We’ve been doing Movie Fighters for almost a year now, and it’s been a great time.
However, we’ve heard quite a few complaints/fielded quite a few questions about the delivery system we currently have through Bandcamp. It’s…not the best system for distributing podcast. It can be a bit of a headache.
So we’ve started this Kickstarter to fund a year’s worth of Movie Fighters. If we’re successful, we’ll start posting every episode on iTunes, Stitcher and though an RSS feed.
IF you have already bought all our episodes on Bandcamp, don’t worry. Those episodes will stay there forever and won’t be on iTunes. If you haven’t listened to those yet, you can get them all as a donation reward!
We’ve got some other cool rewards, too, including invitations to a live episode! So check it out!
Aw, dang! My boys have a Kickstarter for their (very very fun and funny) podcast! Everyone give them a dollar!
If Jem and the Holograms is starting to sound like a girl-gang flick, it’s really not that far off. It’s got the traditional girl-gang power combo of big hair, themed rivalry, and a whole lot of lesbian subtext.
I finally watched some Jem and the Holograms, and it was pretty great.
The recent ask about improving got me thinking, so I thought I’d share this with you guys.
Now, I’m gonna start with a very cliche thing, but improvement does take a long, long time. I was told by a teacher that if you notice improvement within a few days/weeks, that means you’re still sucking hard, haha. Because when you’re at a really really low skill level, it’s much easier to improve, but once you’re decent, it takes way longer to improve, and the journey gets harder.
Here’s a good Pokemon analogy: When you’re playing Pokemon in the beginning, it probably takes you a few minutes to level up from 5 to 6, but after you beat the Elite Four, leveling up from 55 to 56 takes goddamn forever. This is exactly how art works. Your skill in art is like your Pokemon. Once you’re at a decent enough level, it takes goddamn forever for you to level up. The difference here is that in Pokemon you’re capped at lvl 100. In art, there is no ending; you keep leveling up, and it gets harder and longer everytime. The ending is when you die.
Although, that said, if you’re noticing no improvement in months, then it’s either one of two things: 1) you’re already at a decent enough skill level that it’s going to take longer to notice improvement, or 2) you’re not practicing enough.
And while we’re on this subject, let me emphasize once again how important it is to step out of your comfort zone and try doing things you’re always afraid of, or is always bad at. Even if you won’t end up mastering that particular skill, there is something to learn there that you can apply to the stuff you’re already comfortable with, that will make it better.
Here’s another Pokemon analogy: If you’re on lvl 55 trying to hit 56, will you go back to Route 1 and beat up lvl 2 Rattatas (or Bidoofs)? Or will you go to Victory road and tackle Pokemons that are around your lvl? Unless you’re a complete grinding masochist (or EV training, but that’s another long story), you would definitely pick the latter. The higher level Pokemons are harder to beat, yes, but you level up faster because they give you more EXP! This is the same in art! Tackling things that you’re not comfortable with can only help you level up faster, because they give you a lot of EXP. Sure, you might lose the battle, but you still keep that experience you gained from tackling that higher level pokemon. And after recuperating, you can try again and eventually you will win, and you will level up faster than committing a massacre on Rattatas.
You cannot believe all the wisdom you obtain from playing Pokemon.
“Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.”—Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via blvckovt)
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Hey, just figured I’d let everybody know that I’ve made the clothing option available for my Motorcity designs~ It’s still just Mike, Julie, Chuck, and the two versions of Red so far, but they’re there for anybody who wants ‘em.
“When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.”—Anthony Mackie (via rexilla)
wait, I'm confused. When you first posted the trailer for that Lucy movie on your blog you seemed ok with it, but now you're kind of offended with all the oppression and lack of POC and stuff (not saying you're wrong). Have you always been this against the movie or was this an opinion that grew as you learned more about the bad models it represents?
Well, at first i was kinda weirded out by some of the stuff in the trailer but thought i’d wait until the movie actually came out? which i’m still gonna do, but now i’m just less eager to see it in theaters, that’s all. I still want to see what they’ve done with it using the genre or how they’ve handled all these things that they’ve set up (or at least those iwe’ve seen from the trailer). Otherwise i’m just going to do what i do every time and wait it out and see how much it’s worth watching.
in short: Yeah, i was influenced by more posts from other people, but had some doubts at first that i’m gonna wait out to be confirmed.
there’s been a lot of new people following me this week so all i wanted to say is: THANKS! i have no idea why people follow me, but it’s great there’s so many in the audience, even if i post very little or very silly/sad things.
also, would like to thank the 3+ people who replied about my side artblog url! thanks! i made it yesterday and it feels good. B-)
SO! Last year I was still getting my feet wet trying out storyboards, and decided (AHAHA) to board the entire sequence of the final part of Razer’s Coming of Age, as a trail off from the "Volkregian" fancomic I did.
Scanning the tag, the hosting site doesn’t work anymore for most (if not all) people. I know Tessa’s dA has all the pages, but for those who like to browse by chapter here it is! Included is also official HiNaBN art (and fancomic week) by Tessa (and various) found on the site and her dA**.
so let me get this straight. anti-choicers took $500,000 dollars worth of pennies and sealed them in a glass case as a “memorial” to “victims” of abortion. i’m going to say that again. these people have locked away $500,000 dollars as a “tribute” to dead blobs of cells instead of donating that money to actual living breathing children who don’t have basic necessities or homes.