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Off down to Nottingham until Friday and will be without internet other than 3G or taking my laptop to campus.

  • me: [watches five hour-long episodes of a tv show in a row]
  • friend: [sends me a link to an eight minute youtube video]
  • me: what the fuck i dont have time for this

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No, even I know that’s not supposed to happen! Whatever did you originally do to it?

fell over while running for a bus and ended up sliding forward about a foot on my hands and knees - pavements in Leeds are slippery!

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Things I have tried to stop this pain in my knee

  • resting it
  • using it
  • painkillers (naproxen and cocodamol both separately and together)
  • soaking it in a bath

Next things I am going to try

  • raising it when I am at the GP on Thursday
  • a Veronica Mars marathon with chocolate

I initially hurt it in December dammit! Why is it getting worse now?!

the Bechdel test, the Ellen Willis test, ALL THE TESTS: or, a handy guide to feminist critiques of narrative

jennirl:

(reference for when i am trying to explain these to people and they are looking at me like “huh”):

  • the Bechdel test: does the story have a) more than one women, b) who talk to each other, c) about something other than a man.
  • the Ellen Willis test: if you flip the genders,…

My rocket ship tea infuser is now here :-)

Between that and my mum’s tea-sub our tea is all set to explore both the sea and the skies :-)

(I’ve been revising all day and am bored - can you tell?)

spoopy-banana:

katsallday:

gipsiidanger:

trickortreevee:

i think the disney company somehow forgot that you can make a character attractive AND expressive 

IN 2D ANIMATION, YES. CGI IS MUCH DIFFERENT AND MUCH HARDER TO FORM DIFFERENT EXPRESSIONS AND FACES OH MY GOD

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Bonus Barbie!

Please, don’t undermine the skills of modelers, riggers, and animators.

And two fun facts:

•The Incredibles was the first PIXAR film to feature humans to the scale that they did and I think they pulled off expressions on ALL their characters pretty damn well.

•Jessica Rabbit was hand inked, hand painted, and hand airbrushed on celluloid and manually composited into each scene, but they didn’t sacrifice how expressive she was just because animation is hard.

In which Meg grinds people’s ignorance into dust under her shoe and it’s beautiful.

(Source: missespeon, via librarianoftheclayr)

  • Lady on the bus next to me: Tell me again- what are you not going to do in daycare today?
  • Little boy: I will not hit the teacher with a light saber.
  • Lady: And why are you not going to hit her with a light saber?
  • Boy: It is my toy, and my choice, but if I hit her with the light saber, I'm acting like a Sith.
  • Lady: Do you want to be a Sith?
  • Boy: No! I am Obi-Wan!

Just placed a very strange amazon order

  • a photo book for my mum’s birthday
  • a space ship tea infuser
  • a tendon hammer
  • a bug zapper tennis racket thing for my parents to save them doing a separate order

(I also love prime - two things are guaranteed tomorrow and the other two on thursday)