Everything You Need To Know About A Sexy Photoshoot!

Hey lovelies!

(or maybe I should say something French like Oh La La).

This post is dedicated to Dudoir Photography.

What is it? Who does that? How does that happen? How much is it? and more important:

How can you get the best pictures of yourself ever, while having a great time/experience,

while gaining posing coaching and long-lasting self-confidence facing the cruel camera (and the crueler own eye)?

Well… Start reading the pages below and have a look at a few sessions I did recently. Then hit your forehead, shake your ass, and contact me to book. 🙂

“Vita brevis, ars longa.” (Life is short, Art is long) Hippocrates

  • F.A.Q.

Questions from 99% of people

“I don’t know how to pose.”

Good, it’s not about posing, I’ll give you actions to do and demo for you to see.

“I’m really nervous.”

Good, the very goal is to go outside your comfort zone and beat your fear while having fun.

“I need to lose/gain 10lb.”

Never ending battle. No-one is never ready. That’s my job to get the best pose and angle to make you look best.

“I don’t want to do nude.”

Good, then let’s not do it.

“I take terrible pictures.”

Good, I will take them then, your job is to show up and have fun.

What to Bring

I encourage you to get some pampering before the shot, hair, make-up, skin, manu/pedi… you deserve it!

Avoid: botox, new haircuts, fake tans.

Clients bring their wardrobe. Avoid prints, logos… Think variety of shape, color… More is better. We usually do 2-3 outfit changes per hour.

LADIES: Bring some kind of cocktail dress, high heel, a man white bottom down shirt, black lace undies, and a meaningful item. Clothes: think classy and sexy, usually people like to bring sexy lingerie, lace, high heels, corset, jewelery/perls, flowers… Make-Up: go above everyday make up. Foundation is not a priority. Think definition: contouring of cheek bones/eyebrows/lips, a bit darker eyes shadow and lots of individual eye lashes. 🙂

MEN: it’s more raw and “manly”. Today’s underwear have as much creativity as women’s lingerie. And for some reason men like nudes 😉

HOW FAR: People are looking for different things: (1 PC) swim/underwear, (2 Sexy PC) sexy underwear/jockstraps, (3 Fetish) daring, leather, props…, (4 naked ass), (5 naked frontal), and for some, (6 a bit more explicit) 🙂

SELF-MARKETING: It all depends on what you would like to convey in your images, who you would like to attract, if you want to look like a clean-cut top, maybe reconsider your favorite leather and lace harness… though at the end it all depends on the expression we can give to the camera 🙂

{ DARE. FLAUNT. ENTICE. NOW. }

The 21 Most Inspirational Facts About Our Universe

Unbelievably beautiful and enigmatic, our universe holds the biggest secrets and unanswered questions known to mankind. Here you will find 21 interesting and uplifting facts about the universe we live in..

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[This article was originally published by Asim Khan at The Spirt Science]

20 Facts About Modeling You SHOULD Know

It occurs to me that every “shocking expose” or article about the modeling industry I have ever read – in the past 15 years – touches on one of the following 20 themes. See if you can come up with any I haven’t hit.

1) They don’t look like that in real life.

2) No. Really. EVERYTHING IS AIRBRUSHED.

3) Models consume very few calories compared to most people.

4) Models will order cheeseburgers when out with reporters to make #3 seem not true. In spite of this, models consume very few calories compared to most people.

5) Sometimes, models have eating disorders.

6) If you are young and beautiful, a lot of people will give you drugs. FOR FREE.

7) Models often look good in clothes that will not look good on you.

8) No matter how many times Kate Moss does drugs, she will be forgiven.

9) Sometimes beautiful young models date ugly, rich old men.

10) Everyone would like to work with Karl Lagerfeld

11) Models work in conditions of extreme heat or cold.

12) Sometimes, models are put in dangerous situations.

13) Models have parents.

14) Runways are hard to walk down, and slippery!

15)  My goodness, photographers really can be creepy 

16) Naomi Campbell seems to make shockingly bad decisions.

17) Models really don’t get paid that very much.

18) When she was growing up, everyone thought she was uuugggllllyyyy.

19) Cindy Crawford is [insert Cindy Crawford’s age right now]

20) Modeling is not as glamorous as it is made out to be.

Read more: http://www.thegloss.com/2010/12/10/odds-and-ends/20-facts-about-the-modeling-industry-that-always-surprise-people/#ixzz3QjCo9XY3

10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong

Psychology as we know it is a relatively young science, but since its inception it has helped us to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our interactions with the world. Many psychological experiments have been valid and ethical, allowing researchers to make new treatments and therapies available, and giving other insights into our motivations and actions. Sadly, others have ended up backfiring horribly — ruining lives and shaming the profession. Here are ten psychological experiments that spiraled out of control.

10. Stanford Prison Experiment


Prisoners and guards

In 1971, social psychologist Philip Zimbardo set out to interrogate the ways in which people conform to social roles, using a group of male college students to take part in a two-week-long experiment in which they would live as prisoners and guards in a mock prison. However, having selected his test subjects, Zimbardo assigned them their roles without their knowledge, unexpectedly arresting the “prisoners” outside their own homes. The results were disturbing. Ordinary college students turned into viciously sadistic guards or spineless (and increasingly distraught) prisoners, becoming deeply enmeshed within the roles they were playing. After just six days, the distressing reality of this “prison” forced Zimbardo to prematurely end the experiment.

9. The Monster Study


Wendell Johnson, of the University of Iowa, who was behind the study

In this study, conducted in 1939, 22 orphaned children, 10 with stutters, were separated equally into two groups: one with a speech therapist who conducted “positive” therapy by praising the children’s progress and fluency of speech; the other with a speech therapist who openly chastised the children for the slightest mistake. The results showed that the children who had received negative responses were badly affected in terms of their psychological health. Yet more bad news was to come as it was later revealed that some of the children who had previously been unaffected developed speech problems following the experiment. In 2007, six of the orphan children were awarded $925,000 in compensation for emotional damage that the six-month-study had left them with.

8. MK-ULTRA


Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, also seen top

The CIA performed many unethical experiments into mind control and psychology under the banner of project MK-ULTRA during the 50s and 60s. Theodore Kaczynski, otherwise known as the Unabomber, is reported to have been a test subject in the CIA’s disturbing experiments, which may have contributed to his mental instability. In another case, the administration of LSD to US Army biological weapons expert Frank Olson is thought to have sparked a crisis of conscience, inspiring him to tell the world about his research. Instead, Olson is said to have committed suicide, jumping from a thirteenth-story hotel room window, although there is strong evidence that he was murdered. This doesn’t even touch on the long-term psychological damage other test subjects are likely to have suffered.

7. Elephant on LSD

In 1962, Warren Thomas, the director of Lincoln Park Zoo in Oklahoma City, injected an elephant named Tusko with 3,000 times the typical human dose of LSD. It was an attempt to make his mark on the scientific community by determining whether the drug could induce “musth” — the aggressiveness and high hormone levels that male elephants experience periodically. The only contribution Thomas made was to create a public relations disaster as Tusko died almost immediately after collapsing and going into convulsions.

6. Milgram Experiment


The Milgram Experiment underway

In 1963, in the wake of the atrocities of the Holocaust, Stanley Milgram set out to test the hypothesis that there was something special about the German people that had allowed them to participate in genocide. Under the pretense of an experiment into human learning, Milgram asked normal members of the public to ask questions to a man attached to an electric-shock generator and shock him in increasing measure when he answered incorrectly. The man was an actor, the shocks fake; but the participants didn’t know this. The terrifying part? People overwhelmingly obeyed the commands of the experimenter, even when the man screamed in apparent agony and begged for mercy. A little evil in all of us, perhaps?

5. Tony LaMadrid

Many medicated schizophrenics enrolled in a University of California study that required them to stop taking their medication in a program that started in 1983. The study was meant to give information that would allow doctors to better treat schizophrenia, but rather it messed up the lives of many of the test subjects, 90% of whom relapsed into episodes of mental illness. One participant, Tony LaMadrid, leaped to his death from a rooftop six years after first enrolling in the study.

4. Pit of Despair


A rhesus monkey infant in one of Harlow’s isolation chambers

Psychologist Harry Harlow was obsessed with the concept of love, but rather than writing poems or love songs, he performed sick, twisted experiments on monkeys during the 1970s. One of his experiments revolved around confining the monkeys in total isolation in an apparatus he called the “well of despair” (a featureless, empty chamber depriving the animal of any stimulus or socialization) — which resulted in his subjects going insane and even starving themselves to death in two cases. Harlow ignored the criticism of his colleagues, and is quoted as saying, “How could you love monkeys?” The last laugh was on him, however, as his horrific treatment of his subjects is acknowledged as being a driving force behind the development of the animal rights movement and the end of such cruel experiments.

3. The Third Wave

Running along a similar theme similar to the Milgram experiment, The Third Wave, carried out in 1967, was an experiment that set out to explore the ways in which even democratic societies can become infiltrated by the appeal of fascism. Using a class of high school students, the experimenter created a system whereby some students were considered members of a prestigious order. The students showed increased motivation to learn, yet, more worryingly, became eager to get on board with malevolent practices, such as excluding and ostracizing non-members from the class. Even more scarily, this behavior was gleefully continued outside of the classroom. After just four days, the experiment was considered to be slipping out of control and was ceased.

2. Homosexual Aversion Therapy

In the 1960s homosexuality was frequently depicted as a mental illness, with many individuals seeking (voluntarily or otherwise) a way to “cure” themselves of their sexual attraction to members of the same sex. Experimental therapies at the time included aversion therapy — where homosexual images were paired with such things as electric shocks and injections that caused vomiting. The thought was that the patient would associate pain with homosexuality. Rather than “curing” homosexuality, these experiments profoundly psychologically damaged the patients, with at least one man dying from the “treatment” he received, after he went into a coma.

1. David Reimer


David Reimer

In 1966, when David Reimer was 8 months old, his circumcision was botched and he lost his penis to burns. Psychologist John Money suggested that baby David be given a sex change. The parents agreed, but what they didn’t know was that Money secretly wanted to use David as part of an experiment to prove his views that gender identity was not inborn, but rather determined by nature and upbringing. David was renamed Brenda, surgically altered to have a vagina, and given hormonal supplements — but tragically the experiment backfired. “Brenda” acted like a stereotypical boy throughout childhood, and the Reimer family began to fall apart. At 14, Brenda was told the truth, and decided to go back to being David. He committed suicide at the age of 38.

How to Plant Ideas in Someone’s Mind

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

If you’ve ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed entirely out of character, then you’ve had an idea planted in your mind. Here’s how it’s done.

If you’ve seen the film Inception, you might think that planting an idea in someone’s mind is a difficult thing to do. It’s not. It’s ridiculously easy and it’s tough to avoid. We’re going to take a look at some of the ways it can work.

Note: We’ve gotten a lot of emails about how to do this in specific situations. Although some of those situations have been legitimate, this post was written to teach you to detect these tactics or use them for positive reasons, rather than use them on others for selfish or nefarious purposes. If you want a good way to convince people to do what you want that doesn’t involve the dark side of manipulation, read this and this.

Reverse Psychology Actually Works

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

Reverse psychology has become an enormous cliché. I think this peaked in 1995 with the release of the film Jumanji. (If you’ve seen it and remember it, you know what I’m talking about.) The problem is that most people look at reverse psychology in a very simple way. For example, you’d say “I don’t care if you want to go risk your life jumping out of a plane” to try and convince someone not to go skydiving. This isn’t reverse psychology—it’s passive-aggressive. So let’s leave that all behind and start from scratch.

If you’re going to use logic reversals in your favor, you need to be subtle. Let’s say you want your roommate to do the dishes because it’s his or her turn. There’s always this approach:

“Hey, would you mind doing the dishes? It’s your turn.”

But in this example we’re assuming your roommate is lazy and the nice approach isn’t going to get the job done. So what do you do? Something like this:

“Hey, I’ve decided I don’t want to do the dishes anymore and am just going to start buying disposable stuff. Is that cool with you? If you want to give me some money, I can pick up extras for you, too.”

What this does is present the crappy alternative to not doing the dishes without placing any blame. Rather than being preoccupied with an accusation, your roommate is left to only consider the alternative. This is how reverse psychology can be effective, so long as you say it like you mean it.

Never Talk About the Idea—Talk Around It

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

Getting someone to want to do something can be tough if you know they’re not going to want to do it, so you need to make them believe it was their idea. This is a common instruction, especially for salespeople, but it’s much easier said than done. You have to look at planting ideas in the same way you’d look at solving a mystery. Slowly but surely you offer the target a series of clues until the obvious conclusion is the one you want. The key is to be patient, because if you rush through your “clues” it will be obvious. If you take it slow, the idea will form naturally in their mind all by itself.

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

Let’s say you’re trying to get your friend to eat healthier food. This is a good aim, but you’ve got a tough enemy: they’re addicted to the Colonel and need a bucket of fried chicken at least once a day. Out of concern you tell them to eat healthier. They either think that’s a good idea and then never do anything or just tell you to stop nagging them. For them to realize what they’re doing to their body, they need to have an epiphany and you can make that happen by talking around the issue.

To do this you need to be very clever and very subtle, otherwise it will be obvious. You can’t just say “oh, I read today that fried chicken is killing 10 million children in Arkansas every year” because that’s a load of crap and comes with an incredibly obvious motivation for saying it.

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

If chicken is the target, you need to make chicken seem really unappealing. Next time you sneeze, make a joke about coming down with the avian flu. When you’re ordering at a restaurant together, verbally convey your decision to order something other than chicken because you just learned how most chicken is processed by restaurants. When you’ve done enough of these things—and, again, with enough space between them so that it doesn’t seem like odd behavior—you can start being a little more aggressive and stop going with your friend to get fried chicken. You can also take proactive steps to improve your own health and tell your friend 1) what you’re doing, and 2) how well it’s working for you. After a few weeks, if your friend hasn’t decided to reconsider his or her position on frequent fried chicken, you can casually mention it and they should be much more open to having a real discussion.

Undersell

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

Underselling is probably one of the easiest and most effective ways to plant an idea in someone’s mind. This is another version of reverse psychology but at a less aggressive level. Let’s say you’re trying to sell someone a hard drive. They could buy a 250GB, 500GB, or 1TB hard drive. You want to sell the largest hard drive possible because those cost more and mean more money for you. Your buyer is coming in with the idea that they want to spend the least money possible. You’re not going to get very far by telling them they should spend more money when you know they don’t want to. Instead, you need to cater to what they want: the cheap option. Here’s a sample dialogue:

Buyer: Can you tell me about this 250GB hard drive? I want to make sure it will work for me.

You: What kind of computer do you have and what do you want to use it for?

Buyer: I have a 2-year old Windows laptop and I need it to store my photos. I have about 30GB of photos.

You: 250GB is definitely more than enough for just storing your photos, so as long as you don’t have many more files you might want to put onto the drive it should be just fine for your needs.

This last sentence instills doubt in the buyer. You could even add “you’d only need a larger drive if you wanted to be absolutely sure you’ll have enough space in the future” but that might be pushing it a little bit. The point is, if you appear to have their best interests at heart it can be easy to make them think they want to buy more from you.


Again, I’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that planting ideas in the minds of others is not necessarily a nice thing to do. Use this information to detect when someone’s doing it to you and not necessarily as a guide to do it to somebody else for evil reasons.

Via: lifehacker.com/5715912/how-to-plant-ideas-in-someones-mind

THE 15 CRAZIEST THINGS IN NATURE YOU WON’T BELIEVE ACTUALLY EXIST

Mother Nature is beautiful and amazing because we can see many amazing stuff like these 15 things that you won’t believe they actually exist. All these places are real. It is hard to believe in that, but that is true. Believe me 😉

1. Volcanic lightning aka “dirty thunderstorms.”

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2. Frozen air bubbles in Abraham Lake.

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3. Underground natural springs in Mexico.

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4. Giant crystal cave in Nacia, Mexico.

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5. Shimmering shores of Vaadhoo, Maldives.

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6. Reflective salt flats in Bolivia.

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7. Light pillars over Moscow.

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8. Natural salt water fountain off the coast of Oregon.

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9. Beautiful sandstone formations in Arizona.

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10. Rainbow Eucalyptus trees in Kailua, Hawaii.

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11. The Blood Falls in Antartica.

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12. Spiderweb cocooned trees in Pakistan.

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13. Giant clouds over Beijing.

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14.  The underwater forest of Lake Kaindy.

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15. Lake Hillier, Australia

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25 Things You Didn’t Know About The Little Mermaid

Still, as many times as you or your kids have watched “Little Mermaid” (probably many, many, many times like me), there’s a lot you may not know about it, including who almost starred in it, who the characters were drawn to look like, and what was really up with that scene of the bishop with the bulging pants.

Here, then, are 25 “Little Mermaid” secrets that won’t even cost you a fin.

  1. Walt Disney had initially considered adapting Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale back in the 1930s, as a follow-up to “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and other fairy-tale cartoon features.

  2. Illustrator Kay Nielsen even worked up some character sketches for the movie before the project was shelved. Decades later, the “Little Mermaid” animators rediscovered his sketches in the Disney archives and used them as inspiration for their own character work. He earned a credit in the final film, nearly 50 years after he did the work.

  3. Disney animation director Ron Clements revived the idea in the 1980s, but then-studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg initially turned down the idea because the studio was hoping to develop a sequel to its live-action mermaid hit, “Splash,” and he thought the project would be too similar. But he changed his mind the next day and greenlit the movie.

4, Off-Broadway lyricist Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors”), who’d been hired to do a song for Disney’s “Oliver & Company,” took a look at the story outline for “Little Mermaid” and suggested changing a minor English butler character into a Jamaican crab. This led to the calypso song “Under the Sea” and changed the entire nature of the production. It soon became a Broadway-style musical, with an entire song score by Ashman and his composing partner, Alan Menken, and the hiring of Broadway actors to sing the primary character parts.

  1. In designing heroine Ariel, the animators were inspired by the body of Alyssa Milano (then starring on “Who’s the Boss?”) and the hair of astronaut Sally Ride (that is, the way it waved as she traveled in zero gravity). Animator Glen Keane joked that the character was drawn to resemble his own wife, whom he said looked just like Ariel, only “without the fins.”
  2. For the role of Ariel, Ashman recommended Jodi Benson, who had starred in his short-lived musical based on the 1975 movie “Smile,” a satire of small-town beauty pageants. (One of Ashman’s songs for Benson in the show had been a number called “Disneyland.”) Benson had also starred in a Broadway musical called “Welcome to the Club” alongside Samuel E. Wright, who would play Sebastian the Crab in “Mermaid.”

  3. Christopher Daniel Barnes was just 16 when he voiced Prince Eric in “Mermaid.” He went on to voice various princes in straight-to-video Disney movies, but he’s best known to live-action audiences for playing Greg Brady in the mid-’90s “Brady Bunch” feature films.

  4. The villain Ursula was designed to look like Divine, the drag queen best known for his starring roles in John Waters films, from “Pink Flamingos” to “Hairspray.”

  5. Initially, the filmmakers wanted “Golden Girls” star Bea Arthur to play Ursula, but she turned the part down. Others considered included Roseanne Barr, Nancy Marchand, Charlotte Rae, and Nancy Wilson, until Elaine Stritch was cast. But she proved incompatible with Ashman and Menken’s song styles, so she was replaced by Pat Carroll.

  6. Patrick Stewart was reportedly offered the role of King Triton, but he had to turn it down because he was too busy with “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The part went instead to Kenneth Mars.

  7. “The Little Mermaid” was, in many ways, a throwback to the kind of animated features the studio hadn’t made since Walt’s time. Not only was it a musical, but it was also Disney’s first fairy-tale adaptation since “Sleeping Beauty” in 1959. Animators also returned to the old technique of having the voice actors film their performances and then drawing the characters based on their body movements. (Ariel’s actions were modeled on film in part by Sherri Stoner, who would go on to perform similar duties for Belle in “Beauty and the Beast.”) They even took out of mothballs Disney’s massive old multiplane camera, responsible for the illusion of depth in the studio’s classic animated features, but the machine was in such poor condition that they had to farm out the multiplane work to an outside animation house.

  8. The special effects needed for the underwater sequences were among the most complex for any Disney animated feature since “Fantasia” 50 years earlier. Animator Mark Dindal estimated that he and his colleagues had to draw a million bubbles.

  9. As it turned out, “The Little Mermaid” was the last Disney feature to use traditional hand-painted cel animation. Almost all of the film was hand-painted except for the final wedding sequence, which was Disney’s first use of a computer-assisted production system, one that digitally scanned the animators’ drawings and inked and colored them. The system was designed by Pixar, marking Disney’s first collaboration with the computer-animation company that would become Disney’s in-house developer of beloved CGI cartoon features.

  10. Katzenberg nearly cut Ariel’s yearning ballad “Part of Your World” from the film when kids attending a rough-cut screening grew fidgety. The filmmakers reminded him that MGM nearly made the same mistake when it had threatened to cut the slow-moving “Over the Rainbow” from “The Wizard of Oz.” Viewers responded better to the song during a screening with more complete animation, and the number stayed.

  11. Benson reportedly recorded the song in the dark, in order to simulate the feeling of being underwater.

  12. Katzenberg eventually grew so confident about the film that he predicted it would be the first animated feature to gross $100 million at the domestic box office. The studio spent $40 million making “Mermaid,” a then-unheard-of sum for an animated feature. It made back $84 million in North America — just $16 million shy of Katzenberg’s prediction — and another $100 million overseas.

  13. Accompanying the initial theatrical release was “A Grand Day Out,” the first clay-animation short to star Wallace and Gromit.

  14. The film was nominated for three Oscars, all for its music. Menken won for Best Score, and he and Ashman landed two Best Song nods, for “Under the Sea” (which won) and “Kiss the Girl.” They were Disney’s first Oscars for an animated feature since “Song of the South” 42 years earlier. “Mermaid’s” Oscar success launched a new wave of Academy Awards for songs from Disney cartoons.

  15. At the time, Disney had resisted making its animated features readily available on home video, fearing it would cut into profits from its then-standard practice of re-releasing them theatrically every seven years. Nonetheless, “Little Mermaid” came out on VHS in May 1990, just 6 months after the film’s initial theatrical release. It ultimately sold 23 million copies on VHS and another 7 million on DVD years later, making it one of the most successful home video releases of all time.

  16. The film did return to theaters for an eighth anniversary re-release in November 1997. (Disney pointedly opened it on the same day that rival studio Fox issued a new movie by former Disney animator Don Bluth, “Anastasia.”) “Mermaid” sold another $27 million in tickets.

  17. Menken and Ashman went on to compose songs for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.” Ashman died of AIDS during the production of “Aladdin,” and the rest of the songs were completed by lyricist Tim Rice, of “Evita” and “Jesus Christ Superstar” fame. Menken went on to compose scores for Disney cartoon features, from “Pocahontas” to “Tangled.”

  18. A Broadway musical version of “Mermaid” opened in New York in 2008. Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater composed some new songs for the play.

  19. Disney scrapped plans for a 3D re-release of “Mermaid” after doing lackluster business with other retrofitted 3D cartoon features. It did release the 3D version on disc and at one theater, the El Capitan in Hollywood, in late 2013.

  20. Disney did try one more innovation with the film’s 2013 theatrical re-release Called “Second Screen Live,” it encouraged kids to bring their tablets and smartphones to deliver “Little Mermaid”-related content during the screenings.

  21. For years, sharp-eyed viewers have been mystified by the bishop in the first wedding sequence, whose tunic sports a suspicious bulge below the waist. If you watched especially closely, you could see that it was his knobby knee, and not his groin, that was sticking out. Still, smut-minded viewers insisted that they’d seen an erection; one even filed a lawsuit against Disney, for allegedly misrepresenting the G-rated movie as suitable for children. She later dropped the suit, but the offending protuberance has been airbrushed out of the Blu-ray release anyway.

VIA: moviefone.co

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Horoscope for 2015

To be honest I don’t really believe in horoscopes but I think they are really inspiring 🙂 What do you think?

I’m a leo and yes, I could be more outgoing. ^.^

So here is the horoscope for 2015:

  • aries: relaxed; you don’t need to be so stressed all the time
  • taurus: attentive; listen to others’ problems, and if they’re not telling you anything, ask first
  • gemini: loud; grab the attention in the room with your fun spirit
  • cancer:awake; be more perceptive; don’t let moments pass you by
  • leo:outgoing; say “yes” to things more often and see where that gets you
  • virgo:straightforward; no more beating around the bush; tell people how you feel; be open
  • libra:adventurous; seek the thrills
  • scorpio:empathetic; always consider others’ perspectives in the situations you are placed in
  • sagittarius:organized; not just physically, but mentally
  • capricorn:calm; find peace with yourself, with others; don’t be so harsh
  • aquarius:confident; don’t bite your tongue; don’t second-guess or hold yourself back; you are witty and interesting…show people that
  • pisces:determined; 2015 deserves your unwavering persistence

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A sect devoted to such a system

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Game of Thrones meets Disney Style

Ever wondered what Game of Thrones would look like if it was given the Disney treatment? Well now you know thanks to artists Fernando Mendonca and Anderson Mahanski. It doesn’t matter how old you are, everyone can appreciate a great Disney adaptation! Let us know which characters you would love to see being Disney-fied in the comments section below!

Website: nandomendonssa / andersonmahanski

bearded man boy

blonde wicked woman

white haired man

dog man in black

dragon blonde woman

man drink chair

boy man chicken stick