Magic Lantern Projector

sleepmurder:

On the importance of GOOD PHOTOS of shelter pets:

These two precious little kits are at Gaston County Animal Control in Dallas, North Carolina (they are both adoptable). This is a high-intake kill shelter in an impoverished rural area. On some days in spring and early summer, they take in over 40 new animals in a seven-hour period (yesterday intake was 32). They have a few nice SLR cameras and a few ACOs who know how to use them, but with the sheer numbers coming in every day, in addition to all the other jobs the staff is doing, quite often there is just no time to set up a good photo. Most animals will not sit still and must be held by someone, leading to partially-obscured, shadowed, or unnaturally posed animals, and photos are usually taken immediately upon intake, which means inside a small room with no windows or in the box of the AC truck. Not ideal conditions for photography! Not to mention that AC probably smells like hell on earth for 90% of dogs and cats, so even friendly animals who will acclimate quickly are terrified upon arrival.

However, although this shelter is high-intake, most of the employees really do want to see animals get out the front door, and they manage to save way more than they euthanize. They are extremely accommodating to volunteers who want to take photos of the animals, and I went to help out for the first time last Saturday. 

It was so. Much. Fun! I was wrangling the dogs while another girl took photos, so basically I just got jumped on, slobbered all over, and yanked around at the end of a leash, but I loved it. We got some great photos, and of the eleven dogs we took out, nine of them were adopted or rescued, including several who’d been completely overlooked due to bad intake photos. I also got some great photos and videos of cats and kittens lounging and playing that were worlds better than their flash-in-the-face intake photos.

So what I’m saying here is, if you have a decent camera that you know how to use, your local shelter has an online presence, and you want to really and truly help animals, go volunteer! You will quite literally be saving lives just by snapping some photos! DO IT.

Pls signal boost!

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Here are the kittens’ threads if you are local and interested in adopting or fostering:
Black with white feets, #3996, male
Gray tabby, #3997, male


Sorry - I’ll post some actual art here soon.

Meanwhile, I was asked to reblog this and it seemed worthwhile.  Photography is not the first thing that springs to mind when it comes to helping out kill or no-kill shelters, but it makes sense that it could make a difference for a lot of animals if you happen to be pretty good at it and you have a little time to volunteer.

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The Tragedy of Existence: A Pantomime

The Tragedy of Existence: A Pantomime

(via derpycats)

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Mitzi and Ivy doing some sort of Ziegfeld pinup thing.  Original pencil art done for an animal rescue group’s 1920s themed fundraiser event.

Mitzi and Ivy doing some sort of Ziegfeld pinup thing.  Original pencil art done for an animal rescue group’s 1920s themed fundraiser event.

Imagery

liminowl:

The other day I was feeling down so I decided to try to draw some Ivy Pepper faces. I actually scanned this in the school library but forgot to try to fix the settings…

Aww.  I like your take on her!

liminowl:

The other day I was feeling down so I decided to try to draw some Ivy Pepper faces. I actually scanned this in the school library but forgot to try to fix the settings…

Aww.  I like your take on her!

Cinema

lackadaisychatterbox:

Welcome to the world of Lackadaisy!

In this installment, some new faces are introduced as Rocky returns from his run-in with the pig farmers.

Lackadaisy is a work of fiction by Tracy J. Butler

Read it here!

Voices in order of appearance:

Ivy Pepper: Pippa

Mitzi May: Amelia Bee

Rocky Rickaby: Tyler Cason

Viktor Vasko: Nifty

Lacy Hardt: Pocket-Sized Kitsune

Wick Sable: Zakton

Sound Designer: X-Trav

Video Mastery: DeftFunk

Thank you, those of you involved in producing these.  The quality is just superb once again, and I can’t really begin to explain how much it means to be able to listen to and share these audio episodes. 

p0tatostuck:

no zib has some of the best expressions hear me out

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imagecool cat my ass

'Cool cat' is his story and he’s sticking to it. (‘Medicated crapehanger’ doesn’t have the same appeal.)

Cinema

prozd:

Lackadaisy Sophistry Fandub

It seems like once a year, I have to sit down and make another Lackadaisy video.  When I saw this particular comic though, I knew it was my destiny to make it a video.  Plus, it has Mordecai, c’mon.

Original comic by the spectacular Tracy J. Butler

http://www.lackadaisy.foxprints.com/

All voices and editing by me

Aaugh!  <3

Cinema

rufftoon:

The Saga Of Rex- Part 1

By Michel Gagne

The great first part of the animated adaptation of the Saga of Rex, the series Michel Gagné made several years ago for the Flight Anthology.

Beautiful work by a great craftsman of the animation world. He was able to make this with the support of generous folks via kickstarter.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michelgagne/the-saga-of-rex-the-animated-film-project

Magic Lantern Projector

Gigi is the kitten I found last summer, late at night, hiding out under the cars in the office parking lot.  She’s just over a year old now.  
I let her outside in the backyard for a little while today where she skillfully stalked and captured…an apple.  I didn’t have the heart to tell her she was doing it wrong.

I wish these were higher quality photos, but I didn’t have any that better demonstrated what an unrelenting goof she is.

Question & Answer

I hate to be a bother, but is mordecai asexual??
asker photo Anonymous

Well, if he’s not, he’s got everyone around him fooled.