In case you didn’t think Canada was adorable enough, Santa writes back to letters he receives from Canadian children. All you need to do is write a letter and address it “Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada” (seriously, not making this up) before December 17th and he will write back….
There are over 70 documented cases of transplant patients experiencing the same thoughts and feelings as their organ donors did in life. People report everything from craving the donors’ favorite foods, to inheriting their talents. It’s posed a theory that the cells in our body can store memories. Source
Hey, that’s me! With my terrible Halloween name and icon.
I just have to take a time-out to say that Book of Life was a damn miracle of cinema and you need to see it.
I knew as soon as I heard about it that it was going to be right up my alley — Day of the Dead, Guillermo del Toro, Ron Perlman, candy colored skull things everyfrigginwhere — and not for a moment did I have that little nagging doubt that this might not be the best freaking thing ever. I was so right. This was indeed the best freaking thing ever. Characters shaped like rough-cut wooden dolls, gorgeous scenery, waddling little piggies everywhere, real juicy insights into actual non-parodied Mexican culture, AMAZING AND SUPER COOL BAD ASS FEMALE CHARACTERS WHO ARE WONDERFUL AND WELL WRITTEN AND BELOVED BY THEIR MEN BUT ALSO STAND ON THEIR OWN HELL YEAH.
I also have major love for the romance of La Muerta and Xibalba because, if you know me you know this, I can’t get enough of a dark and evil man just madly, desperately in love with a good woman.
Everything was well done, and so gorgeous that I want every scene from this thing tattooed on my bod. I also had the benefit of seeing this with a theater full of young’uns, so I could hear what parts were not just funny to me, but to everyone. (Though, parents, please tell your kids not to kick the backs of people’s chairs. Come on, bruh.)
See it multiple times. Writer/director Jorge Gutierrez and producer Guillermo del Toro did a fantastic job and truly deserve to know their success.
Crash Course in Survival: FINALE
This is it folks, not only the final chapter in the Survival Series but this is episode #150, the final official episode of Crash Course in Awesome. One last time Bryan puts Ricky through a series of real (and not so real) survival scenarios and Ricky has to fight his way through them to the final showdown with his tormentor: Bryan. It’s a no holds barred slugfest to the end so tune in and enjoy!
(And just a heads up- you don’t NEED to have heard the previous episodes in this series to understand this episode but it certainly wouldn’t hurt to go back and give them a listen to pick up on some references!)
Artwork above was a gift to us back in 2012 from our friend and super talented artist Mark Kort!
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Color palette tutorial time!
This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes. I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!
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