Pretty Ugly: An Aspiring Oxymoron

21. Self-proclaimed cinephile, Anglophile, and bibliophile. Intentionally socially awkward.

September 22nd, 1994 - FRIENDS pilot airs

“Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it.”

Nineteen years ago…

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samspratt:

LAST CALL (giveaway ends at midnight EST August 1st) 

Sam Spratt’s Print Giveaway

IN SHORT: Reblogs and heart-button-y likes of this picture are each entries to win prints. That’s it. Free art. Go nuts. (You can also get additional entries on facebook and twitter)

IN SLIGHTLY LESS SHORT: There will be 5 winners with prizes as follows:

1st PRIZE: (1 winner) Gilded Black Edition 3-pack: All 3 drippy golden masks are yours, all signed and inscribed. (Inscribed meaning I’ll write you a personal haiku about your eyebrows or whatever, I don’t care.)

2nd PRIZE: (2 winners) Pick O’ The Litter: Basically, almost any painting you see on samspratt.tumblr.com you can get one signed and inscribed print of, a few example prints above.

3rd PRIZE: (2 winners) Any medium print from my standard store: Society6

Ships worldwide, will pick random winners in one week.

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lalondes:

HOMESTAR RUNNER: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE
The year is 2003. It is a kinder time, a simpler time.
Every single one of your classmates knows how to draw Trogdor the Burninator - first, you draw an S, then you draw a more different S.
"Everybody to the Limit" is a staple at middle school dances.
Your best friend’s little brother owns a plush The Cheat, and you can kick it, and it makes noise.
The year is 2003, the golden age of Homestar Runner.
Basically, every online content creator, every webcomic artist, every YouTube entertainer, owes Homestar Runner a shitload. 
Once upon a time, Homestar Runner was the definitive Flash site, an online destination for kids and immature grown-ups alike, fielding millions of hits and thousands of e-mails a day. 
Homestar Runner, the earnest athlete with a pure heart and a love for mankind, and his arch-nemesis, Strong Bad, a wrestler with a penchant for issuing snarky responses to fanmail, defined a generation through weird, surrealist Flash cartoons tinged with outdated pop cultural references.
Ten years later, there’s a new generation of Internetters who have never experienced the pure, unadulterated joy of H-Star-R, and that breaks my heart. 
So, here, I’ve compiled this beginner’s guide to Homestar Runner. Every cartoon on this list is shorter than five minutes. Get into it. Do yourself a favour.
STEP ONE: STRONG BAD E-MAILS
dragon
techno
comic
japanese cartoon
caper
stunt double
kids’ book
caffeine
army
different town
crying
for kids
montage
bedtime story
hygiene
STEP TWO: TEEN GIRL SQUAD
Episodes #1-15 are available here. Watch them all.
STEP THREE: SHORTS
An Important Rap Song
Where My Hat Is At?
Best Caper Ever
Play Date
The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw
One Two, One Two
Fluffy Puff Commercial
STEP FOUR: TOONS
A Jorb Well Done
Cool Things
Date Nite
DNA Evidence
A Folky Tale

I owe a lot to Homestar Runner. I remember sharing these with coworkers at Booklist in 2003. We couldn’t believe how good it was.
There hasn’t been any new Homestar content since 2010, sadly. I don’t know much about why, but I do know they funded the whole series through merch sales, which—let me tell you—is a tough way to go.
Not to beat a dead horse, but I wish sustainable funding models existed* for stuff like Homestar Runner, because while the shows those guys are now making for Disney will no doubt be brilliant, I miss Strong Bad and friends.

* And perhaps a new one will soon, he said portentously.

BRING BACK HOMESTARRUNNER!

fishingboatproceeds:

lalondes:

HOMESTAR RUNNER: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

The year is 2003. It is a kinder time, a simpler time.

Every single one of your classmates knows how to draw Trogdor the Burninator - first, you draw an S, then you draw a more different S.

"Everybody to the Limit" is a staple at middle school dances.

Your best friend’s little brother owns a plush The Cheat, and you can kick it, and it makes noise.

The year is 2003, the golden age of Homestar Runner.

Basically, every online content creator, every webcomic artist, every YouTube entertainer, owes Homestar Runner a shitload.

Once upon a time, Homestar Runner was the definitive Flash site, an online destination for kids and immature grown-ups alike, fielding millions of hits and thousands of e-mails a day.

Homestar Runner, the earnest athlete with a pure heart and a love for mankind, and his arch-nemesis, Strong Bad, a wrestler with a penchant for issuing snarky responses to fanmail, defined a generation through weird, surrealist Flash cartoons tinged with outdated pop cultural references.

Ten years later, there’s a new generation of Internetters who have never experienced the pure, unadulterated joy of H-Star-R, and that breaks my heart. 

So, here, I’ve compiled this beginner’s guide to Homestar Runner. Every cartoon on this list is shorter than five minutes. Get into it. Do yourself a favour.

STEP ONE: STRONG BAD E-MAILS

  1. dragon
  2. techno
  3. comic
  4. japanese cartoon
  5. caper
  6. stunt double
  7. kids’ book
  8. caffeine
  9. army
  10. different town
  11. crying
  12. for kids
  13. montage
  14. bedtime story
  15. hygiene

STEP TWO: TEEN GIRL SQUAD

Episodes #1-15 are available here. Watch them all.

STEP THREE: SHORTS

  1. An Important Rap Song
  2. Where My Hat Is At?
  3. Best Caper Ever
  4. Play Date
  5. The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw
  6. One Two, One Two
  7. Fluffy Puff Commercial

STEP FOUR: TOONS

  1. A Jorb Well Done
  2. Cool Things
  3. Date Nite
  4. DNA Evidence
  5. A Folky Tale

I owe a lot to Homestar Runner. I remember sharing these with coworkers at Booklist in 2003. We couldn’t believe how good it was.

There hasn’t been any new Homestar content since 2010, sadly. I don’t know much about why, but I do know they funded the whole series through merch sales, which—let me tell you—is a tough way to go.

Not to beat a dead horse, but I wish sustainable funding models existed* for stuff like Homestar Runner, because while the shows those guys are now making for Disney will no doubt be brilliant, I miss Strong Bad and friends.

* And perhaps a new one will soon, he said portentously.

BRING BACK HOMESTARRUNNER!

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One of my favorite movies (I use “favorite” here to describe a film I can watch over and over again without getting tired of it).

(Source: queenlabrifah, via the-absolute-best-posts)