republic. The aunt and uncle who thought Luke should stay on Tatooine and moisture farm were wrong. The Jedi masters who thought Luke needed to murder his father for the greater good were wrong. His father, who thought he should join the Empire instead of attempting to defeat it … you get the idea. The OT is the story of a bunch of kids who went forth and did all the things that people who were older, more knowledgeable, and more experienced told them they were damn fools for trying. In the process, they saved the galaxy, and it’s implied that they would build something better in the Empire’s stead.

So did they? Well, that’s actually one of the disappointments of the latest Star Wars movie.

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One Directions Brand, The Logo

This post about 1Ds logo made me curious about their style of branding and a possible rebranding of theirs. So since it’s the weekend and I am a graphic designer I thought I’d look into it and give my perspective on it. So this will be a series of post examining the One Direction Brand and my thoughts on what they’re doing with it right now and where it might go in the future.

I will be aiming to cover various topics like albums, perfumes, books, annuals, films, websites, action1D, tours etc. So in this first installation I’m gonna talk mostly about their logo and how they use it.

One Direction have used two „logos“ in their branding from the start. They have the written out One Direction:

and the shortened 1D:

I would argue that both of these are well known among the fans.

Some basics: They are both typographic logos. The written out one has been modified a bit since it’s creation. My guess is someone did a redrawing of it at some point or they added more/different versions of it to their brand guidelines. It could also be part of a rebrand of their logo. Sometimes when transitioning from one brand identity to another a studio will do it in fragments and not all at once. 

The shortened one has structure in it and reminds me of a stamp. It’s kind of rough and I’ve seen this style used for rock bands too. The inner space of the D is shaped like an arrow which makes the whole thing a lot more clever and adds a bit of playfulness and direction, so to speak. 

So are there any changes from UAN to now? Yes!  

Here is an old logo of theirs from the TMH era vs. the screen grab I took from their website today advertising the new single release:

So the thing that jumps out is that they changed it from a solid colour fill to a texture wich gives it a more lively and wild feeling. You can also see that it’s probably a redraw because of the endstrokes all have a slightly different curve and endings to them. In my opinion it looks better now than before.

This kind of painted typography is actually coming into style again, notably in magazines.

I also noticed that they don’t really use the abbreviated logo on albums anymore. They are relying on the written out version since Midnight Memories. It was used heavily in the promo for This Is Us Their older merchandise also still has it. I think it was a good decision to scratch the abbreviated logo for their albums. They don’t really need it and it just took up space on that. 

I like that they recently brought it back for the action1D campaign. It works very well for campaigns, merchandise and film or book promo/art. Or for collaborations where they are not the main act.

So in conclusion I would say that they are definitely changing things and moving towards a better quality of branding judging from their logo changes. Their use of logos is better than it was at the beginning and they follow their guidelines pretty well from what I’ve seen. I’m excited to see if they change their logo completely or if they just keep adjusting it from time to time to make it fit with their target audience.

Also does anyone know who designed both of these? I googled a lot but couldn’t find anything, which is a shame.

Next I’m going to look at their new website.