The best super power ever has to be the power to refill things. Think about it, your glass is empty, refill it without getting up. Your bank account empty, power to refill it. Your bed is empty of a person of your preferred gender, refill it and have some fun.
At first I was all:
Well that’s the stupidest thing I ever heard.
But then I was all like:
GENIUS! PURE UNADULTERATED GENIUS!
person annoying you?
refill their bladder
Michael Lee on animating Frozen
So that’s their (blatantly misogynistic) excuse for scrapping all but two of the female characters; that they’re too hard to animate? Those emotional female characters, they’re all the same, right? Here’s a hint: their “femaleness” isn’t what’s making them indistinguishable.
I read this in the most whiny baby voice imaginable (via kerly-fries)
An animator actually saying out loud that he thinks all women are the same.
Just like most storytellers who actually get their work funded in this patriarchal society of ours, he thinks women are just not worth getting to know for real. Men are easy to imagine all kinds of traits and differences for. Men are varied and rich with interesting thoughts and every kind of man is pleasing to see on the screen whether he’s big or small or dark or light or handsome or goofy or just interesting-looking. Women are only worth putting on the screen if they are young white blonde pretty things, and aren’t they all just the same?????? (via isympathizewithlinus)
things that are really hard to animate but worth investing the time and energy and creativity and technological innovation and money in to make sure they’re portrayed as close to life as possible:
- all the fur on a bunch of monsters
- all the feathers in a flock of birds
- all the leaves in a forest
- all the corn in a field
- all the sand in a desert
- all the bricks in a city
- all the snowflakes in a blizzard
things that are not worth it:
- women (via ehjaybones)
The movie isn’t even remotely close to Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen anyway (plus, I read an interview where the songwriters for the movie said that it had been rewritten to center around Elsa’s powerful song Let It Go), but despite having only two main female characters (and background female characters that nobody cares about because they’re in the background), it’s still largely female-oriented. When was the last time in a Disney movie where you saw a male character staying back and playing the role of the caretaker while the female character is the one being a hero and going off on an adventure?
That’s not even the point, though, which you’re overlooking completely because you’re way enthralled with this movie.
The point they were making was the blatant obviousness in the animators attempts to excuse themselves from their disinterest in making diverse female characters.
Those two girls are pretty much the same model. The only difference is colors, hair orientation and small tweaks in their eyes. They had an opportunity to truly make distinct females for this movie considering they diverged and changed so many things, and they didn’t. And then they waved it by claiming “women are hard”.
And let’s not make the excuse of “Well they’re sisters!”, because you don’t always look identical to your family members. And in fact, had they looked much different from each other than they do now I think the story would probably end up far stronger for it instead of having mirror images interacting with each other.
That’s the problem. That women are apparently not worth the time to make distinguishable and different, unlike the men who are completely different and have differing physical traits.
I’ve seen some of the gifs and images floating around. Men in that movie? They’re different from each other. These two girls? Not that different. And that says a whole hell of a lot.
EDIT: And I have to add quickly that noting their hair and color schemes being different isn’t enough to excuse the fact they’re basically the same person. That doesn’t excuse the huge issue of same-face and lack of care going on here.(via porcelain-pot)
This is the best thing ever.
Usagi is my #1 life inspiration and life motivator sometimes
This is a picture from the Curiosity Rover on Mars showing Earth from the Perspective of Mars. You are literally looking at your home from the Perspective of another planet. Epic times indeed
group photo everyone
hey i look really good in this one
FUCK I BLINKED
oh god damn it couldn’t you have waited for me to not be behind the PLANET
my mom has been a cop for over 20 years and she is the one who constantly warns me about police aggression and young male cops and told me that if you’re ever alone on a rural road and a cop throws their lights on to put on your four ways and drive to the next gas station before stopping because so many cops are scum and it’s not worth the chance of getting hurt. the fact that SHE feels the need to tell me this shit scares me to death