FRANCISLARE’S FIRST SCARVES AND HATS GIVEAWAY!!
Hi, so I have a shit ton of scarves and hats that I do not wear anymore that I have just acquired and are sitting in my closet not being worn. So all the scarves are vegan, except the black and white Aztec print scarf, which is made of silk (it was a gift). Some of the stuff is men’s some of it is women’s but anyone could wear any of them (I mean, I wore them all). So here is the list of the all the things:
- Holister Lumberjack hat
- 21Mens Union Jack Bennie
- 21Mens Maroon Cable Knit Bennie
- American Eagle Reindeer Antler Trapper
- XXI Floral Print Snapback
- 21Mens Teal Long Bennie
- 21Mens Heather Grey Long Bennie
- Canadian Maple Leaf Trapper
- XXI Acrylic Cream-Based Aztec Scarf
- Thrifted Brown Fringe Scarf
- Thrifted Cotton-Blend Gold, Orange, and Red Fringe Scarf
- H&M Black Triangles on Black Lightweight Scarf
- XXI Red, White, Blue, and Mint Stripped Lightweight Polyester Scarf
- Thrifted Black Cotton Fringe Scarf
- 21Mens Faux Wool Blend Cable Knit Scarf (it’s warm as heckie)
- H&M Navy and Green Buffalo Plaid Scarf (it’s as large as my body)
- Thrifted Black and White Zebra/ Cheetah Print Scarf
- American Eagle Water Colour Tribal Infinity Scarf with Fringe
- Thrifted Olive Green Long Scarf
- Thrifted Tri-Blend Infinity Scarf
- 21Mens Sailor Blue Fringe Scarf
- Gift Black and White Aztec Lightweight Silk Scarf
- XXI Black Knit Infinity Scarf with Hood (it’s totally BA)
So rules are pretty simple:
- only reblogs count
- you don’t have to follow me that’s a lame rule (but i post about being homo in Utah and cute nature pics so come say hi if you want or something)
- I’ll ship worldwide
- Have your ask open
- Must be willing to give me your address. Cause. Duh.
- VERY IMPORTANT: If you only want a few of the items and not all of them, please let me know so I can send you the ones you will actually wear, and I’ll keep picking winners until it is all gone.
- You can reblog as many times as you like but don’t make a side blog just to reblog this post that’s lame
- tag the posts as “francislare giveaway” so peeps can blacklist it if they don’t wanna see it or something (makes it easier for me toooo)
- It’ll probably end on March 14. That probably will not change.
Um, so yeah. That’s it.
Norm? Interested in making some $$$? Anyone else?
I am open and available! See my tumblr for examples of my work!
It’s been ages since an update on this guy. XD
Still a WIP, just got wrapped up with work for other projects.
I love being a colorist at Mycenacave! For those of you not in the know: https://www.mycenacave.com/
It’s a cute petsite with little critters that live in caves. As a colorist, I will often use a template for the animals, but I can be asked to edit these templates according to the tastes of our clients. The toughest one as adding hair! She turned out lovely, but I had to make sure it was this perfect shiny color without making it seem too different from the style of the template.
I haven’t made many items for Mycena, but I will be working on doing more for that. Each item had to have male and female versions. Sometimes this required the item to be completely remade!
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
NOT the oldest surviving film in history. The honor of creating an animated presentation goes to Charles-Emile Renaud with his invention of the Theatre Optique. He created the film Autour D’une Cabine(1894!!!!). Which was HAND PAINTED ONTO CANVAS STRIPS and then artfully hand turned on two reels while being projected for a mass audience.
if you mean “film reels” then you’re STILL wrong. That honor goes to The Enchanted Drawing by by J.Stuart Blackton, made in 1900. This guy is considered to be the FATHER OF ANIMATION.
OH AND ONE MORE THING
The Honor of the VERY FIRST Feature Length Movie goes to ARGENTINA’S
El Apostol made in 1917. I’ll give you that it’s lost, so you get a tie.
Now the honor of First Stop Motion is a tricky one. Because it depends on your definition of Stop Motion. El Apostol was made with paper cut-outs. If you say that paper cut outs count as stop-motion, I can accept that. Paper is a grey area. There are numerous films that used puppets such as dead insects as seen in The Beautiful Lukanida (1912).
The Adventures of Prince Achmen DOES deserve credit. It’s lovely! It’s cool! It’s owed its place in animation history as a film to be studied! It’s not any less amazing just because it doesn’t get to claim the things you say it does.
An animated film earns its right not because of reaching some sort of benchmark, but because it creates a reality we accept through pure imagination and fantasy of the the artist. When we become lost in a film to the point that we forget that we are watching an artificial world, that is how we know that we are seeing something special.
Love Prince Achmen because it does transport us. It tells a wonderful story in a beautiful world. It awes us with its gentle and delicate nature.
as a note to Tumblr: Stop dragging “social justice” into everything. As a female, even I get irked when I see “WOMAN MAKE THING” as if something is only validated to you BECAUSE a under represented minority made it. If anyone knows anything about how women have been treated in filmmaking, it’s me. But harping on about sexism in the old days does us jackshit when we are still fighting the heavy stuff in OUR day and time.
I sometimes agree with the idea of removing an author’s name so we can focus purely on the work. But the Animation History buff in me cries out against such an idea. Old habits die hard.
I mean Joss Whedon literally got away with having a male character call a woman a “whiny cunt” but because it was in Ye Olde English it went over the censors heads and everyone one tumblr fucking ate it up and you call that dork a fucking feminist? please miss me with that bullshit
writers are not their characters
writers are not their characters
writers are not their characters
- writers are not their characters
- writers are not their characters
Writers are not their Characters: The Complete Collection of Essays Published through the Oxford Cultural Literacy Program.
元気玉….That is the kanji for the name of the almighty Spirit Bomb. Let’s break it down a little? Gonna use romaji (it’s horrible for learning Japanese) so you non-students of the language can follow along.
元: “origin, beginning, former time”
on: gan, gen
気: “spirit, mind, air, atmosphere, mood”
玉: “jewel, ball, jade “
kun: tama, ~dama
So, we end up with “元気” which means “energy” and “玉” which is our “ball/sphere/jade”.
Here is where I am going to be very unpopular. First, I’ll present the argument:
If it is supposed to be a “pun” then why does the kanji fit perfectly to describe the power attack? It’s almost as if they were describing exactly what Goku was doing, such as creating a ball of energy…
What if, romaji (aka english letters used to describe japanese sounds) was the approximation of a language that relies on tonal changes/inflection and “syllables” to speak? What if, you couldn’t just randomly interchange romaji/english letters to make a joke in japanese because it would most like NOT make sense in japanese?
What if, some syllables used in japanese are so commonly used together that the ONLY way to figure out what they mean is through the beautiful writing system known as “kanji”? or through subtle changes in the pitches as the words are pronounced? I’m sure there ARE puns in the japanese language…somewhere…out there…floating about.
Look, I get that DBZ LOVED its food puns. But this one is stretching it. You can even compare the kanji of both phrases to see why this pun would be really difficult to think up : 元気玉/ 電気釜.
Of course, we could go another route of showing WHY puns are nearly impossible to pull off in Japanese.
Let’s look up kanji results for “Genki Dama”
because I’m lazy, I used google translate for these fun phrases! Have fun, kiddos! See what wacky “puns” YOU can create!
The implicit language future
Reduction unit Spirit
There are MULTIPLE kanji possibilities for EACH sound in the japanese language. God help you when you discover that these assholes also have kanji for multi-syllable sounds. Such as “dama”, for example.
There are a LOT of words that are similar in Japanese. And the reason why google translate goes fritzy on Japanese is because sometimes multiple kanji words can be made up of even smaller words. Take a look at “Blizzard”猛吹雪
猛- fierce, rave, rush
It’s great when people take an interest in Japanese language and culture and I hope this ENCOURAGES you to discover just how fantastic this language is at conveying ideas and representing abstract concepts. But, I often see fans shove their own cultural bias/desires into other cultures in order to form their own fantasied ideal. It’s not a recent thing, just look at the history of the Impressionists when they discovered Ukiyo-E Prints. You can even look at our recent history in America to witness the way we pigeon holed non WASPs into neat little boxes that we can feel comfortable with/exploit.
Also, I’m getting tired of wikis being used as a “source”. ANYONE can edit those things. It’s the internet. Don’t believe everything you read in the wikia.