Bomber's Notebook

sunwukong-stoaway:

ringaroundtheprose:

the-captain-of-davesol:

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THE ULTIMATE FUCKING POST

You know it’s good when you bother to scroll all the way back up just to reblog it.

…Wait scroll up HOW OLD IS THIS THING

oxboxer:

A veritable NIGHTMARE SCENARIO where HALF THE ADULT POPULATION finds themselves AGONIZED and ENSANGUINATED on a MONTHLY SCHEDULE and is VAGUELY UNCOMFORTABLE for the remaining time! Only the most twisted of minds could have conceived of such horror!

This comic is longer than usual and won’t fit in a photoset! Read in full on Tapastic.

Subtle as a brick to the face.

mindofgemini:

The Ballad of Edgardo is the greatest tale of perseverance and triumph known to man

naffzilla:

Unpooplar opinion: Homestar Runner isn’t that great I never found it that funny.

Yep.

laylainalaska:

fuckyeahsources:

Nope. But the real story is better. Bolding mine:

The late Ruth Thompson, a cell painter on “Snow White” who later became a multiplane scene planner, recalled: “We tried everything - airbrush, drybrush, even lipstick and rouge, which is perhaps the basis for the legend because we did, in fact, try it. But nothing worked.

The airbrush was difficult to control on such a small area; drybrush was too harsh; lipstick and rouge unwieldy and messy. Everything proved to be impractical and all hope seemed lost to give Snow White her little bit of color when the idea of using a dye was proposed.

Again Ms. Thompson: “Someone suggested a red dye because the blue day we added to give Donald Duck his distinctive sailor-blue never really could be washed off the cell without leaving a bluish stain where the paint had been applied.”

Ever since the mid 30’s when color became the norm for all the cartoons, not just the “Silly Symphonies,” all paints and inks were made at the studio. During this period as well cells were routinely reused for economic reasons, thus the need to wash them off. Apparently Donald’s special blue color was made with a dye added to the usual powdered pigments. “So we tried that.” As the women gathered around in what must have seemed just another dead-end effort, all eyes became fixed on the red dot which soon became a small glow with no perceptible edge. The hushed silence soon gave way to sighs of relief. The method had finally been found. Now the application.

Among the studio’s many inkers (an extremely demanding profession), was one young lady whose training and skill was unique: Helen Ogger. Just being an inker placed one within the elite confines of this most “holy of holies” area of the Nunnery, as the Ink and Paint Department was so called (Walt had strict and quite Victorian views that the sexes not mingle at the workplace, allowing no male personnel save the “gofer” boy and the paymaster “Mr.” Keener to enter this domain of mostly unmarried women ). But Helen was in addition a very fine cartoonist and one of the few women at Disney’s or anywhere else, who could animate.

Such a seemingly insignificant detail (as the cheek colors) might be thought not worthy of special mention (she, as well as the other inkers and painters, was given no screen credit). But when one adds up the number of footage required to be tinted freehand on each individual cell, the hours suddenly turn into weeks and months. In fact, such a treatment was never attempted again on such a scale and even today, the publicity stills from “Snow White,” most of which do not have the added blush, bear witness to how that little touch of extra care adds to the vitality we see on the screen.

The work was done on all close-ups, most medium shots, and even on some long shots. The Queen was also similarly tinted. Hundreds of hours were needed to complete this task, arduous, repetitive and, of course, hard on the eyes. Ultimately a handful of other girls were needed to assist Helen as the clocked ticked toward the deadline.

Helen had to place several cells together on an animation board, one atop the other, just like in the process of animation, in order to get the ‘registration’ right (the spot of red just right in relation to the preceding and following ones) - all of this without any guide. She would work out her own extremes and then ‘animate’ the blush in inbetweens. Her work deserves admiration and gratitude and it is unfortunate that her contribution has remained unknown and her anonymity unaltered during her lifetime. She was paid, as were the rest of the Inkers, $18 a week, which included a half-day on Saturday and the many, many hours of unpaid overtime “Snow White” would require - all given unstintingly, (by everyone involved, it should be added), to a project whose joy in participating was its own reward.

She eventually became head of Inking and Special Effects and even taught classes in animation at the studio. She left in 1941 (apparently part of the terrible strike that would leave the Disney Studio changed forever), taking her skills with her. She died in Glendale in February of 1980. Perhaps it is safe to say that her departure was critical to the abrupt demise of this now unique effect (it was also used, though on a much smaller scale in both “Pinocchio” and “Fantasia”). None of the other inkers or painters were animators and it is this fact, not just the factor of economy nor the changing tastes, which surely must be considered a reason why such details were never attempted again. The golden age was over.

Also, here’s an interesting article about female cel painters at Disney. I am now fascinated by the idea of writing something with a Depression-era cel painter as a protagonist.

becja
spassundspiele:

Red Samus – Metroid fan art by Betty Jiang

spassundspiele:

Red SamusMetroid fan art by Betty Jiang

higginbid:

cave story turns 10 in december

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Whoa.

Leaked Endings to Dragon Age: Inquisition

lightgetsout:

Upon reaching the main breach in the Fade, the Inquisitor is presented with three choices

  1. Destroy the Breach, but sacrifice all mages who have connection to the Fade.
  2. Take control of the Breach, making all the demons super nice, making the Inquisitor god of all demons and fade spirits.
  3. Become one with the Breach, making everyone abominations. BAM utopia is achieved.

Why yes. Yes we are still pissed about ME3.

shitthesignssay:

I love these surveys we do. Looks like you guys feel that
Taurus is easiest to be friends with
while
Scorpio, Leo, Sagittarius and Capricorn are tied for the most difficult to be friends with.
Something to think about.


The lack of a data source bothers me. Depending on the sample size, this could all be bullshit.

shitthesignssay:

I love these surveys we do. Looks like you guys feel that

Taurus is easiest to be friends with

while

Scorpio, Leo, Sagittarius and Capricorn are tied for the most difficult to be friends with.

Something to think about.

The lack of a data source bothers me. Depending on the sample size, this could all be bullshit.

hatpire:

justanoperanerd:

happierman:

Johann Suggestion Bachs (at Alix Goolden Performance Hall)


You know, puns can get you into  a whole lot of treble.

No, it’s okay. I’ve got a pretty good Handel on things. Making puns is my forte.

samlofosho

hatpire:

justanoperanerd:

happierman:

Johann Suggestion Bachs (at Alix Goolden Performance Hall)

You know, puns can get you into a whole lot of treble.

No, it’s okay. I’ve got a pretty good Handel on things. Making puns is my forte.

samlofosho

krudman:

everyone google image search “pony bird”. Don’t question it. Just do it.

Oh my god.

lindsayetumbls:

airspaniel:

dontbearuiner:

lettersfromtitan:

dontbearuiner:

texnessa:

shorterexcerpts:

kiss-distinctly-american:

charlespudding:

businessinsider:

Graphic: There Are Now 50 Colleges That Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

i’m having trouble even imagining what these numbers mean tbh

A reminder that UPenn’s two year Executive MBA is $181,500.

I know the UK’s dabbled with deregulating student fees, and Australia under Abbott’s dumb ass wants to. Well, here’s why y’all should fight that shit tooth and fucking nail.

Yep. I went to #26. Also, worth it.

#38!
It wasn’t that expensive when I was there, but it was still a pretty penny.
All the alma maters in my household are represented on this list. Oof.
(Including the school where I have a half-completed certificate in graphic design.)

Dear God.  I went to GWU (on the list) which was 20K per year, including my housing when I went in the early 90s.  I had a good scholarship, and was able to get out without debt, but that is completely fucked up.  Not worth it.  I don’t know if any education is worth it, but seriously you have got to be fucking kidding me.

Reblogging again because I remember a time when Bennington College was the #1 most expensive school, and now it’s #33.
That’s RIDICULOUS.

I totally misread number 1 as “Harry Mudd College” and was like OF COURSE THAT PLACE IS A SCAM.


I went to two in the top ten! Winning!….?This is why I do not ask for help on my crippling debt. TRULY. I brought this on my idiot self.

I think I got a B. Sc. and an M. Sc. for less than that. Total.

lindsayetumbls:

airspaniel:

dontbearuiner:

lettersfromtitan:

dontbearuiner:

texnessa:

shorterexcerpts:

kiss-distinctly-american:

charlespudding:

businessinsider:

Graphic: There Are Now 50 Colleges That Charge More Than $60,000 Per Year

i’m having trouble even imagining what these numbers mean tbh

A reminder that UPenn’s two year Executive MBA is $181,500.

I know the UK’s dabbled with deregulating student fees, and Australia under Abbott’s dumb ass wants to. Well, here’s why y’all should fight that shit tooth and fucking nail.

Yep. I went to #26. Also, worth it.

#38!

It wasn’t that expensive when I was there, but it was still a pretty penny.

All the alma maters in my household are represented on this list. Oof.

(Including the school where I have a half-completed certificate in graphic design.)

Dear God.  I went to GWU (on the list) which was 20K per year, including my housing when I went in the early 90s.  I had a good scholarship, and was able to get out without debt, but that is completely fucked up.  Not worth it.  I don’t know if any education is worth it, but seriously you have got to be fucking kidding me.

Reblogging again because I remember a time when Bennington College was the #1 most expensive school, and now it’s #33.

That’s RIDICULOUS.

I totally misread number 1 as “Harry Mudd College” and was like OF COURSE THAT PLACE IS A SCAM.

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I went to two in the top ten! Winning!….?

This is why I do not ask for help on my crippling debt. TRULY. I brought this on my idiot self.

I think I got a B. Sc. and an M. Sc. for less than that. Total.

closetextrovert:

coelasquid:

Bea I’m not going to reblog your post because I don’t want to splatter your personal anxiety in front of all of my followers in case you want to delete it later, but here is a story about the first TV show I ever worked on. Our art director was this…

Reminds me of my old band (like concert band / wind ensemble) mantra, “Good enough for jazz.”

owlturdcomix:

We go forward.

lady-z13:

 ✧ The Galaxy’s Mightiest Heroes

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