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Hi~ I'm Eliza Borgia. I'm into a lot of things and am very immature but also like art. Yup.
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elsendor:

Despite what my lack of good screenshosts of her implies, Liida is my beloved main. She’s the first I got to 80, and the character who finally got me over my hesitation about necromancers. 

Liida’s deal is that she’s got a terminal degenerative illness, comparable to ALS (I swear to the Alchemy that this has been a thing since long before the ALS challenge going around right now. I blame Spinnerette, which was my inspiration.). Luckily for her, she has one of the brightest minds in biomedical science, even among her race. She has been working like crazy since her diagnosis (such as it was) to try and cure her condition before it’s too late. 

She’s a tough personality to get along with, though. Because of her constant awareness that her time is limited, Liida tends to be extremely brusque, impatient, and even rude. If she feels you are wasting her time, she’ll make sure you know it—if you’re lucky. If you’re not, she’ll literally just walk away and let you waste your breath. 

For those persistent enough to get past the hard emotional shell she’s created to compensate for her physical weakness, Liida’s a deeply passionate soul, with a thirst to live, experience, and create. The presence of death on her doorstep has made her thirsty for life, eager to drink of its riches, if she can just get past her reticence about people.

wrapyourselfaroundmyfinger:

jonny-poopoo-pants:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological OrderThe most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]

Reblog the fuck out of this

BOOST^^^^^^^

fatsexybitch:

whatisthat-velvet:

questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

Black excellence.

More indepth info about this project:http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ferguson-man-forms-inspiring-team-cop-watchers-hold-police-accountable/
I know gofundme has fucked shit up, but it seems like this project is about 700 away from its second goal of clip on cameras for residents
http://www.gofundme.com/Copwatching-in-Ferguson

fatsexybitch:

whatisthat-velvet:

questionall:

Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable [Video: http://bit.ly/1l8QoAA]

Black excellence.

More indepth info about this project:
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ferguson-man-forms-inspiring-team-cop-watchers-hold-police-accountable/

I know gofundme has fucked shit up, but it seems like this project is about 700 away from its second goal of clip on cameras for residents

http://www.gofundme.com/Copwatching-in-Ferguson

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.

schmemy:

Possibly the greatest moment of my entire life. He didn’t hear us. The windows were up. So clearly the only explanation is that his nerd heart resonated with our own nerd hearts. Believe it.

niceisneat:

here’s a tip

if someone says they don’t drink, they don’t fucking drink

respect it

brook:

valid criticisms of Anita Sarkeesian: Her unclear reasoning behind still asking for money for her videos, her absolutely glacial rate of video making, the fact that she analyzes games which she knows little about, or how her views on Feminism do not represent all schools of feminist thought

invalid criticisms of Anita Sarkeesian: She hates men, she wants all games to pander to women, she wants to take our games away!!!!

peaked:

when the bathroom runs out of towels

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lustire:

im not ignoring your snapchats, im just too ugly to reply at the moment

So what if I’m wandless? I’ll punch you right in the bloody nose, OH WAIT.
James Potter’s last words probably (via its-a-punundrum)

unamusedsloth:

Nude Portraits series by photographer Trevor Christensen

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