The GOP has a plan to stop Wendy Davis: blatant voter suppression.Women don’t like having their bodies policed, and are supporting Davis like no Democrat has been backed before. But Republicans aren’t fighting back on the issues — they’ve pushed through a Voter ID law that blocks the votes of countless Texas women. Starting this November, Texans must show a photo ID with their up-to-date legal name instead of IDs like a birth certificate. That’s not a problem for single or married men — but it leaves a third of Texas women scrambling in a state with just 81 DMVs in its 254 counties. The only way the GOP can keep Texas is by rigging the game. Women have the power to turn this state blue for the first time in two decades, but we need to help secure their rights first. Please, join us in calling on the Texas legislature to get rid of this unconstitutional Voter ID law and stop trying to strip women of their votes.
DANGER! DANGER FOR TEXAS WOMEN!
US Gov’t, I s2g.
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Mikasa and Levi Outfited with new Uniforms for “Attack on Titan” Browser Game
Attack on Titan: Wings of Counterattack Online
so lately a movie called “Frozen Land” has gotten some attention due to it seemingly continuing the trend of Low Budget Animated Movie Tries To Fool Distracted Parents Into Thinking It’s The Latest Pixar/Disney Production. but looking into it more i found that this is way, way more than that
for one thing, the original title of this movie isn’t Frozen Land—it’s The Legend of Sarila, La Légende de Sarila in the original French. it’s only recently gained the translated title of Frozen Land when it got distributed to US audiences. it was released almost an entire year before Frozen came out, and other than the vaguely connecting theme of “ice,” Sarila has nothing to do with Frozen or its source material of The Snow Queen
though calling The Snow Queen ‘source material’ for Frozen is a generous stretch and is a completely different kind of story
Sarila is the first 3D animated movie to come out of Quebec and tells the story of
….an encampment of Inuit nomads is threatened by famine. The situation is dire as day after day the hunters return empty-handed. Unknown to anyone, the tribe’s shaman Croolik has embraced the dark arts and this is the true reason behind the disappearance of all the animals. The clan’s wise woman Saya recalls the legend of Sarila, a promised land hidden among the glaciers, where wild game is said to be plentiful. Legend has it that only the pure of heart may enter this hallowed place.
Three of the clan’s young people, chosen by Croolik’s treacherous crow Kwatak, agree to go in search of Sarila in order to save their tribe. There is Putulik, the chief’s son; the beautiful Apik, his fiancée; and Markussi, who only Croolik and Saya have discerned has a shaman’s gifts.
it’s not up to the animation standards of Disney and Pixar, but it’s not bad. it’s not even average—it’s interesting. it has a decent number of lady characters. it’s accurate to Inuit culture—Sedna is not just a character made up for the movie but a key figure in Inuit mythology. even the cutesy “kid appeal” character is fairly charming
i know a lot of you are disappointed in the lack of representation in animation, and have been criticizing Frozen in this regard. so i invite you not only to discuss Frozen, but to discuss and support a movie that has an entirely nonwhite cast—not just an entirely nonwhite cast but an entire cast of First Nations people, a group who see pitifully little representation in popular media. i invite you to support a movie from a relatively new studio, a studio who is eager to tell a serious story from a culture whose voice is almost never heard
your local bargain bin may want you to believe that this is just another low-budget ripoff, but it is not. this is a story worth considering, and i hope you will do just that
Website | English Trailer | French Trailer
Me and painbows talking about the jearmins.
AAA happy birthday to dee-cherrywolf! This was commissioned by your awesome sister garefowl~
I hope you enjoy it and have a wonderful day!!! (´∀｀)♡
Me and Doki were playing Graces last night and finally got to Lambda’s Cocoon right
we were like
"is it just me or this like…the most uncomfortably suggestive stage they could have possibly designed"
the skits definitely didn’t help because they were filled will all sorts of dialogue that sounded like it could have been innuendo;;;;
Credens Justitiam (Live)—Yuki Kajiura
WOW FUCK ITS EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN IT WAS BEFORE
SHOOT ME IN THE FACE
so in art class today I was taking a long time working on a sketch and my instructor was like “you shouldn’t spend so much time working on your sketches” and he explained his workflow to me which basically literally amounted to “I draw a rough sketch and then go straight to inking and draw everything right one the first try”
so long story short I basically had a mental breakdown SO I would like to poll the artistic community in the hopes of halting my depressive spiral
Do you generally draw your sketches and final drawings right on the first try with minimal corrections? Or do you spend a lot of time erasing and redrawing your art?
No no no. No!! Fuck that guy. I’m so goddamn tired of artists telling other artists what they should be doing, be it “stop drawing fanart”, “use a real brush instead of a disposable pen”, or yeah, “stop spending so much time on sketches”. There’s no should or shouldn’t when it comes to artistic process, so if anyone tells you you’re doing it wrong, they’re an asshole.
To answer your question, I slave over my sketches. I probably spend more time erasing and staring at it trying to figure out what to fix than I do actually drawing. The result is that I’m happy with my drawings. If I followed your teacher’s advice, I would absolutely 100% hate everything I ever made. And I’m sure that if he were to be convinced that he should constantly erase and correct and tinker with his sketches, he’d probably hate his drawings, too. I don’t like his methods and he doesn’t like my methods and that’s okay. The only thing you SHOULD do when drawing is use a process that makes you comfortable and happy with the end result!
Yeah no way fuck that.
I became a lot happier with my stuff in general once I started making my final drawing almost directly from my sketches. I personally have a really bad habit of picking and picking, trying to get it super “right”, until the final result is stiff and (to me), way less interesting than my initial sketches, even if they aren’t technically “perfect”.
For some stuff, yeah, I’ll keep working on something to make it tight and clean, but in general, I like my messy drawings better.
TL;DR What works for one person doesn’t work for everyone. Do what you want and don’t let the man keep you down.
did ANYONE in the production of this film, even the fucking editor of the trailer think “what am i doing. what am i making right now”
good lord it starts out as a fairly standard telling of tarzan and then a minute into it it takes a hard left into what-the-fuck-ville