I’m sure many of you have seen this already, but The Reward is a short film from Denmark directed by Mikkel Mainz and Kenneth Ladekjaer. And it’s brilliant! Do watch.
Here is its website.
Kinda sad to see 90% of the lady characters just there to get yanked onto the back of horses, but otherwise talk about an amazing and imaginative world!
The power of high-fives, man.
Agreeing with Maple that there aren’t any what I call “bro ladies” in this, but it did put a smile on my face for sure. And I always admire a story that can be told well without lots of dialogue.
Some geeky humor up in here.
Skip the paragraphs of text and just watch the video.
I think by this point, everyone who was already interested in the Generation V Pokemon games has seen this, but if you haven’t, it is totally worth watching, even if you don’t understand Japanese. Just look at it. Embrace the action. The art style. The everything.
I’m still just so proud of Gamefreak for making a direct sequel as opposed to an expansion like they usually do.
ALL THE NOSTALGIA.
Seriously this was one of my favorite episodes of Dexter’s Laboratory. If you haven’t seen it, look it up. The title was probably “omelette du fromage” or something.
I don’t have The Hub channel, so I have to keep up with the show through their website. They usually have the previous 2 episodes up each week.
Anyway last week’s episode, Armada, was amazing. If you haven’t seen it, watch it now. It really made up for the damn clip show the week before. I guess learning Silas’ real name was nice but… dammit I just don’t like clip shows.
So yeah, totally watch this episode if you haven’t, and if you have never watched Transformers Prime, season 1 is on Netflix for streaming. I highly recommend it. You don’t need any prior knowledge of the series to enjoy it, but of course it’s always cool to see things/characters that you remember from other incarnations.
I may lose some friends for saying this but…
…I don’t want to choose sides.
Anime or American cartoons?
Marvel or DC comics?
I like cartoons.
I like comic books.
I’m not going to pretend to be on the Hate Wagon about it. Of course this applies to a lot of things, but those categories are the big ones.
I’ll be honest though, I am into more DC series than Marvel series, but damned if I’m going to hate on Thor just because I love Batman.
As for anime, I admit that don’t watch anything regularly anymore, but I do try to track down DVDs of and rewatch my favorite series (I might get hate for this too, but my favorite anime series are, in order: Baccano, Death Note, and Hetalia) . And I can tell you, it annoys the heck out of me that a lot of art people act like anime/manga is an illegitimate form of art. Those artists spend just as much time planning and drawing as anyone else, and honestly, I think a lot of it is beautiful.
Whew, that turned out more like a rant than I planned it to. My bad, folks. I’m not actually mad though. Carry on.
Oh look I finished it.
And I’m actually very pleased with it, which probably means there’s something horribly wrong that I’m just not noticing.
Anyway, the full one is going up on Deviantart in a few minutes, but this version has been broken up into two parts because I was asked to do so. Though… I suppose that also means that you guys either like one part or the other but not both. So I guess this was at least a 50% success?
Bryan uses himself as a reference= perfection.
Love that someone put these side by side for comparisons. Not all productions send acting references for animators- really great that they have been doing it, even for the previous series (it’s not just for the martial arts move!)
That’s great. No wonder the expressions are so perfect! I like how he barely keeps a straight face.
As long as I’m on the subject of Transformers…
Am I the only person who finds it somewhat disturbing when the robot characters in Transformers Prime get mutilated? I cringe every time I see that glowing energon blood, man. It’s only slightly less disturbing than if the humans ever got hurt like that.
Kid’s shows haven’t been this violent since I was a kid.
I guess when I think of it that way, I’m okay with this.
I dunno whether I’m more sorry for Rule 34ing a 16-year-old, or for referencing a dead meme. But at any rate, I’m sorry for this.