can i please learn to do this?
He is an airbender
This past election was not only the very first time I was eligible to vote (the last election happened a week before my 18th birthday), but it was also the first time I have ever worked with Elections Ontario! Yesterday, from 8am until 10:30pm I held the title of Poll Clerk. Fundamentally, this job entailed crossing off the names of eligible voters on the list of electors. However, it meant so much more to me than that. Every time I told electors that they were now ready to receive their ballot from the Deputy Returning Officer (DRO) and vote, I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and excitement! Knowing that I had helped make every person’s voting experience as easy as possible left me feeling overjoyed and accomplished. Throughout the day, I witnessed so many different people come out and vote. Amazing parents, who brought their young children out to show them how the voting process worked. Seniors, some even in their 90s, who were still as eager as ever to cast their ballot. There were even a lot of young people, like myself, voting for the very first time in their lives! Being a part of this process, both as a young voter and a poll clerk, made me realize that there is still hope in this country and its people. Helping my DRO count the ballots at the end of the night was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. To some, it is just routine and mundane, nothing special or interesting about it. To me, it proves that there are still some Canadians who are exercising their fundamental right, as a citizen of both this province and country, to put forth their voices and decide who leads them.
So thank you to everyone who voted in this past election. It means the world to know that you care enough about your province and its people to spend a few minutes of your day marking an X on a ballot! Keep up the good work!
The 75th Hunger Games, also known as the third Quarter Quell, was the final Hunger Games ever held in Panem. Since this was a Quarter Quell, an extra twist was introduced.
#NO BUT#YOU DON’T REALIZE #IF I WERE HEAD GAMEMAKER I’D DO DINOSAURS EVERY YEAR #like everyone would be like ‘well they did dinosaurs last year so SURELY’ #and then BAM dinosaurs #and then the year after that i’d assure everyone in all my interviews that this year we wouldn’t do any dinosaurs #and then - right at the end - DINOSAURS #the next year i’d make all the tributes take care of baby dinosaurs while in the arena #like the baby had to live through the games with you or you’d lose #but then it would grow into an adult dinosaur all at once and they’d have to ride a raptor around for the rest of the games #very important very very important to me #everything is dinosaurs [x]
So I learned from my friend that coconut water can be used as an emergency blood transfusion, and of course my first thought was “So, can a vampire drink coconut water?”
and of course we had this idea of these tropical vampires being horrified when these old world vampires come and are still drinking blood like some sort of monster.
guys oh my god
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
this is one of the reasons I love them
The Hobbit Specials - by Sarah Dunn
A Study in Watercolor - complete set
Thank you guys so much for your support! If it wasn’t for you I would never have finished this.
Coming up - Watercolors are cool! Doctor Who watercolor study
If you have any suggestions about what colors I should use to paint the characters from DW, send me a message!