The man who made this illustration passed away today. Hiro Isono, the man who created promotional illustrations for the Secret of Mana games (including this one and this one), did something that not many artists working for video game companies can do: Rather than just drawing from the game itself, he envisioned the essence of the it, that spirit of adventure and all that, and in doing so he created an entryway into a colorful, new world. It helps that these games had a big impact on me, but I actually think the art stands up on its own. Why else make art than to dream up something up that doesn’t already exist in real life and make the viewer wish so badly that it were real?
Eiko Ishioka: Part 1, Immortals
Those of you followers who know that I’m an aspiring Costume Designer and are interested in becoming one too — here’s some homework for you.
LOOK UP EIKO.
Discover everythings she’s made and drawn. The woman’s skill is legend and her designs absolutely iconic. She’s responsible for the costumes in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Cique Du Soliel’s Varekai, The Fall, The Cell, and Mirror, Mirror.
Her talent in design through shape and color is no less than genius.
She understood how a costume was supposed to shape the cinema around it and she knew how to create something that you would never forget seeing.
RIP Eiko, the costume world is a little less magical without you.
"We as women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photographs, rather than seeing fashion photographs as cheap imitations of women."
Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth (via spoookywinchesters)
this image is quite literally six years old now and that’s wild to me. there are actual real live human beings younger than this .jpg who are walking and talking unassisted. i feel so old. i feel death approaching. will i sleep? will i dream?
Old 4chan memes are so incomprehensible now. Matthew and I were just talking about this last night, I was describing a Hot Topic in 2003. “It was a simpler, more ancient time,” I said, “When a meme had a real longetivity to it. Years and years. And when somebody understood the bizarre reference, it was actually really cool, like: Yeah! We’re both internet weirdos! High-five! Now I see something funny and I’m already immediately exhausted by it, because tomorrow it’ll be on the Ellen show and my grandma will share it on facebook, and next week you can buy it on t-shirts at Urban Outfitters, and six months from now it’s going to be in a bunch of parody movie trailers. By the time South Park gets it in their show six days later it’s stale. It won’t go quietly into the night like ‘I’ma chargin mah lazers’ — an honorable death, at the highest it could go. It just immediately is sold and consumed and fucking awful. Immediately. And then it’s dead, before it even happened.”
this is beautiful
i’m just saying, take as many selfies as you want.
there are multi-million dollar companies with old white men as ceos that profit off of your low self-esteem and self-hate.
WARM BODIES AND WHITE WASHING
So I’ve already seen Warm Bodies the movie, and the love interest in the movie is named Julie, who has a best friend named Nora.
And now I’m reading the book (which is very different in many ways), and I came across this line…
Nora: So the globe is officially blank. That’s depressing.
Julie: At least you have some heritage you can hold on to. Your dad was Ethiopian, right?
Nora: Yeah, but what’s that mean to me? He didn’t remember his country, I never went there, and now it doesn’t exist. All that leaves me with is brown skin, and who pays attention to color anymore?
All that leaves me with is brown skin
ALL THAT LEAVES ME WITH IS BROWN SKIN
Bigfoot. Literal link to an image of ~bigfoot~
i wasn’t totally on board with this list until
“164. Lumiere as a candlestick
165. Lumiere as a man
166. Cogsworth as a clock
167. Cogsworth as a man
168. The wardrobe”
96. Mr. Pibb
97. Dr. Pepper
98. Mr. Clean
99. Mr. Sparkle
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awww eat them carrotses!