AIM was also pretty much the start of social media. There was a lot of exhibitionism. Away messages were the peak example of this. Sometimes the away message you left up for nine hours was more important than any conversation you had that day. It was the original flex. It was the original tweet. You wanted to let people know that you had an awesome life. Away messages were basically a way to say, “Your lame ass is on the computer but I’m out here getting it.” You left away messages like that when you could. You also found out about fun stuff other people were doing via away messages and felt left out.

Remember When AIM Was The Greatest Thing Ever? by Ernest Baker (via deadthehype)

My away msgs are still great.

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A Typographic Anatomy Lesson

By Grant Hutchinson


Oh, Elsa.  What are we going to do with you.

Frozen is purportedly set in the 1830’s-40’s, but I’ve been obsessed with finding a style that could marry her coronation gown with her ice gown more seamlessly; the open robes you see during the Regency era, including those being worn by Scandinavian royalty at the time, seemed a particularly apt analog for her… weird underarm-cape.  Thing.  You also see her mom wearing something very similar for something like ten years, so it’s not a huge stretch to think it could be a popular look in Arendelle.  THAT’S MY EXCUSE.

I initially designed this for her coronation, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to explore how that same silhouette might work with her ice gown as well.  Someday, theoretically, I would love to do a more literally iced-up version of her gown, but I figured the alternate colour way would be a nice middle ground to strike.


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Princess Merida 

Disney Ladies Typography Series

Krys, she turned out fabulous!! <33

Disneyland Paris



This is one of the most telling parts of the movie. I mean, this is a fourteen year old girl who has just been chased out of her home by a woman trying to kill her into an uncharted part of the woods, with no supplies and nowhere to go, and she’s ashamed of the fact she was noticeably upset instead of keeping her calm and cheerful demeanor. If even one of these things happened to me, I’d be too busy freaking out to have any concern for the fact I fight have frightened a rabbit or two. Still don’t understand how people can think she’s a weak princess. You go Snow White.

And the song she sings next (“With a Smile and a Song”) goes along with showing how strong she is. “There’s no use in grumbling when raindrops come tumbling, remember you’re the one who can fill the world with sunshine.” She realizes that she has to be able to make herself happy because she can’t trust anyone to do it for her. YOU have to take the initiative and decide to be happy. She understands that no one is going to coddle her and say “oh poor Snow White here let me give you things to make you happy blah blah blah”. And crying about it isn’t going to change the fact that it’s happening. I mean, no one can convince me this 14 year old girl isn’t smart or brave.




Roger Rabbits special effects still fucking hold up by todays standards AND looks better than most films that come out NOW it was that ahead of its time

I’m still amazed that Hoskins had that little to work with. Everything about this video is awesome.

This made my day.



A while back I asked my talented friend Claire Hummel to provide reference regarding period specific clothing to help my art for my second book more authentic. As we head into con season perhaps this might help those of you planning your Victoria cosplay :)
Check out her da page here

omigosh I forgot I did this for Brian!  A special little behind the scenes treat for those of you who’re fans of Otto & Victoria. :)

She’ll kick your butt… after she reapplies her make up, of course.



Monument Valley is Out Today!

Written by Elliott Finn

Remember that stunning, Escher-inspired puzzle game for iOS that you saw the trailer for a few months ago? Well, you can play it right now!

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Natasha Romanoff is an Avenger, an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and an ex-KGB assassin, but on her own time, she uses her unique skill set to atone for her past. She is Black Widow.