this is far too mesmerizing not to reblog
“The character design of Flynn came from the process which was called the “hot man meeting” by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, during which they set up a meeting with all of the female employees of the studio in one room and asked them for their opinions of what made a man good looking in order to create Flynn’s character design with features such as eye color, hair color and style and body type. Video footage showed concept art and photos of various male celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Hugh Jackman, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Gene Kelly on the walls of the room. Director Byron Howard said they wanted to make Flynn “the most handsome, most attractive male lead Disney has ever had.”
"The hot man meeting" is now my second favorite animation design story, after the one about how Pixar animators working on the Dug team for Up had “fat dog day” where they basically went to a shelter and were like “please bring out your fattest dogs,” and then they hung out with the fattest jolliest available dogs, all day.
man would i love to be a pixar animator
D’Duke’s Polarising Monocle - £16.98
A fantastic steampunk accoutrement from Alchemy Gothic’s Empire range.
Alchemy ‘Steampunk’ designs revolve around Ezekiel Empire Rosenstein’s, (or ‘EER’, Victorian ‘descendant’ to the original, 18th century Dr von Rosenstein), incredible Galvanic Matter Transposition System for ‘pronto mass remotion’ - the earliest known ‘teleporter’, or ‘three-dimensional fax machine’! Known as the ‘GMT’, this sensational invention was sadly, completely lost to science. However, from a combination of surviving fragments, anecdotal evidence and recently-found early drawings, Alchemy Gothic have reconstructed several of the Rosenstein GMT’s principle elements.
The art in this issue is amazing. Issue 21
16 MORE DAYS!
Excuse me while I extract revenge on you.
Okay so, I saw some comments a few times on the post of the Infanta coat that it would make an awesome piece for female Corvo. Considering I have both the coat AND the cosplay, I figured why not. Corvo mask by the beautiful TurnOnRed!
Though personally I think it looks more like something Jessamine would wear — WHICH IS WHY I THINK FEM!CORVO SHOULD JUST BE JESSAMINE RISEN FROM THE DEAD BY THE OUTSIDER TO GET HER BABY BACK.
I LIKE THIS IDEA
FEM!CORVO-ACTUALLY-ZOMBIE-JESSAMINE FOR THE WIN
AU Drabble thing:
When she wakes, Jessamine feels the sting of death. Her chest aches. The blood still clinging to her skin. She gathers herself, seated on the edge of the bed. Emily—she had to find Emily. Corvo could use her attempted assassination as fuel for his paranoia later but her daughter needed to know that she was okay. Jessamine opens her mouth to speak, but it’s swallowed by the Void. The Void materializes, ice blue seeping through cracks in the wood grain of her bedroom. Tendrils of nothing—and everything, a whisper in the back of her mind—crawl revealing the emptiness. Jessamine stands up, startling the void. She now stands on an island of rock before the Outsider.
He speaks, “Jessamine Kaldwin. Former Empress of the Isles, the bells tolled for you for days. But, now your daughter is missing, your bodyguard in Coldridge Prison, and your Spymaster is now Lord Regent.” Her eyes widen, taken aback at his words.
She places a hand over her heart to try and feel a beating. “I would have given you the Heart of a Living Thing, but I can reunite you with life.” He holds out a mangled heart, gears and wires jutting out pulsing with its beating. “Accept, and I give you the power to regain what you have lost.”
HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT