i’m serious i would love to stick all of the militant, anti-subsistence vegans up in the arctic at 50 below and tell them to survive off of nothing but the plant matter they can find
maybe then they would fucking get it
Kay but how many people live in the arctic? So…..go vegan!!
you did not understand the context of this post
I was browsing Thomas the Tank Engine on deviantART when I found this stamp.
It was my big brother’s funeral yesterday. His passion in life was gaming, so this is the flower arrangement I had made for him.
If everyone would take a second to head over to https://www.facebook.com/BowmanvilleZoo (link will open in new tab) and just tell them to please not declaw the lion cubs, myself and the lions would really appreciate it.
Zoos are terrible, and declawing is horrific and only for the sake of profit so let’s at least not combine the two.
While I don’t agree that zoos are inherently terrible, I do agree that declawing causes more harm than good and is completely unnecessary for these cubs.
With Halloween leering at us from the horizon I throw this question out there because I love horror stories.
Can someone, ANYONE please elaborate to me why people think Cupcakes is scary.
And I don’t just mean scary, I mean like ‘most terrifying kept me awake at night best creepy pasta EVAR’ scary.
I’m sick of seeing it on ‘top 10 creepypasta/Internet horror stories’ lists. I’m sick of bronies commenting on Creepypasta readings bleating ‘CUPCAKES WAS SCARIERER!!!’
I would argue it’s not even a creepypasta. It’s just fanfiction. It’s gross and twisted sure, but it’s not SCARY.
Seriously, I can’t believe that everyone who read it is too young to have watched Happy Tree Friends. There must be SOMETHING I’m missing.
Bronies, anyone, help me understand here. What is it about this ‘horror story’ that rustles your jimmies so bad.
Dear female anti-fems, please open up your eyes and learn about what feminism really is because it’s ridiculous that you don’t think that feminism is necessary.
I mean really, how can you be…
Contrary to what many people may be thinking, the animatronic band featured in this week’s episode (“Soos and the Real Girl”) is NOT a nod to the popular indie PC horror game, Five Nights at Freddy’s.
The episode would have already been written and at least recorded before season one of Gravity Falls even finished airing on television, and thus long before Five Nights at Freddy’s came onto the internet scene.
The theme of children’s restaurant animatronics gone bad has been a trope for quite a while (remember Chubby Cheese’s from Dexter’s Laboratory? Or Bloaty’s Pizza Hog? The Capicola Gang?), and was first inspired by the most notable animatronic animal band, The Rock-afire Explosion. It was the first to feature life-size characters, and was created by an inventor named Aaron Fechter.
Long before Chuck E. Cheese’s merged and took over, absorbed, and renamed all restaurants, the popular destination for kids having birthday parties was known as Showbiz Pizza. Fechter and his company, Creative Engineering Inc., created and operated in-house animatronic bands for various Showbiz Pizza outlets, beginning in 1980.
The Rock-afire Explosion was comprised of three stages:
The stage to the left is that of the character of Rolfe deWolfe, and his puppet, Earl Schemerle. They performed before, and between, each stage show. This was likely part of the inspiration for the badger character from tonight’s episode-
-which was then combined with the way Chuck E. Cheese’s redesigned their “Chuck E." mascot to be more appealing to the target demographic of children in the mid 1990’s:
The hillbilly bear animatronic was based on Billy Bob Brockali, who took up the right side stage of the Rock-afire Explosion:
He is also the very obvious inspiration behind the unnerving “Bear-O” puppet that Mabel owns.
The female robot possessed by Giffany was inspired by Mitzi Mozzarella, who was the lone female animatronic in the center stage of the Rock-afire Explosion:
The large-clawed rats wearing stumps are not a nod to the surprise “Foxy” character in Five Nights at Freddy’s, but are instead inspired by baby Choo-Choo the bear, who was part of the center stage diorama, and would dance along to the songs:
Beginning in 1990, all Showbiz Pizza locations were converted into Chuck E. Cheese’s restaurants after the unification of both companies. This was due in smaller part to the North American Video Game Crash of 1983, but mostly because both venues were seeing a dramatic decrease in profits: Particularly on Showbiz Pizza’s behalf, as they opened far more restaurants than the company could afford to maintain.
After the unification, the Rock-afire Explosion characters were retired, and the animatronics were redressed as the Chuck E. Cheese band, Munch’s Make Believe Band (which were greatly lacking in build quality, as well as overall character). With their larger, circular eyes, less-complicated construction/operation, and more lifeless expressions, it is far more likely that the Five Nights at Freddy’s characters were based on the newer Chuck E. Cheese band than the original Rock-afire Explosion.
So, to recap:
The animatronic band in “Soos and the Real Girl” was inspired by THESE guys:
NOT by THESE guys:
And the Five Nights at Freddy’s band was more than likely inspired by THESE guys:
EDIT: For anyone that wishes to know more about the history behind the Rock-afire Explosion, the 2008 documentary, The Rock-afire Explosion, can be viewed for free on Hulu (many thanks to iammister86 for pointing this out!).
I MADE MORE WHOOPS. this edition stars the teensie version of everybody’s favorite magician. also yes, I know his hair is actually a wig, but I like it as real hair instead. don’t look at me.
First ya’ll wanna fuck an evil clock then ya’ll wanna fuck the evil animatronics now ya’ll wanna fuck an evil triangle this is why abstinence education doesn’t work