Here There Be Dragons
Izumi’s big reveal

vapor-man:

codeinewarrior:

say those three words and i’m yours

neon genesis evangelion

ofmarlborosandmolotovs:

satanicmingledotcum:

thewalkingdelrey:

i will always find a way out

ohmygod

God bless this.

not-burnie:

Apparently my little brother was watching porn on my older brother’s Netflix account so he wouldn’t get caught but plot twist my older brother was doing the same thing with my younger brother’s account and now they’re both grounded and I’m the only one allowed on Netflix

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phoenix-falls:

malformalady:

Wisconsin snow storm versus flooding in Ireland

Ireland isn’t fucking around with the sealing capabilities of their doors

phoenix-falls:

malformalady:

Wisconsin snow storm versus flooding in Ireland

Ireland isn’t fucking around with the sealing capabilities of their doors

gred-and-forge-in-the-impala:

regirocknroll:

when you see a hot guy in public and you’re like

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This gif frustrate me because all three of them can be the hot guy but all three of them can also be me reacting to the hot guy.

davestrider123:

the-rogue-0f-light:

conquerorwurm:

seifukucat:

can a ghost and a zombie come from the same person

Is this a comic? This should be a comic.

"no stupid, oh my god. no just… just turn… fuck. don’t wander over there, you’re gonna fall down the… aaand there he goes………….. moron.”

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amazing

bbanditt:

I THOUGHT OF THIS JOKE LIKE SIX YEARS AGO AND JUST NOW MADE IT INTO A COMIC WHAT’S WRONG WITH ME

ah well enjoy

aliasofwestgate:

justira:

Reblogging not just because special effects are cool but because body doubles, stunt doubles, acting doubles, talent doubles — all the people whose faces we’re not supposed to see but whose bodies make movies and tv shows possible — these people need and deserve more recognition. We see their bodies onscreen, delight in the shape and motion of those bodies, but even as we pick apart everything else that goes on both on and behind the screen, I just don’t see the people who are those bodies getting the love and recognition they deserve.

We’re coming to love and recognize actors who work in full-body makeup/costumes, such as Andy Serkis, or actors whose entire performances, or large chunks thereof, are motion captured or digitized (lately sometimes also Andy Serkis!). But people like Leander Deeny play an enormous part in making characters such as Steve Rogers come to life, too. Body language is a huge part of a performance and of characterization. For characters/series with a lot of action, a stunt person can have a huge influence on how we read and interpret a character, such as the influence Heidi Moneymaker has had on the style and choreography of Black Widow’s signature fighting style. Talent doubles breathe believability and discipline-specific nuance into demanding storylines.

Actors are creative people themselves, and incredibly important in building the characters we see onscreen. But if we agree that they’re more than dancing monkeys who just do whatever the directors/writers say, then we have to agree that doubles are more than that, too. Doubles make creative decisions too, and often form strong, mutually supportive relationship with actors.

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Image 1: “I would like to thank Kathryn Alexandre, the most generous actor I’ve ever worked opposite.”

Image 2: “Kathryn who’s playing my double who’s incredible.”

[ Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany on her acting double, Kathryn Alexandre, two images from a set on themarysue, via lifeofkj ]

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I’ve got a relationship that goes back many, many years with Dave. And I would hate for people to just see that image of me and Dave and go, “oh, there’s Dan Radcliffe with a person in a wheelchair.” Because I would never even for a moment want them to assume that Dave was anything except for an incredibly important person in my life.

[ Daniel Radcliffe talking about David Holmes, his stunt double for 2001-2009, who was paralysed while working on the Harry Potter films. David Holmes relates his story here. Gifset via smeagoled ]

With modern tv- and film-making techniques, many characters are composite creations. The characters we see onscreen or onstage have always been team efforts, with writers, directors, makeup artists, costume designers, special effects artists, production designers, and many other people all contributing to how a character is ultimately realized in front of us. Many different techniques go into something like the creation of Skinny Steve — he’s no more all Leander Deeny than he is all Chris Evans.

But as fandom dissects the anatomy of scenes in ever-increasing detail to get at microexpressions and the minutiae of body language, let’s recognize the anatomy in the scenes, too. I don’t mean to take away from the work Chris Evans or any other actors do (he is an amazing Steve Rogers and I love him tons), but fandom needs to do better in recognizing the bodies, the other people, who make up the characters we love and some of our very favourite shots of them. Chris Evans has an amazing body, but so does Leander Deeny — that body is beautiful; that body mimicked Chris Evans’s motions with amazing, skilled precision; that body moved Steve Rogers with emotion and grace and character.

Fandom should do better than productions and creators who fail to be transparent about the doubles in their productions. On the screen, suspension of disbelief is key and the goal is to make all the effort that went into the production vanish and leave only the product itself behind. But when the film is over and the episode ends, let’s remember everyone who helped make that happen.

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[ Sam Hargrave (stunt double for Chris Evans) and James Young (stunt double for Sebastian Stan, and fight choreographer), seen from behind, exchange a fistbump while in costume on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Image via lifeofkj ]

I applaud these guys as much as the suit actors in my japanese tokusatsu shows. They do just as much work. 

Erm, I’m not trying to invalidate the stuff that’s been said before - all of it valid and relevant - but I feel the need to point out that bits of skinny!Steve were not produced by sticking Evans’s face on the stunt double; some of it was just shrinking Evans down, in which case we not only need to thank the double, but also a team of awesome visual effects people.

dudegetbent:

Hey everyone, I really would love your guys’ help with something. Please share this link around to get donations for this family. And it would be really sweet if you could donate too, but I know times are tough and there isn’t always extra money to spare.Basically, the Burns have 2 year old twin boys who have Dravet Syndrome. For those of y’all who don’t know, Dravet is a really rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy. Children with Dravet syndrome do not outgrow this condition and it affects every aspect of their daily lives. One of the boys, Kaleb, got really sick due to complications caused by Dravet. 
He was on life support for a while. He was just taken off life support last night, and died shortly after. Both the parents are nurses (I know them personally) and get better rates on insurance because of their job, but the medical bills for these boys due to Dravet is costly. Anything will help them cover the costs of medical bills. All of the money raised will go to funeral costs for Kaleb and continued medical treatment for his twin brother, Logan. They are also trying to get a seizure dog for Logan. Please help support them. Even just spreading the link around will help.                  http://www.gofundme.com/5p05ss

dudegetbent:

Hey everyone, I really would love your guys’ help with something. Please share this link around to get donations for this family. And it would be really sweet if you could donate too, but I know times are tough and there isn’t always extra money to spare.

Basically, the Burns have 2 year old twin boys who have Dravet Syndrome. For those of y’all who don’t know, Dravet is a really rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy. Children with Dravet syndrome do not outgrow this condition and it affects every aspect of their daily lives. One of the boys, Kaleb, got really sick due to complications caused by Dravet. 

He was on life support for a while. He was just taken off life support last night, and died shortly after. Both the parents are nurses (I know them personally) and get better rates on insurance because of their job, but the medical bills for these boys due to Dravet is costly. 

Anything will help them cover the costs of medical bills. All of the money raised will go to funeral costs for Kaleb and continued medical treatment for his twin brother, Logan. They are also trying to get a seizure dog for Logan. Please help support them. Even just spreading the link around will help.                  

http://www.gofundme.com/5p05ss

WEDNESDAY IS FINALLY HERE

lifeofweeb:

Which means hot swimming gays, hot acting gays and hot im-still-not-really-sure-what-that-anime-is-about gays

kinnme:

kismesister:

friendlytroll:

mamasam:

stopthatimp:

nani was NINETEEN and such a fucking badass who was so protective of lilo and just ROLLED with aliens being a thing towards the end of the movie. #1 Disney relative of all time.

I have honestly been waiting AGES for the right gifset to express the wonderful perfection that is Nani. She is not only protective of Lilo, she respects the way Lilo’s imagination and quirkiness works.

Pudge the fish got a peanut butter sandwich every Thursday. Nani does not argue the logic of feeding him, only suggests an alternative sandwich when they are out of peanut butter. Lilo was allowed to take as many photos of whatever mundane or odd subjects as she wanted and Nani would get them developed. Nani recognized what were important habits for Lilo.

When Lilo asks for a pet lobster, Nani does not tell her that lobsters are not pets. She tells her, “We don’t have a lobster door, we have a dog door.” She makes sure the woman at the pound does not tell Lilo that “Stitch is not a real name”.

NANI SPENDS THE ENTIRE MOVIE MAKING SURE THAT LILO NEVER FEELS LIKE HER IDEAS ARE WRONG.

The only time we truly see Nani get angry with Lilo is when she is scared of Lilo being taken away. Nani spends the entire movie stressed out over taking care of her sister, trying to find a job, trying to make sure her sister has a friend, and yet she is always willing to put that extra effort, over and over again, to make sure that Lilo always believes that anything is possible.

This is a great moment because she probably *remembered* that Lilo said this once. And you know what? Shes not ending this day by letting her little sister think this is her fault. She’s not having an easy time trying to be a parent, but she knows none of this is her sisters fault, and shes not going to let her think it is. 

And half of her terror of losing Lilo isnt even just losing her family; its knowing that wherever Lilo goes, they won’t know how to do these things. They won’t understand her. 

What a good movie. 

Casual reminder that the reason Lilo obsessively feeds the fish is because her parents died in a rainstorm and she firmly believes Pudge controls the weather. If you pay attention to the feeding sequence you will notice that storm clouds recede and dissipate, a visual narrative that confirms this.

It’s not just a habit. It’s a very real part of Lilo’s healing process and Nani understands that.

Also if you pay attention to Nani’s room you’ll notice she had surfing posters and trophies. She was very much on her way to being a pro surfer but had to give it up to become the adult Lilo needed her to be.

And not ONCE does Nani show her sister any resentment. It’s worth it to keep her family together. This is a young woman who is willing to sacrifice all of her dreams and make incredibly grown up decisions.

What I am saying is Nani is the best disney princess of all time. Disney Queen even.

LOVE this movie