Life on a Spaghetti Bridge

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nadiaoxford:

cannonbarrage:

nadiaoxford:

I submit the intro for Hunchback of Notre Dame beats Circle of Life raw.

Especially since the former doesn’t have flocks of pink birds that immediately make me think, “Sure, Disney, you weren’t influenced at all by Osamu Tezuka. Tell us another one.”

This movie was surprisingly hardcore for a Disney retelling of Victor Hugo’s really screwed up story.

It also did a ton of great stuff with God and religion and Catholicism that somehow managed to still be about people and not bring “Why Religion Sucks” into the whole thing, which is aces.

One thing that surprises me is how well the animation has aged. Strangely enough, it looked weird at the time; we weren’t really used to traditional animation blended with computer backgrounds. But now that pretty much everything is computer animated, you can really appreciate how effin’ gorgeous the Cathedral backgrounds are.

Also, God Help the Outcasts is the most honest song featured in a Disney movie. “Honest” meaning it doesn’t feel manufactured specifically to be played in a suburbanite van ferrying kids to McDonalds. It’s raw, open, and genuine.

(Needless to say, there is nothing suburban about Hellfire, ho ho ho. Will we ever again see a Disney villain essentially sing, “Help me Mary, I have an unholy erection?”)

I would like to point out the beauty and brilliance in the color use in this scene. Without showing blood, they still managed to imply the criminal act, in the colors and tones used, creating the dark atmosphere of the scene, and the swath of red from Frolo’s hat. If I’m reading too much into that, forgive me, but I feel it to be a good representation of blood spilled. It sweeps over the mother,over and over again, it curls near his hands. It trails behind him, a sign of the violence that follows in the judge’s path.

It was really a fantastic design choice. I just want to take a moent to appreciate it.

(Source: disneydeviants)

mapsontheweb:

Map of Roman Britain (150 AD)

mapsontheweb:

Map of Roman Britain (150 AD)

mizbingley:

THIS OUTFIT IS ALL I EVER WANTED IN THIS WORLD FUCK

(Source: elegance-is-bliss)

Growing up gay, you are constantly told—implicitly and explicitly—that you are weird, weak, and wrong. This is true even in my generation, which is undoubtedly the most progressive in American history on gay issues. Debates are held on the national level about whether you are fit to be a pro athlete, or a Boy Scout, or a parent. Politicians fight hard for the right of a business owner to turn you away. The word faggot, a word that says you are pathetic and contemptible, is used as an all-purpose insult. We’re getting better, in all these areas. But to be gay is still to be kept apart from the institutions of society in myriad ways. And that, at least for me, is what the same-sex marriage fight is about. Forget the tax benefits and the visitation rights, forget the legal recognition of a committed relationship, forget even the right to publicly acknowledge the love one has for another person. The fight for gay marriage is a fight to be recognized as a normal member of society.

- A Reader’s Case for Punishing Gay-Marriage Opponents (via azspot)

funkybug:

i am so tired and so gay

My problem is that I fall in love with words, rather than actions. I fall in love with ideas and thoughts, instead of reality. And it will be the death of me.

- Unknown (via fuckinq)

(Source: roadtothesacred)

gashkarth:

do you ever just feel like you’re just completely worthless and unattractive on a physical and emotional level and you’re just never good enough because there’s always someone else that overpowers you with their pretty face and personality and you just instantly back down because you feel you have literally nothing to fight against with

spoken-not-written:

THE CUTEST THING IS WHEN SOMEONE CAN’T STOP SMILING LIKE THEY SMILE THEN THEY TRY TO NOT SMILE THEN THEY END UP SMILING MORE AND THEIR CHEEKS GO ALL CUTE AND SAPOIDSP[DOSADPSA[]PS[]DSAPD[]SAP

Things I Learned from Harry Potter:

captainmarvel:

  • Cats can’t read maps or signs
  • There’s no post on Sundays
  • You can’t cancel Quidditch
  • None of the above applies to Minerva McGonagall

(Source: yzmas)