The official tumblr blog for Tiny Gryphon Studios, a mediocre studio site for an artist who's dreaming big. You'll be seeing all of my work up on here including some drawings, sketches, digital paintings, and 3d work.
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I’ve been working these past couple of weeks on some character concept art for this movie that may or may not even get made. I desperately want to show off some stuff, but I can’t for at least a couple of years from now. :’(
- DO mention having a good stock of cash or having characters worry about not having enough cash
- DO remember they need to eat, sleep, get gas, and go to the bathroom
- DO get gas!! Or at least mention getting gas!!
- DO deal with weather problems in addition to people problems. Other than the occasional cute thunderstorm, characters don’t really deal with weather like hailstorms, tornadoes, dust storms, and serious thunderstorms. They don’t freeze at night or boil during the day.
- DO deal with health issues like allergies, skin diseases, nasty insect bites, various cuts and bruises, sunburn, colds, and so on, because they will happen and will be super annoying.
- DO go different places. It seems like all American road trips go the St. Louis Arch and the Grand Canyon. The Midwestern states are all a blur of cornfields and flat grass, when there are plenty of things to see, like the world’s second largest ball of twine and Cornhusker games.
- DO meet people. A lot of roadtrip stories are about a group of young adults bonding along their journey while seeing things. Let them actually sit down and talk to people, noticing their different habits and speech patterns and lives.
I went on a road trip recently and we were heading towards Hurricane Arther in an attempt to see my Marine bro who was stationed at North Carolina. If you’re story is similar, why not add in that kind of drama? Certainly makes it different from the usual stuff especially if you encounter a small tornado on the road like we did. Besides that, weather problems do happen, and it’s especially bad in places you’re not prepared for. :)
While I was sleeping, this went viral.
Doctors and hospitals have a different way of receiving “quotas”. They treat medical help like a business and assign appointments, schedules, and drugs to patients that may or may not even be necessary. A great example of this is in birthing and pregnancy. They will set up a time and date that is convenient to them so that they can get the mother in, drug her, prepare for birth, give birth, and push her back out into the world just to make room for the next appointed mother to be. Slowly, but within the past few decades this has become more and more true.
50 Shades of Grey was originally fanfiction based on the Twilight series, which was then published as a novel (along with 2 subsequent books). It sold over 100 million copies around the world and topped best-seller lists everywhere. It’s about to be adapted into a film, set to come out early next year.
It follows a college student named Ana Steele, who enters a relationship with a man named Christian Grey and is then introduced to a bastardised and abusive parody of BDSM culture.
While the book is paraded as erotica, the relationship between Ana and Christian is far from healthy. The core mantra of the BDSM community is “safe, sane and consensual”, and 50 Shades is anything but. None of the rules of BDSM practices (which are put in place to protect those involved) are actually upheld. Christian is controlling, manipulative, abusive, takes complete advantage of Ana, ignores safe-words, ignores consent, keeps her uneducated about the sexual practices they’re taking part in, and a multitude of other terrible things. Their relationship is completely sickening and unhealthy.
Basically, “the book is a glaring glamorisation of violence against women,” as Amy Bonomi so perfectly put it.
It’s terrible enough that a book like this has been absorbed by people worldwide. Now, we have a film that is expected to be a huge box-office success, and will likely convince countless more young women that it’s okay not to have any autonomy in a relationship, that a man is allowed to control them entirely. It will also show many young men that women are theirs to play with and dominate, thus contributing to antiquated patriarchal values and rape culture.
Boycott this fucking movie, for the love of god. These kinds of ideas are dangerous and set us back as a society
I just updated my icon so that it no longer has any old outdated info… or really any info at all, but yeah…
Now it’s just this awesome tiny gryphon that is no longer held back by some misguided text :D
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As far as I’ve ever known about capitalism is that, no not everyone can be rich, but rather, anyone can be rich. It’s obviously not the most perfect system but it has worked well enough to prove that anyone is capable of reaching that point no matter how low they’ve ever been. Granted many had to do this through either connections, luck, the misfortune of others (whether intentional or even wanted is something else entirely), through sheer will and/or perseverance, or even just through the knowledge of knowing how. Simply put, no not everyone can be rich, but everyone has the potential for it just as everyone has the potential to be poor or even middle class.