Mostly links and stuff that are too generic and not "mine" enough to post on my own blog. Many of the entries here are likely to be "ripped" (or "reblogged") from other blogs that I come across, but, hey, I might even link to some of my own stuff too! Homepage at bjornarhaveland.net, blog at wordpress.com, photos at Flickr.
James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.
In fact, the dried testicles of rhino poachers easily outperform any and every snake oil product ever marketed on this planet, and additionally cures a whole host of ailments including, but not limited to, Ebola, the common cold, stubbed toes, unwanted hair growth, gout, bad driving, cold tea, ruptured spleens, heartache and heartburn, Force chokes, general confusion, sharp corners, indigestion and indecision, compass deviation, wrong turns, fire ants in your pants, chromatic aberration, wet matches and, surprisingly, rhino poaching.
""Women are the niggers of gender," the email said. "If you killed yourself, I wouldn’t even fuck the corpse."
I blinked at my phone, fighting simultaneous urges to hurl my phone across the room in anger and cry. Later that day, someone texted me my address — telling me they’d “See me when I least expected it.”
I haven’t been out to my car at night by myself since January 2nd.
My name is Brianna Wu. I lead a development studio that makes games. Sometimes, I write about issues in the games industry that relate to the equality of women. My reward is that I regularly have men threatening to rape and commit acts of violence against me."
Because if you are my age, that’ll really get you! I was 16 when I saw Back To The Future in the theatre in 1985. That 30 year jump back to 1955 seemed like a Really, Really Long Time at the time. Great Scott! Young people have no idea.
It is a spineless coward, or a fellow rapist, who defends a rapist or absolves him of guilt, and blames the victim for the rapist’s crime. For all his beard, that is no real man. Real men teach their sons not to rape.
For the record, I’ve heard Christians make similar statements. It doesn’t matter which religious flag you sail under. An attitude like that makes you an dishonourable, stinking, garbage-infested low-life and an itching blemish on mankind’s bottom.
Bjørnar Andre Haveland, Layman of Common Sense, The Real World.
«Dust» Short film starring Alan Rickman & Jodie Whittaker
A positively creepy little piece, which Rickman plays admirably well, that will mess up your good night sleep for a while and have you look back over your shoulder wherever you go, but in the end everything makes absolutely perfect sense.