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Brent M. Parker
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Current Residence: Santa Maria, CA

Favourite genre of music: Obscure B'way musicals/Rock and Roll

Favourite style of art: Mine

Skin of choice: Does anyone answer this question with anything but a joke?


Favourite Movies
Fantasia, Babe: The Gallant Pig
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Beatles, Queen, Squirrel Nut Zippers, West
Favourite Writers
Richard Adams, Tim O'Brien, Margaret Atwood, J.K. Rowling
Tools of the Trade
The 3 "P's" - pencil, pad, Photoshop
Other Interests
Art, literature, film, theatre

What The Little Mermaid's critics miss...

What The Little Mermaid's critics miss...

I keep seeing the same criticisms of "The Little Mermaid" pop up over and over again on the internet, mainly that Ariel doesn't "learn her lesson," which makes the movie bad because "character arc" and "want vs. need" and such. Something I never see addressed in these critiques is her friendship with Sebastian. He starts out the film very much like these critics, frowning upon Ariel's impetuous nature, but slowly over the course of the film, she wins him over. He starts out as Triton's sidekick and by the end, he's Ariel's sidekick. Sebastian is sort of a portable version of the part of Triton's brain that tells him to "keep her under tight control." And by the end, he's telling Triton "children got to be free to live their own lives." ("You always say that?!") So Sebastian is the one who "learns his lesson" and passes that along to Triton. There's kind of a parallel with the friendship of Snow White and Grumpy. "Snow White" introduced the world to the Disney fairy tale feature and

Dinosaucers on YouTube's Toy Galaxy show

Dinosaucers on YouTube's Toy Galaxy show

Attn. fellow "Dinosaucers" fans -- the history of the show was recently covered on a YouTube series called "Toy Galaxy." Very interesting. I never knew much about its origins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCXt1NqErrA The show also mentioned a fan-created version of the toy line by MasterTurtle Customs. I joined Instagram just so I could like his stuff: https://www.instagram.com/masterturtle_customs/

Dream about Dinosaucers toy

Dream about Dinosaucers toy

I had a dream I was in the toy department of some store and hanging there was a brand new toy of Ichy from the obscure 80s cartoon "Dinosaucers." It was a tiny, tiny plastic figure in a package. I said, "I must be dreaming!" (I was right.) I didn't see any other "Dinosaucers" toys, but there was another toy that was supposed to be a cloud-like Super Mario bad guy. On the package was a testimonial from a Dutch mom who said her son liked this character because it had a Dutch name, which was supposed to mean "just a little mist." (I don't remember what the supposedly "Dutch" name was. I don't speak Dutch.) Anyway, of course I woke up and there was no Ichy toy 😔. Oh well...maybe there'll be a reboot someday with an accompanying toy line. Preferably not so tiny.

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TateShawProfessional Digital Artist

thanks for the watch!

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Thank you so much for favorite!
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StarshineBeastProfessional Digital Artist

Thanks so much for the watch! ^_^

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TNX for fave and watch! ^u^