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kerogero:

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ultrafunnypictures:

This fucking language I swear to God

Nope.

One too many “had”s.

Unless I’m missing something, that sentence has too many “had”s.

No, the sentence is right; it could work with three, or even two, and still make sense, but four is also proper.

That said, unless the aim is to confuse your reader, it’s best to avoid these kinds of sentences.

James, while John had had “had”, had had “had had”; “had had” had had a better effect on the teacher.

I read it a few ways: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0e9T0hscild

fractalnightmare:

skeleton-warrior:

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myniamh:

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adelon-tia:

whowasntthere:

findchaos:

lunulata:

So, Penny Arcade is looking for someone willing to do FOUR incredibly difficult IT jobs, be on-call 24/7, and be pushed to their limits, but isn’t exactly willing to pay you for it!

You know, despite the fact that they are a highly successful company that rakes in a ton of money for themselves by running several massive conventions every year and had all those Kickstarters that did super well. 

But hey, if you’re a fan of Penny Arcade you probably don’t mind being exploited for the chance to *gasp* appear on camera sometimes! Right, nerd? You don’t care about being paid as long as you can live out your nerd dream working at the ultimate nerd company for nerds! It’s a dream come true, right? You don’t need to get PAID for dreams!

This sickens me. They can more than afford to properly pay an IT person a decent wage, most likely two so the job isn’t so harsh on a single person!

No, no, no, no, no. SERIOUSLY, a company as big as Penny Arcade can afford far better than this, yet some poor sap will jump on the chance and be naively grateful for essentially getting dry assfucked with a sandpaper condom.

HOLD THE PHONE.

I missed a part.

"You should have no problems working in a creative and potentially offensive environment.”

Or as this guy puts it: calamityjon How else can you interpret “Sometimes offensive workplace” except “So if you’re a girl or gay or ethnic, try not to be all bitchy about it”?

And don’t even hold your fucking breath if you’re trans*, we’ve learned.

ughhhh i loathe this company

Ugh, wow.

Keep digging Penny Arcade.

Oh look, more reasons to despise Penny Arcade.

Ugh

PA is basically why I will never go to PAX. Shitty people run shitty companies. Who knew?

It’s sad that someone’s going to probably jump on working themselves to death for little to no return out of their love for PA. Also you can forget being anything other than a straight cis white man in this job.

People seem to be confusing this with the state of Penny Arcade. Welcome to the exciting world of corporate IT: where your job prospects are perpetually sparse due to an over-crowded job market, you have more technical responsibilities than the CEO and fewer guarantees than most front-line minimum wage earners.

Few are lucky enough to find full-time work with benefits. They’re the ones who also handle IT tasks like changing lightbulbs (and occasionally sweeping floors). I originally left IT to pursue puppetry because I figured I’d rather see people smile; I discovered the joy in retail computer service, and I’ve been happier ever after.

kuroshimaruswaifu:

someone drew this

they storyboarded it

then they animated it

and then inked and colored it

they were professionally paid to draw and animate a middle aged man’s crotch slowly advancing on them

You can extrapolate a lot about an artist from their work.
They say that 10% of an iceberg floats above water, hinting at the terrifyingly gargantuan form of ship-wrecking ice that swings and bobs silently below…

…And so is the zipper, kindly nodding to the viewer as it hints at the soul-crushing loose forms that swing and bob below layers of animated apparel; after all, what is an animated crotch/fly shot without years of study?

What I mean to say is that this is brilliant.

(Source: mutaharu)

offendedhinata:

people who say nintendo games suck just because they’re aimed towards children

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People say this about entertainment of all kinds. Cosplay? You’re being childish. Cartoons? The only permitted ones are DC-comics and Transformers, and the correct versions only, unless it’s ironic. Archie? Not nearly extreme enough.
Why did it become the rule that we can’t escape to harmless, light-hearted fantasy, and instead have to follow serious, dramatic lives that aren’t our own?

(Source: actualteddie)

kerogero:

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presidentvonschweetzsovaloffice:

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hobohalfa:

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citrusella-flugpucker:

ask-sirralph:

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sweetcandyvoice:

slimy-yet-satisfying:

ask-theblu-team:

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cakeylies:

CHELL NO

OH MY GOD NO no no no 

no no no not sniper why 

NO COACH.

I DON’T WANT TO BE KILLED BY COACH

((Did you eat his chocolate?))

Ralph and Felix are after me…not so bad.

Raiden and Liu Kang… I’m totally screwed

((I believe if that happened, Scout, Pyro, Demoman, Heavy, Sniper, and Spy would after me… Well, I’ll be dust.))

((…Vanellope von Schweetz.

Huh.))

i’ve got batman coming after me

cya peasants

at least he doesn’t kill

slenderman

excuse me while i proceed to rip my diCK OFF

Am I the only one who got lucky to only be chased by 4 centimeters of the terror known as Olimar? 
… Well, unless he has his Pikmin with him, then I imagine the whole little-people-tying-up-normal-sized-people situation while screaming “Giants!”…

Persona 4 Arena so…

Why is Yu Narukami hunting me down. What did I do to him.

Last game I played was DesireDriven………..

So basically the UFO and Ten Desires cast are after me.

Fuck.

Uh… I don’t think there is a main character, but I was playing as a monkey wearing a jetpack wielding a laser and carrying bombs.

I am being hunted down my Sheriff Lonestar, space cowboy single-handily responsible for wrangling the entire race of Bovinians who cloned him, shortly before taking a rocket ship and going mercenary.

(Source: thedumbestmoron)

aligatueur:

ameliated:

bad-dominicana:

skepticamongthefaithful:

kemetically-afrolatino:

source 1; source 2; source 3; source 4; source 5

WELP.

Stop what you are doing.

Read those.

Right now.

I’ll wait.

If you don’t want to read, I’ll explain the key bullet points, but please read them afterwords:

This is not “we didn’t protect him enough.”

This is not “the government screwed up some random detail or accidentally let his killer loose.”

The 111th Military Intelligence had a team taking pictures of his balcony during the assassination.

They brought in a Special Forces 8-Man Sniper Team from the 20th.

Memphis Police withdrew their regular protection detail from him.

A jury of 12 people, six black and six white, found the United States Government guilty of conspiracy to commit murder.

YOUR GOVERNMENT. MY GOVERNMENT. THE GOVERNMENT OF, BY, AND FOR THE PEOPLE, SHOT AND KILLED DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING. And the media never reported the case.

MLK was ASSASSINATED. By a government YOU PAY FOR.

I hate those posts where someone tries to pressure you into reblogging. I almost never ask you to reblog.

This shit is important.

Reblog this. I don’t care what kind of blog you have. I don’t care what you normally talk about.

Reblog this.

o h  f u c k

It was a wrongful death civil lawsuit. While a conspiracy was suggested and may have created the dynamic for a guilty finding, it wasn’t directly proven. OJ Simpson was never found guilty for murder, but he was found liable in the death of the alleged victims.
In this case, it might have been for pulling the security detail, but that alone doesn’t actually prove that anyone was criminally responsible.
(I just wanted to provide some perspective and it’s unfortunate that King was assassinated. His legacy is a great thing, even if we still have much to work for. This is news that should have been more widely reported, but it also needs to be put into context.)

(Source: revolutionary-afrolatino)

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maleyoda:

How deep was that? Her whole body disappeared.

its the G A T E W A Y  T O  S A T A N S  L A I R

did i reblog this already? i don’t even know. fuck it, here you go.

dead. 

Where. Did. The. Body. GO?!

OMG LMFAO I CAN’T, I’M CRYING, THIS IS SO FUNNY. LMAO I’M SUCH A BAD PERSON HELP

Am I the only one that, seeing the “it’s the Gateway to Satan’s Lair” comment, images Satan just sitting on his throne of skulls chilling when suddenly this girl plops in from above and he goes “What the fuck?” while sipping his blood-of-the-innocents martini or…?

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(Credit goes to  hrmphfft and redemtiondot) I hope one day there is just a pile of bodies and a very frustrated Satan.

Ok, this is now THE BEST post EVER!

yes I was looking for the two together on one post!

I think there was still something missing on the 2nd follow up pics… here the third missing pic :

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OMG THIS JUST GETS BETTER AND BETTER! XD!!

it got better

Where’s the dude from Pitfall?

(Source: brisasmith)

dreamworks animation studios are pretty bad amirite

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they never make any good movies

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mmmhmm all their movies suck

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no emotional centerpiece at all nope

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or good messages for kids yeah only dumb jokes

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and they have no aesthetic appeal at all

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yeah they’re all super ugly compared to disney or pixar or whatever right

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yeah dreamworks is really lame

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My problem with Dreamworks is with individual films. For example, Shrek contains a sweet story buried knee-deep in pop-culture references that were old when it came out; the promotional materials were about a burping and farting ogre and a princess who does bullet time karate. Frankly it reminded me of Family Guy for kids, and the punchline is that Lois turns into Meg at the end.

Personally, I think El Dorado and Prince of Egypt were both beautiful concepts that came out of risks.

Dreamworks is hit and miss when they’re creating original work, and I think it’s because they’re afraid of exploring, be it for financial reasons of otherwise. It’s kinda like watching someone who confuses the audience by playing perfect piano while talking about how lame piano is between songs.

(Source: alexanderperchov)

Principled Puppetry (Stuff you probably know)

Background:

This is a draft I used today in a workshop I assisted with. It’s quite bit rough, but I thought I’d share some of it.

A lot of it is based on observations of other kinds of puppetry, as well as what I’ve found works for me The general concept is heavily inspired by animation principles, as I regard puppetry as a form of animation.

Here goes…

Posture

Simply speaking, your arm is now a backbone, and characters need good back health. Avoid slouching and leaning; these will turn your character into a doll. Most of your focus as a puppeteer will be on your own puppet, and it’s your responsibility to ensure that your puppet remains your character. In most of what you’re about to read, I avoid using the word puppet because as long as your puppet is on, they’re your character.

Eye Focus

Eye focus helps to define your character’s consciousness and emotion. Having physically consistent eye focus between characters also promotes the idea that they’re attentive and engaged. As a general rule, the only time eye focus should be different is if a character is taller or shorter than other characters (to create a different height), or if the character is performing a motion that requires them to change focus, such as when bending over to look at or pick something up.

Make sure that your character acknowledges the other characters around them. You can do this by maintaining some eye contact with other puppets. As a performer, keep your focus on your character, periodically looking at the other characters around you. It also helps to look at the other performer.

The only time I ever look into the audience is when I need to make sure my character’s focus is on someone from the audience is speaking to the character. I admit, I also look for feedback from the audience in the form of smiles, but that’s not required.

Lip-synch

Lip-synch creates the illusion that a character is speaking.

There is no single “proper” way of moving your hand, but your puppet’s mouth should open and close on every syllable, and the upper part of their head should not bob back (or “flap”). If you find that you can’t hit every beat, try speaking slower. Once you’re able to synch up at a slower rate, you can begin experimenting with faster speech.

Practice

                You need to build stamina, strength, and skill. The only way to do this is with a puppet on and some way to see what you’re doing. Start singing your favourite karaoke hits, and if not that, then simply mouth-synching to your favourite songs. Experiment with arm movements, and try new inflections with your voice. It’s not too hard to create a character with any one of these actions, but pulling them together can be hard work, and it’s up to you to co-ordinate them.

                Make your first audience a mirror, and focus on your character. Remember that the audience can be distracting, so avoid looking at yourself and for crying out loud, look at your puppet!

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