I like to think that Howl and Calcifer just sat down and had tea and a chat once in a while. You would too if your fireplace were a sentient fire demon. It’s one of the perks.
(Super late submission to ghibli jam, which I only found out about at 10PM last night (!) Process on twitter soon.)
A wedding photographer took this picture from a rooftop to get a bird’s eye view of a wedding in progress. Something seemed odd about the balcony in the top right portion of the photograph.
This is what the photographer found when they zoomed in.
Zoomed out picture for extra creeps
This is attempts number two and three at a knitted geode. I would love to spend more time on these, making wonkier shapes, more colour options, just plain bigger versions. At the moment I’d be quite happy to spend the entire year knitting rocks, I’m not sure that the website would keep getting hits if I did though…
This is really cool!
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing
Best thing I have ever seen I love cats so much omg
Your cute cat of the day
Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.
What a smart, sweet kitty!
this is the cutest thing ever omg
Cats are the best.
Words of wisdom from Walt. This quote will get me through fall applications.
This quote has got me through life
Do you know how very important this quote is? This is advice to take, from someone who had every reason to worry about everything.
People probably already know this about Walt Disney but I’m going to rattle it off anyway. Just in case there are those who don’t know it.
He started a small studio with Ub Iwerks called Laugh-o-grams in Kansas city, it quickly tanked when the company that sponsored them went down.
They had started work on a live-action animation mix called Alice’s Wonderland just before their little studio crashed. Walt took the sample reel over to California and pitched it to Margaret Winkler, who liked it and decided to back them and order more of the Alice cartoons.
Margaret then married Charles Mintz, who didn’t like the Alice cartoons and convinced Walt and Ub to create a new fully animated series: Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
Walt and Ub went above and beyond for this film, they poured their souls into it and made it perfect, but they focused more on the quality than profits. So when Walt went to ask for more funds for the film, Mintz not only said no, he cut the funds and then informed Walt that he had secretly contracted away most of his animation staff and would shut down the studio and take Oswald away from him if he did not agree to his terms.
Ub was the only animator that stuck by Walt, and knowing that most everyone else had turned on them, they secretly worked on the first Mickey Mouse cartoon. Walt pretty much shut Ub in a closet where he animated the entire Plane Crazy film by himself while the rest of the staff worked on finishing the last of the Oswald films.
That’s just the beginning of it, there was an up hill struggle to get Mickey to catch on.
Walt Disney is a man who had every reason to worry, but look at what he was able to accomplish and the wonderful stories he has given us. I only wish I could my best could be on the level that his was.