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18 Mar 23:36

19 Fun facts about HTTYD (gif-fest OC)

by bspcn

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Toothless is actually the first character to be seen in the movie. His silhouette is seen flying through the star-filled background during the DreamWorks intro.

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In the book, Toothless is a little iguana sized dragon much like the Terrible Terror. The directors changed this as they wanted a dragon Hiccup would be able to climb on to and that would have a design helping it emote better.

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The sounds Toothless produces along with his behavior and personality were inspired by cats, dogs, and horses.

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Toothless’s design resembles Stitch’s from the Lilo and Stitch movie. This can be attributed to the fact that both directors for HTTYD also directed Lilo and Stitch.

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At one time, one of Toothless’s animator stuck a ball of duct-tape on his own cat’s tail for reference which ended up perfect for this shot. (actual footage of his cat he used)

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Animators had to attend “flight school” during production. It is a legitimate program in which they would study flight physics and movements of different creatures for realism. After graduation, they each even received a diploma.

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Throughout the film, Hiccup vehemently declares he can’t kill dragons while the other Vikings boast about all the dragons they’ve killed. Ironically, Hiccup is the only Viking we actually see kill a dragon in the whole movie.

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HTTYD features lots for beards and fur. Not only are beards tough to rig but designing them is also tricky. Stoick’s beard alone took months to make.

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The sounds the Terrible Terrors make are actually based upon a Chihuahua named Paco from Cottage Grove, Oregon. A sound designer at Skywalker Sound, contacted his owners after seeing a video of Paco on the internet. Paco was paid 100$ for his voice work.

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John Powell’s amazing score for the movie was nominated for an Academy Award. The song “Romantic Flight” was actually played during this year’s Oscars, introducing Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel on the stage to present the Best Original Score category. Links to the OST can be found at this post’s 20th image.

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In their efforts at giving HTTYD a more epic and cinematic feel, the filmmakers turned to eight-time Oscar nominee Roger Deakins (Skyfall, Prisoners, The Shawshank Redemption) to help with the movie’s visuals.

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One of the focus groups used to preview the film was so moved by the ending scene, they insisted the directors keep their decision to make Hiccup an amputee as they connected with it and though it was daring. A kid among the group said “It was sad because Hiccup lost something but then he gained so much more”.

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Astrid’s character isn’t in the original book. She was created especially for the movie.

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Dragons had their own language in the original books. Early on, the team decided they should only communicate physically so they’d feel more animal-like.

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The eye opening as Toothless’s wing passes by was an accident in the animation process. The filmmakers kept it because it looked creepy and very fitting.

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When Hiccup reads the Dragon Manual, the writings in it are actually in plain English cryptographed into runes.

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Every time a dragon is about to spit fire, you can see it gather gas in its maw. The only exception is the Zippleback which uses one head to release gas and the other one to spark it aflame.

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Before Toothless brings Hiccup and Astrid to the dragon’s nest, we get several shots of other dragons. Pay attention to one shot of a Monstrous Nightmare; it can be seen holding Gloria, the hippo from Madagascar. (Confirmed on the DVD’s commentary)

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When it came out in theaters, HTTYD was praised for its use of 3D during the flying sequences which some people claim was on par with or better than Avatar’s which came out around the same time.

20 / 20 You made it! Here’s a gif I made for you.

I hope you enjoyed my very first post. Here are the promised OST links: Romantic Flight – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9D8pdDyw44 Test Drive – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUWBm0Z-Xww Forbidden Friendship – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6fX4wWR58Y See You Tomorrow – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWZ77fbd5bs The Vikings Have Their Tea – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeT1VcjI9k4 Links to HTTYD 2’s trailers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68AqHwgk2s8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9a4PvzlqoQ Sources: www.dejareviewer.com/10-cool-details-you-may-have-missed-in-how-to-train-your-dragon/ HTTYD (Animator’s corner)
20 Mar 20:04

At least he could doge the first bullet

by bspcn

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23 Mar 18:35

Prince Rupert’s Drops

by bspcn

This is a Prince Rupert’s Drop or a Dutch Tear.

Seems like a harmless, glass, sperm, yes?

Think again.

They’re volatile little buggers.

Prince Rupert’s drops are formed by super heated glass being dripped into ice cold water.

They start to solidify instantly and form an elongated teardrop shape with a number of unique properties. In particular stored tensile energy.

Viewed with polarized lenses the internal stresses become visible.

These rainbow patterns are caused by layers of glass that have cooled and contracted from the outside in, the inside is constantly pulling on the outside and everything is constantly pulling on everything near it. Because of these stresses, the “head” of them is insanely strong.

No really, they’re tough.

Direct blows from hammers have basically no effect on them.

Seriously, they’re tough.

Just look at that little glass sperm, just getting wailed on and it doesn’t even care. I bet it would make a strong glass baby.

However, the slightest tweaking of the tail will destroy them.

Explosively. That’s 30,000 frames per second.

At 100,000 frames per second, they’re like a really quick fuse.

A fuse of exploding glass. Safety goggles plz.

At 130,000 frames per second the explosion remains striking.

The failure front moves between 1.45 and 1.9 km per second, that’s 0.9 to 1.2 miles per second. That’s as fast as a really fast thing. This one is moving at 1658 meters per second according to the source video.

While they weren’t invented by Prince Rupert, he is thought to have brought them to Britain and popularized them.

They ended up being used as party favors in high society, basically glass shrapnel spewing firecrackers. Aristocrats were stupid.
Thanks for the look, I just think they’re neat. Gifs were sourced from http://youtu.be/6V2eCFsDkK0 and the very informative http://youtu.be/xe-f4gokRBs Give them a watch, it’s even crazier in HD.
09 Mar 17:18

I am either late to the show. or you guys dont care.

by bspcn

I think this is one of the most influential and kind hearted people on the planet.

25 Feb 14:34

Bill Nye dispels poverty myths

by bspcn
“People perceive that the U.S. spends a lot on foreign aid.”
“That if the U.S. budget were a dollar, a quarter of it is spent on foreign aid.”
“That’s not true. It’s less than a penny. It’s 0.8% of the federal budget. You can’t even cut a coin small enough to represent how much money is spent on foreign aid. It’s not that much…”
“Now this idea that wars or natural disasters; tsunamis, earthquakes kill most of the people, that’s wrong. It pales, it’s dwarfed by the number of people killed by preventable diseases.”
“This (11%) represents the number of kids, 5 years old or younger, that die every year from non-communicable diseases; cancer, things you inherit.” “But ALL of this. Most of the circle is kids dying, 5 years old or younger, dying of communicable, preventable diseases.” “This is where we can change the world.”
“People think that we’ve been sending money to Africa for decades and nothing’s improved. Things are as bad as they ever were. Well that’s a MYTH, when you can show statistically that child mortality has gone down over the last couple of decades by a factor of 2. Been cut in half. Those are the data.” “We have a real opportunity to leave the world better than we found it, to dispel these myths and move on to improve the quality of life everywhere. So let’s prevent the diseases. Let’s address a preventable disaster.” Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL4zoo8xijc Note: I do not wish to start arguments among the imgur community by sharing this information. Just want to spread awareness.
22 Feb 17:43

Guy dresses up in costume at the gym to take the attention away from his overweight friend who was embarrassed to go to the gym

by bspcn
23 Feb 23:28

02/19/14 PHD comic: 'The Higgs Boson Re-Explained'

Piled Higher & Deeper by Jorge Cham
www.phdcomics.com
Click on the title below to read the comic
title: "The Higgs Boson Re-Explained" - originally published 2/19/2014

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03 Feb 05:00

Rejection

Perhaps you need a crash course in taking hints. Here's your first lesson: We're not actually walking somewhere together; I'm trying to leave this conversation and you're following me.
03 Feb 07:24

Other Countries also contai...

08 Jan 16:08

Brilliant.

by bspcn

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I’m aware there’s a good possibility that this has been posted before, and I don’t rightly care. I saw it, I liked it, and I wanted to share it. If you’re offended because you’ve seen it before, go kick rocks.

14 Jan 15:54

Award Winning Milkshakes (With Recipes)

by bspcn

Oreo Cookie Milkshake

Vanilla Chai Breakfast Shakes

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Strawberry Shortcake Shakes

Skinny Oreo Milkshake

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Milkshake

Caramel Apple Pie Protein Shake

Toasted S’more Shake

Girl Scout Cookie Samoa Shake

Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Shake

Bourbon Pecan Pie Milkshake

Classic Chocolate Shake

Peanut Butter Banana Shake

Strawberry Nutella Milkshake

York Peppermint Pattie Milk Shake

22 Jan 18:01

“I got a fan letter from a young lady. It was a suicide note.”

by bspcn
15 Jan 05:00

January 15, 2014


Once more doing some curated comicking over at The Nib.
12 Jan 05:00

January 12, 2014


This is not the least bit autobiographical.
04 Jan 14:52

Disney princesses in oil, by Heather Theurer

by bspcn
09 Jan 19:22

Full, for the first time - ...

Long, unconventional and, at time, weird. But definitely worth a read.

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08 Jan 05:00

Photos

I hate when people take photos of their meal instead of eating it, because there's nothing I love more than the sound of other people chewing.
06 Jan 14:55

TOKIO tries to find different realistic-looking objects, that are actually made of chocolate in a room

by bspcn
28 Dec 05:00

December 28, 2013


KERPOW
21 Dec 14:13

*Evil Laughter*

by bspcn
26 Dec 14:47

Android recomended apps 1

by bspcn
27 Dec 14:43

By request, absurd wallpapers

by bspcn
30 Dec 14:38

Disney’s royalty

by bspcn
18 Dec 05:00

December 18, 2013


Kerpow!
08 Dec 14:41

Award Winning Sandwiches (With Recipes)

by bspcn

Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich with Guacamole and Roasted Jalapeno Mayo

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Avocado BLT with Fried Egg And Chipotle Mayo

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Buffalo Chicken Club Sandwich

Reuben Sandwich

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Crispy Beer Battered Fish Sandwich

Spicy Peanut Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka The Chicken Satay Melt)

Jalapeno Cornbread Grilled Cheese with Chipotle Caramelized Onions, Refried Black Beans and Guacamole

Roast Beef Sandwich with Caramelized Onions and Grainy Mustard, Horseradish Mayo

Sweet Chili Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich with Avocado and Chipotle Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Rachel Sandwich (aka Roast Turkey Reuben Sandwich)

Corned Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Guinness Caramelized Onions

Caprese Sandwich

Vietnamese Caramel Shrimp Banh Mi

Fried Tuna Ball Po Boy

Creamy Avocado/Guacamole Egg Salad Sandwich

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Roast Turkey Cuban Sandwich

Monte Cristo

Fig and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

13 Dec 07:11

A Comic Tribute To Nelson M...


source: zenpenciles
09 Dec 05:00

December 09, 2013

07 Dec 14:43

Korean Artist Transforms Her Small Studio Into Beautiful Dream Worlds

by bspcn

Korean Artist Transforms Her Small Studio Into Beautiful Dream Worlds

19 Nov 14:04

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10 Nov 22:00

freshfoam: Final Fantasy XIV concept art.





















freshfoam:

Final Fantasy XIV concept art.