If you've been on Twitter long enough, there's a good chance that you've run across one of Simpsons Films tweets on your timeline. You know the ones -- they take random screencaps of Simpsons episodes and use them to simultaneously parody and somehow also accurately describe popular movies. It's hard to figure out why The Simpsons can seemingly apply to almost any concept or plot imaginable, so I contacted the person behind Simpsons Films for answers.
"I think the sheer longevity of the show helps; the more varied situations there are, the more likely they'll line up with something else," Simpsons Films said over Twitter DM. They wished to remain anonymous. "That, plus the creativity and artistry of the animation in the earlier years led to some very cinematic moments and direction which doesn't really happen with the modern episodes."
Simpsons Films told me that they make ample use of the magical screencap emporium Frinkiac whenever inspiration strikes, though they have accepted occasional submissions from fellow fans. At just over 400 tweets at the time of this writing, the account has struck gold an impressive amount of time in its yearlong lifespan. I collected some of my favorite tweets below:
Suicide Squad (2016)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) May 7, 2017
(dir. David Ayer) pic.twitter.com/pzBchABYYd
Baby Driver (2017)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) May 14, 2017
(dir. Edgar Wright) pic.twitter.com/Zd18gscp6L
It (2017)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) September 9, 2017
(dir. Andy Muschietti) pic.twitter.com/BAOWEtHzHs
The Prestige (2006)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) July 31, 2017
(dir. Christopher Nolan) pic.twitter.com/2oTk5ppOJp
Rick And Morty (2013 onwards)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) April 13, 2017
(dir. various) pic.twitter.com/rfsJtyF1sY
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith (2005)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) August 26, 2017
(dir. George Lucas) pic.twitter.com/CuLuzQvxe3
The Emoji Movie (2017)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) August 8, 2017
(dir. Tony Leondis) pic.twitter.com/DWqTjog6ec
Game Of Thrones: "Beyond The Wall" (2017)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) September 16, 2017
(dir. Alan Taylor) pic.twitter.com/x7MojnzxZ0
Breaking Bad (2008-2013)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) July 6, 2017
(dir. various) pic.twitter.com/7528HPuycH
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) June 21, 2017
(dir. Christopher Nolan) pic.twitter.com/PEwLwBJWkV
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) August 18, 2017
(dir. Joe Johnston) pic.twitter.com/taMkBQSwjc
Dunkirk (2017)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) July 22, 2017
(dir. Christopher Nolan) pic.twitter.com/uTad3GTaiJ
Toy Story 3 (2010)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) June 29, 2017
(dir. Lee Unkrich) pic.twitter.com/2aK319P0ss
Logan (2017)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) March 9, 2017
(dir. James Mangold) pic.twitter.com/OxtkfdfPXi
Get Out (2017)-- Simpsons Films (@simpsonsfilms) March 18, 2017
(dir. Jordan Peele) pic.twitter.com/xRGKOxpJDg
Be sure to follow Simpsons Films for more!
Don’t worry, these animals won’t bite! Well, actually, they will… but that’s why they’re so incredibly useful. AniBite turns nature’s fiercest predators into adorably innovative multi-purpose clips that grip and hold everything from stationery, to EDC, to toiletries.
Designed to replace hooks, hangers, and stands with something more quirky and characteristic, AniBite’s series of one-touch clips can be placed anywhere and can hold pretty much anything. Made in three variants, a bear, a leopard, and a wolf (or as I call it, direwolf), the AniBite can hold up to 300 grams (almost 9 times its weight). Just lift the head back and place your item between the jaws before pushing the head down again. AniBites can hold your toothbrush (in both vertical and horizontal ways), razor, or even stationery on your desk. Use it as an innovative spectacle-holder beside your bed, or even for your keys right near the door… or push your creative limits and have these animals manage your cables for you!
The AniBite is made from sanitary and non-toxic plastics like PETG and PCTG, and comes with a PU Gel adhesion surface on the back that can attach to pretty much any flat (or even mildly textured) surface without leaving any marks. When the adhesion goes weak, all you have to do is clean the back with water and it’s good as new! The design is practical and child-friendly with blunted teeth that won’t pierce or poke.
Ideal for the nature lover as well as the design lover, these little multi-purpose hang-clips are utilitarian, eye-catching, and go right into our hall of quirky fame! Why hang real animal heads on your wall when you could have these functional, adorable miniatures instead?
Designer: Xivestory Design
BUY NOW: $15.00
BUY NOW: $15.00
It’s not impossible. I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home, they’re not much bigger than two meters.
A typewriter that writes with paint. My heart!
(Thank you Cathy)
Please join us in welcoming the newest member of the Department of Astonishing Optical Illusions: Keene, NH-based tattoo artist Jesse Rix, who creates surreal, trompe-l'œil-style tattoos that turn his clients into living optical illusions.
“Skillfully composed of fine lines and filled in with lifelike color, each tattoo’s style is rooted in realism. The subject matter, however, is entirely surreal. As hexagons, cubes, and bricks of skin are “removed,” unique spectacles—including galactic battles, cosmic portraits, geometric patterns, and under-the-sea scenery—emerge. To “reveal” these unexpected images from below the surface of the skin, Rix plays with perspective, experiments with light, and alters dimensionality.”
[via My Modern Met]
The Skywalker twins, then and now.
Original concept art for Star Wars by Ralph McQuarrie.
Star Wars concept art is just the best stuff.
Posting at stupid o’clock at night!! Rick and morty print for Momocon. Come by and say hi!!!
I tried to do a bunch of styles but the anime one is like some bizarre mix of Jojo and Yugioh oops
SOURCE ACQUIRED! Thank you, Tumblr.
Die Gallery1988 hatte neulich eine Ausstellung voller Rick and Morty-Illus am Start und die Prints und Malereien haben sie nun online gestellt. Hier ein paar Favs:
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Hübscher Clip über Dan Harmons Variation von Joseph Campbells Heldenreise, die er zu einer zirkulären Storytelling-Theorie verdichtet:
Snip von AV-Club:
The theory boils down to two sentences: 1) A character is in a zone of comfort, 2) but they want something. 3) They enter an unfamiliar situation, 4) adapt to it, 5) get what they wanted, 6) pay a heavy price for it, 7) then return to their familiar situation, 8) having changed. Harmon plots those eight points along the quadrants of a circle, but then overlays that circle with great dualities like life and death, consciousness and unconsciousness, and order and chaos, and finds within that very literal geometry storytelling needs, like internal and external conflict.
On the other hand, without adventurers, the entire brigand economy would collapse.
“Space Seed” by Martin Ansin.
“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it’s not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of another person–without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.”