I’m really into the idea that lots of people in Night Vale have weird, fanciful, and/or mythical physical conditions…and have to deal with them in the same kinds of practical ways that the rest of the world treats mundane disabilities.
Thus, Janice: a mermaid in the middle of the desert. Gets around in a wheelchair, her parents need to call ahead when they go somewhere to make sure the place has ramps and wide entrances, will eventually be old enough to need an adapted car that uses hand controls.
At the top of her class, especially with teachers who have lousy mental shielding, so she can pull the answers out of their heads.
Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Djibouti. Those are the countries. It will be drought-resistant species, mostly acacias. And this is a fucking brilliant idea you have no idea oh my Christ
This will create so many jobs and regenerate so many communities and aaaaaahhhhhhh
fuck yeah! this is amazing.
People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter
act 1 SCENE 2!
Macbeth updates Thursdays and sometimes Saturdays
introducing Queen Duncan, Prince Malcolm, and Lennox, performing the quintessential “badasses striding purposefully out of the ominous fog” move
Act 1 Scene 1 page 5 (also known as the end of a1s1 hell ye)
Macbeth updates Thursdays and Saturdays
and that wraps up the first scene! there’s gonna be one more update on saturdy cos i missed last week, so look forward to it!
I have lived through many ages.
through the eyes of salmon, deer and wolf.
i blame you zoe
Two years ago, there was a movie called Paranorman.
It didn’t do so good at the box office, despite it being one of the most important, game changing animated movies since the Disney renaissance. It made its money back, but it wasn’t the smash hit Frozen was.
And this is a fucking tragedy.
People read into Frozen that Elsa was an allegory for many things, one of them being LGBT. That’s cute. Meanwhile, Paranorman had the first ever openly, proudly gay character in an animated movie. ever. There was no allegory, there was no “well if you squint”. HE WAS GAY. HE HAD A BOYFRIEND. And Tumblr didn’t make this movie a smash success. There wasn’t a million mash ups with this and Return of the Guardians and HTTYD and Brave or whatever. There wasn’t long posts reading into Agatha Penderghast and how they handled bullying. This movie had a smallish following and fell off the map.
Now, Laika has a new movie coming out.
People are scared for Dreamworks right now. The news that if HTTYD 2 doesn’t do well, they’re going to lay off a bunch of animators is terrible. Don’t get me wrong. But Laika is a small company doing fantastic things. Everyone loved Coraline. Great, where was your money when it counted? Coraline didn’t do fantastic either. This is a SMALL STUDIO. THEY NEED ALL THE HELP YOU CAN GIVE THEM. All the money you threw at Frozen, a far inferior film, could’ve gone to a movie that mattered.
(just putting it out there, I liked Frozen. But Paranorman was not even in the same ballpark of quality).
what i’m trying to say is, Laika needs to be protected at all costs. It isn’t wrong to love the big three of Disney/Dreamworks/Pixar, but small companies deserve a chance to grow just as big. there is room in the industry for new and beautiful things, and Laika is SO going to be the frontrunner for this. Their movies are, so far, dark and challenging, beautiful and haunting, and innovative. Give them a reason and a means to make more movies.
Go see the Boxtrolls. Good, bad, mediocre, Laika deserves it.
Not to mention the teaser trailer for Boxtrolls had gay and lesbian parents featured in it and being explicitly shown as a “normal” family alongside heterosexual parents. So you know from the get-go this is the same LAIKA we love that doesn’t care about ~isolating audiences even though they need all the money they can get.
Thank you for fucking speaking about Laika FUCKING TUMBLR NEEDS TO SUPPORT MORE LAIKA
dont forget the fact that their moves are FUCKING STOP MOTION
I’m jumping on the “Tulio and Miguel look like Loki and Thor” bandwagon really late, but I couldn’t help myself.
That horse is two seconds away from jumping ship.