Percolator

References and things of interest to
ian scott berry

Jun 1

300 grand prix for Rossi

The man

(via nguyenduong)


May 7

manos-the-hands-of-fate:

"The Phantom Carriage" (1921) vs. "The Shining" (1980)

(or, “How Stanley Kubrick Illegally Downloaded a Scene From An Old Swedish Film”)

Something doesn’t come from nothing

(via 11200)


Apr 9

mgworld4:

Robert Crumb - Cartoonist [1992]

legend


Mar 19

Feb 18
"Farewell to Weapons"
Gonk

"Farewell to Weapons"

Gonk


"Farewell to Weapons"

If you dont know you better ask somebody


"Farewell to Weapons"

If you dont know you better ask somebody


"Farewell to Weapons"

If you dont know you better ask somebody


Feb 17

Farewell to Weapons
“If you don’t know you better ask somebody!”


Jan 22

Story Dev Rules

#1: You admire a character more for trying than for succeeding.

#2: You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be very different.

#3: Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about until you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.

#4: Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___. OR: Establish norm. Upset norm. Complicate & Escalate. Climax. Resolution.

#5: Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.

#6: What is your character good at, comfortable with? Throw the polar opposite at them. Challenge them. How do they deal?

#7: Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.

#8: Finish your story, let go even if it’s not perfect. In an ideal world you have both, but move on. Do better next time.

#9: When you’re stuck, make a list of what WOULDN’T happen next. Lots of times the material to get you unstuck will show up.

#10: Pull apart the stories you like. What you like in them is a part of you; you’ve got to recognize it before you can use it.

#11: Putting it on paper lets you start fixing it. If it stays in your head, a perfect idea, you’ll never share it with anyone.

#12: Discount the first thing that comes to mind. And the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th – get the obvious out of the way. Surprise yourself.

#13: Give your characters opinions. Passive/malleable might seem likable to you as you write, but it’s poison to the audience.

#14: Why must you tell THIS story? What’s the belief burning within you that your story feeds off of? That’s the heart of it.

#15: If you were your character, in this situation, how would you feel? Honesty lends credibility to unbelievable situations.

#16: What are the stakes? Give us reason to root for the character. What happens if they don’t succeed? Stack the odds against.

#17: No work is ever wasted. If it’s not working, let go and move on - it’ll come back around to be useful later.

#18: You have to know yourself: the difference between doing your best & fussing. Story is testing, not refining.

#19: Coincidences to get characters into trouble are great; coincidences to get them out of it are cheating.

#20: Exercise: take the building blocks of a movie you dislike. How do you rearrange them into what you DO like?

#21: You gotta identify with your situation/characters, can’t just write ‘cool’. What would make YOU act that way?

#22: What’s the essence of your story? Most economical telling of it? If you know that, you can build out from there.
——-
Via Pixar Touch. Also, check out the book: The Pixar Touch

Dec 8
mackenzieart:

My online store is now open.  Check out http://robertmackenzie.bigcartel.com/

Bob Mackenzie store has opened!

mackenzieart:

My online store is now open.  Check out http://robertmackenzie.bigcartel.com/

Bob Mackenzie store has opened!


Dec 3
jameschiangart:

Super awesome book from my DR. 2 co-author Peter Tieryas! He’s the real writing genius behind our project and perhaps the most creative guy I know! This short story collection is one of my faves, showcasing his zaniness and ingenuity, that same crazy ingenuity that got me asking Peter to join me on what was originally a solo venture. Check out this volume - the first story alone is worth the price! Peter was put on the short list for best short story collections of the year, and he most recently got a Pushcart Nomination for his new story, Rodenticide! Congratulations Peter!check out his website: (and a host of amazing reviews on his work!)http://tieryas.wordpress.com/

Awes

jameschiangart:

Super awesome book from my DR. 2 co-author Peter Tieryas! He’s the real writing genius behind our project and perhaps the most creative guy I know! This short story collection is one of my faves, showcasing his zaniness and ingenuity, that same crazy ingenuity that got me asking Peter to join me on what was originally a solo venture. Check out this volume - the first story alone is worth the price! Peter was put on the short list for best short story collections of the year, and he most recently got a Pushcart Nomination for his new story, Rodenticide! Congratulations Peter!

check out his website: (and a host of amazing reviews on his work!)
http://tieryas.wordpress.com/

Awes


Nov 21
jameschiangart:

A Promotional Image for the book.

awes

jameschiangart:

A Promotional Image for the book.

awes


Nov 19
jameschiangart:

Finally here! My new blog. This also marks the publication of my New Graphic Novel, DR. 2!
This behemoth has been in the making for years, and me and my super-talented co-author, Peter Tieryas, have finally decided to publish it this year. This project has been very dear to us, taking up many endless days and sleepless nights working on it between other professional obligations. We wanted complete control on this thing, and hence it took so long to get it right. I hope you enjoy it.
This first release 40 page e-book issue is out on this Amazon Link now! So please check it out!
Any support is greatly greatly appreciated!

jameschiangart:

Finally here! My new blog. This also marks the publication of my New Graphic Novel, DR. 2!

This behemoth has been in the making for years, and me and my super-talented co-author, Peter Tieryas, have finally decided to publish it this year. This project has been very dear to us, taking up many endless days and sleepless nights working on it between other professional obligations. We wanted complete control on this thing, and hence it took so long to get it right. I hope you enjoy it.

This first release 40 page e-book issue is out on this Amazon Link now! So please check it out!

Any support is greatly greatly appreciated!

(via jameschiangart)


Nov 18
Jiburi no Eshokunin - Oga Kazuo - Totoro no Moki o Kaita Hito

Jiburi no Eshokunin - Oga Kazuo - Totoro no Moki o Kaita Hito


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