Almost everything is queued. Let me know if you need anything tagged.
Thing I like including but not limited to: quality television shows (check the tags), feminism, animation, comics sometimes when they're not being stupid, girls, boys, other cuties.
This is the most amazing sweater in existence.
If you knit, or can sweet talk someone who does, a person on ravelry charted this pattern to knit it (in black) for her son: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cabled-skull-chart-for-pullover
As C.M. Kosemen explains throughout All Yesterdays, we really can’t ever know how much fat and other soft tissues contributed to the overall shape of dinosaurs since that’s the first thing to rot and shrivel tight against their bones and like even a sperm whale has a little skinny skeleton.
how would we know?
I got “Dipper’s and Mabel’s Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun” in the mail today, and it is one heck of a great book. There are secret messages all throughout it that are written in the newest symbol cipher:
And I just finished decoding them all. Holy crap you guys. I’m putting em under a cut, they’re really intense.
okay, watched season one of gravity falls.
dipper: cute, but the wendy thing bugs me, otherwise a fine protagonist. i don’t like so much how the course of events in the final couple of episodes rewarded him for physical violence? but so it goes. he needs a friend his own age.
mabel: flawless, although it’s curious how she’s more a representation of the internal 12 year old girl of someone my age with her melange of dated tastes and references instead of someone of her own time? i suppose that’s one solid way of getting around being super dated in a couple of years.
grunkle stan: i haven’t paid any attention to all the conspiracy theory and code breaking and symbol noticing stuff but people do notice that the “fish” symbol on his fez has bill sideways in negative space, right?
soos: a really good representation of a “townie”. i like that he is of indeterminate age.
wendy: she’s frankie foster, right? she’s a 15 year old time shifted frankie foster. related - where the heck did the foster’s home for imaginary friends fandom go?
gideon: ugh, can he please be gone forever. I AM SENDING YOU TO THE CORNFIELD, GIDEON
cops: gaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy (like, seriously, can’t they be proper boyfriends? they ought to be. though i guess would that be violating frat regs? not that that would be relevant.)
candy: i think… i might ship her with dipper a teeny tiny bit but that might just be because i want her to have more screentime.
grenda: she’ll turn out okay, that’s the general feeling i get from her.
bill: really unpleasant but also i totally see why the internet glommed on to him in the way that it did. i will say that the pyramid with eye symbol is an icon that’s been use to represent some pretty terrible things over the years and i hope that some of the really enthusiastic people have done their research.
overall i am pleased with the slick style, obsessive continuity, the way it runs towards scary but veers away into ridiculous at the last second, and the legit northwesty feel of it all. i like that the twins actually care for and about each other, and i like that the adults are neither always evil and dumb nor good and strong. i will say that i think some of the episode plots suffer from the burden of secret symbolism and continuity cleverness. i get that they’re trying to please both sides and i get that that’s virtually impossible.
Good job, not a waste of time, nor a disappointment. As good as I was led to believe. Which is, you know, rare.
"wendy: she’s frankie foster, right? she’s a 15 year old time shifted frankie foster."
yep yep yep, word on the street is they are both inspired by Lauren Faust
GO WATCH THIS SHOW, HONESTLY IT IS SO AMAZING.
IF THIS POST CREATES 1 NEW PUSHING DAISIES FAN MY LIFE = MADE.
Alright let me help out then:
1) Most of the cast is female. In fact only two main characters are male.
2) Both male characters take typically non-masculine hobbies. Emerson Cod knits almost non-stop and makes pop-up books. Ned is literally called “The Pie-Maker” because he bakes homestyle pies from his mother’s method. Both are shown to be very nurturing and even maternal characters. Conversely, the women? A pair of professional travelling show performers that have gritty sexual scandals the way men usually get (see the entire “Chuck’s father” storylines), a beekeeper who is the single most positive and optimistic character imaginable, and a former professional jockey- Three of four pro athletes.
3) You could very easily make the claim Ned is asexual.
4) Yes, the storyline is about romance. But it’s also about the positive side of a love story, and their only drama lies in overcoming their inability to actually share contact.
5) A very good friend of mine recommended this show to me as “Disney for adults.” I told her it was already on my list to watch because “It’s by Bryan Fuller, from Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me.” Bryan Fuller is now most known for “Hannibal.” The same camera methods and bright colours and lighting techniques Hannibal is known for? Perfected in this show, just using a different tone- The same colour methods in reverse, upping the vivid greens and yellows instead of reds and blues, which sells emotion both ways.
7) Probably one of the best examples of a modern day fairy tale possible.
8) Narrated by Jim Dale- The narrator for the HP audio books.
I don’t know if anyone’s already added links to this, but all of these here work and if you hover over the links, an episode description shows :)
This post is the reason I started watching Pushing Daisies and I encourage everyone to do the same
The new audio post icon must be some huge misunderstanding between the web design department and the art department
Like, web design: “What should the audio icon be? Maybe a keyboard, you know like playing music”
art department: “OK, keyboard”
web design: “… fuck it, I’m sure no one will notice. Throw it in.”