Complement with the power of introverts, illustrated.
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Paul Cézanne outside his studio at Les Lauves in Provence. Photo was taken in April 1906, six months before his death.
Photo by Gertrude Osthaus, colorized by painters-in-color
The movement to color historic black-and-white/sepia-toned photos is outstanding and heartbreaking all at the same time. I love this photo.
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Scandinavian folklore (special focus on Norway)
Nøkken, Valemon, and Draugen by Theodor Kittelsen
Dragon, Huldra, Trolls, Elves, (first picture), by John Bauer
Fossegrimen by birgitte-gustavsen
Kraken by Bob Eggleton
THESE ARE GREAT!
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The internet and the way we consume media today has blown the doors off of the traditional comic book store fan demographic—more people, all kinds of people, are buying comics and supporting their favorite films, creators, publishers, etc. now more so than ever. There is diversity in comic fans; I see it at every show. LGBTQA+, people of color, women, men, boys, girls, grandmas and grandpas, etc. The success of these films is not due to one type of comic book fan, it is due to many, many different kinds. Beautiful.
The worst part of all this, in my mind, isn’t that there are continued delays. It’s not even the entrenched idea that girls can’t enjoy these films, don’t want to support The Avengers (I’ve rarely seen Black Widow in the fan merchandise for the movie), grow up to be superheroines, or write for these properties—because we will prove the naysayers wrong and will continue to do so just by being “us.”
No, the very, very worst part is that if they’re basing this decision on what happened in the past, there will NEVER be a decent superheroine movie. For example, investors know that Elektra and Catwoman flopped and can see that data. Only, they didn’t flop because they starred a woman as a superheroine—they bombed because they were crap movies. Don’t make a shitty movie, and I guarantee the investors—and more importantly the fans—will be happy. I trust Marvel knows how, but hey…just as a reminder? THERE ARE PLENTY OF AWESOME WRITERS WHO LOVE COMICS WHO WILL WRITE YOU A KICK ASS SCRIPT. *unceremoniously raises hand* PLENTY!!!!!!
Philadelphia-based balloon artist and entertainer
Jason Secoda of Airheads Entertainment
has been creating balloon art for over 15 years
“My philosophy on balloon art tries to shatter the ideas that balloon art is cheesy and that it’s only for kids. I’m very detail-oriented, and as a result, my work is layered and complex. During events, I often find just as many adults enthralled with my work as children are. In short, I make quality, upscale work for all types, and all ages of clientele.”…Secoda
archiiemcphee- The awesome piece pictured at the top of this post, depicting a jungle scene containing ferocious tigers and an ancient temple, was a collaboration created in August 2013 with Dennis Scott, Dylan Gilenas and Jack Mattson. Inspired by the famous Cambodian temple Angkor Wat, the piece is made of over 15,000 balloons, stood nearly 17 feet tall, and covered an area of 225 square feet.
These are balloons. BALLOONS!!!!!! I’m blown away… Not literally, but still.
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Howdy Browncoats!I’m very happy to announce that we will have a new Firefly RPG release coming off press this coming Friday, August 8th, and available for you to order today. Printed copies will be available at Gen Con and then hitting retailers everywhere shortly thereafter. Order from us or your Friendly Local Game Store today and receive the PDF…
That’s right. Not one but TWO Firefly RPG books that will be appearing on store shelves wherever role-playing games are sold. If you’re interested in a copy, follow the link to learn more about it. Congrats to my fabulous team!
Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014
After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet.Studio Ghibli is no longer producing animated films. So here’s to you, Ghibli, and everything you’ve given us.
An amazing legacy. Timeless films. Never forget.
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