a-fictional-vaudeville:

midstorm:

I think Hiccup and Astrid are the best animated couple ever.

I love how their relationship isn’t a major plot point for the films. Astrid isn’t there as a reward for the hero, she is also his best friend (next to Toothless of course). She didn’t stop being a warrior after she became a love interest (and Hiccup wouldn’t want her to, he loves her for it).

They talk about their problems. They fight their enemies together. And they trust each other.

Something that I’m just noticing from these gifs. They actually lean their cheeks into the kisses, opposed to just letting the other do all the work.  That’s something actual couples do when they know each other well enough to know it’s coming.  I love this.

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-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

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Tags: tw racism

alvxandra:

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i’ve never seen something so accurate

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aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

aconnormanning:

prokopetz:

anarchydiver:

The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.

PHOTOGRAPHY BITCHES

A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.

These are some fun fucking facts

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laetatus-sum:

perfectlyerik:

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I’ve received a number of messages telling me (in varying shades of politeness) why the above scene is understandable and/or not racist for these reasons:

  1. Lucy doesn’t speak Mandarin.
  2. Lucy panicked and needed to get to a hospital fast and didn’t have the time to come up with a peaceful solution.
  3. The men could have been bad men who wronged her. 
  4. She was already starting to change and lose her humanity. 
  5. A lot of taxi drivers in Taiwan refuse service to foreigners because it’s troublesome and Lucy just wanted to avoid that. 
  6. I have only seen the trailer so I shouldn’t judge. 

I believe that this scene is not okay, even in context for one simple reason. 

LUCY IS NOT A REAL PERSON. 

Whatever context you place this piece of dialogue in, it’s never okay that scriptwriters thought it would be fine that the killing of a POC (in his own country) came right after a white person, a foreigner, asking “You speak English?” and that POC answering “No.” 

There could have been many other ways for Lucy to show how ruthless she was, not speak a word of Mandarin, kill the spare taxi driver, and get to the hospital. For example, the scriptwriters could have made her go up to the first taxi driver and say, “Can you take me to the hospital?” and shoot him when he refuses. She still would have killed a man, but because he refused her and not because he didn’t speak English. 

Remember, this is fiction and this scene could have been easily re-written to not include that line.

The purpose of the trailer is to give viewers a positive impression of the film to make them want to go see it. The fact that the people behind this film are proud enough of this scene to put it in the trailer in hopes that it will attract positive attention really says a lot. 

The problem is that the scriptwriters did not catch onto how problematic and offensive that line is and even put it in the trailer. 

Already, the fact that scriptwriters thought that this line was okay is a sign that they’ve either bought into imperialist ideology, or did not respect (in this case) Taiwanese/Asians enough to take it out. 

When I say imperialist ideology, I am referring to the idea that English should be the superior, international language and that white people are superior. This ideology can be traced back to the days when many European countries were colonising, exploiting and trading with other countries. Something interesting to think about is how the typical world map is woefully inaccurate and which countries are shown smaller/larger and why has it not been corrected. 

Not only white people buy into this ideology. A problem that many POC deal with, especially those living in a country where they are a minority, is internalised racism where they hate or are ashamed of their own culture/skin colour. This is only furthered by films where people of their race are shown as props, jokes, or villains. 

A film that plays into the evil POC trope and has a white character shoot a POC in the trailer for not speaking English is extremely offensive, racist and harmful. 

orphanblack:

thefishinthepercolator:

Orphan Black Poster by Me

Proof once again that Orphan Black fan artists are the best fan artists.
More #CloneClub art here.

orphanblack:

thefishinthepercolator:

Orphan Black Poster by Me

Proof once again that Orphan Black fan artists are the best fan artists.

More #CloneClub art here.

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catazoid:

As promised, here are some pictures of Lyalya’s first walk outside! Look at the bushy little squirrel tail :D the sandpit was her favorite spot! She was extremely excited and threw sand all over the place

this is a fucking squirrel. this is a fucking squirrel with a cat’s head. who is responsible for this

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fedoraharp:

carnivalofwonder:

voiceofdesert-bluffs:

warpfactornope:

bulletproofteacup:

This scene still breaks my heart each and every single time I watch it.
Azula was a terrible, horrible person. She would have set the world aflame and laughed over the broken carcass of her brother.
But she was fourteen.
She was so ruined and twisted by her childhood and by her nation, driven to insanity by the expectations placed upon her.
Azula was bad and yet I can’t help but feel so terribly sorry for her.

"I don’t have sob stories like all of you."

SHE WAS FUCKING FOURTEEN WHAT

"My own mother….thought I was a monster.She was right, of course, but it still hurt.”

actually, i think one of the shows strengths is that they didn’t shy away from what a horrible tragedy this was. even though she was clearly a villain and did unspeakably awful things, this scene was still framed as sad. there was no celebrating- they just look at her sadly.
the music for the battle that leads up to this moment is sad too- it’s an epic battle, visually probably one of the biggest things done in the entire series, and they could have played it with thumping, energetic, dangerous music. but instead it’s quiet and somber. because the whole scenario is heartbreaking, and they know it.
i think the fact that a kid’s show had so much respect for it’s viewers and their ability to understand the complexity of this situation is what makes avatar great.

fedoraharp:

carnivalofwonder:

voiceofdesert-bluffs:

warpfactornope:

bulletproofteacup:

This scene still breaks my heart each and every single time I watch it.

Azula was a terrible, horrible person. She would have set the world aflame and laughed over the broken carcass of her brother.

But she was fourteen.

She was so ruined and twisted by her childhood and by her nation, driven to insanity by the expectations placed upon her.

Azula was bad and yet I can’t help but feel so terribly sorry for her.

"I don’t have sob stories like all of you."

SHE WAS FUCKING FOURTEEN WHAT

"My own mother….thought I was a monster.
She was right, of course, but it still hurt.”

actually, i think one of the shows strengths is that they didn’t shy away from what a horrible tragedy this was. even though she was clearly a villain and did unspeakably awful things, this scene was still framed as sad. there was no celebrating- they just look at her sadly.

the music for the battle that leads up to this moment is sad too- it’s an epic battle, visually probably one of the biggest things done in the entire series, and they could have played it with thumping, energetic, dangerous music. but instead it’s quiet and somber. because the whole scenario is heartbreaking, and they know it.

i think the fact that a kid’s show had so much respect for it’s viewers and their ability to understand the complexity of this situation is what makes avatar great.

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Tags: atla

I’m sick and I’m sad and I’m pmsing and I miss my boo.

Tags: personal

moosekingofhell:

Forever wondering if I am contributing to a conversation by using my own experiences or being self centered and rude.

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Tags: about me

aqua-twin:

"Maybe you’re not [heterosexual/homosexual/some kind of allosexual], maybe you’re just [insert love interests name]-sexual"

NO, NO THERE IS AN ACTUAL LEGITIMATE NAME FOR THAT

THERE IS A NAME FOR ONLY BE SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO THOSE YOU HAVE A DEEP EMOTIONAL BOND WITH 

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Tags: this

ragnaroktopus:

I finally watched The Big Bang Theory today.

There was a TV on the wall in this Thai diner, and naturally because of the noise level of the customers, the employees had the audio turned off - but there was closed captioning on, so people could still watch the show.

I was waiting in a rather lengthy line, and sort of became invested in the show within the span of the time that I was standing there, slowly shuffling forward.  

I was stunned.

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