Doodley McDoodles. The life of an animation student (traditional and stop-mo)!
MY LIFE. It’s not a bad life mind you.
Our leica’s screen on Thursday morning and I’m leica lady aaaaaaaahhhhhh
Make Sunday come sooner, I need to unwind.
Disney vs. 7 early fairytales
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
I am so happy about this post, you have no idea.
The first episode of Doctor Who aired at 5:16 PM on November 23, 1963.
I would like to announce the unboxing of my brand new baby desktop!
She replaces my laptop that put me through many moments of PURE RAGE AND ANXIETY these last few months. I finally rage-quit on it this week after hard drive sector failure errors.
Baby desktop is a business model so she better be a more well-behaved child than not. I’m counting on you, shiny ‘putter.
On a side note, I went in and partitioned the hard drive. I like a bit of file organization that way. When I partitioned it I was able to assign the partition drive A:\ or B:\ which felt like I was being allowed to break some sort of fundamental computing law LOL. I labelled it A because I could and it is weird. I’d just assumed those drive letters had been retired with their old hardware lol.
May 19th, 2009: Our apologies to the families of Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, we’re sure they’re very proud of you.
Oh yeah! Whatever happened to these guys? Anyone know?
So, four years ago this month, someone was wrong on the internet!
shia la beuof
Success is the best revenge.
Look at the baby Hiddleston in the picture awwwwwww
… These kids will rule the world.
THE LAST ONE THO.
these children are perfect
BETTER LATE THAN PREGNANT
there is none so blind as Stevie Wonder
a Miss is as good a a Mr.
a bird in the hand is going to poop on you
In medieval culture, an event like a royal christening is not a private party; it’s the public social event of the year. To not invite any person of rank to such an event is a deadly insult.
Maleficent is certainly someone you wouldn’t want at a party, but she’s also someone powerful enough that only a fool would ever dare treat her with such blatant disrespect. The only way the King and Queen could possibly have gotten away with not inviting Maleficent was to not invite any of the fairies at all; inviting the other fairies and excluding her is explicitly taking sides in the conflict between the fairy factions.
Which means they made themselves her sworn enemies, and she responded by treating them as such from then on. If you actually get into analyzing the social dynamics of the scene, it’s very clear that Maleficent was willing to show mercy at first by giving the King and Queen a chance to apologize for their disrespect to her. She doesn’t curse Aurora until after she gives them that chance and they throw it back in her face with further disrespect.
And yeah, if the King and Queen had done the properly respectful thing and invited her, Maleficent would have given Aurora a scary awesome present. Moreover so would the other fairies, because at that point both sides would be using it as an opportunity to show off and one-up each other. What they gave her before Maleficent showed up was basically just trivial party favors by fairy standards.
How do you know so much about the social dynamics of medieval fairies
How don’t you