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Finally got the opportunity to watch this movie after being super stoked for it since the trailers came out. Without spoiling anything, I’ll go ahead and tell you this much: The entire thing happened because two gods, bored and unsatisfied with their marriage, decided they’d make a bet on a bunch of little kids.

The thing about gods in this movie though, they’re pretty much the same as gods the world over. That is, they don’t much give a care about humans and their lives or plans, and have no qualms what so ever about giving great gifts and powers to small children and placing bets on the outcome of their lives- even if it sets them up for an entire life of familial strain and inner turmoil.

Although to be fair, when your job description is looking after all the human souls that die, and seeing them more or less happier for having passed away, and being immortal, you probably care less and less about their mortal deaths and conundrums as time passes.

The film follows the tale of three friends, a lovely little free spirited girl and two young boys, one of them kinda sensitive and the other kinda a douche, vying for her affection. The two gods, the shiny and beautiful La Muerta and the dark and creepy Xibalba, place bets on which boy will win.

The treachery and cheating that happens next sends one of the boys on the fast track to being a mighty hero, and ultimately sends the other one through literal Hell to get his life back.

The entire movie gives off a very “Corpse Bride” feel, but it more than made up for everything Corpse Bride was missing. Every Tim Burton esque film about the afterlife has spooky skeletons mouldering away in a slightly shabbier underground version of London with a limited color palette. This movie takes the term “limited color palette” and stuffs it up a piñata’s ass because this is without a doubt one of the most colorful, vibrant and energetic movies to hit theaters this year.

Corpse Bride seemed to revel in the notion of a happy afterlife, but this movie seems like an ACTUALLY happy one, something to look forward to, full of joy and comfort and color; full of family that’s happy to welcome you there, and mountains of good food and wine in an endless celebration.

The afterlife is actually kind of a funny point in this movie, because many of the background characters and elements are unabashedly Catholic; yet here we have empirical proof of at least three pagan gods existing. I mean, one of them is a tarman zombie named ‘Xibalba’ there’s no way in any Hell that these figures are Christian, so it’s a funny thing to think about. And yes, when I said three gods, there are three of them… but the third one I really didn’t feel like he had much of a point in being there. He managed to be the one legitimately too-loud and annoying portion of the movie.

Where films like Boxtrolls had subdued colors and controlled pacing, and How to Train Your Dragon revelled in hyper-realistic fantasy worlds, this one plays out very much like a puppet-show, with wooden dolls for figures and paper cut out backgrounds that work very well with the vibrant theme. The generous allowance for in-movie physics also allows the figures to be pushed to their outer limits in terms of speed and believability while not sacrificing readability.

It treats its subject matter with respect (and it should, being made by a few ACTUAL Mexicans, no less) and makes no second guesses about the culture its steeped in. Everywhere there are signs of the local religion and architecture and it’s full of Aztec imagery through out, it’s a wholly Mexican film that probably would have been even better in Spanish. Though it’s not like an American released children’s film would play in any language other than English so I can’t bitch too much.

It’s very peppy and full of spirit and laughs, but it also has some heavy moments that tug at the heartstrings and even a few legitimately frightening moments in which it does well to earn its pg rating.

All in all it’s a very fun flick about love, friendship, and throwing the middle phalange to fate and carving out your own story in the world- even if by the end of it, the conniving immortals who put you up to it are laughing it off in the afterlife.

Illuminati by CindarellaPop
Illuminati
Thanks to :iconadarkernemisis: for the fox. The mount is beautiful and perfect, as always. A very patient model, too.

The illuminati are here to bring light to the world. They have been expecting you.
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It's very seldom you see a film go out of its way to make so many of its characters visually unappealing and still have them command themselves with an unmistakable air of charisma. Even though the characters lovingly display each little greasy hair or smear of dirt, there are many of them you could stand to hug- even if you can almost smell the cheese on them.

Our story takes place in a town called Cheeseridge, a little dairy-centric town that's full of delicious puns and scary looking monsters called Boxtrolls. The boxtrolls live in a commune underground and come out at night to scavenge for trash and spare parts, which they use to create beautiful inventions of their own. The town is disgusted by them and fears them, despite their harmless, bug-eating nature.

Our main character is a filthy little orphaned child who is raised by the Boxtrolls, and the story follows his quest to clear their reputation before the town's exterminators polish the last of them off.

It's got more than a few succinct criticisms of how politics in general operate, and also more than a few Monty Python references. Although clearly revelling in its own grotesquery, the movie is never really too graphic or gratuitously gross where it doesn't need to be. It's a sort of sophisticated grossness that goes exactly as far as it needs to go. One notable distinction I can give to the movie: It has a running gag about lactose intolerance that doesn't include a SINGLE fart joke. Granted, the characters in the movie already look like they smell bad enough, but I did leave the theater thinking what a marvel it was that despite having characters that live in a sewer, it didn't ever resort to "toilet humor."

Because even though the story is simple and the dark, macabre appeal is there, it's got a good brain and a good heart. Even visually appealing characters like the female lead have their own dark side, and she gleefully talks about rivers of blood and exploded guts in her cute little pink victorian dress.

I liked the film enough that I'm tempted to go watch it twice. It's very Roald Dahl in tone and very 'Stinky Cheese Man' in aesthetic, and very Monty Python in humor- and very, very fun to watch.
This is Halloween by CindarellaPop
This is Halloween
Nightmare Before Christmas fanart. Has it been done before? Probably but I couldn't get the image out of my head. I feel like this is what the movie makers would have wanted to do with the clown's design but couldn't get away with it. But I don't know for sure, truth be told I haven't ever dug through any of the concept art for the movie. Although it IS a favorite.
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Finally got the opportunity to watch this movie after being super stoked for it since the trailers came out. Without spoiling anything, I’ll go ahead and tell you this much: The entire thing happened because two gods, bored and unsatisfied with their marriage, decided they’d make a bet on a bunch of little kids.

The thing about gods in this movie though, they’re pretty much the same as gods the world over. That is, they don’t much give a care about humans and their lives or plans, and have no qualms what so ever about giving great gifts and powers to small children and placing bets on the outcome of their lives- even if it sets them up for an entire life of familial strain and inner turmoil.

Although to be fair, when your job description is looking after all the human souls that die, and seeing them more or less happier for having passed away, and being immortal, you probably care less and less about their mortal deaths and conundrums as time passes.

The film follows the tale of three friends, a lovely little free spirited girl and two young boys, one of them kinda sensitive and the other kinda a douche, vying for her affection. The two gods, the shiny and beautiful La Muerta and the dark and creepy Xibalba, place bets on which boy will win.

The treachery and cheating that happens next sends one of the boys on the fast track to being a mighty hero, and ultimately sends the other one through literal Hell to get his life back.

The entire movie gives off a very “Corpse Bride” feel, but it more than made up for everything Corpse Bride was missing. Every Tim Burton esque film about the afterlife has spooky skeletons mouldering away in a slightly shabbier underground version of London with a limited color palette. This movie takes the term “limited color palette” and stuffs it up a piñata’s ass because this is without a doubt one of the most colorful, vibrant and energetic movies to hit theaters this year.

Corpse Bride seemed to revel in the notion of a happy afterlife, but this movie seems like an ACTUALLY happy one, something to look forward to, full of joy and comfort and color; full of family that’s happy to welcome you there, and mountains of good food and wine in an endless celebration.

The afterlife is actually kind of a funny point in this movie, because many of the background characters and elements are unabashedly Catholic; yet here we have empirical proof of at least three pagan gods existing. I mean, one of them is a tarman zombie named ‘Xibalba’ there’s no way in any Hell that these figures are Christian, so it’s a funny thing to think about. And yes, when I said three gods, there are three of them… but the third one I really didn’t feel like he had much of a point in being there. He managed to be the one legitimately too-loud and annoying portion of the movie.

Where films like Boxtrolls had subdued colors and controlled pacing, and How to Train Your Dragon revelled in hyper-realistic fantasy worlds, this one plays out very much like a puppet-show, with wooden dolls for figures and paper cut out backgrounds that work very well with the vibrant theme. The generous allowance for in-movie physics also allows the figures to be pushed to their outer limits in terms of speed and believability while not sacrificing readability.

It treats its subject matter with respect (and it should, being made by a few ACTUAL Mexicans, no less) and makes no second guesses about the culture its steeped in. Everywhere there are signs of the local religion and architecture and it’s full of Aztec imagery through out, it’s a wholly Mexican film that probably would have been even better in Spanish. Though it’s not like an American released children’s film would play in any language other than English so I can’t bitch too much.

It’s very peppy and full of spirit and laughs, but it also has some heavy moments that tug at the heartstrings and even a few legitimately frightening moments in which it does well to earn its pg rating.

All in all it’s a very fun flick about love, friendship, and throwing the middle phalange to fate and carving out your own story in the world- even if by the end of it, the conniving immortals who put you up to it are laughing it off in the afterlife.

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Danielle
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HELLO WORLD I LIKE UNICORNS AND I MAKE ARTWORK OUT OF PIECES OF DEAD ANIMALS WANT TO BE FREINDS?

Current Residence: In a frazen wasteland with occasional outbursts of spring
Favourite genre of music: I have transcended all genre
Favourite photographer: my dad
Favourite style of art: Arthur Rackham style illustration, but I'm easily impressed.
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Wallpaper of choice: floral?
Skin of choice: Mine works ok, I don't need a new one
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Thanks!HTTYD.7 
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Happy birthday! 
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Happy birthday, weirdo. Food Emoji-02 (Short Cake) 
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*reads current residence* you live in michigan by chance?
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nope. I'm stuck in ND. We have similar weather, though! I think we usually get lower low-temps but Michigan gets more snow.
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breesteak Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi, do you have a tumblr account? if so, may i follow you there?
trying to keep up with the artists on dA since i dont visit here much :)
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CindarellaPop Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I do! I'm at zooophagous.tumblr.com
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thank you!! 8D
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You've been featured here fav.me/d7mmhen :)
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