Brought watering can into shower to fill for garden giant spider with red belly moved into it.

Brought watering can into shower to fill for garden giant spider with red belly moved into it.

fancygametoostrong:

I’m fortunate enough to live in the northern LA area so Dark Delicacies is just a hop skip and a jump away, and I can rummage through the entire Black Phoenix catalog to my heart’s content. Which is nice because I feel like every scent as it’s listed on the website has like, five things I can imagine what they smell like and one thing I’ve never heard of before, and then that one weird wildcard is what predominantly takes over the scent.
Anyway I got to pick over their entire fall line (oh my god there are so many, they put out like forty new scents for October) and this was one of my favourites of the lot. Brett asked about it and the best description I could come up with on the spot was “spooky pine trees”
Wet on the skin it’s got kind of like a woodsy smell with something smokey to it, it reminds me of back up North when the weather starts getting nippy in October and people start lighting their wood stoves so you get cool autumn air with that sweet, crisp burning pine tree smell. It got a bit sweeter over the course of the day but it’s still got that “campfire on a cold autumn day in a field on the edge of the woods” thing going on.
Website calls this one “Hay, gunpowder, patchouli, a sliver of bark, autumn herbs, and sun-baked wood” so I guess the gunpowder is what’s making the smokey bonfire smell and the hay, herbs, and bark are doing the field-and-forest part. Not really picking up on the patchouli a lot but that might just be because patchouli is one of those kind of “perfumey” smells that your brain cancels out when it’s looking for the fun, nostalgic parts of the scent.
In other news I had no idea what a tattie bogle was so I looked it up and it turns out they are terrifying Scottish scarecrows.

Or at least I think so. This is what the Wikipedia article looks like;

fancygametoostrong:

I’m fortunate enough to live in the northern LA area so Dark Delicacies is just a hop skip and a jump away, and I can rummage through the entire Black Phoenix catalog to my heart’s content. Which is nice because I feel like every scent as it’s listed on the website has like, five things I can imagine what they smell like and one thing I’ve never heard of before, and then that one weird wildcard is what predominantly takes over the scent.

Anyway I got to pick over their entire fall line (oh my god there are so many, they put out like forty new scents for October) and this was one of my favourites of the lot. Brett asked about it and the best description I could come up with on the spot was “spooky pine trees”

Wet on the skin it’s got kind of like a woodsy smell with something smokey to it, it reminds me of back up North when the weather starts getting nippy in October and people start lighting their wood stoves so you get cool autumn air with that sweet, crisp burning pine tree smell. It got a bit sweeter over the course of the day but it’s still got that “campfire on a cold autumn day in a field on the edge of the woods” thing going on.

Website calls this one “Hay, gunpowder, patchouli, a sliver of bark, autumn herbs, and sun-baked wood” so I guess the gunpowder is what’s making the smokey bonfire smell and the hay, herbs, and bark are doing the field-and-forest part. Not really picking up on the patchouli a lot but that might just be because patchouli is one of those kind of “perfumey” smells that your brain cancels out when it’s looking for the fun, nostalgic parts of the scent.

In other news I had no idea what a tattie bogle was so I looked it up and it turns out they are terrifying Scottish scarecrows.

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Or at least I think so. This is what the Wikipedia article looks like;

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He’s beauty he’s grace he’s mr Lee Pace

I like how Lee Pace is like seven feet taller than Peter Jackson.

(Source: thranduilings)

Sameface Part 2: Revenge of the gender dimorphism

turbomun:

A while ago, I wrote a long-ass article about a certain animated movie’s less-than-stellar treatment of its female character designs. It was not the first, last, or most popular post on the subject, but it did get over 19,000 notes, which is about 18,900 notes more than I thought it would get. By now, everyone is sick to death of hearing about Frozen, and especially about how all the women look the same. So rest assured that I’m not here today to talk about Frozen again.

Instead, I’m here to talk about The Book of Life.

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People seem to be getting pretty hyped about this movie, and why shouldn’t they? It’s a film about Mexican culture with an actual Mexican director, and the visual style is certainly a far cry from anything that Disney has ever done. But upon my first viewing of the trailer, I couldn’t help but notice something.

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Once again, all of the female characters have the Exact Same Face.

Okay, when I say the Exact Same Face, I don’t mean that their faces are literally exactly the same. What I do mean that if the only difference between their faces is that one has slightly more curved eyes on the top, or one has their nose and mouth placed four millimeters lower, than we have a problem…especially when the male characters look like this:

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Last time, we examined why Sameface Syndrome occurs (hint: it’s not about laziness!) and I explained that it’s much more common for it to happen to women than men, since it’s tied to female beauty standards. But what exactly are those beauty standards, and why does the ubiquitous Exact Same Face appear across films and studios in a similar form every time?

Friends, welcome to the wonderful world of gender dimorphism.

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I still really want to see Book of Life, but the women in this movie are so homogenous it’s confusing. Every time I’ve seen La Muerte in the promotional materials my brain immediately registered her as Maria with a painted face.

alcevrous asked
Am I mistaken or do you actually work on Monster High official stuff? (I don't know much about it, just that my S/O loves MH stuff)

I do storyboards (and some design stuff) on the webisodes.

sonictail:

Monsters playing Dungeons and Dragons…  Monster High continues to surprise and amuse me.

Ahaha, we made an episode about that where all the dudes sneak off to play tabletop games.

sonictail:

Monsters playing Dungeons and Dragons…  Monster High continues to surprise and amuse me.

Ahaha, we made an episode about that where all the dudes sneak off to play tabletop games.

thedudevondoom:

glamrockgorilla:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, GRG FANS!
Kelsey and I have been respectively busy with offline woes, but we still wanted to do something festive for the month season. So this month’s Glam Rock Gorilla Patreon wallpaper is available to everyone, for FREE!
Click here to find the .ZIP file containing the wallpaper (along with all of Kelsey’s WIPs). The final picture is h u g e  and will fit any and all monitors. (And maybe while you’re over there, consider throwing a buck or two per page our way. Just a thought.)
We will resume normal updates over at http://www.glamrockgorilla.com/ soon. Until then, stay spooky!
P.S. Amadeus is somewhere (in costume) in this wallpaper, you’re just gonna have to download it to find him.

thedudevondoom:

glamrockgorilla:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, GRG FANS!

Kelsey and I have been respectively busy with offline woes, but we still wanted to do something festive for the month season. So this month’s Glam Rock Gorilla Patreon wallpaper is available to everyone, for FREE!

Click here to find the .ZIP file containing the wallpaper (along with all of Kelsey’s WIPs). The final picture is h u g e  and will fit any and all monitors. (And maybe while you’re over there, consider throwing a buck or two per page our way. Just a thought.)

We will resume normal updates over at http://www.glamrockgorilla.com/ soon. Until then, stay spooky!

P.S. Amadeus is somewhere (in costume) in this wallpaper, you’re just gonna have to download it to find him.

Old grandpa guy lifting weights wearing a Rilakkuma shirt is the most delightful thing I’ve seen today.