My final for my Drawing II class, the prompt was “Our Human relationship with Technology” and because I am a little shit and I love robots way too much, I took it literally and wrote this little comic. Some things that I didn’t get to put in because of length and the fact that I finished this at 5AM today after not really sleeping. Her name is Gabrielle Garcia and she is really super into ceramics and pottery. She likes superheros and collects well made figurines. All of the S.E.R. robot models are named after the knights of the round table, the designers thought it was funny. He can be used as a wifi hotspot.
Anonymous asked: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?
the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.
A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.
Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.
the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.
The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.
Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.
Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.
A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.
The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.
Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.
But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well.
Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.
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remember when cosette said she was leaving to england and marius was like “what. what the. no. no you’re not.” and cosette was like “well!!! just come with us” and marius just “what is wrong with you. what are you talking about. i’ve been wearing the same pair of pants every day for two months. do you really expect me to be able to go to england.” and then he slammed his head against a tree and stood that way for two hours while cosette cried
that… was not in the movie?
no but it should have been
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It’s Duck, Duck, Grey Duck dammit.
No one will ever tell me otherwise.
what in the shit is “duck duck grey duck”
Minnesota what the hell
Okay, folks, because apparently this is a difficult distinction for the rest of the US…
These are ducks (more specifically, mallards — probably the most common duck you’ll see in the wild in the US):
This is a goose (well, Canada goose, again, going by the most common species seen in the wild in the US):
They look completely different. Especially if you see them together in the wild — the geese are much larger.
Now, by contrast, here is a grey duck (another name for the Pacific Black Duck):
This is much harder to distinguish from a female mallard at a glance — you have be able to look more closely at the bill, feet, or feather patterns.
It makes sense that, confronted with a flock of female mallards and grey ducks, you’d need to look at each bird individually to determine which were which. However, if you’re confronted with a mix of mallards and Canada geese, and your vision is reasonably good, you should be able to tell the geese from the ducks at a single glance.
(Image sources: Wikipedia Repository.)
The reason the rest of us use geese is because the way Duck Duck Goose is supposed to work, you run like hell from the goose. This is because geese are homicidal lunatics. That goose up there? It thirsts for your blood.
This goose also thirsts for your blood
This duck, on the other hand, which looks a lot like it, does not.
THAT is the real message of the game. Sorry, but Hoth just has this game wrong.
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