6manipulative-bouqet9 wanted a sketch page of Tiny Tim from The Wolf Among Us. This was really fun and interesting to do, as I have never heard of this series before! Thanks for commissioning me!
(still taking commissions! read about it here)
yeah i can guess WHY theyre reusing models and stuff, but… knowing that theyre only doing it because of the money is what makes me the most sad. its heartbreaking to know that a company that used to make animated movies for purely a love of the media itself is cutting creative corners for the money. the soul is gone. i know why a company would cut those corners, but why would a company like disney that set such high standards for itself cheapen stories and characters in this way…
revisited an old pic
you know how when you go to a concert or show of some sort and the person on stage is like “HOW’S EVERYONE DOING TONIGHT?!?!?!?!” and the audience cheers back? why? you’re not answering the question, you’re just yelling. imagine if we did that in daily conversation. “hey jeff, how are ya?” and jeff just starts screaming and clapping in your face
you know when u hate someone so much u start imagining their face in the sky?
because they beat u at a card game?
seto kaiba knows
"Remember who you are, Kaiba…"
Children’s gender roles as imposed on adults. Very ,very, very well done.
thats the reasest shit
東京喰種 カネキマスクの作り方 その6
Ghost!Sam and Tucker..?
"Oh shoot, stupid—no, no did I drop it? Crap. And why—it—it won’t—" Maddie jammed her thumbnail into the closed hatch of her ectogun. She peeled open the battery compartment and patted absently at the floor with her fee hand, searching for the missing screwdriver.
She looked up to find Danny staring at her from across the room. He cocked an eyebrow at her, covered the distance between them, and retrieved the screwdriver from beside the living room table. He held it out to her with a small smile.
"Thanks, Sweetie," Maddie answered. She clenched it between her teeth and found the screw holding the whole gun together at its spine.
"What are you doing?" Danny asked.
"Trying to fix this darn gun." Maddie let out a sharp ow and retracted her hand, staring in dismay at her cracked nail. “It won’t fire.”
"Can I see it?"
Maddie bit her lip, but relented. She thrust it out delicately, blaster pointed away from Danny, and gave over the screwdriver with it.
"Careful," she warned. "Don’t want to shoot yourself."
Danny turned it ninety degrees before lifting it from her hand. “That doesn’t mean you have to turn it toward you, Mom. Not much better if I blast you.”
Maddie waved off the concern. “This gun is special…it only injures ectoplasmic entities.”
Danny’s jaw tightened. He nodded. “Oh.”
Maddie watched him survey the gun. He flipped it over, smoothed his fingers over the handle, played with the hammer in back. Her attention shifted to him, to his skinny, scar-peppered arms and the defensive stance of his legs.
"Danny, can we…talk about this?"
Danny looked up from the gun. His lips were loose, eyes apprehensive. “Talk about what?”
Maddie threaded her fingers together, head falling. “You gotta believe me…If I’d ever known—if your dad or I ever knew—we wouldn’t have…We never meant to scare you. We never meant to hurt you like we did. I’d take it all back. God I’d take every bit of it back if I could. The portal. The hunting and the—”
Danny’s hands had frozen on the gun. He stared hard at his mom before sinking into the couch next to her.
"I didn’t tell you to make you feel guilty, Mom." He flicked open the battery hatch.
"You kept it from me because you were scared of what I might do…I just—how could I make you feel that way? How could I make it seem like…like ghost-hunting came before you? Before you or your sister? I’d never…” Maddie couldn’t find the words to continue. Her knuckles had gone deathly white.
"I kept it a secret for a lot of reasons," Danny answered back calmly. He popped out the strange, square-shaped batteries that hummed green at his touch. "For a lot of selfish reasons too. It was easier."
He flipped the batteries in his hand and turned his head. Maddie looked up like a scolded dog, but the anger she expected to see in his eyes wasn’t there.
"I hunted you," she whispered, and she could feel the knife those words left in her heart.
Danny laughed. Maddie felt her whole world rock.
"You should have heard the jokes I made about that." His eyes sobered and he jimmied the batteries back into the gun. "You want to know why I waited so long to tell you, Mom?" His free hand found her shoulder and gripped it hard. "Because of this. Because I was afraid you’d blame yourself. You and Dad are scary, yeah, but it was never anything I couldn’t handle. It was a choice I made for reasons I can’t really explain, but don’t for a second think this was because I didn’t trust you, or didn’t love you, or believed you loved me any less because of it.”
Maddie’s lip trembled at the relief welling in her heart. “But I still—”
Danny silenced her with a playful blast to the carpet.
"Stop trying to fix this, Mom. It isn’t broken."
Maddie stared down at the carpet, at the patch Danny had shot. True to the gun’s purpose, it hadn’t so much as left a stain behind on the entirely non-ectoplasmic rug.
She put out her shaking hands and eased the gun back.
"How’d you…fix this so quickly? You didn’t even take it apart."
Danny stood. He turned to smile at her. “It wasn’t broken. You put the batteries in backwards, Mom. I didn’t fix anything.”
ive watched httyd 1 like three times in the last 2 days and im gonna go see the new one in like an hour im so excited!!!!!
you ever see a thing that just makes you cackle? x
Track: you know what it fuckin is
"Why did I feel surprised just now? Rather, it feels more like worry than surprise… but either way, I felt like I was startled…"
i KNOW i’m just beating a long-dead horse by doing this but for god’s sake disney
fyi only superficial things were changed in the edit (hair, eyelash length, freckles, skin tone) the actual model wasn’t changed at all
to be clear: she photoshopped anna’s hair onto hiro’s mom face. a lot of people in reblogs seem to think that the one on the right is literally anna and trying to find miniscule, non-existant differences… which sort of proves the point? that a picture of a different character can be mistaken for anna so easily with just a hairstyle change and that people will still defend the design choice to the death rather than admit the similarities… sheeesh.
I’m gonna play the devil’s advocate here… So, people are fucking expensive to create and using pre-existing models makes things easier on everyone. Also, if you’ll notice that a lot of people do actually look very similar (not as similar as these two, but still). Typically the differences in a group of people is hair, eyes, skin tone, etc. Disney is under pressure to constantly have films out and if they weren’t it would be different, however they are and with deadlines being so close together and the fact that animated films take 5+ years to make and a lot of fucking money, it will be okay if characters look alike. They all have key characteristics in WHO THEY ARE NOT WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE THAT MAKE THEM SPECIAL. And here I thought that was a common goal.
1. The idea of giant company like Disney using preexisting models for their main characters is not only laughable, but lazy and shameful.
1. Disney has money. They have a LOT of money. They have resources. They have talented people. And they clearly have enough time to create male characters with distinctive characteristics. The exact same should be true for female characters.
3. Oh look the “it doesn’t matter what they look like, it’s their personality that matters” argument. Movies are a VISUAL MEDIUM. Character design is rooted in figuring out who a character is and then basing the design off that. Good design should give an idea of a character’s personality before even watching the movie.
4. Playing the devil’s advocate only works if your argument makes sense and you understand what you’re arguing. Statements excusing Disney from lazy character design only shows your complete lack of understanding in how the animation industry works.
These people obviously haven’t worked in the industry at all. That is not how computer animation works, especially at a highly funded, enormous company. I mean, look at Dreamworks- Even the background Vikings in the latest film vary a lot from model to model and all have tons of character just to view.
Honestly it’s getting to the point that Disney should be ashamed that it needs people to blindly defend their every move.
As for the people blindly defending it, please understand you can still enjoy things and critique them. Understand that as a visual medium, it’s unacceptable to have so many wildly different characters be identical and possibly even have identical models.
This is not people hating on Disney for no reason, this is people holding Disney to a high standard they established themselves and that fans have come to love.