I’m really really really really really glad that a whole bunch of dudes accidentally gave us really detailed instruction manuals for how to repel misogynists
love yourself as much as you love your favorite character
set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.
My friend is participating in a Zelda gift exchange and asked if I would make a piece related to the original ‘Legend of Zelda’ for his giftee.
We sat and talked about various options before landing on boss rooms for the first four dungeons.
It was fun! Tedious, with all of the tiny square cuts on the 1st and 4th dungeons. I enjoyed myself though. Assembling the double headed dragon for the 4th dungeon was crazy fun and has made me miss the 3D art! I can’t wait to get back into my more ambitious projects. The break for silhouettes has been awesome because it has helped me discover another form of expression, but I still miss the other stuff x)
I hope the recipient enjoys the art! I’ll post nicer photos soon.
One of Michael Cera’s first roles was in a Pillsbury commercial in 1998 [x].
“I auditioned for The Sixth Sense, which I didn’t know was about seeing dead people. They didn’t mention that in the breakdown. After seeing the movie, and remembering the scene they had me read… It was the scene with the penny. Bruce Willis is saying, “I can’t be your doctor anymore,” and Haley Joel Osment starts crying and slides the penny over to him. It’s a very emotional scene. And I did not do it that way. I did it upbeat. I said “Some magic’s real” very optimistically.”-Michael Cera
Some things never change.
they took the children
they took everything
Languages animate objects by giving them names, making them noticeable when we might not otherwise be aware of them. Tuvan has a word iy (pronounced like the letter e), which indicates the short side of a hill.
I had never noticed that hills had a short side. But once I learned the word, I began to study the contours of hills, trying to identify the iy. It turns out that hills are asymmetrical, never perfectly conical, and indeed one of their sides tends to be steeper and shorter than the others.
If you are riding a horse, carrying firewood, or herding goats on foot, this is a highly salient concept. You never want to mount a hill from the iy side, as it takes more energy to ascend, and an iy descent is more treacherous as well. Once you know about the iy, you see it in every hill and identify it automatically, directing your horse, sheep, or footsteps accordingly.
This is a perfect example of how language adapts to local environment, by packaging knowledge into ecologically relevant bits. Once you know that there is an iy, you don’t really have to be told to notice it or avoid it. You just do. The language has taught you useful information in a covert fashion, without explicit instruction." - K. David Harrison, The Last Speakers (via perugu—-annam)
“I loved a maid as fair as summer with sunlight in her hair.I loved a maid as red as autumn with sunset in her hair.I loved a maid as white as winter with moonglow in her hair.”