Best Animate shows for Adults

Alright I tend to avoid list, so please note that these are not in any sort of order! Basically the only reason I am doing this is cause unlike most fools I do have a grand love for all things animated(from anime, to kids shows), and I don’t feel like enough people understand that it’s not just for kids. As well as that I am trying to find a new show similar to these and all that ever comes up is family guy or the Simpsons! So if you know of any feel free to let us know.

Archer

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Alright I know it’s an obvious one but bear with me, not nearly enough people I know have watched it. Basically it’s a show about what not to do if you’re a spy, you know simple things like don’t date co-worker, don’t come into work drunk and don’t piss of a cyborg… you know the basics!

All of the Avatar Series

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So this is a kids show but like everything I am mentioning it does not deserved to be overlooked. Both shows follow the journey of the Avatar, a person who in each generation has the power to control all four of the elements. Honestly despite the fact that it is indeed a kids show  I would have to say that this show deals with more emotional growth and doubt (such as Zukos Journey) than any of the best dramas on tv. seriously if your kids can tell this you should be old enough to cope on to it as well.

Rick and Morty

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So moving away from kids shows Rick and Morty is exactly what it says on the tin, its a show about a mastermind-scientist-alcholic-grandad and a not-so-bright Morty. Honestly it just about adventure’s they go on, which isn’t as lame as I am making it out to sound, it honestly pretty decent.

Fairy Tail

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I don’t care how old you are this show is ridiculously good. It takes place in a land with magic where a troublesome and excentric guild exist by the name of fairy tail. Its one of the funniest shows I have ever seen, with characters that I wont even try to explain with words… seriously just watch it

FullMetal Alchemist

banner_528This show it not for the faint of heart, within the first few episode you watch as two young boys attempt to defy the laws of alchemy to bring back their mother from the dead, one losing an arm and the other his body. And I promise you it doesn’t get much happier after that. Its set in a world where the laws of alchemy exist, as you balance out what you take by giving an equal portion back to the world. It filled with “major” and more often than not, tragic plot twist as the two boys attempt to return to their original bodies, while getting caught in the middle of an all out civil war.

Daria

All I can say is that if you have a dry, and I mean like Sahara dessert dry sense of humour, this is the show for you

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Death Note

death-note-death-note-666036_576_460Another dark anime here about your normal honour student who happened to get his hands on a Death note, allowing him the power to kill at will, a power he embraces. All he needs is a name and a face and you can be dead as he see’s fit. Corrupted by this power he attempts to cleanse the world by killing all villains and thugs, while a mysterious man who goes under the alias “L” follows in hot pursuit. Out of everything I ever watched I have to say the ending for the first season of this was one of the most well written that I have come across, although I am not gonna lie its best to stop their, the only good thing about season two is the weird opening credits.

Ugly Americans

5147071719_3272626a40I know I said that I wasnt doing a list but I did save the best for last. Ugly Americans takes place in New York, in the department of integration, where zombies, demons and vampires go to get citizenship. Its full of reference that I can promise you’re not to old or young to not get and it just brilliant from the concept to the zombie roommate to the demon boss. Their only 20 minutes long and only two season, I promise it wont take up that much of your like!

The Everyday Situationist set

So the Situationist art movement was a movement unlike any other, and the movement that I got placed with for my final assessment for college. Basically what they wished to do was create a new everyday, where people wouldn’t be burdened with the mundanely of the nine to five. One of my favorite artist of this Constant Nuremberg ,who took this philosophy and created what he referred to as a New Babylon.

So it’s with this movement and man, that I pieced together my own reality in a short video titled “The everyday Situationist” which I will upload shortly. Underneath is the set that I made for the production, fell free to let me know what you think;

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Evolve Airbrush

So a few months ago I was shopping about tesco (for you americans its kinda like mal-wart but the quality of products IS EVEN WORSE), looking for cheap alcohol, and in the shopping centre I came across an art exhibition, headlining polish and irish art (I think the polish rugby team was playing us that week). So not yet drunk I decided to go in and give the place a look, most of the art there was standard, like paintings of boats and stuff, which don’t get me wrong were painted fantastically, but doesn’t really spark much of an interest for me.

What I did find however was airbrushed paintings created by the “evolve airbrush studio” there is not much I can tell you about these guys asides from the obvious, like their method of painting is to airbrush their paper using stencils and spray caned colours, that help create a space like scenery. I am not sure if these guys are just starting up but their was not much of their work to be found on the internet, they so however have a Facebook page, so unless you where live during World War 1 (the “Great” War, how a war can be characterised as great is beyond me, but I will save that for another time”, or use eircom (nobody outside of Ireland is going to appreciate that joke but I am going to put it in their always) you can find them at this link, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evolve-Airbrush-Studio/117668281693981 (Don’t forget to like, or not I don’t really care)

Don’t “Hang” up

One of the best things about art is that it can be made from practically any material, like toast, cars parts, plates, records, socks (probably), and in David Ma”t”ch case coat hangers and matches.

Anybody can but  pen to paper and call it art (it might not be good but it’s still art), but it takes talent to play with new materials and create a masterpiece, a talent he has mastered. For more info on David Ma”t”ch and to see more of his works including installations, paintings, up-in-coming exhibitions and the general raving of an artist, go to; http://www.davidmach.com/

 

 

 

Alternative Photograpy

Recently I have become fascinated in photography, with the exception of one of those disposal cameras I have never really had a proper camera, and therefore the chance of trying my hand in photography. With that said until recently I always taught of photography of being simple pictures of the world around us, nothing more nothing less. Until I ran into some really amazing photographers one of them being Rebecca Harbaugh who prides herself on being an alternative photographer.

If you like what you see, she to has her own blog, where see reviews and post art that see has made or impressed by, much alike some other amazing artist (ME). You can find her at http://beccaharbaugh.blogspot.ie/

Not all lines are “straight” foward

So a couple of post ago I was lecturing you all on the importance of line, giving a few mild examples of simple images that line alone can conjure up, well today I indeed to shock you with the idea of just how significant a line can be, despite how easy a consept it is to overlook.

So Aakash Nihalani is a Cuban Street artist who specialises in the creation of illusions through the use of line. Armed with simply a roll of tape he wonders street corner (not working them) and creates confusing images on walls, causing heads to turn…

…for more info on Nihanlani you can see more of his artwork on http://www.aakashnihalani.com/