I wanted to try animating linelessly. (I also wanted an excuse to avoid animating my film character for a few hours…)
A coolio fuck-ton of female arm angle references.
Credit goes to melsrefs (on tumblr). You should flood Mel’s inbox with fanmail so s/he’ll make more of these epic references.
Tags: Suicidal Thoughts, mentions of death/suicide, Past childhood sexual abuse, Slow Build
Rating: Explicit eventually
That awkward moment when your boredom almost gets you thrown in jail, then laid, then shot, then laid again but really only strands you on an abandoned planet with no one but a handsome yet pissy detective to rely on. Still, it could be worse.
Or the one where the world betrays Arthur and Eames does, too, but only by falling in love.
We did it, we did the thing, the first chapter is officially posted!
Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. via National Traveller
My first and only scratch-board piece — inspired by my pretentious Westie. Don’t bark up the wrong tree, now.
Agreeing to make couple OCs with someone but neither of you are allowed to show your OCs to each other until they are ready and now those two are going to get together and they must work it out no matter what
let’s do it
According to the laws of physics, a planet in the shape of a doughnut (toroid) could exist. Physicist Anders Sandberg says that such planets would have very short nights and days, an arid outer equator, twilight polar regions, moons in strange orbits and regions with very different gravity and seasons.
Read more: http://bit.ly/1kPLXGT via io9
petition to turn the earth into a fucking doughnut
THE STORY POTENTIAL FOR THIS IS AMAZING YOU COULD HAVE TWO ENTIRELY DIFFERENT CIVILIZATIONS SEPARATED BY DESERT ON THE OUTSIDE AND AN PERMANENT NIGHT-WINTER ON THE INSIDE
YOU COULD (WITH A LITTLE FUDGING ON TIDES OR SOME STABILIZATION FORCE) HAVE MOONS THAT GO THROUGH THE FUCKING HOLE, WITH LUNAR-POWERED SORCERERS LIVING ON THE INNER EQUATOR IN GIANT ICE CASTLES WAITING FOR THE TIME OF THE MONTH WHEN THE MOON ILLUMINATES THE ETERNAL NIGHTTIME AND THEIR SPELLS HAVE THE MOST POWER
YOU COULD HAVE ENTIRELY DIFFERENT SPECIES THAT EVOLVED ON OPPOSITE SIDES WHO ARE BASICALLY ALIENS ON THE SAME PLANET AND WHOEVER CROSSES THE GIANT DESERT OR ARCTIC CIRCLE (HEH) MAKES FIRST CONTACT
THIS IS SO COOL
THIS IS SO COOL
I WANT TO RUN FIFTY THOUSAND GAMES ON WORLDS LIKE THIS HOLY FUCK
THIS JUST IN IF I’M UNDERSTANDING THE MAGNETIC FIELDS CORRECTLY I THINK THE ETERNAL NIGHT ICE REALM WILL HAVE NEAR-CONSTANT ELECTRICAL STORMS
Re-reblogging for the additional stuff.
this is the coolest article oh wow
Now when it says “Arid outer equator” it actually means ALL THE OCEANS would be pulled towards the center, so the outer bit would be one long giant unbroken desert. Gravity!
my whole soul cries out for american magical realism
where are the little midwestern towns with the waving grass in summer and the deep snow in winter, towns full of young women in white and slender-wristed dead hitchikers drinking merle’s coffee
where’s john henry raising black dogs and sasquatch footprints left outside the public library and no-face charlie walking the streets at night, whistling ‘o susanna’
there should be crumbling overgrown cemeteries and diners with faded linoleum floors, and molly pitcher pours cheap beer on bingo nights and crows are good luck when you catch sight of them perched on the cart return outside of walmart and out of the corner of your eye you see coyote, laughing at you
I realize this probably isn’t a post you were looking for a response to, and I’m sorry if some of these are ones you’ve already read/don’t consider magic realism [esp. since magic realism is one of those things thats devilishly hard to define] but —
“The Witches of Athens” by Lara Elena Donnelly [the Athens in question is Athens, Ohio]
“Unique Chicken Goes in Reverse” by Andy Duncan (probably almost anything by Duncan counts, tho I’ve not read v much)
Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
“Anansi Meets Peter Parker at the Taco Bell on Lexington” by Douglas Kearney
“Librarians in the Branch Library of Babel” by Shaenon K. Garrity
“The Ice Princess” by Jae Brim
“Hope Chest” by Garth Nix
Beloved by Toni Morrison (Also, I think Song of Solomon qualifies too, but I haven’t read that one yet.)
“All the Young Kirks and Their Good Intentions” by Helena Bell (okay, technically, science fiction-y, technically, probably doesn’t count, but also, i would ask you to consider the fact that it also totally counts)
“The Glass Bottle Trick” by Nalo Hopkinson (tho this leans more heavily on the Southern Gothic tradition than the magic realism side of things.)
“Non-Zero Probabilities” by N.K. Jemisin
“In the House of the Seven Librarians” by Ellen Klages
“The Hotel Astarte” by M.K. Hobson
“Lark Till Dawn, Princess” by Barth Anderson
“Fate” by Jenise Aminoff
Honestly, probably the majority of Mojo: Conjure Stories edited by Nalo Hopkinson (which is where I read “Lark Till Dawn, Princess” and “Fate”)
“Jesus Christ in Texas” by W.E.B. Du Bois
And then stuff I’ve heard of/read about but haven’t yet to read, but am pretty sure qualifies & am fairly confident quality-wise:
“Buffalo Gals, Won’t You Come Out Tonight” by Ursula K. Le Guin
“The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change” by Kij Johnson (which was first published in an anthology called The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales so that’s probably a good bet for some more, and looking @ the TOC there’s tons of good authors.)
The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez
“The Hag Queen’s Curse” by M.K. Hobson
“Sinners, Saints, Dragons, and Haints, In the City Under the Still Waters” by N.K. Jemisin
The Native Star by M.K. Hobson
The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
I can palpably feel myself leaving out some good stuff, but that’s as far as I can remember/fetch easily. It’s sort of light on novels, but hopefully it’s a start.
woah woah woah don’t apologize :D
Song of Solomon totally qualifies and i would recommend it to everyone, what a good book
It’s not out yet, but if you want hitchhiking ghosts, Seanan McGuire has a book coming out about a hitcher named Rose Marshall and the twilight roads of America, where the dead drive.
And I super second the rec for Garth Nix’s Hope Chest, it’s incredible.
Deleted scene from the critically acclaimed film, Gravity.
oh my god, you tried