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Hi, I'm Lauren!
(or rdm, if you prefer the shorter name with the longer story)

I'm 23, a university student and a self-confessed music nerd.

Here you'll find Glee, Disney, Sherlock, fic, musicals, pretty people, pretty things and my ramblings.
Oh and I have a tendency to overshare. Don't say I didn't warn you.


ultranos:

I was rewatching this last night with some of the usual suspects, and I noticed a thing: this is the only time Elsa slips on ice.

She later runs up a staircase made of ice, in heels, while skipping steps, and this is the only time she slips on ice.

I wonder, if on days upon weeks locked in her room, watching life outside from her window, and spends hours upon hours walking on ice. In slippers, in heels, barefoot even. Runs laps around her room, maybe jumping jacks, all just to practice. So she’ll never, ever slip on her own ice again. Because she lost her footing once, and it nearly cost her everything. (And look who paid, paid so dearly that it’s still written in her hair.)

And she’d rather damn herself than lose her footing again. (Turns out, that didn’t matter, in the end.)


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ourdisneymemories:

figmentjedi:

And here is the smoking gun. Elastigirl went into retirement November 13th, 1955. Between that and the cape accidents in ‘57 and ‘58 as mentioned in the No Capes montage, that puts the Super Ban around there. The “present day” action of the Incredibles film, which is 15 years later, is around 1970.
The Incredibles is a period superhero story like Watchmen or The New Frontier.

thank god I finally know the year.I always knew it wasn’t present day but I wasn’t sure if it was the mid 60s or early 70s

ourdisneymemories:

figmentjedi:

And here is the smoking gun. Elastigirl went into retirement November 13th, 1955. Between that and the cape accidents in ‘57 and ‘58 as mentioned in the No Capes montage, that puts the Super Ban around there. The “present day” action of the Incredibles film, which is 15 years later, is around 1970.

The Incredibles is a period superhero story like Watchmen or The New Frontier.

thank god I finally know the year.
I always knew it wasn’t present day but I wasn’t sure if it was the mid 60s or early 70s


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disneybound:

26 DISNEY CHARACTERS RE-IMAGINED AS HOGWARTS STUDENTS!

Because the only thing better than regular magic is Disney magic. Drawings done by Eira1893.”


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thedizbizz:

So I showed Frozen to my boyfriend and I decided to share the brilliant commentary he made during the movie…

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sillydodobird:

laxita2688:

sugoi-ass-prince:

expelled-from-heaven:

This is officially the best thing I have ever seen on Tumblr.

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WHERE DID THEY FIND THE PERFECT LOCATION 

there is even a fucking sailors ship in the back!


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sorryblondie:

the evolution of Kristoff looking at Anna (▰˘◡˘▰)

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izzymar:

Disney Fine Art: “Ohana means family" by Heather Theurer:)
(Source: disneyfineart.com)

izzymar:

Disney Fine Art: “Ohana means family" by Heather Theurer:)

(Source: disneyfineart.com)


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Sameface Syndrome and other stories 

turbomun:

In October of 2012, I was enrolled in one of my first serious animation classes, with a professor who I rather admired. I admired him so much, in fact, that I caught him outside of class time and asked him to review a few of my personal character designs. I was a very mediocre artist at that point (as opposed to now, where I’m a slightly less mediocre artist) and upon presenting my teacher with my designs, which were all intended to be different characters with different stories and different appearances, he barely had to scrutinize them before he delivered his verdict: “They all have the same face.”

And, I was dismayed to discover, he was right.

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Since then, I have studied long and hard, so that my female characters may no longer have the Exact Same Face. Huh…female characters. Funny how that works, isn’t it?

A few months after this incident, the official character designs for Disney’s Frozen were leaked.

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Up until then, all we had seen was concept art, which was so far removed from these that a lot of people thought they were faked, me among them. I seriously believed that someone with too much time on their hands had photomanipulated some screenshots of Rapunzel and tried to pass them off as the official Frozen designs. After all, there was no way that a major animation studio like Disney would knowingly, willfully produce three princesses with the Exact Same Face.

And again…princesses. Female characters. Exact Same Face. Something is amiss here.

Unfortunately, I overestimated Disney, and it was revealed that these were the real character designs indeed. Even though I will concede that, yes, there are some slight differences between the Frozen girls and Rapunzel, there are zero changes in the faces of Anna and Elsa. Zero. They have the same facial structure, the same eyes eyes, the same nose, the same mouth…and while we’re at it, the same body too, with the exception of Elsa being a little taller. The only differences are in skin tone and surface details, such as freckles and makeup (which, as I’ll cover in a moment, don’t fulfill even the most rudimentary basics of good character design — but we’ll get to that). So, how did this happen? How did a design mistake that would get you called out in a beginning animation class end up in a major Disney release?

In my opinion, the answer isn’t necessarily limited time, which was certainly a factor in Frozen, or laziness, or the fact that they’re all CG characters (sorry, 2D animation advocates, but lots of 3D girls do not look identical). To me, this speaks to a disturbing trend in Disney’s general approach towards designing female characters.

But first, some context…

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ultraofrah1 whispered:
Both Phoebus and John Smith formerly worked for the villain of the film, fell in love with a beautiful dark-skinned woman, were willing to risk their life to save others, got wounded by the villain, and were willing to be punished for insubordination. HOWEVER, which one of the two men do you find the more interesting/favorable/preferable to you, and why?

bemusedlybespectacled:

You’re asking me to choose between my favorite Disney movie now and the one Disney movie that was so my favorite as a child that the tape snapped because it had been watched so many times (incidentally, child!me vastly preferred Thomas over John Smith). Also, I’m really, really white, so I can’t really get into the whole race thing properly. AND I am ignoring the sequels because both of them completely assassinated the characters of the people in question (Phoebus. Racial Profiling. What the actual fuck, Disney).

But first, examining the relationships with adult eyes.

If we were to boil down each of the three principle dudes in HoND to one single line, Quasi is “an angel has smiled at me,” Frollo is “the witch who set this flame,” and Phoebus is “what a woman!” Phoebus alone is the only one who sees her as a person, and their entire interaction while onscreen is there to establish that they like each other as people, and moreover Phoebus finds Esmeralda’s social justice passion and badassery extremely fucking attractive. It’s not intimidating to him, it’s impressive. There’s never a moment where he treats her as a lesser person because of her gender or her race - compare that with John Smith, who does until Pocahontas sings him into submission.

But Phoebus and Esmeralda aren’t the protagonists (that’s Quasi), so they’re not very dynamic characters and doesn’t change terribly much within the text. Let’s compare to John Smith and Pocahontas, who are the protagonists and so therefore have definable character arcs.

Pocahontas starts out carefree and pretty out there (in her first scene, she’s busy cliff diving rather than working, which is why she doesn’t know that the warriors have arrived and she shows up to the ceremony with Kocoum late). She doesn’t know what she wants (beyond just a general sort of excitement and not following what other people expect), and her arc is about finding her own path; which, incidentally, is not John Smith, but being an ambassador between her people and the white people.

John Smith’s arc is about going from a badass racist to… a badass not-racist. Ish. I mean, he does stand up for the oppressed minority and literally takes a bullet for the guy who was about to kill him not two minutes before (which is more than Phoebus does, actually), but there isn’t any realization for him that he’s been a racist to people other than Pocahontas and her people. I mean, it’s established that he has a history of conquering “the uncivilized” that he is proud of and that other people admire, but he doesn’t seem to have a moment of “oh, hurr durr, if my girlfriend is a person worthy of respect, then so is every single person I’ve ever conquered or murdered oh god what have I done.”

Compare to Phoebus, who is clearly uncomfortable with the proceedings from the get-go (“I was summoned from the wars to capture fortune tellers and palm readers?”) and his turning against Frollo is after a lot of buildup and being put in a situation where he can’t either cleverly subvert Frollo’s orders (like pretending Esmeralda had claimed sanctuary) or explain away his own culpability in bad things happening as “just doing my job” (which, incidentally, is one of the many things that sets him apart from Frollo, who can’t take responsibility for anything).

SO BASICALLY AFTER ALL THAT TL;DR:

I like Phoebus better. As much as I squee over John and Pocahontas (and I do), I’m not really into the whole “bad guy gets reformed” deal. I prefer a guy who, while maybe not perfect, is able to learn - and moreover, treats women like people without needing a feminist lecture to do it. Phoebus gets the basics, he just needs to be introduced to a couple of pertinent bloggers. John needs his entire worldview rearranged, and if I were dating him, I would probably stab him to death because he’d need a musical number for every basic concept. “Have you ever heard of privilege or of racism? What the fuck, John, you can’t say shit like thaaaaaat. You need to not be such an oblivious jeeeeeerk, you need to paint with all the colors of the wiiiiiiind…”


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shining-magically:

clarasoswalds:

THIS GUY DOES A COVER OF LET IT GO IN THE VOICES OF DIFFERENT DISNEY/PIXAR CHARACTERS OH MY GOD 

Petition to have this man take over all of Jim Cummings’s roles should the torch ever need to be passed. Pete and Pooh were PERFECT.


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