Coming in 2018 is Disney’s next fairy tale mythology animated feature film, set amongst the South Pacific islands, rendered in a ‘painterly-style CGI’ (think the Paperman short): and y’all are going to LOVE IT:
The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology.
Oh God there’s concept art.
transcribed: why it’s awesome to be a nerd
I just came across this post at Uproxx, where someone transcribed my words to baby Violet earlier this year. It makes me so happy that it exists in this form that I copied it to have on my blog forever.
“My name is Wil Wheaton. It’s 2013. And you’ve…
If you haven’t read this yet, you should.
Well then, let me show you, because that’s what I do for a living.
Right now, it’s this time of the year, and the little ones have just freshly hatched:
You’ll notice they’re still blind and naked when they hatch. So I make them little coats to keep them warm…
june2734 asked: Hey Kiri,sorry im always flinging you these multi layered questions but I just really value your opinion and find you to be a very interesting and admirable person. Anyway's,I wanted to ask you about your opinion on love and friendship,you seem to have interesting view point on both topic's that I personally don't see very often.How did you come to these idea's?(Friendship being seen as second place next to romance for example,or people just looking for concepts like the manic pixie dream girl?)
To me, friendship means you’re family. Only there is no blood-obligation. We’re there for each other purely because we want to be. You care about that person, you care about them being happy and succeeding. It’s love without expectation. Honestly for me, friendship love and romantic love are very much the same.
Except romantic love usually comes with a few expectations—including the way physical affection is displayed. Not to say these expectations are bad—but it brings me to my main point.
When I have politely turned someone down in the past for a romantic entanglement his/her reaction tends to be a deeply offended one. As if a desire for friendship with them was second-rate or that my lack of attraction to them was a personal insult and something I can control. I suppose that reaction also paints a fairly clear picture of what they wanted from me, but that’s another story entirely. These people end up walking out of your life and that’s really the end of it all.
Rejection sucks, I get it, we’ve all been there. You have tv shows and movies flashing around terms like “Friend zone” and treating the idea of being a friend like crap. Hell, even Friends often put the idea across that if you were getting friendship from someone you found attractive instead of sex that you were a loser.
But when I say I want to be friends, it means I want you in my life still. Honestly, in my book it probably means more than attempting a romantic entanglement. I adore my friends, we’re integral parts of each other’s lives—we’ve been together for years.
Honestly it may come down to a misunderstanding of sexuality and attraction and friendship just gets the brunt of the blow… I’m not entirely sure.
As for the MPDG, this is something I run into a lot. I guess people just want the magic fix all—the thing that will make the bad things in their life go away and they often turn to romance for that. And if you’re a girl who seems happy and adventurous and just even a little bit quirky, you tend to get MPDGed. The one that’s gonna fix them. You seem happy, interesting and alive, maybe if we date, I’ll be happy and interesting and alive…
No. That’s not how it works. People need to stop looking to other people to solve their problems. Be happy with who you are by yourself. THEN look to find someone who’s in the same boat. Otherwise you’re just brewing up a bomb of suffocating co-dependency and disappointment.
Everyone has flaws, everyone has problems. Everyone has those little ticks that annoy you. No one likes being on a pedestal. No one wants to literally be worshiped. …unless you’re starting a cult, but if your relationship is like a cult you’ve got bigger problems than I can even begin to speak to.
Guess who got a package from the BBC?
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NASA, breaking my heart one tweet at a time.
What should break your heart is this:
It is NASA’s 55th birthday today.
In celebration, 97% of its employees were told they’re nonessential and sent home.
(The 3% are security, etc, whose job it is to keep everything secure until NASA is allowed to return to work)
Happy Birthday to you, NASA.
To the Children’s Museum of Wit and Whimsy,
Hello! My name is Alice and I noticed the advertisement for a career as a museum tour guide. When I set foot into the museum, that sense of wonderment came flowing back, and it felt like my second home. I’ve spent many weeknights there, scouring the…