it’s been a rough few years.
[On how she got her role on ‘Hugo’] “Basically, I got a call from my agency and they were like “Look, Martin Scorsese is making a movie,” […] they said “We’re only casting local brits because we want the real accent, we want the whole thing,” and I was like “Okay, well. You know, I’ll do a tape and I’ll audition for it.” So I wore a little wig, and I did everything in a british accent, and he loved it. So he flew me and Asa Butterfield— the kid who played Hugo— to New York to do an audition for him, in front of him. So I flew out there, keeping up the act that I was british […] And then as I was leaving — luckily, he was amused — I said in my regular voice, “Bye Marty!” and he was like, “Wait. What? Where’d your accent go?” And I was like…”
Douglas Adams is the best when it comes to describe characters
they need to teach classes on Douglas Adams analogies okay
“He leant tensely against the corridor wall and frowned like a man trying to unbend a corkscrew by telekinesis.”
"Stones, then rocks, then boulders which pranced past him like clumsy puppies, only much, much bigger, much, much harder and heavier, and almost infinitely more likely to kill you if they fell on you.”
"He gazed keenly into the distance and looked as if he would quite like the wind to blow his hair back dramatically at that point, but the wind was busy fooling around with some leaves a little way off.”
"It looked only partly like a spaceship with guidance fins, rocket engines and escape hatches and so on, and a great deal like a small upended Italian bistro.”
"If it was an emotion, it was a totally emotionless one. It was hatred, implacable hatred. It was cold, not like ice is cold, but like a wall is cold. It was impersonal, not as a randomly flung fist in a crowd is impersonal, but like a computer-issued parking summons is impersonal. And it was deadly - again, not like a bullet or a knife is deadly, but like a brick wall across a motorway is deadly.”
“The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don’t.”
Douglas Adams is the best at describing EVERYTHING:
"He pounded his steering wheel, kicked the floor, thumped his cassette player until it suddenly started playing Barry Manilow, thumped it until it stopped again, and swore and swore and swore and swore and swore."
Yes I am going to draw more of May and Molly from Pancakes. I have a mini-series in the works that is about how these two met. But before that gets underway, here is a peek at May’s family, and also a glimpse of Molly’s.
queer supers best supers: Y/Y
This series of comics is seriously one of my favorite things every time it comes around
12-year-old invents Braille printer using Lego set
The Braigo printer cost its inventor about $350, making it more affordable than other Braille printers that can retail for more than $2,000.
And because I seriously side-eye this Western journalism trend of never crediting and NAMING the actual inventors in the headlines (especially when they’re young POC)
this inventor’s name is Shubham Banerjee, and he is making his glorious design completely open source, publishing it online FREE of charge! Just remember this kid’s name before some crusty old white dude “innovates” his design and takes all the credit.
To a kid, making music can seem very mysterious, but the fundamental love of playing around with different sounds and listening to how they sound when strung fluidly together is something every musician and composer discovers first in childhood. “I wanted a toy that allowed children to discover for themselves how music was actually made.”
IT’S CALLED “SOUND TRACK”
def getting this for my kids
SOMEBODY GET ME THIS!
Um can we make wax seals a thing again? Cause these are just classy as fuck.
Wax Seals | BacktoZero
GUYS! IT’S NOT JUST SOME COOL, CUTESY DESIGN!
I have been looking for original looking stamps for YEARS!
They even have super nerdy ones! (I SO WANT THIS!)
Plus really fun whimsical ones too!
Seriously, if you have 20 to spend on something you’ve been wanting for years, GO DO IT!
My friend puts them at the end of her letters, inside the envelope so it doesn’t come off. I’ve been looking for some nice ones of my own, and I think I may have found them.
REBLOGGING AGAIN JUST BECAUSE THEY’RE SO PRETTY
ALSO IN CASE ONE OF YOU WANTS TO BE UBER GENEROUS FOR MY BIRTHDAY THIS IS MY FAVORITE
According to the concept art for Kirby Super Star, to draw the best puffball poses, you have to draw human poses as reference first for all of them.
…all of them.