Matt (zeldatra)

  1. the good news: it's late so there's no traffic to throw myself in front of and it's like forty degrees so waiting on the side of the road for a car to show up is out of the question

    about 9 hours ago from web
  2. i'm having a bit of a suicidal episode (unrelated to my pervious post) and i'm pretty sure it's an adverse after-effect of an over-the-counter mood relaxer I took earlier today, which is nice that i know what's causing it and how to avoid that in the future, but it doesn't help me RIGHT NOW, so that's fun

    about 9 hours ago from web in context
  3. in a moment of hubris i lost $320 on Dogecoin tonight, which is pretty good considering there's probably a guy out there who lost his mom's house

    about 11 hours ago from web
  4. My All Dogs Go to Heaven animation cels got here today. First time I’ve ever bought one. Hoping to get some Bakshi originals next.

    about 2 days ago from web in context
  5. @scribus Todd Howard announces at E3 that it directly ties into the flow of bottle caps in-game through an online server, which sounds cool in theory, but in practice everyone loses money because somebody figured out you could duplicate them by making your companion pick the world object up while you’re pressing the button at the same time.

    about 4 days ago from web in context
  6. Cartoons are all written by people in California which is why every town is Los Angeles in animation, Swole Foods aims to be the first cartoon ever made which does not take place in Los Angeles.

    about 4 days ago from web
  7. Caitlyn Jenner opposes transgender women playing in women’s sports, yet she herself competes in women’s golf tournaments. Yeah, she’ll fit right in at the GOP.

    about 5 days ago from web
  8. @scribus You’d think so, right? Ultimately the people who make those arguments have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. Or they heard that Disney used to wash cels in the 60s when they were on the verge of bankruptcy and assumed that EVERYONE did that.

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  9. The Disney+ exclusive Star Wars-themed Maggie Simpson short was cute but ultimately felt like something Disney asked them to make like three weeks ago. Not David Silverman’s best work.

    about 5 days ago from web
  10. Like, yeah, someone TOTALLY reanimated Sailor Moon’s transformation sequence the exact same way every time. That TOTALLY makes sense.

    about 5 days ago from web
  11. @scribus They don’t. I saw somebody claiming the other day that pre-digital stock footage was ok because you can’t reuse cels so they had to redraw the sequence it every time which is obviously 100% untrue. It’s based entirely on whether you personally like the show in question or not because subjectivity is out of style, there has to be an objective reason now why you don’t like it (“it’s lazy” being the most common one).

    about 5 days ago from web in context
  12. “Governor Jenner” sounds like something you’d hear in a dystopian future satire film from 2009.

    about 6 days ago from web
  13. Californians, if you all get yourself into the position where you have to say “Governor Jenner” for the next two years I will be very disappointed in all of you.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  14. why can’t we as a society progress past the need for Caitlin Jenner, why can’t she go away

    about 6 days ago from web
  15. AND those same people revere John K as an artist, despite the fact that his work was antithetical to the very concept of an “on-model” drawing! What’s the deal with that? Is it because he’s a rapist? Do cartoon fans empathize with rapists?

    about 6 days ago from web
  16. I’ve always subscribed to John K’s character design philosophy that more expressive > more consistent and that keeping a character exactly on-model all the time isn’t very fun to look at, so imagine my surprise when I learn that cartoon watchers these days not only want characters to be drawn the exact same way in every frame because if it’s not on-model it’s “lazy”, but they ALSO want those exact same faces to be redrawn every time because if you reuse a drawing that’s also lazy. What, exactly, is the point in redrawing things if you’re going to want it looking exactly the same as it did in the last shot, scene, or episode? We should all just use Flash puppets at that point and go back to 2008-era Newgrounds.

    about 6 days ago from web in context
  17. Tarzan and Treasure Planet had this really neat-looking CGI technique called Deep Canvas which was basically where they would paint background elements directly onto 3D meshes with what were essentially digitized oil paint brushes and I wish they didn’t stop doing it after like three movies because it was pretty sweet looking.

    about 7 days ago from web
  18. @scribus The plot of a small-town cop trying to move to a city with more crime so that he gets to shoot people hits different today too!

    about 9 days ago from web in context
  19. Dexter, but it's Louise from Bob's Burgers. Come on, Fox, you'll make a killing.

    about 10 days ago from web
  20. @scribus with such a massive library of stuff, a good 70% of which was super obscure and hard to come by to begin with, it's understandable that you have to use some weird sources since the original print is, in a lot of cases, not available, and they did do a really good job in a lot of areas - like managing to produce HD copies of things that were made decades ago - but it's insane to me that they didn't cut any of the commercials, especially since they DID cut contemporary movie trailers and multiple references to the NBC network, where it aired, from the same program. What was the editing standard?

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  21. Is this a bit? You don’t even have to get very far into it. There’s a 1970s Shake & Bake ad two minutes in.

    about 10 days ago from web in context
  22. I dunno if Disney is, like, aware that they did this, but one of the “Wonderful World of Walt Disney” specials they did in the 70s appears to have been sourced from a VHS recording with all of the contemporary commercials intact.

    about 10 days ago from web
  23. Actual chimpanzees stack these grocery pallets, there is no other explanation for why they’re consistently so bad

    about 11 days ago from web in context
  24. the actual numbers from Scott Vanzo, animation director on Futurama: “an hour a frame” for the title sequence, which of course was 24fps, so a day for just a second of animation on the admittedly very complex (over 80 levels compositors together) intro.

    about 11 days ago from web
  25. sometimes I think about how the CGI on Futurama was very revolutionary and expensive for the time and it took like three days to render a shot on a render farm with a hundred processors but now I can do the same thing and achieve the same effect in near-real-time on my home PC

    about 11 days ago from web
  26. My personal website hasn’t been properly updated in forever and that’s because maintaining the comic section was a chore, so I’m in the process of migrating that over to a new WordPress installation where it does mostly everything for me automatically. http://rainbowdash.net/url/875878

    about 12 days ago from web
  27. Ramadan can’t end FAST enough. Ah? Anyone?

    about 13 days ago from web
  28. Hal “Bronycon” Emmerich

    about 15 days ago from web
  29. *Naked Snake

    about 15 days ago from web
  30. my mother just asked me if Naked Snack always has his “tallywhacker” out and that’s why he’s named that

    about 15 days ago from web