Monday, October 20, 2014

wannabeanimator:

Walt Disney Animation Studios | 1937 - 2014

After seeing this post, I decided to make this. The “Experimental” era is usually referred to as Post-Renaissance. I imagine the Revival is going to continue through this decade. 2015 and beyond films listed are: (left to right) Zootopia, Giants, and Moana.

If you want to read more about each era and how they got their names, click here.

joannalannister:

George R.R. Martin talks about The World of Ice and Fire:

Setting is one of the elements of fiction, but it doesn’t get a lot of attention like plot and characters do. And in fantasy, it’s crucial. A sense of place. A sense of history. That this world is not just an inch deep, but that this world has deep roots and a long history, and that it’s real in some sense. Middle Earth was real to me. The Hyborian Age was real to me. These places did not exist. I knew they didn’t exist, but I wanted to go to them, and I wanted to return to them in my books. 
So when I came to write fantasy myself, I wanted to create a world that was just as vivid and real to my readers as the worlds of Tolkien and Robert E. Howard had been to me. And that’s what I strove to do with the Seven Kingdoms. 
And what I discovered is that there’s a lot of readers out there who have a great interest in these matters. They wanted maps. They wanted more maps when I gave them maps. Then they wanted even more maps and more detailed maps. So we did a map book. 
And they wanted history. I mentioned in the books little things about the history and the kings who had gone before and incidents from the past. 50 years ago or 100 years ago or 300 years ago. The Doom of Valyria and Robert’s Rebellion and Aegon’s Conquest and the Dance of the Dragons, all these things. 
Yet still I got letters: “I want to know more about the Dance of the Dragons. I want to know more about Aegon’s Conquest. What happened after Aegon died? What happened when his sons took over?”
We decided that we would do a concordance, a World Book as we called it. And that’s what The World of Ice and Fire is. It’s a big coffee table book that I’ve done with Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson. These are fans from the beginning of the series. I think they know more about Westeros than I do. They went through all of the books and pulled out every reference that I had to history and legends and geography and everything I had put in, and organized it all for me and put it in order and wrote a rough draft. Then I revised what they did and expanded it and filled in gaps. Then we got some of the best fantasy artists in the world. People like Marc Simonetti and Justin Sweet and Magali Villeneuve and Ted Nasmith to do incredible art for it. There’s art on virtually every page of this book. 
It’s done in the format of a maester of the Citadel writing a history of the world, and of the Seven Kingdoms in particular, as a gift to the new king. Actually there’s two maesters being quoted, who sometimes disagree with each other, which is part of the fun of the book. It’s a fake history, if you will, but people seem to love the fake history, so hopefully they’ll enjoy this book. 

Artwork: The Iron Throne by Marc Simonetti, as featured in The World of Ice and Fire 
click to view larger  |  Simonetti’s deviantart version

joannalannister:

George R.R. Martin talks about The World of Ice and Fire:

Setting is one of the elements of fiction, but it doesn’t get a lot of attention like plot and characters do. And in fantasy, it’s crucial. A sense of place. A sense of history. That this world is not just an inch deep, but that this world has deep roots and a long history, and that it’s real in some sense. Middle Earth was real to me. The Hyborian Age was real to me. These places did not exist. I knew they didn’t exist, but I wanted to go to them, and I wanted to return to them in my books. 

So when I came to write fantasy myself, I wanted to create a world that was just as vivid and real to my readers as the worlds of Tolkien and Robert E. Howard had been to me. And that’s what I strove to do with the Seven Kingdoms. 

And what I discovered is that there’s a lot of readers out there who have a great interest in these matters. They wanted maps. They wanted more maps when I gave them maps. Then they wanted even more maps and more detailed maps. So we did a map book. 

And they wanted history. I mentioned in the books little things about the history and the kings who had gone before and incidents from the past. 50 years ago or 100 years ago or 300 years ago. The Doom of Valyria and Robert’s Rebellion and Aegon’s Conquest and the Dance of the Dragons, all these things. 

Yet still I got letters: “I want to know more about the Dance of the Dragons. I want to know more about Aegon’s Conquest. What happened after Aegon died? What happened when his sons took over?”

We decided that we would do a concordance, a World Book as we called it. And that’s what The World of Ice and Fire is. It’s a big coffee table book that I’ve done with Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson. These are fans from the beginning of the series. I think they know more about Westeros than I do. They went through all of the books and pulled out every reference that I had to history and legends and geography and everything I had put in, and organized it all for me and put it in order and wrote a rough draft. Then I revised what they did and expanded it and filled in gaps. Then we got some of the best fantasy artists in the world. People like Marc Simonetti and Justin Sweet and Magali Villeneuve and Ted Nasmith to do incredible art for it. There’s art on virtually every page of this book. 

It’s done in the format of a maester of the Citadel writing a history of the world, and of the Seven Kingdoms in particular, as a gift to the new king. Actually there’s two maesters being quoted, who sometimes disagree with each other, which is part of the fun of the book. It’s a fake history, if you will, but people seem to love the fake history, so hopefully they’ll enjoy this book. 

Artwork: The Iron Throne by Marc Simonetti, as featured in The World of Ice and Fire 

click to view larger  |  Simonetti’s deviantart version

illbegotdamn:

darvinasafo:

Jim Crow 2.0

nothing’s changed. it’s just evolved.

devil stay pulling tricks.

tastefullyoffensive:

The Adventures of George Washington by LadyHistory [more]

unconsumption:

Plastic can easily be recycled. It needs relative low temperatures and pressures. Look around and you’ll notice plastic waste is everywhere around us. We just need to sort it and have tools to turn it into new things.

This project is a set of plastic machines, developed to set up a small scale plastic workshop. The machinery is based on general industrial techniques, but designed to build yourself. The machine is easy to use and made to work with recycled plastic.

Whilst this entire project is still in development, the machines are shared open source online and improved by the community.

Visit Preciousplastic.com to download the blueprints and watch the entire project!

(via Precious plastic | Dave Hakkens)

necrophilofthefuture:

If bees aren’t around to fertilize crops, we lose many food species. Colony collapse disorder seems to be caused by certain pesticides, parasites, and harsh winters. Save the bees. 

necrophilofthefuture:

If bees aren’t around to fertilize crops, we lose many food species. Colony collapse disorder seems to be caused by certain pesticides, parasites, and harsh winters. Save the bees. 

(Source: wholefoods.com)

genibaby:

348717:

educational-gifs:

How pregnancy shifts and moves the mother’s internal organs to make room for the baby. Interactive Flash source here.

This shit cray

Something I wish to experience

nope nope nope nope

genibaby:

348717:

educational-gifs:

How pregnancy shifts and moves the mother’s internal organs to make room for the baby. Interactive Flash source here.

This shit cray

Something I wish to experience

nope nope nope nope

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Rosa Diaz in “The Jimmy Jab Game”

(Source: hos-tility)

webbgirl34:

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.
She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.
She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.
After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.

webbgirl34:

thebigsisteryouneveraskedfor:

Gisella Perl was forced to work as a doctor in Auschwitz concentration camp during the holocaust.

She was ordered to report ever pregnant women do the physician Dr. Josef Mengele, who would then use the women for cruel experiments (e.g. vivisections) before killing them.

She saved hundreds of women by performing abortions on them before their pregnancy was discovered, without having access to basic medical supplies. She became known as the “Angel of Auschwitz”.

After being rescued from Bergen-Belsen concentration camp she tried to commit suicide, but survived, recovered and kept working as a gynecologist, delivering more than 3000 babies.

I want to nail this to the forehead of every anti-abortionist who uses the word “Holocaust” when talking about legal abortions.