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Our very own Amy Dallen will be interviewing Cecil himself and we want your questions! Answer this post and REBLOG to submit your questions now!
So, what would you ask?
My favorite Vlogger interviewing the Voice of my favorite Podcast?!?!
I need a moment…
They’re the biggest lil’ Sparks fans this side of the Red Planet!
Yes, its more Thrilling Adventure Hour art. This time for Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars.
I had some extra time and I NEVER animate my own art so I wanted to give it a little movement. It’s grainier that I’d like but that’s the nature of a gif. And this one is kinda on the big side.
I would have liked to try this out in Flash, but I know just enough Flash to make it really frustrating to work in. I know what I want to do, I know it can be done, I know the basics of how to do it but I don’t know all the small fiddly details that go into doing it so I’d be two steps forward, one step back for days until I give up and do it the way I’m used to doing it. I just create layers in Illustrator and either redraw the movement or just move the shapes around on each layer. I was trained in Classic animation so I still think in a “draw frame by frame” kind of way but creating so many animations for slots games has taught me to get the most out of the littlest amount of drawing. Now that it’s the way I want it, I might use it to re-teach myself Flash.
I didn’t plan any animation for this so I just rotated and tweaked things here and there. The only thing I redrew were little Sparks’s legs so it looks like he’s bending his knees. Also, a little squash and stretch can go a LONG way.
Martha Stewart having a Taco Bell bean burrito and drinking a 40-ounce beer.
you know she smokes cigarettes and is 72 FUCKING YEARS OLD? i hope i look that good when i’m 72
What’s really great about this .gif is that this is not the first time Martha and Conan have had 40’s of Old E together. She is awesome.
Animals you never knew existed!
1) Maned Wolf
2) Pink Fairy Armadillo
3) Patagonian Mara
4) Raccoon Dog
5) Sunda Colugo
6) Irrawaddy Dolphin
Holy crap! I was certain these were shopped. So after a few minutes of ogling I started Googling… These are real. Wow. Earth is amazing.
Nekozamurai The Movie Behind the Scenes-“Nekozamurai The Movie”2014 published!
We have all heard about the Bird, but have you seen him lately? Music by: The Rivingtons - Birds The Word
I would like everyone to know that the teachers in the English Dept at Alamogordo HS do not agree with the knee jerk reaction of pulling Neverwhere from the Dept. library. It has been successful as a supplemental novel and since our goal is to get students engaged and encourage their thinking, this novel is a keeper — the students love it. The passage the parent is referring to is not graphic, but it is an adult type situation…a very briefly visited one.
I am sorry our school administrators did not stand up and support the material the way we all would have expected them to do. Also, as much as we hate to expose anyone for not speaking the truth, this parent had publicly stated that the school was “forcing” her student to read the novel (not true), and she also stated that the school never offered her daughter an alternate selection when she objected to Neverwhere. This statement is one that we will vehemently deny. The mother is stating inaccurate comments publicly. I work with the teacher in question – a very capable and intelligent young woman that is an asset to the English Dept.- and she immediately provided an alternate novel to the student as soon as the mother made the first known objection to Gaiman’s novel.
We simply cannot stand for banning a book for hundreds of students this year and in the years to come because a single parent objected over one brief passage on ONE page. Making inaccurate comments about the teacher (whom the parent chose not to even meet, but publicly disrespected her and questioned her credentials in spite of that), saying we forced anyone to read a text she objected to, or stating that no alternative assignment was offered is absolutely false. Teachers are sensitive to the needs of their students.
Our students have enjoyed Gaiman’s novel for almost ten years, and it saddens us to think that our future students will not have the same opportunity.
The teachers in the English Dept are opposed to any form of censorship. This situation is being handled incorrectly, it makes our school and our town appear as if we are fine with suspending the use of a book that is used by middle and high schools across the country and around the globe. We are not fine with it, and we want people to know that.
Kathy Wallis commenting in School Library Journal on the banning of NEVERWHERE at Alamogordo High School, New Mexico.
The original article reported from the parent’s point of view has gotten nationwide play, can we boost the signal on this as well please?
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Neverwhere is an excellent book. Neil Gaiman is one of the greatest authors of our time. Stand up against censorship! Support freedom of expression. Allow children to grow and attain knowledge.