Antis 24 hours ago: Rey is the greatest, most pure and righteous cinnamon roll that has ever graced the Star Wars franchise uwu. Kyle Ron doesn’t deserve her because he invaded her mind without her permission and she would never gain anything from being with an evil fascist Nazi.
Antis now: Fuck Rey! She’s just a white generic desert rat Mary Sue! The real protagonists are Finn and Kylo.
What of the ants from The Ant Bully? Do you have an opinion on them?
I’m gonna say they are the best of the bunch, but I also think they are the least interestingly designed bugs in the movie
They did this very weird thing with the eyes where they clearly have a pupil and iris most of the time, but the texture of the eyes up close still looks multifaceted at the service. Its an interesting touch.
They only gave the male workers “"mandibles”, which ended up just being dinky little tusks on their cheekbones. They kinda bother me and I almost wish they didn’t bring them up in the movie as something they use since it makes me more aware of how useless they would be.
hey, its me, the collective of movies Antz, Ant Bully, and Bug’s Life. we put ant boobs on the ants to show that theyre girl ants. thats just the kind of thing that we do here at Animated Feature Films About Ants Collective, or AFFAAC
K SON I’M GOING TO TAKE A MINUTE TO TALK ABOUT MINIATURIZATION
AKA My Lifelong Fantasy And No This Isn’t A Fetish Thing I Just Think It’d Be Fucking Amazing
so there are two kinds of people, right
there are the ones who are like “what’s the big deal” or even “ugh, no way”
(y’all are all right)
and then there’s other folks, such as me
I fucking love stories about miniaturization
I was the kid who’d fantasize about living alongside a tiny stream of water. imagine what it’s like to look up at a blade of grass. wonder how I’d get from place to place if the drop to the floor was 3-4 times my height. the concept just fills me with goddamn wonder ok. maybe because I was a wee bab in the age of FernGully and Honey I Shrunk The Kids, who knows. but goddamn, the concept is just fucking FASCINATING.
anything with miniaturization is my shit. ant-man’s my shit. honey i shrunk the kids is my shit. inner space is totally my shit (although that’s mostly for different reasons). I own The Ant Bully on DVD.
my reasons for bringing this up are twofold. firstly, to warn my followers because Downsizing is coming out and I am STOKED AS FUCK. and secondly, a bit of a PSA:
WE ALL KNOW IT’S SCIENTIFICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.
Every GODDAMN TIME a movie about miniaturization comes out, some damn wiseguy has to pop up and remind everyone that “their tiny lungs couldn’t breathe the molecules in the air!” or “their bodies would gradually deform due to gravity!” Which is a bullshit thing to do. You don’t get an outcry every time the Hulk gets a movie that GAMMA RAYS DON’T WORK THAT WAY or HE’S VIOLATING CONSERVATION OF MASS because we already know going in that the science is complete nonsense. We don’t CARE, we’re here to have a good time.
tl;dr MOVIES ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO BE GROUNDED IN 100% REALISM. IF YOU’RE GOOD WITH THE HULK, YOU CAN HANDLE ANT-MAN.
do any of y'all remember that movie ant bully where this kid would destroy ant nests with a hose and so the ants retaliated and poured serum into his ear to shrink him to the size of an ant for him to learn to understand them and be more compassionate? because i do and it keeps me up at night some times
Totalqt13 posted this comment on ChannelFrederator’s 107 Jimmy Neutron facts video a few days ago and I wanted to share it with everyone here in the community because it touched upon some of the same things I have been stating and advocating for a long, long time.
I absolutely adored this show as a kid, (cough and still binge watch it occasionally cough), now that we’re finally getting a Hey Arnold movie revival, a revival of this show doesn’t seem all that far-fetched. One thing that always bugged me about the last episode of JN was Jimmy and Cindy’s first kiss. It was really kind of an underwhelming pay off for two previous seasons worth of build-up. And, before you accuse me of implying anything inappropriate - it took place within the last 10 seconds of the episode, and wasn’t even placed center-screen. If you blinked - and quite a few of my friends did - you would’ve missed it.
A BRIEF ANALYSIS
How many other fans were disappointed with the kiss in LSTN? I was just as disappointed with the kiss on the cheek in “League of Villains” probably even moreso because personally, that would have been the perfect opportunity to have the kind of meaningful, long-lasting first kiss that fans like myself were absolutely DYING to see. Plus this final TV-movie was a foreshadowing of things to come had there been a 4th season, which was, according to the 107 facts video, supposed to take a much darker turn.
The kiss would have made sense if it had happened in a more serious situation like “League of Villains” instead of just randomly thrown in at the end of a regular season episode just because, which was the case with LSTN. There was no rhyme or reason to it because the entire episode of LSTN was way too random, almost to the point where it was like watching an episode of Ed, Edd, ‘n Eddy or Animaniacs. I loved both of these shows like crazy, by the way, but romance was something that didn’t exactly fit in those shows because of how fast-paced and zany a majority of the episodes were. If you were looking for a silly fast-paced episode, LSTN was most certainly that.
The producers and everyone behind the show knew that Jimmy was ending. This episode was thrown together rather quickly because they were uncertain of the show’s future and wanted to try to do something for the fans to give them some kind of an ending should it not return for another season. But even the people behind the show knew it wasn’t going to be the kind of sendoff we truly wanted.
All-in-all, LSTN was not the episode most fans wanted. We got it because it was not likely that Jimmy Neutron was going to get a 4th season. Nickelodeon did not renew the show. And sadder still, DNA Productions shut down in 2007 because the film, The Ant Bully, was not very successful at the box office which cost the company money and ultimately resulted in laying everyone off.
WHY NICKELODEON ALMOST DIDN’T ALLOW THE (SHORT) KISS TO HAPPEN
It was actually Nickelodeon who felt that any kind of long-winded kiss between Jimmy and Cindy was too inappropriate and asked the animators to trim the kiss back, hence why it was only 10 seconds long. Nick really didn’t want the kiss to happen, period and it took a lot of convincing from show staff (mainly the producer) to allow even a short kiss to happen. While the show staff complied with their request to keep the kiss short, they knew it was not going to make fans very happy. Everyone got the short end of the stick.
I have seen kisses on other Nick shows in the past. As Told by Ginger is probably a good example of where I’ve seen a longer kiss. The titular character had a boyfriend at some point on the show - one she was serious about. I saw part of one episode many years ago where she and him shared a kiss - and it was not some 10-second thing. It was the long, meaningful kiss that was the talk of the fandom back then. This was the kind of kiss we wanted to see with Jimmy and Cindy. For the network to say it was okay for a kiss like this to happen in one show but not another is ridiculous and in a lot of ways, unfair.
Another random fact - “How to Sink a Sub/LSTN”, “King of Mars” and at least one or two other episodes only aired on Nickelodeon once in 2006 and have not aired since on their sister network, Nicktoons. Another mind-boggling thing that has never made sense. So the only way you can even watch some of these is if you buy them on Amazon or iTunes individually.
MY TAKE - WHAT REALLY SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED
One of two things should have happened.
POSSIBLE OUTCOME #1: This really goes back to Nickelodeon here - the show staff should have been warned in advance that season 3 was going to be it if season 4 was not something the network wanted to do. At the time everyone was working on season 3, no one knew what the show’s future was. Not even the producer or director. They had not been given any word on season 4, which left them feeling very concerned as so many of us fans were over a decade ago.
Had Nickelodeon given the staff proper notification about the show’s future, the last few episodes of the season, and especially the series finale, would have turned out a lot better. We would have gotten the ending we wanted. We would have maybe even gotten the kiss we wanted. And I’m sure the producer of the show would have fought his hardest to be sure that we got the kiss that would have made several seasons worth of tension and buildup all worth the wait in the end.
POSSIBLE OUTCOME #2: Despite DNA Productions closing down, Omation studios in California was still up and running and doing well. Nickelodeon should have taken a serious look at the ratings which would have been quite clear that Neutron had a fanbase, and a strong one at that. Season 4 still could have been done at Omation the way Planet Sheen was. Now granted, the animation would have been somewhat different, and more bright and vivid. But at the end of the day, the animation on PS wasn’t really all that bad. It would have been fine. And besides that, if you’re really hooked into an episode, do you really care if Omation or DNA is behind the animation as long as it still looks decent?
A darker, more serious season like the show creators had been thinking about doing would have given us a chance to explore Jimmy and Cindy’s relationship a lot more than we did in the previous seasons. Not only that, but some of the more dangerous situations the gang might have been in would have brought all of them closer as friends.
It’s also pretty easy to admit you’re in love with someone if you’re in a difficult situation you might not make it out of. As I type this, I actually just pictured a rough situation Jimmy and Cindy were in, and a fairly decent kiss between them to boot.
The possibilities are endless, really, but the darker season is something I’m already on-board with and if the show were to come back I’d love to see something a little darker and more serious with Jimmy and Cindy and his friends.
Either way, the kind of kiss we should have gotten regardless of what outcome had happened with the show, is one that had meaning to it. A 10-second peck has no meaning to it. It’s too short. There was no depth to it. No love. No…anything really.
To sum everything up, we need this kiss done the right way the next time around. And in order for it to happen, we need Jimmy Neutron back on the air for another season.
Tessa es una chica del montón. Su plan para el último curso del instituto es pasar desapercibida y seguir admirando a su fichaje, Jay Stone, desde la distancia. Pero todo cambia cuando el hermano de Jay, Cole, vuelve al instituto.
Desde que Tessa puede recordar, Cole se ha dedicado a hacerle la vida imposible. Aunque también es verdad que si vas a tener un enemigo número uno, mejor que sea como Cole: alto, buenorro como hay pocos y con unos ojos azules que tiran para atrás. Sí, es verdad, ha sido el tormento de Tessa desde que eran pequeños: le ha puesto motes, se ha metido con su manera de hablar, de andar y hasta de respirar. Pero el chico que ha vuelto no se parece en nada al bully de antes. Este chico nuevo la desafía, prueba sus límites, la fuerza a sacar a la chica guay que ella se empeña en esconder bajo una capa de mediocridad y cutrerío…
¿Podría ser que quien ella cree que es su peor pesadilla sea en realidad su ángel de la guarda? Ya lo dice el refrán: quien bien te quiere, te hará rabiar.
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