This week's fixation

The American sitcom Mom uses the same theme music as Cabin Pressure. It’s kind of disturbing.

Other pigeon loft photos here.

Other pigeon loft photos here.

How to care for and raise your pigeons episode 2: cleaning the loft

A Color Thesaurus at Ingrid’s Notes.
Seriously flawed, but fun nonetheless.

A Color Thesaurus at Ingrid’s Notes.

Seriously flawed, but fun nonetheless.

How did you decide upon Hawkeye? Also, have you read the current series, written by Matt Fraction?

I always thought this was the origin

thehawkeyeinitiative:

How did you decide upon Hawkeye? Also, have you read the current series, written by Matt Fraction?

Thanks for the question, Rock! :)
I actually didn’t decide on Hawkeye; the full story is available in the THI FAQ, but the short answer is that the original artists Gingerhaze and Blue thought of using him.

I’ve started on Fraction’s Hawkeye— and absolutely love it! They’re all sitting in my Comixology queue, waiting for when I have a “quiet” evening to catch up. I’ll probably post a review & comments on my wordpress or tumblr when I’m done.

Clint Barton will NOT get up close. Clint Barton WILL use the ranged weapon. Clint Barton WILL have the least screen time. Clint Barton WILL show the most skin. Clint Barton WILL get kidnapped and brainwashed by the villain. Clint Barton IS a Strong Female Character. — flatbear

but I can’t find a date stamp on the origins comics provided above, so maybe this commentary was inspired by the comic?

Some information about working on set in BC

1. It’s very helpful to register for a CAVCO number (to prove you are Canadian, for tax credit purposes). You upload a copy of your passport or PR card, etc, as well as proof you live in BC. If you aren’t Canadian, don’t worry- you can still get work in most entry level positions. Here’s a link with information. http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1289829301493

2. There are a few certificates that help you get work on union film sets here in BC (which includes most everything except commercials)- doing jobs like PA work, etc. Again, not mandatory, just requested by a lot of employers. One of them is WHMIS, offered by Act Safe Vancouver (apx. $20, more information here at the bottom http://www.actsafe.ca/courses-certifications/
The other is called “Set Etiquette.” Anyway, VFS offers a 12 hour weekend class (BC Motion Picture Orientation, BCMPO) to get it for free (vs $150 at Langara)- but they have limited seating and give first priority to production and makeup students. VFS offers it every two months or so, and if you want to do it, you’ll need to email Lilah and ask to be allowed in. She wanted it to be clear that this is only helpful to people trying to work in the unionized industry here in BC, and if you go elsewhere, you’ll have to get a similar cert.
 

3. A flagging course (Traffic control/ PA work) is offered here for $245.http://www.dlsafetyconsulting.ca/training-courses/classroom-courses/traffic-control-courses

This creeps me out because she looks like Rachel.