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Being that you're an industry expert, I was hoping if there were any tips or advice you can give to an aspiring Animation Series creator. Any lessons you've learned from working in the industry from so many years. What advice would you give yourself if you were starting out trying to get you're animation picked up by a major network?

ianjq:

Yeah I have a big piece of advice! Stop “aspiring”!!!!! Your aspirations end now!!!!

YES YOU! DON’T WAIT! START NOW! (passionate rambling incoming…)

The freaking coolest thing about living in the year 20XX is that you don’t have to have anyone’s permission to be an Animated Series creator. Grab a trial copy of Flash, or make flipbooks, or your own GIFs, or make some stop motion with your phone. Just start making whatever you want! Don’t save your good ideas for some big-wig executives or networks. Just do them right now! Don’t be precious with your ideas, just put them out there. 

Content that’s on TV or in movies is not “more official” than stuff you make in your home on your spare time to share with friends on the internet. It’s all the same!!!!! As long as you enjoy it, who cares!! And if other people happen to like it also, then BONUS!! 

The experience you get from trying to make something good on your own is so much more important than any future dream of being a big shot. Upload what you do to the internet and get feedback, show it to as many people as you can and listen to critiques. Learn to do stuff all by yourself, and only for your own pleasure.

From what I’ve seen, the people who end up creating a good animated series are the same people who have been creating their own stories, cartoons, comics and music on their own just for fun long before they ever got the shot at the big-time. Read about how your favorite cartoons are made, and try to do the process on your own. You’ll learn what your strengths are and what you’re interested in exploring.

(If you don’t have the facilities to create animation on your own, make something smaller scale- like a script, a comic, or a storyboard!)

OK THEN HERE’S STEP TWO: once you’ve learned to love your work on your own and figured out what you like to draw and what you’re passionate about, you may get a chance to pitch an idea. And thanks to the work you’ve done, you’ll be READY! Instead of some half-finished ideas, you’ll be able to point to all the amazing stuff you’ve created on your own and say “look, I already know what I like, AND I already know how to do it!” —-that’s WAY more impressive than an undeveloped idea with nothing to show for it. PLUS, the bonus of doing good work on your own is that you’ll attract attention and opportunity! I know so many people working in this industry who were discovered from their own silly personal work that was just randomly found online. 

GET TO IT! DON’T WAIT FOR ANYONE’S PERMISSION TO BE THE CREATOR YOU WANT TO BE! START NOW! YOU HAVE TO START NOW! DON’T YOU MAKE ME COME OVER THERE AND FORCE YOU TO DO IT! YOUR “ASPIRATION DAYS” ARE OVER!

riker-wears-a-skant:

junkalicious:

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL TRAILER

SAILOR MOON CRYSTAL TRAILER!!!!

This made my day.

kevinwada:

Yung Rapunxel, the surly sea witch.
Signature moves are Weave Whip, Kunt Ruiner, Lil’ Bambi BAM.
Power move is Twitter Tongue Lashing.
I need a name for this series guys. :)

kevinwada:

Yung Rapunxel, the surly sea witch.

Signature moves are Weave Whip, Kunt Ruiner, Lil’ Bambi BAM.

Power move is Twitter Tongue Lashing.

I need a name for this series guys. :)

never forget

dresdencodak:

gailsimone:

dbvictoria:

Gail Simone is on a tear on twitter this morning.

I said some stuff.

Read this.

gail for president

ps read red sonja

dating profiles where grown men say they love movies, “especially foreign and indie”

my embarrassment over needing to turn subtitles on for sailor moon on hulu is p easily drowned out by my deep spiritual joy at watching sailor moon on hulu

if you’ve never experienced asia wong’s 300 love letters, click on through. i’m lucky enough to have this one on my bedroom door.

if you’ve never experienced asia wong’s 300 love letters, click on through. i’m lucky enough to have this one on my bedroom door.

fagsmut:

Wolf Hudson self-love in I’d Fuck Me. See the trailer at Wolf Hudson.

watch this trailer. maybe on mute tho?

i learned tonight—from, fittingly, a scruff profile—of the closure of the flex baths on melrose. unwilling to take it on faith, i drove my incredulous self to those ivied walls. sure enough.

this spot has meant more to me than one post can get at. flex was where i would go, where younger i would go, after a monday night sean carnage show to unwind in the jacuzzi and do poppers in the steam room and watch golden girls in the video lounge. it’s where i used anonymous fucks to relearn sex after my assault, where i threw myself into group scenes to forget about the men who didn’t reciprocate my adulation. flex meant wild fun and therapy and incomparable all night conversations with naked strangers.

hookup apps are fun, don’t get me wrong! but the animal joy of prowling for cock in little more than a towel while using only body language and long looks to get what you crave? there’s nothing better.

RIP flex, and thanks.

tajbourgeois:

Taj Bourgeois & Selena HinkleEverything In It’s Right Place (Domestica #12), 2014

sorry homies taj bourgeois still the best shit on tumblr

tajbourgeois:

Taj Bourgeois & Selena Hinkle

Everything In It’s Right Place (Domestica #12), 2014

sorry homies taj bourgeois still the best shit on tumblr

uhhhh i guess the decennial of mean girls’ release is not even a week away

help me glen coco, how do i celebrate this crucial milestone??

gigadeath:

I wrote that as I watch the end credits of Skyward Sword completely drenched in tears.

when we gonna get a legend of impa tho

genuinely delighted by the cameo appearance of hero from rpg world in the latest steven universe.