Basilisk (by Ami Thompson)
Here’s my 2nd year Calarts film!
What’s the ‘S’ stand for?
#that little bashful smile in the fourth one might kill me #and lois who’s teetering between her well-honed skepticism and her instinctive nose for THE STORY #and fascination with this… man? who can fly? and is this is a cartoon because real men don’t fly. #but she’s spent months looking for this very thing and nosing him out #even when the rest of the world ridiculed her for believing in some good samaritan with weird powers #and she names him #and i will not be sane on this day #man of steel #if this is as birthright-referential as it seems then YAY
I haven’t even seen the trailer and this scene makes me feel as embarrassed as I did about ” Queen Ravenna ” in Snow White and the Huntsman.
Stuff like this, giving names origins that are so basic, feels like it’s pulled out of a bad fanfic from the 4th grade…actually, it reminds me of a home video I made with my cousins about the origins of Valentine’s day where we named each of our characters ” Val ” ” Ann” and ” Tine “ ( i have no idea ) and thus, we called it ” VALENTINES DAY! “
( Amy Adams is a perfect human being, however )
( And whatshisface suits Superman pretty well too )
That’s the story, though. He never named himself, the newspaper did.
The S being a Kryptonian symbol is a little newer, I think. I’m also pretty sure it’s just his family’s crest, not the word for ‘hope,’ but I’m all for things being changed to work better on film.
“Look at this stuff. Isn’t it neat?”
The Abstractable Hulk
Listen to it. This would be the perfect text tone.
It *is* the perfect text tone, I’ve been using it for months. (But you’ve gotta use the version from the end of the ‘commercial,’ it sounds so much better.)
Brave animation test
Saturday Night Live 36x12
“When you talk about guns you always hear a lot about the Second Amendment and the Founding Fathers, and what they would say if they were here. Well, I for one think that if the Founding Fathers were here today, they would be super freaked out by cars. You can talk to them all you want about the Second Amendment, and they would just yell, ‘What are all these metal beasts doing rolling down the thoroughfare?’ And you’d tell them, ‘Those are cars’. And then you’d try to talk to them about militias and they would scream, ‘How can you speak of militias when steel dragons fly through the sky?’ And you’d say, ‘Those are airplanes.’ But even if they could wrap their heads around that they would eventually ask, ‘Why are all the slaves out?’ And they would think that. You can groan all you want, but they would think that.
And yes, the Founding Fathers wanted you to have the right to bear arms, but the guys who wrote that would pee through all eight layers of their pants if they saw what guns are now. In 1787 shooting a bullet was slightly faster than throwing one. If you wanted to be bulletproof in 1787 you put on a heavy coat. So with that in mind, I’m all about Americans having guns as long as they’re the muskets from 1787 that take forever to load.”