Monica Padrick, who wrote “Introduction to Decision Fatigue Related Eating” in our All You Can Eat issue, was just on KCRW’s Good Food talking about her article. Listen up to hear about the endless peanut M&M-ed, pizza-ed, hot wing-ed “gluttonous deluge” that is working as a writer for a TV show—and to hear what it was like for Evan Kleiman, Good Food's host, to be on the other end. 


Monica Padrick, who wrote “Introduction to Decision Fatigue Related Eating” in our All You Can Eat issue, was just on KCRW’s Good Food talking about her article. Listen up to hear about the endless peanut M&M-ed, pizza-ed, hot wing-ed “gluttonous deluge” that is working as a writer for a TV show—and to hear what it was like for Evan Kleiman, Good Food's host, to be on the other end. 


Daniel is painting a family portrait! 🎨 #sylvanianfamilies #sylvanian #daniel #moran #rabbit #bunny #painting


Daniel is painting a family portrait! 🎨 #sylvanianfamilies #sylvanian #daniel #moran #rabbit #bunny #painting

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how to do washing up

1. clear the drainingboard of dry things

2. put them away in cupboards in some sort of logical order

3. scrape clean anything that has been left in the bowls/pans etc.

4. sort what there is to be washed up by type (e.g. all the plates, with the cutlery on top, all the pans

5. make a space on the opposite side of the sink from the drainingboard if possible

6. take your first pile (e.g. the plates and cutlery) and put them in your washing up bowl or sink (remember the plug, if you have one).

7. run hot water and squeeze a reasonable amount of washing up liquid over the dirty plates. you only need about half a bowl of water.

8. scrub them until they are covered in lather and all detritus is removed

9. stack them in the empty space you’ve cleared

10. continue washing items ubtil water needs changing

11. rinse soapy items and stack logically on draining board

12. when you are finished wash out your washing up bowl and sink and wipe sown the kitchen counters.


Get Well Soon Drink

so many people are getting sick at it makes me sad

this is what my family makes when people have coughs and colds, or feel like they’re getting sick.

3 or 4 slices of fresh Ginger

3 crushed and peeled cloves of garlic

1 cinnamon stick or 1tsp cinnamon

1 lemon juiced and cut into chunks

put these in a small pan with about a pint of water and boil for 5 to 10 mins

drink warm with lots and lots of honey in it

or add honey and cook down to a syrup and take by the spoonful

will keep at least a week in jars in the fridge, if you want to scale up and make a larger batch (keeps better if you leave the garlic in)

“Animating female characters are extremely difficult. They have to go through a range of emotions, and having a film with two female characters and building distinguishing aspects was hard.”

Michael Lee on animating Frozen

So that’s their (blatantly misogynistic) excuse for scrapping all but two of the female characters; that they’re too hard to animate? Those emotional female characters, they’re all the same, right? Here’s a hint: their “femaleness” isn’t what’s making them indistinguishable.


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Frozen keeps getting better and better.

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You morons do realize that less than ten years ago, it was considered next to IMPOSSIBLE to animate HAIR with CGI? I mean, ANY type of hair. When Pixar was making the Incredibles, they were so worried they wouldn’t be able to properly animate Violet, and went on and on about how her hair was so ridiculously hard to animate. VIOLET’S HAIR.

They had to develop and create entirely new programs to animate Rapunzel. Those programs are brand new, literally less than 4-5 years old. It takes TIME to develop new animation techniques, especially in a field of animation that is so new.

And you wonder why the protagonists of Frozen look so similar to Rapunzel. It’s because Rapunzel is their baseline. She’s their first big CGI female character (the only other CGI films Disney had done before Tangled were Treasure Planet, a animation-CGI hybrid, Chicken Little, Meet the Robinsons, and Bolt). She’s their first major CGI project with the technology they used in Tangled and Frozen. It takes Pixar literally YEARS to create each new project that they do. And you’ll notice, that the only Pixar character to have significant amounts of hair since Violet was Merida, and they had to develop like three COMPLETELY NEW programs to animate her hair.

Basically, this stuff takes time and money to develop, and stylistically, it should not come as a surprise to anyone that Anna looks similar to Rapunzel, given that Disney often uses the same default facial structure from decade to decade (Wendy and Alice, Aurora and Anita, Ariel and Belle, etc) while their new animation style is in development.

I swear, it’s like you people have no clue how animation actually works, or how freaking ridiculously hard it actually is. Show some respect, please.

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I’m going to reblog myself to add some context.

This is the article that the quote is from. The quote is unattributed.

Also included in this same article are these gems:

"Depending on the shot, it can take up to 4,000 computers and 30 hours just to complete one frame."

"Just in effects alone, it took over 50 people to make the the scene of Elsa building her ice palace during her musical number. According to the directors, it took “forever” to render."

"One of the challenges of Frozen was that the TD department had to populate the entire kingdom with people. In this case, the department ended up building 312 character rigs, 245 cloth rigs, and 63 hair rigs. It’s more rigs the department has build than any of the other Disney films.

  • To put that into perspective Anna’s character had 420,000 strands of hair; that’s 4.2 times more than a human.
  • Just in case you care keeping count, in Tangled, Rapunzel had 27,000 strands of hair.”

(remember how I said earlier that the animators talked loads about animating Rapunzel’s hair, body, and face, and how they basically created the programs they animated Tangled with from scratch? Yeah….)

"To cope with Anna and Elsa’s challenging Scandinavian hair braid style, the TD department built a new software called Tonic, which harks back to the hold barbershop days. Tonic used hair volumes and clumps, which would help build the strands and translate it into the vision. How the hair fell into place or if the character “had a bad hair day” helped the animators get an idea of how hair would work."

The TD Department approached the cloths from a real world perspective. Using a pattern based approach. The team built new software called Flourish to capture the sheer, stretch, and gravity  in a more convincing way so they can best represent silks, wools, and other clothing based materials. For example, by adding motions to a horses’ stirrups or tassels, they can dictate its behavior or the way it moves.

"The effects team were even conscious of how the wind would flow through hair and cloth. A variety of controlled simulations were done with the strength and length of the wind varying."

"Acting coaches were brought in to help animators create major and subtle character movements. So when you see Anna bite her lip, or Elsa’s diaphragm move, this is something both Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel, respectively, do in real life. Basically if it made it more believable, the animators put that in.”

…have fun guys.

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never not reblog

We need to become like Finland.

Yep. In a bunch of countries around the world, being a teacher isn’t a shit job, always on par with lawyers and doctors.

this is amazing

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I got a new toy (Target exclusive comes with a random car thing)

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Oh, hey. Did I post the picture of the cake I made this week? No? Here it is:


Five layers alternating between chocolate and cookies ‘n cream with one coat of cream cheese Oreo frosting and one coat of basic buttercream roses.

Basically just a shit ton of frosting and Oreos.

Just the way it should be.


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