On Highland today…
365 day movie challenge | 39. The Wind Rises (2013) ★★★★★
“Le vent se lève! Il faut tenter de vivre! The wind is rising! We must try to live!”
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan’s plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo.
My thoughts; This may have been the best movie I’ve seen so far since I’ve started this thing. The animation was beautiful, not that I expected anything less from Hayao Miyazaki, and the story line was intense yet lighthearted at the same time. The whole movie is a whopping two hours, though it passes by very quickly because you never want it to end. There’s a bitter sweetness about the whole thing that’ll make you cry (even in the theater like me!), especially when you start to think that this is Miyazaki’s last movie.
i made a ghibli jam but i didn’t make it in time! oh well! here’s kurokawa from The Wind Rises, the BEST CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE BY FAR.
dat trunks hair
30 Day Challenge // Day 23 // Something That Makes You Happy
I’ve learned how to cook since I moved out to California. It’s therapeutic. And delicious~ I garnish everything with a fried egg, and I never regret it.
Making of Hideaki Anno’s magnum Opus, Rebuild of Evangelion 3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO. A compilation progression rough-to-final-process video showcasing the beginning stages and final compositing of one of the greatest displays of production planning/animation to date (2D/CGI animation usage).
Anno’s Studio Khara is part of why I will always want to do 2D animation.
A mouth-watering fuck-ton of gun references.
Before you draw any gun, be absolutely certain you are familiar with the parts of a gun. That sounds cliché and dumb, but if you end up wondering “Why does this thing look so shitty?” it’s probably ‘cause you don’t know how a gun works. Know how it moves and what fits in where. And please know where the hands are placed when firing!!! If you hold a gun at the wrong place, you can lose a finger! Don’t know enough about guns, let alone what type to utilize? Here (the Glock and the “Frag Nade” are mixed up):
And if you’re pro on guns, here’s an orgasmic list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_firearms
And if you wanna get a little creative:
I’m always a fan of the minigun………
[From various sources]