Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) joins How to Train Your Dragon 2 as the voice of Eret! Just like Jon Snow, Eret has a lot to learn about a world of dragons and ice. The self-professed greatest Trapper of Dragons is in for the adventure of a lifetime!
With Game Of Thrones starting this weekend, how could I not reblog this.
Janice Poon: We are more than a bit concerned with the Benihana egg trick called for in the script. I’ve tried it and can only get it 1 out of 4 tries, and I’ve seen Benihana chefs flub the manoeuver when they have an entire grill as target. Mads has to crack his eggs into a 8-inch diameter skillet. The props Master calls his guy. The Production Manager calls in his guy. I call my guy. On the morning of the shoot we have 8 dozen eggs and 3 Japanese chefs with their hands made up to be hand doubles.
I guess I don’t have to tell you that when Mads arrives on set, he just tosses an egg up in the air and the egg breaks on the spatula. No problem. Unbelievable. I insist it was a lucky fluke but he does it again. I accuse him of practicing when I wasn’t looking but he laughs (as if he has time to practise egg-cracking between scenes) and tells me he was a juggler in his youth. [x]
This man is more talented at more things than you or I or anyone we know.
Have you seen STRIPPED yet?? Why not!
Stripped is about the past, present and future of comics, from newspapers to the web. So if you grew up reading comics in the newspaper (pretty much everyone) and/or if you read comics online (you’re following this tumblr, I assume you do), then you will enjoy this documentary. Most of us came to it through Dave Kellett, whose love of comics is so genuine, informed and enthusiastic, it’s hard not to get on board with him.
As a bonus, there are FULL INTERVIEWS available in the extra packages, including one with me! We talk a lot about Wuthering Heights.
But the full interview list is this - Jim Davis, Scott McCloud, Lynn Johnston, Mort Walker, Bill Amend, Cathy Guisewite, Kate Beaton, Matt Inman, Zach Weinersmith, Danielle Corsetto, Lalo Alcaraz, Howard Tayler, Greg Evans, Ryan North, and Jeph Jacques!
Click on through!
I’m super excited about this film, not least because it was made by Dave Kellett!!
Why do students at Hogwarts still use quill and parchment? Watch the video to find out.
I mean, sure they’ve got magic, but what’s magic got on the ~Internet~?
A lot. The answer is a lot.
Watch! Comment! Share! Repeat!
Daughter of a gun (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ No idea if such a thing existed but surely there had to be girls born on board in the Age of Sail?
*puts on obnoxious historian hat*
there were actually tons of women and girls on board ships during the age of sail and it’s really cool history that no one!!! ever!!! talks about!!!
like captains of merchant ships used to bring their wives and children on board for long voyages all the time (and of course there were plenty of well known female pirate ship captains, and women cross-dressing as men, and prostitutes that more people seem to know of)
there’s actually a really amazing story of one woman, Mary Ann Patten who was the wife of the captain of this ship called Neptune’s Car. Captain Patten decided that he wanted her onboard with him and she was super about this and learned all about navigation and sailing and everything. so this one voyage they’re going around the tip of south america when her husband gets sick and is bed ridden with a fever right as the ship sails into one of the worst storms any of the crew had ever seen and it looks like they might lose the ship or have to stop
so you know who takes over??? the first mate???
she took over the whole crew and sailed that ship through freezing water and pack ice and had it coasting smoothly into the san francisco harbour like it was nothing. and she did this all at age 19. while pregnant.
at one point the first mate tried to get the crew to mutiny against her but they all rallied with her and told him to shut the heck up because she obv knew what she was doing.
there’s a great book about women in the age of sail called ‘female tars’ by suzanne stark that i cannot recommend enough and has way more amazing stories and insights about the myriad roles women and girls played aboard ship during that time period.
(sorry i totally didn’t mean to hijack your post i love all of your art and this is gorgeous i just got over excited sorry sorry sorry)
We need links!
Female Tars: Women Aboard Ship in the Age of Sail by Suzanne Stark
Hen Frigates: Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail by Joan Druett
Iron Men, Wooden Women: Gender and Seafaring in the Atlantic World, 1700-1920 edited by Margaret S. Creighton and Lisa Norling
Petticoat Whalers: Whaling Wives at Sea, 1820-1920 by Joan Druett
Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
Seafaring Women: Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways and Sailors’ Wives by David Cordingly
The Captain’s Best Mate: The Journal of Mary Chipman Lawrence on the Whaler Addison, 1856-1860 by Mary Chipman Lawrence
Women Sailors and Sailors’ Women: An Untold Maritime History by David Cordingly
To celebrate becoming the highest grossing animated film of all time, I decided to lift my self imposed ban of posting Frozen concepts. Here’s my Marshmallow concept I worked with Bill Schwab and Malcon Pierce on, and a couple of sets that were eventually cut from the film. Enjoy!
So if those “Everything in Disney is Linked” theories are correct, Christoff and Sven met up with Ariel and Flounder at some point. For reasons.