Many of the extras in the film are actually technicians and stagehands.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974)
If you’re going to read just one wonderful Adventure Time write-up today (and you should), make it this one by Maria Bustillos. In it, she talks with the key creative gang of Pen, Adam, Pat, Kent, Rebecca, Nick, and Jack, making for a fairly definitive overview of the series. Read it here. Thanks, Maria!
The resolution of each eleven-minute episode is anything but tidily triumphant; each one is as likely to end on a question or a joke as on an answer. Yet one comes away satisfied, a little bit the way one might at a David Lynch movie. The narrative is endlessly malleable, and includes all the possibilities granted by the existence of wizards and magical creatures, time travel, and a huge, ever-evolving cast. It’s a canvas and a story big enough for dozens of artists to make their own way. Even the drawing style is inconsistent, handmade-feeling; longtime fans may learn to detect the hand or voice of a favorite storyboard artist or writer. The goal of the show seems to be exploration, not uniformity.
I don’t post a lot on Tumblr. I usually make my opinions known on twitter because it forces me to brief. I don’t like going on long diatribes because I have a tendency to get preachy.
That said, The Lego Movie is friggin wonderful!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I’m making one of my few texty Tumblr posts about The Lego Movie because damnit, greatness needs to be recognized where greatness is. As far as comedy writing goes, damn near 100% of the jokes in this movie hit the mark. Perfect phrasing, perfect words used, perfect timing, perfect performance, perfect. I realize a lot of those things don’t fall under the category of ‘writing’. Well, this movie transcends proper attribution of elements of filmmaking! It’s just damn good!
About three quarters of the way through I already ranked it towards the top of my favorite animated movies, but then there’s a big reveal moment and it leaps into the sublime! It actually made those moisture things happen from my eyeholes. Can’t remember what they’re called. I just Googled “moisture thing” and “squirt” and “holes” and I don’t think what came up was right so I’m not going to use that as a reference.
Anyway, the point is, jeez, what a great movie. Check it out if you haven’t.
ya’ll remember the whole petition about net neutrality? yeah. it’s dead.
We’re really, really fucking this up.
But we can fix it, I swear. We just have to start telling each other the truth. Not the doublespeak bullshit of regulators and lobbyists, but the actual truth. Once we have the truth, we have the power — the power to demand better not only from our government, but from the companies that serve us as well. “This is a political fight,” says Craig Aaron, president of the advocacy group Free Press. “When the internet speaks with a unified voice politicians rip their hair out.”
We can do it. Let’s start.
please please PLEASE HELP RESTORE THE INTERNET!! THE WAR IS ONLY STARTING BUT WE CAN DO THIS. WE ARE THE INTERNET. WE CAN WIN!
Oh for God’s sakes, take the two seconds to sign the damn thing. Every single one of you knows that if you didn’t have the same level of Internet access that you have right now, you would lose your mind. Think about how much time you spend on here. Think about what you do. You’ve gotten used to being able to communicate with people who are hundreds or thousands of miles away from you. You’ve gotten used to doing your coursework online and e-mailing your professors and applying for jobs and ordering food and arguing about Sailor Moon. You need to try and save it.
so what can you do to help, basically? well for one you can sign this petition congresswoman chellie pingree put out, which would stop the comcast/time warner cable companies from merging and basically stopping services like netflix and hulu, blocking certain sights and having a very very BAD effect on the internet + net neutrality.
you can also help by signal boosting this post and signing it also.
a very very good thing you can do that would benefit would to either call or email this man right here shown in the picture above, telling him to restore net neutrality. telling him to help make the internet for the people, and not for the companies to control.
thank you for taking time out of your day to help this!!!