Thursday, August 28, 2014

I am now in the “making shit up as I go along” stage of writing a fanfic.  I see a lot of editing of this part of the chapter in my future.




this one is canon

Yes. Yes, it is.




James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.

From the film’s IndieGo page:

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.

To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.

This looks really cool, and I love that one of the kickstarter rewards is an animation class!


also kids shouldnt be scared of their parents. theres a difference between “im not gonna do this bad thing because i respect my parents and i dont want to disappoint them” and “im not gonna do this bad thing because im scared of what my parents will do to me if i do”

(Source: caninevillain)



Announcing the original “Chupacabra in a Can”! This poseable Chupacabra skeleton is finally completed and up for sale! You can find it in our Etsy store.








People ask how the combat in Soul Eater works.This is more or less accurate enough. 


this is exactly how it works

that’s the show





People ask how the combat in Soul Eater works.

This is more or less accurate enough. 


this is exactly how it works

that’s the show

When I first started writing fanfiction, never in my life did I think “Hey, you know what I’d really love to write?  One of my favorite characters having a panic attack in three different languages!”

*cries while typing lines into Google Translate*

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Getting bad again for no reason after you’ve been so happy for a long time is literally one of the worst feelings ever

Isn’t it time to acknowledge the ugly side? I’ve grown quite weary of the spunky heroines, brave rape victims, soul-searching fashionistas that stock so many books. I particularly mourn the lack of female villains — good, potent female villains. Not ill-tempered women who scheme about landing good men and better shoes (as if we had nothing more interesting to war over), not chilly WASP mothers (emotionally distant isn’t necessarily evil), not soapy vixens (merely bitchy doesn’t qualify either). I’m talking violent, wicked women. Scary women. Don’t tell me you don’t know some. The point is, women have spent so many years girl-powering ourselves — to the point of almost parodic encouragement — we’ve left no room to acknowledge our dark side. Dark sides are important. They should be nurtured like nasty black orchids. Gillian Flynn (via rabbitinthemoon)

I often find myself longing for truly flawed heroines who have to struggle with their own dark side. That’s the enemy that most of us truly have to face in real life - the fact that all of us have the potential to do truly terrible things, as well as truly great things. What ultimately determines the pith of our character is how we choose to handle that potential.

Every one of us has a monster in the mirror. We’re forced, by vice of being human, to continually question our relation to that monster. Do we slay it, tame it, or let it devour us? Or, do we walk in the steps of Faust and make a deal with it in the hopes of some kind of personal gain?  (via schrodingersbrain)