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[sticky post] Donate money to the Moomins, get Eerie, Indiana fanfic in return! [Mar. 22nd, 2017|09:35 pm]
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As some of you may know, a new Moomin animated series is currently seeking backers on Indiegogo. They have sixteen days to go and have raised almost 40% of their $200,000 goal.

As some of you may also know, I am a huge Moomin fan. The kind of fan who travelled 400 miles to see the Moomin exhibit at the Southbank Centre in London (seriously it was amazing, go if you get the chance) and is really bitter that I'll miss the exhibit at Kew Gardens this Easter, because if I wasn't attending a wedding I'd totally deal with Gatwick Airport again.

I grew up on the Moomins, first the books and then the 1990s cartoon as a kid, and the comic strip (and the cartoon again when the dvds came out) at university and beyond. When I was in college, my friends and I claimed the Church of Snufkin as our religion and "Snufkin's Tent of Wisdom" as our house of worship. We waged war on our rivals, the Church of the Breadlike God, which ended when we stole the Holy Loaf and ate him. My final project for A Level Media Studies was on children's entertainment as a way of conveying complex ideas in a way that a young audience can comprehend, and I chose it specifically because I wanted to talk about the Moomins.

The versions of the "core canon" books that I own are the ones I've had since I was seven, and the preface on each says that Tove Jansson lived alone on an island, because God forbid you mention an author's same sex relationship in a kids' book in the nineties.

I read the truth years later in various biographies, but my point is that the Southbank tour I was on was for all ages, and the guide straight up said that Thingumy and Bob were Tove Jansson and theatre director Vivica Bandler. They had a whole room about Too-Ticky and Tuulikki Pietilä and the way that her relationship with Tove Jansson shaped Moominland Midwinter.

Afterwards, in the privacy of my cheap hotel room , I full on cried that I hadn't had the comfort of knowing that as a kid, that I found out years later in books aimed at adults. I don't know that it would have made my own journey easy, but I think it would have made it a little less hard.

I really want this new series to get made. I want an animated version of Comet in Moominland, and I want a Moominpapa at Sea where Moominpapa is a selfish dick and the seahorses are shallow and beautiful and cruel, and I want the Hemulen Who Loved Silence on my screen in all his sad, quiet longing.

The Moomins aren't necessarily a fandom we have in common, I know. But we do have at least one fandom in common, and so, for every $5 you donate to the Moomin Indiegogo, I will either write you a minimum of 100 words of eerie_indiana fanfic, or draw you two pieces of shitty biro art. Just head over to the Indiegogo page, make your donation, then drop me a comment or a private message letting me know what name you've used on the backers page.

You can request specific characters and give me specific prompts, and if you donate more than $5, I can either do multiple drabbles or longer pieces. Sadly, donating larger amounts will not result in you getting bigger or better art, because this represents the limit of my artistic ability.
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Moomin TV series [Jun. 17th, 2017|12:50 pm]
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Snork throws a whiny mantrum at his sister over not being able to find the bread basket he lost.

Snorkmaiden's response is to suggest he invent an unloseable basket - "You can solve that problem before you go to work with your brain" - and leaves to visit Moominhouse while wishing him a cheery good day.

Later for you, whining entitled manchild.
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(no subject) [Jun. 17th, 2017|12:12 pm]
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Edward the Booble's not *really* dangerous, "but you want to be very careful he doesn't step on you by mistake because he's so big". Don't worry though, he always pays for the funeral.

Hodgkins/Frederickson, you legend.
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(no subject) [Jun. 17th, 2017|10:21 am]
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"Little My is certainly not brimming over with motherly love,and as for the facts of life, she probably knows them already." Little My gives no fucks, I love her. Shoutout to the Mys of this world, out there unashamedly knowing your own mind.
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(no subject) [Jun. 12th, 2017|10:14 pm]
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didnt realise how much of last week id spent hunched over clutching my stomach til i got better, went back to work, and found my back killing me from sitting normally in an office chair.

still, apparently i missed some epic nonsense from the departmental pain in the ass, so i think i still came out on top.
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(no subject) [May. 25th, 2017|09:48 pm]
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there is a fucking thirty foot sheep made of pinetrees on the headland overlooking the bay. you can see it silhoetted against the skyline from the prom and the summer people coming in on the boat can see it before the rest of the island comes into view.

seriously, guys. i thought we were pretending we werent basically a real life summerisle and then you put up a massive "we're gonna wicker man you" statue...
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(no subject) [May. 20th, 2017|11:29 pm]
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just found an unopened box of reeses peanut butter minis at the back of the cupboard. taking the whole bag, a mug of tea and the stargate atlantis s2/boxset to bed because it legit does not get better than this
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(no subject) [May. 12th, 2017|08:10 pm]
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yesterday mike shaved his beard off and he looks about ten years old (much dimples! such smooth!) and for the last two days he's been using his tiny baby face to make me do stuff for him, like make him cups of tea or princess him with blankets. then tonight he tried to grab my boobs and i was like, no its weird youre a baby now and he was like noooooo this has backfired so badly what happened!!

so now hes peering in the bathroom mirror trying to go super saiyan so his beard grows back, but last time it took nearly six months for his follicle count to reach critical mass so looks like hes a baby for the forseeable future.
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(no subject) [May. 6th, 2017|09:13 pm]
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are you kidding me? king falls puts out a fucking musical episode and TANIS gets the twin peaks sponsorship? what are you playing at universe.
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(no subject) [May. 1st, 2017|01:17 pm]
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FRICKARD YOU FUCKING FROG MOLESTING PIECE OF SHIT!! I am under my CuddleCrew and im not coming out until King Falls AM fixes this. if anyone needs me, you can reach me by moving the rainbow alpaca.
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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2017|09:50 pm]
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staying late at work to finish off a project because you want a clear desk tomorrow is a vastly different experience than staying late at work to finish every single thing that came in that day because you're being bullied and you dont want to hand the people makimg your life a misery another stick to beat you with.

i wish id known this a year and a half ago. fuck you direct debits.
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(no subject) [Apr. 17th, 2017|10:50 pm]
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"that is bullshit, norman, anyone can do that. 'pfft, pfft, pfft, i just diminished what you said'" omg stop it norma im crying!
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(no subject) [Apr. 17th, 2017|08:37 pm]
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well norma's fake marriage proposal to sheriff eyeliner went from hilarious to really sad in about twenty seconds. oof. well played, everyone.
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(no subject) [Apr. 12th, 2017|12:43 pm]
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Ugh, some jackass Daily Mail online commenter is using the handle "Marshall Teller" and the location "Eerie, Indiana" as their internet handle and it's pinging my Eerie google alerts and filling my inbox with asinine comments on hateful Daily Fail bullshit articles. Out of my fandom, shitbag!
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(no subject) [Apr. 9th, 2017|07:40 pm]
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whelp, this episode of tanis actually had some fucking content for a change, so that was nice.
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(no subject) [Apr. 8th, 2017|10:35 pm]
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"you cant say earthlings! your mother doesnt have security clearance!"
"she knows im from earth, son, its not a bloody secret!"
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(no subject) [Apr. 8th, 2017|10:33 pm]
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oh my god he just came back from a quick walk out amidst the horrors to find teyla rescued a bunch of random people other than the guy she said she would rescue and he is FUCKING LIVID. shes getting so slagged off in his diary tonight!
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(no subject) [Apr. 8th, 2017|10:10 pm]
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hahahah i forgot that bit in the season one finale where sheppard is properly narked off and stroppy because teyla makes him save a bunch of guys. like hes fully sulking and passive aggressive with her about it, like "this wasnt supposed to be a rescue mission" put upon pout throws a fucking moody like a mardy teen.
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(no subject) [Apr. 8th, 2017|01:38 pm]
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mike: i thought i saw johnny heg today, but it turned out not to be him and i just waved at some random guy driving past.
me: yeah hes off the island this weekend
mike: he must have a lookalike in town, i swear it was his exact face.
me: you know, johnny does look kinda like joe flanigan...
mike: shit. i TOLD you bleeding on his face would summon him!
me: well i didnt bleed on him, dont blame me!
mike: great, now im getting murdered.
me: what about my brother?! hes gonna get blamed for all the killings over here!
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Apr. 7th, 2017|12:03 am]
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Join our team to help bring Tove Jansson’s beloved stories to life in the best Moomin tv series yet!
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Crowdfund a new Moomin tv series [Apr. 6th, 2017|06:04 pm]
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Crowdfund a new Moomin tv series [Apr. 5th, 2017|06:02 pm]
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New LJ terms of service, Dreamwidth importing and the Eerie, Indiana fandom [Apr. 4th, 2017|10:24 pm]
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By now most of you will already have had the pop-up regarding Livejournal's new "User Agreement." The English-language version can be found here, and I've copy-pasted it onto my own LJ here.

As you can see, the English-language version of the User Agreement is topped and tailed by a banner stating that the translated version (which is the one I had to agree to in order to log in and post this morning) is not legally binding. The link to the original (which is in Russian, and which the banner states is legally binding) is here.

I've also put the Russian-language version on my own LJ, though I'm not sure how well IE is going to parse Cyrillic:

I ran the Russian-language version through Google Translate and you can find the translation of that version here.

I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I'm not sure that having someone sign a document that states it isn't legally binding means anything, even if you are providing a link to another document hosted on a separate page in a different language that *is* legally binding. However, I do think that would be cold comfort for most LJ users who find their accounts deleted or purged because SUP held that they had violated the terms of service in some way.

That's why I wanted to remind everyone about the Eerie Indiana community on Dreamwidth. It's basically a mirror of the LJ comm, except YouTube embedding doesn't work, you can't schedule entries in advance, and embedding Tweets show text and no pictures. For this reason, I will continue to use and update the eerie_indiana livejournal community, but I will try to get better about importing updates to DW on a daily basis.

Hopefully I'll see you there!
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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2017|07:00 pm]
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I ran the Russian-language version through Google Translate and it came up as follows:

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I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV. I'm not sure that having someone sign a document that states it isn't legally binding means anything, even if you are providing a link to another document hosted on a seperate page in a different language that *is* legally binding. Howwever, I do think that would be cold comfort for most LJ users who find their accounts deleted or purged because SUP held that they had violated the terms of service in some way.

That's why I wanted to remind everyone about the Eerie Indiana community on Dreamwidth. It's basically a mirror of the LJ comm, except YouTube embedding doesn't work, you can't schedule entries in advance, and embedding Tweets show text and no pictures. For this reason, I will continue to use and update the Eerie Indiana livejournal community, but I will try to get better about importing updates to DW on a daily basis.

Hopefully I'll see you there!
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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2017|06:59 pm]
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As you can see, the English-language version of the User Agreement is topped and tailed by a banner stating that the translated version (which is the one I had to agree to in order to log in and post this morning) is not legally binding. The link to the original (which is in Russian, and which the banner states I legally binding) is here. I've also put the Russian-language version under a cut, though I'm not sure how well IE is going to parse Cyrillic:

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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2017|06:58 pm]
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By now most of you will already have had the pop-up regarding Livejournal's new "User Agreement." The English-language version can be found here, and I've copy-pasted it under the cut below:

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Crowdfund a new Moomins animation [Apr. 4th, 2017|06:02 pm]
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Join our team to help bring Tove Jansson’s beloved stories to life in the best Moomin tv series yet!
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(no subject) [Apr. 3rd, 2017|09:13 pm]
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nobody is writing fic about deputy troy from king falls am and that makes me unhappy.
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Apr. 3rd, 2017|06:01 pm]
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(no subject) [Apr. 2nd, 2017|10:52 pm]
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we have a plush Kyubey who sometimes comes to sit on the sofa with the popular toys and every now and then one of us will be like whats this murdering piece of shit doing here? and put him back on the chair and just now i was like lol shall we call him john sheppard and mikes like fuck no thats mean to Kyubey.

(but seriously fuck you Kyubey get back on the chair)
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(no subject) [Apr. 2nd, 2017|06:58 pm]
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man, i hate that episode "the defiant one". not because its a bad episode, but because they created a really likeable character in dr gall and he dies HORRIBLY and it sucks to watch every time.

in other news, mike is now convinced that by bleeding on the stargate atlantis dvds he has summoned the murderous ghost of john sheppard to come kill him and is refusing to handle sharp objects.
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Crowdfund a new Moomin tv series [Apr. 2nd, 2017|06:00 pm]
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Apr. 1st, 2017|05:59 pm]
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Mar. 31st, 2017|05:58 pm]
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Mar. 30th, 2017|05:58 pm]
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Mar. 29th, 2017|05:56 pm]
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Donate money to the Moomins, get Eerie, Indiana fanfic in return! [Mar. 28th, 2017|07:55 pm]
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Originally posted by froodle at Donate money to the Moomins, get Eerie, Indiana fanfic in return!
As some of you may know, a new Moomin animated series is currently seeking backers on Indiegogo. They have sixteen days to go and have raised almost 40% of their $200,000 goal.

As some of you may also know, I am a huge Moomin fan. The kind of fan who travelled 400 miles to see the Moomin exhibit at the Southbank Centre in London (seriously it was amazing, go if you get the chance) and is really bitter that I'll miss the exhibit at Kew Gardens this Easter, because if I wasn't attending a wedding I'd totally deal with Gatwick Airport again.

I grew up on the Moomins, first the books and then the 1990s cartoon as a kid, and the comic strip (and the cartoon again when the dvds came out) at university and beyond. When I was in college, my friends and I claimed the Church of Snufkin as our religion and "Snufkin's Tent of Wisdom" as our house of worship. We waged war on our rivals, the Church of the Breadlike God, which ended when we stole the Holy Loaf and ate him. My final project for A Level Media Studies was on children's entertainment as a way of conveying complex ideas in a way that a young audience can comprehend, and I chose it specifically because I wanted to talk about the Moomins.

The versions of the "core canon" books that I own are the ones I've had since I was seven, and the preface on each says that Tove Jansson lived alone on an island, because God forbid you mention an author's same sex relationship in a kids' book in the nineties.

I read the truth years later in various biographies, but my point is that the Southbank tour I was on was for all ages, and the guide straight up said that Thingumy and Bob were Tove Jansson and theatre director Vivica Bandler. They had a whole room about Too-Ticky and Tuulikki Pietilä and the way that her relationship with Tove Jansson shaped Moominland Midwinter.

Afterwards, in the privacy of my cheap hotel room , I full on cried that I hadn't had the comfort of knowing that as a kid, that I found out years later in books aimed at adults. I don't know that it would have made my own journey easy, but I think it would have made it a little less hard.

I really want this new series to get made. I want an animated version of Comet in Moominland, and I want a Moominpapa at Sea where Moominpapa is a selfish dick and the seahorses are shallow and beautiful and cruel, and I want the Hemulen Who Loved Silence on my screen in all his sad, quiet longing.

The Moomins aren't necessarily a fandom we have in common, I know. But we do have at least one fandom in common, and so, for every $5 you donate to the Moomin Indiegogo, I will either write you a minimum of 100 words of eerie_indiana fanfic, or draw you two pieces of shitty biro art. Just head over to the Indiegogo page, make your donation, then drop me a comment or a private message letting me know what name you've used on the backers page.

You can request specific characters and give me specific prompts, and if you donate more than $5, I can either do multiple drabbles or longer pieces. Sadly, donating larger amounts will not result in you getting bigger or better art, because this represents the limit of my artistic ability.
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(no subject) [Mar. 28th, 2017|07:08 pm]
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mike just sliced his finger open on the stargate atlantis dvds. this really isnt helping his insistence that john sheppard is a sociopathic murderbeast.
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Crowdfund a new Moomins animation [Mar. 28th, 2017|05:55 pm]
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Mar. 27th, 2017|05:55 pm]
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Mar. 26th, 2017|05:53 pm]
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Mar. 25th, 2017|05:52 pm]
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Crowd fund a new Moomins tv series [Mar. 24th, 2017|05:52 pm]
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(no subject) [Mar. 23rd, 2017|08:15 pm]
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"i am jinto" SHUT THE FUCK UP KID!
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(no subject) [Mar. 23rd, 2017|07:48 pm]
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while we were away one of the channels in our hotel room was showing stargate atlantis and sg1 on what felt like a constant loop, with a bit of sanctuary thrown in at odd intervals.

for some reason the eps werent in order and for some reason every episode of sga they showed had shepard getting murdery or possessed or aggro and mike, who has never seen any stargate before, is really invested in this show where the male lead is a full on mass slaughterer who just straight loves the killing.

it also reminded me how much i liked sga, and now im rewatching it and trying to hide it from mike because i dont want to ruin his murderous dream. ill go get him when shepard starts going bug or lucius lavin shows up.
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Crowdfund a new Moomins tv series [Mar. 23rd, 2017|05:51 pm]
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Crowd fund a new Moomin tv series [Mar. 22nd, 2017|05:50 pm]
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(no subject) [Mar. 21st, 2017|10:32 pm]
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im two episodes into iron fist and... okay, am i missing something? is danny rand supposed to be a fucking creep? because hes so creepy and gross but hes the main guy and like, is that the point? is iron fist a watchmen/the boys thing where the main "heroes" are actually awful people and its deliberate or... is the show just that bad? like its so shitty i keep thinking maybe its a parody that im not getting?
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Help fund a new MOOMIN tv series to the screen by donating to their Indiegogo campaign [Mar. 21st, 2017|09:51 pm]
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From the campaign site:

Tove Jansson published her first Moomin book in 1945. This was the beginning of the legendary Moomin characters that later evolved into dozens of books, toys, tv series, films and even theme parks that have been adored by millions of fans all over the world.

Now we are bringing MOOMIN back as an innovative new television animation, which will help bring Moomin to a new generation – and to our screens in a way never seen before. The series will be made using state-of-the-art CGI technology combined with more traditional hand-drawn techniques. Each episode is based on an original storyline or incident from the novels and comic strips. The new series will premiere in 2019, starting with 13 episodes.

We want this to be the most faithful version of Tove Jansson’s stories yet committed to screen so for the first time ever, we are inviting YOU, our faithful fans, to become part of the production process and to create the best Moomin series yet!
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