James Lopez is a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman) who is trying to raise funding for his primarily hand-drawn short film, Hullabaloo, with hopes of eventually finding a studio to fund a full-length version.
From the film’s IndieGo page:
Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.
In addition to helping save 2D animation, Hullabaloo aims to encourage girls to explore science and adventure. The film’s two protagonists are both young women and both scientists who use their intellect, wits, and courage to fight greed and corruption. We hope that Veronica Daring and her friend Jules will serve as positive role models for girls of all ages and encourage them to get excited about science, engineering, and sci-fi.
To see some footage and a short video pitch from Lopez, click here.
So I took a sleeping pill last night to try and get me on a somewhat normal sleeping schedule, and I’m p sure that whole thing back fired because even though it knocked me out at 10:30, I’ve been really tired all freaking day
ignore the below statement, it is entirely false and megan is silly:
Almost instantlyJack’s face seemed to take on a faint scarlet hue. While he was more than aware of the over-baring motherly tendencies he was prone to displaying from time to time, that didn’t mean he was necessarily proud of them after the fact. More often than not in the presence of other company, this trait would land him the butt of a number of jokes; which really, didn’t do anything for what little pride Jack had left.
The man scoffed loudly and held Hiccup a little closer against his chest, as if this would distract the boy from the heat that was rising to cheeks. “I do not sound like that.” Jack protested. “A-and I’ll have you know that you looked especially pathetic there in bed.”
Before Hiccup could have a chance to argue, Jack’s hands began to crawl about his chest and sides- fingers searching for the sensitive areas of skin he knew would have Hiccup in a fit of laughter. The man had already more or less memorized many of Hiccup’s ticklish areas from one too many accidental touches. (although in Jack’s mind there was no such thing as too much touching.) And he was more than ready to use this knowledge to his full advantage.
A devilish grin took over Jack’s face when he heard the first small giggle from Hiccup, and held the boy a little bit tighter when he felt him start to squirm. “I-I mean… All bruised up like that.” He continued to tease while he worked on tickling up the boy’s sides and around his stomach. “I just had to step in.” To add insult to injury Jack managed to slip in a kiss to the side of Hiccup’s neck in between his own triumphant laughs.
There was a retort on the tip of Hiccup’s tongue that was abruptly silenced when Jack’s hands made their move.
“Oh, I was the pathetic one was-ahHA J-jACk! W-hAHhaaaT’REDo-ahAHhah?!.”
His immediate response was to try and squirm away, but that only seemed to assist the other in finding that terribly ticklish spot just under his ribs quicker. Hiccup was left with little else to do but laugh, eyes shut tight, shoulders hunched and arms flailing.
“Y-yoUCaN’TahHAhA J-jUST ticKLE Y-your waYAHHahA oUT Of criti-aHhasha c-crITIcisM, J-jaCK!”
Understandably, the freckled youth was rather preoccupied trying to find an escape, and hadn’t even considered the possibility there was anything else coming. So when Jack’s lips found their way to his neck, Hiccup was quite surprised.
He lurched forward with a sharp breath. But due to the arms around his middle, the brunet only really succeeded in pushing his bottom half further backwards. And needless to say, the resulting position was more than a little compromising..
Hiccup’s arched back was still flush against Jack’s chest, while the gaps in his shirt provided access for the man’s fingers and his backside sat snugly against the pair of hips behind him.
It didn’t take long for Jack’s own chortles to chorus with Hiccup’s. The man delighted in the loud laughter his partner made, and showed no mercy with his affections. However, even though he was well aware with the dangers of tickling (one too many times Jack had been on the wrong end of a flailing limb or too) Hiccup’s reaction to the kiss he was given was certainly an unexpected one.
The breath quickly knocked out of him by Hiccup’s sudden jerk, Jack had all at once stopped his teasing tickles, although his arms still remained looped around his boyfriend’s narrow waist. His laughter turned awkward and forced, realizing a second too late the rather compromising position they were in. “w-well uh…” jack chuckled, also realizing his mistake of suddenly stopping everything. Now the room seemed to be thick with tension- embarrassment radiating off of both bodies.
“U-um well…. this wasn’t what I had in m-mind…. But this is nice too.” Once again, Jack was the farthest thing from smooth, and as far as saves went, this would hardly count- but at least jack’s rather pathetic line was enough to fill the silence. He wasn’t sure if it was an ideal move or not, but the man turned his head back down and gave Hiccup another kiss, this time on his clothed shoulder.
Offering a sheepish grin, jack tried to turn his head enough so Hiccup could see, and continued speaking while he loosened his grip slightly. “Th-though uh… I thought you were in a rush?”
As if on cue, the toast that had been sitting in the toaster popped up and provided a semi-decent distraction, and offered the chance to change the subject.
I found this old picture from when my other cat was alive and I feel like its v important that I share it with you all