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dinoinstitute:

adisneymuse:

mrgeef:

sonarhydrophone:

Professor Parker Woodson with V the Velociraptor debut at Animal Kingdom 4/19/14 (by All Around Orlando)

I….just. Okay. I can’t even start with this.

Yes, this is a test only. But the public sees this, and not every visitor right now knows about testing periods, reads internet scuttlebutt to know this is an first-time deal, not permanent, etc - so giving this impression willingly, onstage, in broad daylight to paying guests who don’t know conditions of it, to me - that just seems like a poor decision which might harm the reputation of Disney entertainment/theme parks for some viewers. And suspension of disbelief for a stage show like Nemo at Animal Kingdom, I get, where there’s a puppet to perform and a human to sing, both - puppetry of that sort is long ingrained in entertainment across the world.

This just looks really lazy and unprofessional, though. Seriously, Disney? And I was optimistic about this proposed entertainment, too, adding character and texture to AK. I do understand, in the modern age, about Disney being under the microscope as it were when it comes to new additions being reviewed right away and folks maybe being harsh on small stuff in rehearsals for limited crowds - but how was this deemed ready for public viewing? Lucky the Dinosaur, this isn’t. By a long shot.

Just bad show.

Here’s another video.

There’s just no other way to say it. This is absolutely pathetic.

Lucky the Dinosaur debuted in 2003 and was a heck of a lot more realistic (and a heck of a lot less annoying-sounding) than this. This is just a cheap, tacky (at least tacky for a Disney park) Halloween costume.

Seriously, watch the videos of this cheap party trick, then watch a video of Lucky.

Lucky is more realistic.
Lucky isn’t scaring children.
Lucky isn’t a blatantly obvious pair of human legs and a human torso surrounded by latex rubber.
Lucky doesn’t let out really annoying shrieks every few seconds.
Lucky’s tail doesn’t need two cast members to keep it from hitting guests in the face.

I’m frankly ashamed of Disney for even trying to get away with this. This is “we want a dinosaur, but we’re too cheap to use that other one that people loved.” Test period or not, this is just sad.

That’s not only lame, it’s terrifying.

Let’s talk about story. Disney’s parks claim to be all about storytelling to the nth degree. Look at this theming on the pavement. Look at this very specific historical object in a window that’s so small you’ll never be able to see it. LOOK AT THIS TINY INSIGNIFICANT THING THAT WE PAYED FAR TOO MUCH MONEY FOR AND WE COULD HAVE EASILY AND CHEAPLY FAKED BUT WE DID IT ANYWAY BECAUSE #STORY. 

(it’s a sensitive subject.)

Parker Woodson and V fly completely in the face of the story of Dinoland. Dinoland is supposed to be centered around the Dino Institute, which is developing exciting new Time Rover technology. Dinosaurs exist only in the past- until, of course, you ride the DINOSAUR attraction and bring an iguanadon back to the present.

But allegedly, Dr. Woodson has raised V from an egg. WHAT? Where did the egg come from? Has Dr. Seeker been sending others out on trans-dimensional joyrides for years? Does nobody at the Institute see a problem with a velociraptor running amuck??? 

Here are some potential story fixes I have to offer, Disney:

- change the velociraptor to the iguanadon captured during your ride on DINOSAUR. It would be a more difficult costume to pull off, but honestly, pretty much anything would be more convincing than V. 

- keep the velociraptor (WITH A BETTER COSTUME FOR THE LOVE OF GOD), but change the story so it’s consistent. Dr. Woodson should emphasize that she was inspired by our own adventures, so she went back in time and captured her own dino. Still a little shaky story-wise (and they should only be positioned outside DINOSAUR’s exit), but an improvement. 

I was so excited for some awesome Streetmosphere in my favorite Disney land, but I can’t help but be disappointed by this lazy effort. 

Prince George’s First Royal Tour

(Source: ravishingtheroyals)

Things I want to see in the Avengers after seeing TWS again:

cosmictuesdays:

everythingsbetterwithbisexuals:

I just want to see Sam the PTSD therapy session leader meet Tony Stark, the guy who spent his entire last movie dealing with anxiety attacks brought on by PTSD.

And instead of being snarky about it, Sam manages to get him to take down his sarcastic outer shell and be honest about how much the battle of New York really traumatized him.

Yes. Yes, this would make me happy. 

If anyone can do that, it’d be Sam.

swingsetindecember:

because of stupid lawyers and big conglomerates

captain america, wolverine and spider-man will never be in a film together

sighs

me just out of frame drunk as shit and misquoting romeo and juliet

(Source: sebastinstan)

hoechlder:

Bitecon (April 2014)
Sinqua Walls, Arden Cho and Keahu Kahuanui 

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dancys:

@marvel Flattery will get you nowhere! Probably. Maybe. *looks the other way* 

katarinacosplay:

This is insanely cool. How to make craft foam look like leather by travelsatnight.

pidgeyons:

t-e-a-m

pidgeyons:

t-e-a-m

Princess Odette

(Source: disney-and-nondisney)

butt-berry:

This is the whole show

butt-berry:

This is the whole show

thelonelyscarecrow:

And the hits just keep on comin’.

thelonelyscarecrow:

And the hits just keep on comin’.

minxiekitten:

raubbenhood:

Disneyworld needs to make a rollercoaster based off of the ride Yzma and Kronk take to the lair. When the ride starts, Yzma’s voice yells “pull the lever, Kronk!” and the ride starts to move backwards so she yells “wrong lever!” and it shoots you forward.

WHY IS THIS NOT HAPPENING?!

eaddymays:

Eaddy Mays interacting with fans
BiteCon 2014: Day 2

YAY!  tifferini you’re wonderful !!  Thanks for taking the time to capture and post these.  And thank you for giving me permission to re-post ‘em.  Crazy great quality photography, too.  Very impressive.  If anyone knows the tumblr, twitter, or even and irl name for any of the folks pictured, let me know, please so I can say “hi.”

Meanwhile, I thought I would add a caption about one or two of the pix….

1)  with mini-me!  I’m so pleased there’s a picture of us, too, wolftraps . You were rockin’ those shoes!  Good thing I couldn’t squeeze my boats in ‘em or you’d have gone home barefooted ;D and you did a terrific job making that skirt, btw (ps: the one like it that I wore in the show was from The GW Boutique aka Goodwill - lol.  I wore it to set and Barbara said I could wear it as wardrobe!  Yay!  I still have that skirt.  One of my favs.)

There wasn’t a ton of cosplay that I saw that weekend, so to have someone want to be Victoria, is a HUGE honor.  I LOVED it.  Thank you Thank you.

2)  BHAHAHA!!  You Wolfies were Heeelarrrious!  Your reactions in this photo are priceless!!  I innocently came out to hold the mic for questions and wanted to sit during your answers, but there was no room.  The poor girl pictured herein light-heartedly patted her lap for me to sit thereon…apparently never dreaming I would be so audacious.  I think she knows better now! …lol.  

What you may not know is that once I plopped myself down, she muttered, “Oh my god, I’m having a heart attack!”  To which I whispered, with feigned indignation, “Is that a FAT joke?!”  She turned Beacon Hills maroon and we all laughed.  (ps:  I didn’t put all my weight on you!  We can all be a little self conscious sometimes!)

3)  What was the question you asked??!  I forget now :(  Please forgive me.  Someone remind me, if you know.  I love that  captured my enjoyment of this question :)

4)  This question was for me.  I said I would write a fic in reply (because I didn’t want to monopolize that panel) it was about my/Victoria relationship with Kate.  If you ask me the question again here on tumblr, I’ll write it.  Glad this picture reminded me :)  

Thanks again, everybody.  I’m still buzzing with the joy of it all.  

xoxo

….Eaddy Mays

tifferini:

Eaddy Mays interacting with fans
BiteCon 2014: Day 2
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janekrahe:

sarahreesbrennan:

geek-ramblings:

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett [Johansson] does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.

Dreamboat, check, awesome human being, check. 

#look at your favorites#now back to mackie#sadly your favorites aren’t mackie#but if they stopped being misogynistic assholes#they could be like mackie#look back at this post#this post is now that piece of furniture you’ve always wanted#and he found it in a dumpster#he doesn’t need a horse because he flies on the sighs of angels

janekrahe:

sarahreesbrennan:

geek-ramblings:

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett [Johansson] does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.

Dreamboat, check, awesome human being, check.