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Friday Things: 06/05 - Balloon art and a TANGLED animated series

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[Welcome to another week of links I saw and did around the net. I also realize that lately this is the only thing I'm posting on my blog. That'll change soon. Promise!]

The first teaser trailer for The Good Dinosaur is out! This looks like it'll be fun.

Super cool balloon art by Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto. They're so detailed and amazing.

"We live in a culture that produces girls’ tops with narrower shoulder straps than boys’ tops, girls’ shorts that expose more leg than boys’ shorts, and then shames girls for wearing the clothes that are sold to them. We live in a culture that tells boys it’s OK to shed clothing in the heat in order to be more comfortable, but tells girls that their comfort is secondary to how others perceive them." I couldn't agree more.

"When he’s not singing or producing music, Akon is busy providing sustainable living options to people in African countries. The Senegalese-American singer’s initiative, appropriately called Akon Lighting Africa, aims to supply electricity to 600 million people in Africa who lack it with the launch of the Solar Academy." Amazing.

On Panels: "What the Flark? With GROOT, Less is More" (I take a look at Groot #1)

Wondering why Rapunzel has blonde long hair in this one promo image for the new Tangled series is making my head hurt. Especially when it states right in the article that it takes place after the film and before Tangled Ever After. Just... what?

Jon Stewart makes some smart points about Caitlyn Jenner's transitions (I pluralized on purpose there).

On Panels: Comics Fetish: Volume 34 (it was my turn again this week!)

I'll round things off here with this week's Friday Reads. What are you reading?

Friday Things: 03/01 - Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Frozen Fever

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[Welcome to another link dump! It's a new month.. actually, it's my last month as a resident of Japan. Ahh!]

On Disney:

The latest Disney Kingdoms series comic is starting up next month: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. I'm pretty excited about it.

Disney has opened up some areas where you can enjoy the parades and fireworks at the Magic Kingdom - great that they're doing this, because it's getting tough to find a spot to chill and enjoy the show these days.

There's a cute trailer out for Frozen Fever.

New series announced: LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales. Definitely interested in watching that.

On Sexism and Feminism:

"John Travolta, Joe Biden, and why men touch women's bodies without asking."

Dove started this "Speak Beautiful" campaign encouraging ladies to post more positive status updates on Twitter. That's kind of garbage, so here's a list of books to help you speak your mind. (if you're wondering why I think it's garbage, there's a good explanation at that link, too)

Stuff I Wrote:

On PANELS: Art Roundup: Spotlight on Poison Ivy.

On PANELS: Comics Fetish: Volume 20 (Robots and Cyborgs Edition).

Other:

A pal of mine is involved in a new comic! Read it free online.

The question: Why do adults read so much YA and teen fiction? The answer.

[Have a wonderful week!]

Link Bits: GAME OF THRONES-style cabaret

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[Mid-week! Time for beer!]

St. Patrick's Day is coming up this month, and if you're interested in getting into the spirit with some delicious sweets, check out the how-to video above (link here).

Another Batman game has been announced, and there's even a trailer out. Which reminds me, I really need to catch up - I haven't played Batman: Arkham Origins yet. Whoooops.

Game of thrones Opening Titles from Mathilde Loubes on Vimeo. I think I like this fan-made Game of Thrones opening sequence better than the original.

Very cool photo project by Andrew Whyte that involves taking a LEGO mini figure (with its own little mini camera) around everywhere, and then shooting pictures of it with an iPhone. Nothing but love for this. He calls it  Legography.

Game of Thrones cabaret posters.

New manga acquisitions by VIZ Media for Shonen Jump:

  • One Piece box set 2: Skypeia and Water 7 (Nov. 2014, print)
  • Assassination Classroom (Dec. 2014, print and digital)
  • Jaco the Galactic Patrolman (by Akira Toriyama, release in Jan. 2015, print and digital)

New VIZ Signature manga title:

Resident Evil (5-volume prequel to the game RE6, releases Nov. 2014). Summary:

"At the prestigious and elite Marhawa High School in Singapore, a female student suffers a horrifying transformation. Called in to investigate, Professor Doug Wright and his nephew Ricky find themselves caught up in a deadly and growing tragedy. As things get rapidly out of hand, Chris Redfield and his team from the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance arrive on the scene, while behind it all a mysterious figure looms."
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