ghostrightsactivist:

cnuculator:

rainbow-muncher:

reptiliaherps:

jennyrage:

puronica:

sir-p-audax:

I had a tea party with Ophelia. She wanted to tip over the sugar jar. The bow is nice.

OH MY GOD <3 <3 <3

This is it, this is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. Thanks internet, it’s been fun but I have no use for you now.

This is too adorable oh man

WHO PUTS A BOW ON A FUCKING TARANTULA?!?!?!?!?

who puts a bow on a fucking cat?

oh the sweet baby yaaaaasss

A beautiful explanation of the bankruptcy of feel that is in modern fantasy films.

sharkchunks:

studioadiandfriends:

There’s no toy surprise in the inside of that egg.
Alien 4

ADI’s redesign of the alien egg for 4 was a great example of all that’s right and all that’s wrong with modern creature design, and to some extent film in general.
What’s right- The design is very cool. It’s meatier, more complex, more realistic and the effect was executed perfectly, as everything I’ve ever seen ADI do tends to be.
What’s wrong- It didn’t need to happen and it replaced an H.R. Giger design to do it. Giger’s original egg was clunkier, less organic, and uglier. Much like the alien itself. ADI made Giger’s designs more streamlined and realistic. This was a mistake. The alien’s aesthetic was what it was in part because it was unaesthetic, clunky, and mechanical (And translucent). It was unpleasant to look at. ADI’s Alien, and its alien egg, are cool.
That’s the trend. Everything has to be awesome. Perfected. Seamless. Look at the original alien and you can see plainly where the gloves connect, they don’t event hide it with a scrap of foam rubber. Yet it’s still infinitely better than the flawless sleek, animalistic aliens of Resurrection. The film Alien itself is sloppy by comparison to the tightly edited and sound designed Prometheus. Prometheus is by every tangible measure a superior film to the cheap old original, but the original is far superior to the sum of its flawed parts. Take the sound design- It’s weird. It doesn’t always make sense, sometimes it’s distracting. Another thing modern film makers are too afraid of, taking people out of the movie.
Giger’s Alien took people out of the movie. It wrecked the movie for me in any terms of suspension of disbelief and attentive focus. Every time I caught a glimpse of the thing I had to pause the video and draw what I could of it. It was a design so brilliant it wrecked the film it was for. Nobody has the guts to do this anymore. They’re so afraid that they’ll crank out the sleek plain tripe that littered Prometheus and have the gall to put it side by side with original Giger designs.
We get a lot of cool stuff these days. We’d get more if dumbass film makers would stop replacing ADI’s practicals with CG bullshit. But we don’t get mistakes or happy accidents. We don’t get any sense of risk, we don’t fall out of the film staring at the concoctions that demented geniuses dared to put in their films.
We get meaty, thick alien eggs. But they’re not translucent. They’re not sickening in concept.
Fun fact- The original alien eggs are a compromise on Giger’s part. Rather than the cross shaped opening seen in the film, he originally intended them to have vaginal openings:

A beautiful explanation of the bankruptcy of feel that is in modern fantasy films.

sharkchunks:

studioadiandfriends:

There’s no toy surprise in the inside of that egg.

Alien 4

ADI’s redesign of the alien egg for 4 was a great example of all that’s right and all that’s wrong with modern creature design, and to some extent film in general.

What’s right- The design is very cool. It’s meatier, more complex, more realistic and the effect was executed perfectly, as everything I’ve ever seen ADI do tends to be.

What’s wrong- It didn’t need to happen and it replaced an H.R. Giger design to do it. Giger’s original egg was clunkier, less organic, and uglier. Much like the alien itself. ADI made Giger’s designs more streamlined and realistic. This was a mistake. The alien’s aesthetic was what it was in part because it was unaesthetic, clunky, and mechanical (And translucent). It was unpleasant to look at. ADI’s Alien, and its alien egg, are cool.

That’s the trend. Everything has to be awesome. Perfected. Seamless. Look at the original alien and you can see plainly where the gloves connect, they don’t event hide it with a scrap of foam rubber. Yet it’s still infinitely better than the flawless sleek, animalistic aliens of Resurrection. The film Alien itself is sloppy by comparison to the tightly edited and sound designed Prometheus. Prometheus is by every tangible measure a superior film to the cheap old original, but the original is far superior to the sum of its flawed parts. Take the sound design- It’s weird. It doesn’t always make sense, sometimes it’s distracting. Another thing modern film makers are too afraid of, taking people out of the movie.

Giger’s Alien took people out of the movie. It wrecked the movie for me in any terms of suspension of disbelief and attentive focus. Every time I caught a glimpse of the thing I had to pause the video and draw what I could of it. It was a design so brilliant it wrecked the film it was for. Nobody has the guts to do this anymore. They’re so afraid that they’ll crank out the sleek plain tripe that littered Prometheus and have the gall to put it side by side with original Giger designs.

We get a lot of cool stuff these days. We’d get more if dumbass film makers would stop replacing ADI’s practicals with CG bullshit. But we don’t get mistakes or happy accidents. We don’t get any sense of risk, we don’t fall out of the film staring at the concoctions that demented geniuses dared to put in their films.

We get meaty, thick alien eggs. But they’re not translucent. They’re not sickening in concept.

Fun fact- The original alien eggs are a compromise on Giger’s part. Rather than the cross shaped opening seen in the film, he originally intended them to have vaginal openings:

Prototyping puppets for a new show about male pregnancy and questionable fatherhood.

I know the man in the suit. His name is Kevin McTurk, and he works at Spectral Motion. He is a puppet film maker. I helped build the puppets for his newest film, The Mill at Calder’s End. Christopher Lee has yelled at this man on the phone!

monsters-werewolves:

The 2006 film “Black Sheep” featured weresheep. Yes. Really. #MonsterSuitMonday 

UPDATE: Judging by how many notes are on this photoset, a lot of people like weresheep… Now I must see this movie!

Amazing news! A music video that I made has won the They Might Be Giants music video contest. It was personally selected by John Hodgman, who said, “Startling, original, repulsive in the most beautiful way, it engages with the lyrics without being an on-the-nose dream sequence. And the physics of puppet dismemberment are as accurate as I recall from puppet medical school.” See the video, and check out the band’s new compilation album, Idlewild!