did anyone else have trouble waterbending last night?
Everyone calls Zuko and Mai’s daughter Honora, but really she was named June Pippinpaddleopsicopolis the Third after losing a bet with Aang.
would it be considered inappropriate when titling a university essay about a theatre set designer to title it
“[Name of person]: Kickin’ ass, and taking names”
Deucalion and Gerard face-off in the old folks home… “I! AM! SENIORWOLF!”
petition to have jeff b davis be the new showrunner
The Lego Movie director Chris McKay says they will bring in more lady characters for the sequel.
The Warner Bros. animated movie hit theaters in February and only starred three prominent female characters — and one of them was a cat (pictured above).
In a new interview with Daily Mail Online, McKay admits that there was an imbalance in The Lego Movie and hopes to fix it for the planned sequel.
“I’m not sure our movie passes the Bechdel test entirely and I think that it’s important,” said McKay in reference to the question of whether or not a piece of media includes a conversation between two women that isn’t about a man. “We have a lot of producers [who] were female who had concerns and we were always constantly saying to ourselves: ‘Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view?’”
[commence gross and heartbreaking sobbing]
Personal Goals for the Summer
• The library - walk around random floors and random shelves until a title strikes interest
- pick up and read immediately
- read all of it, or until you get bored/hungry
- do this often
• Bike - as many places as possible
- warm days, cool days, sunny days, cloudy days
- Gas is EXPENSIVE, save your money!
• Painting - start again
- paint at least once a week on ongoing projects or new projects
- attempt watercolours
- try not to despair at how crap you seem to be for a while
• Cook - new recipes, old recipes, favourite recipes
- actually help with the grocery shopping and be a productive human
• Sleep - remember you actually need it sometimes
cosplay fun in the woods with the fandom society crew…
hope to see you at the next cosplay ball.
Gaston really is the most terrifying Disney villain because he could be anyone in the world.
Later he convinces the whole town to set up his wedding with the knowledge that the would-be bride would be thrown into it. Everyone finds his creepy-ass tactics as cute and “boys will be boys” esque. So yeah, he is terrifying.
Yeah, the truly scary thing about Beauty and the Beast isn’t that Gaston exists, but that society fucking loves him. People who deride the movie by saying it’s about Stockholm Syndrome are ignoring that it’s actually about the various ways that truly decent people get othered by society. People don’t trust the Beast because of the way he looks, which only feeds his anger issues and pushes him further away. Gaston isn’t the only one who criticizes Belle for being bookish, either; the whole town says there must be something wrong with her. And her father gets carted off to a mental asylum for being just a little eccentric.
Howard Ashman, who collaborated on the film’s score and had a huge influence on the movie’s story and themes, was a gay man who died of AIDS shortly after work on the film was completed. If you watch the film with that in mind, the message of it becomes clear. Gaston demonstrates that bullies are rewarded and beloved by society as long as they possess a certain set of characteristics, while nice people who don’t are ostracized. The love story between Belle and the Beast is about them finding solace in each other after society rejects them both.
Notice how the Beast reacts when the whole town comes for him. He’s not angry, he’s sad. He’s tired. And he almost gives up because he has nothing to live for. But then he sees that Belle has come back for him, and suddenly he does. In the original fairy tale, the Beast asks Belle to marry him every night, and the spell is broken when she accepts. In the Disney movie, he waits for her to love him, because he cannot love himself. That’s how badly being ostracized from society and told that you’re a monster all your life can fuck with your head and make you stop seeing yourself as human.
Society rewards the bullies because we’ve been brought up to believe that their victims don’t belong. That if someone doesn’t fit in, then they have to be put in their place, or destroyed. And this movie demonstrates that this line of thinking is wrong. It’s so much deeper than a standard “be yourself” message, and that’s why it’s one of my favorite Disney movies.