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Abandoned by Disney

(warning: very long story)

Some of you may have heard that the Disney corporation is responsible for at least one real, “live” Ghost Town.

Disney built the “Treasure Island” resort in Baker’s Bay in the Bahamas. It didn’t START as a ghost town! Disney’s cruise ships would actually stop at the resort and leave tourists there to relax in luxury.

This is a FACT. Look it up.

Disney blew $30,000,000 on the place… yes, thirty million dollars.

Then they abandoned it.

Disney blamed the shallow waters (too shallow for their ships to safely operate) and there was even blame cast on the workers, saying that since they were from the Bahamas, they were too lazy to work a regular schedule.

That’s where the factual nature of their story ends. It wasn’t because of sand, and it obviously wasn’t because “foreigners are lazy”. Both are convenient excuses.

No, I sincerely doubt those reasons were legitimate. Why don’t I buy the official story?

Because of Mowgli’s Palace.

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eager rookie lightning and grumpy old doc have breakfast together at least three times a week pass it on

inspired by this post by @incorrectcarsquotes with doc instead of smokey


Imagine: Pretending to be a man and joining the Night’s Watch, eventually causing Jon Snow to fall for you.

A/N: This was supposed to be an entry for @that-was-not-supposed-to-happen’s Disney challenge, it’s a Game of Thrones and Mulan crossover, however, I was not able to submit it in time because life got in the way, I still wanted to finish and post it though. A lot of this is not going to follow the plot of Game of Thrones, for example I know that Cersei doesn’t have a cousin named William, but I did what I thought would fit the story. Anyways, ENJOY!

Warnings: This is a Game of Thrones imagine so there is some violence!

Y/B/N = Your Boy Name (as in the name you choose to use to disguise yourself)

Another braid, another flower, you sigh as your handmaiden styles your hair, “Please stop moving Lady Y/N.”

“Why is this necessary Mary, I don’t wish to please Lord William or his family, I don’t even wish to get married, so why must I get ready for them,” You groan, you were the fourth child of House Y/L/N, and your elder sisters were both happily married, you however, were not like them. You did not wish to marry a nobleman and live a peaceful life of royalty, you had always wanted to be a warrior like your older brother.

“Your mother and father wish for you to marry Lord William. This will be perfect for you mi’lady, he is the cousin of the Queen, you will live a wonderful life.”

“Father and mother do not want me to marry him to give me a better life Mary,” Mary pins down your last strand of hair, then sits to face you with a confused expression on her face, “They want my younger brother Edward to marry William’s sister, and the only way the Lannisters will agree to that is if I marry William.”


You turn away from Mary, and look at your reflection in the mirror, “You know that that’s the truth Mary, I’d never pass a perfect bride, or a perfect daughter. I’ve always been the strange one, I’ve always been the daughter they wish they never had, and now’s their chance to send me away. If I were to show who I really am, I wou-I would break my family’s heart.”  

“They love you very much mi’lady.”

“I’m not like my sisters Mary, I’m an imperfect girl, I can’t live a perfect life.”

“Y/N, mother is calling for you, the Lannisters are almost here!” Your sister called as she entered your chambers.

Mary urges you to get up, “We must go Lady Y/N, we do not want to upset your mother.”

Your family stood at the gates of your home, as the Lannisters approached. Your mother frantically looks around to find you, you rush down the stairs, praying to the Seven Gods to protect you from falling in your pathetic dress.

“There you are Y/N! Cover up those scratches on your arms!” You mother scolded, gesturing to the scrapes and scars on your arms from years of fighting, “And stand properly Y/N, you are a lady of the house Y/L/N for heaven’s sake!”

“Yes mother,” You sigh, pulling a shawl over your arms.

The Lannisters finally reach you, and one by one you greet each other. William approaches you and bows, he takes you hand and places a light kiss on it, “Greetings my lady. You look beautiful.”

“Thank you Lord William,” You respond, William is incredibly handsome, and any normal girl would feel insanely giddy if he greeted her in such a way, but you felt nothing.

The next few days go by, and you’re forced to spend time with William. It’s not entirely bad, he’s a very kind man, but you couldn’t be yourself around him. Your brother, Edward, on the other hand was really falling for William’s sister, so everyone was counting on you to impress William.

You were currently practicing your sword skills in the woods by the riverbed, hoping that no one would find you. You hear footsteps approaching you from behind, and in force of habit, you quickly turn on your heel and point you sword out, “Easy there!”

“Lord William! I-I…” You drop your sword, feeling at a loss for words.

“Lady Y/N,” He pauses, trying to collect his thoughts, “I did not expect to see you like this, I-I didn’t realize how…vicious you were.”

“I’m sorry, I don’t know what to tell you.”

“Well, I guess it’s okay for you play around like this sometimes.”

“Play around?” You asked, feeling slightly upset by his choice of words, “William, I’ve been training since I was a little girl! I’m not playing.”

He chuckles, “Training? What would you need to train for my lady?”

It’s now or never Y/N, just tell him, maybe he’ll understand, you know he likes you! You sigh, “I want to be a warrior William.”

“W-what?” He looks genuinely confused, “You can’t be serious Y/N?”

“I am.”

“LEAVE. I WANT YOU TO LEAVE MY HOME AND NEVER RETURN!” You have never seen your mother so angry. William refused to marry you upon learning how you feel, and the Lannisters decided it would be best to leave. Edward was heartbroken, and the rest of your family refused to even look at you.

“Fine mother, I’ll go,” you spat venomously, “and I swear to you, I will never come back.”

You rush up to your room, and grab your knife. You stare at your tear stained face and slice off a strand of your hair, then another, and another, until all of it is shoulder length. You strip out of your horrendous dress and begin wrapping a long strip of cloth around your chest, hoping to make yourself look as flat as possible. You slip into your brother’s clothing and emotionally blackmail Mary into helping you escape.

You spend the next few days marching north, you finally reach the Wall and within the following week you have taken your vows and become an official member of the Night’s Watch. Your struggle, however, has not ended. Every night you go to bed relieved that no one discovered your secret, and every morning you wake up with the fear that today might be the day they find out.  

You make your way out of the food hall, it was your first official day of training - up until now they were just trying to figure out what you were and were not good at - you were a good fighter, but apparently you weren’t good enough. You see the men gathered outside, you’re a few minutes late and from what you’ve heard, the trainer was not very lenient.

“And you must be Y/B/N, glad to see that you could join us,” He chided.

“I’m sorry,” You look down at your feet, he’s quite attractive…stop it Y/N!

“Since you clearly think you’re too good for this, take a sword and fight with me,” He throws the sword in your direction, and you catch it. The other men stare hungrily, waiting for the fight to begin.

He swings his sword at you and you duck away, you were good, but you’d never gotten into an actual fight like this. You hear a few men laugh, “Get him Snow!”

Snow? As in the Jon Snow, infamous bastard of Lord Eddard Stark? You heard rumors about him joining the watch, but you never thought you’d be fighting against him. He takes your moment of distraction, to punch you and throw you to the ground.

You sit up, coughing as you try to catch your breath, and you wipe a small trickle of blood off the side of your mouth.

“Pathetic,” Jon mutters, before deciding to continue with his usual lesson.

By the end of the day you were sore and completely out of breath, “Alright men, the last task of the day will be climbing. Everyone get your equipment and begin.”

You tilt your head up to see the top of the wall that you’ll be climbing, that thing must be nearly 100 metres high…bloody hell! You take your ice axe and strike the wall, it barely goes in, that would never hold. By the time you finally lodge your axe into the wall, most of the others are already at least 20 feet up. Determined to catch up to the others, you climb up and lodge your axe a bit higher. You’re about 10 feet off the ground when the axe comes loose. Before you know what’s happening, you go tumbling to the ground, you let out a feminine scream and groan when you hit the hard ground. As your vision refocuses, you see Jon standing above you, he gives his hand and the look on his face shows exactly how disappointed he is, “Get up.”

“I-I’m sorry! It slipped and…”

“Enough. You have no hope to become a Ranger, just leave Y/B/N.”

“But-” Before you can finish, Jon has already turned around and is dismissing the others.      

No! No Y/N, you did not come all the way to Castle Black for this, you did not leave your family and future to become a steward! As everyone walks away, you march back towards the wall, take your equipment, and attempt to climb once again.

Night falls, and you are nearly at the top. A couple more feet Y/N, come on! Your body screams from exhaustion, but you continue. Finally, you reach the top. You sit on the edge of the wall and nearly cry from happiness.

The men who work the night shift circle the ground below you, and Jon walks over to speak to one of them.

“Snow!” You shout, “Am I still too pathetic to become a ranger?”

He stares up at you in shock for a moment before his face breaks into a charming smile, causing you to smile cheerfully as well.

“Men!” Jon calls everyone to attention, “A group of Wildlings have crossed over to our lands and are acting as a threat to our people. I will be leading a troop of Rangers to fight.”

You have only been training for a few weeks, and though you have become one of Jon’s favourites, you do not expect to be taken along on this trip, so when your name is called you’re taken aback but overjoyed at the same time.

The fight is in full force when you notice a Wildling sneaking up behind Jon with an axe in his hand. You rush forward and block the blow with your shield a second before it has a chance to hit him. Jon quickly turns towards you and shoots you a grateful look before continuing his fight.

Eventually, the fight ends. Most of the Wildlings are dead, and a few have fled. Jon walks over to you, “Y/B/N, what were you thinking jumping in front of that axe? You are the craziest man I’ve ever met, and for that I owe you my life. From now on, you have my complete trust.”

You smile at him, but your moment of happiness is short-lived, “Y/B/N! Watch out!”

You spin around to see what’s happening, and you’re met with a dagger to your stomach. You cry out in pain, and fall to the ground. With a swift movement of his sword, Jon beheads the man that stabbed you, and he’s instantly by your side, “He’s wounded! Get help! Y/B/N, hold on.”

You are woken up by a dull pain to the side of your stomach, you look around and find yourself in some sort of tent. You see the shadow of two people talking outside, and suddenly Jon walks in. You get up, and your blanket slides off your shoulders, Jon’s eyes go wide, you look down only to realize that you are in nothing but bandages that are tightly wrapped around your chest and torso, showing off every curve of your body.

“Jon, please! I can explain!” He looks away in disgust.

Peter, a man who’s hated you from the moment you joined the Watch, bursts into the tent, “So it’s true!”

He pushes past Jon and takes your arm, roughly dragging you out of the tent, he throws you to the ground as the rest of the men surround you, “I knew there something wrong with you! A woman!”

“My name is Y/N!”

He scoffs, “A woman in the Night’s Watch! This is treason! You’ll surely take care of this, will you not Snow?”

Jon looks down at you in disappointment, he sighs and takes his sword out. You look away, at least you get to die as yourself Y/N. He draws his sword back and drops it by your knees. You look up at him in confusion, “A life for a life. Now my debt has been paid.”

He turns away from you, “Jon…”

“Move out men!” He calls before mounting his horse.

You watch as the men recede in the distance.

“What did you expect?” You ask yourself out loud, “They’d see that you could fight, and take you in with open arms? Jon was right… I’m pathetic.”

You make your way back to the wall as it was your only way back home, when you hear two men approaching, “If they only knew, that was just the smoke before the real fire starts up. Those bloody fools will never know what hit them. We distracted the Night’s Watch long enough to get our people into the surrounding villages, their land will be ours in no time!”

You stand in shock, this was a part of their plan! I have to warn the Watch! When you finally approach Castle Black, you are met with disapproving stares and whispers. You walk up to a close friend of yours but even he turns away, “Matthew please, I must speak with the commander, it’s urgent!”

“It’s best if you turn back, you are no longer welcome here,” He says, the betrayal he’s feeling is evident on his face.

“Please, just…just listen to me. Once. Matthew, I’ve been living here for weeks, you’ve become one of my closest friends, have I ever done anything to hurt you?” He stares at you in silence, “Just hear me out.”

“Fine, but this will be the last time.”

“The Wildlings have planned to raid our villages, the fight that took place earlier was only a distraction. I’m going to help, if you believe, then please, send help,” With that, you mount your horse and head off towards the nearest village.

As you approach the village, you see a man holding an axe to a young boy’s throat. You slyly approach him, and point your sword towards his back, “Drop your weapon or my sword will go right through you.”

He laughs, “You don’t want to fight me girl, stand down.”

“I said, let the boy go,” You hiss venomously.

“And I said no,” With one swift motion, you push your sword through the man’s back, he cries out and falls to his knees, “You filthy bitch!”

Ignoring his final words, you crouch down next to the fearful boy, “I won’t let them hurt you. I promise.”

“And we’re not going to let anyone hurt you either Y/N,” You turn your head to see Jon approaching on his horse, followed by Matthew and other men of the Watch.

“Jon, you came!” You smile.

He walks up to you and places his hand on your shoulder, “I was wrong to judge you Y/N. You are very brave for a woman.”

“Thank you,” You blush.

After you final fight in the village a year ago, you were sent back to your family. After hearing of your bravery, your eldest brother had decided to take you in, you trained and fought alongside him, and no one pressured you to marry anymore.

You woke up one morning and heard a familiar voice as you passed by the balcony. You looked down and so none other than Jon Snow talking to your brother. Blush crept up your neck as you ran down the staircase to greet him.

“Jon!” Jon and your brother turned to you with smiles, “What are you doing here.”

“As you probably heard, my father and brother, have been killed, I left the Watch and reclaimed Winterfell.”

“My brother has told me about how you bravely defeated Ramsay Bolton and his army, I meant, what are you doing here?” You ask, gesturing around yourself.

“I think it would be best if I told you Y/N,” Your brother answers, “Lord Snow has come here to ask for your hand in marriage.”

You blush harder and look down, Jon adds, “But your brother was telling me that you were not interested in marrying anyone.”

“I never said that!” You say defensively, “I just wanted to wait for the right man.”

Your brother chuckles, “So, are you saying that you would like to marry Lord Snow?”

“I-um-yes,” Despite the cool air around you, your face burns furiously. Your brother mutters something about how your mother would never believe the news, and rushes off, leaving you alone with Jon.

“It’s really nice to finally see you again Lady Y/N.”

“You as well Lord Snow.”


Masterlist // Rules List // To-Do List

HEY GUYS! Long time no post eh?

Sorry I’ve gone AWOL. TLDR reason: I’ve been working on a video game all this while. Will elaborate more in my next post.

Anyway, THANK YOU to everybody who has left me wonderful messages & still follow this poor old neglected blog. I’ll try to keep this updated as often as I can with lots more yummy art from now on.

In the meantime, here’s the ever adorable MEI from Overwatch! I’ve been playing this game a lot recently & it’s super fun! Don’t worry, there’s plenty more Disney fanart in the works. I’ll be posting them here soon.

Until then, see y’all! XD

anonymous asked:

So, in your 'how to develop an own style' post, you said it is important to just analyze other artists' work, but not to copy. May I ask why? I've been told I should copy a lot but analyze what I am doing at the same time.

Because when I hear “own style” I don’t usually interpret it as “a copy of someone else’s style”.

It’s far too easy to start drawing in a pre-existing style and then never quit. For example, take the artists who draw anime or Disney style; while them using a pre-existing style doesn’t necessarily take down the quality of their art, they will always be ‘the person that draws in Disney style’ as opposed to ‘the person with their own recognisable style’.

There’s nothing bad about this, as there are many people who would’ve preferred having their character drawn in a style that looks like their favourite show’s style - but my post was about making your OWN style.

You can analyse and sample another person’s style and still end up with something original and recognisable.

For example, one of the artists that influenced my early style development was my friend @owlygem and yet if you compare our styles they are very distinctly different. Owly’s style was inspired by Osamu Tezuka, and knowing this fact you can make a vague connection to this inspiration, but her style as it is now is, again, drastically different from Tezuka’s style.

So looking at Tezuka, Owly and me, you have three different, recognisable styles as opposed to three Tezukas, because Owly didn’t copy Tezuka and I didn’t copy Owly.

It doesn’t end there either; Tezuka was greatly inspired by Bambi, and yet his style barely, if at all, resembles Disney style. He took the aspects he liked about Disney (big eyes, cute features) and applied them to his own style. Owly did the same, and so did I.

Look at these happy boys and how different they are, despite every next one being inspired by the style of the previous one.

EDIT: this is the post anon is talking about btw

The One with the Cop

Characters: Dean X Reader, Sam

Summary: You’re a civilian that gets tangled up in a case with Sam and Dean, then you get tangled up with Dean

Word Count: 6244 (it had a mind of its own)

Warnings: a little language, a little smut (unprotected sex) and dollop of angst

A/N: I wrote this for @sis-tafics and @eyes-of-a-disney-princess ’s Birthday Challenge.  My prompt was the title of the Friends episode “The One with the Cop”. This is my first time writing fanfic or posting my writing on tumblr.  Thanks for the inspiration Jill and Ash and Happy Birthday!

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As soon as you pull into the store parking lot you know something’s wrong.  Once you park the car in front of the shop you can see what it is.  The window of the door has been completely smashed in.

“Shit,” you curse to yourself.

You grab your mace out of your bag, slip your phone into the back pocket of your jeans and climb out of the car.  As you walk towards the entrance you step gingerly over the broken glass and through the frame of the now useless door.

“Hello?  Is anybody in here?”

Nothing.  You wait a few minutes and then start walking around the store.  Most of the cases and books are ok, but one section in the back looks like a tornado ripped through it.


You grab your phone from your back pocket and look up the number for the police station.  No reason to call 911.  After a number of prompts you finally get to dispatch.

“Can I help you?” the dispatch operator asks.

“Yes, this is Y/N.  I own the bookstore on 6th?  I’ve had a break in.  Can you send someone?”

“Sure ma’am, what’s the address?”

You give her the address and she assures you someone will be by soon to assess the situation and take your statement.  You end the call and sit down on the chair behind the counter.  After a quick call to your handyman asking him to come by and board up the door, you glance to the back corner of your store.  With a sigh you stand up and head to your office to see what you have to clean up the mess.  With cleaning supplies in hand you walk to the back of the store.  You put your hair up into two messy buns on the top of your head and set to work.

A half an hour later you’ve cleared most of the books and are ready to push the fallen bookshelf back up.  You take a deep breath and push.  The bookshelf rocks back and then wobbles a bit before standing straight again.  As you wipe a stray hair from your face you notice something under the books that the fallen shelf has reveled.  As you clear the books away to figure out what it is, you see two fingers of a hand.  You scream,scrambling back.  You run to the front and grab your phone off the counter.  This time you dial 911.

Ten minutes later two uniformed officers are walking up to the store followed by two detectives.  The two uniforms, a man and a woman, come in first.

“Where’s the hand?” the woman asks.

You point to the back of the store and they head back without another word.  Then the detectives come in.  As they walk through the door you notice that one is really tall with longish hair and the other isn’t as tall, but he has the greenest eyes you have ever seen.  You notice he is slightly bowlegged as he walks up to you.  He says something to his partner but you can’t hear what he’s saying.

He smiles at you, crinkles appearing around his eyes and your breath catches.  He leans on the counter, licks his lips and asks, “Is your boss here, sweetheart?“

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Part 2: 10 More Animated Movies Beyond Pixar

Part 1: Animation Beyond Pixar
Part 3: Another 10 Animated Movies Beyond Pixar
Part 4: Some More Animated Movies Beyond Pixar

Hey! It looks like people really liked the first post, so let’s do it again. This time I’m going to expand the rules a little bit and show you 10 movies that were not produced by Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, or Studio Laika. Hope you find something cool!

Kirikou and the Sorceress (Kirikou et la Sorcière, 1998)

The breakout hit of French animation master, Michel Ocelot, Kirikou and the Sorceress is an invented fairytale drawing from west African folklore. You’ll immediately notice the style, how it alternates between very lush, lovingly rendered scenery and somewhat limited animation. A lot of the limitations of this movie can be chocked up to the infant-status of French animation at the time, but in spite of a few reused walk-cycles Kirikou is a wonderful film! In fact, Kirikou was such a success in French theaters that it spawned its own sequel in 2005, Kirikou and the Wild Beasts.

The story recounts the birth and early travails of Kirikou, an impetuous but incredibly clever infant boy. Kirikou’s village has been all-but enslaved by the evil sorceress Karaba. It’s up to Kirikou to keep his ailing villagers safe from the sorceress, and find a way to stop Karaba for good.


Sita Sings the Blues (2008)

Sita Sings the Blues is an interesting creature, it’s actually been released under the Creative Commons license, so you can download it for free right now. A labor of love by cartoonist/animator Nina Paley, the movie is entirely animated with Adobe Flash. Ordinarily I’m not very fond of flash animation, it’s become the new fad in TV because it’s cheap, and has unfortunately ushered in a new era of bland, limited animation cartoons (Teen Titans Go, I’m looking at you). That said, Sita Sings the Blues is a wonderful example of how an artist can exceed & in some cases exploit the limitations of Flash to create really charming cartoons brimming with beautiful designs.

Featuring 4 different animation styles and an overabundance of musical set pieces, Sita Sings the Blues contrasts the many trials and tribulations of the mythical Sita (wife of hindu folk hero, Rama) with the waning days of the animator’s own marriage. Interspersed between these two stories is a more light-hearted retelling of the Ramayana (the story of Rama) by indian shadow puppets.


My Dog Tulip (2009)

My Dog Tulip recounts the trials and tribulations of one Mr. Ackerley as he attempts to raise his bratty german shepherd, Tulip. The most striking feature of this film is its styling, which can charitably be called “impressionistic” but more accurately be deemed “scribbly”. Everything is freeform, and the models shift and twist into the most expressive shapes for their given scenes. Considering that every one of its 60,000+ frames is actually an individually-rendered digital painting, the movie becomes quite impressive.

This is a very restful movie, aimed at an older audience, so save it for when you next want to relax. At once charming, silly, dry, and very juvenile, it’s hard not to smile as you watch Ackerley’s animated self blunder through raising his dog. And though Ackerley shamelessly anthropomorphizes Tulip, the film (quite refreshingly) will never let you forget that she’s a silly, fidgety dog.


Perfect Blue (Pāfekuto Burū, 1997)

While Japan produces a lot of animation, most of it is just miserable crap. That said, every so often someone amazing gets to make a movie. Writer/director Satoshi Kon was one of those people.

Kon’s directorial debut, Perfect Blue, is an intriguing, upsetting, suspenseful, and frightening movie. A young pop star leaves music for acting, but is traumatized by her first role. Shellshocked by her first experience, the actress falls into a fugue state, and the people involved in the production start dying. All signs point to the murderer being the actress, and while she should be recovering she’s inadvertently pulled into the world of an obsessive stalker who has been watching her every move.


The Illusionist (L’Illusionniste, 2010)

Based on a recovered script by legendary French comedian/director, Jacques Tati, The Illusionist is the story of the last bright spark of an aging stage magician’s career. Tati loosely based the film on his own stage career, which happened to start at a time when many stage acts were being muscled out of venues by young, hip rock bands. Supposedly Tati wrote the original script as an attempt to reconcile with his eldest daughter, whom he had abandoned as a baby. This is heavily-disputed. Delicately-rendered and beautifully-told, the Illusionist features no distinguishable dialogue, but its sentiments come across crystal-clear.

An older, struggling French magician takes a gig out in the Scottish boonies, and in the process picks up a new fan who thinks his magic is real. The result is a quirky father/daughter relationship between two strangers, the adoration of one keeping the other going during one of the darkest times of his life.


The Secret of NIMH (1982)

If you’re going to talk American animation beyond the big 3 studios then you have to go back, before the Disney Renaissance. If you’re going to talk American animation before the Disney Renaissance then there are two giant, inescapable names that you must address: Don Bluth and Ralph Bakshi. Let’s talk about a Don Bluth movie.

It’s easy to forget, now that Disney has been ascendant for 25 years, but from the 60s to the end of the 80s Disney’s animation studio nearly shut down half a dozen times. Having endured this long decline, Don Bluth, one of Disney’s veteran animators and directors, had enough. He left Disney and took 16 of the studio’s animators with him, intent on getting back to basics and producing feature-length animated films again. His name might not ring a bell, but you’ve definitely seen his movies: An American Tail 1 & 2 (the Fievel movies), All Dogs Go To Heaven, Anastasia, and the original Land Before Time were all Don Bluth movies. The Secret of NIMH was actually Bluth’s first post-Disney feature film, which unfortunately means it’s less well-known than some of his later successes.

The Secret of NIMH shows us the life of a simple farm mouse, Mrs. Brisby. Mrs. Brisby’s son is very sick, and she desperately needs help moving him before her home is destroyed by the farmer’s plough. The only ones that can help are the mysterious rats of the rose bush, strange, almost magical creatures that seem to have known her late husband.


American Pop (1981)

If you’re going to talk American animation beyond the big 3 studios then you have to go back, before the Disney Renaissance. If you’re going to talk American animation before the Disney Renaissance then there are two giant, inescapable names that you must address: Don Bluth and Ralph Bakshi. Let’s talk about a Ralph Bakshi movie.

The king of rotoscope, Ralph Bakshi is the guy who really created and explored the idea that animation doesn’t always have to be for kids. What’s rotoscope? It’s literally animating on top of live-action footage. For ages it was used as a pre-CGI method for creating special effects (the original Star Wars, for example, featured heavy rotoscoping). Bakshi was the first director to use it to animate entire movies, admittedly with mixed success. Rotoscoping allows for incredibly realistic movement, but is (surprisingly) bad at translating facial expressions.

Considered one of Bakshi’s better movies, American Pop is an alternate history retelling of the rise of pop music in the United States. The story is presented through the eyes of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family, each of whom has a profound impact on the music industry of their respective day. It’s a fascinating look at the type of people who defined musical genres through the years.


Azur & Asmar: The Princes’ Quest (Azur et Asmar, 2006)

Another original fairytale from Michel Ocelot! Ocelot has this fantastic skill of drawing from all points of a culture’s folklore and making a movie that’s at once evocative of its inspiration but satisfyingly original.

This time around Ocelot draws from dozens of Arabic folk tales, including some of the more infamous stories of 1,001 Arabian Nights. He also employed a new technique for 3D animation, rendering non-photo-realistic figures on top of painted backgrounds. The effect is absolutely stunning, and gives the entire movie a storybook feeling without looking like a series of drawings. It’s absolutely overflowing with rich colors and intricate arabic designs, and is a complete treat to behold.

The story: On the French countryside two boys are inexplicably born with the exact same destiny: to save the djinn fairy of the east. One is born to a wealthy french household, the other is born to an Arabic nursemaid working in the same household. The boys grow together, are forced apart, and eventually meet back up as fate guides them towards their shared destiny.


A Town Called Panic (Panique au village, 2009)

Most of the animated feature films worth a damn are dramas and serious adventure movies. They can start to weigh on you, if you watch them one after another. That’s why it’s so fantastic that movies like A Town Called Panic exist. An unapologetically silly, borderline nonsensical comedy that injects you into its bizarre world for 80 minutes and keeps you entertained the entire time.

A stop-motion animated feature that uses action figures (kind of like the old KaBlam! shorts on Nickelodeon), based on a Belgian/French TV series of the same name, A Town Called Panic recounts the lives of Horse, Cowboy, and Indian. Three roommates in a small rural town. It’s your average guys-order-too-many-bricks-for-a-birthday-present-then-accidentally-destroy-their-house-then-as-they’re-attempting-to-fix-the-house-with-the-bricks-aquatic-dwellers-start-stealing-their-half-finished-house romp. And it’s a delight. Highly recommended!


The Secret of Kells (2009)

The Secret of Kells is a glorious reminder that 2D animation is very much alive, and capable of being infinitely improved upon. In this case the movie is animated with stylized 2D drawings, but uses computer graphics to add color-washes and other subtle effects. The overall product is an all-too-rare visual treat in a medium that’s increasingly becoming a victim of computer technology, when it should be a beneficiary.

A young boy raised among monks finds his calling as a manuscript illuminator. But in order to become skilled enough to illuminate the legendary Book of Iona he’ll have to brave the dangerous forests of Kells and discover nature’s secrets from its wild pagan spirits.

{ I think one of the things I’ve seen a couple times come up when it comes to regards to Toy Story of Terror is that, while people ( myself included ) are super grateful that the writers pretty accurately depicted Jessie’s anxiety and panic attacks they criticized the short for making it something that she’s overcome by the end.

I guess I never took it that way? 

Carl gave her a grounding technique as far as I am concerned. He gave her a mantra to repeat, to calm herself. This allowed her to think through enough to start digging. Once she saw that paperclip? Oh she totally knew she was no longer trapped; that she could get out. While, yes, she didn’t deal with the aftermath of coming out of a panic attack then again does she suffer adverse effects? She is a toy after all ), I saw nothing that indicated that she was “over” her anxiety. She was just given a technique to help her through it. I don’t call that “getting over” or that she’s “fixed”.

I mean that’s like saying that Calhoun in Wreck it Ralph, who suffers from PTSD, was suddenly “over” her illness after marrying Fix It Felix because we didn’t see more flashbacks. That’s just silly. As far as I’m concerned the same principle applies here.

And I don’t know, maybe I’m naive enough to believe that Pixar would know better? I mean we can see what happens during Toy Story 4. Who knows maybe they’ll hint at it again there and it’ll squash this train of thought for sure. { I hope so, but seeing as the movie is going to focused on Woody, I don’t know. I kind of doubt it. }

I highly encourage anyone with the Bluray to watch Toy Story of Terror with commentary. Long story short, what they attempted to do during the film was bring Jessie back to her normal confident self. After she first gets trapped in the toolbox and through a good portion of the short you see that she withdraws. She lets all of the other toys take charge. She hangs back. She’s lost her confidence. Even after losing all of her friends, she lets Combat Carl take charge. Even when they are in the case she lets the others take charge. It’s not until she’s the only one who can save all of them that she’s forced into that role again - and it’s done so very begrudgingly.

However, after Carl gives her the mantra, “Jessie never gives up; Jessie finds a way”, you start seeing that old spark come back to her ( Carl even warns her to quiet down so they don’t get caught - that’s my loud and proud cowgirl! And you notice up until that point her voice is very soft, quiet. So not like Jessie!  

If anything, this movie, to me, showed that people who suffer these types of things ( myself included ) can still be, well, themselves. Yes that anxiety is part of us, but it doesn’t define us. Jessie gets back to her old self and, while yes she overcomes her anxiety in that one moment, it’s not gone. Still, though, what I took from this short is that you can still do great things. Jessie save all of her friends and toys she’d never met despite her illness. 

    You aren’t your illness. You are you. And you can do great things.

That’s what I love about this short. It’s why I’ve watched it dozens of times. It’s why I actually had tears in my eyes the first time I saw it. And maybe I took what I wanted to take out of it. Maybe the writers did just want to wrap up that arc with Jessie and she “got over it” but I have more faith in them than that. 

And also I cannot say enough for the other toys and how they accept that part of her. It’s not looked down on or ridiculed or even cause for pity. That’s just Jessie. They rally to get her out as quickly as they can. They comfort her and let her know that everything will be okay. Even Mr. Potato Head ( who is kind of a dick let’s be real ) is pretty chill about it. When Trixie asks what’s wrong with Jessie he just answers her straight: “She was abandoned in a box for years”. And that’s that. That’s not a flaw to them. It’s just a part of her. It’s also not all she is.

Anywho this is the stuff I sit and think about instead of working on replies. And now I need to try to go to bed. Sorry about the long post. Like I’ve said before, I have a lot of feelings about this short.  }


THIS ONE’S A DOOZY PLEASE BEAR wiTH ME. Grab a dole whip and sit down and listen my frens. This is very info heavy and of course is all based on rumors from very credible sources. Quick thing to note if a project has a speculated premiere date (I.E Star wars land in 2019) I shall put it beneath the section as ETA!

Magic Kingdom

So little update on the stitch situation it seems the Wreck it ralph plans that were slated to begin this january have since then shifted. According to insiders given your perception on the previous plan (Stitch was going to be killed in favor of a wreck it ralph sugar rush simulator of sorts) the new plan (unknown as to what that is) is a much better idea for every space. IF that means Ralph going somewhere else and something new replacing stitch I truly don’t know. But I expect to learn more as we heads towards D23. 


 SO much like the Disneyland Celebration Walt Disney World will be celebrating it’s own 50th anniversary during the year of 2021. Now why does that matter now? Because between now and then a LOT is going to be happening to prepare for that year. The idea being thrown around is that Disney shall be toting 50 new things for guests to experience for the 50th anniversary. These 50 things can range from Pandora, to Star Wars Land, to attraction updates etc. Basically entertainment and rides are going to receive a lot of face lifts between then and now. SO what is up for updates between now and the 50th? Let’s start with the current theme of the Magic Kingdom 

Happily Ever after the new show that is debuting in May is currently on track to be replaced by some form of a new anniversary Firework show for the 50th. ETA 2021

A nighttime parade for the MK is currently on track for a 2021 release if not sooner. But most likely around then. ETA 2019/2021

Big Thunder Mountain to receive the Disneyland update (The new tnt scene). ETA 2018/2019. 

Some sort of replacement for stitch/ new eticket. 

Peter Pan update think DL 

Small World update consisting of adding the Disney characters to the ride 

and a few other ideas that aren’t known yet. But keep coming back as I will continue to update. 


As some of you know Epcot is next to receive a LOT of love in terms of new additions and attractions after Hollywood Studios (Which by the 50th Hollywood studios will indeed have a new name). So on the list of things coming we have 

Living with the land update. Whether this is tied to a franchise or hopefully just a refurb/touch up is unclear. 

Guardians of the Galaxy moving into Ellen’s Energy adventure. This project while it has hit some delays is still set to by open by the 50th, and will be one of the “50 new things for the 50th”. This is not the same attraction as the one opening up at DCA this summer and from what has been told it is slated to be a huge new eticket taking place inside the old Ellen building. So not an overlay but a brand new ride and ride vehicle inside an old building. ETA 2020/2021 

Ratatouille has apparently been given the greenlight with construction beginning as soon as late summer or early fall. For those first hearing about this plans have been made to clone the Ratatouille attraction from Disneyland Paris. Here is a ride through of what that is here. ETA late 2019 early 2020. 

Grand fiesta tour is slated to finally kick the bucket in favor of a Coco overlay from pixar! This seems to be going forward and not contingent on major box office, given it’s a better fit for the pavilion I am not upset by this. Expect the Grand Fiesta Tour with the 3 Caballeros to make their last tour in 2018. ETA 2020. 

Illuminations Reflections of Earth 2.0. It appears that the show is going to be getting a HEAVYYY update one that will fundamentally improve and make the show a must do for guests across the resort. ETA 2019/2021 

New country for the world showcase. Now plans on this one are rapidly shifting but at the moment it seems like a Brazil pavilion is indeed on track to be something that could be offered at Epcot. Plans exist for this pavilion both with and without an attraction. I would keep an eye on this rumor as it is still rapidly changing. 

Bticket for the UK pavilion. This should be open by 2019/2020 to help alleviate the stress from ratatouille. As for what this is it’s still unclear, but it should serve as a nice addition to the pavilion while not being a headliner of sorts given the Bticket status. Hopefully a revival of the enchanted park concept? 

Mission space is receiving a substantial update this summer that should bring the attraction to the current present with a new film among other updates. ETA 2017

Innoventions updates/revival. The innoventions concept will be getting a refresher sometime between now and 2021. As much is already closed at Innoventions to make way for this revival all that needs to be given is the greenlight. 

Hollywood Studios

Gondola system is going up as permits have been filed. This is a new transportation system between Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Caribbean beach resort and Art of Animation I believe. Expect this project to begin to move dirt and most likely a formal announcement from Disney soon. ETA 2019. 

The Great Mickey ride seems to have finally been given the greenlight and will be opening just a little before star wars does.. Expect GMR to go down sometime this fall. ETA 2019 

WELL THAT’S IT for this update. It was mostly Epcot and MK related but as you can see a LOT is happening here in the next couple of years. So much so that I am going to need to constantly update and change this current list I have! As always if you liked this post please hit that heart button or reblog! Until next time! 

symarahs  asked:

hi! what exactly happened w the lefou gay thing? is that what ur talking about in ur later posts? I Have A Hard Time Piecing Stuff Together, sorry

basically disney said that lefou would have a “crush” on gaston and lots of people, including myself, are mad that they’re making the villain/village idiot of all people their First Gay Disney Character, especially since howard ashman who composed the songs in the original botb died of aids. like, that’s the character you’re gonna “honor” him with? it’s bad


My husband, @risingfox and I actually did this photoshoot last summer, but I was hesitant about uploading these online since I absolutely hated the way how I looked. :( First I procrastinated and didn’t go through the photos in the camera for 3 months, and when I finally did, I was pissed and depressed on how shoddy I looked in every single photos. Eventually I just didn’t even want to bother looking at the damn things and decided not to bother posting them.

I also wasn’t going to bother doing anything for the Mulan Anniversary this year (I know it’s 2 days early), but being a fan and not doing anything just made me feel kinda guilty in the back of my head, so I sucked it up and decided to post these.

I’ve been to conventions cosplaying Mulan, but I was never happy with it since I wasn’t confident with it… just feel like I don’t have the right Mulan look (felt a lot better cosplaying Genderbent Shan Yu and the long-haired Elite Hun warrior, because I’m an EXPERT at staring daggers and looking like a baddie; not looking cute and graceful like a friggin’ Disney Princess). D:  

More importantly, the photoshoot itself was hell since my hubby kept on telling me I look pissed or depressed at all times (when I was making every little efforts to try to smile):

“You look upset.”

“You look pissed.”

“You look very confused.”

“You look like someone ran over your dog (even though we don’t have any dogs).”

“You look like you want to run up to someone and hack them up with a machete (how about the Matchmaker? >:D ).”


Well I tried and this is the best I can do as Mulan. >:(   

Cosplayer: Me  
Photos © @risingfox

An instructor with experience is everything. I went to a highly regarded art university, but didn’t learn much in the areas where the professors lacked industry experience. Storyboarding especially. After college, since I had already moved to Southern California, I took cheap classes at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, and learned from professionals I’d admired for years, including Louie Del Carmen, who ended up being my Head of Story at Sony after the class. I highly recommend the CDA if it’s at all close to where you live. If not, my story mentor, Ian Abando, who has an amazing wealth of knowledge and ridiculous drawing ability, often teaches an online story class through CGMA. If you ever get a chance, drop everything and take Ian’s class. I’m not sure if Ian’s teaching again next time, but if CGMA got him, they might have nabbed other great artists. 

In general I’d say research online classes that aren’t part of a larger college program, and don’t choose by school, but by instructor. You want to google that person listed as the instructor for a specific class, and see if they are still producing new art that you like. Then, go on IMDb and see if they are actively involved with the type of animated work you most want to do. If you like that they have Dreamworks feature experience, but that experience was in the 90s, and all their most recent credits are for educational material for online games, they are in a totally different world now and won’t be able to help you as much. The industry changes fast, so if someone branches off into storyboards for AAA games for 8 years, they’re probably not up to date on how things are done at Disney TV. 

 There are a lot more super talented industry artists lending their time to obscure online classes than you’d think. But, us industry artists aren’t always the best at marketing ourselves, so you might have to dig a little. Keep your eyes open on social media, I’ve seen a lot of my friends posting announcements for online classes that I’d still take myself. Of the industry-pro online classes that I know of off the top of my head: Sherm Cohen teaches a class, Steve Ahn has a drawing workshop, Leo Matsuda has some online videos, and Kris Pearn has Schoolism classes, but I highly recommend shelling out for the critiqued Schoolism sessions if you want to get the most out of it. 

 In general, in-person classes and online classes with heavy back and fourth interactive set ups are the best. Not only do you get to ask the instructor for follow ups on feedback, but you can show your classmates how charming you all are as you network your heart out ;D


This is part 2 of 2 of the last Star comic I did before Star vs the Forces of Evil went into development at Disney. I actually brought this to Disney when I pitched the idea for the show. The “to be continued” at the end was never continued because I had to get to work on the pilot. And then season 1. And now post on season 1 and season 2 at the same time. It really has never ended haha. :)  This is also the very first appearance of Ponyhead, who used to be a lot scarier.      

Yana Toboso - random blog post translations

(Yana Toboso blog post 2014/02/19)

English translation:

I got a fan letter and it said that their 4-year-old daughter is watching the anime many times, saying “I like the episode in which the boy (Ciel) wears a dress”. This made me think that maybe in this girl’s mind, Kuroshitsuji is seen as some kind of a [disney] princess anime because of the dress and the dance scene.

However, that ‘princess’ is a (nasty) boy, her ‘dance partner’ is a (sadistic) demon and the beautiful ‘prince’ who fell in love with the ‘princess’ is an (extremely perverted) prodigal noble. It’s such a fake princess anime and now I’m trembling because I feel so sorry about that…


(Yana Toboso blog post 2014/03/29)

English translation:

Lately, a lot of lovely readers have been saying things like “My dream is to become a manga artist and to make friends with Toboso-sensei!,” or, “I want to become a manga artist and meet you!”

I am a very lonely person who doesn’t have any manga artist friends to meet and go out with - other than my assistants and Mimori-sensei. So I’d be glad if I had more manga artist friends to meet at (Square Enix) parties in 10 years. (lol) I’ll be waiting for you!

However, you can tell how poor my level of sociability is by the fact that I have only one friend, so ladies, please don’t expect too much [from me]… I’m a stay-at-home manga artist and my party participation rate is very low!

I still see myself as a newbie, so it’s kind of weird that there are people in this world who look up to me and therefore want to become a manga artist. This really makes me happy.


♡Proofread by lovely minacchin


nnellowdrama  asked:

rachel please i beg of you what is the tommy situation

Alright my fam. It’s been a minute so I’m gonna start from the tip top.

Once upon a time, Disney, seeing that Newsies was a gosh darn cash cow, decided to film the live Musical, which, as we probably all know, is being released for digital download tomorrow. But if we rewind to February (exactly one year after my mother crushed my dreams and wouldn’t let me see the show live but I digress) when it was released in theatres. Everything was amazing, of course. Like HD Ben Fankhauser, Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsey, Tommy Bracco, Ben Tyler Cook and So MANY MORE FAVS! Count me in.

Okay anyway, basically everything was fine and dandy until some people noticed some funny business during the credits. Not only was our precious boy, Tommy Bracco’s name spelled wrong, but so was Spot Conlon’s!

This was actually really upsetting to some of us, namely myself and the ever wonderful and glorious @pontmarius so we started the #JusticeForTommy movement where we tried to make people aware, in the hopes we might get it fixed. Tommy knows, and posted about it on Twitter with a freaking sad face which is just unacceptable. He deserves eternal happiness.

I actually sent some emails to Disney about it and eventually got a reply saying the production team had been notified.

So basically I really need to know if they fixed it or not because Tommy Bracco has put a lot of time and effort into this show and deserves to have his freaking name spelled right.

This is my midnight explanation of #JusticeForTommy I hope you all enjoyed.

anonymous asked:

post your whole collection!!! im so interested omg! it's so beautiful

Oh goodness, anon, you asked for it! lol My apartment doesn’t have great lighting, so the photos aren’t ideal, and I chose detail over nice framing a lot of the time. I’m gonna put this under a cut because there’s so much stuff…

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Malec Week Day 2- Disney AU: Malec Inside-Out AU

Couple: Alec Lightwood and Magnus Bane (Malec) 

Setting:  Alec Lightwood has a lot of emotions going on in his head. The emotion most in control is Fear, but what will happen when Joy finally has his time to shine? 

Will have a part 2 at some point.

Day 1: https://themalecprincess.tumblr.com/post/160384693593/malec-week-2017-day-1-future-scene-malec-family

Day 2: you are here

Day 3:Skippped 

Day 4: skipped

Day 5: https://themalecprincess.tumblr.com/post/160517302768/malec-week-day-5-none-supernatural-day-blind

Alec’s Joy Pov- There are 7.4 billion people in the world and each one of those people has emotions. There are all kinds of emotions to feel but the main ones; joy, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust are the ones we all feel the most. I’m one of those emotions and I belong to one of the most amazing kids in the world. Sure every ‘Joy’ say’s that about their kid but mine is actually true.

I am the emotion of joy for an amazing boy named Alec Lightwood. Oh, man I can write a whole book about how amazing this kid is. He’s sociable, fun, loves being around people and always follows his heart… or at least he would do all those things if I was in control.

As I said before, the brain consists the emotions Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust. All the emotions work together but there’s always one emotion that is the leader of everyone else. Can you all guess who is the leader of Alec’s emotions? I can tell you it’s not me.

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the gang goes to disneyland

ok lets do this
note: i’ll do serious headcanons one day…. but today’s not that day. 

- ok first things first tracer would definitely enjoy the teacup ride and also the matterhorn
- would want to try all the special disneyland snacks/drinks
- refuses to go on any ride with a wait longer than 10 minutes

- reaper would legit murder anybody who drags him onto its a small world
- for real tho, as soon as he hears the song he’ll jump off the boat and wraith outta there
- the ride operators aren’t phased at all, they’ve seen stranger things in their time working here
- spends an entire hour looking at haunted mansion merch

- zarya would like all the fairytale-based fantasyland rides, finding them all delightful and charming
- she would get a photo with a costumed character where they’re both flexing
- also she buys one of those goofy ear hats and wears it 24/7

- hanzo grumbles and looks all serious on every single ride but inside he’s enjoying himself
- especially likes autopia, it’s oddly relaxing for him

- mccree would RULE at the buzz lightyear ride, and would go on it over and over just to show off 
- after discovering frontierland he would never leave
- big thunder mountain railroad is his favorite ride

- d.va would just stay in the starcade forever, hogging up all the machines
- she’d probably like star tours too
- her and mccree would be very competitive with the buzz lightyear ride, constantly going against each other and trying to beat the other’s high score

- junkrat LOVES pirates of the caribbean. so much. just the part with the actual pirates tho. doesn’t care much for the quiet beginning part of the ride
- toontown is right up his alley as well, specifically the roger rabbit ride
- he attempts to hijack the fireworks show and gets a lifetime ban from entering the park

- meanwhile, roadhog has…. acquired…a large assortment of disney plushies
- he loves the indiana jones ride and takes some of the plushies on the ride with him
- also likes pirates of the caribbean and goes on it with junkrat
- hates the tiki room but likes the pineapple soft serve there

- zenyatta gets a baymax balloon and keeps it with him the entire time
- he would also rlly like the astro orbiter and brings genji on it with him
- “go higher my pupil” “ but this is the highest it can go” “h i g h e r”

- bastion goes to the tiki room, starts “singing” the melody by beeping and whirring
- buys a tiny mickey ear hat for its bird