It’s a dream come true for anyone who has ever spent an evening at the Renaissance Faire wishing that they could wear the pretty dresses AND the awesome armor. We utterly love this fashion spread from designer Pinkabsinthe.
20 places that don’t look real (part 2)
11.Mount Roraima-South america
14.Solar du Uyuni-Bolivia
17.Tunnel of love-Ukraine
18.Wisteria flower tunnel-Japan
19.Zhangye Danxia landform-China
20.Zhangya Danxia Landfrom 2-China
Sometimes I wonder why we need fantasy settings when we have reality.
When our house founder was very young, she fell in love with a distant cousin, a bastard Squib who had no special birthright, no learning, no refinement or badges of honor. He could only do very paltry things — tan the hides of beasts that bolder men had slain, carve toys for children from scattered bits of wood, thatch roofs for his neighbors, carry water for local widows, string together nuts and bits of horn for his bride.
And persons like this have no seat at our magical tables, we say. They are dull and uninspired and useless. They make neat straw people we can use to enact moral fables; they make sad tragedies, these kind and small people; they make good sacrifices. And so, naturally, Helga’s beloved was destined to—
What? What’s that? Did you think I was going to say die? Don’t be stupid. Just because we might think a good heart has no place here, just because we might suppose a person who has uncommon talents has no talents at all — that doesn’t mean he died. He did not die. They married. He lived. They were happy.
But you will not find these details in Hogwarts: A History. He does not make a good story. So we have erased him from the books, relegated him to that line of duffers ignored by time. Like many of Helga’s chosen, he is omitted by our cleverest chroniclers, waved out of history by the courageous and the cunning alike. And so you, who know only our records and our fables, you have begun to wish you had someone sparkling and sharp and witty, someone large and bold and heroic, someone dark and mysterious and thrillingly selfish — some story. You could love nothing less than that.
You are very clever. But to me, as long as you think like that, you will never be as wise as Helga was.
(Source: stellanonline.com, via 7eye)
"Animating female characters are extremely difficult. They have to go through a range of emotions, and having a film with two female characters and building distinguishing aspects was hard."
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.
Whereas the men naturally have a wider range of body shapes and facial features than women, but no range of emotion at all… making them the perfect, go-to animation subject. 9_9
Amazing how this didn’t seem to be a problem for traditional cel animated Disney movies. Must be the 3d, and not a more recent need to cater to the direct-to-DVD Barbie princess movie crowd.
at my school there’s an english teacher and an american teacher and they always glare at each other and when they pass each other in the hallway the american teacher will say ‘good show governor’ or something and the english teacher will say ‘god bless the land of the free’ and both in terrible accents and like the whole school ships it