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pindaboom:

Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014

Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.

I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.

Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.

What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.

Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.

tramampoline:

angrytransblogger:

marcovicci:

darkcountrymagic:

does anyone have that pic of the guy giving another guy head in a vacant lot while the kid does a sick wheelie but also there are some dogs having a threeway and orbs

SIGNAL BOOST BECAUSE I DONT REALLY BELIEVE THIS IS A REAL IMAGE BUT I WANT TO GIVE ERZY THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT

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this one?

what an incredible description but on the other hand i too will never forget this image

is this even real life?

vintagegal:

Alphonse Mucha, The Lady of the Camellias, 1896 (via)

plizm:

untitled by Hongsik park on Flickr.

plizm:

untitled by Hongsik park on Flickr.

vintagegal:

1960s/1970s Playboy Bunnies

nonomella:

here are some excerpts from my thanksgiving lesson. once class just couldn’t let the whole squanto thing go. it was not a particularly productive lesson.

aesizzle:

If you’re not following Ya Boy Little Bill on twitter, you’re slippin.

bestrooftalkever:

MTV talks gentrification. 

"…Green tea gourmet cookies."

"Who would do that to a cookie?"

deanleysen:

Massive spoilers for those who haven’t read the books.

deanleysen:

Massive spoilers for those who haven’t read the books.