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thoughtnami:

Arthur Rankin, Jr. ((July 19, 1924–January 30, 2014)

You’ve watched a production or two by this talented director and producer. Mr. Rankin and his business partner Jules Bass created cultural institutions that have entertained millions for generation and made the impossible possible. He worked alongside legendary actors and creators (including a group of animators who would later form the core of Studio Ghibli). 

While the Rankin-Bass name has been pushed aside thanks to the owners of their decades of output, no one could forget the shows, films, and specials they brought to the world. 

So, thank you, Mr. Rankin. 

When the Rankin-Bass specials started appearing on tv every morning, you knew Christmas or Easter were coming.

Creators of things are people like anybody else. They have flaws, often major flaws, like anybody else. They are nevertheless often able to create art that is moving, meaningful, emotionally involving, satisfying, and beloved. This is a very strange alchemy that doesn’t really make much coherent sense. Humans create art that is better than they, the humans themselves, are. No one actually knows how this is possible or how we do it or where it comes from or why our brains are built to allow for it. It is just one of those things. It looks like magic, and it can be upsetting to fans. The idea that behind the thing that they love, that affects them deeply and truly and that brings meaning and beauty to their lives, is an actual person who you might or might not actually like as a person, is disconcerting and can be troubling.
Josh Lewis (via larien-vardamir-arcamonel)

odditiesoflife:

Incredibly Elaborate Miniature Fairy Castle

This elaborate miniature house was created in the 1930s by silent film star Colleen Moore. The Fairy Castle is filled with remarkable miniatures and artifacts and is a timeless reminder of the imagination, ingenuity and craftsmanship of cultures and artisans all over the world. It became a permanent exhibit when it was donated to the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago in 1949. The 9-square-foot castle features about 1,500 miniatures and cost nearly $500,000 at the time it was created. The tiny treasures, include:

  • A painting done by Walt Disney himself, along with a dozen other pieces of original artwork from various artists
  • The tiniest Bible ever to be written, dating back to 1840
  • The dining room contains a replica of King Arthur’s round table
  • Three statues of the Goddess Isis, more than 4,000 years old, in the Great Hall
silvaniart:

Helloooooo Patronus!

silvaniart:

Helloooooo Patronus!

silvaniart:

Second TARDIS to the right and straight on to Gallifrey

silvaniart:

Second TARDIS to the right and straight on to Gallifrey

wilwheaton:

My fellow RPGers will want to embiggen this.

wilwheaton:

My fellow RPGers will want to embiggen this.

northerncrescentiron:

This is a video of how we forge out our railroad spike knives. It’s a quick video that we shot with my iPhone and I edited using iMovie.

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