Favourite BTVS relationships : Buffy and Xander’s friendship

"I’ve been through more battles with Buffy than you all can ever imagine. She’s stopped everything that’s ever come up against her. She’s laid down her life - literally - to protect the people around her. This girl has died *two* times, and she’s still standing. You’re scared? That’s smart. You’ve got questions? You should. But you doubt her motives, you think Buffy’s all about the kill, then you take the little bus to battle. I’ve seen her heart - and this time not literally - and I’m telling you right now, she cares more about your lives than you will ever know. You gotta trust her. She’s earned it."



I felt the need to post this for three reasons:

  • 1. people in general asking how I did it
  • 2. people questioning if I took a gifset and ran it through photoshop filters
  • 3. because I want people to know that its digital art- painted in photoshop- not traditional. In my original post I used the words “hand painted” because I was groggy and exhausted and I wanted to imply each frame is a from-scratch illustration but I think some people took it to mean there are 16 physical hang-on-the-wall paintings of this which there certainly is not. I tried to change the wording but the post kinda went viral before I had a chance to catch myself. Sorry about that. I may be less awesome than you thought. Oh and on a side note this method of animating is called rotoscoping (same method was used in the movie Anastasia).


(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, March 14, 2014

Balls fly through the air, the crowd cheers, the announcer excitedly describes the scene as it unfolds – you might think this is any normal high school sporting event, but the players on the court aren’t tall athletic humans, they’re robots.

That’s the right, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Competition Sacramento Regional is taking place this weekend. 55 teams from around the state gathered prove they had the engineering prowess to be called champions of robotics.

Each teams had six weeks to build a robot. Some teams are part of classes within high schools, some are purely extracurricular, some are a combination of different schools; but all come with a single purpose – to score more points and win…