The Beatles trolling
Sir Ian had to act to these stands with the actors’ faces pasted on them. It’s hilarious. xD But at the same time, my heart also goes out to Sir Ian.
now this is neat
Now this is a professional.
"In order to shoot the dwarves and a large Gandalf, we couldn’t be in the same set. All I had for company was 13 photographs of the dwarves on top of stands with little lights – whoever’s talking flashes up. Pretending you’re with 13 other people when you’re on your own, it stretches your technical ability to the absolute limits. I cried, actually. I cried. Then I said out loud, ‘This is not why I became an actor’. Unfortunately the microphone was on and the whole studio heard.”
– Sir Ian McKellen (x)
Yeah well tough shit, because this scene would have been literally impossible to film if they didn’t use these techniques. Unlike in the first trilogy, where they could use different sized props and trick perspectives, there’s too much going on in the dwarf scene. Dwarves are passing to and fro in front and behind Gandalf at rapid paces and during the same shots, which would have ruined any sort of perspective shenanigans they could have gone for, and this isn’t even touching on the special effects regarding plates and food being tossed about as they sing.
Delightfully stylish character illustrations from Deviantart user Zarnala.
I find myself suddenly interested in baseball for the first time in ever <3
Artist: Keith Thompson
You can buy Keith Thompson’s book on how to draw fantasy vehicles through the following link:
by Keith Thompson
fav artist for like, ever, up in hurr
his whole “undead” section on his website is the bomb-diggity
Moths: what the fuck?
wtf is that a parasite?
my barely educated guess would be that it has to do with breeding somehow. but i don’t know for sure.
fisk, do you have info?
considering its a part of the body i doubt its a parasite
im not too keen on insect anatomy, sadly, but i’d be willing to say it’s got something to do with breeding as well— pheromone-related organs, or maybe the penis itself? i dunno. it’s not an ovipositor as far as i can tell. the smaller ones seem to be male claspers, used to hold a female during sex, so… it’s probably a dick. but i can’t be sure, obviously, it’d probably be better to go to someone with more focus on insects than me
it’s a Chionarctia Nivea - that is indeed it’s penis. Little is known about it.
It’s found in Russia, Korea, China i think and Japan