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joyburst!
justsomechick
hay guys

whats goin on

are there any people still around here?

I love Rango
Joy the Jackalope
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Also, hi LJ :3

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joyburst!
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Benzaie: Top 5 Reasons Why Zelda Twilight Princess Sucks

gets a little nitpicky at times (I thought the double clawshot was pretty cool, for example) but for the most part, hits all the marks on why TP was such a huge disappointment.

also posted on tumblr.
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justsomechick

So I finally saw that Thor movie. My Tumblr has been filled with nothing but Thor fangirl squee for about 2 weeks now, which sorta turned me off to going to the theater to see it. I was going to wait until it was available on Netflix, but then my boyfriend told me it was good and that he liked it. So I thought there must be something to this movie if he liked it, because he’s more inclined to hate a movie for being stupid storyline-wise than I am.

I have to say, it was pretty good! Basically, a really subpar, rushed script was elevated to being decently entertaining through great performances by a perfect cast, well-done visuals/special effects, and a very strong, well-developed emotional connection with the audience. Its level of quality is actually very, very similar to Tron Legacy.


 

I don’t think I’ve seen either of the actors who played Thor and Loki in any other movie, and this is kinda surprising to me because they both did a fantastic job.

Thor…… wow. Visually, that actor was impeccable for the role. I thought golden-haired Adonises like that didn’t actually exist in the real world but oh my was I wrong. He had this perfect blend of badass - with being super well-built and having scruffy facial hair - and kindness – his smile and eyes are really gentle. And there was this 20 second span of time in the movie where he’s shirtless and his jeans are sitting really low on his hips. Mrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I could stare at him forever. 83

Loki was also perfectly cast. He’s skinnier, more frail-looking, with a more vulnerable face. Whenever he’s pulling some kind of con on the other characters he makes this poker face that’s just so cute. You know in his head he’s like “lololololol.”

Like I said, the visuals in this movie are really, really well done. The characters’ relationships are enforced by the personality created through the casting and costumes. Even from the opening scenes you get a sense of Thor and Loki’s relationship just from their contrasting body types, faces and body language alone.

There’s also a really good supporting cast. Natalie Portman is super cute and super believable in this movie. Although I don’t remember if this movie passed the Bechdel Test or not, that’s okay – the female characters are involved in what’s going on.

Ehhh, the problem with this movie is parts of the story which don’t make a lot of sense. I don’t know whether it’s explained more in the comics or not but some elements I was lost on through the whole movie. For example, what the hell is Odin Sleep? Odin seemed to just collapse for no reason and go into a coma. Is he diabetic or something?? I had no idea what was going on with that while I was watching it, but I found out on Google what it was when I got home. And all the explanations of it are about 2 sentences long. WHY COULDN’T THEY PUT A SIMILARLY SIMPLE EXPLANATION IN THE MOVIE?

Also, I wasn’t completely clear on what Loki’s plan was. (Yeah, Loki is the villain. I don’t think this is a big spoiler for you guys. It’s alluded to in like the first 20 minutes. Also, he’s the freaking god of deceit.) There’s a revelation about his character about 30 minutes or so into the movie, and it never becomes clear what effect this had on the plan he’d made before finding out about it. It’s a pretty big revelation that I think would change his motivation at least a little bit, or make him pause and reconsider aspects of what he was intending to do. This doesn’t really seem to happen. While his motivation was pretty clear, they only really address it for about 30 seconds towards the end of the movie. I would have liked to get to know what was going on with him a little better.

I’ve heard complaints that there was too much S.H.I.E.L.D. in this movie, but I didn’t think so. Their involvement was important to the story and was a believable, realistic development considering what was going on. You could have simply replaced them with the government/CIA and it would have been believable for the same reason. If there’s one thing to complain about with the S.H.I.E.L.D. stuff, it would be the lackluster glance at Hawkeye that got shoehorned in for no apparent reason. He doesn’t even fire his bow a single time.

Overall it was a satisfying experience and I think it was worth it to see it in theaters and not wait for Netflix. And I may have to participate in the fangirl squee now.

Is it me, or is Loki a lot like Clu from Tron Legacy? They’re both angry, emo and have complex daddy issues. Hmmm.


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Hero of Time
justsomechick


IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL *_*

ATTENTION ARTIST FRIENDS
Hero of Time
justsomechick
News: I started my new comic! This is the first page. Squee, I am excited. (Also I don't think I've said "squee" in like a decade. So you KNOW I'm excited.)

But: In a personal breakthrough with realizing my artistic soul I have discovered/decided that I am SO not a colorist in any way. Sure, if I want to spend about 12 hours and lots of frustration I can make something look half-decent as long as it isn't too complicated, but to be honest I really hate coloring my drawings. A lot of the time I like how it looks just in black and white with some simple screen tones or crosshatching to designate the darkest colors and shadows.

When it comes to coloring, I find it tedious, frustrating and unenjoyable. This is probably partially, if not completely, related to me really just sucking at coloring stuff. Mix my perfectionist workaholic personality with my lack in any kind of training or intensive study of light/color and I hate just about everything I start after a few hours.

I know there are several solutions to this - practicing more, studying some color theory, etc. The problem with that is that I am not an art student. I am not a professional and I'm not ever going to be. I'm a law student and honestly, although it's stressful, I'm pretty good at being a law student and I'm okay with being an attorney a couple of years from now. That being said, I still love to draw like I always have, because it's an escape. I can remove myself from everything else and doodle all my imaginary friends characters.

So basically, I'm gonna keep drawing and I'm gonna do my comic, but a) I'm not trying to make it the next Penny Arcade or something, and b) this is my hobby so I'm going to work on it to the extent that I enjoy working on it.

tl;dr: I don't want to color the comic so I'm not going to. xD

So: I'm looking for someone to mooch off/commission to color the cover page for what I'm working on now. Preferably mooch since I'm broke, but I'd be willing to throw some cash down because I know that pretty much all of you are working folks with limited time, like me.

If any of you are interested or know someone who would be, please let me know. :D I'm gonna go spelunking dA otherwise, but I thought I'd see if any of you guys wanted to take a stab at it first.

hhhhhhhwhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaat
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justsomechick
I already girlspooged about this video on tumblr but it's just so cool.

A blind guy who looks a lot like Matt Damon beats the first dungeon in OoT. O_O



He basically uses the game's sound effects to get through it. When he talked about how Navi "helps" him......... I wibbled a little bit. I did.

This kinda inspires me to write fic or RP a blind Link. herp derp. Maybe I'll do it.

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
the youth of tomorrow
justsomechick
Can I just vent a totally irrational, probably not a big deal pet peeve of mine? It's not particularly aimed at anyone who will actually read this, but it's something that consistently irritates me every time it happens.

If someone IMs you, and you're not purposefully ignoring them for some reason they should know about, answer. I find it incredibly rude when I send someone a message and they never answer. I don't mean being afk and taking like an hour to answer - that happens. I mean never answering.

There really isn't an excuse I can think of. If you're busy, put on an away message or go invisible, or better yet, tell me. If you don't want to talk, put on an away message or go invisible or tell me. If you're someone I haven't talked to in a long time and you don't remember me (note that I am probably IMing you because we haven't talked in a long time!) then just say you don't remember me. And if you think I'm irritating you, you don't like me, etc., then by all means just block me or tell me so.

But for fuck's sake, SAY SOMETHING BACK. Imagine if you did that to someone at school. Or in the supermarket. Or on the street. Someone comes up to you and tries to say something, someone you know. How much of a douche bag move would it be to walk around them and ignore whatever greeting they gave you? That's basically the message someone sends me when they don't answer and I know they aren't afk. Then in half an hour they'll go offline and I know I was completely ignored.

Like I said, this is probably something that shouldn't bother me as much as it does, but GOD does it make me feel like you are incredibly RUDE.

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Joy the Jackalope
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Hey guys I have a tumblr now. It will be my dumping ground for sketches/WIPs.

http://lazdo.tumblr.com/

If you have one, comment so I can follow you. <3

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