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bi-on-life-right-meow:

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ankle-beez:

Look at the incredible, heartbreaking emotion on simba’s face when he’s running from the wildebeests in the lion king remake. Truly an extraordinary achievement thanks to the magic of modern, state-of-the-art CG.

Scar: RUN!!! AND NEVER COME BACK!

Simba:

Scar: :l

Simba: :l

Woah. It’s almost like animals don’t have the same facial capabilities like humans do. Crazy shit you guys. The lions actually look like lions. Insane.

Yeah but its shitty

That’s why doing a “live action” remake was absolutely idiotic. Humans can’t perceive animal facial features like they can other humans. And exaggeration in hyper realism just looks bad.

Yeah it’s almost like real animals’ inability to have the same range of facial expressions humans can read is why hyperrealistic CGI Lion King was a bad idea.

Can’t wait for the “live-action” remake of Finding Nemo so we can watch a bunch of dead-eyed fish for an hour and a half.

Because Realistic CGI is TOTES the sign of a quality movie, guys~!

It being CGI isn’t even an excuse I mean look at the past couple movies that have came out over the years.

And the new Pokemon movie-

Realism isn’t the problem. Disney trying to crank out as many unnecessary remakes as fast as possible for a quick buck is the issue.

Also, to everyone saying the reason it looks bad is because it’s photorealistic and we can’t read animal expressions, or that animals don’t have facial expressions humans can read

Fuck you???

Animals might not have the same facial expressions as humans (smiling is the first thing that comes to mind) but that doesn’t mean we’re incapable of understanding them or their body language

Yes the original has a very human expression, and he has eyebrows. But ignore that right now. You know what else informs me that Simba is scared? That pose and the way his ears drop.

Because cats ball up and press their ears to the back of their head when they’re scared.

This has none of that.

Here’s my cat after a bath. He’s pissed and does not like being held up like that.

Know how I know that? Because his tail is up between his legs and again, his fucking ears are laying flat. Now, they aren’t pressed against the back of his head, so this is more in the annoyed spectrum than it would be fear.

Here he is again, having a good time in a box. His ears are up and alert and his pupils are wide, so that means he’s excited as opposed to relaxed.

Here he is again, confused by the sound of a microwave. His ears are alert, like pretty much every single cat does. And he’s sitting upright, which is really only something he does. But he only does that when he’s feeling “What the fuck is that shit?”

Here he is, much younger, and relaxed as fuck

Not only is he passed out, but he feels incredibly safe in this moment. Because cats do not expose their bellies unless they feel safe.

Humans have spent a long time besides animals, and cats in particular. And domesticated cat body language isn’t that different from wild cat body language.

More to the point, the animators working on the original Lion King did fucking research on the animals they had to animate. They went to zoos, and wildlife preserves.

They brought a Whole Ass lion into the studio once, just so they could draw it and get a sense for how they moved.

These are not too realistic for our puny human brains to read to proper emotion into.

These are just poorly animated.

^^^ Even if it’s live action (which it’s not it’s hyper realistic animation) animals emote. It’s not the same as a person but they emote. Ears back, tail between legs, sitting low, backing up. All of that would create more feeling than what’s here.
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Last #selfie of the holiday… #DamesInTheDam (at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol)
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amimijones:

ellorgast:

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aubreysflame:

forgot to say that, without Howl chasing girls and Sophie resenting him for it, the film completely erases part of the point of Sophie being old.  Wynne Jones is using an idea that Beauvoir talked about - that being an old woman is both tragic (as we lose male attention/attractiveness) and freeing (as we are freed from the male gaze).  the idea is that with being old comes liberation, and the true meaning of what it is to be a woman, as society no longer forces gender norms on us.

Sophie is free from Howl’s attentions and therefore safe from harm (a big part of the book is the fact that Sophie believes he eats women’s hearts, and him chasing girls proves this to her).  she takes solace in the fact that she’s old, and finds it freeing.  when she learns more about Howl (notably: that he doesn’t eat hearts and that he’s not evil), she starts to curse her age and resent him chasing girls.  BUT she remains old OF HER OWN VOLITION - Howl notes that she’s perpetuating the spell by wishing to remain “in disguise”.  there are SO many layers to this, and lots to do with gender politics - if she’s still old Sophie can’t get hurt, she likes the freedom, etc.  but of course on a personal level being old is her denying her feelings for Howl, and also a representation of her low self esteem - being old is a defence mechanism and protection, both on a gender level and a personal one.

and the film kinda… loses this?  the only thing that remains is being old = low self esteem.  which really sucks.  because there’s SO MUCH MORE to Sophie being old in the book (perspective I already mentioned), and a HUGE amount of this is gender politics.  that the film just erases.

Also there’s the subversion of that in the book. Sophie’s belief that she’s safe from Howl, isn’t quite true because he fell in love with her while she was under the spell (and in the book, there’s no switching between looking young and old. Sophie is looking ninety the entire time, and Howl falls in love anyway.)

Also, her belief that being old means she can’t go to her stepmother or her sisters, that they’d fail to recognize her or reject her, is also unfounded. Fanny almost immediately recognizes her at the end of the book, and hugs her and cries over her and asks why Sophie disappeared. Sophie’s belief that the love of her family, friends and even her romantic interests is somehow conditional on her appearance is shown to be completely false at the end, which I think is absolutely beautiful.

Like, there’s definitely gender politics and commentary going on about beauty and youth and age and the male gaze and male violence going on, but there’s also this message about how love, real love, transcends all of that.

I actually adore the movie on its own merits, but I think it absolutely did a disservice to Sophie as a character. When I was doing a reread last month, what hit me was that Sophie is every bit as much of a volatile emotional disaster as Howl is, and that’s pretty heckin’ great. 

Howl is a pissy, dramatic asshole even when he’s at his best. He dissolves into green slime when his hair looks wrong. He deals with his problems by getting falling-over drunk and makes the walls shake every time he sneezes just so everyone will take pity on him. He’s a self-proclaimed coward who has to trick himself into taking responsibility for anything.

Movie Sophie deals with this as well as she can. She learns to look past his drama and sees his tender heart and noble intentions. She becomes the mature one in the castle, fixing everyone’s problems, essentially taking up a motherly role to all the other characters.

Book Sophie does the same… but she does it while dealing out as good as she takes. Howl is chasing after every woman except Sophie? Sophie meticulously cuts up his suit into triangles. Howl floods the room with green slime? Sophie hate-magics weed killer strong enough to melt concrete, and chucks it at Howl’s head. Howl can’t stop avoiding his problems? Meet the queen of avoidance, who clung to her curse to avoid confronting her feelings for Howl. Howl has to basically trick himself into taking action? I would like you to meet Sophie, who was too scared to leave her home her whole life, but the moment she’s under a curse is like “WELP, GUESS I’D BETTER LEAVE HOME RIGHT THIS MOMENT AND NEVER COME BACK.”

The moment of Howl and Sophie getting together in the book isn’t “Sophie fixes everything through her inherent goodness.” It’s “Sophie realizes that Howl has been secretly scheming to fix all her problems exactly the same way that she has been secretly scheming to fix all his problems because neither of them is a normal functioning adult, and they both look forward to yelling at each other for the rest of their wonderful lives.” And losing that, losing all of Sophie’s flaws and ridiculous moments as well as Howl’s efforts to fix her life as much as she’s trying to fix his, means that we’re left with a typical romance trope of a woman having to fix all of a man’s problems and be the perfect, mature one in the relationship, while he can coast purely on charm. The revelation that half of Howl’s antics were actually schemes to break Sophie’s curse or even just make her happy is important because for once it goes both ways. Not just “woman fixes man with her love,” but “people fix each other with their love, sort of, except for all the parts that will never change and that’s okay because flaws can be just as attractive as virtues, and if he laughs when you throw weed killer at him then he might be the one.”

Omg YES
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bikiniarmorbattledamage:

mistfather:

anna-nicholl:

vagabond-art:

unpopular opinion: harley quinn is better with clothes

made w @chokit-pyrus on paintshop pro 9 and paintshop pro X8

Also unpopular opinion: she looks more badass that way.

Further unpopular opinion: it just makes sense for her to wear more than a bikini. Gotham is fucking cold and she’s a graduated psychiatrist and psychologist, not someone immune to cold. Plus, body armor and potential for concealable weapons.

I especially appreciate the reinforcement of the diamond motif and red/black color scheme that got changed to red (sometimes pink?!)/blue for no reason over the years.

We touched upon this before, but the big problem with most contemporary depictions of Harley Quinn is that her designs convey anything but her Harlequin/jester theme. 

It’s not just that she dresses skimpy for no other reason than very transparent “fanservice” (as we established, she was plenty sexy and sexual even while fully dressed in her original costume), but that when it’s stripped of colors and prior knowledge of the character, no-one seeing this design for the first time would know what her deal is. 

Who is that? Some randomly underdressed biker chick? Why is she wearing a cropped leather jacket directly over drafty lingerie? Where are her pants? Is there a reason for her girlish pigtails? Hell if I know! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

Good character design, including costume and make-up, should work context-free. The only thing thing we’re told by this sort of Harley design is “she sexy”. 

~Ozzie 

See also: This article summarizing Harley’s design changes since Arkham games introduced the non-jester look. Just remember that every time the word “unique” comes up, it should be read as “awful”.
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perfectly-precautiously-gay:

dan-howells-tongue:

good morning! what a wonderful day to normalize straight girls having crushes on trans guys and straight guys having crushes on trans girls!

terfs don;t even fuckign look at this post thanks

Hey op? good post
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Sixty seconds. Sixty bloody seconds it was on my bed and open. #IfIFitsISits #CatInABox #Sooty #CatMum
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fishcustardandclintbarton:

Pretty sure that only Brits of a certain age will get this one. I’ve been laughing for about an hour now.
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Flower lover

Cats grow faster when you water them regularly ^^
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Aquaria at Nordstorm’s Holiday Drag Spectacular | Part [½] ⭐️ 
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can anybody find me….. somebody to dust

THERE WAS A SONG

RIGHT THERE FOR YOU WITH DUST IN THE TITLE

AND YET
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teaboot:

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Went to the Aboriginal artifact exhibit in Chicago. And it’s interesting. How many blankets and masks and totem poles say ‘unknown source’, because every five seconds my mom would stop and point to something and say. “Pauline’s grandmother made that,” or, “That belongs to Mike’s family, I should call him” because. It’s all stolen

“These artifacts were excavated by archaeologists from a burial site in the 1970’s. The remains were returned for reinterment” Okay cool, cool cool. So you just, like. Dug up the grave of a respected family member, stripped them naked, mailed their body back to their family and kept everything they were lovingly put to rest in. Like a graverobbing bastard
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raedainfossaest:

18 year old Regulus Black willingly drinks a torture potion and dies alone in a cave so that some day, someone will be able to defeat Voldemort.

Horace Slughorn (albeit reluctantly) shows Harry a part of his past he’s kept hidden for years, even from himself, which is a key part of defeating Voldemort.

Narcissa Malfoy looks Voldemort, a man who is not only notoriously evil but also has the ability to READ MINDS, right in the eye and lies to him for the chance to save her son.

Andromeda Tonks’ entire family is killed at the hand of her own sister and some other death eaters and she still finds the strength to go on and be a guardian to her orphaned grandchild.

But Severus Friendzone Snape, that’s the “brave Slytherin” Harry chooses to name his kid after. Ok, sure.

Raise a glass for Slytherin heroes
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queereyegifs:

the great squirrel debate
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theonecalledpreposterous:

rhodey-rhudert-rhodes:

tikkunhayam:

Hot take: Eddie Brock and Carol Danvers are on opposite ends of the bisexual spectrum being disaster bi and functional bi respectively. Smack dab in the middle is Steve Rogers who manages to be a huge mess while somehow still having people see him as one of the sanest people in the room.

Valkyrie got drunk and fell off the spectrum. she now exists in a void where all those things apply to her at once

Quantum Bi

Valid ideas above but please also consider

I am here for this
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Watching tv with my snugglebuddy #Sooty #CatMum #FridayNight (at Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
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Tag yourself as RPDR Winners!
I’m Jinkx and Alaska 👑
If you repost, please give me credit

I’m a Jinkx/Bob hybrid I think!

I’m mostly Sharon, with a side of Bianca. 
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Dear Tumblr @staff, 

In light of the recent white supremacist terror attacks worldwide: 

We, the Tumblr community (your community), implore you to change your previously passive policy against white supremacy and white nationalist extremist ideologies. 

Every major news station, social expert, and experts on extremist ideologies have identified that these extremist ideologies are spread and grown on online platforms: specifically social platforms. They have identified the major ways that communities can confront these violent extremist views; the biggest one being for social media groups to actually start removing user accounts that post and spread extremist white nationalist dog whistles, memes, and rhetoric.

Your users are begging for your help in stemming the rising tide of xenophobic violence. As has become evident by the recent terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, these ideologies don’t begin with violence, but with strategically spouted rhetoric and hate speech that riles up others who are vulnerable to being persuaded by their subtle methods. 

Please. 
If you support the safety of your users. 
If you support the Muslim Community.
If you support the Jewish Community. 
If you support People of Color. 
If you support your users regardless of color or religious background. 

Then it’s time to start taking a proactive stance against extremist white supremacist and nationalist ideologies and remove them. 

The signatures and reblogs below should serve to show you how strongly your userbase feels about this. We all stand for a world without Hate. Do you?

@staff @support

@staff @support these ideas are much more toxic and harmful than any nipples will ever be. Take a stand.

@staff @support We don’t want them here. They are a blight on humanity.

@staff @support Deplatforming works; remove white supremacists now!

@staff @support

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