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I decided to revisit Freddie’s design. I messed with the colors, so his hair doesn’t look quite so eggnog anymore. Plus now his hair makes sense. I think it’s the best match I’ve made between the voice on the soundtrack and the image in my head. 
What do you chess people think?

I decided to revisit Freddie’s design. I messed with the colors, so his hair doesn’t look quite so eggnog anymore. Plus now his hair makes sense. I think it’s the best match I’ve made between the voice on the soundtrack and the image in my head. 

What do you chess people think?

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I just finished reading the Five Ancestors book series. It’s a wonderful story set in 17th century china about resilient children Kung Fu masters who are thrust out into the world when their temple is destroyed. These books literally don’t pull any punches, and when bad things happen, there are consequences. Plus, the author is an actual Kung Fu black belt, so he’s very descriptive with the fight sequences. This thing should have been a graphic novel or something. I don’t want to spoil anything but if you see these books, read them. 

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Anonymous asked: So if we wanted to watch some French animation, what films would you suggest?

disneyforprincesses:

ursulatheseabitchh:

the Triplets of Belleville is about an elderly woman searching for her son who was kidnapped in the middle of a Tour de France race. It’s largely free of dialogue, but the sound effects and such are wonderful. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature—it lost to Finding Nemo.

A Cat in Paris is about a young girl and her cat who discover mysteries in the course of one night. It was also nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Rango.

Persepolis is based on an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi about her early life in Iran. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, but it lost to Ratatouille.

the Illusionist is about an aging magician and an imaginative young girl who form a father/daughter relationship. It was also nominated for a Best Animation Oscar, but lost to Toy Story 3.

The Rabbi’s Cat is a story about a cat who swallows a parrot and gains the ability to speak like a human. It is set in 1920’s Algeria.

Ernest & Celestine is the adorable story about a big bear and a little mouse who forge an unlikely friendship. It was also nominated for an Oscar in Best Animated Picture, but lost to Frozen.

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a story inspired by West African folklore that tells the story of Kirikou, a boy who was born with the ability to walk and talk, who saves his people from an evil witch. The film was popular enough to spawn sequels and a stage adaptation.

A Monster in Paris is a 3D animated musical film that is reaaaaalllly loosely based on the Phantom of the Opera. It’s set in 1910 and is about, surprisingly, a monster that lives in Paris, and his love for a young singer.

The King and the Mockingbird is an 80’s film about a cruel king titled Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI, who is obsessed with a young shepherdess, and whose attempts to capture the young girl are thwarted by a mockingbird whose wife the King had previously killed.  

Those are probably the most famous of the feature length animated films.

But the animated short films are just as glorious. Here’s a compilation of a bunch of short films and I can link you to others as well. 

Sorry for the long answer but I just really love French animation.

Reblogging over here. French animation tends to do better with diversity than Disney does, hahaha.

These are very incomplete descriptions of these films, but the films themselves are quite lovely. The King and the Mockingbird was actually begun in the 40s, and had one of those production hell type backstories so it wasn’t finished until the 80s. But it’s a wonderful surrealist film and it was a big influence for Hayao Miyazaki. 

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hug-bees:

mangochannel:

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homosexual-titan:

this is my favourite version you cant stop me

THIS IS GREAT BECAUSE THIS IS WHAT WOULD IT WOULD HAVE ACTUALLY SOUNDED LIKE FROM LIKE— ELSE’A PERSPECTIVE OR SOME TINY UNNOTICEABLE FAIRY THAT MAKES NO SOUND 
REMEMBER, WHEN DISNEY CHARACTERS BURST OUT INTO SONG THEY DONT HEAR THE MUSIC, JUST THEM AND WHATS HAPPENING AROUND THEM 
AND THIS REALLY PUTS INTO PERSPECTIVE JUST HOW 
fucking weird these assholes are i mean like seriously what the fuck 

me doing chores

But there is a superior version

Oh yes.

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The Arbiter
I revised the design a bit. I threw in Marti Pellow’s purple shirt and played with the colors some. I’m showing him here from both sides so you can see his opposing colors.
Perhaps I made him a tad too devilish looking here. My sister said he looks like an 80s cartoon villain. I think it suits him. 

The Arbiter

I revised the design a bit. I threw in Marti Pellow’s purple shirt and played with the colors some. I’m showing him here from both sides so you can see his opposing colors.

Perhaps I made him a tad too devilish looking here. My sister said he looks like an 80s cartoon villain. I think it suits him. 

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Yet more Chess sketches
These are more recent, so the faces are more solid.
I forget how much everyone yells in this musical. It’s kind of two hours of everyone saying they hate each other, with brief interludes from arbiters, merchandisers, and embassy members. Why do I like it then? It’s hard to say. Maybe it’s good singers or the character archetypes/dynamics/some artsy nonsense but I enjoy it. 
Hooray for appropriately angry Florence! And Freddie, Svetlana, and Anatoly are coming together!

Yet more Chess sketches

These are more recent, so the faces are more solid.

I forget how much everyone yells in this musical. It’s kind of two hours of everyone saying they hate each other, with brief interludes from arbiters, merchandisers, and embassy members. Why do I like it then? It’s hard to say. Maybe it’s good singers or the character archetypes/dynamics/some artsy nonsense but I enjoy it. 

Hooray for appropriately angry Florence! And Freddie, Svetlana, and Anatoly are coming together!

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The Arbiter sketches

There’s various degrees of stylization I’m trying with the Arbiter. I don’t think it’s imperative that he completely match the rest of the cast, because he has this “above it all” quality. Tough, no nonsense, but with a good sense of humor. He’s either the most sane or the most insane character in the show. 

And his song is jammin’.

Filed under chess the musical chess in concert the arbiter let it be known I love every version of this song original concert you name it and how about the swedish one i mean wow