burdge:

my first love

burdge:

my first love


REBLOG IF YOU WANT A LOVE LETTER FROM A FICTIONAL CHARACTER IN YOUR ASK BOX NOW

thegreatbigfour:

myfatebechanged:

fuckyouspock:

sashayed:

foo-of-the-forest:

“The character design of Flynn came from the process which was called the “hot man meeting” by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, during which they set up a meeting with all of the female employees of the studio in one room and asked them for their opinions of what made a man good looking in order to create Flynn’s character design with features such as eye color, hair color and style and body type. Video footage showed concept art and photos of various male celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Gene Kelly on the walls of the room. Director Byron Howard said they wanted to make Flynn “the most handsome, most attractive male lead Disney has ever had.”

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"The hot man meeting" is now my second favorite animation design story, after the one about how Pixar animators working on the Dug team for Up had “fat dog day” where they basically went to a shelter and were like “please bring out your fattest dogs,” and then they hung out with the fattest jolliest available dogs, all day. 

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man would i love to be a pixar animator

Don’t forget Brave’s Kilt Fridays where all the animators wore kilts to work every friday during production.

This is why I want to work for these fun guys


disneysmermaids:

cherribalm:

site that you can type in the definition of a word and get the word

site for when you can only remember part of a word/its definition 

site that gives you words that rhyme with a word

site that gives you synonyms and antonyms

THAT FIRST SITE IS EVERY WRITER’S DREAM DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I’VE TRIED WRITING SOMETHING AND THOUGHT GOD DAMN IS THERE A SPECIFIC WORD FOR WHAT I’M USING TWO SENTENCES TO DESCRIBE AND JUST GETTING A BUNCH OF SHIT GOOGLE RESULTS


kadeart:

"My precious"

kadeart:

"My precious"


tessaviolet:

edwardspoonhands:

melissaanelli:

edwardspoonhands:

I didn’t.

I worked with a talented team of people who had experience running cons

People keep asking me how I did it in my Tumblr asks, and here’s the truth: I had a built-in audience of my own, friendships with a couple dozen successful YouTubers, and a relationship with Melissa Anelli and Stephanie Dornhelm who had created and successfully run LeakyCon from scratch. 

So if you want to know how someone could possibly start a con from scratch, ask those women, because they’re the only people I know who’ve done it and I want to be very clear that I did /not/ do it. They are the reason VidCon exists, and I had no idea what I was doing but they did and VidCon is forever in their debt (actually literally, since they are entitled to a permanent share of all VidCon proceeds.)

I’m not saying starting VidCon wasn’t hard, or that I didn’t literally bet my house on its success…I’m just saying I didn’t know how to do it so I paid people who did to help us (though they gave me a ridiculously inexpensive rate). They are the literal best and I feel shame when people assume I did it by myself.

HAIL MELISSA AND STEPHANIE AND THEIR WHOLE TEAM!

OK, so, I get to respond to this properly now:

Hank Green, you are the reason that VidCon exists. We are extremely flattered that you would put that on us, and maybe we helped identify a venue and negotiate for reasonable contract details and order pallets of balls for the ball pits and barter with A/V companies and manage volunteers and liaise with special guests and that sort of thing BUT the creative vision was yours. While it is true you can’t hire just anyone to see your vision into reality (they should and I would even go so far as to say must be people who believe in that vision), you can’t do anything without the vision. And that was all Hank.

I don’t mean to imply that we only did the minutia: I sincerely hope we helped broaden and define and refine and actualize that vision in its infant stages. The driving force for every member of our team, in every decision and order and conversation, was faith to that vision. Every first con has its share of mistakes, and we did as well; but when you have excitement about and commitment to the vision, that tends to rise out of the madness.

And if you want to know how it all went down, I now have a great excuse to tell this story! How We Started a VidCon With Just One Year of Experience:

About twoish months after LeakyCon 2009, two things of note happened on the same day:

I missed a Skype chat from John Green
I missed a phone call from Hank Green

It was fall of 2009: the brothers Green were busy folk then but nowhere near the empire-leading media giants they are now. Still, it was far enough along in their worldbuild that I knew these things had to be related, and neither was an accident, and they either had something really cool to tell me or ask me, so I fumbled to answer.

“So, you know LeakyCon?” Hank asked me as though it was something at which we had greeted each other in passing, as opposed to something at which we had danced together so hard we had collapsed on the floor in a heap. 

“Yes,” I said, cautiously.

“Can you do that for us?”

He had a tiny laugh in his voice when he said it and then quickly explained his concept, which is what became VidCon. We hadn’t done much with these guys yet - we were barely past the Accio Deathly Hallows craze - but were easily excited to work with them further, easily able to see what worthy partners they would be. When Hank asked, though, I had two warring thoughts: a) he is a genius and this was an idea that is begging to be made into reality and b) I am still tired from LeakyCon 2009. So here’s what I said.

“No. But I know who can.”

I meant by that not myself but a triumverate: Steph Dornhelm,  MJ Harper, and me as a group. (Since late 2010 MJ has since been focusing on personal matters and no longer participates, but we still care a lot about her as a friend and former associate.) And, of course, legion of stalwart Leaky graduates alongside us. 

We were purposefully taking a break in 2010 from LeakyCon to shore up for 2011, and so when I called Steph and MJ and relayed the proposal to them (which would erase this gap year) it was met with that same sort of “oh, why not, what’s having a life, anyway?” sort of reaction that means “this is going to make our lives completely nuts but holy heck do we want to be part of building this thing so let’s just make it happen.”

We had a ton of help. We grabbed some of our favorite LeakyCon staffers and pulled them by the hair right into the thick of things. Not that any of them needed much convincing; they were all on board in an instant. In fact, one of them (Laura Chernikoff) is now the head of VidCon’s special guests, wrangling some ONE THOUSAND GUESTS LOL EVERY TIME I HEAR THAT I LAUGH SO HARD, IT’S LIKE MADNESS ONLY FUNNIER.

It was only the second event we’d ever run. But we learned for sure what we already suspected after Leaky 2009: when you have people at the helm (like Hank and John) who are actually devoted to their attendees and who put their needs first, who are adults with good intentions backed up by common sense, credibility, maturity, and belief in the value of what they are doing, you have the best chance of pulling that first event off. And people will get on board with that real fast.

People can sense capability and positivity. You will quickly find yourself surrounded by other capable and generous people, be that volunteers with spectacular talents and abilities (who will easily make themselves known to you) or special guests who can’t wait to get involved and help in whatever way they can.

That means for most first events, the inevitable flubs are completely understandable and forgiven in light of the greater goodwill of the event. Audio mixups get forgotten; happy special guests spend hours and hours signing autographs or playing pranks on each other that go viral on YouTube. It means sponsors throw themselves into bag stuffing (a repeated phenomenon, we’ve found) and when you forget to order an amp for a band, the front man does the opposite of freak out: he drives to a store and lays out $300 for one without complaint. (That was Dave Days, btw. I sometimes have trouble remembering the names of famous YouTubers, but those who were incredible to us that year will stick with me forever.)

So with that said, and realizing that this post doesn’t come out of a vaccuum, I made a little how-to, and it’s linked here. How We Started a Conference with No Experience.

I hope it is useful and informative, though what I really think will happen if you read it is you will be forever sworn off ever trying to start a conference.

May the cons be ever in your favor!

Oh God…remember the time Dave Days had to buy an amp for us? Thannnks Daaaave.

Also, never forget that VidCon 2010 began with the Gregory Brothers singing into dead microphones.

Thanks to Melissa for putting this little history together!

I love this!


galtenoble:

I will keep you from all harm

galtenoble:

I will keep you from all harm


fixyourwritinghabits:

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Reblogging in honor of the last day of Social Work Month.  These arent ranked in any particular order so check them all out.  If I missed you just let me know!

yo I’m reblogging this because it can seriously help folks out, definitely a list worth keeping.

fixyourwritinghabits:

creativesocialworker:

Social Worker Tumblrs

Therapist Tumblrs

Psychology Tumblrs

Recovery/Support Tumblrs

Reblogging in honor of the last day of Social Work Month.  These arent ranked in any particular order so check them all out.  If I missed you just let me know!

yo I’m reblogging this because it can seriously help folks out, definitely a list worth keeping.


I’m heavily considering transferring stores simply because I don’t want to work with a verbally abusive, sexist pig. No one seems to understand this.
posted 1 week ago

ex0skeletal:

In case you’re sad here are some buns.


fancyspants:

tomibunny:

theweniswarmer:

socialjusticemalarkey:

commanderabutt:

splantamello:

tobeinamarchingband:

splantamello:

thecatalier:

Ever played so hard that your tenor came off?

Wait, what are drummers supposed to do if this happens in a show?

Did you just call us drummers

Wait, what are “percussionists that get offended by being called a drummer” supposed to do if this happens in a show?

why did they get offended

because this is tumblr

NO BUT THIS STILL DOESN’T ANSWER THE QUESTION WHAT DO THE STICK TAPPY PEOPLE DO WHEN BIG NOISE MAKER FALL DURING NOISE SHOW?????

cry, probably

One time in indoor my band director was trying to get us to embrace the emotion of the song and end it with a bang he was like ‘Get mad! This song is about a couple fighting! Pit, smack the crap out of those cymbals! Get mad! Look mad! FEEL MAD! Don’t be afraid to hit the cymbal. Hit it hard, you aren’t going to hurt it.’Little did he know the past few weeks had been really bad for me and I decided, fuck yeah stress relief. So we played through the song and progressively got more and more pissed off and he was like ‘Yeah! That’s right! Show them anger!’ and we get to the cymbal crash and That was the most godawful noise I have ever heard in my life. Why? I cracked the cymbal. It was only about 3/4th of an inch long, but it cracked clean through the cymbal. With a marimba mallet.My director just kind of stood there for a second and went ‘Ok, don’t hit the cymbal that hard.’

fancyspants:

tomibunny:

theweniswarmer:

socialjusticemalarkey:

commanderabutt:

splantamello:

tobeinamarchingband:

splantamello:

thecatalier:

Ever played so hard that your tenor came off?

Wait, what are drummers supposed to do if this happens in a show?

Did you just call us drummers

Wait, what are “percussionists that get offended by being called a drummer” supposed to do if this happens in a show?

why did they get offended

because this is tumblr

NO BUT THIS STILL DOESN’T ANSWER THE QUESTION WHAT DO THE STICK TAPPY PEOPLE DO WHEN BIG NOISE MAKER FALL DURING NOISE SHOW?????

cry, probably

One time in indoor my band director was trying to get us to embrace the emotion of the song and end it with a bang he was like ‘Get mad! This song is about a couple fighting! Pit, smack the crap out of those cymbals! Get mad! Look mad! FEEL MAD! Don’t be afraid to hit the cymbal. Hit it hard, you aren’t going to hurt it.’

Little did he know the past few weeks had been really bad for me and I decided, fuck yeah stress relief. So we played through the song and progressively got more and more pissed off and he was like ‘Yeah! That’s right! Show them anger!’ and we get to the cymbal crash and 

That was the most godawful noise I have ever heard in my life. Why? I cracked the cymbal. It was only about 3/4th of an inch long, but it cracked clean through the cymbal. With a marimba mallet.

My director just kind of stood there for a second and went ‘Ok, don’t hit the cymbal that hard.’


weinerchesters:

lets talk about how dreamworks made a main character with a prosthetic limb. lets talk about how his best friend and his dads best friend also had fully functional prosthetics that weren’t made to look inconspicuous. let’s talk about how the females are all kick ass, but have the capacity to be human. let’s talk about how the only sexualized thing in how to train your dragon 2 was eret son of eret’s arms


I’m so tired… I’m stressed and hungry and in pain and worried and freaking out and seriously debating whether or not I should wait to start college and if I’m REALLY going to be able to take my driving test tomorrow and I miss my brother so much that I’m almost in physical pain and I haven’t been able to stop crying for the last ten minutes….
I just want it all to go away.

posted 3 weeks ago

Anonymous asked: "you said you graduated summa cun laude (congratulations btw!!!) i was wondering if you could share your study tips and stuff. i've been doing poorly in school the past 2 years and i need all the help i can get ;;"

marksmilk:

it took me 8 years to figure this out, here it is

  • clean your desk! your mind is only as clean as your desk. put away everything except your pencils, books, etc. a glass of water and small snacks dont harm as well!
  • reduce your time on the internet to a minimum, its really distracting. put your laptop and phone under your bed or somewhere else where you cant see it!
  • start. early. enough. if you start studying the night before a test you will feel stressed out and nothing will stay in your head! if you start soon enough you can divide your subject material in smaller parts and you will remember them better.
  • get up early! if you get up at 1pm, start studying at 2pm and study for 4 hours, it will already be 6pm and you will be tired! but if you get up at 8am and study for 4 hours, it will only be midday and you will still have the whole day left and feel way more relaxed! it makes a huge difference really.

and now the actual studying guide

  • concentrate on one subject a day. if you study all of your subjects on the same day your brain will mix everything together and everything youve learned will lose its context.
  • when reading texts, grab a fluorescent marker and highlight the most important parts that are essential for your understanding. (ONLY the essential parts. dont highlight the whole text, it doesnt make sense and….looks ridiculous)
  • after having read through a specific topic, write down a short summary of it. on that summary, highlight the most important words again!
  • write headings and subheadings on your summary so its neat. it will be easier to remember that way!
  • use different colors
  • dont listen to music while studying!!!! its super distracting and, in my experience, you will just end up lip-syncing or jamming or looking out the window instead of doing actual work. 
  • take breaks while studying, if you study for 10 hours straight your brain will melt. study intensely for 1-2 hours, take a 30 minutes break and study again. get a bit of fresh air, eat ice cream or anything else thats relaxing to you. DONT go on your laptop or phone though, leave them where they are!

if you take all of these points to heart and study continuously, im sure everything will work out fine :-) good luck!!


Track Title: For The Dancing & The Dreaming

Artist: John Powell

white-september-rain:


HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON   II   

- Best Scene Selection - Spoiler Alert - 

Stoick and Valka have found each other again after 20 years during which Stoick believed his wife to be dead.

STOICK: 

"Remember our song?" *Starts Whistling* 

" I’ll swim and sail on savage seas

With ne’er a fear of drowning

And gladly ride the waves of life

If you will marry me

No scorching sun

Nor freezing cold

Will stop me on my journey

If you will promise me your heart

And love …”

VALKA:

"And love me for eternity

My dearest one my darling dear

Your mighty words astound me

But I’ve no need of mighty deeds

When I feel your arms around me”

STOICK:

"But I would bring you rings of gold

I’d even sing you poetry [Valka: Oh, would you?]

And I would keep you from all harm

If you would stay beside me”

VALKA:

"I have no use for rings of gold

I care not for your poetry

I only want your hand to hold

I only want you near me”

BOTH:

"To love to kiss to sweetly hold

For the dancing and the dreaming

Through all life’s sorrows and delights

I’ll keep your love beside me

I’ll swim and sail on savage seas

With ne’er a fear of drowning

And gladly ride the waves of life

If you will marry me”

Original URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56vy2qbip3M