Thursday, May 29, 2008

SENIOR PORTRAITS

It's time to let everyone in on a deep, dark secret.




Tuesday, May 27, 2008

INDIANA JONES AND THE CURSE OF THE BLOGSPOT POST

I spent the latter half of this past week re-watching the entire Indiana Jones trilogy and then seeing Part IV in theatres. Wooooo!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

JUST AN INNOCENT OBSERVATION...

So we all know plenty about characters with 'TUDE gettin' Ctrl+C+Ctrl+V'd all over the movie posters... But I just noticed that Pixar's has a lot of meek, worried characters.



All this only dawned on me earlier the other night, when I saw the main character for an upcoming Pixar feature.


I'm not saying anything.

(but it is strange.)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

KALI'S SHOW, JOHN'S BBQ, AND LOTS AND LOTS OF NOODLES!!!!!!

Sorry for a post severely lacking in the topic of cartoons, but Kali graduated this past week! So go congratulate her ass!!

Her senior show was fun! It was especially cool when some of Kali's peers around Otis noticed me for THIS blog. How about THEM apples!!

Sean, Mike T, Maki, and all of Kali's friends are so awesome!!!!!!
Family portrait at John's barbecue the next day.

Uncle Eddie unleashes another amazing theory behind me!!!!!
Later on we went to Daikokuya!!! It's Kali's favorite and I love it too.

Then a couple days ago, Katie wanted to come out and play! Where did we go for eats? Uh..., MORE NOODLES, of course!!!!!!
The band jams back at Kot'n Katie's house. Haha!
You can check Kali's blog for even more pics! G'night everyone.



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Oh. By the way.

BOBA in Little Tokyo is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

SKADI FANART

For DummComics.com.
Character is property of Katie and Luke! But who's that familiar squirrelly girl?

Saturday, May 3, 2008

HUMAN SUFFERING

Have you ever stopped and wondered about not only your favorite movies, but your favorite cartoons?


I was recollecting on something that Shawn Dickinson said in one of the commentaries we did together, and he mentioned the particular cartoon series (it was either Popeye or Bugs Bunny, I can't remember) being so fun to watch partly due to its constant portrayal of the suffering that the characters went through.

We humans go through pain and suffering daily! And with tons of different kinds of angst, it's automatically a form of therapy for ourselves to take a break and watch the characters on stage or screen get the shaft for a little while.

With that in mind, I think that audiences can identify with characters going through the same real human feelings that they do. Claude Cat and paranoia/hypochondria. Daffy trying to escape from fear.
Sylvester going mad from trying to deny his own obsession (eating Tweety).

Jealousy/hatred of others


Here, the Aristo-Cat is dealing with some people's greatest fear- being alone!

Death

Of course the Disney cartoons kept pretty far away from crazy stuff like emotional torment, but a lot of the Donald Duck cartoons are exceptions! Here he is on his deathbed in "Donald's Off Day".


Anyway, compare these to cartoons where everything is constantly alright and never in any real danger, and maybe you have films and shows that don't quite catch on as much.

What about cartoons where there is nothing human whatsoever?


Are cartoons not enough for you? Here are a select few of many TERRIFIC live action movies that revolve around manly, human suffering! See to it that they make YOUR favorite film list!

Detective Story

A Clockwork Orange

8 1/2

The Conversation

Amadeus

Dog Day Afternoon

The Deer Hunter

M (starring Peter Lorre)

Lots by Woody Allen, Wes Anderson and Hitchcock

and especially films directed by Ingmar Bergman: Persona, Wild Strawberries, or Cries and Whispers (one of the ULTIMATE movies about human pain!)