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nadiaoxford:

I submit the intro for Hunchback of Notre Dame beats Circle of Life raw.

Especially since the former doesn’t have flocks of pink birds that immediately make me think, “Sure, Disney, you weren’t influenced at all by Osamu Tezuka. Tell us another one.”

This movie was surprisingly hardcore for a Disney retelling of Victor Hugo’s really screwed up story.

It also did a ton of great stuff with God and religion and Catholicism that somehow managed to still be about people and not bring “Why Religion Sucks” into the whole thing, which is aces.

One thing that surprises me is how well the animation has aged. Strangely enough, it looked weird at the time; we weren’t really used to traditional animation blended with computer backgrounds. But now that pretty much everything is computer animated, you can really appreciate how effin’ gorgeous the Cathedral backgrounds are.

Also, God Help the Outcasts is the most honest song featured in a Disney movie. “Honest” meaning it doesn’t feel manufactured specifically to be played in a suburbanite van ferrying kids to McDonalds. It’s raw, open, and genuine.

(Needless to say, there is nothing suburban about Hellfire, ho ho ho. Will we ever again see a Disney villain essentially sing, “Help me Mary, I have an unholy erection?”)

(Source: disneydeviants)

MAKE ME ADMIT STUFF

  • 1. How many bruises on you right now?

  • 2. You talked to an ex today, correct?

  • 3. Have you stayed in a hospital?

  • 4. Is trust a big issue for you?

  • 5. Did you hang out with the person you like recently?

  • 6. What are you excited for?

  • 7. What happened tonight?

  • 8. Do you think it’s disgusting when girls get really wasted?

  • 9. Is confidence cute?

  • 10. What is the last beverage you had?

  • 11. How many people of the opposite sex do you fully trust?

  • 12. Do you own a pair of skinny jeans?

  • 13. What are you gonna do Saturday night?

  • 14. What are you going to spend money on next?

  • 15. Are you going out with the last person you kissed?

  • 16. Do you think you’ll change in the next 3 months?

  • 17. Who do you feel most comfortable talking to about anything?

  • 18. The last time you felt broken?

  • 19. Have you had a soft drink today?

  • 20. Are you starting to realize anything?

  • 21. Are you in a good mood?

  • 22. Would you ever want to swim with sharks?

  • 23. Are your eyes the same color as your dad’s?

  • 24. What do you want right this second?

  • 25. What would you say if the person you love/like kissed another girl/boy?

  • 26. Is your current hair color your natural hair color?

  • 27. Would you be able to date someone who doesn’t make you laugh?

  • 28. What was the last thing that made you laugh?

  • 29. Do you really, truly miss someone right now?

  • 30. Does everyone deserve a second chance?

  • 31. Honestly, do you hate the last boy you were talking to?

  • 32. Does the person you have feelings for right now, know you do?

  • 33. Are you one of those people who never drinks water?

  • 34. Listening to?

  • 35. Do you ever write in pencil anymore?

  • 36. Do you know where the last person you kissed is?

  • 37. Do you believe in love at first sight?

  • 38. Who did you last call?

  • 39. Who was the last person you danced with?

  • 40. Why did you kiss the last person you kissed?

  • 41. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?

  • 42. Did you hug/kiss one of your parents today?

  • 43. Ever embarrass yourself in front of a crush?

  • 44. Do you tan?

  • 45. If you could, would you take back your last kiss?

  • 46. Did you talk to someone until you fell asleep last night?

  • 47. Who was the last person to call you?

  • 48. Do you sing in the shower?

  • 49. Do you dance in the car?

  • 50. Ever used a bow and arrow?

  • 51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

  • 52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?

  • 53. Is Christmas stressful?

  • 54. Ever eat a pierogi?

  • 55. Favorite type of fruit pie?

  • 56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

  • 57. Do you believe in ghosts?

  • 58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

  • 59. Take a vitamin daily?

  • 60. Wear slippers?

  • 61. Wear a bath robe?

  • 62. What do you wear to bed?

  • 63. First concert?

  • 64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?

  • 65. Nike or Adidas?

  • 66. Cheetos Or Fritos?

  • 67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

  • 68. Favorite Taylor Swift song?

  • 69. Ever take dance lessons?

  • 70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

  • 71. Can you curl your tongue?

  • 72. Ever won a spelling bee?

  • 73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

  • 74. What is your favorite book?

  • 75. Do you study better with or without music?

  • 76. Regularly burn incense?

  • 77. Ever been in love?

  • 78. Who would you like to see in concert?

  • 79. What was the last concert you saw?

  • 80. Hot tea or cold tea?

  • 81. Tea or coffee?

  • 82. Favorite type of cookie?

  • 83. Can you swim well?

  • 84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

  • 85. Are you patient?

  • 86. DJ or band, at a wedding?

  • 87. Ever won a contest?

  • 88. Ever have plastic surgery?

  • 89. Which are better black or green olives?

  • 90. Opinions on marriage?

  • 91. Best room for a fireplace?

  • 92. Do you want to get married?

A word about bronies.

saintcheshire:

So I just got back last night from a brony convention in San Francisco. I was working a booth for a vendor friend, and let me tell you what happened:

We met a little girl who was there with her family. She got a button drawn at our booth, told us all about her favorite ponies, and was overall just too damn cute. She had an MLP lanyard filled with pins she’d gotten in the vendor’s room, and gave me a Fluttershy pin because she liked my cosplay. She ended up just hanging out with us for a while and bein’ super cute. We call her Babby because she’s 11 and precious.

The next day, she runs up to the booth, terrified, and asks if she can please hide under our table for a few minutes. Turns out a dude had been following her around the con all day, and tried to get her to come up to his hotel room. Alone. She tells us she thought he was okay at first because he was wearing an MLP shirt, but she didn’t want to go anywhere with him, and he made her uneasy. At one point, after she’d refused, he grabbed her arm in the elevators and tried to get her to follow him. She ran, and now she wants somewhere to hide.

We tell her of course, hurry her behind our booth and fucking station ourselves around her because she’s eleven years old and all of us are prepared to physically attack the human trashheap who tries to fuck with her. We’re all dressed up in wings and ears and we’re 100000% prepared to rip them off and launch across that table to defend this kid. Eventually this very large dude strolls by, very obviously looking around, and she quietly points him out to us. At this point I’m ready to set him on fire, but when I ask if she needs me to go report him, she shakes her head. She doesn’t want to get in trouble, or make anyone mad.

We see him a few more times over the course of the day, because he keeps meandering over to our booth and just casually looking around. Eventually he actually stops to take a flier from our table and asks us a question, and we coldly send him on his way. We start sending a coworker with Babby whenever her parents aren’t around and she wants to go check out artist’s alley or the vendor’s hall. Because otherwise she’s not safe. She can’t run around and freely enjoy a convention about a show aimed at her, because instead of being surrounded by peers she’s somehow surrounded by men who pose a threat to her.

My point here: this is why I fucking hate “bronies.” Because grown-ass men are flooding into a space carved out for children—often little girls—and are making it unsafe for them.

I met a lot of non-awful people there, of course. I met a lot of parents and older siblings. A lot of adorable little boys who were happy to empathize with female characters, and a lot of little kids who wanted a picture with cosplays of their favorite pony. I met a lot of people who were cool and nice and just liked cartoons. I met a male Pinkie Pie cosplayer with a Fluttershy lady-friend who juggled and spun plates and was happy to entertain kids, and were generally just really cool people.

But I also met a lot of skeevy dudebros. A lot of guys in fedoras loudly discussing sexual shit in a room with children. Guys who drew/sold/displayed really fucking inappropriate “fanart,” including gross bodypillows that had no purpose in a little kids’ toy convention. I met a guy who gushed with absolute glee about the pleasure he derives from “corrupting innocence.” I met a lot of people who wanted to take something sweet and nice for children and make it about THEM. A lot of guys who wanted to make it about their dicks. People who made it UNSAFE for the intended audience to even be in attendance.

So yeah. If you call yourself a brony, I’m prolly not gonna trust you. Because I’ve seen y’all in action, and I am not impressed. Frankly I’m infuriated. This is like a bunch of gross neckbeards swarming Disneyland and shoving kids out of the way so they can grope Cinderella, and finding nothing wrong with it because they think they’re entitled to it.

My Little Pony is a really cute show with a lot of nice messages for kids, and gross brony shitweasels are trying to fucking take it from them by force. And I will fight them.

(Source: princess-nietzsche)

glitteringgoldie:

Donald Duck comics invented manga

Carl Barks was the most prolific writer and artist for the Disney Duck comics. He’s responsible for four out of five entries on this list (“Inventions by Donald Duck”), and is therefore unarguably the father of modern humor. But possibly Bark’s greatest contribution was the influence of Scrooge McDuck on one Osamu Tezuka, aka ”The Father of Manga,” or “The Godfather of Anime.” If you’ve still got a blank stare on your face, then I’ll just tell you he’s the guy responsible for Astro Boy, Blackjack, and Kimba The White Lion (among many more stories).

Tezuka’s work basically invented manga after World War II, which in turn inspired the cartoon form anime. Tezuka himself says that he owes absolutely all of this to none other than Scrooge McDuck. Tezuka’s entire artistic style — including such trademarks as the overly large, cutesy eyes and small mouths — can still be seen today as defining aspects of Japanese animation. His work became the basis for all manga, ever, and Tezuka has confirmed that the basis for his work was Barks’ Scrooge McDuck.

The greeting card from Osamu Tezuka was sent to Carl Barks, as they had become friends and learned from eachother.

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Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

someone once pointed out something about the x-men that still sticks with me today, and i was wondering if i could get your opinion on it, gail. they said that the x-men don't really make sense in the marvel universe. that the persecution, fear, and prejudice against mutants the way it's presented isn't at all consistent with a world that accepts people like the fantastic four and captain america without really batting an eyelash, or at least who aren't seen in the same way as mutants.

gailsimone:

I don’t agree with that at all.

I think the mutant fear still makes perfect, though sad, sense in the Marvel Universe, and here’s why.

Bigots don’t need logic. It’s way, WAY down on their list of priorities.

The biggest supposed patriots and military supporters still treated black military men like shit in World War II.  People who say they ‘don’t care what someone does in their own home’ still make gay jokes and are tolerant of gay panic. It doesn’t need to make sense, it just needs to make them uncomfortable to be afraid.

And in the MU, the idea is not that people are afraid of mutants because of their powers, I always felt it was because mutants are BORN DIFFERENT.  Which is, let’s face it, the root cause of most jackass bigotry in the world today, anyway.

As a second thought, mutants to many represent a threat to their belief that homo sapiens is the dominant life form on Earth and always will be. If babies are being born that can mentally lift a tank, that idea is threatened.

Anyway, that’s my thinking. 

Also, every citizen in the Marvel universe KNOWS about how Captain America got his powers as well as the fantastic 4. Might be because they’re comfortable in the fact that these heroes started out as regular humans, so that’s why they treat them like borderline celebrities. Cap and the Fantastic 4 also have the luxury of being public figures who don’t need secret identities unlike Spider-Man. Speaking of which, it doesn’t matter how much good a hero does but for some reason, the public CAN’T STAND the whole idea of secret identities either, since they’re so used to putting a face on everything. It drives them crazy not knowing who’s who, but I’m starting to go off on a tangent so I’ll stop right here.

steadmanslick:

technicolorpie:

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daisura:

animaniacs was ahead of its time

I have to remind myself and the angry fandom side of tumblr about this periodically or this damn website might implode

FUN STORY TIME

Warner Bros. Animation studios was one of the first, if not the first, major media producers to be introduced to, and subsequently effected by, internet “nerd” culture.

Tiny Toon Adventures was on television around the time the internet started to gain popularity, and Warner Bros. found themselves the unwilling targets of various letters and emails from several people in the furry fandom (which, before this point, had been mostly unheard of), requesting naked pictures of Babs Bunny and other characters. One dude in particular sent scores of letters to Tress MacNielle, Babs’ voice actress, describing sexual acts that he wanted to do to the characters she voiced. It became such a problem that Tress began cancelling appearances and soon lost interest in working on Tiny Toons altogether. The show was canceled not long after that.

The man who continually harassed Tress became the inspiration and base model for the “obsessed internet nerd” trope character that would appear at the end of the final episode of Tiny Toons (as “the most frightening thing in the world”), as well as in future shows, such as Animaniacs.

Good ole’ Dennis Falk,

And apparently the guy who harassed Tress is still quietly hanging around the furry fandom, too.  A friend showed me his Furaffinity page once.  I wish I could remember the username.

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dmfalk/ This would be it, but per the journal he left there a few years back.

so basically the tiny toon adventures fanbase were the original bronies

(Source: csillyshow)

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