1,000 likes! I apparently rock or something.
I want to be someone’s favorite person to talk to.
Why are they sideways!
I win for worst selfie ever.
She musta forgot where I live. She hasn’t visited since August…
Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
And then she hopped onto the phone I was photographing her with…
This is my Penh. :D Finally, some proper photos of her!
She hasn’t molted yet, nor does she show any signs of doing so any time soon. So she’s still only about an inch in length. She eats and eats, and is quite the firecracker in terms of energy! I love her so much, she’s so CUTE (I just want to shove her in my mouth, that’s how cute she is. I’ll eat her up)!!
Now, can anyone in the Mantis tag can help me ID her? I have very strong suspicions that she’s an hierodula membranacea (giant asian). She’s a stalker and a stone cold killer, typical of the species. I have no idea what instar she’s at, either—but as I said, she’s about an inch in length if you were to flatten her out, and her wing buds are not yet noticeable as far as I can see.
For the record, she’s wild caught, right here on Phuket Island, Thailand (where I currently live).
Here, have a bonus gif as a sign of my gratitude to anyone who can help confirm or rebuff my observations!:
She is a pre-sub adult, but she doesn’t look like a T. sinensis nymph to me, T. sinensis hold their abdomens out straight even as nymphs and they’re much larger at this instar. She’s built much more like a Sphodromantis. It’s very difficult to ID nymphs, especially when they’re of the standard green mantis variety. When she’s an adult it will be much easier to ID her.
She is adorable. I cant hold mine anymore. She thinks im tasty. I have no clue what kimd yours is. But she looks very close to adulthood. You can see her wings taking shape on her sides. Have fu with her. Offer her honey or anything she’ll nom on in tiny ammounts. She’ll love ya.
This is just so precious!!!!
Yarn give awayyyyyy! I would love to get my hooks into this beautiful yarn!!!