Today, all my arts and crafts groups not only finished on time, but were also happy with what they made. That’s fucking amazing.
Day camp is hell, but at the same time, today was the most fun I’ve had at camp.
I get to be at the tea party tomorrow so I’m super excited about that. Everything has honestly been pretty good. Except for the actual camping thing. I hate that. Mosquitos can literally go fuck themselves.
The highlight of my week is that at the last dinner of res camp for the week, a little girl sitting at my table told me that she was coming back for another week later in the summer, but that she didn’t want to wait that long to see me again, so she begged me to come do polar bear swims the next morning so she could see me. I’ve known these kids for a week; I just can’t comprehend how much I apparently mean to them.
I’m super exhausted, and some of the crafts went horribly wrong, but the kids still had fun, and that’s the important part. Tomorrow is the start of a day camp only week, which apparently is one of the harder weeks even though we have every night off. I get to chill with half the brownies, which can be awful if they’re rude and/or they decide to run around naked, but I know for sure it’s also one of the most entertaining groups.
Being camp staff is so fun, even if I feel like I’m never actually sleeping. It’s crazy cause random kids get super excited when they see me; I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone that excited over me before.
I’m doing arts and crafts for the first time later, and I’m stoked as shit. I’m sure there’s going to be some not great days but I’m excited.
This is Peppermint. He’s the one-eared, three-legged, sixteen year old office cat at the veterinary I work at. Every day he comes up to one of us and meows for treats. If one does not give them to him right away, he starts clawing at your leg and looking at you with desperation in his eyes.
I can’t believe that this is stop-motion.
I CAN’T UNDERSTAND FUCKING STOP-MOTION THOSE FINGERS SHOULD FALL RIGHT OFF BUT NO THEY SUPPORT THEMSELVES BEAUTIFULLY
WHAT THE ACTUALLY FUCK STOP MOTION
The fingers are being supported by armature wire. Virtually all stop motion puppets have some variety of this going on underneath it:
Given the proportions of Burton’s creations, the armatures underneath his puppets are probably custom-made.
What you’re also looking at is a ton of replacement animation on that teddy bear. Instead of actually tearing open the bear model, someone, or a few people, carefully crafted a handful of that specific bear at various stages of being cut open. If you look closely, the slab it’s on moves slightly, which gives itself away.
Also, Jack’s speaking is done through replacement animation.
Stop motion utterly fascinates me.
GOD BLESS YOU
THIS IS THE THING I DONT GET ABOUT STOP MOTION
YOU HAVE TO PHYSICALLY MOVE THE DOLLS WITH UR HANDS AND REPLACE THEIR FACES //HOW DO YOU KEEP THEM IN THE SAME SPOT??????//
stop motion people are crazy
I’m off to camp in a few hours. How exciting. I’m probably going to live blog this shit with very little of my normal blogging, so if you don’t wanna hear about it, I’m tagging it Camp Adventure 2k14 if you wanna blacklist.
Lilo and Stitch + Hugs
”..because we all need someone by our side be it the worst or the best of times”